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Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002

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Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Paul Gilbert "Red House" San Marcos, CA 6/24/2015"The Dance" by Mike Watson, Performed by BillRayDrumsEarl Thomas & The Kings of Rhythm Live at Penrith Leisure Center, Cumbria, UK"Dung"  By Gianluca GrassoYue Miyagi AKA Yue's Bumping Jam- TransformationAll Roads Lead To Taylor NegronRDG - Seventeen (the hard way) 5/15/15Caldonia"Little Wing"  feat. Paul Gilbert at Guitar Workshop Plus"Fred" by Tony WilliamsRDG - Ray Can't Count @ Brick by Brick 6/2/15RDG - Trine @ Ramona Mainstage 5/31/15Lady Luck Band "Caravan"Bass Sniper- Bobby VegaSabian DizzinessGuru Snare Competition 2015Feed All The Hungry People In The WorldBill Magee 11-1-14Whatever Lola Wants...DrumcamOB Street Fair 2012"Crisco" Live @Biscuits and Blues.Earl Thomas & The Kings of Rhythm perform Working TogetherEarl Thomas & The Kings of Rhythm Live "Soul Shine"Earl Thomas & The Kings of Rhythm Live "Never been to Spain"Ernest Lane and the Kings of Rhythm perform "My baby's love" at the Chicago Blues Festival 09'Gospel 12Watchin' You Live@The Eclectic CollectiveRiver Deep, Mountain High. Live@Biscuits and Blues"Space" by Chris Harwood- Jones, performed by Bill Ray DrumsYour Next Prog Rock Tune in Seven...Goodbye Porkpie HatDeviations Final with DavidW

Who Is Bill Ray?

that guy.
Yeah, I'm That Guy.

So a drummer and a web developer walk into a bar...

(You'd think the web dev would have avoided it, being second...)

My name is Bill Ray and I do a lot of things. Having been raised within a creative arts environment (Father being a Master Photographer/all around DIY wizard and my Mother a Master Photographer and graphic artist) found myself becoming somewhat of an Autodidact with the strange ability to "figure stuff out".

Because of the music and web development alliance I also create websites for the percussion industry as well as create "interesting content" to help promote their interests. If I like something, chances are the entire world's gonna know about it.

 

 

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Why I Left RedditSaturday, 06 February 2016
reddit scoreboard

Imagine, if you will a giant...no GINORMOUS "Information Desk" that's smack in the middle of a sea of humanity. There's queues ("Subreddits" or "Subs") for subjects no matter how arcane, vulgar, pedestrian or specialized that allow pretty much anyone to come in and offer their knowledge to those asking questions about said subject matter and a comment section under each post to further the conversation. Thing is, you don't even have to be an expert in the subject in which you find yourself enlightening the masses. Welcome to Reddit, the juggernaut that is owned by the Conde Nast corporation and has a worldwide readership.

Denizens of Reddit ("Redditors") are largely in the teen-to-25yr old bracket, but it's far from a "kiddie website". The demographic spans all generations. Reddit has done some pretty amazing things in its lifespan; the average Redditor seems to have some semblance of altruism to their personae and overall, it's a positive experience. Except when it's not.


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NAMM 2016Monday, 25 January 2016

I had a great time at NAMM! Please enjoy a couple of videos while I parse all the other stuff to present to you. :D

That Time I Met Rick James...Sunday, 10 January 2016

OK so here's my Rick James/Ike Turner story: We played in Birmingham, AL at a festival and RJ was on the bill. Ike and Rick used to hang out when Bolic studios was around.

So I'm at the festival, sitting with Ike to my left and Rick to my right and they began to recant days gone by. This is kinda how it went, albeit not exactly in order but this was the gist of the conversation:

Ike: "Hey man, remember the time we were out in the Rolls (Royce, car) drivin' and we usedta keep that bowl of cocaine in the car?"

Rick: "Yeah man that thing was like a SALAD BOWL..." (Apparently they used to drive around with a Scarface-sized mountain of blow in the car)


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Some Tips For Your Artist WebsiteWednesday, 21 October 2015

This is a topic that has been covered many, many times by a slough of other writers. However as someone who has built many a website in the music industry, feel that a couple of salient points have been missed.

Put Your Calendar To Work For You!

Whenever I get asked to install a calendar for a band instead of searching for the latest "plugin" for Wordpress or "component" for Joomla! (my preferred CMS platform) the thought is "how do I get others to notice where the next show is?" The answer to that is through an aggregator such as Reverbnation.com's calendar or my favorite, ArtistData.com. So when you place a date on the calendar it not only shows up on your website but also it goes out to several outlets. Reverbnation promotes your shows on their site, in the area where it's happening on their "calendar of local events" as well as anyone else who pulls the ReverbNation feed onto their site.

Same with Artist Data, but they are linked in to "Sonicbids" which long ago established itself as the "EPK experts". (What's an EPK? An "Electronic Press Kit"... something you need...)



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Objects in MotionMonday, 07 September 2015

Some Vimeo video I remembered.

The footage begins with video from Paris, France and ends up with the return trip from Amersfoort to Ermelo, Holland with a few creative liberties. The drum track began as a drum solo as a warm-up for another artist's session. Bill Cornish created the music to overlay it. http://theoddgeteven.com is where you may get more info on this project.

@AntonioFrench @KMOV It's like Muphry's Law IRL! https://t.co/AF7GDFdAl7
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@KIRO7Seattle The way he treats his wife... causes me to beg to differ.
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@thenaj Unless you're working in diddles, it's corny AF.
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Getting in my workout... holy crap these guys are sick!... https://t.co/LAjOzlt32I
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Maison Guidry is a bad man. https://t.co/z5Ky4VnXfV
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@SenateMajLdr What changed your POTUS' mind on the bipartisan healthcare reform measures?
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Tracking for Michael Hershman's album- the EWF Tune "Fantasy"
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Tracking Drums
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Some open handed fatback
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Bus'yo Ass With a 2x4
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7-7-17
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Lactic Acid Reflux
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A Funky Tune.
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My new Stone Custom 4x14 Koa/Cherry snare
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Lazy Ass Groove
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The Funkening II! Remco Hendrix / Bill Ray Drums
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