26 November 2007

Update on my Gear

It’s been a while since I’ve written and since some folk are actually interested in what gear I play. Ok, you asked... On the electric front I play a G & L Tribute S500, with hand wired G & L Custom Shop 8000 wound humm-buckers with a coil tab switch between the pick-up selector and the volume knob (they look like single coils, but they’re not), my Hagstrom Deluxe-F, which is just gorgeous and my preferred acoustic is still my Babicz Dreadnought. As far as amps are concerned I mostly play small, all-valve Fender amps, in my case a Champion 600. I love to drive this little baby. It only has 6 Watts and when I’m driving my Grainger 4 x 12 cab it just sounds awesome. Oh - and in the studio I play more often than not my old Pignose. More on my gear at a show near you next spring. Hang loos Possums!...

13 November 2007

Welcome to the Tobster

Toby arrived here around 3 weeks ago. He’s a seven month old Jack Russell puppy and he is positively adorable. Toby has now really become part of the family and Miles loves him. Anna is indifferent and Jana and I are eating out of his hands, I mean paws. If any of you out there are experienced with Jack Russell then get in touch by writing a comment. In the meantime here are a couple of photos of his royal highness. Hang loose Possums...

And why Scotland...

In 1987 I was travelling around Europe when while in the South of France I came across a couple from Scotland. I liked them immediately and they said that I must go and visit the place. I didn’t even know where Scotland was, and I had absolutely nothing planned, so I said: “ok, why not, lets go and check the place out”. I didn’t go back to Germany for 5 years.

So, why Scotland, you may ask?... I think it’s the place, the people, the wilderness and all the things you just can’t find anywhere else. I love it!