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Dudely
Apr 04 2022
at 10:59 AM
One of my favorites; Girls Next Door
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d'Heat
May 18 2022
at 9:03 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll complete my sixtieth trip around the sun this year. 40 of those years (plus or minus one) have involved Pat’s music. Before discovering Pat I was a Led Zeppelin, Yes and Rush fan. I don’t listen to that music much nowadays, but I still appreciate it.
MarcNebo
May 17 2022
at 11:32 PM
Bookmark and Share BobSmith1 : What’s "When I’m Sixty-Four" . Thank you for your input, I don’t expect it to dip below 60. I am feeling old, being the oldest so far. I am holding out until June to close the poll. Hopefully so more AG followers will respond by then.
BobSmith1
May 16 2022
at 2:34 PM
Bookmark and Share Marc Nebo- I’m a certain age from a certain song from a certain Beatles album I bought in the summer of 1967. I predict this will not move the needle one iota from your current Garage average age stat! Regarding Funkiest Metheny Track--It’s hard to say, there are so many, but from the White Album I’ll pick Jaco.
MarcNebo
May 15 2022
at 11:50 AM
Bookmark and Share aloc, I agree that AG is a great forum, I am to old for the other platforms. Are you over sixty years old? Dudely, what’s your last known age? I am trying to prove my theory that the average age of posters at AG is 60. So far four responses and average age is 64 years old.
aloc
May 14 2022
at 5:55 AM
Bookmark and Share I guess I’m one of the "younger" mainstays here at the garage. Been following the Garage regularly since the early 2000s and continue to do so, even though I don’t post that often. It’s nice that this place still exists despite the dominance of social media platforms.
Dudely
May 13 2022
at 5:31 PM
Bookmark and Share I’ve forgotten how old I am but I’d like to second seadog on nine over reggae.
hman01
May 13 2022
at 8:45 AM
Bookmark and Share 1959 Dodge Coronet here!
MarcNebo
May 12 2022
at 11:14 AM
Bookmark and Share seadog and facing west : I am waiting for molesoulsandal to post his age, but so far my theory checks out. I expect that most of the "cars" in the American Garage, are Classics from the 50’s. Me a 1954 Corvette, still runs right but needs bodywork and has some rust. Convertible top shows signs of wear normal for it’s age. Radio only plays Jazz music. seadog, you beat me. I would have loved to be at the ECM concert and seeing Pat with the Gary Burton Quartet. I did see a "reunion" Gary Burton Quartet (Gary, Pat, Scott Colley and Antonio Sanchez) at the Detroit Jazz Festival about six years ago. Great show, but not the same as Gary Burton Quartet at that time.
facing west
May 12 2022
at 8:13 AM
Bookmark and Share Yeah, Seadog, Union Pacific is a great track from Sound of Summer Running, a record that maybe flies a bit under the radar. Man, I can barely imagine what it must have been like to encounter Pat for the first time in the context of Gary Burton & friends. Life changing for sure. Marc, I’m the same in that I rarely listen to any of the records that I thought were great back in the day -- with the exception of Steely Dan. But I’m still checking out stuff I overlooked when I was younger. Stevie Wonder’s run of classic albums is an example. Now that stuff is funky.
seadog
May 11 2022
at 8:59 AM
Bookmark and Share Just turned 66 in March. Growing up in Boston there was an early buzz about Pat. I first saw him in St. Louis with Gary Burton on Oct 31, 1976. Needless to say, a life changing show. It was the ECM Festival of Music with Gary Burton Quartet, Eberhard Webber, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Ralph Towner and more. Truly a musically life changing evening. Since then I’ve seen Pat over 35 times in so many settings. From PMG, solo acoustic, sitting-in with Roy Haynes’ band in a jazz club to large outdoor sets from Boston Common to Newport. Can’t wait for the next one. As far as funkiest tracks: I’d go with Union Pacific from Marc Johnson’s Sound of Summer Running with Pat and Bill Frizell doing a remarkable impression of a Hammond B3. Or, from the Live Parallel Realities Concert, either 9 Over Reggae or Cantaloupe Island. Just a thought.
MarcNebo
May 10 2022
at 11:32 PM
Bookmark and Share facing west : I have a very difficult time listening to the Rock bands that I used to listen to (before I saw the light). I have no interest in re-visiting that music. It was great at its time, but now doesn’t do anything for me. I still have my favorites Jazz groups and records from every decade since I started listening in the mid-70’s. I still can enjoy listening to the records and I believe Jazz is not dead (it was on life-support several times). Every decade we loose some Jazz legends, but along come new future legends. I am very excited to be embedded in an exciting time to be a Jazz fan. I hope some more AG posters come forward and add there ages to my list. I assume that the median age is sixty years old. I feel sorry for the younger people who thing current pop music is good. I was spoiled by how good Rock and Pop music was when I was a teenager. I saw the best live and continued until the mid 70’s.
facing west
May 10 2022
at 12:41 PM
Bookmark and Share I’ll be 64 in a few months. It’s funny, but many older people I talk to just want to listen to the same music they listened to in their teens. Even stranger, I talk to some younger people who think all the great music was made in the late 60s and early 70s. To me, that’s not cool. There is great music in every era. But the most interesting music is often the music that speaks to what’s happening now (Speaking of Now is a good album title!). It’s really about seeking and finding that one per cent of music that is the real treasure of every age.
MarcNebo
May 09 2022
at 8:14 AM
Bookmark and Share facing west : I am guessing you’re approaching sixty years old? About seven years ago I got two photos of me with Pat backstage at a Chicago gig. Pat is about a week older than me, but looked many years younger. I think he still stays in shape by running.
facing west
May 06 2022
at 8:41 PM
Bookmark and Share I also go back about 45 years with Pat. Which is weird because he looks about 17.
MarcNebo
May 05 2022
at 10:59 PM
Bookmark and Share molesolesandal : I just checked and Pat Metheny Facebook Likes is at 579,809 and Twitter Followers 74.3K. Me I am happy here with a real forum with real fans. I wonder what the median age is users of Facebook and Twitter for Pat. Also curious about median age at American Garage. I have noticed a lot of posts here from fans that have been following Pat for forty years. I have been following him for 45 years and I am 67 (68 in August and still have my own teeth). Anyone else want to participate?
molesoulsandal
May 05 2022
at 10:22 AM
Bookmark and Share nay - not happening is simply not happening . . . . if it was happening then it would be the ’new’ happening . . . . but if it’s not happening, that’s all she wrote.
hman01
May 05 2022
at 8:57 AM
Bookmark and Share Mole- Back in the 90s when I had my WebTV unit, this place was happening. And back then, they had the basement with politics and stuff. It got pretty brutal, so they took it down. That was another forward thinking move from Pat. I couldn’t imagine the lack of civility that would happen in a basement thread now!
MarcNebo
May 05 2022
at 8:30 AM
Bookmark and Share Mole & facing west : I agree, I assume many younger Pat fans and some older ones are talking about Pat on Facebook, Twitter or the other anti-Social platforms. I am Old School (and old) so I much prefer using American Garage. I may be wrong, but I think the really hard-core Pat fans are on this site. There is a short list of frequent posters here , but are big fans of Pat. My addiction started in 1977 and do not plan to go to rehab (24/7 of Kenny G).
facing west
May 04 2022
at 3:27 PM
Bookmark and Share You know what they say, Mole. Not happening is the new happening.
molesoulsandal
Apr 26 2022
at 6:52 PM
Bookmark and Share i don’t really have anything to say, but just wanted to add a post cos it seems so kind of sad that this site is so not happening these days. nobody comes on here. so i just wanted to list a post because i can. cheers, mateys, near and far!
facing west
Apr 18 2022
at 5:10 PM
Bookmark and Share The most consistently ’funky’ stretch of PMG music may be the last four tracks of First Circle: Tell It All, End Of The Game, Mas Alla (Beyond), and Praise. Dream Of The Return on Letter From Home has a similar quality. Soul music.
yossarian
Apr 15 2022
at 7:42 PM
Bookmark and Share Girls Next Door, yeh, maybe. But for me there are elements of The Way Up, final part, I found funky strange to say. Otherwise I’ll take Jaco. But often with Pat, funkiness is kind of there but not there. Draws you in.
patsfan
Apr 07 2022
at 8:34 PM
Bookmark and Share Another pick for The Daily Doug. …… Sounds simple, but maybe it isn’t
hman01
Apr 07 2022
at 8:44 AM
Bookmark and Share And I love that smoove Mark Ledford trumpet solo in the middle.
Dudely
Apr 07 2022
at 3:13 AM
Bookmark and Share And one for global warming; The Heat of the Day
Dudely
Apr 07 2022
at 3:05 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll bet you they were dancing!
molesoulsandal
Apr 05 2022
at 10:54 AM
Bookmark and Share yea, i pretty much agree that ’the girls next door’ is perhaps the ’funkiest’ pat tune, but the tune ’jaco’ is pretty funky, too!! kinda like a ’funky chicken’!!
hman01
Apr 05 2022
at 8:58 AM
Bookmark and Share As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I was going to say the same song.!
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