1B King 8


Florida USA   Jan 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   cats, my bride, you, the beerlight tattoo, faeries, gnomes,

Daddy (fixer of things broken), musician, geek, curmudgeon, junkyard dog, recovering perfectionist.

This is my tenth FAWM. Since moving two years ago, I now have an entirely new creative space in my loft a.k.a. The Belfry. I was right about that too because the new place does indeed have some wonderful acoustics.

I've also been diagnosed with a most severe case of G.A.S. In the past year, I seem to have acquired a lap steel, a Seagull Merlin, a home brew Tele, and three new Strats. I will try to play them all.

Crime scene photos:

One of my next projects will be reworking the guitar racks. I need room for more.


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  • @solarrainuk  3 days

    Great, glad you managed to get it. I kept it pretty simple, not too much going on, plenty of atmosphere. You can just do whatever you want over the top!

  • @solarrainuk  4 days

    Try my dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gc6jz36d2zy...

    I managed to download it myself from there using the drop down box at the top right corner of the web page.

  • @solarrainuk  4 days

    Sorry about that, Sendspace used to be good once! I'll try and find an alternative

  • @solarrainuk  4 days

    Hey Bob, got something for you here@: https://www.sendspace.com/file/hrb28k

    It's in E flat minor. Let me know if it's ok!

  • @lhcisco  4 days

    Def true about the capo thing. I actually try standard tuning every once in a white. Just can't get into it.

  • @mikeskliar  4 days

    Thanks for listening! I need to get to yours!

  • @mkd  5 days

    Aw poor Andy! They break your heart sometimes don’t they?! Thanks for your comment!

  • @ryako  5 days

    Hey, how are you doing? Sorry for this very late reply, but I just haven't had the time to sit down, reply to stuff, listen, and comment. Hope you are doing well. Thanks for listening to my crap!

  • @spinhead  6 days

    Re: Tenuous #2: chord SELECTION? They're happy accidents, one and all. But Harry? HOOhah. I'll take it.

  • @errol 6 days

    Now that I finished my song, I can get started looking at yours! 😁

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    That was a beautiful comment on my song. Thank you so much. I love your wall of guitars.

  • @solarrainuk  1 week

    Awesome, thanks Bob, I like both of those keys too! I'll try and get something interesting together soon πŸ˜€

  • @solarrainuk  1 week

    Bob, if create some kind of atmospheric/pads ambient track do you want to try some of your really nice ambient guitar over the top? If so, what key is best for you?

  • @solarrainuk  1 week

    Haha, thanks Bob. I'm not sure the Tyrell Corp would trust me with their equipment. Glad you're liking the tunes so far!

  • @spinhead  1 week

    People who play stringed instruments shouldn't have to learn to blow through things. I don't know why I torture myself.

  • @chasingandromeda  1 week

    Sent the link earlier today. Let me know if you received it. It would have come from Google Drive.

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    More guitars!? It looks like our neighbours on both sides of the pond will need sympathy! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

  • @chasingandromeda  1 week

    I have something for you to listen to. How would you like for me to deliver it? It is a rough arrangement but the structure is good and the chord changes are there. Wanted to give you plenty of latitude.

  • @headfirstonly  1 week

    Bob, that is one slick-looking axe. Thanks for the pic! Is that a short tremelo arm, Gilmour style?

  • @chasingandromeda  1 week

    Got something heading your way shortly. It has the requested synths, but....well, it rocks a bit. πŸ˜‰

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Now THAT'S a wall of guitars!!! 😎

  • @headfirstonly  2 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words as always, Bob. Tag added on "E R E" as requested! "Congested" was a bit of both. Lead tone was from a G&L S-500 fed into a Keeley Dark Side into a Mooer Ocean Machine (which I have to resist using on *everything*) to get the basic vibe, but it was dirtied up in post with iZotope Trash 2 (which I picked up when it was on special offer at Christmas).

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    I love that photo... And I don't even like Strats... I do, however, as you have now discovered, freaking LOVE my new Telecaster. I'm just wondering why it took me so long to get one! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @corinnecurcio  2 weeks

    Hiya Bob - Long time no see...sorta

  • @devin  2 weeks

    Hey 1B, I started a country project in 9/8.

    Dang, it’s... interesting.

    I might cheat in the solo, and switch it to three repeating sets of 3/4, just to give you a fighting chance.

    Stay tuned... I *might* be a while :-0

  • @heavyhedonist 2 weeks

    I'll see what I can do.

  • @leslie 2 weeks

    Hi Bob! No, I haven't done any more colour songs like those. I still love what you did with them. Listened to them again this past winter.

  • @errol 2 weeks

    I'll always be nonsense! Don't know about the amount of writing I'll get done.

  • @solarrainuk  2 weeks

    @bking hey Bob, great to see you back, love the look of your new creative space there! You're not the only one with G.A.S. problems recently! I'll try and pop a pic onto my profile soon. Look forward to trying out a collab once I get warmed up a bit πŸ˜€

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @ryako  3 weeks

    Hey, stranger! Nice to see you, too. Hope you are doing well!

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    Lovely picture there, like duck-duck-goose with strats and teles. Awesome.

  • @donna  3 weeks

    Hi, Bob. πŸ˜‰ Yes, sometimes it feels like forever, but in a good way. πŸ˜‰

  • @devin  3 weeks

    BTW, I committed the two of us to write a country song in 9/8 time.

    You're welcome.

    (Mind if I try a bed track, and we'll see if there's any daylight at the end of that tunnel?! The light might be a train...)

  • @dannyk1 3 weeks

    Hey Bob, it's good to hear from you again! Yeah, I'm hoping to have a more productive year this time around. Hoping all is well with you and that you will be blowing us out of the water with your amazing guitar tracks. Looking forward to hearing that new lap steel!

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Lovely wall decorations. Very happy to see you and will drop by from time to time in hopes of listening.

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Hi Bob

    I am not snowbirding...I live here now!

  • @swampjaw  3 weeks

    Yup -- back in action this year, but no travel planned. But with luck, plenty of time to churn out some pure crap!

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    Bob, life is in the way big time here. We're close to working full time as ...renovators. In fairness, we're on a cruise for 10 days in February but most of the rest of Feb is fast vanishing in work. Yes, time we collabed again. No-one picked up on any of the last stuff despite pitchign. I've given up on teh money side, almost.

  • @headfirstonly  3 weeks

    Bob, that's one utterly gorgeous array of guitars you've got there.
    I want to hear them ALL this FAWm!

  • @fuzzy  3 weeks

    Hey, man, good luck with FAWM!
    I seem to have a tendency to pick up instruments as well, even ones I can't play (I have a trumpet I need to get around to learning to use some day).

  • @chasingandromeda  3 weeks

    Yeah, we can make that happen!

    By the way, picked up one of my own this year. Mexican made Deluxe Roadhouse in the Icy Blue. Love it.

  • @chasingandromeda  3 weeks

    Any particular style in mind? Glad to see you here!

  • @phylo  3 weeks

    Wow, that's a lot-o-Strats! Looking forward to making some noise this year. Perhaps we can both see our way clear to make something together.

  • @nancyrost  3 weeks

    Wow, look at those acquisitions! And that space! Hope you'll thoroughly enjoy them this February.

  • @devin  3 weeks

    And greetings to you sir. May your fingers get scorched from fretwork, not ye olde Iron!

  • @andygetch  3 weeks

    Hey Bob, great to see you here again!

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    Hey there Bob! Happy FAWM 2018! And I'd love a collab!

  • @cts  3 weeks

    My good brother! So good to hear from you! Glad you’re back for more FAWM goodness!

  • @chipwithrow  3 weeks

    Hey there! Indeed, we made it through Irma. It was a big ol' mess, but family, house, and business all OK. We took in a friend whose house took a hit, and she just moved back into it last week.

  • @spinhead  4 weeks

    Three new Strats. Get help, fella.

    And, as far as I recall, it WAS just yesterday we met here. That, or my memory is failing, and we know that ain't true.

  • @barbara  4 weeks

    Can it be B??
    You have been given enough honeymoon time off, I think. πŸ˜‰
    Glad you've come to a similar conclusion. Art, and all...

  • @valeriecox  4 weeks

    Hey there. Happy FAWMing. Looks like the cat dragged itself in. 😝

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!