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I run my guitar into a DigiTech RP 360 > Edirol MD 150 monitors which allow a feed from my PC. It also has a headphone out. So tracks from the PC and guitar/interface into the speakers and if I need to go silent I can plug in speakers. Good audio quality as well.
That song was written by Jesse Fuller, a bay area folk-blues artist. He played a Silvertone 12 string and used a high hat like thing that sounded like hands clapping and a device called a "Fodella" that used a pedal to plunk a tuned bass string. Jesse also wrote "San Francsico Bay Blues," "Beat...
A long time ago we projected old cartoons between sets. People dug it. We didn't do it while we played, but there was an oil and dyes clock glass light show. They might have projected some stuff behind us, but I was busy playing rather then looking behind me.
I was at a wedding in LA once and they'd hired a "Society Band." They were playing all of these boring standards, so we started going up and requesting Miles Davis or John Coltrane tunes. The band would get excited and say "yeah!" but the band leader wouldn't do 'em. It was fun messing with the...
One of my first band mates was at the show at the New Orleans House in Berkeley that yielded that first album. We used to see them all the time at the Fillmore West and Winterland. Met them after a show in Stockton once. Papa John was such a sweet dude. I'm overdue to see them again.
How is the MXR Distortion+ different from the DOD? I've always heard that they were close, but I've never dug that deep. I have a later Rochester made D+ that has a power jack and LED. One of the last ones before they folded? I have mixed feelings about it as far as using it in my rig. Maybe...
I wanted to be in the Rolling Stones before Ronnie Wood got the job. But I wouldn't have lasted as I never liked the Stones all that much and certainly wouldn't have been a good fit personality or music-wise.
Guitar with Neil Young would be fun. I could do that.