10/28/2015

New York in January -15C. It was freezing cold when I took this photo. Me and a friend walked around 10 miles that day, we went uptown, downtown, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Central Park, China Town, Little Italy. Pretty cool to see the Ramones guitars and bass guitars in the main guitar shop downtown. Cruised by two bros pizza in the East Village that place sells a thousand pizza's a day one of the workers told me. 
Touring Cuba with Arrabio in Cuba, packed open air venues, driving in 1950's Chevrolet taxi cabs. Cuban rock and roll bands still struggle from the trade embargo with the US. We continuously saw a generous spirit of giving and sharing between musicians. One guitar, one stomp tuner, all the drums, everything was shared that needed to be. Thanks Cuba!
The Anchor Guitar shop is backed up to 3 train tracks so it is no wonder that there have been hobo sightings in the alley and every now and then in the shop as well. Mostly the CP units are working the yard moving around container and grain cars. Recently there was a large "911 was an inside job" spray painted on the side of a train, pretty good train graffiti. 
Thin Lizzy playing a black Sparrow Rat Rod Ace. The boys were back in town. Me and a friend walked into Judas Priest dressing room and asked where we could get free beer. The guitar player of Judas Priest was offended and told us to F#@k Off! Where did the good ol' days of hanging out at the metal show and getting free beer go? I don't even drink beer so I found the whole episode to be quite amusing... The boys are back in town. 

The Bedouin Soundclash are a smooth modern reggae band from Toronto. Check them out if you don't know about them. Good rainy day music. 


 Living a childhood dream when I was 24 years old. Seeing Greenday in concert. I only needed to do it once, and now it has been checked off the list. Impressive live show, more like a theatre performance than a concert. 
 Jealous that your dad does not look like Clint Eastwood?
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