THE CONTENT WE NEED RIGHT NOW: Dethklok + Mastodon + Municipal Waste + Die Hard + Rocky + Lethal Weapon? Covering King Diamond's "No Presents Until Christmas"? Yes, we need this, and deserve this. Especially today. Also the holiday season has officially begun. I can already hear Brendon Small saying "you're welcome". ... See MoreSee Less
CONRAD ST. CLAIR’S FREAK SHOW: In another installment of a continuing “who’s really taking lessons from whom here?” series, Conrad St. Clair is back for your mind-blowing pleasure. This time he masters the impossible hammer-on/pull-off ascending licks from Steve Vai’s “Freak Show Excess”. Even when I was playing it every night, I wasn’t nailing it this smoothly. But then he goes a step further and plays **some of Steve’s guitar solo** on bass. I mean, WTFF?! In all seriousness, amazing work. Follow him, and his stylistically unpredictable but always-deeply-grooving band Kicksville!
And if you feel up to tackling some of this crazy stuff (or any of the stranger tunes in my back catalog) in a Skype lesson, just let me know. I know a guy. 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
THREE YEARS AGO TODAY: I took this picture with an iPhone on a hiking trail near my house. It ended up as the cover shot for "Scenes From The Flood", an album about disillusionment, and human nature confronting hard, unrelenting realities. A lot has happened since then.