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).
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!
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!