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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my first blog. I thought I would finally share my thoughts and  stories about groups I’ve worked with, give some guitar instruction, release some excerpts from my upcoming book “Dancing with the big boys” and talk about adventures I am currently having.

If you’d like, just look at the site map on the right and just go down the list.

I hope you enjoy all my efforts. I am sure I’ll make a few mistakes here and there, but I think the important thing is to just get started.

So much to do, so little time.

All my best

Carlos Alomar

For More Info go to my website

PHOTO: DANA FRANK

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81 Responses to “HOME PAGE”

  1. Jerry Lacay February 1, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    Carlos, it was so nice hearing your voice today. I am not a media savvy person and was not aware you had a site. FANTASTIC!!!!!! I looked at the map and I can see I have a lot of reading to do. I am so glad you are writing a book about your life in the music business. I have fond memories while @ Fordham University. Our paths have crossed in this infinite life process. I am glad. Good luck with this blog.

  2. Jeff January 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Hey Carlos, do you remember that ? Glass Spiders Rehearsal ! With a piece of the setlist which I love . Enjoy ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tJlv-9-PVg

  3. Mike Jennings January 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I put this on your FB but now realize this place is more appropriate.

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say that, as I plow through dozens of Bowie albums as part of my grieving, I’m recollecting just how much your voice as a guitarist added to the albums you were on. Today I was listening to Scary Monsters (the one that originally got me interested in him) and trying to imagine what it would sound like with any other guitarist. I’m certain it would not have grabbed hold of me the way it did.

    Also, Outside was the only Bowie album from 1990-2013 that I thought was really interesting. Perhaps it’s because you were on it.

    And knowing how close you were to the man, I grieve for you too. Because if I feel this way about the death of a guy I never met, I cannot imagine what it is like for those who knew him as well as you did.

    • guitarlos1 February 3, 2016 at 8:30 am #

      Sometimes we’ve got to take the highs and the lows..from breathless to numb .
      who can tell the murmurings of the heart?
      We love, we lose, we feel.

  4. Rick Wilson January 17, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Hey, Carlos! I love the site, and am so lucky that the Chinese have allowed me to enter the blog section. I hope YOU and all of your loved ones are coping graciously with David’s passing. Always remember, we your fans will always be here to support YOU, so keep on rockin’ well into those “golden years”. Love, Rick

    • guitarlos1 January 17, 2016 at 10:13 am #

      Wow.. How kind of you… I will

  5. themuse69 January 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi Carlos, I’d like to pass on my condolences to you, your family and friends of David at the end of what has obviously been an extremely distressing and emotional week. It is to my everlasting regret that I never got to see David in concert. However through the magic of YouTube and his records a little piece of him will live on forever. David was fortunate indeed to have such great guitarists as yourself and Earl along for the ride on his amazing musical journey. His band was a ‘ finishing school’ for musicians in much the same vein as John Mayall or The Yardbirds. He was a colossal talent for sure but all of you should be equally proud of the part you played in his success.

  6. Debra Estrada January 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Sorry, Carlos. I’d like to correct the previous reply I sent. It was the Serious Moonlight Tour that I went to and met David, not The Glass Spider lol.

  7. lcclev67 January 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    Dear Mr. Alomar,
    Please accept my condolences for your loss. I was/am just a fan, and even so have still been very sad. But there are some great videos of shows (look like smaller gigs presented on TV) from the isolar tour on YouTube that have cheered me up a bit. You, Bowie, and Balew look like you were having the greatest time onstage and were absolutely amazing as a band! I’ve shown them in the past to my son, who plays the guitar, so he can see how it really should be done:)
    I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your work. Now that I’ve found your website, I look forward to checking out your new projects.
    Again, I’m so very sorry for the bad news this week.

  8. Sebastian Cirillo January 15, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    the last few days were spent listening to Bowie, in Buenos Aires was a movie marathon at the Teatro Colon, and i played lot of music, I feel that is what little we can do to fill that huge void.
    I felt the same when Gustavo Cerati died . these great artists leave large open channels of inspiration …
    a big hug from Argentina!!

    • guitarlos1 January 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      Gracias Sebastian,
      Lo siento tanto

  9. fabpalladino January 15, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    Hi Carlos, congratulations on your new page. Your work has been part of my life since you pick up the guitar and play with the Duke. I remember your part on Serious Moonlight on ‘Look Back in Anger’, Bowie goes back and you enter with that magic guitar part. My heart among with other´s 80s stars goes to the moon!!!

    I´ve got my own blog here and I would really apreciate if you could check it out. I´m from Brazil but I´ve got 3 languages on the blog (portuguese, english, spanish)

  10. páll þór engilbjartsson January 15, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    my condolences to you and your family as well as to davids family and fans. i sah him performe in reykjavik over 20 years ago, it was amasing how his presence was, not only the consert was good but the power from him was so unice. his music has been a part of my live so this news came as a schock, but his music and legazy will live on. without you and your fellow musisians this wouldn have been such a great ride as it was and will be for a long time, the music timeless, i, my children and grandchildren are listening. so keep up the good work dear friend and thank you being involved in his music world, positive thought to you all into the future, bw

  11. páll þór engilbjartsson January 15, 2016 at 6:41 am #

    im so sorry for your loss dear friend, this loss consernes a lot of people. i grew up listening to bowie and he has been a part of my life as to so many others. the legasy will live, and your great performance on his albums are great as all others who have played with him through the years. i sah him performe here in iceland just over 20 years ago, he was amasing and you could find the power from him , a very unic thing. i have been to a lot of concert both here and elsware in the world, but his presence was something unic. well the world must go on, unfortunatly with out him but he will be with us all in spirit, so again my condolences to you , his family and all the fans who miss him deeply. keep up your good work and bw

    • guitarlos1 January 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

      what a sweet message..thank you so much

  12. mallyg January 15, 2016 at 3:21 am #

    Carlos. What a beautiful piece you have written. I think that one of the most amazing traits that David Bowie had was his ability as a collaborator, spotting and embracing those whose talents merged with his own to create something that maybe he wouldn’t have achieved alone. To me, you, Mike Garson and Mick Ronson were chief amongst them. Even though you all brought unique – and different – musical sensitivities to the music and the performance, there was a common denominator to my ears. Melody. When you guys were on an album, no matter how obscure the subject matter or the imagery, I knew that, somewhere in there, we would also find beauty. Spine-tingling, heavenly beauty.
    For me personally, you were the link between my musical passions. Back in the early 70’s, as a young London teenager, I loved two types of music: Bowie. And Soul. Which meant I would see DB concerts one week, and a Motown show featuring The Jackson 5 (with ‘little’ Michael) and Junior Walker the next week. It’s funny, but it was almost a dilemma at that time – you almost had to partisan for one style or the other. But I loved both.
    Then, just after I was playing Diamond Dogs through one ear and MFSB through the other, the miracle happened.
    You and David started to work together. Young Americans was the answer to my musical prayer. It was like a dinner party where disparate guests actually get on and have a great time.
    After that, even though the following albums developed their own hybrid style, you became more than a ‘Bowie musician’. You became part of the Bowie ‘sound’. Which is very different.
    Thank you for all you contributed, and for continuing to contribute. Your talent is immense. And I can only start to imagine the pain that you must be feeling. But you must also be feeling very proud. For you also had a part in changing the path of musical history. I am always grateful for your music and for your mastery of guitar.

    • guitarlos1 January 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

      wow…you have brought tears to mine eyes. I love the fans and that fact that we all shared in Greatness either as a performer or as a listener. The story of the side-man is the same for many….it’s time to let them come out of the shadows.

  13. ruth williams January 15, 2016 at 1:44 am #

    Hi Carlos lots of love for all of you family and friends is all i can do at the moment. So many ppl are hurting, and also ppl who know die hard fans are asking if we are OK.

    I haven’t been able to read any of the press reports, just from what you musos and friends write. I realise I didn’t know him or now never will and it was a shock to realise that.

    Just played a bit of life on mars on a friends piano which was a breakthrough for me when they recognised it don’t think i’ve ever played bowie in public before. in the fullness of time I will finish all the songs i wrote about him ages ago when i did stuff like that; ableton lets us learn how to slowly and also i got two ppl who know it professionally; and a novel based on a version of him that knew me that never finished cos i couldn’t find an end.

    In the shock of madness i was hoping it wasn’t true just a publicity trick i know it’s madness but the four days are up so it’s gone ‘thump’

    Lots of love for all of us x Thanks Carlos Big Hug For You ALL

    • guitarlos1 January 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

      Thx Ruth,
      Don’t worry it will get better…btw I’m trying to learn ablelton as well. After years of pro-tools. I like it and studying and thinking is helping me with my grief. to you and all I wish you peace.

  14. Kristina January 15, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    Thank you for sharing your feelings and experiences with David. As a fan of his we were exposed to incredibly talented musicians such as yourself. David opened the floodgates of music to me when I was a teenager in the 80s. I didn’t know much about him except for Let’s Dance. I then purchased other earlier albums of his which made my brain explode with the possibility of a whole new world. I’m so grateful to hear what you have to say. I cannot wait to read your book.

    • guitarlos1 January 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      Me too… my mind is somewhat “drifty” (if that’s even a word….well, I guess it is now.lol). I’m writing the next part now..it’s rather therapeutic ….which is good.

  15. Dave Berson January 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    My condolences Carlos. I’m grateful to have the gift of music that you, David, and his other friends and collaborators left us. Let’s Dance hooked me at 13, I then went backwards to learn what I missed and forward for everything since. My friend and I begged/BS’d Cathy Swann of Rodgers & Cowen to let us in to the Cat Club for the Glass Spider press conference and I was able to ask David two questions, it was surreal. I can’t believe that was almost 30-years ago, wow. Seeing Lazarus on Sunday I was in tears through parts of it, just thinking about the songs and what they meant to me. Waking up early Monday to the news was quite saddening. Funny, as a cyclist I was always asked by my friends about Lance Armstrong, just because I ride bikes. Since my friends knew I was a long time Bowie fan I received texts, FB messages, and calls asking how I’m doing. My response has been that I’m ok, I have the music and the memories. It’s his wife, children, and close friends that lost something so close that I feel sad for and wish the best during these times. My daughter is 8 and son is 10, I can’t imagine knowing that I’d be leaving my family. Respectfully, Dave from Philly.

    • guitarlos1 January 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

      Your observations are right on point…it is sad indeed.

    • Sherri Robinson January 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

      I Love You…Poppi ! XoXo

      • guitarlos1 January 14, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

        LuvU2 sweetheart

  16. Garry Maddocks January 14, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    Awesome Carlos the greatest rhythm guitarist this world as known !! You should write a book it would be unputdownable .. a stellar force at the right hand of a rare genius the like of which will not be heard again

  17. RM January 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    To the Alomar Family, my sincerest sympathy for losing someone special to you all. From the bottom of my heart. Love

    Rene

    • guitarlos1 January 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

      Thank you so much Rene, You are the first and only to recognize my families pain.

  18. Debra Estrada January 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    My name is Debbie. I was a good friend of Janet and Rose. They lived in Hell’s Kitchen and were friends with your cousin Jimmy. During David Bowie’s Glass Spider tour Janet and I baby sat your daughter while you were in concert. We had the opportunity to meet David briefly at the hotel room. It was the greatest moment of my life. I just wanted to extend my condolences to you. He certainly will be missed.

    • guitarlos1 January 14, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      awww thank you Debra, you have brought a smile to my soul. Are you still in touch with Janet or Rose. Are they well?

    • Debra Estrada January 15, 2016 at 8:46 am #

      I haven’t seen Janet in a while but have spoken on the phone a few years back. Rose was doing okay. It’s good to see you’re doing well. My whole family knows about you and the Glass Spider Tour lol. They share my fondness. Please take care of yourself during these times.

  19. Scott Klotzman January 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    Dear Mr. Alomar:

    I just wanted to send my condolences after hearing the sad news today.

    Scott

  20. Daryl Price November 20, 2015 at 6:43 am #

    Just wanted to share a pleasant memory of mine from long ago.
    In 1987, I was 22 and part time security for concerts at Rupp Arena in Lexington Ky.
    I was assigned to backstage hall and next to your dressing room during Bowies Glass Spider tour.
    Bowie rode by on a bike and bummed a cigarette and Frampton did an interview with some dude by the doors I was guarding.
    You, however, left the best impression on me. You came out to talk with me, showed me different things you were going to wear that night and the flip down glasses, I’ll never forget that, or how cool you were.
    I’m a drummer and as life went on for me, I was a touring drummer for a few years and met several famous” stars” or whatever you wanna say, but I’ll never forget how you treated me as if we’d known each other our whole lives.
    A very sincere thanks!!

    • guitarlos1 January 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

      Scott, is that you?
      Lea’s scott?
      Thanks so much for reaching out,,… You have made me so happy. Thx

      • Scott February 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

        Yes, Lea’s Scott. I just read the article in Rolling Stone. I always thought you were the man, but I had no idea my best friend’s dad was a guitar legend! Hoping you are Robin and remembering all your amazing times, it seems like you have incredible memories. Sending my love to you, Robin and Lea.

      • guitarlos1 February 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

        Hi Scott,
        It’s so good to hear form you…first of all…you were one of our favorites. I am so happy to know that you are well. Lea is FAB-U-LOUS. She is doing well singing and laughing with us all. If you ever need a mortgage or refinancing or a loan…she’s your girl. lol. We hope you and your family are well. I hope you enjoy the blog. It’s a new medium for me, but I find it therapeutic to be able to write. It’s also a way for me preview my book. Robin Lea and I send our love.

    • guitarlos1 January 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

      Hi Daryl,
      I am so glad. We are all fortunate and deserve the attention we need. I am a ministers son and was taught that passion and understanding is very attractive. Pass it forward.
      Best regards

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