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Bug fixes and new build available for the JamMan Looper Manager:

https://bitbucket.org/birdwellmusic/jammanloopermanager/src

Reports were coming in (over several months - sorry, I've been busy thinking about music!) about crashes when trying to create a library and/or other "directory" related functions.  There is a known bug/issue in the Mono framework that seems to be the culprit.  Rather than wait for that fix, I simply implemented a work-around so you'll notice a new way to select directories.

I still need to do testing on Linux/Ubuntu.  Any Max users out there?  In theory, this tool runs on Mac too (with the latest Mono framework installed)

Thanks for your interest everyone.  Here's to keeping our little JamMan pedals working and transferring our little loops reliably!

Rob Birdwell
JamManLooperManager - Open Source Project! originally coded by Rob Birdwell birdwellmusic.com =========================================================================== Tools Required: Xamarin Studio, version 5.8.2 > (formerly MonoDevelop) BitBucket Repo: ...
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Here's a link to the bugzilla issue related to Mono: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=27577 I've submitted my own (private) crash report and hopefully someday we'll know what happened. 
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The Svens will be putting on their annual Christmas show at Bombs Away Cafe this Saturday at 8pm.  There's a $5 cover.  Arrive early to get your seat as this show is going to be great!  A new Viking original cowboy-surf-poetry story, many brand new tunes, special guests, gifts and prizes - wow!

For those of you who don't know my alter ego, I'm "Saxy Sven" in The Svens - it's an honor to have such a handle because originally everyone in The Svens was named, well, "Sven".  And like my Svens name suggests, I will be honking on the Tenor Sax (not really my main instrument, but a heck of a lot of fun!) - and of course I'll also be blowing liberals blasts of Trumpet and Flugelhorn sounds throughout.  And who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and sing a tune...ya never know...anything is possible at a Svens show! 

Hope to see you there. -Saxy
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Lights, camera...My Muse video!
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Preview of tracks from my new release, coming soon on 9/1/2014 - "Blue Macabre" - this was a fun collection to write and produce.  Featuring special guests:  Creighton Lindsay (guitar), Dave Storrs (drums/percussion), Nick Rivard (guitar), and Dave Leslie (piano).

Available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and many others on 9/1/2014.

Download the first single, My Muse, for free:
http://birdwellmusic.com/promotions/blue-macabre-my-muse-download/
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My new tune: Peaceful Valley...recorded with +Mixcraft - I'm playing all the parts:  keys, electronica, trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor sax, trombone, percussion...inspired by Frank Zappa's Blessed Relief...
Rob Birdwell | Jazz | Corvallis, OR
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I love Iggy's last quote:  “When it comes to art, money is an unimportant detail. It just happens to be a huge unimportant detail.”

There has got to be a balance to this music-art-commerce stuff.  I've come to the conclusion that we must practice our respective crafts passionately and dream big; and at the same time we must not only hold on to that day gig, but rock out on it as best we can so as to be wildly successful at both!
‘When it comes to art, money is an unimportant detail. It just happens to be a huge unimportant detail’
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The Svens perform a brand new Viking-penned original show this Friday (10/17) at Imagine Coffee. It's FREE! Come hear a great story and listen to some fine music. The band is sounding great and it should be a lot of fun! I'll be handling the cowboy-surf horn parts (as required by the strict surf law statutes) on Tenor Sax, Flugelhorn and Trumpet...and who knows, maybe even a vocal! All that, a cup of coffee & a muffin...what more could anyone want?  Hope to see you there! -Saxy
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Here's "Nobody's Business" from my latest CD (Blue Macabre) - featuring Nick Rivard on rhythm and slide guitars!
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I was deeply moved by this when I saw this a while back.  The individuals who shared their heartbreak and perspectives will hopefully help others to be more aware of their actions.  As a cyclist in a college town, I see folks texting and talking while driving daily.  Inspired by this video and my own observations, my song "Where U At" explores this topic further: https://www.birdwellmusic.com/music/blue-macabre/where-u-at/
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Only two weeks until my latest CD, Blue Macabre, will release - available on CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, and more.   If you would like a "real" CD be sure to ask me when you see me around - I will have a copy just for you!  Meanwhile, take a listen to this, one of the 11 tracks, My Muse...feel free to spread the word too and share with any folks think might be interested in yet another singing trumpet player!  
http://birdwellmusic.com/promotions/blue-macabre-my-muse-download/
Download the complete track to "My Muse" here.  My Muse is the 3rd track from my forthcoming CD release, Blue Macabre.  It features me playing on everything: lead and backing vocals, keys & synths, flugelhorn and percussion. ...
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Musician, composer, teacher
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musical, organizational, technical
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  • ProWorks
    Software developer, present
    I work with an incredibly talented team developing web sites and services.
  • BirdwellMusic.com
    Musician, composer, teacher, present
    I started BirdwellMusic.com as a showcase for my musical works and creative collaborations.
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Corvallis, OR
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Los Angeles, CA - Moscow, ID - Bellevue, Washington
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Rob Birdwell is a musician living in Corvallis, Oregon.  Rob plays trumpet/flugelhorn, some tenor sax, piano, bass, percussion and vocals. He performs with a wide range of groups and artists:  Dave Storrs, The Lubians, Sandbox, The Svens, 5th & B, Sideways Portal, and many others. He's a frequent guest-conductor for the Corvallis-OSU Symphony and has composed/arranged music for them as well.
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  • University of Idaho
  • Grove School of Music
  • Oregon State University
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