Rock around the clock….

One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock rock…
12 o’clock – Keith Richards Gibson Flying V Prototype Guitar
1 o clock – Elvis Presley  Harmony H165 Mahogany Acoustic Guitar
2 o clock – Jimi Hendrix  1967 Electric Guild Starfire V Cherry Guitar
3 o clock – David Gilmour 1984 Fender solid-body 57v Stratocaster
4 o clock – David Gilmour 1955 Gibson Les Paul Solid Body
5 o clock – Jerry Garcia Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar
6 o clock – David Gilmour 1954 White Fender Stratocaster #001
7 o clock – Jerry Garcia D’Angelico Style A Archtop Acoustic Guitar
8 o clock – Duane Allman Fender Coronado II Guitar
9 o clock – David Gilmour 1957 Ex-Homer Haynes Solid Body Stratocaster
10 o clock – Eric Clapton 2006 Custom Taylor T5 Thinline Honey Sunburst Acoustic-Electric Guitar
11 o clock – Lindsay Buckingham Rick Turner Custom made Renaissance Electric Guitar


I have always been enamored by guitars (and guitar players).  No one appreciates the irony of this more than me, since I am someone who can barely keep rhythm with a tambourine. And while I have been blessed with many artistic talents the ability to dream of music and turn that vision into a reality is definitively not one of them.

My favorite musicians all belong to the blues and rock worlds. Their bands still provide me with endless listening pleasure decades later but it’s the pickers themselves I really love. Robert Johnson. T-Bone Walker. Buddy Holly. Dick Dale. Duane Eddy. Scotty Moore. Les Paul. Johnny Winter. Peter Green. Eric Clapton. Muddy Waters. Jimmy Page. John Lennon. Hubert Sumlin. Robert Fripp. Duane Allman. Jimmy Hendrix. Steve Cropper. Mick Taylor. Frank Zappa. Buddy Guy. Billy Gibbons. Jerry Garcia. David Gilmour. Keith Richards.  These cats are responsible for some of the greatest formative rock ever recorded and they couldn’t have done it without a Lucille, Blackie, or Flying V at their fingertips.

As a woodworker’s daughter I appreciate the workmanship that goes into creating a guitar and view custom guitars as true works of art. Maybe that’s why when I stumble upon an instrument auction I always get pulled in.  Clapton’s 2011 auction to benefit his Crossroads Centre in Antigua, Guernsey’s 2017 treasure trove of rock instruments, and David Gilmour’s 2019 epic sale benefitting the Climate Earth initiative have all left me wondering if I should place a bid to own a piece of rock history.  Taking a look at the prices most of these beauties sold for probably means the answer is probably ‘no’, but hey, a guitar girl can dream…AND listen.

12 o’clock – The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads
1 o clock –  Elvis Presley Girls! Girls! Girls!
2 o clock – Jimi Hendrix Axis Bold as Love
3 o clock – Pink Floyd Smoking Blues
4 o clock – Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
5 o clock – Grateful Dead Workingman’s Dead
6 o clock – Pink Floyd The Wall
7 o clock – Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band Almost Acoustic
8 o clock – Allman Brothers Idlewild South
9 o clock – David Gilmour About Face
10 o clock – Cream Disreali Gears
11 o clock – Fleetwood Mac Rumours

It’s only rock and roll but I like it…

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Evolution of the Tongue (courtesy of The Rolling Stones)

Please excuse my absence of late.  I’ve basically been getting my ass handed to me by life, resulting in zero energy to be creative.  When this happens, I escape by surfing the web exploring cool places to visit and things to do.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon an ad for a show I’ve planned imaginary visits to for the past two years, only to find I will  soon be able to drive ten miles down the road and see the show anytime I want.

The Rolling Stones “Exhibitionism” tour is coming to Nashville March 29th through June 30th and I am  beyond excited!   The first time I saw the Stones play was during their  ‘Some Girls’ tour in 1978 and the last time was during their ‘Bridges of Babylon’ tour in 1997.  I still wear my concert t’s, own most of their music catalog in one form or another, and continue to listen to the Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers, and Some Girls albums at least once a month.

Since I don’t have to travel far to see the show I thought I’d put my tourist planning skills to use for you instead.  Are you a Stones Fan? Are you interested in spending a weekend in Nashville to see the exhibit or the city? Not sure of where to stay, where to eat, or what to explore while in Music City?

All you need to do is follow my blog.  I’ll select three followers and create a personalized weekend itinerary that will have you and your tour mates experiencing Nashville like rock stars!

*It’s Only Rock and Roll – The Rolling Stones

 

Give love on Christmas Day…

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A few weeks ago I listed some gift ideas for kids, teens, and young adults.  Having worked many a Black Friday in my younger years I try not to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday if I can help it.  Fast forward through a week spent working on a Program in Music, Mind & Society event and I am ready to get back into holiday shopping mode.  Next up, some gift ideas for the fathers in your life….

  1. Olive & Sinclair 8 Bar Box Set of Chocolates
  2. Classic Rock-n-Roll Art
  3. The Taking of K-129
  4. Easy 123 Art Paint-by-Numbers Miami Nice
  5. UGG Ascot Slippers
  6. Sticky Fingers : The Life of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone
  7. Kentucky Bourbon of the Month Club
  8. Ravensberger Neuschwanstein Castle Puzzle
  9. American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land
  10. Meyer the Hatter Dobbs Dayton Felt Fedora
  11. Atari Flashback Portable Player
  12. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  13. Pink Floyd 1972 Obfusc/ation
  14. DiBruno Brothers Beer & Bourbon Collection 
  15. SCTV Volume 1, 2, and 3,
*Give Love on Christmas Day – The Jackson 5