Glenn Branca, RIP

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  1. chopsley

    chopsley Silver Supporting Member

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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Damn, indeed.
     
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    *Sigh*

    RIP Glenn. Thanks for the wonderful music.
     
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    Glenn Branca changed my life
     
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    Serious bummer. The guitar world needs more forward-thinking artists like him.
     
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    That sucks. RIP Mr. Branca.
     
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    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    One of my favorite memories was sitting third row behind the conductor for his 100 guitar symphony. It was transcendent.

    Rest In Peace.
     
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    Total commitment to the moment.
     
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    OK. I’m back.

    <sigh>

    My guitar journey took me far from the well-worn path of the classic tropes. I first met Glenn peripherally through the Zorn Cobra game and the Knitting Factory, but more importantly I embraced him as a muse. I was a poor (as in poor) guitar toting noisemonger, seeking a broader pallet. Coming from the early electric Miles thing (with help from my sensei, P. Cosey), to Derek Bailey (bowing), to Sonny Sharrock (the roar of NOW), I found in Glenn the glee of the squall of free noise/improvisation. And found my religion.

    Damn shame that he passed.

    <weeping>
     
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    I remember as a anti-shredder back in the 80's reading about Glen and his impact on an emerging band out of New York - Sonic Youth.
    Only as I grew older and developed as a musician did I start embrace Glen's perspective. Thank you Glen, may you continue your journey.

    P.S. I shred now too!
     
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    Wow. Bummer.

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    Influential fellow.
     
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    I agree, and that's a word I use neither lightly nor often.
     

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