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    Posted: September 18 2013 at 22:37
I was whistling Supper's Ready to my avatar cat and he was just captivated. He would pat my mouth several times like he just couldn't believe that sound was coming out of my mouth.
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Every single one of my goldfish always used to upside down when I played Ke$ha on the stereo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote deafmoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2013 at 14:45
My dog used to nap when I played my xylophone. I used to read Bach violin pieces and play them on Xylophone or Marimba for school studies back then. He would relax in the room on the rug and just nod off.  A few times I would find him sleeping between my bass drum foot pedal and snare stand also, but I always exited him when I moved to sticks. You can kill a dogs hearing on drums.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2012 at 11:30
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

When I used to have Hammond lessons, I could guarantee just as I was playing one of my homework pieces to the tutor, one of my cats would decide to join in by walking up & down the keys...

...still, helped to hide the odd bum note


Looks like I'm not the only one...


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Can anyone identify the artist in this one?
Description: No cats were spun around in the making of this video.

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My dog's favorite song is "By-Tor and the Snow Dog."
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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Originally posted by pitfall pitfall wrote:

Our house rabbit Bunjamin (that's really him over to the left) would always come into the room and run round and round me whenever I was playing something good. Sadly, he became ill and died a couple of years ago, and since then I've never been able to tell if any of the stuff I come up with is great, or whether it stinks. Objectivity is the biggest problem of the solo artiste.


Hey, it was obviously appealing music to a rabbit. Big smile   If he'd had leapt up and bit your head off, then it would have been cause for concern.

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Our house rabbit Bunjamin (that's really him over to the left) would always come into the room and run round and round me whenever I was playing something good. Sadly, he became ill and died a couple of years ago, and since then I've never been able to tell if any of the stuff I come up with is great, or whether it stinks. Objectivity is the biggest problem of the solo artiste.
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Cat urine, the gift that keeps on giving. DeadLOL
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When i was a teenager hangin down in my basement room practicing one night. Our cat who was in heat ( I didn't know it at the time ) came in i was sitting on the floor playing my Jazz Bass. He slowly walked over to me, turned around and sprayed right onto my hand + the pickups as I was playing!
I was in a state of shock and the smell Hooo Boy !
I booted him out and quickly pulled the strings off removed the pickups and thoroughly disinfected and dried them with a blow dryer. Thank God for the wax type covering on the windings! So no damage
That cat never visited the basement again.
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An important lesson for any aspiring musician.
 


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One of my dogs Ted absolutely loves it when i'm drumming.  In my old house where he had almost free rein of the entire place, he would quite often run in and try and bite my bass drum beater as I was playing!  He would also just like sitting in the room and digging the frequencies I guess!
 
The funniest thing he did though was when I was doodling around with a synth.  I had some funny beeping sound going on and he ran in from inside and proceeded to howl like a wolf.  I've only heard him howl about 3 times in his life - he's 8.  It cracked me up that's for sure!!
 
 
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Ani Lint liked to sleep on my guitars...
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I Use to have a Watkins Copy Cat


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I've heard that a lot of cats are deeply attached to violins.

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I've had pet cats, dogs, hamsters, tropical fish, but never a cute little birdie. Big smile

Originally posted by Rottenhat Rottenhat wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:


Awesome. Absolutely frigging awesome :) Thank you Slartibartfast for that, you made my day :)
I can't take credit for that.  I was searching for an active cat thread and it was the last post before it went dormant.  Made my day, too.


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Way back in the dark distant 1974 or there abouts my Dad kept canarys, four of which had beatle moptops not unlike this one:

(not one of ours - a stock photo from the webs, but remarkably similar if memory serves me right) - needless to say these four birds were christened Mick, Keith, Bill and Charlie (such was my old man's warped sense of humour). Anyway, one of them use to go absolutely bloody mental whenever I played side one of Tubular Bells (it went quite quiet during side two for some unknown reason, then who doesn't) - Dad would swear blind that it could recognise the album cover so whenever I went to play it and would start ruffling its feathers before even the first note was played, then sing its little heart out for the next 25 minutes. We tried it on other instrumental album like Clearlight Symphony, Hergest Ridge and Mathematicians Air Display and it wasn't interested.
 
But as for our cats - nothing - they don't care for music - one tom cat sprayed my LP collection once - luckily Tom Petty took the major brunt of the attack - he lost his nuts for that (he spray I spay).
 
 
 
 
/edit: ...the cat lost its nuts, not Tom Petty... just thought I'd clear that up incase there's any confusion.


Edited by Dean - February 17 2011 at 13:42
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