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Musicians On Faa

Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/13/2013 - 9:15 PM

A lot of artists are musicians. So if there was an FAA band what instrument would you play?. It could be an orchestra also. All styles of music. Post some art of performers and instruments. Post links to your music.
I play harmonica. I do a lot of styles and play with a lot of musicians in Central Florida. I don't make much money at it like I did years ago but I do get around and will be playing at the Palatka Blue Crab Festival later this month with Jazz/blues singer Sybil Gage. I also have regular gigs with 2 other locally known blues groups. A lot of other performing and recording projects,but nothing big so far.


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Posted by: Dan Turner on 05/13/2013 - 10:21 PM

Drums! I'm currently gigging more than at any other time in my life. 3-4 times per week. Mostly blues and rock, but also country, jazz and reggae.

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Listen to that kick drum on "All Right Now." I live for that sound! When I did demos, studios always wanted a clean sample of that drum. Unported!

If you're ever in the Sedona area, Bradford, you can sit in with The Bottom Line Band. You sound like a good fit.

We're at The Olde Sedona tonight, FAAers, 9-midnight. Drinking, dancing,stop in and say YO!

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Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/13/2013 - 11:17 PM

Nice recording Dan and thanks for the offer to sit in. Maybe I'll get to Sedona someday. BTW that's me with BB King and Billy Holiday art in the background. This thread is for people who have music related art too, so post em if ya got em.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 05/14/2013 - 8:40 AM

I play guitar. Mostly blues and classic rock, but I dabble with a little country. I was playing a lot over the past 5 years and gigging in an acoustic duo with a friend, and got kind of burnt out. Too much work for too little return. I don't even play for fun right now.

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Posted by: Anne Norskog on 05/14/2013 - 9:58 AM

Concert piano. Now retired. My father started taking me to piano lessons at the age of 5. Now, when I play, it is strictly for relaxation and fun...very limited audiences, if any at all. Multiple sclerosis ended my professional playing.


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/14/2013 - 10:15 AM

Anne you are real fighter. Glad you are able to play a little and also do art work. I had a good friend who had to drop out of college after being diagnosed with MS. She had won a full scholarship by competing in an art poster contest for a major company. Hoping for a cure for this disease.

Andrew. If it's not fun it's time to take a break. But music is like a friend that is always there for you.


Posted by: Betsy Jones on 05/14/2013 - 11:09 AM

I played Bari Sax in a jazz band for 6 years, was lots of fun! Wish I still had my beautiful Bari!


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/14/2013 - 11:32 AM

Betsy, I hope you get another Bari. I'd come see you play!


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/14/2013 - 11:38 AM

Betsy-I hope you get another Bari. I'd come hear you play. Anyone have a sax for Betsy?


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/14/2013 - 11:44 AM

3D Crossview Video: To view the '3D effect'...Gently converge (cross) your eyes and focus on the middle image that appears while ignoring the outside.
(Not everyone is successful but it does become easier with practice.)


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/14/2013 - 12:26 PM

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Musicians are wealthy -- they always have staff. ~ C.Hathaway , 2013


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/14/2013 - 1:12 PM

Carmen. Sharp image. Two sharps actually! Musicians always are looking for treble!


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 05/14/2013 - 1:17 PM


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/14/2013 - 1:22 PM

'Treble' indeed Bradford -- always looking for some when I ask for something to be played in H minus.

Love the moment's hesitation-- then grin that follows. (most times)

Sometimes the look could flatten you ;)

& thanks for your kudos.

Harmonica -- lord, I wish I'd devoted some time to learning that -- have an old chromatic one from Germany...would have been a bit easier to transport than that blasted 120 bass accordion LOL


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/14/2013 - 1:27 PM

C sharp or you might B flat...

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Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 05/14/2013 - 1:30 PM

@Carmen, Ha, you know B is called H in Germany and B-flat is B, it still confuses me


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/14/2013 - 1:32 PM

Gunter -- das stimmt ;) Aber -- find me a key that's in a 'minus' -- that's when the puzzlement ensues ;) No such thing.

It diminishes the psyche somewhat trying to conjure up a 'minus'...

And now, back to our irregularly scheduled programming ...


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 05/14/2013 - 1:45 PM

oh, sorry, I thought it was a Typo and you meant "minor"
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Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/14/2013 - 7:13 PM

air guitar. :)


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 05/14/2013 - 9:15 PM

I used to play air guitar, but it got stolen at a gig. Luckily I've seen it in a pawnshop, not sure if I can get it back:)


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/14/2013 - 9:19 PM

lol Gunter, did you happen to see my air drums there? I forgot to mention I play those too. ;)


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 05/14/2013 - 9:35 PM

Oh no, I shouldn't have said anything, I bought the drum set


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/15/2013 - 9:13 AM

Richard. You have to start somewhere. I play an air Steinway. When I get a little better I'll get a real one.


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/15/2013 - 9:28 AM

lol awesome !! :)


Posted by: Leo Dyer on 06/12/2013 - 6:29 AM

Hello folks,
I play guitar and drums. You can check out some blues here if ya like.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 06/12/2013 - 6:55 AM

Piano playing drummer, here. But, I truly found my calling when I stepped down front and grabbed the mike.

Yep, I was the 'girl' singer in a dozen or so rock n roll bands.

(Want to really impress your mother? When you've just turned 14, leave a note on the kitchen table that says, "Joined a band. Will be home late.")

Uh-oh. . . good times! :-)


Posted by: Diana Sainz on 06/12/2013 - 7:10 AM

"My Father's Hands"
My father, Alfonso Sainz, leader of one of Spain's most popular bands in the 1960's and 1970's, "LOS PEKENIKES". Received his first gold records at the age of 22 and second at the age of 26. In 1965 he played a concert with the Beatles, and his history goes on from there.... In the mist of all of this musical fame, in 1968, her became Dr. Alfonso Sainz. and in 1972 we moved to the United States, to Florida.

I recently reunited my father with Tim Coons (original producer of the Back Street Boys Atlantic Hill records) after 36 years of not seeing each other for a documentary I am doing on my father. My father gave Tim his first break on my fathers first American Album. Tim obviously has come a long was since 1977, but it was one of the great moment for me to see my father back in the recording studio... And OH, BTW, my interview questions were totally ignored once I got them together, they took over, playing and creating new ideas and songs right away, like as if there was NO time spent in between.

What is unique about this story and this image is that my father Alfonso Sainz, through his talent and through his hands not only created and composed incredible music, still being used through out the world and in movie, , BUT he delivered thousands and thousands of lives into this world... he is a musician at heart and an Obstetrician Gynecologist by profession... :)

My father "I will do only one more song.... since March 12th, we are now on song number 4 and as his Executive Manager, I am so swamped.... And all I wanted to do was to film a documentary.... never the less, here is song number 1 that is being sent out this week to radio and itunes uploads...

I hope you take the time to listen to it, it really turned out beautifully!

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Thanks for the musician post, although I do not sing (NOR DO YOU WANT ME TOO) and I do not play an instrument, just very proud of my father.. I thought this would be better that a fact picture or horrible video of myself singing, (Although, it would give many a great laugh!)


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 06/12/2013 - 8:19 AM

Violin from age 4, recitals,poverty,moved away ,turned 13 , didn't even notice the lessons weird is that!Cancelled Julliard.
Hardly a 'calling', I guess, and now it's so old and travel weary, it's cracked in the head, just like me.

So, then I taught myself piano.....'minor' talent,deaf ear!

So then, the family just got me an electric one, apt sized,on proviso I only play with the earphones on,and mute it.......

Such is the life of a ?musician? , but I still know my chords !! And remain upbeat !

Edit....speaking of chords, um, I sing, note, middle C , flat!

Forgot to mention the tremor.....makes for great involuntary improvisation, cymbal/crash.....

Oh, on another note, while courting, we broke the record to Bolero!

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Posted by: Lara Ellis on 06/12/2013 - 8:28 AM

I would play my flute but I'd have to start practicing again...I haven't picked it up for a while :)


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 06/12/2013 - 11:08 AM

Lara, pick it up once in a while. it will nurture your soul and others too. I am playing with a flute player regular that was too shy too play a year ago. She got back into it after retiring. She is also an artist on here.


Posted by: Billy Griffis Jr on 06/12/2013 - 11:27 AM

Guitar, sax, bass, drums, a little keyboards, flute, basically everything in the high school band room. I play mainly rock and blues, have played in bar bands for over 30 years, on the street in Austin, I think my first onstage appearance was when I was about 10. Currently still playing, (I'll NEVER stop) have 7 guitars and a lap steel, a Wurlitzer Electric piano model 200, Artley flute, King Cleveland alto sax, 4 amps, and of course all the associated cables and mics and such for onstage use.

I'm supposed to be getting together with some local guys and do some more recording soon, if we can all get busy schedules sorted out...this is the last recording we made

A couple of vocal glitches, but not bad overall...I did both vocals during the verses, all guitars, Shane did 12 string. We also doubled the vocals in the choruses to make it fuller, that worked very well and allowed us to add a couple more parts that were not there to begin with...lots of fun but a lot of work too and took us from around 2pm till after midnight...

I'm also working on my Fender Champ, which is my all time favorite practice amp, think I might have it fixed now and will be using it to record. I also have a profile at Bandmix,

where I have a few recordings uploaded, mostly done at home and not that great as far as recording quality goes, but it gives you an idea what I'm capable of. I wrote all but "While We Cry", that's a Kenny Wayne Shepperd cover tune I did in the 90's with a band I played guitar with. (same guys as above) I did everything on it except drums, that was a drum machine. The others are originals, and I'm working on a couple more now. I'm planning to redo Last Train, and add all the other instruments, I have all the parts figured out but don't have access to the instruments to finish it with. When I get together with the guys in that video, between us we have all the guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, and other things we need, so I'll be able to layer on everything but banjo which none of us has. That sucks, because I tried the banjo part I have in mind at a music store one day and it was perfect. Unfortunately I'll have to use piano and flute instead...

Right now not playing in a band, I just moved here and don't know any of the musicians any more, have to go out and meet some people, see if anybody is needing a guitar player...


Posted by: Chaline Ouellet on 06/12/2013 - 1:43 PM

Bass, ukulele, sitar, mandolin, oh and the cowbell :) Always need more cowbell !


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 06/13/2013 - 10:41 AM

Chaline. I have a friend who spent her life as a drummer and singer in a country band, touring small venues across the country. She is retired n the Keys now but comes into town to once in a while to sit in as a singer and she always brings her pink cowbell. I always ask her to leave it home, but she says everyone asks for more cowbell. I said that was because of the SNL skit. She had never heard of it. I sent her a link. Now she still brings the pink cowbell, but understands the "more cowbell" requests are a joke.


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