Dudley Manlove Quartet on New Year's Eve… on a Blue Moon!

How rare is a Blue Moon? It’s the second full moon in a calendar month, and occurs about once every 2 1/2 years or so. You want to talk RARE??? Once every 20 years or so, we have a Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve. That’s serious magic, friends. This year on New Year’s Eve, ...

Comcast : Competition May Be Coming

I’m a Comcast subscriber and have made a few postings lamenting the state of their service, including Comcast, You Need Competition As noted in recent online articles from TechCrunch and AppleInsider, there may actually be a competitor coming. It’s not that I wish Comcast any ill will. They simply provide a service without enough competition or choice, ...

Thoughts On The 12/16 1 Uppers Gig 1

Thoughts On The 12/16 1 Uppers Gig
Last night The 1 Uppers played at The Hwy 99 Blues Club in downtown Seattle. This was our first performance in this club and we had a great time. Sharing the bill were our good friends Purdy Mouth, who are sounding better every time we hear them. Our set was a 45 minute cross-section of ...

Current Reading: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Current Reading: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
I have long held the belief that “very few things in the world cannot be improved by the introduction of sea monsters”. It’s as true today as ever. The original Jane Austen text  of Sense and Sensibility bears far too few reference to tentacles, Cthulhu, and ravenous water-dwelling horrors. Until now we had to read between the lines ...

Warr Fare

My Warr guitar has had a minor grounding problem since I got it and I haven’t been able to isolate the issue to a specific part of the (somewhat complex) circuit. Now that the holidays are looming I’m finding myself up against the timeline of gigs / recordings with little bench time available. So I ...

Thoughts On The 12/5 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig

Thoughts On The 12/5 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig
On Saturday The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at The Triple Door in Seattle. This is probably the nicest night club in the city and has a wonderful staff. We arrived in the late afternoon for a somewhat chilly load-in. Once we got set up and changed into our suits, we spent about 45 minutes taking ...

Thoughts On The 12/4 1 Uppers Gig

Thoughts On The 12/4 1 Uppers Gig
On Friday the 1 Uppers performed at the Skylark in West Seattle. Among the reasons to visit the Skylark is the tasty Mac & Cheese; at some point I’m going to dedicate a categorical thread to Mac & Cheese, but for purposes of this posting I’ll just say it’s mighty fine. We arrived early enough ...

Pedalboard Project, Post #4

The initial configuration of my pedalboard is underway. I’m taking pictures as I go, so I’ll have a detailed setup story to tell soon. The current status is that I’ve gotten the velcro applied to the pedalboard and to (most of) the pedals. I’m still waiting for delivery of 2 new pedals so progress is ...

Swineproof

I just returned from getting my H1N1 innoculation. This particular vaccine contains a virus that is “genetically altered”. Mutant DNA = HELLO SUPERPOWERS!