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I play guitar and sing in a couple of bands and I was wondering if anyone else here had music on the net.

Chuck Folds Five

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Maybe we could do some sort of triumphrat.net compilation.

Steve



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stevie, I've read several posts that sound like the members play in bands, but I'm old and don't remember trivia like I once could. R100 is for sure, maybe pm him and or post this question in rider hang out also.
Good luck
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Funny you should mention it. I played in cover bands since the late 70's and stopped about 3 or 4 years ago and never play anymore with very rare exception........the latest exception being tonite at a friend's NYE party with just my bass player buddy, me, and a bunch of drum tracks. A pathetic excuse to play as there will be very few people there. But you miss it after all those years, so anything is worthwhile now. Spent a lot of years in bars over the last few decades tho. But now the music scene in so cal is dead due to the laws regulating DUI and the no smoking in bars law. Now you have to fight other bands to play because there are so few bars with live and too many bands wanting in, plus half the bands will play for free or just beer. Well, it was good while it lasted. In fact, the main reason i got my first bike in 2 decades was because when the band stopped i had nothing to do !
 

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I play guitar and have written a few tunes. This does sound like a challenge to write a song about the bike or about some aspect of riding. I'll write one if you do. Are we on?
 

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I played saxophones. went to Berklee in the early 70s, but I finally put it down late 02 after the deer took my lower back...couldn't hang that off my neck for very long, music changed, and playing weddings in tuxes made me feel like a ho...I was always more blood and guts...you had to be to travel the road I did. I was never a performer...I was more a craftsman...my goosebumps were from making it happen, not how "they" were entertained.

way back in hs, I needed a replacement for a trumpet player who thought dixieland was jive...so I took a baseball player named Matt Blistan and groomed him...turned out (much to my surprise) to be a future Prince player...went under the name of Atlanta Bliss after the Purple rain era, and is in the trailer for Cherry Moon but not the movie...also has a wall full of gold records he loves to rub in my jealous face.

after Berklee, I played with a super funky band from Colombus O. called Liaja...bass player was Vernon Porter...who went on to play with Dave Mason, Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins and many others...his effort now is a band called Above the Clouds out in LA. Liaja was the best band I played with. The right fire to make it national, but we were young, egotistical and sucking down huge quantities of drugs...tho the girls treated us nice.

after my mind lost a few vital cells, I bounced around 1/2 nuts...got invited to play with Lonnie Smith, but didn't know who he was so declined. did some recording dates, then did some shows with Martha Reeves (Vandellas), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) Bobby Marchan (Huey Smith lead on the 50-60s hits), Floyd Dixon (wrote Hey Bartender), Teenagers (Frankie Lymon long gone from a herion OD...but Herman Santiago was still pushing), and a whole list of other Oldies folk.

I never hit the big-big when the fire was hot, but got a chance to touch some of the roots, taste enough of the fire to satisfy myself "what might have been", and the better part, survive the head trip. The family I have around me now keeps me level, tho I still swing wide on tangents...and the drugs out priced my budget...so all's well that ends well.

I set it down 4 years ago, but I'm on all sorts of recordings over the years....yes, that's right...I'mma bad MF. see my skid plate:

http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewtopic&topic=67935&forum=51

a disclaimer...I'm sure folks think my posts are arrogant...that's not how they're meant...I've just been thru so much, I don't do PC...what you see is what you get...no appologies.

you can tell more about a person by looking at their dogs and kids than by anything that comes out of their mouths...you can tell the tree by it's fruit...so please don't be offended by my manner...if so, grow up...I did...the hard way.
:thump:

occassionally I sit and piddle on soprano, tenor was my main ax. bari was what everyone wanted me on.
I have a Selmer series 3 soprano with Runyon Quantum metal
Yamaha Custom alto with Guardella King R&B
selmer series II silver tenor with Runyon (sold the Guardellas)
and had a Couf (Kielwerth) bari with Guardella King R&B.
also play flute, piccolo and clarinets, some keyboard, hand drums yada yada yada...I was lucky to have a Wurlitzer side man from about 1960 (first mechanical drum machine, and it developed my sense of time to make a n*gger winch his lips and pull in de slack.

post may be longish, but it doesn't even tell the story.

what's more interesting to me is the reaction of the reader...whether distaste, and on what grounds, or acceptance...and on what grounds.
 

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I play bass guitar in our church Praise Band going on about 8 years now but started play around 1976. With a family and two jobs, I don't have time to play any other gigs, but would love to.
Praise Band
That's me in the in the back left.
 

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Ive been playing with my band Meatwagon in the San Diego area and beyond for 19+ years off and on.I do the guitar and vocal duties.
 

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I played guitar in a band called Ghetto Scheist in the early 90's. I sang and played guitar for a band called Pure Milk until a couple of years ago. I have a son that is 2. He is my only current audience!
 

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I can play a mean 8-Track player.
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modre sounds like one bad mo fo, shut yer mouth! I for one would enjoy hearing more about what made his kid & dogs what they are. Down to earth, my man sounds grounded, and gotta be hep! Really, thanks for the licks.
 

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Milkman I have seen you play in both bands! :-D
 

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When I became a professional auto mechanic I needed a hobby other than cars, so I took up guitar. I am living proof that perseverance can make up for lack of talent, but unfortunately I was in my early 50's before I got good enough to play in a band. We lasted about 3 years, played mostly parties and weddings, a lot of work and interpersonal trauma if you want to sound good, but worth the effort as the highest experience that I have ever had is playing music for people who are dancing. I play lead and love Les Pauls, Tele's, and high gain tube amps! :hammer: Right now I'm channeling this dead Argentine guitatist, Pappo, a great player! Being in a band has it's share of unanticipated events, like the time we were loading up our gear after a gig, when one of our fans who was pretty lit, asked her boyfriend for the keys to his Buell, she climbed on, started the motor, sat up on the back of the fuel tank, revved the engine between 3-4 thousand rpm 'till she loudly cre-cre-creamed herself right there on State Hwy 128 in front of god and everybody, she was too drunk to be faking it! Rock on, Tom :razz:
 

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On 2006-12-31 18:32, modre wrote:
I played saxophones. went to Berklee in the early 70s, but I finally put it down late 02 after the deer took my lower back...couldn't hang that off my neck for very long, music changed, and playing weddings in tuxes made me feel like a ho...I was always more blood and guts...you had to be to travel the road I did. I was never a performer...I was more a craftsman...my goosebumps were from making it happen, not how "they" were entertained.

way back in hs, I needed a replacement for a trumpet player who thought dixieland was jive...so I took a baseball player named Matt Blistan and groomed him...turned out (much to my surprise) to be a future Prince player...went under the name of Atlanta Bliss after the Purple rain era, and is in the trailer for Cherry Moon but not the movie...also has a wall full of gold records he loves to rub in my jealous face.

after Berklee, I played with a super funky band from Colombus O. called Liaja...bass player was Vernon Porter...who went on to play with Dave Mason, Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins and many others...his effort now is a band called Above the Clouds out in LA. Liaja was the best band I played with. The right fire to make it national, but we were young, egotistical and sucking down huge quantities of drugs...tho the girls treated us nice.

after my mind lost a few vital cells, I bounced around 1/2 nuts...got invited to play with Lonnie Smith, but didn't know who he was so declined. did some recording dates, then did some shows with Martha Reeves (Vandellas), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) Bobby Marchan (Huey Smith lead on the 50-60s hits), Floyd Dixon (wrote Hey Bartender), Teenagers (Frankie Lymon long gone from a herion OD...but Herman Santiago was still pushing), and a whole list of other Oldies folk.

I never hit the big-big when the fire was hot, but got a chance to touch some of the roots, taste enough of the fire to satisfy myself "what might have been", and the better part, survive the head trip. The family I have around me now keeps me level, tho I still swing wide on tangents...and the drugs out priced my budget...so all's well that ends well.

I set it down 4 years ago, but I'm on all sorts of recordings over the years....yes, that's right...I'mma bad MF. see my skid plate:

http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewtopic&topic=67935&forum=51

a disclaimer...I'm sure folks think my posts are arrogant...that's not how they're meant...I've just been thru so much, I don't do PC...what you see is what you get...no appologies.

you can tell more about a person by looking at their dogs and kids than by anything that comes out of their mouths...you can tell the tree by it's fruit...so please don't be offended by my manner...if so, grow up...I did...the hard way.
:thump:

occassionally I sit and piddle on soprano, tenor was my main ax. bari was what everyone wanted me on.
I have a Selmer series 3 soprano with Runyon Quantum metal
Yamaha Custom alto with Guardella King R&B
selmer series II silver tenor with Runyon (sold the Guardellas)
and had a Couf (Kielwerth) bari with Guardella King R&B.
also play flute, piccolo and clarinets, some keyboard, hand drums yada yada yada...I was lucky to have a Wurlitzer side man from about 1960 (first mechanical drum machine, and it developed my sense of time to make a n*gger winch his lips and pull in de slack.

post may be longish, but it doesn't even tell the story.

what's more interesting to me is the reaction of the reader...whether distaste, and on what grounds, or acceptance...and on what grounds.
Jesus, I love it-you need to write abook!! Do it.
 

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I play bass bad enough to annoy my cats. Mostly into simple jazz, but haven't played much recently, though. However, I do have my own signature model bass! BASS The builder is a friend (makes awsome guitars, BTW) and when he made it for me he did it as a yuk on his website. Impresses the hell out of people... that is, unless they hear me play!

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Alot of San Diego talent here. I just saw this post in the general forum, but I'll post again here to to get my numbers up and get past grand prix 125. I too play in a local San Diego band, Dead As Dillinger. Here's the myspace site.

www.myspace.com/deadasdillinger

Check it out for some easy listening...

Meatwagon when are you guys playing?

Stevie, how do you even have time to post with all those gigs? Crazy!

Mike

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>Jesus, I love it-you need to write abook!! Do it.<

It was a dark and stormy night.
Millions of people starved while the King lived in luxury.
...suddenly a pirate ship appeared on the horizon.

to be continued...
 

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I have been playing the drums for about the past 30+ years
on and off. Mostly party bands , some club gigs.
I have not played steady for the past 10 years now.
I still love to get some guys together for some jam's
I have a 5 pc. set of Pearl's with all zildjian cymbals
12" hats ,8" splash, 14,16,18" crash and a 22" ride.
I really enjoy playing, I just wish I had more time.
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mt garrison ,I 'm not sure when we will play out next ,I think we may have something in mid feb.We are just getting together again after a year + health sabbatical.
 
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