Archive for May, 2009

Steve Martin, banjo player

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by mvl

steve

NY Post article

Steve Martin, comic and actor, and someone who knows how to get Small, is also a pretty good banjo player.

The tie in with EOPF is that Keith Billik is also a super banjo player as well as manning the auxiliary, man of many talents position in EOPF.

Paiste “Ferrari” Cymbals at Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2

Posted in Interesting links, Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd Members with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by mvl

nick's ferrari kit

Nick Mason has always used Paiste, but shouldn’t the cymbals be a nice bright Ferrari red? He owns some serious collector cars.

Paiste used to make Colorsound cymbals in red, blue, green, all kinds of cool colors! It was the 80’s.

Cool, this is in Dearborn MI…it is a pretty drumset.

Nick Mason’s exhibit.

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Cool pdf describing Richard Wright’s gear setup

Posted in Interesting links, Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd Members with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2009 by mvl

I was doing some research into the synths used on WYWH and went to Vintage Synth to take a look around, it’s one of the best, most thorough synth sites on the web. I found this pdf of Wright’s rigs throughout the years that someone took some time to put together. Drool worthy, for sure.

WrightGear-rev156.pdf

This video is a pleasure to watch. Wine glasses on stage…that’s playing on the edge. What would happen if someone caught on the of the glasses oddly and it crashed the entire table full? Maybe those are glued to the table. They have to trust that the crew put everything together correctly.

Putting on a great, fantastic live performance, like The Floyd, like David Gilmour, The Who, Rush, Yes, Cirque Du Soleil…it is NOT EASY…AT ALL. You can do great things at your own office job or whatnot, have healthcare, benefits, vacation…if you’re in the business of constructing a live show, there is none of that, for the most part, and there is the looming specter of the next day of work based upon the previous day’s result. The “knife edge” is attractive to some people, and some are just adrenaline junkies.

There is such a responsibility for each individual that was involved in setting the show up, from the smallest bit to the largest, for when the curtain opens that they did their part correctly and to a very high standard and that there is no failure anywhere in their setup. The little hidden things are what create the magic of the show. Like gluing wine glasses to a table…

Fearless mp3 from a past EOPF show

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd, EOPF live recordings, Live performance, Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2009 by mvl

The drummer’s second show. What a great tune.

Fearless mp3

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Dream Theatre covering PF

Posted in Interesting links, Pink Floyd with tags , , , on May 22, 2009 by mvl

They do a pretty good job.

Narrow Way III from Founders…

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd, EOPF live recordings, Live performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by mvl

Rare track from Ummagumma, the melody sticks with you.

http://www.box.net/shared/qjfkt7x84z

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Breathe/On the Run mp3 from Founders

Posted in Echoes of Pink Floyd, EOPF live recordings, Live performance, Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by mvl

We opened with this, the OTR freak session was improvised. I used my Yamaha DX200 to set up the synth and hi-hat patterns and had my Kaossilator and Kaoss Pad 3 to make WEIRD NOISES. The DX is also good at making some strange sounds, it was kinda uncontrollable. It was the first time we tried this.

http://www.box.net/shared/x1vnhnv7nq

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