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WG

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I lost my Dad to Cancer on St. Patricks Day in 2005. I was feeling pretty low and wanted to express the feeling as music. I didn't rehearse this or have any idea what was going to come out.

I am not that great of a guitar player but what came out was this song and it was done on the first take. I did a second track with a backward tape effect to give it the feel that we are left with. I have never tried to play it again but when I miss him I play this song. I played it for a girl I had just met that told me she had lost her Mother to cancer as well and she wept when she heard it. I had kept her email address which she gave me and sent her a copy a few months ago. She emailed me back a thank you and told me that she cried again but in a good way.

I decided to share this song with the MacJams Community and hope some of you enjoy it. Feel free to share it with others .

Sincerely,

Grant
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Comments: 8
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Plays: 33
Downloads: 86
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Uploaded: Jun 03, 2009 - 08:28:46 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2009 - 08:28:46 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 05:58:44 AM
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Feter said 3119 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Dad
This is so precious ...I love the tone ..what kind of guitar ? ...
so passionate ...deep and solid heartfelt feelin ...sheric with tone
of hymnal ...a very honest dedication ...I m so thabkful for the story
and the real fine Art my friend ...peace to you and yours !!!!
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WG said 3119 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Thanks a lot for listening to it and your kind words...

I was using my Line 6 Electric Guitar and my Pod XT Live. To be honest I don't remember the exact setting but I am sure it was the Strat setting or Spank as Line 6 calls it.. Just found the right tone I wanted with the Pod XT Live, going for a sad tone with enough reverb to make it feel like I was searching for my Dad in the dark fog I was feeling.

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Reggie_Pole said 3119 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
A beautiful tribute
My sympathies. WG. This is an absolutely gorgeous piece of guitar music, very expressive, and yes, mournful. Excellent photo of the two of you. I'm sure your father would be touched by this beauty.
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WG said 3117 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Thanks Reggie...
Every once in a while it play in my iTunes rotation and if I'm not prepared for it I have to turn it off lol... It almost always brings tears to my eyes. But it has it's place in the world and did want to share it in case others feel that way about someone. Thanks again for commenting :D
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magnatone said 3119 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Dad
First of all, so sorry to hear about your dad. This is a beautiful and evocative piece of music that captures so many of the feelings that go with such a loss. Thank you for sharing it!
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WG said 3117 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Hi magnatone
Thanks for listening to it. I hope it is the last song I ever upload here that still brings me pain listening to but wanted to put it out in the world. I some times wish it was shorter so it would be over sooner lol but this is one song I felt that I couldn't edit. One take and what came out was real so I had to leave it alone aside from adding the backward tape effect track to give it a haunting feeling.

Thanks again for listening to it...
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Char said 3116 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
Grant, Hi!
Met you through your comments. Your music speaks of your profound loss. One of the best things about believing that the soul is immortal is the assurance that if that is true, then we all will be with those we loved most, at once and forever. Very compelling. Thank you.
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WG said 3116 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Thank you Char :D
Your words delve into a deep place and much appreciated. ...if that is true... :D
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Name: Grant Preston
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