Author Topic: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?  (Read 63944 times)

edwardofhuncote

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2715 on: May 17, 2018, 08:27:48 AM »
Our video with Dead Guise from 3/10/18  :)


Sounds great, Wolf.  I'm enjoying while at work today.  :)


I notice lately you've been playing your upgraded Essence more often than the old Distillate or your Series basses... it sounds fantastic. Just a 'safety' thing?


I often worry about collisions with our rather spastic guitar player on similar small stages... I wouldn't sweat a(nother) little ding on my old Persuader, but I'm quite protective of my Custom.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2716 on: May 17, 2018, 08:46:00 AM »
Last night after changing the strings on my Custom fretless, to break them in, I put on the Fleetwood Mac album "Rumours" and played every track, including a couple of the out-takes.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVOYDgXAn1KJjPgLrW2Y1_yvrhDQ8JAtL


This is one of three songs that eventually became "The Chain", the only song on the album that all five members have a part in writing. John McVie's contribution of course became one of the most recognizable bass lines ever. The bass was his 'continuously fretted' Alembic Custom Series I.


https://youtu.be/WWmWSDStTEQ


David Houck

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2717 on: May 17, 2018, 06:10:35 PM »
Shakti - Shringar

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2718 on: May 19, 2018, 01:22:58 PM »
Joey Alexander.  He's a little older now; this is from his new album.  It's a John Coltrane tune; has a very nice feel to it.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2719 on: May 20, 2018, 02:25:43 PM »

Two that stuck in my head from a nice, long drive with a very old friend...


From the Wailin' Jennys- https://youtu.be/Pz91iizX6_A
And from Amanda Smith- https://youtu.be/sMPQK4dS8Mw


We've just spent a couple days together visiting and catching up. Just put her on a plane back to Southern California a few minutes ago. Feels a little like a Forrest Gump moment. (from being- just like peas and carrots to... just like that, she was gone)

 :-\

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2720 on: May 20, 2018, 02:53:50 PM »
 :)


The Wailin' Jennys tune is nice; the timbre of their harmonies is wonderful.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2721 on: May 20, 2018, 06:27:59 PM »
After two or three hours of practicing the same song over and over, trying to get the tone and effects right, the internet offered up this, as if to show me how it's done:  David Gilmour, Comfortably Numb.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2722 on: May 26, 2018, 04:22:09 PM »
"Don't take life so serious; it ain't no ways permanent"

Pogo

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2723 on: May 26, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
Shinyribs.

Peter (who just watched the whole ACL episode & is still wondering what to make of this)
"Don't take life so serious; it ain't no ways permanent"

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2724 on: May 27, 2018, 05:29:38 AM »
Got to admit, I'm not sure either, but it did remind me I have a charango to work on in the shop. I dunno Coz... TexMex meets SwampPop maybe? Interesting. It must be a pretty good gig.  :)

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2725 on: May 27, 2018, 08:22:27 AM »
Last thing (aside from whatever was on my google radio channel) was Billy Cobham's Spectrum. Still love that album after all these years.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2726 on: May 27, 2018, 08:32:30 AM »
On a Greensky Bluegrass Grateful Dead cover binge.
China Cat Sunflower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iqf5ytps5c;
I Know You Rider; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc-x5eq76q8; and
An entire set of GD covers http://mixlr.com/marisa-muldoon/showreel/greensky-bluegrass-winston-salem-102517/

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2727 on: May 27, 2018, 10:49:19 AM »
The China Cat cover was nice.  Interestingly, the bass was very inconsistent; some notes loud, some inaudible.  Is that a function of the pickup and preamp?  Or are my ears just losing more frequencies?

It also seemed that each time a soloist moved towards his instrument mic to start playing, that at first they couldn't be heard, and then the FOH brought their mic up.

Other than those two points, the overall balance of the instruments seemed very good; and it was a very nice arrangement of the tune.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2728 on: May 27, 2018, 11:00:24 AM »
Still reading the John McLaughlin biography, and last night was reading that Cobham recorded Spectrum while he was still with Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Re: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
« Reply #2729 on: May 27, 2018, 01:06:25 PM »
Interestingly, the bass was very inconsistent; some notes loud, some inaudible.  Is that a function of the pickup and preamp?  Or are my ears just losing more frequencies?



I'm going to say, chalk that one up to the contrary nature of upright basses, Dave. I love 'em... no telling how much, but accurately amplifying upright basses has foiled many a player and sound-dude.


Love the Greensky Bluegrass guys though. Good work ethic there... if you're gonna' cover the Dead bluegrass-style, that's how to do it.