I'm Getting Loopy Again

Lately I've gotten interested in Loopers again. As most, if not all, guitar players know, Loopers are floor pedals that do an instant record-playback of your riffs.  Press a button, it records. Press again, it plays back.  Again, and it…

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Ten Years? Really?

As of mid-April, I will have been playing music in front of a crowd for ten years. I've learned a lot about what I should do and what I shouldn't.

Below is a list of some things I have observed…

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Back To The Woodshed!

A couple of years ago, I mentioned how I had been “woodshedding”. That's guitar-slang for “practicing a lot”. I've been doing that again lately. 

Once in a great while, for some reason, I get the urge to push really hard…

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Jingle Bell Schlock

I'm not crazy about sad Christmas songs. In fact, you're never gonna hear “I'll Be Home For Christmas” or “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” around here unless I forgot to hit the thumbs down button on Pandora.

It's not…

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Great (and Not So Great) Cruise Ship Cover Bands

Before I became a solo Musician/Entertainer,  I was a SatCom Systems Test Engineer for over 35 years. My last job in that role was working in the field on the Royal Caribbean ships. When I was done for the day…

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The MacGuyver Bag

I have been saved by my MacGuyver Bag many times.

In case you didn't know already, MacGuyver was a TV character (I think they may have resurrected the original '80s era show a few years ago). Anyway, this guy was…

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My Nick Jonas Moment

I almost never have stage fright. In fact, the more people that are out in the crowd, the more energy I feel, and it rubs off on me, always in a good way. It loosens me up and makes me…

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Cashing In

There's a trend lately where musical artists are selling their entire music catalogues for huge money.  According to ABC News:

“In 2021, Bruce Springsteen reportedly sold his catalog to Sony for more than $500 million. Others capitalizing on the trend

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Desert Island Edition

Not that you asked for it, but here, in no particular order, is my list of ten “Desert Island” albums; the ones that could possibly keep me entertained enough to not have to talk to a soccer ball. Never mind…

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My Favorite Rock Star Quote

When it comes to classic rock, it's hard to beat AC/DC.  My favorite band?  Well, not exactly.  But I love their energy (pun intended), the fun they seem to be having on stage, and the sound and style of their…

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You've Been A Bad Monkey

One of the best things about being a guitar player is having access to effects pedals. They're interesting, colorful, they open up lots of new sounds, and if you know how to turn the knobs just right, they can really…

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Believe It Or Whatever

Strange but true! OK, not so strange actually, but I thought it was sorta weird: Early on Saturday afternoon, I was flipping through TV channels, and stumbled upon a golf tournament. I'm not a golfer (probably because I'm no good…

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