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Medway Mud Shuffle/George's Farewell to the Whitehouse


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Komrade K

 Genre: Bluegrass

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Two bluegrass influenced tunes which I usually play coupled with tunes by other people but which I brought together here - largely to test out my new mic. Actually this is the first time I've managed to record my acoustic fiddle on GB.

The first tune I composed last year and it's in honour of the River Medway which is tidal for much of its length and very very muddy. The second tune I composed about 15 years ago and the George referred to in the title is father to 'Dubya'...
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Hits: 4332
Comments: 36
Fans: 5
Plays: 331
Downloads: 197
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jan 18, 2006 - 10:50:27 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:34:41 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 12:21:41 PM
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Hardware:
German violin (about 130 years old), iMac G5 (old style - bah!), M-Audio Luna mic, Behringer Mic200 pre-amp, eMagic a62 midi.
Software:
GB2
Comments
drakonis said 4263 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Great tone, great tune
Lots of fun and energy! It sounds cleanly recorded... not sure if the mix is
a little hot in the high midrange, maybe others can add their opinion.
Very nice acoustic sound and playfully played! I can't wait to hear more of
this from you, congrats on the new Mic!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 4263 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Great tone, great tune
Many thanks for your feedback Drak. The EQ I was using wasn't that subtle -
but overall I was fairly happy with the sound (actually better than I expected!)
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said 4263 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
refreshing sound
I feel I have been entertained.

Komrade K said 4263 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
refreshing sound
I'm very glad you feel you have been entertained Mr themasses!
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stevel said 4263 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
yee haw!
Great traditional fiddle feel...I guess the 130 year old violin helps? I am
suprised Billy Childish hasn't snatched you to play with him as part of the
'Medway scene'... very accomplished. I was almost tempted to dance..but
my fatigued limbs have let me down again!
Nice one
Steve
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Komrade K said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
yee haw!
Well you see I live in Whistable, not Medway - BC only comes here on Sundays to
paint. We'll have to find a way to put a spring back in your (dance) step!
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paddler said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Listening as I write
SO far - bloody marvellous - instant reaction from me is 11 out of 10 - but then I'm a crazy folky hobo.Best part is I can just about hear your foot tappin and its that sense of rhythm makes my foot start tappin.I could easily get arrested for dancing to this! LOVED IT!! MORE! MORE! * me clapping after everyone else has finished *
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Komrade K said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Listening as I write
Thanks Paddler. Thanks for the comments - perked me up no end!
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mandolinquent said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
And the mic is making you sound really beautiful too... Much fun. Your
double-stopping on George's eviciton notice is fantastic.
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mandolinquent said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
And the mic is making you sound really beautiful too... Much fun. Your
double-stopping on George's eviciton notice is fantastic.
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mandolinquent said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
And the mic is making you sound really beautiful too... Much fun. Your
double-stopping on George's eviciton notice is fantastic.
Check out my latest song called Fair Jenny's Jig and Matthew Briggs
Komrade K said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
Hey Mando! Glad you liked this so much you posted your comment 3 times!!!
But seriously - thanks for listening I really appreciate it.
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mandolinquent said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
Cat on the keyboard. Honest.


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Komrade K said 4262 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fantastic...
Cool cat!!

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underdog. said 4260 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
you're dead on
no mistakes there and the new rig sounds awesome. you may want to
think about collabing with some people in the the electronica genre - i
think that fiddle may sound cool over a composed synth track.

-u.
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Komrade K said 4259 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
you're dead on
Why thank you! I'm certainly up for more of that type of collab - check out
Dance of the Jealous Pagan and Meen Teem (Fiddler on
the Hoof Mix) which are listed on my profile page - I guess these tracks are
kinda heading in that direction already.
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thetiler said 4260 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
nice fiddlin
You get a terrific sound out of the antiqish instrument. Like tunes like
this and how they can bring you to a certain time period.

Thanks for sharing!!!!
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Komrade K said 4260 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
nice fiddlin
Many thanks - it's good to get back to roots every now and then.

KK
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poodyglitz said 4260 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Cute
Makes me wish I had a mint julep and had had the patience to
learn fretless instruments.
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poodyglitz said 4260 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Cute
Makes me wish I had a mint julep and had had the patience to
learn fretless instruments.
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Komrade K said 4259 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Cute
I've never had a Mint Julep - maybe I should in order to achieve a more authentic
sound!
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caroline said 4259 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
oooh.... aaahh .... yahooo.....
i love this stuff - so does the bear! thank you martyn for sharing. are you going to share again in april?? one love, xxx
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alley-oop said 4259 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Grinnin'
Great fun! Great violin playing. I really enjoy your style Mr. K. I can almost here the bango, guitarI, stand-up bass and harmonica. have a similar old German violin. This inspires me to learn how to play it. Great tune!
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rmaclema said 4256 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Great!
Hey, this is great. Real honest to God music not generated by a
computer! I'm loving the artists on MacJams like you and The Tiler who
are using new technology but keeping it old school. I voted 8s and 9s.
I'm glad I dropped by to hear your playing.
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Komrade K said 4256 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Great!
Can't say I'm always old school (but I like to get in touch with it frequently -
good for the spirit...) However, many thanks for your comment (and particularly
the company you put me in!!!)
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Jim Bouchard said 4228 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
This is waht I get for being busy!
I had to go back to find this! sorry I didn't hear it earlier...a real gem!
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atonalis said 4222 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
george's farewell.......
and hopefully his whole administration. nice nice nice......lovely melody and composition that makes you wanna dance...... like when george leaves..... he he. very nice double-stops...... i know that takes a bit o technique.......
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renecalvo said 4211 days ago (March 12th, 2006)
nice fiddlework
Was the ominous "and that aint all" at the end a fore warning of bush's to come?
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Komrade K said 4210 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
nice fiddlework
You know I'd never thought about that until now - but deep down that's
probably what I intended!!

KK
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Mankfish said 4172 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
Lovin it
I love this: you remind me of John Hartford (on the fiddle y'know), and every thing I hoped GarageBand cd be.
Komrade K said 4128 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Lovin it
Thank you very much (very flattered by the comparison).

KK
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Scorpjammer said 4135 days ago (May 27th, 2006)
You got me...
...Appalachain clogging, over here in Pennsylvania! And I'm of latin descent. lol!

Terrific playing. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

There are s few of fiddle festivals in these parts. You'd fit in nicely.

a definite keeper.
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Komrade K said 4128 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
You got me...
Many thanks Scorp (I'm trying to imagine an Appalachian/Salsa crossover here!).

If I'm ever in Pennsylvania - I'll look you up and we can try out one of those
fests.

KK
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Feter said 4065 days ago (August 5th, 2006)
Perfect !!!
how I love this sound ... just didnt wants it to stop ...
realy great msuic ...great job here well done !!
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MunichG said 4017 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Hot fiddle playing
I love that fiddle sound, great playing. If you'd be up for collab with a
guitar player let me know! I love old time, bluegrass, irish.
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Komrade K said 4015 days ago (September 24th, 2006)
Re: Hot fiddle playing
Thanx MunichG - glad you liked it. I'm more than happy to do a collab
(although these things tend to take a bit of time with me...)

KK
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