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Hope (collab w Feter)


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Roxylee

 Genre: Classical

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This is a 3 minute collab with Feter. I've built a song around one of his sweet mandolin pieces. It's another Classical/Folk piece. We hope you enjoy it! :-)
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Lyrics
Snow settles on the still land
The air is cold and biting
Then, shadows bring night
Moving over the sky, and trees, and your smile

Still, promise is ever-present in ice
Springtime will come and bring flowers,
and the sun...
Song Stats
Hits: 4314
Comments: 75
Fans: 23
Plays: 132
Downloads: 133
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Jan 31, 2008 - 07:17:09 PM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2008 - 09:25:54 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:49:02 AM
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Hardware:
G4, Feter's mandolin, my voice
Software:
GB2
Comments
Feter said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Hope !
this is not just amazing ..,.its GENIOUS ...you totaly blow my mind
with your creativity truly impressed ...you create a a charmin Ode
out of lil mandolin scracthes ..I cant express my please and admiration
to this work you ve done here its just fantastic ...wow Roxy ...thank you
so evry much..God Bless !!
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Your mandolin inspires me
Your little mandolin pieces contain whole stories, and this is one chapter. Thank you, Feter, for appreciating my efforts so much. You are truly a great encourager as well as a gifted musician. Thank you for the gift of sharing your compositions. :-)
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droop said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
wow! Roxy
Very very creative. All this from Mr Feter's little mandolin piece. I know this involved some hard work.....or at least it sounds like it. I love this kind of stuff and knowing the story behind it. It's just great. One of my favorite things is when you do the ahhh's in harmony......reminds me of some of those old film scores with those glorious angelic voices on top
of some beautiful music. I know Feter has to be proud.
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Thank you
for appreciating the effort that went into this. All those notes.... :-) The mandolin piece invoked feelings that led to the song. It just wrote itself, not by note. Thank you for coming over to listen and comment. :-)


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RickW said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Interesting
Beautiful voice and harmonies Roxy. Sounded like after the song with the lyrics finished, another completely different instrumental followed it.

God bless,

Rick


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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Yup
The 2nd part is different, then it goes back to the original melody, with Feter's mandolin. Thank you for having a listen, and I'm glad you liked it. :-)
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paul f. page said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Two for...
...the price of one. Clever mix of two styles makes this a truly intriguing number. I don't believe I have ever heard anything quite like it...and I like it very very much, esp. with the hollow, open vocal duet intervals. It's somewhat Medieval in texture and the lyrics translate powerfully in this form. Roxy, it's great to hear just your own voice out front and doing all the work. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Peace.
Paul
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Thank you, Paul
What's funny is, I never know what a song will be; it writes itself as I go along. I'm glad it was a style you'd not heard before, and that the experiments are working out. I appreciate your input. :-)
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thetiler said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Enjoyed
the chorus especially after beginning. Enjoy the classical feel to this. There also was a Beatles overlay singing kinda feel/ flavor in there which a really enjoyed.

Very interesting and pleasant to hear.

Thanks for sharing
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Hi, Bill
Oh, yeah, Here Comes the Sun- I heard that, too, after it was all done. I guess we were all influenced by the fab 4 in some ways. I am pleased that you enjoyed this. :-)
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TeresaV said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
..
I really enjoyed everything here. The melody is strangely different to me yet very beautiful. I almost wish there were more lyrics at the end...
TeresaV said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
EEEEEK
I accidentally hit 8 instead of 9 while scoring this beautiful piece of work!!! I did not mean it at all, I clicked the refresh button before I realized what I had done. My deepest apologies!!!!!!
Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
No problem!
It's just a number. :-)
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Hi,Teresa
Thank you for commenting; I value your opinion. Not too many lyrics in this because I wanted to be sparse, like the Winter landscape. I am so happy that you and Cody liked this. :-)
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said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
A formidable undertaking...
... resulting in a mystic classical interlude of music and voice. Very, very well done Roxy... adding all that you did, the least of which was not your softly, superb, subtle vocal harmonies. And your musical additions envelope Feter's mandolin with skill and sensitivity.

Kudos...
Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Ahhh, Jack
Your comments are much valued and appreciated. It is work, but also great fun to take a melody written by another, and make it into a surprise piece, as you know. And working with Feter is always great. :-)
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drakonis said 3463 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
uh... what can I say...
Funny, this has almost a Bertolt Brecht feel (Threepenny Opera) in some ways, sort of an angular modern ode. Your singing style is different from past Roxylees I remember, this one is strident, confident, crisp as the Winter snow. It is striking, and despite its "modern" feel, I like it. Your lyrics are Haiku-like in their succinctness, creating vivid imagery with but a few syllables. Then, your creation melts so effortlessly in with Feter's soft playing.

So, I'm assuming that you received Feter's stuff, and invented your notes around that? Is this all GB pencil tool, or are you starting to input via MIDI keyboard? This is quite a huge achievement... And Feter, your playing always has such soul, don't sell yourself short, you both always impress me greatly! Thank you for sharing this gem with us!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Wow, Eduard
Your comments are so thoughtful and detailed. Let me see... First, thank you muchly. :-) Your input is very much appreciated. Second, yeah,I was probably influence by Judy Collins doing a Kurt Weill song or something; Who knows how many songs are floating around in my brain after all these years? :-) Third, yes, it was pencil tooled, using various loops are starting points. I didn't change too much of the bass run, but mostly made up the other instrumentation as i went along. I'm glad you liked the sparseness of the lyrical landscape. Feter's mandolin piece set the stage for it all. :-)
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musichead said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
very cool
I grew up playing classical music on cello and string bass.
So listening to this piece was very nice...and of course I loved the string bass..I still have one , but I dont play it very much.
I know how hard it is to write classical compared to other genre's.
great job!!!
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Roxylee said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Thanks, Steve
Nice of you to stop by for a listen. Thank you. :-) I'm glad you liked the bass, being as it was software. <G>
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Moviz said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Roxie
this is beautiful in many ways... so delicate and beautifully worked. The harmonies are wonderful and Angelic sounding... just a lovely collaboration, regards M
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Roxylee said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Thank you, Maurice
It was good of you to come over to listen. I'm glad you liked the harmony. :-)
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davisamerica said 3463 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
right then
cool bro... back later for real comments..lol.. loved this man
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Feter said 3460 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
right then !
you welcome anytime and you rock ! ;-)
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michael2 said 3462 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
wow
you weren't kidding when you said Classical. very pretty, i love that melody and the harmonies. great job.
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Roxylee said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Hey, Michael
We appreciate your stopping by and for commenting. :-)
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davisamerica said 3462 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
right then
with michael2... very beautiful and love the bass run... wow.. a beauty folks.. a real beauty
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Roxylee said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Why thank you muchly
We are happy that you enjoyed the collab. :-)
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bronco said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Angelic
I think that means coming from an angel. Your voice really does sound heavenly on this. Feter came up with a nice tune and you took it up to a whole new level. Kind of thing I keep wanting to do but never seem to have the energy. Let the harps (mqndolin) play on!
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Roxylee said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Hi, Tom
and thank you for coming over. I didn't know about you, and will have to go listen to your songs! :-)
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BridgeCreek said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Hope
Wow! Feter and Roxylee you sound great together! What a nice mix of folk, classical, and the walking bass line flirts between classical and jazz. This is impressive work - kudos to you both.
-- Alan
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Roxylee said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Thank you, Alan
It's fun to mix up the genres, isn't it? :-) We appreciate your visiting our collab. I'll be listening to you guys soon. :-)
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rsorensen said 3461 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
beautiful
very nice! great harmonies all around here.
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Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Hey, thanks!
Nice of you to check out my songs. Your SP-17 rocks!
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Peter Bauckham said 3461 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Very nice!
Judy Collins came to me too! It sounds like it could have been on 'In My Life' or 'Wildflowers'. Lovely harmonies. A beautiful combination.

Peter
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Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Hi, Peter
Hmm... I used to have those albums, many moons ago, and they probably are still in my head. Thank you for your input and I'm glad you liked this.
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said 3461 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Wow
That's just swell. There are a lot of changes packed into 3 minutes; I especially like that little wordless choral bit at the end. Very fine!
Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Hello!
I appreciate your stopping by for a listen. The changes are so people won't get bored after 10 seconds and stop listening. <G>
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spitlogic said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Charming
Well made collab. I would like to hear more of your voice though I understand the need to give space to the instrumentation. I like it.
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Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Thanks!
Yeah, this didn't have many words, mostly instruments. I sing more in most of my other songs. Feter's lovely mandolin piece was a chapter in a story, and I added a chapter or two. Thank you for coming by. :-)
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Leon said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
light at the end of the tunnel
This is a fitting song for us here in Minnesota, where ice and sub-zero temps abound. This song gives me some hope indeed.. that we'll be feeling a little warmer soon. Haha! Your music is a gentle breeze of optimism and faith. The ending was abrupt, however, and probably that's my only pick on this one.
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Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Spring...
is inevitable, we gotta hang in there and wait a bit more. Thank you for your comments and I'm really happy that this came off as optimistic. :-)
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sschedra said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
I too am amazed
Your sense of orchestration and production is just wonderful! Not to mention your vocals. Are these standard GB software instruments? The woodwinds sound real. You really have a gift. I am very impressed by your work and am swept away with the beauty of the piece. Also, its a different take on collaboration. Always thinking outside the box.

Bravo,
Stephen
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Roxylee said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Wow, Stephen
Thank you! :-) Your comments are very much appreciated. Yes, all instruments are GB, except, of course, for Feter's mandolin. This song basically wrote itself... I hear the harmonies in my head and pencil 'em in.
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lengold said 3461 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Gorgeous
....an amazing collaboration. It's all been said above.
Cheers
Len


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Roxylee said 3460 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Thank you, Len
Isn't it so cool how MacJams bring all the continents together? I am glad you liked this piece. :-)
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jiguma said 3459 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
Lovely singing Roxylee
and a lovely tune too. I know how difficult it is to mix Feter's tracks into a piece with metronome, and you've done a stunning job. This reminds me so much of the Beatles in some ways (Eleanor Rigby of course).
Isn't it a nice feeling when you do this sort of collab?!
Really well done!
Greetings from Oz!
Neil
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Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Greetings, Neil :-)
So glad you enjoyed the singing, and thank you for the comment on mixing- I must be learning something in here!! Yippeee! But funny, I always turn off the metronome as soon as I open a new song- it makes me crazy. LOL Btw, you did an awesome job of mixing on Rain of Love. :-)

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Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Greetings, Neil :-)
So glad you enjoyed the singing, and thank you for the comment on mixing- I must be learning something in here!! Yippeee! But funny, I always turn off the metronome as soon as I open a new song- it makes me crazy. LOL Btw, you did an awesome job of mixing on Rain of Love. :-)

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dajama said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
How beautiful is this
and how remarkable that you could construct this in the way you did. Kudos to Feter on the original tune, and to you on the way you built this beautiful piece around it. Your voice sounds amazing here. Nicely done. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
David!
Well, thank you very much! Feter's tunes inspire me- He conveys so much with his mandolin! As I added to his tune,I had no idea where the notes would take me,: I just started placing them and experimenting with the instruments. I'm having great fun, and I'm happy that you like the results. :-)
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Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
David!
Well, thank you very much! Feter's tunes inspire me- He conveys so much with his mandolin! As I added to his tune,I had no idea where the notes would take me,: I just started placing them and experimenting with the instruments. I'm having great fun, and I'm happy that you like the results. :-)
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said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
I be glad
I am and be very glad to here this lovely song you to have done.
It's so cool to be back I have miss you all and I know I have many good song to catch up... This one mad my day thanks friends.

Take care
---
Kenta
Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Welcome back, Kenta
and congratulations on your wedding! Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for such a nice comment. :-)
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said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Hope.


Oh Yes!
this sounds really nice I can just visualize a beautiful angel
with great big butterfly wings sitting on the ice mountain
singing this beautiful haunting melodic sound, mandolin sounds so sweet and angelic. Well done all. I will try to learn from this too. great voice too.
thank you so much. Another for my Ipod and fav.
Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Wow, Dee
Thank you for such a sweet comment. I'm glad you like the collab, and I look forward to hearing your first song. I'm honored that you put this in your iPod. Thank you for the great butterfly imagery. Too bad I can't draw! :-)
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said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
roxy rules!
madam, i'm in the basement looking for the lowest spot to bow to you.
8)
what a luscious beautifully vibrant vibrato - so strong, so sure.
"promise is ever-present in ice and the sun - ah" - killed me with its exquisite delicate harmony. your ending ahhhh's are the perfect final touch. you managed to match feter's mood with your instrumental contribution so brilliantly! i wish you and feter a long collaborative career - you are turning out fabulous stuff!
i'm so impressed,
anne


Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Anne, you leave me almost speechless
but coming from you, the harmony queen, I must say Thank you so much! :-)
Doing collabs with Feter is great. He plays with such feeling that it inspires me to write something around it that has feeling. I am honored by your comments, and we both thank you. :-)
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said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
and from now on
i'll take my sox off BEFORE i listen.

8)
Roxylee said 3459 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Anne...
You crack me up!! LOL
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said 3458 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
WOW
Does anybody know how i can get in touch with Joe?
Roxylee said 3457 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Joe...Joe...
Sorry, Dave, I don't know who you mean. Thanks for stopping by to listen to the collab. :-)
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evolvweb said 3458 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Very Cool
I dig this collab. Feter is a great here at MJ and you two came together to form a great folk song. Love to see more from you two!

Tobin
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Roxylee said 3457 days ago (February 6th, 2008)
Thank you, Tobin
Glad you enjoyed this, and hope to collab more with Feter, too :-)
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said 3453 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Hope (collab w Feter)
Beautiful in every way, Roxylee!!!!! Your voice is truly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Respectfully,
Wade
Roxylee said 3452 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Wade, thank you!
I'm so glad you liked this, and I appreciate your stopping by to say so. :-)
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said 3447 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Great
This sounds great... A thoughtful lyric.... Makes me dreams about the spring and summer... Thanks for making this collab.... Great...
Roxylee said 3446 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Thank you, Jakob :-)
I appreciate your stopping by for a listen. I hadn't heard your music before, but went to listen. Very cool... Thank you for the nice comment. :-)
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said 3439 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Hope
I like this because it is very different. I also really liked the vocal harmonies--you harmonize nicely with yourself. A magical poem set to music!
Roxylee said 3439 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Thank you, John
Yeah, this just wrote itself and I really had no idea what would come out. I love doing these experiments. Thank you for listening, and I'm glad you enjoyed the harmony. :-)
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Doug Somers said 3411 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Magical development
throughout this piece as it weaves its way to the end. Most captivating and yet infuses the listener with a deep sense of calm and hope.

Thanks for sharing!

Doug
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Feter said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Peace !
Thnx alot Doug , certainly we appreciate your kind comments ...!!!

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Roxylee said 2973 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
How'd I miss this one?
Thank you, Doug. It makes my day to hear that someone felt calm and hope from my lyrics or vocals. Thanks to Feter for providing the sound base for the song. His compositions are unique and fun to work with.:-)
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debmac said 2921 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
whenever a song such as this
takes me to a different place....it's a breath of fresh air....as cool as this winter air felt at times....spring was around the corner....beautiful harmonies Roxy, a gift all it's own.....and the clearness of those high notes....excellent ....and Feter's mandolin playing is so peaceful to listen too...wonderful collab!
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Roxylee said 2920 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
We thank you, Deb
This was different, and fun to create, working around Feter's mando piece. The middle part was penciled in GarageBand, then back to the mando pice for the ending. I'm glad you liked listening to this collab. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. :-)
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