By now, loyal readers know Robert’s mantra: “Nothing teaches like playing live.” Somehow it gets twisted into a euphemism for “stuff happens.” This may be the right time to confess that Robert’s mantra is not as cockamamie as it seems. As we packed up at Old Ironsides a couple of Saturdays ago, we were told “how tight” our playing was, that we have “come a long way,” and that we were “way better… Read more
OUR BLOG CHRONICLES A MUSICAL JOURNEY
The basic story line is, even though he never played guitar before and had not played a musical instrument since tuba in elementary school band, Bill T received an electric guitar after he was 60 -- as a joke. From then on, despite a musical talent deficit, he tried to learn instrumental surf music but at first could not find an instructor. He met Paul the Pyronaut -- a surf guitarist a couple of generations younger. Over a few years they wrote some original songs. The Lava Pups eventually emerged from Bill T's imagination. A CD was recorded to check something off of his bucket list. Then the CD had to be performed live. And -- voila -- we had a band! The Lava Pups were a reality. For how long, who knows?
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