Friday, October 3, 2008

Send Me Silly Notes

I mostly use this blog as a notepad to store all the things I'm pining for, and as a log of my practice. The How To Not Suck series fills an external need, sitting between How To Play The Guitar and How To Play The Guitar Like Some Big Famous Guy. I like that I can get really random here, too.

But I got to thinking. Stratoblogster has a Strat-o-the-week each Friday, so, as long as he can find an instrument, he has at least one post a week without too much of an investment of creativity. So I'm trying to think of what I do that I could roll into a regular, once-a-week thing, an obligatory standard go-to type of thing. And one that, unlike my practice notes, wouldn't bore everyone silly. And I didn't want to go with the Guitar Porn angle with it, because, as I said, that's Strat's deal.

However, I found this. This is a Peavey Power Slide, a lap-steel built to be played standing, like the Melobars. I'm more and more finding that lap-style is my preferred way to play metal-bar guitar, and if your guitar has legs, like mine does, you're stuck in one spot like a keyboard player. I can't tell you this is a player, but I can say that Peavey has a reputation for cheap-but-good gear. Some of the best players I know, from Hiland to Satriani to Junior Brown (since we're talking steel guitar) endorse their amps. But, Mr. Peavey, if you want, I'd be glad to take one for a while and give it a review.


Stratocat said...

You nailed it! My Friday feature is THE anchor which keeps me blogging even if I totally dry up. It's been good for me to have this. Also suggest creating some sort of directory post w/link to all your weekly features.

MooPig_Wisdom said...

*[Ring Ring Ring...]*

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"That would be Dave, Dave Jacoby; he regenerates... has something to do with mystique of guitars... yes electric fired with more than one pickup."


"Yeah, Sure, I'll get back to you..."

Dave Jacoby said...

Well, that is a silly note....

Pribek said...

Western swing Keytar

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Dave Jacoby said...

Jack? Western Swing Keytar? That's just so wrong.

Moopig? Thanks so much for that old ad. I'm sorry I missed those lessons.