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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Johnny Danger, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-Talker

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    With all the talk of how the industry is imploding and no young kids are picking up guitars anymore, I found it interesting that NPR just put up some of their early favorites in their annual Tiny Desk Concert competition and it features 6 entries that all include guitar. Just food for thought.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/allson...-early-bird-tiny-desk-contest-entries-we-love

    EDIT: Holy cow, can a mod fix my terrible grammar in the title? guitar should be singular there...
     
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  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  3. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 10, 2016
    Rocky Mountain Way
    I really don't get the whole "nobody plays guitar anymore" premise in the first place. I've seen threads mentioning something along those lines numerous times on here.

    I enjoy improvisational jam bands and it seems like they just keep coming out of the woodwork, one after the other, from all over the country, and they're ALL ABOUT guitars. I call total bs on that whole premise. People love to play guitars, young, old, it doesn't matter. Anyone who thinks guitars are becoming unpopular just isn't looking in the right places.
     

  4. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Strat-Talker

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    Of course, typical guitar forum denizens don't watch TV but, it's amazing how many shows and ads have guitars as background props in them. Their value as a cultural symbol of cool is very much intact.
     
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You can edit your own title. Click on THREAD TOOLS in the upper right of the original post.
     

  6. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

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    Calgary
    In Canada there is a music/reality show called The Launch which has performers competing to record, perform an original song by a celebrity song writer and one of two semi-finalists each week have their version of that song released by Nashville’s Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift being one of their acts when she broke into the big times). One of the winning bands was Calgary’s the Static Shift who are very guitar oriented.

     
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  7. Sangetsu

    Sangetsu Strat-Talker

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    Yeah, that’s why there are rarely openings at the nearby guitar school, why the various custom shops and top guitar builders are backlogged for years, or as long as a decade, and the nearby music stores always have “help wanted” signs in the windows.
     

  8. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Strat-Talker

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    There's this new fangled thing called "YouTube" you should check out.
     

  9. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah, it's a terrible situation. Kids these days.............:D







     
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  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They said the same thing in the 80s.

    And the 90s.

    Probably in the 00's too, but by then I'd stopped listening to their rantings.
     
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  11. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm still trying to figure out who they even are, so I'm not convinced they're worth listening to anyway.......:D
     
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  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah, me too, but they do seem to know about everything.
     
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  13. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well, they talk about everything. That doesn't necessarily mean they know anything...........:D
     

  14. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I seem to have missed two very important words out of my last post, one of them may have been "all"... :p
     

  15. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    They say the same things about us...
     

  16. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    LOL guitar will always be the last thing to go! It's the "glamour instrument". The real issue is "where have all the drummers, bass players, and keyboardists gone..."
     
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They're all out making the real money...
     

  18. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I make an amount of money now that I would have assumed would be fabulous wealth when I was in my 20s. Somehow, it's totally totally not fabulous.

    I blame "them."
     

  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I made fabulous amounts of money in my 20s. I wish I still could. I blame them.
     

  20. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's amazing what "they" don't see because they refuse to really look.
     
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