Category Archives: guitar

Belated Anniversary Post on the Smashing Pumpkins Album SIAMESE DREAM

SIAMESE DREAM turned twenty years old this past summer. This was the most important album of my youth, and yet I am only just getting around to writing about it! I wish I had a good reason why I didn’t … Continue reading

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News from the Road

Ironically, I’m writing this from the same place where I wrote my last in-depth blog. (I DID write a very quick one a few weeks ago, but it was so short that it hardly counts as a blog.) I have … Continue reading

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Swift…so far

This is something I wrote in my notebook the other day… ***** I don’t know when I will get to post this, but as of this writing I have 96 hours of driving time done for my training. The goal … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins, OCEANIA

This album was released back in June, and I originally wrote the review then. However, I am reposting it here because I’m importing some blogs from my other WordPress page. Why? Because I am doing away with that other page. … Continue reading

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For those of you who follow this fitness blog, I would appreciate it if you could follow my OTHER blog related to the Burning Vanity project: There are about to be a lot more developments going on with that … Continue reading

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Off-Topic: My “Band” Gets Interviewed!

I put “band” in quotes because right now the only two people involved are myself and Scott Basal, but we are going to search for a new drummer soon. At any rate, we were interviewed by fellow local musician Kev … Continue reading

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The Reason for the “Art” in “Martial Art” (My Opinion)

This blog represents my personal opinion…no one else’s, nor does it serve the function of telling others how they should feel or that, if they don’t feel like me, they are wrong. Feel free to think I am full of … Continue reading

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