This past weekend’s adventure was a quick, 24hr, trip to the heart of Chicago and the heart of the Blues, Chess Records. 2120 S Michigan Avenue is still the physical building and has been repurposed as the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation. My reason for going was to support and meet Kirk West and his … Continue reading “The Blues In Black & White”
I wrote this article for a facebook group about a recording artist, guitar shop owner/teacher, and lover of great guitar music . It’s a Q&A through email about him, his experiences as a guitar player, and while heavily favored on the Allman Brothers Band, Kunio explores wide range of interesting topics. I’m also overly inquisitive … Continue reading Kunio Kishida, Japanese musician with a southern rock soul!!
This past weekend, Rod Hullaby, and I sat down at the Cedar Rapids public Library to knock out our first podcast. The Untitled Podcast is the working title for now and between the 2 of us, we rambled enough to fill an hour of time and had a lot of fun doing it. This is … Continue reading Untitled Podcasts in the Works
Music always has been and will continue to be my number one passion throughout my life. It stirs my soul and makes me feel alive while I listen to and play it on my guitar. It is the driving force to everything that I do and once I figure out how to pay the bills … Continue reading “Music that will lift me.”
I’m not big on resolutions but, I do see the turning of the year as a tick mark on my available days left on this earth. Being that my birthday is in December, that adds a little urgency come Jan 1 to reevaluate everything and see where I can make improvements. There are many to … Continue reading New Year, New Deal!!
Having a spouse that sacrifices her time working 2nd shift, instead of being home with us at night is a challenge but, also a great family benefit. She’s able to get the kids to school and be there from the time they are born until we send them off to school. We are more in … Continue reading Idle Hands
It’s been a couple years since I started this and am just now figuring out what to do with it. I’m now on the verge of my 43rd birthday and the need to really make an impact and take my future in my own hands is more pressing than ever. The daily grind of the … Continue reading That took a while
I downloaded this app in January to start a new blog about what I do and “interesting” things about my life. That hasn’t gone so well so it must not be too interesting. I have 2 kids and another on the way, although at the time of writing this, no one else knows. I have … Continue reading First Post