“Yeah, rock is dead. Not that it can’t come back to life, but the business is dead. If the business is dead, rock is dead. —-Gene Simmons in Rolling Stone I’m not a Kiss fan but I quote Simmons here because A) his thoughts mirror … Continue reading The State of Rock Today
I may be part of a dying breed of people who even care about guitar solos. But I love ’em. I play guitar but I loved solos long before I knew which end of the thing to hold. In fact it was the desire to … Continue reading What I Listen For In a Guitar Solo
☛Rolling Stone confirms that the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, is “finally happening.” (Were I forced to use one of their songs for a title, I might have preferred We Will Rock You.) Am I the only person who was unaware this movie was ever supposed … Continue reading Random Observations and Alternative Facts
At least IMHO. BTW, I am not overlooking the passing of Glen Campbell. I have been meaning to write about him for some time but haven’t yet had a chance. First up is the song, “Mad World,” originally released by Tears for Fears on their … Continue reading Songs Whose Cover Is Better Than The Original
Wikipedia: The Lowell Folk Festival is the longest running, and second largest, free folk festival in the United States. Only Seattle’s Northwest Folklife is larger, both in attendance and number of performance stages. It is made up of three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades, … Continue reading The Lowell Folk Festival
☛Pursuant to our recent conversation about the supposed death of the electric guitar, I got to thinking about how much poorer rock ‘n roll would be had it never existed. What if Johnny B. Goode had to be played on a synth? (Assuming it existed … Continue reading Random Observations and Alternative Facts
Who’s saying it’s dying? Well, in case you missed it, there was an article in the Washington Post recently entitled “Why my guitar gently weeps: The slow, secret death of the six-string electric. And why you should care.” It was written by Geoff Edgers who, if … Continue reading The Death of the Electric Guitar?