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Playing Since: 1994
Experience Level: Novice
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I enjoy most music. My banjo interest is exclusively old-timey, and that's why I joined this site. I love the Skillet Lickers, Uncle Dave Macon, Earl Johnson and the Clodhoppers, the New Lost City Ramblers, and the Holy Modal Rounders. My favorite banjo players are Fred Cockerham, Tommy Jarrell, Bob Carlin, Paul Brown, Joel Mabus, Bruce Molsky, and all kinds of others. I'm also a HUGE fan of Curtis Eller's American Circus. Curtis is one of my oldest pals in the world, and the first banjo player I ever met.
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What's Going On
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 @11:10:33 AM
"Hey man, I just don't understand what's going on across this land."
I put What's Going On into the CD player on the way to work today. This has to be one of the most important pop records ever recorded. Here's a cool video with great shots of the greatest pop bass player who ever lived, James Jamerson.
It was a blissful experience to listen to this today, but it was also painful. It brought home the terrible tragedy of the failed policies of today... clearly we have learned very little from the turmoil of the Vietnam era. History repeating.
"War is hell / When will it end? / When will people start getting together again?"
In banjo-related news, I went crazy and bought a Deering Goodtime. Great price. I'll probably study it, work on it, and sell it. More banjo "catch and release." Thank God I have banjos to distract me from world affairs.
on “What's Going On”
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 @11:54:27 AM
Steve, it's a great song and a generational anthem for me. It's all the more poignant to me because of Marvin Gaye's untimely and violent death. If we only listened more than we shout...
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 @3:41:02 PM
Hi Steve, By 1971 I was so far out of things that I guess I missed this and countless other signposts that were placed along the way by thoughtful folks like Mr Gaye. It's as timely a message now as it was then and this time I've heard it. Thanks.
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