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The Hard Ground


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paddler

 Genre: Acoustic

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For those under a frozen leaf for a roof.
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Hits: 3587
Comments: 32
Fans: 14
Plays: 144
Downloads: 129
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007 - 07:28:00 PM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2007 - 07:28:00 PM Last Played: Nov 28, 2018 - 12:01:59 AM
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Balalaika,kids recorder
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Comments
Feter said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
The Hard Ground
Ahhh song from the wood ..and snow everywhere !!!
thats a true tull sound .Incredible sound here
I love it ..thank you for sharin this with us ..!!

btw : I loved the one before this as well
(the one you deleted) I wont tell anyone !!

peace !
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paddler said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
fetrer
- you are too quick even for me - what am I talking about - I'm a year late with everything - I'm saying! yes - that song is coming soon - I was just so used to choosing it from the ****ing menu.Cheers - I'm on your case just as soon as the sun rises and I resign myself not to drink anymore! Thanks you -

insects n all!
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paddler said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
b.t.w
do you like the twangy note in the middle where my finger slipped? - yes - no - its a classic twang - of the twangy kind!
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RickB1 said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
For some reason...
I am waiting for Robert Plant to just erupt into this beautiful composition with a fully reverberating lead vocal as only he could pull off...! Love the folk rock feel...light and merry, but spiced with just a suggestion of mystery...
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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Thanks rick - Mr Plant is welcome anytime - I was born in Walsall not far from Jon Bonhams hometown of Dudley.Me and my cousin got quite drunk in a wood there one winter sitting on our leather jackets in the snow.Good times n bad times!
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guitapick said 4014 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Those li'l bunnies...
...they do hop quickly!

Lively backdrop and the recorder's a nice choice to go with it.

Reverb at the end...they didn't get him, did they?
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
- goes the farmers gun
haha - yep its rabbit pie for christmas.
Thanks - I'd like to get a flute again one day but as it was,that recorder was 1 pound from the cancer research shop over the road

Thanks you
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Godchaser said 4014 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
What a beautiful song &
what a infectious vibe.I can so hear this running through my head tomorrow as I venture out in the snow and ice.Thanks for sharing such a sweet song.Much enjoyed.

Blessings and Happy Holidays,
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
..
wow you come from the land of the ice and snow!

I'm in a kingdom of rains at the mo! - thank you God
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lengold said 4014 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
What a
refreshing sound. Something out of the norm - must be paddler. Very enjoyable.
Cheers
Len


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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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I knew a bloke once called norman the foreman,my dad was know as mick the brick - thats the building trade for yer.Thanks Len - you legend you
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DWL said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Never quite what I expect
and I hope it stays that way.

An excursion into a little psychedelic folk.

I can see the faeries dancing ;-)

Nice one!

Cheers

Dick


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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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Thanks Dick - I'm just careful not to bore myself with my own brain and the only way is to do something I find intersting.If someone else does too thats a reward.Have a good christmas - and watch yer arse for fairie lovebites! I've been seeing em quite alot too recently - those cartoon ones that used to fly around Tom and jerrys head.

Cheers - Rich
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Rebsie said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Crisp as ice
Cute bunny.

Er ... that wasn't a come-on, I mean the one in the picture.

Never heard a kid's recorder sound so good, and I do love that balalaika. Icy clarity of tone.

You have a real gift for this kind of stuff ... your music is never a disappointment - always superb and always distinctively you.
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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believe me rebs 'cute bunny' wouldn't be.
Thanks - I reckon I could play it better actually but there are some strange things going on round 'ere in these parts and I didn't wanna attract any attention (the recorder is pretty resounding!).I've just about got a laptop running so I might be able to go and make some racket out in the frozen hills where no-one can hear.

Cheers - RG





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echoroom said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Hey Rich...
... this is a warm, almost naive little tune. Lovely feel to this ... just in time as the ice covers our little island!

Have a great xmas

steve
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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and yourself steve - I think an evening out by a campfire and a bottle of whiskey is in order

Naive is one of my favourite words b.tw

cheers - Rich
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bud said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Warmed my bunny heart to hear this
very energizing. I especially liked that twang 2/3 in. Heart skipped a beat. Thanks for posting - best of the season to you.
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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ok I admit it - I didnt actually record this tune - the bunny did.It was his paw slipped on that bar making the twang - he noticed I had the word 'stew' in my eyes.

Cheers Bud - Merry days!
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Moviz said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
This has
a lovely country (UK) Christmassy feel to it; nice merry rhythm and so musical and uplifting. Hope you're sorted out now after your upheaval and not living under a frozen leaf, All the best, M
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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Thanks Maurice - actually I've spent many a winter under frozen leaves,its not as bad as it sounds - you get two sleeping bags or one really good one and a fire going.I had a crazy job once that only came around at christmas,down in Brighton - organizing a show at £50 an hour.A couple of times since I left Sussex,I spent the last few weeks in December camping down there and going in to work then get home in the North a rich man on christmas eve.

Many Thanks - really appreciated - Richard
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Moviz said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
If I
did that I'd never walk again LOL, but good luck to those who can, cheers M
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michael2 said 4013 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
excellent
it just shows my musical ignorance when I confess that the first comparison that crossed my mind was Led Zeppelin 3, but whatever your roots are: this is awesome. really nice.
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paddler said 4012 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
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I cant deny the 70's influence - both black sabbath and zep had strong connections with the west midlands,and during the 70's/80's rock was tops plus Dundgeons n Dragons.Even Motorhead got into the pop charts with Louis Louis!

Thanks,mike!
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timothy devine said 4013 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Hey
this was awesome
love the recorder
great sounding song
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racerat said 4012 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
restraint
Rich,
I admire your restraint for not taking that clinker note out. This is a fun bunny 'lil rambling drunk in the meadow kinda ditty. I was hoping you would open out that gob of yours and pour out some of your lovely poetry to cap it off. But as I said, I admire the restraint...Beautiful.
Philip
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Three Cat Clem said 3997 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
Real Nice
Nice atmosphere to this. Beautiful.
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said 3994 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
The Hard Ground
Hi there Paddler,
This tune grabs attention and pulls one into visual imagery.... an excellent melody.... My hat is off to you!!!!

Thanks for allowing me the chance to hear your music,
Wade
droop said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Better late than never
I guess. I'm sure it's all been said before my late entry. I sure do like when the second mandolin comes in playing that little line, great note selection. I just like the way the whole thing feels. I know you're into the twang but I'm into the whole thang.

Mr RG very neat as usual
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said 3858 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
The Hard Ground
Wow!! This sounds Gorgous. Its fantastic.
I must play this lots of times on my Ipod. It make me feel really happy
listening to it. Great Production. Loved it all.
I love the Flute Sound I can see all the Fairies and Pixies dancing really happily round a little camp fire. Its soo hynotic' Love the pic the Rabbit soo sweet too.
Paddler You Rock !!

Peace Dee.
saymme said 3763 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
tx
a definate fav ! (!)
harisahn said 3746 days ago (September 10th, 2008)
I like...
Hey now Paddler,
Lovely little ditty. Simple is good. Sound is nice.
Reverb at the end is a tasty little touche'! I picture a scene; the strings start to play in a wintry wood, a sprite appears out of the dark forest, blowing the recorder whilst dancing about and then ... POOF (reverb) - GONE! Greyt mate, just greyt. Fuels one's imagination, er, at least mine at any rate. yeah!
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