Posts Tagged ‘music’

Learning Guitar: Desire (Take 1)

I haven’t been practicing with the guitar as much as I’d like to the past couple weeks, but my changes between A, D, & E have sped up, so I decided to give a simplified version of U2’s Desire a try. I still need to practice my rhythm. I can’t get the timing down with the correct up-strums and down-strums, but I’m getting closer. I need to work on keeping a steady rhythm with my right hand.     This is the video from Justin Guitar that I’ve used to help me. His Beginner’s Course has been very helpful for…

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Love in Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938

Intro This is my first spoken book review. I’m not sure how I feel about this yet, but it was fun putting together. Summary This graphic novel tells about the life & times of the famous bluesman, Robert Johnson. His work has been influential to artists like the Rolling Stones & Eric Clapton. It has left a defining footprint on the world of rock n’ roll. This book chronicles Johnson’s life growing up in the rural south. It explains his womanizing, heavy drinking, and playing blues in juke joints. The book touches on Robert’s infamous deal with the devil, but…

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My Record Store Day ’16 Picks

Record Store Day is almost upon us again! My wife might tell you that every day is Record Store Day for me, but honestly, this is like Santa Claus coming in April, and I just can’t help myself. Similar to past years, I will probably wake up way too early and spend way too much money, but such is the life of a music junkie. As RSD continues to gain in popularity, and the number of releases increases, with several record labels hoping to cash in on anything and everything they can, it’s becoming harder to separate the wheat from…

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Why blog in 2015?

I’m starting this blog in 2015 because I think blogs are passé. That right, in a world now inundated by various social networks and apps, I don’t think anyone will read this or much less comment on it, but I sincerely hope I’m wrong. My focus for this blog is to build a personal learning network around the things I’m passionate about. It’s my goal that this blog to become a hub that will extend out, and I can begin connecting with folks that wanna share ideas and collaborate to learn together. It’s gonna start rough and grow organically, so please…

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