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Blue J last won the day on April 6 2020

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About Blue J

  • Birthday 04/11/1973

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    Male
  • Interests
    Music, music, music, politics, literature

Music Fandom

  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    8
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Nationwide Arena, Columbus- 8 June 2015
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Permanent Waves and Hold Your Fire
  • Other Favorite Bands
    The Black Crowes, Mandolin Orange, Ray LaMontagne, Guided By Voices, Steely Dan, early Chicago, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, etc., etc...entirely too many to keep naming
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Drums, acoustic guitar (and long, long ago, trumpet)

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  1. As much as I read, I had never read any of Neil’s books, and I started doing that several weeks ago. It’s fun, and also cathartic. For the past week or two, I have been taking a break from it. But reading so much from his own mind is very comforting, in a way. Always positive, always looking forward.
  2. Oh yeah, I understand that. It was going to be either this or a Strat. My stepfather has a 1968 ES-335, also, if I want to play that one. And another Les Paul, from about 1990. But I wanted my own.
  3. It is a great album. I just started digging into old VH again at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend and I haven’t spun this one anew yet. But I’m looking forward to it.
  4. Yes- being my first foray into electric playing, I really didn’t feel like I needed to go for Humbuckers right off the bat. Just starting to get my feet wet, and the P-90s are really sweet.
  5. I am doing fine, thank you my friend! I hope everything is well with you too.
  6. Past few days: Van Halen- S/T Van Halen- Fair Warning Tesla- Mechanical Resonance Rush- Power Windows Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die Jethro Tull- Benefit
  7. Several classic thrash songs here- primal, golden-era thrash. It’s interesting to me to think about how early it was in their trajectory. Wall to wall great album. I do have issues with the production values, specifically with how the drums sound, and the way they were recorded. But it’s miles and miles better on that front than Killing is My Business.
  8. So I haven’t even gotten to post the pics I was going to of the last instrument I was talking about (which I will, still)…but today I picked up my very first electric guitar. Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s reissue, gold top. The only amp I have is the Fender bass amp that I bought for my son, and I have no pedals at all. So I’ve got some more to do, haha.
  9. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner Last week I finished The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer. I’ve been reading a lot, while I was away.
  10. I have never been there myself, but I definitely want to, at some point. More like 6-7 hours for me, but that’s still worth it, haha.
  11. This was the SB album that you turned me onto first, several years ago. Really good stuff.
  12. It is! And thank you. It is the rarest guitar I own- fewer than 80 of them were ever made, and that was over a 20-year period from 1899-1918. I bought it from Robert Corwin, who is a music photographer of some renown (Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, etc, from several years at the Newport Folk Festival in the mid to late 1960s). He now lives close to Philadelphia. This is is his website: www.vintagemartin.com I’ll see if I can get some pictures together of before and after (and during) the repair of my guitar and post them here.
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