I hit some records stores over the weekend. I do that from time to time. It gets difficult when I’m looking for something to change my life. You can’t always predict that, but you have to be ready to roll the dice on something. I guess I wasn’t ready. I …

You like that title? It’s like “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by Keats or something. I was in the car three years ago this month when the New York rock station played an extended live version of “Sweet Jane” as performed by Lou Reed. I’d heard it many times. What …

While cutting a guitar track recently, I discovered that my damn Fender Pro Junior tubes were going microphonic again. I love the sound of that amp, since it does some nice power tube overload in a more controlled setting for recording, but it just eats tubes! Maybe the tech who …

If you’re like me and you want to minimize attrition in your band, one approach is to have the smallest band possible. Fewer musicians can mean fewer unexpected personnel problems. It can also mean there are far fewer musicians to hire in a pinch. I think these are good things. …