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    Krummhorn! When I saw your name as posting here I thought a big "whoa", kinda like Keanu as a surfer dude.
    I appreciate you looking into it, but check this out.
    I never typed "If I thought the admins weren't looking, I'd get into some 40hz comments".
    I do know the implication of loud 40hz.
    Hard rock geriatrics, mainly drummers, who ate mostly cold pizza and McDonalds in the morning are known for that.
    I can't be typing here and look back at a previous page,
    but I did say something like add it up admins, something like that.

    This is not a complaint about admin interference, what can be a joy to behold,
    just like I'm not complaining about meeting a family and then a young student from Denmark this week.

    I'm concerned about excess bandwidth and too much electricity being used by computers.
    If you could delete my photo library, now around twenty pages, I'd be down with that.
    I save photos and scans on discs, so I'm not losing anything.

    I heard you Magle.dk admins were too easy.
    Someone told me you went into a convenience store and bought something for $7.
    When you gave the clerk a twenty he put it in the till and started to walk away.
    You said where's my change, and he turned and said change comes from within.
    You walked away, happy with that.
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    Hello John. How are you, my friend?

    I liked your style! I had already noticed while watching those videos.

    What I to tell you about is that you should not worry about playing with my songs. It has to come naturally. It would be awesome but it can wait. Don't let the pressure come in. I find the online thing a good thing for us, John. We have the liberty to do whatever we want and explore as we please. You and everybody (myself included) just need to find a proper way to do it.

    We, for example, wouldn't have met each other if it wasn't for this outlet here. What I think is that a lot of people are producing bad content for internet. But a lot are doing good things. The ones who believe truly in what they are doing music-wise. I want and hope to be on that side.

    You play very well and I wish to hear and watch you more. Maybe an original song? Just saying...

    Have a good weekend, John!

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    alcaponedudu! Yes, so far it's been a very good weekend. People say I'm becoming legendary.
    The statements I handed out, with people looking at my domain, has created intense attraction.

    I have Altec Lansing bass powered computer speakers, but I can't use them with my computer.
    There is no room at all. I thought I could move my computer, but the wire is stretched out as far as possible already.
    That means I'll have to play your recording through tiny Dell stick speakers. I hope that works out.
    For sure, I'll be making another video today, wanting to try my wah-wah pedal.
    I will sing part of an original song for you, so we have something we both have shared.

    When I made these videos with me playing electric guitar for the first time,
    they were done after midnight, where I had to be quiet.
    I've been working with my friend in the store upstairs all day, now 3:30 in the afternoon,
    and he leaves around 5:00. I'll see if I can get into it then so I can sing louder.

    I have a happy thought about making YouTube videos.
    When "ghetto blasters" first came out, bands would use them to record practices,
    so you could listen to yourself and see how you sounded, and what you played.
    I won't be thinking that exactly, because now it's about how I sound and look online.

    You might wonder why I'm here half-way through the afternoon.
    I couldn't find Magle.dk last night or this morning, the address not going anywhere.
    After I put my videos up on Kijiji, as if I'm auditioning online for people looking for a guitarist,
    guess what kind of reactions I've been getting on the street and in the store?
    Other musicians are showing me their hands, the scars and knobby joints,
    describing accidents and injuries that prevent them from playing.
    I never punched anything with my fists, and always watch out for my fingers.

    What you say about bad internet content is true, especially YouTube videos, including my own.
    That's what got me going, seeing bad guitarists with bad tone teaching guitar lessons.
    I shut down the computer, grabbed my camera, strapped on my guitar and got into it,
    whatever it is.

    And just what do you mean, saying I "play very well"? huff huff!
    If I had a jazz bassist and drummer behind me, I'd sound like John Coltrane in heat.
    You say "truly believe in what they are doing".
    That's nice, but it's the feeling I get from you that is the most important,
    or I wouldn't be here.
    Sometimes, another musician asks me why I visit and jam with them,
    when they're not a professional, or have inexpensive equipment.
    I say it's the feeling that keeps me coming back.
    You know that.

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    Okay! It was very busy today for the store, for the landlords down from Toronto,
    the end of the month when the cheques come out, but I scored.
    I got a small side table and a long computer wire for my powered bass sound system.
    It's too late now to make any YouTube video, but I should be getting into it tomorrow.
    The man I've been painting an apartment for stopped in today, after I've been gone five days,
    to say he's not ready to start painting for a few more days.
    He also has to collect some rent before he can pay me.
    This is time for myself.
    I'm going to experiment with a camera stand to get the best possible perspective.
    Too bad I won't be able to use my "Are You Experienced" backdrop and previous lighting.
    It's not even midnight. I'm going to fire up my guitar and play with both Crybabys,
    and see if one works better than the other.

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    alcaponedudu! Life was very smooth today, different opportunities I like flowing along.
    It's way after midnight, so I'm not going to be doing a wah-wah video, but...
    I bought a mask from a Christian benefit shop I donate and shop at, for $1.
    This way, I won't have to worry about showing my face to do stand-up videos.
    I could have got a really nice angry Hulk mask, but I picked Iron Man instead.
    I'll cut the eyes for my glasses, make a mouth so you can hear me,
    and try to paint it to look like Jimi Hendrix, blending myself with my backdrop, if I can.
    If I used the Hulk mask I'd try to paint it to look like Jack Black singing AC/DC.

    I might sound upbeat, but I know I'm in the eye of our local criminal-political hurricane,
    and if I want to survive to the next year as a functioning person I have to get away.
    Just when I got back to my apartment this afternoon, to do change my sound system,
    and do a video, the apartment owner pulled up and asked if I could paint some doors.
    I went to get some pop and chips at a store owned by a couple from India, friends,
    and he wrote out the name of two books that are older than 5,000 years.
    I phoned my book store in St. Catharines and asked them to find some copies.
    Live and learn, that's what life is all about.
    yeah... too bad some people teach you things you really don't want to know.

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    Oh no! I'm having senior citizen thoughts!
    This is a fabulous, simply fabulous, concept for a new band of senior citizens with long-time financial resources.
    You could call a band "The Card Players", and have a new theme.
    If you swipe our equipment we can collect more insurance money than the gig pays.

    Thinking about what has been stolen from me, and only in my home town of Welland,
    is enough to make me feel like getting the Crybaby out for some serious wah-wahing.

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    Don't ask me why I'm getting off so much making lonely, solo YouTube videos.
    If you want to, you can blame alcaponedudu for getting me going. He's next.

    This is my longest video, over eight and a half minutes long.
    If there were tubes in this portable amp and they were heating up,
    it would smell like the sixties as much as it sounds.
    Me and my Crybaby wah-wah pedal,
    the original product, a major find in a buy and sell shop in Niagara Falls.
    $60, when a new one that's not the same costs over $180.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFTgVsYLcSg

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    alcaponedudu, Eduardo, if I ever start doing videos of myself, jamming along with YouTube, CDs or cassettes,
    it might never end. That never-ending process, made possible by rechargeable batteries for my camera,
    with the free electricity and high speed online that I have, might keep me inside here forever.
    It's too chilly out now, with some rain on and off every day, so I'm not playing outside any more.

    Maybe I'll send a suggestion to the Jimi Hendrix estate about new product.
    I'll say I've never seen a Jimi Hendrix karaoke CD, where his songs are minus the vocals.
    I'll say that's not what makes karaoke hot for Jimi fans,
    saying they should put out tunes from the Band of Gypsies minus his lead guitar,
    and other songs that are basically long jams over a rhythm track with droning bass riffs and drums.
    Yeah! Karaoke for guitar players... I can see a roomful of guitarists waiting for their chance,
    to bring their guitars up onstage to plug in and play along.
    Around here, no doubt that would be a majority of seniors into "classic rock".

    I'm not sure what classic rock is any more.
    After hearing the Danish National Symphony Orchestra play the theme from
    "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", I'm not sure what classical music is either.
    And they looked too serious.

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    Hello my dear friend John. Sorry for taking so long to answer. I've been really busy lately. Nice to know that everything is ok with you.

    Loved the story you bought yourself a mask. That's really cool. There's a guitar player named Buckethead. Have you ever heard of him? If you haven't, please check it out. He plays like a maniac. It's not my cup of tea but I like him anyway. He uses a white mask and a KFC bucket on his head! I would like to know your take regarding his playing.

    This weekend we're having presidential election here in Brazil. Everydody's going nuts. The most likely scenario is going to be between and ex-army member vs a left-wing candidate. For me it’s the worst scenario. My candidate is running in fourth place today. Don’t know if he’s going to make it.

    But we’re not for this kind of **. We’re here to celebrate a greater cause: music! Maybe this was your best video so far. I liked what you played especially when you got more distortion and gain.

    Your way and style of playing is really diferent than mine and all my influences. That’s awesome. I get to learn and experience new things as I’m watching you.
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    alcaponedudu! Seeing you and reading what you say is just what I need right now, this long night.
    You said "I get to learn and experience new things as I'm watching you".
    That's why I'm so troubled tonight.
    I'm seeing myself and experiencing new feelings, new sensations about myself.
    It's not good. Look what I'm doing, digging my pick into a blast from the past.
    I'm seeing the old John Watt, who never played an original Jimi Hendrix song onstage,
    looking more Jimi than ever before, even if it's a persona, and I'm starting to believe it.
    I'm getting off watching the Jimi Hendrix face on my t-shirt move around as I'm playing,
    but that's about it. I'd give anything to have some drums and bass and other instruments.
    That's what I always did, play in bands, big bands. Me watching me is too lonely.
    This was what, rocking out, raunching out, playing fried out, getting freaky with it.
    What am I supposed to do now, show how I can play imitation steel and violin for country?

    My Kijiji ads are getting lots of views, but I never got one single reply.
    I was hoping to get invited to some jams, even if it's retired seniors, but nothing.
    I could take some experimental photos and position the camera better.
    I could take my KFC bucket and put it over my head, with my Iron Man mask,
    and break through my Jimi backdrop, shredding it with a knife stuck in the end of a light saber,
    slashing through my past, before I scannabalize my life by making another video.

    I know I not only play the way I play depending on who I'm playing with,
    I also play the way I sound.
    I better get my first semi-solid-body together, to be as real as I can be.

    When Kentucky Fried Chicken started to expand around the world,
    the State of Kentucky sued them for using Kentucky in their name.
    To avoid a lawsuit against the State they changed the name to KFC.
    And just like Buckethead, my guitar playing is finger licking good.
    Oh no! That is classic rock talk, being greasy. Now you have to be sticky.
    Please pass me the maple syrup, instead of the gravy.

    And you didn't take too long to answer.
    I made a flurry of postings, and that's not your style.

    I bought a brand new Fuzz Face. I should try messing around with that.
    oh yeah... that means I get to lick some 9-volt batteries to see which one is the strongest.
    My political moves? I notice a lot of people really looking at me wherever I go.

    tonight... I wish I was sitting on top of an ancient site, high up in the mountains,
    playing a flute with the wind from the mountains, watching the sky in all its' glory.
    I wouldn't be thinking about building a tube for the water with a generator at the bottom,
    to fire up an electric guitar and amplifier, with a stereo P.A.,
    I'd let my mind run with the water, down the mountain, along the river run, to the ocean.
    That's where I would end up floating, as the world spins around me, before I drift to the shore.
    "Spin Cycle", a new single from a washed out player, with "Spun Out" as a B-side.
    I feel like I'm putting myself out there, but all I'm finding out is there is no more out there,
    except for you, my fine friend, always a very good person to read about.

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    alcaponedudu, Eduardo, oh no, here we go, my first YouTube video of me jamming along with a YouTube video.
    Right away, be happy it's not with yours. You know it took me a long time to get over my own personality,
    to do something like this, seeing it as a global recording displayed here.
    I watched six onacarom videos in a row, and I felt like I wanted to get up on stage and jam along.
    Using this video, I started a new thread in Fusion & Crossover Music, but this is something else.
    I'm calling it a trans-video, overlapping my video over the original,
    and being trans everything, trans continental, trans Atlantic, and being onacarom, trans celestial.
    That's South America to the Niagara Peninsula to Denmark, with you watching in Brazil.
    Nuff said! The mix sounded good to me, but in the video I'm a little too loud.
    I should have figured out the chords for the break in the middle,
    but I was in too much of a hurry getting the amp, guitar and camera together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWxXAsHja-w
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    Hi John. How are you, my friend? Crazy weekend over here with all the things going on regarding the elections.

    What a nice video you’ve just made. You’re right about you sounding too loud compared to the music going on in the back. But that’s not a problem right now. You’ll find a way to get it more balanced. I didn’t know this song.

    You reminded me a lot of Carlos Santana on this one. Really a surprise. I had never had this feeling with the other videos. Is it your real sound? Santana is a great player. Some of his songs are amazing.

    How was your weekend, mister Watt?

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    alcaponedudu! I'm happy to see you're not disappointed in me, still getting into it.
    I probably sound more melodic because I'm playing along with a song, not just riffing out.
    This is the same guitar and amp I've been using, changing tones to fit into this song.
    I like how I palm mute the strings for a cleaner, mellow sound, and pick harder for mild distortion.
    My 1977 100 watt Marshall head, the first with a pre-amp and main volume,
    could be set up for a cleaner sound when playing rhythm, getting more distorted when picking heavy riffs.

    My weekend could have been lonely for this no family, no girlfriend and no real friends kinda man,
    but an old sign-painting customer who is walking with a crutch in each hand, dragging his feet,
    asked me to help paint his new apartment when his painter didn't show up one day.
    I was painting all weekend, with my friend sitting there talking with me.
    Getting paid was nice.
    I asked him if he could drive me to No Frills, saying the Monday holiday, when they were closed,
    would mean extra 50% off stickers on Sunday night. There were stickers all over.
    I bought a lot of vegetables for salads, and three different salad dressings. Nice!

    When you said Carlos Santana, I thought of Samba Pa Ti. Caravanserai was a great album.
    I would use a little more distortion for Santana.
    He used an older Gibson S.G. with a Marshall stack,
    and only had three notes he could hit that would feed back forever, something he did.
    If you notice in my wah-wah video, my guitar feeds back as all the strings in different keys,
    and I'm holding many different notes with feedback. This little BOSS amp is really nice.

    Now that I hear the limitations of the computer speakers and how my computer system is set up,
    I'm going to change all that so I can be in the middle of the online video and my amp.
    I just set the camera down on the table, and now I'll use a stand to position it better for sound,
    and so you can see the video I'm jamming along with.
    The tone I'm using and the way I'm playing, yeah... I wish I had a tremolo arm and phase shifter to float along.
    I could say that's more Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, guys who pioneered that phase shifter, feedback sound.
    When Robin Trower played with Procul Harem, he was using an old Gibson S.G. through a Marshall stack,
    and after he quit that band he changed to a Stratocaster.
    I saw him with Procul Harem in 1970. They all looked a whiter shade of pale.

    I didn't vote. I am very cautious with my own sanity, and with what is coming next.
    I hope you don't have too much sand in your underwear.

    I'm back just to say that I find "onacarom", his music and graphics, to be amazing.
    If I ever wanted to produce an original song, I would turn to him for video help.
    How he can keep putting them out, seemingly at a whim, also amazes me.
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    alcaponedudu! Here's what the Toronto Star, Ontarios' biggest newspaper has to say about your election.
    You can also consider that as owned by an American media conglomerate.

    A far-right former army captain who says he wants to fight corruption should win the by-election.
    He says he wants to gut government ministries and privatize state companies.
    With traditional values, he wants to roll back rights for gays and other minorities.
    Jair Bolsonaro, a former Sao Paulo mayor, is also in a Oct. 28 run-off.
    This election is seen as a seismic shift in voter intentions,
    after the 2016 impeachment of President Dilna Rousseff.
    This new political climate is seen as fitting in with global trends,
    of people voting for anti-establishment and populist candidates.

    Here's a newspaper article about politics in Welland.
    Claudette Richard, maiden name Ward, is part of the biggest crime family from Welland.
    City Council appointed her as a city councilor with a secret city council vote.
    An "ombudsman" from Toronto found the city guilty of improper procedure,
    and when he asked what city councilors voted for her between public elections,
    the mayor told him there was an equipment failure with no recorded vote.
    He also wouldn't tell the ombudsman who voted for her.
    The Ward Family took over Welland with guns, knives and hypodermic needles,
    in the late sixties, killing people in public and saying they wouldn't go to jail.
    I'm responsible for two of the older Ward men, out of fourteen children,
    being in jail for life, with another sentenced to sixteen years.
    People in Welland want change. They have always wanted change.
    They say everyone knows, but no-one can do anything about it. I try, and I keep trying.
    My family, friends and myself are victims.
    I can't murder, rape or drug addict their children. I can only act legally. That makes me a loser.


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    Hello John. Good to know about your weekend. And I'm glad everything is ok with you.

    You're very aware what's going on over here. The far-right candidate is running at number one now. We are going for round two (we called it here after the first round any of the candidates couldn't reach a majority of 50% + 1 voters).

    I've got some news regarding Delicious Grace for you: We might add a singer to the project. I've been considering it for a long time. It's just a matter now of finding the right person and get the thing going. We've got someone under our radar. The guy sings with passion and have Rock N' Roll in his heart. I don't know yet if he's going to be the one.

    That's going to be funny to experience my music being singing by someone else. I've been the only one doing it since day one.

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