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PostPosted: Mon July 21st, 2014, 09:31 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
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This statement is profoundly silly.

The shot heard 'round the concert.

Lonesomefetter writes in his post (Mon July 21st, 2014, 07:51 GMT) about the special nature of a Keith Jarrett concert. I can only add that it was a startling moment to be disturbed by the click of one camera. Such was the special atmosphere that had been created by Keith Jarrett's playing and the audience respecting his wish not to use any cameras during the performance.


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PostPosted: Mon July 21st, 2014, 10:49 GMT 

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From Wikipedia on Keith Jarrett:

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Jarrett is notoriously intolerant of audience noise, including coughing and other involuntary sounds, especially during solo improvised performances. He feels that extraneous noise affects his musical inspiration, and distracts from the purity of the sound. As a result, cough drops are routinely supplied to Jarrett's audiences in cold weather, and he has been known to stop playing and lead the crowd in a group cough.


:lol:

Yeah, he sounds like a good figurehead for you folks.

Again, did the single shutter click ruin the show for you, or is it just that you buy into this guy's laughable narcissism a little too eagerly?


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PostPosted: Tue July 29th, 2014, 05:51 GMT 

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Beets14beets wrote:
From Wikipedia on Keith Jarrett:

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Jarrett is notoriously intolerant of audience noise, including coughing and other involuntary sounds, especially during solo improvised performances. He feels that extraneous noise affects his musical inspiration, and distracts from the purity of the sound. As a result, cough drops are routinely supplied to Jarrett's audiences in cold weather, and he has been known to stop playing and lead the crowd in a group cough.


:lol:

Yeah, he sounds like a good figurehead for you folks.

Again, did the single shutter click ruin the show for you, or is it just that you buy into this guy's laughable narcissism a little too eagerly?


I think it's actually kind of awesome how your disdain and condescension for much of what myself and Stewart C have written in this thread seemingly aims to portray us as self-important douchebags, when in actuality, all either of us are really doing is suggesting that in certain situations, live musical performances can be greatly enhanced by -and benefit from- a more widespread employment of empathy and altruism by the audience members both towards their fellow spectators and the performing artists themselves.

In other words, you're mocking us for merely supporting and promoting the notion of folks being respectful of the wishes of the very artists they purport to admire, enjoy and support - even if only for the unique experience of doing so for the sake of a social experiment.

Whatever, dude.

Enjoy your life.

~ L.F.


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PostPosted: Mon August 4th, 2014, 10:01 GMT 
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Beets14beets wrote:
--playing shows completely unlit, without a single stage light aimed toward him (even while the band is lit normally)
--cluttering the front of the stage with mirrors, busts, unused instruments and equipment, etc.
--shining bright lights directly into the faces of the audience mid-performance
--erecting a wall of microphones center-stage

Love the challenge. Where are those North American dates?


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PostPosted: Mon August 4th, 2014, 19:50 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Beets14beets wrote:
--playing shows completely unlit, without a single stage light aimed toward him (even while the band is lit normally)
--cluttering the front of the stage with mirrors, busts, unused instruments and equipment, etc.
--shining bright lights directly into the faces of the audience mid-performance
--erecting a wall of microphones center-stage

Love the challenge. Where are those North American dates?


:D

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PostPosted: Tue August 5th, 2014, 14:50 GMT 

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Using phones as video/sound recording devices at shows is stupid. There's an abundance of shitty recordings with shitty sound quality on youtube. Why people bother is beyond me.


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PostPosted: Tue August 5th, 2014, 23:58 GMT 
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Using phones as video/sound recording devices at shows is stupid. There's an abundance of shitty recordings with shitty sound quality on youtube. Why people bother is beyond me.

Umm, we'll take the 1952 Vincent Black Lightning clip in any format, if you can find it.
Any quality will do at this point. We aren't fussy.


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PostPosted: Wed August 6th, 2014, 11:16 GMT 

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Lonesomefetter wrote:
I think it's actually kind of awesome how your disdain and condescension for much of what myself and Stewart C have written in this thread seemingly aims to portray us as self-important douchebags, when in actuality, all either of us are really doing is suggesting that in certain situations, live musical performances can be greatly enhanced by -and benefit from- a more widespread employment of empathy and altruism by the audience members both towards their fellow spectators and the performing artists themselves.

In other words, you're mocking us for merely supporting and promoting the notion of folks being respectful of the wishes of the very artists they purport to admire, enjoy and support - even if only for the unique experience of doing so for the sake of a social experiment.

Whatever, dude.

Enjoy your life.

~ L.F.


Just saw this now. Quite the little flourish there! I guess my point about this Jarrett guy being a pretentious twat struck a nerve.


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PostPosted: Thu August 7th, 2014, 05:03 GMT 
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Peter Frampton Throws Fan's Cell Phone During Concert


We’ve all been to concerts where we’ve felt powerless to stop people people around us from blocking our view by taking video. Fortunately, there is Peter Frampton, who recently had an encounter with a rude fan regarding the practice.

Before Frampton’s show Sunday night (Aug. 3) at the Palladium in Carmel, IN, fans were told by club management that they were not allowed to take video or use flash photography. However, that didn’t stop one couple up front, who kept taking photos and video all night long despite being told to put their phones away.

As Onstage Magazine reports, “At first, Peter kept gesturing to them, saying, ‘No, don’t do that. Stop!” But they just did not get the hint. He was frantically looking for security, but they were nowhere nearby…Peter quickly turned around and turned his back to the audience and played that way for several moments.”

Eventually, someone from the venue intervened, and the couple stopped. But only briefly. During ‘Do You Feel Like We Do,’ Frampton had finally had enough. “As he neared the end of the song, you could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter’s face. I have never seen an artist so upset before. Once, and he stormed off the stage. At his breaking point, and the guy in the front row unrelenting – apparently with no self control considering he’s already flipped Peter off and turned around and called the rest of the audience a bunch of deadbeats – Peter ends the song, walks over and with a huge smile on his face bends down and says, ‘Hey can I see that? Can I see the photos you’ve been taking?’ The guy hands him his phone and Peter stands up, spins, and flings for the rafters! Yes! The phone went flying to the back of the stage and we all erupted in cheers! With years of experience playing guitar, we just knew he had a great arm!”

Unfortunately, we do not have video of the incident, because that would be way too ironic.



Read More: Peter Frampton Throws Fan's Cell Phone During Concert | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/peter-fr ... ck=tsmclip


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PostPosted: Thu August 7th, 2014, 10:53 GMT 
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Good thing it wasn't the bra cam.


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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 05:29 GMT 

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Beets14beets wrote:
Lonesomefetter wrote:
I think it's actually kind of awesome how your disdain and condescension for much of what myself and Stewart C have written in this thread seemingly aims to portray us as self-important douchebags, when in actuality, all either of us are really doing is suggesting that in certain situations, live musical performances can be greatly enhanced by -and benefit from- a more widespread employment of empathy and altruism by the audience members both towards their fellow spectators and the performing artists themselves.

In other words, you're mocking us for merely supporting and promoting the notion of folks being respectful of the wishes of the very artists they purport to admire, enjoy and support - even if only for the unique experience of doing so for the sake of a social experiment.

Whatever, dude.

Enjoy your life.

~ L.F.


Just saw this now. Quite the little flourish there! I guess my point about this Jarrett guy being a pretentious twat struck a nerve.


Nah.

I could have just as easily written "you'll go your way and I'll go mine," but that would have taken longer.

Twats are in the eye of the beholder.

~ L.F.


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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 13:38 GMT 

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As well as those performing cunnilingus.


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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 19:42 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 19:50 GMT 
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Lonesomefetter wrote:
It takes you/them out of the moment of the show, and creates a bright, obnoxious distraction that interrupts the beauty of the direct, metaphysical bond that can exist (and sometimes flourish) between performer and audience when folks direct all their attention respectfully and quietly towards the stage.

Bob and his bandmembers are old enough to remember a time when that bond was not only not the norm, but such electronic distractions were unheard of, both due to the limitations of technology and the longstanding tradition of civility, goodwill, mutual respect and kindness at concerts.


Ah, the good old days:

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PostPosted: Thu August 14th, 2014, 21:01 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri August 15th, 2014, 17:30 GMT 

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You're right, hollowhorn, those were the good old days!

Lighters shine light in ALL directions uniformly, not merely into the eyes of the people behind you, their flames are a fraction of the size of cell phone screens, they are usually held aloft, fairly out of sight lines, and they require no small amount of effort to hold down the plunger to keep them lit - making such uses few and relatively far between.

Best of all, after a few seconds, they can and will burn your hand, which means that folks generally extinguish them within that time frame.

:)

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PostPosted: Sat August 16th, 2014, 11:03 GMT 

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A bunch of garbage rationalizations. Keith Jarrett surely wouldn't tolerate a single 'fwwwick' from a single lighter. Surely, it would ruin the entire show and he would publicly mock or humiliate whoever produced it. A thousand 'fwwwicks' from a thousand lighters? Needless to say, it would have been better to simply stay home and tear up your ticket.

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PostPosted: Sat August 16th, 2014, 12:53 GMT 
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I prefer Gabe Jarrett with Vorcza.


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PostPosted: Tue August 26th, 2014, 23:17 GMT 
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Re: Bob's attempts at hiding on stage


Shadows in the Night.


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PostPosted: Thu August 28th, 2014, 00:32 GMT 

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The Tivoli Show was fantastic, didn't see to many flashes going off, I think everyone was star stuck being that close to Bob and his Band. And Bobby is a pleasant distraction, what a showman:)


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PostPosted: Mon September 29th, 2014, 11:06 GMT 
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Will Bob add another layer of mystery to the Seattle & other North American shows this Fall?


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PostPosted: Mon September 29th, 2014, 13:42 GMT 
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i was at a U2 show once and they asked people to whip out their phones several times in an act of solidarity.
i knew then and there I was part of the Me Neither camp.


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PostPosted: Thu October 2nd, 2014, 00:05 GMT 
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U2 tried to stick their new album into my Dylan collection and I had to go through hell to remove it.


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PostPosted: Thu October 2nd, 2014, 13:04 GMT 
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Did any band or crew member give any explanation for the 5 or 6 microphones in front of him yet?

I'd really like to know, after all that doesn't make much sense really. I can hardly believe they're all plugged in.


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PostPosted: Wed November 19th, 2014, 02:34 GMT 
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He doesn't seem to be using the Tempest bust to hide these days.
It was over to the far right during the New England shows.


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