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 Thanks all!!

I really appreciate you taking the time to watch/listen.

The video isn't intended to be taken seriously. It was actually re-shot in a day, two days before the single came out, after the original version (which took a week of filming) was lost due to a software update glitch. The original version was a bit more lush and shot in different locations, but we ran out of time and decided to make this one a little more tongue in cheek.

Although the Dove gets the video job, it was actually my Hummingbird 12 string that got the job in the studio, all the rhythm acoustic and arpeggiated parts are the Bird (which I also wrote the song with) and there are a couple of cameos from my D18GE too. Electrics are my producer Pete's early '80s Epi Casino and my '88 Strat Plus. 

We nabbed Jim Hoke from Josh Rouse's band to play the main riff on brass-he played ALL of the brass parts in the end and stacked them beautifully. Elliot Millson applied a dusting of electronica and Greg Bishop played drums (real human ones, BK!!🤣). Producer Pete played the bass part which is my favourite part of the record...he plays bass exquisitely on the entire album, despite not owning a bass until under a month before the sessions began. As luck would have it, he's a total polymath and mastered bass in a fortnight, then proceeded to write and play better bass parts on every song than 99% of the top end session players I've worked with. Still getting my head around that! 

Anyway, I digress...thankyou so much for taking the time to listen, and for the share Bayou!

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5 hours ago, Jinder said:

The video isn't intended to be taken seriously. It was actually re-shot in a day, two days before the single came out, after the original version (which took a week of filming) was lost due to a software update glitch.

Oh man, that would be frustrating. It seems that you have somehow managed to make the best of a rather unfortunate situation. Here's hoping that your luck balances out moving forward.

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10 hours ago, Jinder said:

 Thanks all!!

I really appreciate you taking the time to watch/listen.

The video isn't intended to be taken seriously. It was actually re-shot in a day, two days before the single came out, after the original version (which took a week of filming) was lost due to a software update glitch. The original version was a bit more lush and shot in different locations, but we ran out of time and decided to make this one a little more tongue in cheek.

Although the Dove gets the video job, it was actually my Hummingbird 12 string that got the job in the studio, all the rhythm acoustic and arpeggiated parts are the Bird (which I also wrote the song with) and there are a couple of cameos from my D18GE too. Electrics are my producer Pete's early '80s Epi Casino and my '88 Strat Plus. 

We nabbed Jim Hoke from Josh Rouse's band to play the main riff on brass-he played ALL of the brass parts in the end and stacked them beautifully. Elliot Millson applied a dusting of electronica and Greg Bishop played drums (real human ones, BK!!🤣). Producer Pete played the bass part which is my favourite part of the record...he plays bass exquisitely on the entire album, despite not owning a bass until under a month before the sessions began. As luck would have it, he's a total polymath and mastered bass in a fortnight, then proceeded to write and play better bass parts on every song than 99% of the top end session players I've worked with. Still getting my head around that! 

Anyway, I digress...thankyou so much for taking the time to listen, and for the share Bayou!

Jinder - truly am impressed with your work.  Out of curiosity, when you play out, are you always solo - or do you have a band, or cohorts you play with?  ...and when are you coming to Boston?!?

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Thankyou so much, all!! In answer to your question Billroy, I have played solo for many years. I'd dearly love to go out with a band to tour the new album, but it's so expensive to hire good players and rehearse a band up properly.

 

I've relied on music as my full time work for 21yrs (99% performance, with some moonlighting as a tour manager/guitar tech/session player/producer) and the margins are getting narrower and narrower...nobody buys CDs anymore and there is very little revenue in streaming/downloads, so live has become the main source of income since 2010 or so. Unfortunately taking a band on the road is almost always a loss leader, even for major artists. I worked with Billy Bragg for several years, and when he released his Tooth & Nail album a few years ago he took a band out on an 18mth world tour, largely to sold out venues, with a healthy gross, but over those 18mths the tour cost Billy tens of thousands of pounds out of his own pocket, eating much of the profit from the (healthy sales of) the album. 

We live in tough times for us working musicians...until the wind changes in the industry, or unless I luck into a group of players who want to join me on the road for free or a peppercorn fee (and don't mind sleeping in a van!), I don't think I'll ever be able to take a band out again.

I love working solo, though...the freedom is a joy, I love to improvise and reshape songs on the fly, play around with looping and effects etc to create soundscapes. It's always fun!

I'm hoping to get out to the US for some more touring next year, it's been a long time...there is a lot of uncertainty over here with Brexit etc, so my usual adventures in mainland Europe might be off the table...the US would be a great fun alternative!

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36 minutes ago, Jinder said:

...nobody buys CDs anymore and there is very little revenue in streaming/downloads, 

 

This is so true, Jinder.

When Double Aught did our first project in 1998, it was the beginning of the end. We signed up with the Internet Underground Music Association (IUMA) and our project went digital in 1998/99. IUMA  was eventually acquired by cdbaby. We were crushed to see our tens of thousands of streams being played for (basically) free. There was no point in buying anything. Everything was free.

Gillian Welch actually wrote a song about it. "Everything is free".

When Owen and I did the Dummitt / Malone project last year, the minute it was done cdbaby put the whole thing on youTube. I mean, we signed off on it because that's the way things work, but why would anybody buy a cd they can simply play for free.

My next idea goes against the grain.

 

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I actually still buy CDs. I like the idea of supporting the artists, while at the same time owning, not renting, my music collection. I have a little high res. player with my entire collection of about ten thousand songs loaded. I use it all the time at work, were I can’t stream Spotify et al. However, I fully understand those that reason differently for whatever reason.

So Jinder, if you will have a CD available, I’ll gladly buy it.

Lars

 

 

 

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I still buy cds, as I play them in my truck. (Edit: Lars and I were posting at same time!) The house concert / folk fans still buy cds. Vinyl fans still buy vinyl. Of course, I realize that all of this is not much.

Jinder, did you come to USA? Jim Hoke played horns on some of my tracks and he is from Nashville, far as I know. Maybe he travels to Europe for work, too.

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Funny, it’s legal for iTunes and Amazon to virtually steal artists’ work, while the FBI and Interpol rattle their sabers. 
iTunes is slowly eliminating the ability to purchase and keep your own library, pushing users to subscribe to their Apple Music product.  I guess once you amass data on how much the average person spends buying CDs, you can make a lot more if you put them all in your own massive computer and force them to pay more to listen. “Don’t worry, the music you purchased through iTunes will still be available to you through Apple Music.”  
Great music Jinder.  As always,, 

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A friend called me from interstate - because I work ON computers, he seems to think I know everything and can possibly fix his comp. I explained that I am simply ‘driving’ the computer like he drives his car and that I have absolutely no idea, and no need, to know how to fix one. I call our work help desk.

So he calls me again, doesn’t want to pay for Apple Play or other stream things and wants to rip his cd collection from his car onto the new fandangle he can plug in his new car ‘entertainment’ system. He had followed instructions to copy the cd’s contents but missed the step of getting the software to search the internet for the song name and details.......so he had a whole bunch of ‘track 1’. He had spent quite a long time getting this far. I looked up a youtube video that showed simply how to do all of it and sent it to him. Days later, he rang back, can’t do it, won’t work. He is about to go on a very long drive across the top of the country and wants to just have his music all running on the gadget.....

I asked him if the new thing had a cd player.......yep....I told him to give up, put the cds in his cd box and put the cd box on the other seat of his car and select any one he felt like and chuck it in the player.

 

BluesKing777.

 

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Yeah, I can relate about having to go it as a solo almost 100% of the time (an occasional duo or trio can work at times if the money is right). I’m a Journeyman New Orleans Musician. Luckily I still sell enough CDs to make a slight profit after all costs of the project (but full disclosure, it took three years to break even). My buyers are mostly older out of town folks at gigs who want to bring back a memento of their trip to New Orleans. My digital revenue is a joke. 

I’m about to release a six song EP. It will be interesting to see if I can turn a profit. 

If any of y’all ever get down to New Orleans, let me know. We can do a sit in!

 

 

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