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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:19:07 AM »
Speaking of Rondinelli I can't help but remember that one time I happened to combine the word sloppy with the name Blackmore in one and the same sentence. I was'nt sensitive enough to use "artfullly" before sloppy thus getting quite a reaction.  :mrgreen:

Blackmore can be hugely sloppy if he is in a bad mood, a real noise merchant and he then works himself into a state where it gets worse and worse. That is not arfully sloppy but undisciplined, impatient-with-yourself sloppy.

Neil Young on electric guitar is "arfully sloppy/noisy".  ;D

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Gibson Basses / Re: strange Grabber on Ebay
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:17:57 AM »
The original bridge lets it down. That was one holy piece of crap.  :mrgreen:

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:15:41 AM »
This is a terrific live version of "Last Days of May" when Allen Lanier was still alive. He's on a Telecaster here and Eric Bloom in on keyboards, Allen's usual instrument. I love this version.



That's a great version indeed! I've seen BÖC more than a couple of times, even with the orignal line-up, but I don't remember Lanier playing as extended a solo on guitar ever. His "artfully sloppy" style contrasts nicely with Roeser's sleek melodicism. And the drumming ... signature Bobby Rondinelli, say no more!

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A classic, no less.


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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:14:32 PM »
I hoped to come across a bit more Woody Allen'esque than that with my introduction!  8)

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So you'll take an American Kay plywood upright over a Mittenwald carved bass?  ;)

Kay is LEGEND,



Mittenwald is, errrm, sehr deutsch!

I don't like Porsches for the same reason and would prefer a Corvette anytime. If you're gonna be superficial, do it with some depth.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:12:42 AM »
The same daughter that went to TAU?

Sure, the Dutchman in question was discovering his Jewish roots. Interesting story: When Germany invaded The Netherlands in 1940 the records of his grandmother (or great-grandmother) on the mother side were all of the sudden "lost" by the Dutch municipal authorities. Once they were recreated, everything was exactly as before - with one small difference: The religion bracket on her identity card was filled in with "Catholic" rather than "Jewish" which I'm sure must have been a clumsy oversight by that oaf of a public officer. Or he was a resistance hero that didn't talk much.



Not a practicing Jew in the first place, what granny was - incidentally, the Germans never came knocking - became lost in the mists of time: It hadn't been relevant before the war, it wasn't relevant after the war. Until some years ago, when the family secret was lifted and my likely future son-in-law found out about it. That's when he decided to take a trip to Israel (the necessary maternal lineage is there for him to be qualified as a Jew), and the rest is history as they say.

When I first met him in Tel Aviv in a street cafe, I introduced myself as

"Hi, I'm Uwe, my grandfather had his army training in The Netherlands in 1941, he always said he liked that period in his life better than the Eastern Front and 5 year Russian captivity that followed, and, yes, we still have a few surplus bikes from him in our cellar, want them back?"


My daughter rolled her eyes :rolleyes: and moaned "Papa!!!" under her breath, but he cracked up laughing and I think it broke some ice.  :mrgreen:

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:52:10 AM »
They sure are an act.


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: So, what have you been listening to lately?
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:53:28 AM »
BöC or the Swedes? BöC sound tired these days, especially the once very alert Eric Bloom, who is now a mere sideman to Donald Buck Dharma Roeser (always a major force in the band, but not as dominating as he is now).

Ghost are a bit like Rammstein with their Satanist hocus-pocus (with Rammstein it's that constant allusion to Third Reich imagery and their obsession with sex taboo-breaking lyrics). It has given them an immediate and entertaining image, but it will become too confining for them quickly.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:50:20 PM »
My daughter is moving to Amsterdam into the apartment of her Dutch friend, that is enough "work together more as nations" for me!  :mrgreen:


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The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:43:00 PM »
Spellcheck is even worse, my new BlackBerry insists on turning "dear" into "dead" which has already caused some hilarious situations, "dead client" alright ...

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The Bass Zone / Re: No Treble on Facebook
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:01:37 PM »
Now I only have to work out whether the "Long Ranger" in our literat's post and the more commonly known "Lone Ranger" are somehow related.  :rimshot:

"Long Ranger" sounds kinda male porn star'ish to me ... :rolleyes:

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It must be some kind of natural incest allergy, but I remain unimpressed of German bass guitars, old or new!  :-[

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Other Bass Brands / Re: Gonna try a new toy!
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:42:36 PM »
You never forget completely. I could probably play a little cello if I had to, and that's been over 50 years.

Together with the bassoon, that would really calm you down.

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