Acoustic cover of a great song and real finger twister.
Lindsay Buckingham is one of my favourite musicians and this is one of my favourite songs of his. He is an outstanding guitarist and this is quite tricky to play and sing.
I added some harmonies points for the first time in any of my videos.
It might be some time until my next video – possibly early 2021.
Have a great Christmas!
For anybody reading this, I’m still here!
Things have been incredibly busy. My day job is very demanding and life “gets in the way” – however I’m working on other (very interesting) cover tunes to make videos of (one is a REAL finger twister), and I’m still thrashing out parts of the album. It’s just taking time. No rush!
In the meantime, here’s a picture of me with a squirrel, to keep you happy.
There’s too much to be said so I’ll keep it simple. Eddie Van Halen was and will always be a massive inspiration to me. It’s sad to see your heroes go. RIP Eddie. If you haven’t heard it, Dave Lee Roth wrote a song with John 5 in memory of Eddie. I love it.
I spent a great three nights away in a lovely Scottish manor. Fine dining, Scottish palace visit, movies, laughs, a visit to the owl centre and also to see the works of Ray Harryhausen (I’m a big fan of his movies and filming techniques). And last but not least, I was featured on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square for five seconds (100% genuine!!) – what a great birthday. Big album coming soon so keep an eye on my channel! By and large, the guitar work here was done by me (many moons ago).
Cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s song, “Jackson.”
I’ve always loved this song.
I tried to switch between Johnny and June’s vocals.
Super fun to play on my Avalon acoustic!
Steel-string cover of Vicente Amigo’s spectacular song.
I’ve long been a fan of Vicente, and the flamenco genre in general. This was difficult to do on a steel-strung guitar, compounded by the fact that I’ve developed “trigger finger” due to 16-hour work days and a massive garden project I’m undertaking. Nevertheless, I’m ok with how this has turned out.
If you haven’t heard any of Vicente’s music then I heartily suggest that you get listening now!
This one is dedicated to my friends in Argentina – see you next year!
Cover of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind…”
Always loved this song and also loved that it was in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!”
Acoustic cover of Christopher Cross’ classic, “Ride Like the Wind.” I did this randomly one day and probably could have done a better job of it if had prepared more but hey. I left off the last verse to keep the video concise. Enjoy!
Acoustic Cover of the Beatles’ classic. This has always been one of my faves of theirs and holds some meaning. I did it in two takes, as honest as possible. Enjoy.