We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bill Staines - wow, does that bring back some memories. I was privileged to back him up in Worcester, MA at the United Congregational Coffee House Music series - this was back in late '70s. I used to play there with a local pick up folk band and was asked to accompany Bill along with the band. It was a blast to tell the truth - funny guy too.
I always was fascinated by how Bill played guitar. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how he played. When I finally got the chance to see him up close and personal, mystery solved. He plays a right hand guitar left handed with the sixth string (low E) at the bottom.
Bill Staines doing what he does best - playing Wade Hemsworth's "Little Black Flies" in a small venue. One of my favorite songs.
Thanks for posting that BD - that was a real trip down memory lane. Good times, good times.
Next to the 'pipes'. I'm thinking the banjo may be the next most expressive instrument conjured as yet... yes, I'm minimally familiar with the classical taste. But if I had to choose one over the other, well, I'll go with dales and hollers over anterooms and opera houses.