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Dale Stewart - Chatterbox - Video
Solo fingerpicking acoustic guitar. Cover of the old New York Dolls song written by Johnny Thunders on the Dolls' 2nd album, Too Much Too Soon 1974. There's an almost bone-headed simplicity to John Anthony Genzale, Jr's lyrics and songwriting, but that never stopped any well-meaning rocknroller before, so why let it stop me now. It's that very simplicity that lets the emotion come through. Iggy has bragged about writing songs in 20-words-or-less. I rearranged a few of the chords to suit my ethos and fit the fingerpicking style.
I have to admit I've been influenced by Nick Dolezal and I've been working on this fingerpicking thing for about 6 months. I saw Restarnaut at the Fresno Fuse Festival some months ago and noticed how he could get so much sound out of an electric ukelele with only 4 strings. So, I play on only the top 4 strings of the guitar. It opened up a world of tones that I could hear more easily. But, let me tell you, fingerpicking is really hard, son. Strumming is way easier. But, here it is: my new direction. I've got the Martin plugged into a Mesa F30 and miked with a 57. For the vocals I'm using a Sterling 55 studio mike into the 24-track and video on the Canon HF-R21.