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 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Frustrated with Lap Dawg + truss rod

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:08 pm 

Replies: 12
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It seems like some belt-hook positions work better than others for getting to the truss. However you are supporting the instrument, the one thing you want to avoid is having to "support " the instrument with the thumb. It should be necessary to do this. I fouls the Lap Dawg was pretty nice...

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: Classic live recording & photos:Emmett & Les DeMerle, 1973

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 am 

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Good one, Dan. Had to be coffee that night (wouldn't do that now). Thanks for being there so often in those early days with camera in hand and graphic art skills. And thanks for rediscovering those negs at the most opportune time. Greg got the ball rolling on this project and saw it through from st...

 Forum: "Teflon" Instruments and Musicians non-Stick   Topic: Who Uses A Drum Stool OR Damn Spent More money on gear

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:38 pm 

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I prefer piano benches, because I like to rest the belthook on the front of the chair, and the rounded front is not as good as the square front.

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Goodbye to DAWN THOMPSON

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:21 pm 

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Thanks to all for your kind wishes...

Here's a link to the version of "Still Water" Glenn mentioned

https://greghoward.bandcamp.com/track/still-water-2

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Farewell to Cassini

 Post subject: Re: Farewell to Cassini
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:18 pm 

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an amazing thing... So great that people can have a vision that extends into the future to make something like this happen...

Cheers!

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Goodbye to DAWN THOMPSON

 Post subject: Goodbye to DAWN THOMPSON
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:31 pm 

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I found out on Friday that my long-time friend and occasional musical partner Dawn Thompson had passed away on Thursday night. Dawn was a true original, in her art and in her life. She and her husband, my dear friend John D'earth were two of the earliest enthusiasts of my forays into the Stick, and ...

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: Cover - Moonchild (King Crimson)

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:39 am 

Replies: 13
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Sounding good, Mitch! I used to sing that one (in the days before I decided to stop torturing my audiences;)), your voice is way better than mine. Others in that vein I really liked to do were "Cadence and Cascade", Gabriel's "Here comes the Flood" and Eno's "By this River&q...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: R.I.P. John Abercrombie

 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. John Abercrombie
Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:22 pm 

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If I'm not mistaken, Abercrombie was Emmett's entree into the New York loft scene in the 1970s. He was good friends with John D'earth, and I had a couple of chances to hang out with him here over the years. A huge influence on my music, especially the New Directions quartet with Lester Bowie, Eddie ...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Currently listening to great interview with Jobim

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:56 am 

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Fresh Air is celebrating 30 years of great interviews by airing some from their first year.

Today's 3rd segment is Antonio Carlos Jobím:

http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

not sure when the podcast will be live, but tune in if you are into Bossa Nova...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Charlottesville benefit concert this Sunday, August 20

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:24 pm 

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Thanks for you kind wishes all. It was a great night of music, over 500 people in the audience. I had the pleasure of book-ending the event as an accompanist for a fine singer/guitarist in the beginning, and as the main instrument for the closer, John Lennon's Imagine followed by Come Together witha...
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