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#1 User is offline   flatbaroque 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

Apropos Gibson artistes.This one usually plays a little brown Martin I think.Is this some sort of Gibson L something?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:28 AM

No one quite like him is there

Guitar doesn't appear to be plugged in
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:47 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 13 August 2017 - 01:28 AM, said:

No one quite like him is there

Guitar doesn't appear to be plugged in


If you watch on full screen, as Tom takes the guitar off at the end, a guitar lead is visible running to a junction box at the base of the mic stand
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:06 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 13 August 2017 - 01:28 AM, said:

No one quite like him is there


Yes.

The Cookie Monster.

I can't listen to him.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:13 AM

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The Cookie Monster
😂

I think he's bloody awful.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:46 AM

Between the 2nd and 3rd sets of our gigs, I lead the 3rd set while Mike is having a beer with his friends, still. Its kind of like "the call for Mike to make it back to the stage."

I often play one of two songs - Waitin on You by Greg brown, or even more often - Tom Wait's Heart of Saturday Night.

I think that song is pure genius, although I hate when Waits sings it. I tried to allow his voice to grow on me, but it just doesn't. I actually learned the song by seeing a magical video by some regular dad playing at home, in his living room, and I found it on the UMGF.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

Looks like a late '20's L-0 12 fret with "The Gibson" logo.


I think I'd be as wiped out from an entire evening listening to Tom Waits as I would from a Tommy Emmanuel show.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:40 AM

View PostThemisSal, on 13 August 2017 - 07:46 AM, said:

Between the 2nd and 3rd sets of our gigs, I lead the 3rd set while Mike is having a beer with his friends, still. Its kind of like "the call for Mike to make it back to the stage."

I often play one of two songs - Waitin on You by Greg brown, or even more often - Tom Wait's Heart of Saturday Night.

I think that song is pure genius, although I hate when Waits sings it. I tried to allow his voice to grow on me, but it just doesn't. I actually learned the song by seeing a magical video by some regular dad playing at home, in his living room, and I found it on the UMGF.




Sal, is this you in the video or whom? How awesome this is. Love the voice, love the sound of the guitar, love the backing!
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:41 AM

View Post62burst, on 13 August 2017 - 08:43 AM, said:

Looks like a late '20's L-0 12 fret with "The Gibson" logo.


I think I'd be as wiped out from an entire evening listening to Tom Waits as I would from a Tommy Emmanuel show.



Why you say that about T Emmanuel? Too much energy or do you love it or what? Not condemning at all, just curious. I have never seen a show, but have seen videos.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:55 AM

View Postlivemusic, on 14 August 2017 - 05:41 AM, said:

Why you say that about T Emmanuel? Too much energy or do you love it or what? Not condemning at all, just curious. I have never seen a show, but have seen videos.


Tommy would wear you out because he is so good.

I have no idea why anybody would pay to see Tom.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:01 AM

I love tom waits , genius
Horses for courses
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:15 AM

View Postlivemusic, on 14 August 2017 - 05:41 AM, said:

Why you say that about T Emmanuel? Too much energy or do you love it or what? Not condemning at all, just curious. I have never seen a show, but have seen videos.

Emotionally wiped out. Just as with T. Waits; a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

View Post62burst, on 14 August 2017 - 07:15 AM, said:


Emotionally wiped out. Just as with T. Waits; a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.



When you say emotionally wiped out, is that a good thing? Do you find him too energetic, does he bother you? Always fascinated to find how people regard performers. I have never seen a concert, but would love to. Maybe some day. Then I can report how it was lol. The guy is a monster but curious if it's too much for some people or just what.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 14 August 2017 - 06:01 AM, said:

I love tom waits , genius
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:19 AM

livemusic - that is not me... I dont know who it is in that video. Just a regular bloke like all of us on a guitar forum (UMGF in this case). He is excellent. In fact graceful.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:21 PM

View Postlivemusic, on 14 August 2017 - 07:33 AM, said:

When you say emotionally wiped out, is that a good thing? Do you find him too energetic, does he bother you? Always fascinated to find how people regard performers. I have never seen a concert, but would love to. Maybe some day. Then I can report how it was lol. The guy is a monster but curious if it's too much for some people or just what.

I suppose it is a good thing. Just noting the impact of two musicians with the same given name, whose music takes you on completely different tracks. Some people love being on an emotional rollercoaster, some think of drama as "just a little is enough".

If it's something one is seriously into, there is a saturation point. I can make it in the sea of guitar necks at the big guitar show for about 2 hours max, then I'm absolutely done.

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