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June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized by jo6pac | 11 comments
Stolen from my friend 99
[I edited to embed one video, and to say there are more at the link. Hope that's OK. If not, let me know and I'll delete. TB3]
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Timbuk3 on June 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm
I like it.
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Timbuk3 on June 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm
I’ve listened to the video I added to your post several times, and I really like it.
I was going to add something about a comparison between steel drums and harmonicas, that they come in keys, the point being it’s literally impossible to play a wrong note. I thought about adding “notice when the drone bass note is hit” by pointing out that it’s the center of the steel drum, but I wondered if anyone would understand what a “drone note” is. (It’s sort of a “reference note”. Since most people don’t have perfect pitch, the constantly repeated “bass” note in this music gives a constant reference that everything’s “in tune”, even if it’s not.)
Then I was going to add something about how music theory has different keys setting different moods.
And end my comments with admiration that playing within a single key makes it difficult to “put on a show”, based on the difficulty of writing every song in the same (mood) key.
Then I decided “fuck it, I’m just going to enjoy this music”.
I enjoyed this post. A lot.
I hope your friend is able to support himself.
Being a musician is a tough job.
jo6pac on June 21, 2012 at 10:14 am
I don’t mind the edit and 99 is a herself. She not a musician of sound but of words and thought but does find some very cool stuff in the utube world.
I’m happy that you enjoyed this.
Timbuk3 on June 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm
Being a guitar player I really appreciate the novelty of this style of playing. I’ve posted it before, but I still think it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever witnessed someone doing with a musical instrument. It’s done in an “open tuning” which is tuning the guitar to a chord, which is sort of a cross between a perfectly tuned guitar and a steel drum…
jo6pac on June 21, 2012 at 10:22 am
I like this I’ll have to look around for some more. I saw this person when he was first starting out with only 20 people, what a great show.
Uniformityville_horror on June 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Timbuk3 on June 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm
I was lucky enough to have a room mate in college who was into jazz. I was probably one of a handful of people in (R-voting) South Dakota, in the 80′s, to even know who Stanley Jordan was.
Glenn listed to lots of stuff I never heard anywhere else. Gentle Giant, Weather Report, Jean-Luc Ponty I can remember, but there were others who were very good.
I saw a bass player from a jazz band, but I can’t remember his name. I don’t think it was Jordan. Who was the bass player for Weather Report?
At any rate, after he played a solo he was standing there with broken BASS strings, he was thumping on that thing so hard. And, A) bass strings are THICK, and B) he never missed a note.
Uniformityville_horror on June 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Music. I just got a new computer and getting the itunes changed over has been a task.
Just listened to The Long Run.
jo6pac on June 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm
Yes, I went through that at the first of the year and because I have a local build the computer/server it takes me 3 days to reload everything. In the end worth it but what a pain.
Uniformityville_horror on June 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Oh man, I have over 7400 songs. Finally got the purchases downloaded to the new iTunes.
Over 10000 photos. Little by little it comes together but I cannot find how to recognize the external harddrive on the new machine. The new machine has a new OS I am not familiar with.
At least the new Wyoming photo are on the new machine and not on the old one, .. 800 photos in all, a wedding and a extended-family vacation with the siblings and their families.
And I vowed I will not visit this particular site with the new machine until after July 17th, due to flame issues.
Timbuk3 on June 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm
What happens on July 17th?
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