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news forum / Re: Aretha Franklin Dead at 76.
« Last post by cause the rat on Today at 12:28:25 pm »
Totally bummed. But totally blest to have heard her stuff. The real musician generation is dying out. In our time if you didn't have talent it didn't matter what you looked like. You weren't going to make it. Folks today don't have what we had. Take away the autotune and the lip singing and 80% of what's called 'talent' today wouldn't make it.

RIP Aretha. Total Respect.
news forum / Aretha Franklin Dead at 76.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 08:31:40 am »
Often called the Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest singers
of the 20th century. Gone at the age of 76, but not forgotten. It's likely she
will be remembered as one of histories greatest singers.

A fine piano player as well she was playing and singing before she was in
her teens. 50 years, and over 75 albums. Singing at Obama's inauguration,
and many many other special events, she was loved by millions. 

Here is a link for more info.

Yep, those types of screams are really easy. It all starts with a relaxed through and making a creaky door sound.  then lots of practice so you don't sound like a creaky door.  :) Because i have a deep voice my highest falsetto is a D one octave above middle C. When I'm warmed up enough I can turn that into a scream. But it breaks up on me. I've worked through the natural break between my normal and falsetto years ago. And know all about proper breathing and vocal health.  Learning this not to spend the entire night 'screaming' into a mic. I'll be using this to enhance and add emotion to the music I do. Its taking a lot of practice to get the control I want. To be able to smoothly transition between a normal tone and the breakup of the scream technique. Trying to make it sound more natural. Like I'm actually starting to scream. All by using a technique that is really quite relaxing to do.

Awesome band Choky!
singing, music, & dance / Live gigs. Vids included.
« Last post by Choky on August 15, 2018, 06:02:32 pm »
Just dropped in to share the live gigs I've been doing lately and hopefully get some furry feedback:

-Been playing more with SoundBay lately: We won second place at this one,first place winners knew the judges... >:( ...funny coincidence huh...yeaaah suuure. (Fave bit on this one is after 7:55 where band said I was allowed to just go crazy long with the scream at the end) :D
-Also was playing with PitWailers but we have since disbanded,which is a shame since I love stoner rock:
-Warming the voice up at soundcheck before a SoundBay gig: In mah furry wolf jacket. :)

Got more gigs on 23rd and 26th this month with SoundBay so stuff it going well so far.

Any critisism and thoughts are very welcome and wanted...although I already know I should probably move about a little more on stage and show a little more personality. :-[ I get nervous I guess.

(I shared these videos in Cause the Rats scream thread since it was on topic and potentially helpful,but would prefer that any critisisms and feedback be left here instead as to not go off topic in Cause the rats thread which is about screams and vocal fry)

EDIT: Forgot I haven't been on here in ages and am probably new to some furs...I am the male vocalist.
singing, music, & dance / Re: I'm learning to scream like a death metal horror!
« Last post by Choky on August 15, 2018, 05:39:30 pm »
I think the type of scream you want to do is the one I'm doing at 7:55 in this video: (SoundBay)

Or...the screams I'm doing at both 1:02 and 1:28 in this video: (PitWailers)

I could probably help you by telling you what you are doing right/wrong,but you would have to upload a soundclip first,that,and I would have to remember to come back to check the thread at a later date...I don't have a lot of time lately and this is like only the 2nd time this year I've remember to come back to furtopia to check threads out. :-[
singing, music, & dance / Re: Nightmare before Christmas cover / Jacks lament.
« Last post by Choky on August 15, 2018, 05:36:53 pm »
Thanks guys,I keep forgetting to come back,life got a little better,but now entails much more added responsability with it,hahaha,got a decent job now(a legal one this time),finally bought another car,currently trying to buy a small house with space to set up a small studio at a later date when money permits it,and am also doing various gigs with a few bands.
Thanks for the replies guys,I wish I could be around more,you guys rock. 8)
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 15, 2018, 10:56:21 am »
The white house is trying to say Trump bad mouths a lot of people
not just one group or another. Well one can say he has been rude to
minorities, women, and gays. Nice to the far right and other
supporters. Some might say it's just Trump, but that is no excuse for
being rude or nasty. 

In spite of Trumps supporters in congress or the country. The
problem is the rest of the world views our country by how
the president acts. Looking at Trump we must look pretty
weird , and untrustworthy.

You can find out more at the following links.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 14, 2018, 09:38:01 am »
Trump is still defending hmself against the claims of his racial
misconduct. Calling the person making the claims rude names.
To me it just makes Trump look more guilty. 

The trial of Trumps ex campaign manager is going to the jury
tomorrow. Time will tell what the jury decides. There are over
30 charges to vote on.

President Trump signed a defense bill that had Senator John Mc
cains name on it. Yet Trump refused to even mention his name,
or give him credit for his defense of our  country. Why? because
mc cain wouldn't give Trump a vote that would have destroyed
the ACA. Just more proof of how petty Trump is. Just like a little
rich kid that doesn't get his way. I find it hard to understand
why anyone would support a man who acts like a schoolyard
bully. A spoiled one at that.

The GOP continues trying to discredit the FBI. To discredit the
special counsels report on Trumps coverup and connection to
the Russian government.

We depend on congress to hold the President accountable for
any wrong doing. Yet the GOP controlled congress refuses to
do it's job in this matter. Instead they are working to protect
the president, no matter what he does.

If Trump is allowed to continue his conduct, his supporters as
well as the public will suffer the consequences. Already there
are signs the economy is slowing down. Income for some workers
has improved, but not generally. Thousands have lost their jobs
due to Trumps trade policies and thousands more will likely  loose
their jobs in the future. The free ride of an improving economy 
given to the GOP and Trump by Obama is ending.

Inflation is out running any wage increases this year. The average tax
savings due to the GOP tax cut for the avergae wage earner is $68.
For upper middle class it's about $1000. For the top wage earners
it's about $60,000 in average tax savings. Tax savings by big business
has largely went to  stock buy backs instead of increased wages for
their workers. Remember the trickle down claim by the GOP? Well
there it is. Tax saving isn't going to most workers in wage increases.
 Big business isn't even puting the money into their infrastructure.

You can find out more at the following links.
furry greetings / Re: Newcomer here!
« Last post by Michen_S on August 14, 2018, 07:52:33 am »
Oh hey, I like clo... Uh, I can't place this one in my room, I'm afraid.

Sorry for the late welcome, I was busy... doing... stuff... Okay, see you around.
general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on August 13, 2018, 04:06:15 pm »
Had a dream my sister was dragging dead bodies out of a house. I told her it was illegal to disturb a crime scene, and she freak out, and then she said something like

 "We'll ask mom. She's taking a nap in the back."

Suddenly the house became the first house I lived in as a child, and I realized that the bodies might not have been due to a crime, but an accident, and that they simply died in their sleep because they ran out of air. I chased after my sister as she ran into the house, telling her not to go in alone, but she was already in, shaking my mom trying to wake her up. Inside the house smelt strongly like natural gas. Mom had a very hard time waking up, so I picked her up and carried her outside where she quickly recuperated. We were about to tell her that she had almost died when she looked at us and "Go away!" and ran back into the house. I followed (of course) and saw her turning off a couple of burners on the stove that were open but not lit. Then I woke up (thankfully).
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