i got a compliment from Jimmy Page.

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  1. montemerrick

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    tonight in SF my wife was holding an event at the gallery that is showing her work this month. the event was a conversation with Judy Irving, the filmmaker who made the Wiid Parrots of Telegraph Hill (and Pelican Dreams) and one of the upper level dudes of City Lights Bookstore (iconic SF bookstore - the baby of Lawrence Ferlinghetti... if you don't know who he is, google is your friend)

    so one of the people who attended was a british poet who'd read at City Lights last night, (whose name escapes me at the moment) and who was accompanied by an (in my wife's words) "older gentleman with a white ponytail" also british, named Jimmy... he said a few things about her work and made a few comments as an audience member and complimented the guitar part of one of my wife's things, a film of a scroll she made... a guitar part i composed and played. after the evening ended someone came up to Laura and told her who he was - that that Jimmy was the "great guitarist Jimmy Page"

    whether or not he was being genuine, it's just plain weird to think that Jimmy Page has listened to me play. also, you never know who is hanging out in SF at the moment, doing perfectly ordinary things like going to a gallery to hear an artist's talk with a poet they're seeing.

    here's the thing he saw/heard at the exhibit.

     
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    Cool Monte.
     
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    I can understand why Jimmy would have liked that artwork. The weird dissonance of your guitar piece was a fitting accompaniment.
     
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    Very cool! I suspect he was being genuine. A colleague was fortunate to hang out with him a few years ago and commented about how sincere he was. What a great story you have now. Sounds like it was a wonderful event!
     
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    at this point i've gotten 4 major encouragements. @fezz parka , @dogletnoir , the Malian director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at NYU who said he could hear Ali Farke Toure in my playing (mfing swoon) and now Jimmy Page.

    i think when i reach ten i'll believe that i should keep up this guitar thing i've been struggling with my whole life.... and then of course go on to the next life where there are no fingers...
     
  6. CigBurn

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    Man there is a lot of meat there, that's a great piece. And I think your music fits and works perfectly with it. Congrats to you both on a really successful piece.
     
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    Seriously cool Monte. Both JP, your playing and the video.
     
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    That's a whole lotta love.
     
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    May I touch the hem of your sacred garment?
     
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    Well deserved! Perhaps Jimmy should get to know that you think his work is.....okay. :)
     
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    Careful - some of your riffs might end up on JP's next album! :D:cool:

    Seriously, that's cool!
     
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    Very cool Monty!!!
     
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    That is so cool, Monte!!
     
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    Awesome! I'd be stoked right about now!
     
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    Not a lot of things can top that

    that's pretty darn awesome.

    What a great feeling and memory.
     
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    Don't forget us here @ST when your rich famous and a house on the hill.
    Congrats BTW.
    Nice to be seen heard and appreciated.
    No pics then?
     
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    What a wonderful story.

    Congratulations to you Monte and of course your talented wife.
     
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    The whole presentation is cool
    And to get a good review from Page is icing on the cake. Nice
     
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    That is something to be proud of Monte … no one can ever take that away from you !
     
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    That's a pretty awesome story!!