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    Maybe I could combine Water and Stratocaster mmmmm thinking........

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    Yes, just sit in the bath and..........................

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    I've got a hand-blown glass brain that glows blues and pale purples,
    with Teslant electronics that emulates synaptic activities.
    When you reach toward it the activities react, more when you touch.
    Touching it with the tuners when my guitar is plugged in is way better.
    Coming soon to a Youtube video near you.

    A young woman neighbour bought an almost two foot tall lava lamp for $5,
    with pale purple water and yellow globs.
    I'm currently, yes a poor play on words, negotiating for it.

    And I finally found an old electric motor that goes slow,
    so I can get a disco ball going, $1 from Dollarama.

    I bought some laser etched, holographic bristleboard, silver mirror background,
    $2 each at the Dollarama,
    and made a nice little curved stage, with background and roof, for the blue brain,
    so it reflects like a few of them and lets the light move around even more.

    And teddy, I can see you standing there with your guitar strapped on, and your shirt open,
    rubbing an ice cube around your neck, licking it, rubbing it on your chest,
    and then using it as a slide on your strings, adding some appropriate glacial tone,
    if you're imitating Clapton.
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    Clapton. Ummmmm

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    yea Icy licks! ............... (note dots added for 15 characters)

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    Jimi Hendrix sang about "the echoes of glaciers from long ago".
    I wondered if he had to spend a lot of time waiting at the end of bars,
    for ice.

    EddieRUKiddingVare! Your dot pattern is, uh, riveting.

    I did a very bad thing to a mint '64 Stratocaster in 1970.
    I drilled holes on the left side of the neck as fret guides, and filled them in with white epoxy.
    That didn't bother everyone as much as my hacksaw evening of the body scallops.
    This was the first Stratocaster sold in the Niagara Peninsula.
    A Buddy Holly fan ordered it but traded it in after three months for a set of drums,
    and it hung there until I got it in 1970.
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    And what would it be worth day- glad you got good use out if it.

    Sounds similar to what John Mayall used to do to his cut down strat.

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    Yeah, it would be worth a minimum $15,000 if I kept it original, and still had it.
    It was worn out, frets as flat as they could go, and I wanted to build a lefty.
    So I sold it to another guitarist far away, not wanting to hear someone else play it.

    John Mayall? Wow! This is so mid-sixties for me, and why I first didn't get hot for Clapton.
    A high school bassist invited me to his house, wanting me to play his guitar,
    and he had John Mayall's Bluesbreakers album.
    He figured out Crossroads and showed it to me, note for note.
    I always think of Clapton as easy to do with just two fingers.
    This also didn't motivate me to get my own guitar.
    I bought John Mayall's album with Marc-Almond, two jazzy guys, and percussion, no drums.

    It's hard for me to buy any recording if I can't jam along with it.
    Yeah, I was listening to Jimi, Deep Purple and King Crimson,
    but jamming along with my over fifteen John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones albums.
    Beethoven is nice to jam along with.
    Without demeaning classical musicians, it's amazing what the human mind can become acclimatized to,
    enabling you to jam along or improvise your own lyrics.
    And you know, almost everyone thinks they can sing like Elvis.
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    Costello?

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    No teddy, don't think John meant Abbott and ............

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    Oh.... oh, my head hurts a little.
    Why, oh why, am I now compelled to type "Who's on third?"
    This can only be a cinematic synapse emerging from my brain,
    incapable of exhibiting the visuals, just the audio.
    Aaaaaaabbbbbbottttttttt! A bot is right.
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    We shall have to start calling you Raymond. Now I must go and count my tooth picks

    teddy
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    I'm going to pick someone long in the tooth,
    a local band called "A Foot in Coldwater".
    They were one of the first Ontario bands to use a Stratocaster and Marshall stack.
    You can see the guitarist and bassist personalized their guitars.
    A Toronto club owner put together a house band called Nucleus,
    and when they broke up within the year they became "A Foot in Coldwater",
    changing members but enduring to this day, or night. or outback twilight.

    Their first big hit single, even if the host cuts them off too soon:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek_Xf2HTsZo

    Lots of songs on their domain:
    http://www.afootincoldwater.com/
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    Love the strat.....................

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