Jim Reilly Words & Music
StickMan has gone digital!!!!
Many thanks to those who preordered, hope you enjoy taking StickMan with you everywhere you go :)
Great way to celebrate 49 years of Emmett's two-handed tapping, which he discovered 49 years ago today.
StickMan is going digital!! Very happy to announce that StickMan will be available August 26 on Amazon Kindle. You can pre-order now. Here’s the US link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FC69JXX. You can also search your local Amazon and download from there.
It’s also set up so that those who purchased the print version through Amazon can purchase digitally at a significantly discounted price.
Many thanks to everyone for their overwhelmingly positive feedback and support of this project. It’s been an honour to share Emmett’s story. Hopefully, this helps spread it even further.
With a couple of major projects wrapping up, it's time to fire up the solo Stick machine. There's some info here. Stay tuned, I'll update with pics and audio.
It's been a while since the Talking Sticks interviews I did for Emmett have been available. I've gathered some of my favourites and archived them here: Talking Sticks. They're a little dated, but still have some good perspectives and insight. I avoided the urge to edit them (that might come later). In the meantime, I hope you enjoy.
Well, it really happened - I made it back to NAMM. So many highlights. None as great as reconnecting with old Stick friends. Good friends seem to pick things up right where they left off.
Lots of new friends made too. The NS team treated me like family. I made some good writing connections and some wheels are starting to turn. Stay tuned..
I've put together some pics - check them out.
I cannot believe that it has been 13 years since my last NAMM trip. I don’t understand time. I have no idea how it works but it’s impossible to believe that it has been that long. However, pictures don’t lie and here’s the badge from my last show.
Regardless, I’m off! Adventures await – stay tuned.
My first stop is an long overdue visit (it hasn't been 13 years for this one) with Emmett and Yuta. The perfect way to start trip.
I've been busy since the last post, going through boxes, scanning old pictures. I've added lots - much more still to come. Check out some solo Stick music on the music page. The journalism page has some new stuff too. Some magazine stories and other writing projects have been scattered across various pages as well. Check it, let me know what you think. This Website thing just keeps getting more and more fun.
Well, so far, so great! Looking for things to post and share has led to some great rediscoveries. Here's the first. A little blast from 1995 (according to the date on the cover). Probably my first Stick recording - although there is an old 'Lurks Like Trains' DAT that may predate this, we'll have to see about that.
Regardless, I hope you enjoy. And thanks to everyone who has reached out to me through this site - apparently the Internet works :)
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