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bobdadruma 01-19-2013 02:57 AM

Recording for Newtown
 
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As many of you know I work in Newtown and I play in a Jazz band that is based in Newtown. I was in the studio last week recording with Boplicity.
We recorded a track for an album that will consist of Newtown bands.
The proceeds will go to the survivors of the victims.
That Remo kit was pretty cool :)
I will post info about where to buy the album in this thread when it is final mixed and released.

I was playing my Agop cymbals and my Sonor SE maple snare.

Anon La Ply 01-19-2013 04:15 AM

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Great stuff, Bob! Nice to do something for such a worthy cause. It's a good sounding band and it must be tons of fun to play with them, and no doubt your playing has really come on too since you joined them.

On ab, um, lighter note ... I'm wondering about the combined weight of your band - about a tonne? ;-)

bobdadruma 01-19-2013 04:25 AM

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On ab, um, lighter note ... I'm wondering about the combined weight of your band - about a tonne? ;-)

At least a ton Gretchen! I have recently started a strict diet at the request of my doctor. :)
I gained 30 lbs. after I quit smoking two years ago. Several of the band members are on a diet as of late also.

Anon La Ply 01-19-2013 04:32 AM

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At least a ton Gretchen! I have recently started a strict diet at the request of my doctor. :)
I gained 30 lbs. after I quit smoking two years ago. Several of the band members are on a diet as of late also.

lol - that's my fear. Since I've quit smoking I've been eating like crazy and I find it hard to stop. The only reason I'm not exploding like Mr Creosote is I take the dog out bushwalking most days.

Good luck with the diet - quite an adjustment!

bobdadruma 01-19-2013 04:37 AM

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My goal is to lose 20 Lb's by the end of April. I lost 2 so far over the past 2 weeks.
I am getting used to eating right.

bobdadruma 01-19-2013 04:51 AM

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Mike the bass player is missing from the pics, I am trying to track one down.

keep it simple 01-19-2013 11:18 AM

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I think this is about as cool as it gets Bob. Not only doing something for a great cause, but riding on the vibe of fun & positivity in a recording environment doesn't get any better. Extra kudos for keeping with the smoking quitting too. I am weak :(

When is the album out Bob?

dmacc 01-19-2013 01:33 PM

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Excellent Bob! Please update with the information on how to get the recording......

bobdadruma 01-19-2013 05:54 PM

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The recordings should be available in a few weeks.
I will let you know.
I am both honored and proud to be part of the healing process for the town that I have worked in since 1981.
We are moving through all of the steps of the grieving process.
Coming together and doing something like this is an important part of healing.

We took the basic song structure of the classic Jazz tune by Horace Silver, "Song For My Father"
We wrote a song called, "Song For The Children"

Steely Dan also used structure from Horace's song for, "Ricky Don't Lose That Number"

?uesto 01-19-2013 06:39 PM

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Wow! Right on, man! Please do share purchasing info when it becomes available. Happy to support.

On a separate note, is that kit made from their Acousticon?

bobdadruma 01-19-2013 06:51 PM

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Go to this site and sign up to be notified when the album is released and also purchase info.
http://www.voicesforheroes.com/

Yes that is a Remo Acousticon kit. It is the studio kit. I kind of liked it. I wouldn't buy one though.

Anon La Ply 01-20-2013 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 1100608)
We took the basic song structure of the classic Jazz tune by Horace Silver, "Song For My Father"
We wrote a song called, "Song For The Children"

Steely Dan also used structure from Horace's song for, "Ricky Don't Lose That Number"

Wow, I didn't know about any of this. I've been working on Ricky Don't Lose that Number for ages and just looked up the Horace Silver tune on YT - inspiring stuff. Roger Humphries on drums was about as tasty as you can get.

bobdadruma 01-20-2013 03:06 AM

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Interesting stuff huh sweetie?
I glad that you were intrigued by it.
Horace contributed greatly to music.

bobdadruma 01-27-2013 03:31 AM

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I have a short sample of our contribution to the Newtown Heros album.
Sorry, I can't share anymore. I don't want to take away from the charity.
Please visit this site to purchase. http://www.voicesforheroes.com/

keep it simple 01-27-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 1103869)
I have a short sample of our contribution to the Newtown Heros album.
Sorry, I can't share anymore. I don't want to take away from the charity.
Please visit this site to purchase. http://www.voicesforheroes.com/

Sounds really good Bob!!!!!!!!!!!

bobdadruma 01-27-2013 04:04 PM

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Thanks Andy, As you can hear from the sample, I "Kept It Simple!" :)

keep it simple 01-27-2013 04:15 PM

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Thanks Andy, As you can hear from the sample, I "Kept It Simple!" :)

Yes Bob, and sounding great for it too :) It's a great thing you're doing there Bob. Kudos to you & all involved.

bobdadruma 01-27-2013 04:33 PM

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I am looking forward to hearing what the others have contributed to the album.
So far I have only heard Boplicity's submission.

bobdadruma 01-31-2013 12:53 AM

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Video of some Kids from Newtown singing.
Don't miss this. http://youtu.be/t1RwCTNdX78

bobdadruma 01-31-2013 06:15 AM

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There are now many clips from the album tunes on the site.
http://www.voicesforheroes.com/our-artists/

keep it simple 01-31-2013 10:58 AM

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Bob, I really like your band's contribution to this marvelous endeavor. Well played all of you, but I'm happy to say (& I'm sure you are too), your performance is utterly eclipsed by the kids singing their rendition of "Over the Rainbow". That really brought several tears to my eyes. The video captured their spirit & innocence perfectly, & that juxtapositions vividly with the horror that spawned it.

Huge kudos to you my friend, for jumping in & helping out. My deepest heartfelt good wishes go out to all involved, & may those affected receive a chunk of joyous things going forward.

bobdadruma 01-31-2013 01:40 PM

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Thanks Andy, I think that even Attila The Hun would cry after watching those kids.

Jeff Almeyda 01-31-2013 01:56 PM

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God bless all of you who contributed to this. As a parent, I can't even fathom what those poor families are going through. To see those children bringing light and joy to the world after such darkness is inspirational.

bobdadruma 03-29-2013 02:15 AM

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I received my plaque for playing on the Voices For Heroes album.
I am honored and I am feeling empty at the same time.
There are no words to describe what I am feeling right now.

keep it simple 03-29-2013 11:46 AM

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I received my plaque for playing on the Voices For Heroes album.
I am honored and I am feeling empty at the same time.
There are no words to describe what I am feeling right now.

Bob, I completely empathise with your emotional struggle. Sadness behind the smile is always a difficult one to reconcile. Bless you for your unconditional contribution to healing.

bobdadruma 03-30-2013 12:30 AM

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Thanks Andy, your words are comforting.

bobdadruma 03-31-2013 02:48 PM

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Pictures from the Voices For Heroes album release event.
I did not attend for emotional reasons.
http://www.rickophotography.com/Albums/vfh/

keep it simple 03-31-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 1124707)
Pictures from the Voices For Heroes album release event.
I did not attend for emotional reasons.
http://www.rickophotography.com/Albums/vfh/

Beautifully conveyed Bob. I especially like the accompanying music to the slide show. Totally appropriate with a delicate sincerity. I also fully understand your decision not to attend.

Anon La Ply 04-01-2013 09:16 PM

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I have a short sample of our contribution to the Newtown Heros album.

Sounds excellent, Bob!


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