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Ted Nugent to Meet With Secret Service

 

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent to Meet With Secret Service

I had the opportunity to meet the Nuge a few years ago. I was on a video shoot project for a local hospital that contracted with Ted to provide a public service announcement on the dangers of substance abuse.

Now, given that perspective I understand that colors my upcoming thoughts on Ted.

So, the arrangement for the shoot determined that it would happen in his trailer parked behind the stage at a local summer county fair – that also features a lot of big name music acts during the week. His son greeted us and was very polite and courteous, but he asked us to wait for a bit while they cleaned out the trailer a little. The “cleaning out” was basically carrying out dozens of gun cases (full, I’m sure) and stowing them near by in a neat fashion. Weird, but kinda cool too. I’m not so turned off by folks that like to own guns.

Fast-forward 20 minutes – we are all set up in Ted’s trailer, ready to go, when he makes his entrance. Rednecky-cowboy hat and all. Dude was straight up polite to every one of us. Offered us cold beverages – no alcohol, of course. I will say honestly that the Nuge had a way of putting us at ease. And, as media production folks, we don’t encounter that all that often. We’ve shot with Sheryl Crowe, LeAnne Rimes, Helen Hunt – Ted was probably the most down to earth of all of them.

I’m not sure why I am pointing all of this out. I’m well aware of his conservative stance and have never agreed with him on political points. This recent brew-ha-ha concerning his statements about Obama getting re-elected certainly comes off as pretty dumb and ill-advised. The dude is also a pretty infamous misogynist — also, not cool.

Whenever the Nuge appears on the 24/7 news cycle I, like most people, roll my eyes. While I don’t think he can be reasoned with in political matters, I have at least felt like he is a human being and kind of down to earth in a way.

I was never even a huge fan of his music. But of all the famous people I’ve met over the years, meeting Ted was one of the more positive experiences.

Keith Richards – Demon

Lou Reed – Charley’s Girl

Friday Night Is Killing Me – Bash & Pop

Jaysun’s Top Ten Guitarists: Number 5

Planned Banter

Welcome to a series of articles from Jaysun Lynch, unknown guitar legend in his own mind. This will be ten articles long, giving a chance to deeply display my reasons for each member of the list. If you haven’t read the previous article, then click on his name below. If you have, you know where to start!

This is a list based on those who have influences me, not overall acceptability. You won’t see the standards of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. All fine (and great) guitarists, but none made an impact on me personally. This list shows the top guitarists that inspired me to want to learn the craft, skill, and creativity represented in rock guitar. This is the key, rock guitar. There will be no jazz guitarists from the 70’s, or blues guitarists from the 30’s, just the modern era of rock music…

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Grandpaboy – “Hot ‘Un”

Gibson Guitar plant raided, still no charges filed

Gibson Guitar plant raided, still no charges filed

Interesting video clip from Reason.tv, the Libertarian online media dispensary. I’m not a Libertarian, but I think this is an example of government overreach that might seem more accessible to most folks than, say, the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Roy Buchanan – I’m a Ram

This cat has informed my own style so much…great example here.