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Offline sad_fingers

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« on: December 07, 2007, 06:42:17 AM »
Came across this today and it made me chuckle. Thought I'd share with you gys and girls.

Blues Man Rules
To be a real blues man the most important thing is to look the part, so I’m concentrating on what to wear in this section.

What To Wear…
Hat – any hat is cool as long as it’s black, think carefully about baseball caps though…

Glasses – if you must wear glasses, wear prescription sunglasses, the only exception is those tiny round ones and then you have to call your self Doc… for example Doc. Hardtimes Pimpleass.

Jacket/Coat – forget fleeces etc. you need something that looks like it might have
been a well tailored jacket (possibly tailored for somebody else), make sire it’s a couple of sizes too big, so people can see how your suffered and couldn’t afford to eat whilst payin you dues.

Pants – same as jacket cotton only, sweet pants are for hip-hip and obese rap singers, Jeans and R&B are rock territory, leather is strictly for wanna be rock/porn stars and don’t even think about latex!

Shoes – shoes got that, not trainers or sneakers… shoes must be clean and highly polished but old (try dragging them behind the car for a few miles), and a little hole underneath exposing the cardboard inside is always good.

Your name – naturally something like Bob Smith ain't gonna cut it so, bin your old identity and assume the mantle of a venerable bluesman, the procedure is quite straight forward. Go with something that you like Lemon Joe Cobbles. Bobby Barefoot Walker. You get the point.

The Guitar – If you'r White use a Stratocaster if you black use a 335, nobody is sure how this began and a few have tried to fly in the face of tradition like Clapton, started on a 335 before feeling the call of the Strat. A Telecaster is always cool, the jury is still out on a Les Paul (pretty much White guy trying to play the blues guitar), there
are others but you could be seriously risking your blues credibility, so the question is do you feel lucky….

Anyway now your set GO PLAY THE BLUES.




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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 08:07:08 AM »
Outfit does make the blues man !!!

Playing blues is about the mood !!! FEEL IT
final point
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 09:02:21 AM »
So this doesn't cut it?



I think he cuts a fine figure of a blues playing Santa.[:D]

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 09:43:33 AM »
I know what you mean SAD... nothing like the Blues Brothers movies !! héhéhé


Even The simpsons family have their Singing the Blues CD.... !!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 10:04:32 AM »
Respect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea9mV9EhPvE

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 10:10:20 AM »
Now this is it.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01dUrMQTCQ

NOT![8D]

Guess you do need the look.............[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

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« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 10:11:59 AM by sad_fingers »
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 10:40:05 AM »
Okay sad... this video is about two guys that play BAD and looks Bad (as for blues man standard)... They are far from What the BLUES mean !! That ain't bluesy !!! funny video by the way, can't believe I've listen it to the end !!! I was hoping that the standing up guys drops his guitar on the ground the way he hold it so bad, always lifting her up... BUY A STRAP !!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 11:14:22 AM »
It was bad wasn't it Soooooooooooo bad I am sorry I had to inflict that on you.

This will cheer you up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQKmrQfxRHQ

Love this film

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 05:12:07 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by sad_fingers

Came across this today and it made me chuckle. Thought I'd share with you gys and girls.

Blues Man Rules
To be a real blues man the most important thing is to look the part, so I’m concentrating on what to wear in this section.

What To Wear…
Hat – any hat is cool as long as it’s black, think carefully about baseball caps though…

Glasses – if you must wear glasses, wear prescription sunglasses, the only exception is those tiny round ones and then you have to call your self Doc… for example Doc. Hardtimes Pimpleass.

Jacket/Coat – forget fleeces etc. you need something that looks like it might have
been a well tailored jacket (possibly tailored for somebody else), make sire it’s a couple of sizes too big, so people can see how your suffered and couldn’t afford to eat whilst payin you dues.

Pants – same as jacket cotton only, sweet pants are for hip-hip and obese rap singers, Jeans and R&B are rock territory, leather is strictly for wanna be rock/porn stars and don’t even think about latex!

Shoes – shoes got that, not trainers or sneakers… shoes must be clean and highly polished but old (try dragging them behind the car for a few miles), and a little hole underneath exposing the cardboard inside is always good.

Your name – naturally something like Bob Smith ain't gonna cut it so, bin your old identity and assume the mantle of a venerable bluesman, the procedure is quite straight forward. Go with something that you like Lemon Joe Cobbles. Bobby Barefoot Walker. You get the point.

The Guitar – If you'r White use a Stratocaster if you black use a 335, nobody is sure how this began and a few have tried to fly in the face of tradition like Clapton, started on a 335 before feeling the call of the Strat. A Telecaster is always cool, the jury is still out on a Les Paul (pretty much White guy trying to play the blues guitar), there
are others but you could be seriously risking your blues credibility, so the question is do you feel lucky….

Anyway now your set GO PLAY THE BLUES.




My Family

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Wesley EL300wh

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learning a riff or chords is quite easy as long as your fingers hit the right strings!!!!!!!!!!







Maybe its just me and the fact that its Saturday and I have been up since 4am....but this post is offensive....
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 06:18:22 AM by Sarrkazztic »
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 11:04:50 AM »
Why?????

I only posted up something I stumbled across. Whats offensive about a post on another's views of what gear and clothes you need to be truly a blues man ( Not that I hold with the view.) But I don't see anything offensive....

If it is offensive ( which I can't see ) then I apologize ( for nothing as I see nothing offensive. ) Maybe it has something to do with the words black or white strat or 335???????????????????? Or maybe it's the father Xmas maybe it should be Mother Xmas????? I don't see anything offensive Sorry.....



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Washburn D10SCE
Wesley EL300wh

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learning a riff or chords is quite easy as long as your fingers hit the right strings!!!!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 11:07:52 AM by sad_fingers »
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 04:24:47 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by sad_fingers

Why?????

I only posted up something I stumbled across. Whats offensive about a post on another's views of what gear and clothes you need to be truly a blues man ( Not that I hold with the view.) But I don't see anything offensive....

If it is offensive ( which I can't see ) then I apologize ( for nothing as I see nothing offensive. ) Maybe it has something to do with the words black or white strat or 335???????????????????? Or maybe it's the father Xmas maybe it should be Mother Xmas????? I don't see anything offensive Sorry.....



My Family

Washburn D10SCE
Wesley EL300wh

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learning a riff or chords is quite easy as long as your fingers hit the right strings!!!!!!!!!!



Sad,

We are all different, but I wasn't offended at all. Then again I have a 335 style O.S. OE30, and a Strat, still workin' on the blues. [:)]

I got a kick out of it, though I might add that glasses are perfectly acceptable if they are blacked out and you are blind.  I am not poking fun here, but I do think there are a much higher percentage of blind blues players (esp. in the early blues era).  I have wondered about that before.  Best I can figure out is that these folks had a lot of time on there hands, but also needed to earn a living, and they were able to do that as a musician?  Any thoughts?  
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 07:45:08 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by sad_fingers

Your name – naturally something like Bob Smith ain't gonna cut it so, bin your old identity and assume the mantle of a venerable bluesman, the procedure is quite straight forward. Go with something that you like Lemon Joe Cobbles. Bobby Barefoot Walker. You get the point.


A good blues name consists of three elements:
1:  A handicap
2:  A fruit
3:  A U.S. President

Like-----Blind Lemon Jefferson.


[8D]


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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 07:58:48 PM »
Sad Fingers,
         Nice work on this BUT...BUT...BUT...you forgot an important part.......a smoky-lookin', fancy-dressin' woman......to keep the bluesman company.  [}:)]  Generally, a way-out-his-league woman too!!  lolol  [8D]
 

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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 09:17:29 PM »
Ahhhh....the woman..Isn't that why most guys want to learn to play Guitar..LOL
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2007, 12:23:07 AM »
EXACTLY!!!  You already have an out-of-your-league woman AND a helluva guitar player at that too!!  ahaaha  Just bustin' chops my friend.