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Vintage Electric Guitars: Are they all they are cracked up to be? (by Dale Robbins)

What defines whether a guitar is collectible? Is it the sentimentality of one of the classic designs from a bygone era that was used by great musicians of the past? Ie. Jimi Hendrix’s Fender, Jimmy Pages’ Les Paul… Is it the superior sound that old guitars possess? Is it because they aren’t “made that way” anymore? Is it because they easier to play? Down the biggest rabbit hole of all guitardom we go! … And the answer is…. It’s a very subjective issue but Vintage guitars [...]

By |2021-07-22T14:30:39+10:00July 22nd, 2021|Back In The Day, The Groove|

Back In The Day – Brisbane Music Scene in the 60’s and early 70’s.

Mick Power Remembers: My life in Music really started at the age of 15 years after running away from Boarding School at St Brendan’s in Yeppoon. At the beginning of the second Term, I took off across the Pineapple Farms and managed to hitch a ride in an old beatup FJ Holden back to Brisbane. I did have a musical background from the age of 8 years learning Piano, Piano Accordion, and Vocal training gained from my schooling days in Private Colleges. My first gig was [...]

By |2021-06-09T16:34:20+10:00June 9th, 2021|Back In The Day|

DJ Reckless Robin – Blues and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Bear with me, this post is going to take you along for a ride... unfolding pun intended ... So, recently I had the good fortune to attend a motorcycle rally with, what turned out to be, 527 other kindred spirits... most adhering to the mantra of "I'd rather ride than polish". The rally site is in a very scenic spot between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield, on the banks of a river. Honestly, you couldn't have picked a better spot, a fitting destination from enjoying some great - [...]

By |2021-06-09T16:12:26+10:00May 18th, 2021|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Back In The Day – Fords Music Store – Mal Stevens Remembers

BACK IN THE DAY… Intro from MICK POWER Greetings Fellow BASEQ Members and welcome to our second edition of “BACK IN THE DAY”  This month we start a two series edition on the history of one of Brisbane’s go to music stores “FORDS MUSIC” Woolloongabba. We discover the main personnel behind this iconic institution and the impact it made on so many upcoming musicians of the day. As an introduction, we hear from the main man behind Fords Music Mal Stevens and, while reading his account of [...]

By |2021-04-08T02:08:20+10:00April 8th, 2021|Back In The Day, The Groove|

The “Secret Sauce” from the BBFactory: New Album – Track By Track

So I heard that BBFactory had recorded a new live album and were getting ready to release it with a series of album launches... ... and I harassed and harangued Pedro for more info on it, that "Secret Sauce", as it were, of the album Pedro and Jackson, BBFactory (photo by Dianne Haistie) But first, the BBFactory story so far: ... the band has already released their highly regarded ‘First World Blues’ and ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ albums ( the latter is a live [...]

By |2021-03-17T01:19:45+10:00March 17th, 2021|The Groove|