Category Archives: Music

An old friend

A polish and restringing of my ol’ workhorse Guild D35 TB. I’ve had this guitar for 45 years, and it’s like a familiar old friend, in so much as we can “pick up where we left off”. Don’t mind the … Continue reading

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Robert Plant Instructs His Kids to Unleash His Unreleased Archive of Music for Free When He Dies

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Fun with Minor Keys

A Sad Cover of the Village People Song ‘Y.M.C.A.’ The Melodica Bros performed a truly mournful cover of the otherwise cheerful anthem “Y.M.C.A” by the Village People turning it into a sad ballad. This version features a key change from major to minor, a slower tempo, … Continue reading

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Crosby, Stills, and Nash Detail ‘Deja Vu’ 50th Anniversary Reissue

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will release a 50th-anniversary edition of Deja Vu on May 14. The box set will include the original LP, as well as four CDs of demos, unreleased studio recordings, and alternate versions of songs for a total of nearly two … Continue reading

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Bill Murray Explains How He Was Saved by John Prine

link from Open Culture

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RIP: Tony Rice (1951-2020)

Tom Cole | NPR Tony Rice could seemingly do it all: sing, compose, play spot-on rhythm. But it was his guitar solos that just astounded audiences and fellow musicians alike. He was idolized by bluegrass and acoustic music fans in … Continue reading

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Beautiful Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Built From a Shelf

While he was stuck at home, the self-taught Belgian woodworker of tchiksguitars decided to build an absolutely beautiful guitar out of a shelf in his living room. The shelf was made of Sapele wood – an exotic piece of lumber … Continue reading

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From the 35mm Negatives Archive

Installation of abalone pearl inlay on a Martin D45 guitar. Martin Guitar factory, Nazareth, PA — 2004. Nikon F90x, Nikkor 105mm, f2.5 – exposure unknown.

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Astounding acoustic guitar cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”

To paraphrase one YouTube commenter, innovative acoustic guitar maestro Luca Stricagnoli is the only guy permitted to play a Zeppelin song at Guitar Center. Don’t miss his manipulation of the tuning pegs during the song.

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The science of digital music and why analog isn’t actually better

Interesting podcast @ overcast.fm – cPaul https://overcast.fm/+YH-6sfwtY

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R.I.P. Brian Howe (1953-2020)

The Guardian Brian Howe, the singer who fronted the British rock supergroup Bad Company for eight years, has died aged 66. He had a heart attack at his Florida home. Howe’s manager Paul Easton said: “It is with deep and … Continue reading

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The New Rules of Music Snobbery

Hulu’s High Fidelity reboot captures the end of elitist condescension and the rise of fervent eclecticism. Twenty-five years after Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity psychoanalyzed fussy record-store clerks, and 20 years after the movie adaptation made John Cusack their avatar, the once-inescapable and now-obscure archetype … Continue reading

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Ravi Shankar, Sitarist, Dead at 92

NYT | January 23rd, 2020 Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso and composer who died on Tuesday at 92, created a passion among Western audiences for the rhythmically vital, melodically flowing ragas of classical Indian music — a fascination that had … Continue reading

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Lukas Nelson: You Were Always On My Mind

If you haven’t heard Lukas sing before, you’re in for a treat. He has his own unique voice and talent, but it’s hard not to hear a little echo of his father while he sings his dad’s beloved classic tune. … Continue reading

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