Monthly Archives: August 2016

FTV: On the Lam

 Kids, don’t try this at home.  I am pretty sure that the tale I am about to relate would be considered an act of terrorism today but in the early 1970s, it could still be dismissed as ‘youthful hijinks’.  It was still dumb, but by today’s standards, ‘dumb’ would not be a good enough excuse […]

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FTV: Don Kuhli

      When I was first learning the craft of rock and roll drumming,  I absorbed as much as I could by playing along with records.  I also made it a point to see as many live bands as I could.  There were times when I would watch other drummers and think, “Yeah, I can do […]

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FTV: Are you ready?

    Quick:  Who was the first guitar player in The James Gang?  If you said Joe Walsh, join me at the back of the class because we were both wrong.  In fact, The James Gang wasn’t even Joe Walsh’s band – it was formed in 1966 by drummer Jim Fox.  The band predated Walsh by a […]

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FTV: Mark Farner

      Spoiler alert:  I am a Mark Farner fan and like Homer Simpson professes in the Homerpalooza episode, I have a special spot in my heart for the, “Wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner” and his body of work with Grand Funk Railroad.  I watched some interview clips with Farner recently where he mentioned the […]

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