Tag Archives: music

  1. Wrestling In The Heart Of Portland

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    April 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Follow The Beat Urban life grows more imposing the closer you get to Burnside. The pretty lights you see from …
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  2. Deep In The Heart Of Portland

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    August 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    OPEN MIC MEANS OPEN MIND The guys showed up alone carrying acoustic guitars in soft cases, paste board cases, and …
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  3. Blog Block, Or Paint My Door

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    May 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Blog wisdom says keep your post short with a snappy title.     If they could say it and make …
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  4. Weird Portland, Meet New Orleans, Queen of Weirdness

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    April 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    If You Can Read This, Wave Your Hand Twice I’ve come to Portland and found the Gay Pride Parade in full swing.  My …
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  5. Ray And Jay Hit The Wall

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    December 14, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The Road To Rock And The Long Way Back An overnight rock concert once meant shouldering a pack and hitchhiking out. You hear …
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  6. Mother vs Mother

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    December 13, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Or, John Lennon and Roger Waters wax about their Moms    John Lennon:  I wrote my Mother song quite a …
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  7. Pink Floyd Blues

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    December 13, 2010 by David Gillaspie

     The Singer And The Song If Shakespeare had a favorite band, it would be Pink Floyd. “The Wall, is a …
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  8. Pinks For Floyd

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    December 11, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    1.  It’s been around and it’s still standing. 2.  Has this hit the wall?  3.  Thomas answers the call. 

  9. Riding The Jazz Train

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    August 31, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (inspired by http://www.outerrimbicycles.com/jazz/ and http://oconnorsportland.com/) Paul Mazzio My suburban downtown wears the scars of mid-makeover.  The streets widen, parking lots shrink.  The …
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  10. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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  11. Winning Notes

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    January 13, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The concert musician who skips practices one day can tell the difference.  After two days the other musicians notice.  After skipping three days the audience knows.  It’s …
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  12. DG’s B&B, part 3

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    December 30, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Sound Off, Sound On by David Gillaspie DG’s B&B believes in kindness.  Every baby gets a hug; every kid gets his hair messed …
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  13. Don’t Get Around Much

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    November 30, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    There’s A Reason Why A couple of older guests stayed at the B&B recently.  Their stories were of the road …
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  14. Three Mistakes In Three Parts

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    September 19, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    3. Twelve String Fool How do you make one guitar sound like two?  Play a twelve string.  It doesn’t make …
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  15. Three Mistakes, con’t

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    September 18, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    2. Blown Amp Every new musician with an electric guitar wants one thing, a huge amplifier with two twelve inch …
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  16. A Cambridge Education

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    July 23, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      The knowledge base of an average Cambridge, England citizen grades higher than nearly everyone else.  This is no surprise to those who track smart places.  …
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  17. The Yard

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    June 15, 2009 by David Gillaspie

      A few people reserve rooms at DG’s B&B for guitar weekends.  They play bluegrass and blues one time, jazz the next.  Ray …
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  18. Free Cash

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    May 28, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    When keeping a steady beat is enough.

  19. The Dead

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    May 19, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    It’s not the destination, it’s the journey to The Dead show that matters, but it’s the ride home that counts.

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