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Re: ugly racks of gear AND Re: Sit or Stand? Guitarist and Bassists only
Well, Kim, I was being a tad ironic. The meaning behind my post was simply
that we all know what it is like when performiing looping or somewhat
technological music, the emphasis for many of us is the achieving of
something new using this technology. This often requires alot more effort,
but not physical, just to keep all the lights flashing in synch and alot
more brain power and good old improvisation reacting to what comes out.
This interest is at odds with what we know to be true, that good old raw
power and energy can often be a good substitute for all the flashing
and the boxes they are in.
I discovered early on, that I could acheive great results with just a
fuzzbox, delay pedal and a stick... no chords needed. I got old Kim, and
sound became more important than the look, the rack became bigger, the
routing more complicated.
I sat down.
I still dream of the old days, and then I stand up, hit the guitar a bit..
but then I realise that Id like to ring-modulate the loop thru the synth
with a sample of cats as the carrier.. I have to go down on my knees to
fiddle with the synth and the sampler (cos they're near the floor). and
there I stay for a while, till I get a bit of cramp in my left leg (or is
rhumatism) and get back up on the nice comfy chair.
... you gotta DO something tho... show a film, adopt a strange glaring
expression, wear an odd hat, be surrounded by dancing children in blue
costumes, i agree with Kim on that one, no excuses, a geek with a box of
gear just aint enough... I suspect however, that that is what I am... damn.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Flint" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 12:07 PM
Subject: RE: ugly racks of gear AND Re: Sit or Stand? Guitarist and
> At 01:03 AM 2/22/2005, markred wrote:
>>I sit.. Of course I sit... and whats more i think that the looper/solo
>>musicians who stand, are the ones who look stupid.. jigging about a tiny
>>bit but not much cos they'll over balance and step on the mute pedal,
>>hovering, wobbling on that feedback/vortex morph pedal. PAH!
> dude, I've spent years watching this stuff. hundreds (maybe thousands)
> loopers. You are so wrong.
>>You'all SAY you stand.. dont believe it... seen the pics from all the
>>fests.... SIT SIT SITTING SIT KNEEL (rick walker of course) SIT SITTING
> percussionists are ok sitting. It's because they still move!
>>Now.. back in the old days, when I was touring the states as the
>>in cranes, playing enormadomes with the cure.. blah blah! I STOOD!! I
>>about.. I slid.. I leapt from the stage into the audience, I
>>into my amp cabs, I threw the guitar into the air, I hammered it with
>>knives, spanners and screw drivers, I twisted, and bent the neck as it
>>screamed feedback.. I rammmed metal stcks in between the strings and
>>thrashed, I attached bulldog clips onto the strings and shook.. I
>>and then I dived back into the crowd.. and that was just in the first
> If someone would please be this interesting at a loop festival I attend,
> I'll pay you $50 on the spot, and take up a collection to make sure you
> get much more.
>> ...what a wanker I was...
> if the music is good, your idea of a wanker is a good thing. That's
> entertainment. That's the experience one gives when they are really into
> what they are playing. They throw their whole body into it and commit
> themselves to their music.
>> ...yes I sit down, and Im fiercly proud of it! If they bore of the old
>> seventies educational 16mm films that I play backwards.. ("How to deal
>> with accidental poisoning" is a WINNER! especially in reverse!!! )..
>> they can stare at all the blinking lights on my fucking ugly racks!
> please let us see the blinky lights!
>> PS.. I still I attach bulldog clips onto the strings.
> you are close to god.
> Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
> firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.loopers-delight.com
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