Even though I decided after a whole lot of soul searching to, first, leave Big G, then leave Tri – our successful final gig was 3 weeks ago – (I quit for all kinds of reasons, but mainly because I can’t afford the time to be in a band) I had the vague hope that one day I’d be in a band again – even though I also considered giving up playing altogether. I hoped, then, to hold on to my gear and not sell it. Well, our usual, constant precarious financial situation means that I had to decide last night to sell my guitar and amp. Within the space of 15 minutes of advertising my guitar to a small but select group of folks, I had a firm offer very close to my asking price for the best guitar I’ve ever owned, my ESP Telecaster. So today, after a restless night, I delivered her to her new owner, a talented young friend Tom Atkinson. He promises me he’ll look after her.
I’m back considering giving up playing altogether.
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ooh – just in time for Christmas!
Of course, every month is Mo month here at Thumbrella Towers, but I do like this song. If you pay for it, cash goes to charity.
Capt. Beefheart & The Magic Band – Sure Nuff ’n’ Yes I Do
Doc Watson & Taj Mahal – Deep River Blues
Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo – Drinking Blues
L.C. Ulmer – Goin Away To Leave You
Glen Terry – Real Gone Cat
Susan Tedeschi – Just Won’t Burn
Back Door Slam – Outside Woman Blues
Jim Kweskin Jug Band – Richland Woman
Keb’ Mo’ – Am I Wrong?
Kentucky Headhunters – Crossroads
Madeleine Peyroux – Lonesome Road
Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur – Get Up Get Ready
The Wood Brothers – Make Me Down A Pallet on Your Floor
On this instrument you can play bass and guitar on one neck. Of course that is if you can play the guitar! Four strings bass to a bass-amp and completely separated–four strings guitar to a guitar amplifier. So you can have any effect you desire on the guitar at the same time with no interference–a nice clean bass sound.
I thought this instrument up in 1965. The first instrument was built by the English firm Vox. Today, together with Stuart from Cassandra Elk instruments Vootar 4 is being developed.
This instrument is particularly useful for when you play in a small band like I did with Paddy, Klaus & Gibson so you can accompany the guitarist with bass and rhythm guitar whilst the drummer is freaking out.