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#594938 - 03/10/08 07:56 PM Having fun yet?  
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Hey I know I am. The new trio project with Bruce and Jim is proving to be a great time for us, and from what I can tell and the applause, our audience too. Come down to Bishops on Saturdays between 6 and 8 and say HI.

Peter came out last week - good to see him. Apparantly he and Jim knew each other from the demo exchange - and I understand Jim may be using some of our scratch rehearsal tracks to get a new song up there. Katy Schneider joined us for a set as well - it was fun doing her tunes and adding her voice and rhythm guitar to ours ...

So if you pop in here and check this post out, leave a reply and let me know what you're up to!

It's almost time for green beer and jigs - although the true Irish Catholic is totally confused this year. The church has asked for no drunken brouhahahahaha during holy week. Since Palm Sunday is March 16th and Easter is the 23rd, that effectively means no partying on the actual St Patty's. The Holyoke parade has been moved all the way back to the 30th to avoid the conflict. well, at least its still during March!





Marty my home

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#603521 - 04/03/08 05:32 PM Re: Having fun yet? [Re: Marty Helly]  
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Hey, Marty,

I enjoyed your set with Jim, Bruce, and guest Katy! Bishop's is a nice little place to see a musical combo such as yours, and you guys are a good group (with and without Katy).

Jim and I have known each other for almost 11 years through Demo Exchange. He did indicate he'd send me something from what you guys have been doing for a DX compilation I'm coordinating.

Musically, I've been playing (mostly keys, a little guitar, and mostly harmonies with several lead vocals) in a classic rock cover band (The One Eyed Jacks) for over a year. We've recently gone through a rearrangment; our main lead guitarist shifted to drums, our secondary lead guitar player becoming the main one, and now I will play a lot more guitar, including several lead parts. Our first practice with this lineup went pretty well. I need to brush up on these lead parts and learn to turn up & down volume appropriately, among other things, when switching from rhythm to lead and vice versa, something I've never really done before.

My songwriting has been fairly slow since joining the group (though it had gotten slower for a while before then too), though I recently wrote a song for a contest. I recorded it before knowing what the precise rules were and then had to cut out about 40 seconds, which I did by editing the mixdown (chop some of the intro and outro and remove the instrumental ("solo").

Peter


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