X-cabinet

Hmm. They say:

Capable of producing tones never before heard by mere mortals, this patented design will articulate every subtlety of your playing with exceptional speed, accuracy, and presence.   No more having notes bouncing around inside a box just to get trampled on by the next string attack.  This cabinet breathes them in and thrusts them out.  The efficiency of the X to convert amplifier signal into sound pressure is unmatched, and is one of the reasons we also call it the decapitator.
I say: Hmm. 

New Blues Show 34 playlist, stream & d’load

Show broadcast Sunday 25th July 6-8pm on BishopFm 105.9 as well as streaming  from BishopFM.com
You can download the show here or stream with the now customary dingus below
The show features an interview with Russ Tippins and tracks from his great new album “Electrickery”

Anni Piper – Amazon
Blindside Blues Band – Folsom Prison Blues
Russ Tippins – This Building’s On Fire
Marshall Lawrence – Detroit Motor City Blues
Toby Walker – The Entertainer
Watermelon Slim – Blackwater
Cyndi Lauper – Down Don’t Bother me
Russ Tippins – Interview and tracks from “Electrickery”
                     – Little Josephine
                     – Chuck It
                     – She’s Gone
                     – Killing Floor
Harper – You Can’t Hide
Arsen Shomakhov – Something True Became A Lie
Guitar Shorty – Too Late
Eddie Turner – Ride A Painted Pony
Tin Pan – If The Sea Was Whisky
Gwyn Ashton – Million Dollar Blues
Jimmy Barnes – Youngblood
Robben Ford – Don’t Deny Your Love
Alvin Youngblood Hart – Motivational Speaker
Derrin Nauendorf – Skin Of The Earth
Leslie West – Boom Boom
Lucky Peterson & Tommy McCoy – ’56 Chevy

New Blues Show 33 Playlist, stream & d’load

 
Show broadcast on BishopFm 105.9 on Sunday 18th July 6-8pm

Download from here or stream using the wotsit below:

Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King – Have Blues Will Travel
Chris James – Money Don’t Like Me
Arsen Shomakhov – Sweeter Than Honey
Walter Trout – Danger Zone
Bessie Smith – Muddy Water
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Travelling Shoes
The Michael Louis Band – Rambling With That Woman
King Britt – New World In My View
Walter Trout – May Be A Fool
King Rollo – Gypsy Woman
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Dry Bones
Renegade Creation – What’s Up?
Buddy Whittington – Black Cat Bone
Les Copeland – That Needing Time
Delta Moon – Hellbound Train
Chris Duarte – Just Kissed My Baby
Moreland & Arbuckle – Bound & Determined
The Michael Louis Band – I Fought The Law
Family Style – Looking For A Woman
Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King – My Space Or Yours?
The Mustangs – I’ll Meet You Anytime
Gare du Nord – Pablo’s Blues
Magic Slim – How Many More Years?
Chris James – H.M. Stomp

Village Guitar Studio

There are many sites and blogs out there that offer guitar lessons – some are free, some are subscription only. Some have video, some have tab. Some are good, some aren’t. I can’t claim to have been to many of them at all, but when I visited Village Guitar Studio, I felt quite at home – partly because the lesson I saw was about triads, and that reminded me of the last proper guitar lesson I had  which was about – yes, triads. I even remembered what they were!
So I’ll be adding Village Guitar Studio to my blogroll and will be a frequent visitor – hey, my playing should improve if I follow all of these lessons from Roger. Check it out.

Beet it

For a while we’ve been trying to be a little more healthy than usual – though we haven’t grasped the idea of exercise with both hands just yet, we have been having some of this beetroot juice. We’ve tried a couple of brands – they are all expensive – and this is the only one that is produced in England – and is about the cheapest of them all too. It also tastes delicious. We only have a glass every other day, but apparently the health benefits should be good:
Beetroot juice is particularly high in natural dietary nitrates, as well as being both easy to consume and delicious in taste.

We are thinking about planting a load ourselves and getting a juicer.

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