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Fortuenti

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  1. And it brings smile to my face when I turn other fellow music-lovers to great bands I find out about (and vice-versa). Anyway, looking back through old e-mail I'm amazed I found the link (with video) since it was stacked in the lengthy news summary and could have very, VERY easily have been missed. CLICK HERE BTW, Led-Head, is that " (links to video) that Roger is taking on with the Wii in the pic in your signature?
  2. I began this thread 3+ months ago after hearing mere recordings of these guys. This past Monday night, I saw them LIVE in Washington DC at a TINY venue with probably less than 10 dozen people in attedance--if that. They are GREAT! To see such awesome talent in such a tiny venue was a rare treat indeed. I am pleased that some have been inspired to add B.D.S. to their music collection but for those who doubt that these guys can ROCK THE HOUSE, all I can say is GO SEE THEM LIVE and you will be moved. I took my 14 year old daughter and it was our very first time out to see live music togethe
  3. COLLECTORS mostly...not musicians. They buy and hold them just the sane as people do stamps, coins, high-dollar guns that will never be fired, etc. Something pretty to look at once in a while and hope to sell at some future date for a huge capital gain they won't have to report to the Taxman
  4. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: The showdown at the cemetery as the close-ups of the trio's eyes keep getting closer and closer while Ennio Morricone's masterful score adds to the tension and suspense.
  5. Nice to see someone else who links to the druglibrary.org Here's rant I often share in forums: Legalize Marijuana or Repeal Prohibition? Personally, I prefer the latter because when people hear the “L-word” it evokes horrific images--propagandized by grandstanding prohibitionists--of Cannabis vending-machines alongside lockers in the halls of our nation’s schools, aggressive advertising campaigns targeting young people, every third driver on the highway with cotton-mouth and blood-shot eyes looking at everything but the road, and a surge in chemical dependence amongst the masses and s
  6. The killings at Kent State were the precursor of what was to come: The Rise of the MILITARIZED Police State in the US under the guise of RICHARD (I) M (not a crook) NIXON's "War on Drugs." "Tin soldiers and Nixon coming..." the words Neil Young sang; "... soldiers are CUTTING US DOWN!" Americans have been "conditioned" to tolerate murders of civilians by law-enforcement and the military. This in unacceptable to anyone who believes in the principles upon which the US was founded on but the government is burying those principles. What have Americans learned about the EVIL their government is
  7. How about the 5-stringed, G-tuned Tele known to its owner as "MICAWBER?"
  8. Now THIS is what makes my day--sharing the love of music and having others take it in. You are most welcome! Better see these guys now while they are still playing clubs and similar intimate venues because it may not be long before they graduate to the arenas and amphitheaters of the circuit.
  9. In the acoustic music world, this is guitar needs no further explanation and is quite likely THE most famous dreadnought-style in the world. It is a pre-war Martin D-28 presently owned by the great Tony Rice. Its previous owner was Tony's Hero, the late, great Clarence White, who went to rock-star fame with The Byrds but never abandoned his bluegrass roots. Now that Alison Krauss is working with Robert Plant, no doubt more people will probe deeply into her background and roots. In so doing, one will readily discover the impact Tony made on her musical coming-of-age. In fact, the last time I
  10. I just got their album and want to heap accolades upon it and move this thread up front so any of y'all who've not yet heard these guys might give them a listen. IMHO, they are the best thing to come out of Britain in 40 years -- as far as blues-rock is concerned, that is. The 5-star rating @amazon.com is well-deserved: ROLL AWAY - Back Door Slam
  11. Light Fuse Get Away Widespread Panic's 6th release
  12. Like aonther poster wrote, it could change from day to day but among the best LIVE ones are BAND OF GYPSIES - Jimi Hendrix IN CONCERT - Derek & the Dominoes EUROPE '72 - The Grateful Dead
  13. I'd been a "Tap" fan since it came out but after I got the DVD with the actors'/writers' commentary alternate audio track it was like seeing again for the first time. That, plus, the all the deleted scenes that are included. If you don't have it, buy or rent it SOON.
  14. I've seen so many great bands over the years but, back in '99 when I saw Phish for the first time--not only by their own songs of which of was not very familiar but, especially, by their inspired cover of ZZ Top's Jesus Just Left Chicago. Then, when I saw them for the big New Millennium gigs in S.Florida, they surprised me with great version of Good Times Bad Times
  15. OOOOoooooH yes. Count me in that number! Regrettably, I never caught him live. Fortunately, there are a good many quality boots online.
  16. I was recently introduced to this up-and-coming trio via a mainstream news report online. I'm not certain how they came up with their name but the phrase ``I open my front door (and) hear my back door slam" can be heard around 5:45 on the bluesy Since I've Been Loving You off of L.Z. III. The "back door man" is a familiar character in many a blues song. I have little doubt Jimmy, Robert, and John know and dig these guys (they're most likely personally acquainted). Now you can too. I think they're going to get a lot bigger fan-base in no time. If any of you have seen them live, I'd love to hear
  17. Interesting that you mention that because, as you know, excerpts of Ludwig van Beethoven's grand Symphony No. 9, Op.125 "Choral" (click for sound-bytes) are prominently featured throughout the film. You owe it to yourself to procure a copy of it in its entirety for your collection. I don't know who the conductor/orchestra it was on the soundtrack but, for interested parties, I highly recommend HERBERT VON KARAJAN & the Berlin Philharmonic for a particularly rousing and inspiring version for goose-bumps and back of neck-hair to stand at attention. If you're a music lover like me, you
  18. For purposes of brevity, I'll answer within the realm of British Invasion rockers: Sgt. Pepper's L.H.C. Band - The Beatles Street Fighting Man - Rolling Stones Baba O'Reilly - The Who Tell the Truth - Derek & the Dominoes All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan (backed by Page, Jones, and Bonham) Stay With Me - the Faces All Right Now - Free Feel Like Making Love - Bad Co. Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith Feelin' Alright - Traffic
  19. Very good, informative article. I strongly encourage alternate/open tunings provide so many more dimensions to express your music. They are more "user friendly" to beginners and can eliminate a LOT of frustration when trying to sound like the masters.
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