Why Play Music? 1

I was recently challenged by a longtime friend to explain why I’m still playing music after all these years. I play music because I love it. In fact, I’ve never understood why anyone would play for any other reason… the hours are terrible, the pay generally isn’t any good (unless you’re U2 or something), it’s ...

Thoughts On The 6/12 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig

Thoughts On The 6/12 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig
Last Saturday the Dudley Manlove Quartet  took a quick road trip to Lake Chelan for a wedding reception performance. The road trip, as always, was full of crazy humor and musical chatter. We arrived in Lake Chelan early and were set up on site pretty quickly. Mack had been hired to play piano during the ...

Gear Hunt 1

I’m preparing a list of music equipment to sell, and in preparation I’m looking for some gizmos that will become my new rig. If anybody has a PedalTrain PT2 with hard case or a Line6 M9 they like to sell, give me a holler. I’m going to be selling my PedalTrain PT-Pro with hard case ...

Gear: Broken and Fixed

Gear: Broken and Fixed
A few weeks ago one of my guitar pedals suffered a sad injury at a gig. My “Way Huge Pork Loin” (which is as much fun to say as it is to stomp on) had one of its adjustment knobs broken. I snapped the shaft off the circuit board-mounted potentiometer, and the knob went with it, skittering across the ...