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Riffs: WI Jazz Player, Guitar Assault, Busking 101

March 20, 2008

Milwaukee Jazz Guitarist dies


You may not know the name of William H. Ruddy Jr., but his tale is certainly an interesting one. This cat turned down a gig with Oscar Peterson and played with many greats, including Frank Sinatra.

Guitar Assault


Real violence isn''t funny, so we''re certainly not making light of this situation -- just linking to it. Some dude named Gibson attacked someone with a guitar. For reals.

Busking 101


They say busking is something every musician should do at some point to be humbled and truly in tune with their stuff. Some coinage can help, too. Here''s a guide.