I was trying to log into an Australian website, Sideways Through Sound, to hear their streaming acoustic guitar broadcast, and somehow I got sidetracked into creating my own blog.
Maybe it is time.
I am a guitarist, in my early 60's. I studied with Robbie Basho back in the late 1960's and then performed with him a couple of times in the early 1970's. Then everything went dark and/or hidden. I couldn't play the guitar for over 15 years (long story), and then as I neared retirement age, discovered that I had the strength to play the guitar again. We're talking improvisation in a "free raga style" on the acoustic steel string here.
The fact that I am emerging into public view for the first time in about 40 years is strange and miraculous. Through the associativity of the network, I was recently invited to record a cut on the new compilation album "Beyond Berkeley Guitar" on Tompkins Square Records. A few short months later, and now I am planning on recording my own solo debut album on Strange Attractors.
Where did this come from? Where is it going? Does anyone give a shit?