It has been a long time since I posted to this site. I am kind of getting back into being an enthusiest. I love what this site has become.
I got 4 DVDs for Christmas: Stephan's open tunings, finger style Grateful Dead, Bo Carter and Lemon by Ari.
There is a classic Skip tune on the first I want to learn, there are several ideas that are worthy of exploration found in the second,
The resurrection of Bo's G tuning in my own playing is a cool aspect of John's for me, and I am looking forward to learning several of Bo's cute country blues tunes.
The main reason I am writing: Ari's Lemon playing. One phrase comes to mind:" Holy fu----- sh--!!!!"
The melodic, rhythmic complexity! The compelling authenticity! The endearing zest of that yellow fruit all over the screen!
He really nails this stuff, and as I guess many of you know, his facility is quite impressive. His photo with an old guitar is disarmingly suggestive of all us whitebread wannabes. "Yeah, yeah, lets see what you can do cuz I got some things to do....huh?....what the.... Mother of God this is the soul of country blues laid bare."
I don't know if I should quit my job and begin practicing 40 hours a week or if I should leave my guitar on the sidewalk with a free sign and spend the rest of my days consoling myself with spam sandwiches.
I am open to suggestions.