Friday, March 4, 2011


Metropolitan Museum special exhibit called Guitar Heroes, through July 4.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Like an old friend

Brian May performing at a recent concert with his protege, Kerry Ellis, whose debut album, judging from this concert, is disappointingly bland. She belts, but I don't get a lot of soul from her, usually. What I do love is hearing that Red Special scream out at the beginning of the clip. It makes me squeal like a dolphin.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Back here, too!

The move to North Carolina really did throw me off, but I've found a little time to play guitar lately. I've been looking for group lessons, something like Chicago's Old Town School of Music, but I haven't found anything yet.

However, a friend did send me this:

Pretty cool, huh? He's actually coming to Raleigh in February, and I think I might check it out. I was kind of bewildered as to how he could fill the main venue in Raleigh, but looking at the way they describe him, I think the uke playing appeals to all the bluegrass/folk people around here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I haven't forgotten my guitar; there's just sadly little to report. I need to focus on learning some scales; I think I've maxed out the chords for now, at least until my fingers get a little better at traversing the neck!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cheap music

Hack. Cough. I am in no kind of guitar-playing shape.

However, before I was stricken by this plague, I did go to a used book sale at the local library, and I bought several issues of Sheet Music magazine from 1978/79, which has guitar and piano music for several songs per issue. Contents range from Broadway standards to country. I am happy. Easy way to get some tabs to familiar songs, all in one place, and good to have more contemporary piano music, too. I do get tired of the wonderful world of Hanon's finger exercises.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Another month has passed, and yet see below. I am yet again rehumidfying the house. Something tells me I've been traveling too much lately. I've forgotten what the guitar looks like, never mind my mandolin.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Short-term resolutions

1) Rehumidify house before opening guitar case.

2) Get calluses back.

3) Go back to learning note locations on the fingerboard.