To Astreja: I am particularly fond of blues guitars. My favorites include Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Seasick Steve, Peter Green, and Snowy White (among many, many others). I've seen most in person AND retained my hearing!
To Nick: Yes, what a long, strange trip it's been!
Thanks to all for your welcome. Two caveats I suppose I must present are that I often make musical references AND that I am a sociologists so I tend to view religion as a construct on the macro and not on the micro.
Hello there,when I saw your intro title I knew this was a post I had to read.You've hit the right note with me by mentioning Gary Moore,Peter Green and Rory Gallagher.For me add Angus Young,Jimmy Page,Blackmore and of course Jimi Hendrix but also the likes of Johnny Marr,John Squire are huge favourite,the list could go on all night.lol.
Oh aye,forgot to mention Bert Jansch,that guy amazes me.As for guitars themselves I love the look and feel of a Lea Paul,it just looks right.The SG is damn good too but nothing quite works on all fronts like a Strat,just feels perfect to play and nothing sounds quite like a strat !!!
Music is real,god is fiction,just a bad rumour.
Funny enough,I used to jam in a band with a guy who's parents were proper christians though he claimed he didn't buy into that god shit.One day I said to him,for no particular reason other than it came to my mind,that Jimi Hendrix was a far more important and significant figure than Jesus Christ and did a lot more good for the world.
Well,he couldn't have looked more shocked and offended if I'd told him I'd been having a 3some with his mum and sister every friday night for over ten years.He spluttered and stammered a second rhen nervously laughed like he suddenly realised I was joking,which I kind of was in an off hand way but after his reaction and the sense it was a preposterous notion kind of pissed me off.
So I stated my case simply.Legacy,look what they did,what they both left behind.That music in comparison with christianity and all turmoil and hate it's left in it's wake.I rest my case.lol.
Anyway,glad to hear there's another guitar nut here.Do you play ???