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Michael Allen Lovelace

I just found out this morning that my cousin, Mike Lovelace, died last Thursday. Needless to say, this was a bit of a shock. Mike was 53 years old and planned to retire in a few years. Man, it just goes to show that you never know. I know everyone says that, but it’s because […]

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Police On Crack

About to get ready to go to band practice. I’m not really in the mood for it today. Can’t tell you why. Mostly, I guess, because I wasn’t able to crack the lead break for Sweet Home Alabama (and a few others). I keep trying to learn it on my own, but I’ve had to […]

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DeoxIT, an SGX-2000, and a Grand Idea

I finally broke down and dragged my ass to Radio Shack to pick up some contact cleaner to flush out the potentiometers on my ART SGX-2000. I read up before I went, and was warned off of the Radio Shack contact cleaner (which was the shit back in the 1980’s, but I’m told is hit-and-miss […]

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Gevalia Coffee Scam

Is there a Gevalia Coffee scam? I just got yet another shipment of Gevalia coffee. I’m beginning to think that these guys should be taken out by a Navy SEAL team. I mean, how much coffee can one person drink, anyway? Actually, the problem with Gevalia is that they seem to have decided that I’m […]

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Band Practice… The Horror…

Last night we listened to a CD of the band’s February 1st practice. It was disheartening. That practice was the first with our new bass player, Wayne. From what I heard, I’m surprised Wayne wanted to come back. I’m not talking about the rest of the guys. I’m talking myself. Holy shi’ites, I sucked! Not […]

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Journal Music Blog

Rediscovered Poetic Justice Tunes

I just mixed and mastered some old Poetic Justice tunes that I found when cleaning up my studio. If I recall, we had intended to lay down the drum tracks to some songs we were working on, then go back in and record guitar, bass and vocals. We got the drum tracks down, but the […]

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Darwin & The Return of Ignorance

I find it amazing that on the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the battle is still being fought over whether or not his Theory of Evolution is mere fantasy. In a recent study, 51% of the British public said they doubted Evolution, with 40% saying that they specifically disagree with it. This is ironic […]

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Movies and TV

Les Misérables

We watched an amazing movie today. At first we thought it was a version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, but it turned out to be much more. It wasn’t the telling of Victor Hugo’s story as much as it was a movie inspired by it. I’ve heard it summarized as a re-telling of Les Misérables […]

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Gear

Rotosound JK 12 Acoustic Guitar Strings

Not long after I first tried Rotosound guitar strings on my electrics, I decided to try them on my acoustic guitar, as well. I was even more blown away by the acoustic strings. At first I thought they sounded a little thin. I wasn’t used to acoustic strings that were that bright, and I thought […]

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Rotosound RS668LD Swing 66 Bass Strings

When I bought a 12-string bass, I never really thought about the logistics involved in buying strings for the thing. I quickly discovered that no one I care for sells a set of strings for the 12-string bass. This left me only one option; to buy two sets of Rotosound strings for an 8-string bass, […]

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