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(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I've been thinking about those too.

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(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Wow.  Everybody buying guitars.  Not me.  Not today, but I'm happy for y'all.  Been thinking about basses...

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(9 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Very nice for you!  Beautiful guitar.

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(25 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Cool beans!  Do you introduce yourself as King of the Mutants, and then show them how you can make that guitar submit to your own will in defiance of the laws of physics and anatomy?

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(24 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

My sister is a freelance artist who has gained some notoriety.  She has to Google herself pretty regularly to see whether anyone is selling her work as posters or postcards or what-not without her permission, or whether anyone is selling work under her name when it isn't hers.  There are a surprising number of hits in both cases.  She's spent thirty years building a following and establishing her name.  Why should people be able to swoop in at the end and with no effort or investment take advantage of her hard work?  Well, they shouldn't.  Intellectual property laws protect her from those vultures. 

Step back. Take a deep breath.

The same thing holds true for musicians.

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(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

That's great!

Well I already do a version of James Taylor's "Country Roads", so if anyone wants to hear it, I'll gin up a recording.  I've been working on the intro to Amie forever, and just not getting it.  So, I'll keep working.  Topdawgz will have to get the in-song solo.  The intro is as much as I'm taking on.  :-)

I've been wanting to learn "Pink Houses" or "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp forever.  So, since Small Town is on the list, that's my vote.  My neighbor has started to learn Brown Eyed Girl, and I have the bass tabs around here somewhere.  We may be able to work out a duo, though I'd have to figure out how to use my mixer (which could be a problem).  It'd be fun to have an excuse to try and get that together in a real honest-to-goodness(y) band-like fashion, so that's my second vote.

Vote 1: Small Town
Vote 2: Brown Eyed Girl

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(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

That's great!  I've got a Breedlove 6 string, and like it well.  I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your 12'er.

Y'all don't need to be nice to me.  I know both renditions stink, but I feel glad to have been the first to present versions.  If I can't be good, I may as well be fast.

And here is my take on Mother (A Punks Ballad).

I've heard Scott do this one, but I still had a very difficult time with the changing meter and the changing rhyme scheme.  It's a bit Dylanny in that regard with a dark topic, rich inner life, and variable song elements.

https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/mo … rdie-fsotm

Grahams song - I say in the recording that after posting I'll listen to other people's versions, but I guess no one has done a version yet.  I had a hard time catching the rhythm of these lyrics and changed some to make it fit how I could deliver.  I hope that's OK. If not, I do apologize.

https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/cl … ham-cfsotm

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(24 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

easybeat wrote:

apart from getting paid i can`t see the point in doing covers.

Some of us aren't that creative. As Dave Van Ronk said, "Why play a mediocre song I wrote when I can play a terrific song someone else wrote?"

Dirty Ed wrote:

I'm definitely interested in an event in VA.

DE

We'll pull out the calendar.  July is shot already.  If it's in August that would mean it'll just be me and maybe my youngest because the eldest is in band camp then and Sonya returns to work after a summer break. That's why we were thinking June.

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(8 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

1. Win the lottery.
2. Retire.
3. Spend lots of time outdoors.

Also, if you have a problem when  you're live after getting the sound test to sound right, you're first inclination will be to check the cables.  Don't. The problem is that you need to push the button.  Find which button needs pushing, then push it.  Once you push the button, the sound will work better.

Sorry.  I thought you meant that you didn't know what to do about the dates. 

If you meant that you don't know what to do about live sound, that's a whole different ball of wax.  I used to do some very simple sound engineering.  There are some remarkably good white papers and beginner introduction write-ups available.  I'm sorry that I don't have any of those old links bookmarked or I'd share them.  I suspect if you do a Google Search on "Live Sound for Beginners" or "Introduction to Band Live Sound" or some such that you'd find some real zingers and maybe some Youtube tutorials.  If you've already got your live sound board, then you could search on it.  About the only thing I can tell you is to have the sound guy control the monitors, because otherwise the lead guitarist will cut everyone else out and crank himself/herself up to 11 and you'll have terrible feedback and it's all that anyone will hear.  Or the bass player, but since you're the bass player I"m sure you wouldn't do that.

Dirty Ed wrote:
Zurf wrote:

Man. I'll sure miss you at Chordiestock if you can't make it DE.  Sonya and I were talking about a possible June Zurfapalooza, possibly along the Shenandoah.  The Potomac campground where Ben used to have the Gatherodeos got all cleaned up and now they want half a fortune for sites.  It's a nice campground, but not worth more per night than a Motel 6 room.

That place where we had the Zurfapalooza a few years ago when Normtheguitar joined us worked out pretty well.  Also, the Andy Guest State Park is good, but not quite so free with the adult beverages as our crowd generally prefers.

What date in June are you thinking about Zurf?  The Riversmallies Buckeye Rodeo is usually around the first weekend of June and this year Al Agnew is wanting to put together an RS event in Arkansas or Missouri about the second week.

DE

We haven't thought that far ahead. We're lucky to have figured 2017.

I suggest you either get a band or cancel your gigs in time for the venues to find replacements.

Man. I'll sure miss you at Chordiestock if you can't make it DE.  Sonya and I were talking about a possible June Zurfapalooza, possibly along the Shenandoah.  The Potomac campground where Ben used to have the Gatherodeos got all cleaned up and now they want half a fortune for sites.  It's a nice campground, but not worth more per night than a Motel 6 room.

That place where we had the Zurfapalooza a few years ago when Normtheguitar joined us worked out pretty well.  Also, the Andy Guest State Park is good, but not quite so free with the adult beverages as our crowd generally prefers.

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(5 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Good luck.  I hope it works out.

That's a sweet deal Topdawgz.  The walking down there is great. Everything's flat.  At least the roads are.

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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Happy birthday.

i use Audacity, but only for one take deals.  I'm not bold enough to be moving into multi-tracks.

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Got mine too.  Been pouring a lot of time into family this break, so haven't replied yet.  It was very nice to have been thought of.  Thank you.

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(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Right on, Uncle Joe.  Now he knows just how many guitars and amps fit into those two rooms, and for a man like Joey that can only be seen as a challenge!