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My MTV debut!

reggie miles 16 Dec 10 - 09:57 AM
Will Fly 16 Dec 10 - 10:00 AM
Wesley S 16 Dec 10 - 11:15 AM
reggie miles 16 Dec 10 - 01:02 PM
Wesley S 16 Dec 10 - 01:19 PM
EBarnacle 17 Dec 10 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,leeneia 17 Dec 10 - 12:50 PM
katlaughing 17 Dec 10 - 03:02 PM
Lonesome EJ 17 Dec 10 - 04:32 PM
Wesley S 17 Dec 10 - 06:45 PM
reggie miles 18 Dec 10 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,Neil D 18 Dec 10 - 11:28 AM
Bob Landry 18 Dec 10 - 02:49 PM
Lonesome EJ 18 Dec 10 - 05:27 PM
gnu 18 Dec 10 - 05:41 PM
reggie miles 18 Dec 10 - 09:42 PM
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Subject: My MTV debut!
From: reggie miles
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:57 AM

It's a small thing. Yes, but I couldn't help myself. I had to share this.

When I think of fingerpickin' acoustic bottleneck slide Folk/Blues with a DIY homemade resophonic guitar, street performing, or spoon playing, I don't readily associate those musical folk arts with MTV. Who'd a thunk it? It's a Christmas miracle, it is!

Just over a year ago, I was invited by my friend Artis The Spoonman to help him with a video project. That project was slated to appear on MTV's new online site called B-Sides. Director Virginia Bogert's short doc has just been posted online. Here's a link to the site.

http://fivedollarcover.mtvmusic.com/

The video features pieces of several of my original musical compositions, including my new song, "That's More Like It". Once at the site look for the link to the "Seattle Scene". Once there, you'll find the video about Artis The Spoonmen. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 10:00 AM

UK' Catters will see the words: "Copyrights restrict us from showing this video outside the US".

Shame. Anyway - all the best wishes for your music.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Wesley S
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 11:15 AM

Great stuff Reggie. Any CD's of your music available? And what kind of resonator were you using?


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: reggie miles
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 01:02 PM

Will, Thanks for that report and the best wishes. Dang! I had no idea that there was a copyright issue to viewing this outside the US. So sorry to hear that! Spoonman is actually visiting in the UK this month. He won't be able to view this until he returns next year.

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Wesley, Thanks!

I have CDRs that I produce. My three latest are "Handsful O' Blues", "These Old Shoes" and "War Mongerin' Man". CD Baby has 5 of my 8 CDRs available. There are also many places online where you can purchase Mp3s of my original music, like iTunes. I'm presently developing the songs for my next three recordings. "That's More Like It", will be among the songs featured on my next Blues recording.

My reso is my own design. I call it a Nobro, because it's a hybrid of a National and a Dobro resophonic guitar. I built this one about 20 years ago from junk that I found at garage sales and swap meets.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Wesley S
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 01:19 PM

Dang but that's some pretty impressive picking. Here's a link to Reggie's page at CD Baby:

CD Baby link


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: EBarnacle
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 12:24 PM

This past Monday, I had the plesure of being a backgrounder on the MTV show, Silent Library. I am very glad I was not a contestant. Instead, all of us backgrounders sat at tables in the background, looking disapprovingly at the antics of the contestants.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 12:50 PM

Thanks, Reggie. I enjoyed it.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 03:02 PM

Very kewl, Reggie, thanks!


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 04:32 PM

Great stuff, Reggie!

You are probably the only Mudcatter who would know the answer to this question...is this the "Spoonman" referred to in the song by Soundgarden?


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Wesley S
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 06:45 PM

According to the video he is.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: reggie miles
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 11:04 AM

Nutz! I just realized, after posting this news, that I made a typo in my original post. It was late. I was tuckered out. I wrote, Spoonm'e'n instead of Spoonman.

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EBarnacle, they asked you to look that way at the contestants?

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leeneia, thanks!

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katlaughing, yep, I guess it's true what they say, rolling stones gathers no moss. I didn't have to chase after MTV. They came to Seattle in search of content. I was just in the right place at the right time and I knew the right Spoonman.

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Lonesome EJ, just to reaffirm, yep, he's the one who played on the recording with Soundgarden and was featured in their video too. That song, that video and their CD won the Grammy, for best of the year, that year. That's some serious attention.

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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 11:28 AM

Very cool!


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Bob Landry
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 02:49 PM

Very nice Reggie. The video played without a hitch here in snowy Alberta.


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:27 PM

There I go, praising the project before I even watched the video, Reggie. Thanks for answering the question which watching it would've answered!
Great stuff indeed! We need to jam sometime...get to the Getaway next year!


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: gnu
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 05:41 PM

Yup!


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Subject: RE: My MTV debut!
From: reggie miles
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 09:42 PM

Thanks Neil!

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Thanks Bob and many thanks for that report from snowy Alberta.

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Hey Lonesome EJ, I'm not familiar with the Getaway but a getaway sounds like fun. Where does this take place? Can I get there via hitchhiking? Is there free food or an adequate dumpster to raid available? Do they have ditches to sleep in? Can you look sub-human and smell unwashed and still get in to jam? If you've answered yes to any of the previous questions, I'm so there. ;o)

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gnu, yep! Thanks for that "yup"!


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