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a Good Year for Pat w/scofugate


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awigze

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Experimental all the way. I was feeling reflective like always this time of year. But not actaully feeling that inspired to write a song I sat down anyway and would lay a track, delete it, lay a track delete it until something stuck. Then I remembered I had some unpublished drum tracks from Scofugate and went from there... grabbing sounds from iphone memos, Found_Sounds here on Macjams etc. As I was perusing the library I saw a file that I thought was deleted. It was Patrick's birthday party that his wife threw for close friends and family. Harold got in my truck and we headed for Greenville. I had my iphone that I was only going to record everyone singing, 'Happy Birthday' - oops copyrighted material... dang it... k, sorry. Afterwords, I put the phone in my pocket and forgot to turn it off. An hour later it was still recording and there was a surprise visit from some celestial debris. At any rate... the song stopped being so much about nostalgia and it became an acknowledgment of a friend that ended up having a pretty good year.
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Uploaded: Dec 25, 2011 - 09:42:36 PM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2011 - 02:14:08 PM Last Played: May 12, 2017 - 01:20:45 PM
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awigze said 2181 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
well....
I like it.
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Outtaorbit said 2181 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
Gone and done-it....were alerted early
Madness is always wonderful....... the metor was grand
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Friend
What it's all about. Scott's drums are so elegant here... And everywhere else!
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rtcooper said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
BIG!
Nice Work getting all that to Fit in the Envelope.

A Modern Sgt Pepper Track with The Bird thrown in, as well.
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
RT
Thanks .... Never know how projects like this will end up... There are two sax tracks from other sources that somehow sounded better in theis project than the originals. Ha. I can't stop listening to Scott's drums.
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alackbass said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
a Good Year for Pat w/scofugate
This is one wild ride and very well constructed! I like the mixing of your and Scott's experimental jazz chops.
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Andrew
Happiest of New Year for you my friend. Scott is the best! ... and so are you!
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richard13 said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
What a trip!
That's quite a year he must have had to inspire this, and topped off by the "debris". You're right about Scott's drum track(s), and all the rest is just too much fun. Patrick (happy belated birthday Pat, btw) has some grand friends.
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
richard!
There is an odd whistling sound during the debris incident that I recorded using my iphone memo app. I was leaving work and the wind was blowing thru one of the lobbies. Air being forced thru the seals of an automatic glass door was causing an eerie whistling sound. Patrick is a good friend.. one I met thru Macjams. Who knew life would become more interesting thru this crazy collaborative site.
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magnatone said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Good Year for Pat
you just never know what will make certain things come together in such unexpected ways. scott's percussion entrance at around 2:00 is very cool. it sounds like you might have dropped some acid before mixing this all together - which i'm thinking is an argument for acid as a compositional enhancement. somehow this wild ride has an intrinsic sense of cohesiveness - i have no idea how you pulled THAT off! you're insane my dear, but in the best possible way!
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Karen...
I can tell you have taken WAY too much vacation. Get back to work, It was all rather serendipitous I at first had no other concept than to write an end of year song, saying good bye to another year but I tire of the melancholia that it oftens inspire. Not that it s not in there but then instead of thinking about those who have departed to the eternal I began to think more about the life that is around us. This comes in the form of friendship, like Pat's... Like yours. Happy new year,love!
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magnatone said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
and to you
my very sweet andy!
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michaeljayklein said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Great souffle
Great build up to the middle and Bang! Zooooom! all the way---profs to you gents on this! By the way, was that picture above taken by your security camera? Just has that "look". :)
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Michael
Thanks MJ. I am glad you heard this. The phot was taken just after pats birthday. That is the hunt county courthouse. Thanks for your encouragement and hope that you have a great new year!
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drakonis said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
The sky is falling?
another year full of amazing friends, amazing music, and amazing serendipity-doo-dahs. Wild drumming indeed, and each drum stroke flying out of the sky seems to kick up chaotic swirls of chords and sax. Out there, man. Cool recordings and memories.
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Dragons fly in the sky
well. you better watch out then... hey great comment- I am glad you heard this. Memories... it's what we already know how to do when we're born... makes ya wonder , huh?
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SylviaD said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
You and Scott
have the wildest imaginations I can imagine! This made me laugh, cry, and then laugh some more! You are amazing! And the sound quality on this mix is outstanding too! Sylvia
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awigze said 2180 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Sylvia!
So glad you are back... Merry Christmas. Have an abundant new year my friend! Does this mean The Easy Aces are back? Or are we still on sabbatical... er, I mean jail. You know those little resort towns are tough on bohemians like us.
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abzwork said 2178 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
To Awigze..
This is out of the box and delightfully over the top...yes, Big Smile City 4sure...a most excellent flava-session, with accents of wonder..most excellent indeed my friends..:)peace
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awigze said 2178 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Abz
Thanks for the cool comment. It's the time of year that gets me. Even though uninspired to do anything in particular it was serendipity and zeitgeist that lead me into this. I was so uninspired, it was inspiring kind of thing. Having the elements to draw on and being able to do so with this technology with ease is the true message in much that we do. I mostly dig the fact that ingot to blast Scott's drum session into my headphones. Thanks a bunch. I was also pleased that I did not have to play new sax tracks.
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scofugate said 2178 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
I
dig it!
Ornette coleman on shrooms perhaps?
Cheers Pat! and here is to the new year!
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awigze said 2177 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Scott
LOL
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dave_b said 2177 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
a Good Year for Pat
The reflective sax and energetic drums have the feel of a stream of consciousness. Cool changes and complementary sound choices.
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awigze said 2177 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Dave
Thanks again for the cool comment. Always glad to know when you have dropped in to listen to our music.
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racerat said 2176 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Pat
A real meandering tapestry, but then really opens up at 2:00 into something quite different. Has a cinematic soundtrack quality to it. Liked the story about the accidental recording. Happy accidents and shades of the exquisite corpse, in a weird way. The pizzicato strings around 5:15 are very cool.
RR
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awigze said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
racerat
thanks! exquisite corpse in a weird way - thought it couldn't be weirder than that... there is a certain cerebrality to this... ha! new word, you can use it at no charge. Exquisite is the word that comes to mind with Scott's drums on this tune - and many others!
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neilh79 said 2176 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
A good year for pat
cant beat a good tune, just what this is, well done
awigze said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Neil
You've had a good year too , Neil.. and busy, I noticed! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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Daugrin said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
More Better...
Your composition is interesting! That thrashing around just suites the mood of the times...

Daug
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awigze said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Those thrashing times
Hey daug.... glad you find this interesting... there is a zeitgeist to this. Notice that I used no electric guitars on this.... you should get me one for my birthday!
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Daugrin said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Birthday wish
I had been looking a soprano sax for you... Ah... What kinda guitar ya want? Vintage L-5 with a little Fender tube amp? Maybe dat Via custom thing and a Carvin 100 watt head? Thrash or jazz? I mean it's a consideration. Maybe a good book? How about the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns by Slonimsky, or that good book on harmony? Hum...

Daug
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awigze said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
KJ
Well I'd take a soprano any day. The guitar description sounds just as good though.
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davisamerica said 2175 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
it was
a carp type evening ..... good one andy.
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awigze said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Jack wass there
Hope t o be involved in many more gatherings such as that. Your voice is near the end. Should I give you vocal credit? Thanks Jack,
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RochaMalhada said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
A memorarababubble evenbling
best of the year maybe

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
I can't exactly
remember us playing this on Pat's front porch. but I'll take yer word for it..
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awigze said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
well...
you're right of course. But you were around when some of the party stuff was going on... The front porch and the tune was after that. i am gonna have to dig up that tune.... now where is that?.... be right back!
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awigze said 2174 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
ya,,,
here it is: )

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Moviz said 2172 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Pensive
and enjoyably nostalgic... love the jazz feel that comes along in the percussion..... enjoyed, M
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awigze said 2171 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Mo!
Thanks kind sir.... you all right!

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J_Gretch said 2168 days ago (January 7th, 2012)
a Good Year for Pat
Doing some catching up and ran across this...I like Jazz,New age,many types of Fusion,ans most certainly Experimental.

That Sax drew me in from the beginning and the Piano held me there through the twists and turns back to the Sax,,the drums were like weather, or climate control if you will...at the 5:30 mark the human element made way for the final beat...........Enjoyed the trip Andy...Thanks for sharing.


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awigze said 2167 days ago (January 8th, 2012)
Mr Gretch
thanks for the thoughtful comment. I am glad you liked the song and for catching up with me... I am afraid I am even more guilty of keeping up with folks but I appreciate it. Scotts drum makes this tune... amazing work
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ShadowofNine said 2147 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
WoW
Bits and pieces, P. Glass would be impressed to, I am...
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awigze said 2116 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
SO9
Phillip Glass Phillip Glass Phillip Glass. thanks
I'll take the comparison undeserved as it is.
many thanks- thanks for all of your comments on my and many other songs. You've always been so supportive to all of us!
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Cheeto said 2128 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Very nice!!
Love the feel and vibe of it!! Drums come in big!! Well done!!
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awigze said 2116 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Cheeto
Thanks for the comment and the listen.
I love these drums! Dig your latest by the way my friend. sounds great.
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davisamerica said 2121 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
still
too effin cool mr.sax ..... came back for a download.
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awigze said 2116 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
DA1
Glad you did!
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lholden said 2121 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
oh the saxophone
I love the sax at the beginning... a very cool piece indeed. I love the wintery feel of the drums when they come in. Thanks for sharing!
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awigze said 2116 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
LH
Thanks! I love playing it as you do as well. Heard your latest and loved your alto work. Scott and I thank you!
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