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#1046270 - 04/11/01 02:53 AM Re: Introductions?
Frosty_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 51
Loc: Theodore,ACT,AUSTRALIA
CX12

Thought I'd cause trouble with that - it's a Chromatic Harmonica!

On the subject of weird gear I have a "Multivox Fullrotor" leslie simulator. I paid $50 Australian (~$25 US) for it. Apparently those nuts who collect Vintage Guitar Effects value it at $375-$500 US. (BTW it's a pretty crappy Leslie Sim)

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#1046271 - 04/11/01 03:17 AM Re: Introductions?
Frosty_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 51
Loc: Theodore,ACT,AUSTRALIA
CX12

Thought I'd cause trouble with that - it's a Chromatic Harmonica!

On the subject of weird gear I have a "Multivox Fullrotor" leslie simulator. I paid $50 Australian (~$25 US) for it. Apparently those nuts who collect Vintage Guitar Effects value it at $375-$500 US. (BTW it's a pretty crappy Leslie Sim)

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#1046272 - 04/11/01 03:23 AM Re: Introductions?
Frosty_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 51
Loc: Theodore,ACT,AUSTRALIA
Whoops,

Don't hit your Browsers Back button and then Refresh after you have made a post, otherwise you get an echo.

(sorry)

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#1046273 - 04/11/01 06:47 AM Re: Introductions?
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My name is Guillermo Hernandez (Memo is short for Guillermo). I'm 26 and live in Northern Mexico. I've played since I was 10 years old, started with organ lessons, took synths at age 15; later played in a few cover bands, directed a couple of musicals, some of which even toured Europe a couple of times. Eventually gave up a professional career in music to become a doctor. The thing is, I already went through med school, spent some time training in Houston, I'm currently devoting a year to social service in Mexico and still can't shake this keyboard thing (a.k.a. Gear Lust) I just got a TritonProX. Music is my passion. I just wish I had more spare time to make music, but these toys don't come in cheap! Don't get me wrong, I love medicine. But the way I figure, it's better to be a doctor and have music as my hobby, than to be a pro musician and do surgery in my spare time. Oh, and I'm a prog head (I think I'm not alone here ). I enjoy this forum very much.

Salud,

Memo

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#1046274 - 04/11/01 03:03 PM Re: Introductions?
Mark Zeger Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 5354
Loc: Rochester, NY
To steal an album title, pleased to meet me.

I'm a 38 year old television station sales manager by day, musician by night/weekend. I've professionally produced local/regional jingles which I find creatively rewarding (you've got :30 to make a strong musical statement that successfully bonds the listener to a product). Career I find completely fascinating: film scoring (I should be listening to more soundtracks). Mostly, my playing is just for me. While I consider myself a jazz fan, I love a well-crafted pop song (see influences/faves below).

My home studio centers around a G4 running DP2.7 (can't wait to see 3.0 w/dual processor support). Formerly happy, 10-year Vision user (F-Gibson).
Keys/modules: Korg N1 & 03RW
Kurzweil K2500RS
Proteus 1 w/Invision board (soon to be departing for a P2K)
a REAL piano - a beautifully restored 1927 Steinway M
a mid-'70s Rhodes Stage 88 w/Satelite speakers
(mint - still has tags on it)
a mid-'70's ARP Odyssey (also mint)
Guitars: '69 Gibson ES-345
Veillette Citron solidbody
Ovation '83 Commemorative acoustic
(and a Getzen Doc Severinsen Model trumpet & Conn flugelhorn I've hardly played in 15 years)

Influences/favorites include: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Ivan Lins (and other MPB artists), Brian Wilson (you try recording on 4 track tape), Sting, Al Green, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, Babyface, Weather Report, Todd Rundgren (wrote/produced some amazing pop songs), Joni Mitchell...and I'm a recovering Yes, ELP, Genesis and Frank Zappa fan from my youth (the music is still undeniably great, I just don't listen to much of it anymore).

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#1046275 - 04/11/01 11:27 PM Re: Introductions?
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Registered: 12/29/00
Posts: 42
Loc: Aston,PA,UNITED STATES
Hi, my name is Kevin, age 24 and I live in surburban rat's ass Pennsylvania. I've only started tinkering when time permits about 2 years ago. It was then that I decided to start taking piano lessons and wish I had started earlier. Who knows where I'd be now if I did. Anyway, at the time all I could think about was buying a keyboard with the weighted keys and a piano sound, so I bought the Alesis QS8. At this point I had no idea what sequencers, samplers, vocoders or anything of that stuff was. After starting piano lessons with this new monster, which at the time I was still living with the parents and when I walked through the front door with it, they nearly shit there pants. I had to lie about the price I paid for it in order to keep them calm.

Ever since then I started collecting more and more keybaords and recording equipment, some of which I still don't know the full capabilities. Here's what I have managed to put together so far:

Alesis QS8
Roland JP-8000
Korg MS2000
Nova II
Yamaha RM1X sequencer
Roland MC-303
Korg Electribe-R
Roland JV-1010
Roland AX-1B
Dr. Sampler SP-202
Alesis SR-16, which I managed to fry
1 patchbay
Mackie CFX12 mixer
Alesis 3630 compressor
Tascam 564 portastudio
and this Break Out Box thing that lets me plug 1/4" jacks into my computer for recording.

I still label myself a beginner, because compared to the rest of you guys I have probably another 20 plus years to catch up to where some of you are skillwise. Currently I have no album, and no tracks for you guys to listen to. For the most part this has been mostly an experimental stage. So if there is anything you guys think I might need to add at this point, feel free to point it out (except skill). Well that's my story. Special thanks to Chalmers & Kubeck for funding my "studio" so far. you guys DO like me, you really like me.

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#1046276 - 04/12/01 01:37 AM Re: Introductions?
Dave Bryce Administrator Offline
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Thanks to Memo, MZeger and Kevin for sounding off...glad to have you guys!

Hey, Kevin - for a beginner still in the experimental stage, you've got some pretty nice toys, mah brutha...

How'd you fry the SR16?

dB
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#1046277 - 04/12/01 01:43 AM Re: Introductions?
synthfool@synthfool.com Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 113
Loc: Burbank,CA,UNITED STATES
I'm sorry folks, but we've reached our limit of folks here named Kevin.

If you'd like to continue to participate, you'll have to be born with some other first name. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kevin

;-)

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#1046278 - 04/12/01 01:46 AM Re: Introductions?
Dave Bryce Administrator Offline
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I'm sorry folks, but we've reached our limit of folks here named Kevin.

Now there's an unusual turn of events - it's usually too many Daves. There's even a Dr. Seuss story by that name...

dB
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#1046279 - 04/12/01 03:15 AM Re: Introductions?
Graham English Offline
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Loc: Somerville, MA USA
I was once in a band that had 3 Daves!
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#1046280 - 04/12/01 04:11 AM Re: Introductions?
synthfool@synthfool.com Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 113
Loc: Burbank,CA,UNITED STATES
Yes, but Dave Bryce looks like Robert DeNiro.
Can any of YOUR Daves stake that claim?

;-)

Kevin (who looks like John Mellencamp..)

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#1046281 - 04/12/01 02:10 PM Re: Introductions?
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Registered: 07/24/00
Posts: 840
Loc: Tampa,FL, USA
What a killer group!


Hi all. I'm Michael Oster (33, but still a kid). I'm married to a wonderful and understanding lady named Cindy. I run a studio in Tampa, Florida called F7 Sound and Vision. I specialize in the production of unique sounds, some 1800 of which I have released in CD-ROM format for royalty-free production use. Concept:FX (shameless plug) is the name of that library. Also, I create original music. I've released a few CDs, and have worked on releases for other artists. Complete info, plus some free sounds, links to my free mp3s, and streaming demos are on my web site: http://www.f7sound.com

Here's some gear:

Keyboards
-- ARP Odyssey
-- Sequential Six Trak
-- Roland JP-8000

Recording
-- Pro Tools 24 Mix
-- Alesis ADAT xt20
-- HHB CD recorders

more on my site. Take care all!

Michael Oster
F7 Sound and Vision
http://www.f7sound.com
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#1046282 - 04/12/01 02:21 PM Re: Introductions?
Jeff Klopmeyer Offline
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Posts: 19132
Loc: Redondo Beach,CA,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by synthfool@synthfool.com:
Yes, but Dave Bryce looks like Robert DeNiro.
Can any of YOUR Daves stake that claim?

;-)

Kevin (who looks like John Mellencamp..)


Dave Bryce looks like Robert DeNiro?????? Holy shit, I must have been friends with a Bryce impersonator for all these years. The Dave Bryce I know looks pretty much like a human version of the Tazmanian Devil cartoon character. Okay, with a little DeNiro thrown in for good measure.

Back on topic (or sort of): one of my bands had three Mikes out of four guys. It was a real problem. I just invented silly nicknames for all of them and never ended up calling any of them by their real name at all.

- Jeff

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#1046283 - 04/12/01 02:42 PM Re: Introductions?
analogman1 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 827
Loc: UNITED STATES
Hello Everyone!
My name is Tom Bitondo - I live and work in Westchester County, NY - USA
Originally lived in the outskirts of New York City.
Anyhow--- I've been playing keys since I was 6 years old - I'm 42 now.
I started on the accordion; later studied organ (calssical and pop) as well as piano. I combine my classical background, plus my jazz studies (including about 4 years of sax lessons) in order to fuse together what I believe are interesting intrepretaions/transcriptions/hack jobs of classical tunes! (a la emerson, wakeman, etc.)
My gear list:
Roland XV-88, JV-2080 with about 5 cards, XP-30, A-70 controller, and VK-7 organ.
I like roland stuff
I ama graphic designer/print broker for my day job ... I would love to make a full time career at music but you know....
Anyhow, You folks are a *great* group of musicians (HI GUS!!!) - I wish I could meet each one personally but this forum is the next best thing.
Cheers!
Tom Bitondo
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#1046284 - 04/12/01 04:11 PM Re: Introductions?
Dave Bryce Administrator Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by transrational:
I was once in a band that had 3 Daves!


Gotcha beat. I was in a band once where the keyboard player (me), guitar player, bass player, drummer and sax player were all named Dave - only the singer wasn't. We almost called the group Johnny and his band of Daves...but then we came to our senses...

On a different note, I wish I looked like DeNiro...Jeff's a bit more on point with the Tazmanian Devil thing...
(with Taz voice) "If you not Rabbit, how come you got powder puff tail?"

When I worked for Miles Davis, he never bothered to learn my name - he just called me John, because he said that I looked (and behaved a bit) like John Belushi. Actually, his exact quote was (with Miles' voice) "you the same muthafucker". He was a funny man...

dB
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#1046285 - 04/12/01 05:47 PM Re: Introductions?
synthfool@synthfool.com Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 113
Loc: Burbank,CA,UNITED STATES
Dave's only a ringer for the Tasmanian Devil when he gives A6 demos. ;-)

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#1046286 - 04/12/01 06:38 PM Re: Introductions?
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 3197
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN,UNITED STATES
Wild buncha folks. Nice to meet y'all. I'm Ken Soper, soon to be 43, originally from South Jersey, now living in Nashville. I guess I'm one of the fortunate few, I've been actually earning money playing music in this town. I started on violin at age 5, but switched to classical organ by age 7. I've studied synth (on modular Moogs), harpsichord, piano, percussion, flute, trombone, guitar and probably a bunch of things I forget. I did 2 years as a music major at Indiana University and dropped out to find fame and fortune. (Eventually finished the degree in Nashville.) After far too many years playing the bars and casinos around Atlantic City and Philly, I came out to Nashville and eventually (like, 10 years later) began touring with country artists. I'm currently with Joe Diffie, a gig that challenges my honky-tonk chops. Cool stuff. I do sessions when they turn up, though not as often as I'd like. I've produced a few cds, have a few things on MP3.com, and am hoping to change that word "few" into "many."
I tour with an Alesis QS8, and Roland VK-7, a Studiologic SL-161 controller keyboard (for midi channels 2 & 3 of the Alesis in mix mode), and a Motion Sound KBR3d for the VK. Very simple set-up. (Oh, and the Yamaha KX-5 may rear its ugly head at the next show!)
At home I'm using a P3-450, Aardvark's Direct Pro 24/96, Event 20/20 bas monitors, Cakewalk 9.03 (Sonar coming this week), Pro 52, Acid. I've got a Roland JX-8P, Kawai SX-210, Korg Concert 6000 Digital Piano, Yamaha PSR-5-hundred something--a cool writing tool. Someday I hope to actually start using all this crap.
My wife of 12 years tolerates, even encourages my musical habits. She's the one with the steady gig. I couldn't have done it without her. Two cats, no kids.
Find some of my stuff on the web at http://www.christianhastingsband.com and on MP3.com at Herringbone Records.
Best wishes to all of you,
K.
p.s. Met dB at a Nashville NAMM show a few years back. You can leave Philly, buddy, but it'll never leave you! Wanna go for a cheesesteak?

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#1046287 - 04/12/01 08:28 PM Re: Introductions?
Faruk Offline
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Registered: 04/06/01
Posts: 370
Loc: Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVI...
Hello everyone! My name is Faruk. I`m 24 years old guy from Bosnia, playing keyboards for some 11 years, I like to play live a lot, and I`m working on my degree on civil engineering faculty, and also video games addict. I dont have any of the beautifull peices of equipment like some other guys here, but hope is I will some day. Ha, it`s nice to pull down years avarage a bit here. Just fooling around...
At this time my band and me are waiting for our debuee album to see cover art designers touch, and distributors judgement. I`m pretty new to this wonderfull forum, and it`s great to see so much good guys at one place... If only someone could answer to my topic?

What else to say, except that I wish best to everybody, and that I look forward to meet all wonderfull people here. Respect to our Moderator here end all of you out there.
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#1046288 - 04/12/01 08:54 PM Re: Introductions?
dansouth Offline
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Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 3915
Loc: Metuchen,NJ,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Bryce:

When I worked for Miles Davis, he never bothered to learn my name - he just called me John, because he said that I looked (and behaved a bit) like John Belushi. Actually, his exact quote was (with Miles' voice) "you the same muthafucker". He was a funny man...


Good Gravy, Dave, you worked for Miles??? Man, talk about the gig of a lifetime!

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#1046289 - 04/12/01 09:04 PM Re: Introductions?
dansouth Offline
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Registered: 09/01/00
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Loc: Metuchen,NJ,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by Frosty:
Name: David Frost
Age: 33 (tomorrow!)
Occupation: IT stuff
Location: Canberra, Australia (yes I have had Kangaroos grazing on my lawn, No it is not common!)


Wow! David Frost!! Loved your programs on the BBC.

Canberra is the capital of Australia, right?

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#1046290 - 04/12/01 09:11 PM Re: Introductions?
dansouth Offline
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Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 3915
Loc: Metuchen,NJ,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by Jon:
I feel really young now after reading all these posts...oh well. I'm Jon, 20 years old from Milwaukee WI, I am not married. I've played piano for 12 years. Studied mostly classical arrangements, but my teacher didn't focus much on theory (I'll never forgive her), but they tell me I have a fantastic ear...I have played several musicals for various institutions, I'm also gigging with a band and writing my own solo material. I just stumbled upon this site yesterday. I'm very glad I found this site! I've been in constant confusion this past year, ever since I decided its time to get a "Real Workstation". My only gear is a Yamaha PSR 630 (beginning keyboard that really helped me get off my feet). The piano sound on it is terrible...I've decided to either get a K2600 or Triton ProX. I just can't decide and I'm such a beginner with super powerful workstations...I know the musical end, but not the technical...I hope that will change...I've been reading all these threads...waveforms, programs, looping..huh?? It's all so new, its depressing...well I hope this site helps. Peace


Hey, Jon. Don't despair; we were all newbies once, and with all of the new technological goodies coming to market every year, I STILL feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Don't be in a hurry to part with big bucks, though. Do as much as you can on your current gear, and make sure you NEED the features of one of these expensive units before you take the big plunge.

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#1046291 - 04/12/01 10:47 PM Re: Introductions?
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If I join this group will I eventually have to go on the wagon and give up buying equipment?
I'm John Kline though everybody calls me Webb(short for webster) cuz there are about 15 John Klines in the phone directory here in NE PA.
I started piano lessons when I was 6. Began playing guitar when I was 11. I can play at a bunch of other stuff, but keys and guitar are primary.

I played in dance bands from age 12 on. I was playing the eastern seaboard from New England to Georgia by the time I was 17. The late Jack Dudeck, one of the best jazz and blues harp players I 've ever heard taught me improv from the time I was about 12 till he went off to college when I was about 15. I learned just about everything all the old blues guys did. Jack started to get into jazz and was soon emulating Coltrane licks on the harp to a tee. Even though that stuff was over my head Jack was patient with me and I soon was pounding out cool, albeit primitive avant-garde piano. I went to school with a phenomenal jazz pianist by the name of Rob Schwimmer who got me interested in the world of jazz piano greats like Monk, Jarret, Bley, Corea, Hancock, etc. Then I got into a band called Hybrid Ice who were getting gigs all over the east. We played Yes, ELP, King Crimson....And of course rock bands got all the chicks and jazz cats were wierdos so another poor soul fell into the grips of drugs, sex and rock and roll. I have played in 48 states and most of Canada.

Today,I own a small trucking co. In fact, I've got it down to one truck now. I am getting very close to where I can do music full time once again. I usually drive a couple of days a week and do music the rest. I carry my Triton on the road with me and try to book loads to inspirational places when I go.

I'm pushing 46 and I finally just cut my ponytail off because there wasn't enough hair left in front of it to balance it out. My wife, Stacey, and I have within the past year gotten back into live gigging in a more serious way. Stace is a fine blues singer and, although she never sang jazz before, she is doing a great job with that genre as well. We have a blues based band but we do jazz, jump swing...some show tunes. We are pretty excited about it. Stacey, at 38, is the youngster of the band. Ike, the drummer, is 53. Chris, the guitar God is my age and Dave, on fretless and upright is ummm 40 something. We are targeting corporate banquets, weddings, university concerts and some of the bigger blues and jazz venues in the NE part of the US and Ontario and Quebec. We are beginning work on our 1st album and have a long range plan that will give us a new cd about every 6 to 8 months. (if we can sell enough)

We do a lot of studio work for other artists as well. I'm working on 4 other cd projects other than our own plus I'm working on a new age cd with my son, Jake and another friend. I also play at hospitals and camps for chronically ill children with Woody Wolfe, a close friend of mine ,who has literally travelled all over the world playing camps, orphanages and hospitals. I also enjoy freelancing live gigs when we aren't playing.

I saw The Preservation Hall Jazz Band several years ago and the Tenor banjo player at the time(I've heard that he has since passed away) was 91 years old and still getting up and singing Georgia on My Mind every night. I thought to myself, self, this dude has been on tour longer since he was your age than you are old!!!! That was the single most revelating experience of my life. I had been feeling over the hill and I suddenly realized that I got a whole lifetime ahead of me with which I can entertain and inspire people with my talents. Hell, I'm just gettin' started.

I have an old B3 cabinet that I gutted and use for a prop for my VK7 which goes thru a 122 and my Triton which, along with my QS8 Alesis goes into a 1604 Mackie and a pair of 450 mackies. Although I would like to get an HD24 Alesis when they come out I'm surrounded with lots of friends with multiple DA88's, XT20s, 1680s, MOTUs...and they know how to fly them...so for now, I'll just stick to poundin' ivory and yankin' drawbars.

Thanks for stealin the thread idea, Dave. It's kinda fun to connect a life to the names you see on here.

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#1046292 - 04/12/01 11:21 PM Re: Introductions?
Graham English Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 335
Loc: Somerville, MA USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Bryce:


When I worked for Miles Davis, he never bothered to learn my name - he just called me John, because he said that I looked (and behaved a bit) like John Belushi. Actually, his exact quote was (with Miles' voice) "you the same muthafucker". He was a funny man...

dB


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#1046293 - 04/12/01 11:59 PM Re: Introductions?
marino Offline
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Registered: 10/20/00
Posts: 7971
Loc: Rome, Italy
Hi guys, sorry for being so late...
I've been really busy lately, but I hope I'm still in time.

First, it has been great browsing thru your stories. Just a question, where are the pros? I can't believe there are so few musicians here. Please understand, I'm not putting anybody down; some of my friends aren't pros and are better musicians than me... I'm surprised, that's all.

My name is Carlo (Marino is an old nickname, sort of), from Rome, Italy. I'm 41, started music at about seven with organ and guitar, piano lessons at ten, at 13 I entered the Rome Conservatory, at 14 got my first band (covers of prog rock), at 15 got the jazz bug and started studying jazz harmony, etc., at 18 started doing jazz gigs, at 19 got sick of the Conservatory and went to London for a while, at 22 started earning enough money and left my family...

I've been seeking for the right composition teacher for most of my life; when I found him I was 29 and I had already composed a ton of music, it was almost too late, but I finally put all my head into composition. He was Gino Marinuzzi, a wonderful man that died 3 years ago.

I've done just about every music gig you can think about: Jazz pianist, classical pianist, rock keyboardist, composer for theatre and TV, arranger, programmer, music director, teacher (piano, harmony, improvisation), transcriber, even stage director once.. I worked at all levels, from the biggest productions to the smallest things.

I got a nice home studio but I'm not equipped to record a band at home... I'm not married (anymore) at present, so my focus is again on the music...

There are two "important" musical things in my life at the moment. One is my own group, with a kind of high-energy electric jazz (we did 2 CDs), and the other is Indaco, a kind of ethno-rock supergroup with a number of great Italian musicians. We did 4 CDs an now we are being signed by a major (touch wood).

I'm composing for the Italian State TV (nothing exciting, really..) and preparing another couple of projects for the coming Autumn. I also write "serious" (ha-ha-ha) music; my last work, for four saxes and electronics, has been recently played at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, Canada.

One thing I've always tried to do is to maintain a balance between piano and synth playing. It's not easy to speak two languages all the time, but I think it's very rewarding.

OK you teased me, and I got really too long... but maybe this is the right place to say that in a couple of weeks, my website should be ready, so anybody insane enough to be curious about my musical activities, could visit that... I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for having the patience to read my English!

marino

This message has been edited by marino on 04-12-2001 at 09:04 PM

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#1046294 - 04/13/01 02:25 AM Re: Introductions?
Dave Bryce Administrator Offline
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This is turning into quite the popular thread, and is totally achieving what I was seeking. Thank you all for participating!

Michael, Tom, Ken (mmmmmm...cheesesteak...that's an awful thing to do to a Philadelphian in LA, dude!), Faruk, and Carlo (who has been posting and apologizing for his English since the early days of the forum), my sincere thanks for being here.

Aren't there any more Kevins? And how come we don't have any women? Are you lurking and just not posting?

dB
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#1046295 - 04/16/01 02:23 AM Re: Introductions?
murph Offline
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Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 12
Loc: Plantation,FL,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Bryce:
This is turning into quite the popular thread, and is totally achieving what I was seeking.


FOOLS! All Dave wanted was a ton of posts! You think he actually cares about us lowly contributors? It's all part of his plan to take over the world! Soon you will bow to King Dave!

Allow me to introduce myself, the court jester... when Dave's not doing it himself!
Murph -- age: 32 ; occupation: Sales and Technical Trainer for Behringer, USA ; location: Chicago, IL ; main instrument: guitar ; secondary instrument: vocals, keyboards ; favorite porn star: Jenna Jameson ; equipment: Taylor 410CE, Alesis QS7, Kurz K2VX, Korg Trinity, 750mHz w/ Vegas and a ton of plug-ins, Astroglide, AKG C535EB mic ; band name: Murphs Band ; type of music: anything you can play with a three-piece centered around an acoustic guitarist/singer ; 15-minute fame moment: auditioning for Reba McEntire's band
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#1046296 - 04/16/01 04:19 AM Re: Introductions?
alphajerk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/00
Posts: 7950
Loc: asheville nc usa
hello my name is barrett and im a postaholic. i even created my own joint for MOTU/DP users and abusers .

i started playing piano at the age of 6 and got my first keyboard, the Korg POLY800 [which i still have and use] until i picked up a guitar at 15. now that has taken a back seat to drums.

i have too many things i do to list here following "if you want something done right [or done at all], do it yourself" now if i could only travel at the speed of light, i might actually get everything done. the short list: musically-musician/engineer/producer/programmer; visually-designer/animator/videographer. i also run a private musicians co-op alpha jerk recordings .
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#1046297 - 04/16/01 04:41 AM Re: Introductions?
tony_dup2 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/01
Posts: 0
Loc: napoli italy,,ITALY
My name is Tony Barnes of Bayonne, NJ. Just turned 40 yesterday, April 15. I started taking piaono lessons when I was about 13. In high school I learned and became pretty good on the clarinet. I was accepted to Shenandoah Conservatory of Music where I spent 2 yrs as a clarinet major, piano minor. I am classically trained, but being in the church I also learned Gospel, Pop, and R&B styles. Leaving college, I reverted back to piano and organ where my true talents lay. I started teaching piano full time in my own studio and playing for a couple of churches.

A couple of years ago, I ran across a friend who has a Korg 364 Keyboard. I fell madly in love with it instantly. Within the year I purchased my own Korg 364 (being new at this, it was the only one I knew about or actually touched). I started adding the keyboard to the church services making my own arraigements (Piano, organ, drums, saxaphone, trumpets). This weekend being Easter, the trumpets came in very handy. About a month ago I purchase my 2nd keyboard. The Korg Trinity. My next purchase will be a hard disk recorder.

As you all know buying gear can be very expensive, so I went back to work full time at Salomon Smith Barney and play/direct for 5 church choirs. Being new in using electronic instruments, this forum, Keyboard magazine and Electronic Musicians mag has taught me alot. Thanks.

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#1046298 - 04/16/01 08:13 AM Re: Introductions?
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Senior Member

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 176
Loc: Switzerland, Europa
Hi frm Switzerland....
I'm 38 yo, half american, half swiss...I've got a full time job as an equity sales dealer in a swiss bank, pays the rent, supports GAS (ouch), amongst other things. "father" of 2 cats with my companion with whom I'm in the 7th year - she's very patient of my musical rants n raves. I'm actually a GUITARIST (aaargggghhhh) but I've always liked abstract stuff, so it wasn't by chance that I eventually landed on synths, which I use to create abstract soundscapes. I'm really into all kind of music, from early classical to underground. I started playing acoustic guitar when I was 15, moved on to electric when I was 18, played in local rock bands, also got involved in concert tech services (I was the monitor engineer); my first "real" job was working for Switzerland's first commercial/pirate radio station in 1981. Since 2 years I'm trying to get my little project studio - JingleJungle Music - running...but it ain't easy. Anyway...eventually got into synths after buying some issues of Keyboard. Jim Aikin and Dave Stewart and Jeff Roona (where are you, man? The "Traffic" soundtrack is awesome!!) where those who inspired me most.
Gear: Korg Wavestation EX, Quasimidi Polymorph, MC-303 Groovebox, Waldorf Microwave I w/ Access programmer, Korg MS2000, E-mu 5000, Kurzweil Expressionmate, Oberheim Echoplex, Waldorf Dual Pole filter, Roland VG8 EX w/ Parker Fly Classic, an embarassing host of outboard, Panasonic DA7 mixer, etc... Musical influences: Zappa, Hendrix, Metheny, Scofield, Fripp, Eno, Steve Reich, Ligeti, Monteverdi,... (the list is way too long).
Thank you all for presenting yourselves - and thanks to DB who gave us our 5 minutes' worth of celebrity...
Paul (aka JingleJungle)
http://www.jjm.ch/paularoid.htm
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#1046299 - 04/16/01 01:59 PM Re: Introductions?
Jeff Klopmeyer Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 19132
Loc: Redondo Beach,CA,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by JingleJungle:
I'm 38 yo, half american, half swiss...


I'll bet you'd be good with a slice of ham on rye with a little dijon mustard. Sorry, feeling silly this morning.

- Jeff

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