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During the English Civil War, Lady Mary

Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command

Mary Hawtry was born in about 1598, the only daughter of Ralph Hawtry, Esquire of Ruislip, Middlesex, and Mary Altham. In about 1618, she married Sir John Bankes, who later became Attorney-General to King Charles I and Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. In 1635, Sir John purchased Corfe Castle in Dorset with all its manors, rights, and privileges from Lady Elizabeth Coke. Sir John died on 28 December 1644 at the age of 55.

In 1643, when civil war broke out in England, she assumed control of Corfe Castle after John Bankes was ordered by the king to travel to York. She sent her sons away for safety and remained behind with her daughters, servants, and a force of five men. In May 1643, a force of Parliamentarians, comprising between 200 and 300 men under the command of Sir Walter Erle attacked the castle but never succeeded in capturing it. She asked for aid and a troop of 80 men under the command of Captain Robert Lawrence arrived to reinforce the garrison. In June, Commander Erle renewed his attack along with Captains Sydenham, Jarvis and Scott, a force of 500-600 men, and two siege engines. With Captain Lawrence’s troops protecting the Middle Ward and the better part of the garrison, Mary and her small group defended the Upper Ward and by heaving stones and hot embers from the  battlements, managed to repel the assailants, killing and wounding over 100 men. In 1646, one of her officers, Colonel Pitman, betrayed her by leading a party of Parliamentarians into the castle via a sally gate. The Parliamentarians under the command of a Colonel Bingham reversed their jackets and were mistaken for Royalists. As a result, she was forced to surrender the castle. However, because she showed such courage she was allowed to keep the keys of the castle, which are now held at Kingston Lacy near Wimborne Minster, Dorset. The castle was slighted the same year it was captured by the orders of the House of Commons.

It is recorded that her sons Ralph and Jerome bought the manor of Eastcourt on her behalf. Upon her death, the manor passed to her daughter Joanna Borlase, who in her turn passed it on to her daughters and co-heirs

Lady Mary died on 11 April 1661 and was buried in St Martin’s Church, Ruislip. On the south wall of the chancel inside the church there is a monument to Mary with this inscription:

To the memory of Lady Mary Bankes, the only daughter of Ralph Hawtery, of Riselip, in the county of Middlesex, esq., the wife and widow of Sir John Bankes, knight, late Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty’s court of Common Pleas, and of the Privy Council of His Majesty King Charles I of blessed memory, who having had the honour to have borne with a constancy and courage above her sex, a noble proportion of the late calamities, and the restitution of the government, with great peace of mind laid down her most desired life the 11th day of April 1661. Sir Ralph Bankes her son and heir hath dedicated this.


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Arthur and the Kings of Britain

by Miles Russell 

Howard Wiseman’s Reviews >

(I read this as a google-play e-book.) Russell is an archaeologist. I quite liked his earlier book “Bloodline”, a somewhat revisionist history about the first 150 years of relations between Romans and Britons (c.50 BCE – 100 CE), based on the contemporary histories, and archaeological finds.

This book obviously grew out of his interest in that same period, but is far less satisfactory. The bulk of the book is a reëxamination of the 12th Century Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain) by Geoffrey of Monmouth, which covers the period c.1200 BCE to c.700 CE. That book is widely regarded as almost entirely fiction, composed by Geoffrey himself. But Russell claims that most of it is actually based on lost British sources from the period mentioned above, c.50 BCE – 100 CE. This is an extraordinary claim, as there is no hint of any such records(*) and nor do native legends of this type survive from any of the illiterate tribes that Rome conquered anywhere in Europe, as far as I’m aware. 

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Unfortunately, the evidence Russell provides is extraordinary only for its flimsiness, given his academic background. His methodology is that of pseudo-historian, or, one might even say, that of the conspiracy theorist:

* Far too often, ideas that begin as “Could it be …” questions in one chapter become facts by the next chapter.

  • Every mention of Cornwall (to take an example) by Geoffrey becomes, for Russell, a mention of the Catuvellauni from the area north of London. There is no justification for this other than it fits his preconceived hypothesis. The same sorts of claims are made of other place names.

  • * King Cunobelinus (to take an example), according to  Russell, appears with multiple different names in multiple different centuries in Geoffrey’s narrative. Similar claims are made for just about every important Briton in the historical record in Russell’s period of interest, c.50 BCE – 100 CE. I am no linguist, but I know enough to tell that Russell is no linguist either, as he gives no scholarly analysis of how each of these numerous name transformations could occur.

  • * No rigorous argument (involving postulated specific texts with transmission histories) is given to explain how Geoffrey could have ended up with so many distorted versions of genuine legends from more than 1000 years earlier. 

Russell also makes claims beyond that early period e.g. that the Saxon Aelle was actually the Romano-Briton Ambrosius Aurelianus, and that Arthur “cannot have existed”, which are equally baseless. For the reader looking for an introduction to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s pseudohistory, and its relation to real history, I suggest Geoffrey Ashe’s “Kings and Queens of Early Britain”. It is not only better written and more entertaining; it is also a far better guide to the actual value of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s work as history. For the reader interested in the period when Rome came to rule Britain, stick to Russell’s earlier book. In both cases, steer clear of this one. 

(*) A few similar legends do appear in the 9th Century Historia Brittonum, but this is not surprising since Geoffrey almost certainly did use this as one of his sources.

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Gitaar Plus 4

Nummer 4, mei 2017


De Gitaar van deze keer begin weer met Actueel. En dat lees ik altijd met veel plezier. Behalve deze keer. Er word veel maal gerapporteerd dat er mensen zijn overleden. Dat is niet de schuld van Gitaar Plus natuurlijk.

Mensen als Wim Heins, Ikutaru Kakehashi ( pionier van de drum machine), John Wetton, Elliott Rubinspn en Larry Coryell zijn allemaal van ons heen gegaan.

Als we Actueel hebben gehad, gelezen, dan hebben we weer Hebbeklingeltjes. Gelukkig is een van wereld beste gitarist Jan Akkerman met zijn Akkerpunctuur ook weer te lezen. Dan Correspondentie, TweedeKansjes en de Mondharmonica spelers komen ook weer aan hun trekken. Deze keer is een blues shuffle in de toonsoort G. De Gitaar Iconen is er weer met deze keer de Gibson EDS 1275.

De Klassiekers is deze keer de Gibson L-4C Charlie Christian.

Interviews zijn er ook weer. Chris Bergson heeft genoeg te zeggen om er op je gemak er bij te gaan zitten en het te lezen. Ook met Don Alder hebben ze een prachtig interviews.

De voorversterker voor de bas gitaar is van Darkglass. Het is een voor versterking in de vorm van een pedaal. Van Ibanez is er de Homebrew Power Screamer en van Boss de 40th Anniversary Distortion. Dan is er ook nog van Harytke de bas looper. Okay dan wel geen effect, maar van Marshall de Code 100H

En waar het allemaal omgaat: De Gitaren.

Ook daar staan er weer volop in. De reeds eerder genoemde Gitaar Iconen met de Gibson EDS 1275. En de gitaar Klassiekers met deze keer de Gibson L-4C Charlie Christian. Verder de Aria TA Semi-Akoestisch, De Blueridge BR5060 John Jorgenson Signature Dreadnought, en de MR 5-snarige akoestische basgitaar.

Ook weer volop Gitaar beurs nieuws. Een verslag van Noorder Gitaardag 2017, Veenendaal Vintage Show de lente 2017 beurs en een verslag van de Frankfurt 2017.

Ik zou zeggen, kopen dus of een abonnee nemen. Een e-mailtje naar of een telefoontje naar 020-6372274 en als je nog ouderwets een kaartje wilt sturen, dat kan ook naar Hobbies Media BV, Klaprozenweg 86, 1032 KX Amsterdam.
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We hebben allemaal wel eens een moment, of een periode in ons leven dat het ons zwaar valt. We kunnen dan vrienden of kennissen opbellen die ons allemaal hun beste advies geven maar niets lijkt te resoneren met ons probleem.

Wat we dan kunnen doen is advies vragen aan de windrichtingen. Ook voor fysieke of emotionele genezing. Hoe we dat doen leert Sjamaan Blue Star ons tijdens deze inspirerende 2 daagse.

Sjamaan Blue Star

“Blue Star” is een Sjamaan, healer, medium, verhalenvertelster en bijzondere leraar van Noord Amerikaans-Indiaanse spiritualiteit. De traditionele naam voor een Sjamaan is “a person of knowledge”, een persoon die kennis overdraagt.

Ze werd in 1991 geadopteerd in de Indiaanse Susquehannock stam door Chief “Piercing Eyes Penn”. Later was ze nog 18 jaar leerlinge van Chief Dancing Thunder. Ze behaalde haar Master in muziek, is uitvindster van “Piano Dream Time Muziek”, studeerde psychologie, Droom Therapie, Gestalt Therapie en maakt deel uit van transpersoonlijke healers in nederland. Verder is ze ook benoemd als “International Clan mother of the Pan American Indian Association”.

Blue Star geeft les over heel de wereld om de bijzondere teachings die haar zijn meegedeeld te verspreiden en healing te brengen.

Voor meer info:

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America’s first female self-made millionaire was an African American woman

Sarah Breedlove known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country.

Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism.

She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African American community. The Madame Walker Theatre Center opened in Indianapolis in 1927 to continue her legacy. Both of these properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Breedlove was born on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana, to Owen and Minerva (Anderson) Breedlove. Sarah was one of six children, which included an older sister, Louvenia, and four brothers: Alexander, James, Solomon, and Owen Jr. Breedlove’s parents and her older siblings were enslaved on Robert W. Burney’s Madison Parish plantation, but Sarah was the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Her mother died, possibly from cholera, in 1872; her father remarried, but he died within a few years.Orphaned at the age of seven, Sarah moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, at the age of ten and worked as a domestic. Prior to her first marriage, she lived with her older sister, Louvenia, and brother-in-law, Jesse Powell.

In 1882, at the age of fourteen, Sarah married Moses McWilliams, possibly to escape mistreatment from her brother-in-law.Sarah and Moses had one daughter, Lelia McWilliams, born on June 6, 1885. When Moses died in 1887, Sarah was twenty; Lelia was two years old.Sarah remarried in 1894, but left her second husband, John Davis, around 1903 and moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1905.

In January 1906, Sarah married Charles Joseph Walker, a newspaper advertising salesman she had known in Missouri. Through this marriage, she became known as Madam C. J. Walker. The couple divorced in 1912; Charles died in 1926. Lelia McWilliams adopted her stepfather’s surname and became known as A’Lelia Walker

In 1888 Sarah and her daughter moved to Saint Louis, Missouri, where three of her brothers lived. Sarah found work as a laundress, barely earning more than a dollar a day, but she was determined to make enough money to provide her daughter with a formal education.

During the 1880s, Breedlove lived in a community where ragtime music was developed—she sang at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church and started to yearn for an educated life as she watched the community of women at her church. As was common among black women of her era, Sarah experienced severe dandruff and other scalp ailments, including baldness, due to skin disorders and the application of harsh products such as lye that were included in soaps to cleanse hair and wash clothes.

Other contributing factors to her hair loss included poor diet, illnesses, and infrequent bathing and hair washing during a time when most Americans lacked indoor plumbing, central heating and electricity.

Initially, Sarah learned about hair care from her brothers, who were barbers in Saint Louis. Around the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World’s Fair at St. Louis in 1904), she became a commission agent selling products for Annie Turnbo Malone, an African American hair-care entrepreneur and owner of the Poro Company.

While working for Malone, who would later become Walker’s largest rival in the hair-care industry,Sarah began to adapt her knowledge of hair and hair products to develop her own product line.

In July 1905, when she was thirty-seven years old, Sarah and her daughter moved to Denver, Colorado, where she continued to sell products for Malone and develop her own hair-care business. Following her marriage to Charles Walker in 1906, she became known as Madam C. J. Walker and marketed herself as an independent hairdresser and retailer of cosmetic creams. (“Madam” was adopted from women pioneers of the French beauty industry).

Her husband, who was also her business partner, provided advice on advertising and promotion; Sarah sold her products door to door, teaching other black women how to groom and style their hair.

In 1906 Walker put her daughter in charge of the mail order operation in Denver while she and her husband traveled throughout the southern and eastern United States to expand the business.In 1908 Walker and her husband relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they opened a beauty parlor and established Lelia College to train “hair culturists.”

After closing the business in Denver in 1907, A’lelia ran the day-to-day operations from Pittsburgh, while Walker established a new base in Indianapolis in 1910. A’lelia also persuaded her mother to establish an office and beauty salon in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1913.

In 1910 Walker relocated her business to Indianapolis, where she established the headquarters for the Madame C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. She initially purchased a house and factory at 640 North West Street. Walker later built a factory, hair salon, and beauty school to train her sales agents, and added a laboratory to help with research.

She also assembled a competent staff that included Freeman Ransom, Robert Lee Brokenburr, Alice Kelly, and Marjorie Stewart Joyner, among others, to assist in managing the growing company. Many of her company’s employees, including those in key management and staff positions, were women.

To increase her company’s sales force, Walker trained other women to become “beauty culturists” using “The Walker System”, her method of grooming that was designed to promote hair growth and to condition the scalp through the use of her products. Walker’s system included a shampoo, a pomade stated to help hair grow, strenuous brushing, and

applying iron combs to hair. This method claimed to make lackluster and brittle hair become soft and luxurious. Walker’s product line had several competitors. Similar products were produced in Europe and manufactured by other companies in the United States, which included her major rivals, Annie Turnbo Malone’s Poro System and later, Sarah Spencer Washington’s Apex System.

Between 1911 and 1919, during the height of her career, Walker and her company employed several thousand women as sales agents for its products.By 1917 the company claimed to have trained nearly 20,000 women. Dressed in a characteristic uniform of white shirts and black skirts and carrying black satchels, they visited houses around the  United States and in the Caribbeanoffering Walker’s hair pomade and other products packaged in tin containers carrying her image. Walker understood the power of advertising and brand awareness.

Heavy advertising, primarily in African American newspapers and magazines, in addition to Walker’s frequent travels to promote her products, helped make Walker and her products well known in the United States. Walker became even more widely known by the 1920s as her business market expanded beyond the United States to Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Panama, and Costa Rica.

In addition to training in sales and grooming, Walker showed other black women how to budget, build their own businesses, and encouraged them to become financially independent. In 1917, inspired by the model of the National Association of Colored Women, Walker began organizing her sales agents into state and local clubs. The result was the establishment of the National Beauty Culturists and Benevolent Association of Madam C. J. Walker Agents (predecessor to the Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culturists Union of America).

Its first annual conference convened in Philadelphia during the summer of 1917 with 200 attendees. The conference is believed to have been among the first national gatherings of women entrepreneurs to discuss business and commerce.During the convention Walker gave prizes to women who had sold the most products and brought in the most new sales agents. She also rewarded those who made the largest contributions to charities in their communities.

As Walker’s wealth and notoriety increased, she became more vocal about her views. In 1912 Walker addressed an annual gathering of the National Negro Business League (NNBL) from the convention floor, where she declared: “I am a woman who came for the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there, I was promoted to the cook kitchen.

And from there, I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground.” The following year she addressed convention-goers from the podium as a keynote speaker.

Walker helped raise funds to establish a branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Indianapolis’s black community, pledging $1,000 to the building fund for the Senate Avenue YMCA. Walker also contributed scholarship funds to the Tuskegee Institute.

Other beneficiaries included Indianapolis’s Flanner House and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church; Mary McLeod Bethune’s Daytona Education and Industrial School for Negro Girls (which later became Bethune-Cookman University) in Daytona Beach, Florida; the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina; and the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute in Georgia. Walker was also a patron of the arts.

About 1913 Walker’s daughter, A’Lelia, moved to a new townhouse in Harlem, and in 1916 Walker joined her in New York, leaving the day-to-day operation of her company to her management team in Indianapolis. In 1917 Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York and a founding member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, to design her house in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

Walker intended for Villa Lewaro, which cost $250,000 to build, to become a gathering place for community leaders and to inspire other African Americans to purse their dreams. She moved into the house in May 1918 and hosted an opening event to honor Emmett Jay Scott, at that time the Assistant Secretary for Negro Affairs of the U.S. Department of War

Walker became more involved in political matters after her move to New York. She delivered lectures on political, economic, and social issues at conventions sponsored by powerful black institutions. Her friends and associates includedBooker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, and W. E. B. Du Bois, among others.

During World War I Walker was a leader in the Circle For Negro War Relief and advocated for the establishment of a training camp for black army officers. In 1917 she joined the executive committee of New York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which organized the Silent Protest Parade on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. The public demonstration drew more than 8,000 African Americans to protest a riot in East Saint Louis that killed thirty-nine African Americans.

Profits from her business significantly impacted Walker’s contributions to her political and philanthropic interests. In 1918 the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC) honored Walker for making the largest individual contribution to help preserve Frederick Douglass’s Anacostia house. Prior to her death in 1919, Walker pledged $5,000 (the equivalent of about $65,000 in 2012) to the NAACP’s antilynching fund. At the time it was the largest gift from an individual that the NAACP had ever received. Walker bequeathed nearly $100,000 to orphanages, institutions, and individuals; her will directed two-thirds of future net profits of her estate to charity.

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Unearthed 1,300 pounds – half a ton- of Roman coins

In Tomares, Spain, whilst digging ditches and laying pipes, workers stumbled upon a literal treasure trove.

It seems that sometime in the past, one person (or several people) buried nineteen jars filled with Roman coins in what would become Zaudin Park. Naturally after the find, all work on the park has been halted for now.

Experts are hailing the discovery as unique. Nine of the nineteen jars (or amphoras) were intact — although several broke during excavation — and all of the jars contained thousands of bronze and silver-coated coins.

Buried about a meter deep, the jars weighed a total 1,300 pounds. After their recovery, they were brought to the Seville Archaeological Museum.

The coins within the jars, according to the Seville Archaeological Museum, date from the end of the fourth century. At the time of their burial, they are believed to have been newly minted.

They bear the images of emperors Constantine or Maxmian on one side, and on the other side, the images appear to be from various Roman stories.

The museum had nothing similar to these coins in their collection, and once the coins have been thoroughly examined they will be put on display for the public.

Ana Navarro Ortega, head of the museum, said that they had contacted counterparts in Britain, France, and Italy. Apparently, the Tomares jars are one of the most important finds from the period.

Excavation of the jars is difficult due to their weight and fragility. As previously mentioned, several of the jars broke during the process, despite the care taken by archaeologists.

I can assure you that the jugs cannot be lifted by one person because of their weight and the quantity of the coins inside,” Ortega said. “So now what we have to do is begin to understand the historical and archaeological context of this discovery.”

For now, researchers are puzzling over the reason that the jugs were buried in the first place. Currently, there are several theories floating around academic circles.

It is evident that the jars were deliberately concealed. Bricks and ceramic filler were layed over the treasure. One theory, from the Andalusian Department of Culture, for the coins’ existence in such large numbers is that the money was set aside to pay imperial taxes or army levies.

It’s important to note that Rome had begun to conquer Spain in 218 BC.Their rule their continued until the fifth century.

Richard Wiegel, who is a professor of ancient Greece and Rome at Western Kentucky University in regard to the discovery. Professor Wiegel suggested that the coins could have been buried during an era of “great discord in the Roman Empire.”

Ahora en @cuatro la directora del #MuseoArqueologico de Sevilla habla del hallazgo de monedas romanas

Consejería Cultura (@CulturaAND) 28 April 2016

This could be likely because it was during the third century that the central authority in Rome broke down, said Professor Wiegel. Germanic tribes were a consistent problem, as they invaded the country periodically. On top of that, there were the usual challenges of ruling an empire.

The coins were discovered in Tomares, in southern Spain, and during the time of Roman rule, the area would have been considered a distant land.

It would have taken a while before it was considered a normal part of the Roman Empire, said Wiegel.

The suggestion that they were collected to pay taxes to the Roman Empire is, of course, possible,” he said.

But I suspect that they could have been stored to pay one of the Roman legions in the area and to hide the money from invaders in the region.”

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Poisoned pottage and a man boiled to death


Posted By Claire on April 5, 2017

On this day in history, 5th April 1531, Richard Roose (Rouse) was boiled to death at Smithfield after being attainted of high treason.

Roose was the former cook of the household of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, and he’d been attainted after Parliament had passed a new bill, the “Acte for Poysoning”, which made it high treason to kill anyone with poison.

It was claimed that Roose had poisoned the pottage that had been served to the bishop and his guests on 18th February 1531. Two poor people, who’d been served leftovers as alms, died after eating it, and the bishop and his guests were taken ill but survived.

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Also on this day in history, 5th April 1533, Convocation gave its ruling on Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, stating that the Pope had no power to dispense in the case of a man marrying his brother’s widow, and that it was contrary to God’s law.

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Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Enter To Win

The Gathering of Nations is North America’s Largest Pow Wow! Chief Guitars from Winslow, Arkansas has created a custom guitar based on the artwork of Gathering of Nations.

The guitar is being raffled off! You can purchase tickets online or at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow to get your chance to win.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Guitar Details

Body was hand crafted by Jeff Cleavenger of Chief Guitars (Winslow, Arkansas)

Paint by Brian Horstmann of Sinthium Custom Paint Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)

Paint: PPG DBC color line base coat, 5 coats of clear using DCU2021 and then show polished

Artwork by Jeff Wood (2017 GON Powwow Poster Artist) (Graphic Design Rusty Gillette)

Assembly & setup by Jimmy Darr of 920D Custom Shop, Sigler music (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Guitar parts & components:

Clear Alder wood body

Warmoth Neck

Hard Tail Bridge

Fender Tex-Mex Strat pickups

Hipshot locking tuners

920D Custom Shop S5W wiring harness

About Paul G

Paul Gowder is the owner and founder of Paul started in 1996 during graduate school. He is a social media coach , photographer Girl Scout Leader, and an avide fan of all things Disney

Paul Gowder

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Gitaar Plus 3


Nummer 3, april 2017

Jawel we hebben hem weer. De nieuwe Gitaar Plus nummer

Ook deze keer staat hij weer bol van nuttige informatie. Over de Gitaarbeurs in Groesbeek en aan artikel over de NAMM 2017.

En dan hebben we het nog maar niet over de vaste rubrieken. Zoals Actueel, Akkerpunctuur. Gitaar Iconen (de Martin D-41) en de Klassieker (de Gibson Southern Jumbo 45).

Gitaren die ze bespreken zijn de Haan T-model, de Ibanez TMB100-TFB. De effecten zijn: Fishman Jerrry Douglas Resonator pedaal, DMS Vintage Fuzz II, en de Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900, 30 watt bas topversterker.

Artikelen die te lezen zijn: Bob’s hobby: conservering van hout, de Groei in innovaties: NAMM 2017. Het web van D’andrea’s Spider capo, Waarom staal, waarom nikkel over de bas snaren van Hartke Nx en Sx bas snaren, Niet alles is, wat het lijkt. Een artikel van Sjak Zwiers Blof instrumenten. Geen kink in de kabel? Bullet Cable Slug Connection kit. Da’s een begrip, een artikel over Wolve Music en Sneeuwering. Een verslag van het Groesbeek 2017 beurs.

Zo zijn er ook weer interviews. Deze keer met Steve Hill en bassist Frank Bello.

Steve Hill




Frank Bello

En zoals altijd zijn we wel weer iets vergeten. Dus of lid worden en een los blad kopen. Mijn idee, gewoon lid worden. Een e-mailtje naar of een telefoontje naar 020-6372274 en als je nog ouderwets een kaartje wilt sturen, dat kan ook naar Hobbies Media BV, Klaprozenweg 86, 1032 KX Amsterdam.
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee


Toen ik in 1968 met de blues muziek in aanraking kwam, waren Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee zo beetje de eerste waar ik onder de indruk was.

Een gitaar en een mondharmonica. Geweldig. Later kwam ik bij de slaven blues uit. Niet zo heel veel anders. Ik heb van Sonny en Brownie nooit platen gehad. Maar ik wist al die jaren dat ik er iets van moest hebben. Ik ben dan ook al jaren op zoek gegaan naar hun. Want er kom nog bij, als je niet precies weet wie het eigenlijk waren, dan is het moeilijk zoeken. Alleen de wetenschap die je heb, dat je er iets van in je collectie moet hebben.

Eindelijk vond ik van de week iets. Het was op een cassette bandje, wat ik niet meer kan afspelen. Maar ik had eindelijk de naam, dus op Youtube is het makkelijk vinden.

Sonny en Brownie hebben mij “muzikaal verpest” als ik het zo mag zeggen. Maar ik ben ze nog steeds erg dankbaar. Zeker hun prachtige muziek en de helden die werk van hen speelde of beïnvloed waren/zijn.

Nu ken ik al die namen niet. Maar Eric Clapton heeft zo veel van die oude blues helden gespeeld, dus ben ik een beetje blijven hangen bij iemand als Eric Clapton.

Ik zal maar niet zeggen wat toen gezegd is tegen mij. Maar ik schaam me nog altijd erg diep dat men dat zei tegen me. En dat ook nog muziek was van de duivel ……. Ach heeft die duivel nog iets goed gedaan (is mijn toen erg kwalijk genomen), zal ik maar herhalen, wat ik toen heb gezegd.