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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 18:22

Paging Dr danbo.

Sheesh. Can't find a doctor when you need one.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 20:07

Conspiracy or timing?

Funny thing, the world being round, isn't it? Dark on one side, light on the other and kind of dawn/dusk in between. I miss the Flat Earth days.... I and the Velvet Clown, that is!!!

My prescription for you, Mr. Solo, if I may be so bold, is to adjust your schedule to maximize your ability to communicate with forum members. My regular schedule for forum scrounging is 7:15 am to 4:00 pm PST - Monday through Friday. Weekends are up for grabs and usually too consumed with beer drinking and playing house to enable me to surf. 

OR

You may PM those members you find exciting and intriguing and find out their schedules to develop some consistant interaction.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2004 at 20:09
BTW, isn't three pages of BASS PLAYERS pretty good? Or is this the Drummer thread?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 13:03
No your in the right place. Bass players rule! Or maybe they're all just crazy? They stand around not saying much and smiling a lot to make it look like they're enjoying themselves but really in ther minds they're killing the audience with a rusty hacksaw!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 13:16
I thought it was a rusty axe?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 13:26

FINE, ANYTHING THATS RUSTY AND SHARP! bECAUSE IF YOU DON'T KILL THEM THEY'RE LIKELY TO GET GANGREEN BECAUSE OF THE RUST! IT BE A WIN - WIN SITUATION ME LADS, ARRRH!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 13:32

Hey 5MS,

Are there any small furry creatures on your property that are still alive?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 14:03
Has the bass solo ended yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 14:53

   I thought it was over on the last page.

Bass? Bass

Oh, I'm sorry I thought you said bass. Fish

I'm hungry. All this talk about sea-food's got me stomache raging.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 16:32
Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

Manowar did the entire William Tell Overture on bass alone so that is probably why some people are opposed to the idea.

Ooo I love that song! They also did The Flight Of The Bumblebee! He plays an 8-string bass, doesn't he?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 17:22

How does one go about writing a concept album?

Also does anyone notice how Karn Evil Pt1 by ELP sounds a lot like the theme tune to Jim Davidson's Generation Game? I f only Bruce was still running the show...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2004 at 17:55

To write the perfect concept album;

1) Come up with a concept.

2) Write excellent music that in some way conveys the theme of the concept and hangs together coherently to make a full piece over the entire length of the album*

3) Write great lyrics that poetically convey the concept in hand, preferably relating it to social issues so that there is more depth than a simple flat theme*

4) Ensure that there is drama in both lyrics and music, and that the lights and shades are adequately coloured and contrasted.

5) Some kind of catharsis can lead to an inevitablity, which, of course, will lend a degree of drive - but maybe you don't want that. Maybe the concept is purely psychedelic and needs no explanation or drive. Here is where you inject your originality.

*) Note that 2) and 3) are interchangeable.

Job Done - instant concept album!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2004 at 02:32

Mmm...certif1ed you are so wise in the ways of the world!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2004 at 07:32

Stop...

You'll only encourage me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2004 at 14:33
Originally posted by 5 minute solo 5 minute solo wrote:

Also does anyone notice how Karn Evil Pt1 by ELP sounds a lot like the theme tune to Jim Davidson's Generation Game? I f only Bruce was still running the show...

"Nice to see you, to see you nice!"

I'm not sure if your tongue was in your cheek when you wrote that 5MS, Tongue but Jim Davidson is a big ELP fan. Most of the link music used on the generation game when he presented it was ELP related.

Greg Lake actually produced an entire album by Davidson, which consisted mainly of the usual easy listening covers, but did include a surprising good version of "Watching over you".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2004 at 18:33
I like the bass solos more than the guitar don't know why but i just do.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2004 at 15:13
I think my name sounds extremely pretentious, matbe thats why no one talks to me?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2004 at 08:27
What's your problem? We just don't have so many members that there are always many members online! But we DO talk to you!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2004 at 08:34
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

I'm not sure if your tongue was in your cheek when you wrote that 5MS, Tongue but Jim Davidson is a big ELP fan. Most of the link music used on the generation game when he presented it was ELP related.



I have a film at home on DVD of Carl Palmer doing a drum solo on the Generation Game; can't remember the context - somehow I dont think some fat suburbanite had to duplicate the solo.... - but it was a blinder.

I did hear somewhere that JD is actually the president of the ELP fan club....

Isn't it terrible when you find you have similar music tastes to such a right wing unpleasant person as JD (a friend of mine works in a theatre where JD had a one man show - the stories she could tell.........)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2004 at 08:36

At least I have a reason for not talking to guy, I was on vacation all last week. 

 

I play bass too, It'd be nice to hear more bass solos but it just doesn't seem that to many people care.        (solos spelled backward is solos)

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