Monday, May 28, 2007

Nice Spot....

for a gig......
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Au Sable River, West Fork

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The Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, NY

Friday, May 25, 2007

Aw, Hell with it!

I'm headed up to the ultra lovely Lake Placid area for a couple gigs this weekend. Tonight at 20 Main in Au Sable Forks, NY and tomorrow at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay (not to be confused with Lower Jay).

Memorial Day Weekend is a musical thing for me. When I was a kid in Batavia, IL the marching band always played at the services at one of the Cemeteries and then on the bridge over the mighty Fox River. Somebody would always keel over from the heat beating down on our wool marching band uniforms. A Brass band playing hymms by the river sounds so good. Wish we didn't have to keep tossing more flowers over the bridge every year.

I can salute our fallen soldiers and object to what's going on today in our nations name,
I can hope for peace,
And, I think I can I can get my bike in the Suburban with all the band gear and do some riding upstate too!

best to you all this weekend.
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Letter from a musician to "Dear Abby:"

Dear Abby...
I think my wife is cheating on me. I am a working musician and, as you would expect, travel a lot. I have been noticing strange things happening when I get home. Her mobile phone rings and she steps outside to answer it or she says, "I'll call you back later". When I ask her who called she gets evasive. Sometimes she goes out with friends but comes home late, getting dropped off around the corner and walking the rest of the way. I once picked up the extension while she was on the phone and she got very angry.

A buddy of mine plays guitar in a band. He told me that my wife and some guy have been to his gigs. He wanted to borrow my guitar amp. That's when I got the idea to find out for myself what was really happening. I said "Sure, you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it at the gig and see if she comes into the venue and who she comes in with." He agreed.

Saturday night came and I slipped behind my Marshall JCM800 half stack to get a good view. I could feel the heat coming off the back of the amp. It was at that moment, crouching down behind the amp, that I noticed that one of the power tubes was not glowing as bright as the other 3.

Is this something I can fix myself or do need to take it to a technician?
Very Concerned.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My Diploma

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Found in my bedroom up at the Lake.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spring '07

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Serviceberry Tree at my folks place in Fontana, WI on Monday April 30, 2007