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#125312 by RhythmMan
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:09 pm
Here's the state of my music, currently.
Or - I need to say the state of OUR music, as I am only one member of a group of 5 people, working together.
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Well, as a band, we've been re-organizing this summer, so, not counting Farmers Markets and local talent expos, we’ve only made one full-band appearance this year (at the ‘Saybrook Summer Stroll’).
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We tried out 2 new lead singers (both with very nice voices), but neither of them were available full-time . . .
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Now we have 2 other ladies singing with us: Sue and Melissa. And they had to lean all original songs to sing.
We agree that these songs are not easy to learn. A lot of the changes are unusual chords, which are often counterintuitive . . .
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And also now, our bassist has gone to part-time. Joe Cavanagh has spent considerable time learning some quite-involved bass patterns, and his expertise is often missed . . . .
Joe is a good friend, but he has other commitments. He said he’d rehearse and perform with us until such time as I’m able to find a replacement bass-player.
Well, then . . .
That makes me the only musician performing in many of the songs. It's a lot of pressure on me, so I’m hoping that another bassman of sufficient ability steps forward soon . . .
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Without the bass with us (as often), - we're fast-turning into a band of vocal harmonies.
But - Oh! - what harmonies!
Many of our songs have 4 and 5 part harmonies, and they sound simply DELICIOUS . . .
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Melissa Spencer brings the songs to life with her intuitively sultry and soulful lead vocals.
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Sue Daniels draws out different emotions from the songs with the sweet harmonies she weaves.
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Chris Lennox adds his deep rich (and often playful) voice to many of the songs. And he also lends his harmonica talents to several of the songs.
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I sing along on several of the songs, although my primary attention must always focus on my guitar-playing . . .
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So - yeah, we’re re-organizing . . .
But I am proud of each and every member of the group.

#125334 by Hayden King
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:55 pm
Capt. Scott wrote:
Hayden King wrote:
Capt. Scott wrote:Don't you mean "epiphany"?


uh, I think it's "you phony"


Oh, that made me laugh so hard .. well..I laughed so hard that wasn't funny..


and that's what makes it funny *(;>)-~

#125370 by richly lovett
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:29 pm
Is there anyone who needs a serious singer, who can do much more than sing. Who are not afraid of change, and want to expand to a new era. Peace

#125376 by jimmydanger
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:38 pm
Dude. WTF is up with you voicing over "Black Dog"? That is not going to attract anyone. And you do realize that song is about a black prostitute right? Does that subject matter fit well with your religious material? And then you say you sing with Bryan Adams? WTF?

#125388 by Chaeya
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:28 pm
Forgive him, Jimmy, he knows not what he sings.

Chaeya

#125389 by jimmydanger
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:48 pm
Just trying to give him a clue. Nothing wrong with being a Christian rocker just be up front about it like George.

#125463 by Starfish Scott
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:43 pm
oooohhh hmmmm oooohh, thought provoking to be sure...

#125467 by RhythmMan
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:11 pm
. . . anyone else at a musical crossroads?
. . . anything been changing in the way anyone is 'doing' their music?

#125473 by Hayden King
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:25 pm
uh, nope. and uh, nope.

#125903 by RhythmMan
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:30 pm
Has anyone changed styles in the last 5 - 10 years?

#125910 by Hayden King
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:53 pm
RhythmMan wrote:Has anyone changed styles in the last 5 - 10 years?


yup... I prefer constant change!

#125919 by bundydude
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:00 pm
Ummm...maybe, not sure(?). I don't think I am, but on the other hand...who knows? I'm almost 43 and have been playing/writing since I was a kid. Have been in numerous local area bands, all which have crumbled due to personal issues, mine and the other members. Several years ago I decided to write my own music, for a concept ep/cd, in the progressive/power metal vein. I intend on writing/recording and putting the entire thing together myself. Well, not true...I will be enlisting the help of a couple of friends for certain aspects. But for the most part I'm doing it myself and honestly, thats the only way it'll ever get done. At a crossroads? No! Though, I'm not getting any younger.

#125923 by gbheil
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:30 pm
jimmydanger wrote:Just trying to give him a clue. Nothing wrong with being a Christian rocker just be up front about it like George.



Gee thanks Jimmy.
I appreciate the props brother, especially knowing we have some "differences of opinion". :wink:

Being a newb I live at the crossroads. Some days it feels more like the middle of interstate. :shock:

The last song we composed occurred totally spontaneously.
After we played it the first time our bassist quipped " we finally found our sound " I replied yeah another one. LOL

What is life without crossroads ... dull as hell.

#125931 by Silverfoot
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:35 am
All I know is that I went down to the crossroads, got down on my knees, and...oh, nevermind.

#125934 by RhythmMan
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:44 am
I started in Blues (35 years ago), went to originals, then did Folk and rock.
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After that it was Ozzie and Deep Purple for a few years, and then back to originals.
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Then for several years I did misc cover songs and wroy=te a dozen songs or two . . .
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. . . then I did punk rock for a year; - even some Madonna.
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I played a few styles of this 'n that for about another 2 years, and got sick of it all, and quit playing for 10 years. I'd worn out half a dozen guitars . . .
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About 5-6 years ago, I got back into it, doing covers.
But everybody I played with said they'd much rather play the songs I wrote, which surprised the hell out of me . . .
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Ever since then, it's been all originals, all ther way . . .

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