Author Archives: sixstrstories

Old Long Since – Take 2

ICYWW (In Case You Were Wondering): This past November, I added a co-motto to my blog. “Good music doesn’t get old” by Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe, my original motto, was joined by a quote from Bruce Springsteen: “All valuable … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Posts with Video, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The New Possibility – Take 2

I started learning how to play the guitar because I thought it would provide a better accompaniment to my singing than playing the drums did. At the time, I had no idea that there was a way to play a … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Video, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

This Historic Day In Music: November 27, 1936, The Gunter Hotel, Rm.414, San Antonio, Texas – Take 2

On Friday, November 27, 1936, Robert Johnson, a 25-year-old Blues musician from Mississippi, had his third recording session for ARC Records. The location of these sessions was The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The ARC recording crew of A & … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Video, This Historic Day In Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Over The River Once More

“Oh, hear the bells ringing, ‘Ting-a-ling-ling!,’ for it’s Thanksgiving Day.” If your holiday gathering could use a festive sing-along, here’s a good one for you. “Over The River And Through The Woods” – guitar, vocal and arrangement by me. Ready? … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Sparklers: “Doc’s Guitar” by Doc Watson

This is the second installment of my newest category here at sixstr stories. It features recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances –  for your listening pleasure. It is inspired by whatever god … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Video, Sparklers | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Quotations Marked 8

I established this blog’s motto on April 28, 2010 in my very first posting. “Good music doesn’t get old.” That quote comes from the American Jazz musician Mr. Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe (1890-1941). I found it at the … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations Marked | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“November 7”

Here’s one for my son and all of the fingerstyle-acoustic-guitar-loving, guitar-picking, tablature-reading viewers/readers/followers of this blog out there. November 7 is my son’s birthday. In 2010, I celebrated his birthday here on sixstr stories with a “This Historic Day…” post. … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Guitar Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

This Historic Day In Music: “Guitar Blues”/”Guitar Rag” – Take 2

On November 2, 1923, Blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver sat in front of the large horn/”microphone” of the acoustic recording machine in the New York City studios of OKeh Records. He played and recorded two original instrumental guitar pieces that day: “Guitar Blues” and “Guitar Rag.” The resulting … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Video, This Historic Day In Music | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

This Championship Season

From the front of my refrigerator. Red squares were home games; white squares were away games. O = a win; X = a loss.

Posted in Random Topics | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Ballad of “Eight Days A Week”

(Ballad: “A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas, or verses.”) Verse 1 Most likely it was in late September or on a day in very early October, 1964. Paul McCartney excitedly arrived at John Lennon’s house with … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Video, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments