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by VikingBlues
Sat May 29, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Guestbook, Site News, Admin Notes, Forum Rules
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 85
Views: 41912

Re: Welcome

Hello Been lurking around for a while and thought I would say Hi to everyone from Northwest Montana... JakeJ :music1: :welcome: to the forum Jakej. Be interesting to know what type of gear and type of blues gets your vote? Hope you enjoy it here - BTW it'll be a bit quiet just now with it being the...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 29, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Clapton Winwood 2010 tour
Replies: 12
Views: 7762

Re: Clapton Winwood 2010 tour

Good grief! You go to more concerts in 5 weeks than I go to in 5 years Strummer. :D I'm not surprised to hear about the hard work and showmanship of Joe Bonamassa, although I agree with you about the number of notes. If I keep going the way I am I'll be looking for a guitarist who plays a one note s...
by VikingBlues
Sat May 29, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

Re: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

I think there's maybe a Chris Rea (the recent blues man reborn, Chris Rea that is) influence on my take on this BT - 12bar might be able to comment on this as I know he likes his stuff. :icon_whoknows: There is - this floating, singing tone has a lot of Rea. And the voice - perfect... :pray: Remind...
by VikingBlues
Fri May 28, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: On a wire... updated
Replies: 12
Views: 6360

Re: On a wire... updated<G>

Before I go on replying to everyone, I redid the thing, taking all your comments seriously.... I rerecorded the vocals and remasterd the whole thing leaving out the 2nd guitar completely. http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9204045 Please tell me if this is more to your likings :think: :D The slimme...
by VikingBlues
Fri May 28, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: On a wire... updated
Replies: 12
Views: 6360

Re: On a wire... mind your ears <G>

Sorry to hear the wheels are falling off here and there HBL. :alright: But .. don't be too hard on your vocals. To me they sound as if they fit the musical mood pretty well, and I can hearthe vocal gradually getting more sure through the song. It's much more difficult to be objective about your own ...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 27, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

Re: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

Excellent stuff. Well done VB (& Sandra). I was going to say, " watch out Mr. Rea", but Weelie beat me to it. I, for one, love the tone!!!! :beer: Thanks Bluesmole - now if I could just develop a voice like Chris Rea! :roll: I found the waking up with the song formed in my head exhilirating though ...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Blues Talk'n Web
Topic: Clapton Winwood 2010 tour
Replies: 12
Views: 7762

Re: Clapton Winwood 2010 tour

Interesting Strummer that both you and the reviewer highlighted the "problem" with the audience communication, though you put it much more sympathetically. I've got a great deal of sympathy for the performer(s) regarding this. It's such a different skill to communicate in a one sided conversation wi...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 27, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: The guitar question I hate asking
Replies: 12
Views: 7232

Re: The guitar question I hate asking

Strummer mentioned the Tanglewood TW70 in an earlier post. I've not tried that one but I do have a TW45 which stood out from the competition in its range when I was getting an electro-acoustic - one of those episodes of trying several guitars and its a no-brainer which was best. However the TW45's m...
by VikingBlues
Thu May 27, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

Re: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

That was a mood trip, 2 say the least :D Really moody track there! I like it. Thanks guys - I'm glad the moody bit came across OK. I felt I caught that not bad so I didn't want to lose that by trying to fix the technical flaws. :D Some of Chris Reas more moody stuff (God's great banan skin and what...
by VikingBlues
Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

Re: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

I like this... :clap: Great mood piece. Nice playing, sounds like you are getting a grip on that modal stuff. I haven't a clue about modes. (I think I use some kind of mode for some jazzy things, but I don't know what it is. :icon_whoknows: ) Thank you Blindboy. With the skill of the likes of yours...
by VikingBlues
Wed May 26, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Peach Orchard Mama _ blues collab
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

Re: Peach Orchard Mama _ blues collab

Nice one B2M - always keen to hear your guitar, and there's that great Bluesinbflat harp again. :D

Good stuff guys! :clap: :thumbsup:
by VikingBlues
Wed May 26, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

The Dead Bird (a mournful blues)

More upbeat stuff from Viking I'm afraid. :yikes: I've been trying to get the hang of modes and while working on a few Aeolian BTs one of them (by David Wallimann) got right under my skin. I knew I had to try to get a song out of it. I had a poem called "The Dead Bird" where the mood would fit, but ...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 25, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 17240

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Well wow, thanks for your comments, more than i could of hoped to get. I actually have ADHD and if you know about the condition you will know that we notoriously lack confidence and any task we undertake cannot be less than perfect, that obviously leads to frustration and disappointment because non...
by VikingBlues
Tue May 25, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat

Blindboy wrote:Whoo Hoo!!!! :chicken: :banana: :banana: :dance: :beer:
We are number one on the Soundclick Blues Cover songs charts. I have never been number one before. :eye_rub:
The song is there on merit - well deserved - congatulations to the two of you. :clap: :clap: :clap: :pray:
by VikingBlues
Tue May 25, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 17240

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Well i just recorded my part on the 247th take. A couple of points i'd like to make first: 1. I've only been playing for 2 years now so please excuse my playing if it seems awfully immature and sloppy, i know i have a lot of work to do but just loving the journey. 2. My mastering skills are rather ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 24, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Blues Guitar Playing
Topic: Modes
Replies: 12
Views: 7303

Re: Modes

Thanks mjo for taking the time for a detailed reply. :D I have found some useful teaching advice from David Wallimann's YouTube and website videos which has increased my interest and understanding quite a lot in the last few days - coincidentally he has also posted some teaching videos on modes for ...
by VikingBlues
Mon May 24, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: Evil Collab w/Bluesinbflat

:pray: :pray: :pray: :banana: :banana: :banana: WOAH - GREAT - I enjoyed this a lot. We are in the presence of guys who know their blues - a fine job by the both of you. Great phrasing, tone, light and shade and just a real blues feel to it. It has the feel of a live number and I really dig that. Yo...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: The Blues Room - Your Songs
Topic: My Epi finally got from her stand - Jamming
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

Re: My Epi finally got from her stand - Jamming

For the first time in months I fetched my Epi from her stand... our relationship was quite distant after the nut crack I caused back in Nobember 2009.. I don't know why :think: Sounds like you've been forgiven. Sweet tones - Epi with a twist of HBL. Great stuff. :clap: :thumbsup: Today after painti...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 17240

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Sweet! :clap: Nice job VB! Both of you guys sound great. I would like to get in on this one if I may. VikingBlues, your music space looks pretty good. Lots of nice axes. :drool: When I want to play something, I have to dig out the TonePort, hook it to the computer, then dig out whichever guitar I w...
by VikingBlues
Sun May 23, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Backing Tracks
Topic: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 17240

Re: Slow Blues In D Collab. Anyone?

Lynyrd77Skynyrd wrote:Awesome Viking, if anything i'd say you were too quiet! Great tone and playing though, I'll probably go with more of a growl from my Les Paul's bridge pickup so there will be quite a contrast from your sweet sound.
Contrast is good - I look forward to hearing part three. :thumbsup: