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Messages - stumpdangler

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Hope all is well with the Buckethead peeps!!!!!!!!
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Quote from: Travis on February 17, 2013, 09:27:20 pm
We are always working on things here. I learned a long time ago not to announce ahead of time any expected output. I'm always wrong on the time it takes. I have several things getting close. Some of the collaborations your hoping for have slowed because of demand for time in other areas but not stopped. We all have other interests that we are passionate about, but I'm looking forward to all kinds of things in the next year.


That's great. Seemed a little quiet here on the board. Must be the calm before the storm...
Thanks for all that you do, Travis!
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Haven't heard much about what's going on or coming up these days...wondering where all the "previews of coming attractions" are. A youtube page sounds like a good start... still pondering the spilling of some beans by Travis or The Bucketed One....hankerin' for a hunk o' cheese in twenty-thirteen !!!
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Quote from: Travis on February 02, 2013, 01:59:38 am
In a nutshell, I've updated the studio added lights and 8 HD cameras. Next week we are going to start shooting some live performances ( that is performed live in the studio). I'll start a Youtube channel and post what we do.


YEESSSSSSssssssSSSSSSSSs!!!!!
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Quote from: slntwtchr on February 14, 2013, 03:27:09 pm
Quote from: stumpdangler on February 14, 2013, 06:30:48 am
I'd definitely be interested in Transmutaion on vinyl. I have a cd and I had a cassette, so why not!? I'd like to see a bigger version of James Koehnline's collage on the cover, plus whatever else in included. I wonder if it will have any mix enhancements or if Bill Laswell is interested in revisiting it in the first place. :)


where are you guys getting Transmutation from? This is about "Profanation"! haha.

(edit) - I see the confusion....I didn't mean "first Praxis on vinyl" as in the first ALBUM is going to be on vinyl. I meant it as - "this is the first Praxis album to appear on vinyl".  Only "1984" which has sometimes been credited to Praxis has seen a vinyl issue, but that's not truly Praxis.

All the Axiom/Island releases reside with Polygram and not with Bill unfortunately. An Affiliate of Polygram did release a stellar 180g version of Hallucination Engine last year though. Bill liked the job they did and is hoping maybe they will pull more from the Axiom catalog, though he of course has no say in that...

FWIW - I'd love to have Transmutation on vinyl!


Ha! Okay, thanks for the clarification!. I spent some time clicking through the site and didn't see anything about Transmutation on vinyl, so I was a little bit confused. I totally get it now, though. I still have the cd longbox for Transmutation around here somewhere, it's pretty rad. Not as awesome as a vinyl album cover, though.  :) Thanks for the head's up. You do great work archiving Laswell and associates music. Maybe someday Universal or whomever will see to it and get it done. 
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I'd definitely be interested in Transmutaion on vinyl. I have a cd and I had a cassette, so why not!? I'd like to see a bigger version of James Koehnline's collage on the cover, plus whatever else in included. I wonder if it will have any mix enhancements or if Bill Laswell is interested in revisiting it in the first place. :)
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Quote from: slntwtchr on February 13, 2013, 03:22:55 pm
Quote from: MuldeR on February 12, 2013, 10:38:11 pm
You are talking about a re-release of the 2008 album, right? No new material !?


The album was re-released on CD already by us. This will be the vinyl version of that. But essentially, correct. Nothing new. Just something for the vinyl lovers. First Praxis on vinyl too, FWIW.


Transmutation on vinyl? This piques my interest...
Also, Slntwtchr, would you know if there is any audio or video of the Praxis show at the Knitting Factory from 7.13.96? I was there and I have seen various tradelists with it available but have yet to make a connection. Even been burned a couple times.
Thanks for your time.
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Here\'s some good words of advice for anyone  from the legend Smokey Robinson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTSOML0hMYw

if you don\'t know who Smokey Robinson is you should check his wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Robinson

ps: don\'t dismiss the simplicity of a  metronome click, you\'ll never hear a pro do it.   :o
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Hey man, Just a tip from someone who has auditioned and been an "auditioner:"

Keep your audition relevant to the artist so the people judging the merits of it can see how it fits into the position they are trying to fill.

I can\'t see how the videos that you posted fit into a drum and bass context, much less a major league alternative act like the one you\'re auditioning for.

To be honest, you sounded out of tune and out of tempo on what I saw. Maybe your couldn\'t hear yourself...maybe it\'s time to dust off the metronome. And firm up some fundamentals on song structure and melodic development while you dream big.

Good luck. :)
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Political and Social Discussions / Re: Obama\'s lies
January 08, 2010, 11:28:54 pm
I get the gist of the notion. But some people rely on their illusions just to get by. Politicians know this and exploit it. Don\'t look to any politician as a source of integrity. Once elected they have to answer to the elite that can keep them there. Ron Paul is very intriguing, though.

I can\'t blame religions in general, either. Many great things have been done by organized Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus that have furthered humanity.  

Wars will be waged  and battles will be fought as long as resources are limited and people need those resources.
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Political and Social Discussions / Re: Obama\'s lies
December 02, 2009, 05:18:26 pm
QuoteI don\'t get too revved up over politics.  One thing I do know is that hot topic issues like abortion are more or less smoke screens to divert our attention from what\'s really going on behind closed doors.  We get all caught up in that debate.  Meanwhile...


No argument there.  :D  You have a good point. But in my travels I have met some individuals that were what I would call "abortion happy" advocates. They would chalk up an abortion just like others would announce a birth. Chilling.

But still, politicians can bungle their jobs (get nothing done or do the exact opposite of what they campaign for) but as long as they keep their constituents satisfied enough they will get their votes.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H L Mencken
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Political and Social Discussions / Re: Obama\'s lies
December 02, 2009, 03:16:09 am
Obama wasn\'t the first to win with catchy slogans. And he won\'t be the last, either. He may very well still be blaming Bush into his second term.

Eisenhower had some prophetic thoughts about the military industrial complex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdrGKwkmxAU&feature=related

And I do find the  number of abortions performed to be appalling. Outside of medical exceptions I can\'t think of a good reason to have one... at least the US isn\'t enforcing them like China does.
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General Discussion / Re: favourite quotes
June 18, 2011, 12:53:35 am
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."
 - Mark Twain, author/humorist (1835-1910)
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General Discussion / Re: favourite quotes
March 01, 2011, 04:36:22 am
Quote"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein

This is the second time in two days that I have run across this quote. Wow!