Strat's Music Studio
Someone recently asked about whether I had any video of any of my bands. Here is a link (I think) to a performance of the Double Naught Spies a couple of years ago at a fundraiser festival called "Jammin' In July". Hope it works. It was a hot day, but fun. I think this link will work -- if not copy... Sign in to see full entry.
I'm going to try this experiment -- this is my band, The Double Naught Spies, back this last summer at the Foolish Frog in Beaufort, SC. If the link doesn't work here, you may be able to paste it into your browser and find it. Warmer weather and good times. Enjoy!... Sign in to see full entry.
Someone sent me a hilarious piece on how to sing the blues that I inadvertently posted in the Riffs Room -- it's one of those that's funny but it's about music, in this case, how to sing the blues. It's definitely worth checking out, especially if you're a musician, or one who loves music and hates... Sign in to see full entry.
It's not just that Country -- at least god old mainline Country -- is classic blue eyed soul. It's that it's so much fun -- titles, lyrics, all that just beg for perpetual quotations, much like good movie scripts. I have a lot of favorite titles, such as, "I gave her the ring and she gave me the... Sign in to see full entry.
I remember my first time. It was just like yesterday. No, more like Thursday, actually. That’s when it finally happened. It’s one of those things that gets built up in a man’s head for so long that eventually, he wonders if it is ever going to happen, and if it is indeed the stuff dreams from which... Sign in to see full entry.
My acoustic duo project, The Turn Signals will enjoy their radio debut on WMPG, Portland, between 9:30 and 10 a.m. this Thurdsay. DJ Dale, better know as my good friend Ronda, will be spinning our CD "Happy New Year", a lovely collection of original bluesy/Americana like tunes. You can tune in... Sign in to see full entry.
It's been awhile since I have treated myself. Expenses of every day life tend to make one have to engage in annoying delays of gratification. Nonetheless, I saw my next guitar, even played it for awhile, a cool Gretch Pro Jet. It's funny, the last year and a half or so laid down the electrics and... Sign in to see full entry.
By the time you finish reading this, you may very well want to check into the nearest padded hotel, if not murder me in my sleep. It’s time once again to exorcize a few disco demons and the only way to do that is to write about them. Then I can go to sleep, confident that while I still have them, at... Sign in to see full entry.
There’s something telling about a person who watches the Super Bowl largely for the commercials rather than the game. It’s probably not very flattering, though, so I’m not going to admit to that right here. Nonetheless, it is astounding how one sixty-minute football game has become such a lengthy,... Sign in to see full entry.
The Turn Signals' long awaited debut CD, "Happy New Year," is now ready. For more info go to our website at www.theturnsignals.com. Sign in to see full entry.