Music... I Listened to Some

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Oaken, Dec 14, 2015.



Want to donate to imtbtrails?



  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Oh yeah, it's more of an anthropology study of a distant past culture. Like the Civil War and stuff.
     
    mike, mtnbikej and mountaingirl sara like this.
  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Mmhmm, yep!
     
    mike, mtnbikej and Cyclotourist like this.
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I was just thinking about that video a couple days ago.

    Awesome.
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Glad to provide!
     
    mtnbikej and mountaingirl sara like this.
  5. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Yeah, they're one of those bands that might seem out of place nestled among the stuff I usually listen to, and I definitely listen to them in spurts, but when I do it's like a breath of fresh air. The Black Crowes kind of fall into that category as well.

    I didn't realize you played guitar. Assuming I'm laid up as expected, my wife said I HAVE to find some sort of project to occupy myself with. I think that's going to be starting guitar. I was a music major in college (percussion), so it's not like I'd be starting from scratch from a theory standpoint. I've always wished I could play, but just never made it happen. Perhaps it's time.
     
  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Do piano instead. If you can play that, you can play anything. :thumbsup: (I took 8 years of piano and 5 of guitar)
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Not as portable, generally. : )


    @buggravy, that’s a great idea! I’m gearing up for music this winter as well. I’m about to take on a new acoustic guitar. If you’d like to adopt my Seagull 12-string, I'm seeking a home for it.

    It’s not worth anything as a trade in. Cost me $600 new from Guitar Shoppe in Laguna Beach in 1993. The bridge is pulling away slightly from the body with no effect on sound or playability. Someday it might fail. My guitar tech buddy went through it completely this summer, has fresh truss rod adjustment, new strings and includes a hard case.

    It’s a great campfire guitar with some scratches and a nicely worn fretboard. I have to be ruthless with space in our present mode, or I would store it. I was going to donate it to ASPCA in Reno, but would love to put it in the hands of someone who wants to play. Especially a bro. LMK.
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    @mike aren't 12 strings notoriously hard to tune and keep in tune? Asking for a friend.
     
  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    With 12 strings being twice as many, yes, it is kind of like two guitars. But tuners make it easy if you can keep track of which tuning key you’re twisting.

    It stays in tune as well as a 6, but when the high strings sre out it might be more noticeable. I think the way a 12 is generally played (more strumming and picking, less lead noodling) lends to that, just a theory.
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Am I the only one on this site in love with the Rural Alberta Advantage?



    Give it a go at least 'til 1:08. Then if you don't like it, I'll give you double your money back!
     
  11. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Hey Mike, that's a super rad offer. I think keeping things as simple as possible, i.e. half the strings, is probably in my best interest at this point. Also, until I'm fully committed to the idea I wouldn't want to run the risk of squatting on an instrument that someone else could put to good use. Again though, super cool offer, and thanks for thinking of me.
     
  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    All good, thanks, Matt. Sounds rational to me. 12 strings are not for the faint of tuning ambition or finger strength!
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just can't beat the sound of a 12-string, though.
     
    Danmtchl, mountaingirl sara and mike like this.
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I would not disagree in the least. A simple picking or strumming pattern in time becomes sonic magic.


     
  15. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    In honor of the Black Crowes quasi reunion. One of my favorite tracks, and a favorite for Spring snowboarding, and cruising up 395.

     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Ahhh this is where our tastes part company. Never liked this band.
     
    mike, siata94, Danmtchl and 2 others like this.
  17. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    For some reason, I never did neither. Perhaps because I see the singer as Mick Jagger-esque and that immediately turned me off...
     
    Danmtchl, mike and mountaingirl sara like this.
  18. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Probably a regional and time of life thing as much as anything for me. Shake Your Money Maker came out when I was 16. I'd just gotten my license, was just starting to choose music as a path, and lived in the South. It just felt cool and important as soon as I heard it, and helped me fall deeper in love with music. They've definitely put out some stuff I don't care for, and Chris strikes me as pretty unlikable, but they'll always be a favorite and their best stuff definitely still gets me deep. As an aside, I got to briefly hang out with their original and long term drummer, Steve Gorman, a number of years ago, and he was such a nice and unassuming guy. As a drummer hanging out with the drummer from my favorite band when I started drumming was pretty awesome.
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    This I can relate to and get behind. I just never liked their music/lyrics/vibe.

    My friend and I sat on the edge of a stage sharing a beer with Stuart Adamson and Mark Brzezinski once after their band played a bar in Golden, CO (1994). I still can't believe that happened. Imagine your biggest musical hero, then imagine having a nice 2x2 conversation for 20 minutes, just hanging out in a bar. Coors Winterfest, of course.

    Your love for Black Crowes is hereby certified as OK. :thumbsup:
     
  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Six pack to the person who can explain what this video has to do with my post above. Hint. Skip to 4:50, then use your Google machine...

     
    Danmtchl, mike and mountaingirl sara like this.
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Rediscovering some good chit...Old Hippie by the Bellamy Brothers.



    He turned thirty-five last Sunday
    In his hair he found some gray
    But he still ain't changed his lifestyle
    He likes it better the old way
    So he grows a little garden in the backyard by the fence
    He's consuming what he's growing nowadays in self defense
    He gets out there in the twilight zone sometimes
    When it just don't make no sense

    Yeah he gets off on country music
    'Cause disco left him cold
    He's got young friends into new wave
    But he's just too frigging old
    And he dreams at night of Woodstock and the day John Lennon died
    How the music made him happy and the silence made him cry
    Yeah he thinks of John sometimes
    And he has to wonder why

    He's an old hippie
    And he don't know what to do
    Should he hang on to the old
    Should he grab on to the new
    He's an old hippie
    This new life is just a bust
    He ain't trying to change nobody
    He's just trying real hard to adjust

    He was sure back in the Sixties
    That everyone was hip
    Then they sent him off to Vietnam
    On his senior trip
    And they forced him to become a man while he was still a boy
    And behind each wave of tragedy he waited for the joy
    Now this world may change around him
    But he just can't change no more

    'Cause he's an old hippie
    And he don't know what to do
    Should he hang on to the old
    Should he grab on to the new
    He's an old hippie
    This new life is just a bust
    He ain't trying to change nobody
    He's just trying real hard to adjust

    Well he stays away a lot now
    From the parties and the clubs
    And he's thinking while he's joggin' 'round
    Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs
    'Cause him and his kind get more endangered every day
    And pretty soon the species will just up and fade away
    Like the smoke from that torpedo
    Just up and fade away

    He's an old hippie
    And he don't know what to do
    Should he hang on to the old
    Should he grab on to the new
    He's an old hippie
    This new life is just a bust
    He ain't trying to change nobody
    He's just trying real hard to adjust

    Yeah he ain't tryin' to change nobody,
    he's just trying real hard to adjust
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Channeling the millennials, I signed up with Spotify - the free version. Holy crap, how do they give this stuff away? I already have three full-day playlists. :inlove:

    And since it's at work, it's their WiFi and not my data. :whistling:
     
  23. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
  24. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    They say if the music business wasn't insane, this guy would be a household name...great folk/americana artist with thoughtful lyrics..
     
  25. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    More than one way to skin a country cat in America...

     
    Danmtchl, mountaingirl sara and mike like this.
  26. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    A little 1985 vibe to go with your 2019...

     
    Danmtchl, mountaingirl sara and mike like this.
  27. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Careful there, some resourceful intern at my office keeps getting onto my account and all they listen to is System of a down.o_O That kid is ruining my sad old punk dude street cred with the spotify algorithm.
    Also, if you have a kid in college, you can get Spotify and Hulu through him/her for $5 a month!
     
  28. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    Do it now....about 10 years ago I used to to say "when I retire, I'm going to learn to play guitar"...my wife looked at me with a bemused smile and asked why I would would wait.....so my fingers are more arthritic when I start? The next day I signed up for some lessons and have been playing ever since...I even play bass in a local Americana/Blues band....one of the best things she has ever talked me in to. It's a great creative outlet and just feels plain old good!The first few years are a bit frustrating because my progress was slow, but at some point, you reach a tipping point and actually understand what you are doing and your fingers listen to your brain.....now singing while playing is a whole 'nother animal. I still struggle with that.....thankfully now as a bassist, I'm not expected to do much singing.
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    I was always amazed at the weird syncopated rhythms that Sting played on bass while singing. Such as "The Bed's Too Big Without You..."

     
  30. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I listened to this album soooooooo many times :)
     
    Danmtchl and mountaingirl sara like this.
Loading...



Want to donate to imtbtrails?