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thisbody

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Posted: Jun 6, 2024 - 11:16am

Stephen Stills - Cherokee

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Posted: Jan 13, 2024 - 4:57pm



ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You said it, it's gonna happen.


 oldviolin wrote:


Holding out for the Hurdy Gurdy channel. It will be a happening...


Topically, why not both? Or typically...

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024 - 6:58am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Fair enough. I blame Canada most days.


Given the forecast for the next few days, this is understandable.  However, the cold weather actually comes from Russia - so that's where to place the blame.

Also: Canada blames America for Trudeau.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 9:59pm

 Beaker wrote:


Fine.  So I might be semi-illiterate. It's not like they listen to us anyway.

Profile updated once again.


Fair enough. I blame Canada most days.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 7:34pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:




I do not think that word means what you think it means...


Fine.  So I might be semi-illiterate. It's not like they listen to us anyway.

Profile updated once again.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 6:39pm

 Beaker wrote:


Profile info now updated with subtle hint to RProgrammers.




I do not think that word means what you think it means...
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 4:42pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You said it, it's gonna happen.



Profile info now updated with subtle hint to RProgrammers.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 4:13pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
I’m forming a new avant-garde band and need some members.

Theremin replaces keyboard

The Glass Armonica 


The Horn section replacements

Bagpipes
Pungi


On the strings section
The Sitar
The Kokyu

And I’m going to be on the percussion with The güiro, bongo’s and a lot more cowbell.



Now we're talking!
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 4:11pm

I’m forming a new avant-garde band and need some members.

Theremin replaces keyboard

The Glass Armonica 


The Horn section replacements

Bagpipes
Pungi


On the strings section
The Sitar
The Kokyu

And I’m going to be on the percussion with The güiro, bongo’s and a lot more cowbell.

thisbody

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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 4:00pm

Notwithstanding this, I love Jai Uttal's rendition of "the whole thing" even without any sitar:


thisbody

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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 2:19pm

And then there's Steve Howe's guitar, made to sound like a sitar back in 1972:




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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 9:05am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 I like this story.
And I agree with your taste in music.
And we share the same name. Along with other taste.
And we both started in Orange County, California.
Were you born in St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange?
It's amazing how many people I've ran into who were born there. 
 
Me and my 2 sisters were born at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.  Synchronicially, my oncologist here in Cleveberg was also born at Alta Bates.  It's a real small world.  Moved south later on to CdM and it was there that I really woke up and started to live life, started to surf and figure things out and met the wife.  The wife was born in Covina.  Not West Covina, she doesn't like to admit to that.  Her bros and sis were born at Hoag in Newport though.

Her kids were born at Hoag.  When she was giving birth to one of them, I forget which one, John Wayne was also there at the same time and said something to her to be nice and comforting and she said something back like how do you think I feel and stuff it buddy as she was going through contractions.  Wayne was a long time Newport resident and it was there he injured himself body surfing down by what would later become the Wedge.  That injury killed his football career and he turned to acting as a result.  The rest of that is history.   I remember his boat which was a converted WW II mine sweeper.  Saw it a couple of times.  Big MoFo. It was docked across from Lido Isle on his side of the channel.

UCI was pretty much brand new then.  We loved to go skateboarding there.  The sidewalks were long, wide, smooth and hilly and pretty much deserted.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 8:30am

 kurtster wrote:

I dunno, I've liked the Sitar ever since Brian Jones and George Harrison brought it to their music. Sgt Pepper and TSMR had just been released and both featured the Sitar. I found it very psychedelic and soothing in the right time and the right place and still appreciate it in most instances when it shows up.

I got to see Ravi Shankar play at UC Irvine several months after his appearance at Monterrey Pop.  Knew very little before then cuz their was no instant replay media for concerts and the like back then.  Just knew what I had heard from Jones and Harrison.  Found this about that show poking around.

The Activities Office has had a block of 50 tickets set aside
for the Ravi Shankar performance at the UC, Irvine campus, Sunday,
February 4. Seats are unreserved and cost $3.00. The program will
be held in the Gymnasium at 8:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students may
obtain tickets from the Activities Office.

February 4,1968

I remember the show well.  It was a school night being on a Sunday.  I was a sophomore being just 15.  My Dad drove me and my buddy over to the campus which was about 10 minutes away and spent the whole time in the parking lot waiting for the show to be over.  It was a long wait, almost three hours later.  He said he met some other parents in the parking lot and did their own thing.  There might have been a joint or two passed around inside. The following summer I started tripping and the Sitar and the music made even more sense. LSD was still legal because Art Linkletter's daughter hadn't decided to go flying out of the window of her apartment.  The music complemented the whole notion of being psychedelic.  The Sitar has been a part of my musical fabric ever since.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

Then a week later they showed up on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour the following weekend.


.

{#Meditate}


I like this story.
And I agree with your taste in music.
And we share the same name. Along with other taste.
And we both started in Orange County, California.
Were you born in St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange?
It's amazing how many people I've ran into who were born there. 




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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 8:02am

 William wrote:

As for Robert Plant, I say he is an excellent example of an artist growing and stretching boundaries, as opposed to staying stuck in any particular genre. And he’s very talented and picks great musical partners.





Hmmmm... Kind of sounds like Joe Jackson.
kurtster

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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 1:56am

I dunno, I've liked the Sitar ever since Brian Jones and George Harrison brought it to their music. Sgt Pepper and TSMR had just been released and both featured the Sitar. I found it very psychedelic and soothing in the right time and the right place and still appreciate it in most instances when it shows up.

I got to see Ravi Shankar play at UC Irvine several months after his appearance at Monterrey Pop.  Knew very little before then cuz their was no instant replay media for concerts and the like back then.  Just knew what I had heard from Jones and Harrison.  Found this about that show poking around.

The Activities Office has had a block of 50 tickets set aside
for the Ravi Shankar performance at the UC, Irvine campus, Sunday,
February 4. Seats are unreserved and cost $3.00. The program will
be held in the Gymnasium at 8:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students may
obtain tickets from the Activities Office.

February 4,1968

I remember the show well.  It was a school night being on a Sunday.  I was a sophomore being just 15.  My Dad drove me and my buddy over to the campus which was about 10 minutes away and spent the whole time in the parking lot waiting for the show to be over.  It was a long wait, almost three hours later.  He said he met some other parents in the parking lot and did their own thing.  There might have been a joint or two passed around inside. The following summer I started tripping and the Sitar and the music made even more sense. LSD was still legal because Art Linkletter's daughter hadn't decided to go flying out of the window of her apartment.  The music complemented the whole notion of being psychedelic.  The Sitar has been a part of my musical fabric ever since.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

Then a week later they showed up on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour the following weekend.


.

{#Meditate}

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Posted: Jan 9, 2024 - 4:20pm

 William wrote:


That guy owned & operated a recording studio in Santa Cruz when I was at KPIG. He tried really, really hard to get us onboard his genre-bending bandwagon, but never quite succeeded.

Definitely didn’t expect to see him show up here!

Eclectic forum pages.

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Posted: Jan 7, 2024 - 11:08am

 Beaker wrote:

I'm voting for the all Theremin channel, once William opens the voting.




Noted Theraminist Bruce Woolley also cowrote a song you likely know

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Posted: Jan 7, 2024 - 10:38am

 Beaker wrote:

I'm voting for the all Theremin channel, once William opens the voting.




Throw in some pipes and a little shock theater. What's to hate?
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Posted: Jan 7, 2024 - 10:36am

 oldviolin wrote:

Holding out for the Hurdy Gurdy channel. It will be a happening...

I'm voting for the all Theremin channel, once William opens the voting.


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Posted: Jan 7, 2024 - 10:33am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You said it, it's gonna happen.



Holding out for the Hurdy Gurdy channel. It will be a happening...
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