the RAMONE- Bass tracks finished for new set

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The first 12 tracks went like clockwork and I wish I didn’t have to stop but my fingers made the decision for me. The next day was supposed to be easier because I only had 4 tracks to go. That wasn’t the case because it took 5 hours to lay down those tracks because of the many distractions of people knocking on my door.
I synched the audio and video up with each other and thought it was going to be only slightly less cringeworthy as the previous session but they were much better than I expected.
I had to lay the tracks down with speakers instead of ear monitors because I stepped on them and crushed them during my last gig
They sounded a lot worse when I was recording them than they did when I listened back...

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I had a blast watching my favorite movie in the theater where it was filmed!

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Drum parts finished for the new set, on to bass parts

Drum tracks for the new set are now synched up with the video. I went through the set and the drum audio sounded really good through my PA. Thanks to Lynyrd for the recording and mixing.
It’s exactly what I needed. Bass parts are next!

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Being a conduit is just as good as being the source

I was asked a while back if my material could be used in a music video
My attitude was that the material wasn’t mine in the first place and the editing only served to bring you to the material
It’s nice to know that my tastes choices are affecting other people
I don’t get that feeking a whole lot

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Bass tracking for new set list

Bass tracks for the upcoming new the RAMONE set list. Most are pretty standard but a couple are giving me minor issues
Then there’s this song.The Studio version of this song has a horn section and he’s playing the progression of the horns. I saw a live performance of the song on Old Grey Whistle test and he’s playing root notes only. I’m assuming the performance is just after the release of the album and he really wanted to learn that bass part. The audio is not real good but you can see that Dee Dee’s left hand is all over the place.
It’s a bitch for me to play it the way I see it played on stage and in the bass covers on YouTube but I think I found a more economical way to play the part near the nut (huh huh). It doesn’t have the low end rumble but I have to compensate for my bass skills

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I have become obsessed with this video because it reflects a lot of the ways that ideas come in rhythmic fragments rather than complete thoughts. As scary as this may sound, this video speaks to me

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The Resurrection of The Hypnotic Eye Pt 1

I have made money off my video endeavors but you can hardly call it a living
A good deal of the time I spent editing video was for the sheer enjoyment of manipulating the footage and watching the chaos in my head take shape on the screen
Artistic gratification isn’t ever enough for me, I need to affect change on my environment
As an artist, my tools are those of expression rather than those of direct speech or action
My influence on culture is to expose lesser known ideas and/or sensibilities to those who have not chosen to investigate on their own
There is one particular seed that I have been nursing since the mid 90’s when i first got the video bug
The Hypnotic Eye is the starting point when I became aware of the power of multi-media and started thinking towards the rapidly approaching n...

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The Ramone phase 2- Lessons applied & a new setlist

I have had time to focus on a few other projects while I digested the information I learned from my first gig as The Ramone and now that I am back at it, I am going to start from scratch
First of all, I was able to figure out my problems with the video sampler. It turns out that there are more than one kind of .wmv and I converted the files into the wrong format
Big sigh of relief that my very expensive video sampler isn’t on the fritz

I am pursuing more gigs and still have the original set to perform while I manufacture a new one
Meatpie and I were talking about the show and I told him about my new set list selections
He said that he was glad to hear that because he only recognized a few songs from my set
The first set is more of a conceptual performance because it is the first album all ...

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