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November 13th, 2005
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Date:November 15th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)

A couple of things

Phil, it was just great being in the same room with you again. I didn't have a problem with your rendition of "After Life Goes By" -- having heard it only twice, both times from you, I'm not in a position to nitpick one performance vs. another performance. "The Grand Canal" ws emphatically worth doing -- I'd rather hear a rendition that needs work, than to hear no addition at all. And I was totally blown away by "Horton Hears a Heart" -- a work of genius if I've ever heard one; glad you were able to give it to us!

About my bass playing at Art's concert: I'm of the belief that a good bass player should back people up without getting in the way. With that belief, I was definitely going to play simpler parts for Art, and to do so by choice. (Are you familiar with fantasy novelist Kara Dalkey? She plays that kind of bass all the time, and it really, really adds. She and I had two regular bands and have played a few miscellaneous gigs together, though she's currently living in Seattle.) I was hoping to be a bit tighter with Art and Joe than I actually managed, but the odds were a bit more with me than if I'd tried to play "fancy" stuff. Also, I really only have the one guitar workshop that I give -- the only way I'd be comfortable working up the follow-up to this workshop would be if I *knew* that there would be 15 or 20 people in the room who had mastered the stuff from the first one.

By the way, I have been really impressed by your book reviews and music reviews in the past. Are you at all inclined to do a review of *Water Over the Bridge*? I'd be very pleased to get your opinions.


Date:November 15th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)

Re: A couple of things

So here I am technically "responding" to a comment I'd made to you. I'm going to go ahead and volunteer this. It is my recollection that you did not buy a copy of my new CD *Water Over the Bridge*, as you were tight with finances at this con. I will gladly send you a copy -- if you'll agree to review it on LJ. What do you think? (No, I'm *not* expecting undiluted praise -- the Riverfolk CD was pretty remarkable, and I do grasp that it needs to be something on that level for you to speak of it like that. But I'd like our mutual friends on LJ to know what you think. Also, I'm not making this offer to anybody else.)

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Date:November 16th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)

Re: A couple of things

I did buy a copy of the CD, and I will post something about it, but I've only played through it once while I was doing other things, not really paying close attention. My impression was positive, but I don't think I have the basis to write a review yet.
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