Old message # 48488

cool, that is much better. thanks Scot.

09/03/2011, by 0 replies
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Fixed the damn userlog problem!!...

09/02/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48450

I'm thinkin Scot has a new girlfriend, in which case I can't blame him:)...

08/15/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48445

Man, I wish this log-in bug would get cleared up. It's been like two months now ...

08/14/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48383

nice. I like that one. I heard the best music of my life recently at a funeral.

06/09/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48382

Amen brother. A few years ago I had to play this tune at a friend's funeral. Made me wanna go to church again...but I didn't. I play piano instead:) ...

06/09/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48379

It just makes good all round sense to me to keep most of the promises we make to God. Though a small one broken here and there might only prove we are hu...

06/08/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48368

Years ago, I had a very bad reaction to some whacky weed....perhaps it was laced with something else, but as I lay there with heart palpitations, and the f...

06/07/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48367

smoked my first joint in ten years last week... I would never do it on a gig, but it sure is fun before sitting down to jam on something simple. Bach was...

06/06/2011, by 0 replies
  Barry blog

I'm lovin your blog Barry! The classic rock fellas I'm playing with have their own methods of conveying musical concepts too:) They find it amazing t...

05/27/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48322

Ha! Love it!...

05/26/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48319

That's right, all silver linings have clouds! Huh?...

05/26/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48316

Fascinating stuff. There's probably a PHD thesis to be written on the stuff we've been writing about here - mind you, I won't be writing it! Rick, I'm ...

05/25/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48313

I just got back from the Danny Seraphine gig. It's funny, he started talking about his ADD, and boy, does he have it! It was a lot of fun. We were p...

05/23/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48312

Yeah, for me there seems to be a fine line between drinking an amount that frees me from distraction and inhibition in which I feel creative and in the zo...

05/23/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48311

Fascinating post Barry. I was talking to my bass player today about what differences i notice in his playing when he is drinking from when he is not drink...

05/22/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48310

Being in the alpha state aka "in the zone" is something that all musicians experience from time to time while in the throes of creation. Once ...

05/22/2011, by 0 replies
  Exciting news! (for me:)

Talk about putting the thought out there...Last night I got a text from a friend who is a Zildjian rep asking if I'd like to play with Danny Seraphine (...

05/22/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48308

I've been reading recently about bipolar disorder in artists - capable of accomplishing huge amounts of work when at the high or 'manic' part of the cycle ...

05/21/2011, by 0 replies
  Old message # 48307

What is this thing on which you suggest I bang? piano? smegma mill? meat pole?...

05/19/2011, by 0 replies
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