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Great topic idea, I love a good reminisce .

I began with playing the keyboard when I was a young kid, I loved the "playing" aspect of it and used to come up with my own little ditties often, but I really hated the idea of "learning" the stave based system just didnt seem to sink in at that age.

a bit later on I begged my parents for an electric guitar and got one for Christmas, again on the condition that I took lessons.... at the time I think I would have been listening ot The Rocky Horror Show sound track and Alice Cooper....the music school I went to was all about the Jazz and Blues ....it sucked, I sucked !!!!

but the good news is I kept the guitar long after the lessons stopped, which meant that  when my friends uncle gave him an acoustic guitar just as Oasis and Blur were riding high on the charts, we had what we needed to form our first band.

after that, I guess there was no looking back , I was always playing in one form or another...first in bands, then solo....right up until the point I met someone making weird improvised dance type music out of a guitar and an touching the end of an open jack plug to create huge loops of feedback into a delay....it was the most exciting thing I had ever seen and I knew that this was what I wanted to be..... 15 years later and I am still a looper who sees the whole world through this loopy frame!!!

> Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:30:14 -0800
> From: looppool@cruzio.com
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> I was perusing some older live videos that Daniel Thomas has posted of
> past bands
> we've been in and suddenly thought: it might be a cool thread to have
> people posting
> the music they made BEFORE they began to loop.
> Where did we all come from to shape us into the musicians we are today?
> I think a trip down memory lane would be fun. What do you all think?
> This is Worlds Collide performing a song we wrote called HAIDUK about
> the Bulgarian
> Freedom Fighters. This performance was two years before I formed
> with Gary Regina and Bill Walker, our first foray into live looping in
> public in 1995.
> Check out Bill's incendiary guitar solo in this one. He just burns!
> Also, please note that
> guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Thomas was our headline artist
> at this past years'
> Y2K13 International Live Looping Festival.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkree6nyJno
> Rick Walker