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Old 08-28-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Why keep posting in the Kitchen Sink? That place is just not searchable.

So the other day I was listening to Johnny Cash croak out "Danny Boy" and the thought struck me, I can do better!

Always loved the melody. But never paid much attention to the lyrics. As I knew the song originally as "Londonderry Air."

But reading and then singing the lyrics to my guitar chords made me realize what a beautiful and sad song it is. And definitely a song sung from the viewpoint of a woman. (Or guy? )

I like the Pogues' chord progression. And even better that Chordie has a feature where a song in one key can be easily transposed to another by hitting the Go button. No more counting up or down the scale for me!

And here's something ... I'm listening to John McCormack (my favorite Irish tenor) and he's singing "Danny Boy." BUT the title of the song, and this makes sense now, is "O Mary Dear." So it is a guy song but for a woman. And even Wikipedia has an entry for the song.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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OK I'll spam. My site has a lot of MP3s and junk: http://chrisferox.com/

Here's a few covers I'll pull out:

Tupelo County Jail (The Stonemans)
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/b14.mp3

Death of Me (Or, the Whale)
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/b13.mp3

Annie's Song (John Denver)
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/b11.mp3

Laverne & Shirley Theme
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/b3.mp3

Mona Lisa/Walk on By (Slick Rick)
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/18.mp3

If you come to SF bay blues
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/33.mp3

Sugar the Pill (Bettie Serveert)
http://cfmceroz.com/audio0007/Resources/03.mp3
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Are you singing the melody or the harmony?

Distinctive voice on the melody.

The "Tupelo County Jail" song needs some cleaning up on the audio. Otherwise it's great. Will listen to the others soon (just heard "Annie's Song" -- definitely a different rendition from Denver's. ).
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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hey thanks. yeah that's me doing everything on those ones, including recording.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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Let's just say I can make you want to have your ears filled with concrete.

Anyhoo, here's a coupla my gits I like to goof around with:



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Are you going to show us your amps, too, Ant?
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Here's one I'm rebuilding, but I need an Ibanez RG neck, preferably one with a maple fretboard...
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Even if it's short a fret.

Here's one I'm rebuilding, but I need an Ibanez RG neck, preferably one with a maple fretboard...
You check Warmoth? great supplier for building.

Also, stewart-macdonald has a ton of stuff.

http://www.warmoth.com/

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My new "studio"...fully isolated walls, accoustic wall/bass treatments, and some of my gear for anybody who wants to come by and jam til 4 in the morning ...Peace Maple drums, piano, DeAMond Bass/Fender amp, and my 80's Charvelle Charvette.
That's sooo cool.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:18 AM   #11
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You check Warmoth? great supplier for building.

Also, stewart-macdonald has a ton of stuff.

http://www.warmoth.com/

http://www.stewmac.com
Looked at both of those places. They don't make Ibanez replicas, plus Warmoth stuff can be a bit pricey esp. if you go for fancy woods (ebony fretboards, figured maple bodies, etc.). From time to time I see Ibanez Wizard II necks on Ebay...just need to wait until I find one that fits my needs.

I've gotten several of my tools from Stew-Mac.
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From time to time I see Ibanez Wizard II necks on Ebay...just need to wait until I find one that fits my needs.
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I'm listening to Dr. Oliver Sacks on the radio right now (City Arts Lectures via KQED Radio), and he said musicians have larger brains that the average person.

So how big is your brain?!?



When you guys tune your string instruments without a tuner, do you find you tune sharp or flat?

I know I tend to tune sharp (and I'm just off by a bit). I wonder if there's a correlation in tuning by ear to something in our brain.
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