Yes, I’m still alive. Haven’t been playing the guitar much recently but still pick it up from time to time. And lately I’ve been on a big Sublime kick. Here’s Marty to the rescue!
Now here’s a fun one!
Rich just sent this to me. It’s great. Check it out. He plays, in order:
- Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers
- What I Got Sublime
- Pipeline The Chantays
- The River Good Charlotte
- Fat Lip Sum 41
- Driftwood Kash’d Out
- Pink Houses John Cougar Melloncamp
- N17 Wild Colonial Bhoys
- Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
- The Feast and the Famine Foo Fighters
- Lifes Been Good Joe Walsh
RIP Scott Weiland
Just found this. Love Mick Jones. If you haven’t seen this clip from Rude Boy where he sings Stay Free you should!
How about some Johnny Marr?
James Wilsey posted this on his Facebook page yesterday. Pretty cool!
All of the Stratocasters I used in over 13 years playing with Chris Isaak.
I started with the black one, it’s a 1966 I purchased in Missouri for $200. When we got a record out and started to tour, I got the sunburst 50s made in Fullerton. They never quite matched very well sound wise, the sunburst was always darker sounding.
In 1987 I decided to retire those and go with a matching pair of reissues. I talked to my friends at Fender and had them hold the next two white 62 reissues. I got them to be less concerned about wear and tear (and potential loss) I’d be facing on the road again. And I wanted two that matched better sound wise, and might as well match the color too.
I went down to Fullerton and picked them up in the warehouse, it was a fun day. The guitars were really nice and sounded great. I could not tell them apart. In the studio, I did a A/B test of the new guitars against the old ones. The new ones sounded better by unanimous vote.
I recorded the next album with the new white guitars, “Wicked Game” used one of them, not sure which.
I just got this Wes Montgomery book. Then I was checking out YouTube and found this guy. Impressive!
In this one he discusses his ’59 Tele, goes through some of the settings on his Princeton amp and finally pulls out his signature Custom Shop Telecaster–one of just two done in “semi-orange.” Also shows off some of his favorite chords. Watch!