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alembic_doctor
Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 293
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

I recently offered to help a "lady" load in her gear for a gig at a friend's pub. Big Mistake. I got the third degree about being a chauvenistic pig. And if she actually needed some help, she would have hired a crew of girls because there is no man worthy of carrying her gear.

Of course, this was Santa Cruz.
kimberly
Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 96
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Everyone. :-)

I just wanted to update the haps, so I copy/pasted my latest newsletter.

Begins.

Another 'flash gig' this Friday, August 3rd at Coastal Coffee Inc. cafe/shop in Kingston, WA.

Start time is 7:00 til I get tired of playing. :-)

This is a new venue which is 'experimenting' with having live music. If you're not gigging, or have other plans, it would be great to see some familiar faces. Not to apply any pressure mind you but, the more people who show, the more success this 'experiment' will have which could ultimately result in another venue for local performers. Well worth the time for the 'big picture', not to mention getting the opportunity to hear my latest material. ;)

Located at the intersection of Miller Bay/Hansville Road and Highway 104 in the 'Albertsons' shopping center complex.

Coastal Coffee/Cafe
8208 NE State Highway 104 STE 104
Kingston, WA
360-297-3326

For something else, I'll be playing at a benefit for an injured employee from Tizley's EuroPub this coming Thursday the 2nd. Start time is 6pm and will easily go as late as 10:00ish. A most worthy cause as she has no insurance, not to mention she's unable to work.

Tizley's EuroPub
18928 Front St.
Poulsbo, WA
360-394-0080

On a related note the open mike at Tizley's is still running strong, every Wednesday, 8-11. ;)

Hope to see you there. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly Lynn :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5371
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

"Start time is 7:00 til I get tired of playing"

So then they never close? <g>
kimberly
Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 97
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 2:52 pm:   Edit Post

You're a funny guy Dave. ;) If opportunity ever presents and we find ourselves in the same part of the world, it would be a pleasure to meet in person. :-)

Til then,

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5380
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 9:55 pm:   Edit Post

I'm looking forward to it!
kimberly
Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 98
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post

Hey Everyone. :-)

Another 'flash gig'. :-)

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

6-8 Friday. Another gig that's never had live music and, if all goes well with my performance (which it likely will ;) ), I'll be back on Saturday, same time, same place.

Undoubtedly the easiest gig I've ever booked, as my 'reputation' preceded me via word of mouth from friends and employees. :-) An introduction, a statement of desire to play my music, economics, setting the date and time, bidding each other a great day, nice to meet you, see you soon, out the door. I kid you not, two-three minutes total elapsed time. Ahhh...were they all to be so easy. :-)

If anyone's in the neighborhoood, pop on in. It would be nice to meet another Alembic owner and the opportunity to see/hear a 'budding' bass soloist? Priceless. ;)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)

PS. The benefit from a couple of weeks ago raised a bit over two grand. Not too bad for six musicians and four hours and even better, the timing was just right to help them through some hard times. :-)
kimberly
Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 100
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Everyone. :-)

When it rains it pours. ;)

A likely booking Friday 31st at the Pegasus Coffee House.

131 Parfitt Way S.W.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone 206-842-6725

http://www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com/

I say likely because the event planner is "having a heck of a time filling the date likely due to Labor Day". I'll confirm when I'm ummm...confirmed. ;)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)

Woohoo! Post Number: 100 :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 101
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Everyone. :-)

Confirming the Pegasus Coffee House gig for Friday August 31st.

7:30-9:00 :-)

Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 102
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 9:08 am:   Edit Post

Hi Everyone. :-)

Tonight and next Saturday, 6-8ish.

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Good gig, good people, good food. All ages so you can bring the kids. :-)

Hope to see you there.

Best Regards,

Kimberly
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 105
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hi All. :-)

September 22nd and 29th. 6-8ish.

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

The gig, food and people are still good and yes, you can still bring the kids. ;)

And, lest we not forget, this Saturday 8-10pm.

Tizley's EuroPub
18928 Front Street
Poulsbo, WA

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5508
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Kimberly; I'm curious. What's your set list like; and how long is your set?
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 106
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Dave, nice to hear from you. :-)

So..."What's your set list like; and how long is your set?". Tough question(s) in a way because while the tunes themselves may 'be the same', the 'content/arrangements' can change due to circumstance of having a crowd, or not having a crowd, or as also often has it, my mood. ;) Celestial tinklings e.g. 'Breezin' by George Benson can be five minutes or less, or it could be ten minutes or even more. For example last week started slow and there really weren't very many people there so I was just killing some time and 'playing around'. 'Fifteen' minutes later it ends having used different synth voices to 'break it up' and the employees/management and the few people there loved it! An example of something that has been known to happen. ;) (One of my strengths is improv and I have to be careful to 'not' play too long.) Anyway, add a verse/chorus/bridge or not, all crowd dependent determines the song/set length.

To continue to answer your question, my YouTube videos capture the 'essence' of what I do pretty well.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Vincent by Don McClean, 'Something', 'Across the Universe', 'Here, There, Everywhere', 'Do you want to know a Secret' by the Beatles, 'Little Wing' Stevie Ray version and 'Classical Gas' Mason Williams make up most of my 'stand alone' material with just bass.

With the looper and synth, 'Got Blues?' is a crowd pleaser especially with the synth saxophone, trumpet and organ voices, not to mention the 'lead bass'. 'Can't Hold Out' by Clapton, a fast 'Kimberly' swing, a 'Kimberly' boogie woogie, 'Low Rider' War, 'American Woman' Guess Who, 'Voodoo Child' Hendrix, a Phil Keaggy 'Salvation Army Band' groove, a 'Kimberly' funk groove, a fast 'Kimberly' country 2/4 (Bass Boogie), a 'Sweet Georgia Brown' shuffle, She's a Woman, Beck/Kimberly version, slow blues, fast blues, medium blues, 'Kimberly' rock grooves, 'Kimberly' latin grooves etc... :-)

Length of the set can and will also vary based on crowd, or lack of. Last Saturday I played an hour and 25 minutes before taking a ten minute break. A couple of weeks ago I played an hour and a half set. All dependent upon whether the crowd is 'hot or not'. About a 35 minute set is probably the least amount of time I've ever played. The gigs I'm booking are usually based on two hours with the first set at an hour followed by a 10-15 minute break. But, if the crowd is 'live' I'll play 'em for all I can. :-)

And I hope this answers your questions. :-)

Pauses for breath and bids adieu. ;)

Regards,

Kimberly :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5511
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks! That's a very descriptive answer; and very helpful!
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 107
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post

Hi All. :-)

I just locked in a couple more dates. :-)

Friday Oct. 26th and November 23rd.

7:30ish-9:00ish ;)

Pegasus Coffee House
131 Parfitt Way S.W.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone 206-842-6725

http://www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com/

Hope to see you there.

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 108
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Everyone. :-)

Kimberly here just adding another date/dates. :-)

Girls Night Out - Thursday Oct. 11th at Tizley's EuroPub. Mid/late afternoon until I get tired and then again sometime in the early/mid evening until I get tired, though for reference sake (moderator Dave) they do close at midnight. ;)


Saturday October 13th 6ish-8ish.

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370


As well, my open mike is still running strong every Wednesday 8-11.

Tizley's EuroPub
18928 Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370


Hope to see you there. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)

Edited to add Girls Night Out. :-)

(Message edited by kimberly on October 07, 2007)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 116
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys. :-)

Just to let you know, the Casa Luna restaurant and me are getting along just fine.

Next gig, Saturday October 27th 6:00ish-8:00ish.

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-779-7676

It'd be nice to see you there. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 117
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post

Hi All. :-)

I just locked in the month of November playing Saturdays at the Casa Luna 6:00ish-8:00ish. Sweet. :-)

Anyway, plenty of time for those so inclined to make plans to visit beautiful downtown Poulsbo, enjoy a meal at the Casa Luna and enjoy the music. ;) If, "those so inclined" do so, please feel free to introduce yourself. That would be very cool. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 126
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 6:02 pm:   Edit Post

New gig booked at:

The Global Bean Coffee Traders
2021 NW Myhre Ave, Silverdale 98383
360.692.9582 www.theglobalbean.com

Friday, November 9th, 8-10pm

This is a brand new venue that just opened about two weeks ago. House PA, grand piano, comfortable seating, nice place. We're also talking about doing an open mike which yours truly would be playing an integral part. Life is good. :-)

Drop on in if you're in the neighborhood. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 135
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

For those who may be interested.

My performance at The Global Bean went very well last night and I'm booked in again for Friday December 7th, 8:00-10:00pm

The Global Bean Coffee Traders
2021 NW Myhre Ave, Silverdale 98383
360.692.9582
www.theglobalbean.com

I'll also be posting new videos on YouTube in the next few days. Info and links to follow.

Regards,

Kimberly
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 136
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post

Hi Guys.

A reminder about the Pegasus gig on the 23rd of this month and the addition of another date, same location.

Thursday, January 3rd. 7:30-9:30ish

Pegasus Coffee House
131 Parfitt Way S.W.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone 206-842-6725

http://www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com/

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 140
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

New videos. :-)

'Didgeridoodoo'

A clip taken at the Global Bean Coffee Traders 11/09/07. While warming up prior to the gig and looking for a different flute voicing, I 'stumbled' over a didgeridoo in my Roland GR-20 synth. After a bit of 'noodlin' around with a didgeridoo rhythm, a blending of flute and bass voicings and a little help from Carlos, 'Didgeridoodoo' was born.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSn3qfv0_ng


'GrooviE'

A clip from Friday 11/09/07 at the Global Bean Coffee Traders in Silverdale, WA. An 'E' groove using an RC-50 looper with a bass and 'guitar' line looping and accompanying a lead bass melody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxcGNxDEemY


'FunkAy'

A clip from a performance at the Global Bean Coffee Trader in Silverdale, WA taken 11/09/07. A tune with three looper parts (bass and two 'guitar' rhythms) supporting a lead bass melody/solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbR7OVoTiPI

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5670
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Pretty cool Kimberly!
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 141
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave. :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 143
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 1:01 am:   Edit Post

Last two videos from the Global Bean gig 11/09/07.

'Got Blues?'

A 'study in evolution' comparison with the previous version from my first solo gig in January '07. Taped at the Global Bean Coffee Traders in Silverdale, WA 11/09/07. A twelve bar blues using two looping parts and one synthesizer voicing for the "Moody Sax" solo section. And of course stand alone bass for the lead melody/solo sections.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uLPlMJcGY


'Keaggy Groove'

Inspired by Phil Keaggy's 'Salvation Army Band'. Another study in evolution from the previous version captured from my first solo gig in January '07. Taped at the Global Bean Coffee Traders in Silverdale, WA 11/09/07. Three looping parts, one stand alone Alembic bass and yours truly. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ6NKw-4N6g


Kimberly :-)
foth
Intermediate Member
Username: foth

Post Number: 164
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 3:38 am:   Edit Post

Didgeridoo, my favorite instrument... it's the sound of life.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5675
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:48 am:   Edit Post

I love the "Got Blues" piece! The sax part is nice.

By the way; the audio/video quality of these latest videos seems much nicer than the previous vids. I'm guessing it's a combination of better lighting and better camera placement. Both the notes from your bass and the smile on your face are much clearer. In fact, these last five videos really show off the very nice stuff you're doing with your plucking hand. I'm really enjoying watching these videos!
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 146
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys. :-)

Hi Paul - I was rather bemused when I came across the didgeridoo in my synth, but interestingly enough it was kinda easy to feel that 'natural groove' and run with it. The rest is as 'they' say, history. :-)

Hi Dave - Seems like I'm sending a lot of thank you's your way, not that I mind. :-)

I agree with this latest batch of videos being of better quality with both audio and visual. In looking back to 'the early days' I'm somewhat disturbed at the poor quality of both the audio and visual. However, for historical record etc, I feel an obligation to leave 'em there.

I'll try and see about getting someone to get close ups of my plucking hand 'in action'. You'll see it's a unique 'Kimberlyesque' style, if for no other reason than being "digitally challenged" and now that I think about it, 'upside down'. I'm sure you also noticed I'm playing a lot of closed string harmonics here of late using my thumb as the mute. I'm not sure if I can even play any more without using that technique, as it's become such a habit not to mention fun. (Especially when I 'hit one' just right and it just sings. I love my Alembic.) :-)

Back on topic, I'm really glad you're enjoying my 'stuff'. Bottom line, I'm having a gas. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5684
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

I've been using that same technique a lot recently too.
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 155
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 2:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys. :-)

Dave - It's fun isn't it? :-)

New haps. :-)

I'm now booked into the Casa Luna through the month of December, from my previous contract of through November.

Casa De Luna Of Poulsbo
18830 Front Street Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-779-7676

Life is good. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
kimberly
Intermediate Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 158
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 2:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys. :-)

I just booked into a new venue which takes me 'across the water' (Puget Sound) and into what's known as the 'Eastside' (a corridor of small and not so small towns and the small city of Bellevue on the eastern side of Lake Washington, pretty much suburbs of Seattle, though industrialized and commercialized as with most peripheral areas of metropolitan areas these days).

Anyway... ;)

Saturday - January 12th, 2008

8:00pm-11:00pm

The Three Lions Pub
8115 161st Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425-284-3399

http://thethreelionspub.com/thethreelionspub.htm

Gonna be interesting. It's an English pub format which is as they say is, "A comfortable, quaint English style Pub, where you always feel at home"

If anyone's in the neighborhood... ;)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)

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