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Saturday, November 25, 2006

A new post, just for you!

Well, I just got back from New York! I'm also typing with one hand, and I have recital in a week. So, I won't update again until after December fourth. Here's some photos I got from the Hard Rock Cafe.

This is Tony Iommi's Gibson SG that he used on Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Volume Four, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and Sabotage. These sold a combined 10 million copies in the U.S., and defined the heavy metal sound. It is this guitar that, for me, is THE heavy metal guitar, and is the reason I bought an SG.

I can't believe that I got to see this. Paul McCartney is the reason I began to love rock. This is, I believe, the first Hofner he had. It is a right handed bass, and he has said that he first got a Hofner violin bass because it was so styled that he could flip it over comfortably for left handed use. They also had the suits they wore on the Ed Sullivan show, but I didn't get a chance to get a shot of them.

Here is the Fender six string bass that Jack Bruce used on Cream's Disreali Gears. It can be seen on the inside cover next to Eric Clapton's Fool painted Gibson SG.

Here is Johnny Cash's acoustic, which I couldn't really get a good look at. I don't know what the brand is, but it's probably a Martin 000 style. That's also the famous photo of him giving the finger. I'm not sure how much I wanted that in the shot, but it does help to establish whose guitar it is.

Monday, November 13, 2006


I have been very ill. I have had some sort of virus. Wait, that's not entirely accurate. I have some sort of virus. What is it? Not sure. Think it has to do with my saliva glands. The left side of my face is puffed up, not as much as last week, but still not pleasant. So, what have I been doing? Lying around in bed watching tv. It wasn't fun. I have come to loathe lying around, being uncomfortable and useless. Got no guitar practice for the past few days. And I have a recital in less than a month. Not fun! However, God is good, I have improved much, and I have retained the music that I have learned. I popped open the scores today, and started score reading it went great, and I know my mind is back!

Friday, November 03, 2006


Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I've been busy, and then I got really sick last week. I'm still getting over it. Here's some pictures.

Here's me with Martha Masters. I got her to sign a CD for me.

Here's me with David Russell. He is the cleanest player I have ever heard of. I sat in the front row at his concert and I barely heard any squeaks or buzzes, and he never has any on his records.

Here's me with Andrew York. He is probably most famous for his compositions. Unfortunately, he just left the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

Here's the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. That's Andrew York, John Dearman, Scott Tennant, and Bill Kanengiser.

Here's Denis Azabagic and Jason Vieaux finishing the Rodrigo Concierto Madrigal. They were amazing. The orchestra was also fabulously tight, and is the best school orchestra (possibly the best orchestra) I have ever seen live.