23
Feb

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photo by Tiffany Porter smart poetry extraordinary guitar goosebumps more »
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Feb

Today I saw one of the most romantic things I have ever seen.

We live on the lakeshore. My back yard is a roughly 3,000-acre natural freshwater lake. Sounds great, right? It is mostly, then there is the California drought which essentially added 100 yards of stuff to mow and a really long walk uphill from the… more »
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24
Dec

How to fingerpick a 12-string guitar

I want to talk about right hand finger-picking technique for a minute. I watch a lot of videos online and I see a common problem that is holding a bunch of you back. Please let me fix that with a thing I learned from my early years of Flamenco guitar… more »
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3
Dec

Songs from The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns (part one)

We were on our way home from a really fun wine tour when we decided to take a detour. We've been on the lookout for a good location to play some music and shoot video. We decided to go to the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns in Death Valley. It was kind of on… more »
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30
Aug

Why I play the twelve string guitar

The other day, in a Facebook thread in a huge guitar group, a guitar player asked, "Why do you play the 12-string?" He said he just didn't "get it." Granted, he was young, a mostly electric guy with a few cheap acoustic guitars. So this guy, we'll call… more »
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8
May

On the topic of Moms

I lost my Mom this year. Today is hard. There are, and have been, some amazing women in my life. Can we take a moment to acknowledge the alt.moms. Step Moms and Granny Moms and Auntie Moms and Daddy Mom... more »
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26
Mar

My face is wet.

There are only two things I do well with my eyes closed: play guitar and type. I can't reach my guitar. Sorry. There is a thing that men, Dads in particular, do.  It's really stupid and self-destructive.  It's a tough lesson and you have to learn it the… more »
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11
Oct

Alisa B

There is a special thing that happens now on the internet as we are more and more open to making friends with people nowhere near us, friends of friends or folks that find your video on youtube and hook up on SocNets. more »
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20
Jun

What would you say to your Dad today if you could, or Fathers, what would you say to your child?

We've been posting this on Fark.com for eight years now. The comments are an amazing study in fatherhood. It has been called "cathartic" by many. It has become "a… more »
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14
May

The King is dead. Long live the King.

That became our visitation outing. My Dad would come by and pick me up in the Cadillac and we'd ride downtown... walk up the creaky wooden stairs and learn music... some of my fondest memories. Thus began my addiction, obsession and passion for the guitar. more »
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12
Aug

Have you ever changed a boxcar door on a train?

Have you ever changed a boxcar door on a train? I have. For a while there, about a thousand years ago, I worked on the "rip track" for the Rock Island Railroad. I was young and full of cheap beer. I had a rock and roll band and we played Foghat covers o… more »
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15
Jun

How about a sixth year: What would you say to your Dad today?

Reading through the Fark threads again and, once again, amazed at the results. It seems it is a good thing. Let's do it again. 2008: Happy Father's Day. What would you say to your father today if you could? 2009: "Dear Dad… more »
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