We definitely gotta get you on Blindman's Blues Forum! A website I help promote. It's worth looking up, believe me. Just GOOGLE it. Over 500,000 posts! Please stop by. Blues lovers from all over the globe post on the forum.
Now I feel it is the right time to thank you for your friendship and support in 2009. Still busy in studio, still working hard to get something we can call our own stile.
The 30th of december last year it suddenly appear a lighting sceanery on heaven. Luckely I managed to grab a camera and save the image. It was almost like the creator came down in his greatness. With this photo I want to wish you and yours a merry christmas and a happy, new year full of posibilities and great moments.
Peace, love and respect.
Every day we are jumping from one task to another – looking at the watch as a guide. No wonder heart attack is one of the main causes to death. We forget to pause, to look around and to enjoy friendship and family. The world is beautiful – you only have to allow yourself to see it - to experience it. Look at the watch, painted by Jette – given the title “Time is relative”.
Take care my friend, make time and have a great weekend.
Love and respect. Grandpa_Erik
Hey Pedro, wishing you a fantastic weekend. Look at this video and be prepared. When it looks like it's going in the right direction remember to change from Rock'n Roll to real slow blues. Enjoy. Take care my friend. Blues'on. Grandpa_Erik
No I dont think that, I've heard similar things said by "Ignorant people", But The point is that The real Professional Black Artists will accept you, IF you are at least trying to get it right.
After all Blues IS a part of Black culture, and They appreciate a White musician ( example Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn) who can lay it Down!
Like sean Chambers (on this site) worked with Muddy waters) What I really Love about a BLack Audience is they are REAL, IF you PLAY IT, they will applaud you, IF you B-LL Sh-T they'll tell you "Good try" LOL
I love them about that, because it feels Good when they
say "You are getting down!" or "You are Bad!"
They appreciate it, and let you know.
It's Not Mommy and Daddy and friends being "Nice"
They are that Hard on their own musicians also!
I've heard them say "That guy is just B-ll Sh-tting!"
So I am just giving you my view and Experience, After all, They taught me, and I have to pass it on, because I am the same way, when I hear a guy putting His Soul his Gut into it, and playing well I have to say "Good Job!"
Hey my friend, being very busy the whole week and weekend, I decided this time to send send you a greeting for the upcoming week. And the best way to start a new week is to listen to some groovy blues. Have a great week. Take care. Much respect. Grandpa_Erik
Hey Pedro, as a weekend greeting I am enclosing the keys to my blues world. It is oil on canvas, painted by my wife. Enjoy! Wishing you a great weekend with a lot of blues. Take care. Blues'on. Grandpa_Erik
Yeah Bro. I mostly played the traps for the better part of 40 years, back when I used to be "Shad Harris" :=) Now I have to focus on One-handed keyboard, harp and vocals for live performances, but I can still get around most axes in the studio.I'm almost done with this self produced CD. I'd like to shoot you a copy when it's complete, send me your land mail 411 and I'll get one in the mail as soon as I mix and master it.
Aaight den, Peace
Hi Pedro, my weekend greeting this time is puting up a fan exclusive download of the tune “I loved Another Woman” on Reverbnation. You may register by using the widget here. Enjoy. Wishing you a fantastic weekend. Love and respect. Grandpa_Erik
Let's hope no one is getting found out in the desert in a bad way. I do hope that was just Hollywood movie hype.
I used to be an instructor at a nuclear power plant before I retired. I taught the operators there. I worked about 30 years in the nuclear industry. Retirement is fun. My educational background was kind of heavy in physics and math. Never got to take anything that might have been ordinary fun, but then physics and math are naturally easy to me)
I used to miss being in the Carolinas where I was raised, butMississippi is where I have been all these years working and where I have a paid for home. So I'm staying right here as far as I know.
What got me interested in blues was a TV show about Robert Johnson and others. Whenever I heard this kind of music I identified with it and it sunk in.
Wish I could be lots of places such as at your class. I'm a difficult student to have in class now. I like to participate.
Is kind of nice finding myself now in the middle of where so much of the blues was born. There is such a sad history here. Its pretty shameful what the cotton plantation owners did to people to get cheap labor before farm machinery. The more I learn about it, the more I understand why so many left Mississippi to get away from that cruelty. They had plenty good reason to have the blues.
Pedro, thanks for all that. The story of how it all has come about is really interesting. Its the kind of history I never go to learn about in school way back. Its an interesting fact you point out about Muddy Waters electrification.
Les Paul, the guy who started the electric guitar, passed away last week. I was a young boy when all that came about.I saw some nice photos of him in a Rolling Stone story the other day
Les Paul with his guitar and harmonic in 1935
Looks just the early Bob Dylan
I noticed that Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter played a 12 string
This is fun exploring all this. I'm retired and now I have the time to learn about things I never got a chance to do.