The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Glenn Beck-Get Off My Phone (video)

July 22nd, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

Glenn Beck is so unhinged. Crying one minute and then screaming like a banshee the next.
Here’s a mashup song/video of "some" of his most outrageous moments, put to music.


Glenn Beck – Get Off My Phone (YouTube video)

Montrose-Bad Motor Scooter (video)

July 18th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

This was a live performance from 1974 of Bad Motor Scooter, a song from my favorite album of the seventies, Montrose which was released in 1973. The singer is Sammy Hagar. This was his big break into music.

Ronnie Montrose was a big name in music right then, most recently having played guitar for The Edgar Winter Group on their hit album, They Only Come Out At Night. Bill Church is on bass and Denny Carmassi is on drums.

I always heard Sammy left this band because of disagreements over song writing credits with Montrose. Sammy has had several hits since this band and Montrose has had none to speak of, so I’d believe Hagar on that one. This lineup has occasionally played together in recent years, so there must not be any hard feelings any more.

There’s no doubt that I wore out my first copy of this album.

My Newest Recordings: Days Go By (2009 re-mix)

July 16th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

This a re-mix of a song I wrote about getting older. The performance is of me as a three piece hard rock band. I just play one guitar, bass, and drums. I did the electric guitar very quickly. The bass guitar part took two takes. The drums took me a month or more. It is fast, loud, long (6 min. 40 sec.), and you probably won’t understand the lyrics. There is a softer version of this song, but this ain’t it.

Days Go By (2009 remix)

[audio: Days Go By (2009 remix).mp3]


The vocals are reverbed, double tracked, auto-tuned, and harmonized. In other words, I poured all the syrup on them I could.

I forget when I recorded this originally. I think it was 2007. But it was written in about 1988. I was sitting in the living room of my house in Ada, Ohio and was looking out the window on a beautiful sunny fall day. I became very self conscious all of a sudden and then became so depressed, I grabbed my guitar and wrote this.


I wrote the song, I sang lead and background vocals, and played all of the instruments. I recorded the song on my Fostex VF-16 digital multi-track and processed it with Cakewalk Sonar 7 Producer and Sony Sound Forge 9.

KT Tunstall Video: Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

July 12th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

This is such a cool video . The song is very good, but the performance is amazing. She has obviously practiced this many times before. All the effects pedals were well done, but the stomping on the tambourine is what I liked the best.