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Author Topic: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09  (Read 4027 times)

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Offline Dom Boggs

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Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« on: April 25, 2009, 11:32:19 AM »
So this tuesday will be 75 years since the passing of Charley Patton.

I will be celebrating this mans life all day this tuesday.
He is and will always be my favorite performer.
The voice, the rhythm, the man.

Im thankful that we have his music and a photo of him and alot of great stories. I see this man everyday, every morning and every night (i have the poster right by my bed)

He is a huge inspiration to me.

So join me on Tuesday and play some Charley Patton

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 08:46:48 PM »
I will join you on Tuesday by playing plenty of Patton!
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 04:01:45 AM »
What a good idea  :P
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 06:27:52 AM »
I will endeavour to learn some by tueday :-)

Working on down the dirt road as I type.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 07:55:11 AM »

I?m moving back to the Pacific Northwest for a while, so the weekend before last I thought I?d do one last trip to Mississippi to revisit spots that touched something in me on my first trip six years ago. I went to Holly Ridge to check on Charley Patton?s grave, and sorry to report, no one?s making sure that it?s kept clean. Compared to the rest of the little cemetery, his plot was the most overgrown.

Kind of sad for one of the most important musicians to come out of that state, but there?s good news, too. On my first delta trip in 2003 there weren?t any Mississippi Blues Trail markers up yet. Now they?re all over the place, and the state tourist board is spending some money promoting them. After seeing ten markers on my latest trip, I can say that if you?re at all in tune with blues history, they got enough meat to trigger the imagination. Along with Cheseborough?s guide, they?re great for pointing the way to some of the most important spots. The marker for Charley Patton?s gravesite was the first marker to be installed, rightfully so.

The ones I stopped at and read were in Holly Ridge, Bentonia (two of them, for the Blue Parrot Caf? and Jack Owens), Belzoni (Pinetop Perkins), Avalon (guess who), Greenville (Nelson Street), Leland (Highways 10 and 61 junction), Dockery Plantation, Greenwood (WGRM), and Rosedale. Most of those markers mention Charley Patton as the leading force in Mississippi blues, so even if his final resting place is in some serious need of mowing, there?s people who recognize his importance and who are trying to share that with people who might otherwise just pass through Mississippi without ever hearing Charley Patton?s name.

In some cases the markers sneak up on you, you?re doing 65 and one suddenly appears without any warning or any space to park. So you pull over and back up and stand next to a four-lane highway with tractor-trailers screaming past and read about how Pinetop got his gig with Muddy Waters. In other cases there?s a little brown sign saying ?Blues Marker Site? with an arrow pointing down a little side road to a place like Holly Grove. When you see cars parked at those sites, you can be pretty sure you?re about to meet someone in the fraternity.

At the Dockery plantation I watched five guys just barely on this side of 20 who were visiting a holy site and who understood what that meant. They took turns taking each other?s pictures playing guitars under the Dockery Farms sign. They told me they had driven all the way down from St. Louis because they heard that Honeyboy Edwards was headlining at the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale the next day. I preached the Gospel of Weenie to them, and they were easy converts. I asked them what they thought about Charley Patton, and they gave me the feeling that Charley?s legacy is safe for another generation.

I don?t know what they had in their CD player, but I know that I had one of the Catfish ?Definitive Charley Patton? CDs for the drive from Avalon to Holly Grove, no better place to listen to his growl. For the drive from Belzoni to Avalon I had the Smithsonian recordings of John Hurt, and later in the day I had some Robert Pete Williams to listen to as I went through Cleveland and Merigold on the way to Rosedale.

It?s a bit of a shock to be listening to that happy heavy rhythm coming out of John Hurt?s thumb and then pull up to the house that he lived in for many years, which now sits on his granddaughter?s property on a dirt road off of a side road off of a two-lane highway. Ramshackle. It?s on a real pretty piece of land, but the thought of one of our greatest musicians living in that building for much of his adult life sure is sobering. I?d been inside it a couple of times before, so I didn?t bother calling up the caretaker to unlock the place for me. I just sat on the porch and played Hey Baby Right Away, Spike Driver?s, and Frankie, then got driven off by a swarm of wasps getting into every little crack and crevice in John?s house, of which there are hundreds. I left feeling a lot more reserved than I did when I pulled up.

Robert Pete?s music is so much sadder. He had a real storyteller?s approach to his lyrics, singing about being turned down for the third time by his parole board, singing about how bone-tired he was at the end of a long day doing fieldwork, with not much to look forward to but another long day doing fieldwork. Good stuff to chew on while driving along Mississippi county highways and seeing how impoverished that part of America still is. Shotgun shacks like John Hurt?s have been replaced by trailer homes for farmworkers. Downtowns in places like Rosedale are lifeless?a couple of burned-out buildings in between former jukes, at the end of the street there?s a shiny new Blues Trail marker telling travelers that there used to be lots of life and music there.

On Saturday I went to Clarksdale for the Juke Joint Festival. The Mississippi Tourist Office had a booth, with a state employee handing out little white plastic bags with maps and brochures and post cards and hand fans in the shape of Blues Trail markers and little blue plastic harmonicas (key of C). I got there at 10 in the morning, since I?ve come to learn over the past few years that 10 in the morning is when most of these little festivals schedule the acoustic players. For the next couple of hours I hustled between three stages to hear four Port Townsend faculty alumni: David Evans, Robert Belfour, Eddie Cusik, and Terry Bean. I ran into the five young St. Louis blues fanatics, who looked like they?d just found the mother lode.

According to one of the brochures in the little white plastic bag, ?Mississippi is a destination for seekers of authentic experiences.? Clarksdale is doing its best to accommodate them in the form of juke joints where white tourists feel safe, and where it?s OK to drink out of bottles that have already been opened. A lot of the people who travel there because they hear it?s a good blues town don?t know who Charley Patton was. The Delta Blues Museum is Muddy Waters and B.B. King-centric, very little mention of Patton beyond the fact that he played a Stella like the one they have on display. They also have one of Big Joe Williams? 9-strings, really cool. The guitar that one of the guys from ZZ Top made out of a piece of wood taken from the cabin where Muddy Waters was born always attracts a lot of oohs and aahs.

That?s all OK, at least Clarksdale is making some money from the blues tourism thing, putting some cash into the pockets of local musicians and folk artists, and that?s a good thing. And on my little four day drive-about I found small but sweet museums dedicated to the blues in Greenwood and Leland, in Avalon too if you want to count the time I spent on John Hurt?s porch. I also revisited the labor-of-love museum dedicated to the 1927 Flood in the back of McCormick?s Bookstore in Greenville, Hugh McCormick loves to talk about Greenville history and Mississippi literature. He knew enough about Calt and Wardlow?s biography of Charley Patton to know that it is out-of-print (3 new copies on Amazon, from $140, paperback). 

The Blues Trail markers aren?t going to turn too many people?s money green, but I?ll take them over more casinos. If you haven?t made the Delta pilgrimage yet, please do so, it?s a good way to honor Charley?s life and music. If you?re into the history of the blues, the markers are good places for you to stop and walk around and use your imagination to think about what Mississippi was like during Patton?s lifetime, and to see how some things are still like they?ve always been. I know that some people like spilling a bit of whiskey on the graves of bluesmen. Be my guest if that?s what you like to do with your whiskey, but if you?re heading toward Holly Ridge, you might think of bringing a weed eater, too.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:30:46 PM »
Nice! Thanks Lindy, that was a great read.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 01:42:14 AM »
Okay, it's after midnight here, so it's Tuesday for most of the world. I guess I'll be the first to post a few tunes. I've actually just broken a long dry spell of working on new material by diving into Charley's music. It has been a real lesson in using the right hand.

These are all still pretty rough, but in the spirit of the Back Porch and Charley's day, I'll put up a few that I've worked on more than others. Nothing is really flowing yet, having to remember lyrics and which lick when, but they're already a lot of fun to play.

I seem to be getting that shimmering sound in the treble from all the compression, too. Don't remember that before?

First up is Pea Vine Blues, in Spanish.

Let's hear from some other folks. Links to YouTube or Sound Click if you got'em, or make a quick and dirty Back Porch post (I'll move this over).

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 01:47:47 AM »
Next up, Some of These Days, for Riv. UB and I got started on this in a thread over on the 'Shed. Gotta get that strumming/left hand damping thing in the IV chord. Don't really have it at all, yet.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 01:57:05 AM »
Now this one, Green River Blues, I don't really have the lick. I'm trying to get the middle note on the E string with a frail, i.e. back of the index nail on a down stroke, at the same time as hitting the G string with the thumb pick for the hammer on. Sometimes it really happens, sometimes hardly at all, like this one. The weird thing is that I can't play it at all slowly. Has to be up to speed to get the wrist loose.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 02:04:49 AM »
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues is last. This one is half decent and I've actually played it out a few times. What a great little arrangement.

These all need a lot more listening and a lot more work, but here's to Charley.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 02:25:46 AM »
I wish i had some recording equipment, ive been playing versions of It Wont Be Long, Frankie and Albert, Hang It On The Wall, Bird Nest Bound, some of these ill be gone.

I want to try out the tough jesus is a dyin bed maker,

it is 2:22 am and im still listening to Charley, and right when i wake up it will continue.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 02:23:29 PM »
Charley's one o' the guys that intimidates me so much I haven't even tried to get close to his playing.  He was the first ol' CB guy that made me cry. 
I ain't got nothin' new to offer for CP day, but here's some o' my old dumb-downed stuff that some o' y'all have seen before:


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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09 - Magnolia Blues
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 06:16:33 PM »
Here's a shot at Magnolia Blues. A little while ago, I bought a modest (but stylish!) square-neck Oahu 65M from Tom W. at vintagebluesguitars.com, aka onewent here on the Weenie site (who is a pleasure to deal with, BTW), and I've slowly started learning to play lap style. I'd taken a stab at this song a while back and failed, so picked it up again today - for Charley Patton Day  :P - and feel it's hanging together a bit more -- though still old school Back Porch, warts and all. I find it's tricky in its minimalism. I reserve the right to delete it later if I come to my senses.  :P
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 07:37:28 PM »
Yeah!

I was hopin' we would hear something from your quarter, right along those lines, Andrew. Another cut from Say Uncle!

I hope you don't lose your senses, and take it down.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 11:36:21 AM »
Hey, this was a great idea, Crump. Give us more warning next year and maybe more folks could post tunes. Maybe we could do the same for some of our other favorites through the year? I bet we'd get a lot more postings on an MJH day.

It would be great if the Back Porch got back to the way it was, a place where folks would post quick and dirty takes of songs they are working on, for encouragement and criticism, not stuff they've polished off and then posted the best take of a night's bedroom recording on youtube, hoping for nothing but 5 star ratings. Leave that for the "Pros" in the Performance Corner. (Just kidding, just kidding!) But let the Back Porch be about folks having fun getting to know each other playing music, not an online cutting contest.

And I kinda like just hearing the music without all the visual distraction.-G-

Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Crump.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2009, 12:47:50 PM »
well, as an almost exclusively youtube back porch poster....  just wanted to 'splain where i'm at...
i hear ya, wax... but a digital camera is my only recording device. 
i certainly don't consider my stuff polished, but i guess we're all our own worst critics.  i've disabled the ratings function on all my videos.  i never rate anything less than five stars.  i hate contests and have no interest in cutting anyone but myself. 
i'd post sloppier vids if youtube wasn't filled with legions of snarky anonymous adolescents...
so where is the line drawn between practice and performance?  i've listened to dozens of amazing quick and dirty performances on the back porch and am still intimidated by many of them.  like the ones wax an' UB just posted... i suck at getting close to the sound of the original recordings.  y'all sound great...
just some thoughts....  gotta go to work...

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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009, 01:23:20 PM »
And I certainly wasn't referring to you personally, Mike. In fact, you exemplify what I think the BP should be about, just tossin' up what you are working on. And yeah, YT makes it easy to do, perhaps easier than our BP limits, but at the same time it adds a whole other element (not just those snarky adolescents) that can be very intimidating to many.

Heck, in 1920, if you were the best player in Lula, you were about the best player anyone you knew had ever heard. Now, anyone who plays out at all starts to feel like they are being compared to the best in the world.

And hey, it's not about trying to prove anything, whether getting close to the originals or composing your own arrangement (or even entire piece), different strokes, all good. That's what I mean about getting away from a "contest".

It's just that, long ago, the BP was a place for friends, of widely varying skill levels, to post what they were working on, get some feedback and direction from peers and mentors. Then it was discovered by some hot players who maybe saw it as a chance to get more hits on their Soundclick page or whatever. Then YT happened and we got swamped. Please, no one should take this personally, I'm just speaking of trends here. But many embed their latest YT posts and rarely ever contribute to another thread. What are we to think from that?

Look, it's great that we have all these folks posting their great YT performances at Weenie and we created the Performance Corner for those who just want to post their YT or SC offerings and limit the response to a few kudos. But the BP has never really recovered from the transition. I guess I see that as a loss to the overall membership.

It's not like it isn't happening to some extent. Richard is certainly doing his part, revealing his learning process intimately, and I love seeing your postings here, Mike. Others, too, have posted less than polished work. I'm just trying to encourage those who may not have experienced what it used to be, and to make it clear that the PC is for the hot players and the BP is a place for sharing, getting some constructive feedback, and learning.

Geez, shit changes so fast on the internet we talk about things from three or four years ago like it was ancient history.-G- I just hate to see some of the good things get left behind because of the technology. YT vids are fine for posting to the BP, but folks should feel free to use the old ways, too.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 02:00:46 PM »
It's all good, IMO. Pros, talented amateurs, students, beginners, polished stuff, works in progress, late night recording sessions, whatever audio/video tools you got.

YouTube is what it is, it's a paradigm shifter. We get to see talented players, headless amateurs, pros filmed surreptitiously, people getting hit in the nuts with stuff. I really like seeing a lot of it. I do like audio though. Cast me as one of the intimidated.  :D

It is worth noting both that there are people still posting works in progress to the back porch (blueshome, Norfolk Slim, Blue in VT, and Richard come to mind) and that others are encouraged to do so as well. Whether it's sharing your playing, getting constructive (we hope) criticism, looking for help with a tune you're working on, or whatever.

I can't say I've noticed much of a cutting element to stuff posted on Weenie. There's certainly been a lot of impressive material from all sorts of folks though.


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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 02:14:27 PM »
I think thats about right Bud.  Perhaps there is some scope to be a little more heavy handed in terms of what goes in performance corner- albeit I suspect that some of the folk who have posted very polished stuff on Back Porch don't consider their stuff to be "professional" enough to go in the pros performance corner, even though it may sound it to many of us- thats the insecurity that many people have as an amateur musician!

Personally i do sometimes try to polish stuff up to a fair extent before posting here- because its my main (often only) outlet for trying things out and seeing whether people who know what they are talking about actually think its any good (the cats aren't too good at reviewing music, and the Mrs tells me it all sounds horrible). 

The initial post made me realise I had a patton shaped hole in my repertoire which I should try to fix.  So I set about Dirt Road Blues last weekend.  Unfortunately it wasnt ready in time given i was starting from scratch, but maybe ill post it in this thread when  I have something that vaguely hangs together.

I think that repeating Patton day with other players is a great idea - could really get the porch buzzing. 

Dare I point out that  a certain Mr Johnson's birthday is coming up?

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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 03:13:11 PM »
Dare I point out that  a certain Mr Johnson's birthday is coming up?

You covering the lawyer's bills? ;)

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2009, 04:38:38 PM »
Dare I point out that  a certain Mr Johnson's birthday is coming up?

You covering the lawyer's bills? ;)

Oh, man, UB, you almost got me to use a dreaded smilie.-G-

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2009, 05:44:15 PM »
Nice lap playing UB - you know it really does not sound minimalist(to me anyway), more along the line of every note counts!

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2009, 01:58:28 AM »
Just catching up with this thread and I must say how much I like Brosna's contributions.  The playing and singing are nicely understated and have a sensitivity that makes them quite beautiful.  Nice one, Mike.
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2009, 02:05:39 AM »
Dare I point out that  a certain Mr Johnson's birthday is coming up?

You covering the lawyer's bills? ;)

Lawyer's Bills?  I'll take the case myself.  Its high time the highly dubious mechanism by which large businesses retrospectively changed US law on copyright to benefit themselves was challenged properly  ;)

But I guess that's a whole 'nother thread.

The idea of little events like Patton day remains a great one though- an incentive for people to brush up / learn songs by an artist, or to have some fun posting what they already know.  We should pick some relevant dates a little in advance and get the ball rolling.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2009, 05:16:21 AM »
Lindy

Can I just thank you for an informative and very moving piece, you write very well.  What a crying shame no one has looked after Charley's grave.

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2009, 06:02:37 AM »
Just catching up with this thread and I must say how much I like Brosna's contributions.  The playing and singing are nicely understated and have a sensitivity that makes them quite beautiful.  Nice one, Mike.

Hear, hear. Great feel as always. Mike is too modest...

Ditto on Lindy's piece. Really enjoyed reading that, Lindy. Give up that academic stuff and do some travel writing.  ;D
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2009, 09:05:17 AM »
UB very nice, please do some more. I've found that a wooden boby in open something and a few finger picky type things go long way in lap. As much as I love playing the old tricone, somehow it seems a different world to a wooden body in both technique and tune selection.

I agree with Wax and the general sentiment that this should be the place to post progress. I have bravely ventured onto the dreaded YT but that was done to push me to be conistent for a whole number, Iwasn't craving audience adulation... promise! If  this site had the vid capacity of YT then I certainly wouldn't be on YT. But for now the real qustion is, do I show me face  :D

Anyway, since this is the back porch I'll get in the spirit of it (as it's 5pm here!) and try to post tomorrow as far as I have got on Jimmie Tarlton's My Blue Heaven - now that's very much a work in progress!
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2009, 09:50:52 AM »
Don't understand where all this nonsense about competitiveness has come from. I can't say I've noticed it.

I have two reasons for posting on the Back Porch (as mp3 or vid via youtube); 1st, to try and get some constructive criticism and, secondly, to try to give a little pleasure from the performance if I can. Doesn't always work out either way, sometimes you don't get any feedback and sometimes you p*** people off.

Brosna,  "i suck at getting close to the sound of the original recordings"

So what? It's already been done that way already, so why not just concentrate on giving us something new by doing it your way?

I know that some folks around here spend a lot of time and effort to try to replicate the originals, and good luck to them, it can be fun and gives you something to aim at, but I can't bring myself to make that my main objective in playing a piece (sometimes I don't have any choice because its beyond my abilities anyhow).

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2009, 10:47:18 AM »
Hi all,
I agree, Phil, that I haven't discerned competitiveness in the postings, unless simply wanting to do a good job is considered being competitive.  If that is the case, we and the music are all in a lot of trouble.
I think the idea of the Back Porch being a posting area for works in progress is a good idea, and it is how it was envisioned early on.  That having been said, people all have different personalities, comfort levels and standards with regards to what constitutes a "work in progress".  Some such postings will obviously be in the early stages, somewhat rough, and thanks to the folks who are comfortable putting them up for all to hear.  Other renditions may seem completely worked out and "finished" to everyone except the person performing the music.  I think we need to have a flexible enough sense of the board to accomodate different people's standards and comfort levels, particularly if the goal is participation, and not participation in a very narrowly defined way.
All best,
Johnm   
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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2009, 10:16:51 PM »
I haven't had time to reply until now, but I sincerely appreciate the kind words PP and UB!  Andrew: the modesty is really just the hyper-insecurity that plagues every aspect of my daily life...  But I guess this is what pushes some of us to excel in certain areas...
blueshome: Yeah, I get a little too down on myself for substituting my own simplified arrangements for the masterpieces that we all know and love.  It's not about me wanting to sound like anyone else... It's just about acquiring more of the skills that the old timers had.  But whatever... Just more insecurity stuff...
An' I hear where you're comin' from, Wax.  I've never heard a BP offering that I didn't appreciate.  It takes a lot o' guts to post stuff with warts an' all.  I think we all do a great job of supporting each other here.  I've listened to tons of old stuff and I generally check all the new stuff that pops up.  It's all great!  Props to everyone! I don't have a lot of time to comment on other folkses' stuff, but I do appreciate everything that we are sharing here. 
Speaking of guts and warts...  I just got back from my first busking experience! (Which was also the closest thing to "playing out" that I've done so far...")  A street vendor festival type thing called Last Thursday on Alberta street here in Portland, OR.   Loads of fun!  Made $15 in an hour!!  Just enough for a pint for each of us!  I made all kinds of mistakes all over the place, but nobody cared or noticed.  My voice was barely audible (there was a loud capoeira group about fifty feet away), but I was okay with that!  I'm hooked!  End of tangent...

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Re: Charley Patton Day Tue. 4/28/09
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2009, 12:22:39 PM »
I'd agree in the main with those sentiments Phil.

Other than in terms of technique, yes it could be wonderful to do some really good copies but as I have said before I go for "in the style of.."

Keep busking Brosna, you are braver than I am to do that! But it's all playing public at the end of the day which is good.
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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