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 […]

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 […]

CD Review: Joe Satriani – “Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock”

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 : Joe Satriani Album : Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock  (2008 Epic/Red Ink) Tracks : 10 Artist website : http://www.satriani.com OVERVIEW To those uninitiated, let me introduce Professor […]

CD Review: Paul Gilbert – “Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar”

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: Paul Gilbert Album: Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar (2008 Shrapnel) Tracks: 11 Artist website: http://www.paulgilbert.com OVERVIEW:  In the world of guitar, Paul Gilbert is a king and needs no […]

CD Review: Allen Hinds – “Falling Up”

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: Allen Hinds Album: Falling Up (2009 Hindsybabe Music) Tracks: 9 Artist website: http://www.allenhinds.com OVERVIEW Allen Hinds is a very well known man in the world of guitar. He has been […]

CD Review: Scale The Summit – “Carving Desert Canyons”

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: Scale The Summit Album: Carving Desert Canyons (2009 Prosthetic) Tracks: 8 Artist website: http://www.scalethesummit.com OVERVIEW Technical music seldom yields something pleasing and accessible to people who are not musicians themselves. However, […]