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Recent content by Dave Klausner

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    Robert Fripp ? Influences

    Fripp and John McLaughlin did a mutual interview for Musician Magazine back in 1982. This part always stayed with me: McLaughlin: Umm-hmm. It's funny, there were times when I even heard some... allusions to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, in an odd kind of way. Fripp: Hmm. That wasn't... deliberate...
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    Jeff Beck

    Got to see him from the side of the stage at Jazz Fest a few years back. Absolute lesson in phrasing, tone, technique, etc.
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    Kinda funny band name story

    I knew a guy who when their female lead singer quit, told them "I refuse to be part of your bro vanity project!" Voila - new band name!
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    David Torn Interview

    Digging a little deeper into the catalog, I always loved your playing on the Lonely Universe record - possibly the closest to the way you played in Everyman Band outside of that group. And I'd love to hear a whole record like "Walls of the Vortex" off Mark Nauseef's record Sura!
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    David Torn Interview

    Wow - so sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. Great player, and I always enjoyed his stories (especially the ones about touring with Lou Reed). I'll never forget, back around 1983, we basically kidnapped him one night and took him to see Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, and we went...
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    Davey Williams, guitarist passed away

    Heck of a player, and real original. Here's a clip of him with Curlew:
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    Examples of good looping artists

    Composer/guitarist Paul Dresher, live looping with tape machines back in 1981...
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    Guitarists Fired from Bands

    Ginger Baker fired John McLaughlin from the Graham Bond Organisation. When asked why in an interview, he responded (I'm paraphrasing) "He kept speeding up. What, you don't hear that? It's great that the guy can play 64th notes, but there should only be 64 of them in a measure, not 65."
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    I’m moving to New Orleans!

    Alon Shaya, the chef who started Shaya, started a new (also Israeli) restaurant just down the block. La Petite Grocery is right in that area as well.
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    Show us your studio

    Just make sure you don't go too overboard...
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    31.5" or 32" scale bass, any out there?

    If you're looking for a higher end short scale (hey, this is TGP after all!), Birdsong does some nice 31" models. http://www.birdsongguitars.com/birdsong-guitars/
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    What kind of floor would you put in a studio like this.....

    In human evolutionary history, most of the danger came at us from the sides, some came from above, and very little came from below. We are significantly less sensitive to sounds that come at us from that direction, so the floor is the part that of our room that needs the least treatment. If...
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    Oh My!!! For Mike Stern fans, a flashback to the early days

    I used to record some of the shows on cassette. Gotta digitize those some time. I asked Stern if he minded if I taped him, and he responded with "Scotch or masking?" I've got a Jaco/Word of Mouth gig where Jaco's Dad showed up and crooned "Chicago" with them, and some other cool stuff. Lots...
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    Oh My!!! For Mike Stern fans, a flashback to the early days

    Yeah, it was called 55 Grand, and Stern lived upstairs. It was the place where all the cats who had gigs at other clubs would come after their sets to jam. Lots of great music there, and lots of crazy partying!
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    Just watched a great documentary -- Bayou Maharajah

    Great documentary - highly recommended.
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