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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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“I was never the person I wanted to be.”

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

That was the title of a post to Facebook that I read while lying in bed today. A thrilling start to a blog post I know, but the link was lengthy and since I’d written similar stuff to the ultimate author, I felt I should comment…

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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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Mississippi Hill Country Blues

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

This is my favourite style and one I’ve been trying to approximate a lot over the last year or so. R. L. Burnside was a big discovery for me. Seeing him as well as JJ Cale and Bruce Cockburn prompted me to ditch the guitar pic for good…

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