on 8 September 2013
I have most of Pat Martinos records and of course love his playing. Consider the oportunities that he had, decent guitars from the word go, parental support, guitar teachers, chances to meet great guitar players, endless availability of gigs, great musicians to hang out with. I wonder how well he would have done if he had been born in Spalding, the cultural desert of the world. I don't believe in all that pseudo zen/religious tosh either. His assertion that street drugs are no more harmful than prescribed ones is silly. Thousands of people are misdiagnosed, in the end it was the hospital system that saved his life.