The Insightful Troll

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I am not a fan of Gibson guitars - just can’t get along with them. Too heavy, awkward and the headstocks break off if you look at them the wrong way. And Gibson leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to quality control and their extortive pricing. After all this is a company that sells an “artist signature” of a knock off.

Yea, I am a Fender man. But I digress. Give Gibson credit where its due. Their Icon series is fabulous. This episode with Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame is amazing.

Gallagher on songwriting:

I guess the one thing you gotta have as a songwriter I think is you gotta trust in your own instincts and you’ve got to be fearless and not listen to anybody else. If you haven’t got those things you should be a professional songwriter that sits in a shed and writes songs, you know, for pop stars. Then you do listen to other people and you know you do give a shit because you are trying to get on the radio. All the songwriters I admire never really gave a fuck. Niel Young, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Macker, John Lennon, Weller.

In my book, Noel Gallagher has earned his way into that group of song writers.