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#214978 - 09/14/13 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: rharv]
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Thanks RHarv. I think this is first time I've heard from you in the User forum. There are a few guys who are heavyweight contributors. I've been a member only since the beginning of the year and have already found out about you, Mac and Matt Finley. But I never see them post any performances. I've heard you guys are all powerhouse musicians, so ... ?

Aleck

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#214981 - 09/14/13 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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A very enjoyable listen.

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#215005 - 09/14/13 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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Quote:
I've been a member only since the beginning of the year and have already found out about you, Mac and Matt Finley. But I never see them post any performances. I've heard you guys are all powerhouse musicians, so ...


In my case, don't believe everything you hear smirk

I have plenty of songs posted on the forum, dating back many years.
Go here -
http://www.pgmusic.com/user-showcase/?genre=jazz
CTRL+F and search for rharv on the Rock, Jazz or Realtracks tabs.

I ain't saying they are my best work, but it ain't hard to find. Neither is the work of others you mention.

Mac & Matt have earned my respect, FWIW. I am not in Mac or Matt's class as far as performance. Doesn't matter which weapon; piano, trumpet, guitar .. I'd be gettin' schooled.
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#215007 - 09/14/13 07:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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hi aleck glad your back always look forward to listening to your stuff nice guitar work and the horns are awesome mix all good thanks eric
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#215170 - 09/16/13 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: F.M.M.]
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Hey F.M.M. - thanks so much for your favorable remarks.

Aleck

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#215171 - 09/16/13 10:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: Danny C.]
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Thank you Danny.
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#215177 - 09/16/13 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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I like the song (and Pat's anagram!) Uber cool tune and stellar playing. Ditto on the brass.
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#215256 - 09/16/13 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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Originally Posted By: aleck rand
Incidentally, what's your advice on a new stage name: Neal Drack? I don't know ... it suggests Dracula, who I always thought was a pretty cool dude.

Dean


off the top of my head, here are a few genre-based anagrams:

When writing Cajun Country music, you could call yourself:
Rad La Neck

When writing hunting songs, you could be:
Canard Elk

When writing songs for hopeless geeks:
Alack Nerd

If you ever write about a tattoo that got infected:
Decal Rank

If you write a song about the undercover police who infiltrate brothels to catch pushers
Laced Nark

Who would write a tongue in cheek techno song?
Dance Lark

a song about a tall welder?
Arced Lank

a song about somebody who cheats at poker:
Card Ankle

a song about a kid with venereal disease:
Canker Lad

a song about a country where nothing ever gets oiled:
Creak Land

a song about the black Knight
Lance Dark

a song about a dishonest used car salesman
Crank Deal

song about the first hunter-gatherers:
Clan Raked

a song about words that will get you beat up if you say them in a biker bar
A Lard Neck

a song about Barbie's version of MasterCard
Card La Ken

three of Barbie's accessories
Car Lad Ken

A song about young 'uns trying to get served alcohol at the club
Card An Elk

a song about sour French milk
Lac Dank Re

a song about things hunters value
Car And Elk


somebody...
please...
shoot...
me...
;-(

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#215269 - 09/17/13 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: Pat Marr]
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Gimme a gun somebody ... maybe one of those "Super Soakers" the size of a small bazooka. Pat's gotta be hosed down!

Aleck

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#215272 - 09/17/13 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thank you Janice and Bud. Pat's list is a scream but I do believe that boy should return to Earth pronto.

Aleck

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#215274 - 09/17/13 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Dean ! (after having laughed my belly out reading Pat´s magnificient list I don´t know what I should call you anymore !!!!???)LOL, LOL, LOL,chukle !
I beg you not to shoot Pat even if he asks for it (chuckle)as this site
would never be the same after loosing such a genius !!!!:)
Talking about geniuses, I think you are in the same league, my friend,
and I am looking forward to your next move, be sure of that !!!:)))


all the best

Norman
from the North


Edited by dani48 (09/17/13 02:26 PM)

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#215312 - 09/17/13 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,

This one has the kind of excellence I have come to expect from you. Nice guitar work. Nice arrangement. Really enjoyed it. Not bad for jazz. smile

Steve
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#215681 - 09/21/13 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dr. Funkenstein [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Dean,


Really enjoyed it. Not bad for jazz. smile

Steve


Oooooooooo ... Well, Steve I've come to visit you and Noel in your own garden with A Gospel Song. Thank you for your positive comments.

Dean
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