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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:13 am Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
A lady from my church asked me to record a few songs to be played at her and her husband's funerals. I've tried putting them off for a while now; not that I'm superstitious or anything ... it's awfully morbid.
I took a break from working on them to record a wedding song cover -

Forever and a day - Stephin Merritt

Thanks!

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:44 am Reply with quote
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whistle, it will be your music that will help make the funerals meaningful and alive. I love the idea!

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:44 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
Good stuff man.

I played Amazing Grace on the Fiddle at my brothers funeral in Oct. It was tough to get through it, but I think it was .... necessary and appropriate. I also played a song I wrote and other friends played too. It actually made the whole thing more peaceful and meaningful in a way. Almost like it turned the funeral into a wake.

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:52 am Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
I believe they wanted us to play live but our singer, a bear of a man, said he would not be able to make it through the songs. I agree that funerals with live music bring something that canned music doesn't. I sang "Amazing Grace" as a duet for a grandparent's wedding once and people really appreciated it. I think the more involved in the service that friends and family can be the more meaningful and personal it becomes.

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:08 am Reply with quote
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Caroline!

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
Wagon Wheel! (With some awful fiddling, I'm sorry, it's old)

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:54 pm Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
Wagon Wheel! (With some awful fiddling, I'm sorry, it's old)


hey! that actually sounds like Wagon Wheel!

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:22 pm Reply with quote
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Laughing I'm glad it's recognizable!

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:05 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
All good stuff brother, keep that up.

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:13 am Reply with quote
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real nice stuff. and where can i get one of them 4 ft long toblerones?
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:56 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
indeedinoditsistern wrote:
real nice stuff. and where can i get one of them 4 ft long toblerones?


I wish they came in that size. Cool

That's the container my fiddle bow came in. I noticed the resemblance and, it being my favorite candy bar and all, I had to make it. There was lots of scissoring of construction paper and giftwrap!

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:59 am Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
indeedinoditsistern wrote:
real nice stuff. and where can i get one of them 4 ft long toblerones?


I wish they came in that size. Cool

That's the container my fiddle bow came in. I noticed the resemblance and, it being my favorite candy bar and all, I had to make it. There was lots of scissoring of construction paper and giftwrap!


What a cool idea! And you guys sound great, whistle!

Hmmn, not sure if these are sold in the US, but back home you can get 2'7" (they weigh about 4.5kg) Toblerone bars!! nom nom nom Very Happy
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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:59 pm Reply with quote
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missyjay6 wrote:
Hmmn, not sure if these are sold in the US, but back home you can get 2'7" (they weigh about 4.5kg) Toblerone bars!! nom nom nom Very Happy


Shocked I have GOT to have one of those. Or at least get my picture taken with one.

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:53 am Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 09 Sep 2008 Posts: 451 Location: Scotland
Chigger wrote:
Shocked I have GOT to have one of those. Or at least get my picture taken with one.


Chigger - I don't think they sell these in the States, or at least I couldn't find them anywhere online. But the folks on that link send abroad.... Might be wise to wait for winter though, otherwise you might get delivered a chocolate fondue rather than a chocolate bar Very Happy

Am off to Switzerland in a couple of weeks and I know a shop in my hometown that sells them. I'll take a picture of one and you can always photoshop yourself in Wink
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:02 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
missyjay6 wrote:
... the folks on that link send abroad...


I saw that! First I had to learn what currency SFr. was (Swiss franc) and the conversion, which comes to about $170, and that's without S/H.

*sigh*

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:10 am Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:

I saw that! First I had to learn what currency SFr. was (Swiss franc) and the conversion, which comes to about $170, and that's without S/H.

*sigh*


Insane, isn't it??!! And I checked; they're asking for about the same again in postage :( Trying to fleece all the Swiss living abroad, craving food from home...

Still dear, but you can get it for $140 here, including shipping to the US...
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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:55 pm Reply with quote
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Ok, I am so far away from that kind of money for a candy bar that I will never own one, EVER.

I do appreciate the offer of a good picture, Missy! That is the next best thing! And I agree with you- if it were free I'd have to wait and get one in winter, it's been 100 degrees F. here the last few days.

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:58 am Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 09 Sep 2008 Posts: 451 Location: Scotland
Chigger wrote:
Ok, I am so far away from that kind of money for a candy bar that I will never own one, EVER.

I do appreciate the offer of a good picture, Missy! That is the next best thing! And I agree with you- if it were free I'd have to wait and get one in winter, it's been 100 degrees F. here the last few days.


Yup, totally ridiculous money! And alas, I never won the lottery yesterday, else I might have shipped a couple of these your way ... but I guess a picture will have to do for now...

And please can you send some of that weather this way? It's been raining for days and feels like autumn! Thank you kindly Very Happy
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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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I'm aiming my supa-dupa weather ray at your locale right now... Very Happy

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:59 am Reply with quote
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Chigger wrote:
I'm aiming my supa-dupa weather ray at your locale right now... Very Happy


It worked!! We had blazing sunshine all weekend!! Thank you Chigger!! Very Happy
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:17 am Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1000
Clip of us busking "Alabama High-Test"

This is a couple years old. We got kicked out of this spot one or two songs later. It was a neat location, felt like we were playing under the lights. I was still fresh on the fiddle, which explains the navel-gazing.

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:32 am Reply with quote
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that's a pretty cool stage alright - shame about the background noise but it definitely rocks.

Two years old? Are you working up to going out again? Wink

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:48 pm Reply with quote
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Yeah, we've done it a few more times, GumboStu, but no cameras.

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:30 pm Reply with quote
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glad t hear it - best kind of rehearsal time you can get Wink I love it

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:52 pm Reply with quote
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Trying a hand at some originals ...

The Sun Also Rises

Not old-timey or anything, but it's acoustic and with lots of harmonies.

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:48 pm Reply with quote
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Pickett's Song

This is our alternate-history Civil War song. Smile

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:47 am Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
Trying a hand at some originals ...

The Sun Also Rises

Not old-timey or anything, but it's acoustic and with lots of harmonies.


Good tune man, look forward to hearing more.

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:39 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks jkorp!

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 11:24 am Reply with quote
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The Creeks - Highway 7/8

Written in (you guessed it) 7/8, lyrically it ended up being something of a Dylan homage. So we just kind of rolled with it for the video!

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:06 pm Reply with quote
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So we tried to write a song in the style of Old Crow. Consequently, it sounds nothing like them.

The Creeks - Summer Nights (Let's Go Dancing!)

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