Guitar gods?

I really didn’t want to call my show that, so I didn’t. It was just a solid show. It took a little while but the shows are finally coming around. I toy with themes every once in a while but until I actually do my homework, these will remain “Freeform” for the time being. I’ve toyed with going back to a strictly metal show but there is so much music out there for me to keep it on one theme. This is also why I reserve the right to play a metal format when I feel like it. Upon closer inspection of the playlist you may have noticed my 6 degrees of separation. I kicked off a round of music with Devin Townsend, who sang for Steve Vai, who in turn worked with G3 with Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. Satriani played with Chickenfoot which had Sammy Hagar who of course fronted Van Halen. I should have played something from the Sammy Years but I did not think of this ahead of time. It was a collection of cds I just happen to have with me. I wanted to make time for Yngwie but just ran out of time. Maybe next time I will focus on Metal guitar gods!

WMFO Regular Show (Rock) with Piggy 03/28/2015 06:00AM to 08:00AM

The Kinks “Tired of Waiting for You”
The Yardbirds “for your Love”
Eric Clapton “Bad love”
The Who “Love Reign over Me”
Jeff Beck “Freeway Jam”
Steve Morse Band “Vista Grande”
Living Colour “Crosstown traffic”
Dream Theater “Pull Me Under”
Devin Townsend “Hyperdrive”
Steve Vai “Blood and the tears”
G3 “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama”
Eric Johnson “High Landrons”
Joe Satriani “lights of Heaven”
Chickenfoot “Sexy Little Thing”
Van Halen “Loss of control”
UFO “Lights Out”
Tosin Abasi “Song of Solomon”
Yes “It Can Happen”
Paul Gilbert “Cut,Cut,Cut”
Gary Moore “Empty Rooms”
Paul Gilbert “Six Billion People”
Adrian Legg “Norah Handley’s Waltz”
Guthrie Govan “Wonderful Slippery Thing”
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble “Willie the Wimp”


So, if six strings are good, eight must be fucking awesome!!!!

One of the reasons why I subscribed to Guitar World this year was because I wanted to see who the up and coming guitarists are. The latest issue of Guitar World features two new guitarists and a familiar one. The man above is Tosin Abasi who is a monster on guitar! Granted I am a little hesitant when it comes to more than just six strings on a guitar. To me, its just another gimmick. The first time I saw a seven string it was on Steve Vai’s GEM Guitars through Ibanez. Did it make a real difference in his playing? Not really. However with eight strings, now you open yourself to more open chord voicings. I really wish I had the time to invest in playing these instruments. I barely have time for a six string never mind eight. What about the chapman stick? Forget it! Anyway, Tosin’s band is called Animals as Leaders, very prog rock. Don’t let this deter you if you have an aversion to such music, it has a broad definition. It can be entertaining without being wanky. That being said, take some time to expand your mind and enjoy!