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Lyndont
(Sussex, England)
Posted: Jun 26, 2018 15:32
 

Bill how about playing some Antonio Forcione sometime? In particular his live album.
jkallman
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 18:05
 

This is one of my favorite songs he does.  I was fortunate to watch him for free at the New Varsity Theater while growing up in Palo Alto.
dkgillett
(Canada)
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 9:12
 

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Just wished Michael Hedges could keep on playing, here on earth.

 
If you liked MH, you might like Willy Porter.
CeluiquiCherche
Posted: Oct 03, 2017 3:21
 

Je vous conseille à tous le double CD sur les dix premières années de Windham Hill Records (Windham Hill: The First Ten Years).
I would advise all of you to have a double CD on the first ten years of Windham Hill Records (Windham Hill: The First Ten Years).
Kokoloco53
(Southeastern Arizona)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 16:32
 

Just wished Michael Hedges could keep on playing, here on earth.
zedstation
Posted: Dec 31, 2016 13:39
 

Yes, same thought every time.

linz_bobinz wrote:
I keep expecting Joni Mitchell to start singing.

 


BKardon
(Louisville, CO)
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 15:43
 

Still bummed I never got to see him play live.
jocelynsart
(Toronto, Canada)
Posted: Nov 06, 2016 11:57
 

I always for some reason, think this is Bruce Coburn
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Oct 31, 2016 6:04
 

Rickover's dream was a nuclear navy.  Different Rickover, maybe.
RC_in_Bezerkeley
(People's Republic of Berkeley)
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 13:26
 

 nook wrote:
Most of us tend to filter through our experiences.  Seeing the title of this song kicked in the old dusty submariner filter.  I could almost smell the sea rushing over the deck as the boat transited on the surface at night in the balmy tropics.  Strange juxtaposition, calm and peace, a sense of all was right in the world, experienced from the deck of a nuclear submarine transiting equatorial waters, underway to or from the front lines of whatever the current hot spot was.....

 
Few things like a night transit on the surface.  The peace up in the sail was a nice respite from maneuvering.  Envied the JO's who got to enjoy that on a regular basis. 
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 12:09
 

 nook wrote:
Most of us tend to filter through our experiences.  Seeing the title of this song kicked in the old dusty submariner filter.  I could almost smell the sea rushing over the deck as the boat transited on the surface at night in the balmy tropics.  Strange juxtaposition, calm and peace, a sense of all was right in the world, experienced from the deck of a nuclear submarine transiting equatorial waters, underway to or from the front lines of whatever the current hot spot was.....
 
What a beautiful study in contrasts. The peace of a weapon of war sailing the seas. The thought set to this music was so fitting.

Thanks for sharing that.  
nook
(gone)
Posted: Aug 04, 2016 7:45
 

Most of us tend to filter through our experiences.  Seeing the title of this song kicked in the old dusty submariner filter.  I could almost smell the sea rushing over the deck as the boat transited on the surface at night in the balmy tropics.  Strange juxtaposition, calm and peace, a sense of all was right in the world, experienced from the deck of a nuclear submarine transiting equatorial waters, underway to or from the front lines of whatever the current hot spot was.....
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Apr 30, 2016 14:04
 

Automatic 10
ashmj000
(wilmington, nc)
Posted: Mar 06, 2016 9:08
 

 oldsaxon wrote:

He or she may have just been a friend. Why make a thing about politics out of it when the man was an artist that gave his music to a guy that did cable television?  We sometimes look too hard at things. Relax and enjoy it.

 
I too had the same reaction when I saw the name Rickover but it certainly wasn't politically motivated. "Uncle Hymie" and Naval Nuclear Power School had such an impact on me that nowadays anything I encounter that is somewhat related to that period of my life conjures several deep running emotions. Outside of parenthood it was hands down the most intense experience I could ever survive and live to tell about.
OceanBlue
(71%)
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:48
 

 markw wrote:

The song is Spare Change. It wasn't played backwards. It was played forward and then each note (after the intro) was physically cut from the tape and spliced backwards (I believe by turning it upside down) to get that effect. The notes still played in the original sequence, but started with the decay and ended with the striking or hammering of the string. There are some overdubs of both normal and edited guitar mixed in. True genius.

He did this with his engineer and it took an inordinate amount of time and dedication to accomplish, but it was clearly worth it. I wish I could remember the whole story of how they did this. It's one of my favorite tracks ever. Bill should really add the Aerial Boundaries version of Spare Change to the rotation so people can hear how truly astounding it is.
 
That is unbelievable. I just listened to the track after reading your comment, and am in utter awe. It is achingly beautiful, and a masterpiece of art. What a stand-out artist.
skimsey
(Downtown Seattle)
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:39
 

 fitzworld wrote:
Saw Michael Hedges at the Bottom Line in New York City back in 1997 (two weeks before he died) and sat in the front row. It was easily one of the most extraordinary, magical experiences of my life. Hedges was completely engulfed by the music and the moment and we felt carried away by his magic. I don't know if he was a genius or a prodigy or just an ordinary person who cared passionately about making music, but we were mesmerized by his trance and will always cherish that night. Can't help wondering what else Michael Hedges would have done if his life hadn't been snuffed out way to early!
 
Great post.  Happy for you!
fitmartin
(mountains, rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jan 03, 2016 6:40
 

Great guitarist,  RIP!

{#Hearteyes}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 24, 2015 12:43
 

wow   10
k-man
(SCruz, CA)
Posted: Jul 30, 2015 15:11
 

Dear Michael, dear me...
Some of the most amazing musical performances I ever had the pleasure to witness. 
I have a guitar, or two, but I could never imagine making six strings do the things Michael got his six to do. What the heck, I ponied up and bought his song book, just for kicks. I wanted to see how somebody would translate what Michael does with his hands to lines on a page. Pretty funny, if you ask me. 
sici
(CT)
Posted: Jun 14, 2015 14:09
 

He wasn't making politics out of it. He's genuinely curious, as I am, who the "Rickover" might be. BTW oldsaxon, some people enjoy looking harder at things to understand the inspirations that lie behind a nice piece of music. So live and let live.

oldsaxon wrote:

He or she may have just been a friend. Why make a thing about politics out of it when the man was an artist that gave his music to a guy that did cable television?  We sometimes look too hard at things. Relax and enjoy it.