|This page is about the other hobby's I'm
interested in. I'll update with more stuff as I
have time. (click on thumbnails to enlarge pic)
|Music has always been part of my life. My parents are both musicians, Dad
was making a living as a singer after WW II, and my Mother is an
accomplished pianist. I learned to read musical notation in grammar school,
beside standard notation, I also became familiar with Gregorian chant. All my
siblings, including, 6, musically inclined also.
I've been playing guitar circa 1965, the first song I learned was Louie Louie,
recorded by “The Kingsmen” easy enough, only 3 chords; House of the Rising
Sun, recorded by the “Animals” was next. I guess those 2 songs caught up
every aspiring Rock Star at that time.
Since then, I’ve been in quite a few bands, playing Rock & Roll,
Country/Southern Rock, or the Blues. I’ll play either rhythm or lead guitar,
electric or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. I’m certainly not a big ego head
when it comes to playing music. When playing with others, musically I attempt
to play tastefully, always trying to work with the dynamics of the song.
|Here is my Fender Guitar
collection. From left: 1962
Stratocaster re-issue I bought new
in 1983, 1952 Telecaster re-issue
Christmas present from my wife in
2005, and a Strat Plus 40th
birthday present from wife in 1991.
|These guitars are hand made by
John Judge, a luthier who is from
South County, RI. These guitar are
my answer to the Gibson Les Paul.
|This is my Epiphone Casino Coupe.
Similar to the Epiphone guitar that
the Fab Four (The Beatles) used
back in the day.
I first learned to drive a cycle when I was 14, bought my first bike at 18, and got
my first Harley when I was 21.
|This is my first Harley, it
is a 1962 Pan Head
which was chopped out
by the person that I
bought it from. I
purchased this in the
spring of 1973. Sure
wish I still had it.
|This is my Epiphone Les Paul Custom.
It is a beauty, now doubt about it.
Though not a Gibson, it is a very sweet
sounding and playing instrument and I
saved a ton of money