The One That Got Away :(

3 10 2009

randy bachman Just a quick one here…while she’s away…Here’s a photo of Randy Bachman of The Guess Who holding my, well what once was mine, super rare double cutaway Silvertone. This guy is a serious collector and knows his shit. That’s why I’m without this fine and very rare guitar. Thanks to Bann and Randy!!! ROCK ON!!!…and if you ever wanna sell that thing you better call me first!

…and another thing! Last night my silly band played at Godmother’s here in Pedro.  What a thrill and scary thing it was to have Glenn Cornick of Jethro Tull sit in with us! We played, or should I say, tried to play, New Day Yesterday. What a great song that is! I must say Scott did a great job of getting that together at the last minute. I, on the other hand, was just a little too happy at that point. Then Cliff Wagner gets up and blows everyone away with a couple of songs. This is the kind of show that makes life feel alive.  A pile of great folks having a night out. Thanks to everyone for coming down and also to David Pratt for letting me borrow his drum throne…NOW, I gotta get to work.  I love you!


Welcome to October! 2009…who would have believed it?

2 10 2009

Okay…Thanks to all who came out and had a blast at the Gears show.  It was really amazing and guess what?  They said they want to do it again!  Hooray for San Pedro! This month I’m blowin’ out the stock I have of AXL Badwater guitars. These babies have EMG Pickups and a very cool array of finish options.  Once they’re gone that’s it! Only $129.00!!! And I’ll throw in free Fender Chord Book…there’s enough chords in this book to keep you busy for a hunded years!!!  This month’s Pin-Up is the young and Rockin’ Guitar Safari Super Spokesmodel, Arielle in younger days.  She’s probably about 15 years old when this shot was taken and playin’ the heck out of a 1936 National Duolian…what could be better than that?

As always, I do repairs ($30.00 per hr.) and set-ups ($45.00 per w/strings…that’s half the price of the other Local Yokels!) on all kinds of guitars and tube amp repair…get rid of that solid state, made to break, diposable junk and buy a real amp before there aren’t any left!  Line 6 my ass!  Why buy an amp that is trying so hard to sound like a real live tube powered amp?  Guitar Center is like the Bush Administration selling you down the river with that crap.  When it takes a dump…just throw it away!  Because it costs more to fix it than to buy a new one.  That’s just great!  …and another thing, I have a friend named Cliff Wagner.  He has a band called Old Number 7 and all you good folks need to get out of your little box and check this guy out.   He’s got several records/Cds out and is a powerhouse when live.   Good Time Bluegrass with a twist. He just finished making a SLASHER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK fer chrissakes!  More on that to follow as details arrive to the Guitar Safari News Center.  What else?  Happy Birthday to Mahatma Gandhi!!!! Born October 2nd (Assassinated on January 30th, 1948)  We really miss you!   Oh yeah, make sure you take a bath after reading this because your hair kind of stinks.