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  1. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    Another good question! - There's quite a few, but Jeff Beck's 'Flash' came in to my mind first. I can only listen to 'Escape' and 'People Get Ready'. BTW Matthew, it will probably surprise you to learn that I'm not quite as rigid in my tastes as you may have thought - I like OK computer too! Quite a few 'keyboard' albums in fact; Howard Jones' 1st + a few others of his that elude at the moment, Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless (ace record, imho), ELP's early stuff, etc. And as you took the trouble to post the Autotune pieces, I will play them again with a more open mind! :eek:

    What's your favourite vehicle from Thunderbirds? (the classic puppet version!) and you can have any vehicle that made one-off or rare appearances, as well as TB's 1 to 5.
     
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    Easy. Thunderbird 2. I loved my Dinky die cast model with the sub in the pod. But Fab 1 was cool.

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    Best ever Sci-fi series or movie?
     
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    Not Easy! So many to choose, so I'm just putting the first one that came to mind:

    Series: The Time Tunnel


    Not for the cash but for the kudos, which guitar or amp doodad / innovation do you wish you'd invented? - PAF humbucker for me!
     
  4. Blazer

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    Tough one but I would have liked to be the guy who invented the single coil sized humbucker, since I consider that one of the best inventions: you can give a wimpy sounding strat more balls without routing the body.

    Any cartoon series you were a fan of as a kid that you still love?

    For me that would be...
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    The new comic book series is just superb as is the new TV series for that Matter.

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  5. Steve 78

    Steve 78 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Have you had a gig or recording that you are particularly proud of? Tell us the details.
     
  6. Mike SS

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    I had written a song on a Thursday night, and the following Saturday I was at my friend's working on a demo of another song, and I mentioned the new piece. I had not rehearsed it at all, other than while writing it, and it required a lot of flat picking and fills. I had intended to track the vocal separately for my song demo of it, but he told me to go for it and moved two mikes into position. I nailed it on the second take. He pulled out one of his twelve strings and did a supporting guitar track, complete with a nice accompaniment of my guitar during the instrumental bridge. The end product was amazing........Maybe on day I'll sell it....:rolleyes::lol:

    Do you enjoy hearing recordings of demo takes? Like we got to hear on the Beatles anthology collections? Bare bones, no production, an acoustic guitar or piano and a natural vocal?
     
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    Absolutely, this is also why I love watching series like "Classic albums" and the more recent "Sonic Highways" series where they show what went into the making of those well known and obscure music all the same.

    I heard Dave Grohl had been offered to do another series of "Sonic Highways" and I'm all for it, there's so much cool music and ditto music scenes out there he can report on.

    Now having mentioned "Sonic highways", is there one studio where if you had the cash you'd love to record an album?

    For me "Rancho de la Luna" no shadow of a doubt.
     
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    Has to be Abbey Road. So many great albums have been recorded there - the mojo must surely rub off!

    Name an album in your collection that you love, which people who know you would be very surprised by its inclusion.
    (Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel for me!)
     
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  9. MatthewDickin

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    I think most people would be surprised by at least one album in my collection - ostensibly a fan of 'rock' music, my taste is pretty diverse, from hip-hop to blues to folk to R'n'B to extreme metal. From this year alone, I think (depending on where you are looking from) some people would be surprised by the inclusion of Solange's 'A Seat at the Table ', Vektor's 'Terminal Redux' or Anna Meridith's 'Varmints'. Or maybe they're not at all surprising. So how about Jenny Hval's 'Blood *****' - a concept album on the theme of menstruation.

    How do you prefer to organise your record collection? A-Z? By genre? Colour of the spines? Another way?
     
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    I was just thinking about this. On Sunday I was listening to something on the radio and the discussion moved to how you organise your bookselves. The suggestion was to do it by colour. Other ways are problematic -- by subject? Some books are hard to categorize, and the idea was that you can remember the colour of a cover. Then it hit me -- I can't think of the colour of hardly any book cover! I'm just not a "colour" person.

    Alphabetic! (By author, or artist)

    How important is colour to you? If you moved into an apartment would you repaint the walls just because of the colour? How much effort would you put into selecting the new colour?
    [My wife drives me nuts with colour swatches and paint chips that look exactly the same to me!]
     
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    Not important in that context. As a kid my father moved us around constantly. We went from one rent house to another. My mother had a rule, the place had to be painted before we moved in. I learned that you can make a lot of mistakes using only one color. It is very important when I am trying to convey a message or give a talk. Certain combinations yield better results (attention spans).

    What's the biggest crayola box you ever had and did you have a favorite color crayon? Me probably the basic 8 except I was impressed that flesh was a color (albeit only one).
     
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    Aside: that colour has been produced 1903–present. Known as "Flesh Tint" (1903-1949), "Flesh" (1949-1956, 1958-1962), and "Pink Beige" (1956-1958) and now as "Peach".
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors
     
  13. Mike SS

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    Growing up in a house with six children the Crayola selection was a thousand broken hunks in a shoe box. Every once in a while Mom would buy a new box and dump it into the pile. Knowing my Mom worked with a very limited budget I'm sure it was never anything bigger than a 48 pack. I actually did the majority of my work in BIC pen, and still do. I am a pretty fair sketch and caricature artist.

    Did you enjoy art class in school? I have met a few people who hated it, and actually had a friend who made me a hand-crafted leather guitar strap in exchange for me doing all of his art homework. His mother made him take the class, and he did quite well:rolleyes::):lol:
     
  14. MatthewDickin

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    No, I hated it - but I have always loved art. Up until age 18, art education in the UK is terrible.

    After I left school I went to art school proper, where on the first day, they said 'forget everything that you have ever done in school art classes; we're going to start from scratch.' What a relief! And I loved every single minute, particularly the early morning life drawing classes.

    What was your favourite/least favourite school subject?
     
  15. Frank'n'censed

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    Art & Math...

    What lyric in a song best describes yourself?
     
  16. RoyBGood

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    Working Class Hero.

    You only have time to save ONE of your guitars from a burning building - which one and why?
     
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    Hard one... It's either my '64 Casino or '72 345. I have them near a door already. Those or my early '90s Eggle LA that has long been my no.1 do it all.

    Most others i could replace easily, those are pretty unique with a long history with me. The fact that the 345 and Eggle are nearer the door makes me think that is the subconscious choice. The eggle is a practical guitar I could do any gig with tomorrow if I needed to buy a new house.

    I'd be dead procrastinating!

    Nah... Who am I kidding, I'd save the Guinea pigs.


    The house is burning. You can save a small animal pet (not a dog) or a valuable vintage guitar... Which burns?
     
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    I love guitars but I couldn't put one before a life...unless it was a pet spider.

    Have you seen a gig where the support act was better than the headliner?
     
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    A few times...most memorable was Bonnie Raitt opening for Eric Clapton. She had both Rick Vito & Jon Cleary in her band, while EC had no other guitarist, (in a live setting, I swear he's needed to be prodded for decades) & his Lounge review, with 2 keys, (one for the dreaded, synth/keys deal...for blues! :mad:o_O) & 3 backing singers. You get the picture...you shoulda heard them going through the motions playing Sunshine of Your Love, with that synth in tow! The best part of his show came when he briefly ditched the group for an acoustic, solo, segment.

    What's the most disappointing album you've bought?
     
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    In these days of unlimited streaming, it's difficult for me to find an album disappointing any more - I can usually find the good in everything I listen to. So I have to go back to a time when I had to scrimp and save to buy CDs, and when I couldn't hear a preview before I purchased....

    My biggest disappointment (controversial, this) was Sgt Pepper. I already owned the Blue album, so imagine my disappointment when I bought Sgt Pepper, only to realise that I already owned all the best songs and the rest of the album was filler at best. That didn't happen, incidentally, with the White Album or Abbey Road.

    So, now that I've slain that particular sacred cow, it's your turn. Which universally acclaimed album/movie/novel/etc do you hate, and why?
     
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