Journey into the Black Hole of Cygnus

The blog's "Studio Photos" page has received an overhaul, both for new equipment and instruments recently added, as well as getting rid of some older stuff that's no longer in use. If you're into musical instruments and associated gear, you might enjoy this trip into the Black Hole, for a short tour of some of my studio … Continue reading Journey into the Black Hole of Cygnus

Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?

I was just listening to a recording this morning that I haven't spun in a long while, that being Grand Funk Railroad's “Live” album. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. I damned near wore my record needle down to the nub listening to this double album back in the early 70's, when they were … Continue reading Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?

Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift

A new device designed by drummer Arti Dixson and marketed by Evans caught my eye on Amazon, called the "Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift" (or EDBL for short). As a "Vine" member, I was able to order it for basically zip in exchange for a review there, so I thought I'd give it a try. Up front, this … Continue reading Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift

Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit

I purchased a new Fender Telecaster about a week ago. After sitting it in my guitar rack next to my Strat and Les Paul, I never realized just how much oxidation had built up on the frets of the latter two guitars over the years. A common practice to take care of this is taping … Continue reading Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit

Elmo Karjalainen: The “Psychology of Playing”

Elmo Karjalainen, my Finnish Amigo and guitarist extraordinaire, has just released a series of excellent videos entitled the "Psychology of Playing". About this particular video series, in Elmo's own words: "Well, I'd say the clue is in the title. I think it's very important stuff for many people, and I talk about issues that I see every … Continue reading Elmo Karjalainen: The “Psychology of Playing”

UPDATED: Basic Guitar Care and Maintenance – Third Edition – Free PDF!

The lastest edition of my Basic Guitar Care and Maintenance document is now available, absolutely free of charge! It serves to consolidate care and maintenance methods I've picked up over the years, into a single document which covers a wide variety of related subjects. This Third Edition has received an end-to-end overhaul, including updated guitar specs, set-up … Continue reading UPDATED: Basic Guitar Care and Maintenance – Third Edition – Free PDF!

Fallen Angel

My latest release is a song about unconditional love, and the forgiveness it can bring. It's baritone variation of this classic ballad, along with a new arrangement. Various versions have been recorded over the years by Frankie Valli, Helen Schneider, Rogue, and others. Listen to "Fallen Angel" on SoundClick Credits: Arrangements, performances, recording, mixing and … Continue reading Fallen Angel