GlenC7 Posted June 3, 2018 Report Share Posted June 3, 2018 HS Football is still a few months away and since this is off topic, I'll open up a can of worms. To me this is not a battle of the states but a battle of the fingers. Back in the early 80's after I got out of the military, I returned to Lubbock. We went to a Tech games, afterwards we went to a small bar close to the stadium. There was a 3 piece band playing. That small club was packed wall to wall. I don't live the life I used to but I still remember that night. I had never heard a guitar played like that before. I was like "who is that?". My friend said it's Stevie Ray. I was blown away by his playing. Listening to guitar was half of my life back then. I was very familiar with all the great guitarist of the day, but this was different. All the concerts I had went to, all the albums I had, nothing sounded like this, and they didn't even have a record deal yet. You have Hendrix, Paige, Clapton, and I could go on and on. But to me there is SRV and then the rest of them. The lifestyle of touring caught with Stevie and it seemed he was headed down the road too many had never recovered from and took too many, had there lives shortened. Stevie got help and recovered, and was at the top of his game before the crash. He was even talking about his battle in his concerts. Not preaching, but pointing out the dangers of drugs and drinking. In the grand scheme of things, sports, music, etc are secondary. Your heart and focus are what matters the most. And I think with everyone at one time or another, change is necessary to move forward. Put the emphasis where it belongs. I was recently looking at lists of the top guitarists of all the time online. Not sure why I was doing that but I was. I was amazed at all the lists that had so many listed ahead of him. I just wonder what kind of music he would be putting out if he were still alive. Thanks Stevie for sharing your talents and RIP. My favorite song of all time has no lyrics. It's simply titled "SRV" by Eric Johnson. I won't be butting heads with anyone here in the forum when football season fires up. Time for a change. I guess this is my official obituary for this forum. But I enjoyed the debates and all. (PS, I still hope Katy plays well this year, but I won't be following them like I used to) Take care guys Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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