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Farrell Jackson
Re: Kudos To Taylor...
06/30/15 11:39:11AM
By: Farrell Jackson

Apparently due to Taylor Swift's open letter and the huge fan support of it, Apple has reversed their decision and will now pay for music during their three month start up phase.

Farrell Jackson
Re: For a Day
06/29/15 03:29:34PM
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Well done on all accounts! Farrell

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Re: NameLess
06/29/15 03:26:09PM
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You are rockin' here...let me turn it up Jim....oh yeah!! Farrell

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Re: Whispering Voices
06/29/15 07:59:08AM
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beautiful.. beautiful

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Re: electro breaks
06/29/15 07:35:48AM
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thx kerrin :)

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Excellent track! This is a fine choice for Song Of The Week here!

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Chris Squire will be missed by legions... Well said, Otarda...

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06/28/15 10:52:06PM
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Incredible artist. Helluva professional too. He made music at a much higher standard than I was used to hearing at the time. The Fish will be missed.

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Thanks Doug!

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06/28/15 09:47:36PM
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Oh hell yes some serious electronic music going on! Sounds great too!

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06/21/15
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Kudos To Taylor Swift

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/06/21/in-open-letter-swift-criticizes-shocking-apple-music/

I was reading the above on Fox today and like her or not, you have to appluad what she is doing. It is about time an artist stood up for well, artists.  Too many times companies profit off the hard work of musicians. If it was that easy, we would all be on the Billboard Charts. The reality is, I think it is easier to become a pro athlete than a professional musician. How many pro athletes in the world vs musicans making the same kind of money? 

 


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06/13/15
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Best Concert?

Best Concert?

I was thinking about this today and trying to determine what was the best concert I went to. I have not been to a ton of concerts but off the top of my head I can remember Queen, Rainbow/Pat Travers, JGeils, Van Halen several times, Sammy Hagar a few times, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, RUSH (many times), Pat Travers, Dio and a bunch of others I can't recall.

I still think seeing Sammy solo was the most entertaining. He was just a powerhouse of a showman. The guy was all over the stage and up near the roof for a bit. RUSH was amazing from a musicians standpoint. Those three guys sound like they have 20 people playing.  

Queen was my fist concert as a young kid. I was already playing guitar at that time but that show really turned me on to what a band was all about and the fun that could be had!

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2014 Music Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2014 Mixposure.com Music Award Winners!!

Rock - BUSTED (BY) Johnny Gray, Tatiana Para, Alfredo Dias Gomes, Rich Knoop, and Jimmy Dean Brooks

Country - Open My Eyes (David C Deal, Pete Tebar and  David Coonrod) 

Blues - Heart Broke Blues - Rusty James-TSARGOTH

Songwriting - Smile - BAMIL

We will be getting the trophies made and will have sent out as soon as possible!

 


 
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By Gene Smith
06/26/15
Tag: Review

Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro

Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro

Quick Review - Taylor T-5z Pro


To open this review with a couple of caveats.
1) I am at best an amateur guitarist so take what I write here with a grain or two of salt (maybe some lime and tequila will help as well!).
2) I prefer acoustic guitar so some of my opinions may be a bit biased. I will get to why I don't feel this is an "acoustic" despite the "Acoustic? Electric? Yes" tagline later on.
3) I posted a few links to video reviews that go a bit further in-depth below so I will try to be brief.


So, what the heck is it?
In addition to it's regular line of acoustic guitars Taylor has dabbled with electrics like the T-3 and the T-5 range of "hybrid" guitars. The T-5 and T-5z come in four levels (The "Classic", "Standard", "Pro", and "Custom"). The only difference between the models being appointments like binding and top woods etc. and price of course. Both the T-5 and T-5z are fully hollow thin bodied "acoustics" with the Expression System from the acoustic lines and a stacked bridge humbucker. The original T-5 (released in 2005 I believe) has an auditorium sized body with a 15" radius bolt on neck and standard frets where the newer T-5z has a more "Les Paul" sized body with a 12" radius neck and jumbo frets the theory being that the T-5 was mainly for the acoustic player wanting some electric while the T-5z was the opposite. Both versions are available in 12 strings as well.


In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not a Taylor fan generally. While I have played many at many different price points I have never walked out of the store with one. They check all of the right boxes (good fit and finish, great playability, attractive, well balanced, good note to note seperation etc.) but I always found them to be a bit lifeless and thin in the tone department and I am NOT a fan of the Expression System to be honest. All of that is subjective however and most of the tone is in the fingers after all (hence my caveat #1 above). Also I think Taylors are very overpriced.


So, if that is how you feel about Taylor why did you buy one dummy?
Well simple really, because it is quite an interesting beast. With this guitar you can practice scales or write melodies and lyrics without plugging in or waking the baby. It has a good tonal range and is quite flexible. Playability and fit and finish are great and the blue matches my truck.


So, You love it so much you sleep with it and are a huge Taylor fan now right?
Errr, no (that is just wrong on too many levels). I DO like it a bit however. After trying to go the electric route for a while now one of the things I found was that I just didn't like how my electrics felt with daily playing and the T-5z "feels" like an acoustic and is able to cover "some" of the areas that both electric and acoustic cover.


So, you said earlier that it was not an "acoustic", make up your mind.
It isn't in the tone department, even though it has some OK acoustic sounds. I have played it through my Fishman Loundbox Artist and my Takamine and Breedloves blow it away acoustically. Now, to be honest, they are full sized acoustics and the Taylor is a maple topped thin body so that was to be expected. Also you will NOT be practicing your harmonics and full tone quality on this guitar, or recording it with mics, without plugging it in to some amplification device. There is only one of the five positions that utilize the soundboard (not under saddle) transducer and that is in a blend with the hidden magnetic humbucker, all of the other sounds are just the humbuckers. It is better I suppose than an actual electric with a piezo bridge due to being constructed like an acoustic so you tend to play it that way in "acoustic" mode but to me it seems to be a hollow body electric with an added transducer. With an A/B pedal you can go between a PA or acoustic amp and an electric amp however and the guitar actually does sound quite nice. The tone shaping with the active EQ is pretty good and you can get a wide range of decent sounds, just gotta watch the feedback when you go to position 1 (do NOT do that with a drive pedal and your Peavey Valveking turned up, trust me!).


In summary.


Playability - I'll give it a 6-7. The neck feels nice the action is good for me but I have a light touch and it feels good in the lap and is really light. But for the electric player who is used to adjusting intonation, pickup height, saddle height etc that won't be happening here.


Build quality and fit and finish - It's a 9-10, Taylor does do very well in this department and is pretty consistent.


Tone - I'll give it an 8-9 here. While I am not totally won over by the acoustic tones on this guitar it kind of has a tone of it's own and a great deal of flexibility with some limitations.


Price - Got a spare kidney? Just sayin' it aint' cheap.


All of the above said Taylor guitars are everywhere and if this model piques your interest you should easily be able to find one to play somewhere close by. It's not for everyone but is worth a look to be sure.


Some video...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKm3ligi5M (Guitarist review)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNVGqvRajto (Zzounds preview video)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=19&v=OtcIDr96A1I (Taylor T-5z sneak preview)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEDgKYlvPYw (AGM sound demo)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEVyugKGvjI (Andertons review)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAggMtem3vs (Sweetwater review of the original T-5)


 

By Doug Dickens
06/26/15
Tag: mixstream

Nothin' But the Blues

Nothin' But the Blues comes back to it's Friday slot on Misposure with selections of some of the finest blues on the net. A special extended set of the great bluesman, Jack Smith will be the spotlight for the show with a warm up set at 7:45PM EDT of the music from Jimmy Dean Brooks. Other artists on the show are: Eric Ramsey, Lucy Hammond, Linda Chorney, Donnie Nivens, Kit Mann, Joe Gorfinkle, David Clay, Stephan Foster, Ira Walker, Kathryn Keats and many more. Join with us for a celebration of the blues

By elektronz
06/16/15
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new ep started

new ep started

called static emissions this one is going to be very different from previous ep`s ive done in the sounds used and styles done ..it will be more experimental and more on sounds and beats created :) also its a side project for my e-tronix name

 
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