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About RockfordStone

  • Birthday 07/03/1984
  1. Original work

    that's basically were i stand. no issues with people who do love playing covers but it doesn't flick my switch as much as the writing and performance of my own/my bands own stuff. we're all different and play for different reasons, that's ok in my book.
  2. Original work

    in fairness you could argue that very little is "original" these days with the vast amount of music available. i don't deny that my stuff is influenced by other artists, i just don't want to spend my time playing their songs, regardless of how creative i can be with them.
  3. Original work

    never said they are, and i never said you can't be creative in a covers band. there are lots of people who do it and love it. i don't. i'm a song writer, my reason for playing music is to write songs. this also means that i go through periods where i don't play (currently haven't played live in 3 years). but i'm okay with that. i've said before to you, fair play for being in a position where you are in a band you enjoy. i have no issue with people who are in your boat, or who want to do covers, but honestly, if i did 4 hour cover gigs 3 nights on the bounce then i would get bored quickly.
  4. Original work

    i don't mind playing covers, but for me its about creating. i get much more joy out of creating something from thin air than learning someone elses music.
  5. 'Your' band

    this is a tough one, ive got a number of bands i would consider "my band" in the way they have inspired me to make music, and honestly i draw my influences from all over the place. feeder - the band that showed me you don't have to a be a virtuoso to make music people want to rock out to to angels & airwaves - showed me that any pop punk musician can have dreams beyond their imagination black stone cherry - for showing me that even fat blokes can be rock front men. the who - for having the balls to do things other people didn't.
  6. More Beatles more Beatles more Beatles

    i agree with this, drums should form the basis of a good song not be the song. ringo for his faults provided the base for the others to do their thing, and it worked. nothing wrong with that at all.
  7. More Beatles more Beatles more Beatles

    i suspect the line "you had to be there" will come up in this thread once or twice....
  8. No real love for Jaco

    i appreciate he was talented, but i find most of it unlistenable. but that applies to most jazz for me. it's just not my thing. i also can't get on board with mark king either.
  9. after a new cab... but which one?

    to be honest, the 410 already sits in the garage. my main reasoning is that i am starting to return to the band scene and have discovered that i want to travel more lightweight than I have in the past
  10. after a new cab... but which one?

    I currently have an Ampeg SVT 3 pro and a 410HLF cab to go with it, and whilst it has served me well i don't gig or play all that often, so looking to downsize. Rather than replace everything, i'm considering keeping the head, but replacing the cab with something smaller, perhaps a 2x10 (maybe a 2x12 but not sure i would save much space). I am looking for a good cab to pair with it for not a massive amount of money. Any recommendations?
  11. Set Up Time

    i can do it in about 5-10, breakdown about the same time
  12. [quote name='clivem' timestamp='1509459684' post='3399075'] And just out of interest, how many other people upon being instructed by the dentist, to book another appointment with the receptionist on their way out, walk up to the reception desk, and immediately ask for the receptionists name? Really? [/quote] i went to a meeting the other day and was greeted by a male and female receptionist, i didn't ask either of them for their names... they didn't ask me mine either, i'd like to think there is a receptionists forum somewhere discussing whether i was reduced to something less than my worth, but i'm not going to get hung up about it.
  13. [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1509458892' post='3399069'] I'd wager that some people, subconsciously or otherwise, would have focused on her looks first as a result of having read the first thing given to them in the title...."stunning girl". It's something that is completely irrelevant to her musical output and so therefore the OP has, probably unwittingly, reduced what she's about. [/quote] but the thing here as to whether the OP was "reducing her", comes down to intent surely? his intention wasn't to put the video up here to start a conversation about her looks, he put it up here to display her ability and composition to a bunch of musicians, the fact she is attractive (or not) has only become relevant because he had an opinion that she was. have we really got to a point where we can't voice our own opinion for fear of offending someone who is never likely to even read this post? the guy is copping flack for bringing us this girl's music, and i think that is unfair. ok, maybe i escalated it. my point is, that if no one had mentioned the way he had titled it, we wouldn't be talking about it, we would be discussing the music. yes people may have thought wow she's pretty whilst watching it, but that doesn't mean they see her as an object.
  14. [quote name='lojo' timestamp='1509456578' post='3399039'] What first attracted me to my wife was her looks , is that bad ? 20 years on she's my best friend and I love her as a person None of us can judge the OPs comment unless they know him and his underlying character. [/quote] i don't doubt that the OP was doing anything other than complimenting a woman on her skills and looks, apparently its the ordering of his words that make him a sexist pig. id wager peoples focus wasn't on her looks until the first "OMG THATS SEXIST!!" comment was made, now we have had 4 pages about it. a lot of you are acting as if he put the video up and shouted "look at this woman playing a bass, woman are only good for cooking and child rearing", and its quite unfair
  15. Nobody notices the bass player....

    i used to go play in the crowd, they had to notice me then