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by hammertime
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Give it to me straight, I can take it
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Come to think of it, you might want to listen to "Burning down the House" by the Talking heads, since they use basically the same chord progression (I to flat VII, I think that's what you're doing). I think your verses would be pretty cool if you played the chords sort of like they do (coming in jus...
by hammertime
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

Yeah, I just got through the podcast on Harry Smith's anthology or Folkmosic a few months ago. I wish they had the fokways stuff at the Library up here in Chico, ca. I'm almost sure they have it down at the Berkeley Public Libary (they have a pretty awesome music collection). I'm still a member ther...
by hammertime
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

I've been playing "georgia on my mind" for a while (more the Bix Beiderbecke version than the Ray Charles one). Stagger Lee, too, although the song has sort of become a cliche (not to mention georgia).
jayf wrote:There's Stagger Lee

And, speaking of Hoagy, there's also "Georgia".
by hammertime
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Give it to me straight, I can take it
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

I just listened to Time Eraser. The song has some really good ideas, and could be made into something really good. But the recording just isn't that great. Honestly, I think four tracks are good for "lo -fi," but you've got a song with a sort of hi-fi theme, and alot of pretty interesting synth stuf...
by hammertime
Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

I do "Spike driver blues," instead of John Henry, and I sort of mix elements of John Henry into the instrumental section. There should definitely be a couple of Bob Wills songs in everyone's repertoire. The only song I play by him is "Home in San Antone," but I'll see if I have those songs. Bob Will...
by hammertime
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Just saw Wilco on the weekend and it was bloody Awesome!
Replies: 24
Views: 5297

I don't know. I don't like much rock music. But the little bit I do like has to do with the maniac fuck-it attitude that this band just doesn't have in any way like, say, an Alice Cooper, a Pantera, or even a Gene Vincent or Jerry Lee Lewis. These foo foo little clowns don't belong in the same bar w...
by hammertime
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

Good call. Yeah, i've got the Bessie Smith version. I do her and Satchmo's version of St. Louis Blues.
syrupcore wrote:I'm not sure the actual title but 'nobody knows you when you're down and out'
by hammertime
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

I'm actually doing "Hard Travelin," which is, at least the way I do it, a bit more bluesy, both in theme and music than alot of the other stuff that he wrote. Guthrie's great, but I'm not that into alot of his children's music, or anything overtly political, as great as it is. As great as Pete Seege...
by hammertime
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Essential covers everybody should know
Replies: 23
Views: 4593

Essential covers everybody should know

So I've been trying to learn American (secular) songs, starting around the middle of the 19th century, and I'm working my way maybe up to the 50's or so. Starting with the 19th century, I've got stuff like Amazing Grace (I know this isn't entirely secular), Turkey in the Straw, the Wreck of the Old ...
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best all tube amp for a synth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Allright, I get the point.
honkyjonk wrote:Can we do Thanksgiving together? Maybe you can meet my parents.
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Van Halen's first record
Replies: 14
Views: 3518

I think the production was phenomenal considering how lousy the band was live. About 10 years ago some of the bands first demo's were floating around, and they were absolutely egregious. I love the production. To me its what a rock record should sound like - but I am sure a lot of that is due to the...
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best all tube amp for a synth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Okay. No problem -- as i said, I started the Crapton thread, but it was more about his hoky acoustic faux bluesman crap than it was about his electric tones, which for their time were actually pretty cool. Say what you want, but Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire, not to mention the Blind Faith album...
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best all tube amp for a synth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

And what do you have against the hammer anyway? Sure I'm a dick, but it's mostly to people who puff themselves up beyond any reasonably semblance of reality, or who try to hijack peoples threads when someone's having fun. I usually try to be helpful if it's something I know about, and I've sent at l...
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best all tube amp for a synth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Who Crapton? Remember, I was the guy who started the Crapton thread. No, I just noticed that at some guitar wankerfest I saw a few years ago, all of the guitar players, including B.B. King, Santana (again not my favorite), Billy Gibbon, that guy from Austin with the funny haircut (doyle something or...
by hammertime
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best all tube amp for a synth?
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Come to think of it, even the JCM 2000s sound pretty decent. I see alot of big bands using these amps (Clapton, Los Loney Boys, etc), and they sound pretty good, a bit more abrasive in the upper mids than vintage marshalls, but that might be better for cutting through in a mix, I don't know. I've pu...