About a year ago I decided (and successfully convinced Ali) that collecting guitars and holding them as assets would be a good thing. The agreement that we settled on is that I can buy one instrument, uh I mean asset a year. I also got her to agree that my first purchase would count against 2007 even if it occurred in 2008 — quite a coup!
My first purchase came in March. I had wanted a hollow bodied guitar ever since I played around with one that John Jetmore had. I think he picked it up from a boutique dealer in Louisville. … [continue reading]
Sweet foot stomping, banjo twangin’ bluegrass. On our a way to our yearly dose of ear nectar the omens started early as we ran across a couple of dead Armadillos, or as my Cousin says, “Opossums in the half shell,” on the way there. The thing about fiddlers is I don’t like to know who is coming ahead of time. I like the anticipation of not knowing, but unfortunately more often than not I’m disappointed by a few notable no shows. This year was the worst in history. Only one Chandler made it — usually there is an entire clan. … [continue reading]
I’ve recently built a home recording studio consisting of
A mostly quiet PC (the fans could still use some tweaking)
Firepod — A Firewire audio input device
Adobe Auditions — A 128 track audio editing software package
For my first outing with it, I decided to record Paul Simon’s Slip Slidin’ Away.
Feel free to give it a listen. … [continue reading]
I see now that I’ve been pretty lax about posting this month. For some reason I just haven’t had much to say. For that matter, I still don’t.
Well not much anyway — I wanted to just take a moment to point out an artist I’ve recently discovered and have been thoroughly enjoying.
She has two CDs and I really like both of them.
Sarah Harmer @ BN … [continue reading]
Simon & Garfunkel released a two CD set along with a DVD of the Old Friends tour. It contains material from the New York and New Jersey shows one of which Ali, Anita, Harry, and I went to. How cool is that?
The CDs are missing a few songs (one particularly noticeable omission was Keep the Customer Satisfied. However, the DVD contains the entire show. … [continue reading]