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Tribute to Day (MJRF2010)


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 Genre: Ballad

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I posted this song on macjams September 2005. I believe that would qualify this as an entry into the reunion festival. It's a sad song but who knows, there's a chance my friend may be looking down and enjoying the festivities.

Damon died of Cancer about 8 years ago. The best guitarist I have ever been acquainted with. Way back when bands use to pick him up when he was only 16 or so and would sneak him in to bars to play guitar for them. He was a gift and I'll cherish the times we spent together. I sure wish I had known he was leaving us but when I found out it was over 2 months too late. This is my tribute to a dear friend.

Damon Dwain Day
March 4 1961 - December 22 2002

http://www.macjams.com/artist/damonday

This version was re-mixed in Logic 9
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Uploaded: Feb 05, 2010 - 10:29:35 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2010 - 08:51:40 AM Last Played: Jul 10, 2017 - 01:13:18 PM
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Comments
sloparts said 2842 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Wonderful tribute to your friend John.
I'm sure he's watching the Festival and enjoying all the music. Sounds like a very nice guy based on this and the intro.

Excellent song, and very tastefully done.

Ed
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Doug Somers said 2842 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
A moving tribute
Fine guitar playing here John that underlies your great vocal/backups. I like the use of the cello in the bridge as well. The bass and drums are tastefully subdued in the mix which adds just enough punch but leaves lots of room for the lyrics to come through. Nice mix and orchestration (strings are a nice touch)!

Be well,
Doug
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fasteddie said 2841 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Stylin'
What a great track with a great production. The lead guitar part towards the end of the song is very tasty. Great tribute man.
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Vic Holman said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
excellent tribute
and the song in itself is great. the mix is nice, clear and has depth. the vocals sound great too.
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Mike_Lynn said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Good Delivery
This is really a touching & well-written tribute with a passionate delivery. The recoding is also very clean. Well done.
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Skean said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Sad story
But lovely tribute to your friend, and the mix is in my ears top notch, be well.
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ic42 said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
I remember this...
and I remember you posting some of his songs for us. John, this is really touching still... so glad to have it back. Great work on the strings and cello, and your singing and guitar carry this home. Here's to Day, and to tomorrow.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Mcboy said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
nice mix...
there is a macjammer called texasfeel that sounds eeeirly like u.....but this is extremely well recorded and sung...great tribute to u r friend..i'm sure he is smiling with the vibes emanating from this song!!
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FEEL said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
yeah
I heard about that dude... I don't know what happened to him.
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scofugate said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Great Tribute!!
Great song and the production sounds great/.

Very classy man!!
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tonestones said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Fantastic re-mix
Crystal clear. Really brings out all of the parts. I always have such a hard time getting a good acoustic guitar recording. Really well played, recorded and mixed.

The song is beautiful and moving. This is such a difficult subject to write about, but there is no better way to express these feelings and you've done an admirable job.
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Calchas said 2841 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
A most worthy tribute!
Both sad and not sad simultaneously. Sad to lose him. Not sad that you got to know him. A "gift" indeed!

Well done!

Take care!
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eleveneyes said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
touching
Great tribute. Sad and lovely.
Excellent guitar work on this.
Has a very cool Grateful Dead sort of feel which I like a lot.
Thanks for sharing this!
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said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
I miss Damon
What a great guy, too - even though I wasn't close to him, the few times I met him he impressed me with his great character.

. - Harold
FEEL said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
I remember
On one of the occasions when Damon came to visit us here in Texas, back when we were in high school, we were over at Tim's. I watched as Vic would ask him to play a cover tune and Damon would respond by playing each request. I mentioned this to Damon later that I didn't know he knew all those songs, he insisted that he didn't and was just winging it.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
I remember...
... coming across some of his stuff 2 years back. Fine tribute... I feel your loss, love, and message.
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Cori Ander said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Strange, I don't recognize
I don't remember this one. And I didn't have it in my iTunes-collection. I must have missed it somehow, or was that maybe before I beceme this big big FEEL-fan .. or TEXASFEEL-fan. I am glad anyway that you posted this, becuase now I have it and I truely dig it a lot!

Haha .. heard some Allman Brothers theme there, a Dickey Betts citation. Great, because that is another of my top ten guitar heros, (resides just beside you).


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egobandit said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Touched me
Deep, I know this song so well,I had a friend who I used to Jam with all the time who died A great great guitarist. you played it right, Your friend would have loved this.
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ktb said 2840 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Tribute to Day
really heartfelt. I'm with Ed, this is an excellent track with some very tasty guitar work. The string part and the singing were awesome.
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Ed Hannifin said 2839 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Hey, I've got this one....
...and I remember this... This seems a very much cleaner and crisper mix all around...

I like your vocals and guitar playing on this very much, and I love that deep, mellotronish cello line under the lead line...

The drums really work for me, too...

Ed
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mike_d said 2838 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
I also remember
(if my memory is correct) you sharing some tracks from Damon- I think you were hoping to get drums added to them. This is a wonderful tribute, John.
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davisamerica said 2810 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
john....
what a great tribute to a friend and you are amazing. i am so happy to have met you. was a great experience.
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FEEL said 2810 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
I had a blast my friend
hope we do it again!
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paralax said 2803 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
moving
very moving and well written.great guitar work and vocals.

Terry
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Bob6stringer said 2774 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Thx
Good to hear you singing, Tex. Glad you brought this to us again so noobs like me (!) can hear and appreciate the music as well as Damon, through ya.
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say said 910 days ago (May 22nd, 2015)
..
This is really(!) beautiful..!

thankyou for the story..
peace & love
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