Grateful Dead Music Forum

A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #54647  by unquashable
 Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:05 pm
Greetings from Canada, Deadheads!

My name is Duncan and I live on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. I am 24 years old and listen mostly to music that was produced long before my birth.

Some of my favorite artists and musical influences include the Dead (of course), Zeppelin, Floyd, the Allmans, and various other "classic rock" bands; as well as blues players like Fred McDowell, Bob Brozman (not all my faves are old or dead), Elmore James, etc. I also enjoy much "world music," especially Indian and middle eastern classical and folk musics.

My instrument of choise is the guitar, I own a Dillion electric (tuned to open-E for a couple months now) and a Seagull 12-stringer (was in open-G for months, now in standard 1/2 step flat). I have also been known to noodle on pianos, traps (drums), djembe (another drum), banjos, xylophones, glockenspeils, beer bottles, table tops... in short anything that makes music.

I have not yet played in a formal band but do enjoy jamming with my friends. In the summer time you can always find a jam in Saltspring's parks downtown. I sing, though have only written one song and added lyrics to a few of my favorite covers.

I joined this forum 'cause I love the Dead, and have been impressed by the scope of the members knowledge.

This intro is starting to get a little long, so I'll stop now. Have a good one, Duncan.
 #54653  by amyjared
 Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:02 pm
Welcome, glad to have you aboard. Enjoy yourself!
 #54727  by warrenMFKNhaynes
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:15 pm
you know whats funny?

I was on this site for a good 8 or 9 months and up until then i had always thought that it was pronounced "roo-kind" or "ruh-kind". Untill i was listening to Uncle Johns one day. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops:
 #54728  by b weird
 Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:19 pm
Man you must have felt like an idiot :) Don't worry it happens to everyone.
 #54784  by Good Times
 Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:08 am
Welcome, Ducan hope you enjoy. :smile:
 #54819  by frankielee
 Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:47 pm
Welcome Duncan! I used to have a Seagull-Nice guitar. I sold it after a fewyrs. to get my baby Gibson J160e. Nice to have you here 8)