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Me playing the guitar ...
« on: March 16, 2017, 08:02:14 PM »
 

Kruser

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... And now, for something completely different ...

A friend of mine made these very lo-def video clips of our 'Teacher Band' playing at an outdoor staff retirement party last June up here in Canada. Here's the origin:

The original source footage comes from my GoPro camera, which I had positioned about 30 or 40 yards away ... Using some post-production trickery, I zoomed in, re-centered and tried to brighten the night shots (best I could do - lighting was poor) I didn't shoot in HD in order to fit the whole show on the disk - that's why the zoomed image is so grainy. The audio comes directly from the built-in camera microphone ... not bad, actually.
 
Our 'band' is made up entirely of teachers at my high-school - and we are NOT music teachers (in case you couldn't tell ...) We make no apologies for any blunders!

I'm on the far right of the picture playing lead guitar in the dorky shorts ... I'm barely visible in the Tom Petty song, but I pull off some tasty licks! 8)

For guitar nerds, I'm playing a Fender Stratacoustic - Fender's acoustic/electric version of the Stratocaster.

The songs are: (1) Taking Care of Business - BTO, and (2) Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Q0OJRTNZq-eG1mNExCU3drUHM/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Q0OJRTNZq-RDRFalJMU0dWakE/view?usp=sharing

BTW ... it would be cool to put together a setlist of card-related tunes! Some obvious ones are:
  • Ace of Spades - Motorhead
  • The Joker - Steve Miller
  • The Jack - AC/DC
... Any other suggestions ...? Any other 'musicians' out there on PCF?

Rock on!

Kruser
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 09:19:58 AM »
 

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Good stuff! I'm sure there are loads of card related tunes. Here are a couple I know off the top of my head, though I don't play either of them regularly.

Jack of Diamonds ... all about cards
Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts ... not so much

I have a fender acoustic as well (just an ordinary acoustic). It's in pretty poor condition after I didn't look after it very well in some Swedish winters, but I usually keep it in an open tuning and it sounds fine ...
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 10:35:26 AM »
 

Eddie Hughlett

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That's great. Thanks for sharing. It's more about gambling, but it's the only one I can think of at the moment. Deal by Jerry Garcia.

"Watch each card you play and play it slow"

-eh
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:06:07 PM »
 

Kruser

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
... I`m not familiar with any of them by name, but I`m gonna grab my guitar and YouTube 'em!  8)

I did see Jerry and the Dead twice live though: once in Toronto, and once in Buffalo (Rich Stadium - Steve Miller was the opener!!!)

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:28:47 PM »
 

Kruser

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Hey Shimmering! ... missed your guitar comments first time around ....

My acoustic go-to is an Ovation - my second one! ... I know what you mean about proper care and storage - my first Ovation was warped by many years of travelling through Europe and subjecting it to wild swings in temperature and humidity (not to mention clumsy baggage handling!) I still keep it for sentimental value ...

That's cool that you use open tunings! I'm too much of a coward to experiment with alternate tunings ...I feel daring when I use a capo! lol!

Thanks for responding!

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 10:38:16 PM »
 

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I did see Jerry and the Dead twice live though: once in Toronto, and once in Buffalo (Rich Stadium - Steve Miller was the opener!!!)

Well now, you are really dating yourself...the concert in Buffalo must have been pretty awesome! :bosswalk:

For poker tunes, check out Ricky Lee Plays Poker...it is a two disc set with one disc full of poker themed tunes picked by Ricky Lee  and one with some of his magic tricks.  It also came with a poker deck :D.  It was released in 2007 and you can still find it new for around 55-60 on eBay and just the discs for less at around 25 on Amazon.  Here is the song list:

Track Listings
Disc: 1
  1. The Darktown Poker Club - Phil Harris and His Orchestra
  2. Rambling, Gambling Willie - Bob Dylan
  3. Turn The Cards Slowly - Patsy Cline
  4. Five Card Stud - Lorne Greene
  5. Don't Turn The Card - Memphis Minnie
  6. Politics and Poker - Fiorello!- Original Broadway Cast
  7. Ace In The Hole - Anita O'Day
  8. Little Queen Of Spades - Robert Johnson
  9. Etienne Gonna Die - Saint Etienne
  10. Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold - Townes Van Zandt
  11. Poker Playing Baby - Harry Willis
  12. Gambler's Guitar - Merle Travis
  13. The Darktown Poker Club - Bert Williams
  14. Dolan's Poker Party - Frank Crumit
  15. Poker Woman Blues - Blind Blake
  16. Wild Card - Tex Williams
  17. Ace Of Spades - O.V. Wright
  18. Roving Gambler - The Country Gentlemen
  19. Ace In The Hole - Dave Van Ronk
  20. Bed Spring Poker - Mississippi Sheiks
  21. Politics and Poker - Howard Da Silva

Enjoy!
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 11:18:54 PM »
 

Kruser

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Wow ... Comprehensive list! Thanks for sharing

... I can only imagine what 'Bed Spring Poker' refers to ...

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 03:44:04 PM »
 

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I thought of you this weekend when I saw Garth Brooks. We can't leave Two of a Kind off the list...