As Thursday night's practice concluded, we moved our gear near the Doghouse door. Rush (the band) was right, “All this machinery making modern music.” Amps. Drums. Hardware. Guitars -- an extra just in case. Bass. Pedal board. A bagful of cords and other paraphernalia. Indeed, it was a bunch of machinery that had to go less than three miles across the Sacramento River to the “new” Shine.A Friday… 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 in 2005 -- 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?