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sleigh bells of death – analysis of two Steely Dan tunes

When you think of sleigh bells, you probably think Christmas. Well, think again..

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hallelujah – Mikey Memorial

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home at last

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Mikey Memorial show

On 7Dec19, Steely Jam played the Santa Monica Moose Lodge. It was a great show – lots of love and joy with the impending holidays. The next day my friend and front-man for the band, Michael Lamper, passed away in his sleep. He was 61. We were supposed to golf the next day. Looks like…


simpleflower – lovin

from the 2004 SoCalSoul album
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concert review – Marcus Miller

An audio review of the 2005 Marcus Miller concert at UCLA. It rained…

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blue skies

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So musicam mayhem partner Jay strongly suggested I start podcasting. Oddly enough I did my first podcast about 15 years ago, focusing on analyzing some pop songs. He’s not the first to mention, and part of the day job probably could benefit from more content and exposure. So watch for a revamp of the nostatic.com…

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Fodera Monarch 6 w/Nordstrand BigRig pickups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO9dfvLaKPE nostatic at all...

back to the hills

A rare solo journey up into the hill. While winter is slowly fading (or what passes for it in LA), it was 70s at the base of the hill, but into the 50s up top, riding in and out of the clouds and drizzle. No matter – a day on 2-wheels is rarely a bad…

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This week I got one of those emails that you really don’t like getting – but they are a reality in the life of a musician. Well, maybe Peter Gabriel doesn’t get them but I’m not him. Essentially the message is, “we love your music but you’re not drawing enough so we’re ending the regular…


monday monday

Today was about as good as it gets. I played hooky and headed to the hills again, but being a Monday there was almost no traffic. Temps near 70F at the base, but up at 6K’ it was in the low 40s. After a quick bite back down to head to the east fork of…



A rare solo ride, the usual locations though all in one day, including a stop at Mendocino…Farms.

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Brazil day festival

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Mesa Subway preamp/DI w/Rob Allen Deep 4