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My daughter is leaving for college next month -a big change for her and me.We both like wild birds- this is a photo that we took of an osprey nest.This is a shorter version than the one that I play when performing(For my dog at home)
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Uploaded: Jul 02, 2009 - 12:45:20 PM
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2009 - 01:09:13 PM Last Played: Apr 30, 2018 - 09:09:10 PM
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Boundless said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Ah
I don't know what happened here, yet I get to hear it again - neat !

Did I say it, Mark ? Lovely. Delightful. Wonderful progressions.
So fine and well played - as usual.

Thanks for another gem !

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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment- the 1st post had the song running 2x thru by accident!
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composerclark said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Passage
The passage of time... my daughter began university last year, so I can relate... My youngest is only 4 though, starting kindergarten in the fall, so I have many years to go through it all over again...

This is very pretty and soulful, the kind of music that I find very moving. Kind of traveling music... I'd love to hear this on acoustic... have you transcribed this in notation, by any chance?
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
I would
love to hear it played on a nylon string- I would gladly write it down and send it to you if you or someone else would play it.There is quite a bit of messing around/improv in there but I could fix it up!
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Feter said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Take Flight
How elegant and decent ...I can feel a real passion of a conversation
for a good will and well ...its no doubt you let this Strat sing a
sweet song ...!
Good Luck to your flying bird
Deepest Bow
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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sloparts said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
You never fail to delight
with your playing and your sense of melody and rhythm.

Very cool track Mark. I can imagine there is a little trepidation in your heart as she goes, but trust her and she'll love you for it. All things are as they are supposed to be in life.

Wonderful way to celebrate her leaving the nest Mark

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Ed
Your support means a lot- thanks for checking it out!
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Ed Hannifin said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Needs words...
I mean, I dunno, leaving, and the whole bird and nest metaphor... it cries out for that sort of poetry... And you can trust me, Mark... I'm gonna help you out here... Let's see...

'If I leave here tomorrow...', 'cause it's about leaving, right?...um....'Would you still remember me?'...very poignant... whole yearning thing going on...Wait, wait... all these lines popping into my head...Something something...''cause I'm as free as a bird now'... See, I'm working in the whole bird metaphor with the freedom and leaving theme, see how clever that is...'and this bird you cannot change'...

And then you're going to have to work out a triple-overdubbed guitar solo...

And when you're done with that, go download bud's 'Zeppy collab' and work your 'Heartbreaker/Livin' Lovin' Maid' magic on it... You know you want to...

Okay, all tastelessness aside, this is a very pretty tune, Mark, and well suited to the departing daughter theme, and I think you've got a gorgeous guitar tone on this. Sounds very nice over my speakers...

I want the long version, though, with the dog barking and the drum solo in the middle.

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Oh no
I forgot to quote Livin' Lovin' Maid- my signature riff. I'll start working on a re-post right away.As far as lyrics- I was thinking of maybe "Fly like an Osprey to the sea, Fly like an Osprey let your spirit carry me" or something along those lines.
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Vic Holman said 3457 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
so the dog knows the longer version?
I like Ed's suggestion on lyric choices. Here are some more if those sound to southern.

Free as a bird, (some of them actually live in cages)
it's the next best thing to be. (and free bird seed)
Free as a bird.

Home, home and dry, (I'm pretty sure that means out of the rain)
like a homing bird I'll fly
as a bird on wings. (at last count they have two each)

Mark, this is a nice, gentle tune on the wind.
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Vic
I'll keep your suggestions in mind.I'm actually sending the track to Larry Bird so that he can add the vocals.
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Daugrin said 3456 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Take Flight
When I want to imagine what freedom sounds like I come here. Relaxed and flowing, gotta love a kat that produces beautiful harmony and memorable melody so casually. My hat if off.

Daug
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment- are you sure you're not Ali G?
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Daugrin said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Who is Ali G?
Ali G is a boorish, uneducated, streetwise youth with a deeply stereotypical view of the world, who either embarrasses by displaying a mixture of uninformed political incorrectness, or gets the 'victim' to agree to some breathtaking inaccuracy or insult. (Wiki)
Nope, not me, just Daug. I stand by my remark. Well done!

Daug
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paul f. page said 3456 days ago (July 2nd, 2009)
Your skills...
...at writing and playing are really remarkable. This is a sad-sweet song that plays with the melancholy like nothing I've ever heard quite like it. That little luft pause after the 4th beat in your theme is really appealing and quite unique. Your command of so many unusual chords keeps me wanting more and more...Such a mellow number, beautifully played.(I am always taken by the expertise you bring to your instrument. Not many can play with such ease and evident mastery.) Moving into a new phase of your life is captured so well in this enchanting song, Mark. Just ... wow!
Peace.
Paul
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
so much Paul.A comment from you really means a lot.I've never heard the term "luft pause" before- what does it mean?
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TobinMueller said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Quiet joy
Such a nice tune, marvelous track. It sings, truly. Thanks for sharing this.

The osprey is one of my fav all time birds. I lived on an Indian reservation 32 years ago and several nests were along the lake where our cabin nestled. That was back when they were an endangered species. watching them dive below the surface and emerge with a fish, then align the fish aerodynamically to its body and fly away was awe-inspiring. Magical.
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Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
This bird
is on the Cape. We didn't get to see the the babies fly- that would have been amazing.I'm really glad that you liked it thanks for the comment!
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said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
always a treat, Mark
Another taste of sweetness from you. I feel no sorrow at her leaving for college, but love abounds. Nice one Mark... She is one lucky girl

. - Harold
Ibstrat said 3456 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
very much for checking out my song!
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mowguy3 said 3455 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
As only you can
Listening to your playing is a true joy. Thank you.
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Ibstrat said 3452 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Thanks
for the comment I'm glad you liked it.
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lengold said 3455 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Beautiful composition
Mark and beautiful mastery.
Cheers
Len

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Ibstrat said 3452 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Thanks
Lengold- you are a loyal fan!
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guitapick said 3454 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
Wonderful...
...best of luck to your daughter, Mark. I'm sure she'll do well wherever you've chosen.

And thanks for another great tune...
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Ibstrat said 3451 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Thanks
Bob you're support is appreciated!
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Elevator_Funk said 3453 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Excellent....
Sometimes when something is so good to me I don't know what kind of compliment to give, but I had to leave a comment to let you know how much I like it just the same. We'll, anyways, enough with the sentimentality.... the real question is.... now that your daughter is out of the house, does that mean that you can afford new gear?!?
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Ibstrat said 3451 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Actually
I may have to sell what I have to pay for school!
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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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