Here is everything under the Personal Stories category:

Happy Birthday Papa B

Have you ever thought about old friends or relatives, people with whom you share memories, people who stand out in the landscape of your life like a proud oak tree in an otherwise level pasture, people who have influenced your ethics and integrity‚Ķhave you ever felt the need to connect with these individuals only to Continue reading →

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Our Friend The Voiced Consonant

To continue on the subject of Mouth Mechanics in general and Voiced Consonants in particular, Here is a little written homework assignment for all of you singers who are not competing for the title “LQBM”¬† (Least Qualified Band Member.) To review definitions for a moment, Voiced Consonants are those sounds which are not vowels, are Continue reading →

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My Long Day’s Night in Holland With The Traveling Girl

I made the switch from gym rat to studio rat when I realized that breaking fingers on the basketball court didn’t add much to a bass track. So I hung up the old sneakers, grabbed my bass with both hands and took my gym rat mentality with me into any studio with a good espresso Continue reading →

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My Favorite Guitar (Revisited)

I’m ripping myself off. Actually, I’ve had a few requests to revisit an old article about one of my guitars so here it is, this time with photos. In the past year the guitar made appearances on the albums Out Of Confusion by ConFused5 and The Running Time by SolidTube, both of which I produced Continue reading →

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The Bells of St. Monrovia

I am at my wit’s end. Am I going nuts or having auditory hallucinations? Nope, they are real…I’m hearing bells. And I hear them EVERY MORNING…EVERY HOUR! The church around the corner has gone back to a time when ringing bells on the hour was a public service and it has become the bane of Continue reading →

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Sellaband's Natalia Safran

What a great day I had today! Sadly, it was my last day in Salzburg. The Mozarteum workshop was fantastic and the ConFused5 cd release party was a most memorable night. So What destroyed the dressing room, drank all the beer and played their young asses off, Gisel de Marco proved beyond any shadow of Continue reading →

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