Category Archives: Musings

A Milestone!

This, dear readers, is my 101st post.  I started this blog in November 2011 with the intention of reviewing Seydel harmonica.  Yes, I liked my first Seydel so much, I started a blog about it.  Well, I have only bought

A Milestone!

This, dear readers, is my 101st post.  I started this blog in November 2011 with the intention of reviewing Seydel harmonica.  Yes, I liked my first Seydel so much, I started a blog about it.  Well, I have only bought

I Want to Love Hohner Again

My first harmonica was a worn out old tremolo I found in my great grandfather’s old footlocker.  My second harp was a no-name harp someone gave me.  But the first harmonica I actually paid money for was a Hohner Special

I Want to Love Hohner Again

My first harmonica was a worn out old tremolo I found in my great grandfather’s old footlocker.  My second harp was a no-name harp someone gave me.  But the first harmonica I actually paid money for was a Hohner Special

Why Every Harmonica Player Should Have a Flower Guy/Gal

I like to buy my wife flowers, often and for no particular reason.  I find it boosts her spirits, improves her surroundings, and gives her a pleasant reminder that someone out there digs her a lot.  I never do anything

Why Every Harmonica Player Should Have a Flower Guy/Gal

I like to buy my wife flowers, often and for no particular reason.  I find it boosts her spirits, improves her surroundings, and gives her a pleasant reminder that someone out there digs her a lot.  I never do anything

Sometimes You Just Have to Take a Break

Hey there, friends and loyal readers.  I must apologize for my extended absence over the past month.  Sometimes life has a way of pulling your attention away from the things you love.  And sometimes, you just have to take a

Sometimes You Just Have to Take a Break

Hey there, friends and loyal readers.  I must apologize for my extended absence over the past month.  Sometimes life has a way of pulling your attention away from the things you love.  And sometimes, you just have to take a

How to Jam with Someone Else

So I was browsing videos this morning and came across this nice little backstage jam session between blues maestro John Popper and indie rocker Craig Struble, of Bronze Radio Return.  Listening to it, I began to think of the many

How to Jam with Someone Else

So I was browsing videos this morning and came across this nice little backstage jam session between blues maestro John Popper and indie rocker Craig Struble, of Bronze Radio Return.  Listening to it, I began to think of the many

Mindful Harmonica

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I watch a lot of harmonica videos online where players are trying to copy a song or a style, often quite

Mindful Harmonica

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I watch a lot of harmonica videos online where players are trying to copy a song or a style, often quite

The Mysterious Stairwell Harmonica Player

This morning a friend sent me a link to a voyeur’s clip of someone playing harmonica in the stairwell of the CBC building in Vancouver.  While the piece is frustratingly incomplete, I enjoy that it exists at all.  You see,

The Mysterious Stairwell Harmonica Player

This morning a friend sent me a link to a voyeur’s clip of someone playing harmonica in the stairwell of the CBC building in Vancouver.  While the piece is frustratingly incomplete, I enjoy that it exists at all.  You see,