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  • Steve Mann R.I.P.

    Steve passed away September 8. Some of you already know who he was, For those who don't, here are a few links. If you google the words "Steve Mann Guitarist" you'll find a lot more.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mann_(guitarist)

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R4BY4OVQ3Y4BK

    http://wirz.de/music/mann_frm.htm

    http://www.stevemanngtr.com/

    http://www.united-mutations.com/m/steve_mann.htm

    Steve developed acute schizophrenia some time around 1968 or 69, and spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals and halfway houses. As sad as his passing is, it is sadder that se lived most of his life in darkness.

    But during the years before the onset of his illness, he was one of the best, possibly THE best, acoustic fingerstyle folk-blues guitarists in the entire world.

    He was also my friend and teacher during those all-too-few years of brilliance before the darkness fell upon him.
    "When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist." - Mother Teresa.

    "If fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag and carrying the cross of Jesus"- Sinclair Lewis.

    'Ketchup is a vegetable" - Ronald Reagan.

    "Let's all hope Olbermann gets put in the hospital for something serious fairly soon" - G.Z. Sound
    +++++
    My web site

  • #2
    Brilliant musician, tragic life.
    God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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    • #3
      Brilliant musician, tragic life.


      Agreed. What a loss.

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      • #4
        Brilliant musician, tragic life.


        I remember Steve...

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        • #5
          Sorry to hear you lost your friend.
          Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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