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Shop song of the day #19: 2/3/11

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Blog entry by Raftermonkey posted 02-03-2011 03:21 PM 3043 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: 2/2/11 Part 19 of Shop song of the day series Part 20: 2/9/11 »

Govt Mule, Banks Of The Deep End. Written in honor of long time Govt Mule and Allman Bros bassist, Allen Woody, who died in the summer of 2000.
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-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"



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#1 posted 02-03-2011 06:36 PM

Nice!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 02-03-2011 06:50 PM

Hey Rafter man,
Cool song, I love the Allman brothers, 38 special, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Awesome Gibson guitar. Do you play?
This would be a fairly easy song to learn. I highly recommend learning to play a stringed instrument.

I also collect antique or odd wooden stringed instruments and display them in our house as art.
I have a 300 lb. brass sound board with strings from the inside of a 1903 baby grand piano hanging in my living room.

Very cool.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#3 posted 02-03-2011 07:52 PM

Hey Mark. I do play bass guitar, ukulele, and a little bit of mandolin. I just picked up a new Epi Thunderbird bass and man it is awesome. I was a strict Fender man prefering the P-Bass over anything else but this Thunderbird sounds amazing. The instruments I own include a Fender P-Bass, Epi Thunderbird bass, Fender dreadnought acoustic guitar, Lanikai CK-TEQ tenor uke, Oscar Schmidt by Washburn mandolin, another really old unlabeled mando, a coupla banjos(don’t play) and a K. Kawai baby grand piano. The piano was acquired from my step-dads brother who lives in Texas and is a Dr. and professor of music at Rice college. Insurance bought him a new one after his ceiling fell in during a hurricane. The piano was not damaged but it was exposed to a little moisture. It dried out fine with no warping or cracking issues and sounds great although, I don’t play but my fiancee does. I use the piano as a back drop for taking photos of my bowls,haha. Thats what most of my bowls are sitting on when I photograph them to post on here.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 10:42 PM

I find there are quite a few musicians on this site (even though I’ve only been on it a short time). Mark & Zeke – do you have any recordings posted? If you’re interested in listening to mine, I’ve got some at my site:

www.RandyMorter.com

They’re under the “Music” tab at the top.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 10:43 PM

Oh – I like Gov’t Mule. Thanks for giving me a listen! I wish we had a radio station here in Phoenix that would play that sort of stuff (& Joe Bonamassa, etc.).

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 03:30 AM

Nice score on the piano.
Ok, lets see, never actually wrote this down:

1984 mahogany Guild D30 acoustic
1962 Takamine classical acoustic with a rosewood back
1980 washburn mandolin
1911 German zither with a guitar neck – no shit.
a martin mini backpack acoustic
1959 aqua color fender strat
1973 epiphone electric
1932 stradivarius copy violin
1968 gibson j200 acoustic
that 4 string lap guitar joni Mitchell always played….. whats it called?
misc. african/ early american looking stringed instruments
and a giant piano sound board on my wall. The kids like to beat on it with drum sticks.

I had a set of drums but the ol lady said they had to go.
A banjo would be cool.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 04:16 AM

Thats a killer collection. Too bad that Stradivarious isn’t real,haha. Is the lap instrument a dulcimer?
p.s. Banjos are the most, hmmm, obnoxious instrument ever created,haha. Very loud and annoying if the person playing it doesn’t know what they’re doing,ha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 03:05 PM

Dulcimer. That’s it.
Your right about the banjo. Maybe that’s why I haven’t bought one. I think I will look for an antique one and that way nobody will ask me to play it. ha.

A mandolin can be pretty obnoxious too. I had a good friend I used to jam acoustic with and he bought a sweet looking Washburn with the curled violin top.
I had to play rhythm for awhile until he got good at it, which he did. But now I can’t stand REM.

Did you see that Pawn Stars when that guy brought in a violin strad copy he found in a trunk in his grammas’ attic? He thought he was a millionaire – for 5 minutes.

see a man about a log............just caught that. good one.

Randy – page not found….?

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 06:54 PM

You’re correct about the mando. I guess this could be said of any instrument though,haha. Nothing worse than trying to jam with someone who’s not quite there yet. Well, I take that back. If the person isn’t very good yet and they know they’re not very good yet, they tend to “lay back” and play quietly till they are comfortable. Then you’ve got the folks that stink to high heaven but they think they are the ish so they play as loud, outa key and outa time as they can because they’re ego will have it no other way. God forbid they do get good one day. But thats fine too, cause by then they’ll be too good to play with me,haha. I did see the “Pawn Stars” episode. Haha, man I felt bad for that guy,ha. He thought all his worries were over, only to have his hopes and dreams dashed by the expert,haha. But on the bright side, he still got a $250-500 violin for free.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#10 posted 02-05-2011 12:08 AM

I would have kept it. It will only go up in value.

He could have sold it now for 1500.00 to the right buyer.

He didn’t care. Free money.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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