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The Legendary Blind Joe Death

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Blind Joe Death was the name John Fahey recorded his earliest recordings under. Now a days many musicians use pseudonyms, but in 1959 pretending you were something or someone else while self releasing an album was near unheard of. In addition to self releasing his first album in an extremely limited pressing of only 100 copies. John didn’t go about selling his music the way the rest of record industry did…

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Great Canadian Guitarists

Friday, February 10th, 2012

My cousin in Austria has been on a big Matt Anderson kick, so he and I posted several YouTube videos of Matt playing various original and cover songs on Facebook. I missed out on seeing Matt last time he passed through Vancouver…

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More Chick Guitarists

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Last night I lay in bed and watched a bunch of YouTube videos on my iPhone, mmm hmmm. I started out reading about a few Texas Songwriters and ended up some how learning about this hot shot chick guitarist. Her name is hard to spell, but she’s played with some big names and was supposed to be the featured guitarist on Micheal Jackson’s latest tour, but we all know how that turned out…

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Asian Chicks Dig Bob Log

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Next time you see one walking down the street, stride up to her, raise your right fist in the air, and yell “Bob Log!”

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Zen and the Art of the Blues

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Today wasn’t the best day. Last night I couldn’t sleep. I was reading “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” and I got up to look up a book on actual motorcycle maintenance, you’d be surprised how influential this book is. It is found in the philosophy section, but I’m more interested in the motorcycle maintenance and I guess the father son dynamic. My dad was a biker…

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Great Music in Vancouver

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Yesterday I read the Georgia Straight, the local weekly Arts & Culture paper. That combined with walking up Main Street and seeing some fresh gig posters got me pretty excited. Grady plays next Thursday…

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Whiskey River Take My Mind

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

So last night I headed to the Biltmore early and alone. I didn’t take a picture of the tour van with the Texas plates but it was pretty easy to tell who’s it was…

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