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Willie G. Moseley

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About Willie G. Moseley

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  • Birthday 07/19/1950

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  • guitars
    I now only have a few "token examples " of classic models I use for lectures, + a few instruments custom-made to my specs (i.e., heirlooms) + an '84 Peavey utility bass
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    G & K Backline 110, Danelectro NIfty Fifty
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    Electro Harmonix---Small Stone, LPB-2; Danelectro chorus, distortion, and tuner (separate stomp boxes)

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    http://www.vintageguitar.com

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    Hank Williams Territory
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    My family, writing, the Space Race + early experimental aircraft history, cardiovascular weight training, acting

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  1. He handled the skins (usually in concert) for several frontline bands: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bill-rieflin-drummer-ministry-r-e-m-dead I think I'll dig out my copy of King Crimson's Meltdown. Some of the most phenomenal live music I've ever heard in my life, and according to the credits, Rieflin played keyboards instead of drums. When I saw them in Atlanta last fall, Rieflin was already "on a leave of absence" with no other details imparted. R.I.P.
  2. FWMOW "prog" isn't "progressive". Maybe prog morphed from influences like ELP, Yes, King Crimson, et. al. but the newer "genre" seems less intricate and a lot of the vocal histrionics sound the same. A while back a guy I know pronounced Hawkwind to be "prog" and I couldn't disagree more. Hawkwind, a band that's now over 50 years old (and yes, the band is technically the Dave Brock Experience) is and always has been space rock (pretty much the inventors of that term), to include pounding 4/4 songs that go on and on and on. Not much complex stuff at all. The point is, such is the misuse or misunderstanding of whatever "prog" is supposed to be. YMMV
  3. https://variety.com/2020/music/news/eric-weissberg-dead-dies-dueling-banjos-deliverance-1203542971/ Thing is, in 2003 I hung out with Billy Redden, who portrayed the banjo player in the movie:
  4. Getting back to the topic of this thread, I have my doubts that "King Heroin" (James Brown), "Amphetamine Annie" (Canned Heat), or "Heroin" (Velvet Underground) made the list....although IMO that last one should have, particularly since Lou Reed's live version was equally as powerful as the VU's original.
  5. I tuned in to this late and only got informed about "Cocaine", "Lucy in the SKy w/ Diamonds" and "White Rabbit" (3, 2, and 1, respectively). I understand this episode actually ran last year. Does anybody have the complete list? Can't find it on the 'net. I'm not particularly a fan of some of AXS's presentations, including certain episodes of "Rock Legends" (possibly an England production) like the one that's on as I am typing this. It's declaring that the Moody Blues, Traffic, and ELP purveyed psychedelic music. Maybe it's lost in some cultural miasmic fog, but to me, the Moodys are orchestral rock, Traffic was jazz and folk-tinged pop and ELP is progressive (as was King Crimson, Yes. Greenslade, et. al.
  6. Primarily known as a producer par excellence but was also in a band in the mid-'60s called the Music Machine. They charted with "Talk Talk" and also garnered a bit of chart action with a followup called "The People in Me". The Music Machine's gimmick was to dress in all black, including dyed hair. They wore one black glove as well, and displayed this aesthetic even in public when they weren't performing. That's Olsen second from the left, playing an Eko violin-shaped bass. And here's a link to the story of his passing: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/arts/music/keith-olsen-dies.html
  7. I haven't watched too many episodes of this show but admittedly it's oriented towards aging musicians and their aging fan base...and it's better than Dan Rather's cliched presentations---and I mean Rather himself, not his guests (YMMV). On the Brian Johnson show, I found out a few interesting things RE Knopfler's background, etc.: 1. Father was a refugee from the Nazis in Hungary in 1939. 2. Father was just about a dead ringer for Adrian Belew 3. Knopfler and Johnson are both Geordies, from the same area of the UK. 4. "Tunnel of Love" is about a local amusement park from Knopfler's childhood, which was revisited in the program. Sharp. 5. Knopfler taught English literature 6. Not much gigging shown, which is OK if the episode is about personal history and influences 7. Some band history left out, like the Notting Hillbillies. No big deal, IMO 8. The personal recollections about how real-life encounters inspired "Sultans of Swing", "Money for Nothing" and the aforementioned "Tunnel of Love" were enlightening.
  8. https://nypost.com/2020/03/09/led-zeppelin-wins-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-case/
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