From the Author

August 30, 2021
EMEAPP studio with Keith Emerson array

Guardians of Musical History, Inspiration for Tomorrow…

With apologies for a blogless summer, here’s a return to action. After a year of pandemic inactivity, full vaccination allowed me to visit some interesting places. […]
April 14, 2021
The tools of Jim Marshall's trade.

The Eye vs. The Lie

The new issue of Guitar World arrived in the mail yesterday – yep, from time to time an actual print magazine still makes its way to […]
March 12, 2021
Johnny Rotten, San Antonio, January 8, 1978

Cause and Effect: The Sex Pistols and “D.O.A.”

Despite having deep roots in the early UK punk scene as a listener, and in the US punk scene as both a guitarist and a promoter, […]
January 25, 2021
Mark Howard Bob Dylan Listen Up! Cover Image

Recording Anonymously

I started off this year’s journey through books about music and musicians with Listen Up! Recording Music by Mark Howard. Howard has been deeply involved with […]