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Okay, so it rained all day in Cincinnati. Fortunatley we could set stuff up in the basement and have a good time and play music jam style.

The music was me on the acoustic guitar, Tim Bennington on the lead and vocals, and Dixon on the 7-String Bass.

The odd tihng was that I was really really nervous before everything started, but once I sat down with the guitar and hit that first chord, it didn't matter, all the nerves were gone. Only in Wonderful Tonight was I the slightest bit nervous and that was only up until past the part I always get caught up (which I didn't :) )

Here is the 1st link, the camera got bumped right before we started playing so it's only myself and Tim in the picture, and it's crooked. The songs being played in this link are Borderline, and Sell A Lot of Beer

The 2nd link has the camera fixed, and we are playing the songs Tender Dreams and Tryin' to Get There

The 3rd link is Wonderful Tonight, Dixon is playing Bass with me on this one, so it's not completely solo, and there is alot, and I mean alot of noise, people decided that they wanted to stand right behind the camera to talk LOL

All in all good time, love to do it again for sure! There is some more video of me messing around with them on songs I don't know as well, but it's not up yet.
There is alot more video of people jamming, and I was even invited out to a gig sometime to get up on stage and play sometime, just need to keep in touch with those guys.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

Posted : 05/07/2009 2:29 pm
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They are good songs performed well.

you look totally relax all the way through, especially on wonderful tonight which was great!! i thought you did well not to be distracted by the woman using the door next to you.

the lead player was very good as well - hope its not very long until your next gig.

well done.

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

Posted : 05/07/2009 3:58 pm
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Many congrats Joe! :D

Posted : 05/07/2009 5:01 pm
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Congrats, Joe!

I've only had a chance to watch one video, but it looks and sounds like things went great. 8)

The odd tihng was that I was really really nervous before everything started, but once I sat down with the guitar and hit that first chord, it didn't matter, all the nerves were gone.

Any musician I've ever met described those 'butterflies' as a good thing. They mean you're serious and focussed prior to the gig.


Posted : 05/07/2009 9:39 pm
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Wonderful, Joe
Cincinnati got cheated out of a good performance.

Now you'll have to learn "Let the Sunshine".

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

Posted : 05/07/2009 10:19 pm
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I really enjoyed that! You all seemed to gel really well. (That bass is huge!)

(And congratulations for not getting distracted with all the door opening/closing/opening/closing going on in your peripheral vision :roll: )

What I lack in talent and natural ability, I will have to make up with stubborness.

Posted : 05/07/2009 11:27 pm
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Thanks guys! I've still got some video left to upload, most of it is just me trying to play along with stuff that I've never heard before. It was a different experience for me, and I'd love to do it again sometime!

As far as the people walking back and forth to the door....I didn't even notice them until I watched the video :shock: I guess I was so focused on the music that it just didn't register.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

Posted : 06/07/2009 1:40 am
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very cool. you are moving well into the next phase.

Posted : 06/07/2009 10:46 am
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Sounded very good to me. Now all you need is a drummer. :D

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Posted : 06/07/2009 4:48 pm
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The comment was thrown out there that night "Who the hell needs a drummer? They just muck things up anyway." :lol:

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

Posted : 07/07/2009 3:06 am
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Sweeeet! My wife is a big EC fan. Wonderful Tonight is her favorite EC tune :D Note to self..Learn to play that one :lol:

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Posted : 08/07/2009 4:22 am
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Wel;l done Joe. You looked relaxed and not out of place at all.

Posted : 08/07/2009 5:47 pm
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Cool, thanks. I was actually thinking about the thread of looks and "fitting in" when I was playing because I felt like I didn't fit in as far as know, khaki shorts, collar shirt with 2 people with sleeveless shirt/jeans/shorts/corn cob pipe, etc.

It was a ton of fun and they were great people don't get me wrong, it just happened to pop into my mind when I was up there LOL.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

Posted : 09/07/2009 3:36 am
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You guys have got it all going. Great songs - tight playing - confident performance. A drummer is nice to have but I wouldn't worry about it until you need it. If you do decide to add one just make sure that he's up on his chops and as tight as you guys are. Keep it up. Sounds great.

Posted : 26/07/2009 12:00 am
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thanks man!

That was the fist time I was with the Bass player, and only the 2nd time I was with the guitar's just good to know that if everyone knows their parts you don't really NEED to practice together, but I know it would have calmed my nerves down, it was a bit scary for me LOL.

The Bass player and the guitar player have been playing for years though.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

Posted : 28/07/2009 3:25 am
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