Since I’m on a roll with this, there are plenty more songs I don’t like. As is the case with most people, I guess, despite what self-proclaimed “lovers of music” would have you believe. Hell, there are entire genres I despise. No, it’s not rap, though that is an excellent, and close, guess. Jazz is […]
Back in January when David Bowie died, I almost altered my publication schedule in hopes of capitalizing on the attention his death was getting in the media. I chose not to because it probably wouldn’t have worked but also because it seemed a cheap stunt.
Deep Purple recorded one of the singularly most famous rock songs in all of history. Odds are if you play guitar, this was one of, if not the first song you learned to play. That song, of course, is “Smoke on the Water”. I’m not kicking of your weekend with it.
Whether standing atop the watchtower reaching for the purple haze or wondering if you’re experienced enough to approach the foxy lady dancing like a voodoo chile alone on the dance floor, everybody loves Hendrix. My wife clearly is; I know, Hendrix and Van Halen, who’d a thunk.
I’ll admit it. My musical tastes are primarily stuck in the past. Classic rock and classic country is pretty much the only way I roll. There have been a couple surprising divergences from the mainstream like Southern Culture on the Skids, for example, but even those can’t honestly be described as careening wildly over a […]
My Dad could have been a rock star. More importantly, I could have been the uber entitled, drug addicted rich asshole son of a rock star. As I explain here, it was just not meant to be. “I always thought that guitar was a little too rock and roll for me.” – My Dad, 2013