Klaus Nomi: David Bowie’s back-up singer
I recently read this really great article about Klaus Nomi.
He’s most well-known for being the backing singer on David Bowie’s famous SNL performance.
More importantly though: Klaus was a ground-breaking entertainer, who was too far ahead of his time or too odd to ever breakthrough.
A great read that teaches how being a trailblazer is not always a good thing.
Cool Guitar Gear and Musicians You Want To Know About
One of my students recently ordered a Deimel Guitar.
He brought it to his lesson and I had a chance to play it.
I REALLY loved the feel, the finish, the attention to detail, the great sound, and the vast amount of cool things that come with the guitar.
This is just a lovely, friendly couple in Germany, a husband, and wife, who built REALLY high-level, amazing guitars.
Some of the cool built-in features, just to give you an idea of how innovative Deimel guitars are:
- A piezo microphone/pickup built inside the headstock. This creates cool sounds when you tap the headstock, and adds an acoustic guitar sound to the guitar
- A lipstick pick-up mounted on the opposite side of the bridge, adding the possibility to play a lot of high pitchy, plinky sounds.
- A kill switch
- Piezo pickups mounted in various locations for lots of acoustic sounds
- Built-in electronics that let you oscillate between the 2 humbuckers, creating lots of interesting space Leslie type of sounds.
Check them out here:
Some Funny or Silly Things
Life Philosophies Explained With A Glass of Water
This isn’t necessarily funny or silly, but I very much like the cleverness of it.
Not a musician meme, but I thought it was silly enough to add here.
Mistakes and Wisdom
Not funny or silly, but I wanted to include it here cause I thought it was inspiring.
It also seemed appropriate to include here, given how many students I encounter every week who beat themselves up every time they make mistakes.
Not Stressful At All
I wonder why he got caught.
Beware of Suspicious Pants
This is not really a music or guitar meme, but I liked it too much to omit here.
This Cat Knows His Music Theory
Bill Frisell Playing The Beatles.
Ending with some music…
Here’s the NPR performance of Bill Frisell playing instrumental versions of Beatles songs.
Bill’s an interesting guitarist you want to know about.
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The free lessons I offer on my blog are cool, but you will never experience the progress, joy, and results that my students experience in lessons when you’re learning by yourself from blogs and videos.
That is why people take lessons: way better results and progress, much more complete information, exposed to way more creative ideas than you can get from a blog or YouTube video.
There is only so much that self-study can accomplish.
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