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Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 13, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
I noticed on the "Wah-Wah" thread Dr.Sprock mentioned some guitar gear knowledge and such, so i'm assuming he's a musician.

I also know Mike Paul was playing bass in a band on the Hard Rock video. Is he still jamming?

Are any other members here musician/climbers in bands? If so, how about posting a link of your band's website or myspace page.

I am the guitarist in a Los Angeles based instrumental band called Iron Mtn. Our songs are a sountrack to all things climbing/hiking/nature etc. We are like Sabbath meets Krautrock, Whillans meets Messner.

Here's a link to our myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/ironmtn

The drummer and I are also doing a side project called The White Spider Project, a sort of homage to the elusive (defunct?) route on the Eiger.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:23pm PT
Bluering just became my new bass player.

all we need is a drummer.... for people who like to dance...

actually, i hate playing loud music since my ears shut down after the first tune, and i get real nervous and have to drink.

so, i am un plugged at the moment, because everybody wants to be louder than everybody else, and nobody likes loud music anymore.


BlueGuy84

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:24pm PT
I'm in a band based out of Arroyo Grande, CA called Moonpie. We play an eclectic mix of originals and covers spanning rock, blues, and jazz in the most vague terms.

Here's our myspace http://www.myspace.com/moonpietheband
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:32pm PT
i am heavy into the home recording on vintage vacuum tube gear, some transistor,
I have in my bedroom

Fairchild 670 Compressor (DIY)
Pultec EQP-1A equalizer
Pultec MEQ-5 mid band eq
Telefunken V72 mic pre
Telefunken V76 mic pre (the best in the world)
API 520 mic pre
LA2A Opto Compressor
Neve 8 Channel Mixer (WIP)
Valley People discrete opamp line driver

working on UREI 1176 fet based toshiba sk170 transistor compressor


my specialty is audio transformers.

i can tell you how many turns are on the primary of a peerless s-217-d, or how many db a UTC A-10 can really take, or what the leakage capacitance is on a Triad HS-50, sh#t like that.

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:32pm PT
Lovin' the Musica. Will play the red tambourine for fun.

A Salute to JB. Cheers to the Sax .... that will never be heard again. Yo to all that heard those Mighty Tunes. Peace mixed with a lot of love and joy. You were blessed and lucky.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:36pm PT
Lynne, your already in the band, don't worry.

We might need a lil cow bell.
Can you give me so more cowbell?
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2009 - 11:37pm PT
I think we will be doing some kind of tribute to JB in the near future. Hell, I would dig doing some kind of benefit for Tyrus too.
I do know a club in Glendale that would probably let me do it.
Would Moonpie be willing to drive down to play the show If I could set it up?
My wheels are turning.......
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:40pm PT
hey, does anybody have any tapes of him?
that would be cool, gather up some tape and burn a cd, sell it at supertopo, put the money into the Tyrus account?
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:41pm PT
wannabee
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
nobody is a wannabe, everybody has soul, you just gotta let it rip.

you can't make noise in space, so you may as well why you are down here.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
Yeah, let's get a JB fundraiser together. I live in San Diego County but will help and do what evah it takes. !!!111777

Pennsylenvy....Dude I bought a harmonica and sometimes it even sounds ...... like music !!! :D
Chinchen

climber
Flagstaff?
Jul 13, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
http://www.myspace.com/jasonchinchen
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 14, 2009 - 12:02am PT
if you want some illegal pro audio schematics, go here:

http://vacuumbrain.com/docs/topsecret/pirates_cove.html

user: smokehouse
pass: hashish

gee, i wonder who runs this site?

MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Jul 14, 2009 - 12:10am PT
You Dads ain't seen shyt until you bumped with The Burning Barn
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 14, 2009 - 06:54am PT
Myself and Buggs were both in TREBLE HOOK!!

We'll be having Treble Hook revised here in NM!
richross

Trad climber
Jul 14, 2009 - 08:48am PT
My best/worst Slash pose.

nutjob

climber
Berkeley, CA
Jul 14, 2009 - 10:22am PT
I play lead guitar in a band with no name yet... we jam on Wednesday nights in downtown San Jose, have our first gig (all fun, no cash) in September. At the end of every night of practice, we've got big ol' grins on our faces :)

Classic rock from 60s to 90s-ish (Steve Miller Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, Marshal Tucker Band, Hendrix, Doors, Cream, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wallflowers?, Cranberries?, Beatles, Bob Seger, Men At Work, some modern covers from bands I don't remember, and a few originals.


I'm looking for the same setup closer to my new home (Berkeley). I found a bass player/singer who likes similar stuff, now looking for a drummer.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 14, 2009 - 11:44am PT
hey there say all.... i remember hearing-tell of "way back when" when my brother mark (chappy)was in a band... timid tightrope mentioned some of it to me, also...

say, i play the spoons, and finger cymbles... and can coach dance lessons... my cats do a bit of the "cats meow" in five-part-vocal-harmony, and patty ann can "bark up a small non-threatening-storm"....


**course, i ain't a climber... but i can always chip-in from a nearby "low-laying-rock assorment" if i'm ever nearby an ol' campfire.... ;)


edit: do some piano, after "practicing..."
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 14, 2009 - 07:16pm PT
this is my set list on the acoustic at the moment...

LOVE THE ONE YOUR WITH C G C E G C
FIGURED YOU OUT C G C E G C
ALL APOLOGIES C G C F A D
OUT ON THE WEEKEND
D
I'LL WAIT DROP D
LITTLE RED ROSTER D G D G B D C HARP
RAIN SONG D G C G C D
BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE D A D G A D
KASHMIR D A D G A D

Db
My Cherie Amour
Alone Again Gilbert
Country Boy Can Survive Drop D

Drop D
DEAD OR ALIVE
SWEET LITTLE 66
GUITAR TOWN
ROUGH BOYS
COPPERHEAD ROAD
Maggie Mae

F Capo
SMALL TOWN SAT NIGHT DROP D
BIG JETLINER
HILLBILLY HIGHWAY G CHORD
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU Bb HARP
SUGAR MOUNTAIN Ab HARP
LOVELY RITA SW TO A FLAT CAPO
WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU Dm
CHICK A BOOM

F# Capo
COMIN HOME OF THE SON C CHORD
NORWEGIAN WOOD
YOU GOT A FRIEND
CALIFORNIA GIRLS A - A SUS
EVERYBODYS TALKIN D CHORD
CHOCTAW BINGO D A D G A D
DREADFUL SELFISH CRIME

G Capo
SUMMER IN THE CITY
GETTIN TOUGH
ANOTHER TRICKY DAY A CHORD
COCONUT A7 CHORD

Ab Capo
THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND C CHORD
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN
DRAGIN THE LINE DROP D

A Capo
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
FIXIN A HOLE
GOIN TO TOWN
SPIRIT IN THE SKY
MONDAY MORNING E A D G B D
SNOW BIRD D F#m Em A

B Capo
AIN'T SEEN NUTHIN YET
GOODBYE IS ALL WE GOT LEFT G CHORD

C Capo
GOIN UP THE COUNTRY
GIRL

Db CAPO
THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER
TIME IS TIME Your Move
IF NOT FOR YOU D A D G B D
Every Day Is Winding Road

E Tuning
SWEET LIL 66
NOWHERE ROAD G CHORD
WILD WIND G C HARP
GOIN TO TOWN A6
TEQUILLA SUNRISE
ST TROPEZ G MAJ 7
BEGINNINGS
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME
HELPLESSLY HOPING
RING OF FIRE C HARP
NYQUILL BLUES
PRIDE U2
MR JONES
SUBSTITUTE
OUT ON THE WEEKEND
DE DO DOO DOO
LOW DOWN WOMAN
EVE OF DESTRUCTION D
ROCK AND ROLL STAR
SELF ESTEEM A5
SAN FRANCISCO
SERANADE
VENUS
HORSE WITH NO NAME
WAKE UP CALL
OB LI DI OB LA DA
SNORTIN WHISKY
CATCH SCRATCH FEVER
DAY IN A LIFE
BIG 10 INCH
JUST LIKE ME
NO MATTER WHAT A
IT DON'T COME EASY
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
China Grove
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 14, 2009 - 07:34pm PT
I'm rythym guitar/bass, band dysunctional...go figure....

I do work in pro-audio though.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 14, 2009 - 07:38pm PT
bluering troubleshoots major size pc boards.

his motto is, "if i can't fix it, i can fix it so nobody else can."

ring, ever play thru a ampeg portaflex?


james jamerson has.
anybody who can make a jazz bass sound good is a genius.





Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2009 - 05:40pm PT
I always wanted a Ampeg V4 for guitar.

Currently running through:

3-4x12 cabs
Sunn Model T
Peavey Windsor (poor man's JCM 800)

Various Pedals-MXR, DOD, Boss, Duncan, EHX, etc.

94 Baja Tele
2004 Les Paul faded double cutaway
1995 Les Paul "The Paul II"
1982 Gibson Sonex
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jul 15, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
been playing for years - last night we did an acoustic short set of old punk tunes - where is my mind, search and destroy, touch me i'm sick, dr rock (the ween version not the motorhead one) and some originals...

been taking forever to get this band off the ground - still trying to find bass player, drummer just flaked out on last night (hence the acoustic set) so i dunno...

we did rock the f*#k out though ;-) totally...
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 15, 2009 - 06:27pm PT
have you ever known a drummer who wasn't a total nut case flake alchoholic/drug addict/sex addict ?
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jul 15, 2009 - 06:28pm PT
but that's also the two guitarists ;-)
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
Wow, i'd like to hear Search & Destroy & Touch Me I'm Sick on acoustic, any recordings?
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2009 - 06:58pm PT
"have you ever known a drummer who wasn't a total nut case flake alchoholic/drug addict/sex addict ?"

Actually, our drummer is quite the opposite, he's always 15 minutes early to practice and the bass player and I have the nerve to bitch about that :-)
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 15, 2009 - 07:00pm PT
Jam Band. Don Reid, Aldude, Yerian on harp, Cashner on drums, Bachar on Sax, not sure of the other two.




The Erratics.

paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jul 15, 2009 - 07:34pm PT
alas, no. we should record it sometime though...
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 15, 2009 - 08:48pm PT
Still playing up here in the PNW with "The Merry Wanna Bees" Playing Cosmic American Music...(Dead, Gram Parsons, etc.)

(Myself on the far left...)Cheers, Michael Paul.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jul 15, 2009 - 08:52pm PT
Cosmic American, I like it.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 15, 2009 - 08:59pm PT
Yeah...That's just a phrase coined by Gram Parsons himself, even the annual Gram Parsons Festival in Josh is actually called The Cosmic American Music Festival...
murcy

climber
San Fran Cisco
Jul 15, 2009 - 09:00pm PT
My college band reuned for our 25th a month back. Probably the best-documented 30min set in rock history.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Funstigators/47748761841

Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 15, 2009 - 09:03pm PT
Cool that you're still playing Mike, any myspace or MP3 links?
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 15, 2009 - 09:06pm PT
From previous bands that I've been with but not from us yet...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 15, 2009 - 09:37pm PT
Dear Dr. Spock,
I have a brother who happens to be a drummer. His only other job was serving cake at an after the movies joint by the theatre. He was fired for cutting the cakes to thick.
As he once succinctly said, It's the key of D... for DRUMS !

Cheers
Jin
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jul 15, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
cut the cake needs a crisp up beat, not thick, no wonder he got the boot.
either that, or the missing ny cheesfcake


i just got stoned with a guy on a unicycle.


Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jul 15, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
Blitzo, totally cool pic. Wish I'd been 'round in the day. Bet they could have used a nice red rockin' tambourine. :D
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 15, 2009 - 10:26pm PT
▄ncle R´co!!!

Mostly "alt-countryish" stuff, if I had to put a label on it. Sometimes pretty



Sometimes dark



Usually both. I have been known to throw down War Pigs on the banjo, but not with this band. Only picked up the dobro after my talus break a year ago this week, but I am DIGGIN' it.
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
War Pigs on a banjo would be kinda cool. I'd like to hear that.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 17, 2009 - 11:49pm PT
Iron Mtn. - I actually have a recording of it from an open mic a day or so after we learned it. Send me your email and I'll shoot you the mp3.
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Corona, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2009 - 01:09am PT
email sent ;-)
Chief

climber
Jul 18, 2009 - 03:14pm PT
Hey Willoughby, that ensemble looks suspiciously bluegrass, not country. I'm not in a full time band but routinely play rhythm and flatpick with other hardcore bluegrass devotees. My main axe is a sunburst 1937 Martin D28. I'd post a picture if I knew how.

PB

Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 18, 2009 - 03:31pm PT
Well, we would definitely be doing more bluegrass if our guitar player were a picker, but he's not. We do a couple of uptempo bluegrassy tunes, for sure (e.g. the Meat Purveyors' Little White Pills), but it's mostly just alt-countryish (with an emphasis on the "ish"). Lots of weepy waltzes with pitiable protagonists, typically mired in heartbreak and substance abuse. Not really sure what "country" itself is anymore, so I avoid that term. Dale Watson explains the problem quite deftly, here.
the Fet

Supercaliyosemistic climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Aug 20, 2009 - 03:51pm PT
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Aug 20, 2009 - 04:32pm PT
I've been playing Guitar for 49 yrs...

started with lessons at 5...

As soon as I get "GUD"...

I'm joining a BAND!!!...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Aug 20, 2009 - 05:33pm PT
Any of yo Dudes gonna be in the Ditch on Sunday 9/20/09 camp 4 ? You could volunteer to play a bit at the Bachar Memorial Toast I'm hosting. It's from 7-9pm, but you don't have to play that long. Peace, lynne
smith curry

climber
nashville,TN
Aug 20, 2009 - 05:40pm PT
I play pedal steel, Dobro, lap steel, guitar, etc.
I've toured with everybody from Kid Rock to Taylor Swift to Erasure. Played on a few Billboard #1's too...
Smithcurry.com
myspace.com/smithcurry
nutjob

climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 20, 2009 - 05:45pm PT
Sept 26 is our first gig (sole entertainment for backyard pool party celebrating a 50-year birthday) I'm getting excited! We've been through a few good bass players who had to move for one reason or another. Seems like we have a good one now. Our set lists are shaping up something like this:

Keep on Rockin the Free World Neil Young
Have Your Ever Seen the Rain Credence Clearwater Revival
Sex and Candy Marcy Playground
Down Under Men at Work
House of the Rising Sun The Animals
Church Street Charlie Buda
Breakdown Tom Petty
Thankyou Led Zeppelin
In the Winter Time Steve Miller
The Joker Steve Miller Band


Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Who'll Stop The Rain Credence Clearwater Revival
Turn The Page Bob Seger
The Crystal Ship The Doors
Imagine John Lennon
Lady Styx
Wake Me Up When Sept. Ends Green Day
Mother Pink Floyd
While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison
Zombie Cranberries


Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull
Cocaine Eric Clapton
Midnight Rider Lynyrd Skynyrd (edit: oops. should be Allman Bros - thanks Seamus)
Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
Bell Bottom Blues Derek & the Dominoes
Wonderful Tonight Derek & the Dominoes
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townsend
Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Shooting Star Bad Company


Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
Surrender Cheap Trick
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Longview Green Day
Do It For The Kids Velvet Revolver
6th Ave Heartache Wallflowers
Creep Radiohead
Simple Man Lynrd Skynyrd



Alas, no recordings yet. I'm working on the linux pro-audio rig eventually. Maybe we'll get a video that at least captures the essence during the party.
seamus mcshane

climber
Aug 20, 2009 - 06:41pm PT
caveat, Midnight Rider was The Allmans.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 20, 2009 - 06:43pm PT
nutjob - break a leg!

I probably can't hold a candle to Smith's dobro stylings, but for only playing for a year and holding down a dayjob, I suppose I'm doing alright. Anyway, ▄ncle R´co's playing in Truckee next Wednesday, 9-12 at the Cottonwood. Come on by, tip a few, and feel free to cheer, heckle, or just shut up and listen!
samg

Trad climber
SLC
Aug 20, 2009 - 09:42pm PT
Dr. Sprock- A Portaflex is my next purchase! I'm envious of your knowledge of transformers and the like... I wish I could build me an RCA BA-6A clone, I have a rough enough of a time just racking up old gear and fixing it.

In my basement I have a:

Upright piano
Hammond Organ
Fender Jaguar Guitar (Pyramid Gold Flatwounds)
Early 70's Bronco Amp
Roland Jazz Chorus Amp
Fender Rhodes Mark One Stage Piano (a '73 73 no less)
Univox Short Scale bass
Ibanez ATK Bass
Ludwig Drum kit
Couple synths.
MPC 2000

And I play them all!

And then there is the studio, we won't go there...

Obviously, I am missing a P Bass and a Portaflex! This kills me because bass was my first instrument. There is no better bass tone than that combo IMHO.

Mostly what I do is work on other people's music though, I just play all that stuff to keep me sane.
Matt Sarad

Trad climber
Bakersfield CA
Aug 21, 2009 - 06:35am PT
Question:

I have played guitar for 40 years. Started climbing around 1985. The last few years, climbing has caused a lot of pain in my hands and fingers.If I'm climbing, playing is really painful. If I lay off of climbing to record or gig,coming back into the climbing is two weeks of sore hands and arms.

Do I live with the pain or ?

I suspect it is age related.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Aug 21, 2009 - 06:40am PT
I suspect it is Karma related cause you're not playing at Bachar's Memorial in the ditch on 9/20.....jess sayin'.....lynne :D
Brian Hench

Trad climber
Laguna Beach, CA
Aug 21, 2009 - 09:07am PT
I play trombone in a traditional jazz band (aka Dixieland). We call ourselves the Third Street Strutters.

Instrumentation: Trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, clarinet, tuba or bass, guitar, piano, drums.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Aug 21, 2009 - 09:41am PT
I've been a drummer since i was a kid. Right now I am not playing with anyone, but I am the original drummer for Turbo Eagle 9then I moved to the bay).
For the drum snobs out there, I have a handmade Sonor sonic plus (the early german ones) in fusion sizes, birch. Lowest-mass lugs I've ever seen, rim mounts. I play Evans coated g1 heads (open and warm, but easy to overpower) , and I have vintage 60's Tyrko german cymbals, and vintage Zildjian as well. I like dw hardware, so that's what I use.
For those of you in the bay area: I live right at the junction of the 13 and the 580 in the laurel district. I have an empty two story in my backyard, and on the top floor, looking out the bank of windows on the west wall, is my kit, and a baby grand. I would be open to a jam session, but I will not play covers unless they are rad songs. ex: a calexico or neko case or wilco song...maybe. Van morrison or somesuch...kill me now.
It's not that I don't enjoy listening to those songs, I just think if you all come together with instruments, you should create your own art.
Playing at sunset on the shore of Mono Lake.
photo credit: Katiebird
nutjob

climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 21, 2009 - 11:51am PT
wildone, I think there's potential here....

I'm in north Berkeley Hills (Kensington) now.

I'm doing mostly covers now with the group from San Jose, but I'm very open to original stuff. I'm up for writing lyrics, melodies, and harmonic structures, and also just improvising to see what comes out.

Look out for a PM from me :)

Edit: Seamus, thanks for the catch on Midnight Rider. Silly mistake.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Aug 21, 2009 - 12:24pm PT
Do progeny count? My daughter plays keyboards with The Distraction
http://www.myspace.com/thedistraction

Every now and then she sings too---listen to Seraph on their site.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 10, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
The band I was in before dissolved after our 2nd gig (a corporate Christmas party for a San Francisco bank that went well). After almost 2 years, we recently reformed when the guy who kept us all together moved back.

We had a little backyard party in San Jose a few nights ago... didn't record most of the songs but we managed to grab a few:

Winter Time (Steve Miller Band): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhFfhmNA3Ok
Evil Ways (Santana): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZUEsk824rg
Imagine (John Lennon): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NoyWfQwQc4

We had a crappy sound setup and no lighting, but it was still a lot of fun and we played a few hours after dark with neighbors in adjacent townhouses cheering rather than calling the cops on us :)

Backyard gig... still looking for a name.
Backyard gig... still looking for a name.
Credit: nutjob
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Sep 10, 2011 - 03:19pm PT
this was when i played for "sound shade" in Elko.

Craig "konan" Perry in light blue (Drums and vocals) and Doug ...
Craig "konan" Perry in light blue (Drums and vocals) and Doug Turnbow (base) setting up
Credit: Ron Anderson

Credit: Ron Anderson

the "Mattys" Home made bikin fest 2005. crowd was around 1200 plus. not bad for ELKO!! Its quite the party!!

my red Gibson strat copy and white Les Paul are in the center.
gf

climber
Sep 10, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
The Black Diamond House Band backs Amy Pickering (fugazi) at t...
The Black Diamond House Band backs Amy Pickering (fugazi) at the 2011 outdoor retailer trade show -a late night barn burner of a set!
Credit: gf
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Sep 10, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
I am a musician in NYC. I play on Broadway and several area symphonies, and I have a doctoral degree in french horn. So while I am not "in a band" I get to play with a lot of really great musicians. As a freelancer I have gotten to play with Dave Brubeck and Ray Charles, and I am on several CDs. I also teach music and have some terrific students.
MB of the Central Valley

climber
kingsburg, CA
Sep 10, 2011 - 05:12pm PT
I started playing trombone in the fifth grade and still play now and then. Eventually, I started singing some, too. My junior year in High School, I was lucky to be a founding member of a ska band based in Fresno called "Let's Go Bowling" that is still (occasionally) gigging some 25 years later. The name of that band ended up in many summit registers in the western states...

I was also lucky to play in "Funk Missile" a super fun shake-your-butt bar band in JHole, WY for seven or eight years starting around '96. Let's see, I also played in "Mad Cow," (I'll buy you a pint if you heard that band) and a half a dozen other projects that were fun.

Music, jamming with friends, mountains, climbing, skiing...it's kind of a blur now, but that's what shaped me.

MB
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Sep 10, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Old bands okay?

http://mervspiegel.com/music.cfm

edit: Thanks, nutjob. Played guitar.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 10, 2011 - 11:44pm PT
Goobers and Raisinettes! good stuff. Which parts did you play Murcy?
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Sep 12, 2011 - 06:02am PT
Great thread Iron Mtn. Played bass for years....Got tired of being a deckhand, took mushrooms for the first time at 47, formed a band that night, picked up guitar, started singing and songwriting. Formed the Mushrooms http://soundcloud.com/the-mushrooms and we've been playing and gigging ever since. Up to about 40 originals. So much fun to have fun and not take it seriously. Love Dr. Sprock's acoustic play list. I do a pretty fair Neil Young and love "out on the weekend". I'll be playing in the campground in TM next weekend if your around. I heard Bachar play in JT with the Cactus Pricks at a party there years ago.......maybe can make Lynn's toast at c4 and play a tune........Rock On!
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Sep 12, 2011 - 09:02am PT
http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisvultaggio?feature=mhee

http://www.facebook.com/c.vult

Do a lot of live looping, keeps the beer expenses down to one guy... mainly guitar, bass, mando, and some percussion.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 12, 2011 - 09:04am PT
Burning Barn shall rise from the ashes to play again.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Dec 26, 2011 - 11:51am PT
I've been laid up with pneumonia for the holidays (boy does that suck). But I finally figured out how to upload a video on youtube. Here's a real funky one of me and my friend Carol at The Talking Stick coffee shop in Venice. Lots of problems, but the harmony comes across, which is my favorite thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS0HlEX6OQw&feature=context&context=C320c9f5ADOEgsToPDskKvAcHl1tXQFUphFZNUzgEh

Cheers...YDPL8S
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Dec 26, 2011 - 01:55pm PT

Play bass for an R&B/blues/jazz(ish) band, with an awesome female vocalist.

We've got lord knows how many tunes down, and figuring out what to play when on stage is the hardest part of the band.

georgia on my mind
fever
at last
bye bye blackbird
dock o the bay
some kind of wonderful
song for my father
midnight hour
signed sealed, delivered
knock on wood
I'd rather go blind
everyday I have the blues
shakey ground
ain't too proud to beg
dancing in the streets
money (that's what I want)
parchment farm
etc
etc
etc


It's pretty fun stuff because it's filled with great bass lines, and appeals to many generations. Plus we've only rehearsed 4 or 5 times in the 3 years or so I've been playing with the band, so it stays fun when it's 3 nights/week in the summer.


Also play a few gigs with a 3 piece jazz wank band.
briham89

Trad climber
los gatos. ca
Dec 26, 2011 - 10:08pm PT
I play drums. Been in a few different bands. Recently been jamming with some guys who play a lot of classic rock (zeppelin, doors, who, petty...etc) and some more modern rock (chili peppers, death cab, wolf mother... To name a few). I'm always looking to jam so if you are in the San Jose area hit me up
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 28, 2011 - 12:11am PT
Some good stuff here. Climbers are so creative.

Here is a new one I wrote recently with some friends, Andrew Shurr and Patrick Odonnell, both climbers and Eastside locals. I recorded this tonight solo. Waiting for some good bass lines from Andrew.
http://soundcloud.com/jasonchinchen/yonder-mountain-mix-2
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Dec 29, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
I have a bit of gear for sale here if anyone is interested....
http://homerecording.com/bbs/special-forums/free-ads-music-recording-equipment/delta-1010-w-card-rolls-mic-power-i-336496/
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 19, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Playing electric mandolin in an all climber band now...good fun.
http://www.reverbnation.com/theeastside5



Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 19, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Singer/song writer

Singing at Congress <br/>
 <br/>
Tucson, AZ <br/>
 <br/>
Photo by Marco A.
Singing at Congress

Tucson, AZ

Photo by Marco A.
Credit: Leggs
Singing at Congress <br/>
 <br/>
Tucson, AZ <br/>
 <br/>
Photo by Marco A.
Singing at Congress

Tucson, AZ

Photo by Marco A.
Credit: Leggs
Singing at Congress with best friend Lopez <br/>
 <br/>
Tucson, AZ <br/>
 <br/>
Photo ...
Singing at Congress with best friend Lopez

Tucson, AZ

Photo by Marco A.
Credit: Leggs

~peace
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 19, 2013 - 01:21am PT
will play bass for food.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 19, 2013 - 01:24am PT
I am looking to form another working band in the Eastern Sierra.
CaptainCarelesss

Social climber
Bayfield, CO.
Jan 19, 2013 - 05:36am PT
I'm a lurker but this is my old band that featured both my older and younger brother in it plus a good friend. I'm the one in overalls.






10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 19, 2013 - 07:20am PT
Great pics Leggs
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 19, 2013 - 07:52am PT
Played Bass and Banjo for over a decade with this now defunct originals band. Did the weekend warrior bar gig scene and self produced a CD.
Still get together with the guitar player for acoustic jamming.
Tad

http://www.myspace.com/janejonesband

Get your CD here



http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/janejones
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Having some musical fun with my friend Carol at the local coffee shop in Venice Beach.

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 19, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Lots of talent here! Heres a little cover of a terrible pop song. Hope it gets stuck in your head....

http://vimeo.com/57754301
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 19, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
No band but I jam with lots of local musicians. do the accoustic singer sonwriter thing as well as a bunch of covers. neil Young, allman bros, beatles, Willie nelson eagles , pink floyd , dead, dylan etc....
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:20am PT
One of These Days, an original song.


http://vimeo.com/58277384
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