When I titled my last post somewhat randomly, I had no idea that it would have led so well into the very appropriate and not-so-random title of today’s post some 13 days later.
Oh Tell Me Good Cap-Tane
The first news of the death of Captain Beefheart reached me yesterday on my facebook news feed via my friend Mark from Syracuse. The news prompted me to spend some time on YouTube looking for some more videos. I had already added I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby and Upon The My Oh My as favorites on my YouTube channel. I have since added the haunting Further Than We’ve Gone and the J.J.Cale tune Same Old Blues.
Rest In Peace good Captain.
And that bit of news reminds me that I had always planned on having a Share The Stage sequence covering artists who are deceased – sort of a Wish I Could Have Shared The Stage With. I guess now is the time to embark on that. Captain Beefheart will be the first entry.
Who else? Let’s see. I would pick
- Jimi Hendrix – need I say more?
- Janice Joplin – she could really belt out the blues
- Jerry Garcia – almost met him (I think)
- Link Wray – inventor of the power chord – met his band once
- Bob Bogle – yes, of Ventures fame
- Duane Allman – saw him with Derek And The Dominoes
- Stevie Ray Vaughn – whew!
- John Lennon – just imagine
- George Harrison – played some great licks
- Mike Bloomfield – a great bluesman
- Roy Orbison – the Voice of all time
- Ricky Nelson – he was so cool as a teen
- Bobby Hatfield – a Righteous Brother
I’m gonna let that end the list for now. I’ll probably do another set at a later time.
Played the last two Sundays at church. I have this week and next week off, then it’s every other Sunday in January, starting with the first one. I love these opportunities. Last week I got to play with one of our other lead guitarists and had a great time doing that.
We did have an informal practice with a few of us the other day and it was good to do that again.
All In All
That’s it for now. More later.