Friday, March 27, 2009

The Entertainer

Tonight I left work relatively early (meaning 7:30 p.m.) and took the shepherds for a walk in their favorite dog-walking graveyard. On the drive back to the house I was channel surfing on XM and found myself actually stopping to listen to what was on channel 28 (which usually has elevator music). I flipped away, registered what I had been hearing, and then flipped back to listen to this--



This is beautiful guitar music, if you ask me. Chet Atkins could really play, and in a way that would have made J.S. Bach proud (in the sense that Chet could make one instrument sound like three or four). He's so good that I even forgive him for the truly awful '70s shirt. Listening to this put me in a mind of someone I loved who could match Chet Atkins even when he (my friend, that is) was having a bad day. Sammy, this one's for you.

11 comments:

Owen said...

Sam sure could do some amazing things with a guitar. I miss him every single day.

Owen said...

If you have time go to www.kdrouse.blogspot.com it has a ton of pictures, stories, and a glossary of Samese.

Reya Mellicker said...

It's not Chet's fault that fashion in the 70's was so awful. Can't blame him!

Good guitar players always blow my mind. Can't imagine how they do it.

Great that you had time to post! See you tomorrow.

Reya Mellicker said...

I was a big fan of John Fahey way back when. I think he drank himself to death. Too bad!

Leo Kottke was and is still great.

Barry said...

Chet's guitar playing is as awesome as his shirt is awful.

Of course I shouldn't talk. I have pictures of me from the 70's that I keep begging Linda to let me burn. And I can't even play the guitar.

Val said...

i wish i could play this one - i love guitar. maybe those shirts will make a comeback now :-)
glad you had time to blog! x

karen said...

Thanks, I enjoyed that! (and the shirt!!)

Cyndy said...

That was wonderful. His time feel is so steady yet so relaxed.

Coccinella said...

Thanks, loved that. Eight-year-old grandson, Bailey, got a guitar for his birthday last week. I'll send him the clip.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

A favorite of my parents and mine...he and Mark Knoffler played well together, you should look for that cd. And Kottke and Fahey, oh yes! My kind of 70's music.

Marilynne said...

I loved it. Thanks for putting it up on your blog so I could hear it.