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(@yashicamat)
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Evening all,

My apologies for being a bit dormant on here recently. :oops: One thing and another keeps on getting away, but my guitar doesn't get a break though. Not a chance. :lol:

Here is a little cover I did last night. It's very rough as I basically just looked up the chords and played it, so there's no intro or anything.

Any feedback is appreciated. :)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz5-NI6ogvw

Rob

If something's not worth doing it's worth forgetting about.
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Posted : 25/09/2008 5:04 pm
 KR2
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Here is a little cover I did last night. It's very rough as I basically just looked up the chords and played it, so there's no intro or anything.

You are becoming very dangerous, Rob . . . very dangerous.
Are you going to post something in the Beginner's Video board - Oct 6?
You're welcome to make us all look bad. :mrgreen:

KR2

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

 
Posted : 25/09/2008 5:39 pm
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Sounds pretty good. First run through you say? Nice!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 26/09/2008 3:23 am
(@citizennoir)
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Very disappointing Rob!

Someone with your incredible photographic skills.... and just that ONE picture in the video! :twisted:

As far as the song goes.... Loved it!
Not familliar with that song.... Really liked the lyrics; especially re: the Dream part.

I'll have to look it up - Though, now every version I hear has to measure up to YOURS! :D

Thankx,

Ken

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begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

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Posted : 26/09/2008 2:27 pm
(@yashicamat)
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Cheers for the comments guys. :)

Yeah Ken, I did think about adding more photos to that but I will probably do a similar video to the Scotland one at some point. That particular photo was taken last Guy Fawkes night, the glow being caused by a bonfire! I was up in the hills and my hope was that people were setting off fireworks and they'd pop through the mist lying on the plain, but there were only a few that did that in the end!

Rob

If something's not worth doing it's worth forgetting about.
Epiphone Les Paul Std - Yamaha Pacifica 112XJ - Takamine EG340SC - Taylor Baby - Grainger Hammerhead 50 - Grainger Valve Five
http://www.youtube.com/yashicamatonline

 
Posted : 26/09/2008 2:53 pm
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to be absolutely honest, i really dont like that song, but you did play it very well, and nice voice!

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

 
Posted : 27/09/2008 7:05 am
 KR2
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The song is beautiful . . .
I sent it to my sister (the original Gary Jules song) and she said it was too depressing for her.
The funny thing was it was one of the songs in his 3 CD Christmas album.
I guess it does get kinda Mad around Christmas time.
The lyrics are fantastically written

All around me are familiar faces
worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very, mad world, mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very, mad world, mad world
Enlarging your world, mad world

KR2

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

 
Posted : 27/09/2008 11:30 am
 Nuno
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Nice cover! Although it is acoustic I think you got the original song atmosphere.

Thanks for sharing.

 
Posted : 27/09/2008 7:31 pm
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Very nicely done, i've been messing with fingerpicking/strumming that song for a while now.
one of my favs

#4491....

 
Posted : 27/09/2008 10:01 pm
(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Cool cover, I love this song. 8) Keep 'em coming!

 
Posted : 28/09/2008 11:18 am