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Missing Texas


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sheilad

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Once upon a time Chris PickQuickRecords and I travelled to Texas. We had such a wonderful time touring the country side and to make the trip even more memorable we had the opportunity to meet up with some incredible MJers. The memories of that trip will live on forever and I can't wait for the day that we can do it all again. This is my version of how I remember that incredible journey.
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2010 - 01:20:35 PM
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2013 - 02:44:23 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 03:30:40 PM
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ChristopherCihon said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Funky!!
Great job baby!! Reminds me of a Satriani groove.

So you know what THAT means!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
It means
I am booted out of the studio once again! I know.. next time I hear this it will actually be a real tune... I'm good with that!
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ChristopherCihon said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Well....
I WAS going to say that "Wow your funky! and not even from missing a shower for a couple days or so"
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drakonis said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
MJ Live(stock) Aid...
You're all ANIMALS! But I guess we knew that, better than being vegetables I guess. This music has a hip swagger and attitude (a bit autobiographical, perhaps?) which I like, and the sound effects were hilariously fun... love the sign too. Yay Sheila! Summer of 2011, my house, be there! We might even have replaced the chickens by then with pygora goats, who knows? :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I am
already packed for Summer of 2011! I would be very excited if the goats were in place of the chickens as I do not bond well with chickens. Glad you liked my tune!!!
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magnatone said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Missing Texas
YAY SHEILA!!!! you tell 'em girl!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I have been
holding back... I know how you feel about spacing out the posts. Thanks for always being there for me!
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guygrooves said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Barnyard funk
my favorite kind of funk....(it's a farmboy thang) from one of my favorite people.

Uhh Uhhhh Ah ahh be careful... I know what you wanna say.... don't say it... Uh ah ah ... shush now... what am I saying... shush you?? I had a momentary lapse of common sense there... aaaaaannnnyyyyyways
Great lil ditty
Peace
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
lil ditty
is quite a compliment... that means it is actually recognizable as something other than me making noise so thanks! This is what happens when I am left unsupervised
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jdholliday said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
pretty cool!
Wish I was there, before my time!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
its never too late
to hook up with the boys from Texas! They are so much fun that it becomes infectious.... that is the only explanation I can give as to what happened here
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I.G.M. said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Well Sheila,
I`m still waiting at Dusseldorf airport...

Hehe, nice funky, groovy tune. Didn`t know that you play guitar like that :oD

Sadly you did not ask me to play a little solo :o(
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
oh Ingo
I would play guitar that way if I actually knew how to play guitar I am sure. These are the kinds of things that happen when I am left unattended.
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Demeter7 said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Hah hah!
I'm trying to figure out who all is represented by the zoo. Great backing track. Made me laugh. :)
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
lol
first you have to figure out what is going on in my brain I am afraid. Too bad I couldnt find a big "splash" sound or car sinking... that would really tell a story
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davisamerica said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
sheila whot have you done??
hahahaha...well this damn cool...great composition lay out indeed. this is an audio journal of a time near and dear....kudos lady...ya done good!
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davisamerica said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
ps....
tell JD there is another meeting coming up......
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Jack
I have a green line this time!!! How great is that? And a bass line too. Still no clue but it was more than fun and reminds me of how much more I admire what it is that all of you actual talented people do. And yes, JD... dont miss out ... July 9-10 in Greenville... you wont regret it (you also might not remember it but that is a small price to pay to hang out with the great Texas Mafia)
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sloparts said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
A little Barnyard Funk,
form north of the mason-Dixon line. (way north actually)

Great track Sheila. Love the Fun-Key-Ness of it and the critter sounds make me wanna go live on a farm and play a little of the Funky Music, out behind the barn.

Nice tune Dear Heart, Love it,

Ed
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I was hoping
that while you are up here playing the main stage that I could somehow be part of the opening act for you. Good news, my application was approved and I am allowed to preform in the far far far north outhouse from the hours of 3am and 3:02 am on the 34th of July. Good thing my schedule was clear for that day!
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eleveneyes said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
whose got the funk?
YOU've got the funk!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I didnt mean
to take it.. must have been stuck to the bottom of my shoe. Should I give it back? Thanks for putting up with me and my barnyard
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alackbass said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
So Funky
But that's already been said and you knew it anyway. The sound effects put the "fun" in funky!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Texas
put the fun in me.... and now it wants back out! I love Texas so how else can I show my appreciation other than to have some roosters and cows?
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awigze said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Texas Misses Sheilad and that Chris feller
Rufus Bob told me to tell ya hi and he's got your new tires under the porch. Just waitin for ye to come on back to pick em up. He sez that this is a cool groove and he likes the chickens. He told me to click on the heart thang so you can be famous.
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I hope
that only two of them are as smooth as a baby's bottom and one is only flat on the bottom. What do you mean you dont deliver? Maybe if you play my tune in Greenville Mayor Tom will make me an honorary citizen.. that would be cool eh? I dont think it would be that hard to convince that Chris feller to come on over and do some pickin' and some grinnin' on your porch since we had so much fun with y'all
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rok41 said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Great...
Being born in Dallas and being lifelong North Texas resident, i find that sign really funny. Very cool bass riff and just plain fun!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
great...
to meet you! We saw that sign when we were in Austin, before we headed to Dallas. Glad you saw the fun factor in this as fun is the only part I understand when it comes to making music
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kassia said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
woot!
I love this! Funky grooves and great atmospheric sounds. The cows made me feel right at home. Nice work girlfriend!
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sheilad said 2543 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
thanks Shay!
dont think I have forgotten my fellow Chick... I have been around to your newest... just didnt get back to commenting. I love some of the new directions you are going!
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Outtaorbit said 2542 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Made me.......
want to lose a shoe .. and dance in one big funky circle.....
What's your favorite bird?... Fried chicken.
Who's your favorite American?.... Col. Sanders.
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sheilad said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
I just couldnt
find a "car in creek" loop so the tune is not quite complete but I think you get the general idea right? Can you send vid of that funky one shoed circle dance you are doing? I could use the cash that I would make selling it online. I wanna be just like you when I grow up!
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Outtaorbit said 2458 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Damn....
the more i listen the more I want to lose the other shoe..... it screws up my moves
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Jarvoid said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Werll
FunkyFarmyard it is then,well hip shatteringly swingy thingy.What the ? why did a police car and then a hairyoplen drive thru and scatter them chickens....wow I need a lie down now.Too much funky fun....
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sheilad said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
chickens
are the root of all evil... sometimes they need to be rounded up. Doesnt every tune have a police siren? I will never understand this music stuff like the rest of you people that have talent!!!
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fasteddie said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Farmtastic!
I think the sheep were really getting down. The rooster was pretty sharp too. Cool groovy beat! What was with the cop car? Were the cattle getting out of hand?

Good stuff.
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sheilad said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
about the cop car
sometimes what happens in Texas... ends up on an episode of Cops. It like free vacation video really. Those Texans are true party animals!
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mike_d said 2542 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
That...
was fun! I know I haven't been around here lately but I couldn't miss this one. The Texas party was a blast- something I'll always remember. Hope to see y'all again soon!
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sheilad said 2541 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Hey Mike
you were such a huge part of the great time we had. So sorry that you had to work sooooooo much while you were there and we could only convince you to come out an play with us a few times (hehehe). Can't wait to see you and Beth again sometime
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Calchas said 2541 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
YAYYYYY!
A Sheila composition at last!

Ha ha... barnyard funk rules! Enjoyed!

Be well friend!
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sheilad said 2541 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
Its amazing
what I can come up with when I am avoiding school work isnt it? Thanks for coming by Mike.... I am slowly getting back into my MJ groove since I am missing all you guys!
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Calchas said 2541 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
Hey!
We've been missing you too!
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PockBluesman said 2541 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
Ok this should be remamed
It should be called Old McDonald had a splif because someone was definately on weed with this one. Its great. I think one of the sheep at the back was a little flat but other than that what a great piece.

xx PB
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sheilad said 2541 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
its sad
that the barnyard animals can sing better than me but since they work for cheap I will take what I can get. You should see my back up dancers for the video however...

Thanks for bailing me out of the MJ slammer so I can share my lack of talent once again
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Symphony101 said 2540 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
So cool !
Great work on guitar, loved the groove too. A real cool work.
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sheilad said 2540 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
that is
great work on the guitar... those loopy guys really know what they are doing... much more than me. I am shocked every day to find that loops have not been revoked and a restraining order filed by GB. I just like to have fun, no clue whatsoever on any of it!!!
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psexnyc said 2540 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
WTF!!
I'm sitting in my hotel room in what was once a jungle in Kuala Lumpur with my balcony doors open, listening to this song with headphones on, getting into the funky groove when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, "Cock-a-doodle doo". I damned near jumped out of my seat trying to see what just flew in my room. Talk about a song that makes you get out of your chair...this one is it for me!!
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sheilad said 2540 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
just goes to show
you cant trust chickens. That Texas is full of surprises!
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VicDiesel said 2539 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Chickens, goats
exactly what I think of when I think of Dallas. Buncha hicks. Austin's the place!

Oh, nice tune!
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sheilad said 2539 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
We LOVED Austin!
Spent a week there and would really like to relocate, me for the blue skies and lack of snow (even though we managed to catch the Blizzard of "10) and Chris for the music scene!
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awigze said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
goats
spoken like a true gentleman.
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Hickling_Stan said 2538 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Funkt Chicken
Well this made me smile which I guess was the point! Cheers mark
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sheilad said 2538 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
life is too short
not to smile as much as you can! Glad it worked on you... that makes me smile
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richard13 said 2538 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Dallas funkified
cute way to tell a story. And you say you have no talent...
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sheilad said 2538 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
I give
all the credit to the animals, they really stepped up to the challenge. I am quite proud that it actually sounds like something and that this time no harmonica players were harmed in the making of my tune!
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airportseven said 2537 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Rock it - Shock it - keep it in the Pocket
aren't you a Funky Chicken? LOve it.
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sheilad said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
I think
I am more of a funky monkey since I am not a fan of chickens. They do work for cheap however.
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caroline said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
nice - i've taken a copy for drama group...
thank you xoxox ps - love that chicken! and was that a policecar that just went by?
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sheilad said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
this tune
is all about the drama so excellent! Yes of course that was a police car. Any time you hang out with the Texas Mafia you will hear those I think. It was such a great meeting of the gang
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MarkHolbrook said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Ok back for the
comment! Sweet tune!!! I knew you had serious music talent girl!!! It just flows through you.
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sheilad said 2536 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
do you mean
it flows through me kind of like having the runs? that is probably close! Texas made me funky so watch out when you are there!
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FEEL said 2535 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
were there chickens?
Great track for Animal Farm.
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sheilad said 2532 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
yes there were
but they scattered when the neighbours called the Po-lice.... I managed to capture them before that moment luckily
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MarkHolbrook said 2531 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Jeeesh
Sheels you are really great on that guitar man!!! I never knew... And ROOSTERS!!! Wow!!! Now I know where my chickens went!
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sheilad said 2530 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
it was like
I never even touched the guitar.. the way it just all came together and yes Roosters, when you go pro like I have chickens no longer will fit the beak!
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hackneybloke said 2530 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
missing texas
funkalicious. love the cockerel....wait, it's got some friends. old macdonald meets james brown. i'm curious to know what the police siren signified....oh wait...i get it...they were animals from mexico that crept across the border in the back of a truck...got caught by the cops and then were shepherded onto a plane and flown back to where they came from. sorted.
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sheilad said 2530 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
the police car
signifies the moment Andy's wife Maureen realized that his definition of "having a few friends over" actually translated into "I have invited a bunch of crazy Texas boys that have brought enough equipment to fill an over size stadium and they will be taking over the house for the next several hours". Harold had to be on look out for the rest of the night incase we had to sneak out the back door!
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dadgarus said 2525 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Great!
Really nice.
I would like it even more if there was no animal sound fx.
But you did it great.
One of best instrumental tracks ever heard on MacJams!
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sheilad said 2525 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
the animals
are what make it me since I dont know anything about music. This one actually sounds like something so that made me really happy!
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dave_b said 2523 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Missing Texas
This is a great groove with some really tight playing. Production is solid. Animal sounds and other effects provide some funny moments.
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sheilad said 2523 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
I am full of funny moments
and not so full of musical talents. The credit all goes to the loopy people that make the loops and let me cut and paste them. Sometimes I need to remember not run with scissors...
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Bob Rodgers said 2507 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
This
is brilliant Sheila! I love the way you mixed that cockeral into that great funky groove! It fis perfectly and this is very creative, loved it!

I also enjoyed the pics, vids and music from your two times in Dallas, good to see and hear you all having a great time.

Bob

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sheilad said 2507 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!
when you are surrounded by such talented people it makes you believe you can do anything! I have so much fun meeting all the great musicians and I love being a groupie... much less pressure than trying to get my roosters on cue!
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RoughRooster said 2507 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
No surprise
to hear that the Rooster boys love this too!
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sheilad said 2507 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Roosters
are always welcome... I think they understand me
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867-5309 said 2507 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
spacial indulgence
nice pan sweep at the beginning - and later too - seems quadraphonicly output almost - it be jammin' - tight clean unwavering rhythm - bahh - moooo -
i want to hit the dance floor and show em how good i really am ! - well if you don't have a musical note in your body - then it must be all made up very very well some how ! - - - great ! scott horwath
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sheilad said 2470 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
panning yes!
my only true technical term I know and its my favorite part. Chickens to the left, chickens to the right! I have no clue about all the rest but was excited that this turned into something.... almost
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ted23 said 2477 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
woah!
furious funk... That bass is nuts. Love it. Sounds like a funky farmyard.
Very cool
sheilad said 2470 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
funky r' us!
take one crazy Canadian girl, add a bunch of Texas loonies and free access to garage band (really, there should be a lock on that thing) and this is what comes out I guess!
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papag said 2472 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
steppin out in the my super clogs!
Funkin strollin all around. Tambourine felt kinda drunky :)
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sheilad said 2470 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
if only
I could play the tambourine kinda drunky I could die happy! If I could play it kinda anyway would even be good enough for me. Thanks for stopping by!
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tokai said 2469 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Lovin da bass
and the farm animals. Slick funky groove, a real foot tapper and head nodder.
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slopartner said 2469 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
You Done Good!!
Sounds great! I can tell you left your heart in Texas in July, for sure!!!
sheilad said 2469 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
thanks Jeannie
and yes... I make sure I ALWAYS leave my heart in Texas so that I must go back often. Everytime I go there I think it cant get any better and then I meet wonderful people like you and Ed and I am gladly proven wrong!
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sschedra said 2464 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
I have never actually seen
a Texas longhorn while in Texas. Nice groove, and the choir, . . . well . . ..
Nice musical montage of a memory a lot of us wish we had.
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Dragonas said 2406 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Yes, Life is too short...
to live in Dallas!
(but I'm probably biased being born and raised in Houston.)
Yeah, Austin is great, I may end up there.
hehe
:-)
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Loob said 2403 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Love the funk!
As a matter of fact I just uploaded a really funky piece myself. I love funky grooves.... I write a lot in that vein.... I have some in my archives I want to get out and finish. Love it Sheila!
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jdholliday said 2368 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
just came back for
another listen, saw you in chat and couldn't remember if I heard your stuff, but when I saw this I remembered this funky farmyard piece, pretty cool!
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sheilad said 2367 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
Thanks JD
I really dont have a clue but maybe just maybe if I keep up with all this talented company I can become the best virtual roadie ever!
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awigze said 2314 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Farmyard Funkiness
I miss Texas too and I live there.... mooooooo,
oh wait....
this sounds alot like Southern Alberta... eh?
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jodyrush said 2292 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Not too bad
for not having a musical note in your body! Hope you didn't get kicked out of the studio.
Very good.
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gadzooks said 2216 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
What a hoot!
This is so funkey=! Love the sfx
SG
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Sudra said 2063 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
This funky chicken....
.....is begging for a part deux with a breakdown! Fun stuff. ; )
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Philip18 said 2042 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
Texas
Sounds like you came across a lot of interesting things on the trip! Fun post, well recorded.
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