Pilsners and Venturis

Cars used to be pretty simple, and as far as I ever knew, beer was just beer.  Both have changed a lot over the years.

One night way back when, a friend (hey, Ken) and I had a few cold…

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The FrankenGibson

I bought my first "real" guitar in 1976.  It's a '67 Gibson SG Standard, with a dark walnut finish (think Angus Young, Frank Zappa, Robby Kreiger and you get the picture).  The same year I bought it, I arrived at…

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The Lost Summer Of 1974

My parents brought my brother Jerry and me to Central Florida in early June of '74.  Between the two of us, we had virtually no money, and even fewer friends.  But we did have each other, and his '64 Plymouth…

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Album Trivia #3:  Gotta Get Better To Die

One night last year, I woke up in the dead of night (as often happened around that time) with music, lyrics and a catchy song title swirling around in my head, so I started jotting things down on my phone…

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Getting Loopy In The Woodshed

Looks like it's gonna be a long haul with COVID-19. It's a good thing I was somewhat introverted in the first place! Even so, it's definitely getting old, but we are determined to not get infected, so the hunkering down…

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In Praise Of Crappy Musical Gear

At age 13, my parents let me buy a $29 acoustic guitar at Musicland in the mall. And although I am grateful for that, it probably explains why I quickly learned to like electric guitars. Try playing Whipping Post on…

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Album Trivia #1 - It's YUUUUUGE!

When I was a kid, I loved those stupid/fun Atomic Bug Movies. Yeah, they're awful, but I've always had a soft spot for the concept of big critters stepping on buildings. The last song on the album, Gojira, is my…

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It's gettin' deep, Folks.

Actually, that's the name of my new album. I'm very excited about it. Check it out and then, well, um, "check out", if you know what I mean...

The silver lining to not getting gigs? Enough free time to finish…

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Bleach! Bank It! Bingo!

Well, it looks like I'm back in business (well, sorta) a little earlier than I had planned.  Was gonna be June 1, but I guess I'll jump the gun by a week or so.  It's OK, cuz I'm gonna have…

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Will I Still Know How To Play My Guitar?

It seems that, while on "COVID-19 leave" over the last two months, I may have concentrated a little too hard on learning new material.  I had forgotten how to play a few of my older tunes.  Could it be that…

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