Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mojo picks

Just received the one I ordered the other day. Nice little pick. Made out of a 1944 quarter, the year that Jimmy Page was born. You can get other years that famous musicians were born in as well.

It plays really sweet. I can't believe that a metal pick would feel as nice as it does against the strings. Just glides right over them.

Here's a link to check them out: Mojo Picks

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Live) 1976

One of my favourites from this band. I've been a fan of theirs for quite a while. As a matter of fact I keep finding out that they did a lot of my favourites. You know what I mean, you hear a song every so often that you like and then find out later who it is.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

On-line lessons

Here is a site I stumbled across ( well okay, I admit I followed an advertisement link) that features on-line guitar lessons. It has a lot of variety on it. From country to heavy metal, fingerpicking to shred. I signed up for the free account but when I have the time I am definitely going to get the full membership.

Here's the link: Guitar Tricks

Sunday, July 1, 2007


I purchased several Cream cd's from Amazon and they were delivered the other day. This is all because of the "Strange Brew" book which gets more interesting with every page. I was a radio listener for a long time and was only really familiar with whatever you heard on there. There's a lot of good stuff on them and it's great to listen to it and know what was happening at the time as well.

For instance that Clapton beat Hendrix to recording with a wah pedal (I'd have to look the song up). Clapton was at one point very intimidated by Hendrix and his playing skills, so much so he considered quitting ( so the story goes). I found another book about Cream which I will read once I finish this one. With the time I have to read that should be October sometime.

Here's one from their first album that's sort of appropriate as a squirrel took out our power this morning.

Cat's Squirrel