Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I was really wowed by this: Wired For Sound - Gibson Guitar Documentary

I started watching this and was amazed by so many "greats" sharing their thoughts about playing their guitars. Like many, I spent years finding refuge and total pleasure in playing and experimenting with sounds both with electric and acoustic guitars. Only on YouTube could you have such an experience as this and I don't know how long it will be that I can have stuff like this on my blog or if blogs are going to be continued to be supported thusly. There are so many little licks to learn on this video as well. After listening, I've resolved to finally add the capacitors on the rheostats on the electric so I can get rid of that 60 cycle hum I've tried to avoid for so long. I really want that full rich sound that would be embellished with the proper caps to smooth the response of those Humbuckers. Also, a set of strings for the acoustic and the 12 as well while I'm at it. The Ukulele is ok as it is. I thoroughly miss jamming while singing as it has been some of the most rewarding time spent period.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson on McCabe's 25th Amendment Comments

Victor Davis Hanson is a published scholar within Stanford's Hoover Institute. His,article (click here),  in a newspaper is being discussed here, below.

The unraveling of an ongoing coup to "protect us" is complex in the layers that would have remained hidden had Hillary been elected. Twenty-five members of the FBI upper management have been removed from office for their actions as part of the corruption that was protected by the willing mainstream media on a daily basis who almost in lockstep mirrored each other in the daily "news". Trump's bombastic expression calling news "fake news" has really kept those who help elect him informed of the incremental creep Trump observed, primarily bolstered by his own familiarity with media presentation effects on the viewing audience. Since the layers were masterminded within the FBI, "need to know" was strictly limited to measured leaks made by upper management of the FBI itself! The dogged persistence of those who kept the possibility of such actions alive for literally two years have been lambasted regularly during that whole time and those who accepted the denunciation of Trump's sanity are very reluctant to believe such a thing is true. Many legal immigrants have appeared on television and radio shows lamenting the progress of progressives' attempts to twist the Constitution to their liking hidden under the secrecy of the FBI. These immigrants left their own countries for the unlimited hope provided to Americans here as they see the creep towards a dictatorship underway in their new home. Many have seen it before.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Travelling Through Time

Every time I lift the brass handle, hear that familiar hand built waxed wood opening sound of wood on wood, I feel a pleasure ride through time; sounds of simplicity.  The handle release echoes sounds unchanged through the passage of time.  How the world has changed though the echoes  of that sound.  What circumstances and for what purpose was that drawer opened in 1763?

Having spent years building and designing fine furniture for others, my senses put me in the mind of the builder and user of fine works that have travelled through time to arrive at this moment in history of infinite "nows". Yes, history becomes progressively precious as that string of "nows" accumulates.  As a builder, the unexpected details left unfinished on the backs of drawers or on the undersides reveal decisions of the builder as the piece came together. Such details add rather than subtract as they reveal the journey of the hand craft.  Uneven dovetails predate later mechanization; a testament.

Travels open our minds to the infinite creativity of builders throughout our planet that have chosen to respect the trees from whence their hands have hewn organizers for possessions that frame our lives in a nest of refined quality.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Quite an education!


The Paramount Ranch Set Is No More

With all the loss of life and property in our area due to fire, it may seem trivial by comparison to mention the loss of a favorite stomping ground, Paramount Ranch. It's absence due to fire is a grim reminder that I never visited enough. It was so much fun for us to immerse ourselves in the extensive set used for various productions, most recently, "Westworld". We are so glad Vince did a Google tour in 2013!

Amber And I Take A Drive In The Miata