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Guitars on a Languid Afternoon (with Philip18)


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PeterB7858

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Hi All.

Haven’t been round MJ much recently because of some ongoing issues re the kidney transplant but things are slowly improving.

I did manage to get together with Philip18 recently, though, to have a bit of a jam on a surprisingly balmy late winter afternoon in Melbourne.

I had a nice chord progression in A that I thought we could do something with and, as it turned out Philip had a progression in E that had a similar feel, so we combined them and this instrumental was the result. Philip played most of the acoustic parts and did the bass work. I put the lead over the top and added the organ and drums.

We had to keep going with the naming franchise that Philip has cornered, “Guitars on a ….” and the balmy nature of the afternoon spilled over into the instrumental which is pretty mellow and laid back.

I didn't really know what Genre to post it under so "Smooth Jazz" got the gong.

For those of you who haven’t checked out Philip18’s music, I encourage you to drop by his page and have a listen – he is writing and producing some fine songs and his guitar work is a highlight.

Anyway, we hope that you find something to like in this short collaboration.

Regards,

Peter & Philip
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Uploaded: Sep 03, 2011 - 11:16:10 PM
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2011 - 01:05:49 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 03:48:29 AM
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Macbook Pro, Presonus Audiobox, AKG Perception 120 mic, Maton CW-80D acoustic, Ibanez AS-193 hollow body electric.
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hackneybloke said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
languid
reminded me of everything i like about mike oldfield. cool progressions and noodles.
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Oodles of noodles :-)
Hi Julian. Thanks for having a listen. I am going to have to chase up some Mike Oldfield stuff and have a listen. I don't think I really ever got past Tubular Bells. Take care, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
They say
Melbourne is one of the cities where the quality of life is best. Never been there but I can tell the quality of music is really good :-)

Great listen Peter, and welcome back ! Hope things are going better and better.
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Thanks!
Hi Yves. On behalf of Philip and myself, thanks. Melbourne is a nice place to live, there is no doubt, but there are plenty of other great places to live in the world as well. Makes you wonder how (why?) they bother to try and prioritise them. Glad you liked this short instrumental. I am hoping to get more seriously back into recording in the next week or so. Take care, Peter
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michaeljayklein said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Just so right guys...
A perfectly refreshing performance to end the night with....well done!

Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Sort and (hopefully) sweet...
Thanks Michael. Philip and I go back a fair way so it is good to be able to record with him. Glad you liked it. Short and (hopefully) sweet as it was. Take care, Peter
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alackbass said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Guitars on a Languid Afternoon (with Philip18)
Two of my favorite newcomers to MJ. You both represent such a breath of fresh air to this community. I really enjoyed this. The only thing missing would have been a vocal duet from the two of you. Maybe on the next one. Glad you're feeling better Peter! And I echo your sentiments about Philip. I'm working on a collab with him currently and I am really enjoying the experience!
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
The MJ community...
Hi Andrew. Thanks for the kind words. I think I can speak on behalf of Philip as well when I say that we have both got a lot out of MJ as well and are happy to be part of the MJ community. I haven't been singing much since the transplant operation for a variety of reasons but hopefully I can get back into it in the next week or so. I look forward to your collaboration with Philip. He is a talented musician and songwriter. Talk soon, Peter.
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gadzooks said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Guitars on a Languid Afternoon
Nice drifting feel to the progression. I like the lead tone. The organ touches work well. It was a feel good tune to listen to with my coffee this morning. Good playing and mix.It's good to see you back!
SG
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Hopefully not drifting off :-)
Hi Stan. It is always interesting to see where a chord progression takes you. Glad you liked our short offering. "Drifting feel" captures its sentiment nicely. It is great that Philip lives close by and we get a chance to play together and feed off each other (musically speaking, that is :-)). Thanks for dropping by for a listen. Kind regards, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Guitars on a day when we all played guitars
What started out as sitting around swapping a few chords has turned into something nice! Good to hear the finished product in all its glory - and even better that you're back in business and available for jams (Mac or otherwise). Thanks for the comments in the intro, too. See you soon.
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Philip18 said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
By the way
Haven't that photo before - beautiful! From one of your fishing trips?
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Things are looking better...
Yes, it took me a while to find the motivation to finish this off but I'm glad I did. Feeling a bit better this week so hopefully I will get back into recording and complete some of the other projects I have partially done. The photo was taken at Mallacoota through my polarised sunglasses a few years ago. Didn't turn out too bad. Talk soon, Peter.
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Loob said 2027 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Very cool track you and Philip created Pete!
Was glad to get your mail and knowing you are holding your own! Keep up the good work both musically and healthwise!

Your old pal Freddy
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Thanks!
Hi Freddy. Thanks for the kind words the instrumental. Philip and I live close so we are able to get together and record live, which is good. Things are looking up. I am keen to get back into recording again for the first time in a few months. Talk soon, Peter.
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Skweryl said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
will be keeping an ear on you Peter!
great to hear you post, been thinking about you, believing for a full revovery! This is great by the way. ;-)
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Keep rocking MJ!
Hi Skweryl. Glad you liked what Philip and I pulled together. And thanks for your kind thoughts re my health issues. Just starting to really turn the corner, I think. Keep rocking MJ! Regards, Peter;
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aRcTip said 2026 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Languid
Soft and smooth alright! Really nice chords, I like the atmosphere here. Thanks for sharing.
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Mellow vibe...
Hi. Thanks for dropping by and having a listen and posting the encouraging comments. I don't think Philip and I have any real mood in mind when we started putting it together. The chord progressions just sort of lent themselves to a mellow vibe. Glad you liked it. Regards, Peter.
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falcef said 2026 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Guitars on a Languid Afternoon
Salve a song mixed sound wonderful. A Guitar solo very very nice. Tanks compliments. Bye from Italy
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PeterB7858 said 2026 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Greetings from Australia
Thanks Falcef. Philip and I are glad you enjoyed this short instrumental. Greetings from Australia. Take care, Peter
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rabittwhole said 2026 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Genre
does not matter .... what a lovely track guys.
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PeterB7858 said 2025 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Kind words indeed...
Thanks rabbitwhole. Philip and I appreciate your kind words re this instrumental. Take care, Peter.
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PatriciaGirl said 2025 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Smooth Duet
Love the guitar playing you two! Smooth transitions gives this piece a nice vibe-I like it:)

Hope your health improves. To many more songs from you guys-cheers!
pg
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PeterB7858 said 2025 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Appreciative...
Hi Patty. Thanks for finding time to have a listen to this instrumental that Philip and I put together. We appreciate your encouraging comments. Thanks for your thoughts re my health, too. They are also much appreciated. Take care, Peter.
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dave_b said 2024 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Guitars on a Languid Afternoon
It does indeed have a languid feel to it. Peaceful and contemplative, and some good chops from both of you. Hope to hear more from you guys soon.
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PeterB7858 said 2023 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
More on the way...
Hi Dave. Appreciate your comments. Philip and I enjoy playing together. There is every chance a few more tracks will show themselves at MJ in the coming months. Regards, Peter.
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sammydix said 2023 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Languid
i recognize that guitar sound...
you totally captured the song title. really like that organ, so much so, i think the song would have been missing something w/o it. peaceful piece.

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PeterB7858 said 2023 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Just fiddlin' with my organ...
Hi Sam. Philip and I appreciate your comments. It took me a while to fiddle around with the GB organ settings to come up with a sound that I thought was OK. Take care, Peter.
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VicDiesel said 2023 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Guitars
very nice.

I think the lead guitar plays a few too many blue notes: the accompaniment is often clearly in major while your solo is in minor. Other than that, great playing. Enjoyed.
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PeterB7858 said 2023 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Appreciative
Hi Vic. Thanks for dropping by. We appreciate your positive comments and the feedback. Take care, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2023 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
Guitars on a languid afternoon
Nice tune guys, I know what is is like to just noodle around, I enjoy it so much and its great if something comes from it. nice job guys well done
PeterB7858 said 2018 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
Just noodling along...
Hi Neil. Thanks for the kind words. Yep, noodling around on guitars is a great was to relax and pass the time. Take care, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 2022 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Swaying breeze
Wo. A kidney transplant. Welcome back. Hope you continue getting better. Thanks for sharing this.
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PeterB7858 said 2018 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
On track
Thanks for the kind thoughts re my health, Tobin. Things are slowly getting back on track. Glad you enjoyed this track, too :-) Regards, Philip and Peter.
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Hickling_Stan said 2018 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
Smooth
well if this doesn't chill me out nothing will! A really laid back but very competent performance from both of you. Much enjoyed! Cheers Mark
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PeterB7858 said 2016 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Just chillin' :-)
Hi Mark, glad you enjoyed this. Sounds like you it came along at a good time. Philip and I appreciate you kind words. Regards, Peter.
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Feter said 2016 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Guitars on a Languid Afternoon
I can just enjoy this ..I love the tone of the Semi Hollow here ..very fine sound bed ..you two really nailed it ...it has an easy feeling ,well done ..thanks alot for sharing !!
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PeterB7858 said 2016 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Ibanez hollow-body's :-)
Hi Feter. Thanks for the compliment. Both Philip and I have hollow-bodied, Ibanez's. Philip has an older AS-200 and I have the very similar but later model AS-193. Both very fine guitars. Thanks for listening. Take care, Peter.
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ramonaji said 2013 days ago (September 18th, 2011)
lovely playing
and a nice mood!
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PeterB7858 said 2013 days ago (September 18th, 2011)
A bit of fun :-)
Hi Ramona. Glad you enjoyed this piece. Philip and I had fun putting it together. Thanks! Take care, Peter.
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richard13 said 1930 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Lovely
lyrical, liquid, languid. In short, sweet.
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PeterB7858 said 1928 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Nice words...
Thanks for checking out a back catalogue song, Dick. Philip and I appreciate your comments. Regards, Peter.
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