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Peter Jacksons WWI documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" pays homage to the resilience of soldiers in WWI, while showing the horror of war. The restored footage is intimate and breathtaking- and is brought even more to life, with commentary from WWI soldiers/veterans that was compiled from hours of BBC interviews.
My understanding is the theatrical run was limited. In any event, if you can manage see it, stick around for the fascinating "special features" at the end.
NY TIMES - How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New With ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’
Hi friends- In this months Vinyl Treasures column in Guitar Player Magazine I write about Santana Abraxas. Thank you! Full article here... Thank you!
Hi friends - In the Guitar Player Magazine Holiday issue my Vinyl Treasures column features the LP "Country Guitar" (Various Artists) that includes the great Thumbs Carlisle, Jimmy Capps, Billy Byrd, Hardrock Gunter...
Read it here...
I’ve heard it’s fashionable to be critical of Ringo Starr's drumming. I find this astonishing- it’s like someone telling me “cockroaches are cuter then kittens”. Say what?
Ringo is one the greatest rock drummers in music history. He played compositionally and cleverly while he prioritized the song… and he was always swinging hard.
His contributions on “Tomorrow Never Knows”, “Maxwell's Silver Hammer”, “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”, “Polythene Pam” , “Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”, “Fixing A Hole”, “Come Together”, “Hey Bulldog”, “Paperback Writer”, “Good Morning, Good Morning” are obvious examples of his humble genius … and I’m leaving dozens of other examples off my list. Feel free to add your own … I love the Beatles!
George Harrison talks about Ringo...
I wrote a few guitar lessons for Premiere Guitar magazine in 2012… Let's begin with -
LITTLE STEEL GUITAR VOICINGS
FREDDIE GREEN RHYTHM ...
RELOCATION LICKS ...
Guitar Player Magazine Jim Campilongo "Why Live Albums Rule" (Live at Rockwood) Sept 2018
All Campilongo titles available on Amazon
Paul Yandell, Second to the Best: A Sideman's Chronicle
Compiled from interviews, social media posts and quotes from friends and family - anecdotes and in-depth stories are frequent and there is info for the Bigsby/Gretsch guitar nerd too. Paul and Chet were the real deal and it's inspiring to see how high Paul & Co. raised the bar- and Paul certainly doesn’t glamorize the music business. He’s never bitter, he’s a well-informed, straight shooter with an insiders viepwoint. A must read for any Chet Atkins fan...