I always wanted to see Santana in concert but somehow never was able to. That changed this month when my wife and I were able to see the concert in Edmonton. I really enjoyed my time there. Carlo’s wife, Cheryl, played drums and did a 20 minute solo. She’s in good shape to play those drums the way she did for a lady in her 50’s. Carlo’s looks pretty damn good too, and puts on a good concert. I would go see them again.

Were very lucky to get tickets, specially floor tickets, for the Roger Waters Us + Them concert in Edmonton. It was down right awesome, both musically and visually. Pink Floyd to the core with songs from, Dark side of the moon, The wall, Animals, and Wish you were here. Roger Waters is 72 years old and still rocks.

Andrea and I had a great time. We bought some T-shirts and a book and had lots of fun.

It’s down right awesome to see the Rolling Stones flying their own jet to Cuba to do a free concert. For many years their music was not allowed to be played on Cuban radio stations. People in Cuba listened to the Stones and traded their albums in secret.


It’s hard to believe these guys are rocking like they do after all these years. I remember Mick saying years ago the Stone’s would make albums and play live until the day they died. I’m beginning to believe this may be true. Still rockin’ and still having fun.

I have a nice bass guitar and amp. and an acoustic but needed to get a nice acoustic with good play ability and sound. The acoustic I had was an old Kay which plays not too bad but the sound just is not there. When I bought it about 10 years ago it was being use as a slide guitar and that is probably what I will do with it again.

profile_guitarThe guitar is a Profile PW-07. They were originally made in Australia and sold in Canada. This one is made in Korea. It’s like new condition. I took it to Wentworth Music in Kelowna and they did setup service on it and it is even easier to play now. The was adjusted, frets polished, fretboard oiled and buffed, and other stuff to give it a full tune up. They even vacuumed out the bag

It’s nice to play with the close action and sounds very good. If you strum it and stop the sound carries for some time. I now need to get my fingers back in shape since I haven’t played for some time.


The king of blues just turned 81


His music was different from the start with Velvet Underground and then on to his solo career. Walk on the Wild Side on Transformer his most successful song, but he had lots of tunes that stick with you like, Perfect Day and Satellite of Love. Here is twenty essential Lou Reed tunes.





I’ve played some guitar throughout my life but not for awhile. Some friends who play music asked if I would play bass once in awhile. I bought a Yamaha bass and a Bass Master 100 amp with 15″ speaker. Both play and sound good. Having fun.

ozzy_liona_boyd_bhills_800Two of my favorite artists in the 1970’s, despite their  extreme opposite edges of a musical range. This photo is in Beverly Hills when Leona Boyd and Ozzy owned homes next to each other. What is the range, Sweet Leaf.

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