Wednesday, December 14, 2011

When Johnny Paycheck was on tour during his "Take This Job And Shove It" period, Johnny and his band stopped by the Restaurant in which I tended bar (1976), Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara.
I had a 12 string Takamine guitar that I let people play and I would play from time to time to overcome stage fright, because there was no shortage of talent up there at Cold Spring Tavern which was between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley deep in Los Padres National Forest. I was playing one of my favorites  when Johnny Paycheck's guitarist (don't know who it was) showed me the right way to play it. I showed him another by the same composer (Jorma Kaukonen). A wild and wooly wild pig hunter invited Johnny Paycheck's band and me up to his ranch for a Bar-B-Que, so I had an adventure along with those guys, but that's a whole 'nother story!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ted Nugent says Joe Bonamassa Keeps His Blues Dark

Ted Nugent recommended this guy on the Dennis Miller Zone this morning. and at 12 years of age!!!!!! And a little farther along.....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Porsche GT3 Racing From The Passenger Seat

Another road race in a Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in Australia at the MALLALA MOTOR SPORT PARK, this time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

GoPro HD: Jamie Sterling Big Wave World Champion 2011

This shows what it's really like to pick a path down a fluid creation from the deep...i.e. a wave!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Michael Essex had this link on Facebook.

Love this for a little mental vacation; far from the politically correct straight jacket.

Friday, August 26, 2011

GoPro HD HERO camera: Formula Car Clip

Jamming in any music genre, be it rock, jazz, what have you, consists of being in the moment and responding to cues and circumstances. Here's a clip of some very fast driving requiring responses at a pace few can comprehend!
I found this clip exhilarating throughout, yet exhausting as the driver passed car after car after car and I'm just sitting here at home on a computer!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This Guitar Player Loves To Jam

I'll admit, I'm more than a little rusty, but to communicate with music has been so satisfying through the years. During college I was ready to play the blues or some Leo Kottke at the drop of a hat. It's corny, I know, but the hills really were alive with the sound of music. I was in what boiled down to a fusion band also with piano and woodwinds.
At the suggestion of a former band mate, I've started dusting off my axe to give it another try. A few months ago I went to see Robbin Ford and was greatly entertained. We'll see where this leads.