I have a good Phil Keaggy story!
When I was in high school, I had tickets to go see him at a church somewhere in his hometown, (I forget where). I had just gotten out of the hospital and was in rough shape, on meds and unable to drive, so my sister drove me down there and we watched him play. We got to sit in the front row, and at one point he saw my sister yawn, and he made a joke about it from stage.
well, about 5 or 6 years ago, my old band was playing at a festival that Phil Keaggy was also playing at, and I was hanging around the green room while he was there. He's a super humble and approachable guy. Kind of just a good natured, Hobbit type of guy. You'd never know he was a big deal, if you met him. So I go up to talk to him, and tell him how one of his finger style albums inspired me, and tell him about the time he embarrassed my sister. Well, He actually remembered us and that whole story! it blew my mind. I thought he was super cool, and I was just standing there gushing over him, generally being a fanboy, as you do. And then an older guy comes up and starts out fan boying me. He goes " Phil, you might not remember me, but we played some shows together in the 70's and I've always been just a huuuuge fan..." It was the lead singer from Foreigner! I started laughing because here this guy was, probably way more famous than Phil Keaggy, yet he was gushing over him even more than I was. And everyone there was looking at him like, "Whoa, who's that little hobbit guy? He must be a big deal..."
Holy Crap, that first slide solo was unbelievable! so tasteful, and lyrical, but also so intense. wow.
now you're getting deep on us.
Duane Allman has cool tone, because he's so good with that slide
good call on Dick Dale! talk about instantly recognizable tone.
Greg Simpson is a legend in Lima! I was in elementary school when he was a senior. Like a decade later, my friends and I would still jokingly compare everything to Greg Simpson. For example, Me: "Hey man, you did a really nice job mowing the lawn" my friend: "Are you kidding me? I ain't seen lawn mowing like that since Greg Simpson, in '93!"
It's dumb, I know. It doesn't take much to make you bust up laughing when you're a teenager. I mean, seriously, my old AOL Instant Messenger screen name was GregSimpson93.
How has no one said Stevie Ray Vaughan yet? The gold standard of guitar tone.
Personally, I make my living as a guitarist, and believe it or not, down here in Nashville, where everyone is mind blowingly good and technically proficient, the thing that sets you apart, or acts as a tie breaker and gets you the gig is your tone. well, that and a trendy haircut.
I try to at least dabble in all styles of music, but I've made a little niche for myself down here as a textural/ambient guitarist. which is all about the tone, and a lot of times playing with atypical tones that are almost unrecognizable as a guitar. spacey, shoe gaze type stuff. Crazy reverbs and effects. My favorite and biggest influence in that regard is a band called Hammock. They're not well known, but their guitar tones are just otherworldly. So lush and gorgeous. A lot of times it sounds more like a keyboard, strings or choir than a guitar. It's really slow and sleepy, vibe out music, so it's not for everybody, but if you like that kind of thing, I recommend it for sure.
in the past two games Teddy has 4 touchdowns to 2 drops. I don't understand what people are complaining about. I'll take that, any day. sure, 4 TD's last week would've been nice, but can you really demand that one WR single handedly put up 28 points for your team?
Ginn is my all time favorite. It's amazing what happens when you actually feature him in an offense, with a big armed QB. Duh.
Who were the guys we were talking about last year before they hired Beck? Wasn't there a younger guy from East Carolina or some place like that? Anybody remember who I'm thinking of? Is that guy still setting the world on fire one year later?
Yeah, I think it's clear that in this case the boos were directed at the coaches, and that doesn't really bother me as much. It's the fans only way of telling the coaches "hey what you're doing clearly isn't working! Time for plan B!"
It just breaks my heart thinking that these kids who worked so hard have to hear that from the fans on their very last home game at the shoe for the rest of their lives. It's not a fitting end for their Buckeye careers. Some of these guys are already Buckeye Legends. I mean, Zeke had tears in his eyes just at pregame warm ups. This place, and these fans obviously mean the world to them. Even if I knew the boos were for the coaches, if I were a player, there would still be a big part of me that took it personally. But maybe that's just me. unfortunately, "Booooooooooo!" Is not a very specific statement.
Haha! Oh man, the truth behind that statement is brutally painful.
Me too! I think these players deserved better coaching this year. At least offensively, anyway. I think Johnson, Fickle and Ash still did a great job with the Defense. We are losing some legendary Buckeyes to the NFL this year. Hate to see them go out like that.
Ha! Those are DC Talk lyrics! ....( embarrassed to admit I know that). I have a friend who still says that all the time.
I'm convinced the only reason he's drinking a diet coke is because the colors on the can are scarlet and gray.
Oooh! I haven't seen it yet but I wish I would've put money on it. I've thought Caldiero was going to win the whole thing the past 3 years. I feel validated. I don't find any fault in him choosing the option that benefited him the most, at all. Sometimes the advantage is to watch someone else attempt it first so you can learn what not to do. A little extra rest also means a better chance for him to finish.
I think NBC should retroactively send Britton a million bucks too. Or close to it.
I do agree that NBC should have a prize for anyone one that finishes the course though. It only happens a few times over the course of a decade anyway. But they should still have anticipated and planned for a year where there was more than one finisher. I guess that's never happened before.
Ha yeah. I hold pretty much all the sports "media" websites with equal disdain, too. That's why I come to Eleven Warriors in the first place. It's my safe zone. Thanks for the enlightening discussion.
Also, I am someone who has pretty thin skin when it comes to verbal jabs, so that is probably why even though I know espn doesn't hate OSU, The patronizing comments the last several years really got to me.
Justine Gubar being on campus in 2011, interviewing former players trying to dig up dirt was just hearsay? And sure other media outlets sue for info all the time, but as far as i can tell ESPN doesn't. All I can find is that they sued OSU in 2011, and just recently sued Notre Dame and MSU for police records for a story their doing on student athlete arrests. So I'll give you credit for that. I didn't expect to find any info about them suing anyone else. Why didn't they sue Miami, and North Carolina when both of those schools were openly withholding information during their scandals?
Look, for the record, I typical agree with you on this topic, for the most part. Where I differ is they crossed my line during their disproportionate feeding frenzy coverage of tatgate, and I feel they treated us much differently then they did all the school scandals that followed us, and had more serious crimes. Some actual crimes against US law and not just NCAA rules. I also, think they were overly patronizing to OSU from 2007 or 08 right up until the minute we won the Championship last year.
I also differ from you in that I don't think ESPN is just a bunch of sports journalist that are completely innocent and strictly report the facts. I think they 40% facts and 60% controversial hot takes. They have more "professional loud mouth opinion havers" employed than actual unbiased journalists. I'm not stupid, I know they don't hate Ohio State, I know their motivation is just ratings and money. I just think they did wrong by us in the past. I am currently really enjoying all the post championship love they've been giving us lately. Honestly at this point it's an old irrelevant argument to have anyway, because they are clearly giving us some respect lately.
But didn't ESPN have a reporter camped out on campus for over a week TRYING to dig up dirt by getting players and former players to spill the beans, and then when they couldn't find any dirt, they sued the university because they thought OSU was withholding information? They actually had the nerve to sue Ohio State in the name of digging up dirt.
brains? I don't know if it's true or not, but a die hard LSU fan told me once that Jamarcus was illiterate, and they had a special playbook for him. Cardale is an honor student. your last two comments are this, and "c'mon guys, Pryor sucks." what's your deal? are you trying to piss people off?
Maybe the paper work was done before then, but I think the final roster cuts were Sept. 5th and West was traded on the 7th or 8th.
We just have to accept that the Browns hate us.
Man, I'm so happy for him. That's all I can say.