Bio

I have been married since 1979 to the love of my life.
Iv'e traveled enough to know all the Wendy's look and taste the same and that the more expensive hotels just have nicer furniture and a little more room than the cheep ones.
I love and trust my dogs more than I love and trust most people.
I love shiny toys.
I am honest to a fault.
I am prejudiced against prejudiced people.
I am a pretty good person except I talk too much!
I hope it all works out for everyone's sake.
I don't know everything, but I do know some things. I know that everything is ultimately the same thing experiencing all-that-is in one infinite moment. (It works in 9 dimensions - do the math)
I know that one of two things is inevitable when I die (1) there is nothing, lights out, and I get lots of rest, or (2) There is something and I welcome the opportunity to address it.
And finally, there are two kinds of music; good and bad, and that's subjective. I guess you could say that about everything couldn't you?

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Bio

I have been married since 1979 to the love of my life.
I've traveled enough to know all the Wendy's look and taste the same and that the more expensive hotels just have nicer furniture and a little more room than the cheep ones.
I love and trust my dogs more than I love and trust most people.
I love shiny toys.
I am honest to a fault.
I am prejudiced against prejudiced people.
I am a pretty good person except I talk too much!
I hope it all works out for everyone's sake.
I don't know everything, but I do know some things. I know that everything is ultimately the same thing experiencing all-that-is in one infinite moment. (It works in 9 dimensions - do the math)
I know that one of two things is inevitable when I die (1) there is nothing, lights out, and I get lots of rest, or (2) There is something and I welcome the opportunity to address it.
And finally, there are two kinds of music; good and bad, and that's subjective. I guess you could say that about everything couldn't you?

Non members can reach me at rsnyder8889@wowway.com

  • Member Since: 2006
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Craig Leslie Drybread
over 30 days ago to Robin Snyder

Man, I keep coming back to Jibber Jabber. Such nice changes/voicings. Very pretty and interesting and soothing but energetic and exciting.

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Robin Snyder
over 30 days ago

Thank You! I am glad you like it.



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Craig Leslie Drybread
over 30 days ago to Robin Snyder

I was lucky enough to work with Robin in a band called Champ as a bass player. I recognized his talent way back in the early 80s and recently had a chance to talk with him. His talent is overwhelmingly good and apart from the the 10,000 hours of theory and knowledge (that musicians must endure to free themselves of what I call 'chops and theory obstacles'), he has transcended the typical genres of music to a level of spiritual, ethereal, story-telling that I too have endeavored to emulate. Ultimately, as musicians, we must relieve ourselves of the obstacles of our chosen instrument and 'sing' on our instrument. The instrument is merely the vehicle for expressing what we hear in our minds, imagine, and desire to communicate {tell a story}. I hope to engage again with Robin on a musical journey.

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Robin Snyder
over 30 days ago

First off thank you Craig. That is a humbling accessment. I realy enjoyed our talk last night which ran on so long that I we were disconecced, I am assuming, by your phone battery going dead. Let's stay in touch!

Craig Leslie Drybread
over 30 days ago

Indeed, the phone battery went out. Another good identification of troubleshooting on you part. I want to talk again...like tonight.

Craig Leslie Drybread
over 30 days ago

Still listening. There is a lot of depth to enjoy. As I am listening now, the music goes where I want it to. I think we like the predictability. Over decades of listening music, there always seems to be a harmonic expectation...almost like an equation. or in visual art terms, the eye is drawn into whatever the artist is intending. When unexpected harmony comes, it is a pleasant surprise, and with good music, that surprise makes sense and then becomes an expectation and invokes a familiarity that is, as you say, peaceful and adds to the internal repertoire of now deeper harmonic expectation. Music has been building this harmonic 'memory' mostly in the last 400 years. But with real music (not the 'formulaeic' bullshit) has really exploded, I think since modern harmonies like Gershwin and countless others in new classical, jazz, progressive rock and what I call new music, which I think you are doing. Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, too many others to mention are 'growing' music. I think Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter plus Mirslav and Jaco, Peter Erskin have been my biggest influence and I never seem to tire of WR after 51 years when I heard them live in Indy at the Rivoli theater. Emerson Lake and Palmer, Beatles journey thru The White Album etc. too changed my harmonic expectation and/or raised the bar on what gives a rush.

Robin Snyder
over 30 days ago

Yep!

Craig Leslie Drybread
over 30 days ago

Cool, we are on the same page. Stopped listening to your tunes for a while to watch the 1/6 hearing...



very cool. ready for you to go on tour



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