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  1. I'm a fan of both of these guys, but this is just....not good. Essentially, a barrel full of cliches both in the lyrics and the images in the video, and a pale imitation of their true songwriting abilities.
  2. Different sound, yes, but also the L-00 is also about maybe a different style of playing. I mostly fingerpick my L-00 with bare fingers, though of late I have been incorporating some hybrid picking. Mine is hog back and sides and it resonates forever. Guitar feels alive. You might become addicted to the smaller body size. It's my only guitar and has been since 2011 so its really all I know now, but when I pick up a dred or a jumbo in a music shop these days, the just feel MASSIVE.
  3. I'm with Jackson B. I'm loving these old Elixirs on my L-00.
  4. Casion Boogie, from 'Exile'. It's Charlie in a nutshell. Great style. RIP Mr. Watts.
  5. This will be a really nice touch at a wedding - nice vocal arrangement, as usual, Sal!
  6. I have a collection of lyrics on my phone. I'm not great at remembering them, so it's good to have them there. Sometimes I'll add in the chord changes for a section of a song that I have trouble remembering the changes. Usually though, lyrics are all I need.
  7. I've been arranging some stuff for a campfire singalong in a couple weeks. And yes, I'll be playing my Gibson - it's my only guitar. These are my buddies from high school, and we've been doing this once a summer for over 30 years now (except last summer!). So, its a lot of stuff we grew up with as Canadians in the 80's and 90's, some stuff that many people here probably haven't heard much of such as The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, and 54-40. There will also be some Springsteen, Smiths, Bowie, Beatles, Oasis, New Order, U2, Tom Petty, etc. I noticed 'Red Hill Mining Town' - that's a new one in my setlist, actually. Otherwise, a lot of these songs I only ever play once a year, because otherwise I'm working on fingerpicking stuff. This spring I decided to have a go at hybrid picking, so I've been arranging a lot of these songs with a new style. It's actually been a lot of fun. So these are the ones I've really enjoyed working on recently: 1. A medley of 'Grace, Too', 'Thugs', and 'Eldorado' - The Tragically Hip 2. 'Ceremony' - New Order 3. 'A medley of 'Live Forever' and 'Wonderwall' by Oasis 4. 'A Sort of Homecoming' by U2 5. 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time' Bruce Cockburn, as covered by Barenaked Ladies
  8. Massey Hall in Toronto has been undergoing a massive restoration and renovation project for the last few years. I would dearly love to see Neil be among the first to play there when it reopens. I do have a feeling that Gordon Lightfoot will get the first gig, if he is up to it. Now, somehow getting tickets to those gigs will be a whole other issue.....!
  9. This is really fantastic, Sal - very soulful, my friend. And I love your solo! Thank you for posting it, and all the best this holiday season!
  10. My thoughts go out to you, Jinder. I must say you are facing your challenges with admirable grace and strength. May this holiday season bring you cheer!
  11. Me too, Nick! Sal, your performance of 'In My Room' is the best part of this whole thread - thanks a lot man!
  12. This is cool. I never knew there was anything Canadian about Texas!
  13. You could buy a room dehumidifier and put it in the same room you keep your guitar. Lower the humidity in the room, and continue with the silica packs. Always keep your guitar in its hardshell case.
  14. I used a flatpick when I took up guitar 25 years ago but I've been a bare fingers only player for about 15 years or so. This summer I picked up a .73 Dunlop pick I found in an old box and....I really liked the tone I was getting with my L-00. So, I decided to learn how to hybrid pick, using flatpick-middle-ring fingers. I'm progressing well, can do Travis picking Simon and Garfunkel pattern type songs , stuff like 'Here Comes The Sun', 'Blackbird'etc. I'm going to keep with it I think and try to add more complex melodic fingerstyle type stuff with this style .Anyway I bought a pack of Dunlop picks that I haven't opened yet - I'll check to make sure they don't need a snip!
  15. Hey RBS, I'm in the GTA as well, and have bought guitars from the Twelfth Fret in the past. I've never needed repairs on my guitar, but its good to know where to get work done if needed. Have you had a lot of repair work done at 12th Fret?
  16. Loved this, Sal - well done man. Covering Dylan is NOT easy and this is great!
  17. The original 'Wildflowers' packaging had a great picture of Tom with a Martin D-40 something or other. Perhaps that was his main acoustic for that LP. The 'Wildflowers and All The Rest' vinyl cd/reissue coming out this fall has a couple of options. I think I saw there was a 9 LP edition, and a 3 LP edition.
  18. Man I miss this guy. Beautiful unreleased track from mid-90's dropped a couple days ago. Will definitely be getting the 'Wildflowers and All The Rest' vinyl this fall.
  19. Perhaps if the current President actually showed up once in a while to pay some respect, there would be no need for this type of 'political' speech.
  20. I'm not a great or confident singer Lars, but I'm coming to realize what I CAN do as a vocalist is worth focusing on. I was listening to the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series a while ago - the sessions Dylan recorded with Johnny Cash. On one of the tracks you can hear June Carter reminding Johnny Cash to 'sing the melody'. That's Johnny Freaking Cash she was talking to! That advice resonated with me. When I really work and focus on hitting the important melody notes in a vocal , it improves the whole performance. I like what you said about you liking your singing best 'live'. Why not go with that? I know you love Neil Young - he records most of his vocals live as he's playing. By no means are his vocals perfect, nor does he hit every note. But he's undoubtedly a great singer nonetheless. I've come to accept that a 'perfect' vocal performance is not really going to happen, and that's ok.
  21. That bridge is... interesting. First time I've ever seen one of these.
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