The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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Phil, I think you may be allergic to any technology... You cute pups don't have a bunch of knobbery and switchery and do not come with manuals that you are never gonna read anyway.....

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I don't think it's that I'm allergic to it but more the case of not finding a practical use for it when I get it..:laugh2:
Inanimate objects are predictable and only do what you want them to do unlike animals who have charisma and personality.
Gear I've owned in the past I can quite easily forget with regards to what it sounded and played like but I always remember every pet I've ever had as a cherished part of my life.
 

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G'day all.

Was one for the books is the best of ways today. Little warmer than the norm and a lovely azure sky.

Maddie is somewhat put out at me as she had to guard the house while I was galavanting with Emily.

Have a customer with PTSD....I told him about practicing with metronomes was a good thing.... He started using one....
I was talking about practicing guitar/bass...
But...
He found out that when he got a bit wound up, he could turn on the metronome and keep it running in the house for a good while and it helped him center himself.... Interesting...
Suspect tinnitus is also in his life. Had not thought of using a metronome for background noise, and can say that my PTSD is not nearly so difficult when my tinnitus is pushed from center stage.

One of my favorite tunes in so many incarnations as it is such a gem that whether it be Mountain, Leslie West and Jack Bruce or Jack on a pinnaner it holds its' form.

Tres Cool.

Hope Ma smiles on us all.
 
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I felt like that particular performance presented the song in it's purest form. The Mountain version sounded a tad "ragey" if you know what I mean. I love that version but the swirling grind of the background kind of overwhelmed the message in this instance I thought. :)

The Fripp thing was just an interesting use of The Stick since we've been bandieing it about. :laugh2:

I do like me some Frippertronics though.
 

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I felt like that particular performance presented the song in it's purest form. The Mountain version sounded a tad "ragey" if you know what I mean. I love that version but the swirling grind of the background kind of overwhelmed the message in this instance I thought. :)

The Fripp thing was just an interesting use of The Stick since we've been bandieing it about. :laugh2:

I do like me some Frippertronics though.
The Mountain version is how I heard it first, and that harmonic Leslie West pops at the end of the solo still wobbles my knees. Back in the day when you may have gotten more than one take, but only one take made it to vinyl.

Still kind of surprised the 'Stick' has not garnered more interest. Think it would go swimmingly with a hurdy gurdy.
The three guys playing the Ovations nearly bordered on creepy visually, but the sound was delicious. Wonder if they were in different tunings or simply playing complementary parts.
 

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Glad things went so well. Although at this point you're such an old hand what could go wrong? :)
:lol: Plenty I fear but thanks for the kind words anyway Frank..:laugh2:
Lauren always jokes with the audience about me and visa versa.
I've always tried to to stick to the old saying " Stay hungry, stay humble" before a gig .

Ooops...3:15 a.m. and just up with Louis.
must have fallen asleep typing the above in bed as when I just woke up I hadn't sent this post and my phone was on the floor...:laugh2:
Back to bed for us ...
Later folks.

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The Mountain version is how I heard it first, and that harmonic Leslie West pops at the end of the solo still wobbles my knees. Back in the day when you may have gotten more than one take, but only one take made it to vinyl.

Still kind of surprised the 'Stick' has not garnered more interest. Think it would go swimmingly with a hurdy gurdy.
The three guys playing the Ovations nearly bordered on creepy visually, but the sound was delicious. Wonder if they were in different tunings or simply playing complementary parts.
Same here. West was one of my favorite guitarists for years. I traded my well worn and beloved 2001 A Space Odyssey album for Nantucket Sleighride as a teen so I could nick his riffs. His tone on the live side of Flowers of Evil was something I strived for early on. Along with Mike Bloomfield on the Super Sessions.

The stick guy in the Fripp Quintet is no Levin but it's interesting nevertheless. Could be the trio were in alternate turnings as Fripp has devised his own turnings. I've read some about them but my eyes sort of glaze over. :laugh2:
 

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:lol: Plenty I fear but thanks for the kind words anyway Frank..:laugh2:
Lauren always jokes with the audience about me and visa versa.
I've always tried to to stick to the old saying " Stay hungry, stay humble" before a gig .

Ooops...3:15 a.m. and just up with Louis.
must have fallen asleep typing the above in bed as when I just woke up I hadn't sent this post and my phone was on the floor...:laugh2:
Back to bed for us ...
Later folks.

:wave:
I don't have to try very hard to stay humble...life takes care of that for me. :laugh2:
 

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I don't have to try very hard to stay humble...life takes care of that for me. :laugh2:

We all get bitch slapped in different ways, bud... Just is....

What defines us is getting our asses back up.....

Being ornery as hell helps too... You are ninja level ornery... Everybody can't stroll through shit you've survived, and keep going, my friend...


You're short too. Shorter'n hell.... Dunno if that figures in to the ornery but I guess it damn sure could... Bumping yo head on drawers folks leave open and shit.... Not being tall enough to ride the cool rides at the fair.... I imagine that coule make one ornery as hell.....


I taught my son the best I could. I told him he'd get kicked in the teeth sooner or later, and repeatedly, we all do... What he does next defines him.... He's been kicked many times, still gets up and gets back to biz.... He's a badass....in spite of having a rare CF variation. Made Exec Chef at 25yrs old.... Did it the old hard way...Worked under some badass asshole classically trained & degreed Exec Chefs that saw something special in him, taught him because he wanted it, made his life freaking miserable, and then kicked him so he would go work under a different Exec to learn more... Now he is their competition....and they know it...and are good friends... He works his ass off for unreal hours, straight salary doesn't pay when you run the calculator, but happier'n a hog in a watermelon patch...

May sound odd to some, but I realize the times I was kicked made me who I am. I got back up, brushed my ass off, and got back to it.....

Entitled fucks don't have the luxury. They are never satisfied with anything because they've never 'done it themselves' to any extent.

Wife asked if I could go back yadda yadda.... I said no. I would not be who I am, traveled the roads I've traveled, nor would I have met the people I have met.... Had a helluva life so far....ain't done yet....


Any time any any of us in here gets kinda maudlin, remember:

Those of us up in here have seen more shit and done more shit than any regular folks have...


We have lived the lives of any ten popcorn munching Bufords... and somehow lived through it....

That in itself is pretty badass if you ask me....



edro...
 

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Indeed, Edro.


=== Phil, very glad the gig went well. You can hold your head up when walking the vicious, drooling pack of hounds around the village now. Nobody will dare to meet your eye with anything less than a smile :laugh2:


I do like me some Frippertronics though.
Yes but I just wish he hadn't married Toyah bloody Wilcox.
 

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My wife bought a couple pounds of coffee to support our grandson's band. "Jamaican Me Crazy". Sounds interesting. :laugh2:

Off to see his Christmas concert today. They finished 4th in the State Finals, but were up against some big city schools with a huge student body and much bigger budget. The winner was in the Macy's Parade. Maybe I'm prejudiced but I didn't see the big deal about their performance. I've seen politics play into the arts a thousand times at this point. Kinda sad that kids have to be put off like that after trying so hard.
 

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Maybe I'm prejudiced but I didn't see the big deal about their performance. I've seen politics play into the arts a thousand times at this point. Kinda sad that kids have to be put off like that after trying so hard.
it is sad to see something like that . but it's also the nature of politics in the arts . the kids are just too young to understand these things yet

a couple of years ago , I was speaking to a forum member on the telephone . he was asking me about getting jobs / assignments / projects as a freelancer . so I told him The Truth . that it really is about who you know . and I pointed him to the many studies online that back up this idea

long before social networking was a thing on the internet __ it was something that happened IRL . anyone that isn't a " social creature " can benefit from becoming one . so I suggested that he attend events with important people in his community . go to a different variety of functions . even drink at the bars where the people in his field do

just the idea of this really bothered him . he told me " we don't do things like that around here " . so I responded " No . you don't do things like that . meanwhile __ everyone else is " . I wish that meritocracy was more of a thing . and the world seems to be flooded with too many people trying to play the game / fake it 'til you make it . sometimes these people succeed . and it sucks , knowing that some of them are the less talented ones

but . the people hiring for projects or assignments or whatever . they see too many of the wrong people on a regular basis . even a smidgen of ability can stand out these days .

I don't know why this is my rant this afternoon . Frank got me worked up . and I'm listening to the Dead Kennedys while reading on MLP . but that has nothing to do with it :laugh2:

this is the song on right now

Ah, even you
You've gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?
Ah, even you
You just punch the clock, too scared to punch your boss
When will you crack?
When will you crack?
When will you
Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your eyes?
 

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Indeed, Edro.


=== Phil, very glad the gig went well. You can hold your head up when walking the vicious, drooling pack of hounds around the village now. Nobody will dare to meet your eye with anything less than a smile :laugh2:




Yes but I just wish he hadn't married Toyah bloody Wilcox.
:lol: It was in the village she lives in which is about two miles away.
I actually do these events to showcase Lauren and aren't really worried about me but I wouldn't tell her that as she'd have a go at me..:laugh2:
I don't hang around long enough to socialise anyway..I play then keep a low profile on a chair near the exit so as not to appear rude to other performers acknowledging , supporting, and applauding them but as soon as the intermission curtain comes down and people head for the bar I'm off out the back exit...:laugh2:
 




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