Weekend Kickoff 2!

Welcome back! Let's have another great weekend!

To kick us off here's my recommendation for your weekend soundtrack: 

The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

 "Sherry." "Big Girls Dont Cry." And the rest!

My mom grew up in Mexico City and loved Las Cuatro Estaciones (that's Spanish for The Four Seasons, btw :P). So, when I heard "Sherry" last night while eating dinner at my favorite restaurant (Rudford's in North Park, San Diego. Shout-out!) I had some major flashback memories of listening to old records with her. Absolutely great vocal driven music! Check it out! And give your mom a hug!

 

Here's a pic out of a book I'm reading called The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothey Gallwey: 

I didn't ask permission to post this so I hope I don't get sued! Buy the book! 

I didn't ask permission to post this so I hope I don't get sued! Buy the book! 

Pretty deep, huh? I dig it!

Lastly,

I want to rant and rave about electric guitar. It's the best, isn't it? How about that feeling you get when you're playing guitar through a tube amp and the natural compression is just right and without stepping on any effects at all you transition from playing rhythm to playing a solo and the notes just pop out of the amp run on sentence!? It feels like God is controlling your volume knob and giving you a little extra juice right when you need it. A rig I once had that did that was a cheap "Knox" guitar with a gold foil pickup through a coily cord going straight into my five watt Epiphone valve junior amp cranked full blooie. (Remember those amps? You can find em for less than $100 these days!) The whole rig was less than $400 but was so inspiring to play! Anyhow, go crank up your tube amps for me this weekend!

It's been real, y'all! Have a good weekend! 

Ralph