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Funking It Up

I’m just in the mood to post a few pics that you might enjoy.



I think this was 2003 ish, covers band with gigs about 5 times a week, was a busy busy few years, but stupendous fun!

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Eight Random Things About Me Part 1

This is a post which I picked on from from Thayer and as she tagged and made me accountable I had to oblige.

I like the idea of stating a few random things about, the indulging with you, and sharing, so here we go:

1. I’m not a fan of dogs. It might be selfish, it might not be, but I don’t “get” the whole dog-love thing. Why would anyone wish to be tied to taking a dog for a crap every day? What’s the return, what’s the benefit?

2. I love to run. I have run all my life sometimes miles and miles a week, though these days I tend to go about 3 times a week and about 5 miles at a time. I did start recording many of my runs recently and called it Running Man Radio, though I’m getting bored of that and I’m enjoying my own space again without you listening.

3. I use to play rugby semi-professionally. Yeah I know, rugby, real mans sport!

4. I do most of the cooking within my own family. This comes from having a VERY good cook in own my mother and sister (both amazing) and also having lived in Italy for a total of about 5 years, where eating is a religion, and eating slowly with friends.

5. I’ve been working on the web since about 95, and would consider myself very conversant at using tools to build a virtual community, that’s been my core business since 2000. Social media has been what I’ve done for that long.

6. I’ve played guitar in many bands ranging from punk to jazz and some candy pop in between, I also love my nylon string hand-built Spanish guitar.

7. Whilst I speak some practical Italian I excel at swearing in the lingo and I’m a dab hand at Italian gesticulation too.

8. I’m not very hairy and it is all dead straight.

And there you go.

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Chris Plays Dee by Randy Rhodes

Today I felt like playing some guitar again and capturing it, as a few people had requested that recently, and I seem to be falling into love with playing again, having not for years.

So here I am playing one of my favourite pieces written for classical guitar, Dee by Randy Rhodes.

The late Randy Rhodes was a strong motivation for me a number of years ago when I was into some serious guitar shredding.

Randy was one of the guitarists for The Ozzy Ozborne band and some of his playing on the likes of Crazy Train and Mr Crowley is quite franky amazing.

Dee was on The Tribute album as, well a tribute to the amazing talent of Randy who sadly died very early in his life, a great loss to the guitar world.

E Maj Moments

The other day a friend said they’d like to see me strumming, and well, I had to think for a sec if I had any footage of me doing that. It turns out I don’t really, I have some older tunes from various bands I’ve been in laying around but no video, well some very old VHS video with me oozing in my tight leather trousers!

However, I did find this recent clip which I shot with my phone a few months back when I was testing out the phone to blog service on The Phone Cam.

It’s an E Major shredding moment, with a bluesy twist on the end.

It has now dawned on me I should make a few video clips of me playing a tune or two, I might make some classical ones, which is what my heart feels like playing these days, well maybe I do love shredding too, but I’m starting to love my nylon strings again.