I have listened to your music and think I like the Haven the best. I listened to each piece several times.
When I am feeling rough, I switch to YouTube and sing-a-long with my favourite songs! It never fails to cheer me up.
I enjoy playing my clavinova/piano but would never play so others could hear. I use headphones.
Hi Lin thanks for taking the time to listen to my tracks
and thanks for your input.Do you know the Cuckmere Haven?,
if not, try and find it on google earth it's on the south coast
between Seaford and Eastbourne.Should give you some idea
why it inspired me to write that tune. It's quite an old piece
recorded back in the days when I had an electric guitar, I only
use acoustics now,apart from the bass guitar.
I'm a firm believer in music for therapy. Like you, if I'm a bit
down I put on some fav. music and in no time I feel better. I use
headphones also, I do like my music LOUD. What is your fav. type
of music? At the moment I'm listening to a lot of Gillian Welch.
She and her musical partner, phenominal guitarist David Rawlings
are nothing short of brilliant.
I enjoy all kinds of music - gospel, country, classical, rock, pop,etc.
My favourite piece of all time is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zep (not Rolf Harris!)
Gospel choirs also take my breath away, as do brass bands.
At the moment my favourite YouTube clips are Bonnie Raitt singing I Can't Make You Love Me and the X Factor contestant Ella Henderson singing I Believe by Cher. Quite a difference, eh?
I love singing hymns and that is what I play on the piano quite often!
My daughter once sang in a Gospel Choir. She took the lead singing 'Proud' by Heather Small. We have it on CD. I love it but she hates it!
My husband plays acoustic guitar and mandolin. He spends hours looking at mandolas, bouzoukis and guitars on ebay. I think he wants to add to his collection!
I tried playing the guitar for years, well since my first guitar when I was 14.
I still have them, I played them until I could play no more. I still have them, and despite my DBS I'm now feeling kind of frightened to pick it back up. I feeling tons better than I did 4 months ago. I picked one up before my op and tried to tune it but the strings were dead. 8-9 years in a stand, not being played will do that.
Dont get me wrong I was bloody awful. I used to play a song and look up expectantly to see if my audience new what it was only to see blank expressions. Then they would say "sing a bit". Then I would murder the song completely and that would be the end of that.
I first noticed my symptoms while playing, a tremor in my left pinky when I stretched to make a chord.
Anyhoo, I'll need to take it up again. I need a theme tune for the film I'm about to make. (See Creative Corner Film Festival for non film makers).
I've only got 'til next September so I better get cracking. I'll need to shoplift the strings - cos the rules are its to be on zero budget. I've already got my leccy hooked up to the street lights, Anyway I digress.
What software do you use Andy? I have Audacity on my Linux partition but never done much with it other than a bit of editing to make ringtones for my phone. I have a midi keyboard, I think the cobwebs are holding it together. Is there such a thing as a midi - usb cable??
Actually, keyboards are Soo's domain..It'll be good getting the band together again. Sooty on drums, Sweep on bass, Soo on keyboard, Rod, Jane and Freddie on Vocals/Percussion (rattle, tambourine, that kind of thing). I'll try and get my people to talk to sooty again, didn't hear from him last time.
there was no mention in the DBS side-effects of turning Ecks into Geecks!
Ah the horror! (ref Apocalypse Now for our younger readers).
'Ah knew personailty changes wur a possbility' quote Mrs E (to maintain anonymity), 'but ah didnae expect wee Linux tae be partitioned. Poor wee duggy that he wuz.'
'an god knows how ah'll get the stains oot the settee.' she added.
Not only do I have a Linux (Ubuntu to be precise) all my data is stored on yet another partition, so I can access the same fils whether I have booted into windows 7 or Linux and said data is backed up to a cloud so I, and others can and do access it from the local library/t'internet. (Someone once hacked my bank account and deposited 50p.)
Because my data is stored in an eCloud once I've shed my mortal coil I will still be able to access it from eHeaven or eHell. (As my dear aunt often said "Heaven for the climate or Hell for the company).
e-limbo = waiting for BT to respond
e-purgatory = waiting for BT to respond while paying for the call
e-hell = waiting for BT to respond while paying for the call and being played 'Mull of Kintyre'
Tumsh, Mrs Eck is horrorfied that you think she talks like Maw Broon from Glebe St. Dundee.
Also I was a geek pre DBS, much to Mrs Ecks dismay.
Doesn't a Keyboard that allows you to login using your fingerprint constitute a fantastic Valentines present.
Just thinking how easy it is to go "off topic"
my apologies to Mrs E. I'm black affronted. One of the Broon's stranger phrases.
to return to subject, i wish i could play the guitar like Andy - very good. but i can only make chords with two fingers as 3 seems to be too much for the old brain and i get the finger version of freezing.
still - with a bit of multitracking..
I am a bit of a 'folkie'one of the most annoying things about pd is it makes me play even less well than before. its a huge source of fun and relaxation though and a way to meet good people who are accepting of those of us who have gone a bit wonky
Thats exactly what Mike Oldfield did on Tubular Bells. I saw it on Blue Peter.
One Song and he's been living off the fat of the land on it these 40 years since past.
8 track tape old money and away he went.
Just as well he kept it at 8 otherwise his music would have went the same way as Nancy Kiplingski, Kominsky in Paint along with Nancy. She created some beautiful fruit bowl paintings, but because she had 15 minutes air time left. Used to over egg the pudding and turn her works of art into an effing jeffing mess of oil and bisto.
There is me going off topic again, half way through being on topic.
Anyway Tumsh, Two finger chords are called power chords (ROOT and 5th). (I know YOU know but its for everyone else).
I had to stop cos I ran out of plectrums, I say that, I put them all in the sound hole of my acoustic and couldn't get them back out.
Ended up blocking the sound altogether, it also got too heavy to lift and, well, that was that.
Having my Strat Plus valued this afternoon by a guy from Denmark St., London so hope it's worth a bit?
I've had it from new, It's a1995 USA model in blue , in absolute mint condition, with only 3 hours playing time on it in 17 years, but I can't play anymore thanks to Mr. P, and I will be sorry to see it go - hopefully to a good home.
That's sad mike.can you spend some of the money on something else that will give you fun? When i sold my motorized due to pd i used the cash for camera and tripod. have had a different sort of fun since.
Might get a hood price for such a collectors item on ebay
It is sad really, but nobody in the family wants it.
The TV is on the blink after 14 years so maybe a new slimline job which will play music etc.,
HI Everyone. I like playing and listening to music. I TRY to play several instruments, but I don't play any of them very well, but I can usually get some sort of noise out of them....... but, I am not saying it is a GOOD noise "!!! But it makes me happy. I also like to "SING!" I put the word in capital;s because people tell me I can't hold a tune in a bucket.I used to, when I was younger, much younger, play folk guitar and the obligatory descant recorder when I was at junior school many moons ago. I play my huband's keyboard. I didn't realise anyone could grmace like that?
If I was you Eck, I'd get rid of Rod and Freddie, they will only hold you back. Jane is just fab.up front as long as she keeps wearing the tight jeans.The rest of the band sounds great,I mean,....Sweep on bass, probably the beat bass player since Paul McHearthrob.
I use Cubase LE5 for all my recording. it came with my usb audio interface which is a very tool indeed. [Sorry to get a bit techy.] All it is really is an external sound card that you can easily adjust for input etc. Most modernish keyboards have a usb/midi facility and the quality of vst instruments is genraly very good. So much better than the old plinky plonky type of midi stuff. So dust off all those instruments People, and give it a go. It doesn't matter if you think you sound crap at first,as long as you enjoy it then play on.
Blue Angel, [ great name btw. ] I'm a big fan of Pink Floyd and most progressive rock from the 70s and 80s. I do listen to other types as the mood takes me, including classical music.I absolutely adore Debussy's "Clare De Lune" One of my all time favourites. I seem to go through Phases of listening to certain bands or types of music. At the moment I'm going through a Rush stage, can't get enough of them. I have to say,I'm afraid I'am NOT a fan of Cliff. I know he's sold an awful lot of records and I know he's been around forever, but I cringe every time I hear Mistletoe and Wine. I can't help it, Sorry.