MI Spy

‘Bassic’ Instinct

You don’t have to be a musician to know how important the bass is to a song. The bass player supplies the foundation of the song and, along with the drummer, th...

If You’re Going To San Francisco…

It was a great day for sussing out music gear in the San Francisco Bay Area. Knowing that I had a full day of hunting in front of me, on the prowl for an entry-...

Into The Country

I was looking forward to some much-needed R&R when I saw the “Private Number” message flash on my caller I.D. It could only have been one person: the Top Ba...
LAST GASPS OF WINTER

LAST GASPS OF WINTER

A couple months ago, while the pall of winter was still cast over the northern hemisphere, my spyphone brought news of another assignment. My mission—if I c...

Speaking Up In The Garden State

I sit alone in my home office of my third-floor condo, enjoying my “birdhouse” view of the world while gulping a freshly rescued Diet Coke from the fridge. Then...

Guitar Hunting In Gotham

Whenever I’m on a job in New York City, I always stay at the Plaza Hotel. Hey, if it was good enough for Fitzgerald, it’s good enough for me. So, on that partic...