Seahawks rookie RT Abe Lucas may be Seattle’s most interesting man #Seahawks #rookie #Abe #Lucas #Seattles #interesting #man Welcome to Americanah Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
Now that we had the nerdy football stuff out of the way, it was time for me to put on my journalist hat and get to the bottom of the Slayer story. I asked Lucas if it was true.
“I’ve been a guitar player for a little while, so I got back [to the dorm] from a night out. I’m not going to say I was inebriated — of course not — but I was sitting there, my guitar was there, and I hadn’t played that previous day. I plugged it into my amp, and it was pretty early in the summer, so there wasn’t a lot of people. My dorm room was small, so if I turn it up really loud, the room gets super-loud, so I placed the face [of the amplifier] out the window, so the sound would go out the window, and not into my room.
“Then I was like, ‘Okay, it’s bedtime,’ and I went to bed. The next day, they were like, ‘Hey, was that you playing guitar? You need to keep it down!’
“‘Sorry, that’s my fault.’ But it was worth it. It was a good time.”
We’ll have to see if Lucas gets any more noise violations in King County than he did in the Palouse.
Lucas told me that he owns an black Epiphone electric Les Paul-style guitar (“It’s like a little shorter one”), and another guitar he bought recently, but he can’t remember the model.
“I have a couple others. I have an old Strat that I haven’t played in years, then I have a black Epiphone acoustic guitar. So I’ve got a few.”
(Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Epiphone Abe Lucas model? It has to happen).
What about the legendary amplifier?
“I can’t remember the name of my amp. It’s one of those big box ones, though. You crank it up, it gets loud.”
Lucas had talked in the preseason about his favorite bands, mentioning Alice in Chains a lot. So, I asked him about his favorite guitar players. First, Lucas wanted to make it clear — he’s not just a metal guy.
“I’m really into all types of music. At least in my experience, as a guy who likes to play guitar, I look more at the composition of music. That’s why I can appreciate heavy metal, because it’s complex in some cases. Not like jazz or classical, or anything like that, but I’m into all types of music. I have a lot of different playlists I go through on my phone.”
As far as his favorite guitarists, Lucas started at the top.
“I would say that my favorite player has to be Jimi Hendrix, just because of everything he did for guitar. And then, kinda keeping it strictly in the rock world, Adam Jones from Tool. I like him a lot. There’s a guy I really appreciate — the guitar player from Bad Brains…”
“Yeah. There’s a video of him on YouTube from 1982 at CBGB’s that’s pretty freaking cool. And then, I have a few others.”
And with that, it was time for Lucas to head to practice. Football practice, not guitar practice.