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"...A man's about as happy as he makes up his mind to be... "
-Abe Lincoln

"...All GREAT truths begin as blasphemy..."
-George Bernard Shaw

"...The first casualty of war... -is truth...."
-Hiram Walker US, VP, 1918

"...Talking about music is like dancing about architecture..."
-Frank Zappa (attributed)

"When you starve with a tiger, the tiger Starves ==> LAST!"
[...Anonymous brilliance]

"IT'S CHEAPER TO KEEP HER"!
-Johnnie Taylor's (1973) advice-- (picked up and popularized by Buddy Guy)

"...NEVER argue with a FOOL in public. Innocent bystanders will quickly become confused as to which of you is most foolish..."
-Mark Twain

"...A lie makes it three times around the world, while truth is lacing up its running shoes..." -Anonymous












Why this name?
Everything comes back around- eventually!

Band History:
"...Make money your God and it'll plague you like the devil..." -Mark Twain (attributed).

My heartfelt advice to ALL (especially to-be) performers / musicians...

WORK TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, BECAUSE LIKE VIRTUE, ---> IT'S ITS OWN REWARD. IT TAKES AT LEAST 10,000 HOURS TO APPROACH EXPERT ABILITY TO EMOTIONALLY EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR INSTRUMENT.
Your influences?
Steve Cropper !!! (Double stops...Diatonic 6th's and 3rd's) his
Stax Records / Booker T., & the Memphis Group
ALL Motown's musicians behind the scene
Chuck Berry: Double Stops (4th's and 5th's), rhythm and matching lyrics to die 4!
Andy Summers: Sus and Add chords, Major and Minor...SWEETNESS!
Nile Rogers <--- Herr Doktor FUNK MASTAH, El Primo! :)
Cornell Dupree (RIP)
Phelps "Catfish" Collins (RIP)
Jimmy Nolen (RIP)
Rich W. Perry (Penn State)
Steven G. Christensen (Penn State)
Damon Wood
Eddie Hazel (RIP)
Tawl Ross
Garry Shider (RIP)
Dewayne McKnight
Barry Richman (Atlanta)
Joe Bonnamassa
Walter Trout
Jimmy Reed (RIP)
Johnny "Clyde" Copeland (RIP)
Magic Sam (RIP)
Albert King (RIP)
Freddie King (RIP)
Rory Gallagher (RIP)
Gary Moore (RIP)
Roy Buchanon (RIP)
Dany Gatton (RIP)
Jimi Hendrix (RIP)
Stevie Ray Vaugn (RIP)
Luther Allison (RIP) and son Bernard
Paul Plummeri (as a boy, Trenton, circa 1967)
Joe Louis Walker
Lucky Peterson
Neil Young
Tommy Castro
Tinsley Ellis
Buddy Guy
Robert Cray
Robin Trower
Peter Frampton
David Gilmour
Magic Slim (RIP)
Guitar Shorty
Aimee Mann
Deborah Coleman
Jean Luc Ponty
P-Funk...Bootsy Collins and George Clinton
Popa Chubby
Philly Funk (of ALL kinds)
Chicago & Texas Blues
YES (the ORIGINAL band)
Steely Dan (Fagan and Becker)
Emerson, Lake
and Palmer

ALL "Troubadours" from Bruce Springsteen to Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, John Gorka, Jack Hardy (RIP) etc. as well as EVERY female singer who ALSO played an instrument, moved us...still does...and always will; Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Debbie Davies and Deborah Coleman, in particular!

Live to play, play to live.
Favorite spot?
USA...I've lived in dozens of places in every region of America. SO many zip codes, --SO little time! ...Home IS where the heart is.
Equipment used:
Left Handed, [non-righty :) ] Guitars:


'85 Fender MIJ Strat: w/ Med. Jumbo Frets & Lindy Fralin SP43's pups (set)

'91 Gibson LP Custom: Modded w/ SH-5 Bridge, Air Norton Neck pickups
and treble bleed network.

'86 Gibson ES335 w/ PAF's (Stock!)

'78 Ovation A/E

Gear:

Mogami 12' Platinum Guitar Cable
George L's (patch cords)
Xotic Effects RC Booster
Boss Equalizer GE-7
PreSonus Blue Max Compressor
Alesis Quadraverb (transparent EQ'd floor tone / level control)
Zoom GFX-8 [All personally designed patches: "Tones"]

Distortion:

Either:

Radial Tonebone Classic,
Chandler Tube Driver (BK Butler Original / floor box),
Fulltone GT-500, or
Fulltone Full Drive 2

Interchangebly EFX Looped to-through

Zoom GFX-8 multi-effects board

on to

Radial Stereo D.I. Box (D2Pro)

into

Carvin SM 162 16 channel mixing Board EFX looped to:

Alesis Nanoverb (for reverb / stereo chorus etc.)

Finally into:

Boss BR-1180 digital recording station w/ CD

Amps:

'99 Fender '59 Tweed Bassman R.I. (5F6-A)
(N.O.S. Mullard GZ34 Rectifier & Tubed)

'80 MusicMan HD-210 One*Fifty (Matched quad / Winged C 6L6GC's)
Anything else...?
"All great truths begin as blaspheme." -George Bernard Shaw

"Do the 'the thing' and you will succeed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling, 1909:

IF

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!



Mac and Marc
Valley Forge Military Academy
NCBA Boxing Champion Penn State
US Naval Aviator / Officer
Proud young Dad with identical twin daughters
N&A One
Laura, Amanda & Natalie 1991
Mamma Said
Amanda & Natalie 24
Becca and Marc
Music is Medicine
Saddle Up!
Ken D. Liquor
Christmas Tree
Becca, my Quane
Love
Jimi Hendrix Fellow LH Guitman
Lifting the Sun
Laguna Beach, CA
Midnight Owl
Broken Heart
Yvonne's Struggle
'75 Yamaha RD 350
1957 to Present
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