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Roger Rettig


From:
Naples, FL
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 5:27 am    
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Sorry I can't post a link here (can someone else please oblige?) but I watched a clip on Facebook earlier in which Doug plays Brian Wilson's 'Surf's Up'.

Anyone even slightly familiar with the song will appreciate its complexities and Doug seems to have nailed every chromatic nuance of this arcane work.

I'm still in a state of shock. Great playing, Mr Livingston!
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Slim Heilpern


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Aptos California, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 5:43 am    
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Doug's YouTube channel is here, highly recommend checking all of his videos out:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1EVhqvyQbH92WxxRvMEqbA

And here's the direct link to Surf's Up:

https://youtu.be/HtJ54WS8rLs

Wonderful stuff!!!

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John Swain


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Newberry,SC
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 5:56 am    
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Thanks for that link, Slim. Doug's version of "Our Love is Here to Stay" is inspirational!
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Jason Stillwell


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Soper, OK, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 6:49 am    
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I've always wanted to hear this done on steel, and certainly never felt like I had what it takes to try it myself. Great job, Doug! I think my favorite part was the bass run down to the "Child Is the Father of Man" section.
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Frank Freniere


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The First Coast
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 6:54 am    
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Masterful.

What happened to the red Sho-Bud?
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Jason Stillwell


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Soper, OK, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 7:08 am    
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Oh, and Doug's recorded a cool "summary" of the BB Today album. It's knocked out!
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 8:25 am    
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Masterful! Makes it look easy and sound great.
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Brett Day


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Pickens, SC
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 11:21 am    
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I think the song that introduced me to Doug's playing is "Right Time Of The Night" by Jennifer Warnes. Doug played steel on that record and his playing and the song itself are awesome!
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David Duncan

 

From:
Highland Falls,New York, USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 1:25 pm     Doug Livingston
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He's been an inspiration to me from the first note I ever heard from him. His Ave Maria [psg] and Bohemian Rhapsody[on lapsteel] are a must listen!
Thank you Mr. Bovine, DKong, D. Livingston
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 2:12 pm    
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Doug; this is one of the most musical things I've ever heard played on Pedal Steel Guitar.
https://youtu.be/HtJ54WS8rLs
Good on ya bro.
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Steve Cattermole

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 11:07 am    
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You can close your eyes and tell who's playing,because there's only one person in the world who plays like that,our very own Doug Livingston,and we're lucky enough to have him in our club. SWSGA Lucky us. Thanks for the inspiration and backing me up on my sets. Catt
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 1:10 pm    
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Along with his masterful pedal steel work, Doug is no slouch on Keyboards.
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Matt Elsen

 

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Portland, Or. USA
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 5:46 pm    
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Wow. Great playing. Love how he wears his picks - they almost look like talons!
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John Alexander

 

Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 8:38 pm    
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On hearing DwayneKong's recordings, Eusebius wrote:
Hut ab, ihr Herren, ein Genie!

Translation: "Hats off, gentlemen, a genius."
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Frank Freniere


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The First Coast
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 3:06 am    
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Matt Elsen wrote:
Wow. Great playing. Love how he wears his picks - they almost look like talons!


Tanquam ex ungue leonem.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 9:22 am    
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Doug used to do gigs with a girl singer and just bass and drums. No guitar or keyboards. He played every fill and took every ride all night.

Every time he did one of these, there were always a few steel players (including me,) in the audience come to worship at the feet of the master.
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 1:38 pm    
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Thanks Roger and everybody for your nice comments and my 15 minutes of fame here on b0b's Forum.

Steve Cattermole wrote:
in our club. SWSGA


And yes I did play most of these tunes at SWSGA shows.
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 1:40 pm     Re: Doug Livingston
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David Duncan wrote:
Bohemian Rhapsody[on lapsteel]


Not me. Certainly you mean Bill Hatcher, who does the impossible on lap steel.
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 1:41 pm    
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Frank Freniere wrote:

What happened to the red Sho-Bud?


Too heavy
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 1:41 pm    
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Frank Freniere wrote:
Tanquam ex ungue leonem.

My favorite Newton anecdote.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2020 11:40 am    
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Wait till you hear Earnest Bovine shred on bassoon!

(Actually, I'm still waiting for that myself...) Laughing
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Skip Edwards

 

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LA,CA
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2020 1:08 pm    
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Yes, he's a genius/monster. Always has been.
My favorite of his works is his version of "Silver Bird" that he did with Severed Head In A Bag.
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2020 10:36 pm    
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The delicate stylings of Severed Head In A Bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipABJyCKQdA
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John Goux

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 14 Aug 2020 9:38 pm    
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I’m digging the tuba player in Severed Head.
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Matt Elsen

 

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Portland, Or. USA
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2020 10:58 am    
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Those Duck Slippers @4:00 Smile
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