Music

 

The video is “music never lies” from my CD, Seems like Dreams (SLD, my dream complete), 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 (autism) 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. Please understand that because of my hearing and my hands I make noises that are pleasant to me, that invoke an emotion that soothes me. Because of this the 4 tracks can be seen as a variation on a theme. It has been one long song for over 50 years. It grows and changes as I do, so they aren’t really songs just me singing through my guitar.

…the guitar I recorded Seems Like Dreams with 2006 Casper WY…

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 engineered to be a sound-scape not a “song”. Here is the SoundCloud link…https://soundcloud.com/user-917381216

For whatever reason the Soundcloud player isn’t loading here, I’ll look into it some day…but…the link will take you there…enjoy.

 

 

…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…

Michael Pickett gets it right

Mart with his best friend Jerry Davitch

…I don’t have permission to post the photo, I just found it 6/10/19 and am too shook up to write but add more later. What a wonderful surprise to find this, here is the link and a bit more of Mart’s story. I’d like to clarify a few things, we’ll see. Seeing my Hero and his best friend together one more time, what a treasure… :))) and with Jerry it was always Cold Duck and Gouda cheese time :))) O-my…fond memories…

Song Covered By Springsteen, Baez Traces Its History To Colorado’s Front Range

https://www.kunc.org/post/song-covered-springsteen-baez-traces-its-history-colorados-front-range

 

 

 

 

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…

…update Dec. 14th, 2019…just got home after having my guitar repaired…Robert at Buchanan Music in Mesa AZ did a wonderful job in making my dream machine playable, it really does play like a dream and it has improved the sound as well, when playing up around the 9th to 12th fret area it used to squeak and sound horrible, now the notes are crisp and clean  and the action is set to where I can play for hours on end and my fingers and hand won’t be in a cramp, that is once I get my chops back up, they are lacking because I haven’t played that way in years :-))) Thank You Robert!…

my new guitar that I am awaiting shipment of as of May 9th…I spent a bit of my stimulus check for a new guitar I can actually play, yes the Hofner is better but the neck is all wrong, it is just too skinny and a D shape not a C shape, plus the body is shorter so I am limited…this new guitar was a great find, it is brand new but has a factory blemish so I got a Great Deal and saved a bunch of money…it is the same size and shape as the one I recorded with but is made of maple with an arched back not rosewood so it will ring true and loud and with a wider neck shaped right I’ll be able to move around on the fret board and swing my arm like I used to so many years ago…I’ll ship the Hofner to my son up in Billings once the dust settles a bit…really excited and can hardly wait…

…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!…listen to Jeff Oster on linehttp://jeffoster.com/records/reach/

The Mystery of B

 

I highly recommend Vanatoo stereo’s, the stereo image is like I’ve never experienced before, crisp, clean with amazing depth.

Pat’s latest since Lyle died…it is grand and vast in scope and heart, a joy with sorrows included…

 

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…

…I sure do miss you Jimi…

…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…

It has been a long road we have traveled, you and I…the right note, at the right time, every time, that is what you do…I gave my son your name…