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  • #16
    Originally posted by ArthurS
    Haven't heard much from him but the live version of Epilogue for Lisa I have is simply awesome.
    Isn't it? I had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard.

    -wp
    Originally posted by WulfmanJax:
    ****************************s will be ****************************s. And even be assholier to others who point their assholiness out.

    http://www.myspace.com/wespowell1

    Download the tunes

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    • #17
      He was really something.
      I make the fire but I miss the firefight.

      METALMILITIA

      All that stuff is evil: Ozzy, Judas Priest. There's backwards messages in that stuff that leads you to the Beast.

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      • #18
        I can't put into words how much I dig Shawn lane. Beck's my Favorite player, but there's something insane about the amount of skill shawn had.
        ~You ****************ers are killing me~

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        • #19
          I have a little shrine to Shawn up at my website:
          http://pod.ath.cx/shawnlane/

          There's some video footage there but it would
          be great if there were legit vids around so we
          could get the family some cash in the aftermath
          of his passing. I understand he likely did not
          have any medical insurance like a lot of
          musicians.

          My song "Galaxy" was written for him. It is
          over at my Zebox site - check it out. It is
          going to be part of a CD tribute to Shawn
          or so I understand.

          It was written in a manner similar to how
          Shawn wrote during the powers of ten days:
          with a midi keyboard that triggers the drums
          and I played the keyboard and synthesizer
          solos before I did a guitar solo.

          There's one fast flurry but it's mostly melody.
          That's all I could conjure after his untimely death.

          Shawn's death had a big impact on me - he was
          a big inspiration. I related to his haunting public
          libraries and reading a lot - I do the same things
          so I think it would have been fun to hang out
          with him. I never got to meet him or see him
          live but I have most of the stuff he ever did.

          Shawn had a lot of health problems and
          they resulted in his gaining weight. SInce
          his passing I've lost almost 40 pounds and
          intend on losing some more. His death
          saddened a lot of us but nothing was as
          heart rending as reading the accounts of
          his sister Missy and his daughter on the
          boards in the aftermath.

          Anyway, his music wasn't for everyone but those
          it spoke to were heavily impacted.
          ________________________________________
          music projects are now available online at http://aliensporebomb.com

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          • #20
            ~You ****************ers are killing me~

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            • #21
              ~You ****************ers are killing me~

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Wes_Powell
                Isn't it? I had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard.

                -wp
                Yes, no matter how many times I hear it, it amazes me every single time. Beautiful is the right word indeed.

                It's a shame that I first heard it after he died (someone posted it here, I believe)
                "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Winston Churchill

                Proud member of the Mazi Bee Kick Ass Militia. | Main gear: EBMM Axis, Tokai LS80F (MIJ), G&L Legacy, Rodriguez classical, Traynor YCV40, Pod XT

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                • #23
                  When one takes everything into account, Shawn can easily be called the most talented guitarist to ever have picked up the instrument. The guy came from another planet.

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                  • #24
                    That was a touching post.

                    I'd never even heard of Shawn Lane before I started reading this forum, but everything I've read about him hear makes me keen to listen to his stuff. Can someone recommend a good place to start?

                    Originally posted by aliensporebomb
                    I have a little shrine to Shawn up at my website:
                    http://pod.ath.cx/shawnlane/

                    There's some video footage there but it would
                    be great if there were legit vids around so we
                    could get the family some cash in the aftermath
                    of his passing. I understand he likely did not
                    have any medical insurance like a lot of
                    musicians.

                    My song "Galaxy" was written for him. It is
                    over at my Zebox site - check it out. It is
                    going to be part of a CD tribute to Shawn
                    or so I understand.

                    It was written in a manner similar to how
                    Shawn wrote during the powers of ten days:
                    with a midi keyboard that triggers the drums
                    and I played the keyboard and synthesizer
                    solos before I did a guitar solo.

                    There's one fast flurry but it's mostly melody.
                    That's all I could conjure after his untimely death.

                    Shawn's death had a big impact on me - he was
                    a big inspiration. I related to his haunting public
                    libraries and reading a lot - I do the same things
                    so I think it would have been fun to hang out
                    with him. I never got to meet him or see him
                    live but I have most of the stuff he ever did.

                    Shawn had a lot of health problems and
                    they resulted in his gaining weight. SInce
                    his passing I've lost almost 40 pounds and
                    intend on losing some more. His death
                    saddened a lot of us but nothing was as
                    heart rending as reading the accounts of
                    his sister Missy and his daughter on the
                    boards in the aftermath.

                    Anyway, his music wasn't for everyone but those
                    it spoke to were heavily impacted.
                    HCGB member #82

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Moominpapa
                      That was a touching post.

                      I'd never even heard of Shawn Lane before I started reading this forum, but everything I've read about him hear makes me keen to listen to his stuff. Can someone recommend a good place to start?



                      "Powers of Ten" would be a good place to start; it's a solo project through and through. Also, he did an instructional video quite a while back (I don't know if he did more than just that one, though), which is an opportunity to watch him play, and explain some of his approaches.

                      It's a shame that the guy got so little notoriety. Hell, even the guitar magazines did a pretty bang-up job of ignoring him, save for the odd appearance in Guitar Player. He was *THE* guitarist's guitarist...not to mention a keyboard player, drummer, etc.
                      My guitar books (and website) are currently unavailable. Please listen to some MUZAK while you wait.

                      If you don't *yet* own a metronome:www.metronomeonline.com

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Moominpapa
                        That was a touching post.

                        I'd never even heard of Shawn Lane before I started reading this forum, but everything I've read about him hear makes me keen to listen to his stuff. Can someone recommend a good place to start?



                        Someone consolidated a lot of media on his forum. Here's a link:

                        Shawn Lane media
                        There are four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Kituka
                          When one takes everything into account, Shawn can easily be called the most talented guitarist to ever have picked up the instrument. The guy came from another planet.
                          I won't argue with that.

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                          • #28
                            Auggie Doggie, Black-diesel: thanks for the pointers. I'd love to check out the MP3s now but my home modem connection sucks too much, so I'll just have to have a long listen at work on Monday.
                            HCGB member #82

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                            • #29
                              Listen to Aga of the Ladies and Hardcase first, they're Shawn Lane songs and you'll get an idea of some of the melodies he uses. Also check out the version of Little Wing with the other guitarist and Get you Back.
                              There are four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Auggie Doggie


                                "Powers of Ten" would be a good place to start; it's a solo project through and through. .


                                I've been looking for that album for years.
                                I make the fire but I miss the firefight.

                                METALMILITIA

                                All that stuff is evil: Ozzy, Judas Priest. There's backwards messages in that stuff that leads you to the Beast.

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