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Very Brief Tour Diary, Winter 2016-17

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From Dec 27, 2016 to Jan 21, 2017, I was on tour with Camper Van Beethoven (playing with Cracker, as per usual) in the United States. Overall, this was an amazing tour, not just from the point of view of

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A short tour, part one.

The previous shows that Camper Van Beethoven played were in January (2014), and now it’s nearly June and we have a whole 5 shows to play on the west coast, because we have a new album coming out on June 3rd

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New Bandcamp embedding ability….

Well, check this out. Should be able to stream the whole album here, but you know, just buy them.

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Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul!

It’s weird how some guy’s name is now a guitar. I just jokingly posted on FB that after reading “The Beauty of the Burst“, a book about the specific Gibson Les Paul Standard models made between 1958 and 1960, I

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The Stratocaster, part 2

When my 1971 Stratocaster named “Honey” was stolen, Camper Van Beethoven was in the middle of a tour. Luckily for us, we had a management connection to somebody at Fender so we were able to get “artist-priced” (that means half

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aging rock music

Today is my 49th birthday… typically this would be considered “old”, especially for a rock musician. Strangely we don’t consider 49 old for blues or jazz musicians nor classical musicians or composers. But rock music came into being as a

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The Stratocaster and I

My first electric guitar was a Stratocaster. Well, OK, that’s not quite true: it was a copy of one, made by “Memphis” (from Japan). (Actually, that’s a lie as well, I briefly had a “Pan” brand SG copy before this,

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