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by MikeL
Wed May 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Not blues, but nostalgic...
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Not blues, but nostalgic...

Very cool story and roots. I've heard that song dozens of times and didn't know a thing about it. Nice photo montage on the YouTube vid. 1968 was a year filled with triumphs and tragedies. Thanks for posting.
by MikeL
Wed May 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Something different...
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Something different...

Fantastic. :clap: You should be proud of your son's musicality. My grandmother was an accomplished organist but I think the musical gene ended with her. :sad: Pipe organs amaze me though I confess that I know very little about them. Towards the end the organist reaches over with his left hand to pul...
by MikeL
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Experimental Mood
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: Experimental Mood

I like it! Reminds me of the psychedelic surf band The Mermen.
by MikeL
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Playing in a three piece band

Wow. Really nice Bb. I think you were nailing it in terms of tone, cadence, and general vibe.
by MikeL
Tue May 10, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Hubcap guitars
Replies: 1
Views: 2384

Re: Hubcap guitars

Always reminds me of Johnny Winter for some reason....
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Look forward to hearing what you've got going on BB.
by MikeL
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Replacing toggle on my Sheraton
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: Replacing toggle on my Sheraton

A more common usage in my experience is:
"If it's not broken, fix it until it is." :big_smile:
by MikeL
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Replacing toggle on my Sheraton
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: Replacing toggle on my Sheraton

Nice tutorial Gerd. Apologies if this seems like a dumb question but how did you know that the old toggle was faulty. I'm asking because I don't think my G&L Legacy (which I bought used) has never worked right. There's static or complete cutting out when I switch to the neck pickup. I suspect it's a...
by MikeL
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Hesitation Blues
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Re: Hesitation Blues

Another winner. Well done. :clap:
by MikeL
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Okie Stomp
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Okie Stomp

Fantastic BB. I really dig that style and envy your playing ability. :thumbsup:

Enjoy the time with your family even though it's a reunion wrought from loss.
by MikeL
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Carolyn Wonderland
Replies: 3
Views: 2214

Re: Carolyn Wonderland

Thanks for the pointer BB. I found out she's playing at a family-friendly music festival near me. http://www.santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com/

I've been looking for something like this for my just-turned five-year-old who likes to shake his booty. :chicken:
by MikeL
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: New guy saying hi
Replies: 8
Views: 5378

Re: New guy saying hi

12bar wrote:Many of us don't even sing a note (including me), so being able to sing is already a big step forward.
I've never let not being able to sing stop me from trying; then again, I only sing in the privacy of my own home. And my singing is only marginally worse than my guitar playing. :away:
by MikeL
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Noodling and paddling
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Noodling and paddling

Interesting. I enjoyed the video and the soundtrack. Is that a man-made irrigation channel or a natural waterway? And how do you paddle so smoothly in such a narrow waterway? I'd think you'd be striking the shore quite often.
by MikeL
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Greetings! from inside the thumb of a big mitten...
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

Re: Greetings! from inside the thumb of a big mitten...

:welcome: from Sweden. It seems like you with your long experience has more to teach than to learn. Hope you stay around. Fortunately I'm short on experience so it all balances out. :D Thumb of a big mitten? :think: L.P. MI? Never noticed that until you described it like that. Welcome from the U.S....
by MikeL
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: How to upload and embed mp3-files
Replies: 6
Views: 13050

Re: How to upload and embed mp3-files

Hi 12bar, I just tried to upload an MP3 file and it quit after a few seconds and said "File too large. Maximum size is 256 Kb." Do our MP3s have to fit in that limit or did I do something wrong? :shy: my fault - I have to check the user permissions again. Usually it should be 8MB. FIXED! Please try...
by MikeL
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Hello Again...
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Hello Again...

tytlblues wrote:I'm just trying to rejuvenate my playing, finding what I like most, and wanting to play for the pure fun of it...good , or bad.
Highway 61 Blues.m4a
Damn, what's not to like about that?! Solid and inspired playing. :clap:
by MikeL
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: F-Pedals EDSTORTION - Legend Series EDDIE KRAMER LINE
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: F-Pedals EDSTORTION - Legend Series EDDIE KRAMER LINE

It's seeming more and more like 12bar's first instinct was accurate. So far, all of the threads you've started feel like advertisements. And it doesn't look like you've participated in any threads besides your own. My apology in advance if this is an unfair assessment.
by MikeL
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD resulting in NAD!
Replies: 14
Views: 5497

Re: NGD resulting in NAD!

and here's it is (not the same music) played through the Loudbox mini. Maybe not tamed the bass enough though. :music1: https://app.box.com/s/m784e48jjm2buem27fqqu91wnrebog6z One day I'll maybe get the hang of it all and get the amplified sound to be reasonably close to the acoustic sound! :roll: S...
by MikeL
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Minor blues from spain
Replies: 8
Views: 3994

Re: Minor blues from spain

I can't comment on your vid from a guitar player standpoint because you're technically way out of my league. From a listener standpoint, I enjoyed the track but I'm wondering if it was just awe for how effortlessly you played the entire fretboard or if the resulting music actually made me "feel" som...
by MikeL
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Half Brother?
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: Half Brother?

The mother and the "womanizing father" are responsible for their off-spring. Why a half-brother should be held accountable is beyond me. :icon_whoknows:

"I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something
Something I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry"
Don Henley
by MikeL
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Checking in from SF Bay
Replies: 10
Views: 3370

Re: Checking in from SF Bay

:rofl: Was listening to Louis Armstrong playing Loveless Love when I read your counting recommendation and by weird coincidence it seems to work perfectly for that song. I'll try it with Black Peter after Louis' album is over. :big_smile: