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MI Spy Goes Rogue

MI Spy Goes Rogue

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, I was hired by one of the richest men on the eastern seaboard to scope out a superb, high-end ax for his grandson, who was about to turn 16. I’ve been a covert operative for a number of years now. So, when a man tells me, “Price is no object,” I can […]

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‘Keys’ To The City

‘Keys’ To The City

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucked in between idyllic Marin County—land of good eating, old-school hippie culture and scenic Mount Tamalpais hiking—and Napa County, which is otherwise known as the land of wine and hot springs, lies Sonoma County. A slice of land that comprises the northwestern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma doesn’t get a lot […]

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Searching For ‘The Bacon Of Music’

Searching For ‘The Bacon Of Music’

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The other day, my friend shared a meme with me on Facebook that said, “Bass is the bacon of music.” Those words were printed over a pretty hot-looking bass covered by an equally delicious-looking tray of bacon. He knows me. I cracked up. Of course, those who aren’t bass players might disagree with that statement, […]

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SEEING RED IN THE BIG APPLE

SEEING RED IN THE BIG APPLE

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Sebastian wasn’t wrong. New York City is one hot town in the summer. Still, when you’re a covert operative, like me, with a rich client, you’re not just intrinsically cool…you’re actually cool, too. I had my lightweight seersucker suit on. My girl, The Princess, was showering in our big bathroom at The Plaza. And […]

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MI SPY GETS HIS JUST ‘DESERTS’

MI SPY GETS HIS JUST ‘DESERTS’

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Subsequent to our Spy’s visit, Brown’s Music closed and it’s now been replaced by Stan’s Music. The description that follows is of a store visit that preceded that changeover. It’s always a thrill when The Chief calls me on the Spyphone to let me know he has another assignment, if I choose to […]

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MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I felt exhilarated when I found out about my latest spy mission. I was to go—undercover, of course—to four musical instrument stores in search of a mid-level acoustic-electric guitar. Because I do not play guitar, I needed to come up with a cover story. I decided to go with the story that my 20-year-old niece […]

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MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Usually, The Chief, cantankerous though he is, at least restricts our intrepid Spy’s mission to just a single city, within a single state. Well, he must have been in a rare mood this time, because he had our sleuth score a spying hat trick: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia!

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Spyin’ In Memphis

Spyin’ In Memphis

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

What a great spy assignment! I’d be traveling along the Blues Highway, eating delicious barbecue and hanging out on Beale Street, where the music comes alive. I was headed to Memphis TN, baby! There is not a bathroom in town without a picture of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Really…every public bathroom has a black-and-white […]

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Devil Went Down To Georgia

Devil Went Down To Georgia

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled to get an assignment in the historic city of Savannah GA. I was feeling on top of the world to know I was going to a city known for its southern cooking and moss-draped trees, and for Forrest Gump sitting on a bench below those trees spouting his philosophy that “life is […]

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Probing The Pacific Northwest

Probing The Pacific Northwest

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I got a call from The Chief at a reasonable hour, but he sounded frantic. “This mission is of the utmost importance,” he stressed, demanding that I journey immediately to Ashland OR in order to investigate the bounty of classical guitars contained within that vicinity. “It may be out of your way,” he said, “but […]

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