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by Elliot
Tue May 01, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: What's In A Name?
Replies: 47
Views: 64308

I think you are looking at it in retrospect. Being a Gypsy and the entire heritage of musicians that were an integral part of Gypsy culture helped create what DR did. Call it whatever you want, analyze and categorize into however many slots as you feel makes you happy, but everything DR was and was ...
by Elliot
Tue May 01, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: What's In A Name?
Replies: 47
Views: 64308

I'm not posting on behalf of anybody, just replying in kind. My point was that Django was not a developer of the form in the same way that e.g. Charlie Christian or Charlie Parker was. He was a stylist, why take that away from him? Do people say that Hendrix (another incredible stylist and great art...
by Elliot
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: What's In A Name?
Replies: 47
Views: 64308

Re: What's In A Name?

The USA was a late comer to Django's music but, despite that, has decided it must dominate and mould it to it's own desires. (An attitude, dare I suggest, not solely restricted to gypsy jazz 8) ). Whilst I admire their ability to be able to do this with such assurance (I discreetly removed my origi...
by Elliot
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Zappaisms
Replies: 43
Views: 61909

"You don't have the slightest understanding of the difference between
government action and private action, and you have certainly destroyed
any case you might otherwise have had with this Senator --"
(Senator Gorton)


To which Frank Zappa responds with
"Is this private action?"
by Elliot
Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Use of the little finger..
Replies: 21
Views: 37851

HDT, RH and Pinky

Hound Dog Taylor did have an extra finger - I've seen him - but he cut the one on his right hand off with a razor. There is a large blow-up of it on a t-shirt they offer, (also on a compilation cd) at Alligator Records. It did not move independently, but seemed to help hold the slide. If you go to t...
by Elliot
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Beatle Songs For Gypsy Jazz Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 11560

Ganondorf wrote:Right then guys,which song are we gonna murder next then? :shock:
How about some Ellington, Armstrong, maybe some musette songs?...Oh, wait a second.... :wink:
by Elliot
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Beatle Songs For Gypsy Jazz Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 11560

But to answer your first question, I don't think being creative and "Django-wanking" are mutually exclusive...arguably, it takes more creativity to improvise a few choruses than it would to adapt another tune to the style. Agreed...actually, I wouldn't consider improvisation wanking by an...
by Elliot
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Tunes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Beatle Songs For Gypsy Jazz Guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 11560

What Are Your Favorite Beatle Songs For Gypsy Jazz Guitar?

I know, why try and be creative when you can Django-wank to your heart's content and come off sounding like a genius? :shock: But hey, just on the hunch there might be a few out there who may have considered the possibility and come up with an actual idea or two, just for fun what Beatle songs (or t...
by Elliot
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Luthiers
Topic: Manouche modele jazz
Replies: 4
Views: 11938

Ha! If you guys think it sounds great now, just wait until it opens up...! 8)

Elliot #034
by Elliot
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Darwin Awards 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 10433

zoot wrote:I bet your fun at parties

I live in the US - 'fun' is no longer legal.
by Elliot
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Taking the piss etc...
Topic: Darwin Awards 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 10433

Urban Myths - the Coke machine thing has come up before.
by Elliot
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Microphone Stand
Replies: 0
Views: 2374

Microphone Stand

I was wondering what was the consensus about a suitable Microphone Stand to use while sitting down and playing. I've only found one so far, the Ultimate MC-41T, which is hard to get ahold of.

Thank You
by Elliot
Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: MASTER YOUR GUITAR(MUST READ)
Replies: 5
Views: 11160

I'm not sure it would be good for me - I never recognized the guitar genius of Kurt Cobain.
by Elliot
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: KING BARO
Replies: 13
Views: 10847

Baro, Matelo, Tchan Tchou - the Holy Trinity.
by Elliot
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Trouble with Django's Bolero Rhythm?
Replies: 6
Views: 11314

That must be the next best choice, although I'm covering the A and D strings with the middle finger and hoping that working through the pain will do me some good....provided the pain ever goes away, that is... But yeah, both books. Anything from Angelo is pure gold, especially something rootsy like ...