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Torpedo last won the day on January 9 2015

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About Torpedo

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    Spain's Cocker Spaniel; Formerly known as Penelopez
  • Birthday 07/27/1964

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  • Biography
    Complicated, yet as boring as most anyone else's.
  • Location
  • Interests
    Quite a few, but music takes a lot of my leisure time.
  • Occupation
    Otolaryngologist, ENT surgeon.
  • Hobbies
    Playing guitar, reading, movies, joining family and friends for some laughs...
  • Headphones
    Way too many. Wanna buy?
  • Headphone Amps
    A damn lot. I could sell a few too.
  • Sources
    More than I need.
  • Other Audio Gear
    Speakers. iTouch. Lips. Fingers. A few guitars.

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  1. Guessing a jazz album by its cover

    I was watching a TV show in a scene a guy was giving a rare, collectible vinyl album to another. The album cover was brown or very dark orange with regularly distributed, about 5x5 or 6x6, white circles. In four of the circles, in the same line, starting next to the left rim, the word JAZZ spelled one single letter into one single circle. That's all, no names, no label, no artist mentioned or music sounding. I've tried looking for that cover on Discogs, Google, etc, but nothing came out. Any cues?
  2. Happy Birthday sorenb!

    Happy Birthday!!!
  3. What are you listening to Part the Third

    That's my teacher's point, if you get familiar with the unpredictable places where the musician is taking you to, you start to be in a position to get more involved emotionally and to really enjoy this "weird" stuff. Funnily enough I found this video at Youtube (that guy's channel is interesting for those of us learning) which is somewhat related to this matter The weirder, richer and unpredictable is the stuff you're listening to, the more trained to find out intervals and harmonies our brains will be.
  4. What are you listening to Part the Third

    His name is Al (Alberto) Martín, but he has no website nor social network profile. He's not this Alberto Martín. Al's the luthier behind the aluminum Pamito Guitars design, woodwork (neck, fretboard), pick ups, ensembling and adjustments. I have one of their aluminum Telecaster models, I posted pics elsewhere. Look at the all wood models, they have some similarities in finish and sound to his own guitars, but he has plenty of smaller body designs, even shorter scale lengths, and small head. He got in touch with Allan through another musician/guitarist/producer who came to live in Spain in the 80's or late 70's, but I can't recall his name. Al is a more than decent guitarist, I mean not at virtuoso level technically IMO, but very knowledgeable at theory level. He recommended me to listen to Holdsworth works to learn how he handled harmonic concepts and how original were his melodic lines. My "problem" with such music is that it's rather atonal, not easy to follow melodically, but amazing for its different perspectives. I'm listening now to Metal Fatigue
  5. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Allan Holdsworth owned one of the hand made by my teacher guitars. He seemed to like a lot small body ones with funny shapes, and great sounding. I've listened to a couple of albums on YT, is the whole collection worth it?
  6. Happy Birthday Ian!

    Happy Birthday!!!
  7. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Condolences to you and your family, Kerry.
  8. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Larry Carlton Quartet full concert at the Festival de Jazz de Vitoria, performed on July 12th this year
  9. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Cool. You should upload some video at YT
  10. And now what did you do TODAY?

    What Clapton's repertoire were you playing?
  11. Watches

    Who needs preferences? I like both
  12. What are you listening to Part the Third

    This casual improvisation really made my day, a friend sent me the link on a morning e-mail
  13. Happy Birthday tom_hankins!

    Happy Birthday!!!
  14. August 3rd Update

    TBH I'm not sure either, I think I paid a low fee for the pro subscription, so I was for a while ads free, but it's possible I just got some grace period then I should pay to be pro and fully ads free forever. As you said, this is ramsonware and sooner or later, we'll have to pay again.
  15. And now what did you do TODAY?

    OMG, yes. Unstoppable diarrhea