Monday, March 27, 2006

rick nielson................

unless you`ve seen this guy play, you have no idea how brilliant he is. i saw him play 20 years ago with a series of crazy guitars. he is a celebration of life it`s self. we are all better for having rick nielson in the world.

7 comments:

anu said...

Though i've never seen him play. I am so fascinated by his four guitars and the expression on his face..i can't help smiling in wonder and amazement.

Rick! Wow :))

dr.alistair said...

well, that`s the thing. you absolutely cannot be in a shit state and play guitar and smile like that.......it comes from the heart. i have seen him play many times, since i was young, and he has always been joyous.

mike said...

hey alistair...great stuff...rick nielson and all the other cheap trick guys grea up in rockford, illinois...my home town...i used to see them play as a kid at the ice skating rink for free..they would play all around town...anywhere people would allow them to play...often for free...they were all totally cool...

one day, probably 1981 or 82, i went to baskni robbins to get some ice cream...i worked at a 'godfather's pizza' and we had the ice cream shop right next door...we would trade them pizza for ice cream...so i went over to make a trade...rick nielson was there...he casually chatted with me as he ordered one scoop of all the ice creams in the store...all 33...the girl running the counter thought he was nuts...i thought he was great...he gave her a $100 dollar bill and said thanks...took his 33 scoops and went home...

i went home too...and picked up my guitar...

heh...

o)<

mike

dr.alistair said...

hey mike.
, i never put mine down! cheap trick and so many other great bands came to montreal in the `70s......carlos santana, queen, genesis, styx.....the list goes on.....nazareth,aerosmith....they all motivated me to just play. rick nielson exemplified the joy of playing. he`s still doing the same thing today.
great that you got to meet him.

anu said...

Wow...one scoop of each icecream. Rick seems so much fun.

Next time i go to the icecream store, i'm going to treat myself and my sis too one scoop of all the icecreams around. :-)

dr.alistair said...

no girl........you`re supposed to go and buy a guitar with five necks on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

anu said...

Ha Ha :-)) You'r so funny Dr AListair.