Tuesday, February 17, 2009
My, Isn't That Interesting
My family does Netflix rather than Blockbuster, because Netflix has instructional vids. Right now, I have the Nils Lofgren disc on Acoustic and Electric Rock Guitar. I've been trying out his thumbpick style, but so far, it isn't taking yet.
And who is the artist interview in the new issue of Premier Guitar? Nils Lofgren.
Don't blame you for asking. Watch any Springsteen video after the Born in the USA tour, it's Nils you see standing off Springsteen's left shoulder. (Or Miami Steve, sure.) You hear him on Neil Young's Unplugged stand. I don't have as much of him as I should, but he's someone to watch and listen to.
But Nils, please, if you ever read this, remember: You need to have neck dots on your Takemine acoustics if you teach on 'em. That's how we know where your fingers are!
It does seem odd to listen to a song written in 1975 asking Keith to not kill himself, after growing to love a song written more than 30 years after, about Keith snorting his dad's ashes.