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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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    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. Willie G. Moseley

    Unusual sighting in the High Desert of California...

    What kind of a, er, security fence is that? Does the, er, style have a particular name? I saw more than one high school that was "fenced in"...
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    Thank you, Roy Clark. We miss you.

    Mr. Clark is in the top four of favorite interviews I ever did. So's B.B. King---both were not just famous, they were icons, and both really made me feel at ease, and they really opened up when I began detailed inquiries about guitars. It's easy to remember Clark for what he termed his "schtick" (a guitar-generated tommy gun effect on "Folsom Prison Blues" comes to mind, as does the Gatemouth Brown stuff) but he could pull off some jaw-dropping moments---a flat-picked "Malaguena" anyone?
  3. ...a high school named after a classic rock band.
  4. Okay, do 'caravan tours' count? In that case, back me up a couple of years from the '68 Cream concert to '66, which was when I attended my first concert with multiple acts performing at the state coliseum in Montgomery. Those shows were known as "Big Bam shows" on accounta they were sponsored by WBAM radio. The same family that owned the Big Bam also owned WAPE in Jacksonville (the Big Ape), and WVOK in Birmingham (The Mighty 690) and such tours hit all three locales. They were bi-annual but I caught only two in the years they were presented (ca. '65-'70 IIRC). Artists I heard at those two shows included Sandy Posey, the Animals, the Blues Magoos, Jerry Lee Lewis, Herman's Hermits, the Buckinghams, the Cyrkle, Lou Christie, the Royal Guardsmen, and some others (probably less famous) that I can't recall. I thunk the Blues Magoos were noteworthy on accounta Mike Esposito played his Esquire down around his kneecaps. "New York psychedelia" seems to have been a pretentious term, but they killed on a cover of "Tobacco Road" (sounded better live than the album version). And following the Kiss makeup removal revelation in the early '80s, I wrote that the band was "...uglier than the Blues Magoos! Uglier than Richard Hell & the Voidoids!"
  5. Tangent: That Ramones pic that Pablo posted reminds me how much Johnny Ramone resembled both Fred "Sonic" Smith and Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson when Smith's and Thompson's hair looked like Johnny's...although Smith and Thompson came first, of course. Not quite a potential 'Separated At Birth?' but close. What's more, Ramone and Smith were known for playing Mosrites (albeit different models)/ Comparison invited:
  6. Dibs on second place in the "non-parented" old fart title: Cream at Chastain Park in Atlanta, 17 OCT 68. Terry Reid Group opening. Hitchhiked from Tuscaloosa, part of the way in an Alabama State Trooper car. Have posted the Polaroid "Swinger" photo taken there on this forum before.
  7. Willie G. Moseley

    The Atlanta Rhythm Section--Willie's latest book

    Update: Went to the Eufaula AL area today and delivered a copy to Gloria Buie---Buddy's widow and business manager for Studio One and the Buie-Geller Organization all those years ago. She was responsible for the book's foreword, and is a smart and gracious lady.
  8. Willie G. Moseley

    NGD - Gibson SG Standard in Pelham Blue

    Considering how the Kentucky Wildcats are having a commendable football season, I oughta get a (preferably royal-) blue instrument....
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    The Atlanta Rhythm Section--Willie's latest book

    ^^^^noted in the book, including the reactions of Stevie Nix and Christine McVie themselves when a deejay made the original 'mistake'
  10. Willie G. Moseley

    Best pinched harmonic.

    Barry Bailey, Atlanta Rhythm Section, including the updated studio re-make and live versions of "Another Man's Woman" (Red Tape and Are You Ready, respectively) as well as "Bless My Soul" when it changes key towards the end (album = Dog Days). There are some nice slightly distorted jazzoid chords on that one, as well. +1 on Gibbons. Methinks the earliest I can remember was on "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" and I recall thinking that it was probably accidental but it fit perfectly.
  11. Willie G. Moseley

    NSOS? I'd have to disagree.

    Here's a trio of images of her from the aforementioned '09 Burton Festival. That was nine years ago, and it doesn't look (aesthetically) like much has changed. As for the Gary Moore riffs, I think she's matured since what I heard in Shreveport but I agree that she still might need to find her own thing to distinguish her. "Tribute riffing" gets pretty old pretty quickly, at least for me.
  12. Willie G. Moseley

    NSOS? I'd have to disagree.

    She performed at the James Burton Festival in Shreveport in '09. Same white autographed white V IIRC. Played one twelve-bar instrumental competently. My opinion back then was that she needed something else besides being a juvenile female player, and this video indicates she's, uh, matured...and I mean musically. Sounds like she's pretty much got Gary Moore's phrasing down pat, and it's interesting to hear a female vocalize that song. Impressive. I do not know what "NSOS" means.
  13. Sometimes AXS gets a bit treacly, like those "Rock Legends" 30-minute profiles, and I'm no fan of Dan Rather (in any program format) either. That said, I recently enjoyed the bio on Ritchie Blackmore. Seemed to be put together well, and seemed to be balanced, FWMOW. Plenty of details and eloquent straightforward comments from former bandmates. Then there was Dan Rather's interview with Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Ricky Medlocke, and Johnny Van Zandt. Although Rather tried to play provocateur in an obvious-but-relatively-mild manner regarding subjects like the Confederate Battle Flag, the boys seemed to hold their own, and were honest about their past and present personal lives. Enjoyed this more than I thunk I would. Kansas is up on Rather's show next week. I plan on checking that one out, as well.
  14. Willie G. Moseley

    MC5's 'Kick Out The Jams': 50th anniversary

    IIRC the band still had Dan Honaker and Pep Perrine, but it was around the time "System" was being phased out. Wanna recall that the promo posters had "System" but the P.A. announcer introduced 'em as just "Bob Seger"
  15. It's about ten days until the half-century mark for the recording of arguably the most brutal album in rock history, Kick Out The Jams by the MC5. The liner notes on the LP (and subsequent CD) intone: "MC5 was recorded 'live' on stage at Russ Gibb's Grande Ballroom, Detroit, on the Zenta New Year, October 30-31, 1968." Album was released in February 1969. Methinks I heard that there are some Motor City events planned (including Wayne Kramer?) to mark the event. FWMOW Kick Out The Jams still holds up due to its raw power (pun intended RE the Stooges, peers in the Michigan scene in those times...but the Stooges' Raw Power album (their third) released in 1973, paled in comparson to their sophomore release, 1970's Fun House). Saw the original fivesome of the MC5 in concert in late December, 1970. Bob Seger opened. Jeezus... Kick Out The Jams was rivaled in its potency perhaps only by Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum, released a year earlier. It seems to be somewhat of a sonic dichotomy that both albums ended up on CD...but I doubt that they were remastered/remixed; such manipulations would prolly come across to true believers as heresy. I still listen to KOTJ and VE on occasion. Usually, it's when I'm traveling in a car by myself, trying to drown out the road noise...