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I grew up in Boulder Colorado,with beautiful mountains practically in my back yard.It was an amazing place to be a kid.
This song was inspired by memories of that place.
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Uploaded: Oct 31, 2007 - 10:04:22 AM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2007 - 07:35:32 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2019 - 10:23:04 AM
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damiengh said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Beautiful
The sensitivity is so abundant in your playing. Always a pleasure to hear what your putting out. Another terrific tune.
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Ibstrat said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks
for your comment I appreciate your listening.
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said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Harmonies

You find wonderfull chords progressions .
The playing is very peacefull , it seems you remember this place as a calm atmosphere with the nature all around .
It 's wonderfull to play a rich music only with one instrument .
Thank you for sharing .
Ibstrat said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
I have
a very basic recording setup and I don't really know how to use loops,etc. So for now I just like playing solo guitar.I very much appreciate your comments!
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perceptualvortex said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Delicacy
I haven't spent much time in Colorado, but I love how the mountains are right there like that... I always thought that would be a cool setting. Great playing, and I like how the reverb gives the recording a warm, open space quality.
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Ibstrat said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
I'm just
plugging my guitar straight into a Line 6 Tone Port.The reverb comes from that.I guess I was trying to get a Pat Metheny-type sound.Really glad you like the song.
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said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Wow!
love this kind of playing Its sounds as if you are playing 2 guitar tracks but I envision this as just one guitar! Blown away thanks for sharing something so beautiful!
Ibstrat said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Congratulations
on your new daughter!I heard "Happy Pappy" which is great.
I have worked a lot on keeping my right hand thumb independent so I can play a seperate bass line and kind of sound like 2 guitars.
I highly appreciate your comments.Thanks!
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futzpucker said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Into my Mark Stunkel collection
You are one of the artists here whose music I download before I listen, because the quality of your composing and playing is so high.

This is beautifully and sensitively played. It is very easy and very pleasant to give myself over to this song to let it take me where you intended. Thank you for the journey.
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Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Journey
Well if I actually took you on a journey that makes me feel pretty good.Looking forward to hearing some new music from you soon.Thanks for the comment!
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Doug Somers said 4255 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
I have only visited
Boulder once, but it was a lovely place as your music so very clearly reflects. This piece is a tender offering that I find captures the magic, calm, and wonder of being in that special place at that formative time. It has an almost golden hour of the setting sun feel to it. Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing and keep well,
Doug
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Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Just listened
to "Midnight Glade"-very enjoyable!Thanks for commenting on my song.
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Feter said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Boulder CO
this is magical warm sound tone of guitar
I never heard alike ..this song is a piece
of art .just like the pic you posted with it .
a real gem my friend !
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Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Thanks Feter
I hope you get a chance to visit Colorado sometime!
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sloparts said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Most beautiful place in the world, I'd say
Especially for a kid growing up. And this piece reflects on that reality. Beautiful writing, wonderfully played, and excellently recorded Mark.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your youth with all of us.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Beatiful place
There are lots of beautiful places in the world or just the U.S.A. I'd like to see.I was in Yellowstone/Grand Tetons last summer-unbelievable.
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lengold said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
A lovely
flowing composition that you play with your effortless mastery. A joy to listen to.
Cheers
Len


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Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Not sure
about effortless or mastery-I get pretty frustrated sometimes.I highly appreciate your comments however.
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said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Are you in Boston now?
Because if you are then I could understand your longing for Co. :)
Really nice playing here IBS, reminds me of a CD I have with Pat Metheny, Frissell and a couple of other famous guys, You put some genuine feelings into this and it shows.
Ibstrat said 4253 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Boston
Yea I live outside of Boston.It's quite a bit different from Colorado.I do like some of Pat Metheny's music-he's a great guitarist.I was also kind of thinking James Taylor with this.Thans for the comments glad you like the song!
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Moviz said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Such
a calming, reflective sounding piece of beautiful guitar playing. Lovely recording and tone.... I always love your work, regards M
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Moviz
Thank you for your input-always glad to hear from you.
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Ed Hannifin said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
One of the nice things...
...about you being named 'Mark Stunkel' is that it's so easy, after I download your latest tune, to add it to my MacJams playlist, my MacJams Favorites playlist, my MacJams Instrumental playlist, and my MacJams Acoustic Instrumental playlist, (even though that last one is cheating, it's my playlist, and I do what I please with it)...and then drop it into my Mark Stunkel playlist...

You always have tremendous feel and tone, Mark, and a great sense of melody and harmony... Soon we will teach you to embed the graphic element in your mp3 in iTunes, and you will be the fully realized bionic musician...

Nice mountains. Bet you can spot Double Domed Reversed Lesser Pileated Baublesnatchers in mountains like that...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Actually
I believe that the DDRLPB has been extinct since 1952.Yes sometime let me know how to imbed photos.
As always thanks for your comments and for giving me high ratings to counteract the vote vote bomber(s) who seem to hate everything I post.Actually I think it's quite funny-reminds me of the guy who came up to me at a solo guitar gig and asked me to play the "Achy-Breaky Heart".
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Ed Hannifin said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Yeah...
I'm sorry about that... You never did play it, though...

Ed
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guitapick said 4254 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Boulder, CO...
...is one of my favorite cities. Climbed the Flatirons. Lots of hiking and the nightlife's great.

And this piece is great. Just a perfect blend of technique, emotion, and painting of the picture. This is beautiful, Mark. And extremely well played. Your guitar shines...
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Flat irons
You mean you rock climbed up the face?If you did I am humbled.Always happy to hear your opinion.Sometimes I mess with these songs for so long that I can't really tell if it's any good or not.Glad to hear you like it!
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guitapick said 4250 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
I climbed...
...two of them. Neither needed pitons...although one was definitely tougher than the other. I was crazy back then...climbed anything close to vertical...

Great tune, Mark...
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peacepiano said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Polish
Downloaded this one. Put in in a playlist with Craig Chaquico and Russ Freeman, they were also inspired by the Rockies.

Thanks
Bill
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Never heard
of Russ Freeman-but I looked him up...He's a good player.I'm happy to hear that you like this song.Thanks for your support!
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said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
macjams
seems a perfect site for this post. it is sweeping, mellow, and shows a hihg level of talent. but you know all this.... i liked your chord progressions and the smooth mix. a touch more high end might have taken out the slight muddiness of the reverb to my ear, but overall, very good tune. thanks for posting this one. faved!
Allen
Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Treble
I think you are right about the treble-thanks for the tip.Glad you liked the song though thanks for checking it out.
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J.A.Stewart said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Wistful Memory
Very pleasant and relaxed tune, Mark and played in a style that adds purity... and clarity... to the piece.

The mental images it evokes are clean and serene, with life flowing all around, bubbling into consciousness in the latter part of the tune.

Your *Rocky Mountain... Hi!* ? ;)

--- Joe
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
It's probably
very uncool to admit that I actually like some of John Denver's music-"Rocky Mountain High" gets me every time.Thanks for the kind words about my song.I'm very pleased to hear your comments.
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chipan said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
Really
enjoyed this soothing piece. Just a thought, but it might have been even better with just a little more dynamic range. But still an excellent piece as is.


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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
You are right
about the dynamics-I should pay more attention to that.It's a little tricky cause I'm using really light strings because of left hand problems.Playing too hard makes them buzz,playing too soft gives no sound.Glad you liked the song anyway!
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said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
WARM !
Very nice playing, very warm sound. Fine composition and a gem full of feelings. Thanks for sharing sir Mark. Loved it !!
Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Birdman
Always good to hear from you-I value your opinion!
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Scott Carmichael said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
OOhhh Mark
your compositions are as heart wrenching and meloncholy as any I have heard... this is really a stunning piece of music... there is an instrumental piece of music by weather report call "a remark you made"... this has the same emotional impact on me... a genuine jewel...

bravo
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Heavy Weather
What a great album-"A Remark You Made" is one of my favorites.A few other musical selections which have always affected me(totally unrelated)-Dvorak-Serenade for Strings in E major,Tony Bennett singing "Waltz for Debby" with Bill Evans.Duane Allman's solo in"Blue Sky", Lester Young's solo on "Lady be Good" with Count Basie's small group,Julian Bream playing Britten's "Nocturnal".
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Vic Holman said 4253 days ago (November 1st, 2007)
majestic
and mile high, the playing. well, I guess Boulder is as well. very fluid. when i've been listening to your compositions, I can't really see that adding anything else would serve it well.
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Ibstrat said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
That's a good
thing 'cause I don't know how to add anything else!Really glad to have you check out my music-thanks a lot!
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gail60 said 4253 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
beautiful!
You are so good! I really enjoyed this song. Peaceful, calming, very easy to imagine Boulder. You write great stories with each precious strum. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Thanks so much
for your comments.Just knowing that talented people like you like what I've done is pretty great!
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jiguma said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
So smooth!
Lovely playing Mark - I hear JT loud and clear. Maybe someone will grab this and add a vocal some day. Planning a US/Canada trip in 2008 - this has made me even more keen.
Beautiful indeed.
Neil
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
USA
One place (besides Colorado) that I would highly recommend visiting is Yellowstone/Grand Tetons.I was out there last summer and just blown away.
Thanks for your positive comments.Hope I can get to Australia someday!
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Macaudion said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Wow, again...
Nice, Mark! Sweet to the core. - As warm and beautiful as it gets! One day, when I grow up, I'm gonna ask you if I could futz around w/ one of your little master pieces, during or after the process of evolution.

Very nice work! Thank you! Macca
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Feel free
to do anything you want to any of my songs.I'd be interested to see what you would come up with.(I'm sure it would be great).If you need me to send you anything let me know.Thanks for commenting!
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kristyjo said 4252 days ago (November 2nd, 2007)
Sweet and golden-
Lovely relaxed playing. Your chord progressions are familiar, and well executed with that nice melody line, and the independent bass line moving in and out. It's just so very pleasant to listen to. (slightly melancholy smile on my face as I write.)
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Just listened
to "Skein".Fantastic!I have look up more of your music!Glad you like my song-I feel like I should put some birds in the background now!
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davisamerica said 4252 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
indeed
u mentioned james taylor in a comment and that was my first impression on listening. such nice work!
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
I am a fan
of JT-an underated guitarist and great singer and songwriter.Thanks-glad you enjoyed the music.
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ziti said 4252 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
great
great great

it is so unfair that you suffer these hand problems, Mark. You are such a soulful player and composer....we pray for a positive resolution.


deepest respect

z
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Ibstrat said 4251 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Hey
at least I can play.I,m happy that I can play at all!Thanks for your input.Hope the gig went well.
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said 4250 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
oef
Portrays that feeling very nicely. I know Ten and Tracer grew up, and still lives in Boulder, his music somewhere has that same dreamy feeling. Must have been a good place! Beautiful execution and a warm sound. Pro stuff:)
Ciao, Jb
Ibstrat said 4249 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Ten and Tracer?
Didn't quite get that reference but thanks for checking out the song-glad you liked it.
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bud said 4249 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Beautiful tune - excellent playing
Love the JT vibe - though there's much more than just that making this so special.
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Ibstrat said 4249 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Just checked
out your latest song.I'm envious of you guys who know how to put soundscapes together like that.Thanks for your comments on my song!
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said 4249 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Nice.
Beautiful piece. Your playing is extremely smooth.

I would try to brighten up the attack with some slight EQ adjustments.

Overall, It painted a lovely picture. I enjoyed it a lot.

Thanks for the download.


Ibstrat said 4249 days ago (November 5th, 2007)
Thanks for
the EQ tip-I'm working with minimal equipment but your input is helpful,Thanks for checking out my song.
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paddler said 4247 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
CO
Lovely dreamy sound - great chords expressive.I have often gazed over the mountains in different states of appreciation - what the hell is life all about? or what the hell was I worried about? they are great for putting things in perspective.I call them mountains here - you might possibly call them hills.Cheers

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Ibstrat said 4246 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
Hills
I live in Boston now-everything around here looks like a hill compared to Colorado.Thanks for listening to my song.
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LunaTrick said 3890 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
I had to listen...
...as I recently relocated to the Boulder area. This is sublime... your playing and tone is flawless.
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MarkHolbrook said 3666 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
You did!?
Wow... I live up in Fort Collins! I love Colorado!

This nicely paints a great picture of Colorado in general for me!
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Boundless said 3664 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Lovely tone
for a lovely tune. Wonderful chords.
Played with such a fine touch.

Beauty. Thanks M.
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I been playing and teaching guitar for many years.I love both acoustic and electric guitar,but am now playing mostly electric due to problems with my left hand. Some highlights of my career include: - Most live performances of "The Chicken Da... [see more]

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