As Cool As Ever Strumming

snowman red guitar

The Snowman with the Red Guitar — atBrooklyn Heights Promenade.

Brooklyn Poets

My wife and I were wondering what became of Strummin’ Joe: rhythm guitar troubadour, ingenious improviser, and all-around nice guy. When we last saw him, he was chicken scratching leisurely pass the last ice shelf on the left. Of course, we knew he was cool but had no idea how cool he really was (or is?).

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Remember Fender


This loomed large in my childhood legend, before I really began playing in earnest: the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano. However, what looked so state of the art then, looks rather faded now; but I could still hear the sound through the cobwebs.