This Guy’s Shirt Rocks

While strolling through a flea market in Houston, I noticed a booth with guitars hanging on the wall. The owner sold instruments, accessories and guitar related paraphernalia. As we chatted, he asked me if I wanted to see something cool and then started rocking out on his T-shirt. I was really close to buying one,…

Live Music: Two Tons of Steel, Galveston, TX

I saw this band, Two Tons of Steel, while at a conference in Galveston, TX. Their style is Rockabilly with a touch of Punk (image Elvis as a member of The Ramones). This song got the crowd excited. It has a Bo Diddley Beat (which can also be heard in “Faith” and “I Want Candy“).…

How to Listen

“The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.” – Duke Ellington Since I’ve been playing guitar, I’ve developed a new appreciation for music. Over the past couple of months, I’ve discovered new bands and musical styles. My iPod is my constant companion. I can now hear…

Zen Guitar

by Mocha Dad I go to the library nearly everyday to check out music and books. On one of my visits, I came across this book, Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo Although I don’t subscribe to Zen philosophy, I was intrigued by the book’s premise: “Each of us carries a song inside – the song…