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02 Outside the Memorial

Memorial Tribute to a Legend

Just about every guitarist, from bedroom noodler to stadium shredder, knows Jimi Hendrix. The man may just be the greatest guitar player to ever live and one of the most creative and original musicians in history. That’s why I was honored and thrilled to visit the Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. Like many other great […]

12 Picks of the Day

Strings and Keys

I’ve been playing guitar since I was 15 and now have a total of three guitars, each special to me in its own way. My oldest is a Peavey Limited Edition EXP HSS, with a dark turquoise-black-burst quilted top, piano black back/neck/headstock, rosewood fingerboard and a Hipshot Ultra Glide tremolo bridge. Along with it, I got it […]

04 John Densmore and Robby Krieger Perform

An Evening with The Doors at LACMA

LACMA hosted a truly historic event tonight! Following a screening of the 2012 documentary film, Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman, John Densmore and Robby Krieger shared a stage for the first time in over a decade to participate in a Q&A with Elvis Mitchell. The documentary tells the story of the making […]

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PIE Shoots “BACK TO ME” at LMU: My First Job on a Music Video Set

09/16/2012 — GREAT NEWS, PIE FANS !!! THE “BACK TO ME” MUSIC VIDEO SHOT AT LMU IN JULY (featured in the story below) JUST DROPPED ON VIMEO … HERE IT IS !   PIE, musical artists who describe themselves as “alternative rock infused with latin and blues flavors,” came to LMU to shoot a music video for […]

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Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, The Musical, comes to LA

Finally!  I saw American Idiot. Today I went to the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles to attend an afternoon performance of American Idiot.  I’ve wanted to see it ever since it was first performed in 2009.  It took a long time to finish it’s run on Broadway and make it’s […]

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Gym Class Heroes @ LMU’s Collegefest

Gym Class Heroes performed at LMU on Sunday as part of “Collegefest.” It’s an annual event involving music, dancing, drinking for those of us over 21, and a lot of food.  Had a great time — which included my first mosh-pit experience!  I’m already looking forward to next year’s Collegefest.  I apologize for the poor […]

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My Guitars

I’ve had my Peavey EXP Limited for a while now. It’s a beautifully-made little “Fat Strat” solid-body electric with two hot single-coil pickups (neck & middle), a humbucking pickup in the bridge, a satin-finish natural maple neck, rosewood fretboard, piano-black headstock and a turquoise flamed maple top that looks almost black too until you see it in good […]

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