Wednesday’s Daily Kindling

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Fuel for the Fire:

Answer this: Should a record be a picture of where you are now, or of all the places you could just as likely be?

Musings:

Gibson Guitar is offering video guitar lessons on their site with contemporary artists teaching their own songs. Would you be interested in something similar on TrueFire? Which contemporary artists would you want to learn from and which songs? – http://su.pr/8VAdbA

Here is a very specific example of how a band is adding value to the “analog” live-concert experience by adding “digital” perks. – http://su.pr/A1ugMP

Texas claims the Guinness World Record for largest group of guitar pickers. – http://su.pr/8e5gof

A nice piece from BluesBlogger about Boz Scaggs and the blues. – http://su.pr/1jegk8

And finally, a great biography (with videos) of the late, great Les Paul. – http://su.pr/4oJkl8



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Tuesday’s Daily Kindling

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Fuel for the Fire:

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
- Leo Tolstoy

Musings:

It’s MusicTuesday on YouTube. Check out our channel for a great selection of video guitar lessons, free samples, and great artist performance vids – http://su.pr/4bVNTc

With the passing of Les Paul, everyone has been quick to draw up the fabled list of the greatest guitar gods. But lost in that endeavor has been the honoring of a special breed of guitar master – the jam band god – who has made the stoner and the hippie happy for generations. – http://su.pr/2UWZza

Ok, so United breaks this guy’s guitar, he releases a song about it, and now there’s a sequel!? – http://su.pr/2dYKIe

Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time honored only 2 female guitarists, so Elle Magazine listed their 12 most influential females to ever rock a guitar. We’re a little peeved by the omissions of Muriel Anderson and Vicki Genfan. What do you think? – http://su.pr/5HsdFz

Five years ago, Dimebag Darrell Abbott, the iconic guitarist who first wielded his mighty axe for Pantera was killed by a crazed gunman. Dimebag was murdered during a set, on stage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a disturbed fan. NoiseCreep has more – http://su.pr/21aXnO

It’s pretty incredible that there’s actually a worldwide competition for this, but the Air Guitar champion of 2009 hails from France – http://su.pr/268aQ1



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