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COME HELL OR HIGH…SNOW?

I hate winter. Always did, always will. Ever since I was a kid, hated the feeling of cold weather against my skin. Hate the snow, except when it falls, then I admit it’s pretty and picturesque.

But snow better not ruin my plans for recording!

Snow is supposed to come tonight and last til the morning but may not be a lot. I do feel like at times, when I plan for something like recording, the weather gets in the way. This album will be recorded come hell or high…

Snow?

NO MATTER WHAT…

I am not quoting Badfinger here but work with me…

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SEE AND BE SEEN

This past Monday, I made a short little clip of myself just shredding. It wasn’t anything technically amazing but I felt inspired. I used my brain finally and filmed it. Did a few takes and the end result was the video I posted on my various social media pages and this website. Got some nice hits and prompted some of you to ask if I will make more videos.

Think it’s time I jumped on the bandwagon? After all, it’s good to see what people like and be seen too.

Made another small video tonight doing something different: slap licks on 7-string. Granted, I’m definitely not the first person to do this but I always loved the sound of slap bass so why not give it a whirl? The low B on my Universe really helps with the low-end. TM Stevens and Mark King won’t lose sleep over me, that’s for sure. But it’s purely for fun and something to make a few of you go “HUH?”

Check it out…if you dare 😉

MORE EXCITED FOR THIS THAN XMAS…

Today is February 1st. Big deal, right? For me, it is.

I am counting the days to recording my new album, which will be in 17 days.

Geeky? I’m more excited for this than waiting for Xmas!

New flyer design by yours truly; pic taken by Jeff Crespi 8.11.16 at Starland Ballroom

FOCUS!

Needless to say, I am not basking in the California sun and pretending to be a famous guitar god at Winter NAMM. I could write a long diatribe as to why I am not there but let’s just say that I will be trying for Summer NAMM in Nashville this June. By hook or by crook, I will get to another show.

Anyway…

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DATE SET FOR RECORDING

Had a third and final rehearsal today, went over all eight songs, and true to form, everything sounded really amazing. This is the most pleased I’ve ever been with regards to my music and the people who are playing it, namely Chris and Ronnie.

We have decided to make February 18th the official date to begin recording the new album. We will do all the drums at Ronnie’s studio and then Chris will lay his bass parts at a future date. Of course, I will have to do all my guitar parts but that may not happen for a little while. That’s okay, as long as we have the bed tracks for the drums, then we can take our time with everything else.

If all goes well, this album will see sunlight this May. If it’s a little later, that’s fine too. Feels good to have the songs down pretty good and then have a goal set to record. I still get the butterflies every time I set my sights on recording. You’d think by now I would be more relaxed about things.

I hope to never lose this enthusiasm.

SLIGHT CHANGE IN PLANS

Was supposed to have rehearsal this Saturday but between  a fever knocking me out, plus scheduling conflicts with the studio, it will be next weekend. Works for me because I look and feel like the floor of a movie theater.

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FIRST POST OF 2018

Being a lifelong Peanuts fan, this came at the perfect time…

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LAST POST OF 2017

Yep, this is the last post of 2017…breathe in!

Normally I do a list of my Top 5 fave albums for the past year but honestly, only four really grabbed me so here you go…

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LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE TAKING SHAPE

With another Christmas out of the way, and one more week to endure before 2018, who else is ready to kick some serious ass soon?

I know I am!

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