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Something bouncy on the old Banner

#1 User is offline   Lars68 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

A while back I set out to try and write something a little bouncier than my normal minor key drone songs. I recorded it tonight on my old 1942 Banner J-45. Here is what came out:

https://soundcloud.c...968/over-over-1 Edit: link updated to a slightly better version.

Does it work?

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:15 PM

View PostLars68, on 11 November 2017 - 06:25 PM, said:

I set out to try and write something a little bouncier than my normal minor key drone songs.


I think you achieved what you set out to try and do Lars. [smile]
we had longer ways to go, but no matter, the road is life.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:50 AM

View Post'Scales, on 11 November 2017 - 07:15 PM, said:

I think you achieved what you set out to try and do Lars. [smile]


Not so sure about that [unsure]

Thanks for the encouragement and for listening.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:21 AM

Very nice. I can relate to the lyrics. Minus the subway. :)
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

Really nice tone there, Lars.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

I think it works Lars..Good job. I love that tone as well, Great guuitar.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:22 PM

I think it has a lot of potential Lars. Im glad to hear youre exploring diferent styles. I hear a lot of Billy Bragg stylistically.

Your pitch is also so much bettrr than a year sgo.
The phrasing and timing is not quite right when you start cramming the words in. Work on this so you keep the groove and vibe going.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

View PostEuroAussie, on 12 November 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:

The phrasing and timing is not quite right when you start cramming the words in. Work on this so you keep the groove and vibe going.


Agreed! Did another one. This one has more snap, I think.

https://soundcloud.c...968/over-over-1

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Who would have thought you had a major chord in you!
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:43 AM

Thats it!
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:59 AM

View PostThemisSal, on 12 November 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

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Who would have thought you had a major chord in you!


Well, I found some major chords in the old Banner. My other ones don't seem to have those chords. Sal, do all your guitars come with the same chords? [biggrin]

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:07 AM

Geez louise theme some miserable lyrics Lars 😂

Hard enough coming to work on a Monday , now I wanna go and resign
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 13 November 2017 - 06:07 AM, said:

Geez louise theme some miserable lyrics Lars ��

Hard enough coming to work on a Monday , now I wanna go and resign


I know. It would be too much of a u-turn thematically for me to do both bouncy music AND happy lyrics at the same time. One change from the norm at a time is enough. Maybe next time I can sing about sunshine and lazy days at the beach, but set to Nine Inch Nail kind of music [biggrin]

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:13 AM

The Smiths did it for a decade Lars will rather positive awards.

This is your Girlfriend in a coma.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

 EuroAussie, on 13 November 2017 - 07:13 AM, said:

The Smiths did it for a decade Lars will rather positive awards.

This is your Girlfriend in a coma.


Morrisey sounds happy compared to Lars !
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

View PostLars68, on 13 November 2017 - 06:46 AM, said:

Maybe next time I can sing about sunshine and lazy days at the beach, but set to Nine Inch Nail kind of music [biggrin]

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Im ready to hear that attempt Lars [flapper]

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

Hey Lars- as a fellow Scandinavian I can relate to the "Nordic Blues" element.I tell people that Norway's national bird is the Mourning Dove. And here comes winter! Keep on writing.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:13 PM

I wish I had written Girlfriend in a Coma. What a superb song that is. Morrissey is one of my many house Gods (no surprise, I guess).

I see myself as a mostly normal fellow, but for some unknown reason, songs about the more difficult human situations have always spoken to me more than poppy top 40 stuff. I bought Springsteen's Nebraska (about as depressing a record you'll ever find) when I was thirteen, back in 1982. At the time, the lyrics probably didn't mean much to me, but there was something in the mood of the songs that drew me in. It's been that way when it comes to music ever since. Don't blame me, blame Bruce [biggrin]

Yes, like in Norway, winters here are long and cold. So much of the time is spent indoors. There will be plenty of time to write more songs before spring is here again. Olie, I haven't seen you posting any song lately. If I remember correctly you posted a stunningly good Neil Young song a while back. At least I think that was you?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:46 PM

just to be clear,Lars, I was born in Norway but came to Canada a long time ago.There is a similarity between Northwestern Ontario, where I grew up,and Scandinavia and I have retained quite a bit of the mindset over the many years living in Canada.Your recollection of a Neil song was not from me. It was probably a story or two that I related regarding a time many years ago in what is now Thunder Bay , when I worked in a coffeehouse and Neil played there.He was very generous in helping me to learn how to play guitar and I remember fondly times when he let me play his Gretch Country Gentleman as well as to drive "Mort" his old Buick hearse.Wonderful thinking about them now. He was broke most of the time. I think things turned out quite nicely for the fellow!" Long may (we all) run."
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

Olie, that's a great story!

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