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Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3066
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Great achievements have been accomplished by individuals that have done things a new way and did not comply to the " Status Quo ".
Many have had other obstacles in their lives that have made their goals and desires challenging but have adapted by doing things "Their Way " I take my hat off to all of you that " Think outside of the box". Jeff Healey was one such example . I loved his sound ! He is jamming in Heaven now .____
Intermediate Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 188
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post

Saw him live several times.

Made me want to burn my guitars and pursue another hobby.

His hands seemed to be hard-wired to his heart with nothing in between to interfere with the communication.

As such, he was one of those rare musicians that are able to transcend theory, scales, licks, patterns, etc. and just play purely - inspired only by emotion.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11205
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Wolf; nice addition to the day!
Senior Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 969
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

Jeff was an amazing talent who didn't let his physical limitations restrain his passion. Thanks for sharing Wolf!
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 343
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:54 pm:   Edit Post

Loved Jeff Healey. Used to see him in local bars in Toronto when he was still so unknown you didn't even have to pay a cover. But the instant he plugged in his guitar, just to tune it, he'd hit a note and my hair would stand on end. Whatever "it" is, he had it.
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3441
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 3:05 am:   Edit Post

Saw jeff in Glasgow probably only a year or so before his death. He was a fantastic player - better than most IMO - and had a great band. Thanks for posting Wolf.

Advanced Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 370
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post

Jeff was great and he had a cool radio show on a way, his blindness may have helped him be so good; when I play in my band, I often find myself playing with my eyes closed; it's hard to sing and play bass at the same time(and stand upright!) and when it's hard to put one thing on autopilot, close your eyes and at least reduce the mental data for me...Tony
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3073
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post

Next time that I try to sing and play bass I will try your method . Singing and playing bass simultaneously is something that I need to work on .
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 2140
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 - 2:55 am:   Edit Post

We occasionally do kata with closed eyes...makes for perfect balance

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