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by Blindboy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: More Gills in a Pink Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: More Gills in a Pink Fish

I like these quite a bit, VB. The Gilly one would be a fun collab if I were equipped to do a collab. Don't fret about your voice. It's the one you have and it is never as bad as it seems when you listen back to it (believe me, I know about that!), and it will improve, the more you use it. I'm enjoyi...
by Blindboy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Tuning for 8-String Lap Steel Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Tuning for 8-String Lap Steel Blues

Wow, that's a question that is far beyond my poor expertise. The only slide I play is bottleneck style on a six string, and I favor open G for bluesy stuff, and open D for more melodic things.
by Blindboy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: 'Nother Newbie Saying "Hi!"
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 'Nother Newbie Saying "Hi!"

:wave:
Howdy, Ray. Things are a little slow here, right now. Welcome from the mountains of northern New Mexico.
by Blindboy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Saturday night rig
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Saturday night rig

I've been having some fun going to the Saturday night acoustic open mic that my buddy hosts at the local bar. After the dinner crowd thins out, we set up in a big circle in front of the fireplace and swap songs. There is usually a guy playing upright bass, a young woman playing a cajon, and several ...
by Blindboy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Jim Marshall
Replies: 0
Views: 111

RIP Jim Marshall

I don't favor the Marshall amps myself, but they sure did make the sound of rock and roll. A great many of my favorite players used them. I suspect that Jim Marshall was as big an influence as Leo Fender in many ways.
by Blindboy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Who's there?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Who's there?

I'm still drifting through a couple of times a week. My situation is kind of wierd right now. I have been battling a bad bout of pneumonia since Feb and have been living down in the Village (lower elevation,1920 meters rather than 2530 at my house) where my internet connection is sketchy. In some wa...
by Blindboy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: RIP Lonnie Brooks
Replies: 2
Views: 167

RIP Lonnie Brooks

Iconic bluesman Lonnie Brooks has passed away at the age of 83. He was one of my favorite still living. :tears: As time goes by, we lose more and more of the first and second generation electric Blues players...
by Blindboy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Experimental Mood
Replies: 7
Views: 367

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: 428

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: 301

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: 213

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: 909

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: 325

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: 291

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: 291

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: 379

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: 379

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: 333

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: 405

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: 524

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...

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