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By littlestar (Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 06:50:41 PM EST) sing, music, MFC, travel (all tags)
And, Music! Music! Music.
 
Remember the MFC XVII ??


 So, I'm sooooo excited. Yes, that's right, soooo excited. I am to travel on a tiny trip to Texas (love that alliteration you know you do!). Even though it is a tiny trip, my excitement is large. It has been SO long (I capped that for effect, do you feel it?) since I have traveled by myself. I get to be me! 
 
Also I get to make music with my favourite super talented musician guy and hopefully sing with a totally talented singing guy (you know these Texan boys). I mean, as  a musician singer chick, it like, couldn't be more up my alley. 
 
Also I get to see good friends and meet sweet children (whom I will eat of course)!! Yays! 
 
Also a delightful, helpful lady is going to make delicious things for me. For me!!! Someone else, is going to make things, for me! This includes the phenomenal secondary of me NOT HAVING to make food for three other people, and figure out what it is they maybe, might possibly, want..if it's good. I will relish every moment my friends. Every moment. 
 
Also, what the hey with the MFC XVII? That's not ever front paged or anything (unless I'm crazy but I don't think so and if not fix that would you please?) I didn't even know about it till ana told me, which leads into the next sentence. I'm hoping to do something for the MFC while in the great state of Texas (to which I have never been by the by) visiting with said music type person and his lovely wife. I thought it would be neat. I wonder if we'll get our acts together enough to do that. Hahaha… I think I'll start writing lyrics tonight… football eh? 
 
Oh yeah, about other people, Popsicle is also going on a trip. To my half-brother's mansion in the Colorado mountains and his ranch with exquisite horses near by. My dad is taking her; it was his idea that she go with him and he paid for the ticket. She is over the moon excited as she totally loved my brother when he visited a couple of months ago. She has her own luggage and everything. She's a real person. I am very excited for her too, I know she's gonna have an AWESOME time. 
 
The boys will be left here on their own for a wee bit. I think it will be absolutely splendid, the little man is very taken with his daddy at this great age of four. It will be so nice for them to get to spend some man time together. I think they are both looking forward to it.
 
 Write in poll: What should we sing/record? What would you want to sing/record if you were here with us?
 
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I've been wracking my tiny brain by technician (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 06:56:48 PM EST
trying to figure out what to play / record. I've asked other people. I have no idea, though.

But I'll be there. I won't know what to play, but I'll be there.

2 dudes and a lady... by garlic (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:17:41 PM EST
peter, paul, and mary?


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I just by clock (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:24:55 PM EST
puked in my mouth. a little bit.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea. by garlic (4.00 / 2) #6 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:40:54 PM EST


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BWHAHHAHAHAAH [NT] by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:29:21 PM EST
 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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Play it Metallica style... by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #31 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:33:52 AM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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And here I was thinking by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #40 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:27:53 AM EST
Master of Puppets, converted to acoustic folk.

Come on, you know it would be awesome.



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Can you imagine by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #44 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:56:57 AM EST
Hetfield doing "Puff the Magic Dragon" or "If I Had a Hammer"?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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OK, you got me. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #51 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 03:12:33 PM EST
Too much awesome.

Except, we need a time machine to get '88 Hetfield. Modern Hetfield doesn't have the pipes for it.



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littlestar does though, I reckon. by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #54 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 10:43:57 PM EST
However, a suitable backing track needs to be arranged.

With acoustics, or perhaps a Schecter turned down with a little gentle reverb, a touch of phase and enough OD to make the strings bounce.

This week I went out to lunch with a good friend, who is more of a cheesy quaver and holds no agenda for Metallica, or indeed, guitar based music.

Some RnB cover of "Nothing Else Matters"

"It's not right, and it's not good" was his verdict.

NFB - OD + LS == Awesome, I reckon.


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Schecter's in a bad state right now by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #55 Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 02:12:06 PM EST
Add some sanding and it's pretty much like that. Aside from which, I'm kinda stuck for time. Trying to do too much with too little at the moment. Up every day at 4:30 AM, in bed by around 8:30 PM, and a whole lot of flailing in between.

Be a nice thing to try someday when I have a few minutes though.



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"bad state" by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #56 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 04:33:01 PM EST
As in "completely stripped down", you mean!

That's not going to be a quick job, but oh man it'll be worth it.


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That's the hope. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #57 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 04:55:33 PM EST
If I can avoid screwing up the job too badly.

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Take your time by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #58 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 04:59:07 PM EST
I mean seriously, I'm pretty sure you can solder better than what was in that photo...


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I've soldered better than that with by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #59 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 05:21:17 PM EST
nothing more than a lighter to melt the solder. Ask my Ibanez. My old iron burned out and I didn't have any patience for going to buy a new one, so out came the lighter.

Oh, BTW, don't ever use a cold heat soldering iron. Waste of money.



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Asbestos fingers by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #60 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 05:56:43 PM EST
Perchance?


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That'd be nice. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #61 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 05:58:19 PM EST
Just steady ones I guess.

And now I find myself staring wistfully at product pages for butane soldering pens. Oh my wallet.



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Yeah, thay're pretty good. by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #62 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 06:04:43 PM EST
Specially for more delicate work.


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Anything beats the electric irons. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #63 Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 09:37:25 PM EST
Those things can't even warm up if they dare touch wire while you're trying to create some heat.

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Tools for the job, I say... by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #64 Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 07:50:16 AM EST
Which explains my extensive toolboxes and power toys.


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Yep. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #65 Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 09:19:00 AM EST

A person can never have enough tools.

I suppose we should cease and desist before littlestar thinks we're trying to take over her diary.



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Indeed! by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #66 Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 09:20:46 AM EST
Sorry littlestar!


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Lady Antebellum? by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #43 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:50:29 AM EST
Alternately, you could just sing a bar of Alice's Restaurant the next time it comes around on the guitar.  With feeling.


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The Decemberists / This Sporting Life by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 08:30:42 PM EST


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I totally can do that by technician (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:34:47 PM EST
song myself, so maybe if we can find the harmony on it. Or trade off verses.

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Half right... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:35:34 PM EST
Is there football in that one? by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:09:26 PM EST
Not that it wouldn't be welcome anyway ...

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OMG by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:33:33 PM EST
This song SOO asking for harmonies I can hear in my head. I had never heard this song or of this band. Very, very cool. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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Great song by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:34:03 PM EST
I didn't know this band I don't think. Great pick to be sure. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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I was only put onto them at Christmas by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:51:20 PM EST
They are bringing the 19th century folk ballad into the 21st, it seems.

Which is awesome.

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256 lyrics!! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 08:33:27 PM EST


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Yeahbut by technician (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:35:05 PM EST
which ones?!?

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pick dartboard style! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #38 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 09:53:34 AM EST


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When is this happening? by 256 (2.00 / 0) #45 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:00:12 AM EST
I know I promised you guys more lyrics like, three months ago, but I might be able to swing together something special for the occasion.

Also, littlestar did a fantastic a capella rendition of that SF-country song I wrote with you in mind way back when, so maybe that could be resurrected...

thinking cap on.
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

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This Saturday. by technician (2.00 / 0) #46 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:13:37 AM EST
I'm all for whatever comes up...we can always go back and re-invent stuff we have.

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I always assumed by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #47 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:54:49 PM EST
you didn't like it. You never said a word about it. Interesting. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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really? by 256 (2.00 / 0) #50 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 02:55:13 PM EST
I didn't? It's still on the main playlist on my computer.

If I was silent it was because I'm a terrible person not because the track wasn't amazing.
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

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Well there ya' go. by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #53 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 07:28:21 PM EST
Who knew. It made me feel funny at the time cause I rarely shared music I had made with very many people then. I was gonna write to ask you about it (whenever that was years ago) but felt like that would be super stupid cause all you could say then was that it was fine or whatever. Hahaha... I am glad to know that you thought it was ok; I sort of always thought it had potential, I liked singing it. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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w00t! by clock (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:25:34 PM EST
full steam ahead for awesome!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

You're in Texas by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:31:32 PM EST
It has to be Janis.
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ooooh! by clock (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:08:51 PM EST
good point!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Hrm. by technician (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:37:48 PM EST
Janis at her best was covering other folks. I think of her more as a style, and copying styles is lame.

Plus we'll be in Houston. If we were in Austin....

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Still... by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:01:08 PM EST
the selection is a good one.

Proud Mary
Get It While You Can
Gershwin's Summertime

Or, failing that, how about some other Texans like ... um ... Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison.

I'll bet you could make an awesome cover of some Tex Beneke things.

Or Selena. Or Beyonce.

Or Butthole Surfers.
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Interesting by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:43:52 PM EST
Proud Mary would be fun to do with the group to be sure! I am thinking I could do a neat version of Get It while You can.. that could be fun for sure, if I don't do that this weekend I may just log that with clock for later. I think I would like to do it really soft.. hmmm... And, Summertime, well, that's just a fine, fine song. I have used that  for warm up song, could be cool to try and record. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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Oh Lord, won't you buy me by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #32 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:34:52 AM EST
a Mercedes Benz...

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Almost there by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #41 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:30:19 AM EST
Texas: Pantera. Cowboys from Hell, bluegrass style. I can hear the banjo now.

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Pantera Fans In Love by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #49 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 02:45:50 PM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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This too ^^^ by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #52 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 03:13:34 PM EST


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Love her by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:36:23 PM EST
I can't do her any justice mostly but I do really enjoy singing Me and Bobby McGee. 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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Minor change of plans... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #13 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:37:21 PM EST
It looks like we'll be coming on Friday and Welsh Girl will be with us.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

Excellent! by clock (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:46:43 PM EST
we'll be here!  doing the things we do!  and stuff!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Somehow I envision the Dude by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #33 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:36:11 AM EST
With his hands steepled, saying that. < Burns >Eeeexcellllennnt</Burns >

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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YAYS!! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:27:44 PM EST
 So excited!!!
*twinkle*twinkle*


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Hm. by ana (4.00 / 2) #25 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 11:55:46 PM EST
I tried to front-page it by editorial fiat, but I don't think it worked.

Here's that MFC link. Go vote for it.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Thanks by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #28 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 06:32:57 AM EST
I sort of forgot to do that linking part.. I was all caught up in my excitement. Hahahhaa... Everyone vote it to front page already!! 
*twinkle*twinkle*


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MFC - I have an idea by TPD (2.00 / 0) #26 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 01:40:41 AM EST
but as yet nothing more.


why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
This will be EPIC!! by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #27 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 04:06:28 AM EST
I want to hear LONG takes on .mp3 with full STUDIO BANTER!! :)

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

This could be by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #29 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 06:39:07 AM EST
one of the times to be careful what you wish for! HAhahahaa... or not; it could in fact, be epic! Thanks for the confidence! We will do our best.
*twinkle*twinkle*


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if you want banter by clock (4.00 / 1) #30 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 07:43:34 AM EST
it is banter you will get!  i usually take out A LOT of it because, well, i'm not sure that we think we're all that funny after we do the recordings.  mostly there's just a lot of swearing and completely uncalled for references to people and places that are not germane...or Tito.  see what i mean?

but you'll get it this time!  hell, we should do it as a multi-hour podcast format.  take that!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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littlestar has this bjork-like aura about her. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #36 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:50:12 AM EST
You men be careful out there. ;)

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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What a compliment! by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #48 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:58:35 PM EST
Bjork is so coolingness though I'm not sure she's a maneater per se. I think the man are safe from me. Hahahaha....
*twinkle*twinkle*


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a tiny trip to Texas by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #34 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:37:36 AM EST
Or, a Trip to Tiny Texas.

So are CBB and the Boy going to be hanging out in the schoolhouse in their undies all day, eating bacon?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Song by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #35 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 08:47:03 AM EST
BnL's When I Fall

+1 diary full of awesome! by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #37 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 09:05:04 AM EST
For song list you should do "Crazy Train", in the vein of Fun Lovin' Criminals.

Or perhaps an acoustic duet of "A Tout Le Monde"?


Coal Miner's Daughter! by duxup (4.00 / 1) #39 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:13:43 AM EST
*holds up lighter*   ... er digital camera

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Now for something serious. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #42 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:33:06 AM EST

Loreena McKennitt - Highway Man

Have fun.



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