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Cause We Ended As Lovers . . : Jeff Beck 1944 – 2023

If you are reading this, then you’re into guitars and if you’re into guitars then you no doubt know of the passing of guitar legend Jeff Beck. There are plenty of online articles and videos that have gone into Beck’s

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Holiday Haiku 2022

This year has been hardWith music it’s been betterSo let us play on (music in link below) Jingle Blues

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Posted in Country/Bluegrass, Jam Band

“Mrs. Peel . . . We’re Needed”: British TV Spy-Fi Music From The Sixties

Being the boomer that I am (yes, I know that as a member of a given market derived demographic I represent all that is wrong with the world. . . . you’re welcome) I have different pop culture references than

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“Roam If You Want To” . . . : The B-52’s

I recently read the the B-52’s were making their farewell tour. I first encountered the B-52’s when my brother came home from Baltimore and brought some of his records with him, including the first B-52 album. I was still in

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Posted in Classic Rock, Uncategorized

“Playing In The Band” . . : An Interactive GD Experience

This should of interest to all my fellow Deadheads out there. It’s obvious appeal is the musicians among you but I believe this would be illuminating to any fan of the music. It’s a new feature on the official Grateful

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Posted in Classic Rock, Grateful Dead, Jam Band, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“White Stuff On My Nose” . . . : I Wanna Be A Lifeguard by Blotto

As we come to the tail of end of summer here, there’s a song that always comes to mind. The song: I Wanna Be A Lifeguard. The band: Blotto. I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto Coming from Albany, New

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“It’s The Freakiest Show” . . : David Bowie’s Life On Mars?

I’m starting a project that (hopefully) will include fingerstyle guitar arrangements of classic rock songs. For some reason I thought I would have a go at David Bowie’s classic song “Life On Mars?”, a song that I had been listening

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“Want Some Garcia With Your Salsa?” . . . : Jerry Garcia with Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades

As a music nerd I always got a kick when a musician you love and admire plays with another one of your musical heroes. It’s especially cool when it actually sounds as good as you hoped it would. Such is

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Posted in Grateful Dead, Improvisation, Jam Band, Music Appreciation and Analysis, Uncategorized

“Lucky Day” . . . : The Importance of the Thirteenth of May

This past thirteenth of May was my mother’s 95th birthday. While I admit to my lack of objectivity on the matter, she is one of the most amazing people . . ever. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, she has

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Posted in Classic Rock, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“Stick With It” . . . : Hector Otto and the Chapman Stick Guitar (SG-12)

I first became aware of Hector Otto, also known as Hectory, while I was looking at the website of Chapman Stick Enterprises. I had been fooling around with a Chapman Stick that I got off Ebay but I was feeling

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Posted in Chapman Stick, Classic Rock
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