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  1. Dave Hicks

    Avalon

    Public-domain pop-jazz tune from the 1920s, originally done by Al Jolson, with C6 lap steel and electric mandolin. This tune has always seemed just a little goofy to me, an aspect I did nothing to counter.
  2. Dave Hicks

    Show us them sexy straps!

    It's a Levy's, so you can get them many places - Sweetwater in my case. For instance: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MPJGSUNBlu--levys-mpjg-60s-sun-polyester-guitar-strap-blue (They come in red and brown, too, those seem like odd colors for the sky.) D.H.
  3. Dave Hicks

    Guitar lessons @ Guitar Center

    I started lessons at the local version of GC, Sweetwater, on an instrument I've never played very much and gave up on before, namely C6 lap steel. We'll see how that goes. ;) My wife's taken lessons starting from nothing and made a lot of progress (on standard guitar - I guess that's "armpit...
  4. Dave Hicks

    Whooa! Your fave very brief moment in a song!

    Charlie's dink-dink on the cymbals just before the vocal tag!
  5. Dave Hicks

    Show us them sexy straps!

    This format is, um, tolerable. Back to the original premise: It was Susan's idea, though I like blue rather than black.
  6. Dave Hicks

    New painting: Boy with a Ladybird book

    In the US we had Golden Books... here's one that didn't stay on sale for too long:
  7. Dave Hicks

    Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

    Albert King and Jim Morrison
  8. Dave Hicks

    Favorite Paintings

    Orchids and Hummingbird - Martin Johnson Heade
  9. Dave Hicks

    Favorite Paintings

    The Heart of the Andes - Frederic Edwin Church (1859)
  10. Dave Hicks

    *THE* Random Picture Thread

  11. Dave Hicks

    The songs with the greatest use of Contrafacts.

    Dylan was rather a thieving magpie - didn't much bother with changing the melody here. London, 1962 - Carthy in the back, Dylan laughin and scratchin in the middle.
  12. Dave Hicks

    Musicians who use made up first names!

    Jesse Colin Young. Not Jesse, Colin or Young. D.H.
  13. Dave Hicks

    The Great Society - "Somebody To Love"

    When you think of Sly Stone, the single "Free Advice" is not the sort of thing which immediately comes to mind. It's a single by the Great Society, recorded in December 1965 and featuring Jerry Slick, his wife Grace and his younger brother Darby. It may not sound like it, but it took 53 takes to...
  14. Dave Hicks

    Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

    B.B. King and Sue Carol Hall marry, June 1958.
  15. Dave Hicks

    Musicians who use made up first names!

    Actually, I'm Oscar Arbuthnot - but that's too hard to spell. I'm going to go with Skydde Marx for a stage name. D.H.
  16. Dave Hicks

    Musicians who use made up first names!

    Joe Cocker was actually John when he started life. Wikipedia sez "Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe." D.H.
  17. Dave Hicks

    Who coined this Telecaster term?

    Gibson did punkin (no spice) - doesn't taste that great, though. :(:confused:
  18. Dave Hicks

    Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

    Martin Lamble, Fairport drummer.
  19. Dave Hicks

    Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians

    Jeannie Franklyn, clothing designer for many 60s musicians. She was killed in the Fairport Convention car crash in 1969. Here with Jack Bruce (the title of his album, Songs for a Tailor, refers to her), the Cros, and Mickey Dolenz.
  20. Dave Hicks

    Songs with morality tales-- your fave!

    Here's another with a healthy dose of both morality and mortality. Larry Campbell on slide. D.H.
  21. Dave Hicks

    Songs with morality tales-- your fave!

    I assumed mortality (and morbidity, maybe) was the requirement, but there's some morality in these, too. :twisted: D.H.
  22. Dave Hicks

    Pink Floyd Argument Bait

    You'd have to ignore the lyrics, too. D.H.
  23. Dave Hicks

    What's your hometown's claim to fame

    Stephen Crane. Lived up the street from me when he was young, long before I existed (in my current format, at least). D.H. "My idea is to come finally to live at Port Jervis or Hartwood. I am a wanderer now and I must see enough but - afterwards - I think of P.J. and Hartwood." Stephen...
  24. Dave Hicks

    "What Your Favorite Sad Dad Band Says About You"

    I'm just glad the Decemberists weren't included. :cry: D.H.




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