January 31, 2013

New Axe.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:18 pm

Yamaha A3R Guitar

I have four acoustic guitars and a Paul Reed Smith solid body electric, but I’ve never had an acoustic-electric. So, for a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of picking one up. I liked the Gibsons, Martins and Taylors, but I figured that I wouldn’t be using it enough to justify the hefty price tag. As luck would have it, I happened to be in a local shopping center in which a rather well-known and well-established music store was advertising that it was going out of business.

Having a bit of time to kill, I wandered in, not expecting to buy anything more exciting than a few new picks or an extra set of strings. I strolled into the acoustic guitar room and saw the Yamaha hanging on the wall. It played well and the electronics sounded sweet. The list price was $1,300, but the regular selling price was $899. After two markdowns (they really were liquidating everything in the store), the price was $570. At that price … sold!

I’ve played it a bit at home, and I like it. I figure it will come in handy for playing the larger venues on the Soft Food Tour.

The guitar’s specs and technical deets are here.

January 28, 2013

Friesian Horses.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:27 pm

You probably couldn’t fill a shot glass with stuff I know about horses, but I know that these animals are magnificent.

Thanks to my buddy Brian, the Air Force Vet

January 26, 2013


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:51 pm

via C&S

January 25, 2013

Suzy Bogguss.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:49 pm

I believe that there is no better woman country music singer than Suzy Bogguss (and she yodels!).

Here is a compilation of the kinds of things she usually sings:

I was very pleasantly surprised to hear her do a Duke Ellington tune and sing hell out of it. She is, quite simply, da bomb.

What impresses me most about her performance in these two videos is the lack of techno gimmickry. She could do those tunes just as well in your living room.

January 21, 2013

Things I Won’t be Doing Today.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:54 am

1. Driving a spike into my forehead.

2. Lighting my clothing on fire.

3. Slamming my fingers in the car door.

4. Forcing bamboo shoots under my fingernails.

5. Watching even one second of the hoopla surrounding the inauguration re-coronation of The One.

January 20, 2013

Oath of Office.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:02 am

Obama arrogant

Today The One will take the following oath, as required by the U.S. Constitution:

-“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Years of obfuscation and prevarication will permit him to make that statement with a straight face. He should receive an Oscar, which he can display next to his Peace Prize.

January 4, 2013


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:44 am

Behold the Distinguished Gentlelady from Connecticut.

Words fail.

via Jammie Wearing Fools

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