Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Seems like I've been posting a lot lately. I dunno why. Brain dump I guess. My new friend Bob the Drummer recently referred to what he called my OBSESSION with Stevie Ray Vaughn, pictured here with his famous '59 Strat he called #1 or "First Wife". Notice how the whammy bar is on top? He used a lefty bridge presumably because HE was "obsessed" with Hendrix. Jimi played a right handed guitar lefty and claimed to really like having the whammy and volume/tone knobs on top. Anyway, back to the word OBSESSION; Not so much I'm thinking. Sure I like the guy's music (most of it) and I like playing it. He was beyond compare as a player, no doubt. I don't see myself as a Stevie Ray wanna-be although I'm sure some people might. Fortunately I couldn't give a flying f*ck what most people think. Either they'll like the music I'm doing or not. I have many obsessions and fetishes, but in general musicians are not among them.