Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

They Met Out West


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
They first met out west on a gorgeous windless prairie just before dusk. The purple-ish brown mountains where not far off. . .

He spotted her 3 wagons ahead when they first got out of town. This was what he longed for, for days upon end. . .

He was all alone at last. . . her smile was more beautiful than he ever dreamed. . .

Upon pleasantly gazing, he could hear the soft playing of the fiddler getting ready for a dance by the soon-to-be lit campfire. . . .
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Song Stats
Hits: 4900
Comments: 24
Fans: 6
Plays: 288
Downloads: 208
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Jun 22, 2005 - 11:15:06 PM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2006 - 12:49:26 PM Last Played: Feb 05, 2019 - 03:04:26 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
2 mics
8 track mixer
122 usb interface (Tascam)
Software:
GB 2
A bit of jam pack 4 cello
Comments
Mcboy said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
emotional
playing....l still love the crying sound u get out of that guitar
.....
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
thetiler said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Thanks macboy
Thanks so much for coming by too my tunes.
You are sure nice to listening to yourself.
The slide i used is glass, I did use brass on "One Bad
Dude' but this tune is not the brass one for sure.
You get a warmer sound and not as much grittiness with
glass. The glass I used is a straight glass slide, not the
bottleneck look. There are certain technique's in the slide
to achieve a decent sound. Because I am using a guitar it
is harder to make a real true tone cause the strings are
closer to the frets. As in the case of a Dobro many great
players insist on raising the strings higher to achieve a
nice sound or having a great instrument that does that
already.
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The eternal wilderness
I'd love to lay my voice over this, loosely wrapped in a
horse blanket for a night chill that makes apologies for
the stifling daytime heat. Despite the expenditures of sun
baked travel, I am ready to dance with my woman train
woman, with abandon.

Get a real fiddler. The contrast between your living,
pulsing guitar strings and the Jam Pack 4 pseudo cello is
untenable.
said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The eternal wilderness
[typo] ...ready to dance with my wagon train woman.
thetiler said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The eternal wilderness
Thanks for posting Richard.
I just shot over an email regarding the tune.

Bill

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The western years of...
thetiler! After many hit songs ranging from
classical to folk, Tiler entered a "western" phase
of his career. That hidden desire, born long ago in
his imagination as a child, finally came forth. He
always wanted to be a ..... a cowboy! Beneath
that tile setting, guitar playing facade beat the heart
of a cowpoke, a man born a 100 years too late.

Another fine piece to go into your CD of the West
collection : ) I kinda was waiting for the fiddles to
softly kick in toward the end, as the dance was about to begin. Thanks for putting this one up.

Jack
thetiler said 5143 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The western years of...
ges, I guess I am getting into a western fix. That is the trouble sometimes when
you don't know what your getting into until it's too late:)

Thanks Dadai

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Tom Atwood said 5142 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
The western years of...
Don't go any farther West, Bill, or you'll get wet. This is a lovely piece, could
almost hear the night bugs singing and the campfire crackling. Oh, wait a
minute, it's a soon-to-be-lit fire..I can hear the match striking gently...wait,
did they have matches??

8-9-8-8

p.s. listened to a download of your KSVY appearance on my iPod. Very
entertaining and illuminating. Great job!
Check out my latest song called Vanishing Pezzicato
Einarus said 5142 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
You've done it...
...yet again!
This is probably the most beautiful piece I've heard on MJ.
Ever.
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
thetiler said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
You've done it...
Thanks soooooo much Einarus!!

I relish that comment. I think I'll be buying a very expensive acoustical guitar.
When i go and pay the big bucks, these kind of comments make buying it much
easier.

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
stevel said 5142 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Gorgeous tune
Lovely evocative slide playing...very nice indeed
S
Check out my latest song called Out of Reach
thetiler said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Gorgeous tune
Thanks stevel
Sometimes having a good underlayment (fingerpickin cords) really helps.

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Retro Plien said 5142 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
nice slide
very nice playing - really like the slide sound you get - agree about getting a real fiddler tho cos you deserve better than the loops

Check out my latest song called YOU WHAT?
snowdragon said 5142 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
The 6-string poet
Think you may be finding a niche as a musical storyteller
T. I also think your instincts with the addition of the cello
are bang on and could even see this one being fleshed out
with a full orchestral build to a climax, returning to a pair
of acoustic guitars at the end.
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
thetiler said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
The 6-string poet
Thanks snow, ya the cello can lead me into doing more with it. Jam Pack 4 is fun
to work with.

I am glad you pointed that out about the story tellin. It inspires me to see a
scenery take place in my mind. Especially romantic story telling which fits
acoustical guitar I think quite nicely many times.

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Cameron said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
truly lovely
Your stuff is getting better and better....

Your guitar playing is always wonderful. But the biggest
improvement I hear in your tracks is the way you handle
the accompaniments. They are becoming more complex,
more interesting.

The use of mid-range strings on this tune is very good,
however I would love to hear it just a little more
prominently in the mix -- at times it is very quiet. Not
TOO much more, just a little.

Some great unexpected notes and chords on this piece
spice it up nicely.

Great job!
Check out my latest song called Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
thetiler said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
truly lovely
Thanks Cameron for the tip on the sound.
I do take after take, send it in to itunes then go back again into GB 2. It is a
challenge to mix that is for sure. Especially if there is revber and one track or
the other seems too distant.

Good point, thanks for that comment!



---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
bronco said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
You Have Made It
Well Bill my friend, in my book you have really made it
now. I have adored Leo Kotke for 35 years and when I
started listening to this song I immdediately started
comparing it to Leo's song Driver which I have been
listening to a lot lately. You have achieved that same
sweet, sweet slide sound that simply soars off into the
stratosphere and sends chills down the spine. Bravo!!
Check out my latest song called Stenosis Commitosis
thetiler said 5141 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
You Have Made It
Thanks so much bronco

---
The Tiler
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Zimo said 5140 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Fantastic...
Fantastic song....
notsosweet said 5140 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
I can picture
the dust and covered wagons and the joy of finding
someone to share the long journey with. What a great
story!
Check out my latest song called Whole-Hearted
TobinMueller said 5138 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Warm and relaxed
All the bends and articulations are wonderful to follow.
Your use of light strings works, like a wind around the
campfire. The roomy sound of the lead, tho, makes it
a little tinny and in a slightly different space than the very
well mic'd and effected continuum guitar part. the ending,
too, left me a little up in the air, which was unexpected for
a warming piece like this. Still, wonderful musical moment
and gentle sound that embraces and is sweetly affecting.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Anyse said 5089 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Darn, again
Tiler, you are soooo good! This is definitely an evocotive
piece with a lot of feel as well as musical sense on top of it
all. Your playing is, as usual, and enviably so, spot on. This
one is definitely professional in its production. Loose the
cello loops and get a real one along with a few fiddles. I am
in awe of your work!
thetiler said 2218 days ago (June 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Sarah, Tobin and Anyse
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Bill Furner
Location: Novato California United States
send a note
Find this artist in drop-down: -- MY FAVORITES -- I am a Tile Contractor that loves to play, record, arrange and perform fingerstyle guitar whether on a nylon-classical guitar or a steel string acoustic guitar. On occasion I... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
134tune
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 63
Links