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Bobert 27 May 12 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 27 May 12 - 04:40 PM

Well, well, well...

Seein' as my left hand has sufficiently recovered from surgery enough to play slide geetar coupled with a phone call I received about playing @ the Sedalia "Blues Challenge" July 14th it was time to...

...assemble my hodgepodge of percussion instruments, PA, cords, amp and assemble it all - where else - but in the middle of my garage...

It's been well over a year since I last played drums with me feet while singing and playing on my geetar... Just came in from my 1st one hour practice...

I was expecting no better than a 5 but I'd give it a full 7... The left foot has gotten a tad, ahhhhhhh, dumb having the remember snare/high hat reps but is 100% if just one or the other is used... That always was the most difficult for me...

So, I'll take the 7 and be happy with it...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 May 12 - 05:15 PM

Sedalia Blues Festival 15th Annual Blues Talent Competition

Hands and feets doing different things -- that kind of exercise is very good for the brain. Have fun!

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: gnu
Date: 27 May 12 - 05:30 PM

7's a lucky number. I hope!


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 May 12 - 05:53 PM

Go get it, Bobster.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 27 May 12 - 06:06 PM

Last time I did the solo/duo was 5 years ago and came in 2nd ($250)...

Yeah, I like 7, as well, gn-ze, but I need to get it up in the 9 range...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: gnu
Date: 27 May 12 - 06:32 PM

Just have at it and have fun.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 27 May 12 - 07:25 PM

Well, I'll know in a few days about the gig... The gigs are always the fun part... The preparations??? Not so... I didn't use to ever have to practice but I do now that I've had surgery and not performed a festival in two years and only performed once since then... Of course that was the Charlotte Blues Society "blues challenge", which I won but...

...Sedalia is tougher... They get acts fro New York to Florida...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 May 12 - 07:36 PM

what are you doing adding to this thread when you could be practicing!

my dad once told mum to play tennis with the better players, it brings your game up, so goodonya for going against the bigger field.


sandra


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 27 May 12 - 08:34 PM

I discovered that practicing is also "PT" (physical therapy) and I pushed the limits on my wrist earlier... Hurts...

I reckon an hour a day is about right all the way around...

Nice to have all my stuff in one place and set up ready to go...

Not leaving no geetars out there, however...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 28 May 12 - 10:42 AM

Bobert, 'little & often' is the golden rule for practising. Don't push too hard too soon. Would love to join you in the garage...sounds like my idea of heaven!
                                                Musically,
                                                             Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: maeve
Date: 28 May 12 - 10:45 AM

That's welcome good news, Bobert. Thanks for letting us in on your recovery. How great you can have most of your set-up ready to go.

I find a gel form of arnica helps a lot with continued wrist pain and swelling from my break.

Go make a joyful noise!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 May 12 - 11:05 AM

Damn these circumstances. I wish I could be there with you. Sock it to 'em. Bobs.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 28 May 12 - 04:16 PM

Maybe I'll find someone to video this and get it on youtube 'er somethin'... I'd like to see it myself... All I know it that it keeps me busy as a one legged man in a butt whupin' contest...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 May 12 - 08:06 PM

A &? This soon after surgery. Hooray! Keep at it!


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 28 May 12 - 08:23 PM

No bar chords, C-Lass... All bottle neck (slide) but, hey???

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 29 May 12 - 08:50 AM

I got all excited, thinking you were coming to Sedalia, Missouri. Turns out there's more than one Sedalia.

Best of luck, Bobert. I'm glad you're making music again.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 29 May 12 - 10:04 AM

Sorry, leeneia... I'd love to revisit Missouri... My folks lived in Kansas City, Mo. for about 10 years and loved it...

Just good playing music again... Left foot still needs a good butt whuppin' but everyone else is behaving...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: JennieG
Date: 29 May 12 - 05:58 PM

Yay Bobert.....keep practising!


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 29 May 12 - 06:51 PM

I hate practicing... I went years without having to do it... Never practiced other than learning up new material... Now, grrrrrr!!! I find myself having to practice...

B;~(


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: CupOfTea
Date: 30 May 12 - 07:38 AM

Bobert -

Good luck with healing up and playing. Darn frustrating when your will to practice is overrueled by being sensible about limitiations.

We've got a great dynamo of a blues guy here'bouts, Steev Inglish, formerly known as Mr. Downchild, who has a set up he uses for rhythm section: a sturdy wood box, like a very low table, with openings on the end. A microphone is put UNDER/Inside it, and he uses one foot to beat out a drum track. It's a very elegant solution compared to some of the foot-run drum things that the jug band guys use.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 30 May 12 - 08:55 AM

I've got one of them, too, Joanne... They are called "stomp boxes"... I have performed with mine where it isn't convenient or possible to use the drums...

The drums, however, present a much larger sound 'cause I get a bass drum, snare and high hat... I can also use my metal slide to strike the upper cymbal of the high hat or the tamborine that sits on top of the high hat and mounted to the high hat rod...

The snare is mounted on plastic milk crate on it's side with bungy chords holding it down and a foot pedal mounted to the crate... Very tight in there because the high hat foot pedal is jammed up against the foot pedal for the snare...

I liked yer guy, Steev Inglish... Does he play harmonica and geeter or was that with another harmonica player???

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 30 May 12 - 09:14 AM

Practice makes perfect. Well, usually...!


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 30 May 12 - 12:44 PM

It's dae blues, Peter... I ain't lookin' fir perfect or it wouldn't be da' blues... lol...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: CupOfTea
Date: 30 May 12 - 03:15 PM

That's all him: geetar and harmonica and stomp box (like the name of that- it suits well) He's a very slight English dude, who, bless his heart, listens to my non-blues songs at open mics. Generous man, that.

Lawd that's a pfisticated drum rig you've got goin there, Bobert! One man band indeed! That sounds near as complex as my favorite jug band's jingle stick - that's got about two dozen components - but then all Gnarly plays at one time is the stick. I barely can navigate ONE instrument well, let alone a bunch of them. You've got my sincere respect.

Joanne


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 30 May 12 - 07:50 PM

Well, my hat's off to Steev, Joanne... I have often thought about learning to play harp (harmonica) but then I wonder if I could pull every thing off... Nah... Don't think I can take on any more... I'm purdy busy as it is...

BTW, Google up my buddy, Ben Prestage... Check him out...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: gnu
Date: 30 May 12 - 08:23 PM

I like One Crow Murder so far... got it streaming.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 30 May 12 - 08:33 PM

Hadn't heard that song, Gn-ze... But Ben is always coming up with new stuff... I hired him fir a concert series in Luray 3 years ago and he and his wife spent some time with us... Boy, did I pick his brain...

He's the best OMB (One Man Band) I've heard and I try to keep up with 'um...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 31 May 12 - 01:32 PM

Ben Prestage's web site

Ben Prestage MySpace

One Crow Murder on YouTube

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 31 May 12 - 07:07 PM

Well, well, well...

Glad that a few of ya' have gotten a taste of Ben Prestage and what we OMB (One Man Band) folks do...

Ben is the best I've heard...

I did notice that he has swapped his snare and high hat around since I last saw him... Hmmmmmm??? Might try that myself... Might not...

B~


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 12:14 PM

"Left foot still needs a good butt whuppin' but everyone else is behaving..."

Leave your left foot alone and see what it does. I suspect the logic center of your left brain is trying to control it (it tries to control everything), but if you left your left foot alone, your lizard brain (in charge of music and hearing) will start communicating with it, and something good might come of it.

That's basically how my left hand operates when I improvise on piano, and it works pretty well.


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Subject: RE: Bobert's One Man Garage Band...
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 03:04 PM

I donno, leeneia... The left foot used to be very reliable when all it had to play was a high-hat as a drummer... I think that it's got too many old tapes... Maybe I need to investigate some other foot pedals with a delay off the snare or vice-versa...

Even when I was doing OMB performances there were some where I found myself having to think... I hate thinking... Thinking sucks...

I just need more time to get everyone on the same page... Either that or stay the heck off the snare (or high-hat) except for occasional emphasis...

B~


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