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chakeres

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This song started out a couple weeks ago as a seed from a bass line I came up with. The seed quickly grew into a big song which I spent a lot of time trimming back until I had this version. The title came about while talking with Johnny Katchoolik. I had given him a preview of the song and as he was listening he said this song reminded him of Oregon. A few days before this Johnny had posted a picture in the tattoo forum, on Macjams, of his tattooed arm lying on an open page in my book Traces. I pointed out the fact, the photograph in my book he happened to be looking at when he took his picture was taken in Oregon. So we both said that had to be the title of the song. I want to thank perceptualvortex, katchoolik, and cjhoose for their input and some extra ears when mine gave up on me. So this is Oregon and I hope you enjoy it.-JAC
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Hits: 5243
Comments: 48
Fans: 4
Plays: 431
Downloads: 218
Votes: 24
Uploaded: Oct 30, 2005 - 03:57:49 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2005 - 08:40:01 PM Last Played: Jan 23, 2019 - 07:32:55 PM
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Hardware:
Duel 1Ghz G4, M-Box, Fender Strat, and Ibanez bass.
Software:
GB2, DoD
Comments
said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Oregon Trailmaster
This one digs deep into Rockville for that vein of gold. Striking it rich
here with incisive guitar licks. Great cut! Way to go, Chak!
chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Oregon Trailmaster
Thanks Richard for your comments and being the first. I'm glad you enjoyed
it and I did have to dig a little deeper for this one.-JAC
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said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Oregon
yes, it does remind me of Oregon for some reason,
that is a great stroy how the title of the song came up.
Nice playing and sound here, just like a wonderful
Oregon landscape. Nicely done John, now, get ready
for some Power Trio songs.\

Cheers
chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Oregon
Johnny thanks for all your input, on this one, it was a huge help. And the title
couldn't be anything else but "Oregon". And the power trio is the next stop in
this landscape.-JAC
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said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
oregon blues...
very soulful guitar playing...the sound-scape is just as beautiful as the landscape you have captured in the photos
chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
oregon blues...
Thank you Mikki for the compliments. When my songs begin to evoke the
same things as my photogrphs, that means a lot to me to hear you say that.
I'm happy you liked the song.-JAC

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perceptualvortex said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Oregon
is a great place. This sounds really good John. Again you show your unique style and tone, and the groove is spot on :-) Nicely done.
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chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Oregon
Thanks David for your help on this and making me aware of some of the
timing issue. Your suggestions made all the diffrence. As always I look
forward to your comments and thanks again.-JAC
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thetiler said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
cool rock
Lots of nice, like how after the beginning it really starts to rock.

Like that scretchin high guitar leads. Cool

Nice going!
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chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
cool rock
Tiler thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. You just so happened
to point out one part of the song I really like, the high guitar part. I always
appreciate hearing what you have to say.-JAC
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said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Damn! Guess where I want to go?
OREGON!!! If Oregon is anything like this track I need to check it out.
Love your playin' John. Excellent, excellent track! Cheers.
chakeres said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Damn! Guess where I want to go?
Mhz thanks for listening and the comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.-
JAC
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SlimGirlFat said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
oooh
I like this very much.
awesome guitar.. can imagine a long drive on a Harley wth this playing

D/L
SlimGirlFat
chakeres said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
oooh
Thanks Slimmie for taking the time to listen and for the DL. Oh the Harley
sounds like just the right thing. I appreciate your comments and glad you
liked my playing.-JAC
Check out my latest song called Steady
Joanna said 4926 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
cool guitar!
Wailing! Great job, Chak, a really energizing musical bed here. And
now I know what Oregon sounds like!
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chakeres said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
cool guitar!
Thanks joanna for listening and commenting. I love playing the guitar and
I'm happy you enjoyed the song. Yes Oregon is a nice place and a frame of
mind.-JAC
Check out my latest song called Steady
caroline said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
on the third listen....
the bear and i started to enjoy this - it's a bit more purple than pink but what the hey!!! thanks john - solid! - is that the right word? full, funky, movin' along?? all of the above - nice xxx
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fairy beth said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
I think...
....the seed grew into a beautiful tree! A tree bearing funky fruit and
rockin' roots. I love this tune. Thanks for that!
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chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
I think...
Great analogy Beth. Thanks for the listen and the comments, they are
appreciated. Now get back to your essay. :-) -JAC
Check out my latest song called Steady
stevec said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
suh-mokin'!
Man... that's one wicked sound yer gettin' from that strat. Awesome stuff. Wish I could hear the bass a little better, but might just be my setup. My opinion of Oregon just went waaaay up. 9's from me.. thanks for sharing!
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Mystified said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Awesome playing!
Here we go again...it's *real* rock 'n roll, which I have no right to
critique (classical/new age-hippie chick that I am!) but I will say that is
some mighty fine playing, and one heckuva beat!

Groovin'! :)
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chakeres said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Awesome playing!
Mysti thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I know this may not
be your cup of tea but taking time to comment on it means a lot to me. I
have listened to a number of your pieces and really enjoy and respect your
work. I'm happy I could share some of my work with you. Thanks again.-JAC
Check out my latest song called Steady
cjhoose said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
I agree with pv:
You've got a definate style :)

Sounds better than the preview you gave me. Really good mix, really good
playing.

(must say with that title I'm reminded of the old "Oregon Trail" computer
game and everyone dying from snake bites and cholera)
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said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
SPASMATIC OVERDRIVE!
Great tone Bologna! Lotsa musterd and honey on this one! Had to kick the TV on this one pup! Blazing my fickle fingered friend!
_nderscore said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
oh, this is good
careful.. you're gonna make me veer back towards my rock 'n roll roots.
real talent on the git, chakares. A for production as well. i stole my copy
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savage4hire said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Great little tune
Love the guitar work, does sound like the northwest... with an attitude.
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GenEar said 4925 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Grooving
This song is grooving man! It is filled with soul. Love the lead guitar!!
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I.G.M. said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Bluuuuueeeesyyy!
Hey man keep on rockin`!
Gets my vote!

I.G.M.
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aclarke said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Soulful
Chak- this song is very melodic and filled with soul. Nothing sterile about
this and that's is a good thing. Loved the ironic story behind the title of
the song. You capture a great sound with that axe. Beautiful, man!
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ronnielong said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Attitude...
Way to be Chak man.... Really diggin' the guitar... keep smokin dem frets
bro!!

-Cheers-
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elfdaughter said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Never been...
But this gives me an idea of what Oregon might look like...or at least, feel like. Very cool, Chak!!
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AppleVenus said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Nice Chops
Raw, and a little Blind Melon like, who also conjure up images of Oregon
or wherever all those tree huggin types are! I haven't smoked a joint in
over ten years but I swear I smelled doobieness as I heard this one. I'm
looking forward to hearing more of your music.
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Rolo said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Good old Rock n Roll
You sing with your guitar man... It's nice to listen to something natural,
nowadays it's all so sampled and full of synths (i'm guilty too)
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said 4924 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Hey
Thought I'd stop by and put in my two cents too!
Love the song, love the vibe. I like everything about the composition,
but on the production side, I'd love to hear some layering of the guitar in
the forefront...so it doesn't sound so flat. What I often do for layering is
multiply the the same tune on 2 or three other tracks, then fade in
volumes and pans. It really adds some depth.
Then again, these are just my production thoughts, as the song itself is
fantastic!
9-8-9-9
ledebutant said 4923 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
The guitar kills
but the percussion is excellent, too. You picked exactly the right drums
for this beautifully realized piece, chak!

I dunno. It's 8:23 in Seattle, it's a grey, drizzly day, Oregon's 3 hours
away, I reckon I could be there before noon with this song on repeat all
the way.

Rocking!
Denny Borsboom said 4923 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
guitarwork
The guitarwork here is really nice. I especially like the softly strung
chords; the guitar sound used for the solo is a little too much in your
face for my taste, but it does fit in with the genre I guess... I'd love to
go to oregon some time...
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Nikos said 4923 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
rippin guitar
makes me want to play guitar more
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rtcooper said 4923 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Master Narrative
Fabulous Soundscape (give that Manager a Raise!).

Best Smoldering Guitar I've heard in Years - PERIOD.
Restrained Virtuoso Lead TRX.

Highest Commendation on Superb Concept/Performance.

Regards,
Cooper
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drakonis said 4922 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
delightfully strong
well balanced, good strong rocking tune! Very nice and catchy. I'd like a
teeny more bass boost in the rhythm guitar, or add a bass line... but boy
can you make that guitar howl, very nice! Don't normally like fade-outs,
but this one was gradual and seemed to fit fading off in the sunset.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Macaudion said 4922 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
Yummy to my tummy
Nice playing. Nice solid groove, but what Denny said, I would consider
backing off the solo a little, just to hear if it then starts to give more to
the tune. It is a sweet rock'n ditty though. Absolutely, this is so...

Dion
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thoddi said 4919 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
a bit of stones
Some ways around the strings here could be done by Keith Richards (on a good day of course). Otherwise a little sevenies, Lynyrd Skynyrd feel to it.

Great job:)
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biw314 said 4911 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
could go on for a long time....
nice groove that could go on for a long time with more musicians.
pyrofly said 4903 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
listening pleasure
your a rocker for sure..really like the guitar in this ..i need to take some lessons from you.....i think i recognised the 4-2-0-4-0-2 run ..like crazy train
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whispering said 4902 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
good rock song
I love songs like these. Simple base and drums and guitar riffs on top of
that.
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said 4886 days ago (December 9th, 2005)
Cool Licks
Lightning fast licks. I love it.
Great slow build up then you just let it fall back down.
Love it.
--Keep em coming
stratcat51 said 4864 days ago (December 31st, 2005)
I like the way this builds.
I like the thematic quality of your tune. It builds and changes throuought with out being repetitive. Nice mixture of clean and distorted tones. I like the little call and response thing you got going on between the layered guitars, This ones a keeper.
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