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#11305812 Jul 20, 2015 at 07:16 AM
Starlight Muso
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#11303950 Skoch wrote:

Cal, would you mind swapping da Bugans gang to 8pm on Sunday the 9th?



Done :)
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#11319763 Jul 23, 2015 at 06:16 PM
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Calanne I am sorry to inform you that my band will no longer be playing Rockfest. I am sorry to dissapoint you all and can only apologise.

I hope you manage to find another band to fill the vacancy soon.
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#11319821 Jul 23, 2015 at 06:35 PM
Starlight Muso
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#11319763 Lilikate Buggins wrote:

Calanne I am sorry to inform you that my band will no longer be playing Rockfest. I am sorry to dissapoint you all and can only apologise.

I hope you manage to find another band to fill the vacancy soon.



Sorry to hear that, thanks for letting me know x
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#11332842 Jul 27, 2015 at 09:40 AM
Lindonaran
May be "les Chantefables" could come.

It will be confirmed next
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#11333560 Jul 27, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Starlight Muso
175 Posts
post #11332842:

May be "les Chantefables" could come.

It will be confirmed next



That would be great!
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#11337358 Jul 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM
Aranlindor
It's OK for "les Chantefables"

Saturday 8th / 7:00
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#11337366 Jul 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Aranlindor
We'll play with a part of Bara Bahau with us
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#11340130 Jul 28, 2015 at 11:22 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Yoohoo!
That rocks!
After few tremors, schedule seems stabilized ;)
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#11340937 Jul 29, 2015 at 03:30 AM
Weatherstock...
17 Posts
Hey, y'all. I had a thought (meh. . .it happens) . . .

Because the Saturday-night, post 20:00 SvrTm, graveyard-shift slots have not filled, it might be a good opportunity for various Rockfest artists (whoever of them are willing, that is) to join together on stage to perform a few combined numbers as a Saturday wrap-up. (It has become customary at festivals and tribute/charity events like Live Aid for musicians from multiple bands to combine for a grand finale. Remember "Layla" at Concert for Kampuchea?)

I was thinking that it could be maybe two or three pre-selected, hard-rockin', 12- to 16-part pieces (shared in advance of the festival). Long numbers--with a lot of variety and solos to make good use of having a mega-band.

Part assignment might have to be done on-the-fly. Each participant in the mega-fellowship equips an instrument and queues up an appropriate part until they have all been claimed.

Stupid idea? Let me know.

Since I have an ego too large for my helm, I have a suggestion (actually, two or three, but the others aren't quite ready to share yet). Not currently having a regular band of my own (I really gotta get going on that "multi-boxing" thing that you folks who have been around awhile keep impressing me with), I find myself occasionally transcribing and editing multipart tunes that just cannot easily be reduced to solo, duet, or trio without losing too much of the grandeur. It would please me if y'all would take a look at the following piece and consider it for what I have suggested. (I still need to do some more tweaking, adjust volumes, lighten chords, eliminate some "sore thumb" notes, and figure out how to map drums worth a damn.) Check out the lyrics, too. . .I'm kinda pleased with those.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w5rkjayruq9r0bj/AABjO4N3SB938ZVF26IJuSt5a?dl=0
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#11341348 Jul 29, 2015 at 06:56 AM
Starlight Muso
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#11340130 Zedrock(k) wrote:

Yoohoo!
That rocks!
After few tremors, schedule seems stabilized ;)



Yes we have a moment of calm before the FEST OF ROCK!!
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#11341359 Jul 29, 2015 at 07:04 AM
Starlight Muso
175 Posts
#11340937 Halgoreth wrote:

Hey, y'all. I had a thought (meh. . .it happens) . . .

Because the Saturday-night, post 20:00 SvrTm, graveyard-shift slots have not filled, it might be a good opportunity for various Rockfest artists (whoever of them are willing, that is) to join together on stage to perform a few combined numbers as a Saturday wrap-up. (It has become customary at festivals and tribute/charity events like Live Aid for musicians from multiple bands to combine for a grand finale. Remember "Layla" at Concert for Kampuchea?)

I was thinking that it could be maybe two or three pre-selected, hard-rockin', 12- to 16-part pieces (shared in advance of the festival). Long numbers--with a lot of variety and solos to make good use of having a mega-band.

Part assignment might have to be done on-the-fly. Each participant in the mega-fellowship equips an instrument and queues up an appropriate part until they have all been claimed.

Stupid idea? Let me know.

Since I have an ego too large for my helm, I have a suggestion (actually, two or three, but the others aren't quite ready to share yet). Not currently having a regular band of my own (I really gotta get going on that "multi-boxing" thing that you folks who have been around awhile keep impressing me with), I find myself occasionally transcribing and editing multipart tunes that just cannot easily be reduced to solo, duet, or trio without losing too much of the grandeur. It would please me if y'all would take a look at the following piece and consider it for what I have suggested. (I still need to do some more tweaking, adjust volumes, lighten chords, eliminate some "sore thumb" notes, and figure out how to map drums worth a damn.) Check out the lyrics, too. . .I'm kinda pleased with those.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w5rkjayruq9r0bj/AABjO4N3SB938ZVF26IJuSt5a?dl=0



Good track, even the pigborn sounds ok lol ;)

I'm going to try and stay up as late as possible but Zed will be taking over hosting at some point each evening to enable the later (later to this old English bird anyway) time slots. This is a good idea and please feel free to contact other bands or ask during the event for musicians to play it at the end, should be a lot of fun :)
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#11363192 Aug 03, 2015 at 10:28 PM
Weatherstock...
17 Posts
I am going to ask Tamoro to include the following announcement in his music news at today's Ales & Tales. (And I shall ask Aldekim if he could mention it in this week's Lonely Mountain Press.):

Rockfest performers!  Are you interested in gathering on stage with other Rockfest musicians for a short, semi­-impromptu “grand ensemble” wrap-­up performance after Saturday’s line­up?
Then join the Rockfest Saturday Night­-Cap Show! Taking the stage at approximately 9pm server time (following No Whole Bard).
We’ve readied two hard-rockin’, stage­-closing, 14­-part numbers, suitable for 10­-18 musicians. (Sorry, no Cowbell.)
Please mention this to your bandmates. To join the show or get more information (and a link to the files), contact Halgoreth.


I'll also send a mail in-game to whatever Rockfest bandleaders I can find contact information for.
Hopefully, there will be enough response this week that I won't be still wondering late Saturday whether it is going to come together.
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#11364585 Aug 04, 2015 at 07:30 AM
Starlight Muso
175 Posts
Great Hal :) I put something on facebook as promised but no response as yet. I'll keep spreading the word!

It may be a case of making an announcement before the last band go on with a link to the file ready to send in PM? Would get more interest that way i reckon :)

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#11365963 Aug 04, 2015 at 03:53 PM
Weatherstock...
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#11364585 Calanne wrote:

Great Hal :) I put something on facebook as promised but no response as yet. I'll keep spreading the word!


Thank you.

It may be a case of making an announcement before the last band go on with a link to the file ready to send in PM? Would get more interest that way i reckon :)

I expect you're right. The announcement at A&T elicited no enquiries (then, again, I don't believe there was a large number of Rockfest performers there this week), so it must just be that folks don't want to think about it right now.

Might take a little longer to start playing before the audience evaporates if wrangling the band doesn't happen until then, but that's fine.
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#11366208 Aug 04, 2015 at 04:57 PM
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We did something similar at the Forest of OAKS festival with 24 musicians and let me say you best have band leaders advised and files distrubuted in advance as it is going to take some time getting the raid together and getting folks co-ordinated. It took us about 20 minutes and that was with folks being recruited in advance (mostly) and files and lyrics also made available in advance.
Toadflax Nosely, 1 Brookbank Street, Oldfurlong, Shire Homesteads, Laurelin
Also sometimes on Belegaer, Crickhollow & Landroval. On Landroval using Cymbalaria Nosely for a traveling name.
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#11373698 Aug 06, 2015 at 09:18 AM
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Hmmm, I did reply to this the other night, but it's not showing up...

I should be right to help out with this, and if need be there's my 3 other alts as well. I've passed the message on to my other bandmates, but haven't heard back from them as yet.

Could also post on Twitter, there's a few Rockfest folk on there.
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#11375897 Aug 06, 2015 at 07:38 PM
Weatherstock...
17 Posts
#11366208 Toadflax Nosely wrote:

We did something similar at the Forest of OAKS festival with 24 musicians and let me say you best have band leaders advised and files distrubuted in advance as it is going to take some time getting the raid together and getting folks co-ordinated.



That was my figuring as well. However, I have received only a couple responses thus far. So, despite my preference that I would already have a roster of folks and they would have retrieved the files, it appears that it will be a last-minute endeavour. (This was not entirely unexpected, as most folks probably have no idea who I am, nor would they be likely to pay attention to my hare-brained ideas until they see others do so.)

Unfortunately, it is already Thursday, and I just realised that I have neglected my intention to send in-game mail to whatever band leaders I can identify (on Landroval, that is -- my ability to contact folks elsewhere is pretty limited, especially since I cannot even roll up a new character on 19 of the servers now).

I'm thinking of wedging in some announcements throughout the day (especially before the last band or two takes the stage).
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#11375942 Aug 06, 2015 at 07:48 PM
Weatherstock...
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#11366208 Toadflax Nosely wrote:

It took us about 20 minutes and that was with folks being recruited in advance (mostly) and files and lyrics also made available in advance.


Also unfortunate is that I have never led a band before (or even a raid, for that matter), so it may be an especially rough process due to my inexperience. But, hey. . .I gotta learn sometime. . .even if it's when I'm in front of a potentially large crowd at a big-banner event and with tunes that have never been tested in-game. (Yikes!)

Hopefully, the audience won't notice the experimental nature of the project.

My plan at this point is as follows:

Start tracking down the respondents and assembling the raid by 20.30. Begin checking to make sure everyone found the files (I should keep a check list of the raid members). Hopefully be all raided up by at least 15-20 minutes to the hour (well, except Lasswen. . .as I believe she's with No Whole Bard and, thus, won't be available until they finish around 21.00).

Once finished resolving any download/installation/other issues that came up, do a trial sync (without playing) to make sure we have all the parts covered and the correct instruments equipped. (Then do the same for the second tune, if there's time. . .otherwise, try to do it quickly on stage between songs before the audience gets bored.)

Then take the stage after the closing words from the event host. Hmm. . .might be good if I find a volunteer who is prepared to perform a solo time filler (hard rock, so as not to lose our target audience) before or between songs if part assignment ends up taking too long.
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#11375978 Aug 06, 2015 at 07:53 PM
Weatherstock...
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This set will be just two tunes ("Radar Love" and "We Won't Get Fooled Again"). I arranged them for 14 parts. I will also try to determine "optimum" 9- to 18-part setups for each and keep lists on hand.

First song is about the Battle of Helm's Deep; second is about the changes to the LotRO music system.

The files are here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w5rkjayruq9r0bj/AABjO4N3SB938ZVF26IJuSt5a?dl=0

I decided not to distribute the lyrics, as I will be singing those. (Which is probably another handicap because I won't be able to deal with raid/part issues while playing. But I have them specially formatted for display and have found that passing such files to someone else often introduces a lot of garbage due to character set translation between platforms. Besides, I'm not sure my ego could handle having someone else premier my lyrics.)
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#11376048 Aug 06, 2015 at 08:06 PM
Weatherstock...
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#11373698 Lasswen wrote:

I should be right to help out with this, and if need be there's my 3 other alts as well. I've passed the message on to my other bandmates, but haven't heard back from them as yet.


Thank you!

Could also post on Twitter, there's a few Rockfest folk on there.

I'm still stuck in the '70s for a lot of things; I've never used Twitter. (Closest I have come to it is writing "Nothin' to do but Twitter 'bout my woes" in my "I Wanna Be Sedated" parody lyrics about LotRO servers being down for updates.)

If you're offering to send out a tweet about the Saturday Night-Cap project, I would appreciate it.
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