Years from now, music historians will look back at these recorded moments with the same reverence they hold for tales of Mozart and Haydn “jamming” together in the 1700’s, and for the original “Schubertiads” of the early 1800’s. Continue reading “Yeah, man… you got a lot to say in there!”
The moment at 6:52 (repeated at about 7:10) is perfect. It’s one of the most exquisite moments in music history. One of these fabulous guitarists is not me. I’ll leave it up to you to guess which one.
The name of the song is kind of silly, even cringe-worthy, but that doesn’t change the fact that what this guy does with a guitar is really good. Continue reading Love This Song!
There are a million million chord sequences in life. Some of them need to be changed out for new ones. Some need to go away entirely. Some need to be improved, some reduced, some simply modified. Some need components replaced entirely. That’s always true. In everyone’s life there are chords that just don’t work. They don’t change the fact that your life can have beauty, excitement, fun, thrills… growth. Continue reading Play A Different Chord
My beautiful daughter stood on one side of me, while my very tall, handsome son stood on the other. They both leaned toward the mic, and continued the song that I was no longer able to sing… Continue reading A Memory I Cherish
I ain’t never been on welfare •
And that’s one place I won’t be
• ‘Cause I keep on workin’
• Long as these two hands are fit to use… Continue reading I Love This Song — Workin’ Man Blues
A new one! But just beautiful … — xPraetorius Continue reading I Do Love This Song (Part V)
As I might have mentioned in a previous post, I love this song. It’s an old Macedonian folk song, and … Continue reading I DO Love This Song! (Part IV)
Another Song! Not the same song as last time! This one is called “Jovano Jovanke.” (Macedonian: Јовано, Јованке) If you’re … Continue reading I DO Love This Song! (Part II)
So, I did a little tooling around on the web in search of more material by my new favorite guitarist, … Continue reading Holy Mackerel! GREAT Song! (Part II)
My new favorite video! I love the chord progression that starts at exactly 32 seconds into the composition. It’s a … Continue reading Holy Mackerel! GREAT Song!
Look, when I was much younger, I used to be able to “get girls” by playing in a rock ‘n … Continue reading Fine, I Admit It — There’s SEX In Rock ‘n Roll (Rated PG-13)
I really like this recording. Understand, I’ve played the song in question — the long version of Voodoo Chile — hundreds … Continue reading Okay, I Have to Admit — I Love/Hate Rock ‘n Roll
Right here: Go ahead… I dare you: find something to complain about in this recording. Jimmy Rosenberg (really interesting life … Continue reading Some Much Needed Sweetness
I’ve written a bunch about Fidel Castro… especially now, at the first time in decades he’s actually done something right … Continue reading Castro’s Dead (Part V)
A (not so) secret (not so) guilty pleasure of mine is gospel music. I just love Lynda Randle’s voice… and … Continue reading I Just Love Lynda Randle!
Source: Moonbattery » Socialism Is Not Healthy for Children … Praetorian comment: Gee, who’s been saying this for a few years now?!? … Continue reading Moonbattery » Socialism Is Not Healthy for Children
This is another one by Alan Miner — the Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard Of. It’s calming, sweet-sounding, relaxing, … Continue reading Okay — One More…
Here’s another one by the guy — Alan Miner — whom we’ve called “The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part IV)
And here’s yet another one by this Alan Miner guy, whom we’ve dubbed, “The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part III)
And here’s another one by this Alan Miner guy, whom we’ve dubbed, “The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard Of.” … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part II)
Above is a link to a joyful romp into the delightful world of guitar jam tunes! It’s Alan Miner again — … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist
Three minutes and 23 seconds of sheer delight. One thing that’s just beyond impressive: Richard Smith’s right-hand technique. He’s the … Continue reading Brent Mason, Richard Smith “Sugarfoot Rag” Chet Atkins Tribute 2014 – YouTube
Interesting recording here! I really, really like it! It’s been out there for more than six years, and has a total … Continue reading Loving The Spanish-style Guitar!
Okay… so National Public Radio (NPR) got something else right. Beginner’s luck. Or something. So, they got lucky again. — xPraetorius Continue reading One of the Few Things NPR *Ever* Got Right (Part II)
One of the most wonderful performances of an old jazz classic is here. The great Rory Hoffman shows what a … Continue reading I Get to Turn the Lights Back On…
He’s: Rory Hoffman. Here’s a sampler. Treat yourself. Turn it on, turn up the volume, sit back, watch and listen. … Continue reading One of the Most Talented Musicians in the World
That he’s playing (here) with Vinnie Raniolo makes it extra special super wonderful great tasty mondo spectacular. Now, mind you — the … Continue reading Loving Rory Hoffman!!!
Or, more to the point: “Why Should You Play The Guitar — All Your Life?“ Simple: Click here. Turn it up. It’s … Continue reading Why Should YOU Play The Guitar?
This shouldn’t be legal. There’s no way this much talent should be on the same stage at the same time. … Continue reading Frank Vignola Quintet & Tommy Emmanuel – 2008-04-29 – Limehouse Blues – Flight of the Bumble Bee – YouTube
IMHO: Some of the finest music making ever done. Here. — xPraetorius Continue reading Play This Video — Up Loud!
Here. One of the most astonishingly wonderful solo performances on a guitar that I’ve ever been privileged to witness… and … Continue reading A Master Musician’s Masterful Performance
The great Aleksei (Alex) Arkhipovsky shows (here) what a master can do with three strings, two of which are the same … Continue reading A Genuine Demonstration of Musical Virtuosity
Here are two of the finest musicians the earth has ever produced playing together. I dare you to tell me … Continue reading Yet MORE Minutes of Sheer Exhilaration
If you’re a guitarist like me, then this will be an hour and sixteen minutes of pure Heaven for you. If … Continue reading a Little Bit of Heaven
Many, many in the punditocracy and the commentariat have been wondering aloud whether her Hillariness can survive the “drip-drip-drip” that has been taking the … Continue reading Hillary: It Hasn’t Been “Drip-Drip-Drip” For a VERY Long Time
I was surfing the web today while eating lunch, and I found the following list of statements. I agree with … Continue reading A Thought Exercise I Found Today
Also by William J. H. Boetcker: I don’t think. I don’t know. I don’t care. I am too busy. I leave … Continue reading Seven National Crimes
The 10 “cannots” (By William J. H. Boetcker) that Leftist politicians ignore: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. … Continue reading The Ten Cannots
In many, many previous blog posts, from long, long ago, we pointed out what the great John Hawkins, at Townhall.com blog, points … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (Part 28), or: “Black Lives Matter, Right? (Part 2)”
I wrote a reply to the great Mike, and realized that it deserved to be its own post. Something I’ve … Continue reading Dems as Caricatures
In this post, here, I pointed out that, no, rudeness is not a Conservative principle, but that it most definitely is a … Continue reading Rudeness is Not a Conservative Principle (Part II)
In a recent essay, the indispensable Jonah Goldberg said, maybe stating the obvious: “rudeness is not a conservative principle.” (link … Continue reading Rudeness is Not a Conservative Principle
Should be a lesson for life. You know how you believe about an issue. Name it: gay marriage, death penalty, … Continue reading Think It Through
— WARNING: Straight talk about Planned Parenthood, Nazis and other noxious, malodorous things — absolutely not for the faint of heart … Continue reading More Deep, Dark Sadness… (Part III)
— Nope. No, they don’t. Not to the Left, that is — Or, evidently, even to other black Americans. After … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Right?
In this post, we called it… and we’re calling it again. Hillary Clinton is out. Before the convention. Gone. History. … Continue reading You Heard it Here First… (Part II)
In this post, we discussed the monster Kermit Gosnell, now languishing in prison for ripping apart new-born babies, and running … Continue reading More Deep, Dark Sadness… (Part II)
— How Will You React to the Ghouls of Planned Parenthood? — I await the new Planned Parenthood line of … Continue reading Democrats – This is a Test (Part II)
— How Will You React to the Ghouls of Planned Parenthood? — All indications are that you have already failed… … Continue reading Democrats – This is a Test