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Review: appalachia - New song from olddude

olddude 21 Feb 09 - 11:21 PM
katlaughing 21 Feb 09 - 11:40 PM
olddude 21 Feb 09 - 11:42 PM
Melissa 22 Feb 09 - 12:02 AM
Joe Offer 22 Feb 09 - 12:31 AM
olddude 22 Feb 09 - 12:48 AM
bankley 22 Feb 09 - 09:17 AM
olddude 22 Feb 09 - 10:10 AM
bald headed step child 22 Feb 09 - 10:40 AM
bankley 22 Feb 09 - 10:56 AM
Jayto 22 Feb 09 - 11:38 AM
topical tom 22 Feb 09 - 12:20 PM
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Subject: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 11:21 PM

After watching the 20/20 show about appalachia it moved me very much so I wrote out this song, I sure am no Murdoch or Bankley but it is from the heart, I am also no singer but I try

Appalachia by olddude


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 11:40 PM

What do you mean you're no singer?! Sounds GOOD to me! And, I love your pickin'...it's a beautiful, meaningful song, Dan. Thanks so much for sharing with us. IMO, the best songs come from this kind of inspiration.

kat


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 11:42 PM

thanks Kat
boy I appreciate that


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:02 AM

Thanks for linking that, Dan!


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:31 AM

Kat, he didn't say he was not a singer. He said he was not a Murdoch or a Bankley, which is quite another thing... [grin]

I listened to all three, Dan. I like all of them, but especially the one you wrote for your daughter's wedding. Wonderful guitar playing.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:48 AM

thanks so much Joe
I turned my Katie into a basket case at the wedding with that one
she use to sit on the porch with me when I played my guitar. thanks so much listening my friend


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: bankley
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 09:17 AM

Hey olddude...... thanks for the song...sounds good, Dan.
I'm no murdoch or bankley either,,, well ,sometimes I am.... but mostly the strongest messages are the ones most simply put... which can be hard to do... see what I mean ?
so keep writing, singing and playing... it's the best medicine of all....   Ron.


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 10:10 AM

They don't get any better than what you and Bruce do my friend
I think I wore out Jabaliya

I think I repeat the hook too much and need to rework it a bit. I never did write the lyrics down, did it on the fly last night with some handwritten notes. Gotta work on it a bit more me thinks


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: bald headed step child
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 10:40 AM

I think it would be a good addition to the next Mudcat CD whenever that project comes about.

In other words, I liked it.

BHSC


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: bankley
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 10:56 AM

there you go.... the nice thing is that you get to try things out and have an audience here in Cyberville....

just watch out for those gropies!


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 11:38 AM

I really enjoyed that olddude that was great man. I have been listening to the others you sent me and like man. I am slow (and absent minded) sometimes about responding. That doesnt' mean I don't like them just a scatterbrain lol. I enjoyed and want to hear more.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: topical tom
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:20 PM

Great guitar playing and heartfelt singing! No comparisons required.Thanks so much for the music."Katie's Song" is, quite simply, moving and beautiful.Please, keep on keeping on!


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:44 PM

you folks are way way too kind. Thanks Tom, I just play and write for fun. I thank you so much. My granddad worked in the mine in West Virginia in the early 1900. One time I saw this huge rat in our field and I was going to bop it one. He stopped me and told me when he was a miner he would feed them part of his lunch. He said you watched the rats, when they started running you threw your shovel and ran for they always knew if a gas pocket was going to be broken or if a collapse was going to happen.   Terrible job even today I think.

So sad the kids on that show, shook me pretty hard. I wasn't comparing my friends you folks are use to hearing great tunes from the masters on mudcat. I am just an amateur but I like to play. Thank you for your kindness. JT, the new baby is BEAUTIFUL. I know you are busy my friend no problem at all.


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:46 PM

But then again, Bruce and Bankley aren't you, either. We all have our own gifts. The only thing that matters is to use them. Another good job.

Bruce and Bankley. Isn't that a law firm?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Jerry, but guys like you and Ron, Bruce, JT and the great blues and folk masters on this site ... are my music HERO's :-) OK now I know I gave you guys swelled heads, and will be hard to handle after this ... but alas, I speak the truth ...


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 01:03 PM

Thank you she is Daddy's girl I have her spoiled already lol.

My Dad and Grandfather told me the same thing about rats. That is funny you mention that. I remember Dad telling me about a time they were mining under a lake. He said he was sitting down eating his lunch and hundreds if not thousands of rats came running by him from lower in the mine. It wasn't just a few seconds later water was up to his ankles and climbing. What had happened was the roof caved further down in the works in an area that hadn't been pinned yet. When it fell the lake above came pouring into the mine. The rats were getting out of Dodge lol. I know you probably know about the Canaries they would carry back in the old days to test for methane don't you?

I saw that show you are talking about. If you ever make it down this way I could show you way worse man. I have been active in the past with programs sending clothing and different type of aid to them. I live a couple of hours drive from those places. I think about 3hrs to Harlan county. It is a sad place but beautiful at the same time. It is not a hell of alot better here in the western part of the state you just don't hear as much about it. The main thing that saved us here is we have intersections of major highways and major railroads. That has helped this area alot. My family came through the eastern part of Ky to get here with the early settlers (well on my Moms side) so I still have family in that part of the state. That show was good and people around here have been talking alot about it. I am glad to see it to raise awareness. Things here in Western Kentucky are very tough right now but still many here have it way better than in the eastern part. IF we are hurting this bad they must be dying over there. I have helped alot in the past but wish I could do more. I guess there is still time. When I get back on my feet I want to head back over and do some more. The big difference is even though it is tough and hard here I know I can get back on my feet. Over there it is not a certainty that you will. No one deserves to live at that level of abysmal poverty in a country as filthy rich as America. Keep writing the songs man the more people hear about it maybe some change may come. If not believe it or not people take heart when they hear someone singing about what they are going through. It gives strength and hope because they know somewhere someone cares. It also instills pride and pride gives strength. Keep doing what your doing man it is great.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 01:37 PM

God Bless you JT and that beautiful little girl (my gosh how cute)
If anyone wants to help me we can set up an 501C non profit for those folks. I will saturate the web ... heck I have enough computing power here to run Nasa and use a 10th of it.

Jerry you maybe "just and old fiddler" my gosh I love that song
so exited about your book ... but I am creating a ton of thread creep. The purpose of the song was to raise awareness and I am getting off track sorry Joe


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 01:45 PM

I like it!

It's sweet of you to want people to give you real input, but (psssst...) how they'll REALLY give you input is by "stealing" it, reworking it in their own individual fashions, and crediting you with it. So it's time to set your policy on whether people need your permission to perform it.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 01:56 PM

Heck no they don't need my permission to play it... gee I would be thrilled Heck they can download it anytime free. I just have to figure out how to get rid of that silly .75 cent thing that keeps coming up on sound click


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 02:03 PM

So it's OK if I use Total Recorder to add it to my notebook? :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 02:23 PM

You can count me in on anything that will help them. I would love that because they really have my heart. Send me an email on my personal account and we can talk about it. If you drive through the towns and cities you could easily fool yourself into thinking things are not that bad. When you travel out of the towns though it becomes evident that it is that bad and often worse than you imagined. These people have given so much to American culture. They have produced some of the best music and musicians America has produced. Like the poverty stricken Delta it is a breeding ground for artists that are great. Yet they are ridiculed in modern media with stereotypes that are degrading beyond belief. They are not lazy they are not stupid they simply need help. Go to youtube and type in Appalachian Poverty. The videos will make you sick or at least they should. I know that poverty is bad all around the world and it upsets me to see so many with so little. I am not rich hell I barely qualify as poor. I don't think I make enough right now to qualify for the poor status lol. There is a difference though between being in a rough time in your life and living a life of utter poverty. I can't afford to go to 3rd world countries and help right now. I care but I can't do it. I can help out in my backyard. I can help the people who's ancestors crossed the Cumberland Gap with my ancestors. If my whatever great grandfather had stayed instead of moving into the western part of the state those kids in the video may easily be mine. The men you see could have easily be me. The same applies for all of you regardless of where you are. If all I can do is help keep one kid warm on a cold night or offer a hot meal for a man that has toiled away a long hard day's work and ended it with no place to go what more can you ask?
Ok off my soap box. This is just a passionate issue for me.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 02:33 PM

What about Savage Squirrel? I had a folk/rockabilly/punk mixture thing for a while called the Bloody Holley's. I had a line in a song that said "the radio was blaring out Buddy Holley." One night when I was playing a writers night in Nashville I had to many beers and said Bloody Holley instead. One of the guys in the round with me asked who the Bloody Holley's were after. I laughed and thought it would be a cool name so later in Louisville Ky. I formed a little band that was pretty intense. Just an experimental thing and real aggressive. I named it after my slip up. We would pack the house every night and everyone always had something to say about the band name. SOme good some bad but it caught attention and stuck in people's heads.
cya
JT

Bankley and I are the Sleepy Hollow Boys lol I am a huge Sleepy Hollow fan and have been since I was in the 1st grade. Man 1st grade was the worst 6 years of my life lol jk


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 02:34 PM

OMG I posted that last one on the wrong thread duh lol sorry.


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 05:24 PM

It's a dad moment JT
new babies will do that LOL!!


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 05:20 AM

Beautiful, Dan. Really moving....

"..Decades comes and decades go, and still our children die..."


I took JT's advice and googled...found this:

Part One of 'American Hollow' - A documentary in 10 parts.

Diane Sawyer talking about her documentary 'The Children of the Mountains'

You should put your song on Youtube, Dan, with some photos of what's going on..what's happening. Let as many hear it as possible.


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 05:35 AM

Hello Dan,

Congratulations on a good song and thanks for posting it.

You can come and sing it at one of our sessions any day!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 11:40 AM

Here's a new Dan-song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elv8Ri-uUHM

Pass it along!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: kendall
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 01:36 PM

Hey Dan, you don't have to take a back seat around here! I have one small suggestion but you're not a member so I can't pm you.


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 01:47 PM

Yes he is, he just wasn't signed in.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: GUEST,Jayto
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 01:55 PM

I especially like the new one! Thanks man
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 28 Feb 09 - 02:01 PM

wrote it for you JT and the new baby. I wrote it as Her, sang it as HE ... LOL ... my mouth and brain don't work in sync anymore. Check your email for a copy. It is a work in progress and it is rough

Dan


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 09:38 AM

Purdy haunting song, o-dude...

Reminds me of another song I've heard over the years entitled "30 Inch Coal" where the opening in the mine is only 30 inches high and the miners have to lie flat in the work cars to go down into the mine...

Thanks fir sharing...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 10:04 AM

I'm so glad you've put your videos back on youtube; I'm subscribed:-)


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: olddude
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 10:22 AM

eanjay
thank you, you are such a wonderful person. I really enjoy talking with you. They are pretty rough, I have to rework some of them. I tend to just sit down hack out and post. Maybe someday I will figure out how to use the recording software correctly :-)

Dan


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Subject: RE: Review: appalachia - New song from olddude
From: folkyshaun
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 10:38 AM

Hey i really like that. It reminds me of Jackson C Frank.


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