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Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »
Here is another video of my Friday night performance of solo flute..I only managed to capture the first 30 minutes of a 45 minute show. Next time I will remember to clear the vid camera's memory first..DOH!!

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:59:03 AM »
I truly enjoyed this video.  Something about this music and mood is very attractive to my inner being somehow.  I love it!  Very nice, HE.   How did you mic the sitar?

Hi Joe,
A couple of weeks ago, I did surgery on the sitar. I took an old guitar under saddle pickup and mounted it to the body of the sitar just at the bridge. I laid the pickup on the body and sandwiched it with a piece if plastic so it was pushed up firm against the body. Then I drilled a hole and fed the wires down through that and drilled another hole into the side and mounted a 1/4" guitar plug. We ended up just using a direct in box to the mixing board and added a little reverb. I think it sounded great 8) 

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:20:31 PM »
Hey Joom,
No body knew the camera was running. When we finished, Steven said to me "man, I wished we had recorded that". I just chuckled, went and checked the camera to make sure I got it, and then told him the good news. ;D
I can't express how honored I was to be performing with these musicians, and not for them, and just backing them up. I was considered an equal among some pretty great artist, and that kind of leaves you with a pretty good feeling..LOL 8)
Funny side story, Another award winning flute player came to my booth afterward to see if I would play with them on their set, but alas, their style and key of flutes just didn't jive. But I was honored that she wanted me to play with her.

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:12:12 PM »
Yeah, ditto what Ags said......... :)

Those instruments go together very well.
Even the dog fitted in...............

Nice listen, thank you!  8)

Just slap me if I'm being daff, but you do know that the dog sound is the guy on the digaroo..right?

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 20, 2013, 04:16:21 PM »
Sunday Morning jam with Steven Rushingwind (award winning NA flute player), Nelson Rios (percussionist from Gloria Estaffan's Miami Sound Machine) Adam Riviere Long (nationally known percussionist and didgiridoo player) and myself on sitar. What an honor to be on the same stage with these performers. All impromtu jam with no rehearsal..

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:57:55 PM »
Two days down, one to go..I've sold enough CDs to buy 3 new flutes. My wife just shakes her head...LOL ;D
If we can squeeze it into the schedule, I might be doing a little jamming with Steven Rushingwind tomorrow morning. Now that would be cool 8)
Got to get some sleep though..til tomorrow..cheers ;)

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 16, 2013, 11:03:56 PM »
It went well tonight. I was a little nervous on the inside, but real COOOOOL on the outside. I felt I played well and the crowd seemed to enjoy it. The video turned out good, but I'll need some time to edit and then post. It's late and this little injun is dog tired, and I've got 2 more days of the festival left... :P
Here are a few pictures from my performance..

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:03:28 PM »
Bummer, Smurf. Not so much that you can't make it, but that she has to get shots.. :(
And yes, I did hire a video crew. I hired her about 27 years ago..LOL ;D
Thanks all for the well wishes. I've got the booth all set up at the site, and the truck all loaded up here. So it's off tomorrow morning to make friends and do some flutin'.

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:33:35 PM »
Well, just 2 more days until the BIG performance..I'm going to set up the vendor booth tent on Thursday, and be ready to toot the flute on Friday. They have changed my time to 3:45 pm, but I'm still kicking the event off.
Here's the revised schedule:
Can't say how much I'm pumped for this gig. I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be...wish me luck 8)

Performing / Breakfast in bed for a 1000 people
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:22:33 AM »
Greetings all,
Had a trip induced weekend gig!! I played at a BIG outdoor love in hippie peace freak campground concert Saturday. The concert was the Miami Valley Music Fest which went from Friday at 12:00 noon until Saturday morning around 2:00 am. Then started again Saturday morning around 10:00 am and went to Sunday morning around 2:00am. It had 4 stages and was at a big campground with a lake. When I got there Saturday morning to play, there were estimated to be about 1000 campers in tents, make-shift shelters, with tie dye everywhere and this funky smelling smoke..LOL. It was a flashback to Woodstock 8)
But anyway, here is an audience video of me playing sitar for the morning wake-up call. Friends that were camping there told me later, they had the sound system for that stage wired into the other stages, so you could here this from miles around :P
It is posted on my Farcebook page, but you don't have to log in to view the video..
Peace and Love man..

Completed Originals / Re: NGD Track - Groove Vox
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:23:42 PM »
Yes, definitely very nice. Everything sits so nice within the mix, and I really like the groove.
Great job on that Smurf.. 8)

Performing / Sitar Man in the studio
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:55:46 PM »
Here is the studio version recorded for John DeBoer's next CD. I had the privilege of playing and recording the sitar on this tune. This was recorded at a REAL commercial studio.


Member Blogs / Re: Fifty Summers
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:57:42 PM »
Yes, ditto to what Joom has said. The most important thing about all of this is have FUN and LEARN something..(about recording, music, and yourself)
Good luck and enjoy
 8) 8) 8)

Other / Re: AAMS is now Donation Ware!
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:43:42 AM »
Holy cow, Master Mixman!!!
I've had some time to play with this a little more closely, and WOW. I was having trouble with a master mix and decided to give this a go. Loaded a wav file, as a refernce, from a World/fusion band that I have always envied their mixes, and let it do it's thing. Fixed everything I was stumped on...and gave me a readout showing exactly what was done.
Then tried the same procedure on a solo flute song. Referenced a great flute recording from R.Carlos Nakai, and pow...out popped a great mix. Needed just a few little tweaks after ward, but definetly a great resource..
Big THANKS to Smurf...
hep hep HORRAY
hep hep HORRAY
hep hep HORRAY....

Challenges / Re: June ODC voting results
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:32:06 AM »
I think the low turnout could possibly be to the fact that some of us have started to gig, and just don't have the time in front of the computer. (present company included) I know CBob, PapaG, myself, and I think Spiral is working with a band..
So it looks like some of the fledglings have started to leave the nest...LOL
Fly, I say, FLYYYYY... :P

Performing / Re: Sitar Man
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:45:01 AM »
Thanks, lads..

Performing / Re: Stealin'
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »
Yep, love me some Heep. Great version..well done.

Performing / Sitar Man
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:34:23 PM »
This weekend I had the pleasure of jamming with the Mystic Flutes and Tribal Drums ensemble at the Lost Creek Preserve's Red Barn Melodies event. I played sitar and guitar at this gig, and thought to video some of it. This is just a loose improv jam, hippie groove thing...


Performing / And speaking of the Beatles..Yellow Springs Street Fair
« on: June 08, 2013, 03:11:54 PM »
I played a Native American flute set on the acoustic stage at the Yellow Springs Street Fair in Ohio today, and I found this familiar gent in the audience. It was good to see one of our own original Kristal Forum Family in person. (in case you don't recognize him he is Sir Paul McCartney aka Joe Stone)  :P

Performing / Re: Kind of a score.... :)
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:26:12 PM »
Cool deal White. Sounds like it will be a good time. Enjoy yerself  8)

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:39:56 AM »
After the Street Fair I will be attending a big Native Gathering on Sunday. Probably won't play, but it will be fun and I might just find a new flute..LOL. But later Sunday evening, I am going into a REAL RECORDING STUDIO to record three tracks with a well known local and international flute player by the name of John DeBoer. Alas, I won't be playing flute, but rather the sitar and guitar. But anyway, should be a blast and a good experience.. :D

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:34:51 PM »
That would be SOOOOO AWESOME!!
I will check at the local places here in Xenia and Yellow Springs. It wouldn't be that far off of the beaten path..maybe 20 or 30min.
In the mean time.. :D  I will be playing an hour set at the Yellow Springs Street Fair next Saturday (June 8th). I hope to have a video going and get it recorded.
It should be pretty cool, since it attracts a pretty large crowd through the day. The stage is near the food tents, and I play from 11:00 to 12:00 noon, so I should have a good crowd.
Cheers 8)

Other / Re: AAMS is now Donation Ware!
« on: June 01, 2013, 08:15:05 AM »
It's not much help to me..for it has NO CLUE what to do for my flute..LOL  :P :P
I've tried all of the combo's and it just trashes the mix.. ::)

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: May 23, 2013, 08:40:18 PM »
Hey Ag..yep, now you see what I mean about getting some practice in before the big shoo. Bring your guitar, and we will whip up an improv that will blow them all away...and then afterwards we do the tag team cage match with Rushingwind and Muclow..Ha Ha.. :D
p.s. any TTMer that comes to the event gets tacos and bison burgers on me... 8)

Performing / Re: SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: May 22, 2013, 08:31:54 PM »
Thanks everyone for the encouragement  ;D
I most surely will video this... so I will have something to post at a later date.
And Smurf..if you drive 3 1/2 hours both ways just to see me play, I will most certainly refund you and yours ticket.. 8)

Performing / SCORE..Native American style!!!
« on: May 22, 2013, 11:34:45 AM »
I've been busy performing these past few months. Mostly smallish events, but it looks like the next couple of months it should get interesting. I inquired and auditioned to be a performer at this years annual Flute Festival at Sunwatch in Dayton, Ohio (USA) but didn't think I had a chance, since they had already booked some pretty impressive Nationally and Inter-nationally known flute artist. But what do I know..LOL, I was picked to start the event at 4:30pm on Friday, August 16th. (They spelled my name wrong, but what the hoo) I wasn't that nervous until I saw the artist that will be following me that night. Holy cr@p-ola!! Johnny Lipford, Painted Raven, and Mark Thunderwolf. In the Native Flute world, these are some heavy acts. I guess it's back to the bat cave to practice until my lungs bleed!! But really, I am stoked about the oppotunity to be included in this line-up, and a chance to make an impression.

Other / Re: AAMS is now Donation Ware!
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:02:51 AM »
Thanks Smurf..will have a listen to your tracks later today. This software has always peaked my interest.

Performing / A really big shoooooo
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:02:19 PM »
I'm starting to get the season's shows, festivals, and events all lined up, and this is the first of the big ones. I even got my picture on the poster..LOL.
I will be playing solo Native American Flute all around the complex and on both stages. It is set at a Nature Preserve and animal rehabilitation center. It should prove to be a wonderful day..

Shootin' The Breeze / Re: We just saw a UFO
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:50:40 AM »
They're just showboating, HE.  You know - "we don't need 'em, but we have 'em anyway".

Galactic low-riders ;D  Lots of chrome and bling...fluorescents on the underbody... :P

Shootin' The Breeze / Re: We just saw a UFO
« on: March 10, 2013, 04:59:37 AM »
Sooo, one question I never could get an answer for..If ETs are so advanced and can space travel from one solar system to another, then why do they need lights on their spacecraft? I mean, even the stealth can fly with no lights at night...

Completed Originals / Re: Release
« on: February 27, 2013, 08:43:01 AM »
Hey Ags,
I just had a go at your tune with a Native American Flute in the key of "A", and it wasn't pretty. So I don't think you want to go with an A flute. My "E" flute wasn't bad, but it was a little off on some areas. Same with the "G". I think the "G" flute had the most promise, but they all are working with 3rds and 5ths of the note your playing. Depends on what kind of chord structure and "feeling" you want to project. My opinion? If you want something to work with the C tuning you use, you're looking at a bass C flute, just cause a bass is the only NA flute I've seen in C. Either that or use a different tuning on the guitar. I've used an open "E" tuning before with my E flute and it worked pretty good. It was a strange tuning though..

Completed Originals / Re: Release
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:31:01 PM »
Is this done with an open C tuning?

Performing / Re: Score...!!!!!!
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:29:49 AM »
Congrats G..that's very cool!! 8)

Completed Originals / Re: AF
« on: February 24, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »
Nice job Smurf. Real smooth and relaxing.

Hardware / Re: NGD - Yamaha QY100
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:58:12 AM »
Pretty cool Smurf. Makes great backing tracks. All those buttons (tiny at that) would drive me crazy..LOL.

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