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redrockrascal 61M
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8/5/2017 7:08 pm
Deep Purple

Nooo, the title of this post is not in reference to some odd sexual act. Geez y’all do you think this is some sort of sex site or something? The title is actually about the only time I have ever played a musical instrument.

So, what we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time . . . to Los Angeles in the mid 1980s. I have a friend (we shall call him D) who is my roommate and race co-driver. He is a professional photographer and former professional musician. He is great at playing “Classical Gas”, a very good co-driver for endurance races and had Yamaha (musical instruments) as a photo . Occasionally I would assist on his photo shoots.


"The Unknown Race Drivers" D and me clowning around on a race weekend.

During the years we were roommates he attempted to teach me to play guitar several times – this usually proved to be futile. The only musical instrument I play, very well mind you, is the radio.  Also part of this saga is my gf (we shall call her Mo). Suffice it to say she was a very good girlfriend and also played several instruments (some musical).

One day D called and asked for an assist with a shipment of Yamaha instruments he had in and was going to shoot for a catalog. Mo was at my place so we both went over to the studio. All the instruments were new a fancy and shiny and Mo wanted to play some and eventually D and Mo did. D, being D, wanted to see if he could get me to play something. There was a bass guitar sitting close by and with only 4 strings I figured it might be easier. After plugging it in and plucking some strings we go to the “lesson”. Mo suggested we number the strings top to bottom so I would know what string to pluck. I don’t recall how we dealt with the neck. Anyway, I was able to play some notes with D calling out the numbers. Then came the big decision . . . what song to play. Something with a good bass line

As D and I often did we both thought of the same thing at the same time. In this case it was “Smoke on the Water” – can’t get much more bass than that opening. So with D on a guitar and Mo on a keyboard we did a couple “rehearsals” and it sounded pretty good.

So just like when a hole opened up during a race and we would take a shot we went for it with a full rendition of “Smoke on the Water” and it was nearly perfect. My bass play shook the rafters and I only missed a few notes.

What prompted this post was the announcement of the last tour for the group Deep Purple. There is a link below. They will be in Phoenix on 8/15 – I might try to go there but it is a work night and it probably won’t be cheap.


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/23/2017 9:10 pm

    Quoting kinkyfem73:
    That would be a great show to see!!!
    Great pic Red!
Hi Kinks, miss ya. Maybe they will un-retire.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


kinkyfem73 47F

8/23/2017 8:35 pm

That would be a great show to see!!!
Great pic Red!

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redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/21/2017 6:31 am

    Quoting goodatpoetry2:
    I do play guitar ( a little ), but I've never even tried a bass guitar. . It's GOT to be easier.

    I wonder if that's where I should have started out...
Its 4 strings so that made it much easier for me.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


goodatpoetry2 70M
16574 posts
8/21/2017 5:06 am

I do play guitar ( a little ), but I've never even tried a bass guitar. . It's GOT to be easier.

I wonder if that's where I should have started out...


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/10/2017 8:03 am

    Quoting FMAOPLS:
    I got the musical reference immediately, and Classical Gas can only be played by a very accomplished guitarist.

    ThE only musical instrument I play is also a radio.
Classical Gas can only be played by a very accomplished guitarist Agreed

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/10/2017 8:01 am

Thanks LJ

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


FMAOPLS 67F  
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8/9/2017 3:32 pm

I got the musical reference immediately, and Classical Gas can only be played by a very accomplished guitarist.

ThE only musical instrument I play is also a radio.

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lordjack1957 62M

8/9/2017 6:12 am

Hope you make it RR!

LJ


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/8/2017 6:08 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Great song. Yes, 'Smoke on the Water' has that classic riff
Yup, that's on I always crank up

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


citizen4722 62M  
67447 posts
8/7/2017 4:01 pm

Great song. Yes, 'Smoke on the Water' has that classic riff


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 1:23 pm

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    Not a Deep Purple fan, so if I were there, we would have to find something else to amuse ourselves...
Hummm . . . what might we do?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Naughtypursuit 52F  
2598 posts
8/7/2017 12:53 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Its a work night, no 70-80's gear, and you won't be here
Not a Deep Purple fan, so if I were there, we would have to find something else to amuse ourselves...


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:37 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Great story! Hope you get to go to the concert...that would definitely be worth the time and money!
    Classical Gas.....great music. I work with a woman who's husband and her are very close friends with Mason Williams and his wife. Mason and her husband play together when he's here visiting, usually at least once a year.
That is cool about Mason Williams, my buddy would get a huge thrill if he got to jam with him. Imaging CG done on 2 guitars.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:34 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What a great read thank you, and that song Smoke On The Water love it and so glad you got to play it. Deep Purples last concert huh, seems lots of the older groups are performing their last tours as well. I hope they will continue to play certain venues would be great..
There have been a number of final tours lately for the bands we "grew up"with. I want to get in as many as possible.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:32 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    WOW I found ticket to Massachusetts show for $100 so maybe you will be able
    in AZ- bet the tix are cheaper there. And good for you on the guitar
The price range is $15 - 300 here. $15 is on the grass in the back. Since it is August and outside the grass will be deceased because it will be hotter than hell.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:27 am

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    Go to the concert, dress in your 70-80's gear ...then send pics
Its a work night, no 70-80's gear, and you won't be here

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:26 am

    Quoting author51:
    What a great way to learn the guitar.Sounds like some fun times and I love that photo...
I never really learned it, and haven't played since

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:24 am

    Quoting Playtime24x7:
    Hey RRR loved reading your post. That would have been awesome watching you guys jam to Smoke on the water. That's such a classic. I hope you do make it to the concert.
Thanks PT it was fun

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:23 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    Used to love em, back in the day, happy times. Hope you go McFrock, and come here to tell us all about it........
Its on a work night so not likely to go.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:22 am

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    Ty Red a very cool story. I never heard of dep purple but I wasn't really into race car driving hugs V
Ty Sweets

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:21 am

    Quoting tickles4us:
    A good one to practice and listen to.
I do a great air bass now

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/7/2017 7:20 am

    Quoting KtMnDu:
    Deep Purple was always able to open up a hole.....and good for you to be up to the task, with those 4 strings, to fill in the edges......
It was a good evening and I haven't picked up a guitar since.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


pagancountrygirl 62F
5233 posts
8/6/2017 1:11 pm

Great story! Hope you get to go to the concert...that would definitely be worth the time and money!
Classical Gas.....great music. I work with a woman who's husband and her are very close friends with Mason Williams and his wife. Mason and her husband play together when he's here visiting, usually at least once a year.

Pagan
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Tmptrzz 57F
81870 posts
8/6/2017 9:47 am

What a great read thank you, and that song Smoke On The Water love it and so glad you got to play it. Deep Purples last concert huh, seems lots of the older groups are performing their last tours as well. I hope they will continue to play certain venues would be great..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


pocogato12 68F  
33757 posts
8/6/2017 9:26 am

WOW I found ticket to Massachusetts show for $100 so maybe you will be able
in AZ- bet the tix are cheaper there. And good for you on the guitar

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Naughtypursuit 52F  
2598 posts
8/6/2017 7:35 am

Go to the concert, dress in your 70-80's gear ...then send pics


author51 57F  
96324 posts
8/6/2017 5:45 am

What a great way to learn the guitar.Sounds like some fun times and I love that photo...

One can never have enough JOY in their life...


Playtime24x7 46M

8/6/2017 4:46 am

Hey RRR loved reading your post. That would have been awesome watching you guys jam to Smoke on the water. That's such a classic. I hope you do make it to the concert.

Mike aka Playtime24x7


lindoboy100 57M
21573 posts
8/6/2017 3:27 am

Used to love em, back in the day, happy times. Hope you go McFrock, and come here to tell us all about it........

Pull ma finger.........


sweet_VM 62F
80986 posts
8/6/2017 12:33 am

Ty Red a very cool story. I never heard of dep purple but I wasn't really into race car driving hugs V

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tickles4us 58M
7196 posts
8/5/2017 10:15 pm

A good one to practice and listen to.

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KtMnDu 67M
6216 posts
8/5/2017 9:17 pm

Deep Purple was always able to open up a hole.....and good for you to be up to the task, with those 4 strings, to fill in the edges......


redrockrascal 61M
21598 posts
8/5/2017 7:09 pm

https://www.axs.com/deep-purple-on-the-long-goodbye-tour-in-2017-121203

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


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