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A minor Complication


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Well - first off - this is not in A minor - though it started that way. It's in G major - I just like the title. Secondly - I have no idea what this is besides an exorcism of sorts. After a lot of build up and exhaustion surrounding the NYC Decom thing on Saturday, the sudden retirement of Airport Seven's bass player and other mitigating factors I had just about had it with music. So I sat down and did this in the last few hours.
The only loops are drums - though I did loop my own bass part and copied some guitar parts.
I thought this was going to be some kind of Talking Heads nerd rock thing - but now I have no idea what it is. I think I'm just glad I got it out of my system.

BTW - to all of you who might have listened and commented on my Bond and Space songs - I'm really grateful that you did. I'm sorry I didn't reply to your comments as I usually try to. It's been extremely hectic lately.
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Hits: 3046
Comments: 71
Fans: 30
Plays: 199
Downloads: 110

Uploaded: Oct 20, 2009 - 08:49:18 PM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2009 - 08:49:18 PM Last Played: Nov 17, 2014 - 02:20:24 AM
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Hardware:
macbook,Danelectro guitar,Ibanez bass,Oxygen 8 keyboard
Software:
GB08
Comments
awigze said 2804 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
it has this
I hear ya knockin but ya cant come in kind of a groove to it... fraught with emotion if I can say that... I'am feelin ya, Bud. I like it....
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Thanks for stopping b Andy
kinda adrift at the moment
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Feter said 2804 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
A minor Complication
This is cool ...groovy and all ..I liked
the guitars alot ..good job my friend a
very much trippy track for the day ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Cheers Feter
Thanks.
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particledots said 2804 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
this
is great and seems more in the vein of byrne and eno
my squelchy life!!!
fabulous
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
You mean
My Life is a Gush of Boasts? Sorry - I couldn't help it.
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particledots said 2802 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
thats exactly what i meant
!!
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kingbee said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
numbers
Very cool track.
Thought is was more like some of the early 'rough trade' bands like early Scritti polliti. Fusing dub bass with angular guitars.
great stuff
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Yeah Scritti Polliti
loved them. Thanks.
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tokai said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
12 12 12
pick your self up and dust yourself down.
Dub style Bud. Cool riff.
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
I'll do just that Steve
nice of you to comment.
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Moviz said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Too busy
'just too busy to look either side of what's ahead of me right now' is what comes across in this..... as if you got down in music what's going on in your life... sort of cathartic in a way. The more musical, brighter ending with the guitar, might be saying that you can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. I sound like a psychologist don't I? LOLOL. Anyway, I liked it, regards M
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bud said 2804 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Just send me your bill
and I'll be back next week. Thanks Doc!
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MarkHolbrook said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Never let it get you down
The world (and music) is a forever changing thing... Nothing will ever remain the same... Just pickup and move on. This is what this song makes me think of... ok dark times... just keep on moving...
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bud said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
That's right Mark
there is that element of momentum here - along with the darkness.
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davisamerica said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
even when the dawg
is just wandering around ...he is worth following ... indeed he is
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bud said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Just be sure to leave a trail
of biscuits.
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Ibstrat said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Totally
groovy. Lost in diminished land. I like it!
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bud said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
If I really knew what a diminished chord
was I'd be flattered. Happy accidents as I see it. Maybe it was my diminished state.Thanks.
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Relic67 said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
yes
I like that groove. kinda mysterious sounding.
bass and drums are appropriately humungous.
Enjoyed it!!
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bud said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Went for dinky analog machine drums
but doubled up the bottoms - glad you liked this mystery guest. Your latest is off the hook.
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magnatone said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
A minor complication
ooh Kevin - this is too cool! i love how your musical brain works!
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bud said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
To understand my musical brain
check out The Residents. I had an unhealthy obsession with their music. Thanks for being a dear - as always.
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DarkPlanet said 2803 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Bud
Neat bass line, I like the discordant guitar chords, they really fit nicely

I like the weirdness of notes going on somehow the bass reigns it all in, very original!
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by Tom
This was a fun exercise in stretching what can work harmonically.
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ste said 2803 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
maze
of sounds. like this a lot. very introspective - i love that.
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks
I appreciate the kind words.
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mudmen said 2803 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
hi b
the music never stops!
bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
it never does
does it?
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said 2803 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
45 degrees of 1 to 17
"well she was just 17, you know what I mean. and, the way she looked was way beyond compare..."

I hate it when this happens to me. Now it will be stuck in my head all day.

. - Harold
said 2803 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
oh, and...
can I borrow your spreadsheet? It's the ultimate basic thing..

. - Harold
bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Sure Harold
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sorry about the Beatles bug.
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Vic Holman said 2802 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
tricky title
yeah it can take on two different meanings, cool.

cool stress relief piece. goes down easier then 2 asprin without a glass of water. :-)
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Jack Torrance
chewed his Excedrin.
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racerat said 2802 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
major
Hey.
I am so glad you had to get this out of your system because that means it had to break out into ours. Cool little meandering jam this. Kinda all over the place and in one specific place all at the same time...
P
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks P
In retrospect I wish I had cut it shorter.
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guitapick said 2802 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Passing of time...
...there are no key signatures...cool tune, Kevin.

Losing your bass player's never a minor complication...ever since I was a teenager...sorry to hear that. Great guy...I'm sure he has his reasons. Sorry all the same.
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Hey Bob -
losing one bass player to three drummers seems about right. Are we guitarists that hard to get along with?
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DWL said 2802 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Hypnotic
and just a little unsettling......

Interesting work.

Cheers

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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Unsettling
I was afraid that it was too unsettling. But I think it's my relationship to it that enhances that aspect. Thanks for dropping by with a comment.
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Ed Hannifin said 2802 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
This has a really nice progression, bud...
Or it IS a really nice progression.... Something like that... It seems like it's constantly unfolding, constantly going somewhere, always just short of arrival...

It DOES have that Byrne-meets-Eno-and-maybe-Belew sort of vibe...while being its own thing....

Ed
Ed Hannifin said 2802 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
It also reminds me...
...of bits of Andy Summers and Robert Fripp's 'I Advance Masked' and also Phil Manzanera's 'Primitive Guitars'....
bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks for the kind words Ed
you flatter too much - Phil Manzanera is amazing - and those other guys are no slouches either.
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paul f. page said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Groovy...
...There are a lot of things going on here, most of 'em, in your head...But what a way to share them! This is clever, well-played, nicely recorded, and demanding my attention. Your occasional forays into solo land are very cool. I just wish they were a bit longer on the improv. And the piece just....ENDS. I hear a long fade out...maybe. Anyway, the breadth of your musical interests is amazing and you have such skills in bring them out. This is a very cool track, Bud.
Peace.
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bud said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
So nice of you to comment Paul
Unfortunately I find that my interests tend to far outweigh my skills so I'm left with efforts that take on there own life. Still I love the process - as it's always a new discovery.
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egobandit said 2801 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Hectic or not
I say if it makes you feel good then there is nothing wrong with that, Excellent thanks for the download!
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bud said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Cheers Tim
been digging your latest.
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Reggie_Pole said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Exorcising exercise
This is my kind of stuff. This gets off to such a great start. But I think you started something that didn't get finished. If you were burnt out at the time, I can understand that. But I would love to hear you revisit this in the future and finish it off. I can't help but to think of Crimson.
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bud said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
You're exactly right
this was done in exhaustion and got no afterthought. There are a lot places it can go - and I could see coming back to it. Thanks for dropping by.
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magnatone said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Complications
i just listened to this again, and loved it all over again!
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bud said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
and thanks again!
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Daugrin said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Direction Change
This sounds like a great direction for you Bud. The relentless groove and Budness will be a winning combination.
The lightness of the feet here really makes a good contrast to the Bud lines...

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bud said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Hey Daug -
I appreciate the support. I do think I'll mine this vein a little more. Appeals to my minimalist side that usually gets buried in feedback and distortion.
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Skean said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
So
What do you want me to do with this, as I can't read the thing I'm to drunk.
But I love the grove, peace, bro
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bud said 2799 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Have a cup of coffee
and see if you still like it. Just kidding - thanks for dropping by Kenta.
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PaulaMunk said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
I am reminded of
a group of three friends, hanging out, after hours in a dingy nightclub, where one guy starts playing his bass fiddle and the other two join in.... except of course, this is all you. I hear jazz but with an other worldly take on it. You are unique in your creative composing. I have learned "listening" from you. Thanks.
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bud said 2799 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Thanks for the kind words
I'm a Gemini - so I have a head start on being a trio.
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Lennon714 said 2800 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
I think it
sounds like Bud after a rough couple of days. It has a disjointed whimsey that I'm really getting behind. The drum loops and electronic bits make it sound like a Dust Brothers jam.
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bud said 2799 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Dust Brothers - that's nice
made me think of The Flying Lizards a little when I listened again.
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PaulaMunk said 2798 days ago (October 26th, 2009)
Very
mind bending, but in a good way. Thanks.
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bud said 2796 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Thanks PM
it'll straighten out soon enough.
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mr_mordenus said 2797 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Incredibly Visual
...sometimes I wonder if you play music or just paint with it, in wondrous colourful swirls and glistening wet streaks running down the side of a brick wall while people hurry past in shades of gray. Are they paying attention? Are they fools? What's the big hurry?

Your playing has such an emotional vibe, it's like touching thought. I feel like I could walk up to that brick wall you've covered with wet, flowing colour and if I dragged my finger along the surface the colour would flow along, against gravity and improvising into patterns only I could see.

And then, I'd realize that there's dozens of people at the wall, touching your colours and grinning.

Sorry about the situations with life, bass player and drummers, Bud. If I lived in NYC.... and I played bass.... (kinda reminds me of the old "if I had some ham I could have a ham sandwich if I had some bread" joke) ... clumsy way of sayin' there's a whole lot of nothing I can do except say a bunch of words and toss them your way.

Well, and listen to your music. And run my fingers through the colour...
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bud said 2796 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Rik - once again
your comments outstrip the creativity of the piece your referring to. If I could write music as well as you spin a tail I'd be very happy. Thanks for stopping by.
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Doadars Uncle said 2797 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Hey!
My life in the bush of ghosts-ish! I like the environment, here.
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bud said 2796 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Glad you're comfy
and thanks for dropping in.
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Calchas said 2796 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
I have no idea either...
but who the hell cares bro? Still a very enjoyable piece. LOVE the phat bass throughout. Also like the understated, almost secret-agent guitar parts.

Very cool!

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bud said 2796 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Hey Michael
Nice of you to give a listen and comment. Who knows what we do sometimes?
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jiguma said 2794 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Need a bass player Bud?
Rehearsals could be a problem :)
Cool post!
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Jarvoid said 2793 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
I thought I had
commented on this and upon listening realised that I had not played it either ! !Some quite groovy rhythms and sounds going on here,very intriguing....almost Machine Jazz,cool...and thatreminds I need to get a real bass! Look after it,See you later.

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lengold said 2791 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Sorry I'm late bud...
Love it when you get into one of your grooves.
This has a relaxed and yet hurried feel to it that really pulls it along. Great musicianship.
Cheers
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Bob6stringer said 2782 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Fun, mysterious layers
Sure, Kevin, just a little three-hour doodle. You've got a helluva good sense for laying-down ambience with teeth -- this could become a major monstrosity of you decided to torture some crazy, overdriven leads out of your currently-clean Danelectro tracks. Do it for me, willya? This is a hoot!
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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