Monday, 27 July 2009

Trasimeno Blues

Opening night with a collection of 80 vintage Fenders!!

Then Matt Schofield: great young British Blues player: good voice!


Did a series of three gigs with Carmelo: Cortona in the main square: a location I've always wanted to play!...ever since I saw Steve Winwood and Tito Puente there, eleven years ago........ Then Citta della Pieve at Bistro del Duca and then I Girasoli in Camucia.

Cena della amicizia PACIANO

Played with Alberto di Giacomo: percussionist from Rome: great fun!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Reflections on the starving artist

Reflections on the starving artist

'The artist looks back on a poor, unfortunate but colourful upbringing and reminisces about a personal struggle to achieve their goals, despite the negative elements of their early days. It also implies that a certain level of personal suffering, is beneficial, almost mandatory, for the creative soul. I don't believe there is any evidence that implies any correlation between suffering and creativity. There are certainly examples of artists dying in poverty, only to be discovered' posthumously, however that doesn't imply a causal link between starvation and inspiration!'


I read this on you tube today!

'I was six and my grandpa introduced me to the james gang.'

where did the years go.....

Friday, 10 July 2009

Good ole Jean-Paul

‘Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do’
Jean-Paul Sartre

Friday, 3 July 2009

Helium An introduction to Jazz guitar: ten great jazz guitarists

Elvis Doom and Gloom

"There are now at least 85,000 Elvii (SIC: Elvis Impersontaors) around the world, compared to only 170 in 1977 when Elvis died. At this rate of growth, experts predict that by 2019 Elvis impersonators will make up a third of the world population."