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"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." - Bil Keane
Harold left this quote as a comment on one of my recent posts and I keep thinking about it ...
I recorded my godin electric/acoustic and now in retrospect I wish I had used a hollow body acoustic for a more rich and warm sound. I was determined to use this godin. I put on new strings., plugged it in and made this tune. The frets are buzzing and well ... it's time to let it go.
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Lyrics

The cat is on the chair
And I watch him as he stares
The sky is changing fast
I see the boats sail past

And the winter's closing in
I can feel the changes from within

Tomorrow is the future
And yesterday the past
Today is a gift
Got to make it last

And I sit here warm
beside the fire
And the wind
It sounds like a choir

Hey today is a special day
And the air is sweet with life

And the cat jumps off the chair
I can smell the smoke in the air
And my soul is free
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Plays: 269
Downloads: 70
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Uploaded: Feb 18, 2012 - 04:56:12 PM
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2012 - 07:58:45 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 05:17:50 AM
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Philip18 said 1891 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
A thought
Great rolling feel to this. Uplifting lyrics (will you post those?). I like the guitar sound - the picking, the harmonics, the flourishes and the solo that comes in the middle of the song. Good drums, too - although that crazy snare drummer near the end might need to be spoken to :-) ! Thanks for the download, Stan! Cheers. Philip.
PeterB7858 said 1891 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Warmth and subtlety...
Glad you just let it go, Stan, for our sake... The tone you are getting out of the Godin is just fine to my ears - plenty of warmth and subtlety. Really liked the mood you established on this and the way the music washes over the stereo stage. My kind of music for sure. Thanks for the D/L. Take care, Peter.
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TvRicky said 1891 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
This moment is all there is.
You Vox is as usual fantastic and the playing magnificent such harmony. The most versatile artist here a Mj you are my friend..Yeah. Composition so thoughtful and provocative. Lyrical Diamond..Get down my friend Just Jam! So sweet you are performing here GadZooks. Heavenly...I'm Blown Thank you for the DL must listen to this on the road for real. Musicianship Grand

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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kassia said 1891 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
what a beautiful song
I'm not a guitarist and don't know the difference between a Godin or anything else, but I can tell you that the sound you have here is rich and warm to my ears! Gorgeous, in fact, and coming in waves that just wash right over me. The lyrics and vocals are just as beautiful. The whole thing is wrapping me in a big, warm hug. And I think this is so far beyond my area of any expertise that I'll just shut up now and enjoy the listen. Thank you for the download of this very special song.
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alackbass said 1891 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
A thought
I wouldn't let it go at all. I'm always one to place a mic in front of a true acoustic rather than plug in an electric/acoustic. The pickup always strikes me as chirpy and brittle sounding. But here you have an interesting almost sitar meets guitar sound. Your legato lines and use of vibrato just makes the sound that much more exotic. You got something there Stan. I'd continue to explore it.

The tune is beautiful and the production stellar. Downloaded!
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Leon said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
quite a pleasure...
...to listen to this from beginning to end. Man, you are quite a music master. Hats off to you, and this wonderfully epic production.
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Saltaireguru77 said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
A thought
Awesomeness in widescreen. A real open feel to this and plenty of breathing room. I'm kinda surprised you're as critical of it as you've said; then again, once we get an idea in our head of how a song should sound if it doesn't meet that it can be frustrating. Your bad days are better than everyone else's good days! And you can always revisit it again for a more "unplugged" feel if's really bugging you. And to show my level of maturty, I thought that Bill Keane quote was from "Kung-Fu Panda"! Excellent fingerwork Mr G. Really enjoyed!
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Narad said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
A thought
Beautiful play and tune ! I dig it ! :)

P.S. Always is now
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richard13 said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Beautiful job Stan
Lovely, lilting, lyrical (and lengthy), and the playing is superb. Thank you for the warmth and positivity; I took a copy, of course ;-)
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finkeldink said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Smooth playing
Great playing. Very smooth delivery.

The vocals fit the song perfect.

Good stuff!
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lavalamp said 1891 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Great stuff
Full sound, production wise.

Just a great piece of music my friend.

LL
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Les_Kloo said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
A thought
Well, buzz or not, it sounds fantastic. Beautiful ... yeah, rolling ... tune. A summer drive along winding roads through green hills. Are you doing the vocal harmonies? One of my faves by you. Unfortunately, I'm one of those guys who always thinks about the future, but at least for these 7 minutes, the present was just the thing. Thanks.
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egobandit said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
soon as I clicked play
I knew I had to download, man let it go, Harold is right, great inspiration! The guitar is so rich warm and Beautiful!
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Moviz said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
They don't
get much more 'rich' than this Stan; I absolutely love those guitar sounds and your vocals combined really make me tingle.... this is just wonderful; lovely song and poetry........ and I thank you for the DL
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davajonah said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
A Thought
What a beautiful song. Warm and resonant. Like a smile from someone you love. Really nice.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
a thought
lovely guitar tone and great notes being played. simple notion in the sound but obviously played with skill. vox fit great. builds up really well. that little riff holds the signature of the song's identity. very well thought out and played. love the way it takes of later. a really nice piece. really enjoyed it. cheers graham
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magnatone said 1890 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
A Thought
hi stan - i think this might be one of the best songs you've posted! and that's saying a lot, because you've only posted excellent stuff since you got here. this is just stunningly beautiful, i will listen to it many many times. thanks for this gift sir!
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TobinMueller said 1890 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Frets and no fretting
So good. What a magnificent sound you've captured. Love the Harold/Keane quote, the cross-pollination of inspiration and care. They high vocal backing is a really nice touch.
Thanks for this present.
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Jarvoid said 1889 days ago (February 20th, 2012)
Got an almost
sitar sound has the old godin...at first and oh no ...there it is again ....nice....reminds me of Cat Stevens .....I don't why ....but I like it


Jarvo
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rok41 said 1889 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
A Thought
Don't do it! The Godin sounds great to me...such character. Now the song, light uplifting and positive themed. Love the interlude section, prior to the tasty solo. Outstanding form all around. Nice Post Stan!
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DWL said 1889 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Splendid!
I really like the sound of the Godin. It might have worked with straight acoustic but I think this is excellent and would leave.

Splendid playing. reminds me of Leo Kottke.

Lovely vocal delivery.

A fine song all round!

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 1889 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
A thought
a great thought inspired you to write a great piece, Stan
Man, I love your guitarwork here
and wonderful vocals
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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Bowman said 1888 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Flowing
and sweet. Lovely work Stan. Just lovely.
Cheers,
Charlie

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Soundhound said 1888 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Man......
This is crazy good, you make that godin sound really fab. I've had
2 of them and I never liked what it gave me... Some swear by them
though.....
Solid vocals and delivery outstanding, that's your style you really sound
comfortable right there......
Strong lyrics great project......
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Loob said 1888 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
Always LOVE your work Stan!
No exception here! Always so clear, and mixed so well! Shades of Leo Kotke! Dynamite!
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hackneybloke said 1888 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
a thought
your music is depressing - you're so accomplished in all areas.
this song is far from complex but you sell it all the way with those little harmonic hits and that really easy vocal delivery. you could sing the weather forecast and captivate.

the string pulls and fret percussion are spot on

the falsetto note at 4.30 is sublime.

deep bows of admiration and soft green envy :)
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Catalina22 said 1887 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
Downloaded!!!!
Stop everything and download!!! This is absolutely phenomenal. This totally reminds me of a guitarist who used to play quite a bit around the Flagstaff, AZ area in the late 90s. His name was Joe Meyers, and I played his CD until it wouldn't play anymore. I just loved it, and your overall sound is very reminiscent of it. What beautiful lyrics, too.
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mvh9591 said 1887 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
Very Nice____
Beautifully done.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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lholden said 1886 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
A thought
I LOVE the idea and lyrics of this song. The sound is crisp and clear... very much enjoyed! Well done and thanks for sharing.
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smokey bacon jnr said 1886 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
very nice indeed
I love the twiddly guitar part and that driving bass! Really full sound. I like the way you root the whole song inthe domestic scene of the cat on the chair, gives a nice lyrical anchor to your thoughts. Cool.
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FEEL said 1886 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
I love G tuning
Sounds like G. Nice guitar playing and the vocals are strong and fit well together. A treat to the ears and the buzz doesn't seem to bother me. Thanks for sharing.
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Vic Holman said 1886 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
a thought
great tune. cool technic on the micro bends noticeably at the beginning. the drive on the acoustics has power to drive the tune. the vocal harmonies at the outdo piece are outstanding
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dave_b said 1885 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
A thought
Flows along like a river running strong. I like your picking. Melody seems to hit the right notes, strong vocal.
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Sigmund said 1885 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
A thought
Nice work Stan. Your guitar is warm and sweet and you play it with such finesse. Your lyrical presentation sounds ethereal and dreamy - and everything goes so well together. Definitely a great listen, and I enjoyed this a lot!
Sig
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billykirsch said 1885 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
A though
Great quote to be inspired with. Love the Godin. Fretting is character. Soaring outro (and I'm flying with you.)
You have a gift and then you gave it to us. Yeah, thanks for the present.

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ShadowofNine said 1885 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
A thought
Gadzooks this is good, the tone of the guitar is awesome, and the vocal is outstanding...Bravo Stan...
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RobLeBanc said 1884 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Superb
guitar playing. Right up there with the great Leo Kottke, I could listen to that kind of palying all day long!!! Fabulous!

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jordifiol said 1883 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
great work
the godin sounds ok to me! (I think a little buzzing is beautiful)
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neilh79 said 1879 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
A thought
Great song Stan, love the choral harmonies, just fantastic
Doadars Uncle said 1879 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Fullfilling
This is a nourishing piece!
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paul f. page said 1878 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
The Godin...
...superb choice. I love the feel of this track and your excellent playing. There's a dreamy quality to all it all that is very peaceful and engaging, just like the perspective of your lyrics. Carpe diem, indeed. You have created a sweet sweet song (oh, I like those vocal slides about 2:00) that just calms and, as your last line says, sets the soul free. This is just beautiful and I am glad I heard it this evening. More please!
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irok75 said 1877 days ago (March 3rd, 2012)
wow
big sound i am back in the great 80's and enjoying it.
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irok75 said 1877 days ago (March 3rd, 2012)
wow
big sound i am back in the great 80's and enjoying it.
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J.A.Stewart said 1850 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
No Time Like...
the Present. And yes, each day comes gift-wrapped... this time in a lovely song. Great feel to this composition and it gives voice to your spirit, soaring high into the heady ether of the day.

You've got a lot of style, my friend. ;)


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