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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Names of Good Solo Guitarists On The Internet

Hi ALL Guitar Enthusiasts,

Here are names of good solo guitarist on the internet. Some of them sing, while some of them play the ukulele but all of them are an inspiration just the same. Try surfing for them on the internet & also on YouTube. If they happen to play in a group, just add words like 'solo' in your search, especially if it's on YouTube. If you've come across anyone else who should be on this list, leave a comment and I'll check them out before putting them on my list here below.

I've tried to put at least one link to a sample of them playing & you can take it from there. Enjoy!

Adam Fulara (2 Guitars)

Al Di Meola

Chet Atkins

Jake Reichbart

Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele)

Jim Keyes (Jazz Guitarist/Singer)

Jose Feliciano (blind Guitarist/Singer)

Lily Afshar (Female)

Mason Williams

Naudo Rodriguez

Per-Olov Kindgren

Tommy Emmanuel

Tony Melendez (Leg Guitarist/Singer)

Terrence Farrell

Victor Wooten

Yang Xuefei (Female)

Yily Nelson

Propagation Of Sin...

Trying To Understand Pain & Suffering
~ by PGA

A priest once explained to me that there's pain & suffering in the world because of the Propagation Of Sin. Our human understanding is not enough to comprehend fully this suffering. God gave us Jesus (His Son) to show us that suffering is necessary, even for the innocent. But like Jesus, we can ask God to take this cup from us; yet not our will, but God's be done. When we see someone suffering, it's NOT necessarily because of his own sin; it may be the sin of others that has been propergated into the world. I believe that God sees all that is happening and will not forget the sufferer's reward in Heaven. Everyone has their own suffering, it's just that sometimes it is not obvious to us. Not all cases of suffering are God's will, but rather due to circumstances of life. Some are very "clear"... for example... we believe that Jesus' Passion is God's Will because it's stated in the Bible, but if it was not in the Bible, then we can only assume that... or think that it's because of those around him who feel politically threatened by his popularity. Which ever the case, it is more important for us to think of it as a cleansing like what Jesus (and his mother) had to go through even though he's totally innocent. When we suffer, we may be going through our own cleansing, or may be, the cleansing of others.

Prayer for Teenagers

Prayer for Teenagers (to be said BY teenager)
With each new day that dawns I am growing up, O Lord. It's not too soon to start thinking of what I want to be. It's very hard, I think, to make the right decision but I pray that You will help and guide me. Show me what to do, let me share, someday, my talents where they're needed. And when You show me, give me courage to be generous enough to do what You want. Amen.

Prayer for Teenagers (when said FOR teenagers)
With each new day that dawns they am growing up, O Lord. It's not too soon to start thinking of what they want to be. It's very hard, I think, to make the right decision but I pray that You will help and guide them. Show them what to do, let them share, someday, their talents where they're needed. And when You show them, give them courage to be generous enough to do what You want. Amen.

Billy Tipton ~ Swing Jazz Piano Player

I just came across an interesting Swing Jazz Piano Player called Billy Tipton. You can read his Bio as you scroll down, but I’d suggest you listen to his music first at these MP3 Links provided here below.

01 what is this thing called love
02 sweet georgia brown
03 don't blame me
04 begin the beguine
05 sit right down and write myself a letter
06 september in the rain
07 bernie's tune
08 take the "A" train
09 under a bucket of love
10 the man i love
11 perfidio
12 willow weep for me
13 can't help lovin' dat man
14 marie
15 delilah
16 these foolish things
17 what'll i do
18 the world is waiting for the sunrise
19 you go to my head
20 christopher columbus
21 begin the beguine
22 if i had you
23 blue skies
24 stars fell on alabama

Above MP3 Links from:

Billy Tipton ~ Bio

Billy Lee Tipton (born Dorothy Lucille Tipton, December 29, 1914 in Oklahoma City – d. January 21, 1989) was an American jazz musician and bandleader who lived as a man for nearly 50 years. ~ An excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Tipton

Billy Tipton was born in 1914. He began living as a man full-time by 1940 at age 26, had a career as a jazz and swing pianist and entertainer, a common law marriage (unregistered but publicly accepted), and three sons by adoption. He was discovered to have been female-bodied after he died in 1989 due to a hemorrhaging ulcer (that he refused to have treated). Like many female-to-male transsexuals of this day he did not have genital surgery. ~ An excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender

In 1989, at the age of 74, Tipton had symptoms he attributed to emphysema and refused to call a doctor. In actuality he was suffering from a hemorrhaging peptic ulcer, which, untreated, was fatal. It was while paramedics were trying to save Tipton's life, with son William looking on, that William learned that his father was biologically female. Tipton was pronounced dead at Valley General Hospital. The coroner shared the revelation with the rest of the family. In an attempt to keep the secret, Kitty arranged for his body to be cremated. But one of their sons went public with the story. The first newspaper article was published the day after Tipton's funeral and it was quickly picked up by wire services. Stories about Tipton appeared in a variety of papers including tabloids like National Enquirer and Star, as well as more reputable papers like New York Magazine and The Seattle Times. Tipton's family even made talk show appearances. ~ An excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Tipton