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  1. Sad but quite possibly true .... 😂 Hey , You got one out of 20,199. ...just messing w you ...have a good one ... Overall , I agree with you there James . Liberty 's sections of the film had me sitting on the edge of my chair . He seems like a no nonsense straight shooter from the hip . A few decades of playing and hanging around with the same band members and having the same boss could have taken it's toll . Who knows the truth about what happened since we only heard one side of the story . This dialog does seem to bring up an interesting point . What happens when you find out about a band or a musician that was placed on a lofty pedestal (by oneself) Then over time the back story comes out and the facts indicate they had questionable integrity or in plain English they were just a Douche ? That's one thing about watching these type of films I find interesting ...I find out so much stuff I didn't know about some of my hero's .... It's not always good , in some cases it may even be tragic ....ex Terry Kath playing Russian roulette w a non revolver / a semi auto pistol w one in the chamber ...sad indeed all the best, Kenny
  2. Kenfucius say Guitar player who constantly asks G F and close friends " Does this guitar make me look fat" ? no longer has flat tummy ... K.
  3. I would like to apologize to Bill in advance for posting this in his thread 🤣 Nice pics guys ...I wish I could do that someday ..... Apt living where I live I wouldn't even take the chance ...At the very least Ole Duke might lift up his back leg and mark all my geetars. Kenny
  4. I like them ..great band ...Terry Kath Whew Great player ... Why not start a thread on it ? I'm sure people would respond ..... I found out a long time ago a little sobering nugget of truth ...nobody will ever do anything for me or my music until they can exploit me and make money off my a$$. It don't matter how nice they put it to you That Is The Game ... Kenny
  5. Thank you Steve , I am a harmless "trying too be funny nut job " in real life ... You have always been a good sport ... thanks . That one got a laugh from me ...over here in a way that shoe seems to fits ..I went from whats happening to what happened in the looks department Say did you know , There are two types of handsome people in the World .... We have the type of handsome people that go to places where they hope to be seen . The places they often frequent always seem to have plenty of mirrors and reflective glass all over the place . Then we have " handsome people " that wouldn't be caught dead in such a vulnerable bone chillingly open to visual scrutiny place .. At least they have one thing going for them . They always tip the dancers pretty good. Kenny
  6. Yes count me in as someone who also enjoys watching documentary’s like this . In the 80's going into a Recording Studio with a band that was signed or even going in with an unsigned band for that matter was not something people did every day . Booking a studio was very expensive back then . Many of the people that I recorded for back then would be cutting money corners in one area , splurging in other areas , lying to peoples face's ( like mine ) while looking right into your eyes , paying this one who is not with the band thinking since they are paying them they will get their moneys worth while the unpaid band member sits there and gets no money even though he knows what best for the song because he or she wrote half of it The sad part is the leader then treats those player like $hit because the leader does not value the players playing credentials anymore and they start taking the players song contributions for granted .. A Quick 80's story's In the Late 70's early 80's I was on music row in NYC working at a music store . Bobby Nathan had started to get real serious with his recording studio Unique Recording . He went from 8 tracks to 16 to 24 tracks in a real short period of time as those higher track boards were coming out ..I wound up playing my guitar for a recording session over there at Unique when I think he was still only 8 tracks . The Artist who was laying down their own music was not know by the average Joe on the street , but the person did in fact know people in the music bizz and they wanted to put their best foot forward so they could hopefully get signed or have something move forward in their music career . I was working on Spec ( the most hated word in my vocabulary ) in addition to me , one or two of the other session players that knew her pretty well did her the favor ...The session was going great all the players were gelling and we had a decent set of song basic tracks to work from . The Artist was a good guitarist in her own right and she wanted some nice sustained flowing emotive guitar playing from me . I remember feeling real stoked when I had been given the opportunity to play my 59 Telecaster into a Mesa Boogie for my guitar solo's ... Back then they queued up the analog tape and had me punch in my guitar solo's ...I was grooving , my playing was grooving , every body in the studio was digging and grooving on the lead solo punch ins .. All was right in my world and I felt good knowing I could be myself as a player and give my talent to someone who appreciated my contributions... It only took a 10 whole mins for that whole thing to crash and burn . A super clean cut guy comes up the elevator dressed in all black polyester . The artist swoons all over this fella and asks him to play his horns ... IIRC , He had brought a tenor and an alto Sax to the studio ... One by one the tape gets rolled back to the places where I had laid down my guitar solo's ...One by one she asks him to play some of what I had just played on the guitar on his Sax but add lib a little and pretend while you are playing the melody / solo you are unzipping your zipper and doing a strip tease .... I was in the control room and heard her say that one with my own 2 ears .. After about an hour and a half Ole Kenny went from being a scorching hot lead player on some real cool tunes to becoming rhythm guitar player #1 ... The effing Sax player didn't even leave me a phucking morsel or a stinking crumb of a space in the song where my guitar playing had been ... I asked the Artist how come all my lead guitar solo's had been taken out the song ..I thought you liked them ... She turned to me and said I did like all your guitar playing very much . You are doing me a favor by playing on my session for Spec and I do appreciate it . I'm paying the sax player close to $150 . 00 dollars for 2 hours of his playing and I want to get all I can out of him OK folks , need I say that was a hard lesson I learned that day all the best , Kenny
  7. Hey I remember you folgle622 , way back in the day on the old Cakewalk Forum you suggested a Groove 3 Video I needed to get to learn a Cakewalk product . I have wanted to tell you for a couple of Day's Thank You for posting these 2 Jose Feliciano video's all the best , Kenny
  8. WHAT are you saying there ? Is it not enough just to be able to play the guitar well ? I have over 200 pedals on my compact pedal-board . Now I have to learn how to read English ? Kenny
  9. Good Job Craig , yet still be careful my friend . I think that's exactly what Adams Rib said in the garden right before she bit into the Apple . Great stuff James , I'm glad you enjoyed the movie . The George Benson song story you mentioned took me by complete surprise ... Overall I agree w you . Some of the guitar playing is a little Metal heavy . I guess considering what's popular in Music these days the producers of the film may have felt Metal may have been a better choice to feature in the film as opposed to some of the other guitar influenced Music . All those Cat's in the film that were playing Metal sure had some nice guitar playing Chops when it came to playing other styles of Music . I used to watch The Voice a few years back and I used to wonder who played the guitar in the shows band .... After seeing the film I think Justin seemed to be the player I used to watch on The Voice back then .. Great to hear from you , thanks for sharing Kenny
  10. A USA hair styling franchise called Super Cuts borrowed Steve's hair temporarily . Then Sam Elliot got on board with Super Cuts and Created a unique look and cut for both men and women . Kenny
  11. I had hoped to find it for free on u tube ..but hey at least someone can ante up the coin if that is the only option available to their situation .. thanks Wish I knew ...u tube is showing the trailer and short clips of the film . The quality of those seem decent . I happened to be in the DVD section of my local library and I spotted this movie .If you have a library close to you I would call them up and find out if they have a DVD of the Movie ... Who knows they may have it and if it's out you can put a hold on it and reserve on the DVD for your self ... thanks Hi James, This film for me was a must watch . I Love stuff like this myself . Great playing , excellent story telling , hard learned lessons , and some Rise from Rags to Riches and in some cases The fall from Riches to Rags stories ....Hope you get to watch this film . If you do , enjoy my friend ... Hi Steve great stuff ...I'm happy you posted this ..It may be a huge help for those who want to see the film and have Prime Video .. After watching this flick last night ... is a good one . I certainly learned a lot ...I may watch it again tonight ...that is how much I enjoyed watching this movie ... I think you may enjoy this movie ..who knows , you do tunes and rub shoulders with a lot of players and forum members ..might even find a gem in there to help with your own music & collabs ... WOW an honest person that don't have sticky fingers living in Vantucky . OMG 🤣 Hey just kidding w you , I've heard only a small example here and there of your playing ...from what I can tell , the music and guitar playing in the film is right up you alley thanks all for stepping up and contributing . Kenny
  12. Hired Gun is a move documentary about what it takes to become a top level in demand musician for hire . An elite group of "First Call, A-List" musicians share their incredible behind-the-scenes stories of touring, what it takes to play next to the world’s most iconic musicians, and create some of the world's most popular songs. I just got done watching this film and I have to say wow . This movie was a must see for me . I'm here to share and put the word out for anyone who hasn't seen or heard of it. I got the copy I watched from my library and I know this movie is listed on Netflix ...where else I do not know ...great stories great playing and a very sobering look at the bizz from the players that have lived it . Here's a couple of u tubes trailers for those who want to know more . Last but not least , here is a link to an article titled 10 quotes from Hired Gun . The web page contains a few more videos . https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-quotes-from-hired-gun-that-show-just-how-much-freelancers-rock-stars-have-in-common.html all the best Kenny
  13. Hey BassDaddy , I took a little time away from online hence my late reply . Yes I Love The various models of Guild BluseBirds Guild has brought to market over the years . The one I have is somewhat of a modern interpretation of The BluesBird . I would LOVE to have a few vintage BluseBirds with some of the old school designs and various pickup options . It is nice that you got to play one for a while. Thank you for the Kind Word. They men a lot too me Ouch , I wonder how bad or who I must have screwed up in a past life ..he he he he ... what are you saying here ? both your mom and I tell a lot of stories from the past ...... You watch Pal when you get old you are gonna probably be pulling your own version of a Forrest Gump ...LOL Hey as far as you Mom goes God Bless her ...Wow 89 going on 90 ... all the best, Kenny
  14. Say don't feel too bad about that one my friend . All the apartments in the Ghetto of The Bronx where I'm from didn't have basements either . Kenny PS , After 25 years of therapy I have found the root of all my emotional problems . The freaky thing is it was right there staring me in the face the whole time . I had found an old photo album of when I was a baby and I saw the evidence with my own two eyes . My mama couldn't afford a proper Teddy Bear for me when I was a baby so she had gotten me a fluffy skunk called Pepe Le Pew instead of a Teddy Bear ....It hurts Man It HURTS ....my first nick name was Stinky and this whole experience seems to have scarred me for Life ....thankfully I found The Guitar and it has been all downhill ever since .
  15. I recently got the chance to co produce and record this strikingly handsom fellas performance of "Who Stole My Boys I Know The Vet Has Done Me Wrong " Once the tracking was done I dialed in some of his suspicious bone chilling howls using Melodyne .. Also ran his piano playing through the Pro Channel while addin a touch of Breverb . Overall the session worked out Great when he was not licking the spots where his Lost Boys used to hang out ... (ooopsss there goes my Pinocchio nose again .... alright who slipped a blue pill in my coffee ? I know and you know I'm telling the truth ? Right ?} uncross fingers ... Kenny
  16. Nice one Craig . As far as credentials go I'm not generally impressed my own for that matter ... I'm super grateful that a couple of my hero's saw that I was a genuine person w out a hidden agenda and they made the time to give me a push in the right direction . thank you for sharing Yes . So do I . In the mid 1980's The President of Guild Guitars Mark Dronge had given me a hand made prototype of the Brian Setzer Elliot Easton Blues Bird He also gave one ( the same model ) to a Player Named Earl Slick ...I have never met Earl S.....either way I feel very blessed to have received the Guild Blues Bird Prototype I still have it and play in from time to time Mine looks just like this pic here but mine is in Black . It is also # 15 of this model ever made Dennis Beradi was the president of Kramer Guitars In the mid 80 's He was a super cool person I would have loved to have traded places with him for a while ... Hhmm, come to think of it I guess they used to them Prez's back then not COE's . As we all know Eddie Van Halen was the most famous Kramer guitar endorse for a number of years back then ...that's what makes it real sweet for me ... little old me AKA "who's Kenny I never heard of him before " got invited the The Kramer factory in Neptune NJ I must have been doing something right because Dennis Beradi sent his personal Limo and driver to my address which happened to be a cockroach infested walk up on the wrong side of the tracks near and just above Washington Heights in NYC . The Limo driver drove me out there to Neptune NJ , I hung w Dennis while did some chit chat then he had me strapped in his Porsche doing donuts and pulling G's in a secluded open lot ... That may be the closest I may ever come to knowing what it must feel like to pull a G while still being on the ground . After that we went into the Kramer Factory and I was told by Dennis I can have any guitar in the whole factory I want w the exception of The Ripley ... The Ripley was a single hum bucking bridge guitar w a hex pick up ...full control of each string w a vol and pan control ......Floyd rose trem ..he just had too much into that model to put a Ripley in my sweaty grimy paws for free... I didn't care I wanted a 2 pick up guitar any way ....after playing a dozen guitars I picked a Blue American Kramer Pacer w a Floyd rose ( black hardware ) my guitar had a Jeff Beck Seymour Duncan in the bridge position w coil tap and a Seymour 59 or Jazz pick up in the neck .. I love this guitar , I still own and play it ... stock it looked very much like this one in the stock pic but with a black Floyd .. Any way that there is some of my story ... I miss those days in a way because people used to network face to face .. Back then you couldn't pretend to be an up and coming Musical internet version of Genghis Khan while ordering your troops around from the comfort of Mom's basement apt .. all the best , Kenny
  17. Typical .... Honestly I don't care if you read it or not ...I Lived It my man .... I will tell you this sport , you come into my thread , then you disrespect the featured artist Jose Felicaino while you act like your not even claiming responsibility for your view points and attempted written character assassination of Jose and his playing while your acting all as if you are a better player than Jose . Yet you offer ZERO EVIDENCE OF THE FACT Of Backing Up Your Claims by letting us hear some of your playing Then you try to play the whole I got a right to a Freedom of speech stance and then try to use it as a way to try and get me to co sign your BS. Then when you don't get your way and I call you out you try an attempt to MARGINALIZE Me and act all Jaded as if I should give a puck about you and what you think Just so we are clear my dealings with you fall into one basic category . I'm simply taking out the trash in my thread ( you ) Kenny PS you could have played it different and just said hey ..I don't dig his playing ...there's other cats I dig more , and if you left out the whole high and mighty holier than thou stance you took ...I would have been OK w that
  18. First off I never bad rap musical artist's online or even in person especially if they are not there to defend themselves . It's just not a thing I'm into on any level .. To me some peoples online behavior is no different than The Classic "A - Hole guitarist " that shows up to hear another guitarists band live on stage and gives the player on stage the old thousand yard stare while sitting in the front row while he has his arms crossed in front of his chest doing his best interpretation of a Deadly Self Inflicted Cobra Snake Death Grip ...Poor fella he wasn't brought up right because his mama never sat him down and told him that the death hold is real bad for his blood circulation it's just like drinking poison and then expecting the guy on stage to Die ... You seem not to know a thing about me and I must confess it appears to be mutual on my end . So please allow me the opportunity to clue you in . I hate sharing parts of my resume online I honestly do hate to do so but in this case I will share a few of the Cliff Note moments What do you really know about Hendrix ? Have you ever been to his Greenwich Village apt, sat on his couch in his living room and talked w his roommate ? I have 3 times . Mike Q was Jimi's roommate since the 60's. Mike held on to Jimi's apt until a few years ago when he then was forced due to age and health problems to enter a assisted living place of residence. Siting there listening to Mike talk about how Jimi approached his playing and music while sitting on Jimi's couch was a real eye and ear opener For the record , to this day I have never read a word in print or saw a video that even covers what Jimi's creative process on the level of what Mike Q told me .. Have you ever played your guitar in a Band as a sideman with an Artist that has won 7 Grammy's ? I have and I have also played with a number of Grammy Nominated Artists for some of their select live show's Have you ever worked as a musician and played your guitar in and for a hit Broadway Show ? I have , I subbed in and for the Original Broadway Show The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas . Do you know what it is like to sit down with George Harrison and talk guitars ? I do and it was a life changing event for me .... Have you ever been gifted a guitar from the President of a well respected USA guitar company ? I have twice . Both Guild And Kramer have given me guitars as gifts. Most people from the Legacy Forum knew I have hung out and had conversations w Chet Atkins , Eric Clapton , Robbie Blunt , Ronny Wood , Steve Miller , Peter Frampton , Bobby Mayo , Steve Katz and a whole list of Rock Guitar players .... In Jazz it was even a lot better for me as a Player ..every body here knows I used to jam w Joe Pass and Emily Remler all the time I have studied with some of the worlds best .......good lord this ain't no humble brag any more ..shheshhhhhh... Man I can do this all day and all night but doing that means I have to drag myself down to some place I don't want to go to ... So you think my approach is childish ? ...Yeah Right ... Dude I can back my $hit up .....CAN YOU ? Kenny PS , I'm more of a HERE and Now type of Guitar Player and I am in the best shape of my guitar playing life .... Knock , knock on the plain maple top of my Gibson R 8 You might want to read this post fast because I may decide to pull this post down in an hour or two because do not like putting my old accomplishments out there ....any body that knows me here especially knows it just ain't my style
  19. Good one abacab , I have had phase's in my guitar playing and practice routine where I would only use a classical guitar for practice and working things out . I remember those times well and after a few weeks or a month my hands felt very strong . Things that were hard to play on electric had all of a sudden felt fluid and much easier to play on my electric .... Ssshhh , don't tell anybody ......I hunted down my classical guitar yesterday , put it on my only guitar stand , put away the few electrics I had out except for the Worlds least expensive Les Paul and started Kenny's version of a guitar boot camp practice and playing routine ... all the best , Kenny
  20. We have been talking in this thread about clips of Jose's playing that are in some cases over 30 years old ...a lot can happen in 30 years Inquiring minds would like to learn about the people they are talking too . So why don't you school me first on who you would like me to think you are . I must have missed the memo where you posted the links to all your chart topping hit songs, Also I would love to have the u tube links to your multiple Grammy wins including the acceptance speech's you have made for them .... all the best , Kenny
  21. Jose did make it his own and that's a thing I dig about it ...there's more I dig but I'm listening to you guys for the moment ...Thank You for sharing Ouch.... lol What ? an admission of an individualized recognition of a personal perceptual distortion of the facts coming from " the bapu " will the wonders ever cease ? This here post was said with WUB Hey abacab , That link was a good read , nice to rap w you again , Love what you contributed , thanks . Jose Feliciano had a lot of Fame back when he was breaking out . Just about every one knew he was blind . Now when we factor in the 50 year + gap between 1968 & 2019 it doesn't surprise me that someone may or not know about his blindness ....you get a free pass ...don't worry about it . Kenny
  22. Yes that is pretty cool playing on Jose's part ...I'm still getting over the shock of it all ..thanks for sharing ... Oh Yeah James , True that ! This guitar playing from Jose is a real solid two for the price of one . When I watch his playing on the video I get a real eye opener . When I close my eyes and just listen to his guitar playing I get a real ear opener ... thanks for sharing . Hey BassDaddy , Say you bring up an interesting point . When I was younger and banging around doing my Git Box travels I would meet Rock guitar players that could play Jazz , Jazz guitar players that could absolutely shred and all kinds of players that had a " secret you would never know aspect and depth to their guitar playing " In a way I should not be surprised . I guess when you hit it as big as Jose did in his career as an Artist , he must have had to stay true to playing the tunes and putting on shows that pleased his audience ... cool beans , nice talking with you , Kenny
  23. that's pretty cool ...exactly right on the 50 year mark ...it's a good age ....I remember it well .How I wish I could get back to it WHAT ???????????? I'm too old at (63). This news is far worse than finding out Santa Claus ain't real I thought I had another year to find out the answer as if to whether my imaginary long lost significant other will give me her answer to a question I have been waiting to ask her for 63 years . "Give me your answer, fill in a form Mine for evermore Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? " Devastating absolutely Devastating news ....Oh well at least you are Lucky James being 58 ....that gives you a few years to go before you too become too old . Say that Joanne Whalley does look pretty cute . I got to hand it to you James . You have good taste in emotive melodic guitar leads and women all the best Kenny PS, BassDaddy's avatar was just a quick loaner for standing in as a cool smiley . He was not harmed in any way lol.....
  24. Great to see you around here BassDaddy What you said was pretty encouraging . Yes I hope every body out there gets a win .. I've heard you mention that before .....I hope you get it back ... Right now I'm sitting here playing the worlds least expensive Epiphone Les Paul , The Epiphone Les Paul S L . I Love this thing . As you know I do have and Play A Historic Gibson Les Paul when the mood strike me ....the thing is , I love the fact that now a days even the worlds cheapest Les Paul the Epiphone Les Paul S L coming in at the price of $119.00 can in the right hands be a very good playing and sounding guitar for the player on the cheap ... have a good one , Kenny
  25. I had no idea Jose could play like this on the electric guitar ... Seems I always thought he was an acoustic kinda guy .. Wow he is shredding better than some of these new guys that came up from the shred era . Who Knew ? Wow , I'm gonna go on an all expense paid guitar lick shopping spree and copy some of his playing on these 2 songs , I ain't no thief . I'm just a guitar lick recyclable type of player Kenny
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