Astyages's Weblog

May 5, 2013

Old Mississippi Blues, played by Astyages

Okay… here’s that acoustic blues I promised the piglets a long time ago:

Hope you enjoy it!


UPDATE: this can still be heard over at Theseustoo’s YouTube channel… Just hit the button on the blogroll to be magically transported! 🙂 (Asty)

August 12, 2012

More of Asty’s Blues: ‘Driftin’ Away Blues’ and ‘So Low You Can’t Hear It’

Alright… I know… the next episode of Virgil’s Aeneid is still way overdue… I promise I’ll post it next week; I’ll try and have it done by Wednesday. In the meantime, here’s the couple of litte acoustic blues numbers I’ve been working on this week which is why this week’s episode of Virgil is still to be penned:




July 26, 2012

More of Asty’s Blues: Down to the Station

G’day, all!

Some of you may have notice that this week’s episode of ‘Bilitis’ is a little overdue; as is my next episode of ‘Virgil’s Aeneid’… I do apologise and promise to post them both within the next few days…

Some of you may also have noticed my conversation with Algae over at the Pigs’ Arms, in which I promised to post a new blues tune I’ve been working on… (Indeed, that’s what has been taking up most of my time lately… learnin’ the blues!)

As it turned out, I thought that a link to just a tune, with no visuals, is a bit boring, so I had a search of youtube to see if I could find some appropriate movie footage to go along with it.. Here’s the result:  (cue drum roll and fanfare of trumpets)

My dear readers, may I present for the first time ever, the premier viewing of Astyages’ new movie, “The Great Train Race – Down to the Station”, starring The Flying Scotsman, and featuring that other lovely old loco, the R761, as they duel it out for supremacy across the rugged plains of Outback Australia!

Enjoy! And PLEASE, leave comments!


August 30, 2010

Payin’ My Dooz and Learnin’ the Blooz…

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Me jamming at Hung One On's place; using his Statocaster 'cause I can't carry my SG!


G’day everyone!  

As the next episode of the ‘Aeneid’ is slightly overdue (not that I have a set schedule, mind you, but it does seem a little late to me!), I thought I’d just post a short note to let you all know why it’s late, and what I’ve been up to lately.  

As I think I mentioned over at the Pigs Arms, I sent away for a Beginners Blues Guitar course about a fortnight ago and it arrived last week; since then I’ve been busy ‘payin’ my dooz, and learning the blooz’… Now the course also has a forum and you don’t have to buy the course to sign up for a few free lessons; one of the things they do to keep us ‘beginners’ motivated is to allow us to put up recordings of our efforts using, so we can get some (hopefully constructive) criticism and/or encouragement…  

Here are the links; hope you enjoy them both:  

If the hypertext doesn’t work, try copying and pasting them into your browser…  


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