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#150830 - 02/17/12 07:20 AM Last Call for the Blues
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
My wife called yesterday and said she would be home in 15 minutes and soooooo!

#150831 - 02/17/12 09:29 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Tommyc]
sinbad Offline

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 603
Loc: Germany
I guess she came home and caught you at it, cos all I get from the link is "Whoa, something went wrong and it wasn't supposed to happen."

#150832 - 02/17/12 01:19 PM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: sinbad]
seeker Offline

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 3782
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA

Mix sounds good to me, pickin' is great!
Like the piano accompaniment, also the uptempo, then settling back down a bit.

Dark dusky corner of old bar, having another drink for old times.

Thanks for sharing.

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#150833 - 02/17/12 06:38 PM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Tommyc]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 828
hi tommy i like the guitar tone and licks great job thanks for sharing eric

#150834 - 02/18/12 11:33 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: F.M.M.]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4161
Loc: California
Really, seriously! Tommy, that was some sick playing. The tone, the melodic phrasing. I could listen to that all day long!
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#150835 - 02/19/12 07:17 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Robh]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Thanks Yall for listening! Sorry Sinbad, don't know why the link didn't work for you? I uploaded at reverbnation for a different link.

#150836 - 02/19/12 12:19 PM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Tommyc]
MitchC Offline

Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 581
So the tune is 3:14... what'dya do the rest of the 11+ minutes....goof off ?

Seriously great chops Tommy ! Sure hope that ain't the last call fer blues ! MORE !

#150837 - 02/19/12 01:47 PM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: MitchC]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2623
Loc: Kentucky
Picking excellence. guitar fits perfectly with the backing tracks. Thanks 4 sharing!

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#150838 - 02/20/12 06:57 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: PgFantastic]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Thanks Robert and Mitch, my old computer is pretty slow so I used the extree 11 minutes to convert it to a mp3.

#150839 - 02/20/12 07:18 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Tommyc]
Rafa T Offline

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 116
Loc: Canary Islands - Spain
Thanks Tommy for share your blues soul with us. We need it...
I'm wrong thinking you play a Fender guitar in Fender amp? Great sound ;-)

#150840 - 02/20/12 07:53 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Rafa T]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Rafa I play a Fender Strat, this time I used a Processor on a Fender Amp setting. I usually use my 1965 Vox amp, but it has so much noise it's hard to do a clean sound on. Thank you for listening!

#150841 - 02/20/12 06:05 PM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Tommyc]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1275
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Real nice, Cuz! You need a faster computer if it takes 11 minutes to convert a 3 minute song to mp3!

Enjoyed this one!

Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#150842 - 02/21/12 11:57 AM Re: Last Call for the Blues [Re: Steve Young]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Ha Steve, I must have forgotten to wind it up! Thanks for listening Cuz!


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