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bigredbass
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Post Number: 2542
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

The comrades have reported snow levels are increasing, Nyet ! ! Now where did I stash the Stoli . . . .



Joey
edwardofhuncote
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Post Number: 792
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:53 pm:   Edit Post

How could I possibly have never seen either of those Joey?! That's great stuff. Down here, we never, ever take the name of Chet in vain.

Day one, shift two. I'm at our BIG water plant until midnight, then back to mine on the other side of town, crash out for a few hours, then I'll get up and try to taxi some of our guys in to work tomorrow. So far - there's 8 inches of New Hampshire Cocaine, Connecticut Confetti, New England Clam Powder... whatever you wanna' call this mess.

I have a small confession to make. When it became obvious I was going to be here a couple or three days, I went home and got a bass and my practice amp. And just in case the power grid craps out, I grabbed my old Gibson A-model mandolin. I'm set, bring it on. =)

Here's another Mark Knopfler tune "Marbletown"... pretty sure this is Glenn Worf on bass. http://youtu.be/rvk5D1iI2LA
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

Joey , two great vids , thanks ! I remember when Mark King with Level 42 toured with Tina as an opening act for her in the 80's . She was spectacular . Her performances were outreaching to the concert goers as she made a point to make direct eye contact with as many folks as she could . It was an endearing experience as she looked right in to your eyes and sang just for you just in that moment. Mark King was as awesome as ever at those shows as well !

Wolf
jazzyvee
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Im just watching a documentary on BBC4 about Lemmy!
pauldo
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

Lemmy!

Dusted off some old ones and found this with a bonus Alembic sighting.

At 1:15 they show a couple shots of Dave Myles with what appears to be a Series Bass.

Max Webster/ Rush. - Battlescar
https://youtube.com/watch?v=jZh_ibIkRYA

Can you have too many Canadians rockin'?
jazzyvee
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post

Yes Paul was listening to Lemmy. :-)
I'm not a Motorhead fan or anything like that. Don't know much of they music except Ace Of Spades. It was a good documentary and half way through I realised I'd seen it before but it was worth seeing again. :-)
pauldo
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Post Number: 1584
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 4:10 am:   Edit Post

I ass-u-me it is the one where he was asked what his most precious possession was in his apartment. And without missing a beat he says 'my son, Paul'.

You gotta love a man that has his priorities straight.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Yep that's the one.
edwardofhuncote
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:55 am:   Edit Post

Okay, this kinda' creeps me out a little bit...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCiZSN62M5Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmFgIxvVzc

Hat-tip to Forest. (ed_zeppelin)
sonicus
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Post Number: 4728
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 8:10 am:   Edit Post

I have the DVD set of this ! It kept me well distracted and amused from my flu symptoms the last time that I was afflicted . I am glad that I own the DVD.
ed_zeppelin
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Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

I love those things! Whoever comes up with that stuff is a genius. I finally know what to train my pet spider crab to do!

I'll bet I know what inspired that first one, Greg. The 42-string "Pikasso" guitar Linda Manzer made for Pat Metheny:

davehouck
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post

I have that Mark and Chet CD. Thanks for posting the video link; I hadn't listened to it in quite a while.
davehouck
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:50 pm:   Edit Post

I like that Marbletown video; thanks!
edwardofhuncote
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Post Number: 795
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

@davehouck - "Marbletown" again, as played by some local folks... (well, local to us anyway) =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFCFUzO-EUw

I love how they took Knopfler's little bluesy hook and made it a more central theme to the tune. This is the best sounding carbon fiber guitar I ever heard. (ordinarily, Tim plays a 1934 Martin D-18... I've played it, and yes it's awesome!)

Folks, I'm officially sick of shoveling snow. Thankfully, we were spared the brunt of the storm here, only ended up with a foot, give or take a couple inches depending on where in the region you are. Also helpful, with exception for one of the City snowplows taking out a fire hydrant Friday night, it's been relatively uneventful from a standpoint of keeping the water plants all up and running and keeping water in the pipes.
davehouck
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Post Number: 12030
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Nice! I saw there was another video up of a bluegrass band doing Marbletown. Is that tune in the bluegrass book? Come to think of it, does bluegrass even have a book?
edwardofhuncote
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Post Number: 796
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:53 am:   Edit Post

<chuckle> No, not in the book per se.

Yes, there are a couple books, but Blue Highway chose instead to write their own book. Those guys have been together for over 20 years now, having formed in 1994. I saw their very first show together at the Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the band I was playing with back then was HQ'd in nearby Jonesboro. We all knew each other, as the bluegrass community is so comparatively small.

Tim Stafford (guitar player) built that band from the ground up after leaving Alison Krauss & Union Station, a tough gig to walk away from even then, as the Grammys had just started rolling in. They quickly established themselves as a one of the very few bluegrass acts to go "mainstream". (meaning they actually make a living playing full-time)

It's a little unusual for them to do a cover song like Marbletown though, as they are best known for doing all original songs from within the band. Tim is quite the student of music though (as well as a professor at East Tennessee State University) so it's not surprising he's well-versed in the music of Mark Knopfler. For whatever reason though, they made Marbletown the title cut of an album, next thing anybody knew, a bunch of other regional bands were covering Blue Highway, covering Mark Knopfler. The whole thing hit me funny.

Tim's also quite a natural comedian... one of his favorite go-to gags on stage is an impression of Ralph Stanley. First time I heard this laughed til my guts hurt, it's just so spot-on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCnqWCPWCs
davehouck
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

Ah; I didn't realize that was Tim Stafford.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmt1Is8RteI
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 2003
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I was just on Youtube and stumbled on something that scared me badly.

I won't post a link out of simple human decency, but - is there anything wronger than Judas Priest doing "Diamonds and Rust"?????

That is BAD!!

Peter
jcdlc72
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Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Maybe the worst is that I knew JP's version first, when I was about 9 years old (Listened to their "Unleashed in the East - Live in Japan" album back in 1981, along with "British Steel", on a single sit). But then, there's one in every crowd... :P
edwardofhuncote
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Post Number: 797
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Let me take you back one further Dave... I got to see this evolution happen in real time.

Before they were members of the AKUS video you posted, Tim Stafford, Barry Bales, and Adam Steffey were the core members of this band called "Dusty Miller". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz15zYz6m2c

(a very young) Alison met them between band members coming and going, and they just clicked. The only one who remains in Union Station today is Barry Bales on bass. Tim went on to start Blue Highway, and these days Adam Steffey plays with another decorated band called The Boxcars.

It really is a very small musical community... fun to reminisce about those days. We were all coming of age at about the same time in East Tennessee... man, I was having a ball, fresh out of high school, running up and down the highways every weekend playing bass. Fun times! =)

(Message edited by edwardofhuncote on January 26, 2016)
ed_zeppelin
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Post Number: 239
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 2:49 pm:   Edit Post


quote:

This is the best sounding carbon fiber guitar I ever heard.




It's a Composite Acoustics "Legacy" guitar. They're made in Peavey's old factory in Mississippi, by the way.

I prefer Rainsong guitars, because I own one. I bought a WS1000 from John Decker when they were still made in Hawaii. It's strictly an "apples vs. oranges" deal, though. Your mileage may vary. Viewer discretion advised. (What the heck does that mean, anyway? "Don't tell anybody?") There are lots of comparison videos on YouTube, knock yourself out.

Rainsongs don't have braces. CAs use Martin X-bracing. Rainsong offers four different composites (including fiberglass/carbon fiber) in five (6?) body shapes and sizes.

The closest to Marbletown's guitarist's would probably be the CO-DR1000 Dreadnaught (the "N2" designation indicates a truss rod and slightly beefier neck).

There are quite a few companies making carbon fiber guitars (note the date of that article) mainly because they're so much easier to make than wood guitars. Some vacuum molds, an oven, line up some suppliers and watch the money roll in. In fact, lots of people are making their own.

Whatever you do, don't buy a guitar made with *sodium hydroxide.






* That would be a base guitar.
davehouck
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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Gregory; I was wondering how Union Station came about.
cozmik_cowboy
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Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:52 pm:   Edit Post

Tonight it's a little Quintette du Hot Club de France in honor of Stéphane Grappelli's 108th birthday.

Peter (Who maintains that the contemporary guitarist with the most overt Django influence is Willie Nelson)
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:57 pm:   Edit Post

"* That would be a base guitar."

Which is often found in ensembles with a strumpet & a French whorn.......

Peter (Who's really ashamed of that...but not enough to refrain :-))
davehouck
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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the Django & Grappelli!
bigredbass
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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post

Here's Gene Simmons, placing himself in the hands of an older and very experienced woman . . . . I love it when she tells him to come over to the house and she'll show him how to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q15LqTowvhA

Joey
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:27 pm:   Edit Post

Yesterday I had a young lady in my cab who turned out to be a pianist, vocalist, and activist who was in town for a sex-trafficking seminar. As I tend to do with musician passengers, we chatted, and at the station she gave me her CD; today I listened to it.
I'm not ready to follow her on tour, but I am ready to follow her home....
May I introduce you to Hana Kim?

Peter
lbpesq
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Post Number: 6332
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Peter, you dirty old man. She looks about 13 years old!

Bill, tgo (with tongue firmly planted in cheek).
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:43 pm:   Edit Post

Um, yeah - I probably should have noted that the girl in the vid looks 13 because she probably is; the song is about sex trafficking, and that's not Hana. She looks like this:


Try this one......

Peter (Who's a nasty old perv, true - but not that bad!)

(Message edited by cozmik_cowboy on January 28, 2016)
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Crown of Creation.

I've been listening to all the Jefferson Airplane/Starship loaded on my Pono player all day. So far Blows Against the Empire; Baron Von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun; and Surrealistic Pillow. Next up will be Bless Its Pointed Little Head and Volunteers. If I work late, I might even get to Red Octopus.

Bill, tgo
davehouck
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

:-)
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

" Bless It's Pointed Little Head" is such an awesome LIVE recording !
Wolf gives his 100 thumbs up award on that one . It would be required listening in my music school ! All the tracks are stellar ! AND listen to Grace Slick on the track called " Bear Melt " like WOW___ man !!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep1AbG52L2M

Sonic Regards !

Wolf
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0GQKi2YMsQ&list=PLRAdZfjRXp6rXfyfiz9tTPpN0ibebYFi5

CLICK IT for " Bless It's Pointed Head"

They are all Stellar here , JACK CASADY"S playing here in my opinion is just exemplary in particular as well .

Wolf
elwoodblue
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post

Cat #1(Sylvester) likes it, I'll play some for Cat #2(Darkstar) soon. =^..^=

http://www.musicforcats.com/
rv_bass
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and JD Blair live at the Regatta Bar
rv_bass
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Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Charles Lloyd and The Marvels with Bill Frisell at Berklee. Fantastic show, catch these guys if you can!
edwardofhuncote
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Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

I've been recording some original tracks with these two fellas and another of their buddies who is a *killer* drummer. Although the first couple hours in the studio was strictly a seat-of-th'-pants affair that really didn't produce more than just a couple use-able rhythm tracks, the whole thing quickly began to gel into the beginnings of a band. Here's Jake Crawford & Ethan Power doing a cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19IVmxdQgoI

Obviously if it takes off, for appearances sake, if not logistics, they'll need to find a bass player closer to their age, but I'm absolutely having a blast playing with these young-uns for now. The back-story here is actually, I used to run the roads playing music with Ethan's Dad (Ernie Power) back about 25 years ago, before he was even born, and we've been buds ever since. So that's how they found this old guy to sit in on bass. =)
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

Dug out Yellow Brick Road for the first time in a long while; with the month we just had, "Funeral For A Friend" just seemed like the right thing.

Peter
elwoodblue
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Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 8:42 pm:   Edit Post

Jake and Ethan are great!
What fun! : )
edwardofhuncote
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 5:49 am:   Edit Post

Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumours" 39 years ago today. This tune is probably the least known on the album, but it was one of my favorites to hear at the skating rink. I don't roller-skate anymore (or play with bumble-bees) but I do especially like the back-beat bass line McVie played on this one.

http://youtu.be/Vq8ka5gTFaI

Interesting trivia, "I Don't Want to Know" replaced "Silver Spring" on the original release of the album. The reason being, long-play records could only fit so many minutes of music, there simply wasn't room. "Silver Spring" went on to become a B-side hit. 
pauldo
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 8:41 am:   Edit Post

This:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=3p_xAToFzck

Just love that crispy crunchy bass on the second half.
Dee Murray is the guy and I found out that he had played with Bob Weir for awhile.
davehouck
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Posted on Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Levon Helm and his band doing Tennessee Jed.
edwardofhuncote
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

Nice one Dave! I'm fascinated by anyone who can sing lead and play drums, but I guess if one were coordinated enough to play drums, just adding a vocal line on top of using both hands and feet to keep time, probably not a big deal.
edwardofhuncote
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

I've been looking around for stuff to play to help me sharpen up for this alternative country gig... (I really don't like genre' labels)

The guys are covering the Lowell George tune "Willin", so one search led to another until I landed on Linda Ronstadt doing it in the mid-70's. It was always one of my very favorites, so I've borrowed a couple textures from Kenny Edwards' lines here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMP8JsV7wbg

This was a really good band for her. Or really anybody.

(Message edited by edwardofhuncote on February 10, 2016)
lbpesq
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

John Hammond's "So Many Roads". A little known blues album from 1965. The backing band was a group of mostly up and coming, but then unknown, players.

Charlie Musselwhite - harmonica
Robbie Robertson - guitar
Levon Helm - drums
Michael Bloomfield - piano (yes, piano!)
Jimmy Lewis - bass
Garth Hudson - Hammond organ (would you expect Hammond to allow a Farfisa in his band? lol).

Bill, tgo
edwin
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

Surprised Garth wasn't playing his usual Lowrey

EofH, for a different take on Willin', check out Seatrain! Great players and singers in that band.
cozmik_cowboy
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Post Number: 2014
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post

"I'm fascinated by anyone who can sing lead and play drums...."

"The only time a drummer should ever sing is when he's Levon Helm." - Pete Townshend

Peter (who would also make allowance for Ringo)
sonicus
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:07 pm:   Edit Post

Kenny the Drummer in my Band " Easy Wind " can play and sing at the same time as well !

We have a Gig this Saturday !
@ https://www.facebook.com/events/1653311268252253/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l_tuUDYGFc

Wolf

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