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  1. Hmm- could it be a ploy to boost record sales? John Lennon once told Elton John that death was one of the most effective ways for a rock star to boost his record sales. If it is a hoax, then Rolling Stone fell for it. I predict massive sales of Metal Machine Music as a result!
  2. I will play Metal Machine Music in remembrance- take a walk on the wild side!: Lou Reed dies at age of 71 To make this post on topic: what pedal do I use to get that Metal Machine Music sound?
  3. Congrats Travvy! Hopefully you'll get a chance to own a '72 Fender Deluxe Tele someday soon, though!
  4. Originally Posted by Phil O'Keefe Do you still have the score? If so, putting it into a DAW wouldn't be all that difficult, and would give you an idea of what it sounded like. Obviously, getting a real horn section to work it up would be even better. Maybe hit up one of the local colleges and see if you can get a few horn players to play it for you. If you offered them pizza and beer, I'll bet they'd jump at the opportunity. Great idea, Phil! I am not sure if I still have it. I'll have to dig through the archives. And here in Tijuana, I can probably offer something less than pizza and beer to get some local players to play it!
  5. Originally Posted by Phil O'Keefe Do you still have the score? If so, putting it into a DAW wouldn't be all that difficult, and would give you an idea of what it sounded like. Obviously, getting a real horn section to work it up would be even better. Maybe hit up one of the local colleges and see if you can get a few horn players to play it for you. If you offered them pizza and beer, I'll bet they'd jump at the opportunity. Great idea, Phil! I am not sure if I still have it. I'll have to dig through the archives. And here in Tijuana, I can probably offer something less than pizza and beer to get some local players to play it!
  6. Originally Posted by Phil O'Keefe I'm just curious. If you played an instrument when you were in school (or still do), what was it? Did you enjoy it? Do you still have your old band instrument (whatever it was)? Me - I started out on clarinet (my brother still has it last time I checked) when I was in junior high school, and quickly switched over to sax. I added guitar, piano and bass while in high school, but it was mainly the reeds that I played in the school bands - concert / orchestral, marching and jazz / stage band. How about you? I don't know if this counts, but my best friend and I took a guitar class in High School. We already knew how to play, but we wanted to learn more. Unfortunately, the class was just a basic beginner's class teaching stuff we already knew. So we quickly tired of it. There was one kid who sat in front of us. The only riff he knew how to play was the riff from "Smoke On The Water". He played it every day. My friend and I got so fed up hearing that riff, that we tied him to his chair. He stopped playing it after that! The teacher of the class was the Band Director at our High School. He could see that we were bored, so he challenged us to take a Music Theory class that he taught. My friend and I did not read music at that time. Besides, we thought music theory was only for band geeks. All the people taking the class were kids who had been playing instruments most of their lives, and who already knew how to read music. We ended up signing up for Music Theory. It was the hardest, but most rewarding class that I ever took in school. It taught me about harmony, melody and rhythm, and has been essential in making me a good songwriter. I had to work twice as hard as the rest of the class to catch up with them, so I burned the midnight oil at home studying the text. I didn't do that for any of my other classes, but I ended up on the honor roll anyway, on the strength of my good memory. But I enjoyed the hard work. For our final exam, we had to write out a horn chart. I played all the parts on my piece of {censored} acoustic guitar at home, and notated it on music paper. I was arranging parts for instruments that I had never played. It must have been good, because I got an "A" in that class. I wonder to this day what my horn arrangement sounded like when it was actually played by a real horn section!
  7. Originally Posted by Phil O'Keefe I'm just curious. If you played an instrument when you were in school (or still do), what was it? Did you enjoy it? Do you still have your old band instrument (whatever it was)? Me - I started out on clarinet (my brother still has it last time I checked) when I was in junior high school, and quickly switched over to sax. I added guitar, piano and bass while in high school, but it was mainly the reeds that I played in the school bands - concert / orchestral, marching and jazz / stage band. How about you? I don't know if this counts, but my best friend and I took a guitar class in High School. We already knew how to play, but we wanted to learn more. Unfortunately, the class was just a basic beginner's class teaching stuff we already knew. So we quickly tired of it. There was one kid who sat in front of us. The only riff he knew how to play was the riff from "Smoke On The Water". He played it every day. My friend and I got so fed up hearing that riff, that we tied him to his chair. He stopped playing it after that! The teacher of the class was the Band Director at our High School. He could see that we were bored, so he challenged us to take a Music Theory class that he taught. My friend and I did not read music at that time. Besides, we thought music theory was only for band geeks. All the people taking the class were kids who had been playing instruments most of their lives, and who already knew how to read music. We ended up signing up for Music Theory. It was the hardest, but most rewarding class that I ever took in school. It taught me about harmony, melody and rhythm, and has been essential in making me a good songwriter. I had to work twice as hard as the rest of the class to catch up with them, so I burned the midnight oil at home studying the text. I didn't do that for any of my other classes, but I ended up on the honor roll anyway, on the strength of my good memory. But I enjoyed the hard work. For our final exam, we had to write out a horn chart. I played all the parts on my piece of {censored} acoustic guitar at home, and notated it on music paper. I was arranging parts for instruments that I had never played. It must have been good, because I got an "A" in that class. I wonder to this day what my horn arrangement sounded like when it was actually played by a real horn section!
  8. I just watched a movie on Netflix from my computer. I'm in San Diego. No issues at the moment here...
  9. Many of those flat screen TVs are now being made here in Tijuana. Samsung, for one, has a plant here, and I believe Sanyo and Sharp are here as well. I have a 46 inch Panasonic plasma TV that I have had for three years, and it's great. It even survived a cross country (and cross border) trip!
  10. Sometimes the deals for used stuff at GC are too good to be true. I saw a Fender Musicmaster amp for $69.99 on their site last week and ordered it. A day later, I got an email from GC saying my order had been cancelled due to an "incorrect product description". Most likely, someone wised up that they were selling an amp that normally sells for over 300 dollars on fleabay for less than 25% of that price! By the way, those are criminally under rated amps. I have two- one with the Bitmo tweed mod. They were originally sold as bass amps, but make fantastic guitar amps, especially if you change the stock speaker and make a few mods. And it's all point to point wiring! Whoops- letting another secret out. Phil- cancel this thread!!!!
  11. Originally Posted by TravvyBear Nice guitar Roq! Exactly the finish I want mine in! Yes, Travvy, it had a nice finish, but I did abuse it a bit. My guitar strap then was a chain, which wasn't too good on the finish. Plus I wrote "Playskool" with white ink over the "Fender" logo on the headstock. Hopefully, the not so nice finish hurt the resale value for whatever scumbag in Vancouver stole that guitar and tried to resell it!
  12. This was my Telecaster Deluxe from my first band. It got stolen in Vancouver while we were on tour in 1987. So if any of you Canadians see this guitar in the Pacific Northwest, it's mine. I really miss playing it!
  13. No wonder BJFe pedals are so expensive!
  14. For the love of peaches someone vote 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdpxR0SO7G4
  15. I have the Keeley Nova Wah. Awesome box, but I have no need for it in the music that I play now. Tried to sell it last year but there's not much of a market for fixed wahs. If anyone's looking for one, it needs a good home.
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