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Comment by Dave Hopper on September 2, 2013 at 7:56pm

Purchased a GPCPA4 recently.  My first Martin.  Sounds great and wonderful to play.  I'm starting to research vintage examples,  it is a learning experience to me.

Any guidance would he appreciated. 

Thanks,Dave 

Comment by Steve Frank on August 23, 2013 at 4:17pm

Got that one interval that matches up....a little slower on this but for some reason it was what grabbed me. Funny thing with music, is out of 10 people, I might be the only one who hears that, and others might hear something else, and of course, the writer only hears the tune for what it is, his. Everything I've ever written I've been told "That reminds me of ......" fill in the blank. That's when I decided it was totally natural for anyone hearing any new song to have to find something to relate it to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU

Comment by Jim Yates on August 23, 2013 at 12:23pm

The song Complicity was written by my good friend Bernie Martin.  This is the first song of Bernie’s I ever heard.  He played it for me the first time I visited his and Mary’s home near Kendal, Ont. in the spring of 1990.  Bernie was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, song-writer, actor, playwright, painter, story-teller, poet, clown, puppeteer, environmentalist... who loved life and his work.  We lost Bernie to cancer in 1995, but he lives on in his songs and poems. Since it seemed that I was the only one who could recall this song, at the urging of his sister and our friend Zeke Mazurek, I recorded it.  Zeke Mazurek plays fiddle on this tune.  Cancer also got Zeke a couple of years back. 

The minor lick that I used to introduce the song is something that I learned in high school from a record of either an Ian & Sylvia or Joan Baez or a contemporary.  I can't recall the song or the source, just the lick.

Comment by Forrest Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 2:15pm

Thanks for the link. I, too, like the song. 

Let me know if you have other recordings. I'd like to hear more of that guitar.

Comment by Steve Frank on August 22, 2013 at 12:48pm

Works...I'm a non-member. Guitar sounds great as does the tune!! When you have  never heard someone before, there has to be something you relate them or a song to....part of the hook reminds me of Working Class Hero....obviously much more going on, but that one little bit.....Nice tune. Had you read about the plight of elephants somewhere and came up with this? Sad what happens. Now wondering about the worlds oceans as the nuke plant in Japan is leaking much worse than they have lead on, and ground water is picking up poison leaking from the storage basements and sending it into the ocean. Bad news again. 

Comment by Jim Yates on August 22, 2013 at 12:31pm

Myspace is in pretty bad shape these days, but there's a bit of the D-21 on Complicity at https://myspace.com/jimyates/music/songs  I don't know if this will work for non myspace members or not.

Comment by Forrest Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 11:52am

Any recordings of it online?

Comment by Jim Yates on August 22, 2013 at 10:54am

Mine has never had a reset and, luckily, doesn't need one.

Comment by Forrest Anderson on August 22, 2013 at 10:38am

JIm, I'd love to hear your D-21. I've always liked the 21 wood combination and have only had the opportunity to play one old D-21. Sounded great but was in need of a reset. I love the OM-21. 

Comment by Jim Yates on August 22, 2013 at 10:19am

I was just a sideman. A trio of doghouse bass, guitar and banjo backing up some lovely ladies with beautiful harmonies.

I was happy with the results.

 

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