hey all, saw a note on the Dead Net Central Jam in Tampa, if you're in the area it will be a great time & I highly recommend it, many of the participants are musicians from the Musicians' Lounge on DNC. I'm hoping to hit a future such event, but we have a local gig next weekend.
My band is Ghost Pilot, we opened at one of the Dead Net Central Jam shows in Chicago last Sep, you can hear our stuff at ghostpilot.com & myspace.com/ghostpilot, we play around the area for the most part, originals, eclectic covers like Echoes, Zappa's Flower Punk, b-side cuts from the Clash, Talking Heads, etc.
This gettogether/show is happening Sat April 19th in Tampa, FL. Anyone in here ever hear of Dead Net Central Jam?
tory i am one of the founding fathers of the band, Comfort. i was playing bass in a band called Window, when i met Kevin.we played so instinctivley toegether that we formed our own band named Comfort.(named by Daniel Carr.)anyway... here i sit in Fort Bragg CA.,happy,a little older,retired and still looking for a band-jam, you know.Close your eyes,and shut the lights,and of course add about two hours,i am a headlight on a northbound train.Get on the chat if any of this makes sense for you.
I'm not a band, just a solo singer/songwriter, though I play almost all the instruments on my recordings (except drums).
My new album, Playing Life by Ear, is available from the myspace page, the website, and iTunes. So far it's the best representation of the music that has been in my head, and I'm sure there's some Dead influence in there since I was practically raised on their music and have been playing it for as long as I have been able to play anything.
I also sometimes play live solo acoustic and have slipped in some Dead tunes. But honestly I'm getting a little tired of playing solo. So if anyone in the greater Philly area is interested in getting together, just let me know.
This is my first post and I must admit, I'm a bit nervous about looking foolish by posting in the wrong place or something. Anyways, I've been a fan of Garcia's brilliant guitar work (as I'm sure all of us are) since first learning to appreciate it. Over time, I've tried to emulate aspects of Jerry's musical expression by transcribing a few of his solos, right now I'm working on his solos from Franklin's Tower on the "One From the Vault" album (totally forgot what show that was from). Working Jerry's solos out has been by far one of the most difficult endeavors I've ever attempted musically, but it's so rewarding, and I'm sure a few of my fellow guitarists on here could probably handle the challenge with much greater ease. While considering this a few weeks ago, I thought of Charlie Parker's Omni Book, in which about 60 of his solos are transcribed. I think we could probably do the same for Jerry's solos, though considering the over 15,000 recorded hours we have of Jerry's guitar work, the project would be much larger than just a book. Originally I had the idea of putting a giant website together devoted to this task of cataloging transcriptions of Jerry's solos. Before even beginning however, I wanted the feedback of other heads out there, in many ways I wanted your approval, as I'm not sure how Jerry himself would've greeted the idea. Let me know what you all think and whether any of you would be interested in helping out.
It's my first post here - how's it goin'?
Just thought I'd chime in about the band thing. Isn't the interent neat?
My band's at www.reverbnation/thepowergoats.com. I'm the 'frontman' I guess you could say. Our stuff is currently free to download. It's rock - Stonesy stuff since we used to be a cover group. I'm hoping, as we jam more, to get longer, looser stuff happening - but this is what we've got for now.
Please check out my band at www.reverbnation/thepowergoats.com
Our music is free to download - Thanks!
Im just just a drunkin harp player searching for a song
waiting for my time just to play along. everybodies singing everybody dancing
notes arent clean but the message clear
have another shot of whiskey and savor that beer
I play my harp and hold it near
sometimes i even shed a tear
I hear the sound of a lonely train
the trip is long as it cries her name
howling down the track of pain.
chugga chugga chugga chugaa whooooooooo hooooooooo chugga chugga chugga chugga whooooooooo hooooooooo
I can't breathe without music, so it was only natural that I began writing and performing my own songs starting about ten years ago. I have a backing band and, whenever we play live, we rely heavily upon improvisation and playing in the moment. In the studio, it's much harder. I'd love it if some of you checked out some of my music. I was influenced very heavily by Motown when I was a child, so that comes out in my vocals. The music itself is basically acoustic based folk-rock.
“Let there be songs to fill the air.”