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StarTramps..Dudes..!!!! / Blog

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Yeah...check out Liam Blake...Dudes...!!!!...Heart & Soul .. You Tube cartoon....Tune and 'Toon are both brilliant.....Together they're FAR OUT..!!!!...Dudes...!!!!

StarCrate & BeatBox..!!!!

Yeah...StarCrate...right...had the idea to build relevant props for StarTramps...A StarCrate to play on and a 'SeaSickSteve ' beat box to match...right....for visuals...made template plan...in picture files....then started to build....Didn't really consider the effect it would have on playing....1200W x 750 H..X 500D.....tried it out and hey...it's something else.....no attention to remaining on a stool anymore....should be finished within next few days and then to put some videos up using ..The StarTramps..StarCrate & Beat Box..!!!!...

StarWay 'solo playthrough ' session...300313

Okay..playing through set of tracks , non stop without separating...Complete muppet with SonarLE..cannot seem to cut and edit...This way, for now, should build a standard to be worked on...all part of 'the learning curve DUDES..!!!!

StarWay Sessions

Ongoing progress ( if any) will then be recorded and stored ...each session striving to better the last....on we go...!!!! There are some new tracks to be added , amounting to fifteen for the album, The Time has come....with intro narration to be built and worked on with each track...somewhere along the lines of 'SeaSickSteve' maybe...comedy, short story intros......

The StarWay Sessions...2013

Hey Dudes..!!!!...Yeah StarTramps...left in the background for somewhile....here on are to be loaded nightly recordings as if to set an ongoing standard to be furthured with each play through session....working toward a set ready for live play....limited quality from sonar le cos I still haven't got my head around it...to be soughted...time to work toward meaningful progress with StarTramps....

StarTramps Sounds

Working toward a set of written images of what a StarTramp is about...

Introducing StarTramps sounds accompanied by buskin hounds..!!!! All across the Cosmolossal Ocean, a far-out Universe not so far from Here and Now, there wander many StarTramps. An endless variety of shape, size and colour, each with cosmolossal stories to tell of what they have seen on their wandering paths amongst the all and everything, through the supercluster fields of starlight creation . Such stories are told with the arts.... many with spoken word, many others with visual or audio images. Storytelling accomplished in so many imaginative ways.... Dotted here and there can be found many starlight souls, sitting on the side on creations flow, practicing their art that may capture some attention of those passing by , skyway on creations main highwway...passing souls who never hang around long enough to experience more than one or two 'drops' as the artist strives to get into the storyline flow and who know not of the repetition endured by the storyteller as he strives to make his picture story evermore perfect to the ear, clearer to the mind's eye. StarTramps...a concept band....is about many things. It is about playing live. These busking sounds are readily played at the Startramps 'meets' with a starguitar or two plugged into Harry's Hot Dog van and digg the dog with a bone and tin can doing what he can to keep the beat where the reverberating starguitars meet. Digg the dummer , a bit dummmer than yer average drummer..!!!! StarTramps, a colourful crowd, to eventually join them someday , you'll be so proud.

STARTRAMPS on USTREAM

Started to build the STARTRAMPS DUDES..!!!!.... channel on USTREAM alongside another channel called The Cosmolossal Channel which will be for animation.. The StarTramps channel will broadcast live mobile footage of the ongoing structuring and outcome of the band....there is nothing much to see at present , on a learning curve with the proproducer programme....there is huge potential for any band or artist to be doing this, even if just for self viewing , there are over 10m channels so the viewing figures may never hit any heights....Then the chosen material is uploaded to YouTUBE and from there can be exported to ReverbNation...testing all this now...AstroboONE...StarTRamps...DUDES..!!!!

We're gonna ride...!!!!....

Under Construction...14.03............ Hey ...We're gonna ride..!!!!...Dudes..!!!! Aboard The StarTrain...Yeah...!!!!....can you fit it in your brain.....a blimmin StarTrain..!!!!...A trillion stars to make several cars and the engine humming...that's summin'....Dudes..!!!! *The Diesel's humming....don't need no ticket you just get on board* As long as there’s a rail ride then some soul will be ‘riding it’ ....... Letting another tin-pot town slip slowly by as the starstruck StarTramp stands star shape at the open box-car doors....His shadow the Starman from the Sky looking like he's about to really let go and fly ( or die ) ......To be and to just be freely doing that is a big answer to the big 'why' ....transitional experiences will surely catch your eye as you fly or die....to hesitate and never try...your free roaming spirit to inevitably die. To experience a journey on the rails, the spirit of adventure never fails. Making a jostling journey with 'Box Car Willy' tagging along for the ride.......in him for a while to confide.......as souls do when they 'open up ' in open places, never before seen spaces in the Big Book of Life with all its boxed in trouble and strife. Stealin' the ride is of the greatest satisfaction cos the best comes for free... avoiding three 'bears' behind a tree....now that's some tree..beer bellies times three...!!!!.. 'He rode the rods and held on to reach the gods'. Beyond the rivers turn the trail of radiant rolling cars ................. way back into the distance, way out into the stars where clamber and clatter many , many more startrain cars.............linked together , knocking out a few intelligible bars with evey known chord under the stars.... *Clang,clang clang went the trolley ding,ding,ding, went the bell* A StarTramp on a StarTrain can best be visualised with squinting eyes at 'the vanishing point' where Reality cannot illustrate any further and where imagination takes over the dingy driving seat and pulls the wet whistle cord ... three in a row just can't be ignored !!! Who knows where the hobo goes? Wherever open imagination flows....on this ride in two very neat rows...on both sides the Sun glows !! Are there two? Who the nemesis knows ??!! The two-tone tan soon shows......they're called StarTramp glows....joined together with a nemesis shaped nose the frost often froze. Out into The Heavens many StarTramps are hitching a ride.... from a techno ticket machine to hide, an open view of cosmolossal Creation so vast, so wide. Listening to the random sounds of commotion and occassional calamity on distant grounds with the occassional horn to sound, another wandering soul to soon be found. Just in one sound so far away on the ground.......the footprint of confused civilisation to pound....a retreating StarTramp to be found. Some people don’t realise that they’re Hobo’s , StarTramps, until someday they hear that lonesome whistle calling out their StarTramp name........never two are the same.........the whistle blow and the name...... Welcome along to the StarTrain ride.....to be seated to the right or left is for you to decide across a centre so wide. That's the breadth of a StarTrain....taking it all in can only but affect the old brain and guide one onto a new line of thought.....another track from which there is no looking back, your distant memories in a soggy sack, your nightmares long fought,the material meal ticket you never actually bought...for hitching the free ride to never be caught....

You see , there's more to Startramps than meets the eye...to try to picture beyond is why here we try............AstroboONE........

A STARTRAMP...TO BE..!!!!

*****......Production........preliminary set out of StarTramp Bloggs building on the CONCEPT...........creating 'the theme......ten jumbled pages of this to work with .......to continually return to this....... it's valid to the presentation of the music........AstroboONE(overrun !!!! ) ....11.03 StarTramps are many...and go forward on their unique journeys across this Universe in many a varied form and name..... Hobo, Hippies , Travelers , Wanderers , Loners and the like.....they all travel with a Startramp 'membership badge' across their hearts as they wander the rim of universal reflection. They reside 'on the side' of the 'mainstream', they go their own way...always on the move, always going 'somewhere' even though, to the mainstream , they're 'going nowhere'. They go by a given character name, often from others, relative to their existential 'picture frame'..a name saying much about them within one or two simplistic words of descriptive content... Often isolated and seemingly alone they share common themes, recognizable aspects to their being ,showing them to share the same overall ideals of life and all else. They wander the highways of collective creativity, keeping to the side , on the rarely wandered track...where mind and material merge, carrying that in a sack........ They choose to be in the 'no-mans land' and populate it with varying degrees of indifference to the surge of civilized Reality flowing beside them...they resist being pulled in to the flow and sacrifice civilized comfort of being for something more worth seeing.They know the extremes of the elements by 'in your face' experience and appreciate the natural balance upon which they find space to freely roam. The Kingdom of Heaven to them is gradually known. In the universe StarTramps are 'common place', found all about the place.By many modes of motion they roam. Star Sailors and Astronauts are one and the same...roaming the Heavens ,looking at the bigger picture frame....signed as seen with their simplistic StarTramp name. Observers of the bigger picture, where things are not quite the same as pictured down the 'common lane'......the discrepancies a little hard to explain. Make a start by considering that there is no 'central plain' and start to picture a place where all is one and the same within a given frame. Now you've joined a different lane......searching for your StarTramp name.....looking out for 'the StarTrain'.....there's a ticket with your name...your Startramp name....... A lonesome whistle blows and recruits new visionaries ........souls who are searching for that something more...wanderers who want to truly 'know the score'...who venture on just a little more...souls of which you may number....waking up from your existential slumber . The sounds of StarTramps are but wanderers journeys....seeking that next mile into the unknown with relative sound. By sound the soul travels and we as musicians, songsmiths and singers try to pioneer our way over a new horizon with unique reflections of what lays beyond, using sound waves to illustrate newly found ways and maybe brighter days...

The Beginning

STARTRAMPS A CONCEPT BAND DEBUT ALBUM THE TIME HAS COME 2012 HISTORY Several years ago...2006/7....as a builder I formed two recording studios in Romford and stood aside as the musicians started to work with the set up....I had come close to a creative enviroment that I just had to play a part in... The artists involved produced 'Hurry Up Enland' by Motty's Sheepskin....creating a great YouTUBE video....Due to the re-release of that track by the original artist , the version by Motty's Sheepskin did not take off in the way it should have. Anyway, I just had to go for it, my mid life crisis maybe, and over the next four years I went to adult colleges in Havering for developing guitar courses along with a thirty week vocals course.....in my 'cabin' setting up an eighteen piece acoustic drum set which I can make some serious noise with in a limited way , living in East London with close neighbours and 'asbos' to consider... As the guitar courses progressed I found myself diverting away from the given material and developed an indepedent style , holding lead, bass and rhythm in solo riffs that have now amounted to some thirty tracks, all following a familiar theme but each with its own furthered direction.....ranging from hectic to subtle and lots of jangling inbetween.....the sound of StarTramps....much of the artwork is done, I am an artist, writer and developing animator....using these expressive directions to further the StarTramps 'theme'.....the CONCEPT....which has far more to it , all to be placed on ReverbNation in a short while.... As for the band....the members are there, each with their own musical history and ongoing projects..as for vocals, I can contribute but see 'irish female' as the way to go.....and in the spring I shall go forward with professional recordings and video production at 'The Farm ' in Upminster.....there is so much more to that side of things which I shall go back to in a while...... ' StarTramps' is an open concept, ongoing and is about participation from many directions....it is about producing unique content......more on this later.... For now I am working on the constuction of the visual theme here with linked Homestead websites and a growing catalogue of videos using the phenomenal Xtranormal/STATE programme. 'Phenomenal' ...a word which seems to apply to ReverbNation also.....with so much assistance available....I just didn't know this was here.... So here we are , StarTramps on ReverbNation....I'll work on the 'hype' , I'll work on the sounds and hopefully see the whole thing through with ReverbNation....so thanks for reading, watching and listening to what's here so far.....come back and see how it develops...paulvenice...'Astrobo the Hobo' Oh yeah, I've got a thing for The Old Grey Whistle test...yes the 'campaign ' ...it's a hype yes but should also introduce that show to others ...the way a serious music programme should be presented...for the music...for the diversity.....something for the future maybe

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