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Chopin Plays The Changes Oct 08, 2020

School is back, sort of, but getting there on time was never our strong suit, and now we're rusty. We live close enough to walk, but some mornings...

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Fahey, Konitz, Brevity & Taste Sep 28, 2020

So the plan was simple. I was going to show up live yesterday, spend a little time talking about finding chords up the neck, take a few questions...

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Gate's Special Blend Sep 17, 2020

Somewhere in a box in the garage, there's a photo of me and Gatemouth Brown posing with his trademark Gibson Firebird, the one with the hand-tooled...

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Souvenirs Sep 10, 2020
There are a lot of reasons to play guitar. But maybe the best one is just because. It's easy to forget why you started, or to be so aware of all...
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Kids Today Sep 03, 2020

A couple years ago my friend Billy had me fill in for the day, teaching his classes at Texas State University. Billy, who built the studio I...

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The Persiflage Blues Aug 27, 2020

Here is a curiosity,
For those who are, at least in theory
Recompensed, for putting hand
To task, and making, on demand

The thing, the message,...

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"The Truth Is...I *Am* Iron Man" Aug 20, 2020

I was collaring a few breakfast burritos for the troops the other morning when I got the old "so how's your day going so far?" from the...

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Cheese Husbandry Aug 13, 2020

This week's Letter is brought to you by the Modern Jazz Quartet, another entity I have always loved but never thought to seek out further...

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