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Uploaded: Dec 19, 2004 - 05:48:29 PM
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2004 - 03:47:09 PM Last Played: Jul 06, 2019 - 06:23:22 AM
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PowerBook G4 12" 1.33GHz, Ovation Celebrity guitar, some cheap AKG dynamic mic I've had for years
Rebsie said 5387 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
Very lovely
I love the simplicity of the arrangement - the
mesmerising guitar just pulls you in and holds your
attention, while the melancholy mood of the song is a
pleasure to wallow in. You have a lovely voice which
suits the song perfectly. Very well done - I hope to
hear more of your stuff in the future.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 5386 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
This is definitely one of the best things I've heard on
MacJams lately (and my favourite of your two tracks
currently on MacJams). A lovely arrangement of a
very pretty song. There's no need for any more than
just the guitar and your voice, so well do they fit
together. Keep up the good work!
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Mystified said 5386 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
...is right. Between the evocative guitar and haunting
vocals, one listen just wasn't enough.
Looking forward to hearing more from you...
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Cameron said 5386 days ago (December 20th, 2004)
floating in space
Good guitar and vocals, pleasant-sounding and mellow;
you created a laid-back, contemplative mood.

I especially liked the quickening guitar notes towards the
end; you built up a good high-point there.

Perhaps another high-point earlier in the tune might have
added more of a focus and interest -- the first half of this
song didn't seem to have much direction to me.....but
then again, it DID have a certain "floating in space" feeling
that you may have been going for.

It's one of those tunes which makes more sense AFTER it
finishes. Good job!
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said 5386 days ago (December 21st, 2004)
I like this song. It has a relaxing, dreamy Floyd drift with a twist of STP or Eddie Vetter. I'd like to hear this as the intro to an epic piece that builds to a huge drum sound. The ending seemed a bit abrupt. Hell of a song. Great vocals. Would have liked to see the artist's visual interpretation of some song art and lyrics. The talent and content are here. Polish up the presentation a bit and it's an MJ classic.
Stun Nutz said 5385 days ago (December 21st, 2004)
contemplative, moody
Great vocals, lyrics, guitar, mood...I think that covers
it...I had to listen three times...then I had to
download it.
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JimmyMac said 5384 days ago (December 23rd, 2004)
Great guitar, vocals and harmonies (just the right
balance). Very minor constructive comments: string
squeaks are prominent (so probably intentional) - I'm
conditioned to try to minimize that, so I winced a few
times subconsciously; and the guitar sounded a little dull.
Are you using the pick-up? I think it sounds better
mic'ed. Again, very minor points not meant to take away
from this great song. Downloaded, fan. 8-7-8-8

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TobinMueller said 5378 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
So lush
Reminds me of early David Crosby, combining his love of
the ocean, sailing, freedom, structural experimentations,
unusual chord voicings, new tunings, and lush harmonies.
I love what you are doing and look forward to hearing
more. In this song, its as if something more is needed,
like maybe a bass part... until the additional guitar and
harmony line kick in (such a great moment). What a
thrilling track so well done. (The last moment of the track
has a blip in it and needs a complete fade out. GB can do
that if you don't fake it out by adding a few dead
measures to it to accommodate the reverb tail.)
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Suzanne said 5376 days ago (December 31st, 2004)
thrilling vocals
very cool vocal doubling. fantastic harmonies. and really wonderful guitar playing. sounds like one take, which is most excellent. ever hear the quote: life is like building a boat even after the harbor has been destroyed by the winds. such an excellent song! (maybe post lyrics?)
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said 5168 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
You are really, really talented. Please make more.
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