Sunday, March 1, 2009

Guitar Solo Sunday

Anyone up for a new recurring feature?

Here are the rules:
  1. No other instruments (for now)
  2. No singing
  3. Under 5 minutes
  4. Take a picture of the scene of the crime
  5. Make a simple YouTube of it
  6. Make your mother proud
I have left the initial offering to the Guitar Gods below.

It was actually tuned up to 450Hz, which is where Clapton plays almost all of his Derek and the Dominoes stuff, which is why it sounds a little more bright than usual. See if you can spot the 60's song melody line that drops a little ways in.

I captured it on the terrible sound recorder program that comes on my computer, which is why there is a crackling in the background. When I figure out how to use the reel to reel recorder that was sitting in our lobby on Friday night (pictured above) with a note that said "Needs a home (barely used)", that will change.

Since it's usually just my PRS and me, it feels kind of cool to throw this up in this space knowing at least a few of you might enjoy it. But it would be awesome if I never did this again, and instead had readers/friends chip them in. Anyone out there with a black Custom Shop Les Paul and a PA system in his basement where we have played over 1,000 games (conservatively) of beer pong who would like to expose me for the marginal guitarist that I am? After that, we could duel Clapton vs. Harrison style. Poolroom jam next time I'm upstate with the R2R? I can think of another Yankee blogger with a vintage telecaster who may or may not like to weigh in.


There is a strange combination of anonymity and exhibitionism about blogging. There are only a handful of people of people in this world who have ever heard me play the guitar. I could probably name every single one. But at the same time, I feel compelled to post it on this blog where people I have never laid eyes on are probably going to think it sucks, just for the fuck of it.

I apologize for the bait and switch aspect of putting this up on what appears to be a sports blog, but I'm guessing some of you like music. After all, Donald Trump thinks it is the most popular thing in the world.


Anyway, here it is. It kind of dies in the middle, but picks back up at the end. Somehow it turned out to be 4:20 long. Go figure...

I'll call this "Christmas Cactus" after the plant my grandma gave me sitting on top of my dresser.

Money Makers Portal

Comment on this post:

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I'm going to save the [sic]ing from here forward, because it would take me an extra two hours to point it all out and it would make it even more vague and un-understandable.

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I know it's just a little deformed "K", but what a fucking awesome typo/computer glitch. Youk business? I'm in the fucking Youk business!

Let's try this again:

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Comment by Monkey Makers Portal, Translation by Babel Fish.

Invent a bicycle? You mean "reinvent the wheel"?

Any why the capital Y in "You" and not "Your"?

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Who has an actual diary? I'm not Virginia Woolf, asshole.


It gets better.


I was the 32nd person to click through to the the Blogger profile attached to "Money Maker's Portal".

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About Me

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Now read that aloud to yourself in the Borat voice.

Interesting formatting choice, Vitaliy. Quoting yourself: Possibly unprecedented and certainly unnecessary.

Favorite Movies

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Favorite Books

A collage of other people who enjoy "Jim Rohn" book(s?):

The guy on the top right goes by Breezy.


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/emerges from rabbit hole

Please Call Home [Allman Brothers]

Call your Grandmother.

She'll appreciate it. I talked to mine for 45 minutes this morning.