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reggie miles 26 Aug 09 - 10:07 AM
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reggie miles 26 Aug 09 - 02:53 PM
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Subject: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: reggie miles
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 10:07 AM

Yep, another video on YouTube. I know, there's a billion of 'em or more to watch. This one, however, is rather unique in that it features my musical saw playing.

I was invited to play an annual event at the historic Moore Theater in Seattle last Spring, their More Music @ The Moore show. This show combines the talents of veteran performers with those of younger musically talented teens.

This whole evening was filmed and the videos of the performances that happened have just recently been released. In this video I'm joined by a whole host of very fine talent on stage. We're all offering a rendition of an old Joni Mitchel song, "Both Sides Now".

The vocal trio, The Eriam Sisters, are now in the America's Got Talent competition. The Gothard Sisters, a trio of fiddlers were in fine form. There were so many on stage with me that I truthfully can't recall them all.

I was too busy paying attention to my saw playing to really appreciate what was happening all around me. It was really great to see this from the audience point of view. I was surprised to hear how well my musical saw carried through the house.

The place was packed to the rafters with listeners. Those younger bands and performers really have some dedicated fans. I might have had one or two out there too. The audience response to our show was over the top.

This is the best example of my musical saw playing currently available to view online. I get lots of folks capturing video of me as I play but precious little of it ever gets sent to me so I can share it with family, friends and fans. So, this is very special.

Enjoy!

Seattle Theater Group presents More Music @ The Moore REGGIE MILES


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 10:27 AM

MY GAWD REG ... what in hell are you wearing ... is that really a TIE around your neck!!! SHEEEEUH. A superb performance, by the way, it sounds like you got the applause you so richly deserve. By the way, you were performing on the same stage as Pete Seeger in 1957. (keep abusing that saw that way and they'll throw you out of the carpenter's union!). Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 01:16 PM

I really enjoyed that :-)

Is there any chance of you putting "Handsful O' Blues" on youtube ~ I love it?


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: emjay
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 01:49 PM

If you don't watch anything on You Tube, watch this one! It is wonderful,
The suit and tie were a little jarring, but the music quickly overcame any misgivings I might have had. I wonder why someone would ever even think of playing a saw and risk that good bow on it. It's a good thing Reggie does it though. He makes some grand music.
Martie


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: reggie miles
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 02:53 PM

Thanks Bob!

I love my vintage necktie collection and I thoroughly enjoy showing off some of my favorites when ever an opportunity arises. I most often don my fancy plumage when I get a nice show like this. I've got plenty of ties in my collection. I just need more shows to go with 'em.

Eanjay,

Thank you! I've not yet managed to find myself in the position to offer a video of that song. I'd love to have the opportunity to release a great many of my songs as videos. I think that much of what I have to offer would make great video projects.

Many thanks Martie!

I wanted to get all gussied up for this one, knowing that the event was going to be caught on video. Regarding bow damage, actually, there's no risk to your bow as long as you play the safe side of your saw, the flat side. Though it is possible to play the toothy side, it is far more hazardous to your bow.


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 03:20 PM

... but it might be somewhat safer to your body parts!


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Deckman
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 10:56 AM


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Subject: Reggie Miles and Rob Hoffmann - jew harp & saw
From: Genie
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 01:21 AM

Well, Reg, nobody expects you to don any fancy plumage for Singtime Frolics. ; D

Here's a clip of you and Rob Hoffman (or is it Hoffmann?) at the 2008 Singtime.   
You two are doing what you describe as a physics experiment (as opposed to "music"), but I think it came out pretty musical. And pretty impressive.
Especially at the end, when you break into a very familiar operatic aria.


Sorry the video is so blurry.   When my hard drive bit the dust a couple months ago I lost a lot of stuff, including the main "iMovie event" for about half of my video files. But a few things had been backed up in "thumbnail" form only -- which does not affect the audio.

I hope you approve of my sharing this. I think you and Rob are very entertaining!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 31 Aug 09 - 07:07 PM

Oh, and Reggie, I have another video (thumbnail size only) of you and your saw backing up Bonnie M. and Cathy B. on a Balkan song at the 2008 Singtime Frolics.   
I can post the link here once it's up, but you can also find all those videos at YouTube just by searching for "Singtime Frolics."

Genie


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 05:14 PM


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 05 Sep 09 - 05:16 PM

Well, that last post attempt went over like a pregnant pole vaulter!

Let's try that again:

Cathy & Bonnie & Reggie - Balkan song at Singtime Frolics 2008


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: reggie miles
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 12:05 AM

Wow! Thanks Genie! I had no idea that anyone was capturing those impromptu performances. I was in very bad voice that weekend and did not fully recover from that state until many months later.

I'm amazed that I was able to follow along as well as I did on that stuff. We were really pushing the limits of jamming with that Balkan number, and that other piece. I have to say that the Jew's harp and musical saw thing was getting interesting toward the end. It's too bad that it got cut short. I was enjoying his singing through the reed.


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 02:21 AM

Welcome, Reg.   I think you folks came over sounding pretty good, especially given the informality of Singtime and the rudimentary nature of the recording system (the built-in camera and mic on my MacBook).

I didn't realize your performance with Rob got cut off. I'll check to see if that was an error on this end. If so, maybe I can fix it.

But at the time I had only a 120 GB hard drive and it was pretty full, so I was having to cut some recordings short so as to not run out of HD space.


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: RangerSteve
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 07:20 AM

Beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Deckman
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 08:37 PM

Aaaah Reg .... you're just a natural born cut-up! Besides ... you can really get your teeth into an instrument. Evertime I try to play the saw I just rub it the wrong way. (shall I shut up now). bob


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:21 AM

See, you're supposed to get YOUR teeth into the instrument, Bob, not the other way ...
Oh, nivver mind. ; )


Good news, fo'ks!   I found the original (thumbnail) file for Rob and Reggie's "Physics Experiment" that ends up hauntinly stylized Gershwin.

Now that video is up at YouTube without the end cut off (and we know how painful that can be).

Rob Hoffman & Reggie Miles at Singtime Frolcs 2008.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: Genie
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 06:35 PM

Good news, Reg.
I found the full-size iMovie "event" file for your Singtime Frolics 2008 concert performance -- er, "physics experiment" - with Rob Hoffman.

I've replaced the thumnail-size one at YouTube with the one where you guys don't look like you've had so many beers that you're all blurry. *g*

Rob & Reggie at Singtime 08:
"Physics experiment turns Gershwin"


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Subject: RE: Reggie Miles on YouTube
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 04:23 AM

Excellent piece.


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