This version of Blackberry Blossom bluegrass song in the style of Tony Rice with guitar tablature, was recorded at 160 beats-per-minute, but he plays it much faster than that….I figured this was about as fast as it would be of any use to anyone who wanted to learn how to play it.
If you want to help me continue to work out these riffs/solos and songs, and particularly, to put out the tab, take a moment to buy and download my cover of “Little Martha” on iTunes. I’d sure appreciate it!
I realize some of you can’t afford it, so that’s cool…but I know some of you can. If you can’t maybe add one of my songs to your spotify (or other streaming service) playlist, or hit the Paypal Donate button. That would be cool too!
It’s a better world when we all do our part.
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!
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.
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?