Tag Archives: Don DeMichael

Mike Bloomfield: Message to Promising Guitarists

SKF NOTE: Mike Bloomfield brought me hours and hours of musical joy and education — especially when I was in high school — as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag, and other musical situations. Bloomfield’s advice … Continue reading

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Meet Don Lamond: Studio Man Supreme (1958)

SKF NOTE: From the March 20, 1958 Down Beat. Interview by Editor Don DeMichael. There may be other Don Lamond interviews, but I can’t remember seeing any. This piece cites interesting history. I knew Lamond played in Woody Herman‘s band. I … Continue reading

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All-Consuming Hate Kills the Artist’s Creativity

“’Everybody hates something!’ the angry child flings. Perhaps. Surely most men do. But the artist must love to create. He must bring love to his art if it is to live. He can hate, but if this becomes all-consuming, his … Continue reading

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