It's the weekend!
Time for some more sweet tunes!
A cross between Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton
You gotta listen to this album! It's country music at its best. Smooth, smooth, smooth pedal steel. Hot tele licks. Great rhythm section. And that's not even saying anything about Margo's voice! I hear a lot of Loretta Lynn in her songwriting and a lot of Dolly Parton in her voice. Is that a good combination or what!? And you know what record label she's on? Third Man Records! That's Jack White from The White Stripes record label! Remember when Jack produced a Loretta Lynn record? It's called "Van Lear Rose" and it's great, too, but THIS record, "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" by Margo Price, is what I think Jack and Loretta were trying to make! Spin it a few times this weekend. You won't regret it!
I've been a subscriber to this really cool service called "Pedal Genie" for about a month now, and I love it. Here's how it works: you make a list of guitar effects pedals you would like to try out and they send them to you one-at-a-time just like the old Netflix where they sent DVDs through the mail! I'm already on my third pedal. The first one I got was Earthquaker Devices "Afterneath" reverb/delay/ambiance pedal. It was rad! Then I sent it back and got the JHS "Colour Box" and it was so rad that I used it during a Droll Weevil show! Then I sent it back and now I just go Catalinbread's Sabbra Cadabra! I am so psyched to plug it in. You know how much I love Black Sabbath and this pedal is supposed to nail Tony Iommi's tone. I'm all over it! I recommend Pedal Genie. Here's a link!
"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
What a fun definition of success, huh? It's not how much money you have. It's not how many championships you've won. It's "peace of mind!" And you get to that peace of mind with self-satisfaction! Which you get from trusting yourself and knowing that you have worked your hardest. John Wooden coached the UCLA basketball team to 10 national championships. I heard this quote referenced by Ryan Holiday who wrote a good book called "The Obstacle is the Way," which I recommend.