rm_sakrilej 41M
200 posts
8/8/2005 4:26 am

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'Blue V' have an interview at the local student radio station on Thursday night. Nothing out of the ordinary, both regional radio and TV are already playing us to the public but I get to corrupt some airwaves LIVE and they're playing 3 of our songs within a one hour show. Kind of handy that my flatmate DJs the Local sounds show.

The singer/main song (skeleton) writer and I are the only members here for it but the band has changed line-ups around us two from the start. I wonder who the rhythm section will be this time around? I'm having too much fun on lead guitar to go back to drums! And the singer jumps around a lot more when he doesn't have to play bass. Forgive me if I'm boring anyone.

(Yes, I did realise that's not the Blue V album cover)
Image (c)opyright 2005

pussnboots694 73M/78F

8/8/2005 8:11 pm

Your smile lights up the screen dear one.. congrats..
Close your eyes..
Can you feel the warmth as my arms slip around you
and give you the biggest hug ever..
The passion of an artist..
Simply beautiful..
Simply you

Peche85 31F

8/8/2005 10:06 pm

Sorry I havn't replied to you yet, been busy with uni work and still trying to unpack!
What kind of music does your band play?

pussnboots694 73M/78F

8/9/2005 8:50 pm

You are very welcome dear one..
I just wanted to share in your happiness..
Please forgive my gentle trespass...

buddhakana 62M
18 posts
8/10/2005 9:00 am

Always you wonder if the chemistry will be there...the whole is so much (or can be) so much more than the individual parts in a band. I play Native American and silver flutes, anymore mostly recording solo. You've read some of my blogs, so you know there has been a bit of hurt and discovery in my life. One of the things that keeps those slender silver threads of compassion real to me, and keeps me balanced on them, is the expression of music. The flute is my voice, the sound my heart. There is no instrument...just the music and the awareness it exposes.

While in western Oregon I played around with a group of musicians...funky, reggae, r&b...two full conga sets, a drum kit, couple lead guitars to trade off licks, fantasic bass player, assorted people and things bangin' & singin'. Musically acute people...they made "room" acoustically for each other. I could play a mean lead flute at the time, and I could bend the rhythms and melody line just a little bit in any direction and everyone would bend with me...move in real-time in a slightly different direction. After a while someone else, maybe bass or a conga player or a lead guitar would bend it in another direction. Your ear picks up on the nuances of what the other people are doing, and if the chemistry is there the improv jam just keeps evolving, each time you play a riff or a song it shifts a little bit. I miss that communication and energy on stage.

Last time I played with them was a couple years ago. It was a reunion of sorts, playing the wake of my (our) best friend, producer, manager...unexpectedly taken from us. We played a local hot spot. The last jam of the night the bar was packed to capacity...hot, steamy, full of energy. Very emotional. Saying goodbye. At the end sixteen people were on stage playing, kickin' out a massive driving r&b jam. Everyone was crying as the final notes slipped away. Last time we played together.

Best of luck on this path that has chosen you. You are well suited to it. I don't think everyone understands the depth and substance of this musically evocative path of self-expression and discovery. But it is obvious that some of those making comments to your blogs understand very, very well.

Compassion. Awareness. I keep coming back to them. Compassion is the sweet hurt and the sober joy. Understanding the nature of the world. You add to the awareness of the world even as you sit in your darkened room and sing only to the black. The essential substance of the human experience lies everywhere. Not to try to be too poetic (I'm out of my league here), but please remember about dancing on the slender silver threads of compassion. Who else might you touch with them? How many other hearts might cry in subtle understanding? Your words and voice bring that awareness out in the open. How fortunate you are to touch the essence of world.

Some twenty five years ago I felt a moment of enlightenment, sitting on a ridgetop overlooking a desert basin in a very very remote part of Nevada. Writing a new blog now, should be posted in the next couple days. Lookin' forward to more from you.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
8/10/2005 9:50 pm

YAY! Does the station have a webpage and online broadcast?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

buddhakana 62M
18 posts
8/11/2005 11:26 am

I understand. I haven't found anyone in this neck of the woods (or is it considerably south of the neck...) that is comfortable enough playing their instruments to let go and let it flow. The musicians who are really good playing tend to be good technically, but sound mechanical and don't know how to make room for others. The ones who might want to improv just aren't secure enough to let go of the mechanics.

I can't improv on keyboards, but I can play them well enough to record some background tracks. When I play the silver flute it just comes from inside. It goes where it needs to, and it goes where I never thought it could.

Enough for the day.

buddhakana 62M
18 posts
8/12/2005 5:39 am

Congrats on the radio gig. That's gotta keep your heart pumpin' for a while. I wish the best for you.

buddhakana 62M
18 posts
8/13/2005 12:39 pm

It is SO COOL to take risks on stage!!! When you play with quality people you know they'll fix it if you fuck up. And when you pull it off it adds incredible energy ... so everyone gets a bit cocky, a little looser. Ah me.

Ian Anderson, flautist for Tull, is of course my model, but I'm not an imitator. Though I do play some good Locomotive Breath... I've grown up and old with the band.

But...now that the radio gig is a couple days old how are you feeling about it?

sweetthang2877 39F
534 posts
8/13/2005 4:57 pm

I am glad everything went so well for you at your interview. Congrats!!I would LOVE to hear your music...how much do those CD's run?


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