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Civet Cat Jan 20, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
Hey guys one of the great things about being a pro player is I can get almost anyone to come here and chat with you guys.
As some of you may know H.S. is going to start featuring weekly chats with special guests hosts for your inquiring minds. Dave Payne will eventually be doing a regular Tuesday chat centered around customizing tips, secrets, tools and other Payne related material like guns.
In the future I will be scheduling pro players who might not regularly participate in such activities paying them $'s if I have to and getting you guys and gals online with them. like I said I know most the guys are friends with a handful and might could get a couple more of the big boys with some help. do you know any players? Put 'em in touch with me we'll hook it up.
So who do you want? let me know I'll try and get 'em for you!
Order by DateAscendingDescending
Jason, I'd love to chat with Charlie Musselwhite, but otherwise, surprise us!
Jason Ricci, Wally Peterman, Phil Caltabellotta, George Miklas...
I'd really like customizers (which I know is already happening) but maybe Adam Gussow? He seems to know a lot and was the link to new and old in my humble opinion :)
Amp builders, too!!!
Customizer Rupert Oysler, Charlie McCoy, P.T. Gazell
Gussow would be cool. Stevie Wonder?????? :-)
Oh yeah, Brendan Power.
Stevie Wonder? hahaha, nice.
Rupert is a member of harmonicaspace, you can request his friendship and stuff. He is Rupert O.
Mark Wenner. A killer harp player and super nice guy. Shamefully underrated, even by other harp players.
Maybe you could use a Ouija board to channel the spirits of harpists who've moved on the the great jam session in the sky--imagine a roundtable discussion between Little Walter, William Clarke, and Sam Myers on the political ramifications of reed gapping. Or not.
Joe Filisko. Even though the possibility is...Well, it wouldn't happen :-P
When you say "chat with us"........you mean by what means?
Just standard posts? Live room?
Yeah Frank live chat scheduled in the Chat Room here on H.S. exactly, just come into the chat room and the chat would revolve around the guest and questions for the guest.
Col. J.D. Wilkes of Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers
Mark Sallings (after he heals from his recent shoulder surgery).
Dennis Gruenling, Steve Guyger, David Barrett, Joe Filisko, Richard Sleigh.
madcat ruth, rick estrin
Would love to hear what it's like to play
in front of an orchestra.
Mr Estrin and Mr Portnoy!
I'd like to hear Steve Guyger for one. Pierre Lacocque too...
And, maybe, Sebastien Charlier. Christelle too!
i'd like chat with carlos del junco
Thanks guys here's a report back on some of the suggestions Christelle will most certainly be featured at some point but keep coming in she like me is in there all the time as for the others::
No Problem/probably/seriously more than likely
1.) Mad Cat
2.) Rick Estrin
3.) Robert Bonfiglio
4.) Richard Sleigh
5.) Dennis Gruenling
6.) PT Gazaell
7.) Wally Peterman (been having computer problems)
8.) Brendan Power
9.) Rupert Oysler
10.) Adam Gussow.
so these are the first ten guys that I'm fairly sure we willl get here, I know them all personally some for many years so I will start the scheduling tonight. The other guys I might not know that well need contact info for, or in Joe Filisko's case simply do not use computers at all. Keep the suggestions coming in the mean time I'm going to start working on these ten and get some concrete dates and times for you guys!
Rad Winters, author of Blind Owl Blues: the Mysterious Life and Music of Alan Wilson
This may seem a weird thing to point out, but if I'm not wrong, not a single black harp player has been mentioned so far in this thread.
If this website were devoted to leading a Fortune 500 company (only six black CEO's out of 500) then that absence wouldn't seem quite so weird. But most of us here are blues harmonica players, in one form or another. So the complete and total lack of interest in living African-American harp players--even when most folks here would invoke Sonny Boy, Little Walter, Sonny Terry, etc., as essential influences--most certainly IS weird.
I hate to have to be the one to point this out. But somebody has to keep things honest.
So here's another list of possible invites:
1) Billy Branch
2) Sugar Blue
3) Billy Boy Arnold
4) Phil Wiggins
These guys are all alive, they're all friendly, they're all easily find-able, and they're all great players.
Stevie Wonder has been mentioned. My bad. That's a start.
Yeah Phil Wiggins would be great!!!!
One thought--most of the old guys probably aren't too comfortable with computers, especially the rapid-fire pace of a Live Chat session. I'd say those sessions should be moderated in some way so the guest isn't totally alienated....
John Nemeth, Jean Jacques Milteau, Tom Ball, Mitch Kashmar, Chris Michalek, Bharath Rajakumar, Steve Baker, Mark Hummel, wow the list is just endless.
I just realised Chris and Steve are already on HS.
If you only buy one harp book it should be Steve Bakers "Harp Handbook". It's got so much info in it!!
Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Ronnie Shellist, Adam Gussow.
Thanks for getting this going Jason!
If you start this sort of thing Jason, I will have to quit my job so as not to miss anything. Thanks for making me unemployed and poor. How am I gonna explain this to the little woman? Or.... a laptop and free wifi in the truck....Now I'm late for deliveries and fired. Again, thanks for making me unemployed and poor.
But, very much enlightened.
It's been said several times, but---Dennis Gruenling!
Adam I don't think anything is going on. Just naming modern players. Black or not.
So--here comes Tuesday--are we gonna get the Dave P show--or maybe somebody else? How 'bout Sugar Blue?
Wow, I can't wait for these chats, when do they start, Jason?
Kim Wilson...I'm sure he has been mentioned. Also John Nemeth. How about RJ Mischo? Love his playing
Hey Guys Most these cats are way possible. Our first Guest Will be Richard Sleigh! I will be announcing the date this week. And Line up some more of these suggestions right away!
Sugar Blue, Sugar Blue, Sugar Blue!
Carlos del Junco, who has influenced a lot of new young and one or two professional players, according to my ears....
Excellent choice Jason! I can't wait!!
I'd love to get Carlos ...I definitly call him and ask!
I'm guessing as an older guy, he might not be too comfortable with the medium of a chatroom, but wouldn't it be great to chat with James Cotton?
HarmonicaSpace's first Celebrity Webinar
Please register by visiting your user homepage and click the link under "Important Messages." It is $5.00 to attend this webinar, and worth soooo much more.
If it's too late/early in your part of the world, please keep in mind that we will be doing more webinars in the future at different times to try and accommodate everyone. We set this webinar's time/date using the information we gathered from our Celebrity Webinar survey!
Richard Sleigh Webinar Postponed. Please stay tuned for more info about a rescheduled date/time.
Howard Levy !!!
Jello Biafra! LOL!
He needs to know how good "Holiday in Cambodia" and "I kill Children" would have sounded if they had a little blues harp added in there.
"Too Drunk to F**K"?? Well there's a blues song if I ever heard one. I have experience of that one myself although "I'm drunk enough to f**K you" would probably be more acurate.
Have you heard "Prairie Home Invasion" with Mojo Nixon?
No but I'm gonna find it and give it a good hard listen to.
Have you heard a compliation album he helped compile called "Incredibly Strange Music"? Excellent stuff on there, especially a guy called Ken Nordine who does some beat poetry about colours to some cool jazz. AS you can see from my age Jim I grew up with punk in Northern Ireland...Stiff little fingers, Undertones etc. I love Blues but you never forget your first love.
Mitch Kashmar would be great - especially for the tounge blockers
Mark Hummell would be another
Dave Barrett if he is willing to do a teching session on organizing a solo ect.
I was a teenage punk too, and although I lived on the mainland it was definitely the Ulster bands that topped my list - Xdreamysts too remember them? SLF are my all time favourite band! The opening guitar riff of "Alternative Ulster" still makes the hair on my neck stand up. Everyone presumes my son is named after Belushi's half of the Blues Brothers, but he's actually named after Jake Burns. (Sorry for threadjacking folks - normal service will now commence)
Anyway back to the thread. someone said Rick Estrin. I'll second that.
Ill second Jello Biafra,John Lydon or Iggy Pop!!Wouldnt that be fun, taking abuse from John Lydon?
Billy Branch, Sugar Blue, Billy Boy Arnold. Billy Branch used to chat with people on his Yahoo group.
Mick Kinsella, Brendan Power, Rick Epping, Joe Filisko, [Jean-Jacques Milteau ;) ...] ...
(The problem is more for the date...if you set the T'chat between a Monday Morning and a Saturday Mid time because people working on the opposite side of the earth would not be able to be present...)
Oups..Forgot Carlos Del Junco for sure !
Mmmm I have been giving this time difference thing quite a bit of thought. Obviously whatever the time or day it would doubtless be unsuitable for someone somewhere.
Maybe a possible solution is that instead of a live chat/ webinar, all the interested people for a certain guest, paid $5 in advance and emailed say for example 2 questions to Brady and Jason.
Who then arranged for someone to ask the guest all the questions and recorded the interview.
Then a link is emailed to all the people who paid to download the interview. Then the interviews could also be loaded onto a webpage and made available for download at a set price.
This might be an answer to the time zone problem and might also generate a (albeit small) revenue for the upkeep of HarmonicaSpace as well.
I think the idea of Kingley is interresting...
Kingley's proposal sounds like a good format. Most of us don't have the free time in our lives to commit to being in front of our computer for a set period of time. Hell, that's what many/most of us do eight hours a day--it's called work. Having moderators ask guests questions submitted by users would give the session more structure than would be possible in the free-for-all of a live chat, and give the guests more time to expand on their answers.
The Kingley suggestion, altough, like any solutions, not perfect, represents the best compromise IMHO. Here, we got a site that has been able to regroup people and players around the world. I work at night and many of my friends here are english, polish, chinese, french, australian and from many other places. Even here in America, we have difference of 4 hours from west to east... Many will always be frustrated by it. Plus the working hours of many of us.
I join Brutus in the Ron Holmes choice too, the maker of HarpCommander III, a very good product in general but that could be upgraded. I, personaly possess one, know some who doe also and, we all have similar thoughts about it.
Most of the players or many, at least are here while those technician, customisers, amp builders and others alike are behind the many changes in the general playing.
I still like the idea of a live interactive chat. Why don't we try to schedule these on the weekend, even in the wee hours of the morning to accomidate our friends in Australia, Europe, and Japan. Kingley's idea is a good one but the element of spontaneity will be lost.
I think Dennis Gruenling would be great
Very interesting suggestion. I had not read this until now, but earlier tonight I was talking to a friend of mine who is a very, very well experienced Interactive Marketing expert. She asked about the Richard Sleigh webinar, as she has been keeping tabs on HarmonicaSpace. I explained to her some of the technical issues we ran into, and although her response was directly aimed at the technical side of things, her advice was very similar to yours.
This is certainly something we will consider. We may still have interactive chats as well, but perhaps structured a little differently than the Richard Sleigh seminar :-)
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions and thoughts. They are all very helpful, very insightful and help tremendously to keep HarmonicaSpace growing. After all, this site is for you and our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience. I hope we continue to achieve a high experience level in all we do.
PS. You can now view the board feed without logging in, by going to http://www.harmonica-space.com
This is a live RSS feed of the message board, so if you have a feed reader or better yet, Apple Mail, add it. Apple Mail IMHO works best for reading RSS feeds.
I'm certain that you'll find a user friendly solution to the minor glitches that you encountered with the webinar.
Thank you for the recommendation of using Apple Mail as an RSS reader. I can't believe I've never tried it!