VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010



VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Stackabones » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:00 am

Welcome to the 27th VOM!

Here are some guidelines ...

> One tune per forumite.
> "One-take" VOMIT preferable, but not mandatory.
> mp3, vid, etc posted in here or linked.
> Submission should have been recorded since last VOM.
> Collaborations among forumites won't violate guideline #1.
> VOM starts at just after midnight (12:00am CST) on Second Sunday and ends just before midnight on Second Sunday (11:59pm CST)
> If download takes 24hrs or more, just post saying that you're waiting for dl.
> Please include song title and songwriter.

These are just guidelines. No reason to be :cop: about them!


Post 'em if you got 'em!
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Stackabones » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:08 am

Joe, I don't know how to get the abstentee submissions over here. All the code is different, right? I guess I also can't send out emails.
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Michael Martin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:18 am

I have a new thing I wanted to submit but having recorder issues...alas…so instead of that here’s a song from about a year and half ago, recorded last year. A(nother) song about the world’s most monumentally devastatingly catastrophically remarkable woman.

http://www.box.net/shared/romk2jr8u6

I believe it’s two Hummingbird tracks and the one vocal track, all through an AT2020 mike and into a Fostex VF80 8-track…a bit of EQ tweakage...output file converted to mp3 via Switch.

Lyrics:
Other Side of the Sun
by Michael David Martin © 2008

I can see you when I close my eyes
I have learned to memorize
You can feel me running up along/side
Without a doubt you read my mind

On and on and on and on
The time is now the day is gone
The rite of spring/seems like it was only yesterday
But it’s half a year away
On the other side of the sun

I can see you when I leave the world
Back in black velveteen
You can hear the legend in/the waltzing song
If you want to play along

Rainfall ricocheting on the metal roof above
All those rivers dammed up/it’s reminiscent of
A flood of unrequited love
It’s only love

I know this will never come to be
Me and you/you and me
An all-too-mortal man/a demi-goddess
Conjuring her thunderstorms
Look at me I’m soaking wet

I do not know which is worse
Is it Aphrodite’s curse or the fall from grace
When I climb/higher than I shoulda done
But I know she’s the one
On the other side of the sun
Separated by the ages and the ocean
All your provinces greet the morning one by one
On the other side savanna all aglow in the dark
As the moon adores the sun

(from "Beijing", by me): https://www.box.com/s/e39c80eb535e88a23295
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Stackabones » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:23 am

Mysterious

http://vom.infocusreviews.com/index.php?p=play&id=Stackabones/Mysterious.mp3

Kala Mahagony Archtop Tenor Uke recorded on a Zoom H4n.

*

She's a lingering breeze
On an August afternoon
Brushing past the wind chimes
Hear that ephemeral tune

And you lean a little closer
And you get a little curious
But she leans a little further away
And stays mysterious.


She's the sudden shower
On a prairie in spring
All the little flowers open
What a fresh smell they bring

And you dance a little closer
And get a little delirious
But she leans a little further away
And stays mysterious.


She's a lilting laughter
On el dia de mi santo
Though nobody knows
You should go light a candle

And you speak so softly
And try to get so serious
But she leans a little further away
And stays mysterious.
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:24 am

Stackabones wrote:Joe, I don't know how to get the abstentee submissions over here. All the code is different, right? I guess I also can't send out emails.

Yea, give me a moment chris - all this crap is different with the changes at HC... One moment - I am on it
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Stackabones » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:27 am

Ohioarrow wrote:
Stackabones wrote:Joe, I don't know how to get the abstentee submissions over here. All the code is different, right? I guess I also can't send out emails.

Yea, give me a moment chris - all this crap is different with the changes at HC... One moment - I am on it


Ok, cool. Disregard the text I sent you. ;)
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:54 am

Absentee Postings

Absentee Post from: hypcollector

Title: Owl Eyes
Credits: original

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http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=908060&songID=8902256


hypcollector Comments:

had to get out of town, remote, this weekend. west texas for fishing, shooting, lying, drinking, writing, etc., etc., wrote this song while on vacation with my family last month in a cabin near the ozarks....

owl eyes

she sees everything day and night
she sees through the confusion
eyes big and wide and clear
she sees no illusions

with intuition, she finds her way
the truth, the lies
always there, perched above me
with her owl eyes

spotted in a crowded room
never took my eyes off her beauty
spoke of peace and rest to come
i watched as she spoke truley

then she vanished into the night fog
everything was dripping with sweat
my heart broke like a midnight drum
i missed the eyes i just met

she had owl eyes that knew me
she had owl eyes that wanted me
she had owl eyes that loved me
she had owl eyes

woke from a dream, startled
took a deep breath and sighed
pulled the covers up, warm and morning smells
took a look at my sweet owl eyes


she had owl eyes that knew me
she had owl eyes that wanted me
she had owl eyes that loved me
she had owl eyes


Absentee Post from: Sangemon

Title: And It Stoned Me
Credits: Van Morrison

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http://vom.infocusreviews.com/index.php?p=play&id=Sangemon/And_It_Stoned_Me.mp3


Sangemon Comments:

This month I'm doing Van Morrison's 'And It Stoned Me'.

It was preformed with my UMGF Custom 00-18VS, capo on II. I recorded it with 2 mics, an AKG Perception 220 large diameter condenser on the vocal, and an AKG 451 small diameter condenser 8 inches from the 19th fret angled 45% toward the sound hole.

I mixed it in Logic Express, with a little of this and a little of that.

Enjoy!

Absentee Post from: tbryson

Title: Elanor Rigby
Credits: Beatles

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http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8962260


tbryson Comments:

American Idol was working my schtick this week doing Beatles songs. One guy did E Rigby but I had already done mine. One guitar track and 2 vocal tracks...each one was done once.This is one of my favorite Beatle songs and I will go back and record this again from scatch someday...didn't like my vocal...I lost the original stuff due to computer malfunction.

Absentee Post from: garthman

Title: Davy Lowston
Credits: Traditional

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garthman Comments:

A traditional song from New Zealand (honestly!) about the sealing expeditions to Antarctica in the early 19th century.

Played on my old Eko Ranger VI. Recorded with Audacity via my computer mic in one take.

Absentee Post from: Fendouglas

Title: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Credits: Melodious/Fendouglas

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http://www.box.net/shared/s9y6n9jzt0


Fendouglas Comments:

Cheating a little I guess - this was actually recorded (under VOM1T conditions) a while ago but, as I am still not 100% (and neither is Joe) and these lyrics of his need some serious exposure, I thought I'd submit it this month.

Joe presented these (brilliant - IMHO) lyrics to the Annex and invited members to put a tune to them - well 2 or 3 of us did and this is my humble effort. The tune probably does not do justice to the lyrics, but I tried to capture the mood of the 'story'

Absentee Post from: BlackHatHunter

Title: When the last cowboy's gone
Credits: Jamey Johnson

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http://mojotwanger.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/jamey-johnson-when-the-last-cowboys-gone-cover/


BlackHatHunter Comments:

A cover of Jamey Johnson’s 'When the last cowboy’s gone' for my April entry to the virtual open mic. I wish Nashville would encourage artists to write songs like this one again. Jamey Johnson is a national treasure.

Gear used:

Ovation Elite T
Snowball USB mic
Audacity

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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:08 am

I am embarrassed about how sloppy this is gonna be, but we will get the spirit of the VOM to both forums if it kills me.
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:25 am

At the HCAG gthom wrote:
I did an old Robert Johnson tune. Hope the VOM stays alive amongst the turmoil, be it here or somewhere else.


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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:00 am

I think we're up to date and sync'd with the HC AG ... I'll get more organization work done tomorrow. For now, I need a drink.

I'll Also try to get that streamer going ...
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Frets99 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:29 am

Don't know if you take vimeo here so I'll just post a link. That's one of the new features I do like about the new software at HC. (gimme a second, I'll think of another... :oops: )

:mrgreen:

http://vimeo.com/10816992

It's a cover of the Beatles, "Yes it is"
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby mojocaster » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:16 am

Hey guys, I was BlackHatHunter at HC and am mojocaster here and most everywhere else... anyway, just wanted to send my thanks to Joe and Chris for all this work and making sure that we maintain some continuity with this great VOM tradition :)
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Oldskool Texas » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:40 am

Stack, Ohio: as always I'm grateful for your efforts to make this happen, and you are to be especially commended for keeping this alive in the midst of the recent switchover at HCAG.

Here's an original called "The Quiet Room," a happy little ditty about the day I'm sent to a nursing home.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8876702
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby FussenKuh » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:14 am

Glad to see the VOM is still in full effect even if the HC forums have gone to Hell. Here's my humble contribution:

Title: Yoda
Originally By: 'Weird Al' Yankovic (inspired by Lola from the Kinks)
YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--6Xs113DXc

Here's a bit 'o 'Weird Al' and his parody of the Kink's Lola. Like all my music, the singing ain't great and some of the chord transitions have been a bit simplified, but, hey, what can I say? I'm amused by this goofy song so I figured it out, recorded it and now I'm sharing it with everyone here. The mix between vocals and guitar isn't quite ideal, but, when you're working with free/ancient/basic equipment , you can't expect perfection ;-)


Thanks for watching/listening! And, as always, any tips/tricks/encouragement/criticisms on how I can improve my abilities (playing, singing, recording, mixing) are greatly appreciated :)

Chris
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby tbryson » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:38 pm

I started commenting elsewhere but I see everyone is here now...I think...IDK

MM...really good writing that you excell at...good song.

Fretts99...Love that song as I do many Beatles songs...You did it really well.

Fussenkuth...Yoda/Lola Parody...very funny!!
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby ccarnucci » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:54 pm

Well hey everyone,


I didn't have time to get anything together for this month, been busy as all get out here! But a good busy! I finally got some time tonight to relax so I tuned into the VOM to check out the submissions for this month! Some really good stuff happens here! I'll chime in with everyone in giving Joe and Chris kudos for holding this all together as HC goes through "The Change"! LOL

Well here are my comments. Hope I didn't miss anyone!

Gthom – I wish I could read music like that, and that video quality is outstanding. Very nicely done! It’s a beautiful piece.
Michael David Martin – A very nice folksy song. Sad for sure! Especially liked the last verse.
Sagemon – Nice song. Well done. First time I ever heard that song…I’ll have to go youtube it!
Hypcollector – Very cool tune! I love originals. And I see by your soundclick page, we are neighbors. I’m a McKinney picker too!
Tbryson – Nice cover…who doesn’t like the Beatles. Well done!
Garthman – Very nice! Feels like tankard of ale, a warm fire at Inn of the Prancing Pony! J I really enjoyed that!
Fendouglas – Another song worthy of the Inn of the Prancing Pony! Well done all around!
BlackHatHunter – Very nice song. Well played and sung!
Stackabones – Cool tune Stack. Great lyrics! And the yuke adds a nice singsong vibe! Well done!
Fets99 – Nice song! I don’t recall that Beatles tune. I’ll have to go check it out!
G6120 – Cool song. The guitar sounds great. Nice vocals too.
Lifestartsat40 – Really nice piece of music there! Well recorded too! Outstanding!
Mrmoe - Very cool tune. Well played and sung! I really enjoyed that! That is some nice guitar work!
TSMusic – Very nice guitar work! And a nice tune in and of itself!
Phoniclab - Very nice tune! Well played and sung!
Cakeordeath – Nice cover! Well done. A beautiful song!
Whalebot – Dude…Well done! That does any train riding, beans cooking on the fire… blues tune justice!
Om flyer – Wow that’s a professional recording. Great song! Outstanding!
FussenKuh – Now that is a crackup! Great job!
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:23 pm

FROM THE HCAG FOR g6120

Song Title: The Ghost in You
Posted by: g6120
Date Stamp: 04-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Credit to: The Psychedelic Furs
Link URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGEWjBNFhj4

Poster Comments
Lately I've been looking up some of my favorites from the 1980s and learning them.

Here's one I always liked and learned although I couldn't find chords that sounded right to me so I made my own chords up and went for it.

"The Ghost in You" is a song by The Psychedelic Furs. It was written by Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler, and later released in their 1984 album Mirror Moves. It was released as the second single from the album and charted in both the U.S. Pop charts (#59) and the UK Singles Chart (#68).

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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:38 pm

FROM THE HCAG for LiFeStArTs@40

Song Title: Abbey Tales
Posted by: LiFeStArTsAt40
Date Stamp: 04-11-2010, 8:06 AM
Credit to: Original
Link URL: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8993107

Poster Comments
Here's my submission for VOM 27. It's called Abbey Tales. All of the tracks are my own and done in one take, hence some of the timing issues.

Song Info:
Acoustic 1 Martin D1
Acoustic 2 Parkwood 320
Lead Squire Telecaster
Bass Borrowed old Ibanez
Drums Yamaha Electronic Table Top Set

Recorded into Garage band with SM 57 mic or direct into audio interface. Nothing special here from this NOOB, but at least it's my own.
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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:46 pm

FROM THE HCAG for MrMoe

Song Title: All Cooped Up
Posted by: mrmoe
Date Stamp: 04-11-2010, 8:17 AM
Credit to: Original
Link URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gakUtEkKXok

Poster Comments
.....ok, so this has already been posted.....once more won't kill you.

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Re: VOM 27 -- Virtual Open Mic, Second Sunday, April 11, 2010

Postby Ohioarrow » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:03 am

FROM THE HCAG for: TSMusic

Song Title: Eternity Bridge
Posted by: TSMusic
Date Stamp: 04-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Credit to: Original
Link URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGgnYDPbk2w

Poster Comments
Greetings

My submission for this month is the title track from my newest project Eternity Bridge. Mellow song but it has a power of it's own. I have performed this live a couple of times now and have gotten some good audience response from it. Was once and done recording after a couple or 4 false starts, (I did do a flawless practice take without the video to set the audio levels, sigh). My B string is a little funny sounding, time for a string change but that didn't happen last week as planned (like anything else does these days).

I do appreciate the comments
Tony

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