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Tune Req: Peter Lang

GUEST,rclogston@hotmail.com 28 Nov 01 - 07:49 PM
Oversoul 28 Nov 01 - 08:34 PM
Murray MacLeod 28 Nov 01 - 08:42 PM
Oversoul 28 Nov 01 - 08:58 PM
rangeroger 28 Nov 01 - 10:59 PM
open mike 09 Nov 09 - 10:56 AM
Little Robyn 09 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Nov 09 - 02:13 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 09 Nov 09 - 02:38 PM
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Subject: Peter Lang
From: GUEST,rclogston@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 07:49 PM

Hi. Recently received several CD's of Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Peter Lang. Personally, I feel Lang is one of the great fingerstylists, and it's a shame that he's been seemingly forgotten.

My question is one of curiosity. I am enthralled by the tune "The Thoth Song" from Kottke-Fahey-Lang, and was wondering if anybody knows what tuning Lang uses on it. Also, I have only that album and "The Thing At The Nursery Room Window" and can't find anything about him on the web. Any other Peter Lang fans out there?

Rick Clogston


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Oversoul
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 08:34 PM

I saw him play at a college bar back in the mid-seventies, in Champaign, Illinois. He was wonderful. I remember his expressed concern that his guitars were not in perfect "concert-pitch." Like it mattered. Well rested, alert and in great form. That much I remember. I always dug that Egyptian thing too, my friend


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 08:42 PM

All I can remember about Peter Lang is that Kottke thanks him on the liner notes of one of his albums for the "loan of the biggest 12-string guitar I've ever seen"

I love all thes Tacoma guitarists. You forgot to mention Robbie Basho, btw.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Oversoul
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 08:58 PM

Robbie Basho was my favorite of the clan. I remember Fahey saying that he never really "hung out" with Basho, and that nobody did, according to Fahey "you couldn't, nobody did"...I find that a great inspiration. I thought this was about Lang, I will have lots to say about Basho if any cares....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: rangeroger
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 10:59 PM

Having bought the Kottke-Fahey-Lang album, I also like Peter Lang so much,I then bought "The Thing..." album. Still have both on vinyl.

As for Robbie Basho, I picked up "Venus and Cancer" after hearing it on a radio station while I was in the Navy(1969). Still have it. Also have "The Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6&12). Another of those great guitarists who have passed on to pursue their music on a higher plane.

rr


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: open mike
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 10:56 AM

I wanted to hear from any mudcatters who are familiar with Peter Lang..
I recently received an announcement about his medical difficulties and a request for donations...Here is the link..this thread


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Little Robyn
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM

A message like that turned up in the New Zealand folk emails, asking for money.
We haven't heard of him over here.
I just deleted it.
OK, I'm sorry if he's having hard times but we're broke too!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 02:13 PM

Here's Peter Lang's web site.

He also has a MySpace page

and a YouTube channel.

(I see that a lot of his videos are more political than musical. Trust me: Peter Lang is a liberal/progressive. I'm sure he posts videos of Glenn Beck in order to show how ridiculous Glenn Beck is, although I question Peter's apparent assumption that Beck's ridiculousness and Peter's disapproval will be self-evident to everyone who watches. There must be somebody out there who likes Glenn Beck.)

See also the page about his tunings at Stropes.com.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Peter Lang
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 02:38 PM

To answer this thread's eight-year-old opening question, the tuning Lang uses on "Toth Song" is CGCGCD.

Sad to hear of his medical problems. He stopped by our local university radio station a while back and played/talked for an hour or so.


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