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GUEST,Big Mick Jed Speaks from Toronto...maybe Mick too (79* d) RE: Jed Speaks from Toronto...maybe Mick too 13 Feb 02


Mick here.

Well GuinneyGal, m'love (I feel like I know you after all the talking Jed does about you and Eammon (Ed)), he is screaming at the top of his lungs, with his mouth full of some Godforsaken meat, that he didn't know anything about the gig..............I asked him to check his Franklin Planner and he said that there was nothing on the page. I looked and there was nothing on ANY page. I asked him why he didn't write the dates in. He asked why he would ruin a perfectly good book by writing in it. Go figure. We made it back safe from Paul Mills studio, but he kept grabbing the wheel and trying to pull over to the curb to chase the wee folk down the avenue. LOL.

The session at Paul Mills studio was one of those rare times. Rick, Jed and I got down one helluva great song. I will let Jed tell you about it later, but I will say that he absolutely captivated all of us with the imagery he creates in it with his lyrics. A wonderful effort that I will brag about being a part of for a very long time. We also recorded one of Rick's songs for his new album and it is a hoot. Once again, I will leave it to Rick to fill you all in at the time of his choosing. One of the highlights was having Paul play bass on it. For those that don't know who Paul Mills is, he was Stan Rogers best friend and producer. He took an instant interest in Jed (go figure, eh?) and loved his lyrics and his style. The work done was nothing short of wonderful.

At the end of the session,, Jed was noodling on Paul's Lasking guitar. Paul and I were talking 12 strings and I told him about my mid 60's Guild. He told me he had a Laskin 12 string. "I have a Laskin 12 string...............it was Stan's ................... want to play it?" Jed broke out in an ear to ear grin and immediately responded, "YES". You ought to see that axe. A square rigged ship on the head and see creatures for fret markers. And inlaid at the end of the fretboard were the initials "S.R.". Balanced sound, great action..........just don't git no better, Pa.

We hit the road in the morning headed back to Michigan, and then Jed is on the long road home. What a trip!

All the best,

Mick


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