The case of the missing Christmas present

I visited my brother this Christmas and so I needed a present. My brother is interested in guitars and he also appreciates unusual things so I thought I would look for something for him in the guitar realm. Recently, I happened to see in the news that Eric Clapton was selling some more guitars, presumably for his… Continue reading The case of the missing Christmas present

A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands

I was born in Canada and I grew up hundreds and hundreds of miles north of the US border. We may have been a long way north but we still loved to rock and perhaps all the more so because of the 9 months of winter and the 18 hour nights during those winters. So I… Continue reading A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands

A few interesting and unusual vintage guitars

I went to my favorite guitar store today, Guitar Showcase, ostensibly because they were advertizing a “March Madness” sale but actually because they are a wonderful independent guitar store trying to survive the “Amazoning” of the guitar business by nasty ole Guitar Center and other internet enabled guitar distributors, and so I take any excuse to… Continue reading A few interesting and unusual vintage guitars

Review: “The Wahtz Wah” pedal kit

I like to build stuff and I think the main reason I like to build stuff is that I like to understand how things work at a very low level of detail and building something really forces you to figure this out. In the past I’ve assembled guitars, I’ve assembled a mechanical pocketwatch from pieces,… Continue reading Review: “The Wahtz Wah” pedal kit

A few interesting and unusual guitars

Not all guitars are Telecasters, or even Fender guitars, as hard to believe as that may seem! There are a *lot* of companies out there building very unusual guitars. I would say that most of these companies are either adorning their guitars with cosmetic inlay changes beautiful (or cheesy) artwork: or gimmicky/excessive inlays and strange… Continue reading A few interesting and unusual guitars

A few interesting and unusual performances

Hi folks. Recently I’ve stumbled across a few interesting and unusual musical performances and I thought I would share them here. There is no connecting theme between these except that I thought they were all interesting or charming in some way. Let’s start with a Green Day montage. This performance took place in 2010 at the… Continue reading A few interesting and unusual performances