In the Spring 1965, Bob Dylan committed an heretical act in the eyes of America’s, and probably the world’s, folkies. Before then, at 23 years old, he was the leading songwriter of the American folk music revival. Some of his songs already achieved a revered status among America’s young activists and were labeled “protest songs” by their parents and antagonists: “Blowin’ in the Wind”; “The Times They Are a-Changin’”; “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” Civil rights. Nuclear war. Change. Parents and… 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?