It’s almost 2013! This compels me to create a few lists from the year in review, my first as a blogger.
My last post was my top 10 posts of the year according to WordPress stats. The 10 listed on this post are MY favorites…according to ME.
There were many, but, these are the ones that stood out in my memory as either being fun, rewarding or challenging to write. Some were very popular, some were not and some were early before I had much following. Hopefully this list will supply my followers with some new insights into this blog 12 Notes & the Truth!
These first two are important to me as both guitarists were HUGE in my inspiration to be not only a guitarist but a musician.
1. Van Halen Week in San Diego – Concert Review
2. Michael Schenker Said No to the Rolling Stones, Ozzy, Aerosmith…
This post was cool because I found a new guitarist, influence and a historical perspective I never knew. I knew of Jose Feliciano, but, not much about him. An amazing musician that really took an unfair career hit with his version of the Star Spangled Banner. A great version in my opinion and better than many of the renditions today. Expect more posts on Jose Feliciano in 2013!
3. National Anthem, Jose Feliciano-Play Ball!
These next three are my favorite attempts at ‘writing.’ Some of my posts are just that…posts. These three were more of a personal perspective on guitar, myself and my musical past.
4. Beware of the Pick Gremlins! Important as ALL guitarists know there has to be Pick Gremlins stealing our picks! How else can they disappear so quickly?
5. Function of My Dysfunction An insight into my mind…
6. Band Logos and Dreams What did I study in school? Drawing band logos on my book covers and folders.
Sports has been another major interest throughout my life. So it is nice for me to be able to combine the two. I thought these were pretty clever, tongue in cheek ways of combining music and sports. They are also an exercise in creativity much like composing music.
7. A Musical Tribute to the 2012 Olympic Games in London
8. 2012 NFL Predictions ‘Rock n Roll’ Edition
Playing a fair amount of weddings every year and working with so many great couples I really enjoyed blogging about different musical aspects involved in making the ‘Big Day’ special.
Yeah, I had to delve into the ugly Presidential campaign of 2012. I feel I gave both a fair ration of disrespect as I feel ALL politicians deserve. Much like the sports posts above it was a fun creative process putting this post together.
10. Presidential Campaign 2012, Romney v Obama (Scherzino Falsetto)