Settin at home with the old hound dog, rain falling outside, Phillies blowing out the Pirates on the AM radio. It’s hot as all get out and the a/c can hardly keep up. So I take another shot at that sound that’s driving me crazy. The arrangement is something I just came up with and the lyrics don’t really fit, but I’m not apologizing for nothing. I’m just going to keep on playing the blues.
I’m just going to play that north Mississippi hill country blues for the rest of my life. I’m going to do some other things too, but I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of this, and I don’t think I’ll ever get it right. But I’m going to try.
Fake Thanksgiving is becoming a bit of a tradition around, and, frankly, I love it. So, with Dorothy and the kids arriving tomorrow, the excitement is at a fever pitch. I figured I cool things down with a little blues. Hope y’all like.
The Thanksgiving may be fake, but the fun (and the Blues) is real.
Here’s the new Dean Resonator Chrome G, tuned to open G and played through the Electro Harmonix Holy Stain with some overdrive and some tremolo. The amp is my old Lab Series solid state L5 on a pretty clean setting. The pickups are almost 50/50 magnet/piezo with a slight bias toward the magnet to reduce high end noise and unwanted distortion. A lot of the guitar’s characteristics are lost when playing “plugged-in”, but the Holy Stain adds its own ambiance and the result, I think, is quite pleasing.