Musings

Articles and thoughts from the mind of Deke

RIP Duane Eddy

RIP Duane Eddy

This has been a rough year! Larry Collins, J. M. Van Eaton, so many of the heroes that I’ve been fortunate enough to play with have been booked to play the party up in the sky.

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Movies on the Plane

Movies on the Plane

Since no one cares, I figured I would offer my list of movies that I watched flying to Germany and flying back home.

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At the Boatright Home in Norwalk

At the Boatright Home in Norwalk

Semie Moseley, the founder of Mosrite, customized guitars (and I believe even built a guitar or two) before he wound up living at this residence around 1952 or 1953.

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Operation Flagstone

Operation Flagstone

Today as I was walking around the neighborhood, I saw one of those big dumpsters outside a house, and these folks were stripping all the flagstone off one part of their house and dumping it.

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Bobby Jones, Last of the Blue Caps

Bobby Jones, Last of the Blue Caps

Today we stopped in Greenville, South Carolina, to visit Bobby Jones, the last surviving member of the legendary 1950s rock ’n’ roll group Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps.

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RIP Johnny Knight

RIP Johnny Knight

Who was Johnny Knight, you might ask? Well, he was THE coolest 1950s rock ’n’ roll guy I ever met.

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Shopping for Clothes

Shopping for Clothes

If you want to get a fancy vintage-style Western suit made, there’s no easy method. You have to put in the work. Especially if you’re really, really picky about details, as I am.

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