Generalideas, senses, sensations and experiences
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, George Gershwin, Brian Wilson
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Keith Jarrett, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Oliver Nelson
Richard Thompson, Richard Buckner, Kim Barlow, Patty Griffin, John Prine, Van Dyke Parks, The Silver Jews, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Magnetic Fields, Warren Zevon
Run DMC, Public Enemy
Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, The Dixie Chicks
Ry Cooder, The Allman Brothers
David Grisman, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss and Union Station
The Beach Boys, Dead Can Dance
Steel Players now go in a separate category. Here are my favourites from past and present. Look them up! You won't be disappointed:
On 6 strings:
David Lindley, Debashish Bhattacharya, Sol Hoopii, Jerry Douglas and Ben Harper
On 7 strings:
On 8 strings:
Darick Campbell, Joaquin Murphey
On 10 string pedal steel:
Paul Franklin, Buddy Emmons, Curly Chalker, Lloyd Green
On 12 string pedal steel:
Chuck Campbell (from The Campbell Brothers), Roosevelt Collier (from The Lee Boys)
And because I'm on a roll, here are my favourite local bands and musicians: Mother, Steve Dawson, Jesse Zubot, Veda Hille, The Be Good Tanyas, Po Girl, Paul Rigby, Paul Pigat, the SFU Gamelan Orchestra, Bradshaw Pack (though he's a composer more than a band).
I also like the bands I play in. They are:
The Blue Island Trio
Corbin Murdoch and The Nautical Miles
Kent McAlister and His Band
MoviesI just saw "Little Miss Sunshine" and I was crazy about it, so that movie. I guess stuff by Christopher Nolan, like Memento and The Prestige. stuff by Lars von Trier, in particular "Dancer in The Dark"
Stanley Kubrick, in particular "Dr. Strangelove",
Hal Hartley, in particular "Simple Men" (and especially the scene about trouble and desire. But I like "Trust" a lot too. I need to watch his movies again. I love them.
BooksKurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck, John Berger, Dave Eggers, Douglas Hoffstadter, Iain M. Banks.
HeroesJerry Douglas for dobro, Joaquin Murphey for lap steel, Buddy Emmons for C6 Pedal Steel, Paul Franklin for E9 pedal steel and Debashish Bhattacharya for everything else.
..Hello. I enjoy spending time with the good people of the world, listening to music, playing music, reading books, thinking, walking in the woods, swimming in the water, riding toboggans, sitting on porches, lying in hammocks, building forts and/or rafts, recording songs, writing things down, creating ideas, obsessing over forms, and stuff.
I also enjoy sunshine, oxygen and presents.
Who I'd like to meet:First of all: the people that I always wanted to meet and now I have met:
still on the list:
- Status: Single
- Hometown: Vancouver
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Education: Some college