The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957.
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Well, I guess that early 12 string. The first Martin I bought. I bought it around 1957 with money I earned as a janitor assistant. I bought brand new. I still have that.
I went to the south side of Chicago and got what I thought was a Stella, but it had a spruce top. It was a nice sounding guitar.
Once in a while and really the exception, will be when I have an idea, then I'll write a poem first and then write a tune to the poem.
Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you've had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff.
But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
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It would be great to take one city street and turn it into a pedestrian corridor and see what kind of effect it has on the businesses in that area - It's the future I think.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.