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Title: Rockband
Post by: Junior88 on September 24, 2010, 09:59:26 PM
Well, as some of you know, I am also in the rockband this year.
This class is awesome. We have a really solid band (minus a bass player, I may end up playing bass at a show) and the song's we're going to play are alot of fun.

Not to mention the girls are pretty hot [:D][:D][8D][:X]

We are playing:

Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Cheer Up Sleepy Jean - The Monkees

Ill update this thread as things progress with the band.

Thanks, Ryan. [8D]
Title: Rockband
Post by: Rocket on September 24, 2010, 11:39:18 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Cheer Up Sleepy Jean - The Monkees


Daydream Believer by John Stewart of The Kingston Trio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6AM-GpsqI4
Title: Rockband
Post by: Tio Kimo on September 25, 2010, 08:13:06 AM
you must have a pretty great vocalist! Jackie Wilson, damn
Title: Rockband
Post by: Pike on September 25, 2010, 07:51:18 PM
Way cool Ryan! And the hotties are a nice perk...[:p]
   Looking forward to the updates...
Title: Rockband
Post by: norfolkngood on September 28, 2010, 06:16:23 PM
Good luck Ryan, you realise you'll need to grow some + take ugly pills to be a bass player?
Title: Rockband
Post by: Rocket on September 28, 2010, 07:52:31 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Not to mention the girls are pretty hot

I'll pass on to you what a wise old guitar-guru once advised me:

If you expect your guitar to deliver girls... study Otis Redding, then play Roy Orbison.

Of course it was a way different world then, but wiser words have never been spoken to me!
Title: Rockband
Post by: magoo99 on September 28, 2010, 10:39:51 PM
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If you expect your guitar to deliver girls... study Otis Redding, then play Roy Orbison


I like that one.
Title: Rockband
Post by: cedwards on September 29, 2010, 07:44:58 PM
Haha! The Monkees! Awesome. My guitar buddy and I have been working up a decent version of I'm A Believer. That's a great one for the campfire yell-a-thons. Someone told me, this weekend, that Neil Diamond wrote that - true?

Sorry I haven't been around much. This is my busiest time of year. Just got back tonight from CRTC hearings in Calgary and, then, a board orientation session in Toronto and my company's annual shareholders' meeting at Niagara. As corporate and regulatory counsel, that has made me HUGELY busy. Pressure's back off a bit now.

So, speaking of campfire yell-a-thons, aforementioned guitar buddy and I just did one. Got back from yet another CRTC hearing in Ottawa on Saturday evening of Labour Day weekend. I was exhausted from the trip. Within half an hour of getting home, I got a phone call - all broken up but, basically, someone playing guitar and the slurry voice of another good friend. I got the message: come on over and play, NOW. Off go the Lovely Wife and I and, minutes later, I'm playing tunes with my good guitar buddy around a fire in these folks' back yard. We cranked the tunes until 3:00 a.m.

So, then, next day, everyone who was there the first night decided that it would be JUST GREAT to do it all again. So we did - until 2:30 in the morning. The best part is this: my buddy and played about eight hours in total over the weekend and we did VERY FEW repeats. The songs just kept popping into mind and rolling out there. What's more, we were able to do decent jobs on a number of songs that we had never played together before, including I'm A Believer. It's such a great feeling to have achieved that level of comfort.

Man, was I exhausted that Monday but, it being a freebie day, that, too, was fine. So, in all, it was a perfect finish to what, really, has been the best Summer around here that I can recall. Two straight days of sunshine, golf, boating, friends, food, beer, guitars and song - priceless!

Sorry for the hijack, Ryan, but I've been wanting to share that one and have been too busy and on the road too much to do that.

On the point of catching up, this may be a forum etiquette breach (I just don't know the niceties of these things), but I'm still not seeing anything from Quinn since the day he said he was done. Has he truly left the building? I miss him on here.
Title: Rockband
Post by: Rocket on September 29, 2010, 08:00:44 PM
quote:
Originally posted by cedwards

Haha! The Monkees! Awesome. My guitar buddy and I have been working up a decent version of I'm A Believer. That's a great one for the campfire yell-a-thons. Someone told me, this weekend, that Neil Diamond wrote that - true?

True... as well as Lookout, Here Comes Tomorrow; A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You; and Love to Love.
Because they were on a TV show and required a steady supply of songs in a hurry, virtually all early, (and popular) Monkee songs were written by either Neil Diamond or Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (Boyce & Hart) as they were the most prolific hit-factory songwriters of the time.
Title: Rockband
Post by: Junior88 on September 29, 2010, 09:31:51 PM
No problem with the hijack Chris.

That sounds like one hell of a good time! I really wish people would to that on this side of Canuckistan. Buuut it just doesn't happen. Everyone 'round here like the new s**t that today's artists are putting out. There's like 6 of us that like the same classics in this town, and we're a pretty tight knit little group.

But, then again I find myself playing more and more classical as of late..
Title: Rockband
Post by: YerDugliness on September 30, 2010, 08:41:31 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

...I find myself playing more and more classical as of late..



Just when I think it's time to give up on the youth of today, one of them says something like this!  Congratulations, Ryan!

There's more to classical music than the songs....learn the technique, particularly the posture, it really opens up the left hand and makes playing much easier.

Just beware, though....there are those who are unaware of the benefits of the classical posture who will make fun of you and suggest you need to learn to hold your guitar correctly.

Right........[;)]

Cheers to you, Ryan, from.....

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

Title: Rockband
Post by: Junior88 on September 30, 2010, 09:03:40 AM
quote:
There's more to classical music than the songs....learn the technique, particularly the posture, it really opens up the left hand and makes playing much easier.

I'm learning Dug. That's what we do in that guitar ensemble. I even have a foot stool [;)]
quote:
Just beware, though....there are those who are unaware of the benefits of the classical posture who will make fun of you and suggest you need to learn to hold your guitar correctly.


I have learned to ignore those ignorant air heads [:D] Besides, as an added perk, i think that a lady will prefer a nice serenade by a Nylon string, than a overdrive-ridden Ibanez. . .
Title: Rockband
Post by: magoo99 on September 30, 2010, 11:01:38 AM
quote:
Just beware, though....there are those who are unaware of the benefits of the classical posture who will make fun of you and suggest you need to learn to hold your guitar correctly.
 


LMAO Dugly, I think your style of playing is cool, you have to do what you feel comfortable with  EH!.
I have seen your stuff on youtube and I have enjoyed watching, it really looks like your loving playing and after all thats what its all about.
Title: Rockband
Post by: YerDugliness on September 30, 2010, 12:36:59 PM
quote:
Originally posted by magoo99

I have seen your stuff on youtube and I have enjoyed watching, it really looks like your loving playing and after all thats what its all about.



Good Lord, I really MUST delete that stuff from YouTube!  I was doing it only to provide forum friends from the Breedlove and Epiphone forums with soundbytes so they could hear the sonic signatures of those two guitars, certainly didn't want to have people think that I play that way all the time.  I call those the Blue Duglies, not so much b/c of the blue tint that somehow managed to develop on the videos, but b/c the house was SO COLD that my lips were blue and my fingers were stiff as popsickle sticks.....I tried EVERYTHING, even washing my hands in warm water, but nothing would limber the fingers up! I had access to the video camera for a very short time and didn't think I'd have a second chance, so I put them up on YT, anyway......

But, you are right, I am very happy when playing, it seems to be the one thing that I can immerse myself into adequately to reach the zone that we all seek!

Cheers from.....

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)