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I played LIVE for the 1st time last night in 15 years!

Hey Mixposure buddies! I finally joined a cover band and played my 1st gig in 15 years! Since we had no bass player when I joined, I concentrated on doing the bass lines on my shoulder synth. a week and a half before the gig, we found Don, so we ended up having a double bass on most the songs. I played rythm guitars on my keys on a couple of the tunes as well, but mostly bass. Have a look at: http://www.mixposure.com/devodale/youtube/2250/instinct-live-10-19-2013

 

Posted in: New Band | 4 comments

New glasses.....YAY!


By Devodale, 2013-06-05
New glasses.....YAY!

<p>Just a note to give kudos to Zennioptical.com for some really cheap, but high quality glasses. I bought these frames, Progressive multi-focal, scratch resistance, premium glare resistance, two sunglass clip-ons (a grey and an amber) Plus got a second set of frames only, because the reviews said they broke easy, all for only $73.03 delivered to my door in two weeks. I'm really liking them, and I can see great!!</p><p>I'm not usually a commercial but, I had to pass on the deal I found to those who could benefit.</p><p>Just get your updated prescription from your eyedoc, and you're golden.</p><p>D.</p>

Posted in: Personal | 7 comments

What is a real musician?


By Devodale, 2012-07-07

<p>From Wikipedia -</p><p>"A <strong>musician</strong> usually plays a musical instrument, especially (although not necessarily) as a profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music. It's also a person who makes music a profession, anyone (professional or not) who's skilled in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music (especially instrumental music).</p><p>Musicians can be of any music style not limited to classical, orchestral or choral, and musicians can have skills in many different styles outside of their professional experience. Examples of musicians' skills are the orchestration of music, improvisation, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and/or being an instrumentalist."</p><p>Music is constantly evolving. Styles and genres have come, had their Hayday, and gone. There has been so much music created and recorded over the past century, it really is unfathomable.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ok, so lets break down the definition here a bit:</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">"A <strong>musician</strong> usually plays a musical instrument, especially (although not necessarily) as a profession. "</span></p><p>We are well into the 21st century here, and the newest (ok, not so new) emerging musical instrument is the computer.</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">"Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music. It's also a person who makes music a profession, anyone (professional or not) who's skilled in making music or performing music creatively, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music (especially instrumental music)."</span></p><p>By this definition, Live performing Djs and composing Djs<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong> are</strong></span> musicians.</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">"Musicians can be of any music style not limited to classical, orchestral or choral, and musicians can have skills in many different styles outside of their professional experience. Examples of musicians' skills are the orchestration of music, improvisation, conducting, singing, composing, arranging, and/or being an instrumentalist."</span></p><p>By this definition, Home studio enthusyists, or&nbsp;ANYONE&nbsp;who:<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;orchestrates</span></strong> loops and samples of music&nbsp;in <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>arrangment</strong></span>, and&nbsp;<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">creates</span></strong> sounds electronically or otherwise for musical<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> composition&nbsp; </span></strong>ARE real musicians.</p><p>I think its high time we all accept this. Traditional musicians that play traditional instruments and sing, have their talent and skillset. As do those who create music by any means necessary have their talent and skillset as well. There is not much difference between one who strums a string or blows on a reed, bangs on something, or presses a trigger button.</p><p>Granted, their are levels of musicianship; varying from beginners to the professional. That is not&nbsp;my point&nbsp;here though. I'm just tired of most all electronic media artists who dont play a keyboard or guitar or a 'traditional' instrument saying they are not "real musicians". &nbsp;</p><p>I will even go as far as saying my spouse Deb, who is most certainly tone deaf, and I forbid to hum around me, is a musician. She invents her own song in her head and it just comes out naturally. If there was only a way she could capture her ideas.......maybe someone will invent the mind link to the computer someday! Can you imagine creating the music exactly as you hear it in your head for all to hear?</p><p>I write this opinion from both sides of the isle. I started as a vocalist in high school, taught myself how to play the piano by ear, (Still can't really read music) and a little guitar too. I was in a couple really good bands when I&nbsp;was younger, ranging from TOP 40 bar bands playing 5 hours every night, to progressive rock bands opening for major names back in the 80s and 90's. After a period stepping away from music altogether, having no instruments to play for almost 8 years, I started learning about computer DAWs and samples and loops. I found I had a talent for creating loops and samples, and after putting them out for the public to have and use, I have found a whole new world of satisfaction! When I hear a composition someone used my loops in, its actually a better feeling to me then creating a whole song of my own. The 'collab' aspect of hearing what someone else creates by the inspiration they get from a little piece of melody or sound I created is mind blowing and tickles me inside to no end.</p><p>So, if you create something that sounds good to you, and hopefully to someone else too.....no matter how you made it.....you are a "Real Musician"</p>


<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Tonight, Thursday 6/21/12, starting at 7pm Eastern there will be an encore presentation of last Saturdays broadcast of Saturday Night Rocks with EBS and Friends. It was a fantastic show and people cant stop talking about it so, by popular demand, it airs tonight. BE THERE !!</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><a href=&quot;http://www.mixposure.com/?t=mix_chat">http://www.mixposure.com/?t=mix_chat</a><a href="http://www.mixposure.com/?t=mix_chat">http://www.mixposure.com/?t=mix_chat</a></strong></span></p>

Back on the Air...Tonight!


By Devodale, 2012-03-30
Back on the Air...Tonight!

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Back on the Air. It's Devodale!</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Filling in for DaddyRabbit and KED. There may even be another DJ after me, so STAY TUNED!</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">It has been awhile for me, so 'bear' with me folks&nbsp;<img title="Embarassed" src="http://www.mixposure.com/include/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-embarassed.gif" alt="Embarassed" border="0" /></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">Starting at 6pm EDT</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">BUT WAIT!!! &nbsp; TUNE IN EARLIER AT 5pmEDT for EarthSongs Pre-Recorded show 'The Matrix' Starting at 5pm EDT</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">PLEASE tune in to <a title="MixStream Radio" href=&quot;http://www.mixposure.com/?t=mix_chat">Mixstream Radio</a> tonight.</span></p>

Ok, Ok, ok.....I surrender


By Devodale, 2012-10-19

<p>OK, some of you may remember all that crap I spewed about musicians and talent? Well, just forget I said anything about it.</p><p><a href=&quoGnesa - Wilder (Music Video) is the best argument against my beliefs, and I must say, it's a great one.</p><p>Comment PLEASE!!!</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffff00; font-size: large;">Please join me in welcoming THREE new DJs to MixStream Radio! Starting with the announcement of; count them,&nbsp;&nbsp;TWO female DJs!!</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffff00; font-size: large;">Anomaly Jonez ~ Starts Wednesday at 11pm EST. September 15th after 'The Mad Marauder Show'&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffff00; font-size: large;">Kalo aka Kalola-Kiss ~ Starts as soon as Sunday at 11pm EST. September 19th after The Chill Zone</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffff00; font-size: large;">And also announcing: EBS is returning to LIVE broadcasting after a long hiatus! Catch 'Mixing It Up With Maurice LIVE'&nbsp;starting Sunday September 19th at 5pm Eastern before The Chill Zone</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffff00; font-size: xx-large;">Only on MixStream Radio!</span></p>

Posted in: New DJs | 3 comments

A word from the Director of Programming


By Devodale, 2010-04-11

<p>Hi Everyone!</p><p>I would would like to take this opportunity to put out an invitation to anyone who might have what it takes to be a broadcast DJ here at MixStreamRadio. We are searching for unique, entertaining personalities who are willing to volunteer thier time and energy into doing a weekly broadcast from their location. These individuals will adhere to the standards set forth by the management of MixStreamRadio and cannot include vulgar and/or profane langauge.</p><p>If you wish to apply for a DJ position, please submit a&nbsp;1 to 2&nbsp;minute recorded demo of your vocal talents, including a presentation of your show idea/ genre style, etc. Your submission will be reviewed by the management, If you are chosen to join our team, you will be broadcasting live! Getting&nbsp;your own copy of SAM by Spacial Audio is highly recommended!</p><p>Please submit your demo to: <a href="mailto:devodale@yahoo.com">devodale@yahoo.com</a></p><p>Sincerely, Devodale - Director of Programming</p>

Posted in: Show1 | 0 comments