I decided to head out to the Pine Loft open mike, home of many a fine evening of community music, on Thursday with Ron Anthony.  Good to connect with Kent Aldrich and a country pickin’ friend of his.  I went on early – I signed up fifth and went on second.  Tough crowd to begin with, and part of the ‘culture’ of this open mike.  The guy in charge is not in control of the sound or the ambiance of the evening, and it turns sour. 


I got to hear my first chip guitar – a guitar with downloaded back up for some country tunes.  OMG!  The band played and and the singers sang, and he blew the lead.  All coming out of a chip in the guitar…..


I’m not going back.