In 2007 I spent a lot of time in the US on business. This gave me ample opportunities to visit some of my favourite gear shops. Just one such shop is in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you ever have a chance and you love vintage and boutique gear, check out Willie’s American Guitars (www.williesguitars.com). In […]
A little while ago I was looking to upgrade my acoustic guitar. Steve Bell has been playing Stonebridge guitars lately and he was kind enough to lend me a Grand Auditorium, which he tours with, and an OM 32. The Grand Auditorium is a great live guitar with lots of punch in the bottom end. […]
Check out the Story of Stuff. This is a brilliant website that challenges your way of thinking about our consumer society. When I reviewed this I was struck by how we have all bought into chasing after things. Go to http://www.storyofstuff.com/ to view full presentation and them come back and leave a comment.
I have a small home studio that provides me with an opportunity to record ideas. It is amazing how helpful recording yourself is in terms of identifying aspects of your playing that need improvement. Here is a recording I did to explore the layering of the classic triplet echo effect. I played a high part […]