Fano day!!! Old buddy Jack Schwartz made it official and we are Fano dealers with guitars in house! Video in editing, guitars about to go live, great stories with a great friend. #ritchiefliegler you made a shidach!
I started collecting my Ovations with help from Bill (Beal) Kaman. A friendship that has lasted decades. Present are every year of Collectors Editions plus some fun guitars I have acquired along the way. 90% of all those guitars are serial number #4 Enjoy looking as much as I do collecting.
Happy 93’rd Birthday Dad or as the “singers” called you “Captain America”! Thank you for being the Man/Mensch you are. You continue to be the power of example for so many for so long. We love and admire you and are better people for it. . Thanks for all of our lives, we all have so much to be thankful for...because of you, and Mom of course! Your 70th anniversary is around the corner, now that will be a party. #benjamminash100#arieldance#maxash#rachashsdesk#samashmusic#samash#sammyash
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Ned Steinberger for quite a few decades now. Between headless technology, Stuart Spector NS Design basses, the worlds most precise tuning machines, Transtrem, and much more he has earned his place as one of the Industry Greats, all that and he is still a really nice guy. One of the many reasons to go to NAMM is seeing old friends.!
NAMM “Best in Show” was Sunday morning. Excellent panel and excellent choices by this panel. This is my 4’th time asked, I am truly honored and humbled with that trust. My Picks. Best accessory, the “Cling-on” magnetic acoustic guitar pickup. Got to Stock it “The PRS MT15” Mark Tremonti 15 Watt Lunch Box amp. Best In Show - “EHX 95000” looper. Companies to Watch - Taylor Guitars. Why? Watch! Always a great show.
Great night on Wednesday. I was inducted into the “Hall of Heavy Metal History” and it was a blast. The class of 2018 included Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) Billy Sheehan ( Talas, Mr. Big Winery Dogs) my old friend Carmine Appice ( Vanilla Fudge Cactus BBA Rod Stewart) Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Lzzy Hale! Clearly the award wasn’t for my musical skill but damn I got some history to tell.
Ben and Max took me to see Dave Attell at Caroline’s on Friday night. The last and best segment from my Birthday Gift. What a great time we had. Dave and the other Comics were hysterical and then Amy Schumer comes out of no where and helps close the show, perfect! Top it off with Sushi at Iroha on 49’th and all was fantastic. I love hanging with my boys, we always have a great time together. BTW, we were wearing the hats and scarves INSIDE the club. It was 15 degrees outside and not much higher inside. Happy and a Healthy New Year Everyone! #happynewyear . #daveattell#carolinescomedyclub#irohasushi#iroha#nyccomedy#samash#samashmusic