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Spent a couple of hours learning all of this but the solo on Monday! Tighten things up somewhat today & maybe tomorrow, then move on. Scales & rhythm warm ups are always first!
Most of learning a song is memorizing the parts & order of them followed by putting everything together & making the transitions smooth.
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Still July 1st as I write most of this. Really upset/disappointed with myself & my 6 month results. Kim fed me ice cream & beer. I’m a light weight now when it comes to alcohol. I’m on my 3rd & final beer of the evening, please excuse the following as I intend to leave it as is.
Well the 6 month total was TERRIBLE for me! Lost 13 pounds, so where the hell was any of the muscle I put on? I’m 40 years old & lighter than I was in 1999, but I still can’t fit a 38” waist? I was wearing a 38” waist pair of jeans when I was working at 265 pounds. TERRIBLE, DISAPPOINTING, FORGETTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I just wasted 6 months!!!
I think the end of this video explains my saving for a mid-range PRS guitar, not a $7000 PRS. The one I’m saving for is wired, heavy, & the neck feels like a Gibson Les Paul. I love Les Paul style guitars, I have 2, neither are Gibson Les Paul guitars. If I wanted a Gibson Les Paul it would cost me $1000 more, be a reissue, & have the same body shape of 2 of my current guitars. That’s why I did extensive research on an already expensive guitar.
After my results of 6 months of hard work, I’m INCREDIBLY upset with myself & don’t even feel as though I deserve it. Scale went the wrong way! I was expecting 10 pounds of muscle added, not 13 pounds off.
A review of a ‘PRS style’ Harley Benton guitar LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I watched more videos on Harley Benton guitars aka really cheap copies of big brand name guitars. Most videos on www.youtube.com were guys in a room with 20-35 Harley Benton guitars that had nothing good to say about them. I’m thinking “You’re complaining about a guitar company making guitars that cost $110 each after you’ve bought 20 of them. It took you 20 guitars to realize they weren’t as perfect as the actual thing?” People pointing out random flaws on every guitar, flaws that would be noticed by anyone who has played guitar for 5 years or more. If I was a beginner, I would grab ONE & not care. I was just laughing the whole way through! Does it sound like an electric guitar? Sure it does, something cheap but nice to learn on.
Nobody cares about what brand the guitar is other than the owner. The guitar I played from 2001-February 2008 was a Tradition Les Paul. The company no longer exists, great guitar that I played live for all but 3 or 4 of the 100s of live shows.
After watching a totally different PRS factory tour by the head of the S2 series, I’ve never been so certain on a guitar choice in my life!
I’m saving my pennies, it’s gonna happen!
Guitar rant over. No further inebriated blogging!
I’m over my numbers on July 1st, I wasn’t looking at it the right way. Many people can see the difference of added muscle. The scale is just a number. Comfort food & alcohol, I was fine the next day, however I ate other food my body isn’t used to the next evening & paid the price at 6:30 am Friday morning. Really nice day outdoors but not inside me. After 2:00 pm I avoided any & all food & liquid. Sugar & I aren’t a good mix, I think I’ll stay clear of that for at least a few weeks!
My dad did manage to sell my mountain bike & Kim’s old one to my parents’ neighbors. No need to take them to a pawn shop. Into the guitar fund it goes!
Kim took 3 grocery bags of DVDs to pawn for me Saturday morning. We also had tickets to a concert on July 3rd that was postponed due to Covid-19. It was postponed until late January of 2021. Sooner than I’d like so that was refunded & also added to the guitar savings.
I reaffirmed my decision on this evening of Saturday, July 4, 2020. I’m going to continue the eating healthy, no caffeine, very little sugar/alcohol, very few (if any) TV/movie purchases, & far less music purchases. All of this will continue after the purchase of the guitar, amplifier, & footswitch. This will not only save us money but also make me healthier. The exercise will either continue where it’s at or more than likely increase soon.
Of course I can think of another guitar I’d like. Is it going to happen? I’d say no on our budget! Heck the guitar & amplifier purchases I’m saving for now could easily be pushed back if they happen at all. Doesn’t mean I’ll stop saving money.
I tend to doubt myself & can be VERY critical of myself, always expecting more. That was my Canada Day, July 1st. Much more self-confident now & more determined than I was 6 months ago.
Yes, I practice a LOT! I’m often found with a 1 liter bottle of water near me with a guitar in hand. I said on January 1st that 2020 was going to be my year! So despite all of the disastrous things going on this year, I turned 40 in January & I plan to have a spectacular year…..indoors.
After losing 13 pounds, which wasn’t what I wanted. I realize that I have put on quite a bit of muscle. I now have a left calf muscle, my arms, shoulders, & chest are more defined. I was angry at myself for what was actually a good thing! I told you I’m an idiot…….at least I have now!
I was energized & feeling great on Sunday. I got up early made my eggs, fish, and a pitcher of vegetable juice for the week then vacuumed the house all before noon. I was thinking that this will be a FANTASTIC start to the 2nd half of 2020.
I didn’t exercise Monday, I was lazy. I woke up at 4 am rolled around while drifting in & out of sleep. I woke up completely at 7:30 am & just stayed in bed until 11:00 am, didn’t want to do anything. I then got up, ate, & practiced guitar
Justin Trudeau, keep the border closed……
The virus & racism are the biggest issues facing the human race at the moment, followed closely by climate change & a million other things. You know what I think so here is John Dolmayan, the drummer from “System of a Down”……
Some study a few years ago showed that overall metal music has a calming effect on listeners. While I was progressively feeling worse after my July 1st post I listened to these 3 songs & felt SO much more relaxed and generally better about the entire ordeal.
“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David ERIC Grohl
We’re all Global Citizens,
“Listen to one another”-Ellen Degeneres