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Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:32 am
by ricbleu
Hi people - I thought I'd posted an introduction yesterday but I must have done something wrong. So I'll say again how good this forum looks - very friendly and co-operative and very diverse in its range. I live in Dunedin, New Zealand and have been a blues player since I was at high school in the sixties. I started with harp and vocals then added guitar. I was fortunate to coincide with the British blues boom so early role models were Clapton and Peter Green (especially) before finding my way back through Buddy and BB to the real old delta men. I love it all, from urban electric to stripped down acoustic. I've recently discovered slide playing for myself and made a lap steel which is just sooo much fun exploring the new "voices". I thank you all for the enjoyment and information I've already gained from the forum and look forward to lots more. Rick.

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:39 am
by ricbleu
Sorry, just discovered that I'd posted my self-intro as a reply. Duh! Thanks, Ricochet, for your welcome. If I may say so, you have a very welcoming smile. :D

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:22 am
by ricochet
Thanks!

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:31 am
by Neal
Hi!

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:22 am
by stumblin
Welcome aboard :)

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:37 am
by Buffalo_Bill
Welcome Bro!
This question popped into my head because you mentioned learning to play lap steel, sometimes also referred to as a Hawaiian guitar.
Is Hawaiian music popular over in NZ?
Bill (Former resident of Honolulu)

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:12 am
by 1armbandit
ricbleu wrote:Sorry, just discovered that I'd posted my self-intro as a reply. Duh! Thanks, Ricochet, for your welcome. If I may say so, you have a very welcoming smile. :D


Wait till he shows you his Johnson.

Welcome.

Jack

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:53 am
by ricochet
You want to see my Johnson? Here:

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Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:13 am
by ricbleu
Pur-leese, Rico. You know how contagious GAS is! I am barely holding off Weissenborn GAS and now you show me this!! :mrgreen: Actually, I've watched some of your vids on You tube so I've seen you and your mastery of that beautiful instrument. Congratulations on both your playing and your ownership.

And Bill, I honestly couldn't comment about Hawaiian music in NZ. I'd guess that there's a strong following though, especially further north where the Polynesian population is greater, although I suppose it's more Samoan drum based music. I just play the blues on my new electric lapy and also on a home converted resonator acoustic (which I wouldn't dare show Ricochet) as well as my Larrivee L03R six string (love it). As a matter of fact, I've just come back from the public Botanical Gardens near where I live, where frequently I take a guitar of some sort and sit and play under my favourite sycamore tree. I have built up quite a fan base of sparrows and thrushes and blackbirds and last week a couple of ducks wandered up to enjoy the blues according to Rick. It's nice to be so appreciated. :D

And forgive me for going on about it, but this forum just seems so embracing. It's humbling to think that you all spread this goodwill worldwide via cyberspace and I can access so many blues buddies so readily. :D :D

Re: Another from downunder

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:54 am
by ricochet
Hey, there are lots of animals that seem to enjoy slide reso blues. My cats aren't among them.