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Billy K.

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    First Album
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Go All the Way
  1. I subscribe to this, and they always send an e-mail to me, to send a "demand" for a concert. Well, this is funny........recommendations "similar to the Raspberries"....... Dane Cook......never even heard of this guy....but had to look him up.....he is a comedian......(possible opening act, maybe?) KISS.......a certain percentage of the KISS fans are also Raspberries fans.....so that makes sense...... But how the heck did JUSTIN BIEBER be considered as "similar"??
  2. https://www.insidehook.com/nation/funk-music-hall-of-fame-dayton And I think they got all of the choices right, unlike the other one...
  3. "Lyndhurst" Compressor

    I think I'm going to get one, put this at the end of my effects pedal chain. But I have other musical equipment priorities, for now.
  4. "Lyndhurst" Compressor

    Thinking of getting one of these......reminds me of some producer in the UK......and some rocker from Cleveland..... https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Lyndhurst
  5. 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.
  6. The Beatles reissues

    Don't forget.....Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary re-issues coming up in June!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Paul O'Neill (Trans - Siberian Orch.) dies

    And actually there were TWO authorized contingents of them, touring simultaneously.
  10. 20 Years of EricCarmen.com

    Wow! It's amazing......having a hard time to sink in.....
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Fleetwood Mac "Tango In The Night" reissued

    I presume, some bonus tracks on it....
  15. 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