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by 88speedkeys
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: If Jens Johansson read and answer my question...
Replies: 8
Views: 3205

Re: If Jens Johansson read and answer my question...

@Plisken: Well let's just say Jon Lord was and still is a big influence to me. Yes, adding a Marshall stack to Hammond/leslie combination sure defined his 'signature' sound. That actually had to do with Ritchie Blackmore's disinterest in playing 'rhythm' parts on his guitar. So instead Jon Lord star...
by 88speedkeys
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: If Jens Johansson read and answer my question...
Replies: 8
Views: 3205

Re: If Jens Johansson read and answer my question...

Wow Plisken, What a wonderful emulations you constructed!! I am really impressed! (And some serious chops too 8) ) I think you have a point stating Jens may consider it as some sort of intellectual property. On the other hand, I think it's cool keyboard players can have a 'signature' sound, just lik...
by 88speedkeys
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11709

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Interesting topic! Regarding the use of laptops.. something I have considered for years but never dared to experiment with in live situations... how come something like the muse receptor has not been mentioned yet? They seemed to be popular at some point, but I never was able to experiment with one....
by 88speedkeys
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: RIP- Jon Lord, (1941-2012)
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Lord of the keys

A sad sad day in the history of rock and roll. I knew he was diagnosed with with cancer, but somehow thought he would recover. Unfortunately he did not. Being a keyboard player myself I have been inspired by many wonderful players. Yet, there was only one man that guided me towards the hammond organ...
by 88speedkeys
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: European Tour!!!
Replies: 120
Views: 27209

Amsterdam show

Damn, it had been too long ago for me since I last saw these guys. I was a bit surprised to see 2 bands open up for Stratovarius. I just overlooked this in the announcement I guess. Oh well, I'm never too old to learn about 'new' bands. Even though they were not really my cup of tea, they were both ...
by 88speedkeys
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Jenssongs
Replies: 11
Views: 6964

Re: New Jenssongs

If you're in for some more freaky stuff, I recommend 'Art metal' from Jonas Hellborg. It's got enough of Jens virtuoso fingers for Strato-fans to go check it out :)
by 88speedkeys
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: T'is the Jensus' birthday!
Replies: 19
Views: 10618

Re: T'is the Jensus' birthday!

Wisdom is suppose to come with age... at least that 's what I'm told. But I have a feeling that Jens already is a very smart person :)
Have a nice day Jens and cheers to many more musical years to come!
by 88speedkeys
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

tuning up???

Oké, I stumbled on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjx_GjyXCs4 version of Van Halens Jump.... :oops: For some reason they play Jump in C# instead of C this tour. Maybe DLR expanded his vocal cords? :D You can hear Eddie struggle to get it right on his (wrongly tuned???) guitar. Anyway, tuning u...
by 88speedkeys
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

Re: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???

I usually try to play the song both untransposed and transposed. Then I decide which was easier and then play it like that. In notebooks however the notes are sometimes written in E although they are supposed to be palyed in E flat. In that case I just stick to the notebook and play it transposed. ...
by 88speedkeys
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens to tour with Thunderstone
Replies: 25
Views: 10973

Re: Jens to tour with Thunderstone

Yes the reason is here! http://psyforumsscam.blogspot.com/2007/06/jens-johansson-is-convicted-felon-with.html http://psyforumsscam.blogspot.com/2007/06/kista-sweden-con-man-jens-johansson.html :lol: No seriously, as you will all understand this another person with the same name. It did make me laugh...
by 88speedkeys
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Amsterdam cuts back on red light district brothels
Replies: 9
Views: 4500

Re: Amsterdam cuts back on red light district brothels

Damn, there goes my vacation plans!
There's still enough to enjoy over here in our small country :wink:
by 88speedkeys
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Zenith of Power?
Replies: 24
Views: 11579

Re: Zenith of Power?

More off-topic: Isn't there also a discussion about prohibiting the Qur'an in the Netherlands ? Yes, by a small minority. That will never happen. As in matter of fact, it seemed that trying to get 'mein kampf' back in the stores was some sort of reaction against this minority that wants to prohibit...
by 88speedkeys
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Zenith of Power?
Replies: 24
Views: 11579

Re: Zenith of Power?

Slightly off-topic... but at this very moment a discussion is going on here in the Netherlands wether or not you should be able to buy 'mein kampf' in bookstores. You can understand this has led to some serious discussions....
by 88speedkeys
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: 666 common knowledge or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

Re: 666 common knowledge or not?

I didn't take it personally. I'm not that easily offended. :D And then, you had a good point in questioning wether or not a remark like I made on the phone was really okay. And I can imagine a whole lot of conversations in which I wouldn't have commented about the particular number. Maybe I'm too fo...
by 88speedkeys
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: 666 common knowledge or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

Re: 666 common knowledge or not?

I can't imagine saying something like this to the phone to someone whom I don't know. I don't know what you're doing, but I'm absolutely SURE that our business partners wouldn't understand that, as well as "your" person on the phone. If you don't know who you're speaking with, it's not too suitable...
by 88speedkeys
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: 666 common knowledge or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

666 common knowledge or not?

Just to make sure I'm not alone on this one... :? So at my work I received a phone-call from some company. I forgot what for and it wasn't for me but for a colleague that wasn't there at that moment. I asked if I could write down their name and phone-number so my colleague can call them back. So whe...
by 88speedkeys
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 650
Views: 262667

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Okay, in all honestly it's not stratovarius, but it does feature Jens playing one of my favourite Deep Purple songs. Gosh, I wish more of material would come available! :)
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=9Kc1X3zgu3k
by 88speedkeys
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Good God! ???
Replies: 21
Views: 10126

Re: Good God! ???

Actually, these things have existed for ages. The company I work for received letters like these in the mail even before e-mail took over. I can remember people were actually asked to inform the police when they received letters like these. My 'delete' button has become a more valuable tool over the...
by 88speedkeys
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

Re: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???

Actually what you just said is the rule: if it's written on the staff to tune half steps down, then do accordingly. That's how sheet music based on Eb tuned guitars usually is. Thanks! Although I'm not too sure what it will say on the keyboard sheet music in this case. Haven't seen enough of that I...
by 88speedkeys
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

Re: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???

Okay, so I shouldn't make life too difficult...? I guess you're have a point, but I have always detested using the transpose button. I wonder if there's some rule to live by, but I guess no one in the band could care less what buttons I need to press as long as it sounds right... Right :lol: Yet how...
by 88speedkeys
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

Keys in E or E flat on downtuned songs???

Oké, this may sound like a really ignorant question, but I am curious about your (forum readers) responses nonetheless... Say you are playing a song which is in E flat. I'll take Malmsteen's 'Rising Force' as an example. We play this song with our band. But the first time we rehearsed this our guita...
by 88speedkeys
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Sonata Arctica's UNIA is out there...
Replies: 38
Views: 21160

Re: Sonata Arctica's UNIA is out there...

Well, I couldn't help it, but I liked it from the first spin. I only had a 'best of' CD from these guys. But that has changed with UNIA. Yes I can understand that the real fans will be devided about this release. Yet I happen to like the more dark approach. A few more guitar solo's would be welcome ...
by 88speedkeys
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Post link to your band :: Let's share
Replies: 127
Views: 105705

Re: Post link to your band :: Let's share

So things start to look good for you guys then? Cool! Do keep us informed. Yeah about the performance... realise this was our very first gig (and still is to this day). The guitarplayer is actually the reason I joined the band. He is VERY good. He has been touring with Lana Lane and Erik Norlander a...
by 88speedkeys
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Post link to your band :: Let's share
Replies: 127
Views: 105705

Re: Post link to your band :: Let's share

Since we're sharing links, I thought I might as well post the link to my band 'into the arena'. This is 'Rising Force' from you know who... Please try to look through the crappy vid-quality. Our sound was completely ruined by the sound engineer. My monitor did hardly function... Anyway, have fun! ht...
by 88speedkeys
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Another new forummember
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: Another new forummember

Whoops, yes that was quite an ignorant move. :oops:
Well let's hope this topic gets buried quick then under more relevant topics!
Sorry, it wasn't intentional!
by 88speedkeys
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Another new forummember
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Another new forummember

Hello forumers, I have been visiting this forum for quite a while now. I thought it might be fun to register. I love Stratovarius of course, but I am mainly a big Jens fan. :) Not too hard to imagine I play keys as well. At least a brave attempt to. Some facts about me (if you want to 8) ) I'm in tw...