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

The Pack plays the Seahawks at Lambau field should be a good game both teams need it

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

I had knee surgery so I wish you the best I hope everything turns out ok smile

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(3 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

I designed this logo for the drum head any comments welcome
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15283913_10211341717837442_444314860431906327_n.jpg?oh=f8b51538f15669033d95fd48a33873e6&oe=58B2ACED

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

keepitreal wrote:

Haven't heard this one for years. I always enjoy your posts, you look like you're having fun and it comes across in your music.

It has to be fun or it's a job smile  I retired from traveling with shows after I hit my 60's we still have some bookings in the works but not a daily grind of hauling gear, set up tear down and off to the next place I'm 75 don't need any more excitement unless it is a song. smile

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Re: TF's last sentence up there: Hadn't thought of that, but yeah ---- I'll do my part to support RETRO BUZZ and buy a t-shirt.

And you'll remember I've already volunteered to drive the tour buzz/limo. smile

Come on guys! We gotta get started! smile

Does any of what  TF and I have written sound familiar?

Your Fan,

Bill

Noted Bill we are concentrating on the music at the moment for a large event next summer and some other gigs and putting together a great song list.

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Tenement Funster wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice job, Russell ... nice job indeed. You've got some great tones coming out of your Tele, and everyone's in fine voice ... especially on the chorus. Don't know what else to say ... flabber-ghasted!

TF I love the tone of my Modern players Tele it really go's nice with the action and the tuners allow a lot of freedom. I love doing songs from this era lot of great music thanks for giving a look and commenting smile

You're very welcome!

I have a very loose idea of how "green screen" tech works, and what you guys are doing for your vids is also very cool. Who puts together the clips, does the editing, etc.? All of your vids have very suitable backdrops, and it definitely adds to your overall presentation.

And I gotta ask ... will there be RETRO BUZZ merchandise?

TF I do all the editing on the videos if you want to get started in editing with Green Screen I would suggest in addition to buying some bulk green at walmart you purchase a very  inexpensive program from TraxAx make sure it has green screen the cost for the program is under $30 and WELL worth it the green screen less the ten buck you can tack it on  or staple it on a wall then use some flood lamps for lighting make sure there in back of you to cancel out the shadows. I search the internet for videos that have the same theme as the song and use my Samsung camera phone to shoot the video or look thru some old dvds any source works if you need help give me a holler smile I designed a Retro Buzz logo for the drum head I will see if I can upload it to our facebook page it would look cool on a t shirt.

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(3 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Gotcha covered with a comment on the Tube with the new one "Free Ride". I think it's great that all three of you can "rock out" (an old phrase from the 60's - remember it?) with this and so many others you have uploaded. It's also great that all three of you share in the singing.

Before I took singing lessons and while I was still drumming, I too had a boom mic and sang my butt off on the songs I really liked, so I got credit for background harmonies, but I always felt guilty about taking credit for that because the guys always kept that mic turned off.

smile

Bill

I read you comments BIll  and yes i remember "rock out" and the 60's actually I think I never left lol sure beats what I hear on tv for me at least your story reminds me of the 1st band I was in, the rhythm guitar player asked if he could turn his amp up because he couldn't hear himself and the lead guitarist told him "that's alright we remember what you sound like" smile

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice job, Russell ... nice job indeed. You've got some great tones coming out of your Tele, and everyone's in fine voice ... especially on the chorus. Don't know what else to say ... flabber-ghasted!

TF I love the tone of my Modern players Tele it really go's nice with the action and the tuners allow a lot of freedom. I love doing songs from this era lot of great music thanks for giving a look and commenting smile

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

dino48 wrote:

Great work Russell,I love the background film.

Hi dino just want you to know I really enjoying playing with a these guys, the background sort of fits with the music thank you! smile

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(11 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Had a  little fun with this, you never really know where a jam is going or where it winds up I guess the whole idea is to find a groove and put some polish on it and for the record the polish will be applied if you have a minute or so please give a look smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOGZA2NsHE

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(3 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Yep we got our own page to add photos and songs to, we are still working on our song list and it is coming along nicely, if you get time stop by and check out the photos and music.
https://www.facebook.com/hardkleverdeck … page_panel

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

TIGLJK wrote:

Russell  You guys play so well together - looks  like the comfort zone is tremendous.   
The name fits perfectly

TG we have known each other for a long time and jammed a few times but this is the 1st concerted effort to take it a step further. I have a lot of leeway to express myself because they play basic stuff nothing to fancy or you lose the rock feel smile

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

I wanna drive the damn tour bus! smile

Bill

If if happens to go that way anything is possible smile

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Tyson7 wrote:

Retro Buzz , Cool.  Kind of a Modern feel but tells what your about.

Tyson I designed a nice logo for the name for the drum head and as soon as I can get it copied on my printer I will upload the design and put the link on Chordie. I agree there will be no guessing but occasionally we will do some modern jams with original content. smile

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Tenement Funster wrote:

RETRO BUZZ ... excellent choice, Russell. You posted a vid several months ago called "fat old guy .... somethin', somethin', somethin". I personally like RETRO BUZZ a lot better. lol I imagine you've got some major recording labels breathing down your neck already?

TF I have not felt any breeze on my neck other then the seasonal cold weather but there is always hope smile  but my experience tells me things happen by chance and pure dumb luck more often in the world. I created a Facebook page for the band but we do not have photos YET but there coming. I did change the name on You Tube of the bands videos and I will create a channel there for the band also. smile

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

dino48 wrote:

I liked it a lot Russ and your new name. and the background ahow was great.

Thanks dino the name kind of suits the music we like and I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving smile

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(10 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

We settled on a name for the group at least for now this is taped around 11am  Thanksgiving eve after 3 hours of rehearsal we mixed a few songs together and just kicked back before getting on with the rest of the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7hBeyY … e=youtu.be

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

The Packers players and coaches need to go to intensive care they stink! Fire McCarthy,Dom Capers and get some fresh blood in the receiving corp even if you have to pay the big bucks for quality players the defense has more holes then a food strainer the offensive line totally sucks end of rant

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

dino48 wrote:

49ers lost again I think that is 7 losses straight. I could not see Green Bay or  the Seahawks here.

I could and they stunk! The Packers need to have there starters healthy not on crutches they are not going to beat any top team with rookie corner backs and linemen period.

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

I seen something about the last time they won a world series I believe it was 1909 or something like that oddly that was the year my mother was born

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

Phill Williams wrote:

Dino the only thing I terrorise is your hearing if you listen to my singing that is? wink

lol good one Phill

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

looks like this is belated but Happy Birthday Doug hang in there

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

I feel for you been there a few times I have been fairly lucky with my gear I still have a 100 w sonic head with two 12" speaker cabs as a back up to my Marshall and the bass player and drummer both have extra amps at our rehearsal studio so I am covered. hope ya get it sorted out it is almost easier to get a new amp then repair older ones unless you are into electronics and can do it yourself. good luck with it. smile

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

Tough one to lose but Atlanta played hard right to the end as did the pack it was a good game.

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(5 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I had a  problem with it the song I selected to play was changed to another and It would not play what I wanted