New Album of Original Songs: I’ll Be Back (Back With the Jack) by Rick McCargar

New Album of Original Songs: I’ll Be Back (Back With the Jack) by Rick McCargar!

UPDATE: Thank you for the support. The album release is going very well! Truly appreciated!

Click on the image to download any of the songs, or the full five-song EP from CD Baby (best deal for the artist) or from iTunes, and thank you for your support!


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The album “Back With the Jack” is a combination of Frank Zappa 1970’s swirling flanger style ironic parody in “Back WIth the Jack” about a trailer park party that ran out of Jack Daniel’s; a love song about how people affect our lives with the things “They Say”; “You Gotta Get Up and Riot! is a song that protests the NSA surveillance state; while “Streaming Sweatshops” points out that recording industry companies are again cheating artist’s in royalty payments; and I included an alternate take with megaphone vocals for “Back With the Jack”.

Hope you think about a couple of them, and enjoy them all.

Thank you for listening, and feel free to drop me a note if you liked these songs, or have a request.

Peace, Rick.

released 25 July 2014

copyright 2014 Richard H. McCargar

If you made it this far, here’s a bonus, a sneak preview of a couple of new songs that you can stream on and They’ll all be available sometime later in the week of August 25th. Thanks for your support! Rick

You can buy the album on cd baby, and it’s the best deal for the artist (in this case…me)! Thank you!

Click on the image below to go to cdbaby to buy a song or the full EP.


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Hand and Finger Stretching for Guitarists to Help Avoid Injury

Hand and Finger Stretching for Guitarists to Help Avoid Injury – two minutes of stretching to help you avoid pain from the repetitious motions we face as guitarists.  Do these stretches prior to playing, and when you are finished.  Your hands need to be stretched for the same reasons an athlete stretches before and after exercising or a game.

Let me know if you have any questions!

If you enjoy my lessons, here’s an opportunity to give back by downloading my album!  

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital

If you enjoy my lessons, here’s an opportunity to give back by clicking on the cdbaby link to download from my new EP. Thank you! Rick


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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital
The #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller

Tim Russert is dead.
But the room was alive.
Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down the red carpets of the Kennedy Center, handing out business cards, touching base. And there is no time to waste in a gold rush, even (or especially) at a solemn tribal event like this.

Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends, This Town is must reading, whether you’re inside the Beltway—or just trying to get there.

I’ve just ordered this book after seeing the author interviewed here:

Anyone else tired of the our country being run by people who seem to have little connection to the rest of us?