Re: Guitar Greats
Only five? Well.......
1. Andres Segovia. While surpassed in technique by many of his students, Segovia was the first to create guitar transcriptions of large potions of the classical canon. In this way, the entire modern idea of "classical guitar" rests on his shoulders.
2. Django. His phrasing is still heard in every jazz player and in many rock players as well.
3. Charlie Christian. The first plugged-in player, he moved the guitar from the rhythm section to center stage, defining the tone of jazz guitar guitar in the process.
4. Don Rich. As the lead picker in Buck Owen's Buckaroos, he laid the foundation of the modern country lead player, Telecaster twang and all. Again, he was surpassed in technique many times over, but there's no Albert Lee without Don.
5. Jim Hendrix. Every long, legato, high gain line ever played in rock music owes a debt to Jimi. He cranked the blues until it became rock guitar: his legacy remains inescapable even now.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.
- Western University researchers found that sleeping over eight hours per night results in cognitive decline.
- Oversleepers suffer similar difficulties on certain cognitive tests as those who sleep under seven hours.
- Not all the news is bad: One night of oversleeping results in a cognitive boost.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
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