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Village Idiot is songs that tell stories. The second song I wrote, also my first collaboration here as mandolinquent with the very talented keyboard player, keishi saito, who I'm pleased to see was back here too, recently.
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Comments: 31
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Downloads: 90
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Uploaded: Sep 10, 2009 - 03:23:21 AM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2009 - 03:26:51 AM Last Played: Apr 19, 2017 - 12:58:10 AM
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Feter said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Cakeless
OMG ...what a genuine genius work ..the mando
is at its best ..the vocals work just perfect !!!
modern alt folk just so good wished the vocals
be more into the middle ...man what a great job !
this should be on the radio ...kudos ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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VillageIdiot said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Feter: you are kindness itself
Thanks Feter... you're always so big-hearted. I wish I could play mando like you though.
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crissew said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Very Cool!!
Didnt know what to make of this song initially. It is so shocking soundwise. The more the song went along, the more I liked it. BY the end, it was one of my favorite mj songs. Excellent job.
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crissew said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
BTW
Faved and dl the song. Also I feel I was not as clear in my last comment as to what i meant by "shocking". It took my brain 20 seconds to get where this song was going. It almost sounded random at first to me. But I think that was part of the reason I liked it so much. Bringing order to chaos. You probably have no idea what I am talking about but I just figured I would explain it since I thinik it is one of the things that gives this song charm.
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VillageIdiot said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
order into chaos....
Hahah... Many thanks... I *was* wondering what you meant. Really nice comment... much appreciated. Charm is good.
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blindsidedpoets said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Cakeless
Great tune! Very original, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
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tempie said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
lots of love
love the mandolin, love the vocal arrangements, very cool, love the space, plenty of room for your ears to lounge around and listen at leisure, love the lyrics. DL'd.
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VillageIdiot said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
thanks for the love
... v kind. Very impressed by The Tempie Sound.
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said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
very enjoyable tune
Easy flow, nice instrumentation and harmonies

. - Harold
MannequinRaces said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Nice!
Great sounds! Love the instrumentation. Intriguing artwork. Love the mando. This has a traveling minstrel feel to it! Nostalgic!
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guitapick said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Beautiful tune...
...nice chord changes and very clever lyrics...I love the simplicity of the instrumentation...very nice solos in there. Short and sweet.
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VillageIdiot said 2808 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Thank-ee
I'm good at simple. Thanks for kind words.
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johnwhitehead said 2812 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Birthday
Sweet changes & harmonies; Great left turn in the lyrics. Helluva catchy chorus. Bass and mando are awesome.Faved.
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VillageIdiot said 2808 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Much appreciated
Boot Dragger's Waltz is so worth the listen.
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woofer3 said 2811 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
very very very appealing
a somehow modern sound but with a very convincing sort of "merry England " feel to it. It reminded me a bit in places of the composer Charpentier - tho atually he's French. Maybe Jethro Tull would be a better comparison [ minstrel in the gallery period ]

Loved it from begining to end -vocal, harmonies, melody, instrumentation the lot.

A fave forsooth !!
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Martin_Leroy said 2808 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
nice folkiness
It works well. Is that a real upright base or is it a GB sound? Love the mando, it almost sounds like a uke in some spots. There is almost a Beatle feeling to some of the harmony. It is a bit untidy which I think really adds to the feeling.
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lengold said 2807 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Strange to read
what this reminds other people of, for me it was actually Simon & Gurfunkle.
Lovely song, harmonies and musicianship/production.
Cheers
Len

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VillageIdiot said 2805 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Right...
I did have one of those twee-er Simon & Garfunkel pieces in mind, I confess...
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thenettles said 2807 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
nice
loving the mandolinquent and the irish folk melody vocals, with some better production and tidying up this could be an excellent litttle folk song! love the title too!
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Char said 2806 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Sweet!
Just lovely. Not sure if I met you as mandolinquent. But happy you're back with these terrific pieces, now. Thanks.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2780 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Really pretty mandolin
And nice upright bass sound too!
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magnatone said 2775 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Cakeless
this is so original and creative! really great harmonies in here. it's a chorus that will stick in your head all day long! thanks for the terrific song!
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VillageIdiot said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Cor...
Couldn't wish for a nice comment. Thanks.
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VillageIdiot said 2774 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
That should be nicer... not nice
... but you get the point
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jiguma said 2759 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Nice one William
Sorry I took this long to get here, but the penny only just dropped :)
I'd love to hear this with the lead vocal bigger in the mix. Lots of nice stuff happening and a good story as well.
Great song and great to have you back.
Neil
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five_extra_arms said 2744 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Everything's Gonna Be OK
Another really great story.

That tight mandolin is perfect with your somewhat loose and wandering singing style. Dreamy back up vox.

Oh yeah, that bass sound is tremendous - is it real?

D/L'd
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hackneybloke said 2679 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
cakeless
hey there. i always check in to hear the brits on macjam (it's always the best music after all). you're love the harmonies and resolve at 1.34 onwards. why no lyric post??? i really like the feel of this. great mix and sweet mandolin. 'beautiful girl' is a great hook. the harmonies could be tightened up - sometimes the vocals aren't spot on in time but then again i love the loose feel of this. great outro and really nice end. more more.
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Jarvoid said 2679 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
Now then
lads,nice one...I like the way this started as though it was a bit all over the place and then it all coalesced beautifully into the tightly structured song that it is...Stunning combo of Big Bass fiddle and little mando..delightful playing from both by the way..Lyrics please...the vocals are just a bit muffled in my speakers but the cans cured that.. Greateroony Cheers . Jarvoid
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falcef said 2372 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Cakeless
Salve from Italy song cool voice e guitar interessant bye bye
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hackneybloke said 2370 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
cakeless
wow. i love this. and i love those harmonies....and have i heard this before? it seems familiar...especially the 'beautiful girl' hook which is sensational. seriously...one of the best tracks i've heard for a long time.
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davisamerica said 2370 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
well
tell stories u do..... nice one
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