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Nuevo Manana w/ Maure


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awigze

 Genre: Bluegrass

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Whilst on vacation in Lincoln National Forest our car broke down. So we were stuck for about 5 extra days and so I had to come up with stuff to do. Some work needed to be done on the back porch of a little place I co-own with my brothers in New Mexico. It's my brother Walter that calls where we are Nuevo Manana and so got the inspiration from him as well as missing the convenience of wifi at home. If you know anything about the work flow in NM then ya know why the title of this song is like it is. So off to the lumber yard we went and with the help of my wife, we finished off the back porch. A project that began last spring and just needed some rails and steps. So, I was sitting on said porch with my mandolin and pulled out my smart-allecky iPhone and recorded the mando and vocals. Proof yet again that I really don't sing and I really can't play a mandolin.

When I started recording I really didn't know what I was going to sing but I could see lightning flashing off to the South and so some of the thunder was live. When the storm finally hit later I pulled out my phone and recorded the louder thunder and the rain.

Manana does not mean tomorrow necessarily . It just means 'not today.'

So in the spirit of Blue Flame Room....
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Lyrics
Iam sittin on my backporch
Of my tiny little cabin
and my wife is bumpin' round
in our tiny little kitchen.

Well you can hear the thunder
comin' up over the mountains
where's the wifi
in this little town?

Where's the wifi in Nuevo Manana?
Where's the wifi in Nuevo Manana?

But maybe I dont really care just
Where's the wifi in Nuevo Manana

Sometimes I wonder
Why do we go here
When there;s so much work to be done
and its hot in the sun

Sometimes I wonder
Why we do what we do
Why we go to all the trouble
just to see you

Well there's thunder
in Nuevo Manana
comin' oer the mountains
and if you wait for it long enough
you just might even hear it-
In Nuevo Manana.
Song Stats
Hits: 2734
Comments: 54
Fans: 26
Plays: 101
Downloads: 35

Uploaded: Sep 19, 2011 - 11:03:02 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011 - 08:10:38 AM Last Played: May 30, 2016 - 12:25:31 PM
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Hardware:
mando, iphone backporch, a pot, a slap and a little goose. :)
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Comments
awigze said 2072 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
any description
that begins with the word, whilst has got to be perty decent.
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
any description
Hey I rememeber you. You were the laid back guy on vacation.
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neilh79 said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Nuevo Manana
Its great to hear something different from you shows you are diverse. The vocal is fine no worries there. I am taking up the mandolin n a month or 2 and it will take me a bit to get to that standard. Good song mate well done
awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
neil
Hey! I cant help it. I am from West Texas. It's like throwin a bail of hay on a trailer.... oh wait. that wasnt easy. OK, spittin off a bridge then. Thanks for encouragement. Mandos are easy to learn and difficult to master. Lot of 2 finger chords you can schlep and not get caught at least for a while.
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gadzooks said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Nuevo Manana w/ Maure
There is something very real about this. Love the blugrass-ee harmonies and that mando sounds great. The touch of simple bass you added holds it all together. And the ending made me hungry for a home cooked meal.
SG
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
gadzooks!
My wife and I both love to cook... which causes all kinds of near fist fights in the kitchen. But she is one supportive woman and really cute too! I kind of wrestled awhile rather a bass would work on a song about one guy sitting on a back porch alone while his wife is 'bumpin' in the kitchen, but I had to do something to tie it down. Thanks for the comment.
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Moviz said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
It's like
I'm listening to the sound track from a film.... very nostalgic sounding and I'm really impressed with the sound that came from a recording on an I-phone. Very atmospheric.... puts us right there on the porch with you, cheers M
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Mo!
Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip. Next time you're in the colonies look us up. We'll go there and I will show you the now legendary back porch. Thanks, my friend!
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PeterB7858 said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Back porch beauty...
Now this is real back porch music! I could imagine Ry Cooder dropping by for a jam. Like the natural, down home feel. Thanks Andy. Regards, Peter.
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Peter
Now THAT would be cool. Ry is one of my favorite musicians of all time. Thanks for the comment!
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magnatone said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Nuevo Manana w/ Maure
THIS IS FABULOUS!!!! i've listened 3 times - it's just so .... so ..... REAL!!! love the talking at the end, and of course, the thunder harmonies. great work - i'll be humming this all day!
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Karen
Yes, it is an easy and simple little ditty that - (the four chords that I know) but most of all its all about the place. Wish we all could have been there. A bit of wine and some decent cigars. Ride down sometime on one of your trips and we'll meet you there! Hey, it could happen!
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sammydix said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Manana
talk about unexpected! you pulled it off, tho.
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Sammy!
cool comment... ya - it got pulled off somehow. Thanks for the listen and the comment.
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ShadowofNine said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Down home
I can see 2 guy's sitting on the stoop guitar missing a string strumming and jam singing there thoughts of the days...attractive in it's simple approach...enjoyed
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
SO9
top of the head kind of stuff Yes!Thanks for the listen and the comment.
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Feter said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Nuevo Manana
You know ...true music came from true souls ..and I always enjoyed your spirit in any music you do ..this just right and great time to listen ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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awigze said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Feter
Ya know.... I was thinking about out collaboration, Jive in Blues while I was on the backporch recording this song. I was like, man, sure wish Feter was here. You'd really like it. Nice view from there - meadow and pinon trees, bear and deer frequent the trail thru there. Trail goes right up to the house.
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alackbass said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Nuevo Manana w/ Maure
Very cool! I love how the iPhone is allowing us to capture inspiration regardless of where we are! The mando tone is very good! This little tune deserves a proper production. You might want to consider taking it to the next level!
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awigze said 2071 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Andrew
During the final mixes I could 'hear' many more vocals and perhpas at some point a major shift in instrumentation, but I dont know - this one may be in the can. Something else is going to have to motivate me on that point. I really appreciate your encouragement.
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Llarion said 2072 days ago (September 20th, 2011)
Love being in the moment...
I love pieces like this that have sort of a documentary feel; it is great to share in the moment of a song's conception... I think you do just fine on the mando. A suggestion, if I may; If I were mixing this, I would have filtered the overdubs so they followed the same basic EQ curve as the initial improvised recording, purposefully allowed the whole piece to follow into the lo-fi frontier; it would give it a nice period patina, and the parts would sit more cohesively together; adding to the piece's already substantial personality. Love the ending. Nice work!!
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awigze said 2071 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Llarion
Of course, you are right... a little voice was trying to get my attention about that. but how often ignored? Thanks for the critique.
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davisamerica said 2071 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
porch music
is just magical eh? Nice one andy ... the vox works and Mo fits right in. Very cool mr. sax. You might just stir up a black chicken with this. Love the end.
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awigze said 2071 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Jack!
A yes, in the spirit of Blue Flame Room. Thems roosters. Spent some time on porch music with you and its all been like you said, 'magic'.
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Jarvoid said 2071 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Porches
and Mandolins were made for one another ....it's a rule....so happy new not necessarily today....erm....how did you finish off the porch work when you were clearly having s bunch of fun on the porch? Clearly a mystery of the age.....I love these impromptu raw and honest productions.....Mando sounds good ...and thunder sounds close !!

Jarvo
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awigze said 2070 days ago (September 21st, 2011)
Jarvoid
Porches are made for more than swingin'. Well to tell ya the truth after the car broke down the mando went in its case and the drill motors came out. The part for the car had to be shipped in from Phoenix, Arizona and it was Friday when the order went in, so there is no air freight to the town we were in and had to go by land. Yay Phoenix. stranded in heaven! Greetings and salutations Jar of void! thanks for the comment.
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Jarvoid said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Well if you
are going to get stranded at least get stranded in heaven....its good.....it's gyood

CJ
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awigze said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
CJ
the word stranded implies that one day ya get rescued.... usually I like getting rescued, but not this time - boo hoo-
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dave_b said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Nuevo Manana
Cool! I like front porch style bluegrass picking. Lyrics and melody work fine. I've been using Iphone to record some guitar noodles works great right?
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awigze said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
dave
I was actually pretty surprised by the quality... hope it doesnt make me buy some smart-allecky attachment now. Thanks for the kind comment. :}
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crissew said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Has that old school vibe
Sounds like an old cowboy campfire song. Simple pure melody here. Enjoyed it. Even a little high lonesome sound in there. Nice!
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awigze said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Charles
Well, I wasnt lonesome. There's something about sloggin a decent wine on that porch. Thanks for your continued support and tolerating my out-o-tune singin'
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ic42 said 2070 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
a toast today for huevos mañana
why do we do what we do? perhaps it is to live a slice of life, with thunder rolling, mando playing, and the wife slapping our hand as we grab for something tasty. thank you for recording a slice and sharing it with us.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 2065 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
manana
it was like spittin off a bridge, falling off a log.... like sittin' on uhhhh... a back porch. Glad you enjoyed. We had a great time. Thanks for the comment.
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PaulaMunk said 2069 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
I don't know if you want to
encourage that bum on backup, but this turned out perfectly laid back and down-homey. Thanks.
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awigze said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Char
Thanks
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spitlogic said 2068 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
Interesting contrast
Between the lo-fi vocals and the more clear backing it makes for a very interesting mix. Very interesting.
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awigze said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Lofi hifi
Unintended but I'll take it any way I can. Thanks for the comment.
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davisamerica2 said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Luvit, Andy!
Never cared for reality TV, but reality music certainly has potential! Hope your porch held up in the storm. Enjoyed very much. T
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awigze said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
America2
Thanks Terry! Iam not a big fan of reality either.
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Soundhound said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Very Interesting.....
Not my flavour in music, but I can tell you guys had fun trying to do this....Thanks....
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awigze said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Soundie
Well I think if it was you and I sittin on that porch sipping on a nice red and sitting among the piñons perhaps... Well you know what I'm sayin'.
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bud said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
I love this Andy
a whole other side of the man I'm so happy to know and have the pleasure of playing with from time to time. Excellent all the way in my book - vocals - mando - production - and atmosphere.
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awigze said 2067 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Bud
Thanks for your kind words my friend. Wish you could have been there. Sounds like a good plan!
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Alannah said 2061 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Yes .....
... so very very blueflameroom ... I really need to get that autoharp of mine going ......
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awigze said 2060 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
oh wow
auto harp/// cool
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BlueFlameRoom said 2059 days ago (October 2nd, 2011)
Oh yeah....alll over this
digg it missed it ,,, sorry
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awigze said 2057 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
BFR
Thought you were my friend.....
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papag said 2055 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Kickin mando
This ditty sure has a nice feel to it. Love the freshness of the mandolin sound combined with the vocals.

thanks for the download :)
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awigze said 2048 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Papa!
thanks for your kind words... and I do mean kind.
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richard13 said 2050 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
Yanno, as Michael would say...
I know I've been here before and enjoyed this Andy. Obviously I neglected to leave a comment: I probably thought that I'd do it manana. Whatever, it's a perfect little, laid back, manana-y kind of song. Sweet (so is the giggle).
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awigze said 2048 days ago (October 13th, 2011)
Richard
drop by anytime. today, tomorrow or even manana.
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867-5309 said 2043 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
wow
nice one !
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Cheeto said 1001 days ago (August 26th, 2014)
A Great Lil Gem..
...again..such a great lil jam...love the lyrics!!
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