Otium cum dignitate.
This is how I cheered myself up this morning
Talking Heads...not my cup of tea but then you are a girl
Great band. Meee likey !
Sorry not mine either. But look at my blog to see what works for me, I won't burden you here except if you'll permit me, a song this morning, for me, I just like this, one of my all time faves, hereta.
That is nice, Philipa - you can't really beat the sound of acoustic guitar and upright bass. That looks like a Martin he's playing there - verrry expensive.
IMHO kev the two most compelling guitar players in the world (in other words they wow me every time) are Jimmy Page and John Martyn. JM plays with a sort of electronic loop thing and he's soooo brilliant (seen him live) that on the records it sounds like it's over-dubbed but live you realise it's just him! Take my advice and see him live if you can.
I just woke up needing to hear Burning Down the House REALLY LOUD. Something to do with Tony Bliar and Gordon Brown and the phases of the moon. Soooo Tight! Sooo Dancy! Don't you dance Mr Newmania?I bought a J Martyn/Sister Bliss single a few years ago called Deliver Me...Fantastic. Could be a theme tune for the poor guy. Alcoholism sucks. Several in my family and its nothing but sorrow.Jerry Garcia is my guitarist. We all (Deadheads) remember where we were and what we were doing the day he died. (Aug 9th 1995) His playing makes me dance, laugh,cry. He played with his heart.
There are so many great guitarists. If I were to have to choose some they would be: John Williams, for shear virtuosity. For rock guitar it would be Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and for eclectic style and expansive ability would be Andy Summers of The Police (Classicaly very accomplished too.) For minimalism and economy of talent it would be The Edge from U2 - he accomplishes so much with very little. And let's not forget George Harrison for giving us so many defining riffs and motifs.It's a shame that these people eventually become mainstream and it becomes hackneyed and banal to list them - the reason is because they're just so bloody good.Then some of the guitarists that have excited me have been unknown pub musicians - Steve Wally who took Noddy Holder's place in Slade is my all time favourite singer/guitarist.
Will seek out JM. Sounds like he might be using a delay system there so he can 'play with himself' - sorry, I couldn't think of a better way of putting that.Getting nerdy, Steve Wally uses a chorus pedal on the reverse setting (a bit like Rye Cooder)which is extremely unusual and shouldn't work in theory, but by-eck it does.
It was an echoplex I think - check it out on wiki kev as I'm sure you'll know the thingy I'm on about - a sort of electronic delay thingy and yes, he's playing with himself.
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