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  • #16
    I use mine at least once a week, but it still only has 5 strings (broke one months ago). If another breaks, I'll just call it a pitchbent bass.

    Now that's being a lazy soundscapist.

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    • #17
      Joe Bonamassa really got our attention with those comments, wow. Now to be fair, I like his playing. I think he's got a tremendous talent, and he's obviously worked hard. I'm pretty eclectic, in fact, there's not much guitar music I don't like. But he's way out of line with those comments. Being a great guitar player (my opinion) doesn't make you a great human, nor does it make you wise; those comments are small-minded and hurtful. Maybe he feels that he needs to pander to some audience that the piece was intended for; maybe the context was a beer-drinking mockfest. I don't know.

      But I'm old enough to not get too upset about ego-centric, prejudiced, self-serving remarks in any context. "These guys can barely play a chord....." Huh?.... who is he talking about? Most of the ambient guys/gals I follow and respect have really solid guitar chops. I've been playing over 40 years, including 3 working years in a Gypsy Jazz band. It's not only about chops, Joe. My old ears want to hear new and unusual sounds now. I've been listening to rock and pop and jazz since the 50's. I love that stuff, and it's brought a lot of joy to my life. But, if I wasn't sort of sick of that sound by now, I'd wonder how creative and musical I really am.

      I love ambient music because of what it does to my mind and body. It's new and fresh and, like jazz, but unlike rock and pop, there aren't any rules. Guys go all over the place with their ideas.

      I just wish Jimi Hendrix was still alive and he had my pedal-board and my Strat. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't sound like a 12-bar-blues........
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      • #18
        Originally posted by whispersinspace View Post
        I just wish Jimi Hendrix was still alive and he had my pedal-board and my Strat. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't sound like a 12-bar-blues........
        Big Plus One to that!

        I mean, he was doing weird stuff as it was, way back when...

        I've just dug out Electric Ladyland and played my two favourite tracks, And the Gods Made Love plus 1983... (A_Merman_I_Should_Turn_to_Be)... Awesome album that, IMO
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        • #19
          Originally posted by synkrotron View Post

          Awesome album that, IMO
          Yip. Love it. Think Hendrix ballads are unbeatable - excellent sense of melody

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          • #20
            a guy i work with is approaching retirement age, works at the lab part time but has spent his life conducting orchestras also makes tv programmes about the arts for local tv (too busy, by half if you ask me) told me that ambient and electronic can never be art. that said, i don't think he sees jazz as an art form either. :/

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            • #21
              Originally posted by The Quietist View Post
              a guy i work with is approaching retirement age, works at the lab part time but has spent his life conducting orchestras also makes tv programmes about the arts for local tv (too busy, by half if you ask me) told me that ambient and electronic can never be art. that said, i don't think he sees jazz as an art form either. :/
              They'll always be people like that, I watched a documentary on artist Chris Burden recently (I guess a performance artist initially, had people shoot him and stuff) and it featured the late art critic Brian Sewell, calling Burdens work rubbish and listing off all the legitimate forms of art he found acceptable. Even an art pleb like me could see his list was excluding so many avenues of creativity, traditional ones too.

              So it goes.
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              • #22
                Well, you are both wrong. Everybody's wrong.

                While art can be almost anything, for it to be truly fine art there has to be something blue in it. Or cinnamon-based.

                I have an art degree, so you know that I know what I'm talking about.

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                • #23
                  Duke Ellington (and others) have been quoted as saying: "There's only two kinds of music, good music and bad music." Substitute art, and I think we have The Quietist's (above) friend covered.

                  I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City about 20 years ago, and as I strolled through the installations, I came upon a large table with over a hundred small, very nice metal jars. Kind of like those containers that held 35mm camera film in the old days. They were stacked in a sort of castle shape, on top of one another. Upon reading the installation notes, I learned that each container held authentic sh*t collected from some well-known artist. There's good art, and there's bad art. Quietist: what would your art-expert friend call that?
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                  • windspace
                    windspace commented
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                    I don't know what that guy would call it, but I think one could accurately call it a Pile Of S*&t without having to make the 'distinktion' between good and bad art! :P

                • #24
                  Sounds like Manzonis infamous 'artists's sh*t'. I think it was intended to be mocking of the art world at the time so... I guess it succeeds in getting conversations going.
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                  • #25
                    Originally posted by whispersinspace View Post
                    Duke Ellington (and others) have been quoted as saying: "There's only two kinds of music, good music and bad music." Substitute art, and I think we have The Quietist's (above) friend covered.

                    I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City about 20 years ago, and as I strolled through the installations, I came upon a large table with over a hundred small, very nice metal jars. Kind of like those containers that held 35mm camera film in the old days. They were stacked in a sort of castle shape, on top of one another. Upon reading the installation notes, I learned that each container held authentic sh*t collected from some well-known artist. There's good art, and there's bad art. Quietist: what would your art-expert friend call that?
                    Hahaha I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be impressed - although in that example i may have to agree! A lot of modern (20thC) art was about breaking those expectations about art. I find that when i read/hear artists telling me about their work and what it means i tune out - the work should be doing that.

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                    • #26
                      Yeah... Reminds me of a time when I used to watch some Open University programs on the TV while having breakfast. I don't think "breakfast shows" were a thing then, so going back a bit.

                      Anyway, one thing I will always remember, for not such a great reason, was this program about art, and how artists were now turning to video media. One bloke created a video of himself chucking up... Not the nicest thing to see when having your breakfast... And, Art? Really? Well, I will be the first to admit that I am not qualified to judge, but it's not my cup of Earl Grey...
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                      • #27
                        Are you sure that was at breakfast time? I remember when the OU was on the box after "chucking-out" time on a Friday night/Saturday morning. Chances are, we would have been for a kebab afterwards. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. Check behind the sofa.......
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                        • #28
                          Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
                          Are you sure that was at breakfast time? I remember when the OU was on the box after "chucking-out" time on a Friday night/Saturday morning. Chances are, we would have been for a kebab afterwards. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. Check behind the sofa.......
                          Haha! I seem to remember that there were late night and early morning sessions. I think the idea was to record and watch at your convenience. I just wanted a bit of noise in the morning and couldn't be bothered with what was on the radio.
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                          • #29
                            Who's this lazy I'm supposedly having sex with?!?!?!!?
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                            • #30
                              I had to think about that one for a few seconds
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