From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

FTV: Everybody Starts Somewhere

Guitar World magazine has a Q & A feature in every issue that asks a famous guitar player about their first live gig.  Monthly reading of this section spurred me to start thinking about my earliest gigs and it was fun remembering how enjoyable (and how much work) it was putting a band together.  I […]

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From the Vaults: High Flying Birds

The WOAS West Coast Bureau recently sent me a copy of a CD by Noel Gallagher and his current band High Flying Birds.  Our WCB music guru Todd has been making me compilations of Oasis songs for quite some time.  I was only a casual fan when they first arrived on the world stage, but […]

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Barry Manilow – Jingle Writer

Barry Manilow spent a good deal of time on the road in 2014 and 2015 for what he was calling his ‘farewell tour’.  While this may or may not be true based on other musical artist’s habits of making multiple ‘farewell tours’ (ie:  Cher, The Rolling Stones), no one can doubt the recorded legacy Manilow […]

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From the Vaults: Puddles

Right off the bat,  I should point out that I don’t like clowns.  I never have.  I am not sure why I developed a negative reaction to greasepaint,  but I vividly remember when I became aware of it.   My older brother dragged me to the circus set up in the field across from our house […]

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