Do You Remember the 21st Night of September? EWF

“September,” is truly one of the gems of the 70’s disco era…and who didn’t love Earth, Wind & Fire?

My favorite part…you guessed it…the opening guitar riff. Every time I hear the song I immediately try to picture how he is getting that snappy sound on his guitar. He might just be using the very edge of his pick, like a pick squeal technique without using the fleshy finger. However, it has a peculiar sound like he is actually pinching the string between his thumb and finger and snapping it, almost like you would do with a rubber band. When I play this song that is what I try to do. It is kind of hard to control each note since it is so quick which would mean he is a pretty skilled guitarist.

Here is it “September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Football Anyone?

Can it really be? Football season already?

In light of how absolutely pathetic and boring the Padres have been this year San Diego fans are definitely ready for some football…even if it is a meaningless preseason game.

Here is the Charger Fight Song to get you in the mood!

RIP Donna Summer “Queen of Disco” but Much More

Another loss in the music world today with the passing of Donna Summer known as the Queen of Disco.

Although Disco was her claim to fame she deserves more credit for being a great singer and song writer as well.

I recently wrote about listening to music with my mom including while driving around town in the family’s Chevy Impala. I’ll never forget there was a local station 13K ,an AM sister station of KGB FM 101, who used to play Top 40 and in the 70s that definitely meant they were playing Donna Summer as we cruised around town. I will forever be thankful of soaking up her songs in my brains musical hard drive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdEhvuNxV8