amateur musician

When I ordered my 10-String Bamboo Chapman Stick back on May 5th in these Days of Wine and Covid, I wasn't thinking in terms of a Christmas present. But in a minor Christmas miracle, my much delayed shipment left California on December 18th, and arrived on my doorstep (did I hear reindeer?) on Christmas Eve. That may seem like a long delivery time - because it is - but you have to remember that these instruments are handmade to order...

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I received a lot of emails after my post on the Queen movie and my reminisces on playing in local bands. Much to my surprise, people wanted more band stories. So here we go, by popular demand, a look back at one of the most dreaded events in any amateur musician's life - that nerve-racking procedure know as the audition. It is a well-known fact that the only thing harder than keeping a band together is putting a band together....

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