My guess he was referring to the percussiveness of Hedges' playing style, not any kind of reference to his eccentricities. I could be wrong, though.
His affiliation with Windham Hill prompted many to label him a new age musician, but he bristled at such categorizations and instead offered "violent acoustic," "heavy mental," "new edge," and "deep-tissue gladiator guitar."
I am very familiar with Mr. Hedges characterizations of his music. I just don't care for the term "whacka whacka". As he said at one bootleg concert recording I have, "... this next tune leaves the realm of violent acoustic guitar music", and he did that all the time. He also said that some of his "tunings" were based on the work of classical composers.
I'm sorry, but I'm such a huge fan of Hedges that I take offense easily when I perceive any critique of him. Of far more importance is the inclusion of a work in his discography I did not know existed! Who released Strings of Steel, it was not Windham Hill. I've gotta follow that up!!
good to see someone having a good time!
Anyone remember the song DREAM WEAVER or MY LOVE IS ALIVE by Gary Wright? Some classic songs!
Take a listen to another incredible track by Gary Wright on the Dick Cavett TV show with a band called Wonder Wheel and George Harrison playing slide guitar!!!
I would love to mix and record music like this! WOW!!!
Take a look!
Nice sound on the backline - got that axe growling...
And, are those MRX wedges...?
But dood, you need a real soundguy - you could get this kinda thing going...
Jerry Day 2007 clip...
Nice mix going on there. Thanks for the compliments....sorry I scared you...didn't mean to
But in all fairness to the sound guy for our video...he is very good. My wife shot that little video with my Canon Powershot A430. She was standing behind and next to the mains, so out of mix range really.
My amp...a Rivera Knucklehead 55 was stolen from my shop the following week. It's back to my Marshall 50 watt combo for the time being...which served me well for 20 years. Maybe the Marshall arranged to have the Rivera whacked....they slept together in the same room for several years. Amp jealousy?
The monitors are JBL SRx712M. They belong to www.TrinitySoundCompany.com
Here's one I dearly love, especially near the end:
Harvey "Hifi" Gerst
("Hifi" was my nickname at JBL.)
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