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Keep it Real


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Ibstrat

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A song about reality, our place in the cosmos and sea cucumbers.
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Comments: 55
Fans: 26
Plays: 242
Downloads: 110
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Uploaded: Sep 21, 2009 - 09:38:37 AM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2009 - 09:38:37 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 07:46:10 PM
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MarkHolbrook said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Wow
I love the tone you are getting... Excellent! I think I could just listen to you noodle away for hours man! There is something very intoxicating about listening to this kind of excellent guitar work!

Absolutely great!!! Thanks Mark
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Ibstrat said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Thanks
for checking it out.I am coming out with my own brand of noodles called "stroodles" they should be on store shelves within a couple of weeks.
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Moviz said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Sounds real
enough to me Mark.... you have a sound and style that's all your own and it's very satisfying to listen to, regards M
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Ibstrat said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Thanks
Moviz. I hate to admit it but I actually lip-synced the whole thing.
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blindsidedpoets said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Keep it Real
Beautiful sound. I love that jazz/blues fusion stuff. This is an absolutely killer tune!
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paul f. page said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Unsettled...
That unsettled/unresolved opening arpeggio that you keep going for a full minute is really engaging, Mark. Oh, what a full and sonorous SOUND you are achieving on this track... Ah, the slide at 1:48 or so is marvelous. I'd love to see you play this. You have such skill with your instrument and it is just wonderful to hear this kind (ah, the BEND at 2:34 is another tasty touch!) of superb guitar playing. Just letting yourself go on an improv like this is a special treat. Dynamics around 3:50 are perfect. Man, I love this piece. You are one talented guy and is such a pleasure to hear this kind of serious work. (Yeh. Slap it at 5:00. Nice.) In all ways,this is beautiful.
Peace.
Paul
(P.S. One of these days...an Ibstrat track with PFP's string ensemble and a flute line? All I'd need is a lead sheet so I could follow your chording, and an mp3. Well, something to consider.)
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richard13 said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
I would so love to hear that!
I'd pay twice, I think ;-)
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Ed Hannifin said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
I want to just hear...
...a guitar and piano duet from you two guys.... Two of the kinds of tone around here, 'mong other things...

So Paul... convince Mark to buy a Mac...or multitrack software...

And heck...DO it....

Ed
Ibstrat said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
I would
absolutely love it if you put strings on one of my songs!
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Boats said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Ted is smilin'
Mr. Stevens is smilin there in heaven. Thanks for recallin that vibe...

Daug
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Thanks
Mr. Daug
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johnwhitehead said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Real
I dig this. Chet Atkins meets Bill Frisell @ the Lbstrat ranch. Very cool musical ideas and awesome performance. I admire your skill.
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Thanks
very much.I should listen to some Bill Frisell- I've seen some of his stuff on youtube, he is a beautiful player. Don't think I'm anywhere near his level (or Chet's).
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sloparts said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Wonderful texture and sound Mark
I alway love to listen to you play like this, but this time you've really nailed it on the tone of the guitar, (I'm thinking a Strat, but not too sure)

Great way to keep it real Mark,

Ed
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Well
I only play 1 guitar- an old Ibanez Strat so good guess! Thanks for the comment Ed!
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magnatone said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Keepin' it REAL
you are SO keepin' it real here - there's just nobody like you Mark - astounding skill that always leaves me shaking my head in wonder. such a PLEASURE to hear a new upload from you - thank you!
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Thanks
a lot for continuing to listen to my music!
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Feter said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Keep it Real
A sweet juice sound ...made a waal of sound with
its unique tone ..deep and beauty ..loved this
flavor ..terrific ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Thanks
Feter glad you enjoyed it!
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michael2 said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
this is
outstanding. i always want to do a piece like this, but no chops for it. great playing, sounds, chord changes, tone. really nice.
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Michael
I always wanted to write songs like you do but I have no voice, lyric writing ability, or production skills!
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ConnieO said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Keep It Real
It's real Cool...like the poochie too.
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
thanks
very much!
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jiguma said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
I liked the bit
about sea cucumbers best ;)

Another wonderful post Mark.

Neil
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
It's
actually an implied sea cucumber.The cucumber is a metaphor for the human condition- we are all like sea cucumbers waiting to die in a polluted sea of our own filth.Hopefully this message is clearly expressed in the music.
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Vic Holman said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
reality check
excellent space jazz.

how long do take figuring out a song like this? or are you improving?

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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
The
intro is improvised, the main riff and bridge was pretty much worked out.The whole middle is improvising over the same chord structure as the riff/bridge.(Main riff is basically just E7 to A7)I have to improvise in most of my songs or they would all be 1-2 min long!You are right about the glasses, I traded them for day-glow orange.
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Vic Holman said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
typo
i meant to type improvising not improving, two different things all together.

and yes, day-glo orange is very becoming.
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MasonAtom said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Inspired playing
Love listening to your stuff. You have such a wonderful command of the fretboard and you are really great at coming up with interesting tones. The dynamics in this piece are quite stunning.

Mason
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Ibstrat said 2802 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
I'm
glad you like it- I'm using a super cheap set-up.You actually know how to record, I'm just messing around!
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Ed Hannifin said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
The tune has great tone...
...and structure, but the provocative dancing of the sea cucumbers in the video just totally destroyed it for me...

Although I CAN see you touring with a giant inflatable sea cucumber. THAT would be tasteful, and in a strange way, necessary. Perhaps inevitable...

Ed
Ibstrat said 2802 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Ed
the idea of an inflatable sea cucumber is brilliant.The amoeba i am constructing can easily be changed to a cucumber with some green paint.Thanks for the idea!
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NickFury said 2804 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Tasty
good guitfiddle work here, nice tone, jazzy, good comp.thanks
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Ibstrat said 2801 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment glad you liked it!
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ktb said 2803 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
that lead
riff is very addictive. Love the way constructed such a neat progression around the cucumbers. Fab tone as usual.
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Ibstrat said 2801 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
The main
theme is actually based on the call of Australian giant sea cucumber.
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lengold said 2801 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
All been said
very eloquently above.
Just marvellous.
Must rush, sea cucumber at the door.
Cheers
Len

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Ibstrat said 2801 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
All
this talk of cucumbers is making me hungry.I'm going to make a cucumber sandwich.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2801 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
R34LI7Y
Excellent mix of jazz and classical guitar stylings. Cool funky groove. This would sound great in a trio setting (guitar,bass,drums) Impressive composition. Enjoyed.
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Ibstrat said 2798 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Thanks
I haven't played with a trio for a long time but it's one of my favorite things to do thanks for the comment!
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DWL said 2800 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Cucumbers normally repeat on you
so I was pleased these didn't. An excellent piece, beautifully constructed and executed.

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 2800 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Cucumbers normally repeat on you
so I was pleased these didn't. An excellent piece, beautifully constructed and executed.

Cheers

Dick
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Ibstrat said 2798 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
These
double posts are a bit cumbersome, but thanks for the comment!
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DWL said 2798 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
I did say they repeated.....
unintentional though
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guitapick said 2799 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Ho hum...
...another great piece of guitar work by Mark...think I'll slice up some cucumbers and go surfing...

Great threads, Mark...lots of fun following them. Love the way the lines don't get "lost"...they stick around so nicely...very reassuring...makes me feel secure in my little cucumbery sea of cosmic, protoplasmic reality...
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Ibstrat said 2798 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Hopefully
this song has changed your outlook and the entire way that you view the world.Remember there is no reality without the cosmic entity of inverse proportions and overkill.
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I.G.M. said 2798 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Mark, this is great!!!
Really like your work, fantastic skills...
Thx for letting me listen to it!
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eleveneyes said 2798 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
for real!
i wish i could play like you! great compostition, tone and performance. Reminds me of Pat Metheny, also of a guitarist named David Onderdonk. Thanks for sharing! thoroughly enjoyed it!
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bud said 2774 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
I can relate to the dog
and I like what I'm hearing - I think I just found my place in the universe. Very nice Scofield style jam. You and he share share a warmth and lightness of spirit that I really enjoy.
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Calchas said 2763 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
HAH! Love that photo!
Oooooooh! Nice toneage on that guitar Mark.

Loose, breezy, and bluesy. Good feelings abound!

Be well friend!
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Boundless said 2758 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
And another wonderful track
I always listen to you
with such joy. . .

Merci !
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Jarvoid said 2747 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
..ooooooh
cracking good guitar Grommit
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Ibstrat said 2747 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
I
make some pretty good toast too.
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Jarvoid said 2747 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
.
with Wensledale cheese,lad?
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stratcat said 2734 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
Takes
me to a peaceful place. Love the vibe. Very melodic, makes me contemplate our place in the cosmos, along with the number 42. Life, the Universe and everything. Kidding aside, another wonderful piece.
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