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by Blindboy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fathers Day
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Re: Fathers Day

Wow! You're lucky you get to have him in your life for so long. I hope you can celebrate with him.
by Blindboy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fathers Day
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Fathers Day

Most kids think that their Dad is the coolest. We were lucky that it was the truth. Dad taught me to shoot, ride horses and motorcycles, drive, back a trailer, clean fish and small game, wrench on cars and bikes, repair guitars (brother Jesse took that one a lot farther than I did), and many other t...
by Blindboy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Dr John
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: RIP Dr John

I wept. :tears:
https://youtu.be/KfDjOEWghIo
This is one that we have been covering for some years now. I think I'll try to learn "Such a Night".
by Blindboy
Thu May 09, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Back in the saddle...
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Back in the saddle...

My wife Miriam and I spent the month of April traveling, camping, and kayaking around south Texas and southern New Mexico. I may have pulled out my resonator guitar twice all month. When we got back, the Trainwreck Blues Band was glad to get back together! 59662456_2320677497990103_68407459731451412...
by Blindboy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab
Replies: 35
Views: 9797

Re: See You In New Orleans Song and possible Collab

I wish I could join in, that sounds great. Miriam and I are leaving today for a three week camping trip and I'll be offline for a while. I am taking my wooden resonator guitar with me, though.
by Blindboy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Original Backing, C Min Blues
Replies: 40
Views: 7696

Re: Original Backing, C Min Blues

Very nice! :thumbsup:
Listening to the whole thing, I can tell that I should have practiced more (or any...). This was fun. I miss these collabs and am glad that my bass player helped me participate. Now he wants the Trainwreck band to put together a backing track for a collab.
by Blindboy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Original Backing, C Min Blues
Replies: 40
Views: 7696

Re: Original Backing, C Min Blues

That's fine with me, 12bar. Here's my effort... Played on my '69 SG through my hopped up Fender BJ.
by Blindboy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Greetings!

Nice. I'm not sure what the BillM mods entail, but I run a heavily modified BJ. It has a bigger transformer, 6v6 tubes, a custom tone stack, a Celestion G12 and some other mods. It was built with me in mind by a buddy and I love it. It has replaced my '64 Super Reverb, mainly because it is more port...
by Blindboy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Greetings!

:welcome: to the forum. Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself... Where are you, what do you like to play (I know, blues, right?), what kind of gear do you like...
by Blindboy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Original Backing, C Min Blues
Replies: 40
Views: 7696

Re: Original Backing, C Min Blues

Cool! :dance: I want to hear what some others have done, and I need to set it up with my bass player so it may take a little bit. I am looking forward to this! :banana:
by Blindboy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Original Backing, C Min Blues
Replies: 40
Views: 7696

Re: Original Backing, C Min Blues

This is SWEET! I wish I had an interface so I could participate. I might be able to get my bass player/sound guy to download it and run it thorugh headphones and mic my amp at the venue we pay on an off night... Do you think you all could add another verse or two?
by Blindboy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Your favourite blues record
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Your favourite blues record

I don't really have a favorite... I do still remember my dad bringing home Taj Mahal's Giant Step/De Old Folks at Home album in 1970 when I was seven. I loved that album then and still do songs from it whenever I play a gig. Playing along with the Beano album helped me move from playing scales to ac...
by Blindboy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Guitar Effects without Pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Guitar Effects without Pedals

:eye_rub: Wow! I've never heard of this guy. There are so many amazing players out there.
by Blindboy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The price of playing the blues
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: The price of playing the blues

Playing the blues has been a lifesaver for me. I've played blues guitar for most of my life (I should be better than I am) and there have been times that having the outlet that playing blues provides has been the difference between making it or not. The day my father died is a good example. I was fo...
by Blindboy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Young enthusiast
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Young enthusiast

:welcome: Ulysses.
This is a good forum, if a bit quiet these days.
by Blindboy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome to the forum. I live not too far from you (compared to most members) in northern NM. Good luck on your blues journey. The classical training should help more than hinder you.
by Blindboy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: A bit of Blues & not of Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: A bit of Blues & not of Blues

I like both of these quite a bit. As Fenson noted, the origina blues men didn't worry too much about time signatures and consistent measures. :thumbsup: Your recording setup sure captures the tones of your acoustic guitars very well.
by Blindboy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: NGD
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

NGD

Well, I may be posting music again. :fingerscrossed: I was given a Line6 UX2 interface last night. I need to see if I can download the software for it from Line6 and get it working with my computer. If I can, I'll download Audacity and start recording again.
by Blindboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

Glad to hear that your new faithful friend is settling in, and sorry to hear about your two losses - two in one year is really tough, and for one to be poison is simply horrible. Well, Mark, I'm sad to have to say that we lost Dakota today. We woke up this morning to find him paralysed from the mid...
by Blindboy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Life Timer Emptied
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: The Life Timer Emptied

I'm so sorry for your loss, though I'm glad that you still have a small companion. We lost two dogs in 2015 (one to poison, one to old age) and held off on getting another until this spring, when we got a dog from a rescue shelter in Santa Fe. He, of course, took a period of adjustment, but has now ...