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Plankton 05-06-2014 09:39 AM

Planktons - What The Hell Am I Listening To?
 
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Eh? Wuzzat you say?

A journal for music that I'm diggin, not diggin, or just turning something on for background noise.

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Lets begin:



One of the best live YooToob videos I've watched in a while. Susans voice is as powerful as it's ever been, and Derek adds the virtuoso touch that I look for in most of the music I like. Outstanding live performance by the entire band.

Trollheart 05-06-2014 10:24 AM

Hey, great to see you start another journal man! But don't leave us in suspense as to the fate of young "Guitar God" Plankton, sure ya won't? ;)

Plankton 05-06-2014 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1447371)
Hey, great to see you start another journal man! But don't leave us in suspense as to the fate of young "Guitar God" Plankton, sure ya won't? ;)

I'm working my way from both ends, and will meet up in the middle.

Kind of.

:thumb:

Been meaning to start this for a while now. Mostly for my benefit, for those times when I have the 'what the hell was that song again' conniption. I listen to a lot of music at work, and usually don't have time to pour through bookmarks looking for a tune. This makes a nice placeholder for me.

Plankton 05-07-2014 08:08 AM

I got this DVD from a friend a few years back. Pretty good for an acoustic set, and of course Sully's bongo skills are pretty freakin good too.



Good morning.

Plankton 05-07-2014 11:36 AM

So, some after-lunch listening. I had this one on cassette back in the early 90's.



Some monster players on this, including Reb Beach of "Winger" fame who went and played one of my all-time favorite guitar solo's on the Karma album. The last solo on the album is his best work. I get goose bumps every time I hear it:


Plankton 05-08-2014 08:49 AM

Having a Mummies/Clutch kinda day today.






Moss 05-08-2014 06:18 PM

I saw Derek Trucks open for somebody that escapes my mind. Holy cow, the sound he gets from that SG through a super reverb was scary. I was blown away and inspired yet discouraged. Think he was very early twenties at the time. Bastard.

Plankton 05-09-2014 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moss (Post 1448470)
I saw Derek Trucks open for somebody that escapes my mind. Holy cow, the sound he gets from that SG through a super reverb was scary. I was blown away and inspired yet discouraged. Think he was very early twenties at the time. Bastard.

He's a rough one to keep up with. I got nothing but respect for the man.

Todays listening: LITE




Plankton 05-12-2014 12:40 PM

Supporting my brothers in RAWK! today:

Convoy Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos

Plankton 05-20-2014 11:09 AM

It's a 80+ deg F, and sunny Rush kind of day.


Plankton 05-23-2014 10:33 AM

Relaxing to some outstanding homegrown stuff from mah homey Boris:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgS...4CeSZOTaQrz4qA

Boris Ulybyshev| Official Web Site

Carpe Mortem 05-23-2014 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1451704)
It's a 80+ deg F, and sunny Rush kind of day.


:beer:

Plankton 06-04-2014 12:37 PM

It's Buckethead Day...




Plankton 06-27-2014 08:59 AM

Today, I celebrate some masters of their craft:

Spoiler for Minimize the bandwidth brothas and sistas... can you dig it!:





Plankton 07-07-2014 11:01 AM

Some nylon Hackett today:

Steve Hackett - Bay Of Kings (Playlist):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Vj...2ICwsUmdB6BCmr

I remember sitting on the top deck at the bow (front) of a houseboat while trolling through some appendages of Bass Lake with the family in the morning, as the mist was coming off the water. I had this playing on my headphones, and I was lost in the moment. Listening to this now, I feel like I'm there again. Truly one of the most memorable musical moments of my life.

Plankton 09-03-2014 10:03 AM

Spreading a little more love for my brothers in RAWK:

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Convoy Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos

One of the bands I used to be in usually opened for one of the bands Brian (Convoy singer) was in, and once in a while he'd stop in and say hello during our practice. One day, this happened:

SoundClick artist: Koncrete Pillo - page with MP3 music downloads

Beers raised high!

Plankton 09-16-2014 11:33 AM

Since I haven't been playing a whole lot due to my sprained wrist (still letting it heal), I'm listening to some of my stuff today at work. Crankin it up loud and proud for everyone in the office. I wonder if any other independent artists do this kind of thing...?

Spoiler for Many much musics:

















Plankton 09-26-2014 09:38 AM

Perusing FB this morning, and came across a friend who posted a new tune. I figured what the heck, and clicked the play button. Wow! I was blown away. Really quality stuff, even if there's only two songs. "Scars" is the new one.

Storm Glass Songs | ReverbNation

Plankton 09-30-2014 09:42 AM

More home grown goodness (although this was recorded in a studio). This talented woman needs to get more exposure.

Summer Grace Songs | ReverbNation

Plankton 11-11-2014 10:02 AM

In honor of Veterans Day, here's some swamp rock by a good friend, and ex Marine and his band (which I'll be attending their concert on Saturday):

Convoy Songs | ReverbNation

Chula Vista 11-11-2014 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1447860)
So, some after-lunch listening. I had this one on cassette back in the early 90's.



I had that one too! Thanks for the flashback.

Plankton 11-11-2014 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1506869)
I had that one too! Thanks for the flashback.

No problemo.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1506855)
In honor of Veterans Day, here's some swamp rock by a good friend, and ex Marine and his band (which I'll be attending their concert on Saturday):

Convoy Songs | ReverbNation

Screwing around with their logo when I should be working.

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Carpe Mortem 11-11-2014 03:12 PM

Swamp rock you say? I'll be giving a listen, I'm a sucker for genre descriptions.

Plankton 11-11-2014 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carpe Mortem (Post 1506937)
Swamp rock you say? I'll be giving a listen, I'm a sucker for genre descriptions.

Cool. They're killer live. They're a hard working band on this side of the lake, hard partying too which is why I call this one: Beer

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Kinda makes me thirsty.

Plankton 12-01-2014 01:31 PM

Been listening to some Big Black Delta lately (I wonder if Jeff Lynne has gotten a hold of them yet for some mixing tips lol):



...and thanks to Moss, or Chula (I forget which), some Big Wreck. Here's a great SRV rip in the solo on this tune:


Chula Vista 12-01-2014 03:39 PM

You're welcome. Big Wreck is so damn good. Pick up:

- The Pleasure and the Greed
- In Loving Memory
- Albatross

Plankton 12-04-2014 12:17 PM

^^Thanks for the recs^^

A few days a go, I decided to create a Reverb Nation account for Planktons Odyssey (my music project), and so far I've been inundated with constant fan requests. I'll usuaally go into the profiles of the people requesting and check out their music to see whats what in the world of personal recording, and I come across people like this:

Adam Gordon Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos

There's some amazing, undiscovered talent out there. I'll do my best to spotlight them in this small corner of the world.

Plankton 12-08-2014 01:59 PM

I'm a couple days late, but his birthday was the 6th. He solidified my pursuit of the six string when I first heard The Blizzard Of Ozz.

10 Randy Rhoads Videos That Rock

Plankton 12-12-2014 11:25 AM

Checking out some of mah man Sameers music. Outstanding production on these 3 tunes.

Music page of Storm Glass - MP3 music page on SoundClick

Plankton 12-16-2014 10:02 AM

Billy Gibbons (from ZZ Top) is celebrating his 65th birthday today. His earlier band "The Moving Sidewalks" released one LP and spent some time as an opening act for Jimi Hendrix. Billy has said that Jimi taught him how to "bend strings" when he was about 17 years old. Pretty cool stuff I never knew until today. Here's their version of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand":


Plankton 12-31-2014 07:48 AM

Today, is a classical kind of day day. My man Guiseppe's arrangements, performed by an outstanding guitar player, Pablo Rodriguez.

Suite Siciliana, Movements I Valzer (Waltz), and II Canzone (Song):




Plankton 01-17-2015 10:30 AM


Todays listening includes a bit of 80's hair metal (among *others*). For exhibit 'A' we have the band Vandal which would be the launching pad for Dan Donegan of Disturbed fame. Campy and full of big hair and attitude. I remember hearing bits and pieces of these guys through the grapevine growing up around the same scene they were involved in back in the 80's. Bob Johnson (lead singer) is a good friend of mine and is all over their reissue album (link below), and it's a bit strange to hear how his voice sounded from back then. I've been waiting for Bob to come over and track some vocals for the Covers album I'm releasing, which is the last piece of the puzzle before I put it out there, so he needs to get over here... dammit... *cough* Another tie into these guys is the fact that another one of my regular crowd is the cousin of Steve "Fuzz" Kmack, the original bass player from Disturbed. A lot of this music hits close to home, especially when people you've been in bands with over the years are also friends with the members of Vandal, like John Sullivan, who is friends with our bass player from Koncrete Pillo, which parted ways in 2009, and friends with Brian, the lead singer from Convoy (a swamp rock band from Chicago). Really, I'm just kind of connecting the dots here but yeah, this is the stuff that takes me back and shows me just how small our world is when I realize I'm rubbing elbows with 80's (and 90's) Metal soldiers that paved the way. I love the music scene around here, and it's been one hell of a ride so far.

FnA Records: Vandal - You Want It? You Got It!

Vandal (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spoiler for *others*:






Plankton 01-21-2015 11:14 AM

It's Acoustic Guitar Day!


Spoiler for Musics:







Plankton 02-18-2015 08:13 AM

Songs I've Created That Were Inspired By My Daughter

It's no secret around here that I dote over my daughter quite a bit. Every once in a while I like to
break out the music that had been inspired by this wonderful person. Like taking out a picture box
and looking over the contents with fond memories of those moments in life. I'm amazed and inspired
by her every day, and I love that little peanut more than I could ever express in song.


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Hanna
This one was written when she was maybe 2 or younger.
I was sitting around with my guitar watching her play, and just let
the music take me where it wanted. I ended up with this melody line
that captured her innocence and wonder perfectly. I ended up recording
it some 8 years later, and it would be one of my first of many recordings.



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Fields Of Youth
A song written while I was in a melancholic state of mind. Seeing her
graduate, and really feeling the time slip through my fingers as she had
become a young adult. I wanted time to stop so I could catch
my breath and hang on to my little girl just a bit longer before she
becomes more independent, and no longer needs Dad for support.



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Morning Sunshine
I wrote this song with the help of Hanna. I let her pick the melody line and
then I played a few different style solo's over the rhythm. This is what came
from that fun afternoon when she was probably... I'm thinking 10 years old.

SoundClick artist: PRD Solo Project - page with MP3 music downloads

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As A Child
Another playful groove that was inspired by my little peanut. It seems like just
moments ago, hearing her and her friends giggling out in the backyard, or having
her run up to me yelling "Daddy!"as she throws her arms around my leg when I
get home from work. Those are the moments that filled my heart with love.
Her spirit and enthusiasm for life is infectious.I just can't help but try to put
it all into a song like this one.

SoundClick artist: PRD Solo Project - page with MP3 music downloads

Thanks for listening!

Plankton 03-02-2015 07:06 AM

A bit of Taimane today.

Taimane






Plankton 03-04-2015 12:50 PM

A WPLNK Local News Break
-Your source for local news in and around Planktonia-

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This just in:
The drummer for the Makeshifts band (a bi-yearly festival band I'm in) is cutting some grooves
in the biz with his full time gig called Varsity, as they're getting some decent local exposure.
Spence is a great kid, and a fantastic drummer, and I hope to see this band go far:

Varsity

https://soundcloud.com/jurassic-pop/...irpool/s-LUhpd

Exclusive: Varsity announces debut album, makes blissful indie pop on 'Hairpool' - redeyechicago.com

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In other news:
The local boys from the land of swamp rock have been cutting a new album, and
are headlining some shows at Daytona Bike Week this month. A bit of a side note here... There was a time
when Brian had asked me and an old drummer friend to get a band together so we could open for them on
this very same road trip. We practiced a couple times, then just drifted apart... *cough* Ok, back to the news:

Convoy

Convoy Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos

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And finally to wrap things up for this evening:
I'm playing a small get together this Saturday for about 30-40 people at our
singers house. I've been teaching her some Ukulele, and she's getting
her chops down. We'll be doing a few Uke numbers as well as
some all out shred fest stuff with some blues and rock thrown in too.

Planktons Odyssey



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That's it for this news cast. I'm Plankton, your local news anchor. Until next time:

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This has been a WPLNK local news update, brought to you by:
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Plankton 03-16-2015 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1531490)
Today, is a classical kind of day day. My man Guiseppe's arrangements, performed by an outstanding guitar player, Pablo Rodriguez.

Suite Siciliana, Movements I Valzer (Waltz), and II Canzone (Song):

Spoiler for Muzics:



An update from Giuseppe:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guiseppe Torrisi
Al Di Meola plays my arrangement of "Napule è" by the great and unforgettable Pino Daniele, reworking in his unmistakable style. For me it is a great honor because one of the most important and famous guitarists in the world (regardless of genre) have noticed on the web my performance and requested the arrangement the day before the concert, to perform it live the March 11, 2015 in Naples, as a tribute to the city! Many thanks Al and Stephanie! Spartiti Gratis Chitarra Classica



Talent recognized.

Plankton 04-07-2015 08:34 AM

Today, I'm checking out a brand new album from a good friend on a guitar forum. Shaun is one talented mother****er, and his music needs to be heard by many, many people.

https://play.spotify.com/album/2knoh...tm_medium=open

Plankton 06-10-2015 11:30 AM


It started out as a typical Tuesday night, get home from work, pop a cold one, and look to one of the many projects I have going on, or call a friend to find something to do until I pass out at my conditioned bedtime, which is around 10pm. So, it turns out that my good friend who I terrorize the neighborhood with on our mini-bikes, dirt bikes, go-carts, and quads, is leaving for Hog Rock that evening. So I head down the street to have a few beers before he ventures out to the land of granny tit's and STD's. It's toward the end of the evening, he's just left, and I'm feeling a bit hungry, so I decide to head to Wendy's for some grub. Now, I had just purchased a new car stereo, complete with a 1200w amp, and a paired single sub woofer, which bangs pretty hard. In the days that followed my purchase, I had been looking for some good tunes with a lot of bass play, and of course some tunes with the obligatory bass drop. I went through Crystal Method, some Dirty Vegas (I'm still catching up from the late 90's/00's), and a few assorted others, like Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, and Flinch (thanks to aux-in, and Vanilla), and found my way to Skrillex. Everything had been going fine, good deep bass, hard hitting drops, and all the goodness that goes with it. It was my journey to Wendy's that turned everything around.

I had gone to to Wendy's the night before and a strange thing happened when I placed my order. The lady at the window seemed to take forever to give me my card back that night, and when I glanced in the window to see what was going on, I saw another employee hand her my card. I immediately thought 'credit card scam', but I wasn't completely sure, so I figured I'd wait and see, which brings us back around to Tuesday night.

I get to Wendy's, place my order, and when they ran my card, it was declined. I knew something was up right there. So, I go home, check my balance on-line, and see that there's plenty of cash, and I'm friggin starving by now, so I placed an order for pizza. Card declined. I go to the ATM. Card declined. So, now I'm forced to dig for some change, and make my way back to Wendy's. On the way, I decide, "Hey, I'll check out some of this Skrillex". Bangarang was pumpin hard. Real hard. I was getting a back message, and my ears felt like they were gonna pop. I smelled something burning... the smell of fried electronics. I thought, "Hmmm... the sub must be breaking in or something from the load of all that bass". Nope. Next thing you know, all I have playing are the door speakers and dash tweeters. I pull over, check things out, and found that my fears were in fact true. Blown sub. So, now I have no money, my sub is blown, and I have a belly full of nitrates, and fillers. Nothing I could do about any of it at that point. My only option... sleep.

**** Skrillex.

Frownland 06-10-2015 11:57 AM

Skrillex isn't as bad as it can get though (though admittedly credit card fraud is a lot worse). I have several friends with kick ass sound systems in their cars as well, and they all refuse to listen to Lizard of Ox. I mean that shit was designed to break speakers.

I mean...just kidding about that last sentence. You should check the album out when you replace your subwoofer.


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