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September 19, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles on September 11th 2018 Vol. 20: Skyline From The Fashion District

Today is a short trip. I avoided a little traffic on the way in and I plan to leave quickly to avoid the build-up.

Everything seems “normal.” Los Angeles and it’s fashion district is full of people. Parking is probably more difficult because the metered area is under construction. I’m going to park in the alley and trust that LADOT doesn’t appear to take my money.

Downtown Los Angeles September 11th 2018 Panoramic Image:

See anything interesting?

1. We can see a progression with this building if we put all my panoramic shots together… maybe someday.

2. I don’t know the name of this one… it’s really dark. I tried to look for it… a bank maybe… I definitely don’t care now. “Stupid bank building” is what we can call it.

3. This is a famous building in LA. Iconic for this skyline in my opinion. It’s called “Equinox Downtown LA.”

4. This is the construction that I avoided by parking in the loading zone of the alley. Look double white car!

Click here to see my previous panoramic post in this series: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-20th-2018-vol-19-a-side-job-traffic-an-ally-view-a-butt-fb236a9ef41da

This post is dedicated to all those that died on or because of September 11th. I’m grateful for all those who work hard and sacrifice and I hope that these days bring us all a little closer to each other and prosperity.

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NEXT: Steel Drum Music for Seniors and My Third Pinball Tournament In One Day! Part 2 of 2

Part two will feature pinball tournament stuff and more steel drum stuff. Click here or on the image below to see Part 1.

September 4, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Music for Seniors and My Third Pinball Tournament In One Day! Part 1 of 2

Today me and the guys in Steel Parade are performing for seniors in Los Angeles California. We’ve performed for this group of seniors several times before. Every other season it seems, for the last 8 years, we’ve performed here… wow

Last time I performed at a senior center, it got a little rough. I’m sure this time will be more mellow.

My Plan in the form of a non-plagiarized poem…

Wake and bake to Sh!t, shower and shave.

Prep gear/equipment and be ready for carpool.

Eat a chocolate buttermilk donut dipped in black coffee for the will to unload equipment.

Perform for Bixby Tower residents. Then do as they do and take a nap.

Food? Wake and bake with coffee to go.

Leave early to practice pinball before the tournament starts.

Win Pinball Tournament…

Scroll down to avoid bad poems.

Bass For Steel Parade at The Bixby Towers

Get on the Sandy Bus and let’s carpool to a donut or two!

Yum! Take them all let’s go!

We are here!

Let’s set up.

Steel Parade’s ensemble features Steel Pan, Drum Set, Bass, and Vocals. Today we have a percussion player with us. He brought a Djembe and a Pandero. The Djembe is a hand drum from Africa. The Pandero is slightly similar to a tambourine and it’s from Brazil.

Click here to see my live broadcast of our performance on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/blc0WTFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVlxSkRRZGt3bFF4VjuQNGqw4BjUvXp2RHQ69sTp2_m8LD2vqOUf9xhD6Hv3?t=2m14s

You know me, that guy who posted upside down steel drum images first. This is probably an Steem anniversary…

Anyway, that is @steelparades Steel Pan. He lays it on the ground like that just before we go into play.

Obviously, we wouldn’t want to have our cases/equipment bags with us while we are performing. That would be FUGLY! So, we put our stuff away and then he lays it on the ground for a final moment to prepare for the performance.

Next: Part 2, I enter a third pinball tournament!

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August 28, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

It’s Big Band season again and you know what that means… no free parking, but now there will be pinball league practice.

Big band will start again soon. It’s gonna be every more expensive this year because I found a nearby pinball league. They have lots of well maintained pinball machines.

I should give lots of credit to our Steem neighbor @zingali He discovered and shared lots of great info that helped me be the pinball player I am today. That’s not saying much, but I’m hooked. Let’s see where we are 1year from now.

It’s gonna be awesome to say, “I was in 20 pinball tournaments this year.” I just made that number up. It’s probably going to be more like 100!!!

(Edit: i’m going to focus on the tournaments appearing near big band, the ones at Mission Control.)

Remember these FedEx runs to make copies of music?

https://youtu.be/enay2yAl82w

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Holy sh!t, this one is only 3 month’s old!?

https://youtu.be/zprxfF5VvD0

I feel dizzy after that.

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August 18, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

The art I created or manipulated to play IBT 7 as Angel Food the Wizard.

This is Angel Food. His character class is wizard… in a very non-traditional sense of the word. IBT is like that sometimes. Wacky, silly, twisted, weird… thankfully we can’t smell it.

I created Angel Food for a Steem based roll paying game called IBT or Interactive Battle Tournament. It’s like Dungeons and Dragons, except players win Steem and or SBD and or other stuff. Usually Steem on SBD though. Anyway, Instead of dice for randomness rolls, we us a bot called @wizardzap.

We use easy commands like, “!life” or “!manyarrows”, or “!magiczap”. It’s fun and sometimes this little @gobbo guy shows up just to kick you while your down, but if you catch him in the act, he gives you something cool.

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Alert!

IBT 8 is starting now and you can enroll here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@lordnigel/interactive-battle-tournament-8-enrol-now-to-play

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IBT is free.

Steemseph is Tetrahedroseph love IBT gif_1522360219

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IBT is a creative and multifaceted artistic destination and contest. 

(Psst, you can play without getting all artsy… 100% cool too.)

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Angel Food’s IBT7 Battle Poster:

These are the matchup posters I created for each stage of gameplay. Each “poster” features Angel Food and his enemy for the IBT stage. Hopefully you can see a progression in detail… improvement?

•Stage 1:

Click here to see what happened in the first stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-lordnigel-interactive-battle-tournament-7-stage-one-fight-20180714t232123023z

•Stage 2:

Click here to see what happened in the second stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-wizardzap-20180717t021808320z-20180717t023718512z

•Stage 3:

Click here to see what happened in the third stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@wizardzap/20180717t034044297z

•Stage 4:

Click here to see what happened in the fourth stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-lordnigel-interactive-battle-tournament-7-stage-four-fight-20180717t151804506z

•Stage 5:

Click here to see what happened in the fifth stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-lordnigel-interactive-battle-tournament-7-stage-five-fight-20180718t180326424z

•Stage 6:

Click here to see what happened in the sixth stage: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-doughtaker-re-gobbo-y652545uvb8ucnq74hnihzz29h816048-post-20180720t053927429z

•Stage 7:

Click here to see what happened in the seventh stage, “Boss Round”: https://steemit.com/steem/@steemseph/re-lordnigel-interactive-battle-tournament-7-boss-round-fight-20180720t064806133z

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It’s easier than you think.

I don’t always create images like this for each stage and every time I play IBT. I usually elaborate with a story. For IBT 7, I was kinda busy and typing physically hurt after a while. That is also the beauty of Interactive Battle Tournament. Do whatever you can when you can. It’s a very low stress Steem based contest game.

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Win booty and help support something that supports the Steem community while having some fun.

Remember “creative destination”? You know you need one. Help yourself. IBT!

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IBT 8 is starting now and you can enroll here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@lordnigel/interactive-battle-tournament-8-enrol-now-to-play

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Please give a big delegation to @wizardzap to help support this Steem based contest, but it upvotes all the user’s posts as a type of consolation prize or guaranteed reward for enrollment in to a IBT game.

Please give a big upvote to all of @doughtaker’s posts to say thanks for all his hard work as our field judge for IBT and also for helping keep things organized during the game. (Quality assurance at it’s finest!!!) Also look forward to his future updates to The Unofficial IBT Book of Records. (I’m in it, yer not.)

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Thanks for reading and have fun. Explore your creativity without stealing other’s work. That reminds me… 

The flashing IBT banner is my color and gif manipulation of a really cool image that was originally created and given to IBT by @spaceginger!

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August 14, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 20th 2018 Vol. 19: A side job, traffic, an ally view, a butt gif, and an old cat #dtla

More work is good and I am back in downtown Los Angeles. Speaking of “backs,” I’m grateful for less physically demanding work during my time of injury.

For this post I thought I would start by featuring some of my drive into the city. Lots of freeway with lots of cars, most of them contain only one or two commuters.

For most of us here in LA large freeways with multiple overhead on-ramps and interchanges are normal to see. They are amazing structures for cars and lots of fun late at night while everyone is sleeping.

Food Tip For DTLA’s Fashion District:

1. Any person with any type of dietary requirements, or lack of, is gonna like this place:

Dune Downtown
1610, 199 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 628-3586
https://goo.gl/maps/Qk9NXiigstR2

I have enjoyed every dish I’ve ever tried there. Get the hummus, but make sure your cleared for abundant fart action later. The chicken salad dishes are good too. Save a little money and get a sandwich.

2. If your more interested in hot soup or a Japanese influence, try:

DTLA Ramen
952 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 265-7641
https://goo.gl/maps/8WRiq6kA8vk

I’ve only been there once and it seemed as good and a little better than the other ramen places I’ve visited in my life.

(sorry, no image of DTLA Ramen)

3. Parking sucks. Notice the red pin on the map below. If you want to eat at Dune or DTLA Ramen, and if you’re also planning to do more in the area, park in this lot here: https://goo.gl/maps/DywzXnAEiR22

The image above is a screen shot from GoogleMaps app. The red pin is for the parking lot I’ve been referring to. This area is experiencing lots of construction, so be sure to verify the parking lot is still there. Also, it’s not the only option. Look for a few more parking lots just north of it if this one is full. The heart of the fashion district is just a block northeast on East 9th Street and South Los Angeles Street.

Also notice Dune Downtown’s and DTLA Ramen’s location on the map. Their pins look yellow with a white star.

Almost Done…

I recommend the meters because you can use your bosses credit card. 😁 Be sure you fully understand the parking regulations posted on the streets in this area. Some of the metered parking ends around 3 or 5 PM. I almost got towed once. They are really quick to ticket AND tow. (I had to pay 300 something just to keep them from towing my AWD vehicle away on a one wheel lift type of truck.)

Panoramic Shots Vol. 19 07/20/2018:

Eventually, I park in one of the most expensive parking lots because it’s close to the front door. Walking from the other parking lots would perpetuate my injury. It cost $20 to park. Fuck it. My boss can see my receipt in the image above. 

Want hear something funny? A monthly parking pass is 300… I promise to stop talking about parking now. Thanks for reading.

This first shot was taken at 10:16 AM:

This second shot is a new perspective that i’ve never shared before. It was taken while I was helping my peeps in the alley. It the same alley that has a piece by Matt Gondek (Bart Simpson):

This third shot was taken at 2:30 PM. I’m off to join the millions of automobiles crammed into the outdated and historical inadequate freeways.

Is this NSFW?

Everyone likes butt cheeks, right?

Maybe we are all secretly envious of his… oooh the millions of memes we could put here.

Don’t flag me yet! I’m getting to the point… turning it around…

Suffering is not funny. Is the man in this gif suffering? Hmm… homelessness doesn’t look easy. After we giggle a little, let’s take a moment to be grateful.

Now, talk about a very real and seemingly microcosmic way to help homelessness.

Blessings Bags:

Assemble a sturdy grocery store bag or better with the following items:

  1. Bars of soap that are individually wrapped in plastic. 
  2. Maxi Pads or Sanitary napkins. 
  3. Small individually wrapped laundry soap.
  4. Panchos
  5. Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  6. Deodorant
  7. Sanitary wipes/Baby wipes
  8. First Aid kit
  9. Individually wrapped toilet paper
  10. Roll of quarters

Am I forgetting anything? Hibachi grill?

Shoes and socks!!! If you can not create a blessing bag, no worries. Buy someone shoes instead. Purchase the shoes before you have the  receptient in mind. Now, just keep them handy (in your trunk/boot) as you travel around.

Be careful!

How to give:

Don’t put yourself in any risky/vulnerable environments just to give someone your blessings bag. Stay safe! Don’t give to individuals that are close to your home, work, or parking space. It’s not charity if it hurts you.

Lets end this little story.

Eventually, I make it home but only after I take care of an old friend’s older friend… Lily. 

She looks nice, but she will bite the fvck out of your thumb if you’re trying to help her release a pillow dangling from her pinky nail. No, I’m not the only person she has bit into. That was long ago and we all survived.

If I wasn’t allowed to go outside, I would bite people too.

Anyway, Lily is much older now and slowly crashes into walls. She struggles coordinating a treat at her feet. We are all much gentler with her now. She probably knows me best as the beast that appears when everyone is gone, smells weird, lays on the ground to give her attention, raids the refrigerator, gives her more attention, raids the refrigerator, double checks food and water and then leaves.

We all call it housesitting.

NEXT:

Some kinda post featuring some kinda new train music video I’m currently working on. It’s just to get a few laughs out of @iamstan and friends.

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Teaser!

Thanks again for your support. I hope this series is worth continuing. I hope it helps someone out there navigate the Los Angeles Fashion Distric. Feel free to ask me something specific. If I don’t know the answer I can find out.

Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
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Click here to see the 4th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 7th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 17th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 18th panoramic in this series.

Spam rant:

I try to help serve our Steem neighborhood. Many others also serve the community far beyond my capacity. I am grateful. I try to support them.

Spam fighters look like me, @steemflagrewards and YOU! 

– @steemseph

Please keep your guard up and quickly look over a user’s replies before you upvote. Do you see comments from other friendly neighborhood spam fighters like, @steemflagrewards, @cheetah, @spaminator, or @steemcleaners? If you do , that’s a warning signal to seriously reconsider up-voting the user’s content. Maybe you should flag that spammer too.

I wish bidbots were required to look for multiple comments from those spam fighters that I just mentioned.  

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July 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Mini contest! Meme my warped truck image and win 0.25 SBD!

This post is a play off of an accidental suggestion that got warped in my mind more than the subject itself (the truck).

Click here to see the original post: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-5th-2018-vol-18-firework-city-sheen-and-bottle-rocket-60fd77e86d67a
Click here to upvote this fun and inspiring conversation: https://steemit.com/esteem/@enforcer48/re-steemseph-panoramic-window-view-of-downtown-los-angeles-fashion-district-on-july-5th-2018-vol-18-firework-city-sheen-and-bottle-rocket-60fd77e86d67a-20180709t151502200z

If that conversation inspires you, make a meme out of it. Caption/meme, I think I should accept both. I wanna laugh.

I laugh, you trust, and you win 0.25 SBD.

Rules to win:

  1. Make a meme or caption appropriate to that warped truck and car image above.

  1. Post your valid entry meme or captioned version of the image into the comment section of this post.
  2. Upvote this post with your favorite percentage.
  3. Remain infinitely prepared for someone to steal your meme.

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Thanks for reading. I hope this mini meme contest is fun.

This post was created in WordPress and then copied into Esteem for the iPhone. I’m grateful for their upvote. Sometimes I find bugs. Maybe I’ll start reporting the bugs I see. Seems reciprocal.

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July 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 5th 2018 Vol. 18: Firework City Sheen and Bottle Rocket Haze! #dtla

I’m here the day after the American holiday known as Fourth of July. I’m not hungover, I didn’t get drunk and I’m still not drunk. This is business. The repair guys are on their way and I’m baby sitting a friend’s shop.

Most people have the day off here in the fashion district. It’s not as busy as usual, but traffic still sucks.

In California you can expect a little less congestion on days after a holiday like that. Just a little less, almost like a Sunday morning feeling. By the way, @zingali, the night before a holiday like 4th Of July is an awesome time to go to places like the Retro Arcade. (They have discounts on Groupon too!)

Street View:

  1. Homeless person sleeping.
  2. Gated portable toilet for parking lot attendants.
  3. Crazy truck warped by panorama shot movement.
  4. Section of parking lot that was closed off in the previous post in this series.

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North West View:

South East View:

Travel Tips for DTLA:

  1. Don’t park along the red curbs.
  2. Read the parking signs completely. Times change at 3 and the LADOT will ticket and even tow you in less than 5min.
  3. Bring a friend to wait in the car if you’re making a quick stop.
  4. Carry cash for the parking lots and use your credit cards/debit cards at the parking meters.
  5. The best places to eat are my secrets. Send me .50 SBD and I’ll tell you three of my favorites and what to eat there.

Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 2nd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 3rd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 4th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 7th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 17th panorama in this series.

Random Music Plug:

I play bass and sing for this band called @steelparade!

This link will take you to my live broadcast of a recent performance with @steelparade

https://www.pscp.tv/w/bhEBnzFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MXlvS01WZ2drTmpHUVx23KDXxnBSBGPU0ijqNq4IYQxNm9kT1cdHVNWi4tc3?t=5s

We will be at Taco Surf every first Friday of the month.

Call out to Steel Parade! Just go to Twitter and tell Steel Parade to share some of the fun over here on Steem! https://twitter.com/steelparade/status/1015274360171585542?s=21

DLive:

Tell @steelparade the good news about video conversion: https://twitter.com/officialdlive/status/1013984261282652160?s=21

More Free Music: https://www.pscp.tv/Tetrahedroseph/follow

I broadcast almost everything we do. All of our performances are probably on my Periscope channel. Follow that link above and sit back to enjoy one of our multiple broadcasts.

These friends are your neighbors too:

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Please support anti-spam and flag the abusers. Look to @steemflagrewards for more incentivized curation.

Click here: to learn more about SFR thanks to this awesome post by @freebornangel: https://steemit.com/abuse/@freebornangel/you-responsible-adult-status-and-steemflagrewards

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Have you heard of IBT?

IBT is short for Interactive Battle Tournament. The name of a fun Steem based role playing game.

Get Started Now!

https://steemit.com/steem/@lordnigel/interactive-battle-tournament-7-enrol-now-to-play

Learn to play or just go for it!

This is Angel Food the Wizard.

Thanks for reading, following, and supporting. If you are a fan of our band, be sure to mention something fun. I really like the idea of rewarding the fans of our music.

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July 6, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on June 13th 2018 Vol. 17: Sonic Hedgehog Parking and an Altered Skyline. #dtla

Window View:

This panoramic shot was taken earlier in the day, before they set the green carpet out. Notice the stage is set though. (Bottom Left)

Obviously, this post is way overdue. I don’t think it really matters to anyone, just a little disclaimer for the sake of my title and the post occurring several days afterwards.

It’s been a while and my back has been getting better. This day’s work set me back a few days. I had a day to recover before I performed again with Steel Parade.

New Sights:

First, a view of another event getting setup in the parking lot. Monthly permit parking only. Anyway, check out the image below to see the Sonic wall I’ve been referring to.

This next image was taken from across the street on my way out.

NEXT: Panoramic Window View of Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District on July 5th 2018 Vol. 18: Firework City Sheen and Bottle Rocket Haze!

This list below contains every panoramic picture of the downtown Los Angeles fashion district I’ve taken for my Steem blog @steemseph.
Click here to see the 1st panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 2nd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 3rd panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 4th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 5th panorama in this series. Click here to see a second from the same day.
Click here to see the 6th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 7th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 8th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 9th panorama in this series. 
Click here to see the 10th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 11th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 12th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 13th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 
Click here to see the 14th panorama in this series. (First of 2018). 
Click here to see the 15th panorama in this series.
Click here to see the 16th panorama in this series. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 

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Random Music:

I play bass and sing for this band called @steelparade!

Call out to Steel Parade!

Just go to Twitter and tell Steel Parade to share some of the fun on Steem! https://twitter.com/steelparade/status/1015274360171585542?s=21

July 3, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Life: An answer to John Stone’s questions about my Cajon. Part 3 of 2.

If this part 3 of 2 had been a snake, it would have bit my my Cajones!

Recently, I created this post about a cajón (a box):https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6

After I finish and posted it, our neighbor @johnstone asked a few obvious questions: https://steemit.com/life/@johnstone/re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6-20180630t120913575z

Hi @johnstone! Thanks for responding and thanks for inspiring this part **3 of 2** post. 

This was my response: https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/re-johnstone-re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-cajon-request-part-2-of-2-43890f74e59b6-20180630t153649156z

It’s just a box. No chords and no electricity required for this acoustic instrument. It has some secret stuff inside that I didn’t talk about (See part 3 of 2).

Traditionally, we play Cajón with our hands. (some people use a brush)

First we sit ontop of it, reach down between our legs, and then smack it with our palms and finger tips to produce different sounds.

Since I’m trying to play it like a drum set, I mainly use my right hand’s palm to strike the middle of the cajón when I want a low tone (bass drum type sound). Then I’ll use my left hand to strike to top left corner to get a higher pitched tone that also brings out the snares.

On this black cajón, the top left corner is pealing away from the wood a little. When I smack it with my fingers, it produces a really cool snap type sound that accentuates the snares inside.

I should create a video to show you. Thanks for teaching me with your questions John.

Microlab Stereo sounds like an all in one battery powered portable speaker used to play music by bands like Stereo Lab. Is it?

Just Play It!

https://d.tube/#!/v/steemseph/40urfrra

I made that video for you @johnstone. It’s kinda weird at the end because it’s hard to line up the two videos on an iPhone and I also “layback” a lot (eek) while I’m playing the cajón in one of them. I just wanted to be wacky and record each part with a metronome without hearing the previous part. (Normally I would want to listed to the drumset while Im recording percussion.)

Guess what @johnstone… I have another type of cajón that I haven’t even talked about yet. Maybe I can get a friend to help me with that video.

NEXT: “Part 4 Of 2!?! Another cajón to compare with, just for the hell of it!”

Is that a good title? I just made it up.

I hope everyone is learning something more and having a few giggles too. I hope I get better at playing drums by doing all this. 😬

I am grateful for all the support and generosity I’ve received. Not just the upvotes, but also the logistical help and advice. 

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June 29, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Steel Drum Life: Island music bass for a highly respected city official’s memorial and then a surprise Cajón request. Part 2 of 2.

Story Continued!

Jump back to part 1 if you wanna see the steel drum live music stuff: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-percussion-request-part-1-2038cc3f4b66

We perform and everything was great. It was unpredictable, humidity challenged my fingers’ finesse, we were thanked, booked a new gig, and received compliments.

The event ended, we packed up, take our time, and I eventually get home way before sunset. I’m thinking my day is done.

Suddenly, my phone rings and it’s a request for a Cajón player. The regular guy, my pal, is unavailable and they want me to sub. Yeah more money! Gotta pay rent! I’m doing it!

Rant About Recording Ourselves:

Sorry, there’s no live broadcast of it. The other musician I’m working with doesn’t have much appreciation for recording live performances. That’s cool for him. He is proven. He has maintained the gig for a long time. I personally prefer to record things for quality assurance and protection.

My recordings don’t lie to me and my ears make it hard to be lazy when they hate what they hear.

I’m grateful to be surrounded by other musicians that appreciate recording themselves. I encourage all musicians to record themselves. Lastly on that tangent, I would say that, sharing the recording with the rest of the world is not a necessary part of the education that come along with hearing ourselves perform. Just recording and listening back is a valuable tool for learning.

This is one example a modern Cajón:

I play it in a very non-tradition manner and accompany a guitar player that wants rock feels. Therefore, I approach playing the cajón like a drum set player in a band, instead of like a percussion player.

For example, if there were a drum set player here, I would play percussion type parts that compliment the drum set, instead of emulating the drum set. Ask me questions…

Cajón Art:

It’s pronounced like “ka-hone” to me. The letter “j” in its spelling sounds like the letter “h” to me except with a little phlegm or roll in your throat. (not roll in tongue)

This is a few pictures of my cajón to honor the steel drum series featured in part 1:

Square:

Rectangle:

Hexagon:

Cajón Chicken Wire:

Dear @mathowl, if your not too busy, and also think it’s fun, I would enjoy another critique of my shapes/labels. I’ve been building up my VP so I’ll give you a much better upvote this time!

Everyone please go upvote @mathowl response here: https://steemit.com/esteem/@mathowl/re-steemseph-steel-drum-life-island-music-bass-for-a-highly-respected-city-official-s-memorial-and-then-a-surprise-percussion-request-part-1-2038cc3f4b66-20180620t205854617z

(It’s probably too old. Upvote something else then. Thanks)

Fast forward to one week later… more Cajón.

I’m back again playing the Cajón a week later also. The regular guy is getting busy with drones. So, he also gave me a couple weeks worth of these gigs in August.

Yeah, money for coffee!

Infinite Coffee:

(Hey @mathowl I hope you’re impressed with my number “8” as an infinity symbol?)
That delicious image above features an espresso type drink called a “Cortado.” (Yes, similar to a Gibraltar) I actually prefer a traditional flat white at the moment. Not many places make them and very few people remember their former popularity. I’m not sure why other coffee shops don’t make traditional flat whites… I suspect it has something to do with the short pull technique required to make the espresso shot for a traditional flat white. Anyway, the Cortado is a great substitute. It’s probably a preferred substitute at many espresso bars because it doesn’t require a short pull. Wikipedia makes it sounds like the Cortado is from Spain. The name is like saying the espresso is “cut” with warm milk. You know, like drug nomenclature.

Did I mention that I thought the Cajón was from Spain also? It’s not!

The modern cajón comes from Peru 🇵🇪 . As usual, someone will claim it existed before and somewhere else first. I can’t argue any of that. Please feel free to discuss in the comments.

My first impression of a cajón was from a Djembe/Trap drum player and then that was followed by a flamenco player.

By the way, the steel drum came from Trinidad 🇹🇹 and only Trinidad.

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NEXT: Epic Steel Drum fail while performing. Including live and uncensored footage. (Possible a short and sweet shit post.)

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