Monthly Archives: March 2023

FTV: Big in the U.K.

     When one thinks of bands from the United Kingdom, there are many that succeeded in conquering the American market.  The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and a host of other bands became household names on this side of the pond.  As an avid reader of Classic Rock magazine, I am always fascinated […]

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AstroCal – April 2023

     Let us start the month with the elephant in the room, or should we say in the western sky? Venus remains the star of the show, so to speak, dominating the western sky.  After Venus and Jupiter had their very close encounter early in March, they began to drift apart  until Jupiter dropped out of […]

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FTV: Geological Ramblings

       The late Tom Hartzell and I were having a discussion about the Pacific Northwest in the lunchroom one day.  Tom mentioned he and his wife would be vacationing there in the near future, so I took the opportunity to ask him a little favor.  I said, “Well, if you happen to find an ashtray […]

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FTV: Equipment Blues

       It was interesting to read how the guitar / amplifier company EVH founded by the late Eddie Van Halen has evolved since its inception.  The roots of the venture go all the way back to 1990-1992 when the Peavey company began working with Eddie on a signature model amp (the EVH 5150).  The company […]

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