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    Only 136 views and 3 likes so far - difficult genre to get listeners I guess. I like these folk


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    I would have clapped louder when they finished.

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    Oh they definitely need a good versatile vocalist (soprano) for a more complete soundscape. A percussionist with a violin bow on the symbols may also fit in nicely. OK all kidding aside, I listened to the whole thing and liked it as a refreshing escape from the same old thing all the time. I understand though that when they practice the neighbors have requested they keep the garage door down. I wonder if I can find the tablature for the mandolin part?

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    Most of the time when listening to music I am saddened by my hearing loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    A percussionist with a violin bow on the symbols [sic] may also fit in nicely.
    With Billy Martin -


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    There's a point early on when they sound like a composer whose name escapes me who I believe composed some frantic film music. I am sure it will come to me later today.
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    There's a point early on when they sound like a composer whose name escapes me who I believe composed some frantic film music. I am sure it will come to me later today.
    Raymond Scott?

    (If you like avant/cartoon music, another more contemporary artist is Scot Ray - "Cartoon music? Yes, and then some...a sort of 21st century Raymond Scott pack of hungry electric cannibals with all the time and music shifts possible." - Inside Jazz)
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    Something more traditional perhaps..
    I actually like the claymation—delightfully insane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    Raymond Scott?

    (If you like avant/cartoon music, another more contemporary artist is Scot Ray - "Cartoon music? Yes, and then some." - Inside Jazz)
    Yes!! He is exactly who I was thinking of! Thanks!
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    It's interesting to listen to, However, I was listening to similar "New Music," but taken much farther, in the 1970's. For most of us, experimental music wears thin after a time. As a wise man said, "Everything changes except the avant-garde". Still, I rather enjoyed their take on Orange Blossom Special, which they call "Orange Blossom Bullet Train," -- to say nothing of the claymation. A great many hours want into creating the video. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranald View Post
    It's interesting to listen to, However, I was listening to similar "New Music," but taken much farther, in the 1970's. For most of us, experimental music wears thin after a time. As a wise man said, "Everything changes except the avant-garde". Still, I rather enjoyed their take on Orange Blossom Special, which they call "Orange Blossom Bullet Train," -- to say nothing of the claymation. A great many hours want into creating the video. Thanks.
    Rare to see mandolins in the music, although Peter Maunu has been at it for some time: https://youtu.be/ezRpdcafC80

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    This guy did pretty well with “noise” music.

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    Rare to see mandolins in the music, although Peter Maunu has been at it for some time:
    And he plays everything on a Rogue A model. I am sure, though, that he had expert setup done on it. I love the ####### and kissing sax sounds.

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    It isn’t for me.
    Not passing judgement on their musicianship or on the music, I just don’t enjoy listening to it.
    I’m not usually fond of discordant experimental stuff, regardless of genre.
    It just isn’t pleasant to listen to.
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    Yuck! Everyone to his/her own taste, of course. But hopefully, those who like this sort of thing remain solidly in the minority, so the rest of us are not subjected to more of it, even accidentally.

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    Was curious what kind of mandolin he plays but I believe this answers the question, and I think it's a Weber.


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    I guess this is for people for whom pleasant, concordant, harmonic music just doesn't work. One advantage of this is they don't have to waste any time tuning up between ... songs - are they still called that? Nor changing strings, either, I reckon. No need to bother with that expense. I'm trying to imagine what practice sessions would be like, or if they even need to spend time on that. I'll bet they don't get too many requests for "Wagon Wheel" or "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," so they won't have to work up versions of those or any other over-requested numbers. Hmmm ... I'm beginning to see some real advantages in this. Though getting gigs might be tricky.
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    Well, that is certainly no part of nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Well, that is certainly no part of nothing.
    ..which makes it part of something. I was trying to explain how the word 'Cosmic' was used in 1970 to someone the other day, and this is definitely Cosmic. I like it and would defend their right to play it - but I'd go to see them once in a while, not every week.

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    Well, not as I understand the term, "cosmic," but if one believes the cosmos's natural state is chaos, then ... OK.

    Charley! The phrase is, "That ain't no part of nothing." The triple negative is equivalent to a single negative, which is what is called for here. Sorry to be so negative, but ...
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    Here's Sam's page: http://www.samdayharmet.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Well, that is certainly no part of nothing.
    I get the quip, of course. But if you listen to the music, you may hear some familiar elements. Albeit, it is a challenging form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    Was curious what kind of mandolin he plays but I believe this answers the question, and I think it's a Weber.


    That was the first thing I noticed because it looks exactly like my mandolin. Only difference I see is that mine has gold hardware. I'd put $ on - a Weber Bitterroot custom with gloss and faded leather burst .

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    Not as grassy, this.

    *Check out Shtetlblasters for some downtown ethnic - more groove based. If you like John Zorn et al, klezmer, funky..I really recommend Freiheit - really nice mandolin for all you mndln freaks, from trad klezmer to fugs.
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