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I like to play guitars. I also play the harp, the base guitar and a little slide. I also sing a lot of songs with my acousitc guitar and sing back up in a band in which I play live every weekend witj other musicians (and this music is available on other sites). My favorite authors include (the Rudsians) Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, and Hemmingway; my forvorite poem is...
"The metal in this furnace wrought are men's defiled souls,
For wihich, as now on fire I am to work them to their good.
So will I melt into a bath to wash them in my blood."
With this he vanished out of sight and softly shrunk away,
And stright I called unto mind that it was Christmas day.
Robert Southwell (1561-1595)
The Burning Babe
'67 Gibson SG, '98 Gibson Les Paul Classic, 2010 Gibson Les Paul Standard, '76 Ibanez Concord acoustic, '80 JK Custom electric (slide), Marshal 80 watt amp, shure 57, 58, 55, and audio techniques condenser mic
Sonar X1 Studio Cakewalk, Cubase SX3, Cool Edit Pro
Toshiba lap top, Ederol interface
influencial guitarists include: Jimmy Page, Buck Dharma Roeser, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Neil Young, Eddie Van Halen and Pete Townshend.
Camel Mirrage, Dark Side of the Mood, Led Zep 1,2, & 4, Boston, Golden Earing, Roxy Music, BOC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
I bagan playing guitar as a child with my father (country) and have played all my life with various musicians and groups. I tasted the pro music scene when I was at that stage of the game and decided 'that' was not for me. I play for my own enjoyment and perform publicly with various musicians on a weekly basis. Like with anything, as a musician one can continue to grow, stay the same or lose it - I feel I have fortunately been able to do the former.
I like to do rock riffs, licks and rythms. I have a number of new songs that I am working on. When I have more time I hope to upload some of them and get some feedback. It is always great to hear what you think -- it is all constructive in the end.
I do my best to live a quiet and peaceful life, to help others, to not cause pain, to see the good in people and to enjoy the beauty God has placed in and around me in everyday life.