Author Archives: Daddy Scratches

Heavy Metal

It takes a lot of hardware to hold up a big-ass tent that can comfortably accommodate several thousand people. (Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, where we saw Chickenfoot the other night.)… [read the rest]

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Do the chickens have large talons?

A few months ago, I was all “Chickenfoot, Chickenfoot, Chickenfoot!” And you loved it. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.) Now, if you’ll please indulge me once more, I’m going to go all “Chickenfoot, Chickenfoot, Chickenfoot!” on you again … but, after this entry, you probably won’t have to hear about them for a while, because Chad, their drummer, will soon head into the studio to record a new album with his main group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and when that happens, I fear that Chickenfoot won’t ride again for quite some time. So. Chickenfoot came to… [read the rest]

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My wife will rock your ass off

Some (most?) of you will look at the above picture and say, “Yeah, OK, that’s a nifty guitar and all, but, like, so what?” And if you are one of the people who says that, then so be it, and have a nice day. And some (a few?) of you will look at the above picture and say, “Holy shit, is that ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony‘s famous Jack Daniel’s guitar?” Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it is. And, surely, all of you will say, “That is one bad-ass ‘I’m rocking Michael Anthony’s Jack Daniel’s bass guitar’ pose… [read the rest]

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Happy Birthday to me … sorta

Or, at least, Happy Birthday to my alter ego. Yes, it just dawned on me as I was sitting here trying unsuccessfully to concentrate on a big design project I so foolishly told the client would be done tomorrow (Whoops!) that it was exactly one year ago today when I officially launched this blog. God, the excitement that day was palpable. The whole Internet was abuzz with anticipation, and the moment at which the site went live was the digital equivalent of The Big Bang … as evidenced by the four comments that were left on that first lame-ass post… [read the rest]

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One more iMac post, and then I swear, I’m done

I couldn’t do it. I mean, look at this: I’m used to working with my HUGE iMac in the back there, not Wonder Woman’s tiny MacBook in the front there. And sitting at my desk with the one in front of the other, it was painfully obvious that the “I’ll just use the MacBook” approach wasn’t going to cut it. It also was painfully obvious that waiting for my employer to suddenly bestow upon me a new MacBook could take a loooooooong time … especially when you’re me, and you have the patience of a 5-year-old, in which case anything… [read the rest]

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