After taking last week off, on a few fronts, today’s News started with a little instrumental attempt at one of the things that got heavy airplay here at TG Central over the Thanksgiving weekend. The loose ends get tied up with some books and videos that were part of the trip.
At the end there was a little trip down memory lane, going back 40 years to an event that was huge in Northern California, and eventually all around the musical world. Hopefully everybody will figure out the cryptic instrumental excursions that materialized related to the book and CD/DVD set brought out at the end.
A few other things that popped up included thoughts on Whodunit, the book called Clapton’s Guitar, and the usual musical noodlings starting with a little Leon Russell tune and a bit of an Elvis tune that materialized out of nowhere.
Off for Thanksgiving next week but back in December if anything goes according to plan.
I hope everybody here takes a moment to honor and think about the veterans who have done so much for our country today, even those abroad have their own heroes to thank for keeping their world safer.
Some of these thoughts led me into memories of my wife’s grandfather, who had a rough time here in California during WWII, and someone who made a big impression on me when I joined the family almost 35 years ago. Some of those details are mentioned relating to the piece I played at the beginning of today’s News.
This week we brought another Dave Nachmanoff tune into the Target Program, Spinoza’s Dream from his most recent album, along with a reach way back to the early days of Rock ’n Roll, Johnny B Goode, a song I usually use when I need to give a student an example of 12-bar blues. There was another installment of Bicycle Tune, finishing up all the sections, with just a few closing thoughts to come soon.
I also reminded our early IGCers that we will get back on the plan to get them access to TEG, drop me a PM once you create an account there and I will see that it gets done.