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Jan 19, 2010 11:32 PM GMT

As I was writing my last comment I realized how much I am missing. Im 49 and it seems like good music is slipping on by. If Music is not commercial then its not heard. You wont hear it on the radio so it does not exist. I remember some time ago I would hear blues or Jazz on the radio. Thank goodness for Ipod. For I have given up on the radio. If it were not for sites such as HS I would have never heard of such greats. Or at least to go on line and buy a song to hear it. its still up sets me that musicians such as Sugar Blue, or Jason Ricci, Muddy Waters and so don't get any play time at all.

This is more of a rant than a post. At one point I asked David Barrette if he could send me a list of musicians With in an hour I got this huge list of fantastic players. So once again if it were not for you guys keeping the music alive it would be lost.

abner ( BluEyes, lets keep the music alive for the young'uns )

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Jan 20, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

You can use services like

You install small plugin to your mediaplayer on computer and just listen to music you like. Plugin send tags to site and find peoples who listen the same music and site recommend you music which is listened by other peoples with the same tastes.

Jan 20, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

A huge wealth of fine (often underground) music is out there. You just have to make an effort to dig deep and you'll find some real gems. Kill a weekend at some hole-in-the-wall record stores. :)

Jan 20, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

Also, people are making music everywhere! Almost every location in the world has SOME description of local music scene. Check out what your neighbors writing, performing, and crudely recording.

Jan 20, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Boris thank you, I have lastfm on my Iphone, and maybe I should download it on my computer. The problem with digging deep is the time. And sadly the lack of computer knowledge on my part. I am lucky that my wife reads a lot of magazines, and if she see something on the blues or harmonica she lets me know. Plus she has a great retention of memory. Im lucky if I can remember her birthday,.

Jan 20, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Boris thank you, I have lastfm on my Iphone, and maybe I should download it on my computer. The problem with digging deep is the time. And sadly the lack of computer knowledge on my part. I am lucky that my wife reads a lot of magazines, and if she see something on the blues or harmonica she lets me know. Plus she has a great retention of memory. Im lucky if I can remember her birthday,.

I also want to see them perform live. I need to see them. I have always loved to be were the music is. for some reason the music live is so much different. I also don't care if they are big stars. I read the news paper and try and find out if there are local bands playing in the area. But it seems that they are more into Rock or heavy rock or just not my style.. man I was about to say junk. Buts that would not be fair.

abner (BluEyes, if you heard me play you would think its junk )

Jan 20, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

For some reason my comments get cut and lost. Sorry for the repeat.

Jan 21, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


Music is not limited by blues and harmonica. There're a great amount of great music. Jazz (old swing, bebop, big-band, funky, avant-garde), rock, funk, classical, latin, trip-hop, world music and a lot of others. To be honest the only harmonica player who can stay along with great modern musicians is Howard Levy maybe some more like Chris Michalek, Richad Hunter. They are don't limited to one style.

Jan 21, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
Duane C. Replied:

I'm with you on this post blueyes. This site & some others have been key in resurecting my interest in music & knowledge that there is still good stuff out there. It certainly takes a little more effort to find it though, mass media sources just don't any longer introduce a diversity of new stuff. Maybe there could be a seperate area on this site just for sharing and listing good groups and players. It could include some description of the work (a sort of critique).

Jan 21, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


It's a great idea for such site section. Anyway still not too much people here. I post my tune to shameless plug section, nobody listen to it and nobody tell any critics. Sometimes I listen to playing of users, but I dislike it relatively often, so I don't feel free to tell user his playing mistakes.

Jan 21, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Bird-dog you stated something here. I would be a great idea to have Music and players to shine. Boris your also right on not getting stuck on one type of music. Before I met my wife and years after I hated any kind of rock music. I was into country and Latin music. Throw in some jazz and Bach and I was good to go. It took me years to get into Rock. As for other types of music, thats just me. I cant get into Opera, nor can I get into rap. For me to get into music I have to hear the words and the instruments.

I grow up in a time were I could go to a club and dance with a live band. I was at on the floor when Madonna first started out. I dance with my girl friends and right next to Tito Puente the list goes on.

abner ( BluEyes, thats all I have )

Jan 21, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

You can learn quite a bit from stuff you aren't inclined to like and find it turning up in places that you'd never think would be there.

Jan 22, 2010 12:20 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


I even love to analize and play along with some sh*t modern pop music on radio. The lyrics are often very stupid, but arrange can be very interesting sometimes. I never go to listen to all this junk, but it can be useful sometimes.

Jan 23, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Boris that makes sense, I just dont know how long I can listened to music that stinks. I have and I do not know how I got this on my ipod. its a rap, not a bad one but this its rap. almost a psychedelic rap.

It has a nice repedative beat but after some time the more I hear the more I hate it. I do agree with you that if a song has good lyrics and ok sound or the other way around. I can deal with this. My son turned my on to this one hit wonder and its 10 minutes of pure nice guitar riff. if have not idea why he never made it.

abner ( BluEyes, saw Jason last night, into this morning )

Jan 23, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

I really love rap, especially 2Pac. I hardly understand english lyrics as I'm not native speaker, so I enjoy vocal rhythmyc patterns and tone of voice. My band Vinnebago plays music which includes russian rap and jazz and fusion music.

Jan 23, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

Last night we went to see Jason at the Back Room here in Delray Florida. a half hour before the start of the night Jason and his band were warming up, with them was a guest guitartis by the name of Nick Moss, This guy was great, He has cd's for sale but since this was not his night he did not have any with him. This guy was good, and thats what im talking about.

The funny thing about the warm up last night, it turned into a half hour improve great show.

abner (BluEyes, )

Jan 25, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

You're happy to listen Jason. I'm at the other hemisphere. You have the day, I have deep night. It's too expensive to any concert managers to organise Jason's gig here.

Jan 26, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
Joe L Replied:

Nick Moss is bad ass! He's a fabulous guitar player. He's a talented multi-instrumentalist. He plays some pretty good harp in the Chicago tradition. If you like deep Blues playing, Nick Moss is one of the best cats around. The guys in his band are also multi-instrumentalists. Gerry Hundt is a solid harp player, mandolin player and guitarist.

Nick's brother, Joe Moss, is also a fine guitar player. He doesn't venture out of Chicago these days, but he's killer, too.

Both of those guys have played with a ton of great legendary players in Chicago including, the late Jimmy Rogers, who was pivotal in the formation of modern popular music through his contribution to postwar Chicago Blues.

Jan 27, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

joe L mike Moss is the baddes cat around. He and jason were up tere playing. the sound was great.

I brought buddies with me who are not blues or harmonica fans, and they had a great time. Nick Moss really thru my friend for a loop. I was able to shake his hand and asked him for dc's , but know he had them in Chicago. He did tell me he will be bach in march or april.. and my friends and Wi be there.

abner (BluEyes, going cold)

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