Re: Musical thread?

John Reynolds

Some interesting things I have observed about model railroaders... Many have an amateur interest (as in love of) in music -- Some professionally also -- And many have an interest in history (and especially military history)....
John Reynolds

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, 8:24:11 PM PST, 'Friddle, Bob' bob.friddle@... [GandD] wrote:


Get. The. F. out of here! Is that really you singing Randy? Great voice, great version of a great song, I so enjoyed that!!! Progressive rock has always been my favorite; I went to college sitting in front of genesis tour guitarist Daryl Steurmer with his jazz rock band oceans in Milwaukee (he plays a mean Firth of fifth). And so many concerts with yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and the like. Wish I could play at that level, but I have a Lotta fun for sure and I will post a video when I can dig up the link. Reminds me of a conversation I had with the owner of Barr Mills at the narrow gauge convention here this fall, he is a bass player in a couple of bands, truly multi talented and a great guy.

Thanks, Randy, You really made my day! Are there more videos?

Bob Friddle

Gabrielle lines


On Jan 13, 2019, at 1:42 PM, Randy Decker randyleedecker@... [GandD] <GandD@...> wrote:


Music...!   Well certainly....! I did not know we had other musically inclined members... Have been lucky enough to have owned 2 stratocasters... one  was a japanese version from the early 80's and I swear that neck was the nicest piece of musical craftsmanship I have ever played.  Never ever should have sold all the guitars I have sold through the years..  Had and a slew of Rickenbackers including TWO double neck azureglo Blue 4/6 configurations.   Gibson double neck, a custom built Hamer 8 string Bass and more acoustic guitars than I can remember.   Still use Four Ovation Super Adams 1's and had a plan to recreate the best of the early 1970's progressive rock genre...  Band still has part of a website...  here's a youtube link to me singing some very old Genesis, recorded live...right here in my small practice room/studio at full volume.....  If your not into "Prog" you won't care for this but the musicianship is excellent...


On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 2:16 PM Warner Swarner wbswarner@... [GandD] <GandD@...> wrote:


Are you kidding me!  You too?  Another Strat lover. There seems to be a common thread here.  Not just bridge bridges,  but guitar bridges.  
We may have a G&D Tribute Rock band on our hands.  The Bridge Brothers or Rail Benders.  At least another excuse to enjoy the interchange.
OK, everybody out of the closet.  How many ex-rockers or guitar Wannabes? are G&D followers?  I confess, I own more guitars than brass engines (ever). I know Russel is a guitarist/vocalist.  I suspect several several others have had more than trains in their garage at one time or another. Any confessions?  The Music/Art/Model Railroad gene seems to be on the same chromosome.  All my closest model RR buddies have been/are musicians.  

On Jan 13, 2019, at 9:22 AM, boydw7@... [GandD] <GandD@...> wrote:


Dave, as you can tell by our crowing both Randy and I are having the time of our lives. Haven't had s much fun since I got my first Fender Stratocaster in 1973. Although I learned to play that dream didn't pan out and I'm glad it didn't. Looks like this G&D dream is gonna happen. I have a pic of a temporary mirror at the Great Divide yard in the Gorre Northern album. Looks like the Cold Shoulder mirror will work and maybe Andrews. I don't have much of a Devil's Gulch on my pike but maybe a large mirror would work behind the corner curves that preceed my French Gulch...I'll take a look at that. I am now working in the high line above Port and the sweeping curve behind the roundhouse and then down over the yard to connect to the line from Angels Camp. Boyd

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