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I both love and hate winter here in Minnesota. This song talks about those mixed feelings--the inevitable cabin fever one feels during the long slog and the exhiliration I sometimes feel just walking on a snowy day. Lyrics are sort of doggerel, free-style.

This is my first real GB composition, as opposed to just writing on guitar and using GB as a four-track. A simple, looping figure that builds. Trying to experiment with bringing in instruments, mixing elements, etc. The banjo is real, everything else G.B.
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Uploaded: Feb 10, 2009 - 12:00:47 PM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2009 - 12:00:47 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 04:07:40 PM
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Feter said 3899 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Ahhhh another banjo player around us ...yay !!!!! ...man i love banjo ...
and you sing so warmth and wonderful with it ..awesome winter song ..I love
this ...your mastering for your vocals work ...just perfect ..the piano mesh
so great ...a true master piece ...more more more !!!!!!
what a gem thank you !!!!!
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harisahn said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
cool tunes
Nice work here. Wow, has a hint of a Harry Nilsson vibe. The arrangement is tasty. Just enough colors to keep it compelling. Your voice is cool. A hair "pitchy" in the harmonies at the end but small potatoes really. What's not to like? Great. Thanks for sharing!
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johnwhitehead said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
For the listen. I think you're one of the best singers I have heard on this site, so I appreciate the comparison to Nilsson, one of my faves from way back. Thanks for the feedback on pitch at the end. I went back and experimented with pitch control, hadn't done that before so I'm learning!
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Elevator_Funk said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
I like this....
The banjo fit just right for this this song. I like your vocals. I'm beginning to have similar feelings to yours about winter over here in Montana. I used to have all kinds of winter activities, lately I've been staying inside too much. However I did get to take my nephew on his first sledding day this year! Thanks for posting. These were some nice chilled vibes.
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SixFeetUnderTheStars said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Dude, this song is right on the money. Amazing banjo work and singing. Downloaded and voted!!! Post More Songs!!!
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johnwhitehead said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Right back atcha
I dug your last post. Very tuneful pop feel. Love that marimba part.Catchy as hell.Thanks!
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Parichayaka said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Well done!!
Sweet, uplifting melody. Clean and simple production - very nice song. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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kristyjo said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
I know what you mean -
across the river here in Wisconsin. Record snow in Dec. Record cold in January. Finally getting our January thaw in mid February. The way you interwove the vocals gives it the ambivalent feeling you were going for, I think. Love the banjo! You did a great job with adding additional voices without overwhelming the vocals & banjo.
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johnwhitehead said 3898 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Gotta send a shout out to a fellow Badger. I'm from Appleton,WI originally. Wow, you are a prolific jammer. Liked several things from your list. Look forward to going back again for a listen. Thanks for the listen. Stay warm
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thetiler said 3896 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
So nice to have banjo of this caliber to MJ ! Plus nice singing! Like how this moves, so nice country. Really delightful!
I have to say this is one of the best country sounds I've heard in while here.

Thanks for adding depth to the quality of country music here!
Very nice going! Way to Go!!!
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dirigent said 3894 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
What an enchanting tune, lovely performance.
I like the uplifting character.
You have a beautiful voice! Bravo!
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Relic67 said 3860 days ago (March 21st, 2009)
Nice one
really good singing and banjo pickin'.
MacJams needs more banjo!
you might want to check out Kappy's stuff if you haven't already (another good banjo player on macJams)

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kassia said 3846 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
very cool
love that banjo. great vocals, i like the overlapping. nice little piano accents. this is a fun, sweet song. i grew up in ND and lived in MN for 4 years - I can totally relate to your love/hate relationship with Winter. Spring IS coming!
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Daugrin said 3813 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Wintersong Celebration
Splendid. Harry Neilson comes to mind, your vocal remindes me of Me and My Arrow. Great guitar fills, you got Elvis guitar player again (see other post), terrific vintage feel. The keys are working for me in the arrangement.
I play some banjo, a Stealth model 1, you got gold tone indeed.
I'm liking this alot.

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Cadman said 3580 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Great Atmosphere.....
Hi John - like the way it builds, nice atmosphere and it really suits your voice.

As I guess you've been working with GB for a while now - if you had time, I'd like to hear a remix with all you've learned this year, as some of the levels of the instrumental fills could (to my ear) come up in the mix a bit.

A lovely subtle track nevertheless! Thanks for pointing me in this direction.
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SJB said 3466 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Good one!
It's good to hear some real banjo played well.
Vocals are hit the mark and your experiments at bringing in other instruments are working out great!
best wishes

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MarkHolbrook said 3310 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
Yes winter
does make you feel that way! But this is really a cool little tune. Your vocal work is simply awesome!
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