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May 28, 2014

"I love it when the topic of some rock hack comes up,"

and their mastery of hot licks, and their undisputed place in the Pantheon of gods of the MOR radio is discussed.
It's my sad duty to mention that they all suck pond water through a septic drain hose compared to legions of guys playing for tips in the corner of a coffee shop.
Sippican Cottage: The Platters That Matter

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 28, 2014 9:56 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Didn't seem all that special to me. But what do I know, I've only been playing for about 47 years and have 6 guitars within arms reach right now. 2 acoustic 6 strings (1 electric), an acoustic 12 string, an electric 6 string, and an electric 4 string base, 3 amps, 2 processors and a closet full of hook ups.

If you want to hear guitar work that'll bring a tear to your eye go find Eric Johnson's "Trademark". He's THAT good.

The guy on the left is playing an Epiphone and the guy on the right is playing a Gibson, maybe an ES175.

Now I'm going to go bend some wire....

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 28, 2014 12:41 PM

Well.....

I've been playing for 50, and it impressed me; I've only got 4 guitars, but I'm still trying to learn something.

I'm not dazzled by licks, but melody and spirit just break my heart. That guy on the Gibson in particular is wonderful to hear think.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at May 28, 2014 2:52 PM

I didn't mean to imply they're bad. They just seemed kinda ordinary.

I live about 1.5 miles from the bluegrass capital of the world, Bill Munroes museum, and there are fests going there from now till fall. Almost everybody around here plays a stringed instrument of some sort, many home made, and it's not uncommon for people to keep an instrument in their ride all the time, for impromptu jammin.

My 30+ year old black Harmony Marquis stays in my truck. 10,000 songs have been played on that thing and I don't doubt 100,000 more are hidden away inside it. I gave it to my son when he showed interest back in the early 90's and then he gave it back to me 10 years ago when he was running out of room for it in his own collection.

I am a lifelong apprentice of stringed instruments and I'll probably never outgrow it.

Take a look at them guys in Acoustic Alchemy, if you dare.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 28, 2014 6:20 PM

I didn't mean to imply they're bad. They just seemed kinda ordinary.

I live about 1.5 miles from the bluegrass capital of the world, Bill Munroes museum, and there are fests going there from now till fall. Almost everybody around here plays a stringed instrument of some sort, many home made, and it's not uncommon for people to keep an instrument in their ride all the time, for impromptu jammin.

My 30+ year old black Harmony Marquis stays in my truck. 10,000 songs have been played on that thing and I don't doubt 100,000 more are hidden away inside it. I gave it to my son when he showed interest back in the early 90's and then he gave it back to me 10 years ago when he was running out of room for it in his own collection.

I am a lifelong apprentice of stringed instruments and I'll probably never outgrow it.

Take a look at them guys in Acoustic Alchemy, if you dare.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 28, 2014 6:20 PM

My uncle's name is Louie Lozko. We call him "Letsgo Lozko".

He raises bantam chickens.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 29, 2014 5:20 AM

chas - I first read that as He rides bantam chickens and almost spit coffee on the keyboard.

Posted by: BillH at May 29, 2014 1:58 PM

Yikes Bill. I reckon I got some mileage from a non-sequitur.

Coffee on the keyboard ain't so bad. Cheese Whiz is. Don't ask.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 29, 2014 2:32 PM

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