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by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

Hi VB, This final remix sounds really good to my ear. I went back and re-listened to your original and the first remix. I'm not sure now why I thought the vocals in the first remix still should come more forward. I guess when you first listen you are working hard to get all the words and so you wan...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

Final mix on this. I was finding my first remix of the vocal, although bringing the vocal up in the mix was just a bit too "processed". On the car CD player it sounded slighlty like some sheep had got in on the vocals here and there. :sad: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9329935 Not like me to wo...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Had to show off my new Cyber Twin
Replies: 8
Views: 4905

Re: Had to show off my new Cyber Twin

Sweet sounds sweetly played. Thanks LzyBlue. VB: How can anyone post a coherent message at 6.15 AM !!!! Unless they haven't been to bed yet. Worse than that - due to British Summer time it was an hour earlier at 5:15 am. :yikes: First day back at work - woke at 5.00 am - bit down - cheered myself u...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Paul McCartney at Hard Rock Calling 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3696

Re: Paul McCartney at Hard Rock Calling 2010

Glad you enjoyed the gig Strummer - I can hear your enthusiasm coming through loud and clear in your description. You got some good value in that set - shows an artist can still have stamina around the free bus pass sort of age. :thumbsup: Well found with the video btw - now when can I fit that into...
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 16581

Re: World Cup

Congratulations to Germany and now to Holland too. :clap:
by VikingBlues
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Had to show off my new Cyber Twin
Replies: 8
Views: 4905

Re: Had to show off my new Cyber Twin

There's some lovely sounds there LzyBlue - I think you're going to get a lot of pleasure from this piece of GAS. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The march of the Cyber Twins continues. :drool:
by VikingBlues
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Air Guitar taken to a new level
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Air Guitar taken to a new level

You see the odd air guitar for sale on e-bay. Here's a nice sounding air guitar on YouTube. The Orange amps will help of course! :lol:

[youtube]e-z9vmA3RBU[/youtube]
by VikingBlues
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Barfly
Replies: 5
Views: 3549

Re: Barfly

:clap: Wow, I am offline for a couple of days, and come back to find that you have really been cranking them out! May not be straight up blues, but excellent nonetheless. Keep them coming. :thumbsup: Thanks again Bb. I'm still over the moon about the sound from the Tele copy, and I think it's one o...
by VikingBlues
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

Quite nice, VB. I can hear much more confidence in your playing, and your singing compliments it very well. Comparisons to Knopfler (one of my very favorites) and Chris Rea are on the mark. Good job! I wish I could compose lyrics, but simply singing other peoples lyrics is challenge enough. Thank y...
by VikingBlues
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: ICan't Bend my Strings!
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: ICan't Bend my Strings!

So much more difficult to do bends on an acoustic as MojoJim and microtech have said. Although I think after three weeks I was probably still struggling at just playing notes! With the normal strings I had on my Tanglewood I would need a bionic hand and fingers to bend the sods. :wall: The situation...
by VikingBlues
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

VB - This sounds like your best yet. Your guitar playing sounds a bit more assertive on this song. It may be because of the propulsive percussion of the BT. But it seems to me that you are playing a bit more on the front edge of the beat. I think the languid atmospherics on some of your other songs...
by VikingBlues
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Barfly
Replies: 5
Views: 3549

Re: Barfly

Crikey! Talk about creative juices flowing. Just had a listen and it's great stuff. (Do my ears deceive or do I detect a bit of tasteful reverb on the vocal there?) Only trouble is, you're setting the bar a bit high for the rest of us. Nice one. Ahhh - you spotted the reverb - the secrets out! :shy...
by VikingBlues
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Durango Guitar Works
Replies: 8
Views: 6217

Re: Durango Guitar Works

I'm also tempted by the Hagstrom Ultra Swede, after being totally seduced by the Hagstrom sound of VikingBlues's Viking. Unfortunately I haven't been able to try one out, living as I do in a musical backwater, but I would gamble that the ease of playing the very slim neck might compensate for the l...
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Barfly
Replies: 5
Views: 3549

Barfly

Hello everyone - it's me again. :wall: There's a desparate rush of creative activity here as the holiday draws to a close and I return to the pit of ordure that is my work on Monday. So I'm feeling a bit out of ordure. :roll: Sorry. So here's a new song. http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9320596 Th...
by VikingBlues
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Maggie Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

Re: Maggie Bell

Sounds like good advice Strummer and HCM.

Tickest ordered.

I can't believe there's a musical event worth going to within walking distance in this musical backwater! :big_smile:
by VikingBlues
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Maggie Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 3955

Maggie Bell

Anyone seen Maggie Bell live in recent years. I'm interested to know if a gig is worth a try. She is appearing at a venue in North Berwick as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For North Berwick to have ANY music performance related to blues is about as rare as rocking horse droppings or me winn...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

Thank you Vancouveris - I need encouragement for my voice as Strummer has pointed out! :D Look VB I think you need to cease all and any apologies around your vocal emissions !! Apologising just drags your confidence down... your saying "I'm no good" ..........and that is just tosh old chum !! Thanks...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Re: Beauty at Marnies

Sweeeet! :clap: That would fit perfectly on a Knopfler album, IHMO. Nice floating guitar tone, soft vocals. :thumbsup: Thank you 12bar. I find putting up a piece here with vocals SO much more stressful, but I need them to say what I want to say. Nice. Don't be embarassed about the voice. You should...
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Cindy Lauper Memphis Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 6008

Re: Cindy Lauper Memphis Blues

Release date in the UK - September 20, 2010. :think:
Golfxzq wrote:I am a sucker for female vocals.
Me too - I often decide not to listen to a group / artist where the lead vocals are male due to the vocal being not to my taste - I very rarely decide not to listen due to female lead vocals.
by VikingBlues
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Beauty at Marnies
Replies: 15
Views: 9232

Beauty at Marnies

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9307683 Well - this is the fruit of my labours on holiday at Marnies Croft. "Labours" being me walking about with headphones on listening to backing tracks on the CD walkman and trying to get my poor head to come up with anything resembling worthwhile lyrics to jo...