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  1. On 9/18/2019 at 12:59 PM, New Trail said:


    That sounds like a LOT of recording.  How many VCR's do you have?

    I would like to hear recordings of Native American music that influenced early blues.  Do you have any links?

    Ouch. That's like a personal attack nowadays. I'm all Blu Ray, baby.

    Relax, I'm not really considering it a personal attack. It's just that things are so touchy around here these days. Soon we'll be eating each other over alleged personal attacks and imagined ad homs.


    On native/blues, watch Ken Burns' The Blues, or whatever it was called.

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  2. On 9/17/2019 at 4:34 AM, flemtone said:

    I wasn't aware of it but, thanks to you, now I am.  Set to record for future binge-a-thon.


    Thanks for the heads-up!

    I've been bingeing on The Walking Dead. After five seasons I had to take a rest. It was making me depressed and agitated.

    Now I want a samurai sword, just in case.

  3. On 9/17/2019 at 4:34 AM, flemtone said:

    I wasn't aware of it but, thanks to you, now I am.  Set to record for future binge-a-thon.


    Thanks for the heads-up!

    I've recently binged on The Walking Dead. After five seasons I had to take a rest. It was making me depressed and agitated.


    It didn't post, now it did. WHY CAN'T WE DELETE POSTS?

  4. 16 hours ago, Vito Corleone said:

    Burns’ work is great for learning about things you previously thought you had little interest in. 

    Or thought you understood but actually didn't.

    What I always remember learning is how native American music influenced early blues music. When you compare recordings it's obvious.

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  5. 3 hours ago, Etienne Rambert said:

    I love the Bakersfield songs & records. But listening to a Telecaster bridge pickup today is like driving an ice-pick into my brain.





    I'd suggest that is a product of age. The older I get the less my ears can take wicked guitar sounds.

    What are you, 82? Most people here are almost dead.😉

  6. Stevie Ray wouldn't use a modeler. Neither would Brian Setzer. Or many others.

    I view modelers as production, not art. But I'm of the opinion that it's a hard task to find the right tube amp. Once you do though, the glory.

    For your use, a modeler may indeed be the ticket.

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  7. 10 hours ago, Opposite Day said:



    For those working on their chops, I just came across this today. I've done a lot of similar exercises but this looks like like a really effective one!


    That's like what I do to warm up - chromatic scale - first position up and down the strings, second position up and down the strings, third position..., etc., all the way up and down the neck.

  8. That looks great. I've been to Rockaway Beach











    I've been to Rockaway Beach, Oregon...


    ...and England.



    Great job on the guitar.

    I have a Tele with a SD '59, the full humbucker. It's on a pine body with no pots. Signal goes straight to the amp, and it sounds amazing.

    May add a SD Antiquities Strat neck too.


    I already sanded down the body so it's comfy like a Strat.

  9. Rhoads helped elevate Metal to evolve from the Blues / Pentatonic rut Rock was stuck in, since the mid 1960's.

    Before his passing , he litterall stole the crown off Eddie Van Halen's head.

    Personally, I saw Randy Rhoads, four times. Once with Quiet Riot and three times with Ozzy. Rhoads was always a work in progress, every time I saw him his improvements we're astronomical. His technique improved, his live sound was brutal yet dynamic.

    His legacy will out shine anyone from the Grunge / Alternative era or the John Mayer's or Joe Bonnmasa's of today.

    Well put.


    At the end of the video Ozzy is enjoying the show as much as anyone.



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  10. I never heard of "Yacht Rock"' date=' so I looked it up. [b']It seems to have occurred during a period of time when I had developed an intense disdain for popular culture. I still harbor those feelings[/b]. That is not intended to be a slam toward anyone's tastes, just my choice.


    Even though it is not from that era, it seems that "Sloop John B" should be on the list. I like that song.


    I think a lot of us developed that same disdain. All except for one...or two of us.:cop:


    One of them is named Sarducci.:cool03:

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    Not every song about a boat qualifies as 'yacht rock', my friend. And most of what the Beach Boys did was not yacht.


    But the one of theirs that probably comes the closest is this:



    Gawd, I used to hate that song. Pretty much the only BB song I didn't like...that I heard.


    There was a great BB documentary on AXSTV lately, FYI.




    Hey, I don't need no silly website to tell me what's Yacht or Nyacht. I know for myself!


    Part of the fun of Yacht Rock is deciding what is Yacht or Nyacht and why. Setting your own definitions. A friend and I listened to this station on a long drive last summer deciding whether each song or artist was truly Yacht and to what degree.


    I'll bet this one doesn't even make that website's list! But what good is a trip on your yacht without a smoooooth instrumental after sailing back to port?


    And the album cover seals the deal!




    When I was in high school that was a go-to band for impressing the girls.

    Boz Scaggs was another one.

    West coast anyway.




    How is listening to a channel dedicated to the music "looking down upon them"? :idk:


    Part of being a Yacht Rock fan (which I proudly am) is having the ability to embrace the term. Keep it fun. It's just music, people.

    Let's see...

    You're for yacht rock and you're against Ozzy. What does that tell us?






    I think we're cool with the thread jack because The Beatles played their last concert in San Francisco and the Warriors are moving back there next year. :D


    But do they look like a new team? Or the old Warriors pre KD? But there's only so many points the team can score in a game. With KD in, the others back off, no doubt. Having him come off the bench would be interesting.


    Giannis is going to be a monster for sure. And where did the Bucks even find him? I'm just hoping the Raptors take them to six or seven games and wear them down a bit.

    Precisely. Warriors sweep Blazers. Raptors take Bucks to seven games.

    Bucks have home court over Warriors.


    I begged my folks to take me to that Candlestick concert. Didn't happen.:cry:



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