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Title: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Pan on April 06, 2020, 06:04:56 PM
Hi all.

Since the closure of all live music venues many musicians have reverted to do online concerts on social media and internet, I just saw a nice home concert from Mary Flower.

I was wondering if our own John Miller could be persuaded to do one, and if it could maybe somehow be done or shared here at the Weenie Campbell site?

Anyway, I would be very happy to see and share a concert from John, so I'll just toss the idea for consideration for the forum and John. Let me know, what you think, and of course if John himself would be interested to doing such a thing.

Cheers,

Pan

Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Kevinp on April 06, 2020, 06:42:16 PM
I would be interested in watching if John is interested.  Either way, If you are interested, I strongly recommend taking a lesson or two with John. I feel like I get a mini concert each lesson.  That's on top of the great teaching.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Prof Scratchy on April 07, 2020, 02:56:25 AM
A good idea!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: iantonionni on April 07, 2020, 05:56:16 AM
Count me in!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on April 07, 2020, 06:43:08 AM
Thanks for the idea of me doing a concert, Pan, and to those of you who support it.  I'm certainly open to the idea, but don't have any sense of how to go about doing such a thing in the current situation.  If I might make a suggestion, rather than discussing or planning it on a public board it might be preferable for someone with the tech/filming/teleconferencing know-how to communicate to me via personal messages how such an event might be put together.  It seems like this should be possible.  And I hope you're all staying careful, safe and healthy.
All best,
Johnm 
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: GhostRider on April 07, 2020, 09:18:08 AM
I don't know about the tech. aspects, but donations via Paypal works well, I have donated that way a couple of times lately.

Alex
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: matt milton on April 19, 2020, 01:24:25 AM
I think 'Facebook Live' is the easiest way to do this:
https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/solutions/facebook-live

John: I don't know if you are already on Facebook but if you are, 'going live' should be very easy for you. If your computer has a built in camera then it should not be a problem. There are quite a few YouTube tutorials on setting up a Facebook live event.

They work even better if you can enlist a partner to read any comments or questions posted up while you play - that way it can almost become a 'Q&A' - people can post requests or ask questions. I find those are the most enjoyable. You could do that all on your own of course, only it would mean a lot of multi-tasking for someone new to all this.

If you have a PayPal account you can post details of that in the main body of the Facebook post, and remind people of this verbally from time to time during the gig.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 07, 2020, 02:50:38 PM
Hi all,
I realize Pan started this thread months ago, but it is finally coming to fruition. The Trumansburg (NY) Conservatory of the Fine Arts approached me about doing an on-line concert with their sponsorship. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, from 7:00PM--8:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (U.S. time zones), running an hour earlier in each of the U.S. time zones as you head west, so starting at 4:00 PM where I live. The concert will be on my youtube channel, which I had to set up, with a great deal of assistance, in order to do the concert. I realize that the time is tough on European Weenies, with the show starting at midnight in the U.K., for example. There won't be any price of admission for the show, but I will gladly encourage and accept tips, and will provide a means for doing that at the show itself. I'll post a link to the show as the date approaches. Thanks for the encouragement, and I look forward to doing more of these in the future. But first, I've got to do this one!
All best,
Johnm 
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: eric on September 07, 2020, 05:09:01 PM
It's on my calendar!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: joe paul on September 09, 2020, 02:46:19 AM
Great, looking forward to it.
One in the morning for us in France then, ouch!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Pan on September 09, 2020, 03:01:43 PM
Great news, looking forward to this!

Cheers,

Pan
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 09, 2020, 03:18:34 PM
Hi Eric, Gordon and Pan,
Sorry about when it falls in your time zone, Pan, and in yours, Gordon--it's kind of brutal. I'm glad it's more humane for you, Eric. I think in the future, if and when I do such concerts, I might schedule them for 9:00 AM my time, which would make the show 5:00 PM in the UK, 6:00 PM in France, and either 7:00 or 8:00 PM in Berlin. I'm a morning person, so that wouldn't pose a hardship for me. But thanks for your interest, and I will really try to make it worth the interrupted night of sleep for those of you in Europe.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Stuart on September 09, 2020, 03:40:38 PM
John: You  should check to see if you can record your live concert (in real time) and leave it up on YouTube. Doing so would accommodate those in far off distant lands. There are many "shows" that are broadcast live on YT and then made available for later viewing.

Another idea would be to also record the audio in studio quality sound if possible (or "live in concert" sound) and then if you feel that there are a sufficient number of "keepers," make them available as a digital LP (or EP) on Bandcamp. It might generate a few extra nickles. 

Naturally, this involves the hassles and headaches of figuring this stuff out the first time through, but lesser mortals have been successful in their attempts.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 10, 2020, 08:08:37 AM
What you propose, Stuart, might work for future self-sponsored concerts, but this concert is not sponsored by me, despite being on my youtube channel, and so is not mine to control after the event. Plus I have enough on my plate without doing all of that for this show. Thanks for telling me what I should do, though.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Stuart on September 10, 2020, 12:18:25 PM
Hi John: Thanks for the reply. They were suggestions and not edicts from on high--sorry if they came off that way. I was thinking more from a fan's and audience member's point of view, but with your perspective in mind. Somewhat along the lines of attending a concert at, say, Kenyon Hall, picking up a CD at the show, etc. --And if I couldn't make it to the show, being able to watch it later on YouTube, but knowing that a contribution would be appreciated. In other words, it would be a virtual, online approximation of what I've experienced as an audience member and you have as a performer. 

I wasn't aware of any limits that sponsorship placed on the concert. My apologies. And of course, there are only 24 hours in a day, so with an already busy schedule, doing something along these lines just puts another brick on the load.

But as you say, maybe in the future.

My Best,

Stuart


Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 15, 2020, 11:59:29 AM
Hi all,
Here is the link for the YouTube concert I'll be doing this coming Saturday, at 7:00 PM, EDT, 4:00 PM, PDT: https://youtu.be/r5LHRQJakhI . The show is being hosted by the Trumansburg Conservatory of the Fine Arts, and they have presented a series of on-line concerts during this pandemic period, when it has not been safe to give or attend in-person concerts. I understand that this start time will place the concert in nighttime hours for some of you, but I'll do my very best to make staying up worth your while, with a program of original Country Blues arrangements and songs, some songs from the Great American Songbook by composers like Hoagy Carmichael and Jerome Kern and some original tunes. I hope that you'll enjoy the music.

All best,
Johnm

Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Slack on September 15, 2020, 02:32:31 PM
This is great John, congratulations on pulling it off!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 15, 2020, 03:14:20 PM
Thanks, John, and a huge thank you is in order to Mark Costa of the Trumansburg Conservatory who talked me through setting up my own youtube channel and doing the concert. Without his expert assistance and advice, I'm pretty confident I wouldn't have been able to figure out all of the ins and outs of it on my own.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Slack on September 15, 2020, 04:03:12 PM
Can I make a song request?  "The Singing Moon" ....  *with* those Argentine dancers.   :P  Kidding of course, I'm still in love with Eva Lucero... makes my heart swoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrOl_bRcgG4&feature=share&ab_channel=DavidParis

Actually, you should get this video moved over to your channel... now that you have one.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 16, 2020, 06:24:10 AM
Sure, I'll play that tune, John, though I don't think I can line up the dancers for the concert.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Slack on September 16, 2020, 07:33:49 AM
I'd love that!  It's such a beautiful composition!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: eric on September 16, 2020, 10:47:23 AM
Great, that's a wonderful tune and video.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 17, 2020, 10:01:20 AM
Hi all,
I just wanted to let Weenies living east of the Atlantic Ocean or west of the Pacific Ocean know that I spoke with Mark Costa, the technical director of the Trumansburg Conservatory, and found out that the concert will remain up on YouTube after the live performance this Saturday, with the same link, https://youtu.be/r5LHRQJakhI , so you will be able to watch it at your leisure after the actual presentation is done, if you would prefer to do that. I know a number of you would have had to watch it at midnight or later, if that was the only option.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 17, 2020, 10:36:30 AM
Thatís good news. I had planned to stay up until well past my normal bedtime, but now Iíll get to watch on Saturday instead!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Harry on September 18, 2020, 05:35:12 AM
Thatís good news. I had planned to stay up until well past my normal bedtime, but now Iíll get to watch on Saturday instead!

You mean sunday?
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2020, 09:28:24 AM
You're right, Harry! Sunday it is!
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Pan on September 19, 2020, 03:55:42 PM
Hi all,

Just a reminder that John Miller's concert online will be starting in just a few minutes online at his youtube channel. Don't miss it!

Cheers,

Pan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5LHRQJakhI
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Pan on September 19, 2020, 05:08:29 PM
Thanks for a wonderful concert, John! Well worth staying up late here in Berlin!

Cheers,

Pan
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Stuart on September 19, 2020, 05:18:58 PM
Thanks for the great show, John. It was thoroughly enjoyable. And your choice of material was top notch.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Slack on September 19, 2020, 06:54:52 PM
I enjoyed the concert John... and enjoyed seeing you again!  I was helping a neighbor move some furniture, so I missed the Live version by about 2 hours... but it's very cool, and convenient, that the video is available immediately to watch again!  Thanks for 'The Singing Moon'!

Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 19, 2020, 10:01:07 PM
Thanks very much, Pan, and Stuart and John! I'm glad you enjoyed the concert. I was nervous leading up to it, but was pretty relaxed once it actually started happening. I felt a lot of warmth coming from the people who were watching, which is kind of mysterious, because I couldn't see anybody! Thanks to the Trumansburg Conservatory for hosting the concert and Mark Costa for walking me through the whole process so expertly, including setting up my own youtube channel.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 20, 2020, 03:37:57 AM
Made my Sunday morning. Great choice of songs and tunes. Another one soon?
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Old Man Ned on September 20, 2020, 10:03:17 AM
Thanks John, enjoyed watching the concert this morning. Loved it all, especially your version of Saturday Blues.
All the best, Ned
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: joe paul on September 20, 2020, 10:30:05 AM
That was great John, thank you, watched it this morning too.
Saturday Blues was cool, and What Are They Doing In Heaven Today, yes, I really like that arrangement.
Off the subject a little, but has there been a thread here, adventures in Bflat? That piqued my curiosity, I had a look but couldn't find one.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 20, 2020, 09:57:15 PM
Thanks Prof, and Old Man Ned and Gordon, I'm glad the concert stayed up on my channel so that folks on your side of the Atlantic didn't have to start watching it at midnight (unless you wanted to). Thanks for the good words, and I probably will do it again, now that I have a better sense of what is involved, and how to go about it. Onward and upward!
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Forgetful Jones on September 21, 2020, 04:29:02 PM
Thank you for the great show, John. I had my notification set and watched it in real time. I was distracted by one of my daughters when you mentioned the tuning for Washington Phillips "What Are They Doing in Heaven?" What a wonderful song that is.
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 21, 2020, 04:47:50 PM
Thanks very much, Forgetful Jones. I couldn't agree more with you about "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?"--it is such a beautiful song. My arrangement is in open Bb tuning, FBbDFBbD, as was the final tune in the concert, one of mine called "The Last Time". Thanks for watching.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: harriet on September 21, 2020, 06:28:00 PM
Thanks John, I really enjoyed the concert, I have some of your lessons from Stefan Grossman so I have seen you demonstrate in the lesson but I haven't seen you "in concert" before - you have a great engaging presence as a performer.   I watched the concert today as well, you might be interested in that they replay the live chat. Look forward to the next one.

Stay safe and well,
Harriet
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on September 22, 2020, 05:42:17 AM
Thanks very much, Harriet.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: kinsuk on October 20, 2020, 04:15:26 PM
Is the concert on youtube ?
Title: Re: John Miller Concert Wish
Post by: Johnm on October 20, 2020, 05:34:28 PM
Hi kinsuk,
Yes, the concert is on youtube. Go through this thread from it's beginning and on page 2, I think, you'll find a link to the concert. I hope you enjoy it.
All best,
Johnm
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