Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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BY willow13
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Bg wrote:
Judge Judy and Executioner?

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great movie
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BY Bg
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willow13 wrote:
Bg wrote:
Judge Judy and Executioner?

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great movie


It doesnt get much better than the cornetto trilogy ;)
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BY willow13
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jeremyb wrote:


there is something weird about seeing something like the 58 strat coming out of a totally beat up case looking almost like new :? ..... just doesn't have any mojo visually anyway
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BY Dharmajester
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Molly wrote:Why have I never heard of this guy?


Maybe cos he plays too many notes and due I suspect to his light strings and heavy hands lacks clarity in his sound.

This girl on the other hand, well what can I say. ( easier on the eyes too )

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BY WellyBlues
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Gotta disagree Steve, Lloyd Spiegel is excellent. His Double Live album is a fave. Good writer, singer, and player. He' not just about the flurry of notes, and yes he can play fast on an acoustic. He has a Cole Clark sig model which isn't cheap. One of my favourite Australians and there are very few that qualify!
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BY Dharmajester
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WellyBlues wrote:Gotta disagree Steve, Lloyd Spiegel is excellent. His Double Live album is a fave. Good writer, singer, and player. He' not just about the flurry of notes, and yes he can play fast on an acoustic. He has a Cole Clark sig model which isn't cheap. One of my favourite Australians and there are very few that qualify!


Not actually knocking the guy or his formidable skills. Just answering Brian's query as simply as possible as to why he hasn't heard of him.
I had the novel experience in 1991 of trying ( unsuccessfully) to get Jerry Donahue a record deal with a major label. At the time I was in and out of most of the major labels A&R departments on a daily basis and knew all the key Um and Arrr men. Without exception every label passed, all acknowledged his ability and status as a player but dismissed him as "Music for muso's " and a non marketable commodity.
It's a tough game, ability is only a fraction of the equation and exposure to the masses tends to only occur via promotional support from the big players. Fortunately Youtube helps with levelling the playing field.
Mr Spiegel has the chops to inspire passion in those that recognise what it takes to acquire them but for the masses ???
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BY Molly
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jeremyb wrote:Mick goes deep on the blue strat again, trying to take it back in time...



The Quest. I'm not sure anybody could hit that moving target.

And that pickguard won't drop in. Shoddy. Just sayin'

:-)
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BY Slowy
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Dharmajester wrote:I had the novel experience in 1991 of trying ( unsuccessfully) to get Jerry Donahue a record deal with a major label. At the time I was in and out of most of the major labels A&R departments on a daily basis and knew all the key Um and Arrr men. Without exception every label passed, all acknowledged his ability and status as a player but dismissed him as "Music for muso's " and a non marketable commodity.

Fortunately a couple of years later, he hooked up with John and Will. :D
But you raise a good point. Jerry's 'Lost in Kashmir' and 'King Arthur's Dream' are two of my favourite pieces of music but the A&R guys are right, it is music for musos. I've been a fan since his Fairport days and love his work with Chris Rea but in many ways, the Man is too good for his own good.
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BY Dharmajester
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Slowy wrote: Fortunately a couple of years later, he hooked up with John and Will. :D
But you raise a good point. Jerry's 'Lost in Kashmir' and 'King Arthur's Dream' are two of my favourite pieces of music but the A&R guys are right, it is music for musos. I've been a fan since his Fairport days and love his work with Chris Rea but in many ways, the Man is too good for his own good.


The material I was touting was the "Neck of the Wood " album, not his strongest imo. Most sobering aspect for me was calling him on the phone to have his mum or dad answer and say " I'll just get him he's in his room ". Still at home after years with a profile which one would assume had brought in some decent financial rewards. :shock:
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BY MattH
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Molly wrote:Why have I never heard of this guy?



Lots of fun!

Not sure I could do a whole set of it, but breaking something like that out a few times would certainly grab the attention!
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BY Slowy
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Dharmajester wrote:
Slowy wrote: Fortunately a couple of years later, he hooked up with John and Will. :D
But you raise a good point. Jerry's 'Lost in Kashmir' and 'King Arthur's Dream' are two of my favourite pieces of music but the A&R guys are right, it is music for musos. I've been a fan since his Fairport days and love his work with Chris Rea but in many ways, the Man is too good for his own good.


The material I was touting was the "Neck of the Wood " album, not his strongest imo. Most sobering aspect for me was calling him on the phone to have his mum or dad answer and say " I'll just get him he's in his room ". Still at home after years with a profile which one would assume had brought in some decent financial rewards. :shock:

Yeah, tough life. And now he's stuffed forever poor lad.
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