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1 Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:30 am

Hi Everybody:
Here is a direct line to a short interview that I was engaged in when at NAMM. I await your comments.
All the best,


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2 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:44 pm

Wonderful interview. Loved it.

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3 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:25 pm

Nice Interview Bill



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4 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:55 am

Culture, Music and the Times;

Very interesting interview Boomer...I really enjoyed it, especially on how the creative aspect of the musical culture during the 60s' innovatively influenced the instrument industry to where new musical instruments was evolving. And in my humble opinion, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, really, was pivotal in being a major contribution to those changes (rock & Jazz), cross-culturally in a fused way. I also believe that another pioneer moving in that direction was none other than the great pioneer trumpet extraordinaire, Miles Davies, "Bitches Brew." Your music was like a Mac truck that hit the listening audience, with the time to process such a radical shift  in music that transpired rather quickly!

As is known, during that time in social history changes were anticipated to take place in radical ways and in every aspect of American society....and music was not exempt from that mindset, and in fact was an expressed reflection to a restless and transitioning society. I feel that there will not be another time quite like that. Much of current music, in my opinion, has taken a turn from pure expression to mainstream commercialism that caters to the bubble gum-talentless, for sake of a hefty profit margin. What does that encourage or worst yet, perpetuates? Why can't the appreciation of fresh musical expressions be created simply for satisfaction and to make a decent living as compensation anymore? I would think that current trends will dictate that.

God I love this country in spite of....!

My thoughts...that's all.

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5 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:02 am

With some of the problems youtube has caused the music industry, you still have to marvel at all there is on there. I about wore out my MO albums back then, and saw them only once, live. To see all the various films from their beginning to end is to truly appreciate that impact they had on musicians and musical instruments.

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6 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:49 pm


Looking forward to the new CD you talked about during the interview.....Keep us posted.


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7 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:20 pm

Can the new cd be ordered from somewhere yet?

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8 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:52 pm

We are waiting for our UPC Bar code to come through then it will become available through mail order and eventually, by distribution through a independent distribution company.

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9 Re: Drumtalk TV.com at NAMM on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:29 am

Thank you Boomer for the reply! We'll be eagerly waiting...


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