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Toadmother
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2006 18:39


Cool, it worked!! Thanks for the help on that one! Yep I play fiddle on all of the songs (we recorded 12 of them), and I call it the "viddle" because I kind of morph the violin style (vibrato, high-range notes, etc.) with the fiddle/bluegrass style. The lead singer is Janine Coffey, she does have a beautiful voice, do you want me to download some more stuff that we did? Janine wrote 4 of the songs, and doesn't want any of them heard until the final cd is mastered, but I could put the other ones on there, 1 of which is sung by David (banjo player) and 1 sung by Randy (upright bass player). I am so glad you like em!

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# Posted: 7 Nov 2006 19:10


Wow that is amazing, Toad. You guys are very talented.


Toadmother
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2006 19:32


Aww.. thanks Kitten!

nuggular
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2006 20:50


I'd love to hear more.


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Toadmother
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# Posted: 7 Nov 2006 22:22 · Edited by: Toadmother


Hey Nug and Josh, do either of you ever sing/play for some moolah? You should, you could get good gigs with your talent if you haven't already.

Here are the other songs we did that are already public domain----

http://www.indieonestop.com/jamroom/bands/371/info _1002.php

http://www.indieonestop.com/jamroom/bands/371/info _1004.php

http://www.indieonestop.com/jamroom/bands/371/info _1005.php

http://www.indieonestop.com/jamroom/bands/371/info _1003.php
Oh and Janice (the guitar player) sings on the song, "Listening to the Rain"---here is a pic of the whole band with Tom T. Hall and Dixie (and our mixing tech, Paula, who does the sound for Fleetwood Mac and a lot of the country/bluegrass stars in Nashville---she's very good)

You guys have given me the confidence to post more pics of me with the band----the band's name is Tomahawk; Janine is the blond in front---lead singer, Janice is the other lady opposite----guitar and backup vocals, David is the skinny guy----banjo, Randy is the other dude sitting down----bass.

The one picture that is signed by all of us (David drew a mustache on Paula, since she made bunny ears behind him) will go on the "wall o' fame" in the studio with actually FAMOUS people, heheh!









After I got home and looked up some of Tom T's songs that he has sung and written, I found out that he wrote Alan Jackson's hit, "Little Bitty", and....wrote and sang a song called...."Dolly Parton's T*ts"...! He's good friends with Dolly, so I'm sure she approved and got a kick out of it. Whew! Here that one is:

http://www.indieonestop.com/jamroom/bands/371/info _1007.php

nuggular
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2006 19:12 · Edited by: nuggular


Cool band photos. You look like a fun bunch of poeple. And seriously, you guys are really talented. No wonder you won that Bluegrass Contest. Good Job!

Here a song I wrote and recorded yesterday. Its all me. First I sang the song, then I played it over speakers while recording the guitar solo over it. The quality aint that bad and I still dont have any good recording equipment. The song is called "Same for You". What do you think?

http://www.orionweb.net/88-same-for-you-done.mp3


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Toadmother
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2006 19:32


I love the electric guitar riffs the most----I can tell that you are good at thinking outside the box; I always end up doing the same riffs over and over, even when I try not to----but you do unexpected things and are able to wind around and around the melody so smoothly, and you have a GREAT sense of rhythm----I think if I put a metronome to this song it would be as steady as a clock---incredible (and rare)! Shoot, you could do that whole song with just the electric guitar and it would stand on its own----you've got something there with how you think with that electric----you know your way around that thing!

nuggular
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2006 21:49


Thx alot Toadmother. You have no idea how good that makes me feel. I have cant even read music. I never even took a single lesson. I taught myself how to play and then throughout the years I have picked up things from friends that play as well. I think alot of the ability to wind around the melody comes from a couple of things. One, I am pretty creative and outgoing. Its helps, you cant be afraid to let your feelings come through the instrument. And 2, I listen to alot of jam bands that get into some pretty crazy good jams that run all over the place. My favorite being the Grateful Dead.

And dont feel bad about how you play. You have perfect technique and a very clean sound. Not everyone can improvise. Thats just how I am. Hell that recording was the first take on the guitar solo. I thought it sounded good so why mess with it.

Anyways, thx again. Mabye someday we can get together and play. Do you have any effects peddles for that violin. That can be really fun!


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Toadmother
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# Posted: 9 Nov 2006 22:14


I have a 5-string electric violin that I mess around with----with a remote thingy I can attach to my belt, so far it seems to work to about 3 ACRES!

No one else in the band can read music either, and they are all self-taught, too! I am the only exception to both of those things----had a different upbringing than them, and it sure takes some getting used to, not reading music----when I first came to TN, both here and in Nashville, the groups I'd jam with would yell out a tune like "Devil's Dream" and I'd whip out my sheet music, and everyone would laugh about that! I told em, hey, I wasn't raised on this stuff, let me learn it and play with the music and then I'll memorize it and start improvising from there, and there wouldn't even be a music stand anywhere in sight, so someone would have to friggin hold the music up for me. Embarrassing at first, but then again I didn't give a crap----how many times have I played in public and fell flat on my face??!! A zillion! How many times has the sun come up the next day? Every time! Who even cares the next day? No one! You are doing the right thing, which is playing by ear---your ear is what is teaching you. I still can't help but recall Hendrix when I hear you on that electric---have you ever heard of his song about Vietnam? I can't remember what it's called, but he imitates the sound of machine guns in there even----it sends chills up the spine. And that man was doing his OWN thing, and people responded to him that way, in a class by himself----no one hardly even "realized" that he was a black man----he was a creature not of this world. He could make that guitar sing, moan, scream and cry. You are doing the same thing----seems like the creative key is just being "out there", NOT AFRAID and having to come up with your own stuff, which you are GREAT at. Have to have the courage of a lion. That's where the real creativity comes in, I think----coming from a classical background, all those musicians can play just about anything, but they don't improvise (you would get fired from the symphony if you did any sort of that "nonsense"). But they forget: Mozart himself would improvise on a lot his stuff----he hardly ever played anything the same way twice. I thank my classical background for technique and discipline and humility----but the real artist is the one who can create something from nothing. THAT'S what you're doing, Amen to that!! A friend of mine wants me to try a wahwah peddle on the electric fiddle---so far I'm just experimenting with what the sound board can do, like reverb, etc.

nuggular
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2006 01:29


I love Jimi Toadmother. I have all his stuff. He was my idol for along time. I wanted to sound like him. But then I realized that I needed my own sound. I am very influenced by Jimi Hendrix, John Forgerdy, Jerry Garcia, Kurt Cobain, Lou Reed..... ect..... I could go on and on. I guess you could say I am very unfluenced by the movement of the 60's and 70's. I feel it in me. I want music to take a big turn and have some meaning. The crap they play mainstream sucks at fat wod. Music needs a movement.

Belle & Sebastian are one of my most favorite bands. They are doing things only the Beatles did and its coming around great. If you havent heard them, give them a listen. They are very big in Europe right now. But I have every CD they put out. They are just great. They know how to feel free with there music and just put out good vibes doing it. I get chills of joy when I listen to them.

Hell, we should start a music thread in the General Chat. We have taken this post a pic of yourself thread way out there. LOL. I could talk music for hours Toadmother. Music is my religion.


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Toadmother
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2006 18:34


Belle and Sebastian, would I look that up as one band? Wow, and the Beatles stuff is sooooo hard to play---no predictable chords, heh! Tomahawk (the band) loves to play those Beatles tunes too, and bluegrassify em.

I like Eddie VH and Mark Knopfler too, do you?

MegophryidaeMan
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2006 18:42


I love your music Toadmother!! Thanks for sharing. WOOHOO!!! I do like your lead singers voice!
Chad


nuggular
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2006 19:42


Ya Belle & Sebastian is one band.

http://www.belleandsebastian.com/home.php

The Beatles just used so many variations of chords. Its hard to figure them out, but I got a beatles book with Tabs and chords to every song they did. That makes it really easy to learn them.

I dont really listen to any VH and I have never heard of Knopfler.

ps. I started a music thread in General Chat


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# Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:38 · Edited by: cloud_weaver


Well, I figured it's about time I post my face online! So, here's my wedding photo! My husband and I have been married a grand total of 2 and a half months.

Um...I'm 22, a elementary ed. college student, I live in the Twin Citites, and am originally from Seattle. We have three RETF's, two cats, and two bettas. Anybody want to know anything else???



TimOsborne
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# Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:46


Hey Cloud.. how are the retf's?

cloud_weaver
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# Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:48


Just sent you an e-mail! They're doing great!

TimOsborne
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# Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:53


fantastic..

cloud_weaver
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# Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:59


I just put up some pictures of them for you to see.

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