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  • If you're going to the MWAF this year...

    These guys will be performing nearby:

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    Leonid and Friends -- an amazing Russian band that performs amazing covers of Chicago, EW&F and a few other bands. They're really good.

    They will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Friday, July 10th, and Northfield, Ohio (Cleveland) on Sunday, July 12th.
    We're going to catch the show on Sunday in Cleveland, Lord willing.

    The MWAF usually ends up being our 'vacation' each year and we try to find a few things to do in the area or on the way home to make it less of a 'speaker convention' and more like a vacation... The wife likes it better that way I do too actually.

    A few years ago we went to the Creation museum and the Noah's Ark exhibit in nearby Kentucky; that was an hour or so away and pretty cool.

    This year we're planning on visiting the Corvette Museum and hopefully touring the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green Kentucky.

    Anyway, just wanted to mention this because music does drive most of us with this speaker obsession, and these dudes are pretty good at it. The story of how they came to be is very interesting as well. Leonid Vorobyev is the leader and really has a knack for getting the sound 'just right' on these recordings. Their YouTube videos could almost go right to CD if you ask me.

    Here is a youtube link to one of my favorite songs of theirs, 'Street Player' in case you haven't heard of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNw4SKqaX4

    Guess I better get my speakers done.

    TomZ
    Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
    *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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    I have not in the past been a Chicago fan, more southern rock in the 70's, but these guys are really good. I'm a Chicago fanboy now. Dare I say, these guys may be better than Chicago. Technically, certainly. Arraignment and execution are flawless. Almost as if they'll be flogged when they return home if they screw up, like the gymnasts and hockey players under the USSR. If you can, don't miss it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dwigle View Post
      I have not in the past been a Chicago fan, more southern rock in the 70's, but these guys are really good. I'm a Chicago fanboy now. Dare I say, these guys may be better than Chicago. Technically, certainly. Arraignment and execution are flawless. Almost as if they'll be flogged when they return home if they screw up, like the gymnasts and hockey players under the USSR. If you can, don't miss it.
      I would never agree that they are better than the Terry Kath era Chicago/CTA, only because they are covering the already composed/arranged works, but, the current Chicago era minus Danny Seraphine is weak comparatively, IMO. Leonid and Friends are one of my favorite bands. They are flat out amazing on every level. I may see if I am able to finagle my schedule to see them. Glenn.

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      • #4
        Why does the picture look like random heads were stuck on bodies in photoshop?

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        • #5
          Tom, if you haven't seen this, I think that you'll dig it. Danny and Igor riffing! Two of my favorites! Glenn.
           

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          • #6
            Originally posted by davidB View Post
            Why does the picture look like random heads were stuck on bodies in photoshop?
            Extremely poor coverage and rim lighting effect. Very harsh shadows.
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            • #7
              Sometimes cover or tribute bands can be good, Zepperella (sp?) and Heart's Zep covers spring to mind; and Randy Hansen's take on Hendrix is really good.

              I like it when those sorts of bands put their own touch to the music rather than just make copies.

              Geoff

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              • #8
                Thanks Drummer, I'll check that out!

                Originally posted by Geoff Millar View Post
                Sometimes cover or tribute bands can be good, Zepperella (sp?) and Heart's Zep covers spring to mind; and Randy Hansen's take on Hendrix is really good.

                I like it when those sorts of bands put their own touch to the music rather than just make copies.

                Geoff
                I usually would say the same thing... but for some reason the fact that they stay so close to the original recordings is part of what intrigues me with this band. Seems strange, but I guess it's the ultimate form of respect and flattery, to get as close to the original as possible.

                I've seen a few of their live performances on video and they do take more liberties than on their YouTube recordings.

                TomZ
                Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Liquidatorus
                  Almost as if they'll be flogged when they return home if they screw up, like the gymnasts and hockey players under the USSR.
                  Could you point to the example of such flogging?
                  http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                  • #10
                    Roman, I think that's just a Bot repost of post #2 up there. There have been a few of them popping up yesterday.

                    Stay safe man.

                    TomZ
                    Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                    *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post

                      Could you point to the example of such flogging?
                      Roman it is kind of how you get flogged when you leave dishes in the sink or don't take out the garbage.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Squidspeak View Post
                        Roman it is kind of how you get flogged when you leave dishes in the sink or don't take out the garbage.
                        Hey hey hey! I do my dishes!
                        Was just curious about yet another myth about USSR. You know I did grow up there and was heavily in to sports.
                        Stay safe.
                        http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
                          Roman, I think that's just a Bot repost of post #2 up there. There have been a few of them popping up yesterday.

                          Stay safe man.

                          TomZ
                          younger couples will make babies during this lock-down. Speaker building community will build speakers. There will be new uprising of the speaker DIY shows after the pandemic is over.
                          Stay safe brother.
                          http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post

                            younger couples will make babies during this lock-down. Speaker building community will build speakers. There will be new uprising of the speaker DIY shows after the pandemic is over.
                            Stay safe brother.
                            Ha! I didn't even think of that. We had trouble filling our enrollment this year at our preschool... if you're right, we'll be turning kids away for the 2023-24 school year!

                            TomZ

                            Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                            *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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                            • #15
                              I was never a strong Chicago fan either, but I have really enjoyed Leonid & Friends youtube videos. The occasional video of their live performances usually don't sound as good as their studio work.

                              AFAIK, Leonid did all the transcription of the music by ear from listening to albums?! They are very talented musicians.

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