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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Draw a 500 mile map around your city. http://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm Does the area represent a rich,and diverse musical contingent, or do you find that most of your favorite music comes from further away?


I have to say I'm pleased with my region which covers Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Colombus,Milwaukee, Minneapolis.Nashville, Toronto, Ottawa, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:40 am 
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A 500 miles radius around vienna for instance includes several entire european countries. Guess there should be found more than one rich and diverse musical contingent (only joking 8) ).
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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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Would you say that the majority of your favorite music comes from that area? Just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Draw a 500 mile map around your city. http://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm Does the area represent a rich,and diverse musical contingent, or do you find that most of your favorite music comes from further away?


I have to say I'm pleased with my region which covers Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Colombus,Milwaukee, Minneapolis.Nashville, Toronto, Ottawa, etc.

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Hey Milton, do you know if that graffiti saying "Grand Funk" is still there, or is that just an old photo? I remember someone telling me and some friends about it, maybe in the late 1970's or early 80's. We just had to see it for ourselves and take our pictures by it. Road Trip! We drove about 2 hours each way to get there, asked a bunch of people "Do you know where that Grand Funk trestle is?". We finally found it and of course, someone forgot to bring the camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Draw a 500 mile map around your city. http://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm Does the area represent a rich,and diverse musical contingent, or do you find that most of your favorite music comes from further away?


I have to say I'm pleased with my region which covers Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Colombus,Milwaukee, Minneapolis.Nashville, Toronto, Ottawa, etc.

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Hey Milton, do you know if that graffiti saying "Grand Funk" is still there, or is that just an old photo? I remember someone telling me and some friends about it, maybe in the late 1970's or early 80's. We just had to see it for ourselves and take our pictures by it. Road Trip! We drove about 2 hours each way to get there, asked a bunch of people "Do you know where that Grand Funk trestle is?". We finally found it and of course, someone forgot to bring the camera.


Ouch for the forgotton camera.Yes, The Grand Funk graffiti is still there (I think I last saw it this past summer), it's been there for decades.
Here's another shot and the thoughts of others to whet your appetite for a photo-op atop that crumbling bit of infastructure.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95542255@N00/2169894269/

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 Post subject: re: regional music
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:56 pm 
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~375 miles [600 km] to the umrk

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about half of this region's music [the left side of the circle] comes from mudsharks, octupuses & other richly diverse denizens of the deep

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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Seriously, Milton, I knew I had to get away from this place already but when I put this circle on the map I became very, very sad. I'm not saying there aren't people here trying to make a difference and I really admire them, but their voices are but crickets in the night.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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A no from me - but that's because the only 2 within 500 miles of me are Kansas City and Minneapolis. I do like Prince, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Would you say that the majority of your favorite music comes from that area? Just curious.

No, i just wanted demonstrate that your question doesn't make much sense in tiny old europe. Compared to the young and huge USA we are some very claustrophobic place. Even the city of vienna bursts out with tons of big names like Mozart, Alban Berg, FZs Hero Anton Webern, FZ alumnus Peter Wolf or Joe Zawinul who are deeply related to that town. Just to name a few. The origin of my favourite music can not be reduced to some special area on the planet. One absolute important place sureley is LA, Woodrow Wilson drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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Would you say that the majority of your favorite music comes from that area? Just curious.

No, i just wanted demonstrate that your question doesn't make much sense in tiny old europe. Compared to the young and huge USA we are some very claustrophobic place. Even the city of vienna bursts out with tons of big names like Mozart, Alban Berg, FZs Hero Anton Webern, FZ alumnus Peter Wolf or Joe Zawinul who are deeply related to that town. Just to name a few. The origin of my favourite music can not be reduced to some special area on the planet. One absolute important place sureley is LA, Woodrow Wilson drive.


Are you a Zappa fan too? Wow! What a coincidence!

We had a great "good music from your country" topic before. I'll dig around and see if I can find it.

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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Are you a Zappa fan too? Wow! What a coincidence!

No surprise indeed. As is said, europe is a real tiny place.

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 Post subject: Re: re: regional music
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~375 miles [600 km] to the umrk

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about half of this region's music [the left side of the circle] comes from mudsharks, octupuses & other richly diverse denizens of the deep


And the occasional pirate radio station. Aye matey!

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 Post subject: Re: re: regional music
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Milton Bradley wrote:
slime.oofytv.set wrote:
~375 miles [600 km] to the umrk

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about half of this region's music [the left side of the circle] comes from mudsharks, octupuses & other richly diverse denizens of the deep


And the occasional pirate radio station. Aye matey!

I see you cover Eureka, CA. Are you a fan of Mr. Bungle too?


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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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I see, my situation is so dire, people are too polite or embarrassed to even comment on it. There is someone playing a didgeridoo in that circle somewhere ...

I know, I'm so politically incorrect ...

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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I see, my situation is so dire, people are too polite or embarrassed to even comment on it. There is someone playing a didgeridoo in that circle somewhere ...

I know, I'm so politically incorrect ...

Not living near Rolf Harris??

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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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I see, my situation is so dire, people are too polite or embarrassed to even comment on it. There is someone playing a didgeridoo in that circle somewhere ...

I know, I'm so politically incorrect ...
Well, there is, at least, a smart chicken in Melburn.
Unfortunately, I did not have the "pleasure" to see him play when I travelled there.

Err ... Why politically incorrect? Is such a thing possible on the Zappa forum?


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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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I have to say I'm pleased with my region which covers Detroit,


If you have not listened closely to these 2 discs, I would hold off on any assessment of Detroit music.


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Hell yeah, I got the SRB boxed set! They played one of their first gigs about ten miles from my home.Based on your neutral wording though,you can't blame me for interpreting your comment to be either a positive or a negitive review. It has to be positive because they kick(ed) ass all over the place.

Good on ya for being a fellow SRB fan. MC5 and Stooges fan here too. :mrgreen:

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I see, my situation is so dire, people are too polite or embarrassed to even comment on it. There is someone playing a didgeridoo in that circle somewhere ...

I know, I'm so politically incorrect ...


Darn Poly, I tried to find out if Radio Birdman originated from within your range but alas they hale from Sydney. *wha-wha-whaaaaa

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Hell yeah, I got the SRB boxed set! They played one of their first gigs about ten miles from my home.Based on your neutral wording though,you can't blame me for interpreting your comment to be either a positive or a negitive review. It has to be positive because they kick(ed) ass all over the place.

Good on ya for being a fellow SRB fan. MC5 and Stooges fan here too. :mrgreen:


That's awesome!

Those 2 discs I pictured actually have quite noticeably better audio quality of many of the best songs that also appear on the box set - in case you're interested. They are a more "official" release than the boxset, as well. Apparently Sonic's estate and Scott Asheton have said so. The box set is great to have, though.

I pity any band that had to follow SRB on stage.


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 Post subject: Re: Regional Music
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ReetyAwrighty wrote:
Milton Bradley wrote:
Draw a 500 mile map around your city. http://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm Does the area represent a rich,and diverse musical contingent, or do you find that most of your favorite music comes from further away?


I have to say I'm pleased with my region which covers Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Colombus,Milwaukee, Minneapolis.Nashville, Toronto, Ottawa, etc.

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Hey Milton, do you know if that graffiti saying "Grand Funk" is still there, or is that just an old photo? I remember someone telling me and some friends about it, maybe in the late 1970's or early 80's. We just had to see it for ourselves and take our pictures by it. Road Trip! We drove about 2 hours each way to get there, asked a bunch of people "Do you know where that Grand Funk trestle is?". We finally found it and of course, someone forgot to bring the camera.


Ouch for the forgotton camera.Yes, The Grand Funk graffiti is still there (I think I last saw it this past summer), it's been there for decades.
Here's another shot and the thoughts of others to whet your appetite for a photo-op atop that crumbling bit of infastructure.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95542255@N00/2169894269/


Wow, that's really cool that it's still there. Grand Funk never got the respect they deserved, they were one of the most ass-kicking bands that ever walked the earth. Remember how all the 'rock critics' (there's an oxymoron for ya) hated them? Never had a good word for anything GFR did. :P The poor bastards were too tone deaf to appreciate stuff like "Inside Looking Out", "Closer To Home", "Into The Sun", etc... Oh well, that was their loss.

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 Post subject: Re: re: regional music
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about half of this region's music [the left side of the circle] comes from mudsharks, octupuses & other richly diverse denizens of the deep

I think this topic would be a little more interesting if it was shrunk down to maybe a 50 or 100 mile radius. If you draw a line from Sacramento to Redding on this map you'll find me about a third of the way up in Chico which is a college town and has a little bit of a music scene as most college towns do. The Mother Hips originated here and Scott Thunes is currently their bass player. They're based in the Bay Area now but return to Chico quite a bit. Also of note is a new Zappa tribute band called For the Love of Frank that debuted in September at a local club with Ike Willis. They've already announced a 2nd show with Ike, Robert Martin, and possibly a 3rd alumni (Ray I'm guessing) in January.


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... Grand Funk never got the respect they deserved ...
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