[Jandek] African-American bass player

BlackMonk BlackMonk at email.msn.com
Fri Feb 2 15:41:05 PST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jungle" <jungleklan at pandora.be>
To: "Lauren Ciechanowski" <ciechano at stolaf.edu>
Cc: <jandek at mylist.net>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Jandek] African-American bass player

> "skin colour is not indicative of musical genre"
> what is this?
> hey guys are we still living oin the 60's or wot?
> jimi hendirix was and still is the best rock guitarplayer in the world, in
> all worlds in fact.

I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, but that begs the question 
"best at what?" As a soloist, I'd go with Mike Bloomfield, though a strong 
case could be made for Tom Verlaine on a good night (also for a few dozen 
others). For technique and versatility, Glen Campbell could probably beat 
just about any guitar hero you could name. (At least before the 80s, when it 
became Speed Uber Alles)

After all, you don't get to be a big name session musician by being 
competent at one thing. 

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