When You Grieve to Leave

September 28, 2016

eastern-pass

I’m a little bummed out right aboot now.

I’ve been trudging about eastern cities, maritime woods and coastal waters for the past few weeks. And after the usual painful connection through Pearson last night, I am back home on the great plains (where I belong for now I suppose).

Above is my favourite picture shot at Eastern Passage Nova Scotia. Note vessel in the foregrounds name referencing Fiddler’s Green which, besides being the title to a Tragically Hip classic, refers to the long-term sailors’ promised perpetual mirth in the afterlife.

And after leaving my family behind in the rain last night the most logical song reflecting how I feel is the following: (E:m, G, D)

Covered by many – here is Sons of Maxwell’s (brothers of Timmins transplanted to Chebucto)

Sons of Maxwell – Farewell to Nova Scotia

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lesson from PartyMarty EasyGuitarTunes

 

 

Films Showing in the Wind

September 16, 2016

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Tiff was fine but the real jewels were films like ‘In Exile’ which makes us think, ask questions and hopefully find answers.

In Exile – Trailer

September 11, 2016

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from zeppy.io – my “connection to the world” was almost exactly like this one

When I was a kid I used to sit in my room with my little 10-transistor radio and go through the dial to see what stations I could come up with. Basically got stations all over the mid-west, east and south – from Little Rock Arkansas, to Nebraska to New York City and Chicago. It was all good.
But I sure had no idea of the intense politics that were going on in those rooms. Particularly over the content of those playlists. The ‘song’ wasn’t as important other parts of the biz (songs matter even less now that the ‘giants’ have taken over many of the stations).

Mike Plume and Steel Belted Radio

Save Us Now

September 10, 2016

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the legend of the white buffalo

We are sitting here witnessing the collision of worlds. Kill all the bison. Then build a museum for the survivors to entertain the pretenders.

Freak out the establishment! Please!

Pipelines, oil, corruption, nukes, politics, murder, genocide, ignorance……I hope these people can save us from ourselves.

From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

almost an hour long but if you think this is a waste of time you are part of the problem thank-you very much

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers 2


Dakhká Khwáan Dancers Facebook page link

Dreaming of a Full House

September 9, 2016

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I’ve been a little under the weather and have tried to get a little rest and drink plenty of fluids before I have to endure some TIFF (free tix) but I just can’t get to the dream stage. If I could, I’d dream my stint in The Six was over, no doubt ’bout that.

But while there I can meet up with my daughter, my brother and sister and dream of the good old days before heading out to the Atlantic. Now I’m starting to feel better.

This eighties’ song  by Kiwi/Oz band Crowded House is a good one cuz it uses the unique sound of Csus2 and C9 for the intro. I think the studio is standard tuning with a capo on 2 and when you play the “F#” (E shape with capo) add a little color by going from A# (G# without capo) to G (A). Give it a listen. Play around with it. Live a little.

Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over – 1986

by emimuc

 

chords/lyrics from Ultimate-guitar.com

[Intro]

Csus2            Csus2            Csus2            Csus2   C9
e |3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——-3——-|
B |3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——-3——-|
G |5——55—5—|5——55—5—|5——55—5—|5——-3——-|
D |5——55—5—|5——55—5—|5——55—5—|5——-5——-|
A |3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——33—3—|3——-3——-|
E |x——xx—x—|x——xx—x—|x——xx—x—|x——-x——-|

[Verse]

Csus2      Csus2          Am          Am
There is freedom within,   there is freedom without
F                                    E
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
C           C             Am     Am
There’s a battle ahead,   many battles are lost
F                          F
But you’ll never see the end of the road
E               E
while you’re travelling with me

[Chorus]

F        G             C          Am
Hey now, hey now Don’t dream it’s over
F        G                C           Am
Hey now, hey now When the world comes in
F          G         C                 Am
They come, they come   To build a wall between us
F       F              F   G
We know they won’t win

[Verse]

Csus2                   Am
Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
F                                             E
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
C                    Am
In the paper today  tales of war and of waste
F                                     E
But you turn right over to the T.V. page

[Chorus]

F        G             C          Am
Hey now, hey now Don’t dream it’s over
F        G                C           Am
Hey now, hey now When the world comes in
F          G         C                 Am
They come, they come   To build a wall between us
F                        G
We know they won’t win

[Verse]

Csus2                   Am
Now I’m walking again   to the beat of a drum
F                                   E
And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
C                        Am
Only the shadows ahead   barely clearing the roof
F                                         E
Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

[Chorus]

F        G             C          Am
Hey now, hey now Don’t dream it’s over
F        G                C           Am
Hey now, hey now When the world comes in
F          G         C                 Am
They come, they come   To build a wall between us
F                        G
Don’t ever let them win

Route 666

September 8, 2016

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doktorsnake.com

There are thousands of guitar pickers round the world who’d give anything to have a guitar that plays well and feels good to ears. They just can’t afford one.

Yet there are some prosperous guitar playing bastards who smash their equipment right there in front of us. Kind of an “in your face” type of exhibition.

To all the guitar smashers out there: you is messin’ with the devil.

Robert Johnson – Me And The Devil Blues 1937

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and my favourite anti-guitar smashing song:

John Hiatt – Perfectly Good Guitar 1993
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Perfectly Good Guitar – words and chords from ultimate-guitar.com
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Perfectly Good Guitar _ John Hiatt

Intro  – [Feeeeeedbaaaaccckkkk]–

Hey—!

Am         Em        G    C    D    Em

Am         Em    D   G    C    D

Em         D   Em      D   Em

Em                     G
Well he threw one down from the top of the stairs
Am                     C          D
beautiful women were standing everywhere
Em                    G
they all got wet when he smashed that thing
Am                        D             G
but off in the dark you could hear somebody sing

Am               Em

[Chorus] Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars
G          C        D       G
smashing a perfectly good guitar
Am                  Em
I don’t know who they think they are
D           G        C     Em
smashing a perfectly good guitar

Em          D         Em
Em          D         Em

Em         G
It started back in 1963
Am                         C          D
his momma wouldn’t buy him that new red harmony
Em           G
he settled for a sunburst with a crack
Am                        D            G
but he’s still trying to break his momma’s back.

Chorus
Am               Em
Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars
G          C        D       Em
smashing a perfectly good guitar
Am                  Em        D
I don’t know who they think they are
G        C     D
smashing a perfectly good guitar

Em     D      Em
Em     D      Em

Em         G
Well he loved that guitar just like a girlfriend
Am                     C          D
but every good thing comes to an end
Em                 G
now he just sits in his room all day
Am                D        G
whistling every note he ever played

Solo
Am   Em   G    C    D    Em
Am   Em   D    G    C    D

Em     D      Em
Em     D      Em

There oughta be a law with no bail
Smash a guitar and you go to jail
With no chance for early parole
You don’t get out till you get some soul

[Chorus]

Late at night the end of the road
He wishes he still had the old guitar to hold
He’d rock it like a baby in his arms
Never let it come to any harm

[Chorus]

 

Feelings

September 7, 2016

Paul Davids posts this side x side comp of a Martin D42 vs a Taylor 716 (the links may not be the exact same piece).

When I go into a shop I like to do these comparisons but it is sometimes difficult – on this video, for me the choice is obvious (the richer sound of the Martin). (The first song they play is Drive by Incubus.

Martin VS Taylor | High End Comparison

Angelina – Tommy Emmanuel ~2006

by GuitarSoul

Lesson – Angelina – Tommy Emmanuel

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