Why describe something when you can share exactly what happened? What follows is my transcript with what amounted to 6 different customer service reps which occurred over the period of three and a half hours last night. This all began with my desire to upgrade my internet speed and I was actually considering adding cable tv back for the fist time in years because the packages looked really compelling. Immediately following this chat session, my internet went completely down and has not been recoverable since. user PETER has entered room…read more
This demo features an original Ibanez Tube King TK999US that was designed for Ibanez by B.K. Butler – the person behind the famous Tube Driver pedals. Guitar is a 2012 Wildwood Guitars spec ’58 RI Gibson Les Paul. Amp is a Marshall 6101 30th Anniversary Combo on the clean channel. Speaker is a Celestian Greenback.
While I’ve never been much of a sports fan (and by much, I mean not at all), I have to say that I now understand why people like spending hours outdoors in the stands drinking beers and eating hot dogs in the beautiful afternoon sun. Its just awesome! Coors Field in Denver, CO is a beautiful park (not that I’ve been to any other ball parks, but I digress) and I thoroughly enjoyed taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a true pro ball game. I’m now kicking…read more
A great thing about the Guitar Center’s in Colorado is that they are unlike any other GC’s I’ve ever visiting in that they actually let you play the fun expensive stuff. My buddy Kevin at the Arvada, CO GC totally hooked me up this evening in giving me some personal time with the $25,000 EVH Frankenstein guitar, the $2,000 5150 III amp and the corresponding $1,000 4×12 speaker cab. I have to say it was a real treat to check this stuff out for myself, as I’ve been hearing so…read more
So I concluded my cross-country zig zag trip after playing a number of shows back east with Suspicious Brown. I was pretty excited that the pedalboard that I built just before the trip had held up so well. During each “hop” of the trip I would find a little “love letter” from the TSA stating that they had been inside my case. I suppose to a baggage screener all that wiring and electronics must look pretty darn odd. So to that point, I suppose I should feel some comfort in…read more
My new life in Colorado has been quite the change. Aside from the joys of home ownership (i.e. yard maintenance, cleaning, and all the time it takes), I was not prepared for the discipline that it takes to manage one’s own life. While that last statement may sound odd, take into consideration the fact that for as long as I can remember, I’ve had some sort of external structure in my life. Whether it was my parents, school or work, some external force was dictating where I have to be…read more
I had the pleasure to sit in with my good friends in Suspicious Brown this past Wednesday night at Whiskey Bar. In a sense, it was a bit of a Barbuda reunion without my brother Mark. It was great to play with these guys one more time before we head out west. Hopefully I’ll be able to post the show sooner than later (Damian?).