So long, 2017!!

Well, another year zipped by. While I managed to be absurdly busy pretty much every minute of every day, it kind of feels like I didn't get much done over the course of the year. Turns out, I actually did quite a bit. I kind of resist the "years-end" lists, but I'm playing along this year. Here are the highlights:

 

1969 Gibson SG Junior

Well, it's a little late in arriving, but here you go: that first video about my guitars.

The First MXR Pedal with an LED?

Here's a few pictures of my MXR DynaComp comressor pedal, which I bought in late 1979 or early 1980, and a true story about it. I loved what this pedal did in terms of sustain and making my legato phasing pop, and for a long time, this was my only ...

Woof. More Facebook Gripes!

I know, I know! I complain about Facebook too much, lol. As you may know, I totally...

Behind the Scenes of "Obscurotica" (video)

Hey folks, here's another quick peek behind the scenes during the recording of "Obscurotica." Today's video shows how ...

Choosing a tone for the bass (video)

Hey folks, here's another installation of the recording series. Today I'm trying to find a good tone for the bass guitar tracks. It can be tricky, because...

Recording progress update 10-31-17

Hey everyone, here's a little peek into what I was doing in the studio yesterday, and a...

Recording progress update

As I have mentioned previously, I have had to make some new plans in order to complete Obscurotica, and once again those plans have had to be reworked. With the new plans in place, I am...

Staying Positive

A friend of mine had a saying, something like “You can’t drag someone across the finish line.” He wasn’t talking about a race, or literally dragging someone, but about working with someone who was not willing to put a solid effort into their job; someone whose...

The Crazy Things I Do...

About 2 years ago I stumbled across a video of a couple of young ladies playing the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia on violin and cello. I had forgotten about this tune, even though I had been exposed to it many years ago, and hearing these ladies just rip through it so impressively was a really pleasant surprise. There are some blazing passages on both instruments, and I thought "Hey! Maybe I should learn some of that on guitar!" Well...


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