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HAVE A GOOD TIME ALL OF THE TIME

Well now, two gigs popped up for me yesterday, and I seized the opportunities quickly. As my grandfather once told me when I was 13, “Never look stupid, because someone behind you wants your gig.”

He also said “Guitarists hate flat keys.” Read more

SECOND SIGNATURE PEDAL??

Here’s a purposely-cropped pic of my second signature pedal (still being worked on) by Rick Bethune at Checkered Pedals. This one is called Layers Of Time, and it’s a dual pedal that has delay on one side, and boost on the other. Went for the blue/orange colours like the front cover of my latest cd.

Once it’s in my hands, I will then do another demo video, and then get to use it live and in the studio.

It’s Xmas all over again, minus the stale fruitcake and useless sweater you never wanted.

Delay + boost = Layers Of Time pedal! Second signature piece by Checkered Pedals (available Summer 2017)

INCHING TOWARDS THE NEW ALBUM

First of all, I must say that hearing the news of Chris Cornell’s unexpected passing on Thursday really floored me. I was not upset, but I was very taken aback because obviously it was a bolt out of the blue. I was a Soundgarden fan from back in the day, when I first heard them in high school (long before they were labelled a “grunge” band). My first impression was “Wow! It’s Black Sabbath with Robert Plant on vocals!” and I was a fan instantly. Chris ¬†was a tremendous singer, very talented musician, and losing him at 52 is a travesty.

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ANOTHER NICE RETURN TO THE BRIGHTON

Two years seems like an eternity in between playing certain rooms. Sure, I frequent Mexicali Live every so often, make a stop at Dingbatz, but for me, there’s one room that I always enjoy coming back to…

When I am allowed to play there, that is! Read more

CLEARING UP ANY CONFUSION

Been receiving some messages via Facebook from some people asking me “What band are you in?” and “Are you done with yours?” So let me clear things up here and now… Read more

NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN

Well, I can finally quote the Beastie Boys (not that I was ever a fan to begin with).

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ANOTHER TEASER CLIP POSTED

Since my trio will be playing at one of my fave rooms next Saturday (The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ), I figured it was okay to sneak a teaser clip of another new song (demo form for now) that will be unveiled at this show.

Can you tell I’m dying to start recording soon? Read more

BACK IN SHAPE…SORTA

Had rehearsal with my trio today, just got done a few minutes ago. Went over the set list twice, added another new song that will be on the next album, a tune that for now I call “Breathing”. But of course before we played a note, my back decided to act up.

The perils of being an aging musician! Read more

LOTSA NOTES THIS PAST WEEKEND

Played a lot of notes this weekend, so here’s my little “review” of sorts about how I spent my weekend…

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ONE YEAR LATER…

Last year on this date, the world lost a true music icon. I couldn’t write a blog about it that day because I was definitely sad and, for once, at a loss for words.

Yes, I am talking about Prince.

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