Sunday, October 3, 2010

How in the hell did it come to this?

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?

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