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This is a great online community. What is it we share that makes it a good place? I will list a few things. What do you have to say or to add?THINGS WE SHARE: 1. an appreciation for hand made2.…Continue
I never much wanted a double neck guitar. Sorry, double neck fans, they seem too flashy and 'look at me' for an intermediate level player like me. But..... I use 2 tunings: GDg and DGB. Between…Continue
Accoutrements: Little things that personalize an instrument and make it your very own. Post photos and descriptions of these personal effects on you instruments. This hub cap guitar is dear to me. …Continue
Okay, there are no rules, but there should be some etiquette, manners, respect and thinking before we do something. And yes, I fail at this from time to time. I am annoyed when someone posts more…Continue
A Tail of Two Cats ~ By John Bolton
Our sons have long since grown up and moved away. Our two black cats are like children to us now. I think their stories are worth telling.
Elvis came to us first. Linda and I were biking the Raccoon River Trail on a late summer morning. About ten miles out we crossed a gravel road. The trail on the far side had a shady line of trees.…Continue
I am imagining CBG Heaven. We can all of us play like Robert Johnson or Elmore James - or whomever we wish we could play like. And we can all sing like angels or devils. Heck, we can even dance. And look good doing it.
Okay, here's the deal. Who do you want to do a song with and what song do you want to do?
I want to do the song…Continue
Small Town Hero by John Bolton
Goodland County, Oklahoma.
I picked up the Sunday paper and read the front page headlines.
Oklahoma won its bowl game. Football is big here in Oklahoma. As I started to dig for the funnies and sports page, a photo on the bottom of the front page caught my eye. It was Travis Erbeck, my old friend from Clayton. The bold print read, ‘Small Town Hero: Good Samaritan Dies Saving Girl And Dog.’
I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. It was…Continue
Professor Pete ~ A Goodland County Story
By John Bolton
Clayton, Oklahoma 1934
Professor Pete and Stanley Peters rode the northbound into Goodland County on a gorgeous October afternoon. The steam whistle blew two shorts and long as the train slowed for the town of Clayton. The boys had no idea or immediate concern for where they were. They were both very drunk.
They were dangling their legs from an empty Morton Salt boxcar and Stan stood up to pee. The engineer hit…Continue