My Music

The video is “old blue” from my CD, Seems like Dreams, I recorded and engineered it back in 2006, there are no punch-ins, it was recorded “live” over 3 1/2 hours sitting on my living room floor using a 10 dollar used vocal mic and an old cassette tape deck. Even though I am deaf with an auditory aphasia and my hands are crippled, I have learned how to play the 12-string guitar. For better sound quality listen to the Sound Cloud version.

I have the complete album “Seems Like Dreams” now on Sound Cloud…just click on the red circle with the white arrow and listen to it here, sorry but it only plays on this page. If you goto the SoundCloud page and listen there you can post comments right on the tracks of what you like or hate 🙂 and it adds to my score so even more will see the activity and want to listen too. I have been thinking of doing a youtube channel as well, what the heck?…track #4 is unlike the others, it is completely engineerned to be a sound-scape not a “song”.

…my first guitar lesson Dec. 1955, a few months short of 5 years old, Greeley CO., my uncle Mart was an extraordinary musician, he had a 5 octave vocal range, he wrote the music for Woody Guthrie’s song “Deportee”, he also went to college with Judy Collins and taught her Woody’s songs, after he died she wrote a song for him titled A Song for Martin, he was 20 years younger than my Mother and was like my oldest brother to me…

 

 

 

This is as close as anyone has gotten to the way my Uncle Mart sang Deportee. Angry, hurt and bitter sweet. Michael Pickett gets it right.

my new guitar, a 2006 Hofner Jumbo 12 string, spruce top, Lacewood sides and back with a preamp for plugging into an amp. It will be delivered 3/7/18…this model is still made today but with different woods and appointments. It no longer has the bound fret-board and is listed as being made with rosewood. The Lacewood will have a brighter, cleaner sound. I have waited for almost a decade for a replacement of the guitar I recorded with. To say I’m excited is an understatement. It is hard to sleep :-)…update 8/6/18, haven’t gotten the repairs done yet due to lack of funds and the only one I trust to work on it is a 2 hour drive away and it’s too damn hot for that BUT I think this guitar has the most sustain of any guitar I’ve ever owned and there have been a bunch, when you strike a cord is sings and sings, you can feel the sides and back vibrate when you play, it is an amazing instrument, it came with a Planet Waves sound-hole humidifier, I keep it in the hole as a mute and it sings like a bird on a wire, wow…

…this a picture of lacewood which my guitar is made of, it’s the closest picture I could find for texture, someday I’ll shoot some pictures of the real deal, it is beautiful, I need to get some work done on the nut and saddle for playability and I need to find a case for it as well, oh but gee it is a fine guitar…

…those were the daze my friend, we thought they’d never end…

…when I lived in a holler in kaintuck I’d listen to Jeff Oster’s horn outside at full volume from my massive stereo inside, the house shook and with my best friends there life was good for brief moments…when you listen to Jeff be sure you are outside in the middle of nowhere and it must be loud!…

Jimi’s hat, there are sacred things in life and this is one of them…just think of the brain inside the head that once filled this hat and it is no longer a hat…

…back in the mid-70’s I owned one of master built guitars of all time, a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty, fret-less wonder…I sold it and the guy insisted on a receipt, which I gave him…47 years later he looked me up, he still owns this fine instrument, it was a good sale that was meant to be…