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by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 7191

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

rparker wrote:I wanna see a big row on a welcome the new mod thread. :D
I am happy to add more, because I served as a moderator then administrator of a politics forum a few years ago, and... ah, maybe Bish shoudn't know how bad it can be, eh? Right... no, not bad at all, Bish... you just hang in there.
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 12:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 7191

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

I happen to drink that beer ........... :mrgreen: Oh, no! No offense intended TR! That's a fine, upstanding American lager that's been around for a long, long time, so you're not NECESSARILY an "old guy"... not that there's anything wrong with being an "old guy"... :lol: I love these boards because...
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 7191

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

Just as an aside... the "dramas" around here seem to turn on the TINIEST points. Pick/fingers? .007s/.012s? Less filling/tastes great? (Old guy joke, sorry.) Do we all share some kind of musical obsessive-compulsive disorder that makes these things critical? (Or is it just me?)
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Can lyricists be classed as poets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3683

Re: Can lyricists be classed as poets?

IMHO There is some great poetry in song lyrics and trite kitsch too. Theodore Sturgeon's axiom: 90 percent of everything is crud. (Crow's axiom: Sturgeon was an optimist.) Notes, the parallles between poetry and music are interesting. In art music, conventions of form and harmony and melody went al...
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 7191

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

Bish wrote:Roy ....you have been banned to only Keetar and Drum forums. CYA!!! :twisted:
Oh, dear. A little power can go straight to one's head, can't it? :lol:

I love these boards because of the relative absense of that kind of drama, public bannings & all that. Y'all have kept it nice. Thanks all.
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: A rhythm-section thread
Replies: 12
Views: 8309

A rhythm-section thread

It was about 30 years ago that I realized I am a rhythm-section player, specifically a bassist. The band was so DIY we didn't have drums to start -- my girlfriend thrashed out the beat on a telephone book. (She shredded the thing.) The guitarist was learning her instrument while writing songs, and I...
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 10:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Some advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 4540

Re: Some advice.

The tools don't really matter THAT MUCH, as long as they produce an accurate, consistent ticktock. About starting in tempo then slowing down: The challenge is not to overcompensate & start rushing mid-song. I have heard conductors tell singers & string players with pitch problems, "Just think it hig...
by Crow
September 3rd, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Meet the "New" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 7191

Re: Meet the "New" Mod

rparker wrote:Behaving is becoming quite boring. Perhaps I'll make Bish earn that high salary he just signed for and start some fights. :twisted: :twisted:
How about "Pick vs. Fingers"? :mrgreen:

Moderating can be a thankless job, so... thanks, Bish!
by Crow
September 2nd, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Can lyricists be classed as poets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3683

Re: Can lyricists be classed as poets?

Considering some of the things that pass off as poetry today (no rhyme, no form, no meter)... Rhyme, form and meter have been devalued in poetry for... what? Decades, certainly. These are still valued in lyrics, however. Lyrics -- lyricism? -- is a more conservative form, at least today. Homer wrot...
by Crow
September 2nd, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Can lyricists be classed as poets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3683

Re: Can lyricists be classed as poets?

This has been on my mind a lot lately, as I've been searching for texts to set to music & find most "poetry" doesn't work all that well. Song lyrics are a subspecies of poetry, but poetry and lyrics do fundamentally different things. Not to say that Dylan isn't a poet. Some of his lyrics "achieve po...
by Crow
August 25th, 2012, 6:46 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 11367

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

How come we can't come up with a white guitarist, after 40 years, who is as good as T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Albert King, Lonnie Johnson, or Robert Johnson? Who says "we" haven't? "As good as" is way too subjective. Clapton plays pretty good blues, even when he's not pla...
by Crow
August 5th, 2012, 5:27 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Tabs

Standard notation can do things that tabs can't. I think it's good to know how to handle both standard notation & tablature, so it's not an either/or question, really.
by Crow
August 4th, 2012, 3:52 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: amp for relaxing at home
Replies: 28
Views: 8642

Re: amp for relaxing at home

Personally, I'd take a bit more cash in hand and buy separately. Small, bedroom type amp 1-5W and a multi-fx unit. If you buy as a unit and you don't like the amp, but ike the effects (or vice versa) you're stuck. Separate, you can change or upgrade as desire and budget allows. +1 IMHO, you will ne...
by Crow
July 26th, 2012, 5:44 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pick Vs Fingers
Replies: 43
Views: 10536

Re: Pick Vs Fingers

Maybe you're a little too committed to one side to be completely objective . You said throw the pick away . I said don't give up on it . No, I said "throw the pick into the audience. " This was Tom Verlaine's approach, as I recall -- if he didn't like the sound he got with a pick within a few bars,...
by Crow
July 25th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pick Vs Fingers
Replies: 43
Views: 10536

Re: Pick Vs Fingers

Just to be clear, I think you're probably an awesome player No. and undoubtedly way better than me. Doubtful, but that is beside the point. This isn't about me. At least it "should" not be. :P I don't even think anyone's trying to convince you or even fundamentally disagrees, to be honest. The only...