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by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Fire
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Fire

You're "On Fire" there B2M. Great stuff, and done with such enthusiasm and confidence too. Niiiiice! :clap: :banana:
by VikingBlues
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 12912

Re: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?

And here's mine (assuming I remember to hit the submit buton!). :roll: Giving "Shiraz" (the wine red Tokai) the day off to recover from the Phrygian excesses. So it's a rare outing for the Hagstrom Viking Deluxe. :banana: Hope it'll do - one day I'll record a segment for a collab I'm happy with .......
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 12912

Re: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?

I'm losing the place! :oldie: I thought I had done a post on the thread with an attachment of my segment of the Mannish Boy this morning, but as I can't see it there now I'm guessing I forgot to submit it. :wall: Possibly just as well as I was starting to wonder if I couldn't do better. Now where di...
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 85
Views: 32704

Re: Welcome

:welcome: Reverend - hope you enjoy the forum. :D
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 8098

Re: New Guitar

How is it for weight? Some of us suffer for our art with the Mahogany body boosting the weight - worth suffering for the tone though. I actually weighed it. I weighed myself first and then me holding the guitar. I subtracted the second weight from the first weight and came to the conclusion of........
by VikingBlues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Caterpiggle Crawl...
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

Re: Caterpiggle Crawl...

I reckon your "Catterpiggle" crawled with great style there BB. :clap: :clap: Played with a great sense of timing and rhythm too, and I really liked the tune too - it's a bring a smile to the face piece. I've got it repeating in the background as a write and each time it starts I have a silly grin o...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 12912

Re: Mannish Boy Blues collab anyone?

Oops - I'd forgotten about this thread 12bar. If it's OK I'll get along with doing 45 seconds to 1:30, assuming I have no more domestic problems for a day or two. :D

We're presumably looking for 6 players to fill the piece - 12bar, Viking, Blindboy, Cruisemates so far?
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow C blues Collaboration anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 30172

Re: Slow C blues Collaboration anyone?

Nice collab guys! :clap:

Always fascinating to see with blues collabs just how many different interpretations and tones can be heard for what some people criticise as being simple music. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 14
Views: 8098

Re: New Guitar

Nice guitar LB and the price sounds good too. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: It's true what people have been saying that looking at the lefty guitar when you play right handed or vice versa does screw with the head. :think: How is it for weight? Some of us suffer for our art with the Mahogany body boosting t...
by VikingBlues
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: My Gibson ES-339
Replies: 34
Views: 18697

Re: My Gibson ES-339

BB - No, this one is a semi-hollow design and has a center block. It's modeled on the classic ES-335 but has the small body of a Les Paul. Since I'm a little guy I needed the smaller body. People claim that Gibson surrendered almost none of the semi-hollow body sound of the ES-335 when they introdu...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Though...
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Though...

There's something to be said for smaller profile - some semi-hollows you feel like you're a wee kid trying to play an adult guitar.

I feel a bit that way with my bass sometimes, and wish I'd got a short scale. :wall:

Good that you've found out the answer anyway. :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relaxing Weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Relaxing Weekend?

"Well there's floodin' down in Scotland All of the heating and water are down Well there's floodin' down in Scotland All of the heating and water are down" ...or something... Anyway, terrible to hear! My weekend was to start with Larry Graham funk concert, but, well it was canceled due to the ash c...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relaxing Weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Relaxing Weekend?

Did you read about the flood? It happened long time ago, in a little country town, way back in North Berwick It gushed out of the shower, it gushed both night and day The people got worried, they began to cry, 'Lord have mercy, where can we go now?' There were women and there was children, screamin...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relaxing Weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Relaxing Weekend?

Hope things pick up and you can round off the weekend with a nice dry noodle on the axe ! Might just be possible - 30 hours after the phone call the showers been capped and the water's back on - total time for the repair to be done = 5 minutes! Still got to wait for the repair to be completed so th...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relaxing Weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Relaxing Weekend?

It's a case of :lol: or :cry: This morning the wait for the plumber starts - will we get the promised call out this morning? Exciting isn't it! Really just a minor inconvenieince but we seem to have hit a run of problems this year. :wall: What makes it less fun is that due to eccentric plumbing of t...
by VikingBlues
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relaxing Weekend?
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Relaxing Weekend?

Anyone having one of those? After I got water gushing out from inside the electric shower casing, and then escaping from the shower enclosure over the bathroom floor, and water coming out from part of the mains pipe in the central heating boiler cupboard I now have no water and no heating. We have 2...
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Not singing on the V?
Replies: 9
Views: 3760

Re: Not singing on the V?

There's something both BadBluesPlayer and Weelie pick up on and thanks for your replies. :thumbsup: You both have reservations about your expertise but you're way ahead of me here. Anyway - hmmm... I think I sort of broke a rule there with my blatant disregard for call and response. If I had used th...
by VikingBlues
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Not singing on the V?
Replies: 9
Views: 3760

Not singing on the V?

Within the thread on my "Black Cat Blues" posted this week, BluesinBb and Blindboy both picked up I didn't sing on the V and let the guitar take over. Although I feel that to me it worked musically, I wondered if anyone could say is this a common device, and if so are there some good examples of thi...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: 'My Life'
Replies: 21
Views: 10770

Re: 'My Life'

To avoid confusion... what - confusion about modes and scales - surely not!!! :roll: ... when I said that "My Life" was using the Phrygian scale, I should have said the Phrygian Dominant Scale - the one with the major 3rd so in C the major third is E rather than the usual Eb for the normal Phrygian ...
by VikingBlues
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Black Cat Blues
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

Re: Black Cat Blues

:eye_rub: Hey VB, is that all you :clap: Fantastic job. I enjoyed this tremendously :thumbsup: Thanks HBL - I think I'm learning some good stuff here. Yes - all me but with shorter finger nails than when I started the song! :big_smile: I'd forgotten about the archive hideaway 12bar - I'll try and r...