I still remember vivid as day, Dad had just set up his new Marantz 3 piece with Technics turn table and Bose speakers. He survived his entire life either in a teepee without electricity or with a crappy Panasonic believing you saved until you could get your dream rig rather than blowing your money on a middle of the road unit. The day it arrived via UPS he unpacked it all and taught me how to wire it up. When we got done, he put on Ramblin' Man, fired up a joint, and just sat in his recliner in complete rapture. The look of satisfaction was so deep, so pure on his face I never forgot that lesson and to this day I save for the dream rig rather than compromising on some middle of the road, unsatisfying pile.
I was 11 or 12 when Dad bought his stereo. Before then I listened to some music but I was not a big fan yet, there just was not much music in our house. That day it all changed. The music did not turn off for the next 10 years. 30 years later, music is still defining my life. Today as I write I am listening to my mellow play list on with the likes of Adele, Kings of Leon, John Mayer Trio, which brings out deep emotions in my writing. Later I will head out in the sun and put on my classic rock play list and my energy and emotions will soar.
- Comander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
- Allman Brother's Band - Brothers and Sisters
- Little Feet - Waiting for Columbus
- Beatles - White Album
- CSN&Y - Almost Cut my Hair
- The Marshall Tucker Band - The Mashall Tucker Band
- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
We should all air guitar before we walk
Dang, Angus is one ugly dude, plays a mean lick though