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10.06.12 How Long Have You Been Playing06.26.12 Concerts Of 2012 Thus Far...
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08.22.11 What I've Been Listening To Lately.

How Long Have You Been Playing

I started playing guitar a little over a year ago, at 23 years old I feel I've started too late but I couldn't imagine having a better hobby. I have an Yamaha FG730S acoustic and with my tax return I want to get a Fender Jazzmaster Blacktop. So I thought I would make a list of some of my guitar inspirations. This is not a list of who I think are they greatest guitarist or anything, just who have influenced what I want to play, how I play and what I listen to the most. Also if you play, how long have you been playing, who is your favorite guitarist and what do you play?
1The Reverend Horton Heat
The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Hort

Alot of my "inspirations" are cause of what I've seen them do live, and Jim Heath was made to be on stage with his Gretsch. A true inspiration of what a man and his guitar can create...
Freak Puke

Was never much of a Melvins fan growing up but over the past year or so I started listening to them more and more, then one lazy afternoon I was looking for something to do and saw that they were playing just 100 miles away in Omaha, so I figured, why not? Boy, I'm glad I went cause if I had not I don't think I would ever have realized how incredible Buzz Osborne is.
3 Charlie Parr
The Devil Goes Blind

So humble, so underrated, so unheard of (which is a complete shame) and so talented! also I've never seen anyone play a fretless banjo before, wtf.
4System of a Down

Like Disturbed for a lot of people, System of a Down really introduced me to the "metal scene." While I'm still not a huge metal fan I will never forget the countless hours as a kid chucking papers at door steps while System and Daron's riff blasted over my headphones.
5Gov't Mule

Out of everyone I've seen live, Warren Haynes still eludes me, and I don't think I can die a happy man till I'm finally present at one of his shows.
The Whole Love

He is the reason I want a Jazzmaster! While I'm pretty sure Nels Cline is a space alien sent to earth to melt are brains with epicness, if you've never listened to the Nels Cline Singers or Banyan stoned you are truly missing out
7Alice in Chains

While Nirvana could clearly not continue without Cobain, Alice in Chains can, did and did it well without Layne. I don't think many people realized how much Jerry Cantrell contributed to AIC, but when I saw them with William Duvall a bit before they released Black Gives Way to Blue it dawned on me how talented Cantrell really is.
8Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

I'm a total sucker for folk music and Bob Dylan is king when it comes to the genre. Oh, and he wrote All Along the Watchtower!!! He will always be known more for his songwriting and rightfully so, but he was a rather talented guitar player and awesome on a harmonica. Also, I'm from Minnesota so...
Moving Pictures

Fuck Alex Lifeson, really!!! I saw Rush on their Time Machine tour and no man in his 60's should be that awesome. If I'm ever half the guitarist Alex is I will probably shit myself.
10Richard Thompson
Sweet Warrior

I've seen many bands live, countless fantastic guitarist, but Richard Thompson stands above them all. He is the reason I wanted to start learning how to play guitar and the world would be a better place if everybody listened to Richard Thompson!!!
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