New Year, New Me

Been seeing a lot of articles about "music royalty" lately.  There's Elvis, King of Rock and Roll.  Aretha Franklin, Queen of R&B.  James Brown, Godfather of Soul.  Many people with titles like those definitely deserve them.

But now I see…

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What's Better Than Bad Santa? Refried Santa!

Happy Holidays!  We've had quite a month here; let's just leave it at that. Due to several events out of my control (and a fair amount of exhaustion), I decided to find an easy way out of having to think…

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TBGPYNH

Unless you're a guitar nut, like me, these 3 guys are most likely not household names.  But they are some of my guitar heroes, and they deserve way more attention than they get.  Click these YouTube links and give them…

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Guitarioke (pronounced gih-tar-ee-oh-kee)

When I started out in 2014, I quickly found out that a lot of my preconceptions about performing were wrong.  One of them was my fear of using backing tracks.

More than once, I had heard other musicians use words…

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Shama Lama Ding Dong

As I'm pretty sure I've said before, writing music doesn't come easily for me.  It's why, after all this time, I've done only one album.  You'd think though, that at least the lyrics shouldn't be too much trouble, considering some…

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More Musical Mashups From The 4th Dimension

A while back, I posted about some highly unlikely collaborations that actually happened (Zappa and Osmond on Nightline, the Martha Stewart / Snoop Dog connection, Pat Boone's "metal and leather" phase, etc).  I jokingly suggested that there is an upcoming…

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Bass-ic Humor

 

In 2015, I tried adjusting the neck relief on my Squier Precision Bass but I forgot to loosen the strings first.  SNAP went the truss rod.

I ordered a replacement neck from Warmoth, a vendor of bolt-on…

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Parody By The Pint

I couldn't resist making fun of this one. The world's most overplayed cover song; Sweet Caroline.  from cruise ships to poolside bars to Boston Red Sox games to Over-55 retirement communities everywhere.  How many times have I played it?  Thankfully…

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Parrot-Head Parody

I've butchered the lyrics to quite a few songs over the years, even before there was a Weird Al Yankovich.  And as I had said in a previous post (see Hey Mr Dan Marino, from 18Nov2021), I plan to put…

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I Wanna Be That Guy

Some bucket list buckets should remain empty, I guess.

When I was 7 years old, I wanted to be a "blimp driver".  True.  We lived right across the causeway from the mooring mast of the Goodyear Blimp. It was maybe…

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