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OT, Nokie Edwards (of the Ventures) sighting in Southern Oregon.
This may be annoyingly off topic for some of you. But, I imagine
Stan(itarium) Card will get a chuckle out of it . . . and so will any
of the rest of you who are closet "surf" guitar fans.
A small local chain of hardware stores in my area was celebrating
its 120th anniversary in business this week with a parking lot
concert by Ventures guitarist Nokie Edwards (who's got to be
in his 70s at least) at the location only 2 blocks from my abode.
Imagine my glee at having the opportunity to walk not run . . .
lol . . . around the corner and down the street and hear a really
fine musician play a lot of old an new material (Pipeline, Wipeout,
Diamond Head, Hawaii Five-0 and other classics of the genre)
as well as covers including a Clapton tune.
It also turns out that Nokie has turned into a rather superior
county instrumentalist over the years (a la the late Chet Atkins)
believe it or not. I was blown away by his blistering "chicken
pickin" and almost Les Paul-like finesse.
I hope I can play so well when I've reached that age. I feel like an
old fart at 51 already.
tEd ® kiLLiAn
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