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Carnivores


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paddler

 Genre: Acoustic

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This was the last song I recorded on a tent trip.The wind had died down and it was towards midnight,I'd spent most of the day searching for a quarry in dark pine forest apparently haunted by the ghost of a monk known as 'The Claife Crier'.I didn't find it - I have the OS coordinates now so I'd like to find it and record a song there.I wasn't faraway on this occasion however.

I think the lyrics are about counting your chickens

..maybe..?
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Lyrics
Carnivores

Here we can hide away
Make love in the soft warm rain
Emerald eyes keep searching ruby skies
See Dandelion woman laughing as she flies

Wild as the vines that grow
Creeping in to steal the light
Fireflies will lead you there
Beneath the sacred moon on high

Hold me till the world begins to fade
We shall break the promise that we made
The shadows reaching miles across the plains
Kiss the mountains burning in our flame

Why should we hide inside
When we were born to live
Time shall be yours to keep
Tear off your dress and breathe

Naked as the midnight magic stirs
Turn to face the spirit of the earth
The Wildest storm is raging we'll not fail
Bound as one the starlight seas we sail

Sun is spinning closer quickly save us take us to forever

I feed on the greed of men
Strumming on the strings of life
When you can read my signs
There will be love inside

Planets rumble,Lightning fills the night
Scarecrows dancing with thunderbolts of light
Carnivores comes screaming through the dark
I turn to you but you don't know wrong from right

Sun is spinning closer quickly save us take us to forever
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Comments: 64
Fans: 25
Plays: 507
Downloads: 199
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Jun 02, 2007 - 09:36:44 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2007 - 09:42:22 PM Last Played: Feb 13, 2019 - 06:41:20 PM
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Comments
jamorama said 4344 days ago (June 2nd, 2007)
Exquisite
again. Damn, that tent sounds like a great place to carry around in your memory. Wish I had a place like that to return to.

I can't tell you how much I liked this song.
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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Thanks jam - I'm working on some flutey ideas by the way!

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Godchaser said 4344 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Sweet stuff........
Finger lickin' good - great sounds,lyrics & vibe - a tad long for me but that makes little difference overall - enjoyed the listen - thanks for sharing.
Blessings,

- Godchaser
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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too long? really? when I just listened I suddenlt thought of the epic thing it should have gone into that I didn't do - thnks fir finger lickin though! If you catch God tell him to get the kettle on,will you?

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***itiswotitis*** said 4343 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
It is
such a lovely picture you paint with your music, words and voice.
BEAUTiful.....
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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thank you,Tiswas.When women say BEAUtiful like that it makes it makes me ROAR!

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ceilidh said 4343 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
paddy...
i LOVE the lyrics. what a mood and feelings you are able to creat with your words.... truly brilliant song. your guitar is fantastic. i wish i could ever master it the way you do :) but the ending boy, the end with balalajka is SOMETHING. it gives your tune such a great "kick"! brilliant song! thank you
paja
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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I honestly dont think I've mastered it - I'm just a reasonable bluffer.Some kids I teach are streets ahead of me on guitar - I mean I can't even play the chord of F without barring it.I just like plucking away and tuning things to suit.BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I DONT LOVE YOUR'E COMPLIMENT! Thank you Pavlina.PS whats with paja - is a j same as a v in brazil? Seems more like Polish to me..or am I just wrong on all accounts as usual?

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ceilidh said 4277 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
:)
paja is a shortage of pavlina. czech language is very rich so i can be called many "synonyms" : pavlina, pavlinka, pavlinecka, pavluska, paja, pajunka, pavlik etc. :) all of them except pavlina, are either bigger or smaller diminutives of my name, but all are used in normal life and every other name has it's own. Your name is richard, so you can be called also risa (reecha), richardek, rik etc. :)

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Talknrok said 4343 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
you should
take more camping trips if this is what comes of them. These sound beautiful andthey make me feel like I got to hear you as they happened.
paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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believe me - if I could find a way of camping out till the day I die I'd be there.I'm working on it though.Thanks TalknRok

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said 4343 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Musical artwork...
beautiful picture... the song, that is.
paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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dadai - have you got the guitar parts etc I sent you yet? where have you gone? oh yeah the painting is by Gustav Klimt by the way.Nowhere near as dark looking as for real.Best picture of dark pine forest i ever saw was on a Rupert the Bear playmat upon which you could stick those learner impy type leaping characters

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said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
I'm here....
but been busy. Yes I got your tracks. I haven't had time to do anything with them. I'll keep you posted.

When I said "Musical artwork... beautiful picture, the song that is-- I was referring to your song. Which paints a beautiful sound picture for the listener with your lyrics and great instrumentation. Cheers!

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Take a listen:) <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/31579">A Brighter Day</a>...
It's just music... Dadai
paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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woa didnt expect you to answer so quic.No worries man - I flail and plunder through life in a whirlwind of chaos - the more it seems i try to organise things they all end up happening on some same date or other.(A hot date would be a nice break too as it goes or then again yet another lynchpin) - weird sometimes your surfing life laid back,other times everyones after your blood.Luckily my head's made of wood & cotton wool er and some sparkly tape.

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Peter Bauckham said 4343 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Excellent
performace. The vocals sound especially good - nice warm production. Builds up to a brilliant last section. Thanks for sharing.

Peter
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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Thanks Peter.the build up was accidental,I just got tired of picking but I still reckon it could have gone further.

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lavalamp said 4342 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Excellent
Elliott Smith meets Jimmy Page on acoustic. Great lyrics and overall great song.
Bravo
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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I'll have to look up elliot smith but Page? me? not a chance! NOT THAT I DONT LOVE THE COMPLIMET THOUGH.Thanks Lavalamp - the last time I got lost in one was in the first year of an arts course,listening to the orb

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Doadars Uncle said 4342 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Early Floyd/KCrimson
This is a great sound! Beautiful words. Well presented!

Doug
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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I didn't think the recording would live up to much stuff here as the boss micro just has a tiny mic int it but the ideas are certainly there.I love Robert Fripps 'Elephant Talk' but haven't heard it in years n years>thank===.Thank you Doadar (s Uncle)

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Feter said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
spiritual !!
and emotional ..... awesome words
thank you for sharing this here !!

peace !!
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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Thanks Feter - spirituality is hard to find but great when you do.Gotta try and find a way to run with it

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jgurner said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
ooooh....
Very nice. I hear a lot of Crosby, Still and Nash, which makes this an istant favorite. I can almost see the woods surrounding you as you sit in the darkness recording this. And very cool story about the search for the quarry. I hope you find it and get to do a tune there.

Enjoyed this very much.
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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I remember hearing Guinevere a long long time ago - I dont know that it was an influence rather that I think with certain chords require certain harmonies if you know what i mean - but I think probably the tone of voice is similar - kind of soft.Mmmm that quarry - there are alot of stories about people never returning and foresters who will not work there after certain times,and things that follow you in the dark - I'm saving that one for sometime in August.I'm not usually in the least bit worried by ghost tales and have visited quite alot of supposedly haunted places at night.I never tried recording anything at these places though and I'm thhinking (I dont have any particular opinion one way or the other about ghosts) that maybe in creating music something might seep through in someway or other that I might not notice till later..Thank you

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Cori Ander said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Flabbergasted
One of the most exceptionally great creations I've ever heard in my whole life, nevermind MacJams. The song contains so much; a fullripe composition, wonderful vocals, great musicanship, and a very special mood. And alltogether it feels meaningfull in some way that i can't exactly pinpoint.

Will keep listening to this one again and again for a good while. I am flabbergasted!
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paddler said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
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But..but.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH cori-ander.I dont know how to reply.You're THE man!

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peacepiano said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Swirling
The sun was not the only thing spinning at the end. Fine song, cool guitar part. Thanks for sharing.
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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I'm spun out by the comments thanks peace

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FEEL said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Wow
Nice piece of music, I really like the guitars tranquil sound, The vocal and harmony arrangement. Really a plus and add to the whole feel to the song. I don't know why but it reminds me of Woodstock. Thanks for sharing.
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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Is that Woodstock the song,place or festival? either way they all sound pretty good to me.I reckon a good guitar with a richer sound could be in order but it would probably have got scratched up the hill anyhow.Thank you

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FEEL said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
The festival and the music.
I agree with Ed, I was going to say it but didn't because I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I was thinking of Crosby, Stills & Nash + the album "Thick as a Brick" = "Carnivores" (this song).
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Monkaton said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Another Gem
Hidden away in the forest a gem shines in the moonlight and there is the paddler to pick it up, polish it off and post it on MacJams.

Intricate guitar work, good lyrics and a sweet melody.
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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what a wonderful description.I hope there are a fistful more hidden out there somwhere or perhaps a pirates chest full.Thanks for the imagery Monkaton

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said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
guitar heaven
Sounds like some ummagumma...very mellow trippy everything sounds so right. Great playing!
paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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i had to look up ummagumma and i never knew it was a pink floyd album.I really should hear more of their earlier stuff.'The Nile' is probably the only early one I've heard.Cheers Bandit

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said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
you gotta
listen to ummagumma some experimental madness they realy pushed it to its limits very enjoyable and chaotic album.
bronco said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Superb!
Just simply great acoustic guitar playing and wonderful singing. Not much else I can add except I really liked this.
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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Thanks bronco - your vocals are still reverberating in my mind from last night.Excellent voice

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Ed Hannifin said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Mostly I do what I'm told...
So if Cori Ander, my friend Johannes, sends me an email and tells me I am to come to thus and such a MacJams address and fall in love with the song I will find there, I pretty much do it...

It only gets embarrassing to the extent that IF I had stumbled upon said page and song on my own, I would have managed the falling-in-love-with-it part of it on my own, but what can you do?...that's not how it happened this time around...

I love the blend of guitar and balalaika here. Reminds me of some mid-period Jethro Tull, and a bit of that David Crosby demo of 'Guinnevere' with guitar and bouzouki and bass... Reminds me just a little of some of the good parts of Donovan...

It doesn't need it, not at all, but I could imagine this tune with a nice melodic-but-deep bass....

The vocal really suits the song you wrote. You really did a nice job singing it.

Reminds me of an evening I once spent in a tent in the Pacific Northwest with someone I used to love, only to wake the next morning to the unmistakable sign of bear right outside the tent flap... And a night up near Bellingham or somewhere like that, hearing "somethings" moving and talking and grumbling outside the tent, and deciding NOT to go investigate... And a lightning-filled snowstorm at Spring Hill of Ashby...and another storm in a tent on the shore of one of the Great Lakes...

So. Much reminding going one.

I've somehow managed to miss your songs before this, paddler... If they're good like this is good, I gotta get busy...

Ed
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paddler said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
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Thanks Ejh - I just listened to 'The Mist Comes Up The Valley' - wow what production and what well crafted song-writing and judging by your stats I'd say a compliment from your good self is a compliment indeed.

Yeah - I thought Guinevere too,I haven't heard it for years but I know I had it on vinyl once so it must have stayed in the old wooden block somwhere and appeared here.I dont know any Donavan songs but I have had his name mentioned quite alot - I'm frightened to listen to music sometimes incase I can't let go of it - cursed photographic mind.

I'm looking forward to hearing more of your stuff,so for now - Thank you very much

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said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
as always, sir
you never disappoint!
marvelous instrumental movings going on. love the layers and textures they create.
the vocals are wonderfully hypnotic! like sid barrett singing along to some folk rock. very original!
love it!
paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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Blimey o riley - sid barratt! Well its a huge compliment! THANKS faelin

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dajama said 4341 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Extraordinary
song, and beautiful performance. You have a great voice, full of emotion and great expressiveness, and nice harmonies. The lyrics are perfectly matched to the music - and vice versa - and the mood is hypnotic. Some great guitar work here, too. That's some magical tent you have going there! Nice work. Peace.
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paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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magic tent dajama reads as bloody awkward tent - the pole had snapped and no fly ropes so I had to improvise with some wire of an old rusty fence and a few sticks.Still thats one way of improvising I suppose - thank you

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BewareTheFish said 4340 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
Very nice
I hear a lot of Jimmy Page in here. Harmonies are bang on - I really like it. Mix-wise, I am getting some lower frequency distortion out of the right hand speaker - could easily be fixed with EQ. Again, excellent work!
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paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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I'm nowhere near as skilful as Jimmy but I certainly love that sparkly guitar sound he gets,I never forget seeing him do an accoustic version of Kashmir on some documentary or other - it was just the best.Thanks you

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said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
4 stars
that was an exquisite piece of ear candy. intriguing lyrics, softly powerful backing, and gentle but super effective vox with gorgeous harmony ala graham nash - ed's right. loved every single note! so nice - anne
paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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you are very kind to say so and I hope to get to know your music alot better.THANKS ANNE!

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jiguma said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
CSN meets (the lighter side of) Zep!
This has a beautiful reference to Guinevere on the first CSN album, and the balalaika oozes (the subtler side of) Zep - and I'm hearing a little Beatles in there too. Who would have expected such a perfect combinatiom. Done in a tent eh .... amazing sounds and production. Love the lyrics and everything about it really.
Beautiful!
Neil

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paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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I'M GONNna have to download that Guinevere now just to see if I did actually subconsciously steal any of it! Thsnk you Jiguma

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Boris the Bull said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
first off, this one has echoes of Pink Floyd's Grandchester Meadows, which is probably not too far off given the topical nature of the song.

second, this is an absolutely brilliant porch song: the kind of song you can sit and listen to either alone or with a group of like-spirited folk and just let wash over you.

thirdly, i really enjoyed the heck out of this one. peaceful, easy, yet deceptively simple-sounding... tho i know how complex it all is. the vocal treatment alone is worth every cent of time.

great work here! thank you!
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paddler said 4339 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
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I'd love a porch - even if there was no house attached to it - would be great to sit in an old rocking chair smokin a pipe and grinning at the horizon.Mr Bull - you talk no bull while nobally - and I thank you for it - an eye for a bullseye!

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Shimky said 4337 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
4 x 10
I love Nick Drake and now I love you, RG! What beautiful music.

I thought you deserved a listen coz you were top of the participation picks and am I glad I did!

The recording gets a little too bassy on my system when you really get going - maybe it's something you should check out. Maybe it's just my hi-hi or ears or taste.

Another treasure chest found. I'll scoop another handful of your gold coins when I've got the time...

Bravo!
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Shimky said 4337 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Oops
Hi-hi? Or maybe even "hi-fi"!
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paddler said 4337 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
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thanks - very much appreciated.yeah i found the same with the bass - i think its cos i converted it into an mp3 listening on small earphones which doesnt always give a true representation.woah typing is pretty difficult with a hangover.
I want some hi-hi ears!

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kristyjo said 4337 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
dreamy
I love the build with the balalaika near the end. Your voice is mesmerizing and I can't believe you do that kind of recording in a tent, but, hey, it works really well! I think it's wonderful that you have such cool songs running through your brain, and then you record and share them with us. This is just awesome.
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paddler said 4337 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
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thank you kristy jo - i like to try and mesmerize except sometimes i just scare people.I cant believe it either - i think i need to see a psychiatrist.One thing about being outside though is its a completely differnt inspiration for writing at least thats the theory.Kind of chanelling the senses into whats happening around you - simple things like sheep walking around,a spider struggling to get somwhere - i find it all echoes events/perspectives in humanity

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SmokeyVW said 4336 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
warmth and peacefulness
yet the words tell me otherwise

wonderful!

lots of nice little sonic touches here and there

i love that 12 string sound

thanks!
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alanfraser said 4336 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Great lyrics
I'm not a big fan of acoustic guitars so I'll leave that alone but I like how you spin the words. Quite lovely imagery you're triggering.
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said 4319 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
woooops...If You can read the signs . . . : ) ?

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Ibstrat said 4282 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Yes
Saw your forum mention of Yes so I figured I'd check out one of your songs.I'm really glad I did!
I love that whole Zep,Tull ,Yes acoustic thing and this song brought me back to the good old days.Excellent!
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timothy devine said 4165 days ago (November 28th, 2007)
you were right
there is more
great guitar recording job
songwriting, playing, singing and all
premo


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harisahn said 3877 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
I am a fan
lovely song. It's the SOUND of the strings that is endlessly captivating. That and your voice man. Helps that your lyrics are good too. Very, very cool.
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