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Announcements And Other Such Nonsense / Re: ASK KSM anything
« Last post by KSM on Today at 08:08:14 PM »
Dear Kizzum @KSM

I love nasty guitar but I don't play. Kind of like I love football but I stopped playing when I was 13 when the boys got too big. Since I'm now self-employed and plenty of extra time, I'm trying to learn the mechanics of guitar. Kind of my own guitar appreciation course. I just got learned on Drop D by Rick Beato. Anything you could suggest? Or I could take up Spanish instead

P.S. Notice the pics of Houston, Tx are always at night. As long as the electricity is working
Lily,

Bart is a fantastic guitarist, you could have asked him. But that's fine - were here now and I shall reply to you as well I can at this moment. I am sleepy, you see. @TigerLily

If you are serious and I think you are - I applaud you (  ::) ) Starting with a drop D is not the way to begin your journey. Start with standard tuning and simple chords like A, E, D - G, F, C and you'll branch out from there. In your search engine type in A, E, D, chord progression.

You are "petite" (your word) so I am willing to bet that you'll never hit the stretch of the Lightning Strikes riff. It is a beauty for sure. This guy has to sit down to compensate for his short chubby fingers. King George would play it in a standing crouch. You will see the stretch in the main riff.



PS. When I was self employed I didn't have ANY free time until eight years after I started. You must be very good at what you do.

 
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Many people have visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor but few have visited the USS Utah Memorial on the west side of Ford Island in Pearl Harbor - as it is not open to the general public. I took a boat tour that allowed tourists to see the remains of the USS Utah but that was pre-9/11.  They don't allow that anymore.
The Utah was used as a target ship and the Japanese pilots were specifically told to leave it be but I guess it made for too tempting of a target and as it was berthed where an aircraft carrier usually was, it was hammered.  After taking two aerial torpedo strikes the Utah began to list and settle. As the crew began to abandon the doomed ship,  Chief Watertender Tomich stayed below, secured the boilers and ensure that all the firemen in the area got out. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. A total 58 men were lost on the USS Utah and remain in the wreckage, while almost 500 were able to escape.  After a failed attempt at salvage, the USS Utah was left as it was.  Considered a war grave, survivors of the Utah are eligible to be interned with their shipmates on board - the Navy is happy to do so if that is their wish.

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The USS Utah Memorial today:
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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by ItsOver on Today at 06:56:23 PM »
If only they’d executed him in the “Justice” episode.  That would have truly been justice served.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0708739/

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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by PB on Today at 06:40:00 PM »
Poor Wesley.  Alone again.

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Random Topics / Re: The Book Lodge - Drive Thru Open 24 Hours
« Last post by Rikki Gins on Today at 06:14:17 PM »
December 7, 1941 by Gordon Prange and two other people who added some more stuff after Gordon died.  It was exactly a year ago today that I decided to read up on the attack at Pearl Harbor.  I went on to Amazon and searched for the best book on the subject and Gordon's book won hands down, so I purchased it.  It took me a couple months to finish but it was a very well written book and most informative.  He interviewed scads of people who experienced the attack and not just soldiers and sailors but other people living on the island and officer's wives too.  Just a few things I remember after reading the book... Perhaps the most surprising thing I learned was that, almost to a man, officers, soldiers and sailors thought that the initial bombardment was being brought about by daredevil American military pilots who were showing off.  A number of officers were heard yelling to get the names of those a-hole pilots for court marshal purposes.  Of course once everybody recognized the Japanese Zero insignias, weapons were sought and the painfully slow efforts to fight back were begun.  Fruitless efforts of fighting back for the most part but a few ship and ground based guns did manage to down four or five Zeros.  The attack centered on the ships in the harbor and several military aircraft fields and this was covered in great detail by the author.  Next, I learned that after the enemy departed back to their ships, almost all of the surviving military personnel were convinced that there was going to be a follow up ground invasion.  In fact, reports came in to headquarters that a vast number of Japanese soldiers were seen advancing towards some military targets.  This of course never happened, it was just an understandable case of confused soldiers running around like heads with their chickens cut off.  Those officer's wives I mentioned were evacuated from their homes and had to spend the night in a number of caves on the island. 
  A great book all in all and I'll surely read it again someday.  Kind of reminded me of the movie Tora Tora Tora, starring Martin Balsam and Jason Robards.  I kept thinking about my Uncle Frank while reading the book.  He was onboard one of the ships when the attack happened.  As far as I know, he wasn't injured and his ship didn't sink but while he was climbing a ladder to an upper level, the guy just ahead of him got cut down by a strafing Zero.  In the movie coincidentally, there is a quick scene where two sailors are climbing a ladder and the one up above was shot by a strafing Zero.   
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Random Topics / Re: Music - Discuss your favorite music here.
« Last post by Walks_At_Night on Today at 05:21:43 PM »
Argh. I was listening to that Noory rerun and forgot that Buffett was live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Random Topics / Re: Music - Discuss your favorite music here.
« Last post by TigerLily on Today at 04:56:54 PM »
Performing monkeys with stage parents.  Living vicariously through their kids , etc.

It would be different if he woke up one morning saying that he had a dream of playing the guitar, picks up the guitar and plays some riff from some long dead rock star...

How do you know that's not exactly what happened? Or at least that he dashed home from school, picked up his second hand guitar and practiced every night. Unless he's the reincarnation of Mozart. Does Ted know he's long dead?

Did any of your kids pick up the riff bug from you?
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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
« Last post by ItsOver on Today at 04:41:48 PM »
What a goat screw this JFK show is.  The guest laughs like Eddie Haskell and has the same kind of personality and Noory is well...Noory.

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Sounds like another Jorch Snoory “classic.” ;)
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Art and Photography / Re: Earth Porn
« Last post by Dancing queen on Today at 04:35:00 PM »
Shizuoka, Japan
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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
« Last post by Walks_At_Night on Today at 04:30:43 PM »
Split-toon?  Is that like a Split-show?

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What a goat screw this JFK show is.  The guest laughs like Eddie Haskell and has the same kind of personality and Noory is well...Noory.

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