Chapter 1Essential Techniques

The Basic Stuff Ya Gotta Know First

It’s a tradition in many of my books to use song, TV show, or movie titles for the names of the book chapters. In this case, it’s a song title because I found a song that is actually named “Technique.” It’s a rap tune from a band named Def Shepard, which seems like a wink and nod to the big hair ’80s band Def Leppard (either that or it’s a shout-out to all those hearing-impaired sheep herders out there). Anyway, I have to say, that whole idea of taking part of an existing band’s name and just changing a letter or two is brilliant! Not only is it much easier than coming up with a ...

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