Apple – The Competent Danger to Free Software – Part Two

The problem that everyone ignores, is that if you are a musician, you haven’t really got a lot of choice. Apple’s products are the best available for musicians. Sure, there’s some software available for the Windows platform, but really it’s not all that good. There’s some software available for Linux too, but it’s limited.

Hardware wise, Apple is a mile ahead. Almost all Macs have Firewire ports, which are a must for recording. IPhones, IPods, and IPads have a wide range of add-ons that are just incredible.

Unknown Canadian Soldier – Performed For Rememberance Day

My wife, the singer/songwriter/quilter asked our son, the videographer to video her performing her song Unknown Canadian Soldier. The song was written after Heather visited the John McRae house, which is now a museum. John McRae is the author of the poem In Flanders Fields, and Heather’s song was written to thank all of those brave Canadians who have fought, so that Canada would remain free.

Building Your Own Axe – A Guitar Player’s Dream – Or Nightmare

I have to admit, I’m not even sure how many guitars I have owned any more. Not that I’m the world’s greatest guitarest, the need to switch from playing right to playing left caused a few problem. The amount of pain I’ve been in, has caused other problems. But I love music, and guitars. The […]

Building Your Own Axe – A Guitar Player’s Dream – Or Nightmare

Last night I was catching up on the posts over at the Lefty Guitar Trader Forum (my thanks to Jesse for providing a valuable service to the community), and I caught one that had a link to the online site of the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian had run an article about building your own guitar, mentioning people like Brian May, who had done it. I’ve read the article three times so far. The idea of trying to build your own, perfect guitar, is totally intriguing.