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Jam and Scones


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MJ UK 2006

 Genre: Acoustic

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The craic was good and the scones were flowing. We didn't know when stuff was actually being recorded and who for that matter, if anyone, was on the skype conference call with us!

Well this particular jam is totally improvised and appears warts and all, it's all done through one mic onto Slimmie's iMac G5 and subsequently tarted up by Eltopo. On it you can hear people talking, telphones ringing, Eltopo on guitar, Komrade K on fiddle (except when he stops to check whether it's his phone that's ringing). Listen out for appearances by Slimmie, Rebsie, Epileptic Gibbon, Caroline, Stevel and others (possibly...)

This ain't the best produced track on MJ but it brings the fun and sheer lusty creativity of MJUK 2006 right into your very headphones - sit back and ruddy well enjoy....

Where's Caroline? Oh she's scone to bed!
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Lyrics
Various references to telephones ringing
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Comments: 8
Fans: 4
Plays: 174
Downloads: 138

Uploaded: Apr 05, 2006 - 08:17:03 PM
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2006 - 01:42:43 AM Last Played: Mar 26, 2017 - 09:33:04 PM
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Hardware:
Slimmie's iMac G5, Slimmie's cool mic, guitar, fiddle, telephones.
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Comments
Cameron said 4188 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
answer that phone already!! ;-)
Eltopo and Komrade K sound GREAT together; guitar and violin are an excellent combination and these musicians show it off well.

Both are very talented players, and komrade k's improvisation is inspired. He gets such a full, lush expressive sound on that wooden box with gut!

Eltopo's rhythmic accompaniment adds the perfect "zest" and underpinning.

Wow, that skype phone kept ringing! Folks from across the world must have wanted to join your little jam.

It's amazing how good this recording sounds with only one mic used.

I've always liked the spontaneous energy of on-the-spot music improvisation. It captures the moment so vividly.

Great fun! Thanks for sharing.
Check out my latest song called Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
Rebsie said 4188 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
Wahey!
This chunk of jam really sums up the Saturday evening frivolities. A
perfect example of how wonderful it felt and sounded. I love it when
KK stops fiddling to check his phone and then carries on as if nothing's
happened. A real pro!

Believe it or not I played mandolin on this jam. Hmmm. I'll sit closer to
the mic next time. :)
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Komrade K said 4188 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
Wahey!
Whoops! Sorry Rebsie, I'd listened through a few times without picking up that
there was mandolin as well. Profuse apologies... the fiddle seems to cut through
and drown other stuff out. I'll play from Whistable next time!

KK
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Rebsie said 4188 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Wahey!
It doesn't matter in the slightest, honest! I was having a wonderful time
playing along and didn't need to hear myself on the recording. The mando
has such a tiny sound even I couldn't hear it, so goodness only knows what I
was playing on it.

I absolutely love doing improv and the pleasure of the moment was enough
for me.

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Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
eltopo said 4188 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
It was exactly how it sounds!
Saturday night was quite bewildering. You can hear phones, ichat and
skype people talking. Yes, Revolving Doris fans, you can hear a definite
plink to two of Rebsie's mandolin in there - listen close.

Komrade K could land on the right key at will and is one heck of a
fiddler - which comes across even on this monophonic track.

The mic used was Slimmie's Rode NT1a, which as I remember was on
the other side of the room and not that close to me and Komrade K.

Komrade sent me an mp3 of the jams. To make the monophonic sound
a bit more lively I made three copies of the track in Logic, and used EQ
on two to boost the guitar, then panned them left and right with a little
reverb and compression, then EQ'd to the third to make the violin
sound as sweet as possible and left it in the centre. A bit of de-
noising, compression and limiting at the output stage and it's not bad.
A sort of faux-stereo.

And the scones were top class.
Check out my latest song called Gentrification (live)
eltopo said 4188 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
It was exactly how it sounds!
Saturday night was quite bewildering. You can hear phones, ichat and
skype people talking. Yes, Revolving Doris fans, you can hear a definite
plink to two of Rebsie's mandolin in there - listen close.

Komrade K could land on the right key at will and is one heck of a
fiddler - which comes across even on this monophonic track.

The mic used was Slimmie's Rode NT1a, which as I remember was on
the other side of the room and not that close to me and Komrade K.

Komrade sent me an mp3 of the jams. To make the monophonic sound
a bit more lively I made three copies of the track in Logic, and used EQ
on two to boost the guitar, then panned them left and right with a little
reverb and compression, then EQ'd to the third to make the violin
sound as sweet as possible and left it in the centre. A bit of de-
noising, compression and limiting at the output stage and it's not bad.
A sort of faux-stereo.

And the scones were top class.
Check out my latest song called Gentrification (live)
mandolinquent said 4187 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Cor
That's bloody gorgeous. What fun. A lovely noise... with all the
background too... Really fun. Brilliant work from 'topo and the great
KK. And the phone. And the plink of the mando
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said 4175 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
somebody answer the bloody phone!
A bodhran would have added much to the atmosphere and some young
lasses a wailin'.

I would've have been nothing but grins and ale. I love it and th etalent
shows on all strings. Great job and thanks much for sharing!
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