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The old man of the sea - collab


(@halfblindlefty)
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I haven't been playing lately so I haven't been around to much to :? , just trying and testing things to see how my hand was healing after the CT surgery.
Well..... this is my first real song since the surgery and it's a collab :D

Here is the story and the song

This one is more or less a spinn-off from my last one "Floyd's" . I suggested the backing track to VikingBlues @ 12bar and he was in to it.
After a week or so he posted his "The old man of the sea" with lyrics based on the beautiful poem "Old man" by his wife Sandra Patterson. Here is his original topic starter:
Finally after a week or so of struggle with the "When a Blind Man Cries" posted up by HBL, here's my take on it. The piece is called The old Man of the Sea for reasons which should become apparent.

The first couple of minutes are quite "musique concrete" (aka unmusical), but stick with it and normal tonal service is eventually resumed at around 01:50. I have tried to capture a flavour of maybe the more experimental earlier Floyd in the first part.

At 2.19 the world is exposed to the first time to a new experience (hopefully not too horrifying).

I don't have HBLs skilled chops where Gilmour style is concerned. So you're stuck with Viking style chops.

Well... while listening to his piece, at first I was pleasantly supprised. But when he started singing my jaw dropped.. Awesome.. All kinda things sprung to mind, but Gilmour and Bowie kept buzzing in my head.
Needles to say I was more then interested ( In fact I begged him to let me in on it ) He said yes and after a week or two this came out:

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8842441

VikingbLues plays the rythm parts, the beginning sequences and the first lead part. After verse 1 I start trying to live up to the song

See if you like this rather long song with a long intro.. (but it's worth to sit it out I hope)

BTW: The poem is in the lyric section of the song.

-=>A note, not played can have more impact than a bunch of played ones<=-


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(@dogbite)
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yeah, it was a long intro but worth the wait. nice vibe and excellent guitar tones.
good recording I enjoyed it.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@halfblindlefty)
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Thank you, it's great when someone likes what you do.
I checked your soundclick. Quick scanned and liked what I heard. I'll be returning soon to have a full blown listen.

I noticed your country stuff, dug it and remembered a "fun"piece I did with an el-cheapo telecaster.
It's not on my main band page, but if you like a good laugh :)
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8017787

Better be prepared, I'm not a born country player

-=>A note, not played can have more impact than a bunch of played ones<=-


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(@dogbite)
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hey thanks for listening to my soundclick stuff. you have been added, friend.
really enjoyed your country piece. the background singers are too cool. I need some of that!
country guitar is so much fun. clean guitars are a riot.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@halfblindlefty)
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Thanks a lot :)

I'm a bit busy working on the full collab video for this song.
So I won't be around to much for a few days I guess :/

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(@droch-fhola)
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first track ive listened to since joining the site...

and i really enjoyed it...great concept..cool lyrics...and tones that really add a feel of isolation to the story...


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(@halfblindlefty)
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Thanks for the listen and the kind words, I'll pass it on :)

-=>A note, not played can have more impact than a bunch of played ones<=-


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