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Posted: Jun 25, 2008 12:22 am | Edited by: Wire
Are they lazy or awesome?
I'm a lousy guitar player, but I can entertain myself for an hour sliding around in open G with a drum machine for structure.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 2:01 am
Shut up and make some shit.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 8:17 am
I love open E. Great for lousy guitar players!! lazy AND awesome.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 1:56 pm
Finger-Pick that shit!
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 3:16 pm
I love Open G. Lets you play cool riffs effortlessly. The only problem I've noticed is the guitar doesn't stay in tune very well once I've switched back to standard tuning. For this reason, I always use my "special open G guitar" ($99 strat copy) if we're gonna play a song where I play in open G.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 3:42 pm
My cyclical obsession with John Fahey has gotten me interested in open tunings again. Gotta retrieve my 12 string sos i can tune to low open C.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 5:39 pm
John Fahey

Schooley keeps talkin bout this dude...I have yet to hear him.

Posted: Jun 25, 2008 6:04 pm
Open D is fun.

Look, Ma, no hands!
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 7:07 pm
open E. i like that. ANd yea its fun with a drum machine. One man jam sessions.
Posted: Jun 25, 2008 7:53 pm
John Fahey
he did the blind joe death stuff


you can find the reissues every now and then
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 1:25 pm
Yeah, check out Fahey already, Edgar! There's a Rhino anthology double cd that should be find-able just about anywhere. Blind Joe Death is where it's at, tho', if you can scrounge that alb.

I use open G and open E. Good enough for R.L., good enough for me.

I have been nerding out on the fingerpicking for the past few months, and it's paid off enough that I can actually play some of Leo Kottke's first alb now. A Fahey protege, but more technically proficient, his first alb came out on Fahey's label. His later stuff tends toward lame, but that first LP , "Six and Twelve String Guitar," is most fine. "Busted Bicycle" is completely bad-ass. He uses some open-C-tuned-down-to-E super low tuning that sounds pretty heavy. But I don't have a twelve string, unfortunately. Don't know that I'd want to have to tune one, anyway.
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 4:59 am
Yes, lazy AND awesome indeed. Donna worry 'bout it.
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 6:19 am
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 6:23 am
His later stuff tends toward lame,

i think he matures after that first: more comfotrable with singingg, more range in material

Greenhouse are awfully good from that same period

but you're right: then he becomes a leon redbone figure in the 80's
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 9:20 am
open pussy rules,
you bunch of gay twats

(and fahey ruled too)
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 1:28 pm
red eyed willie?

Well I'l be damned.
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 3:15 pm
As you wish.
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 3:16 pm
Nah, just hadn't seen your name in a while.
Move back to Vegas yet?
Posted: Jun 29, 2008 3:24 pm
Fuck no! If I never see that town again it'll be too soon. I just moved from Oaktown to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I've been a goner goner for a long time but Bazooka Joe's wedding reminded me that you all were here so I'm back from the grave.
Posted: Jul 2, 2008 12:55 am
i tune to EBEEBE
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