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Wednesday, 28th of August 2007
2007's summer workshops have come to an end and there is little more to be added to the word - GREAT! I've met a whole bunch of bassists, playing various music styles, of different ages, shapes and sizes. Almost 3 weeks of bass playing, jam sessions, conversations and various merry making with other musicians.
I'd like to invite you to read the first commentary on the workshops in Końskie and to take a look at a few pics from the event.
More to come in the next few days, including photos from all workshops and the TTR2 concert given during the 13th Woodstock Festival in Poland.
There are also few new dates in tour.
Sunday, 24th of June 2007
After Bass Days Poland 2007
The very first edition of Bass Days Poland was awesome. During 3 days (8-10 June) almost 60 bass players from Poland - and one from Ukraine - took part in 8 workshops and 8 concerts. The Workshops were led by yours truly - Wojtek Pilichowski, as well as Adrian Maruszczyk, JJ (of the band Big Cyc), Krzysztof Ścierański, Marcus Setzer, Bartek Wojciechowski, Michał Grott and Frank Itt. Every day was rounded up with a jam session until sunrise.
It was a great opportunity to meet up with new bass players, learn something, listen to excellent music and try out some new basses and amps.
Thanks to people who had organised the event and sponsors who helped to make it happen.
I hope that we'll meet on next year's "Bass Days Poland".
Monday, 14th of May 2007
Bass Days Poland 2007
This year's edition of Bass Days Poland will take place in Błonie near Warsaw, in Centrum Kultury Alternatywnej The Alternative Arts Centre "Bejzment". The dates are 8-10 June.
Here's what Bass Days Poland 2007 have to offer:
* unique music workshops for bass guitarists, led by well-known Polish and foreign bass virtuosos: Wojtek Pilichowski, Markus Setzer, Krzysztof Ścierański, Lars Lehmann and others
* every day is rounded off with a concert of music stars: PiR2, Reimer-Setzer, Krzysztof scierański and others
* meetings with people from the music business, producers, gear dealers
* an one-of-a-kind occasion to meet up with bassists from all over Poland
Thursday, 24th of April 2007
Pilichowski Band (cuz we don't deserve a better name) - that is, W.Olszak, B. Papierz, R. Owczarz, K. Barański and W. Pilichowski - would like to thank all that turned up to the shows of the Happiness All Around tour December 2006-April 2007. It's your presence (often over the capacity of the clubs we played in) that caused so much Happiness, you motivate us! It's your reaction, not the dough, that matters here (we spent most of it in the club bars anyway). Now we're gearing up for our new record and we hope to spread Happiness live with new tunes.
A lot has happened during that tour - for instance, we have a new drummer, Radek, whom I now need like a car needs an engine
Big thanks to the crew - Tomek Lipiński, Maciek "The Sniper" (a talented drummer, by the way) and most importantly - Ewa (the manager), who is an angel! There's no better person in this world (even Bartek "The Pope" Papierz has to step down)! Thank you's to the bosses, managers and club owners, Marek Lamert and Yamaha Poland for the support for the first part of the tour and Dawid Dziewulski and Mayones for the second. Also: Box Electronics, AP Partners, Presto Nisko, Paco Cases, Canto... thanks even to those who bugged us too much.
I would NOT like to thank whoever invented the club rule in Katowice not to sell any straight alcohol - without any "softener". Couldn't even buy whisky without coke. The intensity of the crowd, however, made up for the lack of alcoholic intensity.
Thursday, 24th of April 2007
The 2007 Musikmesse was a great success for both me and the company Mayones, whose basses I proudly endorse. Here's what they had to say about the event:
Among others, a few instruments that emphasized the uniqueness of this Messe - the 25th anniversary of the company and our 10th participation in MusikMesse.
As usual, even a quiet utterance of the word "Pilichowski" provoked a quick gathering of a substantial audience in front of the stage. This year Wojtek was accompanied by his bandmates from the Pilichowski Band, Bartek Papierz and Radek Owczarz. Thanks to them, the ten mini-concerts turned out to be a spectacular music explosion, which gathered an even bigger audience each single time! A guest appearance by Daniele Chiantese was made during the last concert. Daniele played with Wojtek at the Agora stage last year. A dynamic duo by Wojtek and Igor Falecki - probably the youngest drummer in the world - turned out to be another major attraction.
Music has always been a strong stimulus for people and affected their mood, senses and thoughts. Regardless of whether you listen to music at your favorite concert in Chicago, or you enjoy it at home during your study, this tool can make you happy and content. It is all about the message you get and the emotion it can awake inside of you at that time. This type of activity is relatively inexpensive and it is almost always accessible.
You should always start out your day with a familiar song that makes you feel uplifted. When you let it emanate from your alarm clock, a piece can shift your mood and bring out a positive attitude. As it affects one of your center nerves responsible for emotion, your brain releases dopamine, the hormone of happiness. This is why everyone lets go and is linked to the beautiful sounds.
When it becomes hard for you to deal with stress and anxiety, a tune will get you out of those feelings and brighten your day. Combine it with a dance and you will receive the benefit of a workout while you have fun. Simply take your escort from http://www.escortdirectory.com/escorts-chicago-il-71/ and go to a club for a good night out, or dance around your house alone or with your family. Choose a slow tempo or a loud instrumentation and let it flow through your body.
As people can get stressed when they drive a car or meet traffic jams in the morning, music can be of great help. They may feel time pressured because they cannot change the circumstances and might get late to an important meeting. You can turn on your stereo and listen to your favorite playlist of the Pilichowski Band, which will make you bob your head and wiggle your body. The tracks will surely improve your state of mind.
A movie soundtrack or a lively commercial tune can evoke emotion and trigger your memories. It is why an old love song can make your parents feel reminiscent, or why you associate a melody to a film. If your feelings resonate with the work of the artist, you will feel an intense emotion and connection to your aspirations. You might sing them in the shower, or hum them on the street to put you in high spirits.
Many individuals love music due to its motivational effect when one walks on a treadmill or goes for a jog in the park. It is no coincidence that all gyms’ speakers are filled with upbeat musical pieces that move their attention from tiresome exercises and stimulate rhythmic movement. When you feel less enthusiastic about your work in the office, you can turn on your phone’s media player and let it inspire you.
There is nothing that has as much power as a cheerful chorus when you do the dishes or you clean your house. Any ordinary task can be transformed from boring into a fun experience. If eventually you get tired of it, there are always other melodies that can lift your spirits and get stuck in your head. From the ancient times to nowadays, music has been a universal language that promoted pleasure. Take joy in sounds that make you feel good instantly!