Weekend Kickoff Seventeen!

Yeah boy!

Today is special! I want to share one of my top albums of the last few years! Oh, do I say that every week? ;)

Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math

Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math

Telecaster into a Champ

What can I say? I love electric guitar and so does Margaret Glaspy. She plugs straight into an unadulterated little, old tube amp and lets-er-rip! I can hear strings rattling, fingers sliding, picks plucking... So rock'n'roll! It's the best. It's a great album top to bottom. Must I say anymore?! Please put this record on your weekend playlist! You will not be disappointed!

My favorite song is called "You and I." Check out the music video:

Margaret Glaspy's debut album, 'Emotions and Math,' is out now on ATO Records!

 

Speaker Cranker

I built myself a "Speaker Cranker" effects pedal from Earthquaker Devices and it sounds so gooooood. I built it on vero board with directions from this website. Great website! :) Anyhow, I played the pedal at my band Droll Weevil's show last Friday and the pedal sounded great and was durable and all that jazz. Noish!

 

Old Benji

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What do y'all know about Benjamin Franklin? He was pretty chill, huh? Have you heard of his 13 Virtues? They are a little blueprint for being the best you can be. Interested? Lemme write them out here:

  1. Temperance.
    Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  2. Silence.
    Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  3. Order.
    Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  4. Resolution.
    Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality.
    Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
  6. Industry.
    Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. Sincerity.
    Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. Justice.
    Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. Moderation.
    Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness.
    Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
  11. Tranquillity.
    Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity.
    Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  13. Humility.
    Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

Pretty hot list, huh? I look at it every morning to remind myself. BF himself had a system of focusing on one virtue at a time and keeping a log. It's pretty cool, really. I encourage you to go look it up!

With that,

It's been real!

Ralph