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Does It Really Happen?

Bass: 1990 Gibson Thunderbird

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Amp: Ampeg SVT II Pro Limited Edition

Signal path: Bass→Ampeg SVT-2 PRO (post preamp out)→PC

Video

Release, Release – BASS AUDIO

When I started to listen Yes from the 70’s, my friend lent me Tormato – he thought that it would be a nice mid term to start with…
That was when I started to appreciate some Yessongs. I recorded the vinyl LP to a cassete… all of it? No… I didn’t care too much for 2 songs that were not so “beautiful” or “melodic”… indeed they seemed to me only noisy and disjointed. Those were “Release, Release” and “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” (would you believe?)…. So… perspective and tastes will always change – always irrationally – and while some songs we enjoy at first listen and start getting tired of them, others spend years before we start to like them, but once we get the picture – our own picture – it will stay forever.

This is an old recording from 2000 that I transformed into a video clip, because I’m short of time for now but I’d still like to make something for my own and for those of you who like to watch my videos.

Video

Concert with Émasfoi-se

From my early years as a musician in a band, “Émasfoi-se” was one of the best bands I took part in, certainly the funniest, combining energetic concerts with stage performances. Musically, it was a bit of everything: a lot of punk mixed with folklore, kitsch, metal and many stolen references, often thrown in with nonsense. This band is still regarded as one of the most creative of that era of the then so-called “música moderna portuguesa”, in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Twenty years later we decided to have a one-off concert at our home city. It was for all of us a great time, to be together on stage and to rediscover on rehearsals how on earth we came up with that music!