Friday, October 8, 2010
Greetings from Laurel Canyon!
I’m an “axe victim.” As I sit here and write to you I have no less than five electric guitars within reach of my desk (and let’s not forget my P-bass.) After 25 years of playing guitar and being in bands it’s fairly ironic I can barely play a note.
Despite my lack of “shred-ablity” these “axes” along with my wedding rings are my most prized possessions. Each guitar seems to have its own life and reason for existence. The electric guitar is simply one of the noblest of artifacts of this last half century. The history of rock n roll lives within their grain.
With guitars in mind I set out to put together this week’s Idelic Hour. At first I was thinking about great guitar players and began listening mostly to Hendrix. On Jimi, Robert Fripp once said, he dedicated his entire life playing millions of notes in quest to play one perfect “note.” Fripp added that Jimi hit that note every time he touched a guitar. I know, too deep (ha ha) but I love my white strat!
As the week wore on I started thinking more about the guitars than the players. In the end, I had five hours of great guitar playing music to fit into an hour playlist.
Check out what I got. Many of the guitarists shredding this Idelic Hour are pretty obvious. Hopefully I will include the rest of my list in “Victims II” later this Fall. In the meantime, I’m digging the new breed of guitar godz; Marnie Stern, Randy Randall and Gary Clark Jr.
The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Marnie Stern - For Ash (Mp3)
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Posted by Jon at 2:46 PM