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Should You Be Practicing Right Now? Yes

Should You Be Practicing Right Now? Yes

 

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Spiders “Tune” Their Webs

Spiders “Tune” Their Webs. Some guitarist should take lessons..

http://gizmodo.com/spiders-tune-their-webs-like-guitar-strings-1786323021

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Every generation has a great musician

Every generation has a great musician

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We All Live in a Yellow Submarine…

We all live in a yellow submarine!

http://boingboing.net/2016/08/26/john-lennon-on-his-first-acid.html

 

That sure sounds like some trip!

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Auditions…it’s like that

Auditions…it’s like that!

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FW: Ten Foot Polecats & Cannibal Ramblers kick off their US Fall Tour

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Ten Foot Polecats & Cannibal Ramblers kick off their US Fall Tour in Philly..check out the tour sche
From: Ten Foot Polecats <**************@gmail.com>
Date: 10/09/2014 03:39 AM
To: ****@*******************

Ten Foot Polecats & Cannibal Ramblers kick off their US Fall Tour in Philly..check out the tour schedule.

Ten Foot Polecats
Boston, MA | Blues / Roots Music / Punk
Members: Jay Scheffler, Jim Chilson, Chad Rousseau

Hey people, it all starts Thursday Night in Philly…TEN FOOT POLECATS are heading back on the road for a 17 day, 19 show US Fall Tour. This time our junk blues friends from Rhode Island, THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS, will be coming along!! Also, Ted Drozdowski and THE SCISSORMEN will be jumping aboard for the final two shows of the tour!

Thursday October 9 – 9pm
SHORE ROAD TAVERN
Robbins Ave @ Jackson St, Philadelphia PA

Friday October 10- 9pm
HAMBONE’S PUB
4207 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA

Saturday October 11 -8pm (Ten Foot Polecats)
GARVIN GATE BLUES FESTIVAL
500 West Oak Street, Louisville KY

Sunday October 12 – 7pm
LOGUE’S BLACK RAVEN EMPORIUM
2915 Gallatin Pike, Nashville TN

Monday October 13 – 12pm to 4pm
SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY
805 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN

Monday October 13 – 8pm
JACK OF THE WOOD
95 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC

Tuesday October 14 – 8pm
L.L. CREEK
421 Memorial Drive, Waycross GA

Wednesday October 15 – 8pm
ANTHONY’S GOOD FOOD MARKET
116 West Main Street, West Point MS

Thursday October 16 – 1pm to 3pm
DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL
ROCK & BLUES MUSUEM
113 East 2nd Street, Clarksdale MS

Thursday October 16 – 9pm
AJAX DINER BAR
118 Courthouse Square, Oxford MS

Friday October 17 – 9pm
MERCURY LOUNGE
1747 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa OK

Saturday October 18 – 9pm
LIZARD LOUNGE
300 S.Greenwich Road, Wichita KS

Sunday October 19 – 8pm
3 KINGS TAVERN
60 S.Broadway, Denver CO
With RL COLE

Monday October 20 – 8pm
LA COCINA
112 West 1st Street, McCook NE

Tuesday October 21 – 7pm to 10pm
THE BAY
139 West Pine Street, Warrensburg MO

Wednesday October 22 – 8pm
GAS LAMP
1501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA

Thursday October 23 – 8pm
REGGIE’S MUSIC JOINT
2105 South State Street, Chicago IL
With THE SOUVENEERS

Friday October 24 -9pm
CANAL STREET TAVERN
308 East 1st Street, Dayton OH
Featuring THE SCISSORMEN

Saturday October 25 – 8pm
FOUNDERS BREWERY CO.
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI
Featuring THE SCISSORMEN

Please also note that TEN FOOT POLECATS will be taking a six month hiatus except for the shows listed below. So make sure you don’t miss these shows as the next time you can see will most likely be in the summer of 2015.

Sat Nov 1 Firehouse 13, Providence RI
Fri Nov 7 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT
Sat Nov 8 The Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
Fri Nov 14 NY/NJ TBA
Sat Nov 15 Baltimore/Frederick TBA
Fri Nov 21 Plough & Stars, Cambridge MA

New Years Eve Wed Dec 31
Nick A Nees, Providence RI
with The Cannibal Ramblers

April 24 & 25 2015
Crooked Smile Music Festival
Circle X Ranch, Winchester IN

 

“Jim Chilson may be the most important guitarist out there, strangling sheer godhead out of shale and filth, carrying down the road in a battered Ford full of snakes and salvation. Jay Scheffler channels the ghost of Howlin’ Wolf and all the forgotten spectres of bluesmen who sparked and howled in lost jukejoints long forgotten, a mighty voice in the apocalyptic maelstrom of end of times, a prophet. Chad Rousseau pounds the skins of ancient civilization, tribal and bleeding, the darkest rhythm a voodoo rite screwing the very corpse of the lost and sanctified. Combine and verily…the Blues at the end of the world. And, without any doubt, the best live band out there.” — Brian K. Reese, The Real Big Rock Candy Mountain – Best of 2013

“The sound of the Ten Foot Polecats immerses into the bloodstream, coursing through the listener and only adrenaline remains. I could write about how they stand in the shadow of blues giants, allowing their audience in on a secret heritage not many are aware of outside the Black Keys and Jack White’s of the world, but I won’t. Instead, I need the reader to understand that the blues the Ten Foot Polecats play is unlike anything played before. They carry the torch by being innovators and not succumbing to the mainstream definition of blues; therefore, allowing the art to speak for itself; and what a voice it has.” — Adam Hook, Soaked In Sound – Music is my Religion

“You don’t have to be a radical and remove your guitar’s low string to play in open G, the way that Richards does. However plenty of players have followed his path to good result. One example is Jim Chilson of Boston’s Ten Foot Polecats, whose five-string open G finger-picking style is just one reason that band is rising up from the blues underground.” — Ted Drozdowski, Play In Open G Tuning Like Keith Richards (Jim Chilson reference)

Upcoming Shows
Shore Road Tavern Philadelphia, PA Thu Oct 09 14 08:00 PM
Hambone’s Pittsburgh, PA Fri Oct 10 14 08:00 PM
Garvin Gate Blues Festival Louisville, KY Sat Oct 11 14 12:00 PM
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Shrove Demos

Hey now! Yes, I’m still kicking and out of hibernation. Ok. I haven’t updated this site in months. Sorry for that. If only I could find some decent help -nyuk nyuk nyuk. Check out these old demos from when I was a wee lad back in the good old years of the 1990s. By the time this band was ready to implode we were going by the name Shrove. That’s a good one. It makes me want to grab some URLs. We also went under the name of Gods of What at one point. Though, I’m not sure that nomenclature ever left the acid trip -oink! Anyways, my old friend, Dean, has posted some of our old cassette recordings (now digitized) onto Bandcamp.com. Totally awesome! We wrote those songs and recorded them at a time before the internet -if you can imagine that. Who would have thought years later with the post of a button you could be heard round the world (besides Nikola Tesla in the 1920s)? Sit back, relax light up a phatty, have some wine and check out this blast from the past. Thanks!

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Music Is In a Golden Ratio

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OK. I greatly like stumbling across these little snippets of ancient knowledge. Music is in a golden ratio, also known as the golden mean or golden number. More specifically the notes in a major key -in music theory- are in a golden ratio with the notes that are not in the same major key. This ratio is also repeated when comparing the major key with it’s pentatonic scale. Why is this important? The golden ratio is used in fluid dynamics, wind dynamics and permeates through much of the existing universe (see HeliCal model of the solar sytem). Whether it is a flower, sea shell or proportions of the face; the golden ratio is present. Allow me to explain further.

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Spider Invasion

Spider Invasion! That should be a band name. Someone get on it!! While you’re doing that, make sure to check out massbands.org -on all our sites! Woot!

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    Shakti Stones

    This is from the “what will they think of next?” category. I just had to re-post this from BoingBoing.net. Shakti Stones! I’ve never heard of them -you? What will they think of next?

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