Monthly Archives: May 2013


South Side Of The Sky

As Jon Anderson said, sometimes it was the sound of the words, rather than their meaning. Although this song is supposed to be about mountain climbing, I always found another meaning for me – the southern sky constellations – those that I rarely see or have never seen – their mysteries and history through the ages. My own star sign is the southern most constellation of the zodiac – Sagittarius. These fascinations, blended in my mind with the music of Yes, especially Heart of the Sunrise and South Side Of The Sky, from the album Fragile, released also under the sign Sagittarius, in the same year that I was born.

Most of the images are from

Thank you also to Américo Silva at Music Light for the Fender Telecaster Bass.

Bass: 1972 Fender Telecaster Bass

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Signal conditioning: Boss LM-2 (limiter)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Signal path: Bass→LM-2→BDDI→PC

I used the Jammit version of the track without bass so I was able to put my bass only on the mix.


Rig Rundown – Yes’ Chris Squire & Steve Howe made a spectacular interview with Chris Squire, Chris’ technician Richard Davis and Steve Howe where they present all of they gear for the current Three-album tour.

Possibly the most complete guided tour to Chris’ and Steve’s instruments, effects and amps. A rare chance to see our heroes talking about the instruments that make history for nearly half a century.