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Oh rad, I think that's somewhere in strathcona. Never been myself but I'll drop by likely

ok cool, man. I'll PM you a little closer to the date just to check in, if you do end up going I can get you on the list so you don't gotta pay or nothing.
he's married and with a baby, don't worry, he's miserable! :P

I'm playing with Aki Kumar at some place called the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton on the 18th and 19th. I don't know shit about the gig. Aki is a blues singer and harp player and the main bandleader that I work with these days, he got invited to come play there with some guys he met from Canada and somehow convinced them to pay for me too so that he at least has a guitarist that knows his material there. They say they're gonna learn it but who knows how good the band will be, lol.
man, you guys are so young, I guess the age difference seemed like much more when i was 17 and you guys were in your early 20's. now i see those numbers and it feels like we're practically the same age. I guess me hanging out with mostly old farts these days doesn't help none. 

btw Sev, can you remind me where in Canada you are? I have two gigs in Edmonton next month, can't remember if any of the Canadians on here lived near there or not.
Moogle is a dad? what the fuck... see, we told you that getting married thing was a slippery slope, look what you've done now! hehe jokes aside congrats man, that's wonderful.
heavy distorted guitar, manly vocals, lovely guitar solos? you need Howlin' Wolf!


and all these too

and all the Chicago harp and piano guys are worth checking out not just because of how great they were as players and singers but also the bands that they worked with. So you gotta listen to Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Jimmy Reed, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann, etc so that you can hear some of the great guitarists that backed them up like Robert Lockwood, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Tucker, etc. All these guys worked together so you hear Sunnyland Slim and Little Walter on Muddy Waters records just like you hear Muddy playing guitar on the early Walter records, and then guys like Robert Lockwood played in just about everybody's band at one point.

Here's a great compilation that has Muddy playing rhythm guitar on a lot of the tunes, and also has Walter playing guitar on some songs and he's fucking great.

Chicago The Blues Today is another great compilation, whole thing isn't on youtube but if you ever see that anywhere go get it. Has a lot of great stuff a little after Muddy/Walter like James Cotton, Otis Rush, Junior Wells..

speaking of which if you like Buddy Guy this is the album for you. He's on guitar and this is a classic album
I spent last night finally checking out Schluze's Timewind as well as the three Kluster albums that I never got to. They were cool but I expected more ambient electronic like Schulze or Tangerine Dream, didn't expect it to be so much on the experimental noise side but I dug it. About to go work out and today shall be started with

oh yeah!

in general i've still been all over the place. Lots of jazz and I am only getting deeper and deeper into the world of real blues, especially cause I go watch live blues pretty much 4 or 5 nights a week if not more so I'm learning a whole bunch about it. But I'm also keeping it well balanced and actually listening to metal a lot more regularly, been going through a lot of the 80's heavy, thrash and early black/death stuff and remembering how killer it all is.
well, at least they picked B.B. for the blues and not some bullshit.
Do any of you guys still download music? wondering how it's done outside of private sites these days. Apparently has been destroyed forever, which is all i've been using for the past 5 years.
sweet list VG, gonna have to fill in some holes in my library with that one...
I'm just here to smoke pot and hang out.
A classic album was just as good 10 years ago as it will be 10 years from now.
I dunno if I can pick an intro but I want to report in that I am also a big Lugburz fan. Different beast from the rest of their albums, but I always loved the riffs + production on that one.
mostly revisiting the classics still but here's some I've been digging recently

also as an aside, what do you guys think of this? not sure if you'll dig it but I feel like it is progressive in it's own way. Kinda an epic instrumental this guy does in the middle of a blues show.

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This was bound to happen

at least that Eddie Hazel album is really good, though not metal at all.

because riffs. Might just have to do Speed Metal Slaughter too if this isn't enough.
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Why doesn't this thread show up in the metal forum anymore? And why in the world is the Metal Recommendation Thread not stickied up there? Yes, the forum got a revamp, but that doesn't explain why it's acting this way.

dude am I tripping has it been a really long time since you've popped in here? how you been man?
this is ugly as hell and looks like a generic bad forum now
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Know what else is a great Deep Purple album? Stormbringer from '74

they have a lot of good ones, Deep Purple In Rock would be my other absolute favorite. Such an intense sound for its' time.
I don't know what you guys are talking about, I love that Deep Purple album. It's a good thing no lame band exists with the same name...
also from what I understand the band fell apart before they put out that album, and the two other guys actually released that record without Magero's approval, as he composed all of it and was gonna use it for something else after their falling out. Must be a weird situation to be in where your music was released and your fans like it but you technically didn't want it to.
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Passion, where the fuck did it go?

here is our generation's blues savior:
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Quite simply, Hendrix's work was much more experimental, and there were plenty of moments in that process which weren't destined for the easy listening charts. Stevie's stuff was relatively conservative and very focused.

I agree with this, but I'm not sure something being experimental and less accessible = self-indulgent and aimless. But otherwise I think we agree. Stevie was trying to make a blues record as best he could - and damn he was good. By Electric Ladyland, Hendrix had the studio to himself and as much time as he wanted to make his album, so he was able to experiment to his heart's desire and try all sorts of cool stuff. He wasn't trying to make a normal blues or rock album, and he obviously didn't.
thanks dude, I'll probably stick to trying the older stuff first as I like to start with the classics, and stuff after the late 70's often kills me due to production (though I'll still try em)
people who say Stevie isn't good or is overrated don't know the blues. I wouldn't worry about it. Stevie is one of the best ever, that's all there is to it.

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stuff like Electric Ladyland gets very self-indulgent and aimless

also fuck this shit
see for me i realized that metal was me deviating from my real passion for something else. I'll always have open ears for all good music, but I was born into rock'n'roll and shall die with rock'n'roll.

and so on that note,

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If any of you want bluegrass or country recs, hit me up.

hit me. my favorites of this stuff so far are Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, and of course anything Chet Atkins related.
honestly, I can't think of anything contemporary I'm keeping up with anymore except for the local blues scene. If Madlib drops some new shit I'll be excited, but it's not like that dude works with deadlines or announces things officially before they happen. I'm still waiting for that goddamn record with Embryo that he said they recorded a bunch of stuff for like 5 years ago...
the 10th one, at that!
I would join your Mercyful Fate loving but I just realized today is June 6th so it's time to binge on Slayer.
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Looking for something more inner focused that can be tied to meditation.

then definitely look into Tai Chi. I think it's pretty much the best for that from what I understand.
I have a close friend who does a lot of tai chi amongst other things, I can ask him about striking vs. grappling and see what he recommends. Though I'm pretty sure his first response will be 'tell your friend to to tai chi' just like he tells me
I'm heading in to work out right now myself and shall be accompanied by

I don't think much words are necessary. And if they are, VG can do it much better justice than myself. Damn these riffs are big and good.

and followed it up with Speed, Glue & Shinki's self titled. Goddamn this one is always good. Groovy hard-rockin riffs, badass leads and it all has that air of sleaziness that can only come from an album that opens with a track called "Sniffin' & Snortin' Pt.1". The experimental cuts are pretty cool too, 'Don't Say No' is pretty much a really fat hip hop groove with a cool flute solo in the middle, and there's some extended experimental synth stuff too. Classic stuff from 70's Japan.
That would make sense, I'm 21 so I'm right in the middle of that demographic. Guess it's a bunch of kids who have never been able to vote in an election until now so they're still naive enough to think their vote matters and they can change things by participating in a corrupt system.
Working at a guitar store has ruined me in certain respects, and one is knowing what a 'correctly setup' guitar is supposed to feel like, so that is part of why I mess with tunings less now. Once your action is set up perfectly for your gauge of strings and the tuning you're in, messing with em without adjusting everything else makes it feel so off for me. But damn does my guitar feel good perfectly set up.

as a side note on string gauge, I've been playing with 9.5's since the fall and digging them a lot. I get the regular D'addario set but theirs has a 16 for the G string, I swap it with a 15 because it sounds more even with the rest of the strings and is a little easier to bend. My coworker turned me on to this telling me it's been his "magic gauge" since he was my age and I really really dig it.
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Probably the best open tuning for guitar, at least in terms of strictly major chords, would be Open D, which is basically the same as DADGAD but with the G lowered to am F#.

my favorite is open D minor. So good!

I also ideally would one day like to have a baritone acoustic guitar to play in standard B. If I can get a baritone 12-string that would be my dream, and I'd fingerpick crazy Fahey-esque shit but have a pickup in it to add a little reverb. Man, that will sound great

I kinda wanna finally recored that grincore EP from 6 years ago but do it with my V in E standard just to hear what it sounds like. I imagine it would end up feeling like a speed metal version of grindcore in the higher tuning

unrelated: Bernie Sanders is in my city today and everyone is there and posting FB photos. I like him and everything he does and stands for but I'm really feeling like people are starting to miss the point and idolize him as some sort of hero or savior when he's really a normal person like any one of us, and a politician at that.
I play pretty much only in standard E at this point, don't really down tune as I don't play anything that heavy any more, and when I do get heavy standard tuning does just fine. For acoustics, I like to mess around a little more. Been experimenting with DADGAD, and would ideally like to have a guitar for open tunings but I don't have an extra acoustic at this point.
Fair enough, I'm pretty much there with you as those people are usually interested in Eastern spirituality on only the most superficial level and are diluting the whole thing and giving a bad impression of it to other Westerners.
I think what he says makes sense and I don't see any reason to hate the guy. Don't see how applying Buddhist concepts to your life can have anything but a positive impact on yourself and your surroundings.