okc May 11, 2005 0:27:23 GMT -6
Post by Adam on May 11, 2005 0:27:23 GMT -6
hey michael. first and foremost, the forum is great. i have read alot of great stuff from a bunch of really cool people. you obviously have a terrific fan base. ok, to the point. i attended a show about 3 months ago here in oklahoma city. it was a rock show at the diamond ballroom (a local spot for some good rock shows). they had a guy who had been given the title as fastest guitarists in okc (won the title through a radio station contest). amazingly, this guy did not use a pick. now, i know a thing or two about not using a pick. I myself, although i have only been playing for a little over a year now, do not usually use a pick. for some strange reason, it never really felt comfortable, it always seemed to slip in my hands or i would grab it to tight and make the song sound aweful. however, i do not play the solo's or to the speed that you do. (my boss is a shredder - pretty good too). sorry, i am dragging this out!!! this guy (who's name i cannot remember) came up on stage with a dimebag dean and started tearing it up!!! i have never seen (anyone) play like this guy did without using a pick. he was sweeping (like i have seen you do in the speed lives video) up and down the strings using 4 fingers!!! i had never seen anythingl like it. obviously, you are an important influence in his playing, because right then and there, in the middle of his show, he busts out about 1 minute of your speed lives video. (to which he gave you credit). i have tried to find this guy, and no one seems to know where he is at. he just went around and played a couple of shows after he won the contest and dropped outta sight. it is a shame, he was truely amazing to watch. my question for you is if you have ever seen or know any amazing finger pickers (by amazing i mean can maybe try to keep up with you!!!). and secondly, if you ever had plans to go to oklahoma city and play or give a clinic, maybe up at the guitar center here or some other music shop. if you have played here before, i never got word of it, cause i would have definately called in sick to work to watch you play. i apologize for this being so long, but i hope to see you play someday, thanks for reading this!!!!