went down to my local haunt to listen to the band. the best one was playing, three piece, very tight, very SRVish and Jimiish. fabulous.
got me to thinking about some of my defining moments playing guitar and music in general.
they all happened in '69 regardless of bryan adams.
back then, there was nothing to help you learn ... way before the internet, dvd's, cd's ... whatever ... ****, even cassette tapes hadn't been invented.
anywho, there were four of five revelations that opened up a world of possibilities.
someone showed me how to play "no vacancy" by merle travis. opened up a whole world of possibilities on the acoustic.
I figured out that a bar cord was just an "E" with your finger acting as the nut ... suddenly I understood the fretboard.
someone showed me the proper "Hendrix chord" ... again WTF?
mike McKenna showed me how to play "help me" ... I will be forever grateful and appreciative ... still stands up today.
anywho, I've been playing a long, long time ... just an old man recounting past glories ... totally irrelevant and unappreciated now.
hey ... when did I get demoted to "junior member"?