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Richard Paddler is a composer, musician and MacJammer I really admire. He has for long resided at the top shelf of my music collection and I feel privileged and and joyful to be able to present a collab with him!

This is based on a project I started in March 2004 - five years ago. A guitar track and bass track. I never completed the project, probably went out of ideas of how to proceed.

Since then it has been residing on a couple of different, and successively larger, hard disks. I love hard disks; the sound tracks remains exactly as they were.

Recently I rediscovered the project and felt it had some qualities, so I asked fabolous paddler if he could give it a go. And he did.

Paddler added lyrics, vocals, Rhodes piano and Hammond!

Finally I gave it a mix, (Richard you told me not to hesitate to do anything I like with it .. and yes I've moved piano clips around and things alike).

Richard refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa_light for those who, like me, had no idea of what marfa lights are.
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Uploaded: Mar 12, 2009 - 03:08:51 PM
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2009 - 04:29:22 PM Last Played: Jan 16, 2017 - 10:46:32 AM
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said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
rich Richard w Curry

yep tasty bit -

. - Harold
Dadai.2 said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
oh yeah...
this is so easy going down... takes me away to a very fine place to rest and dream.

thanks guys.

Jack
Roxylee said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Curry w RG, wow...
Rich and vibrant sounds... wonderful harmony, great mixing. I love the tuning and chording in this!!
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magnatone said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
wowza!
what a great collab - i'm loving the feel of this all around. Guitar and hammond - very cool combo - nice job guys, congratulations!
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thoddi said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
That B3 is so cool
The cool leslie rotation effect is marvellous. Very nice addition to the song. Not that the rest of the song isn't good, cause the warm and good feelings are all over this piece. To my surprise I noticed I had not put myself as a fan on your profile paddler... that is corrected now:)

This is a cool and great sounding collab, and it must be nice to bring this one to live again Johannes.
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Char said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
So rich, like
a good cup of coffee. This warms you from the inside out. I loved all the instruments but damn, the singing was impressive. That organ bit was bluesy and rocking at the same time. Oh yeah! Thanks, guys.
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jiguma said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Lovely stuff guys
It's always great to see a Curry collab - there haven't been that many!

As far as the playing and performance goes, this is fantastic - production wise I'm finding it too compressed (imagine me saying that - of all people) - a little too hard on the ears, most noticeable on Curry's guitar at the start of the B3 section, but pretty well through the song.

The Marfa Lights have always fascinated me, like a lot of supernatural stuff, and this is a good nod to that phenomenon.
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Feter said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Marfa Lights
O yeah sure ...Richard is a great talented musician but as good as you
and your skill and treatment to the acoustic guitar is just fabulous !!!!
great vocal work indeed ...this is something so solid and so prolific !
top notch ...thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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Joe Brady said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
So easy on the ears!
Two of my all-time favorites and I am not disappointed. Nice combination of guitar and keys and attitude. Johannes, your guitar has a signature sound that rings through even the powerful B3! It is a lovely sound. Richard must love it too, he has learned to dance to it. Nice collab.

Joe
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awigze said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Marfa Lights
I've seen the Marfa Lights and even trekked across the Marfa Basin to try to get closer and sat on the tarmac of the defunct airforce base at night. I grew up in West Texas and heard stories all my life. I went in '74 when they were more of a nuisance to the locals. Now there is a rest stop a historical marker- pretty much a sign telling people where to view them and even a Marfa Light Festival or something. I remember thinking that if one approached me I would be pretty much helpless. Some buds and I were camping in the Davis Mountains and I heard a sound that I curdled my blood and I thought that it may have been a Bigfoot or a panther- likely a panther... the next day we rolled my daddy's pick up truck and totaled it. I was laying in the bed of that truck and it pert near killed me. Well, this isn't much about the song, but I thought of this while I was listening.... which I like a lot, by the way. Thanks for the tour.
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paddler said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
excellent account..
i must admit i'm a bit of a sceptic when it comes to various paranormal phenomena - but am also a sucker for camping at and exploring haunted or strange places and find the unknown very inspiring.while trying to keep anchored to the ground.RG
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Ed Hannifin said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Whoa!
You two dudes have the same chin!

I suspect some Nordic-Celtic connection back in the mists of time...

Back to comment on music in a moment...

Ed
paddler said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
chin up
its a secret but my beard hides a john travolta style dimple which is obviously so sexually appealing i have to hide it.Johannes is actually the one flying around in his lunar-craft making those strange lights.the cap shields his antennae
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Ed Hannifin said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Right...Well....
That explains THAT then....

A relief, really...
said 3118 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Richard, you slay me
Travolta
Bubowski said 3120 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
This is
Great. Mellow vibe, vintage sound. Nice.
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Ed Hannifin said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
I think this turned out awesome....
I love the vocals on this, Richard... On my headphones the blend of your voices is furry and smooth and spooky by turns... all in a good way...

I love the "half of what we know" section... I think the keyboards nicely match Johannes' guitar and bass stuff... And the ride out at the end with the guitar and B3 is awesome squared.... Reminding me once again of Traffic...

Listening on my Sennheisers, I'm not hearing the overcompression that Neil is hearing... It's plainly compressed and very even, and perhaps that's evident on the percussive bits as the B3 comes in, but in addition to Traffic I also hear that Steve Stills influence right there, and I don't think Steven ever met a compressor that could scare him off...

I really love this, guys...
Vic Holman said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
thats five years in the making
a good thing you didn't forget about it. Richard did a excellent job on filling it out and bringing it all together.

excellent job boys
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kassia said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
wowza is right
this is incredible. really great guys.
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kristyjo said 3119 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
I love it
everything - vocals, guitars, and the leslie organ thing going out - all very vintage cool.
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thetiler said 3119 days ago (March 13th, 2009)
Enjoyed
especially when it gets into the guitar and hammond lead toward the end! Nice singing and jammin !
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sschedra said 3119 days ago (March 13th, 2009)
Cori and Richard
You guys did a great job here. Rich's elements are unmistakable and the mix is really well done. Very relaxing vibe.
Thanks guys,
Stephen
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richard13 said 3118 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Very nice tune guys
and an easy listen. The educational factor is a bonus. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 3118 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
us texans
know about marfa lights and this is just as magical .... simply a gem guys ... and yeah Richard you remain at the top of my shuffle .... cori ... wow guys ... just wow
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ktb said 3118 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
yeah
excellent collab gentleman. more please
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bud said 3118 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Really excellent collab
The mix sounds great - the playing is top notch and Richards lyrics and vox are wonderful. Thanks for tipping us to this prime cut.
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peacepiano said 3117 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Class
Two great class acts together. Stashed this one away one my ipod. Guitar, vocals, rhodes, all of it sounds just right to me.

Thanks
Bill
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Kicbal said 3100 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Very Nice
What a great sounding and clear mix. The double vocal effect works really well here. Overall the whole effort is so tastefully done. I do wonder if the bass is maybe a bit muddy and overpowering at times. Love the breakdown with just the guitar and then the run with the organ to the end. Tasty!
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FEEL said 3097 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Fine collab
Who better than to have Paddler to collab with. I've always been impressed with his music and to mix that in with one of my all time favorite MJ musicians makes the expectation greater. Just to let you know... Expectations met. Very melodic, ear candy through and through. Vocals spot on. Thanks for intermingling.



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Bob6stringer said 3075 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
If I could only remember...
Johannes = a constant inspiration for range, exploration, inventiveness with every tune. But Richard? Oboy, now I need to do some catch-up because you're perfect in this and I JUST discovered you with this collab.

This takes me back to things I used to mellow-out to like Crosby/Nash, for example their early post CSNY LP, "If I could Only Remember My NAme," if you remember that. It's the clear vox, the crystalline acoustic guitars...
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btransue said 3068 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
totally dig this
Nice jam...real, rich, thanks.
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Bob6stringer said 3030 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
De-lightful, mystical
I'm back and have to add some new thoughts. I've heard about the lights... there seems to be an intelligence behind them... one of thos "don't ask" phenomena like crop circles and "visitors." About the music, well, it's absolutely up to the task of tackling the msical, but in a very organic, earthy way.

So well done, so downloaded--thank you.
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SJB said 3018 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Gald to have found this
.....eventually. This illustrates the power of collaborating. You're both top rated Mac Jammers in my book and the sum of you together is mind blowingly good.
I'd never heard of Marfa lights either!
best wishes
Steve
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Jarvoid said 3012 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Very
Moody Blues with a bit of Curried Paddler thrown in ...and the Doors,yummy mixture,great song guys all round top notch.Fancy it taking nearly 5 years to grow up !

The production is great ,how have you made such a clean recording of that acoustic guitar ?? Jarvoid
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richardhowardjones said 3012 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
Hey Guys
More, more....
Thanx,
Rich
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