My SWAG arrived - I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! ...

By OldER Mycroft ·
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As such I think TR should, as part of the new changes, build a Special Room where all the swag-owners can go and discuss the activities of all the riff-raff.

I am bowled over by TechRepublic's (read Sonja's) generosity and as such, now wish to put something back in. I think a V.I.P. room would go down well with some of us, just to keep the others out.

I'm deliberately posting this in the Tech Questions area as the punters in the discussion area can't earn SWAG (much).

So now that we've lost our little bit of TR in the form of the old Blue Box, how's about a special room instead ??

** We could be the SWOTRs - Swag Owners of TechRepublic !

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Humm gotta get Sonja on the piano to sing it

by CG IT In reply to Dream on :p

what do you think Sonja?

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I got to Grade VI on Piano ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on t ...

In fact if I'd had a mind to do it, I could've done a Music Degree at the Scottish Royal Academy.

But my Dad was a Principal of Music in a Highschool and I witnessed how it destroyed his love of music, teaching all the tone-deaf numpties.

I opted to keep piano for pleasure. Although - strictly speaking, if you're gonna use a piano for pleasure it had better be a concert grand! :^0

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Part of my interview that was edited out

by JamesRL In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on t ...

Was Sonja asking me if I'd sing - I told her I might consider a duet - now if we can get a decent static free phone line....


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You're a braver man than me, Gunga Din !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Part of my interview that ...

If I was gonna sing for Sonja, I'd have to buy an acoustic muffler for my new phone, then move into bigger accommodation so that I could stand far enough away from the phone!!

These cheapy oriental phones aren't designed for the full onslaught of a Basso Profundo at full pelt.

Don't want to destroy it when it's only been used twice, apart from the guy selling me the fitted kitchen! :^0

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Well if you are so inclined

by JamesRL In reply to You're a braver man than ...

You can purchase a CD and hear me.

I've been on many recordings, but one of them was a commericial CD, and it was never widely distributed. You can get it from Toronto's Hannaford Street Silver Band, the CD is "Voices on High". No solos, sorry, but there is a male voice only piece if that helps.

I've also made some WMA files of a recording of a Christmas concert I sang at a few years back.

Somewhere in the archives there is a VHS tape of me performing solo (in a quartet, its complicated) for Mozarts Solmnes Vespers.

I know there have been commercial recordings where people litterally phoned it in - one of Frank Sinatra's last albums of duets was done that way - Frank was in the studio and the other person had a high quality VOIP line, if I recall correctly.


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by Jellimonsta In reply to Well if you are so inclin ...

I would imagine the sound on a VHS of Mozart sounds a little different to a rock band. When ever my bands had 'home video' shooting the music was so loud it was distorted beyond comprehension. :0

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Having produced a classical CD

by JamesRL In reply to Sound

I can tell you its generally more difficult than most rock band recordings (and like Hal, I've been behind the boards of a rock band - Say Hal, do you know "Rosie"?)

The problem with classical recording other than micing a large group, is the dynamic range. Some acapella songs are little more than a whisper, some are as loud as 100 people yelling.

Actually before DAT existed, there were people using VHS HIFi as a recording device - mid 80s timeframe, as it actually was better than many home audio cassette recorders than amateurs used for recording.


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TR jam session

by Sonja Thompson Staff In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on t ...

I still think a jam session sounds like fun. Everyone could bring their swag, and we'd ROCK IT OUT!

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Rock Band...

by JamesRL In reply to TR jam session

Can you imagine a TR branded Rock Band ....I'm waiting for it on the Wii.


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That could be fun... Wow. <nt>

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to TR jam session
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