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Mantra For Mieka


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GuitarJanson

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In August of 05 I did a brief, 12 day, tour of the middle west coast (Santa Cruz to Portland). One stop was in Eugene OR where I did a benefit concert for my friend Nancy's daughter, Mieka, a first year UO student who just months before had been diagnosed with Hodgkins. I wrote this song for her and performed it for her at the concert.

Right now she's in remission!!!
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Comments: 33
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Plays: 402
Downloads: 181
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Uploaded: Nov 09, 2006 - 08:55:05 PM
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2006 - 08:55:05 PM Last Played: May 11, 2019 - 10:28:04 AM
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Ed Hannifin said 4578 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Peter, this is beautiful and touching...
...and I love everything about it. The tune itself, melody and harmony, is lovely and evocative. Your playing is so good, and the recording of the guitar is pristine. I REALLY like the percussion. Very alive, very warm, very musical.

And I love that photograph...

Gosh this has such heart, such good, clear heart...

Ed
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GuitarJanson said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks Ed, my percussionist, Bertram, is truly great. Every gig I play with him is inspiring - no lie.

In a few years they will be able to say Mieka is cancer free! That will be a good day!

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Cori Ander said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
..
Nice tune and really good production

.. and .. like .. in some way I feel very familiar to your way of playing. Sounds "at home" in some way ..
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GuitarJanson said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
thanks
those kinds of connections are real I think. Who knows why???

Glad you like the song!
Best,
Peter
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Scott Carmichael said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
welcome
Mr Janson... the composition as well as the performance is exellent... and I wouldn't expect passion to peek through in this genre or style, because at first it has an "Easy Listening" vibe... but as I listen this cuts through to the core... there is a sence of urgency that obviously must be there... becaus eof the subject

this is perfect
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GuitarJanson said 4570 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks for your comments Scott, I appreciate them. Sorry it takes me so long to respond to posts - I get so damn busy it's crazy. I look forward to checking out your music.
Best,
Peter Janson
Check out my latest song called Planxty Irwin
ktb said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
so subtle
and beautifully graceful. Is there some synth work going on in the background? its so expertly placed as to frame the guitar playing and nuanced percussion. This is great.
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GuitarJanson said 4570 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks John, I appreciate your taking the time to check out my music. Yes there is a bit of synth work going on behind the acoustic guitar, bass, and hand percussion. I'm also using a Raagini tanpura machine at the beginning and end of the song.

Sorry it takes me so long to respond to posts - I get so damn busy it's crazy. I look forward to checking out your music.
Best,
Peter Janson
Check out my latest song called Planxty Irwin
pengui said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
Mellow
Excellent guitar tone and sound. I wish i could get a sound like that.
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GuitarJanson said 4570 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks Rich, I appreciate you're taking the time to check out my music.
Best,
Peter Janson
Check out my latest song called Planxty Irwin
buckhorn said 4577 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
composition
Your music has a ring of perfection to it. From compostion to excecution to production it is all flawless. I can't make one note on my guitar that sounds as pure as this. (how do you do that?) Again this is some of the most perfect music that I've heard here, or any where for that matter.
Regards

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GuitarJanson said 4570 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
thanks
Thanks Matt, I appreciate your comments. I'm not sure "how" I get the sounds I do... I guess it's just following your ears or something. Wish I had a better answer.

Hey I'm sorry it takes me so long to respond to posts - I get so damn busy it's crazy. I look forward to checking out your music.
Thanks again,
Peter Janson
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festivalbox said 4577 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
beautiful...
this is a wonderful composition with a warm, earthy feel
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GuitarJanson said 4570 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
thanks
Hi Gwen and Hiedi, thanks for taking the time to check out my song - I appreciate it and your comments. Sorry it takes me so long to respond to posts - I get so busy it's crazy. I look forward to checking out your music.
Best to both of you,
Peter Janson
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Feter said 4577 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
deep !!
very emotional and the keyboard works so
wonderful with the guitar ..sure the percussions
very tastey here ...very good jub thank you
for sharing it here with us
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AquilA said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Yeah,
I think Buckhorn about said it all above.
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said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
A lovely thing you did...
not just the quality of writing and recording in this beautiful tune... but, doing it for Mieka (and your friend Nancy). Giving a benefit concert and translating through your guitar your feelings and hope for her.

1st class all the way.
ziti said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
an instant fav
you have a great feel and touch and this music breathes life. excellent excellent work. you are a friend of EJH's, and as you may know ed and I are virtually neighbors, tho we met thru the site. He says he can arrange a meeting. I would be humbled to do that sometime.

i am a fan and a half!

thanks ed

deepest bows
z
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Ed Hannifin said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
But...
...that's not EXACTLY what I said... So I don't come off like I'm setting up Peter's social calendar or anything...

What I said was, "You could meet him!", and what I was meaning is that Peter is part of that MacJams New England (actually MacJams Massachusetts) crew... Not like he's in London or Seattle or anything...

That being said, I think you two guys would really enjoy each other, and I'd love to see some musical interplay someday.... I'm ALWAYS ready to volunteer Ziti's house...and pool... I think the last time I saw you, Peter, was my 40th birthday party, so maybe I just need to get older again and celebrate it... You guys can bring me outrageous guitars as presents, and all will be well...

Ed
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Ed_Moran said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
heartfelt
very moving piece. Everything about it is right on.

Ed
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futzpucker said 4576 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
So very pretty - both the song and Mieka
This is such great music. Beyond the heartful, skillful guitar work, I absolutely love how you set your playing on a nice warm synth bed. Bertram's contribution is also full of heart, and works perfectly.

The chord structure lends itself to the heart you intended here. I am sure that this lovely woman, Mieka, was very inspired by this piece. I most certainly am.

May she be blessed with great health the rest of her long life, and may the light that shines so strongly through her eyes in the picture help heal others as well.
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jiguma said 4576 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
Stunner!
Beautiful playing, excellent production, thoughtful writing - what else can I say?
Neil
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philonnie said 4575 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
perfection ...
composition, performance, textures, mood, recording... all outstanding. another one for my contemplative ipod playlist
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FEEL said 4573 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
It just flows
Love the mood in this compositon what a nice gift for a soul in need. Thanks for passing it our way too.
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Mcboy said 4571 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
the beauty
in music and sharing ..........gorgeous playing.......
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blaky smith said 4571 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Simply excellent
Beautiful and touching sound. Great music. Bravo...
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j2morrow said 4563 days ago (November 24th, 2006)
Wonderful tune
The song exhudes promise and hope. Beautiful job, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 4546 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
i obviously wasn't
logging in on the week you posted this. so i'm late to the party. a very stunning piece.
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Einarus said 4529 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
I don't know...
...why it took me so long to listen to this.
I'm glad I finally did.

Gorgeous.

-Einar S.
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drakonis said 4475 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
A beautiful gift
taken many ways... you have a great gift for playing and writing music, it is shown here. You also betray a great heart for offering such a beautiful gift to Mieka (We just recently visited Eugene for the first time on vacation, quite an endearingly warm college city.) Anyway, very pretty guitar composition and nice understated string accompaniment and perfect percussion work, well-recorded to bring out the rich resonance of the guitar. Offering my belated welcome to Macjams!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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guitapick said 4410 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
Beautiful piece...
...from the heart...
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Ibstrat said 4348 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
Hello from Mark Stunkel
Hi Pete-You may remember me from Wood & Strings... I was the guy teaching "Enter Sandman" really loud in the room next to yours.
I really like this song-beautiful recording and playing.I will continue to check out your music!

Mark Stunkel
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jdholliday said 3311 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
Beautiful all around
very touching!
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