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  • Then you're not. But just so's you knows; you're not the only Fred Garvin on the Web (audio/music-related). Also hopefully not a male prostitute or wearing a truss, but those details are probably besides the point. GJ
  • I guess he would, with the gauntlet and all. RIP Stan. Soooooo many memories! Hopefully hanging in the Bullpen in the sky, working on his first new "Stan's Soapbox." GJ
  • Jimster said: It was a poorly-written article to not include that fact from the outset. I think that's why I missed it the first time. I scanned two articles (Pitchfork and Downbeat). One of them was basically a press release verbatim,…
  • Yes! I hadn't seen that either, but that was the "more to the story?" that I was alluding to above^^^^. BTW FG, are you the same over at AK? GJ
  • There was apparently a Rock-a-Rolla Records in Flint, Michigan. GJ
  • Highly uncool! More to the story??? At the _least_, why not the "Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz?" Not liking this at all. GJ
  • Now Playing: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Anthology" The similarities between Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions are kind of striking to me, and I never pondered it much before. It would have been nice to hear a collaboration... That's …
  • So much great obscure stuff. "Best" or "greatest" would be impossible for me to decide, but if there was only one (irony alert), I'd pick one of two: Flamingos "Only Have Eyes..." or Jive Bombers "Stardust" or "Blue World" GJ
  • Somewhere between 3000 and 5000 most likely, if you include LP's, 45's, CD's (a lot of those), and cassettes (an annoying amount). Also a few 8-tracks, too many pounds of 78's, a couple of Edison Discs, and one Edison Cylinder. Not counting music D…
  • True Grit, The Cowboys, El Dorado (same story as Rio Bravo and the other one, Rio Lobo? It's just the best version to me), and The Green Berets ("Get ees baygs, get ees things, and get eem outta here!"). Special award goes to The Man Who Shot Liber…
  • Love Brook Benton!  GJ 
  • RIP Otis Rush. https://www.npr.org/2018/09/30/653129759/otis-rush-chicago-blues-legend-dies-at-84 GJ
  • By all means. They should be free! GJ
  • He might burn his calfskin head with that heat lamp lighting action... GJ
  • Dang It!! Doxxed again... GJ
    in Comment by RhythmGJ September 5
  • They have Wankstain's in China? That may be so, but that's outmoded thinking, Jack. Any Burger, Oppenheimer, or Johnson can be whatever they want, man. Don't push your bourgeois linguistic values on everyone else!!!   I, myself, have my sights set …
    in Comment by RhythmGJ September 4
  • Are you assigning someone's vocational occupation based on their last name??!? GJ
    in Comment by RhythmGJ September 4
  • Then you'll be just like Ginger Baker. https://www.portlandmercury.com/endhits/archives/2013/01/25/go-see-beware-of-mr-baker GJ 
    in Comment by RhythmGJ August 28
  • It it does sound like Curtis a bit. I could see people being confused. Why they would purposely do this though is beyond me. This one always drove me nuts too; same thing, kids telling me "See, it is Bob Marley!":  GJ
    in Fake News Comment by RhythmGJ August 6
  • Duderonomy said: RhythmGJ said: Duderonomy said: I love funkin'... ! The only session appearances I know of are the famous ones, like Led Zep's John Paul Jones playing bass on Lenny Kravitz's are you gonna go my way. I want to k…
  • Unsung heroes? This list is too long, but I guess I'll throw out Gary Mallaber and Lenny Castro to start. GJ
  • Duderonomy said: I love funkin'... ! The only session appearances I know of are the famous ones, like Led Zep's John Paul Jones playing bass on Lenny Kravitz's are you gonna go my way. I want to know who all the "guest/session" drummers for t…
  • I'm starting a Finger-Wagging Troupe next week. GJ
  • I’m leaning towards Duderonomy’s answer above. It may be sampled from somewhere, but it’s not a real guitar. Mos’ def sounds like a “keyboard guitar”/synth sound, played kind of poorly (if the intent was to make it sound “real”). I may have that exa…
  • Totally off-topic to beat-making, but I got to see Buddy Miles and Alphonso Johnson jam into the wee hours with some local guys in a small club in the 80's, and it was a benchmark/life-changing event... Nice flip, btw! GJ
    in Beat making Comment by RhythmGJ July 10
  • Link to this magical place?? GJ 
    in Vinyljerk Comment by RhythmGJ July 6
  • Did anyone else here pick it up? I got the double LP/"Deluxe" vinyl, and it is masterful. GJ
  • He's quirky and individual, I'll give you that. I was unfamiliar, so this is my first exposure. It was a bit of a shock (the voice), but the lyrics sound more like spoken word/poetry over cool beats to me, which isn't necessarily bad. Also, remember…
  • Definitely on my list.  GJ 
  • Great track. Thanks for posting. Hip-Hop not dead?  GJ