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A study in decay

The following gallery is just a random assortment of photos featuring some level of decay, aging, etc. … Most were taken with a Nikon D300; however, a couple (only a couple) were taken with the iPhone…

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“I Thank You”

“Part of the “20-yr-old 4-track club”…

“I Thank You” is the first time I ever tried to use a capo on either an electric or acoustic guitar.  I used it on the fifth fret and used the chords: “G,F,C.”  …..

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“She’s a liar”

“Part of the “20-yr-old 4-track club”…

“She’s a liar” is another somewhat humorous song with lots of guitar.  It’s a fairly fast moving song with a piano augmenting the rhythm a bit…..

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“Its Alright Girl”

“Part of the “20-yr-old 4-track club”…

“Its Alright Girl,” another song influenced primarily by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones – Early Beatles & Stones… Very straight forward arrangement for the most part, and very simple lyrics, lots of backing vocals…..

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“I’m in trouble”

“Part of the “20-yr-old 4-track club”…

“I’m in trouble” is an interesting little acoustic number.  A little humorous and a bit catchy, at least the chorus is in my (and a few others) opinion …

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Fender Jazzmaster

A look at the Fender American Vintage ’62 Jazzmaster …

I sit mostly when I play the guitar nowadays… Nope, no longer any of that jumping around on stage stuff… not that I ever did any of that… but… The phrase that comes to mind when playing a Fender Jazzmaster (or Jaguar) is “extreme comfort.”

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“What Goes Up…”

The featured video in this post is of me putting down a somewhat little bluesy idea for a song that I had while playing around with my newly acquired Gretsch White Falcon.

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