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OK why this song... It’s not what would be considered my usual genre... Well, I found MJ just a year ago today... and I wanted to post something, but I have had no time to work on any current personal projects... but I did record this about 6 months ago... My wife and friends ask... “why do you need so many guitars”... the answer is “They each have a voice all their own” for recording this is useful... But I’ve never recorded with this guitar... what it does naturally is not in my bag of tricks... so i set out to make some smooth jazz type stuff... truth is I’ve always loved chasing down a melody using chord voicings... as for this vintage Gibson hollow body... One reason I hardly ever play it is, I think it’s worth something... it is in excellent condition, I store it with strings that are too light gauged, because I’m being over protective... but it doesn’t produce all the sound it should without the meatier strings.. Oh and one more thing... the guy that I got it from says that it belonged to Lou Reed... How you would verify that, I have no idea... He said that Lou Reed gave it to his nephew, and it sat in the closet...

ALL SKATE!
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Uploaded: Mar 18, 2007 - 04:14:05 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2007 - 04:16:33 PM Last Played: Nov 12, 2018 - 04:24:29 PM
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Z293 said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Beautiful Chord Work
If you ask me. I find it hard to play some of the chord melodies I've tried so I can appreciate this. It's always fun to try something new too.
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Scott Carmichael said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Something new
it's definatley fun to try new stuff...and I needed to justify having the es225... thanx for the encouragement... i was really on the fence about this one
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composerclark said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Happy Anniversary!
Well, it's definitely not your usual fare, as you say, but it's nice to hear you stretching out beyond what we're used to hearing from you! It's so mellow for the first part that that it seemed like very enjoyable but laid-back skating arena music (is this what "ALL SKATE! refers to?), but then you got an excellent guitar solo happening, which was great!

Hope to hear lots more songs from you now that spring is on its way (or here, depending on where you are).

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You're one of the few MacJammers I'ver ever heard of who made a huge impact right away, and you've been a really positive force here ever since.
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Scott Carmichael said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
ALL SKATE!!
I had the same impression as I listened... I was hoping that it wouldn't come off as too cheesy... and I do have several songs just waiting for me to get some free time, the few free days I've had in the last months, I just collapsed...


And thank you Clark, that was a nice thing to hear
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thoddi said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
good tune
I knew this was a good one before I pressed play:) And indeed I was right. A tasty melody with ditto guitar playing. Great jazzy tune. You reveal your talent not only as a great guitarist, like we've heard on your other tunes, but you certainly handle the soloing department very well:)

The keys you've put on has as a good counter melody/hook line and balances the tune well.

Lou Reed's guitar... way cool:)
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Scott Carmichael said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Thanx Thor
The solo was harder than usual... It is such a laid back song that I couldn't go for the throat... When I did anything fast it didn't seem to fit... after trying this I have way more respect for jazz guitarists... you really have to try and pay attention to melody and the tendency is to fall back into the modes that you're familiar with...

As for Lou Reed's guitar... who know's... that's just the story that came with it
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kristyjo said 4294 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
All skate, everybody skate, skate slowly, please ...
Yup, except we had just a skating rink organ at the place I went in Jr high! (And the owners were German refugees who'd owned the place for decades! - funny the stuff we store in our brains) ANYWAY - no, not too cheesy for me, but I'm feeling fairly mellow right now, so this fits the mood. It's interesting to hear all of the kinds of music you play and sing. I enjoy all of it. Happy MacJams anniversary!
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Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hi Kristine
They must have all gone to a school for this... I can still hear it all these decades later... "All Skate! Skate slowly and carefully please" When I finished the song, It just poped into my head... and my 1st thought was "OOH no!" Truth is that if I had some time right now, I would finish up some things that would get my juices going if I had any juice... but I'm out of gas... I kind of see life as seasons, and I know I'll get through this... I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel... (The headlights of a fast approaching train)

thanx for that, I really appreciate you
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said 4293 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Man O man
Right on Chugga Chugga and a lead right on top smooth Looks like you broke in that guitar. Lou reed should have givin straight to you
Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Chugga Chugga
I like that... I'm not sure about breakin it in though... I've been known to drop guitars while I'm in the studio... you know running wires, getting mikes possitioned, changing configurations, I have a bad habit of holding my guitar through the whole process... bad idea.... so this time I was real careful... I know that's not what you meant, but i think this guitar could give a bit more..

I would like to put some 11's on this guitar and redo a couple of the trax...

thanx for that... Chugga Chugga
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
Scorpjammer said 4293 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Breaking out...
.... in all sorts of ways.

Your guitar definitey matches your song in its beauty. Great sound.

Most diggable number, Scott.

Wish I could take your guitar with me to a 4-hour guitar clinic this coming weekend, headed by Chuck Loeb with special guest, Pat Martino... GULP!

Top marks from me... and a keeper.

Scorp:)

P.S. It's Deja vu! (Inside joke for me). Wanna have a laugh, Scott? Check out my initial comments here--> http://www.macjams.com/song/30125

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Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hoot Hoot
You know a man should never try to multi-task... get one job right and move on... it drives my wife crazy...

Hey Readings not too far from NJ... if you swing by, I'd send this guitar with you... but I'll tell you right now, this guitar is a one trick pony.. It has one voice period... After this recording, I see it as more of an investment, and I'm already starting to think about the guitars I could get if I sold this one... I really need a telly

thanx Erwin...
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
Scorpjammer said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Maybe we can meet...
...at the King of Prussia Mall... or the Ben Franklin Bridge... or the Camden Aquarium, hehehe!

I'm days away from purchasing a hollow-body.

Ibanez Artcore series hollow guitar: http://ibanez.com/hollow/guitar.aspx?m=AFS75T

Cherry red finish.

Yep, I'm ready for a new ask - that's ebonics for "axe" :)

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Scorp
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mvh9591 said 4293 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
Smooth -----
Scott you do know how to make that guitar talk my friend. Very nicely done. The old guitar sounds great. I only wish I could play that smooth.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hey Michael
Someone over there is playing smooth... thanx... you've got to massage this one just to tune it
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Cori Ander said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Soulful jazz
An original composition. Very nifty. For being jazz it is surprisingly soulful! (Not easy for a soulful soul to hide :-)
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Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hey Curry
I'm kind of wishing that I would have had something else ready... but I like that... "soulful soul" and if i ever get to sit across from you, you can bet I won't be playin that one
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
Cori Ander said 4290 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
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Haha, I belive you.
Oh how I could make fantasies of what we would play ... !

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Johannes Curry
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said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Let me join...
the chorus of everyone here. Man, what a tune! (I'll be downloading this when I get home) Really nice to hear your talent displayed with that "Lou Reed" Gibson. Take a deep bow, and my hat is off to you.
Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Thanx Jack
I really appreciate that...
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FEEL said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
She sounds sweet
Nice chops too. It's funny how a guitar can put better use to different genres. Stick her back in that case until next time.
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Scott Carmichael said 4293 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
I did try a few Steve Howe
songs on her... but she didn't have the testoserone to pull it off... this guitar is a one trick pony... and she's back in her stable
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Ed Hannifin said 4292 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Hey, Scott...
...this has some lovely tone to it....

Despite its Lou Reed heritage, there's some bits of Duane and Dicky toward the end there....

A very neat tune... just listening to it gives a good feeling...

Ed
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Scott Carmichael said 4292 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Hi Ed
thanx much pal... I could almost pull it off with the chords and feel... but I think the fact that Duane & Dickie are peekin' through, shows I'm a jazz man wana-be... But I agree, I can hear them in there...
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
guitapick said 4292 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
So, let's see now:
"mint condition"
"worth something"
"stored with light strings"
"belonged to Lou Reed"
Uhhhh...how much are you asking for it? ;-)
I like this tune alot. The Gibson sounds great. As does the background rhthym track. What kind of guit is that? Strat?
Nice tone to the lead in the end jam session.
Listening on a practice break. Relaxed, well played groove. Incentive to get back to my instrument. Thanks, Scott.
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Scott Carmichael said 4292 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Hi Bob
The rythem track is the es225... the little chicken picker in the left speaker is a strat though... I'm not sure why I put it in ... but it moved the song along... This really is a pretty guitar, but it's not versatile... and it does what it wants...

thanx much
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
guitapick said 4292 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
That's the Strat I was talking about...
...and yes; it's a subtle touch that moves the tune along very nicely. Very effective. I like it a lot.

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I live between the notes
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Scott Carmichael said 4292 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Good ears
GOOD EARS THERE... Brother Bob
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stacey said 4289 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Groovy!
I want to be sitting in a bar listening to a band play this. Sipping wine, chilling out, loving life. I love it!
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Scott Carmichael said 4288 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Hi Stacy
I know I already said it, but great job over there... and thanx... I'm a little indifferent about this one... that's OK
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said 4289 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
schaWEEEEET
i love the combo of organ and guitar - you've done a great job with balancing the elements. nice melody in the little pattern you've built upon. beautifully mellow - i thoroughly enjoyed my listen. off to skate! anne
Scott Carmichael said 4288 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
It's Anne
hi and thanx... any more schmultz and I may get kicked out of MJ...
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MJG said 4287 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Nice sound
smooth sway to this one, enjoyed it's melodic nature , nice production with a very classy feel.
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Scott Carmichael said 4283 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
thank you
thanx you... venturing where I don't usually go...but the guitar called for it... so I gave it my best shot
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dreadmon said 4285 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Breezy
This is a nice track, Scott - I totally wasn't expecting something so mellow and breezy, but it's beautiful. Reminds me a little of Stevie Wonder - heck, you do this sort of thing well - how about a whole album of shiny, happy music? Sweet tone on that guitar solo midway through - angelic and just a little dirty!
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Scott Carmichael said 4283 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Hello B F
In this case the guitar pretty much dictated the terms... I came... I saw... I compromised... It was fun, and challenging only because it's not my usual genre...

thanx friend
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bud said 4284 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Beautiful playing - nice guitar
you got there. This is way out of my league - can't do this with three chords and an attitude. Sweet lead to boot.
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Scott Carmichael said 4283 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
yes but
If you add a few chord and remove the attitude... YOU CAN :) ... "OK, one more time without feeling"... I saw that carved on a piano in a nashville studio, and I always wanted to use it...

thanx from across the river
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Enrique Gil said 4279 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
wonderful...
the organ/synth sure reminds me of my younger days....beautiful melody...thank you.
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Einarus said 4279 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Laid-back
Very smooth (with that organ, how could it not be?) and I like your chord progression in this. Oh, and that guitar solo is quite tasty!

This is clearly different from your usual uploads, but it's always nice to hear people trying out new things and experimenting in other genres. And it seems like you pulled it off perfectly!

Very nicely done!

-Einar S.
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ziti said 4278 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
marvy
you really are very good at this kind of thing, huh?


nice all the way 'round


z
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Brian Weiland said 4275 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
Well...
I'm certainly no jazz expert, but it sounded damn sweet to me! You are obviously one fine guitar player. Nice progression, chordal melody, subtle but cool chuggin' line way in the back on the left channel, tasty sweet solo- if this what you do with a style you don't normally even play, I'm wildly impressed, and I'll have to check out some more of your stuff!

~Brian Weiland
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said 4271 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
: )
Nice... Is that TRUE LOU REEDS GUITAR . . .

W O W SO FUN !!!! THANKYOU FOR PUTTING IT HERE IT*S REALLY NICE PRECIOUS !!! : ) I love LR !
timothy devine said 4266 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Nice
Nice entrance with the solo. Grabs attention, and skates away. Great sound you have here.
Got to go check out more of your songs. Your a great talent.
Tim
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Scott Carmichael said 4264 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Hi Tim
I almost pulled this one the day before your visit... I'm glad I left it... It looks like you've been busy, and I really appreciate your kind comments...

I'll swing by and take a listen soon

Scott
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
stevewhit said 4260 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Hi Scott!
Whilst I have to admit I'm not into this type of music in a big way, (that is probably due to the fact that I have not heard enough of this type of jazz style etc) this is just fantastic, I love the organ and guitars and the whole thing!
Best Regards
Steve
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Scott Carmichael said 4258 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Hi Steve
this is different for me too... I wanted to do something that would be authentic for this kind of guitar, since I'd never recorded with it... A real jazz player could probably point me out as an imposter right away.. but it was still fun to do, that's all that counted in the end

thanx again
Check out my latest song called Glimpses MIXBUS
macapa said 4259 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Cool!
I'm going through everything you've uploaded on this site and so far, I've been very impressed with the quality of your songs. It's really great work and a pleasure to listen to. It's always nice to listen to someone who not only plays an instrument well, but alo is able to record it well.
Scott Carmichael said 4258 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
thanx Thierry
Learning to record has been an on-going compulsion... we're kind of learning all the time... a whole lot of things have to come together at the same time... then maybe we can capture one of those elusive moments...

I really appreciate the comments

thanx again
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paul f. page said 4244 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Mellow...
...that's what comes to mind when I hear this great little lounge song. What's that: a Leslie organ? Whirrr, whirrr, whirrr... harkens back to a calmer time. This is just so darn lazy and laid back. Excellent guitar work throughout. You have such skill and you've also done the acoustic recording beautifully...The fade was the perfect ending...maybe make it twice as long. Let the sound linger just a bit more. ... Great tune, beautifully played.
Paul
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Scott Carmichael said 4240 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Not sure
what came over me on this one, and I'm always tempted to take it down... it's just so different, I guess this one is really about the guitar... and that B3 that you're hearing is actually the software B3 that comes with Logic... killer!

thanx Paul
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Enrique Gil said 4243 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
lovely retro sound on the keyboards...
and the guitar is just right...to my ears, this is a wonderful piece. Thank you for sharing.
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Scott Carmichael said 4240 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Hi Enrique
the Hammond B3 sound is actually the software B3 that comes with Logic... outstanding... thanx for the encouragement my friend

Scott
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said 4200 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Chords and sound
It's a very cool jazzy ballad , you play wonderfull chords, softly,with this great guitar .

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"Don't let your style follow you"
harisahn said 3610 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Crusin'
Super tune. I like your sense of composition, chord choices, flow...
It's like there's no filter for you. Your guitar playing is sweet and tasty.
Musical. I am impressed with well... everything. The tone on the guitar is great.
When I don't even notice the drum loop I know the music is good. Bravo!

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Char said 3519 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Mellow
and sweet and comforting like hot chocolate, a warm embrace and a cat or dog in your lap. You just want it to last forever. Thanks.
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Boundless said 3456 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
You are being over protective, Scott
Now, that's bad karma. I'll be a friend and relieve you.
Ship it well packed, I'll take good care of it
and play it in memory of you - and Loo.

: - )
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