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Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Member since 21 September 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Hitting the game winning Grand Slam when I was 16 against a "top prospect".
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current: Braxton Miller Past: John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • MLB TEAM: Twins

Recent Activity

Comment 4 hours ago

Nicely done again Nellie!  For me Bob Seger is like to cool uncle that everyone wants.  He's never been a stuck up and never complained about having to pay his dues (and he more than paid his dues). 

Comment 04 May 2016

Les Paul

Hartley Peavey


David Gilmour

*side note:  There are many many many honorable mentions.  But these are my 4


Comment 04 May 2016

The 1994 album with John Corabi is the quint essential Mick Mars.  Mick has said that this is his version of the White Album.  My personal favorite as well. 

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Nice write up... yet AGAIN!  I don't have much to add, just maybe a slightly comical experience on my part.  I grew up in a family where everyone plays an instrument.  About 6 years ago, after my grandfather's death, I inherited his 3 violins.  They are from the 1800's.  They are gorgeous.  He had always played the violin and so I thought that I would give it a go.  After toying around for a few months I decided that I would take a couple lessons.  Figuring this would be my easiest way to advance.  I hear about this guy who gives lessons and he agrees to see me.  So I get there and he asks me what I'd like to accomplish.  I tell him that I'm interested in the basics as I think I have the understanding.  I then tell him that I don't plan on being Eddie Jobson in my lifetime, I give the common chuckle with it and his reply is "who's Eddie Jobson?"  Let's just say that I never went back.  That's like me giving a guitar lesson and asking my student "who's Eddie Van Halen?". 

Comment 27 Apr 2016

Great write up!  Ace's influence on a lot of guitarists goes mostly unrecognized.  I saw Ace play a club back some years ago and one guy made a statement and said "KISS is the biggest band that no one ever wants to admit to being a fan of".  I laughed and thought about it and he wasn't that far off.  There are a lot of people I know that act like they don't like KISS, yet they have several of their albums.  Anywhoooo.. back to Ace.  On his latest effort, it sure is great to see him and Paul doing something together again.  I don't care if he never plays guitar for KISS ever again.  He seems very happy and content at this point of his life.  I know he's had his demons and, for his sake, I hope they're behind him.  I'm feeling that New York Groove... anyone else?

Comment 21 Apr 2016

I've always been a fan of Lynch Mob's version of Tie Your Mother Down.  George's guitar tone is very complimentary of Sir May's and George does the solo justice while adding some Lynch magic to it. 

Comment 19 Apr 2016

In a strange coincidence... I'll be throwing a party that day and you'll have to drive past me to get to Madison, so stop in!  All the food and booze you can handle.

Comment 18 Apr 2016

I think his best fit is in the backfield with his arms securely around a QB... wait, that came out wrong... I do think that Jax would be hard pressed to pass on him.  It' doesn't matter if you've got Deion Sanders at corner, if you aren't getting to the QB, players get open.  If not Jax, I think Chicago is another excellent spot.

Comment 18 Apr 2016

Z, I'd say that they are far better than the Budweiser comparison that you were told.  If I had to compare them to a beer, I'd say Stella Artois.  Where the Stella has that slight skunk to it, the Sun Grown has a bit of a boldness to it (it's advertised as a full, but it's more of a med/full in my opinion) with the same smooth finish that Stella has.  For me, the Sun Grown is the little brother of the Alec Bradley Tempus and the Cohiba black.  I strongly suggest you give the Sun Grown a shot.  I think you'll be happy.  I think you can get them from CI for about $6 a stick.

Comment 17 Apr 2016

I went with a Rocky Patel Sun Grown while cutting grass.  It's a standard that is always kept in the humidor.  If you smoke cigars, you've most definitely smoked these before.  I didn't have any scotch, but I did enjoy a few brews.  Brew of choice was Carlsberg.  

Comment 14 Apr 2016

As a 49er's fan.. they better NOT take a QB with their first pick.. .check that, with their first TWO picks.  They are in dire need of linemen.  Doesn't matter who's taking the snap, if he can't get to his 5th step, it's pointless.  Not to mention the running game.  Try as Carlos might, he won't be able to run thru 725lbs of DT's all year. 

Comment 14 Apr 2016

I would like to think that LZ did the right thing about giving royalties in the beginning, but I would also wonder if it was more management's decision about giving out the credits and royalties than it would've been the bands'.  The music industry was a much dirtier business in the 60's and 70's than it is now.  Now, you can cut a song on your computer.  Nothing a good lawsuit can't clean up!

Comment 14 Apr 2016

let me see if I can explain it this way where it makes sense. Most play Smoke On The Water with the bar chords of 0-2-2, 3-5-5, 5-7-7, 0-2-2, 3-5-5, 6-8-8, 5-7-7, 0-2-2, 3-5-5, 5-7-7, 3-5-5, 0-2-2.  First off, rather than the 0-2-2, it should be a G (3-5-5).  When playing in 4ths, you don't use a root note, per say, you use the two notes your ring finger and pinky finger would be holding down.  When I saw Ritchie play it, he played it such as: he starts on the A/D strings with 5-5, then on D/G 3-3, 5-5, back to A/D, 5-5, D/G 3-3, 6-6, 5-5, A/D 5-5, D/G 3-3, 5-5, 3-3 back to A/D 5-5. 

I'm really hoping that makes sense.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Jimmy Page is on record for stating that there are plenty of songs that they've used and made their own and in the process, if you look at the credits, the original writers/performers have been given credit.  Example:  LZ 1, You Shook Me and I Can't Quit You Baby, Willie Dixon was given song writing credits as well as Dazed and Confused, Jake Holmes was given credit.  Jimmy has said that he always wanted to give awareness to certain musicians who had an impact on him and his style.  LZ never tried to fool anyone. 

Think of the blues, E, A, Band D chords have always been a staple of the blues (especially in the dominate 7th positions).  Countless songs have been written with those 4 chords.  Think of AC/DC.  It doesn't mean they ripped anyone off.  Sure a lot of songs have similarities, but that's where it pretty much ends.  Just my opinion.


Comment 14 Apr 2016

If this doesn't work out... there's going to be a GM and HC opening very soon in LA.