Gra5ity’s one hundred comments

  • Congrats on your first posted tune. It is a ripper indeed. Thanks for including a suggested chord progression. There's been a bit of chatter on this topic discussion wise. more…

  • Re: Need help with pronouciation please…

    They tol'me there'd be days like this. more…

  • Nice work, Mark. Meticulous research as usual. I like the changes overall. Thanks for posting so promptly. This would have languished in my files as I'm "in the weeds" until October at least. more…

  • Re: Gra5ity - or the Road Trip followup

    I'm so glad you liked the recording. It seems a bit dated as over a year has passed since I cut the master. The next one might have some tunes included as I found a cadre of like-minded loonies who push my skills and cover my rough edges. more…

  • Re: dreams?

    Yeah jerball, most of that gets away. Tunes, songs, lyrics and all the rest which all seems so vivid and tangible in the land of nod can't seem to endure once the lids pop open. Although perhaps that's not such a bad thing. I just finished _Trader_ by ... more…

  • Re:surfacing

    Well I'm back safe and sound with lots of miles logged but only a few tunes played. In deference to Paul Moclair, pointing the car towards the music is one thing arriving on time is another. more…

  • True Story

    While camping in Zion National Park, Utah, USA, I extracted my mandolin from the bulk of packed clothing and began to render a few tunes. Hoping for a spontaneous session to break out as many fellow campers wandered by with mild interest. No dice. My p... more…

  • I know this as a Sea Shantey. Windlass or pumps, the usual heaving work. Lots of variants available. Check Mudcat or the aother usual suspects if you're really curious. Now I gotta try this as a Jig! more…

  • Re: Road Trip!

    The Clock is ticking in the Park City Library. Relatively uneventful trip out west. Lots of folks carrying instrument cases who compared notes and what not. One young fellow on the NYC subway whipped out a violin and launched into a piece by Vivaldi, I... more…

  • Session your way across the USA

    Today the adventure begins! With a loaf of dwarf bread wrapped up in my towel I’m good to go. The discussion thread I began about two weeks ago now resides in the purgatory of "thesession.org"… That is to say NOT on page one;-) more…