strumdatjag
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Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

I am an suburbanite, attorney with a basement full of musical instruments. I play them all, but I'm a master of none, and I suck at drumming. For the past 35 years, I've been mostly a musical hermit with a few exceptions. I've written 1 to 8 songs per year for over 40 years, mostly unnecessarily provocative but fun, unless you are easily offended. I've forgotten many of them. The song below is one of my originals recorded circa 2013.

Screen name:
strumdatjag
Member since:
Feb 16 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Too many. I remember playing my oldest brother's 45 rpm Buddy Holly record of Peggy Sue with Everyday on the flip side. The Beatles, however, were the biggest influence on me in 1963-64 - I was only 8-9 years old. That's why I asked for that Harmony electric, and later that '65 Strat from Lopez at B-Sharp ("C'mon Make an Offer, make an offer"). I remember watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan rescue Rock'n'Roll from Annette Funicello, Fabian and Frankie Avalon. In the 60s. About age 12, I started tuning in after midnight to KDWB AM to listen to "the cool music:" on Tony Glover's Underground, never knowing that the "uncool" Monkees would sound cooler today than bands like Foghat. I saw the Grateful Dead at the Mpls Labor Temple, The Doors (twice) and Hendrix at the Mpls Auditorium, and many great local and national bands at the Teenage Fair at the State Fair. I went through an arena rock phase in college in the 70s, especially big on Pink Floyd and Yes, before being rescued by Punk and New Wave. I met my expert tuba playing wife at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1981, and tried to ignore the hair bands of the 80s before being rescued by Nirvana and Grunge. We again live in times which need a musical rescue. I'd be satisfied to jam a bit but may be open to something ridiculously hopeless but more committed if it's good, creative and fun. My closet is full of thousands of LPs and CDs.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Vintage Fender Jaguar and Gretsch Tennessean, 90s era G & L ASAT, Rainsong Acoustic-Electric, and cheap Yamaha Bass. Amps:: Vintage Twin Reverb and Gibson Atlas, and two more recent Marshall Combo Amps, as well as a 70s era Kustom Bass Amp. Two acoustic pianos, one Vintage Rhodes Electric Piano (needs work to restore the action), Hammond M-1 (sounds good with rotary effect through the Gibson amp), set of harmonicas, Gretsch Drum set (again I am beyond lousy at drumming), various kazoos, guns and things I forgot I had.

MUSIC