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  1. Go to the organ forum: https://organforum.com/forums/
  2. Yeah that is probably a different thing but when you have 6 or 7 people it's another.
  3. Well they kept telling me I should go and "it's his 65th birthday" and call kinds of other things. As I said they never really got the butt end of things like I did over the years because I run the band.
  4. I actually posted this on another forum but it's relevant here. Running into Old Band Members can be Awkward. Tonight I have to go to my former bass player's birthday party as some of my present members will be there and kind of roped me into it. This guy had quit on me three times in five years. To give you some background his playing was inconsistent among some other things....... Small things became large things and after some back in forth we eventually came to the conclusion in August of 2016 that he should play the music he wants to play. He kind of was a show boater and really didn't like what he was doing with my group but he wanted to be in a popular band. The other members didn't feel it as much but emotionally and administratively I had to put up with it....and I thought I did because we were friends from way back in other groups but that I wasn't in charge of. I saw him once at a party last summer and it was weird. He had his bass and wanted to come up and play and we didn't let him. We were playing where there was a lot of musicians at a party for a local singer. Then my present bass player was having surgery last October and I was in a bind for a bass player. At my singers insistence he came and played a show with us and sounded bad in front of two other bands who don't play nice in sandbox that we were on the bill with. That night I was reminded why he isn't here and would have cancelled it in retrospect. At any rate it has been some time but my drummer is telling me we should come up and play some old Reggae songs. Apparently they have his band is currently playing. I have no desire because he really couldn't feel it in the first place and why would I want to relive something that constantly was a problem for 5 years? It's just not fun at this age and the reason I don't do many open jams. Sorry for the rant but maybe I will just go get a beer say hi and leave.
  5. Phil the thing will to be get guys over here that migrated over to Keyboard Korner. Funny thing is they went through a platform upgraded.
  6. Well the new forum looks great.
  7. Well I know that. I learned as the year went by that we probably wouldn't have gotten asked back. It meant the most to our drummer more than some other members.
  8. Go to Ebay. Usually you can get displays. https://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Screen-for-Korg-Wavestation-A-D-EX-01-W-01R-W-T1-T2-T3-Display-Panel/323351785685?hash=item4b4944b0d5:g:3JUAAOSw2PtaoV4J
  9. The M1 by far because of it's impact on Reggae and Tejano music. Some guys still have them in their rigs and they still have a decent residual. Someone at Korg told me when the O1W came out in the 1990's they had to cancel tons of orders for M1. I have M1 stuff in my Kronos and I still go to it for certain things. Stuff like the 41 piano and Cloud nine 60 patches are legendary.
  10. It is hard think to judge but I came off nice to him. I guess I get to the point where I don't believe anything people are saying till we are actually booked. I really believe some people have a certain anxiety around bands that they may have promised things to.
  11. How you do guys take/deal with being overlooked or not doing events that normally would be no brainers. Last year we did a benefit for a Children’s Hospital across the street from the research building I work in. We are all part of the same company and hospital system and everything. It went well and the promoter said we would be back this summer, well we didn’t get asked. I have mutual friends with the promoter. I did go this year and ran into him with our group of friends and he acted really awkward when he saw me. I blew it off. Normally I don’t care but the band liked the gig last year and felt it was good for exposure in a conservative suburb where our music doesn’t necessarily “fit”. As I hung out throughout the day it struck me that in fact we would have done well and been a good fit for this festival. I wasn’t so sure last year. It’s two days and a lot of bands are there. Most don’t entertain that well but some are really good. You play for free but the stages are massive and you can eat and drink for free. I did feel we were sidelined a little but I understand giving other people a chance. How do you guys navigate this type of feeling? It gets political and most bands around here are clickish. A lot don’t play nice in the sandbox. I had to tell some of my members there isn’t some band utopia where everyone gets along when I first announced we didn’t get asked to them at practice. I really don’t want to have a case of “sour grapes” but it’s hard not to feel sidelined.
  12. Well I pulled the trigger on a CP88 Monday night and got a good deal. I will keep the Forte but this will be good for certain situations like the Americana band I play for.
  13. He has a killer band though and I really decent guy it seems like.
  14. I think that also. As long as your ahead of the curve you can kind of have a say in things and how the outcome might be.
  15. Yeah looks like I will get a CP88 in the near future. It's either that or a Kronos.
  16. I did one and it was boring as hell. You are wallpaper the most of the time.
  17. Do you have a guy near you at a music store that could work on it or something?
  18. The 88 is actually pretty small. It's not as large as my Forte 88.
  19. It's true a lot of my interests showed up in different message boards as I said. I still have to use Facebook especially this time of year with summer gigs. I think this could still be a vibrant forum unless guys figure out we have talked about everything musically. There used to be a ton of traffic here and things got heated years ago between members. I miss parts of that.
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