Here are a few things to think about if you want to craft a guitar solo – whether onstage or in the studio – that will make ears perk up and take notice.
Flashback Friday! In honour of Neko Case’s awesome Twitter response to Playboy and others yesterday (which gets extra marks for dropping a superb “Mad Men” reference: “DON’T PEGGY OLSEN ME, MOTHERFUCKERS”), here’s the story I did on her in December 2002 for SOCAN: “Neko Case: Honourary Canadian, Proud SOCAN Member.” I had interviewed her by phone at her home in Chicago. If I recall correctly, [continue…]
December 8, 2010 It’s hard to imagine. It’s been 30 years since John Lennon was shot to death outside his apartment building in New York City—December 8th, 1980. For me and for many others around the world, that date will forever be a black day on our calendars. Each year on the anniversary of Lennon’s murder, I find myself revisiting the sadness of that event. [continue…]