on life, music etc beyond mainstream

Hi Michael!  All well, and heading to Tibet.  Fun!  Still pursuing the Dream Yoga you introduced me to in a bar in Dortmund many years ago, no success yet!  Photo is from Kailash, 2009.

Here’s a review I like:

Compilation: Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Exotibbets by Steve Tibbetts. So I got a cover letter from Tibbets, saying he’d mastered this 3-CD set from analogue tapes of his 12 CDs and he didn’t know what he was going to do with it. Well, how about selling it and receiving remuneration for your jaw-dropping artistry? I know, I know. In 2011, only Wall Street deserves remuneration for the great service it provides to mankind. Brilliant, one-of-a-kind guitarist/composers should starve with the rest of us. Even so, I think that if the Ventures had gone to the Himalayas right after they first heard Dick Dale, and if they’d learned to play instruments made from dried yak intestines stretched over the femurs of Abominable Snowmen, and then contemplated Miles Davis’ navel for 20 years in a mountain monastery…if all that, then they could have been Steve Tibbetts, and Steve Tibbetts could have had a big hit with“Walk Don’t Run.”



2009 Kailash north face / -Lott

At one stage in the making of his fantastic album „Natural Causes“, Tibbetts included an acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Villanova Junction” in his track list, but ultimately felt it didn’t fit the album’s flow. The orphaned track has since been posted by Steve on YouTube, and can still be heard there.

The journey towards ‘a result’ on “Natural Causes” was, as Tibbetts freely admits, a halting one. The artist’s final assessment: “I have a real fondness for the whole thing, similar to a fondness you’d have for a three-legged cat you’d adopted. You don’t drive your kids to the pet store with the intention of buying a three legged cat, but if one hobbles up to your door and you feed it, you might eventually grow fonder of that cat than a regular four-legged one. It’s like that.”

Hier ist das „virtuelle Interview“, das ich mit Steve Tibbetts anlässlich seines Albums „Natural Causes“ machte.  Er sitzt daheim in seinem Studio, liest meine Fragen,  und erzählt.

Tibbetts Interview (mp3)

Guitar Triggers-02 (mp3)

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