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How long, O LORD?

Today’s Old Testament mass reading, Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 really struck me. With all of the strife, violence and discord going on in the world today, both on our shores and across the world, this seemed very apropos:

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RMC Hex Pickup and Poly-Drive Install for Roland GR-55 Synth Access

Here’s my recap of my process of upgrading my Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 semihollowbody guitar with new RMC Pow’r Bridge ‘G’ pickups in the bridge along with the Poly-Drive 1 electronics module and all new control wiring.

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Artcore Bliss!

My new Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 (Thanks Sweetwater!) with my added RMC Poly-Drive 1 electronics (Thanks Richard McClish & RMC Pickups!) for Roland GR-55 synth access. Ahhhh…. Can’t wait to start playing it nonstop! 😎🎸

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DB-14 How to Use the Metronome

Watch The Video Lesson

This is lesson DB-14 “How to Use the Metronome”, and is a continuation of my journal of things I have learned as an adult double bass student.

See the video for a few pointers about [Read More…]

Visual History of Boss FX Guitar Pedals

I thought this was pretty cool. Courtesy of Roland UK:

MP3 for I Need You

To not hold anything back, here is an mp3 of my latest new song, “I Need You“. You can buy the high res versions either from my web store or at CD Baby.

Thank you in advance.


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Ukulele Bar Chords – F major form

Like I said, as I get the time to put these together I will share them with you. Today’s chord du jour is the F major shape bar chord which has its root note on the second string, the E [Read More…]

I Need You Video

The video for my latest song, I Need You, is now live on YouTube. You can also download it right here from my site if you prefer.


Album Art & Ringtones

I wish this could be on the cover of a 33 rpm LP, but I don’t have the budget for that and on top of that, this song is getting released as a single anyway. But you can always dream. [Read More…]

New Song Coming – I Need You

“I Need You” is a love song that I came up while I went for a walk last summer. Boom, done – all of the lyrics and the basic melody in less than an hour! But then it has taken [Read More…]


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