Video: “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran (Instrumental Cover)

“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran I have a long list of songs I’ve wanted to cover for many years. This week, I decided to tackle “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran, and make a quick trip over to the 1990’s in order to contrast my last three covers which were songs from the late 1980’s. This […]

Video: “Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson (cover)

“Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson I remember it almost as if yesterday when I first heard this song. It’s one of my all time favorite ballads. I can’t even begin to explain just how much I love this song. I believe I heard this in 1989, although it was released in the US […]

Video: “Tulak ng Bibig” by Julianne

“Tulak ng Bibig” by Julianne I made an instrumental cover of “Tulak ng Bibig” by Julianne. Julianne is a Filipino singer/songwriter. I like this song and thought it would be nice to make a different kind of cover video of this song on YouTube. (Video embedded below)

Music: “Till I Met You” by Jose Bernardo – Demo vs. Released Version

Demo vs Release I wrote “Till I Met You” in 1999. The original demo was recorded at my friend’s, Matt S., home studio in Boston. He programmed the percussion and I played all the guitars and fretless bass.  I always liked this composition and it is sort of my signature piece of music. I printed […]

Journal: “OLI” was released 10 years ago

Outside Looking In turns 10 today (August 22) I can’t believe it has been a decade since the release of OLI! Has it really been a decade? Making OLI OLI took about a year to go from pre-production to final released product. I recorded all of my bass tracks and most of my vocals at my apartment in […]

CD Review: Pat Metheny – “One Quiet Night”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Pat Metheny Album : One Quiet Night (2003 Warner Bros.) Tracks : 12 Artist website : http://www.patmetheny.com/ REVIEW OVERVIEW  While this album is far from a current release, it […]

DVD Review: Joe Satriani – “Live In Paris: I Just Wanna Rock”

DVD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions: Artist : Joe Satriani DVD : Live In Paris: I Just Wanna Rock (2010 Epic/Sony Music) Type : Concert Discs : 1 Artist website : http://www.satriani.com OVERVIEW Overall, this was an incredibly cool DVD to watch. This DVD probably won’t […]

DVD Review: It Might Get Loud

DVD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions: Artists : Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White DVD : It Might Get Loud (2009 Steel Curtain Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics) Type: Documentary Discs : 1 Movie website : http://www.sonyclassics.com/itmightgetloud/ REVIEW It Might Get Loud was directed by Davis Guggenheim. If you are […]

CD Review: Prince – “LOTUSFLOW3R”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Prince Album : LOTUSFLOW3R (2009 NPG) Tracks : 12 Artist website : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician) OVERVIEW In a career spanning three decades, LOTUSFLOW3R is the twenty-sixth studio album by Prince. He has […]