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Joan the Muse

It isn’t hard to make the case that Joni Mitchell is one of the finest songwriters who have ever walked the Earth.  As if that weren’t enough, she’s also one of the most inventive guitarists, and an able lyricist for another’s work, and she can paint, and she’s intelligent and beautiful.  Thank God she’s addicted to cigarettes. Continue reading

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The Sensuous Strings (Part One)

Meeting a New Love

There’s nothing more sensually satisfying to play than acoustic instruments.  You may enjoy ones that make lots of noise, like drums and other percussion.  You might want the ones that allow for long, stroking movements, the family of bowed strings.  You may prefer oral play, and there are horns and wind instruments for that.  I like one I can hold close, Continue reading

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