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by Jon G
Thu May 18, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Gordon in the Library of Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 1713

Gordon in the Library of Congress

I don't know if anyone else has noticed that Larry Norman's second album, Only Visiting This Planet , was one of only 25 recordings from the entire history of recording to be put on the registry of the US Library of Congess in 2013. The citation said: “Only Visiting This Planet” (album)—Larry Norman...
by Jon G
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Newsflash from Gordon Sept 2015
Topic: Announcement Sept 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 23855

Re: Announcement Sept 2015

Just visited for the first time in a while - bad news. Our prayers go with you for successful treatment in the coming months (and, we hope, a return to playing in due course)

Much love to you and Hilary

Jon and Cynth
by Jon G
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Acoustic partial capo column
Replies: 5
Views: 6574

Re: Acoustic partial capo column

My friend (another Gordon) was using a partial capo he made himself in 1972. Is that a first?
by Jon G
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Telecasters
Replies: 50
Views: 31535

Re: Telecasters

Hi Gordon You're an unreformed Townshend clone after all! I didn't mention that in another band I also have to put an EWI through the amp, which means using a clean acoustic amp rather than the VM. We're also doing covers of Pretenders, Genesis and other FX-laden bands, so the pedal board takes over...
by Jon G
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Telecasters
Replies: 50
Views: 31535

Re: Telecasters

Roger I've been trying in the last year or two to use electrics the "old way" that you describe - using minimal effects and the guitar controls. It's through necessity, as I mainly play sax in that particular band, and with two guitars to pick up at short notice in different tunings as wel...
by Jon G
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Late returners at Sidmouth
Replies: 1
Views: 3573

Late returners at Sidmouth

I can't get to Sidmouth Folk Festival this year, though I wish I could as two long-absent people are there. Nic Jones apparently played yesterday with his son and a couple of others. One of the best "trad" guitar players, seriously injured in a car crash after a gig a few years after we bo...
by Jon G
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Telecasters
Replies: 50
Views: 31535

Re: Telecasters

Roger - Quite right re Nucleus. It was late '69 or early '70, I think. At Guildford Civic Hall - just a few months before I first saw Gordon on the same bill as a very young John Martyn. Again a very simple setup - his only effect was a bottleneck - memory says two bottlenecks but that seems unlikel...
by Jon G
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Telecasters
Replies: 50
Views: 31535

Re: Telecasters

PS - should have included jazzers:

Bill Frizell (whom I saw in New York a year or two before his death)
Mike Stern
Chris Spedding (once saw him do a trio with John Williams and Paco Pena, but it was in Guildford and some of the audience objected to the sacrilege!)
by Jon G
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Telecasters
Replies: 50
Views: 31535

Re: Telecasters

Names not on above lists, and maybesome more unexpected: "Habitual" Telecasterers: Hugh Cornwell Prince (famous for a Hohner copy) Robyn Hitchcock "Sometimes" Telecasterers Martin Carthy (a nice blue one in Steeleye - unimistakeable sound) Kimberley Rew (a Cambridge contemporary ...
by Jon G
Thu May 30, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My poorly wife.
Replies: 11
Views: 8391

Re: My poorly wife.

Just spotted this - what a bummer!

Get well soon, Hilary

Love

Jon & Cynth
by Jon G
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Sociology teacher from Norwich City College (early nineties)
Replies: 2
Views: 4641

Re: Sociology teacher from Norwich City College (early ninet

Ah well, if we're hunting guitarists, I'd love to find out what happened to Mike Robertson, who played mean ragtime and piedmont on a clapped out sunburst Eko. He left Cambridge to play professionally in Holland or somewhere around 1972 and the last I heard was one postcard from there.
by Jon G
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...
Replies: 4
Views: 5135

Re: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Ah Deptford, the Nashville of England - we have a decent local drummer called Terry hailing from there. Waxes lyrical about his fishing village on the Thames. Can't imagine why he decided to slum it on te Dorset coast.
by Jon G
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The John Bailey Doubleneck
Replies: 10
Views: 8861

Re: The John Bailey Doubleneck

Anyone remember the "Play guitar like Chet Atkins" ads in Superman comics? Not that any of us had heard of Chet Atkins. But the ad was directed at people "who can't tell a guitar pick from a shovel."

Looks like Kay should have got the Bert Weedon book instead.
by Jon G
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Gasworks
Replies: 2
Views: 5984

Re: Gasworks

I always rate Mike Draper as the finest phonofiddle player on the contemporary folk-rock scene. I must say that would be a double-bill to conjure with, too - John Brown introductions followed by Gordon Giltrap introductions... there wouldn't be any need for music at all. My favourite one liner (as a...
by Jon G
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The John Bailey Doubleneck
Replies: 10
Views: 8861

Re: The John Bailey Doubleneck

Funnily enough he'd just come back from the pub when he sold it to me... but he was kindness itself to a nobody guitar player. Well I know he was about to make a sale, but the coffee was surplus to commercial requirements. It did take a while to re-string (Ernie Ball 8's on the 12 and whatever I had...

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