Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Got the paul to the guitar doc (Danny at Sam Ash) and he says the patient will survive, almost as good as new! It's a miracle! Just goes to show that a bad vibe can be overcome. whew!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Got to rehearsal and began setting up my equipment and knocked over my Les Paul and BROKE THE FUCKING NECK! HOLY SHIT! BUMMER! and (other exclamations)! There was a bad vibe buzzing 'round my head (no, I won't discuss it here) and maybe that was the straw that broke the guitar's neck! Good thing I brought my 12-string too, maybe its a sign...

Rehearsal though was awesome, there was a new power and confidence in many of the songs. My Little Red Book is Fantastic, should be our first single b/w Where Do We Go From Here? Continued 'molding' Master of Illusion; tried it from EVERY ANGLE and came up with another powerful performance! Beginning of the End didn't work out at all so we dropped it like a hot potato, no biggie though 'I Got A Million More Where That Came From!'

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scottie and me

Finally re-arranged my life so Scott could come over this evening for another one on one detail rehearsal. We learned a "New" song, not new to me, as it was one of the songs Gary and I wrote for our Radio Flyer project of a few years back called "Beginning of the End". Lots of 12-string jangle and pithy lyrics (full of pith).

Lookin forward to Tuesday's rehearsal, gonna play my Les Paul, should be interesting...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Touching Base

Next rehearsal on the 30th. Spoke with Scott about another pre-rehearsal get together however the timing this week is BAAAD (and that's not good). Scott thinks he needs it but I believe he'll be just fine.

Emailed Joey back and forth about updated lyrics, some nerve! he likes the old ones! And! he wants a piece of me too! (EEGAD!@ I'm being pulled in every direction!) I can handle it, after all, its supposed to be fun, right? and it is, I sometimes wish this was my full time job and then I could devote the time it apparently needs, but hey, it is what it is and that's all what it is. (paraphrase Popeye!)

Also spoke to Rich about us all possibly getting together for an evening of socialization, get to meet the spouses and kids, etc... could be nice... I like nice. It's nice to be nice.

The Paul is sounding fucking great. Still playing with POD sounds to get the proper crunch and squeal that Joey craves without giving up the jangle that is me. (jingle jangle crunch squeal) thats a tall order!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Guitar Tune Ups

Took my Ric to Sam Ash for repair and while I was at it, I brought my Gold Top Les Paul (yes, THE BUDDY LOVE GUITAR!) and Danny the guitar tech simply drooled over it! In Fact! he was so enamored that he bumped both my guitars to the head of the line and had em done in just a few days, YAY! PROPS TO DAN THE MAN AT SAM ASH!

So now my Les (and my Ric) are in Tip Top shape and Joey will be very please cause he's been lobbying for dem power chords!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

New Year's First Rehearsal

It just gets better and better, Scott has transformed the band's sound with his new fantastic approach! Fuckin' Great! The whole thing is just coming together so fast I can't take no more!

First new song; Master of Illusion, GREAT! Kathy's Clown channeled through Dave Edmunds cum Jackie DeShannon, gave me chills. Its a Buddy Love Fest!

Broke a string on my Ric, what a fucking pain! After the last time that happened I vowed NEVER to attempt to repair that myself again with that guitar!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Got Video in the mail!

Finally! the holidays are over, and we can get back to our regularly scheduled program which consists of practice practice practice. Scott just left after a very productive session which included learning a BRAND NEW SONG (Master of Illusion). Love Scott's detail intensive approach and it all came together very fast. Can't wait to try it out with the gang...

Tony sent me a link where I downloaded Eli's music video of "Emily". Groovy! Next rehearsal Tuesday the 9th, Can't Wait!