Best Blues Forum

A discussion of the blues for blues lovers and fans.

Best Blues Forum

Postby david » Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:44 pm

It just seemed appropriate, somehow.

I literally used the pre-Big Road incarnation of this site to figure out what kind of instrument I needed to learn to play the blues. I knew about dobros, but had never heard the term resonator guitar.

I used the how to section to learn how to make my resonator (which smelled like fresh wood glue at the time) make something like non-offensive noises.

I relied on suggestions and responses from the forum (you guys) to know what to listen to, how to mute, what kind of slides to use, how not to be influenced by such opinions, etc. It was through this board that I began to feel confidence as a player (and not just a listener). I remember the excitement of realizing that I was starting to know the answer to alot of the questions. But, the info sharing was only just beginning.

I also figured out that it isn't the wall paper behind these words that makes this forum be THIS forum--its the collection of folks and the information linked together.

Though Doc got all this started, and I hope he can be persuaded to at least stay around as a participant, if not as a leader, changing the URL will not make this go away as long as we stay linked.

.
.
.
david
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 658
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:06 pm

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby badfinger » Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:56 pm

Seconded! Big Road Blues is the best blues forum on the web.


bf
badfinger
Regular
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:51 pm

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby allanlummox » Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:28 pm

Hands down and no question.

It's a handful of participants...the blues "Brain Trust", Doc, Blueswriter, Ricochet, Badfinger, Dougtheslug, and others so don't get your feelings hurt...

Who've brought me a whole new perspective on the physics of music and the study of the Blues.

This site is having an impact on the future of the blues...at a time in my own musical life where I've been "Branching out" this place has been a stable point of reference. The fellowship and lack of Flaming has been a reminder that the kindest, gentlest personalities I've met in my life have been Bluesmen.
User avatar
allanlummox
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 2843
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am
Location: Dorset, Vermont

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby allanlummox » Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:33 pm

What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin.
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires;
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart. His passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse.
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispian's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
User avatar
allanlummox
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 2843
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am
Location: Dorset, Vermont

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby badfinger » Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:46 pm

Good ol' 'Enery!

bf
badfinger
Regular
 
Posts: 405
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:51 pm

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby ricochet » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:02 pm

Allan, can you sing that to a 12 bar? :7
User avatar
ricochet
Regular
 
Posts: 10256
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am
Location: Bristol, Tennessee, USA

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby allanlummox » Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:00 am

No, but I've heard a blues versions of one of the Sonnets.
User avatar
allanlummox
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 2843
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am
Location: Dorset, Vermont

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby sandy » Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:21 pm

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
I said, shall I compare thee to a summers day? ...
User avatar
sandy
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby bosco » Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:42 am

The BigRoadBlues mainpage says it all;

"Click Here" to enter the best Blues Forum on the planet!
User avatar
bosco
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:36 am
Location: Michigan

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby mikedev » Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:21 am

Without a doubt this is the 'best'

Hopefully the latest news from the good Dr means we can keep this communit going.

Mike
User avatar
mikedev
Regular
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

RE: Best Blues Forum

Postby alexjay » Sat Nov 16, 2002 12:12 am

Even with the short time I have been here, I have to concur.

Thanks to DrMojo and the group he attracts, this was, is, and shall ever be, the best blues forum to be had.
No, we're not setting a spell on a down-Delta porch, we're not jamming together on a Chicago stage, but we play together in our hearts, and better ourselves by the comapny we here keep.
User avatar
alexjay
Regular
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 1:41 am


Return to Talking Blues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests

cron