Tagged: Gruss

Just to clear things up…

I’ve read some recent discussions on various message boards and blogs across the internets about my site and I wanted to set the record straight on a few things.

1. I’m still going to post FREE loops on a regular basis. I started this blog with the intent of sharing and exchanging musical ideas (and insults) with the rest of the world and I will continue to do so.

2. The “Members Only” aka “Subscription Service” = Premium Content. Think of it this way; Those of you working with the free loops are eating Big Macs. Sure, they’re tasty… but you’re going to eventually get fat and might start playing D&D every night. Plus, how much are you going to do with just one beat? Those of you working with the Loop Packs are dining on fine filet mignon (medium rare). You have abs of steel and are getting tired of constantly being stalked by runway models. You have a wide variety of beats and fills and at your disposal and can’t remember what life was like before you became a member of this blog.

Which would you rather have?
Which would you rather eat?

Ok…. enough with the bad analogies. I just wanted to take this opportunity to address the confusion. Now I’m hungry. Off to eat some McNuggets…

Grüss

It recently came to my attention that the good people over at Sonic State mentioned my blog in their weekly podcast.

Here’s the clip:

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While I’m flattered by their kind words and thankful for the endorsement, I wanted to take this chance to clear something up: The pronunciation of Gruss.

The mispronunciation of Gruss is something that has plagued my family for centuries. I’m sure my great-great grandfather encountered this as he stepped off the boat at Ellis Island, twinging as they called out something that sounded like “bus” or “fuss”.

Rather than legally changing my last name to include umlauts, here are some visual aids which might assist with the proper pronunciation.

Grüss – Sounds like:

Bruce
Bruce
Moose
Moose
Loose
Loose
Goose
Goose