Category Archives: Music

My Review of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

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Review of My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll

My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll by David Ellefson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mr. Ellefson tells an entertaining life story, and manages to stay true to his rocker, sobriety, and spiritual … Continue reading

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Description of today’s show at Fitzgerald’s

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A review of 4-inch wide Italia Straps for Bass Guitars

I’ve been playing a lot of bass lately. That’s a good thing. Some of my basses weigh 12 pounds. That’s not a good thing. I recently started using a neo-web type strap, which is made of neo-prene or something similar. … Continue reading

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Playing with Paul Bolger of Mr. Blotto

I was lucky enough to serve as house bass player this past Sunday. This was a really fun night – great music. Paul played nearly the entire night, with many local musicians. Paul has an encyclopedic knowledge of songs and … Continue reading

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Review: The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m actually not sure how I feel about this book yet. It is similar to one of my favorite books … Continue reading

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Review: Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Because the author focuses on Hendrix’s roots and early experiences, it provides a much more humanizing perspective on the man. It’s … Continue reading

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Review: When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great Zeppelin Bio, a balanced in treatment of history, cultural roots and impact, musical legacy, mysticism, greed, and debauchery. I thought … Continue reading

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Joe Walsh – Look What I Did! – The Anthology

I forgot how great many of Joe Walsh‘s songs have always been. Obviously he’s a great guitarist and prominent member of the Eagles. But sometimes it easy to forget that there’s an intelligent melodic songwriter behind that guitar-playing-burnout persona he … Continue reading

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Marquette Reunion Class of 1987 / Surrender Dorothy & R. Mutt @ Shank Hall July 28 9:00

It turns out that the Marquette Reunion Class of 1987  has arranged for Surrender Dorothy, R. Mutt, and the Gracie Lou Revue to play at a reunion-associated event at Shank Hall (1434 Farwell Ave, Milwaukee WI) on July 28th, beginning … Continue reading

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