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Walkman Blues
by Admiral Bob
Recommends (18)
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 @ 3:55 AM
 
khidir
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permalink   Tue, Feb 10, 2009 @ 6:13 AM
that guitar tone is amazingly fun!
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Tue, Feb 10, 2009 @ 9:18 AM
this is awesome admiral bob! thanks for putting it up.
John Pazdan
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permalink   Tue, Feb 10, 2009 @ 9:51 AM
Ahhh..Springtime in the Land of Crime and Drugs..ok, I know it’s only February, but it’s 60 degrees outside..and the snow is melting in my backyard and WHA? is this peeking up? Is it? could it be? Yes! My Hammond, the one I left there in November when this accursed snow started falling as I was hauling it back into Casa Flatwound at 4 AM after gig at The Stayed Behinder Show Lounge. Oh..Happy Day!

I haul the splintered and rusting hulk inside, and carefully fire “her” up, barely able to hide my dread and/or anticipation as the ancient unlubricated tone wheel starts its un-merry revolution(s)…creeek creekk spin and yes! there it is! Carefully downloading Walkman Blues onto my Commodore 64 via the 1KB/hour hi speed intranetz connection I have jacked into through the Evangelical Church next door, I start in playing along with the good admiral. Though the tune is listed in the key of “A”, I know from experience that “A” means “A minus” on my Mighty Organ, a tuning system last used by pre Columbian Gamalan Combos (sorry for mismatched cultural reference, but this IS ccMixter, where we “mash it up”).

Clank clank, hack, sputter..a 7#9 chord here, a dropped 3rd voice leading to the minus 2 there, whack, sploink, vajoom (h/t Don Martin), where’s Billy Ray when I need him? Almost done..and just in time as I am almost out of Black Sheep Ale..there..just have to…when:

RING! RING! Who could this be? Alas, it’s the Ghost of Lefty Dizz. He always calls at the most inopportune times. I reluctantly answer..”Johnny..wha U doin with dat ‘puter, son? Don U knowed there’s work to do? Din U see Mr O on the tV last night, talkin bout bridges and rows to make, and grift and pork to disribut-uatate? best stop foolin with the microbes and get back to REAL work my brddr”.

Sigh..I know he’s right..so I toss the track on the pile of Unfinished ccMixter Things (now approaching 42 feet high) and put on my plaid suit for a trip down to the Illinois Office of Unemployable Musicians, where it’s time for another “go ‘round” with the woman with the little black glasses and bad dye job, the one who smells of Ranch Flavored dorritos and Charlie! perfume..to inquire why I haven’t been keeping up my “job search” and why my dog Scout has all those un documented charges for Alpo Fancy Feast Chicken n’ Duck with Potato kibble.

Someday though Admiral Bob, my mate, when I can catch you, Marco, Billy Ray and even Stones x4 (if he ever gets back from Outer Slobvania or where ever it is he went) on a good day, we should make some music like this..

btw..good track!
panu
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permalink   Tue, Feb 10, 2009 @ 10:18 AM
THAT”S what i’m talkin’ about. that tone transplanted me to the postage-stamp dance floor at some oyster bar on the gulf coast about 11’o-what-the on a fryday night. i feel lots mo bettah now. thanks, this was great.
spinmeister
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permalink   Mon, Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:41 PM
ahhh that made me feel warm and nostalgic all over! What amp were you using on the lead guitar? Or was it software?
Wired Ant
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permalink   Thu, Sep 29, 2011 @ 4:24 PM
An awesome handcrafted blues!Love it!