Isn’t it nice to have a dear old buddy e-mail you right out of the blue? It just happened to me the other day.
A guitar buddy of mine from Brantford wrote on my other site the other day and it really shocked me! When I saw his name I just about fell of the couch with my laptop!
I hung out with Scottie in the mid 80’s through to the mid 90’s. As a matter of fact he knew my Gibson RD Artist before he met me.
See my brother’s girlfriend at the time Caroline, played acoustic guitar and he let her borrow my electric guitar without telling me. I didn’t notice it missing because at the time I had just left my band Pylis and decided to take a leave of absence from guitar playing for a while. While guitar was with Caroline, her younger brother Mike had a friend who played acoustic guitar and had picked it up once in a while when he was at there house. Of coarse he feel in love with it. Many years later when we finally became friends, he was over at my house and he said that he played a guitar that looked exactly like it at his buddies home.
So that was the story, pretty neat eh?
I am waiting for him to replay back to my e-mail and hopefully will be brought back into his little loop of current musical achievements.
Scott loved playing a Cat Stevens and Neil Young type of guitar fingering and had a fabulous voice to go along with it! I loved showing him new types of techniques and ideas to enhance his sound, but he always seemed to be more of a puritan in that sense so it took me a while to figure out why he was stuck in the one genre.
Many years after trying to improve his playing in my eyes anyway, it finally dawned on me that this standard of playing was to be appreciated as much as the more technical approach to playing. This new found love of very simple guitar playing I attribute to my old buddy Scott!
Keep on Jammin’ Scott