Category Archives: Music

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 @ – cPaul

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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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“The Holy or the Broken”: The story behind Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

This was going to be the expression of an indignant rant several years in the making, but instead, it’s going to be an admission that I was wrong. Several years ago, while serving as the Music Director at a Montreal … Continue reading

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Career in Music is Damaging to Mental Health

CAREER IN MUSIC IS DAMAGING TO MENTAL HEALTH, NEW STUDY FINDS Posted 16 October 2017 in Can Music Make You Sick?, commissioned by the charity and undertaken by University of Westminster researchers Sally-Anne Gross and Dr. George Musgrave, offers … Continue reading

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After the Fire and Rain – How James Taylor captured America’s post-sixties blues ~ 23/07/19 CULTURAL ERAS rarely, if ever, fit neatly into the decades allotted to them. The 1950s, for instance, did not really shuffle off until 1963 (when according to Philip Larkin, a British poet, “sexual intercourse began”.) But there … Continue reading

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Gary Moore — The Messiah Will Come Again

Hot damn. This holds up. I expect that they’ll be listening to this one still when humanity has left the planet!

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Rest Your Way Home – by Lance Allen

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