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Offline arnoldvb

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Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:42:39 pm »

Over the weekend I posted about 50 photos highlighting the band's history.  The link is below.  You should be able to see it even if you're not on FB.  Some of the captions have stirred up some controversy, but I think they're factually accurate.  If anyone sees something wrong, please let me know and I'll make the corrections.  BTW, most of the photos were originally posted on FB by fans of The Ventures.

Arnold

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.493037894045314.134586.199902000025573&type=1

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 07:08:23 pm »
Great pix....thanks for posting.
Everyone should view them.  A couple I've not sawr b4.  There are probably tons more that some 1 sumplace has.  They'll surface someday.

Arnold, I'd encourage you to post whatever you can here as well as on FB.  I'm sure there are many here that don't have FB accounts.  You have LOTS to contribute and we appreciate you sharing.
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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 07:33:42 pm »
Walt,

Everyone should be able to view the collection, even if they're not on Facebook.  There will be a place at the top encouraging you to join, but just ignore that and scroll down to the tumbnails.  The best way to view the whole collection is to right-click on the first thumbnail and select "Open in a New Tab".  This will open a new tab in your browser with the first full-size image.  Then you can either click on the photo itself to go to each next image or use the "previous" and "next" links in the upper right to navigate through the images.

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 09:08:33 pm »
Yes, thanks.  I undestand that.
What I MEANT was that much of the stuff you post on FB and not here won't be seen because not everyone is a FB member.

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 09:29:50 am »
Gotcha, Walt! 

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Unfortunately, after I shut down last night, the debate continued in the comments to my photo album on Facebook.  Bruce has posted his response to Judy here already.  I just posted the following, also in response to Judy.  I don't plan to say any more on the subject, on Facebook or here.  I'm just glad that the fans are enjoying the photos and finding little bits of trivia in the details.

Arnold

My Facebook post of this morning:

"WOW!!! I put these photos up to celebrate my music idols, The Ventures, and unfortunately it's turned into a debate about who played what! Again, I personally don't care who played which instrument in the recordings of The Ventures. The only thing that really matters is that together, as a band, they made and continue to make beautiful music that the fans can enjoy.

Again, Judy, I know that Nokie is a fantastic guitar player and he is renowned as a master in many genres, from rock & roll to country, and just about everything in between. The fact remains that when The Ventures first started, Bob Bogle played lead guitar. He played lead guitar on "Walk Don't Run" and some of the other songs on their first album. Sometime after that, Nokie took over the lead guitar role. I have NEVER denied that!

Through all of the years of The Ventures, there have been instances when Bob and Nokie have switched for a few songs during live performances. Bob often played lead on his "Walk Don't Run" medley while Nokie would play bass. Then Nokie would take over the lead guitar for the rest of the concert. This was done at the Epcot concerts in 2008 and 2009, which I witnessed in person. In those cases, Bob Spalding (Bob Bogle's replacement after he retired) played lead guitar for a few songs and then Nokie took over lead for the rest of the concerts. What's wrong with that? It doesn't demean Nokie or put him down in any way that he played the bass guitar for a few songs. I just don't see what the big deal is!

Heck, even at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that was televised live on VH-1 Classic, Nokie played bass guitar and Bob Spalding played lead guitar on "Walk Don't Run" and then they switched roles with Nokie playing lead and Bob Spalding playing bass on "Hawaii Five-0." The audience enjoyed and gave a rousing standing ovation to both numbers. I don't think anyone thought anything negative because Nokie was playing bass on one song. The members of the band contributing together to the whole sound is the only thing that's important!"

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:51:04 am »
Thanks, Arnold.
For me, it's always about the music.
Once we get to people, that's another story. ;)

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 12:11:49 pm »
Arnold- Keep up your fine campaigning on behalf of THE VENTURES.   
Shame this NITPICKIN' 'tween Nokie & Don is rearin' it's ugly head.
All concerned should be honored we care enough to stick to our guns!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 11:01:17 am by tabalt11 »

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 10:56:14 am »
Over at the Mosrite Forum, there's a fresh thread on Nokie Edwards. You may want to read it:

http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5274

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Re: Ventures Photo History on Facebook
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 05:35:48 pm »
Intresting.  Thanks for the heads up.