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Chordite last won the day on September 26 2017

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  1. Came across this. Someone once said something like "A work of art need only be interesting." And to me this is. Particularly the second song "Sonali" Is it Neil Diamond? Assuredly not, but different, yep. .https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49562567
  2. Somwhere we went from recording the instruments and assembling a song to assembling the instruments to record a song. The musicians went from providing a performance to providing a texture. We've all heard it: "We need some (name an instrument) here." The result is a lack of expression and the more tracks you add and tweak the more clarity suffers. I think ears seek that clarity and the more auditory information you layer on the tougher their job gets. Listen to Miles Davis There's the drums, there's the bass over there a bit to the right and the piano to the left and in comes the horn, central. Each in his space. Try that with a Madonna track . When you had 8 tracks or even 4 each track was a full component. Give a producer 64 tracks the likelihood of leaving 56 unused is almost zero, that's human nature. Just my 2cents
  3. Looks interesting albeit specialist. I'm sure as well being interesting to guitarists it will also have a place as a 'case study' in business schools.
  4. Thinking back to the old days when Branson took a risk on Mike Oldfield and boy, how that paid dividends. There is so much interesting stuff out there that doesn't get airtime but gets my attention. Here's one I found yesterday and bought the album on the strength of it, "Pictures" by Trwbador, a welsh duo. http://youtu.be/7LNg49ypbg0
  5. As someone who now has tinnitus for several years and a huge dip above 2 khz I look back regretting my belief that it wouldn't happen to me. It did. Now the rest of my life will sound like the morning after a loud gig with a constant ringing and cutlery sounding like it's made of wood Take Phil's advice
  6. The literature: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer-in-men/about/key-statistics.html
  7. The female to male case ratio is 100 to 1 so you can pretty much take that to the bookies.
  8. It seems pretty much agreed that she was bisexual but never got seriously involved with a man. She died from breast cancer so that should allay your "concerns." If you like the horns they are in my offcut bin
  9. Yes, daddymack, the song is over at 2:17. Just gentle outro and fade there and you have something perfect. Anything else is hitching a trailer to a Rolls Royce.
  10. Every stock Tele I have played the neck is way weaker than the the bridge. It was, I believe, designed that way by Leo for a "split role" reason. Whether you still have a Tele when you throw away that chemistry is open to debate.
  11. Here we have what is in my opinion one of the most perfectly delivered love songs. Minimal orchestration, it's like she is with you. Then at 2:17 it starts, the god awful saxophone arrives totally trashing everything like a cheap movie. Not just a riff but half the freaking record! I don't know who produced this but it is a bloody travesty, it ruins the song like cheap elevator music. [video=youtube_share;Tf1d65OHYXo]
  12. 69 I was finishing college, no special interest in music beyond songs as punctuation markers to place lovers and parties. And suddenly they happened: In the Court of the Crimson King Abbey Road, Let it Bleed, Tulls Stand Up If 1969 pulled me into the bedroom 1970s Trespass from Genesis was the seduction. 1969 was absolutely pivotal The jiving stopped, the world turned and Buddy Holly didn't matter any more
  13. Beat smee.
  14. I wanted to do a piece for a film using Widor's Toccata and discovered it was still in copyright due to a quirk of French copyright law and can't be used without paying the heirs. (death+70 years+all the years France was at war ). For someone born in 1844 (35 years before the cowboy era!) this is bonkers.
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