Category Archives: Posts with Video

These posts contain embedded links to a YouTube video(s) with a musical soundtrack that is (somehow) related to the topic of the post.

Sparklers: “Greensleeves” by Jeff Beck

This is the ninth installment of this category featuring recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or – outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances. Truth – the 1968 debut solo album by Jeff Beck – was an early addition to my record … Continue reading

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Quotations Marked 11

“Music is… the sound life uses to keep the living alive.” Woody Guthrie American Musician (1912-1967) From: Woody Guthrie : songs and art * words and wisdom (2021) by Nora Guthrie & Robert Santelli. Woody Guthrie’s music certainly keeps the … Continue reading

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Quotations Marked 10

“As far as music itself goes,  the simplest thing to forget is that what music is about… is creating the kind of things that you think are beautiful. In other words, when you sit… and you’re creating, you have to … Continue reading

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Sparklers: “Nowhere Man” by Bill Frisell

This is the eighth installment of this category featuring recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or – outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances. So, ladies and gentlemen! Let me introduce you to… “Nowhere Man” by Bill Frisell. Give a … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 14

Five years ago – almost to the day – I wrote about the song “Copper Canteen” by James McMurtry. “Copper Canteen” was the lead song on McMurtry’s then-brand-new album, Complicated Game. The last line of that post (titled “A Somewhat Recent … Continue reading

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Charlie Watts

Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The text came in from my son at 1:02 pm. “RIP charlie watts! Sad news” Rather stunned, I quickly replied: “Oh no! Very sad news!” The first article that appeared on the news feed on my … Continue reading

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The “Chitarra Battente” – a fourteenstr story

Last month, I had the great pleasure of spending an afternoon at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. It was my first time visiting this magnificent venue. While exploring the Raphael Room on the museum’s second floor, I … Continue reading

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The Ballad of “Guitar Boogie Shuffle” (Remastered)

Ballad: A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas or verse. Prelude Many years ago, I bought a songbook: Classic Rock Instrumentals. I bought this book – published in 1992 by the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation – because … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 13

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this category, so I probably should let you know: the purpose of my Wrestling With The Angel series is to highlight and share individual songs that are on a list of mine … Continue reading

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The Voices of January

All of these musicians – each one especially revered for her/his unique and extraordinary voice – were born in January. Elizabeth Cotten – January 5 Elvis Presley – January 8 Joan Baez – January 9 Janis Jopin – January 19 … Continue reading

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