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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-12-12T19:37:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=11492 2010-12-12T19:37:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11492&p=108142#p108142 <![CDATA[Re: some different first posititon]]>
Chickenthief wrote:
Yes, I think that trying to figure out what you need to do, and doing it, even if it leaves a lot of other people in the dark, is vital. Most people, even musicians are very collective. Someone somewhere who will take some big chances and do it their way, its really only people like him or her who are going to push things forward.



From what I have seen over the years I have been around musicians, from bedroom players to superstars, is most all of them are concerned with others opinions. This entails keeping within accepted areas of music theory, accepted areas of what is a song,and accepted areas of what is music. This I see as the biggest road block to seeing what lies beyond, or in other words, who you really are. If one can get past this, they will find themselves and there will be no need to conciously push things forward. It is just a natural occurance and if the world sees it as pushing the envelope you are a lucky man twice over. walter

here is another different kind of harp playing. I don't hear anyone doing stuff like this, thus it is vastly ignored...... When I do a more traditional type phrasing it gets a lot more attention. It is done on a harp rack as I play the guitar and drums with my feet.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9992588

Here are some I just recorded with a 25 year old 14 hole stock marine band in C. It has never been cleaned and I play it at least a couple hours a week. I held it in my left hand and was able to do some hand movements to alter the sound some. My right hand did bass runs on the keyboard and drums on the feet. Walter

hand held harp deep blues 1
hand held harp deep blues 2
hand held harp boogie
hand held harp part 1

Statistics: Posted by watertore — Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:37 pm


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2010-12-10T22:03:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11492&p=108120#p108120 <![CDATA[Re: some different first posititon]]> Statistics: Posted by Chickenthief — Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:03 pm


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2010-12-08T21:12:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11492&p=108067#p108067 <![CDATA[Re: some different first posititon]]>
Chickenthief wrote:
Love it.
Congratulations on winning the Bushman Video Contest.
Walter can you tell me, on that video that won the contest, were you completely improvising the lyrics as you played or did you have a rough outline in mind before you began?
I like the music that best uses the range of character in your voice. You have right about the voice that I would run out and buy if they had it on a shelf at the music store.



Chickenthief: Thanks for checking out my music and the compliment! I never have a clue what will come out of my mouth and instruments. I just follow the flow. Everything I do is completely spontaneous. Being completelely spontaneous is a high that makes doing music the traditional way boring to the point there isn't enough money out there to get me to do it. That is the good news. The bad news is I have become more and more isolated from the music scene over the years because I am tired of fighting 100x's harder to get a gig than people that do the standard approach. You always hear about how hard it is when someone does original music to get a gig. Well, never repeating a song and making about 300 cds a year, makes it harder than I can deal with anymore. I did eek out a living for 20 years doing it, but I haven't the inspiration to do it anymore. I continue to hope that someone out there finds my concept exciting and worth marketing. I am in my own universe. There is no competiton. That is the really good news. I couldn't fathom being just another singer/guitarist/harmonicist/one man band because I would be up against millions of others with just as much as I would have to offer.

Thanks for the vocal compliment. All through my years I have heard white guys trying to sound black. It is embarrassing. They talk one way and sing completely different. I have always sang in my natural voice. John who owns bushman said my video was the most unique they have ever had. I figured I would never win because many of the entries were rehearsed a ton. I make mistakes everytime I play. I love mistakes. They are where the real creativety lies. I went to the International Blues Challenge a few years ago. Again I couldn't believe the columbus blues alliance picked me. I found Memphis to be a waste of time. They aren't looking for anything new, and like the music business, pick people that are doing the same old stuff and call it brand new........ Thanks again! Walter

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2010-12-07T16:30:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11492&p=108028#p108028 <![CDATA[Re: some different first posititon]]> Congratulations on winning the Bushman Video Contest.
Walter can you tell me, on that video that won the contest, were you completely improvising the lyrics as you played or did you have a rough outline in mind before you began?
I like the music that best uses the range of character in your voice. You have right about the voice that I would run out and buy if they had it on a shelf at the music store.

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2010-11-12T23:14:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11492&p=107735#p107735 <![CDATA[some different first posititon]]>
forgetting the rules (harp in first position)
leaky sink blues
I tap into the feelings of the world
EZ time

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