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  • If VMP’s swaps aren’t on point this month they’re getting canceled after a year and a half of membership. Was going to swap for Big Bill Broonzy but it’s going for $12 on cogs for a NM edition, way cheaper than $27 for a mint version. I’ve been spending on this monthly membership to get albums I may like meanwhile the albums and classics I really really want aren’t on my shelves b/c VMP gets my money every month! 😩
    I got the job guys! I start training on Monday, thank you for all the well wishes! Other dudes may have been more experienced but I had N&G on my side! WOO
    wokeupnew
    wokeupnew
    Congrats! What are you going to be doing?
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @wokeupnew Going to be moving over to a new cafe, I've been a barista the past couple months but my current cafe doesn't make it easy for us to receive tips, new cafe pays me the same base but has tips built into the purchase process! Will definitely help build a cushion. Decided to step away from the tech industry and be a Barista while I learn digital product design and launch my own business.
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @wokeupnew The corporate world was just always on, even when I was out of work I was still expected to work, it was killing me inside. So this gig has been awesome, just needed to make a littttle bit more money which I feel confident I will make now!
    Should be hearing back tomorrow on a job I interviewed for on Tuesday, I've got a great feeling about it! Could really use this job, rent and record money has been tight the past couple months :(. I'm feeling its time for a breath of fresh air. New gig would be at a really cool, swanky cafe in LA, pays more, I get tips, AND I get to control the music my entire shift :). Send me your good energy peeps!
    EmeryRK
    EmeryRK
    I am all about rooting for the bettering of people's lives and, sir, you have all of it from me. Right now I am playing Kayne West's The Glory for both of us(even if you don't like him, its a pumped up song)

    GREAT LUCK!

    EDIT: May be tipsy...but equally enthused for you ;)

    EDIT: now It's Good Life.
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @EmeryRK I sense we both have some good news coming our way very soon! Cheers Emery! I don't think you have anything to worry about when it comes to the personality test. Your interactions with others on this forum have shown that your character is strong and kind, that goes a long way! I'm wishing you the best of results my friend!
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    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @EmeryRK A Good Life it is indeed, never against some celebratory Kanye! I'm playing some Dave Brubeck Digs Disney for us, whats got more positive energy than Dave covering Disney tunes?? 🤷‍♂️
    This may seem super random to many but some of y’all Jazz heads might have my answer. On Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo (Masterpieces version) and Black and Tan Fantasy (Newport version) there’s a horn that is manipulated to the point where it sounds like a man singing, shit you not in some cases it sounds like Louis Armstrong. Does anyone know how they extract such a sound from a horn? It’s mindbending on good speaks!
    Teeeee
    Teeeee
    It's @seeirwin ! Apologies Mr. Seeirwin, I forgot your name. But I think you have so much jazz knowledge, you may be able to help @ghostdorado out!
    seeirwin
    seeirwin
    I'll have to go back and listen but I'm guessing it's probably a trumpet with a plunger (as in toilet plunger) mute. Here's a little video about it:
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    Selaws
    Selaws
    Check out Albert Ayler. He was known for breaking the from the traditional saxophone sound and found a much more raw sound as a result, which was often described as 'singing'. In fact, John Coltrane became obsessed with his spiritual sounds sounds ('Meditations' is a good example of this shift). This is too technical for me as a non instrument player, but Ayler used a 'plastic Fibrecane no. 4 reed' in his alto sax.
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    Playing around with cancelling my two VMP tracks to put money towards the Blue Note/Tone Poet series but FOMO is real for VMP :/. A healthy jazz collection would make me a happy camper though.
    Been holding off on buying Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue for fear of buying a crappy digitally sourced pressing. Any pointers on which Is the affordable copy to get?
    Starting an interview format music podcast! I want to interview artists about the defining moments that led to them devoting their lives to music. My goal is to talk to more musicians about their mental health and philosophies (the heros journey, etc etc.). Need help coming up with a name y'all. Current ideas include (For The Record *which seems cliche*, Dust In The Grooves, Side A) thats all I got. Ideas?
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    Colonel_Angus
    Colonel_Angus
    Strike A Chord
    Off Key
    Scale Back
    jaycee
    jaycee
    Playback
    Real to Reel
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    All great advice and names. Thank you guys, lots of ideas starting to flow now with all of your help and suggestions! Really like Off Key, Strike A Chord, Real to Reel (took me a sec to see the Real in there lol). I’m going to keep you all updated as I get closer to the first episode. Need to scoop up some lapel mics, my blue yeti picks up way too much background noise and altering the gain doesn’t help much :/
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    Just saw Rocketman. Incredible film, everything Bohemian Rhapsody should’ve been.
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @duke86fan yes! You just might not know all of the big songs that come up but nonetheless you’ll be able to appreciate it. Bohemian Rhapsody to me was a very surface level biopic where as this one really focuses on Elton and his addiction and how it affected his relationships. Felt a lot more valuable to watch!
    Dead C
    Dead C
    @ghostdorado Sounds interesting. From my understanding, that's exactly what Bohemian Rhapsody steered away from doing
    ghostdorado
    ghostdorado
    @Dead C ywah that shit was too Disney for me! Albeit a well done done PG-13 biopic but it really suffered as a result. Contrary to popular belief I think The Doors was a fantastic biopic because of how real it was. Didn’t shy away from anything.
    Just stumbled upon Andrew Bird for the first time. Pleasantly surprised. Anyone have any albums from him I should check out? Currently listening you Fingerlings 4
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