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Billy K.

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  1. Maggie Roche R.I.P.

    I'll be honest with you......haven't checked out the Roches' music at all. But maybe I should, to see what the deal is all about. Wasn't all that anxious to listen to them in the past.......knew many people that went to a Boz Scaggs concert, where the Roches were the opening act, and got a resounding amount of boos.
  2. The Beatles reissues

    Don't forget.....Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary re-issues coming up in June!
  3. Barry "Frosty" Smith R.I.P.

    Thank you Matt, for coming up with these obscure facts. There are some interesting information that get "lost through the cracks". It is really appreciated.
  4. Fyre Festival

    Yes, it has been publicized as being a "fiasco" due to the logistics involved. But it also amazes me that people would pay that kind of money for those "levels" of acts. And I'm not referring to this by genre/style, either. Only two kinds of acts should be headlining a kind of festival, and warrant such charging crazy types of ticket prices. (1) Acts that are currently "super hot commodities"--i.e. Beyoncé, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, etc. (2) Or acts with a deep catalog of music----i.e. Tom Petty, Mariah Carey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Celine Dion, etc. But to have Blink-182(which is neither of the above)be the headliner, and charge crazy amounts of money, is a bit ludicrous.
  5. Paul O'Neill (Trans - Siberian Orch.) dies

    And actually there were TWO authorized contingents of them, touring simultaneously.
  6. 20 Years of EricCarmen.com

    Wow! It's amazing......having a hard time to sink in.....
  7. There is this USB stick called the "Free-Hand Stick".......you can plug it into your computer, puts up the sheet music on your screen, and it can play a song at any tempo, for learning purposes. This particular stick is loaded with a bunch of 80s songs, including "Almost Paradise". http://www.musiciansfriend.com/books-sheet-music-media/freehand-music-on-a-stick-play-hits-of-the-80s--piano?src=3XBACR#productDetail
  8. MIDI Frustration

    Actually not planning to use MIDI for sequencing, to have the computer play the song....but rather, to get some different tones in the computer. There is a lot of things that MIDI can do, from what I gathered. Well, it turns out it is not the drivers. It was one really stupid thing that fixed it. I heard about this one guy, a while back who had bought a USB to dual MIDI.......and the thing was wired backwards! So I reversed the "in" and the "out" plugs......and it is now communicating with the laptop. Now the next step is to be able to play those new tones. Haven't figured it out yet(too much of some kinds of information, and not enough of others) but more than likely, it will be something that is really stupidly easy.
  9. MIDI Frustration

    OK, a little behind the times....and don't slag me for being a musician, and never used MIDI before........(I know, haven't seen a NHL game, nor seen "Saturday Night Fever" either.) Anyway, thought I'd do some updates on my keyboard, and get some new sounds into it. Downloaded some onto the laptop, hooked up the MIDI-to-USB connection....and nothing's happening! Can't move the programs onto the keyboard.....and can't get the keyboard to even play the sounds either.....seems like the two are not communicating with each other. Any suggestions?
  10. Fleetwood Mac "Tango In The Night" reissued

    I presume, some bonus tracks on it....
  11. Tommy Alsup R.I.P.

    Interesting historic music figure passes. http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/tommy-allsup-guitarist-who-backed-buddy-holly-kenny-rogers-and-others-dies-at-85/ar-AAlOudp?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
  12. Just curious......how many covers of Eric's songs done in a foreign language??

    Maybe because a lot of today's music is CRAP.......young people who would normally follow Pop/Rock/R&B have gravitated to other areas.......jazz, country, ethnic, and yes, older acts, too. You would be surprised how many young ones, complete with tattoos and nose rings, no less, would show up at a Tony Bennett concert!!
  14. George Michael R.I.P.

    Really sad to see this! As for Michael's work......I like the original "Freedom" a LOT! (Not "Freedom 90"......uh....meh....)..."Kissing a Fool"---stands up there with the great Jazz standards, and I was totally surprised that it was his song. Michael kind of got a bum rap, though, just because he sold "only" 2 million copies of "Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1" in the USA.....though it did much better worldwide, especially in the UK.
  15. This was on Korean Air, a few hours ago..... http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/richard-marx-helps-calm-violent-passenger-on-korean-air-flight/ar-BBxn7Ay?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp