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(Homer voice) Mmmmmmm...beeeeeer...

 

Well, you know anyplace called "The 75th Street Brewery" would be a great place to go. So, the Debster and I wandered on down to hear the illustrious band from Lawrence, Kansas, Dave Wendler's (Dave251) band, The Pickups, perform at the 75th St.

 

Now, as most of you know, Dave is the luthier responsible for the unique line of "Electrocoustics". They really are sweet guitars...extremely lightweight. I was unable to believe just how light they were. I sat in on a couple of numbers with Dave and his band (called "The Pickups" because it's an ever-rotating group of compadres). Dave's wife joins in with a great voice...they do a wide range of stuff...standards, western swing, jazzabilly, bluegrass...and got to try out one of these sweet axes firsthand. One of the things that's very friendly about the guitar to beer-gutted guys like me is the back...sort of mildly "inverse Ovationed" to accomodate...uhh...guys like me that wouldn't think of putting on spandex anymore. :D

 

At any rate...Dave...was a pleasure and an honor meeting you folks and getting to jam with ya...and one of your Elecrocoustics

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Dave, I am sorry I missed the gig. I played at a church pig roast in Olathe last evening, and when I was done, I was tired and just went home. But it sounds like Tedster had a good time. I'll see you at the show today, and Teddy too is he makes it.

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Man, I'm wasted...I'm beginning to think this music stuff is for the younger generation.

 

Had a great time last night; meeting Ted was certainly a pleasure....we had a total of 6 eC's on stage, two mandos, two guitars, a bass and my "electroBro"...so we all just swapped around on the instruments. Great fiddler/mandolinist, and my buddy Brett is a hell of a singer...but the top of the show had to be Tammy's singing. The last few years she's had a rough time of it...been to throat specialists and so forth...but I think she finally found a doctor that figured out what the problem is..he put her on heavy duty steroids, her sinuses are draining, and she was kickin it last night.

 

This recording was done last March....

 

http://www.electrocoustic.com/audio/Blues%20for%20Dixie.mp3

 

The guitar show today wore my ass out. Got home from the gig at 2:30, got up at 6:30 and was loading in at the show by 8:20.

 

If "picker" came by, he didn't reveal himself...or else I was asleeeeep! No guitars sold today, but maybe one later this week.

 

Busy weekend, time for dinner and bed.

 

Thanks for coming by Ted, it was most enjoyable....

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Geez, I've got to get me some bifocals or something. I read dave251's reply to Tedster and thought it read "Thanks for coming by Ted, it was almost enjoyable"! Glad you all had a good time, I'm still waiting to meet my first forumite, and I know there are several who live less than an hour from me.

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Originally posted by dave251:

If "picker" came by, he didn't reveal himself...or else I was asleeeeep!

Yeah I did, I am the guy who said he was sorry he couldn't make your gig because he was out in Olathe playing at his buddy's church pig roast. I was the fat guy with bifocals and short, graying hair.You told me how tired you were after playing till 1 AM, and then you got busy answering some guy's questions, so I let you take care of business. I am sorry, I should have said "Hey I'm Picker" or something. Hope you're recovered from "gig-lag"(jetlag without the jet) today.

Always remember that you�re unique. Just like everyone else.

 

 

 

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Originally posted by dave251:

Picker...I am so sorry...you gots to get my attention....you know, slap me upside the head or something. Please forgive me...how can I make it up? :confused::(

Well, you do make some nice guitars...

 

Naah, no apology necessary. I've done worse things when I was less tired. No pilikia, braddah.

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Originally posted by dave251:

but the top of the show had to be Tammy's singing. The last few years she's had a rough time of it...been to throat specialists and so forth...but I think she finally found a doctor that figured out what the problem is..he put her on heavy duty steroids, her sinuses are draining, and she was kickin it last night.

Man - I wish I knew her doctor. My throat's been through hell the last half to 3/4 of a year - All the specialists seem to be useless. No vocal chord damage it seems, but something is making my voice HURT when I sing, and I can't get the notes I used to - and can't hold tune, either. It's completely shagged :(

 

Damn. Does this doctor have an australian brother? :)

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Nolly- You may want to check out a vocal coach. Sounds to me like you are just pushing to hard before your throat relaxes. Singing is a lot like running track....you can prep for the long haul by stretching...your larynix is just a muscle after all. Warm up slow, sing the easy stuff first....and practice those high notes at low volume levels. A vocal coach will teach you how to breathe, how to use your diaphragm, and how to relax your throat.
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Originally posted by Abnorm:

Hey, Dave251. I listened to "Blues for Dixie," and Tammy is one excellent singer. You two are a whole act!

Absolutely! :thu: Good stuff!
...touched down in the land of the Delta Blues.....in the middle of the pouring rain....
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