December 2016

Last Call

In his monthly Last Call blog, Nashville-based guitarist John Bohlinger muses on life as a working musician, connecting to music on a deeper level, and surviving touring. Great insights delivered with humor—just what we all need on a regular basis.

ARTICLES

Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
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Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
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Last Call: How to Never Be Great

October 10, 2016
How a 1983 MTV interview with David Bowie gave PG's John Bohlinger new insights on reaching higher.
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Last Call: The Ballad of Mandolin Mike

August 25, 2016
A Nashville street musician’s saga is a lesson in determination and freedom.
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Last Call: What’s in a Name?

July 31, 2016
For many bands, there’s a message behind the moniker.
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Last Call: Fix Yo’ Mix

July 11, 2016
Want your band to sound great onstage? Turn down and listen up.
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Last Call: Dyeing to Entertain

June 14, 2016
Classic rockers, we know how old you are. So why keep up the charade?
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Last Call: What Would Jimi Do? (Ego Isn't Your Amigo)

May 9, 2016
Talking trash can get you canned. Be nice or leave.
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Last Call: Time Is on Your Side

April 14, 2016
How to make the metronome your new best friend.
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Last Call: “Do Not Fear Mistakes. There Are None.”

March 22, 2016
The artist’s path has hurdles. Don’t get caught up on them.
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Last Call: Will Arts Save Mankind?

February 1, 2016
Maybe it’s time to revisit the past.
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Last Call: The Journey of Frodo Douchebaggins

January 5, 2016
Why do musicians have a bad reputation? Because we’ve earned it.
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Last Call: Confidence Is Usually a Bluff

November 26, 2015
The courage to fearlessly try will often make you fly.
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Last Call: Get Bitter or Get Better

October 28, 2015
Rejection comes with the territory. How do you deal with it?
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Last Call: The One Rule of Showbiz and Why It’s Good for You

September 21, 2015
In a world of hurt? Get out and play.
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Last Call: Player, Collector, or Hoarder?

August 17, 2015
It might be time to ask yourself some tough questions.
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Last Call: Wayne Pauley’s Tips for Tour Survival

July 20, 2015
Words of wisdom from a veteran front-of-house mixer and road sensei.
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Last Call: Hitting the Curve

June 8, 2015
Is fretboard mastery more about mind control than digital dexterity?
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Last Call: Money for Nothing

May 14, 2015
Sometimes making music is reward enough.
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Last Call: What Is Style?

April 22, 2015
Are you expressing yourself or just wearing a costume?
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