Thirty years ago, a good friend begged me to paint the front of his brand new Marshall 4x12 cabinet. He still has it and still plays it, and now my artistry has come full circle to @Syn Gates with the amp-naming contest header. I had no idea how far ahead of his time Pete would become.
I started doing physical therapy today, on my left arm shoulder, which has been problematic since January, and on my left knee, which has been problematic since before you were born, but got especially ornery when I tried to start running a month or so ago. I'll be good as used in eight weeks!
The SECOND Bill Hudson Masterclass is in the books, and folks, this one was a fucking monster. Nearly three hours on the center of the music theory universe - the Major Scale. Bill connected a lot of dots for me about how theory really applies to the shapes and patterns long since burned into my memory but not really understood. His approach is genius, and I have a lot of study to do before the NEXT Masterclass down the road on beginning modes. Thanks again to the inimitable @Jak Angelescu for pulling it together and MCing. What a day!
I just watched @Aileé Guerra Aréizaga 's video on making videos. She shares a LOT of great info in there. Every time I watch one of her videos, though, I feel bad. She's always so meticulous - her hair, makeup, dress, lighting. Even her words are as if she's memorized a script. I look to make sure there isn't cheese dripping down my shirt and hit record. I have huge respect for the effort she puts in!
Left the blue Ibanez in today. It's the one I put the Syn pickups in. Lots of frets lifting out and there's a dip in the fretboard around the 15-18th frets. As a result, it needs a refret. The refret will cost as much as I paid for the guitar. Oh well, at least it will be BUTTAH when I get it back in a few weeks!
I've now had two hour-long deep-tissue massages to relieve the built up stress poisoning my body. Like Shrek, I've got layers like an onion. It will be one or two more sessions to work it all out (very sore and lots of swelling) but I feel better - a lot better - already. I had no idea I was in this bad of shape, stress-wise. It was noticeably impacting my playing and practice to.
I have a serious knot in my shoulder (strap area) that's new, and one in my left bicep that's been around for months but getting worse. Definitely time for some deep tissue massage, and maybe a chiropractor. Call made. Waiting for appointment #GettingOldSucksButItBeatsTheAlternative
I realized it's time I accept that I really don't enjoy playing at tunings lower than Drop C#. I had m oldest guitars set up in Drop B (Black Ibanez) and B Standard (Red Ibanez). I've brought the red one up to EB standard and prefer it. Other one coming soon.
I've been really lacking in keeping up with posts here on the site. Not just riffs, but POSTS. I apologize and will try to do better. I used to read through EVERYTHING and I'm just so far behind right now.
With all the quaratining, I was getting a little short of exercise at home, so I bought a desk riser for my work computer setup so I could work standing up. Now, after I set it up, I realize I just lost my guitar setup and restringing workstation as a result. Sigh...
If u know me, u know I don't do note for note solos. Every time I try to change that, I give up. Going to try again. Loaded Beast and the Harlot into Amazing Slow Downer and worked on getting notes and phrasing under fingers and into memory at about 55% speed. Let's see how I do this time.