Tales from the cube...

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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby watertore » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:24 pm

allanlummox wrote:Image


Hi Dan: How are things? Are they bars on them windows? My inner city upbringing went right to them. I am at work and can't listen, will do so later. Walter
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:39 pm

No, those are just blinds. This part of Portland is kind of nice.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:51 pm

A very short piece - "In like Flynn" - how I met my wife, in that c6 tuning on a Regal set up for Lap style playing.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:21 am

Just checking to see if I could post something...
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:54 am

Dan, I'm having problems with your page. There's a player floating over it that starts automatically playing "Shovel." When I scroll down to "Tales from the Cube" and click on something to play, it plays simultaneously with the other. There's no way to make the first player window close, that I see. This is with Firefox on Mac OS X.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:36 pm

That sounds like the Myspace page - all you can do there is pause the player.

On my Blogger page, the Soundclick Player is right at the top.

And the bottom link is right to a Soundclick page with pictures and stuff.

This is getting complicated...

I'll set it up so that the Myspace player doesn't automatically start. Bet it takes some swearing.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:39 pm

Actually, that was easy.

Let me know if that's an improvement.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:16 pm

That fixed it, Dan. I love your stuff, as always! Terrific!
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:26 pm

Posted a new "Tale" - a sentimental sketch of our California road trip called "I shed a tear at Carson's Pass".

Check it out!

The "Tales from the Cube" idea is catching my imagination a bit - these are very rough recordings, bare bones and one take, full of mistakes and sketchy in the extreme. As I go along, I'll be posting "Matured" versions of the better songs and ditching the sketches.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby blueswrench » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:57 pm

I don't think this one needs much maturing Dan :D I liked this one alot!! Awesome job!!
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:13 pm

Feeling hidebound with the current recording setup - I know where I want to go next, but I need to play a few more shows to raise the scratch.

In the meantime, here's a nice cupboardy version of the traditional song "Saint James Infirmary".

http://buskersblues.blogspot.com/
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby watertore » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:19 pm

allanlummox wrote:Feeling hidebound with the current recording setup - I know where I want to go next, but I need to play a few more shows to raise the scratch.

In the meantime, here's a nice cupboardy version of the traditional song "Saint James Infirmary".

http://buskersblues.blogspot.com/


sounds good Dan! What gear are looking to get? Walter

PS: Have you heard this version of st james infermory? I recorded rocky with 1 mic while he was dying of lung cancer at the nursing home. It was great to get to know him. Sadly he died a few weeks after we did this session.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... dID=324789
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby allanlummox » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:37 pm

I hadn't listened to any of those recordings since you first put them up - you've had some cool experiences, just since you started recording!

I'm probably going to be going with Protools LE, which I'll be recording into with just the stage mics I have around here for a while. Long term, I'm looking to get a pair of good recording mics and a tube preamp as well.

I'm hoping to keep the recording setup about that simple.
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby watertore » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:40 pm

allanlummox wrote:I hadn't listened to any of those recordings since you first put them up - you've had some cool experiences, just since you started recording!

I'm probably going to be going with Protools LE, which I'll be recording into with just the stage mics I have around here for a while. Long term, I'm looking to get a pair of good recording mics and a tube preamp as well.

I'm hoping to keep the recording setup about that simple.


Rocky was a trip. He knew he was dying and just wanted to go out playing. That recording set up sounds like a good one for you. I wanted to share this. If it is already old news for you, maybe it will help someone else in their recording gear quest. My biggest problem has been being able to try out gear before buying it. By this I mean comparing it to what I have, in my room, hooked up with my gear. The more I learn, the more I realize this is essential. I recently bought a almost new universal 610 tube preamp. These are leaning to the lower high end preamps. I hooked it up with 2 AKG414 mics and to my amazement, a $200 RODENT1A I have laying around sounded much better with my voice and guitar. I keep a close eye on craigs list. I got the 610 on there for $500, and can easily sell it on ebay for $600. This is the only way I am buying unheard recording gear from now on, so I can sell it and at least break even if it doesn't work for me. Keep me updated! Walter
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Re: Tales from the cube...

Postby shaw » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:28 am

First post, here, so just wanted to say "hi" to everyone, and I really enjoyed these songs, allanlummox! Wonderful playing and singing, great stories and lyrics. Very inspiring stuff!
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