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keepitreal wrote:

I enjoyed very much your interpretation of this old classic. Also great video, and I also learned what a ditto looper is. I always enjoy your posts Russ, keep em coming.

Thanks for taking a look smile This song brings back memories of my days in Los Angeles I was hanging out in coffee houses and playing a lot of chess and on one of the nights the Chambers Brothers came in a sat down I played some guitar and we sang together they asked me to join them at the Troubadour Night club on Hootinanny night and we performed the song to a nice reception I did get to know them quite well and we stayed in touch shortly after they released the hit single "Time" and they were on there way to the big time after that we fell out of touch. but it was a magic time  in LA smile

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jerome.oneil wrote:

I don't think the combined '85 Bears and '75 Steelers defenses could slow down Atlanta's offense.   All the passing and a running game to match.  And their defense is really good, too!

Julio Jones would kill you in man to man defense, Russ.  He's too big to put a fast corner on, and too fast to put a big corner on.  The only way to play him is in a zone where the safety can come and help.

Anyway, the Superbowl should be an offensive showcase, which should make it entertaining.  I'm a fan of the other birds for the time being.  big_smile

My prediction - Atlanta 42, New England 35.

you may be right but I still think there are a few guys out there who are as big and fast as he is maybe not in the present NFL but upcoming drafts and I agree it will be a darn good game and if Atlanta plays anywhere close to how they played the Packers New England is in for a tough day ahead.

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I hope during the off season the Packers beef up there offensive and defensive lines and add some talent in the linebacking corp, oh yes and a couple of taller faster safety's you cannot compete in this league with a sick or ailing offense get some young bloods to back up the starters and trash the zone defense along with the defensive coordinator end of rant

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The Packers defense is really hurting with all the injury's as is the offense the outcome was never a question, they need some taller faster cornerbacks for starters and a bigger defensive line they looked out of kilt and against Atlanta they got punished for it bad.

TIGLJK wrote:

I knew it- packers and Steelers outclassed, outplayed

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Tyson7 wrote:

Nice . Always enjoy your music.

    Joe

Joel thank you for giving a look see your comments are very much appreciated smile

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TIGLJK wrote:

RUSSELL
BEAUTIFUL PLAYING - AND THAT WAS A HEARTMOVING RENDITION AS THE NOSTALGIC STILL PHOTOS APPEARED THROUGHOUT THE VIDEO.  I IMMENSELY ENJOYED THIS !  STIRRING EMOTIONS WITHOUT WORDS, WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THAT, YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING SPECIAL !

I was just having a conversation with my psychology class the other day about how when they walk down the street and see older people, they should remember  that we were all young once. ( i.e. Graham's Cloak of Invisibility song)

I also loved seeing all your guitars - sweet collection.   Do you still have your very first guitar ?

Anyway - this was a great way for me to begin Sunday morning at 5:30 am

NFL today - Go Steelers and Packers, although the left side of my brain is telling me the opposite is reality! smile

Thanks again so much for your musical reflection, it was awesome!

Jim

p.s.  I have no clue what a ditto loop is ! smile

Jim I am really at a loss for words and honestly surprised by your post I had no idea that what I was feeling at the moment translated emotions in others thank you! Interesting enough is the guitar I played is home made with the exception of the neck which was from my first guitar a SO1 strat made in China it is a beautiful rosewood neck with excellent tuners the pickups are hot Texas coils from Guitarfettish and even the wiring is special Emerson vintage pre wired strat setup with paper and oil capacitors. to answer your question yes I still play all my guitars only because I selected them for there unique sounds and each has something special to offer GO PACK! and thanks you made my morning a little brighter smile This is a Ditto very easy to use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZCok4OYVOk

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I was hanging out at home and due to the weather (ice) and other distractions we have not rehearsed in two weeks this song came to mind and I used my new Ditto looper to lay a chord progession and went from there and any time practicing is good.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwo_P55 … e=youtu.be

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That was a real nail chewer down to the end on to Atlanta to face the hot Falcons what a season for Green Bay

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Zurf wrote:

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?

Zurf I don't say anything but i listen to what others say good or bad hopefully I hear more positive then the other way  around.I do work on stretching my fingers for some chords and making up scales to run up and down the neck thats about it.I do get inspired each day to practice especially with my Les Paul and I recently purchased a Ditto looper which I really like for the simplicity smile

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sisyphus wrote:

Well i'm not trying to pick on ya Russ, fact is i'm twice the age of a few band members .

Those gigs that end @ 2-3a.m. humping gear around wear me out ....:(

But by gawd, it sure is fun while we're all up there!....:)

~S~

I have to agree with you on hauling gear, I pay my neighbor to do it he is a semi pro football player and can use the extra cash. We limit our gigs to 3 hrs.or less and I must agree it is fun to show off your stuff, I didn't feel you were picking on me my hide is a little thicker then that i was just making a point for what reason I seem to forget at the moment lol

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sisyphus wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:
sisyphus wrote:

2nd that, i've been in a 3 piece , y'all work a LOT harder, ain't no place to hide....

vs. having done SS in a 6 piece ,which is a cakewalk

Go Retro!!!

~S~

True, no place to hide we try to keep the arrangements simple I am limited on solo work BUT I have been working with a looper and getting the timing right is critical I found using zero effects is best more to come thanks for watching smile


You're some technically adept for an old guy Russ , i usually gotta find someone under 30 to show me stuff like that....and then find where i hid my glasses....~S~

I cannot deny my age (75) but age is irrelevant what's in you heart and one's desire to perfect there ability is all that matters my brother has a big band in Las Vegas he gleaned all the best talented musicians available to play with him he is 86 and still a fantastic trumpet player I don't have a secret I just practice every day that's it. smile

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keepitreal wrote:

A nice steady Ballard to finish the set, we used to call it the bum grabber. Not sure how that translates over the pond, but congratulations to you and the boy's on another great tune.

yes we call it by a similar name over on this side of the pond lol thanks for giving a look smile

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TIGLJK wrote:

Russell Gibbs !!!

excellent playing

I would like to hear an original from you three !

Keep up the great posts !
Jim

Hi Jim we have quite a few original songs but we are rehearsing for upcoming bookings but I will see if we can sneak a few in for you,right now we are arranging set lists and running over them to smooth out the wrinkles thanks for the interest and giving a listen smile

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Thanks BJ I love these older classics smile

bluejeep wrote:

Very well done Russell.

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Baldguitardude wrote:

Glad this was bumped as I missed it the first time around. Sounded great! This is also one of my favorites but a song I've never attempted to cover. You've inspired me to give it a shot!

Glad ya got to see it BGD , yes it is a fun song to sing and play I dont play the intro on the record (I know it) just wanted to do something different thank you for taking a look and your comments smile

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sisyphus wrote:
Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Comments left, but so much sound coming out of THREE of you makes me long for the old days!!!


Bill


2nd that, i've been in a 3 piece , y'all work a LOT harder, ain't no place to hide....

vs. having done SS in a 6 piece ,which is a cakewalk

Go Retro!!!

~S~

True, no place to hide we try to keep the arrangements simple I am limited on solo work BUT I have been working with a looper and getting the timing right is critical I found using zero effects is best more to come thanks for watching smile

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Thank you!! smile

keepitreal wrote:

Just brilliant.  I never took much notice of Bad Company, but if they sound anything like you guys maybe I should pay more attention.

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Thank you dino I am really pleased with the way it came out, I suggested both the drums and bass should delay playing till after the intro and 4 measures the guys sang some nice haromony too smile

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I do not know who will win all I can say is it depends on the individual performance of each team I hope the Packers continue but Dallas has an excellent team both defense and offense and there playing at home Green Bay will have to really be on top of there game offensive and defense I'm nervous about this one no predictions just hope.

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Wow there are so many great songs from this era the Bee Gees were unique and they produced classics like this song. We have already started to book some dates for the band in the coming year and this songs is a excellent song to get people to want to hold on to each other and remains one of my favorite choices to sing, hope you give a look when you have a few minutes.
https://youtu.be/S6z0bYu7XjE

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sisyphus wrote:

I have zero idea of what green screen is Russ, but it's way cool and would like to learn more   ~S~

There are several ways to achieve a green scree effect but the easiest is go to Walmart,Target or another retail giant and they sell green fabric you also need to make sure you get enough to span the entire background of your studio so everyone in the band fits including the sides. next you need a camera that has a wide angle lens I have a Sony HDR-MVI movie cam with large mic's they can be obtained on the web, a tripod or someone holding the camera and last you need a green screen video program I would suggest the one I have it is very inexpensive at around 25 dollars or so called TrakAx make sure it has green screen editing there are free video tutorials that are included to help you edit and depending on how quick you can learn(it takes a bit of time and patience) last you need a video to put in the back it can be a photo or whatever but make sure you dont wear any green clothing or you will be invisible :lol; if you need any help let me know smile almost forgot LIGHTING you need to have front indirect (aim at ceiling ) and back lighting to cancel out the shadows on the green screen.

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sisyphus wrote:

Very well done, and that backdrop is way cool, how is that done?   ~S~

Thank you for your comment, we use a green screen and the background is another video I blend in with my video program

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Grah1 wrote:

Been back in the  UK   for  2  yrs now Russell ,living  in the Yorkshire  dales  it gets   pretty  cold   here  at  times ....lol

You should spend a winter in Wisconsin  the UK would seem like a sunny day in Jamaica smile

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Grah1 wrote:

Great tune guys loved it

Thanks Graham for taking a look and feedback is the life blood of entertainers good or bad I just wish I lived in a warmer climate like you and Roger lol it is 12 above with a steady strong wind today in Wisconsin smile

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Tyson7 wrote:

Russell, Another good one. love that song.

Thank  you! great dance tune nice and steady smile