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Mr. Collins, get a life! Yes, Les Paul’s invention can be seen as the genesis of the loud music that you so vehemently dislike. But, when you say the sound of an electric guitar “has little or nothing to do with the skill of the player” you’re doing a great disservice to the many outstanding electric guitarists who’ve redefined the direction of music through their virtuosity.
Now, I realize that these new genres of jazz and rock have caused you a great deal of offense, but this is the evolution of music. Please direct your browser to Amazon.com and enter “Lawrence Welk” in the search box. Careful, though — even Mr. Welk had one of those unruly guitarists, who no doubt played an (amplified!) electric guitar. Wait, he probably had an electric bass, too. Better scratch that idea.p>Remember these words, Mr. Collins: ” It Goes To 11 .” br> — Dan Rideout , Guitarist, Electric, Occasionally Loud br> Hanover, Maryland br> P.S. Who will we blame for the drum?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?