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    what did you do today?

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    I had a vision. so I was cutting the greens this morning about 7:30am and took a little sitdown break around 9:00am on the back nine where there's not a soul in sight. having a toke and a smoke, and I look down and there's this little dandelion peeking up at me. we just had a killer frost on Friday, but since then it's been absolutely beautiful. so I wrote this tune while finishing up and came home and recorded it.

    this is just a first take of what I hope might turn into a good tune.

    "dandelion"

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    Dan

    edit-the file was screwed, and I'm sorry for that. the new one is up.
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    sorry folks, the file is corrupt. I'll load it again.

    Dan

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    hate it when that happens. anyway, the new file is good. loading at NWR now.

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    Dang Dan,
    very nice. I think it's going to be a great song!! I really like the way you sing it, and the lyrics are beautiful! Can I add a simple drum track to it?
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    "dandelion"

    sorry folks, and JB, was the file screwed. try the new one if it was.

    and thanks for listening, and the comments.

    Dan

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    Arrow Hey dtb, really nice! Very reminiscent of Neil Young, Cat Stevens,...

    or of the oldest Simon-Garfunkel from the early 60's. All you need is to find a -funkel, to do the high harmonies!

    I love it, how you can just bang out a song on a whim! I've always been very impressed with that. A toke and a long ride communing with nature [riding mower] can help you see inspiration in the most interesting places. Dandelion!

    - Reminds me of a Rolling Stones' cover of the same name,... of which I've contemplated doing myself!

    Great song. Nice. WTG. Thanx again!

    /DA

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    great sounding acoustic.......you've really got 'your' sound down, which is great...........can't go wrong with a song like this......

    a little bassy in just a couple parts.... at :49 maybe a small bass cut or a touch of compression.....

    good song

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    Damn man....that's sweet....

    nice tune Dan.....

    vox could come down just a bit at the chorus....
    the verb on the guits is awesome...I can hear everything man...
    Damn man!....you play so frickin' good....

    violin and bass man...violin and bass....maybe just a tweak of flute....
    oh yeah.......................
    I can just hear it now..........

    GW/5

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    This is a sweet song. Very nice performance. You create some great imagery here.

    The chorus has got Cat Stevens all over it. I hear a nice accompanying cello part in the chorus.

    There's lots of rooms for little violin fills, like the dandilion spires blowing in the N'orther.

    I love it when the muse grabs me and makes me an instrument, you had a damn good day.

    Thanks for sharing and entertaining.

    Vox could be a bit higher in the verses. I would suggest selecting one of your vocals in the chorus as a lead, and using the other vocal as it's backup. You can cut some of the verb of the vox in the chorus, you are singing very strongly there, and the doubling track will give it a lot of room already.
    Performing and recording with real violin, viola, and cello for bands and artists.

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    dtb

    I would love to hear this tune re-done in a million dollar studio to give it the full fidelity it deserves!

    The song is sweat as it sits, compositionally. The vocals as well are beautifully sung and again suspecting that you and Cat stevens are one and the same person and you are just playing with us here!

    Recording wise; I am hearing a lot of over use of the compressor on the guitars and to a smaller degree on the vocals.

    There seems to be some missing clarity as well and this might be attributed to the microphones that are being employed or the recording medium itself. It sounds kinna Portastudio like in that sense and that's why my original thought of re-doing this in a professional studio are ones I'd repeat again.

    Wonderful stuff!

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

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