Gigging Musicians and COVID-19?


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I moved the Korg Kaossilator post to a new thread in the Korg subforum, as I thought it merited its own topic.
That seems more appropriate Michael. It wouldn't seem so off topic if Ray had given us a bit of warning as to what the content of the video was actually referring to.

Thanks,

Gary ;)
 
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I moved the Korg Kaossilator post to a new thread in the Korg subforum, as I thought it merited its own topic.
Michael,
I would not have posted it there. The Korg people are smarter than that. That device is exactly what Gary said . . .

Quote . . EDIT >>> Sorry I blew up Ray. After getting a few minutes into the video I saw it actually was Covid-19 related, though it really is just a sleazy marketing gimmick of Korg capitalizing on the free publicity.

The video really belongs here .. NOT in the KORG forum.
The narrator suggested this as a time filler if we got isolated.
More a joke if you ask me!

Ray
 
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That seems more appropriate Michael. It wouldn't seem so off topic if Ray had given us a bit of warning as to what the content of the video was actually referring to.
I Disagree!
It is indeed a rubbish product! Designed for kids. I doubt the intelligent people here (especially Korg players) would even bother with this toy! That is why I posted it here under the COVID-19 subject.
You already had a crack at me Gary . . then a half hearted apology . . and now another crack!
Put your shirt back on man! I am not amused!
Ray
 

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Jeez Ray. I'm sorry my comments rubbed you the wrong way but believe me there was no malice aforethought intended.

I enjoy your posts 99% of the time and know that you usually comport yourself with maturity and wisdom on the forums.

When you posted that message though, you posted it like a zero day spammer with no explanation. You actually have to watch the video longer than ten seconds to find out what it's actually about but it caught me off guard and I over reacted.

For that I apologise.

Now let's shove a cork in this and try to proceed like adults. :)

Gary ;)
 

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I may have overreacted. I just got riled when you fired off two rants at me. I would have overlooked one but two was too much. It broke my string.

Okay Gary . .
I agree now to proceed as usual as I noted you have apologised a few times. You explained your actions and I explained mine there is no malice.

I'm all good now :)

Cheers Ray
 

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Alright now. Let's crack open a Stella Artois and drink to the poor bastards in Italy who are paying a $300 fine everytime they step outside for a breath of fresh air.

And while we're at it, let's hoist a few for all the professional entertainers and restaurateurs who are going to be laid off for an unspecified period of time :(

Gary ;)
 
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Update - Lost 2 more gigs which were significant. Supposedly they will be rescheduled into 2021, but one can't really count on that happening even if you have a new contract. On the other hand, I really don't want to be out among a large group of persons who could expose me and my mates to undue risk of getting fatally sick. Got to look on the bright side, and hope we all go through this in good health to perform again in public.
 
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The EU is going into lockdown according to our News.

Here in the UK we (the old ones) are advised to self isolate and our Government advice is woefully inadequate.

Just got back from a specialist orthopaedic Hospital where I have been having follow up investigations to my hip replacement op. The Hospital was eerily quite compared to what it normally is.

One of the artists who we love to go and see has canceled her tour as has Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi who is touring in a Q&A talk show.

Our local groups are cancelling gigs.

Damn China should be forced to pay for their crimes, if they had gone into lockdown straight away this would not be happening worldwide.
 

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Here in Canada there's a new announcement or press conference every 15 minutes.

We're already closing the borders to foreign nationals and Canadians abroad have been told to come back as soon as they are able.

I know a couple of idiot millenials who are overseas right now for vacations in Mexico and Thailand, one family who just flew out this past Saturday.

Theaters and large venues have been cancelling all weekend and now they have placed limitations on restaurants to take out only.

By tomorrow I expect we go into an Italian style lockdown where only supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations will remain open. If not by tomorrow then definitely by the end of the week.

Canada is finally reacting to the situation but we face the same problem as everyone else. A severe shortage of tests. Without massive testing no one will be able to get a handle on this. The advice from the Chinese who are finally getting a handle on this is "MORE TESTING, MORE TESTING, MORE TESTING..."

And it's extremely unfair to blame China for this Col. This situation has been crawling with huge unknowns as it has developed for the past 4 months. NOBODY has foreseen these events.

Disease has no nationality. I expect idiots like Trump to call this a "foreign virus" but not a rational person.

Stay healthy, stay safe....

Gary ;)
 

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My wife . .
Line Dancing . .cancelled
Swimming Pool . . Closed.
All U3A activities . . Cancelled

Me . .
U3A keyboard course . . Cancelled
Jazz and Blues apprecation course . . Cancelled.
Table Tennis . . Cancelled

Dinner Dance this friday . . Cancelled
rock and pop concert this saturday . Cancelled.
My wife and I have booked a trip to Darwin early May (fully paid for).
Will the airlines be shut down? Will the hotel be shut down? Will we ge a refund if it all gets cancelled?

We just lost almost 10% of our retirrment fund in superannuation and still falling.

Life has become lifeless and worthless.

Ray
 
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I've lost 20% of my financial holdings in the past two weeks.

We're all feeling the pain Ray.

We just have to live long enough to see a financial recovery. 2 to 5 years by my reckoning.

Gary ;)
 
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