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    Years ago, probably when I was playing at the...

    Years ago, probably when I was playing at the ABC, I mentioned to some Cardiacs persons that if ever needed to help finish anything, my various musical and technical skills were available, but was...
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    Here are selected pieces from the show: ...

    Here are selected pieces from the show:
    https://youtu.be/80dJfBgM4A4

    xx
    Bob
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    Bob's livestream - Saturday Jan 8th.

    Just an invitation for anyone who might want to tune in to my livestream on January 8. All acoustic (classical and steel-string guitar, acoustic bass guitar, banjo...), featuring songs and...
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    If anyone is interested in what sort of...

    If anyone is interested in what sort of shenanigans happen on my livestreams, there's a playlist of selections here:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvoss65NglIeBaMtVTbdij9YRTXggnYBq

    xx
    BD
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    My internet went down that afternoon and never...

    My internet went down that afternoon and never came back until Sunday morning, so the show is moved to next Saturday the 20th instead. Apologies for those who tuned in to a stream of nothingness!
    BD
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    Bob's next livestream - Sat. 13 Nov

    For them who are interested - I'll be doing my next live broadcast on Saturday, 13th November at 7PM CET. I do one or two of these per month, always different, and will keep doing so even when...
  7. Bob Drake/Chris Cutler livestream 17 Oct

    Chris is here and we're working on more Probes episodes, and he'll also play some songs with me on my 17th October livestream, at 7PM CEST, on twitch.tv/bob_drake

    We'll also be happy to chat if...
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    Bob's live stream mailing list

    Since doing "real" gigs still isn't feasible, and I love performing for people (even if I can't see 'em!), I've been streaming frequent live shows from my studio, doing the same sort of thing I do at...
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    When I first read this I thought you were...

    When I first read this I thought you were referring to the aforementioned "Hunger's Teeth". How the first couple minutes of that could be considered "poppier" than the rest caused me a moment of...
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    I made a compilation of selections from the two...

    I made a compilation of selections from the two August livestreams, it's here if you wanna have a look:
    https://youtu.be/SDuhO3UNs_4

    xx
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    Livestream today (14 August)

    I'll play a one-hour solo set on my twitch tv channel, 7PM CEST (about 90 minutes from the time I post this!)
    So tune in for some entertainment if you have nothing better to do:
    twitch.tv/bob_drake
  12. I think we've done that on some more recent...

    I think we've done that on some more recent masters, using track markers in lieu of sub-indexes. I do a lot of mixing and mastering for the Italian "Angelica" label, which are often live recordings...
  13. That's right, it's still possible to include...

    That's right, it's still possible to include sub-indexes but players stopped including the ability to read them long ago.

    BD
  14. haha, indeed Chris is forever lamenting the...

    haha, indeed Chris is forever lamenting the demise of CD subindexes! They were perfect for his wish to indicate sections of a recording.

    BD
    www.bdrak.com
  15. Highly unlikely - Chris was having me put indexes...

    Highly unlikely - Chris was having me put indexes and sub-indexes on CDs decades ago, long before there was such a thing as "digital sales". I'd say it's because for one thing he really gets into and...
  16. Hi Gravedigger, I'm glad you enjoyed! I am sure...

    Hi Gravedigger,
    I'm glad you enjoyed! I am sure if you listen a few times it'll all become settled into the couple of ideas they are made from. I also enjoy it when the movement in a song "tickles...
  17. The new videos are here if you wanna see 'em:...

    The new videos are here if you wanna see 'em:
    Psychic Photography: https://vimeo.com/565169461
    Rainy: https://vimeo.com/565939940

    xx
  18. Solo show plus new Band of Bobs videos 26th June

    I'll do a short set on acoustic guitar/vocals, but the big fun will be the two new Band of Bobs videos I'll show. This screenshot gives you an idea.
    That will be Saturday June 26th, 8PM CEST on...
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    I had the second dose of Pfizer at the beginning...

    I had the second dose of Pfizer at the beginning of June. Both times, the area immediately around the injection felt a bit bruised for a few days, that was it.
    It was the first vaccination I've had...
  20. Another excellent program Sean! I enjoyed hearing...

    Another excellent program Sean! I enjoyed hearing from the Giant fellows.



    Oh great, I'll be watching for that one, his playing on those Focus albums is some of my favorite. I was excited when...
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    Band-of-Bobs videos

    Some of you might enjoy some of these, I'll be making more soon too:
    https://vimeo.com/drakebob

    xx
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    30 minutes before the show, the studio computer...

    30 minutes before the show, the studio computer went mad and decided the audio interface (needed to mix the live playing with the pre-recorded video) didn't exist anymore, so I wasn't able to do it...
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    Band of Bobs live stream May 1-2

    I'll be singing and playing live, along with a trio of odd characters on video (all played by myself) for a short show tonight and tomorrow, 8PM France time on https://www.twitch.tv/bob_drake
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  24. Four livestream shows this month over two weekends.

    In case you have nothing better to do at the appointed times, I'll be doing live shows over two weekends: April 17 - 18, and April 30 - May 1st.
    8PM CEST, on https://www.twitch.tv/bob_drake

    I...
  25. "Trained"...."untrained"....we were just makin'...

    "Trained"...."untrained"....we were just makin' music, man!

    BD
  26. Nimby was James Grigsby's music. I just played...

    Nimby was James Grigsby's music. I just played bass and sang a bit, did the recording.

    BD
  27. Neuroticdog: I used to do a lot of that sort of...

    Neuroticdog: I used to do a lot of that sort of chaotic construction recording in the 70's and very early 80's but nothing as large at the piece you mention, and can't say whether I will do more or...
  28. Thanks! I started playing guitar even before I...

    Thanks! I started playing guitar even before I played bass, so maybe 1970 - '71-ish. I learned a few basic chords from a Mel Bay guitar chord book, and like most musicians I picked up tips and ideas...
  29. It's Mark Fuller drumming on Etude for Combo, I'm...

    It's Mark Fuller drumming on Etude for Combo, I'm playing bass. And actually, drums was my first instrument, I started around 1969, and only first picked up a bass in 1972.

    x
    Bob
  30. Bob Drake & Mike Johnson interview about Moonsongs

    Klemen Breznikar interviewed us about Thinking Plague, the Moonsongs album, and other things. He wanted to do each of us individually, could have been more fun all together but there it is:...
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    I haven't heard the album since it came out in...

    I haven't heard the album since it came out in the USA in the early 70's, but I remember liking the vaguely somber, minor-chord sounding choruses in many of the tunes. Or am i imagining it...if time...
  32. Nick Prol, Ben Spees and me talking about music

    I (thought I) was just having a chat about making music with Nick and Ben, but it morphed into an interview:

    https://youtu.be/7Dt8-sMN_SY
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    Live on Twitch TV Sat 6 Feb

    I'll be doing a little live playing/singing on my new Twitch TV channel on Saturday 6th Feb, 8PM France time.
    https://www.twitch.tv/bob_drake

    It's generally kindof amusing, so if you've nothin...
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    Always glad to get a thumbs (claws?) up from a...

    Always glad to get a thumbs (claws?) up from a weasel!
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    That's lovely, thanks for the picture!

    That's lovely, thanks for the picture!
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    Hey yeah! As I was working on the final couple of...

    Hey yeah! As I was working on the final couple of songs for the album I finally moved our 1940's Hammond model A into my garage studio. It had been in another part of the house, the room where I used...
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    It's not "rock-ey" at all, if that's what you...

    It's not "rock-ey" at all, if that's what you mean, and probably my fave overall of Kavus' universe so far. Between maybe 2017-2019, we shared the bill at several shows, each doing our solo things,...
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    That's a GREAT question, and yes the CD includes...

    That's a GREAT question, and yes the CD includes the lyrics and a fold-out poster.

    Bob
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    NO WONDER, you're supposed to turn at KOKOMO!...

    NO WONDER, you're supposed to turn at KOKOMO!
    One you arrive, I hope you enjoy the album.

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    Certainly! Everything of mine is...

    Certainly! Everything of mine is listenable/downloadable here on my official bandcamp: https://bdstudio.bandcamp.com/
    My bandcamp page downloads also always include all the album art/lyrics etc.
    ...
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    New solo album now available

    Hi everyone,
    My new solo album “Planets and Animals” is available starting today (my 63rd birthday incidentally!) either as a CD from rermegacorp.com, and of course your fave distributor of ReR...
  42. Hi Cat, thanks for showing my how to embed a...

    Hi Cat, thanks for showing my how to embed a youtube video here by the way!



    That's nice, I hadn't planned it or thought about that, it just comes out that way because I'm an old-fashioned...
  43. Two songs from my upcoming new solo album

    https://youtu.be/mh-s0FJIV-4
  44. Now that's quotable! x

    Now that's quotable!
    x
  45. Thanks Cat! I am definitely ignorant about how to...

    Thanks Cat! I am definitely ignorant about how to do that kind of in-line post-thing. I'll post another video on 22 November, in which that critter returns and plays two complete songs from the...
  46. Introduction to my new solo album Planets and Animals

    https://youtu.be/NQwz8zKXFJE
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    The song "Rainbow Demon" from the same album is...

    The song "Rainbow Demon" from the same album is another example of what you say. It's the same few chords over and over, but every time he goes from that Eb chord to the Bb chord it just gives me a...
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    One of my top favourite organists, often comes to...

    One of my top favourite organists, often comes to my consciousness when I'm doing an organ part.
    Check out the organ solo on this one (starts at 2:40) from 1973:
    https://youtu.be/kQl8VQbbb9E...
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    Love the way he could sit right back in the...

    Love the way he could sit right back in the groove in such a satisfying way, gave the music that chunky, swaying feel.

    BD
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    Very entertaining! So far I've enjoyed all of...

    Very entertaining! So far I've enjoyed all of these interviews. Even in cases like this one, where I am ignorant of the interviewee's work, it didn't matter, you kept me watching till the end! Frank...
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    Hi Sean, I've been enjoying all of these no...

    Hi Sean, I've been enjoying all of these no matter who it is you're interviewing, you are a very good interviewer!

    Bob
  52. Thank Kim, and indeed I chose that track as the...

    Thank Kim, and indeed I chose that track as the opening song because it leads in a bit easily, and as you say it gives the flavor leading into that world. Love using the banjo in a way not at all...
  53. It suits the tunes, and the generally open sound...

    It suits the tunes, and the generally open sound of the instruments. I wanted to make the bass sort of a feature here and there so left a lot of space for it. On the new album "Planets and Animals"...
  54. It might actually be a flange, or maybe frequency...

    It might actually be a flange, or maybe frequency shift, but I am also extremely curious to hear what he does next. We were talking about music a while back and he mentioned a MJ project he was...
  55. Allow me to direct you to its general vicinity,...

    Allow me to direct you to its general vicinity, over those hills, just past the architectural follies:
    https://bdstudio.bandcamp.com/album/the-gardens-of-beastley-manor



    Thanks, it make me...
  56. Thank you Kim, I think it was the first of a new...

    Thank you Kim, I think it was the first of a new series, of which 2019's The Gardens of Beastley Manor was little detour into a different area. The current one "Planets and Animals" (about...
  57. It's funny because I actually never noticed the...

    It's funny because I actually never noticed the "Awaken-ey" resemblance in that guitar riff until years later when Kerman pointed it out to me! My vocals added to the "Yessiness" too, I was still...
  58. This story has been told before, but Weird Wind...

    This story has been told before, but Weird Wind started out as an attempt to be a completely new band, with Mike, me, Dave Kerman and Sanjay Kumar, but with Mike in Denver, and the rest of us at that...
  59. Video looking at my Lawn Ornaments multitracks

    Apologies because I originally posted this in probably the wrong forum ("What's on What's New") and I couldn't figure out how to delete it from there once I realized. So I've re-posted it here, ...
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    New EP "Suite for Notation Software"

    Some of you might enjoy:
    https://bdstudio.bandcamp.com/album/suite-for-notation-software

    xx
    BD
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