It is hard to escape the fact that Covid-19, aka Novel Coronavirus, is back in the news today. I remember that when news of the virus in Hubei province first broke, I was surprised that there was talk of testing and quarantining those travelling in and out of China when there should have been a total ban on all such travel and especially by plane as soon as they were aware of the outbreak.
Should we be concerned about 5G networks? While the UK worries about security issues, should there perhaps be more concern about health risks, the proliferation of masts and the sweeping changes to everyday life that will accompany 5G?
This is a recording “from my vault” that I recently made available for the amusement of a few friends but even so, has registered a significant number of visits. I am therefore making it more accessible by posting it as a blog. The recording was made fairly soon after beginning guitar lessons and when practising in my lounge nearly 25 years ago.
A few years ago, a friend declared a new interest in folk music and asked for some recommendations to serve as an introduction to the genre. As an example of an Irish song that has permeated the folk music of the British Isles (and beyond) with many recordings by various artistes spanning at least 6 decades, “She Moved Through the Fair” would be a necessary inclusion in my list.
Upon recently releasing my Jackson Stealth from its case, I was surprised to find that it needed very little attention or even tuning. Realising that the instrument is now 25 years old, I decided that this was a good time for a re-appraisal of the history and specifications of the Jackson Stealth along with the Pro series of Japanese imports and within the context of my own experience of the guitars in the early 1990s ….