Category Archives: Anthology

My collected writings and those of family members.

Guide by the Perplexed — Triad Tirade

“A triad is a simultaneous combination of three notes.” (Ralph Denyer, “The Guitar Handbook,” Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006) The introductory sentence to the “Triads” section of this useful guide distracts me from triads. I’m drawn off the mark … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Tom Jones

James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — Buck Schiwetz

Edward Muegge “Buck” Schiwetz (1898 — 1984) (c) 2019 JMN

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Guide by the Perplexed — Kentucky-Fried Crow

I’m due a serving of KFC for asserting in the last chapter of GBTP that in guitar tuning the Major Third between strings 3 and 2 punctuates a sequence of Perfect Fifths. I should have said Perfect Fourths. For me, … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Buck Schiwetz

Edward Muegge “Buck” Schiwetz, 1898-1984, born in Cuero, Texas (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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Didn’t Speak English

The Catholic leader changed the phrase “lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us fall into temptation”… Francis explained… “It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.” Fox News religion correspondent, Jonathan Morris, told Martha MacCallum … Continue reading

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