I’ve been digging through a bunch stuff from my studio in Venice Beach, and in a box with thousands of cables and other electronic castaways, I found this original iPod from 2001. And it still works! I was completely surprised to see it boot up when I plugged it in just for fun, and then I raced (scrolled very quickly on the olde wheel, pre-touch screen) to see what playlists I was listening to ten years ago.
I am very pleased to see the Clash are ever-present in my history.
The Brothers Jim are going to start the evening off with some folk-rock magic at 8PM, and then we’ll take over the ship shortly after 9PM until we are all spilling over with rock-and-roll goodness and fun times.
We’re all going to walk away from this feeling pretty great, see you there!
Never mind Cream, forget The Traveling Wilburys and Blind Faith. This would have been the most awesome supergroup ever: Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, and Miles Davis. And according to NME, it actually was a consideration in 1969. Miles and Jimi invited him, but Paul was on holiday and didn’t get the telegram and Jimi died a few months later. Spend the rest of your day (life?) trying to imagine what that would have sounded like.
I played some music at a fun house party last night. There were lots of good folks, a bonfire, some kegs, etc., plenty of refreshments of every variety, but I think despite all of the other distractions, this girl got most of my attention:
The folks who lived there had this cute puppy that probably never gets any attention (yeah right), so I was sure to play with her a bit. I almost snuck her out with me in my guitar case.
If you play ukulele and guitar, then you probably already know this, but I just (finally) figured out a cool way I can practice ukulele when my ukulele is out of reach. It’s very simple, simply put a capo on the 5th fret of your guitar and play the four highest (D G B E) strings just as you would a ukulele:
Now you can play all your ukulele chord shapes easily. Like I said, most people probably already know this trick, but I’m a little slow and I was recently missing my ukulele (it’s in Venice right now) and all of the sudden an image flashed in my brain of the capo on the 5th fret, I tried it and it worked, I was back in business. The sound is not the same, it’s more like ukulele methadone, but it’s still pretty fun.