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« Reply #140 on: May 31, 2009, 03:20:22 AM »

Can we get some MP3s posted from all this? Sounds like great fun - Wish I could have been there -

Tad

I don't think there was any audio recording. Just as well, so no-one can hear me forgetting the words to "Kumbaya."

Just kidding - that hardly ever happens.

Actually, my little set went:

Sunken Waltz (Calexico)
Vision (Peter Hammill)
I'm Waiting For My Man (Velvet Underground)

....had a couple more planned but everyone seemed to be doing three soooo...

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« Reply #141 on: May 31, 2009, 04:55:11 AM »

ST,

Great job! Keep organizing more events like this.  I only wish I could be there.  I agree with Tad, it would be great if we could

actually here some of the (recorded?) performances.

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« Reply #142 on: May 31, 2009, 04:58:10 AM »

Hi Tad,

Sorry - I didn't get any recordings of the tunes. Maybe someone else did.
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« Reply #143 on: May 31, 2009, 05:54:35 PM »

Congratulations ST. Sounds like it was a great event.
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« Reply #144 on: May 31, 2009, 08:14:01 PM »

Hi Mike,

What is the name of the Tom Waits tune you sang later in the evening?

I don't think there was any audio recording. Just as well, so no-one can hear me forgetting the words to "Kumbaya."

Just kidding - that hardly ever happens.

Actually, my little set went:

Sunken Waltz (Calexico)
Vision (Peter Hammill)
I'm Waiting For My Man (Velvet Underground)

....had a couple more planned but everyone seemed to be doing three soooo...

Mike
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« Reply #145 on: May 31, 2009, 08:29:17 PM »

Hi John,

You did a great job on the stage. If you hadn't mentioned that this was your time out, I don't think anyone would have suspected.

A couple of pictures from the event last night.  Great work ST for organizing this.  I'd happily do it again.  The room is a great size for this, the PA system was fantastic, and even though neither of my Larrivee's are "pluggable" (yet), the mic work was excellent. ...


For the record...

Left side of the stage as viewed from the audience (and the gear you were using)
Vocal microphone:  Beyerdynamic M88
Guitar microphone: AKG C451 (used for Guitars and Bouzouki)
Mixer/Preamp/Effects: Bose T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine
PA: Bose L1® Model I* with two B1 bass modules

The other side of the stage:
Vocal Microphone: AKG C535EB
Guitar microphone: not required - we used Guitars with pickups on this side of the stage
Mixer/Preamp/Effects: Bose T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine
PA: Bose L1® Model I* with one B1 bass modules

* actually we were using Bose L1® Classics the functionally equivalent predecessor to the Model I.

What you heard were standard L1® Presets and some EQ. No effects were applied (e.g. no reverb, delay, chorus, compression).
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« Reply #146 on: May 31, 2009, 09:56:29 PM »

Hi Mike,

What is the name of the Tom Waits tune you sang later in the evening?


Jockey Full of Bourbon

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« Reply #147 on: June 01, 2009, 06:00:49 AM »

Close up of the stage with everything on it while I was still setting up. We cleared things away depending on who was performing and what was required.

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« Reply #148 on: June 01, 2009, 06:01:53 AM »

Another shot of the stage area before I cleaned things up, and long before people arrived.

No one played drums, but we were ready in case someone wanted to.

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« Reply #149 on: June 01, 2009, 06:03:19 AM »

A view from the stage.

All rev'd up - where were the people?

On their way at that point.

We had folding chairs for set up theatre style that you can see in the foreground, but at the back of the room there were couches and recliners for those who were so inclined. I think we had seating set up for 30 but we have had 140 in this room for other events. 

At the back left you can barely see the kitchen area. People brought and shared a nice collection of salads, cheeses, vegetables, breads, dips,  and warm hors d'oeuvres.

It was warm for Vancouver so when the people showed up we opened the french doors at the back of the room. This led out to the patio area. The sound from the stage naturally wafted outside and people were able to dance like faeries in the night.

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« Reply #150 on: June 01, 2009, 11:21:49 AM »

A look from the side.
Here are  a couple of folks just waiting for things to get rolling.

The red light toward the back is a reflection off a motorcyle tail-light. There is a story about why there is a motorcyle in the room. I just don't remember it.

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« Reply #151 on: June 01, 2009, 01:34:46 PM »

A little later in the evening. A view from the back right corner of the room.

Nice vibe eh?

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« Reply #152 on: June 01, 2009, 02:50:05 PM »

Excellent job ST - looks like a great location for that kind of event, and the effort you put into making it comfortable for all is apparent.

But no recorder?      Woulda made a good set of youtube vids - maybe next time -

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« Reply #153 on: June 01, 2009, 06:31:37 PM »

Hi Lynda,

Congratulations ST. Sounds like it was a great event.

Thanks for the congrats - but really - that goes to all the folks who came out and played.

We had a ball. I'm just working on getting permission to post some more photos of the performers and then you guys can get a bit of the way the evening felt.

On reflection - 10 people performing in 13 combinations in 4 hours - that's a lot of fun in a very short time. Almost everybody did 3 songs and it felt as though we would have enjoyed more from any of them.

Next time we'll have to do it on a Saturday so we can start earlier and go for a more leisurely pace I think.

You coming out to the coast any time soon?
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« Reply #154 on: June 01, 2009, 06:59:29 PM »

Here is another picture of Mike (Vancouver Southpaw).

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« Reply #155 on: June 01, 2009, 10:22:57 PM »

  Heh Mike is a bit photogenic. In a folk/rock kinda way.
              Did Dermot do a set?
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« Reply #156 on: June 01, 2009, 11:51:04 PM »

  Heh Mike is a bit photogenic. In a folk/rock kinda way.
              Did Dermot do a set?

Uh, thanks, I think. Never knew you felt that way, Danny.

Just wait until I learn to use the part of the guitar with the frets, you know, the whatchamacallit thingy.

No, Dermot didn't play...

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« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2009, 03:37:43 AM »

Here is another shot of John, (Johnny37) and his gorgeous C19.

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« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2009, 04:07:56 AM »

That's a great piccie of John!!!!!

Total pro on stage he is...

It was a wonderful evening, Eva and i headed out from the North Shore, got a bit lost, arrived just in time for the first person, we had such a good time ;-)

Great people, wonderful music, the good vibes were everwhere... an evening like this makes everyone's life so much sweeter

Hats off to ST for the energy spent, it's truly appreacated!

d.

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« Reply #159 on: June 02, 2009, 11:12:52 AM »

Hi Lynda,

You coming out to the coast any time soon?

ST, Unfortunately not likely this year. Sigh. I REALLY want to...
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