A World O Funk…. Damn-it! where is my band?

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Rust! call me Rusty, Musically

I believe i could have, might have mention I can read music….

Well i think  i wrote fiction, this is much harder than row row your boat!!

I’m going back to cowbell..

Not  row row your boatWell at least it’s  in C.   rusty i am,  I don’t have an upright, must now find a way to buy a Double Bass & bow ..soon

complaining?  yes, sue me.  But honestly  happy time again. Last night 5th chair  out of five. The Good thing is, i can go up to the college and borrow an instrument and a practice room,  daily ..until i get another one.


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Daily Panoramic, Home Studio project (Unfinished)

Hi boggers,  thank you for visiting  receiving or sharing my posts.  A little about what i’ve been up to..  Checked back into the music department at  City college LA, prior to my checking into Cal  state Dominguez hills for electronic music  if it works out. It’ll mean a BA..

MONDAY i used a pencil for the 1st time in twenty years.. I remember why i became a hand writing is TERRIBLE!

 So it was getting uncomfortable  at my recording studio set-up. (gear changes over time)  It was time for a rebuild. My daughter reminded me this is studio ver.3. I’ve done this many times. I love working with wood. My days in high school in Connecticut made me a wood cutter/craftman. I love the smell of  wood, fresh cut wood….I’m use laths,band saw, table saw, jig ect… I though i would work at a wood shop but. it’s hard in la with Mexican labor so inexpensive i couldn’t compete with that. So communication/computer tech..real world job. Besides music gigs and or assignments.

I spent lot’s of time  sitting working on  music.this was my self-assign projectProject Studio Plan

And so that became this unfinishedProject studio unfinished

panoramic issue

panoramic issues

And then the…

STAIN!!!!   Oh der horra..of messing rug up. I’m in so much trouble, will be renting rug doctor this weekend after shiny coat..shsssh  don’t tell my daughter bout the rug.. Next time   fully loaded… and the station will be also..


Los Angeles & I

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Me.Funkangeles is Daryl Wilfred Vanterpool named after Wilfred Vanterpool my Grand dad. My friends call me ddub(DW).Mr. Larry Graham’s bass playing for Sly Stone is whom I wish to emulate. That is until i found Jazz.
I don’t mind practicing and I love playing with others. When I got my 1st bass (see hello world 1st post) I walked home from Reeds Music in New London,Ct and started to practices. I play and banged that instrument until school the following Monday.I could wait to get home. I lost friends because all talked about was bass bass bass. I got musician friends now. Playing live is my thing. I use to had crazy energy onstage.(many a night I’ve ran out of my plug, until i learned) Key words, “USE TO”. I just keep up now. My bass gets six outta the seven days in a week of my time.(I usually clear this with new girlfriend) I tend to goof around on the piano which, has it’s practice time and it’s how i write most of my compositions. Truth be told, I’m a horrible pianist. I’ve been at it so long and I feel I’m still not as good as i would like. I would think to Joe/Jane average any playing is good.
I agree, when I graduated from high school i signed up for summer school just so i could take piano for the first time. We didn’t have one at home and college was starting in 3 months and I was majoring in music, so I had a challenge ahead of me. Ready for the summer i got a surprise. The piano class at Dorsey high had only one piano. Reminding me i was living in a depressed neighborhood but it was home.And I was gonna learn. They gave us these 2 1/2 octave wooden piano slate that you sat on your desk and learned proper hand position and form. No sound big disappointment.
It was here i foolish believed i was baddest fake wooden piano playing student, that teacher ever did see. Got an A for the class……ijs
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