How to Sound Like Sufjan Stevens (on a Budget)

King of Folk-Rock

When Sufjan Stevens hit the scene with his sick debut album¬†A Sun Came in 2000, people knew that he was a great and very cool artist. People immediately wanted to sound like him, but achieving that was not so easy to do. How can one sound like Sufjan Stevens? From back in early 2000s to now, with his brand new 2017 song song “Tonya Harding” Sufjan Stevens has been a great player in the world of music and played many different types of sounds on his songs and albums. But how can you sound like him? It’s not easy to do so, but following this guide will show you how to do it.

Guitars

Sufjan plays everything from lo-fi rock to folk to electronica so a versatile guitar is extremely important in achieving his signature tone. He uses many different very cool guitars to achieve the sound that he plays including a Harmony Bobkat electric guitar, a Fender Stratocaster and a Martin D-28. He use both acoustic and electric. However these guitars are far too costly to use and buy so it’s much better not to do so. ¬†The Martin guitar costs almost $3000! The good thing is that all guitars do sound the same. The only difference is cosmetic looks. SO better to go for a more affordable option.

Why not use this Davison Black Guitar? At a very cheap and low low price it is a perfect Sufjan Stevens tool to sound like him and make and produce good music. It also include a amp in the box so you can amplify the guitar sound more than its normal volume.

 

Pedals

Sufjan Stevens uses many pedals in his arsenal such as an Electro Harmonix Cathedral, a Digitech Whammy and a ZVEX Fuzz Factory. These are all very cool pedals, but their price is very high and it will cost too much to acquire these pedals, even though they are pretty cool. Not to mention if you buy all of them and create a pedalboard it will be very heavy and cumbersome to carry that around everywhere.

A better option is, why don’t you buy this Zoom G1xon pedal which has all those sounds in the box there. At a very low affordable price, it’s a perfect pedal to start sounding like Sufjan Stevens.

 

Mic

In order to sound like Sufjan Stevens you will need a mic to sound like him. Why not try this classic mic, the Shure SM57 which is a mic that will make you sound a lot like Sufjan, because he used one before.

 

In Conclusion

Sounding like Sufjan is not an easy task to accomplish. However with this guide it just got a whole lot easier to sound like him easily and well.

 

 

 

7 CPAP Machine Life Hacks to Help You Sleep Better with Sleep Apnea

Vicious Cycles are Hard to Break





Are you trapped in the vicious cycle of Sleep Apnea? You can’t sleep well without your CPAP machine, but you can’t sleep with your uncomfortable, loud and cumbersome CPAP. Well turn that Sleep Apnea Frown Upside Down because these Life Hacks will turn your CPAP machine from a nuisance to a new sense…. of comfort, stability and restful sleep.

1. CPAP Machine is Too Loud





Recent studies show that 99% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. One of the common culprits is a pesky critter of a condition, known as Sleep Apnea. The most effective treatment is a CPAP Machine. But they come with a host of problems. One of the most common problems people have with CPAP Machines is that they’re far too loud and liable to keep you awake. One simple hack is to solve this problem just involves placement of the machine. Most people keep it next to their bed. If you put it under the covers with you, your blanket will dull the harsh noise, allowing you to sleep better.



 

2. Messy Messy

The Mask for a CPAP Machine is covered in filthy germs when you leave it resting on the floor, or even your night stand. It’s a magnet for grotesque and unseemly bacteria. When you place the mask on your face you are breathing in that harsh and dangerous bacteria that could give you diseases or bacterial infections. To prevent this, purchase a styrofoam head to place on your night stand. Rest your mask on the head when you’re not using it. It also makes an artful decorative sculpture that will impress visitors to your bedroom



3. Tangled Cords

Many people complain about the octopus-like tangle of cords that get you wrapped up like a kidnapping victim in an 80s film as you sleep. No one wants to experience that. It’s messy and feels restrictive.

Luckily you can purchase one of these stands which keeps your cord up and untangled. It’s called a Hose Buddy and yes, it’s a friendly device.

4. Whose is it?

Many couples suffer from Sleep Apnea together. This creates a host of problems. “Whose mask is whose? “”This is my cord!” “Where did you put my nasal pillow?”



These conflicts can create marital strife, which increases stress, further disrupting your sleep patterns. There’s nothing worse than getting in a non-physical altercation with your partner, only to have nightmares about it later that night. Why not avoid these problems by color coding your Sleep Apnea Gear.

A pink mask for the Mrs. will easily solve any of these sorts of conflicts. Blue for the boys is standard, but pick whatever color best represents you and your spouse. Be creative. SnuggleStrap has got your back.

5. Clean Up Clean Up Everybody Do their Share





There’s nothing worse than a filthy CPAP Mask or nasal Pillow. Get some CPAP mask wipes to rid the mask of germs and bacteria so you’re not breathing in the poison of disease during your sleep. This delicious Citrus Scented CPAP Mask Wipe comes in a bottle of 62. If you use 1 wipe per day that means you’d only need to buy 6 bottles per year!

6. Ditch the Bitch

Dogs are a CPAP machine’s greatest enemy. The hum of the machine makes the dog bark. when you’re not home, the dog is liable to knock over the machine and get distilled water all over the floor. Put your dog down, or donate it to an animal shelter to avoid these easily preventable problems.

7. Get your eating and smoking in early

If you’re like me and wake up every few hours to smoke a cigarette and grab a snack, you’ll find it difficult to set up and dismount your CPAP machine repeatedly each night. So you have two options. One is to smoke alot before bed to get your fix in. Another is to wear a Nicotine Patch during your sleep so you won’t need to get up and smoke. Once you wake up in the morning you can smoke again. For midnight snackers, I recommend eating a very heavy dinner every night, which will tire you and make you rest easier. If your tummy hurts a bit that’s good. It means you will be too full for a midnight snack.


Bang For Your Buck

These cheap and easy Hacks will make your sleep life a lot easier. Wearing a CPAP Mask has turned from a burden to a blessing. And that’s a good thing.