My last post was about a most peculiar message I got on my instagram from My Trending Stories. I was, as you might recall, more than slightly skeptical, but decided to reply to give them a chance to take their foot out of their mouth, and get a clearer picture of who they are and […]Read More An Update on What’s definitely NOT trending.
I know, it’s been a quiet week for me. And I also know I promised more photos, which I haven’t actually posted. I got hit with the sick last weekend, and as I write this post I am post-antibiotics (well, post taking antibiotics, supposedly they’ll be in my system until Thursday) and on only the […]Read More Don’t you have to be known to be trending?
Yesterday would have been a nice, temperate day for a walk, guys. It was gray, but nice and cool, and I don’t know how many more days like that I can expect with summer fast approaching here on the Jersey Coast. Alas, it was not meant to be. The phone (and the reason this is […]Read More Bah. New tech.
I’ve decided at last to switch off the ‘Grrl in Progress’ nom de plume. I have not picked an official pen name (this should not be so complicated, but damn it, I’m gonna be stuck with it for a good long while, so I want to make sure it feels right), so you guys may […]Read More brief update
So, I spent the day debating on whether or not to go to this show tonight. One of my comic friends was going to be performing, and one part of me thought ‘it’s good to get out of the house’. Another part of me wasn’t sure if it could will itself to be bothered with people. […]Read More WAMP Series: Robin Renee
Well guys, are you ready for another totally random episode of DIY with Shelby? I had this grand plan to write up a post about my picking progress and the things I’ve learned and all the stuff that got me frustrated… I even wrote most of it on the sly at work. But, fuck it. […]Read More DIY Guitar Picks & thoughts on picking in general
Spring is weird. Supposedly, we humans, don’t hibernate, but I think that’s really only partially true. You can see the signs in January, starting with New Year’s. We start thinking about all the things we haven’t dealt with, start making lists. Then, the first sign of good weather, and we get a random burst of […]Read More Coming out of Hibernation
Well, tonight was that montly open mic I do. Even if the general atmosphere is one that’s very welcoming and inviting, playing in front of people (even when you know most of them) and interacting with other performers always leaves my head full of thoughts. I usually bring my uke, and a folder containing both […]Read More Fishing for Compliments, Unsolicited Advice, when we should stop tweaking our songs, and my weird relationship with Poetry
Funny how things work. One day I like one pick. The next day, I favor a totally different one. Yesterday, I thought I’d never play the acoustic with anything but the wood pick because of the sound. But today I couldn’t seem to keep a grip on it when I was working with it, so […]Read More Pick practice isn’t always JUST about pick practice.
Once I get something in my head, it sort of becomes an obsession. Have you noticed? Well, if you haven’t, it does. I spent a good part of last night with the guitar, the chord progression of Hurricanes, and my massive pile of various guitar picks. After an hour or so of experimenting, I was […]Read More Adventures in Picking…continued