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by Blindboy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Experimental Mood
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Experimental Mood

Wow, that's pretty wild! :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Small Change on E Street
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Small Change on E Street

Sweet shuffle! :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Hi from newest site Newby
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Hi from newest site Newby

:welcome: Mike, from the mountains on New Mexico. Even though I'm not very good, I do my best and I'm trying to come up with "me" licks based on licks of others. That's the hard part of playing the blues. Face it, we have a fairly small vocabulary, and it's hard to "not" sound li...
by Blindboy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Not blues, but nostalgic...
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Not blues, but nostalgic...

One of my Dads college buddys wanted to learn guitar... He, and my father, and a man named Baxter Taylor went on to form the Wayfairers Trio. Later, my Dads friend, Mason, worked as head writer for the Smothers Brothers TV show. Mason had written a song, and he asked my father, who was a gifted luth...
by Blindboy
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: One of mine and a folk Trad PD
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: One of mine and a folk Trad PD

Those are both very nice pieces of music, VB. I like what you're doing in DADGAD, and it is great to hear you playing and singing at the same time (quite a challenge for me). An interesting discussion on theory, etc... I didn't chime in, because I am so weak on theory. I have absorbed some through o...
by Blindboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An Effigy
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: An Effigy

Love it! :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: This is how it's supposed to sound.
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: This is how it's supposed to sound.

12bar wrote:You can't deny that the Casino is the guitar you like most... :clap:

I love it, but it can't replace the FrankenStrat. If I could have only one electric guitar, that would be it. Fortunately, I can have more than one. :big_smile:
by Blindboy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: This is how it's supposed to sound.
Replies: 3
Views: 188

This is how it's supposed to sound.

OK, this one came together right. Our original instrumental, Okie Stomp. I stepped on my tremelo pedal, and was listening to my tone, trying to decide what song to play, when our drummer started the Okie Stomp tune. https://youtu.be/k8fceVcTM_s Each time we play a song, it comes out a bit different,...
by Blindboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trying to tame the SG
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Trying to tame the SG

Thanks, Gerd. :D
12bar wrote: I hear some All Your Love in it!

Maybe so. It wasn't intentional. :icon_whoknows:
by Blindboy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Trying to tame the SG
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Trying to tame the SG

You know how a Jazz musician will often take a blues tune and turn it into a nice jazz song? I take a nice jazz tune and turn it into a blues jam. :roll:
https://youtu.be/kV7GXUZZwog
Trying to tone down the SG (it likes to yell) and get some sounds that aren't so over the top.
by Blindboy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Update - offline - online
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Update - offline - online

I sure appreciate your efforts on our behalf! :thumbsup:
by Blindboy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: No Blues, but...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: No Blues, but...

That was lovely! The music matched the imagery very nicely. :clap:
There seem to be quite a few waterways for you to explore where you live. I have never been any kind of boater, but while in the Bahamas last year, my wife and I did some sea kayaking and had a blast.
by Blindboy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Still playing DADGAD
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Still playing DADGAD

Wow! :pray: That is some lovely music! Drowsy Maggie was beautiful and I liked your "Fridge" tune as well. I can really hear the darkness of that mode. I have enough trouble keeping track of standard tuning, let alone the open G and D tunings I use for slide. Some years ago, I went to a gu...
by Blindboy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Playing in a three piece band

Thank you, gentlemen. :D Glad you enjoyed it.
I do like playing three piece for a bit of a change. We don't get to practice it much, but it is fun when we do.
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Playing in a three piece band
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Playing in a three piece band

Man, the political situation in my country is giving me the Blues, big time. :tears: Here's a rare thee piece version of the Trainwreck Blues Band. Our keyboard player was out of town for a couple of weeks. This is a cover of the Elmore James tune, filtered through SRV. I'm using the Strat, through ...
by Blindboy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: New blues song from Blues Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: New blues song from Blues Bar

Nice! :thumbsup:
Ya gotta love Otis Rush. I've posted up a couple of versions of this tune. I really like playing it.
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Fingerpickin'
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Fingerpickin'

This video shows the difference in tone and response between the Strat and the SG, used in my previous vid. All amp settings were the same, no pedals were used, both played with fingers rather than a pick. Neither one of these videos have very good sound (the mix was much better in person), but mayb...
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The old Gibson SG...
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: The old Gibson SG...

Thanks guys... I'm having fun trying to tame this beast. :music2: The different neck and very different tone and response are a bit of a challenge. Lately, I haven't been all that happy with my playing, perhaps this challenge will help me get over the "slump". For a bit of contrast, I'll p...
by Blindboy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The old Gibson SG...
Replies: 4
Views: 429

The old Gibson SG...

... gets a new lease on life. My buddy did a stellar job refurbishing my 1969 SG. This is the second time I have used it, and I'm starting to get a feel for it. It plays very differently from my Strat; the neck is narrower but fatter and it feels longer because of where the neck joins the body. I ha...
by Blindboy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesome news from the Halfblind one
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Awesome news from the Halfblind one

Congratulations! :beer: :thumbsup:

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