Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Something I forgot which still upsets me:

I left this at Sissy Willis's blog:

7/29/10
Dick Dale briefly emerged from his latest bout with cancer and had something to say about this at the show I saw last Saturday. He gave up his beach life decades ago and has since lived alongside the USMC at Twentynine Palms. He dedicated the last song in what I pray is not his last show to the men and women fighting in Afghanistan. He derided what he called an insane policy of our soldiers not being able to fire back unless being fired upon with rockets. I don't recall his exact words but he said something along the lines of "These are our kids we're sacrificing-if I were there I'd want to shoot back." Then he launched into a free-style version "Amazing Grace." link

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  1. The King of the Surf Guitar!

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  2. P. S. The Lord of the Fender Stratocaster has some of his guitars on display at the Fender Museum off State Route 91 at Main Street (turn north, on the right side of the street).

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  3. Oh, I gotta see that sometime! Click on my surf music tag to see some over Dale stuff!

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  4. Dick Dale is correct, of course, and awesome, as usual.

    Hendrix thought DD was a goner back 40+ years ago. That he is still here at all is a wonderful gift.

    I do, however, question the choice of the ponderous drumming. That song is in 3/4, not goose step!

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  5. Hendrix thought DD was a goner back 40+ years ago. That he is still here at all is a wonderful gift.

    Notice they both played strats left-handed.

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  6. Chick, just did a cursory glance over your favorites...no White Stripes, or did I miss it?

    One of my faves:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1_ETuWIbE

    Fans of Parton's 'Jolene' should check that out, too.

    'Little Acorns' includes practical advice for mental health :)

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