Friday, May 7, 2010

MUSIC DISCOVERY! Seasick steve

What a discovery! I was watching Jools Holland tonight, and on screen came 2 old guys with a 2x4 plank of wood with a wire nailed to it, and a drum set. It was Seasick Steve (who got his name because, you guessed it, hes no sailor), and he was AMAZING! With a 3 string guitar, a homemade slide instrument and a box under his feet as drums... Look him up and be blown away! Back in the day he was friends with the likes of Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Kurt Cobain... Hes from California and was born in 1941.

When someone asks me next time for my ultimate dinner guests, I think Steven Wold is going to be one of them! Just imagine the stories this guy would have! Hes lived in Norway, busking in the Metro, hes been a recording producer for bands like Modest Mouse as well as making his own records... imagine sitting in the corner of a bar with a never-ending bowl of peanuts and freely flowing beer, and imagine the things this guy could tell you. Imagine a jam session with a guy who can make the most rock n roll music with a 3 string guitar and a bit a of wire nailed to some wood??


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