Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Song Remains The Same

It's been updated and restored. I doubt there is anyone who hasn't heard this yet. It's out now and on my wish list for Christmas.

I remember going down to the Broadway Cinema when I was in high school to catch it when it played. Back in my day repertory theatres were the only way to catch movies a second time around. No vhs or dvd rentals then. That's something my kids will never understand, or ever enjoy probably. There was something really exciting about catching the midnight showing of TSRTS or Rocky Horror Picture Show ( Yeah, I was there in the back row. Didn't dress up though, not quite that fanatical).

Anyhow, TSRTS is one of my all time favourite concert movies. Sure, Robert's voice isn't up to par and maybe Jimmy was off sometimes, but the whole vibe of the movie hasn't faded for me over the years. It still smokes now as it did then.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fret Doctor

I purchased this product quite a while ago and haven't had a chance to use it until now. Put it on with a q-tip and wiped it off. Easy as pie. Fret board looks beautiful. Nice and dark and feels great while playing. Slick without being greasy. I notice a definite reduction in friction on the board. Smells nice too as a bonus.

Fret Doctor

Click the link for it on the left hand side.

Monday, November 12, 2007


I found this little program through one of the forums. It's a neat little package that slows down songs in real time while retaining pitch. Not only that but it gives note suggestions as well. I found that pretty handy.

Very easy to use. you can seperate out a specific part for continuous playback and EQ the song to try and bring the instrument your interested in to the front. I haven't had a good chance to sit down with it but I like what I have seen so far.


It has a 30 day free trial before you have to buy.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Black Magic Woman

There have been a few threads on the forums I haunt about Peter Green. A lot of people didn't realize that Santana's biggest hit was actually written by Green. Even more had never heard the original, so I thought I would share it with you.

Black Magic Woman

Green was, in my opinion just by listening, a big influence on Santana's playing. It's most evident on Green's The Supernatural.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Foghat - Slow Ride (Live - 1978)

I haven't thought about this band in years until someone posted this link on the MyLesPaul forum. One of my favourite lost tunes from my youth.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I finished the Dave Thompson book on Cream the other week and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of insight into the events and people surrounding the group. It jibes well with Strange Brew but gives information on what the group wanted to do from the outset, and what they felt they actually accomplished.

It provides some great insight into the perspectives of each member, Clapton in particular, and how they changed over the life of the group and what influences caused the changes. I found the feud between Baker and Bruce amusing. The origins of it are really quite juvenile set against the larger picture. The same complaints are expressed by Baker again during the 2005 reunion shows.

This book combines really well with Strange Brew to give a great picture of the music scene at the time and the people in it.