Agf Coffee House, The Open Mic Thread

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  1. stevebway

    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    VERY well done...
     
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    Another original, might as well own up to it



    .....Next on my list of 25 year old songs I need to rewrite music for:

    Why You're Leaving - B. Harrison

    I’m sighing
    I’m crying
    I’m lying ................................................ again
    I’m losing
    I’m boozing
    I’m using ................................................ again

    And I don’t even know why I start
    Don’t even know when to stop
    Don’t even know the reason why you’re leavin’

    I’m jokin’
    I’m smokin’
    I’m broken .............................................. again
    I’m thinking
    I’m sinking
    I’m drinking .............................................. again

    And I don’t even know why I start
    Don’t even know when to stop
    I’m searching for a reason why you’re leaving

    Bridge
    Maybe you saw me as a project
    But it’s one you’ll never complete
    Can’t build a life on quicksand
    Keeps crumbling at your feet

    I’m dreaming
    I’m scheming
    I’m screaming ........................................... again
    I’m mistreating
    I’m cheating
    I’m beating ................................................ again

    And I don’t even know when I start
    Don’t even know how to stop
    Don’t wanna hear the reasons why you’re leaving

    Why you’re leaving
    Why you’re leaving
    Why you’re leaving...........I think
    Maybe I know the reasons why you’re leaving

    And... banged out yet another! Stage Hog!



    A-ha style video to dress up my CGD musical simplicity, at least you don't have to look at my ugly mug this time
     
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    Here's another for the Coffee House.
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Spike did you write that? If so WOW! Consider changing "things" to "blessings", and "if I can" to "when I can"
    Powerful good... you got my like at thend of verse 1
     
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    I wish I could take credit for that one. Mellencamp wrote that one.
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Well I guess I should call up old Johnny and tell him his lyrics need some work :ROFLMAO:
    Watched an interview with him yesterday, actually, via Sammy Hagars rock and roll roadshow. Claims he has still not written a good song. Mellencamp seems like quite a crank in-person but I enjoyed his concert immensely last fall. Apparently he absolutely despises performing, only does it so he can keep his standard of living where he wants to keep it.
    Didn't seem at all like he was phoning it in, he's a real pro, his band was excellent too.

    Me on the other hand? The more I "perform" the lower my standard of living is bound to go. Ain't gonna stop me.
    While the rest of you are tuning up, I'm spinning down --- a quickie this afternoon fudging around in Drop D just for the debbil of it, attempting to fake out some modern day bluze. As you can tell, I've still not yet been offered a shady deal to magically improve my performance skills.



    wonder where @Daneman has been. Miss his songs. so much heart.
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Loved it...
     
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    This is one of my favorite Decemberists songs. I plan on learning the harmonica part for it.
     
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    world premier of "Bingo Gringo" - four teens (including my son) live from my basement "rec room" as they have been booted from the regular practice space for a few weeks.
    I don't mind, I got lots of gear that wants to be put to proper use.... ... Carter, Colton, Will and Alex who've been jamming for a only a few months now, actually the vocal guy just started I think LOL - Don't tell them I posted this, they will be totally pissed

     
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    Loved it! Good on you for giving up the rec room for their jam space.
     
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    Well done. Keep them kids in music where you can.
    Same song my kids band started with. All 3 versions. The guy they got now is a good singer and a world class frontman. So entertaining.
     
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    How did you do that?
     
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    Raz, if memory serves that's an easy effects setting in windows live movie maker... free!
     
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    Loved it

    (of course it has nothing to do with my liking A Ha also)
     
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    Placeholder for a new piece I'm tweaking now. Just working on the arrangement...
    Hell the lyrics are subject to change too at this point.



    A Dreamer I'll Be 'Til I Die

    Oh how I wish I could fly
    Wheeling around in the sky
    Over the clouds,
    Not stuck on the ground
    In the mud and the dust and the blood X2

    Oh how I wish I could sing
    Strong as a bell I would ring
    Sing about truth,
    With the freedom of youth
    ‘Til the darkness fell over my life x 2

    If wishes were fishes, my nets would be full
    A dreamer I’ll be ‘til I die
    They’re only desires, until we aspire
    They confound like a haze in our eyes

    Oh how I wish I could feel
    The joy I wouldn’t conceal
    But it could be a curse,
    My heart it might burst
    Better lock it all down deep inside x2

    Oh how I wish I could pray
    Feel faith and hope every day
    Send others some love
    Through a Power above
    But I’m selfish, I don’t make the time x2

    Chorus

    Oh how I wish I could see
    How wishing can’t satisfy me
    But wishes are free
    Like they grow on a tree
    And a dreamer I’ll be ‘til I die X2
     
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    What else do you do with a Friday afternoon off? Drop in to the AGF Coffee House.
     
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    Awesome work spike! I like your voice, got a little whiskey goin' on!

    Arranging and building chord structure for "Progressive Girl" right now

    Progressive Girl. B. Harrison

    She caught my eye just the other day
    Stopping traffic, right there on the street
    She pumped her sign, screamed right in my face
    Chanting “Love Trumps Hate,” to a big drum beat
    Hardware store stuck up all in her cheeks
    Well, mostly a woman, might be mistaken
    Never triggered no-one who could spit so hard
    Nobody told me they’d released the Kraken

    Progressive Girl ... so woke I bet you can’t sleep
    Progressive Girl ... fighting back the patriarchy
    Progressive Girl ... PHD in gender studies
    Progressive Girl ... do you ever, ever smile?

    Hair dyed environmental green
    Mesmerized, I wanted to linger
    Thinking ‘bout a cause we could both share
    She called me a dick and gave me the finger
    Tear down your borders, wanna march with you
    Virtue-shame all our friends and family
    Join Antifa, save the whole damn planet
    Tax the rich, feed the poor and smoke a lotta weed

    Progressive Girl ... I respect your right to fight
    Progressive Girl ... could you love a man who’s white
    Progressive Girl ... you wanna be left, you know I’m right
    Progressive Girl ... will you ever, ever smile?

    Bridge
    Well I could ride a bike, I’d roll with soy,
    Eat kale ‘n avocados, if I was your boy
    I’d ride the bus, even give up leather
    If you choose, share your right to our abortion together

    We’ll make our nation a little less great,
    Get matching a hammer and sickle tattoos
    Melt my guns, sell my truck, quit my job
    Push over a big ol’ racist statue
    Literally shaking here thinkin’ ‘bout you
    All the evil in the world we gotta undo
    You demand we coexist? Yeah, me too
    Then I’d liberally take liberties with you
    Yeah, I’d liberally take liberties with you

    Progressive Girl ... tear gas me, I’d just run right through
    Progressive Girl ... block a rubber bullet for you
    Progressive Girl ... won’t shower at all or use no shampoo
    Progressive Girl ... could I ever, ever make you smile?

    ...and here zhe is, rough, but captured for posterity, warts 'n all

     
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    Dropping in a little instrumental thing I am working on. Still sort of conjuring/re-arranging words in a "Summer Dress" sort of theme - a love song with my wife in mind, nostalgia I guess about times when we was younger and friskier. This is a rarer occasion where I am attempting to set words to music vs the other way around so it's a bit out of my comfort zone, and I'm trying to tweak it some it doesn't seem uh... wooden. Not that I think the guitar part is perfect, everything remains malleable at this point.

     
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    I recorded Hurt with my new Shure MV88. Great mic but damned if it won't plug in without removing my iPad from the case. I wish the manufacturers would think about this stuff a bit more when they are designing these types of things. Oh well, first world problems. I do really dig the mic though!
     
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    Great sounding. Very Neil Youngish. I must have missed this on vaca.
     
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