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Finished my two-string bass tonight. Looks real nice, action is fine for fretless playing (neck is a poplar 1x2 with a quarter-inch slab of red oak for a fingerboard). Plugged it in and got this:…Continue
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The rest of the songs from my abandoned LP are now available for free downloads. Showmen's Rest is the title. Three big numbers with everything you'd expect from U.G...low-pitched vocals!...meandering solos!...that dang ice bucket again!...Continue
Last fall, I announced I was going to make my first full-length album and put it up for download at Bandcamp.com for the sum of one United States Dollar.
I got about two-thirds done with this digital record when our family suffered a loss (I wrote about it here back in January). I basically took a couple months off from writing and recording to recover.
This left me with seven completed tracks, and the original rush of energy lost to the ether. So I've decided to put those…Continue
It's been a while since I've come here.
There was a bit of traveling to do in December, which got in the way of making music. Then at the end of the month, my wife's mother passed away very suddenly. We were pretty close...not one of those typical antagonistic in-law relationships that provides fodder for bad sitcoms.
At any rate, her entire family is pretty spun out about it, and so am I. They lost a linchpin in their lives, and I lost a very good friend. I haven't felt much…Continue
Since I got hip to the CBG tip this year (after playing one of them boring ol' six string "reg'lar git-tars" since about 1983 or so), I've been trying to figure something out: where do I wanna take this?
I'm not looking to earn any money. Goodness knows that's not it. Selling CBGs is probably the best way to do that within this scene, and it would take me at least ten years to work up the carpentry skills to sell my builds without feeling guilty. Plus, I don't have the patience or the…Continue