Thursday, January 30, 2014
Listening Post - What is inspiring me this week?
There is nothing better than listening to some great music to get your creative juices flowing. It's been a while since I posted what I am listening to but I'll do that in the next few lines. First of all; my taste is; for the benefit of those reading my blog for the first time; my taste is all over the map. This eclectic often eccentric taste gives me the eargasmic experience that sparks my synopsis which eventual ignite my fingers. Without further adieu.......... My current listening list:
Queens of the Stone age - Like Clockwork (who isn't listening?)
Nick Curran and the Nitelifes - Doctor Velvet (you don't know who he WAS - Shame!@@#$#)
Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blu (my CD player is black and blue now from playing his stuff a million times)
Cream - They were that good. No wonder they didn't get along - monster talent!
The Rides - Steven Stills is over rated? No way. Great Album!
Muddy Waters - We miss him still and owe him a lot.
Johnny Winter - How did he fall off the map. SRV was great no doubt but JW was great before SRV was stealing Jimmy Vaughan's guitar. Johnny is back with a new album (guest appearance galore!) and he rips it up!
Joe Pass - If you don't know who Joe Pass was; fine. You better get your #@$$%T$ together and learn about him now. He might be one of the greatest players to ever pick up the instrument. He was that great!
Be diversified and open because it will benefit you. I learn more from listening than reading music. Afterall, music is fundamentally about listening. Enjoy!