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#2932111 - 06/10/18 08:31 AM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: J. Dan]
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Nice pics JDan! But now I have a bone to pic - - wasn't it you earlier who was railing against wearing 501s? It looks like half of these pics that's what you guys are wearing! boing

Seriously I'm loving all these pics.. this is a cool look into our subculture, people taking chances in life and putting it all out there against big odds. There are easier things to do in this world but the people in this community for one reason or another chose this and put a lot of passion into it. Thanks very much for sharing these and keep 'em coming!
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#2932153 - 06/10/18 02:27 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: waygetter]
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Some pics of my years gigging primarily on piano.








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#2932154 - 06/10/18 02:51 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: Rod S]
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#2932238 - 06/11/18 08:36 AM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: waygetter]
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Originally Posted By: waygetter
Nice pics JDan! But now I have a bone to pic - - wasn't it you earlier who was railing against wearing 501s? It looks like half of these pics that's what you guys are wearing! boing


I'm not sure I specifically called out 501's - if I did it was probably because I don't personally like that particular cut, especially the buttonflies!. What I HAVE said is that the band should look like a band, and not just another member of the audience. I've also said that I've been in bands that have not done a good job of this, and others who have - so I can speak from experience with both.

Going back through the pics - obviously the first one had a theme going - we dressed in early 90s casual baggy suits and put dollar signs all over everything. My Deltex keyboard stand was wallpapered with money.

My duo didn't really dress up but it was a very different vibe - we were doing happy hours, patios, restaurant bars, etc.

Radio star was an example where half the band wanted to go all out and the other half didn't. Sometimes 2 or 3 of us would dress up and the rest wouldn't, and it just didn't work. That's when I jumped ship and joined that 80s band. I think you can see between the 2 pictures the difference between going part of the way to going all the way.

When I joined Klose 'Nuff/Class X I had cut back on my gigging schedule due to my divorced and joined them just to be able to keep involved in music. They did not play much or get paid very well. A perfect example of a decent band in terms of talent but didn't really have it together in terms of putting on a good show. But then again, they didn't really care, they just liked getting together to play - a common theme I hear on here, which is fine as long as everybody is on the same page.

Atari Twins obviously would have dressed up had it gotten off the ground.

Oh Brother is another one of those that was sort of half and half with the dressing up. Yes there are some jeans in the picture, but also shirts that stand out a bit, hats, and shades. Accessories can do a lot to make you stand out. Again, that was a 5pc acoustic, so the vibe was a bit different as an acoustic act. Also, this band is a $100/man gig...which is consistent with everything I've said about themes and dressing up.

That said, I just sat in with them Saturday night for the first time in about 1-1/2 year. I did wear jeans, but with my shirt, shades, and Fedora, even though I had not played with them and hadn't gone on stage yet, when I walked up to the bar for a drink, the bartender asked "are you in the band?" That's what I'm talking about. They assumed from my look that I was in the band. Consistent with what I was saying, 2 of the 5 of us were dressed like that, so...

What I listed as my current band is only regular fill-in work for me. I'm not in the band pic from the web site:



The guy second from left is the regular keyboard player. In the live picture I showed, they had already stripped off the outerwear. That's often what they'll do. They start with jackets, vests, etc. and strip it off as the night goes on. And the jeans aren't "501's".

Here is me at the recent Cinco de Mayo gig:






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#2932665 - 06/13/18 08:47 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: linwood]
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Originally Posted By: linwood
nice pic and nice clips linwood! What year was this?
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#2932666 - 06/13/18 08:53 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
Originally Posted By: waygetter
Nice pics JDan! But now I have a bone to pic - - wasn't it you earlier who was railing against wearing 501s? It looks like half of these pics that's what you guys are wearing! boing

And the jeans aren't "501's".

Very good sir, I stand corrected! And I was just jivin' JDan... you obviously put a lot of thought and care into your work, I wish I could get my bandmates to do the same!
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#2932671 - 06/13/18 09:23 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: waygetter]
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Originally Posted By: waygetter
Originally Posted By: linwood
nice pic and nice clips linwood! What year was this?


That was '81.The guy standing out front singing in that pic was playing trombone and singing in the first one I posted. He and I were in another band together in the mid '70's. I had dinner with him a few months ago here in Vegas. His name is Linwood, also. When was the last time you were in a band with two woods?

Here's '84. Look how young Cleto was. That's me in shades. lol I'm so old I've got band pics and tapes for days....forgive me.




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#2932679 - 06/13/18 11:02 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: linwood]
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When was the last time you were in a band with two woods?


Does the Brothers Johnson count?
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#2932699 - 06/14/18 06:37 AM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: J. Dan]
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#2932707 - 06/14/18 07:20 AM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: Michael W]
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First band, and yes that is a cheap Casio with one speaker grin We were 15 or so. None of us could play our instruments prior to a year back from that pic, I didn't know what a chord was for another year (and yet was trying to learn the Doors, Who etc...in 1982, go figure....)


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#2932797 - 06/14/18 02:59 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: waygetter]
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The photo is old and yellowed. The year is 1981.

Our manager, Tony Geranios, is Rush's guitar/keyboard technician. He helped build Geddy's old Moog/Oberheim hybrid unit. I got to play it when Rush's equipment was set up for rehearsal. Tony goes by "Jack Secret" among music industry folks.

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#2932814 - 06/14/18 05:01 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: Michael W]
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Originally Posted By: Michael W
The Troubadour, West LA, ~1979. ARP Quadra, Odyssey MKIII, and Omni II; Oberheim OB-1, Yamaha CP70B.
ahhh cool deal Michael.. I played the Troub quite a few times, a few years later, around the 1984-86 era. Whiskey, Roxy, a few others. I remember hanging out to watch other groups and all the Sunset Strip craziness back then, fun times. Oh yeah, and I had a CP-70B with an OB-1 (or was it an OBX?) on top, nice!
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#2932818 - 06/14/18 05:16 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: waygetter]
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It is amazing and sad how few pictures I have of myself playing. Girlfriends have taken pictures over the years, but whenever we break up and I ask for copies they never put out, … pictures I mean.
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#2932820 - 06/14/18 05:21 PM Re: Post your old or new band photos! [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
It is amazing and sad how few pictures I have of myself playing. Girlfriends have taken pictures over the years, but whenever we break up and I ask for copies they never put out, … pictures I mean.
I have a similar problem. I have some of the 8x10 promo shots, but all the cool gig photos, have no idea where they all are. I recall we'd have house parties, and there would be photos just laying out around the house, and whenever our senses would return (a day later usually), all the photos would be gone, damn! Reckless youth
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