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hehe - another real life jam at caroline's house of shiny lights - i feed them first and then make them sing!!! we sang and played for 5 hours!!!! this time it was comdotdom, his lovely wife sarah, me and the fabulous jon who will be u/ling in his own right very soon and.... this is my first real attempt at mixing with gb so thank you rebsie (once again) for all your advice and support - bless you xxx and thank you to my delicious friends - i'd be lost without them
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cjhoose said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
no pink and fluffy in this one ;)
except of course for all the fun you must've all had!

Rebsie's being a good teacher I think. Sounds good - for what I'm
assuming is the built in mic?

Enjoyin the song too. :) All the heartbreak of it hehe.
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caroline said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
no pink and fluffy in this one ;)
rebsie has been a marvel - what a star she is! hmmm - if i tell you that i used the snowball am i in trouble??

yes!! we had the BEST fun!!! thank you for dropping by caro1ine - lots of love - caro2ine xxx
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selters said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
nice and charming!
REally like the way the voices goes so well together! the gentle guitarplaying is very soothing. only thing i can say is that the levels were a tiny bit Hot a few places!!! But this was indeed a great piece!!
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caroline said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
nice and charming!
aw magnus - i'm assuming that i may call you magnus after all this time?!! hmmm - hot levels eh?? something else i've learned today - thank you xxx
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dreadmon said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Warm and cozy
Such a nice feeling this is, like a campfire, only inside! Is this mainly multitracked or is much of it live? It certainly has a very live feel and that's part of what makes this such a lovely track, nothing like a singalong to make one's heart feel right. There's the "high lonesome" harmony that rises to the top every now and again, and it's such a mournful song, but the company you're keeping has a calming effect. Love the talking and laughter at the end - this is a perfect snapshot of a good time all 'round. Some of the vocals come off a little hot and overdrive just a tad, but you did a great job mixing and performing, Caroline!
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Warm and cozy
thank you bing - we have a lot of campfires at my place! two tracks - one with 4 voices live and then 3 more bunged onto another track!! so i guess that makes all of it live! glad you liked it - i'm really getting my teeth into gb now with multitudinous thanks to my dear, dear rebsie who brought me to mj in the first place - yeah rebsie!!!
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chakeres said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Very Nice
Well the banks of Ohio are something I know a lot about. They take all
my money and I never see any of it. :-). Oh maybe you mean the Ohio
River, well I have spent a lot of time there with my love, photography. I
have taken many pictures along those banks. I can tell from all who are
singing you had a wonderful afternoon with friends. And you have such a
nice singing voice caroline. I enjoyed listening.-JAC
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Very Nice
oh hahaha john!!! only you would know this much about the banks!! thank you for coming by and saying such nice things xxx
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John Stebbe said 4936 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Very Nice
It really was very nice. And the Ohio River forms the southern border of my
state, Indiana.

Beautiful singing. A warm feeling is evoked by the whole track. Is that you
on guitar? You sound great.

Thanks, Caroline.

(The song says "Explicit." I didn't hear anything that would qualify for that
distinction. All rather wholesome, which is fine by me.)

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Jim Bouchard said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
chugs along
This is one of my favorite songs, sort of a creepy story put to a sing-song
melody. This version marches along nicely but could be a bit more
dramatic given the subject matter. You all sound a bit like the old Pete
Seeger group, the Weavers, and that sounds like fun!
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Jim Bouchard said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
chugs along
This is one of my favorite songs, sort of a creepy story put to a sing-song
melody. This version marches along nicely but could be a bit more
dramatic given the subject matter. You all sound a bit like the old Pete
Seeger group, the Weavers, and that sounds like fun!
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
chugs along
phew jim - i'm glad you say that this 'is' one of your favourites and not that it 'was'!! we didn't give much consideration to the drama - just opened up our gobs and went for it!! yup - pete seegar and the weavers - you spotted my musical background immediately! thank you for dropping around xxx
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The Composer said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
a
What a lovely song about killing someone. And it sounds like you had
such a great time singing it too. All you need now is to have a couple
of people in the background... not singing, but doing all the sound
effects for the story line.... could make it interesting.
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
a
whatsa matter bryan? couldn't you hear the knives being sharpened? bend down - nearer!!! watch out for our follow-up... murder in the chatroom!!! hahahaha - thanks for coming by and for listening in the spirit intended! xxx
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drakonis said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
flowing contrasts...
What would pink and fluffy be without dark and burbly (or is that
burbouney)? Very good down-home feel. I enjoyed the "wandering
harmonies" (good name for a band?)
ttfn,
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
flowing contrasts...
"wandering harmonies" - haha - better than the 'wandering hands'!! now - why would you make me think of that ed-wood? real pink and fluffy coming up soon - i promise and .... thanks for flying by xxx
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Einarus said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Caroline's...
...house of shiny lights is clearly the place to be!

Sounds like you had a blast!

Nice :)
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Caroline's...
so - here's the thing ein-stein... save your money (what do you call it there?) and come and see for yourself! it's not that far and i could finally hear your voice! hey - you could sing too!!! thanks for commenting xxx
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said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
:)
One of my favorite vacations was driving along the roads that follow the
Ohio River (without a body in the trunk of my car, honest). Thanks for
triggering those memories.
Of course the lyrics here aren't meant to evoke happiness, but WTF.
Thank you for posting this.
caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
:)
hi mungo - nice to see you here - i hope that the fun we had singing together compensated for the misery of the lyrics!! glad we brought some happy memories to the surface - xxx
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screamalexz said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
beautiful
this is lovely. your voice is beautiful as ussual. there's some parts where the vocals seem to fade out a bit. not sure if that was intentional or not. i went to ohio a few summers ago, the summer i met alexz. so ohio has some significance for me. sounds like you had a great time! can't wait to here more.
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
beautiful
"vocals seem to fade out a bit. not sure if that was intentional or not." - of course it was intentional chance - hahaha!!! NOT! nothing that happens between me and gb is intentional - i just press and pray!!! i'm really glad you liked it and thanks for taking the time to say so - i know how much you hate writing anything at macjams!!! lots of love as always xxx
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stevel said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Sounds great
This sounds great fun, a really nice live recording...for some reason it
reminds me of early Fairport Convention. Another homespun classic from
the House of Shiny Lights!
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Sounds great
you crack me up sunshine - you know that i only ever post now to see who it brings to mind for you!!! please let me know if anything ever reminds you of judy garland - then i can stop!! 'homespun classic' indeed!! i'm knitting sweaters next!!! thank you for your continued support steve xxx
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Audiologic said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Feed them first then make them sing.
Well that is a good philosophy :). This has a campfire like feel where
everyone is around singing. Great little song. I think you have some of the
best times making music of anyone here.

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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Feed them first then make them sing.
you know what sticky? i think you're right!! tell me what your favourite meal is - i'll have it waiting for you when you get here and then we'll sing too - thanks for coming over to here - s'great to have you around and about xxx
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urbnite said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
creepy!
i love creepy.

and i love this.
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
creepy!
pffft!! creepy schmeepy but hey - if you're happy, i'm happy - thanks for commenting darren - now go back to sleep! xxx
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JOAN said 4942 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
minnie pearl ?
or was that miss caroline in those hats on the grand ole opry?
the patois is related none-the-less.
great job! give us a call when you're a-ready to go squirrel huntin!
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
minnie pearl ?
what are you on joan? i surely thought you would've finished those pretzels by now!!! squirrels eh?? now you've reminded me of something from months back that i had completely forgotten about - i don't know which one you are as you are all as mad as eachother but i am sending squirrel stuff to the drummer and don't forget - you brought the subject up!!! thanks for dropping by - xxxxx - is that enough for one each?!
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JOAN said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
minnie pearl ?
who are you calling mad.... why I certainly am not the mad one.... it's them... I swear it tis!!!

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JOAN said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
minnie pearl ?
well it certainly isn't me... i am always trying to reign you guys in!! Caroline I apologize for their ill manners!!

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JOAN said 4937 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
minnie pearl ?
ahhh, perhaps they protest a bit too loudly!???????

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Emily Rohm said 4941 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
By the fire.
I feel like I'm at a campfire. Can I roast marshmallows? Yea! This was
charming.
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
By the fire.
emily!! how lovely to see you here - of course you can roast marshmallows - i've got some especially for you - in fact i got extra - i'm hoping you will make me and the bear costumes out of the pink, fluffy ones!!!! thanks for coming by - glad you had fun xxx
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
By the fire.
emily!! how lovely to see you here - of course you can roast marshmallows - i've got some especially for you - in fact i got extra - i'm hoping you will make me and the bear costumes out of the pink, fluffy ones!!!! thanks for coming by - glad you had fun xxx
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
By the fire.
censored!!!

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jiguma said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Deficit in the bear department!
Nice one Caro et al! I can't hear the bouncing bear in there anywhere -
hope it wasn't the evening meal! Great fun track - sounds like a lot of
fun!
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Deficit in the bear department!
jiggy!!!! as if!! eat the bear??? heavens!! no!!! in fact i had served up one of the cats but they couldn't tell - it tasted like chicken!!! and yes - it was a lot of fun - pink and fluffy fun - thanks for taking the time to listen and comment - xxx
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springclock said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
great
love the vibe and woodiness to the recording.....makes me wanna drink wild turkey around a campfire and I don't even drink wild turkey
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caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
great
thanks springclock - drinking it would be better than chasing it i guess - but i've made you a mug of cocoa - s'waiting for you x
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said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
laid back...way back
Oh, I wish I was there. Next time, shoot me a memo through the
transatlantic pneumatic tube and I'll hitch a ride with Wonder Woman
to Englandtown. Nice jam.
caroline said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
laid back...way back
thanks richard - i'll make sure wonder woman knows what is expected of her - see you next time! xxx and thanks for singing along!
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Stun Nutz said 4941 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Good times... good times!
What a happy death song. It warmed my heart. Some of the
harmonization you guys have going on is quite pretty.
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caroline said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Good times... good times!
glad you liked it - i hope the lizard in your pocket wasn't warmed too - thanks for dropping by - xxx
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13 said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
charmed
felt like i was there...
alot of fun.
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caroline said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
charmed
i'm delighted you were charmed - daft thing - you could've been there - we're planning a second british mj convention in the spring - come to that! thanks for commenting x
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Komrade K said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Sung from the heart...
... has a deliciously loose feel about it - absolutely wonderful, the
intoxicants must have been flowing that night! Why the stupid bloke
didn't lie to save his ass I will never know - he had it coming!!

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caroline said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Sung from the heart...
ass martyn - did you move across to the other side of the pond? and.... i don't know what sort of house you think i'm running here... intoxicants flowing??? no, no, no!! thanks for coming by and for saying such nice things xxx
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Komrade K said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Sung from the heart...
Re: 'ass' - sorry that was for the benefit of the special relationship - I should
have been true to my roots and written 'arse'.

I hope you'll forgive me!
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said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Move over Peter, Paul, & Mary...
the sixty's folk generation has returned... and as good as
ever. Reminds me of being at a live outdoor concert in
Washington DC back in 1971... a number of folk groups at
an anti-war rally. Ancient history...
I join in hearty agreement with the others. Wonderful live
song.

Jack
caroline said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Move over Peter, Paul, & Mary...
yeah!! peter, paul & mary!!! i saw them live at the royal albert hall - the ticket was two shillings and six pence!!!! (i was very young when i started going to gigs!!) and jack... i saw a video recently of peter, paul and mary singing in the open air in washington - i wonder if that was the one? if i ever come across it again i'll look to see if i can spot you in the crowd!! thanks for appreciating it for what it is and for coming by to say so xxx
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perceptualvortex said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Real
folk music, wahoo! Just sounds like a good singing time was had by all. Nicely done. Would be great for singing around the bonfire.
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caroline said 4940 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Real
it was! thank you! we've got marshmallows - bring hotdogs! thanks for commenting and get a move on with that p & f u/l!!! xxx
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Leon said 4939 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Singing your way to the bank(s of Ohio)!
Caroline, I always have listened to your songs. You consistenly have heart
and passion and fun in all your songs. They are very heatwarming and
reminds me of my own family, which also likes to sing together, like
around a campfire or barbecue pit :-). After appreciating your body of
work, I gotta put you in my own hall of fame -- my fav jammers list.
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caroline said 4939 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
Singing your way to the bank(s of Ohio)!
leon - i am flattered to be on your list - how kind of you - thank you for following my exploits on macjams and for taking the time to comment here xxx
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Cameron said 4939 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
it's like i was right there....
Very nice feeling on this tune -- you all obviously had a great time performing it together.

There's nothing quite like a live performance. The snowball mic does a pretty good job of recording all the many sounds in the room, but it needs a FRIEND! -- lol. The voices came through very well (especially one of them!), but the guitars sounded a bit distant. So the underpinning of rhythm and chords provided by those instruments was a bit "understated" on this track.

That's where a second microphone (or even a third one) would help matters greatly. Especially in a live performance with many players and sounds that are coming from various directions.

It's really nice to hear folk songs like this; the good feelings of your gathering shine through brightly in this recording. We can ALL stand to have our days brightened!
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caroline said 4939 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
it's like i was right there....
CAMERON - thank g'd you came back - nobody does it quite like you! commenting that is!!! one or two microphones - sheesh - i'd have to come to america to fetch snowballs as they are still not available here!!! yeah - i love getting together with friends - it's kinda like mj but in 3 dimensions - great to have you back in the fold xxx
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Cori Ander said 4936 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Beautiful very beautiful!
Beautiful very beautiful!

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caroline said 4936 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Beautiful very beautiful!
wow - how lovely to find you had visited us here mr herbs and spices - hmmmm... let's talk again about going from cyber space to face-to-face!!! the more friends the bear and i can make music with, the happier we will be! thank you for your scrumptious comment xxx
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Cori Ander said 4935 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Beautiful very beautiful!
I have now also looked up the lyrics ... scary, sad and obscure ... if I'd seen it
from the start I would not have called it "beautiful". But it is beautifully sung
anyway.
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AEROjet said 4936 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
peaceful yet eerie
I usally go for groovy music, but this is a nice sing-songy calm song.
What a sad story.
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caroline said 4936 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
peaceful yet eerie
yes - it is a sad, sad story - i would've used poison mushrooms myself but hey - each to their own!! thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment xxx
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kevmikwa said 4927 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Something to be said for lo-fi
We hear enough songs on MJ that are heavily produced with layer upon layer of sound. It's a pleasing change to hear a song with realtime layering and only two different instruments. Having been to many a jam session party (eat first, sing later), this one cast my mind to happy times, and I thank you for that. I would complain about the highest female voice sounding a bit far away, but I'm not in a complaining mood. I'll go with the operative word others here have used: fun!
caroline said 4927 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Something to be said for lo-fi
thank you so much drummer boy - fun was the name of the game and it was hard to get too technical with only one mic!!! glad the memories came flooding back xxx
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Mankfish said 4841 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
lovely harmony
Really a pleasure. Would love to play with you all one day.
caroline said 4840 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
lovely harmony
bless you - thank you - tomorrow never comes!! you'll know where to find me

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jie said 4824 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
thanks
Cheers Caroline brought back childhood memories of my crush on Olivia Newton John. nice, cheery
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caroline said 4824 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
thanks
oh bagpipe - glad you liked it - thank you for passing through x


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