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    Cats In The Cradle

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    Wish You Were Here
    “Pleasure and pain can be experienced simultaneously,” she said, gently massaging my back as we listened to her Coldplay CD.

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    Amazed nobody's mentioned any Richard Thompson material. Depending on how how ambitious you want to be on acoustic guitar, here are a few suggestions:







    Loads more where these came from...

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    Is anyone here familiar with the term "busking"? Supposedly it lets you set up as a street musician - A friend told me I should get a Busking license for downtown Fort Worth. So I am looking into it. Only problem is when I looked Ft Worth wants $100 for a license. I don't know if that is per event, or if it just entitles you to be street musician. Man, if it is per event. They should not have any street musicians at all. Who could afford that?

    I've gone ahead and purchased a Bose S1 system, it is battery powered and fairly robust and that will allow me to play on the street without requiring power, or screaming to be heard.

    As far as doing some of the material mentioned, Some of these artists are honestly, obscure, and if I am going to do truly obscure music, it will likely be my own. One can only learn so much material from other musicians. Though I do appreciate the suggestions and they are great! Others may decide it apropos for them. Playing an obscure Jethro Tull or Yes song (I think oft hem as deep tracks off of somewhat popular albums) is different from playing an obscure artists even more obscure songs. Great as those can be. Ultimately, its about using my own material. The "cover tunes" are there to get attention.
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    You never know who will see you when you are out busking

    “Pleasure and pain can be experienced simultaneously,” she said, gently massaging my back as we listened to her Coldplay CD.

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    Congrats Yodelgoat. As a fan of your original music I think what you are doing is awesome and highly commendable.

    Jon

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    I have been trying out some more Rush tunes - Subdivisions, Limelight and Spirit of the radio... Modified, of course, to some extent. you wouldn't normally think of them as acoustic guitar fodder. But I got enthusiastic cheers for just trying to do them... So once I have them cleaned up a bit, I'll have a nice little 20 minute Rush tribute happening. I may get beat up for it, but for the most part I have found Canadians to be a gentle people, so perhaps not. I am surprised that stripped down, they songs are actually kind of basic, but since I know the bass parts t
    really well, I can kind of blend Alex and Geddy's parts, and it seems to be kind of cool. I know that Geddy has said that their music doesn't really lend itself to this, but I think they could do some really cool stuff if they put their minds to it. I figure 4 Rush Tunes is probably 4 more than anyone else I know is doing... (Closer To the Heart, Subdivisions, Spirit and Limelight...)


    Oh and I had some video shot at my last gig... I haven't watched it yet, but I may be putting something up sometime soon. Unless it sucks, of course. Where would I put it?
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    Right here, of course! You could link from your dropbox.

    Sounds like you're on a roll. Good on you for doing something original with Rush tunes!

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    I had no idea that people love Journey so much! I had a request for it, and I kind of bluffed my way thru Wheel in the sky at an open mic night and the place erupted... So I did the same with lights... (early Journey is my favorite Journey) So I've worked them both up and I am amazed that I do a good Steve Perry in my old age. I notice its the Chicks who really dig the Journey.... I refuse to play forever yours though.

    I play a couple times a week now and it has been a joy. I was expecting it would turn out to suck, but so far... I just cannot let people tell me what to play. It helps not knowing any country. I get the occasional "dude in a cowboy hat" who is unimpressed, but most people, particularly the more mature ones, love their oldies. and their 60's & 70's - with occasional 80's. I see this old guy sitting and listening and think, Oh man, I have to dial it back, but the guy turns out to be my age... I think the days of worrying about offending the Frank Sinatra crowd is disappearing. Old guys dig Jethro Tull. Old guys know Jethro Tull!

    Oh also, when I do "Lazarus, by Porcupine Tree, some people LOVE that song even when they have never heard it before. I get asked who that was, even though I introduce it as best one can. I think it should have been a hit. Of course, it too, is an old song.
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    Did a small gig last night, it was pretty quiet, and thought I would slip in one of my 20+ minute unpublished songs live for the first time. ( Bruce, you know this one - Evermore) - When I was done -, silence (that happens a LOT), so I fessed up about it being one of my own - and had a couple people come up on the break and say "You're kidding! - That was your OWN song?" So, I not only got to play it, I got actual response! Overall, I would say that's a victory. Got away with Playing a 20 minute original and apparently no one realized it wasn't just something from an old geezers record collection from the 1970's. Infinitely more rewarding than selling a disk on CD baby.

    I used my new BOSE F1-812 sound system last night - It sounded amazing.
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    This is so rewarding to hear about ~ Thanks for posting, and congrats!

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