mate, this is beautiful ... And its even slow compared to your normal stuff :thumb: completely spontaneous but very melody orientated and some lovely Llan madness thrown in for good measure. Whats best is this is a genuinely honest post and with mistakes left in. I wouldn't dare post a one take jam these days - I'd be banned from the site :lol:
Thanks man haha Lately i've taken to drinkin a lil hehe cuase i hate pain killers hate alchohol too lofl (have all the morphine pills i can eat that the doc perscribed but fuck that) and i need hand surgery soon, ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow, where the pain is most pretty fuckin bad at times, *drinks lol so basically don't feel the pinky and half my ring finger lol wich i got used to kind of... but doc says long as i keep my arm straight, playing is fine before the surgery ..actually helps to keep any pressure off the elbow. And keep the area loose. The elbow is where the pain is most severe so these last lil jams i put up was after half a bottle of cheap russian vodka hahahaah i would not put the jams (even tho there were some killer parts in them) where i had finished the bottle hahahaah that to me would prob kick me off the site lofl But i'm not embarassed and nore should you be! I'm not in an olymic match with these jams hehe i'm just offereing some of my noodlin hehe
to be honest, I genuinely think you have posted 2 beautiful jams. Your technique is unsurpassed but what you have demonstrated with your last two jams is a sublime feel and approach to melody. IMO it shows the best of your playing. I know what you are capable of with your technique but these are intrinsically honest performances and more creative than anything I have heard from you. The beauty of these jams is the fact the (scary) technique takes second place to the melody.
I too have a problem with my fretting hand (3rd/4th finger numb and unresponsive) - not nice and the doctor is not as much help as yours. But we carry on the best we can.
Your previous posts have been stunning technique wise but these latest have been honest and pure.
Fuck the drink mate, we all need a crutch sometimes. I do and a million others too, given your problems (sorry about the marriage - that really affected me when I read that) but you are a superbly talented player amd everybody here knows it. Escapism is pretty cool until it becomes your master.
Do what you do best, play guitar and make beautiful music. If you go for the op then cool, but never stop playing - you are to creative/good to stop.
Thanks man. I never used alcohol as a crutch.. hell i rather smoke weed any time over that. Alcohol affects you physiologically as well as mentally so motor skills go fast. I rather some vodka then morphine tho.. for this type of pain...least with vodka you can pass out before you take a lethal dose lofl no but seriously i'm not into taking shit in order to escape anything i'm happy where i am whether i'm fucked up or not. I'd never get to the level i am if i was always messed up or drunk or anything else aside from psycho stimulants which.. not good either way but when you are planning a 72 hour practice session without getting up (just to pee and drink water lol-what a fuckin down lol then you need a depressant "ethanol or benzos or whatever " LOL not for me .... either way that was when i was a kid anyhow . now i'm down to 10 hours a day or so. With hardly much practice just playing for pleasure. Add adhd, "severe" OCD borderline Psychotic lol...the only true diagnosis is that I'm addicted to music lol Shame i wasted so much money on shrinks and on so many side effects from trying all those SSRI's (tho the new ones seem to have much less side effects ((ok i'm still trying them..Sometimes the Ocd and "Bad thoughts" can be harsh)) anti psychotics, I'll never take again lofl but anyhow thanks for your nice comments. I am daily trying to improve with guitar, whether it's technique or just staying in the "Zone" I don't mind that i'm playing a fuckin ibanez Gio lol hell i could not afford to pay for refretting of the chrome boy anymore and just sold it hehe I don't ever feel sorry for myself. I feel like one of the luckiest guys in the world. I have 2 beautiful girls that are truly the light of my life. And i can play guitar pretty decent. Life is meant to suck at times. Thank god for my music outlet.
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