A Video History of the Guitar Wah Wah Pedal

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically. The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.

Eating Potatoes – It’s Not As Simple As You Think

Once upon a time, everyone peeled potatoes before cooking.

Then, a new idea started circulating: most of the nutrients in potatoes are in the skin. So I began eating potatoes cooked in the skins.

Recently, I have learned that some really unhealthy chemicals are used in potato fields. So if you are eating the skins, you may be consuming small amounts of these chemicals.

That's when we switched to organic potatoes, so we can eat the skins and get the nutrients, without the chemicals. (Ann grows organic potatoes in her garden.)

In my opinion, If you can't get organic potatoes, you should peel your potatoes.

Here's a link to my wife's blog InspiredGardening.com that will show you how to peel potatoes easily.

Eat smart and stay healthy.

There are 37 pesticide residues found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program in potatoes. Source: http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=PO