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October 24, 2019
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David Crosby is not only one of rock's great songwriters; he is also one of rock's great raconteurs-always ready with a story, told as only he can tell it, about life in not just one, but two of the most influential bands of the 1960s, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash and sometimes Young.

Few people have lived a life as colorful as his and lived to tell about it. Even fewer possess Crosby's wit and eye for detail.
He came by his wealth of anecdotes at a significant cost, however, to himself and the people around him, as he readily admits in the newly released documentary Remember My Name.

Now a wizened 78-years-old, Crosby reached far back in the memory vault to tell the tale of his life, from childhood to his 60s heyday to his stints in jail and rehab and through every sordid stage of full blown addiction.

Drugs will seriously mess up your life, says Crosby, in no uncertain terms, but it's also clear his life would have been much less eventful, and less interesting, without them.

Take the story he tells of running into John Coltrane in the men's room of the South Side Chicago club called McKie's in 1963.

Incredibly high, Crosby finds himself blown out of his seat and against the wall by Elvin Jones' drum solo. He retreats to the bathroom and promptly hits the floor. "I've got my head against this puke green tile...
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PRS has unveiled its first six 2020 models and a good place to start would be with the company's absolutely sublime-looking new 35th Anniversary Custom 24 models: the 35th Anniversary Custom 24, the 35th Anniversary Custom 24 SE and the 35th Anniversary Custom 24 S2. There are also a number of updates to the company's S2 and McCarty models including new pickups and finishes.   
IN THE BASSMENT
 
The Mustang's short-scale length, rounded body and limited cutaways offer a characteristic look. The Arctic White finish, coated in gloss polyurethane, works very well with the three-ply white pearloid scratchplate, while the chrome hardware, control plate and standard bridge all project a vintage vibe.
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Watch the entire 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance by Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Doyle Bramhall II and John Mayer, plus all of Double Trouble - Chris "Whipper" Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans. The band kicks things off with SRV's "Pride and Joy," which is followed by "Texas Flood."   
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Fender Songs App

Building off their last lesson-oriented app, Fender Play, Fender Songs lets players practice and play along to millions of songs on the guitar. Fender Songs is a three-pronged app that allows users to practice along to their favorite tunes with auto-generated chord charts, lyrics and audio; play along to songs with real-time scrolling chords and lyrics, or perform them - with the scrolling chords and lyrics - while recording and saving their performances for later reference.
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Based on the Marshall 1959 "Plexi," and boasting 100 watts of power, the all-tube amp features 4 x 12" speaker cabinets, the classic black Marshall logo and three ECC83 preamp tubes and four EL34 power amp tubes. It has two volume knobs, three-band EQ and a presence control, plus two non-footswitchable channels. The Marshall 1959HW "Final Curtain" is available now in an extremely limited run of eight units!
ARTIST AWARENESS
 
Bobby Broom was born January 18, 1961 in New York City. When he was ten years old, his father came home with a stack of records that included one by organist Charles Earland. Bobby was enamored with the album, listening to it every day. "This was before I knew what jazz was and I didn't care. I just liked the record." It wasn't until he heard the likes of Herbie Hancock and Grover Washington, Jr. on the radio that he surrendered himself to the art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hKm4dofkCI 

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