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Happy 2018


    Im sorry its been a while, i had a ok year , except for the loss of 2 good friends both musicians , that left a hole life is at best short , and people are important ....stay well in 2018 people 



Life lesson and Project - Guitars I have loved

It was about 40 years ago that I got my first guitar. A cheap but well built, nylon string acoustic, from the Wayne Guitar Company in Australia.

I still have it, to this very day. That served me well till I was about 14. And my next guitar was a cheap Les Paul Copy. I remember how I got the money for that. It was flipping burgers in McDonalds, for about 3 weeks (never again did I work for that organisation).

I got my black Les Paul Copy and I was ready to rock but not roll as I had no amplifier This guitar…Read more

Life lessons - A friend in need

You have heard this all before, a friend in need is a friend indeed, or perhaps, a friend in need is a pain in the ass/arse. Well, in this case, most certainly, not a p i t a.
I got an urgent email very recently from my friend Little Toby Walker, one of the finest acoustic guitar players I know.
"Hey Al, I am in trouble". I saw a phone number of his hotel room so I called his hotel room immediately. Toby answered. I said "What is wrong" ? He explained to me that the saddle of…Read more

Life lessons - Die a beat us.. My Story

That might sound like an odd title to you. I am of course talking about  Diabetes Type 2. I am using the word 'Die' because it can kill you, the word 'beat' because it can really affect you quite badly. And 'us', I guess, because many are beaten by it and they don't really know they have it.

I am not sure when mine started. I know I went through a period of sudden weight gain when I quit smoking in 2002, 2003. I know I used a lot of sugar products to replace cigarettes. I mean, follow my logic people. I…Read more