Category Archives: music for the soul

Little Feat-Fat Man in the Bathtub

I loved Lowell George..seriously. This is from the 1970’s, which probably dates me, but ask me if I give a shit. šŸ˜‰

The Strat Pack: 50 years of the Fender Stratocaster

Non political post people….it IS Sunday ya know. šŸ˜‰

I have always loved the Fender Stratocaster. So many fantastic musicians of my era (the 70;s-80s) played it. When my son said he wanted to learn how to play electric guitar..I ran out and bought the kid a Strat…went in hock up to my brown eyes…

Then there was the cost of lessons…not cheap. The kid evidentlyĀ did not like lessons or practice time at home..he just wanted a very-fucking-expensiveĀ air guitar I guess.

I was crushed and sold that hot pink strat after six months of fighting w/theĀ sub-teenage pain in my ass…but I digress..

Palladia had the three hour documentary on today, sadly I missed the first 45 minutes of it. But I canĀ tell youĀ that it is well worth seeing, if you are a music nut like moi. You can buy the dvd on Amazon, and other places. I couldn’t find another rebroadcast of it in the search function for Directv. There are wonderful artists that play their best music liveĀ like:

David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodger, Gary Moore, Phil Manzanera and a host of talented folks…one person is glaringly missing:

EC…Eric Clapton. But it’s still worth viewing/listeningĀ to. Ā I swear to Buddha. šŸ˜‰

Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa: Merry Christmas Baby..

A bluesy rendition of Merry Christmas Baby from my main man Joe Bonamassa.

Run, do not walk, to your nearest Music Store.

I own every piece of recorded music for only one artist. That is saying alot m’dear reader as music is one of the top three loves of my life.

That artist is Joe Bonamassa.

In May of this year, he played the Royal Albert Hall for consecutive nights. Eric Clapton played RAH with him. That should tell you all you need to know if you love the blues and all great blues players that are still alive and kicking…er, playing.

Smokin’ Joe has released a dvd of his RAH performances.

If you have two brain cells to rub together, you will buy and/or rent this dvd and watch/listen to it.

Britan’s Independant has a review up of his performance at that hallowed venue.
I partook of a little herb and will now commence watching one of the blues best and brightest perform.

Fuck politics today. Twice even. šŸ˜‰

Tonite..a musical interlude.

Its Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa off his latest album, The Ballad of John Henry. Its called Lonesome Road Blues: