I saw them at several different locations in NYC , including 2 shows at CBGBs . they had the same life changing effect on me . such a different time and place . feels like a billion miles awayI should maybe mention that I saw Sonic Youth twice in 1987 for the Sister tour.
I'm not exaggerating when I say it changed my life.
great post Ed' its interesting how many guitarists started out on other instruments that are not in any way related. I started out playing trumpet as my main instrument and guitar was just a fun distraction. My father was a trumpet player so I got formal tuition and done the stifling RSM routine up to VIII. the trouble was, to get orchestral work you had to be GOOD and to be honest I was never that goodStudied percussion from little kid level through BS in music and percussion.... Did the band thing a bit as drummer but wanted to play jazz. Not much call for jazz in the area and just plain wuttin gonna play boom-chick-boom-chick drumming for a living so with my older bro (bassist from hell) and a Berk gtr grad bud of ours, we did some jazz jams from hell....
Wound up playing almost any instrument BUT percussion for decades (except some pickup jobs and teaching)... I'd do more symphony stuff in a flash if I was younger...even as a 2nd chair triangle....
My late older bro asked me a hunnert times "What the hell do you wanna be when you grow up? Damn."
Play what makes you moist and to hell with what anybody else thinks... I can be musical with about anything (except sax, wife still has her old mint Paris made Mk VII worth serious geeters, I cannot play that damn thing, but love playing her Paris clarinet, go figure), even 'playing' a console across town in my bud's studio at times fixing mixes, or behind a live console, it's ALL making music.... Music is the most fun one can have with clothes on.... I remember playing a couple of my flute instructor's flutes in class, Gemeinhardt and Haynes, pro handmades she played professionally in symphony orchs.... Considered picking up another major in winds I loved playing them so much... Had I been able to afford it (my family was not rich, nowhere near rich, didn't even live close to rich folk), I would have stayed in college to pick up additional winds and brass majors, just for the hell of it (already had played trombone in a jazz band)... Fun....except the stupid farking sax... Mental thingie I guess.... Just could never play the damn thing without goose hunters shooting at me....
You don't have to be great at <fill-in-da-blank> by anybody's standards, just make music for the sake of music while having fun, and it's all good.... Hell, I may buy a cello one day and join a local city symphony orch... Ain't toting no bull fiddle though....hell no... Be 62 in a week or so..... I ain't done yet.... Always more fun to be had....
while were visiting Africa,
one more vid'.... love this guys tone, clean and warm and the trebles sparkle
don't know much about B&G guitars other than they're made in Israel
the slotted headstock on an electric is kind of a cool
It is good to know that kids of any culture can find fun with a rubber chicken.who needs drills when you got a rubber chicken
Very cool, and since we are into 'Africa' a version by a local kid.I suppose in a bit old in the tooth with regard drills sledge hammers and rubber parrots on stage but as far as sound effects go I do like Perpetuum Jazille's rendition of Africa.No instruments..
That's about as way out as I get I suppose..
Nice one Charlie..