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A Version of,or a complete travesty of Elizabeth Cotten's little masterpiece .....slaughtered by Jarvoism and crap playing but determined to have a little fun and improv.....


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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2011 - 11:56:15 AM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2011 - 11:56:15 AM Last Played: Apr 06, 2017 - 09:48:46 PM
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awigze said 2325 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Jarvoid
ok - enough of this fun havin stuff. you ought to know better than this!
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Fun,fun,fun....
fun,fun,fun............Whoo Ooooooo !! For me that is what it should be about, enjoying the ride and if you are lucky enough pulling others along with it !

Chris


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sloparts said 2325 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
There was a time
I could play this song all the way through. Mind you I didn't say sans errors, but all the way through never the less.

Sounds good to me and yes we are having fun now, Chris.

love it

Ed

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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Errors are lifes
little mishaps that turn into adventures......I just go for it,never claim to be anything other than Jarvoid and play like what you hear.Your comment is pure gold dust to me.

Thanks Ed

Chris
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Moviz said 2325 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Well Chris
you've done much, much better than I could ever dream of doing..... I like the bouncy rhythm especially the doubling up about 2-59..... enjoyed listening to your little 'jam'.....oooops! raspberry was it?.... I hope, LOL, regards M
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
well thanks very
much indeed Maurice.Yup ,raspberry....do not know why...little bit of Milligan peeked over my shoulder I think...and because I really try not to take myself too seriously...I mean no-one else does ...!!

Chris
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mowguy3 said 2325 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Freight Train
Way to go Chris. You got some fine fingerpicking going on. I gave it my best shot time and again. Now it's nothing but fender thins for me. Sounds like you had some fun, and honestly, some fine playing....
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
THe fingerpicking is
maybe not strictly ala book ...it certainly ain't Chet or Merle....or even Alackbass ! But it is instinctive and all me ...especially the cock ups Which I shall christen "jarvoids" lol.
Thanks for having a listen.

Chris
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michaeljayklein said 2325 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Actually Chris...
I would prefer listening to someone going to town and creating some really infectious sounds playing off the top of their cranium and making a mistake or two--so often today, every thing has to be "just so"--to the point where it sounds denuded of any human touch. Lots of glimmering gold to enjoy throughout this--I'll pass on that (what we in the States call) "the Bronx Raspberry" at the end, but that was a colorful and artistic touch worthy of merit in itself. Jolly good show--thanks again! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
A mistake or two....lordy...
if it were just only two !! But seriously.....no cannot do serious...it isn't in m to do so....I appreciate what you say Michael.The finger picking is not particularly learned as developed over years of self teaching (mis teaching,I suppose ) and is purely instinctively me....and that is the way it will probably stay.....although I have had a nice PM from Neil advising the correct way to do a "banjo roll" as Thumb.index,Middle....I thought a banjo roll was two slices of bread with a fried egg in the middle....no ...that's an egg banjo ! doh ...but pleasant and welcome words ,thanks .

Chris
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
...oh and the
Raspberry,just a bit of a nod to Spike milligan.......no I do not kinow why either ,he never nodded to me !

CJ
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neilh79 said 2325 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Freight Train
Okey Dokey! One of my favourite pieces to play given the full Jarvo treatment! Really enjoyed it, some nice things going on in the phrasing and stuff. But a raspberry?? Well done
Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks for the PM ..and
the Egg Sandwich....Banjo Butty...Banjo Roll ..instructions ...I will try them....though disaster may well loom in that direction.....

Raspberry......why not? ...today's irreverence is tomorrows ......um..irreverence ! Did Merle ever do a raspberry did he,did he, did he ?

CJ
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gadzooks said 2325 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Freight train
Enjoyed the Jarvoism! Nice pickin' ... Like the pause at around 3;40 and then you speed up the tempo and end with that wonderful percussive fart! Sounds like you were having a good time.
SG

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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thank you so much
fo appreciating the cultural nuances of the raspberry,an entirely impromptu, but now I think wholly neccesary part to this little piece (lol).

No idea why ,but just glad I did.

Chris
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davisamerica said 2325 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
fun indeed
...actually liked this one a lot chris .... but u r still quiet mad.
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
If you live inside
my head you have to be mad,it's a rool !

Cheers

CJ
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Skean said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Freight train
Nice it feels like I'm sitting home with you, where is the beer… Cheers
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Well that
is the way it was recorded ,me ,the git and the mic....beer came later !

Cheers mate.

Chris
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PeterB7858 said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
All aboard!
Hey Chris. Freight train au naturale. The "javoids" add character. I enjoyed hoping aboard, illegally down the back, of course. Regards, Peter.
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Best seats
are the illegal ones down the back....but you are welcome aboard...

Thanks

Chris
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Char said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
You really
are a lively wire and you bring all the electric. I'll bet your hair stands on end. Always enjoy your playing and appreciate the attitude adjustment I get from listening to you. Hah! Sometimes, you've got to say "thooze"....or however that spells! Thank you, Chris.
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Jarvoid said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
I think that you
are very kind and I suppose that if I did not shave my hair off that it would stand up.....in fact when I was younger my hairstyle was once described as a busted mattress....so very perceptive of you.....I take it that @Thooze@ is your way of spelling a raspberry and quite a good way it is too,yes I think that now and again a raspberry to the establishment, even one as pleasant as Macjams is called for. Just to let 'em know not to get too serious.

Cheers

Chris
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Llarion said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
What's wrong with you?
You're not supposed to have fun! Fun is NOT allowed here! This is serious business. I urge you to curb these foolish impulses, they will be your undoing. Please make sure your next recording is more staid, boring, and unpleasant.

:)

(That was fun, man! :) )
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Jarvoid said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
OOooops sorry ...
so really very sorry ........soz...point taken....sack cloth and ashes next up then......


CJ
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J_Gretch said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Freight train
Not your conventional freight train song,,, I would expect no more or less.Always a pleasure my friend....:)
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Jarvoid said 2322 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Well ,no conventional
freight either ! Thanks for stopping inand having a listen ,Cheers

Jarvo
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Vic Holman said 2323 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Freight train
nuthin' like a live performance in my living room. i always dig the "in the moment" stuff
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Jarvoid said 2322 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Yup,live and full
of all the little dramas that go with live playing...lol....like oh shi......I aint gonna make that run !!!

Cheers Vic

Chris...
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sammydix said 2321 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
F Train
slaughtered, no. good picking, yes. always love hearing this style of git pickin.
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Jarvoid said 2321 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Thanks for the
heads up sammydix...and the nice words too...


CJ
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Warren Smith said 2262 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Not taking oneself too seriously
Years ago now, when I was living in Central New York, I came around the corner in a museum in Syracuse and there on display was Elizabeth Cotton's beat-up old guitar - a bit of a surprise.

As you demonstrate here, one of the joys in life is sitting down with an instrument and simply banging out a tune. It's fun - and often it leads to a bit of a surprise when it's not taken too seriously.


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