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General Discussion / Re: Post Your Picture Thead v. Surfin' Bird
« Last post by Nihil-Morari on Today at 10:19:26 AM »
If I had a strap-on like yours, I would definitely flaunt it

The filter owns my soul

Which is strangely fitting since it's the name of my band

But yeah Orbert, I get what you mean. I do fill in gigs as a background or accompanying pianist where I definitely want to stay out of the spot too. I really only do it because it fits the group. I've grown into it too, in the early years of my music making career I didn't like solo's. Nasty things, if you do it right it's okay, if you do it wrong you look like a faker.
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General Discussion / Re: Post Your Picture Thead v. Surfin' Bird
« Last post by Orbert on Today at 10:17:57 AM »
Heh heh.
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As with many bands and artists, my relationship with Frank and/or The Mothers has gone through up times and down times.  After Joe's Garage, Frank and I went our separate ways for a while, and the 80's were a particularly crazy time for me anyway.  There are parts of the 80's that I just plain don't remember.

Anyway, one day I turned on MTV and there was the video for "You Are What You Is", the song.  I thought it was fun.  I also specifically remembered an interview with Frank wherein he spoke against music videos because it would lead to music which "looks good" versus music that sounds good, so either he was being a hypocrite or he eventually embraced the medium because he more or less had to to stay relevant.  Or perhaps, like so many other things, he thought it would be interesting to try, and who cares what he'd said before?

Never got the album, though.  My buddy Chris did, and I think I listened to it at his house once, but as I said, I'd kinda moved on by then.  Early 80's I was getting deep, deep into the prog.  U.K., Gentle Giant, Gong, Hatfield and the North.  I remember seeing the video and thinking Frank's still funny, still doing his thing, okay, but that was about it.
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Dream Theater / Re: - The Astonishing on Quadruple Vinyl -
« Last post by Kotowboy on Today at 10:16:54 AM »








:coolio :zydar:
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Honestly, I'm actually looking forward to seeing Loverboy.  I think they'll do a good set.  Also, Station, who I mentioned in the Hard Rock thread.  Plus there's the annual Epic Tailgate Party in the parking lot (directly underneath the "NO TAILGATING" sign), prior to Friday's show starting.  There should be a good couple hundred people there from the M3 group I'm a member of on FB.  Philly 80's cover band Old School plays the tailgate party, which is an added bonus.
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For my own tastes, this year's lineup seems weaker than past years.  If it were an annual thing for me, I might be tempted to skip day 1 and show up midway through day 2.
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General Discussion / Re: Post Your Picture Thead v. Surfin' Bird
« Last post by Sir GuitarCozmo on Today at 10:07:13 AM »
If I had a strap-on like yours, I would definitely flaunt it

The filter owns my soul
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General Discussion / Re: Post Your Picture Thead v. Surfin' Bird
« Last post by Orbert on Today at 10:04:48 AM »
We should be the ones making a statement about having keyboard on the first row!
Back rows are for drummers and bass players  ;)



If I had a strap-on like yours, I would definitely flaunt it, and it would be Step One towards getting me out of the back row.  But there is also the issue of personality.  I've played the piano and accompanied countless singers, soloists, and ensembles over the years, and have come to prefer staying out of the limelight.  This seems to have extended itself to my role in rock and roll bands.  For one thing, if I fuck up, no one knows because no one's listening to me.  But I'm back there, making everything sound good (or at least better).

It would be different if the type of music I play featured screaming Moog solos or other spotlight moments.  I get a handful of solos per night, but nothing too crazy, and that's fine with me.
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General Discussion / Re: DTF Chat Thread v. "The Aristocrats!"
« Last post by axeman90210 on Today at 10:02:10 AM »
I'm just glad that my allergies have calmed down to their normal level, they were brutal Saturday through yesterday to the point where it's been affecting my sleep. I've got a beer judging class tonight, but leaning very much towards just going home and having an easy night on the couch instead.
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General Discussion / Re: DTF Chat Thread v. "The Aristocrats!"
« Last post by Podaar on Today at 09:57:56 AM »
:lol

how's Tuesday treating everybody? Or Wednesday if you're a time traveler living in Australia.

I'm ready for the weekend. Definitely got a case of the Tuesdays.

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