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Echo In The Canyon

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This looks great!  It comes out May 24th.  There is a lot of rock n roll royalty in the 2 minute trailer.  Supposedly the final interview with Tom on film, so it made me wonder if it could have been filmed during the three days off the band had between the San Diego and Hollywood dates.  His segments appear to have been filmed at Truetone Music in Santa Monica.  I've been there a couple times and purchased some used and vintage guitars from them.  Anyway....looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!

 

(not sure if this was the right place to post it, apologies if not)

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On 4/18/2019 at 7:03 AM, TomFest said:

Yes, I've been looking forward to seeing this one too.  So much music coming out of a time and a place.  I don't suppose we'll ever see anything like that again.

At least not in our lifetime.  Such an interesting and wonderful period in popular music history.  What I would give to be a fly on the wall and witness the creation of a masterpiece such as Pet Sounds or Judy Blue Eyes.

In rewatching the trailer, it sounds like Stephen Stills has improved his speech.  It's hard for me to be sure about it, but he sounds better.  I know he's struggled since losing a lot of his hearing.

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After I read what you (downsouth26) wrote about Stephen Stills' hearing, I searched about it on-line. Found this professional testimonial / endorsement within Blooms Hearing Specialists' website. 

Only partial hearing since he was 9... and to become a musician known for his close harmony vocals. And from what this says, someone who's looked after his hearing all his life ... "long time hearing care". All that's really rather inspirational, don't you think?

 

It is all the more impressive that Stills was able to accomplish all of this with a pretty significant hearing loss. He is absolutely a testament to the fact that hearing impairment should never let anyone feel like they can’t aspire to and do whatever it is they hope to.

Stephen Stills was diagnosed with a mild unilateral (single ear) hearing loss as a child, but over the years it became progressively worse. Stills wears a pair of Oticon Dual hearing aids that have been able to keep his love for playing music alive.

“Having been a professional musician for 50 years, the onset of my hearing loss has been a challenge, especially recently,” Stills says. “The refined ear I developed as a young man is impossible to replicate, and the search for suitable hearing aids has been frustrating. With hearing aids, I have found the best that modern science has to offer,” he adds. “The broader frequency response and fidelity are far and away better today and improving.”

Stills continues to rock with audiences across the country with his music. He recently toured with The Rides – the blues-rock trio he plays in with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. Stills also tours solo and with Crosby, Stills & Nash. Stephen Stills’ longtime hearing care consciousness has allowed him to continue performing into his later years, while other musicians with hearing loss have to bow out from the stage life sooner than anticipated rather than risk further damage.

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I didn't know about the hearing problems, but I thought his speaking voice was wrecked from cocaine destroying his nose.  Whenever I hear him speak, he sounds very "nasally" for want of a better word.  Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the drug culture being what it was in the 60's - 80's, cocaine was everywhere.  For all I know, it still is.

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8 hours ago, Big Blue Sky said:

All that's really rather inspirational, don't you think?

Sure, it's inspirational, I didn't mean it in any negative way.  Perhaps my memory did not serve me correctly here since I thought I remembered reading about his hearing getting worse over the last several years before improving with the help of aids.

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Oh, no, I didn't mean any negative either. Quite the opposite.  I know some people with limited hearing and recognise how valuable hearing aid technology is to them. Am amazed by what I've been learning about Stephen Stills.  I had no idea one of the best vocal harmony singers in rock & roll did it all with less than 100% hearing. Considering how some musos & singers put "being born with perfect pitch" on a pedestal etc etc... (admittedly more so in choirs & classical music)

Jeez that would be bad though, to be losing your hearing further, and what a relief to be regaining it...

Haha about the coke. Maybe some is still floating in the house dust up around Laurel Canyon?

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Ugh, now 12:30 EDT supposedly 12 min from now... I'm really confused LOL  This seems to be a live concert for the soundtrack and not a screening as I was lead to believe. Damn, I really want to see this too and it does not appear to be ready for DVD or netflix/Amazon distribution... 🤔

 

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Yeah, there's no movie.  A brief concert from Jakob Dylan and then just radio playing songs. The songs were cool though.  I liked "She" by the Monkees.  A different feel, but still cool.

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4 hours ago, Hoodoo Man said:

Same here.  I feel bad for posting at this point as what I had seen on FB advertised it as a screening.  Sorry! :( 

No problem!  I certainly appreciate the effort, though!  Wish I could have seen the concert.  How often do you hear someone covering The Monkees and it's not "I'm A Believer"?

 

On 4/24/2019 at 10:17 PM, Big Blue Sky said:

I had no idea one of the best vocal harmony singers in rock & roll did it all with less than 100% hearing.

Absolutely!  It's quite amazing what these guys were able to accomplish just from a musical standpoint in such a brief period of time, but to think what Stephen and Brian Wilson were able to create with limited hearing abilities is truly mind blowing.

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On 6/19/2019 at 3:39 AM, Shelter said:

On a quite related note:

 

Wow Jacob is well suited for this song. One of the best covers I've heard.  You might want to add this to the covers thread as well.  Always enjoyed the Wallflowers.... 

Also this is opening in a lot of new cities this weekend.  😎

 

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