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Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout

Members: 184
Latest Activity: Dec 11

Discussion Forum

Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? 15 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by paul stokes Jul 11.

Is Open Mic in Some Ways Harder than a Straight Gig? 16 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Randy Lee Hano Apr 30.

Gig length, set list, originals vs. covers, etc. 16 Replies

Started by Jason Derrick. Last reply by Randy Lee Hano Apr 30.

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Comment by Jud Hair on July 8, 2014 at 4:16pm

Pete smashing his J-200 on Letterman --->

Comment by Jud Hair on July 8, 2014 at 4:14pm

Edward/Phil ... at least Townshend didn't smash that one like he did on Letterman a few years ago. That sort of made me sick when he did that. I'm a big fan of Pete and The Who, but that sort of destructive excess is a turnoff to me.

Comment by George Quinn on July 8, 2014 at 3:57pm

Michael M: As far as posting The Brady Dirge, I'm assuming it's possible to post just the audio file (mp3), but I've never looked into it.  Think I will...after I watch that Pete Townsend clip Ed suggested.  

Comment by Michael McBride on July 8, 2014 at 1:24pm

Thanks for sharing the video, Ed. That's an excellent version.

Comment by Michael McBride on July 8, 2014 at 1:16pm

George Q: Congratulations on your successful open-mic performance. I know from experience that going back after a layoff is often harder than going out the first time. Too many expectations to overcome. I'm glad you had a good time. I'd love to hear The Brady Dirge. Is it posted anywhere? ~Michael

Comment by Phil Manuel on July 8, 2014 at 1:12pm
Comment by Edward Sparks on July 8, 2014 at 12:49pm

Check this out...

Pete Townsend "Won't get fooled again" acoustic on his big beautiful Gibson J200!

Comment by George Quinn on June 28, 2014 at 7:53am

Played my first open-mic last Tuesday night at Brocach Irish Pub across the street from the capital building here in Madison, WI. The last time on stage was a horrible experience forty years ago in Chicago. This time, there were no major flubs as far as the guitar playing went...the singing was so-so, but the major accomplishment was to get it over with. Now that it's done, I can jettison the set-list (60's rock sandwiched between TV theme songs) and work on loungier material (the only one in cement is a cover of Charles Trenet's "La Mer", as heard in Mr.Bean's Holiday)..and TV theme songs (I've re-written the Brady Bunch in a minor key and call it The Brady Dirge).  And this time, I won't wait another 40 years.   

Comment by Tony K. on June 28, 2014 at 1:39am

Just watched that James Taylor Fire & Rain tutorial vid by the man himself.  I am now convinced that he is visiting us from another planet because no one on this earth except James can bend their index finger like that!  lol.  Wow.

I would have to break my finger to make it do that. lol   I would LOVE to see a vid of him explaining how and why he learned to play chords so different from the "norm."

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 26, 2014 at 3:39pm
Marty, welcome to the coffeehouse players group! I see that we are on several of he same groups. Looking forward to your imputed here!

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