Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
*This saddens me. Linda had an exceptionally pretty voice. - Dan
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Of course I recorded it with my rose-red Strat, Rosalita...and a 4-watt First Act amplifier from Toys-R-Us, $30.00 and the size of a hard-cover book, so really portable for practice or impromptu works like this.
Here it is: http://www.whizzyrds.com/Facebook-Blues.mp3 - 320 kbps audio.
Monday, June 24, 2013
*Sad news. I really enjoy his music. RIP, Bobby. - Dan
Friday, May 10, 2013
...with my guitar teacher, Jon Ross.
We both tried out my new compressor / sustain pedal and loved it. I think he's hooked. Lol
We resolved that I should learn one new chord every lesson. He taught me an oddball B chord that sounds really cool. Then I played some improvised rhythm while he did some cool subdued lead.
I got a nice blister on my strumming thumb. Teach me to lay the instrument down too long.
I'm constructing a short portable 3-pedal board, I'll do pics when it's done. It's my own custom design.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
...about two hours playing along to BB King's Bluesville on Sirius satellite radio down in the Dungeon. (Garage)
I think playing along to Bluesville is some of the best practice I've ever gotten. It still amazes me, but if I get the truck parked just right, it'll come in. I was having too much fun to record it. Bello and I got a fantastic workout.
Another thing I'm working on a short effects pedal board. I'm making it out of 2"x12"x24" pine. I'm planning to mount my Boss DS1 distortion pedal, my Cry Baby wah-wah, and a new compressor sustain pedal I just got on it.
I'll be staining the pedalboard in Minwax "Brazilian Rosewood" and using brass hardware on it. I plan to recess the pedal audio cords and power cords into the wood. Then I'll take a magnifying glass and burn some free-hand art in it on a sunny day. Final finish will be a clear gloss polyurethane in multiple coats.
This will take me a few weeks to accomplish, but in the end, my three pedals will be much more portable.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Background noise cleaned out, amped down slightly.
Pure instrumental, Jon Ross on guitar, Dan Stafford on tenor sax.