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Dec 3, 2021 - 8:05:33 PM
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13451 posts since 9/23/2009

Well I only record on Fridays now, so I can have another life besides spending too much time doing that...anyway, last Friday I spent the whole day recording Betsy Likens, never really feeling happy with my results. Well if you got this far and you're still awake, you can read the description in the video on youtube.

youtu.be/KFFfhT86d_w

Dec 3, 2021 - 8:10:57 PM

13451 posts since 9/23/2009

I'd put this one on youtube first...it's just sorta insane though...hectic. I mean it ends up hectic...I would love to just mess around with this one super slow, but I felt I shouldn't...like some fiddle tune police might be listening in and I just shouldn't...lol...so I went hectic on it...it just sounds hectic to me. I didn't put it in my usual recordings playlist. It's just gonna float on down into the abyss of my youtube channel.

youtu.be/WDemVMWZvhg

Dec 4, 2021 - 7:04:48 AM

5879 posts since 9/26/2008

Do you do any fiddling that isn't recording, like for practice or just personal enjoyment?

Dec 4, 2021 - 8:40:22 AM

13451 posts since 9/23/2009

Nope...lol. I just fiddle on Fridays, which I leave open for fiddling, banjo pickin', guitar pickin', and recording. I do allow myself to sing through the week while washing dishes...lol. If I don't do it that way, I tend to do nothing BUT play...there's always a ton of work for us to do...never can get caught up.

Dec 4, 2021 - 3:55:35 PM

13451 posts since 9/23/2009

I've never had any marketable job skills...never had a really good job, etc., but I'm always telling Mike, if I would ever have had any kind of job having to do with recording studios (fat chance since I really don't know what I'm doing there either...lol...), I'd be the employee who shows up two hours before anybody else, skips meals, and stays until the wee hours of the morning...never looking up. I have loved recording so much I've wasted too much time on it so it has to be a disciplined thing with me...Fridays only. We have had a buncha work to do for people who can't get it done on their own, etc., for a few years now...so there's not a lot of time left over for our own stuff...trying to get away from all of that because we are nearing 70 years old and sooner or later we want a life of our own...lol. For now, though, I limit my playing to Fridays, unless sometimes I lose my mind and play off schedule...it happens. I'm barely under control...I love to mess with the recordings...sometimes I just do each track so many times over...I can't figure out if I'm trying to be a perfectionist (I'm too far from perfect to keep trying, if so) or if I just love to record tracks...I don't know...I just love to do it...love to record. Rarely happy with the results, but I really get hooked on the recording...we usually don't get lunch or supper on Fridays...lol. I mean it...if I would ever have had any kind of job I would've died of starvation or exhaustion from no meal breaks and never sleeping...lol.

Dec 5, 2021 - 6:14:17 AM
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531 posts since 7/31/2018

One of my favorites from Henry Reed. I used to play this many years ago and sort of forgot about it. It came back out a few weeks ago when Stephen and Sean came by for some tunes. Good one!

Dec 5, 2021 - 10:23:38 AM
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ehoard

USA

13 posts since 7/15/2017

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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

Well I only record on Fridays now, so I can have another life besides spending too much time doing that...anyway, last Friday I spent the whole day recording Betsy Likens, never really feeling happy with my results. Well if you got this far and you're still awake, you can read the description in the video on youtube.

youtu.be/KFFfhT86d_w


What is happening on bluegrassdaddy forum? They ever going to fix it?

Dec 5, 2021 - 12:26:53 PM
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98 posts since 1/28/2018

Hi Eddie,
Your guess is as good as ours.
Hopefully it comes back with a much improved format.

Dec 5, 2021 - 12:59:05 PM
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2065 posts since 12/11/2008
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Love it, Peg!

Dec 5, 2021 - 1:23:21 PM
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451 posts since 7/30/2021

I really like this tune, and am quite happy with your results!
Thank you for sharing!

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Dec 5, 2021 - 1:31:21 PM
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451 posts since 7/30/2021

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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

I've never had any marketable job skills...never had a really good job, etc., but I'm always telling Mike, if I would ever have had any kind of job having to do with recording studios (fat chance since I really don't know what I'm doing there either...lol...), I'd be the employee who shows up two hours before anybody else, skips meals, and stays until the wee hours of the morning...never looking up. I have loved recording so much I've wasted too much time on it so it has to be a disciplined thing with me...Fridays only. We have had a buncha work to do for people who can't get it done on their own, etc., for a few years now...so there's not a lot of time left over for our own stuff...trying to get away from all of that because we are nearing 70 years old and sooner or later we want a life of our own...lol. For now, though, I limit my playing to Fridays, unless sometimes I lose my mind and play off schedule...it happens. I'm barely under control...I love to mess with the recordings...sometimes I just do each track so many times over...I can't figure out if I'm trying to be a perfectionist (I'm too far from perfect to keep trying, if so) or if I just love to record tracks...I don't know...I just love to do it...love to record. Rarely happy with the results, but I really get hooked on the recording...we usually don't get lunch or supper on Fridays...lol. I mean it...if I would ever have had any kind of job I would've died of starvation or exhaustion from no meal breaks and never sleeping...lol.


This is how I am. I have trouble doing things in polite, socially-acceptable time intervals...sometimes when drawing/designing I'll start feeling dizzy and see that it's 4:30 pm and I haven't eaten...when I was mixing on BandLab, I'd be up till the wee hours of the morning with blurry eyes - literally can't go to sleep unless it's "right". I actually think this may be a common work method for creative folks!  i.e. 3 days straight barely eating and sleeping, then collapse, then go back and check if it's any good...:-)

Dec 5, 2021 - 6:35:53 PM
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13451 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks guys! Sure appreciate the kind words.

NCnotes...I hear ya. What's to become of us...lol?

Dec 7, 2021 - 10:30:52 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

411 posts since 1/16/2021

That was lovely <3
I used to video record myself often in the beginning, just to see how I was doing and to watch my position and improve it. I record a lot less since the new dog arrived, she keeps me busy and not very presentable ... I'm always in my jogging pants/dog owner clothes and most of the times there is mud and sand on my clothes and then I don't feel like changing clothes because it's rather pointless to dress up as long as I have this dog.

About the chaos and forgetting to eat and sleep enough and not aware of time and normal daily life patterns: glad I'm not the only one hehe.

Edited by - Quincy on 12/07/2021 22:31:38

Dec 8, 2021 - 12:52:56 AM
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DougD

USA

10648 posts since 12/2/2007

Peggy, I sometimes learn things from you, although maybe not what you intend. In this case I went to the Henry Reed collection at the LOC to hear how he played it. Turns out he recorded it twice, and apparently was unsure about the title - once he called it "Granny Put the Kettle On."
We recorded this tune (as "Betty Likens," which is what Alan Jabbour called it) as a medley with "Kitchen Girl," and I was always a little relieved when the change came because nothing I played on the guitar ever sounded quite right for this tune.

Edited by - DougD on 12/08/2021 01:05:59

Dec 8, 2021 - 5:08:10 AM

13451 posts since 9/23/2009

To me, some of the old tunes never really work on guitar, not 100 per cent. I just do whatever seems to conflict the least...lol...as far as my own judgement allows. I don't like to fiddle without guitar backup because my fiddlin' ain't good enough...needs a guitar crutch to keep it going.

Dec 8, 2021 - 5:09:23 AM
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13451 posts since 9/23/2009

And thank goodness for Henry Reed!  Not to mention Alan Jabbour!

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 12/08/2021 05:09:54

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