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Bob Crain
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  • Cheltenham, Victoria
  • Australia
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Bob Crain replied to Bob Crain's discussion SPECIAL SOLO PROJECT SUPPORTING VETS IN THE US ... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!!!!! in the group Songwriters
"I suppose I am a bit surprised that there has not been any comment offered on this song...not sure why too bad, too good, too long, not really a guitar masterpiece, not interested or supportive of the issue, I'm in the wrong group or on the…"
Jul 29
Bob Crain added a discussion to the group Songwriters
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SPECIAL SOLO PROJECT SUPPORTING VETS IN THE US ... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!!!!!

STAR SPANGLED PAPERThe current plight of Vets in the US has inspired me to write this song, record it and put it out in as many possible outlets as I can find in the hope that, with people power support, enough political pressure can be put on the politicians to stop the party politics, the bickering, and the inaction and immediately do something about this issue which should be an embarrassment to all Americans.In the song the finger is pointed directly at the VA and the do nothing politicians…See More
Jul 21
Bob Crain replied to Mike Bishop's discussion Time for a Change in the group Martin Owners
"what type of Acoustic Amp did you get?...and glad you found a Martin that fit."
Jul 21
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Lucky you Jud, because I live in Australia I didn't even get a copy of the magazine. There are 100s of not 1000s sitting around in just Nashville trying to write the next big county pop hit sending in lyrics to different contests…"
Jul 21
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Jud, I have entered a few songs in the American Songwriters Lyrics quarterly contests...have never won or even got a mention. Having reviewed the winners lists over time I determined that my song generally don't fit the mold of what tends to…"
Jul 21
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Paul...it's the songs and the performance of them....not the video that is of paramount importance to me....but I will tell her that next time. Funny she has shot some with her ipad but they didn't come out as well as with the phone. Will…"
Jul 16
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Speaking of videos, and as I mentioned performance videos are ok and they are really necessary for a band in their Electronic Press Kits, my wife took some videos on the weekend with her iphone...they are surprisingly good in both sound and…"
Jul 15
paul stokes replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
Jul 11
Bob Crain replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
"Nice picking! My H2 is not so high tech....has no ability to track just record, pretty basic."
Jul 11
paul stokes replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
"I watched it again and it all worked fine. Made much more sense as I could get a more comprehensive feel of what you are playing and saying through your music. Great work. Here is an example of something I recorded on the boss micro br, let me know…"
Jul 11
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Chris...nice arrangement a musically well done....however in my humble opinion the subject matter was not anything worth singing about. I know the current human fascination with zombies, vampires and the like is at a boiling point and if the song…"
Jul 10
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"very nice Lon!"
Jul 4
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Marty...maybe a husband and wife duo is in order.....but on second thought being married myself maybe not. "
Jul 4
Bob Crain commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Michael/Marty...whilst Bob and Neil did not have voices that were pleasing to the public ear, or so it was said early in their careers, they were able to carry a tune and made up for that "inability to sing" with great songwriting…"
Jul 3
Bob Crain replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
"Paul, ... you must have been watching one of the videos on the Media Page as the new demo I put up did not include a video so I am not sure which song it was...but none of the videos there are professional vids mostly shot with and I pad at gigs.…"
Jul 3
paul stokes replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
"Good tune Bob, I watched it through your website but the buffering was playing up so I kind of heard it in snippets, with background noise from the general hubub of the audience. Would be nice to hear a clearer and more polished version as I think…"
Jul 3

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1973 Martin D-28 w Martin/Fishman under saddle installed
1995 Guild Starburst - F-Hole semi - RED in color
Thomastik - Infeld Strings
What is your website address?
http://www.bobcrain.com.au
What type of music do you like to play?
I play my own originals which are mostly socially conscious folky rocky "hippie" inspired and mix of covers from the likes of N. Young, F. Eaglesmith, R. Newman, J. Browne etc etc etc
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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At 10:09am on December 17, 2012, Phil Manuel said…

Thanks for you kind words, and you are right - I just gotta keep doing my best to express myself, without worrying about putting myself out there.   Keep in touch!

At 7:05am on November 7, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hey Bob,

I went to your page and saw some of your pics...there is one from a visit you made to the Martin Museum and took a picture of the exhibit with Crosby, Stills and Nash...in the bottom right hand corner is a miniature guitar (000-45) in a little case that I created!  Here is your picutre:

Here is the story from the Sounding Board Newsletter about my miniature.

 

At 9:32am on September 3, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Oops, that S was a typo...It's a standard D28. My D28-12 is in the shop right now getting a neck reset and refret...when I get it back it will be kept tuned an whole step down for songs I can't sing that high on...like McCartney's "We can work it out."  I have a 1980 Guild 12 string I kept strung with extra lihgts and tuned to pictch, but the double truss rods in the neck keep it in check!  Edward
At 10:26pm on September 2, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hi Bob, welcome to the songwriters group!  We look forward to "talking" with you there about songwriting!  I have a 1976 Martin S28 and a 1980 D 28 12string.  Although I play pro, I have several guitars I use on stage but my D28 6 string is my home guitar for writing and recording. Maybe you could post some of your songs here.  I have become pretty good friends with another guy from Australia named Ken Brodie, he is from Darwin Northern Territory...don't expect you to know him, but he is a great writer and player/singer...you might want to get in touch with him.  So, welcome!

Edward

http://www.edwardsparksmusic.com/

 

Ken Brodie

http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/profile/KenBrodie

 
 
 

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