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  1. Mike, Tim, AN-Other, Will using heavy gauge strings (.012-.056) cause problems for the variax circuit? I'm thinking of in relation to the alternative tunings.
  2. None eh? ok. I'm out of here.
  3. You heard it Limeys. Gimme some support! quick! -------->
  4. Good To Be There - Chalice
  5. Yes. Near impossible for non-uk folk. Its a reference to Cricket. An 'over' is a set of six consecutive bowls delivered to the batsman. Over The Mountain : Goldfish Bowl
  6. Goldfish Bowl - Van Morrison (This will be virtually impossible for US participants) It aint a bowl of cherries for the Commonwealth either
  7. Your explanation is clear, but not many people would make the connection. Maybe that doesnt matter to you? To me M57 means the bypass motorway (read 'freeway') near Liverpool uk. You probably wouldn't know that about the English. Does that matter? What I am getting at, is that your name only means something to you. Other peoples interpretations will be invisible to you.
  8. I used to speed without braking the speed limit. It works pretty much like the last post I made. If its a 40 mph speed limit, then I'd do 40mph, right through sharp bends, on through and off roundabouts etc. Sometimes you HAVE to slow down of course, but the idea is the keep the speed up in those little twisty places. Of course you could still be done for 'careless driving'. TIM. The Auris is like the Yaris, a Toyota.
  9. EB Paradigm strings are pretty new, about twice the cost of ordinary strings but are supposed to last a long time, not rust & are break 'resistant'. Well I got some & decided to conduct a test. It’s going to take quite a time though. I am comparing regular EB Slinkies (10-46) with EB Paradigm Slinkies (10-46). I fitted both sets of string this morning as follows: EB Slink : Deuce EB Paradigm Slink : Elite I’ve already put in 90 minutes playing on the Elite, I will log the hours I spend playing on both. The intention is to play them for equal periods in order to assess the pricey Paradigms. The guitars are similar in most respects. I’ll try to find this thread when I have anything to report
  10. I dont really do genres, but witha gun at my head it would be zydecko cajun zombie gumbo NewOrleans. Best guess.
  11. What Are You Listening To Right Now ? This is supposed to be about music. If you are not listening right now, then you can say ‘nothing’. You might be hearing traffic, or the complaining of your spouse, but are you listening to it? Americans: This is not an excuse to list every artist, band you ever heard since you were 7 years old. Unless you are a genius like Charles Ives, you are not actively listening to more than one piece of music at a time. Am I guilty of national stereotyping here? The answer is yes. I wonder why that is? Ideas: 1/ It would be pretty good if you were listening to a Songstuff artist. 2/ If you can listen to the contents of your head without any music playing. That’s ok, but say so. 3/ You can listen to yourself, if you are unbearably vain. I am listening to Void by BrainClaim (SS member)
  12. I often pretend to be a bear, but that was touching. Fine sentiment Well said.
  13. It normal when getting a bit older. It helps to explore. Expose yourself to other music. Im not listening to anything right now, but if I was it would be this... ( listen to his spoken intro about the 2nd line rhythms)
  14. songs can be truthful, even autobiographical. They dont have to empathise at all. I'm not so much sad. I'm more sort of crabby & miserable.
  15. I down graded to the Yaris after having the (briefly available) Auris T180. By comparison the Yaris has the acceleration of a horse & cart, but it feels quicker in the corners, even though the Auris had every bit of tech to keep it on the road and a double wishbone rear suspension. So on the farm roads outside Portsmouth I can lose fast cars in the bends. Ok, they catch up PDQ on the straight again, but only until the next bends arrive. Only once in 4 years has one kept pace in the bends and that wasn’t even a sporty car. It’s a bit like taking a Squier to a jam session and blowing Charvels & Jacksons off the stage. It’s not so much a buzz as it is a laugh.
  16. Nice. The crickets added atmosphere.
  17. Pleaskeepupright is an unusual first name. Was the vicar trying to prevent the font toppling?
  18. The Pump Song - Mickey Hart double score unintentional
  19. I can ask for help here when I need it. I do need it. I need to know about keyboards, production, mixing etc. I need to ask because I can never find anything myself here. It may be because I am poor at navigating the site. I think its because the site is hard to navigate. Really both reasons are valid, because as a long standing member I ought to know my way around. But its also true that there are others like myself who cant find stuff as well. Writing articles. A long time ago I wrote some music articles for SS. It made me check all the things I had taken for granted. As a result I consolidated what I knew, corrected what I assumed & became more informed. I feel I can drop in at any time and listen to music I had never heard before. That's wonderful. Most of all, this is a proper community. Its a place to share of bit of ourselves.
  20. Turning To Gold - Allie Moss
  21. Jenn, I'm of the opinion that given names are often the best. It takes decision making away and you can grow into them. My artist name of 'Unwise Bill' however was chosen be me. As for why, I was considering how to secure my rights to my music. In the past I took certain measures that were no longer applicable. Eventually I decided that other than posting to SoundCloud, Vimeo and here at SongStuff, I would take no measures. Not convinced this was enough or sufficient, I settled on the name 'Unwise Bill'. At about the same time I bought a soft toy Toucan to adorn my small studio room. He is also Unwise Bill as the name suits his oversized beak. My project album will be by 'Unwise Bill & the Squawking Gentlemen' (there is a bit of squawking going on at the end of one of my recorded songs). A name that was given to me last year was 'No Fun Dad'. This was given collectively by 3 young interns at work. Jo, Shruti and Lauren accompanied me and workmate Danny on a work excursion to the Midlands. We all brought some snacks along to nibble in the car. Danny brought cake & chocolate while I brought fruit & healthy stuff. Based on that, Danny was dubbed 'Fun Dad' and me 'No Fun Dad'. I quite like the name.
  22. Its about time you posted something else Mr Moxey. 3 posts after all these years is kind of a poor record.
  23. I hope this doesnt mean I've got to play fast now
  24. I apologise about being ungracious about Matt Rainnes, its not so much his playing, as him interupting himeself all the time when I'm trying to focus on what he's saying. I thought I had become more patient. hmmm maybe still not quite there! I didnt know you called cents pennys. It just seems odd. A uk penny is 1.65mm and apparently not even bronze anymore, but plated steel. The language is weird too. with a bunch of coins called pennies, but a sum greater than one being called pence. So I thought I couldnt do the test on my guitars... but I can! I've just been up to the old coin box (the family kept out of circulation coins since before I was born). I measured a bunch of coins with a micrometer and the closest I could get were two old sixpences. One from 1949 & other from 1950. These are the coins that Brian May used as plectrums. They are both very worn. The 1950 measures .055" at the edges and the 1949 comes in at .051" So these are close to a US dime. I tried them both on 5 working guitars. To my surprise all gripped ok at the 12th fret. These are the Deuce, the 339, the 650, the Less+ and the Esprit. The Less+ even gripped at the 22nd fret as the strings are nearly parallel to the frets due to the adjustable nut. I was surprised. I didnt think any of them would hold & I'm pretty happy about that.
  25. It can be used as a disabled mobility vehicle if you qualify. All female are eligible. Males need to go for a DACQ test first (Dick Assessment Critereon Qualifier). If underweight they are politely redirected to the Supercar salesroom.