Half Dozen Game

stringertom

Bionic Poster
That list included:

Steinway Grand 9’
Two Moog synthesizers
Two Mellotron 400-D
Hammond C-3 (custom built) organ
RMI electric piano/harpsichord
Thomas Goff harpsichord
Church organ he played for remote recording
Portative (small portable size) pipe organ

I saw him live at The Roundhouse with Yes bandmate Steve Howe a few months before Six Wives was released. Stripped down to just that Hammond and one electronic keyboard to complement Howe, who did mostly an acoustic show that night.

Music Venues You’ve Been To (sub-Arena/Stadium size)

1.The Junkyard: Local Blues Bar in the 1990s where I saw a very young Derek Trucks and a still prime Buddy Guy.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
4a. Berkeley Community Theater
(Berkeley HS campus)

Saw Jethro Tull there in 1970 & dozens of other concerts in the 70s and 80s


4b. Paramount Theater (Oakland, CA)

Among other shows saw a rather odd but quite enjoyable billing. The group, Renaissance, opened for comic, Steve Martin in the 1970s
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
^^^Funny story: Bought my tickets that night at walk-up. Got to our nosebleed balcony seat just in time to a) See the NRPS take the stage and b) see some schmo had upchucked his dinner, drinks, mushrooms all over our seats. I returned to the box office and explained to the same counter lady about the pukie seats. She looked in her cash drawer and said, “I can give you the cash back or you can have my last pair of “trouble” seats. What’s it gonna be, sir?” Two hours later I couldn’t hear myself as we left our Bob Uecker seats humming Panama Red all the way to the car.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
3. The Replacements


Name dropper! Did you run into any 80’s-updated Penny Lane types or perhaps I should ask,”How many Penny Lanes did you meet?”
I missed the wild days of the Sunset Strip. There was the hipster/hippie scene in the 1960s with bands like Love and the Doors, the wild groupie scenes with bands like Led Zeppelin in the 1970s, then harder excesses in the mid-to-late 1980s with bands like Guns N’ Roses. My days going to these venues began at the very end of the 1980s, but was mostly during the 1990s. I did get to meet some interesting people, mostly at the Viper Room. The closest to an "Almost Famous" scene was comical and completely non-sexual, and had the Penny Lane element of women taking pitty on me. A music agent friend of mine in the mid-1990s had me on the list for an Electrafixion (former Echo & the Bunnymen members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant) show at the Viper Room, and we were supposed to meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill (made famous for debauchery by Led Zeppelin 20+ years earlier). He was running late and I got drunk on whiskey with guys at the bar and agreed to meet him at the show. I showed up at the Viper Room really drunk, couldn't find him, and was waved over by a bunch of girls who took pitty on me. They squeezed me in the middle of the circle of seating with a girl on my lap. They were the girlfriends of the band, and Courtney Love was briefly with them. My friend spotted me at the table as the only guy packed in with a bunch of attractive girls in sexy outfits, and thought it was pretty funny.
 
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5. "Mount" Møllehøj, the highest natural point in Denmark at 170.86 m (561 ft).
Möllehöj was the hardest one in Denmark. Bad weather coming in, but I managed to put the Swedish flag on summit before all hell broke lose. Date 2009-07-25.
https://www.summitpost.org/m-lleh-j-denmark/610630/c-610623
561 ft??.....mountain?..... Mt. Davidson (located in a CITY no less!) dwarfs that 'hill' : )


4. Vox Continental

Double 'likes' for this (own a Super Continental - double manuels)


on-topic:

6. SF War Memorial Opera House




Noted sopranos:

not counting




1. Angel Blue
 
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SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
6. Kelly Clarkson

before she was an american idol winner, she was a scholarship receiving classically trained soprano
Ariana Grande is also a soprano with a vocal range of ~4 octaves where Kelly Clarkson is a third or so greater than 3 octaves. Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey also have vocal ranges that are 4 octaves or greater.
 
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SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
4. Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Super soprano (range extends below and beyond the standard soprano range). Annie Haslam has a vocal range of somewhere between 4 to 5 octaves. Most notably known as the lead vocalist for the prog rock group, Renaissance. She also sings pop, folk and classical genres.

 

happyandbob

Hall of Fame
Ariana Grande is also a soprano with a vocal range of ~4 octaves where Kelly Clarkson is a third or so greater than 3 octaves. Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey also have vocal ranges that are 4 octaves or greater.
Grande is an amazing vocalist, but for some reason I find none of her songs memorable. Someone needs to hook her up with a Dr. Luke or Max Martin song.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Grande is an amazing vocalist, but for some reason I find none of her songs memorable. Someone needs to hook her up with a Dr. Luke or Max Martin song.
-agree, she is young!!
-give her time
-she does have a world famous collab. song with Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang
-she ^ showed me how to graduate!, haaaa, kidding
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Grande is an amazing vocalist, but for some reason I find none of her songs memorable...
I would say the very same thing about many pop vocalists of the past several decades. In 30+ years, ppl will still remember the music of MJ and The Beatles but will they be humming or remembering the music of Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, AG & numerous others
 
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