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kavin.

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Changeling-RPM Challenge 2017

7 tracks by kavin.

my 10th year to do the challenge!

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tuning C#AEF#BE thanks to Canyon Kafer for tuning suggestion
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tuning EAEFBE happy birthday to me
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A 12 string improv this time. 5th and 6th unison strings tuned a 5th apart and 4th pair tuned a 4th apart.
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tuning DADF#AE and EG#DEBE for Larry Coryell RIP
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Psychedelacoustic Vol. 12

13 tracks by kavin.

Not such a great year. But here's this anyway. 2017 better be better. uh huh.

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Updated (final?) version. Added some 12 string accents. Bach's Jesu, Joy Man's Desiring
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Goodbye to a tumultuous year of joy, sadness and changes.
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Kristin Woodhull-slo mo cello Me- synth strings
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A tribute to David Bowie. Sort of.
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Recorded this Townes VanZandt cover during preparation/equipment testing for RPM challenge.
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Mix by Steve Layton (feat. Chris Vaisvil, Roger Sundström, Benjamin Smith, Kavin Allenson/text Marjie Maples) from the weekly Sound-In event Sound-In.org
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Another wonderful rhythm guitar part I borrowed from Keith Landry. Added lap steel guitar, bass and drums.
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Expiration Date w/o vocal
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Mockingbirds in Big Bend National Park
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live John Lennon cover
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Borrowed Keith Landry's dynamic acoustic guitar part to help me write the most personal song I've ever written. Recorded last February for the RPM challenge, but didn't feel right putting it up until now.
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KAC-Inosculation (RPM 2016)

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Inspired by the last 6 months of upheaval in my personal life, extensive use of the new lap steel gutar. This is my ninth year to take part in the RPM Challenge. -Kavin.s Acoustic Church (music is my religion)

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1st song for rpm challenge 2016
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New versh with drums
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song#2 for RPMC2016 Expiration date A rough month for rock stars All the good ones are leaving It's about that time Just the songs remain and Public grieving I read the news today oh no When you died they wrote you up Counted your…read more
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Annie Taylor was the first to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel back in 1901.
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A special someone mentioned Truly,Madly,Deeply which I guess is a pop song. RPM Challenge 2016 True as stars shine in the sky So certainly that I need not ask why As honest as a heart that's found its key And unlocked secrets I never could…read more
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Lyrics by Linda Little
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The final track on the rpm album, Inosculation, although the lap steel part wasn't recorded in February.
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Cold Ground Was My Bed (RPM2015)

11 tracks by kavin.

Year #7 for the Challenge. A return to songwriting. Download the album from band camp for a coupla bucks and I'll donate to the RPM site. https://acousticchurch.bandcamp.com/album/cold-ground-was-my-bed

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Track 1 for the RPM 2015 album Cold Ground Was My Bed No man is a prophet in his own home No man is a prophet in his own You can do just what you want, in the end you stand alone No man is a prophet in his own Don’t want no cryin’ when…read more
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Track 2 for the RPM 2015 album Cold Ground Was My Bed "Yesterday was a den of sorrow, today is a bright mystery, the future a dim dream or ancient history"
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RPMX track 3 I was pissed off. Still am.
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RPMX track 4 Skin of silk, tungsten steel Machine of lust, seems unreal Simple chores are what you’re for I remade you for so much more My love is gone forever now But you will do, 'cos I know how To modify you’re software now Will…read more
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Track 5 from my RPMX album Cold Ground Was My Bed Inspired by Salvador Dali. Mostly. Gravity failing Cats float flailing Furniture in midair Salvador smiling Rainbows crying Clocks melting everywhere Pachyderms stilted Lovers…read more
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RPMX album Cold Ground Was My Bed track 6
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track 8 for my RPMX album Cold Ground Was My Bed Little Jack Kerouac sits under a tree Tells me that all we see is just a movie In our minds If you look at those mountains for months at a time You will see the blissful essence of your…read more
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Track 8 for the RPM 2015 album Cold Ground Was My Bed For the great Joni Mitchell of course.
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Track 9 for RPMX album Cold Ground Was My Bed Those boots that you're wearing black and high Reach almost up to your thigh High heels and leather Tight as a drum They would even look good on your mum Black Boots Wear them with fishnets…read more
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Live looped vocals. Track 10 for Kavin.s Acoustic Church's RPM Challenge album Cold Ground Was My Bed.
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Kavin.-Vortex Spaces

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August 5, 2012 took the "art guitar" and recorder down to the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum and recorded some noodling inside the Serra sculpture Vortex. Also added some other Vortex perfs from 2008 to this playlist.

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Noodling with the "art guitar" in DADGAD tuning in the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added, all natural reverb/delay inside the structure.
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Noodling with the "art guitar" in DADGAD tuning in the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added, all natural reverb/delay inside the structure.
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Noodling with the "art guitar" in DADGAD tuning in the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added, all natural reverb/delay inside the structure.
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A little fingerstyle improv in DADGAD tuning inside the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added.
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Noodling with the "art guitar" in DADGAD tuning in the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added, all natural reverb/delay inside the structure.
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Okay, last one. Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
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Noodling with the "art guitar" in DADGAD tuning in the Serra sculpture Vortex at the FW MOMA. No fx added, all natural reverb/delay inside the structure.
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Sunday aftnoon (11/09/08) took the reso down to the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum and recorded some doodling inside the Serra sculpture Vortex. No effects added, all natural reverb inside the structure.
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Sunday aftnoon (11/09/08) took the reso down to the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum and recorded some doodling inside the Serra sculpture Vortex. No effects added, all natural reverb inside the structure.
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Decided to finally upload this, warts and all.
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a field recording/sound collage from last Saturday at the Fort Worth MOMA. Sounds inside the Serra sculpture Vortex, and the African percussion/dance ensemble Jumbie. read more
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Kavin.s Acoustic Improvs 2

11 tracks by various alonetone artists

photo by Stacy Ellis

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Acoustic live looping improv, through the DL4..DADGBD tuning with a banjo capo 3rd fret under the neck.
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For improvFriday event 3/13/15 prepared 12 string guitar
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From 2011 but apparently never got around to uploading this. Live looping with the 12 string. The title refers to the great Ralph Towner.
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Four short improvs with the little Martin. Recorded with the R-09 handheld. But I wasn't holding it. :)
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12 string improv standard tuning, capo II
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Just a live looping experiment with the cbg.
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Taylor acoustic live looping
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Acoustic improv. Top 3 pairs of strings tuned a 4th apart on 11 string guitar. And a touch of synth.
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an improv on the Taylor.
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Got the 12 string out of the shop today where it got a refret and much needed refurb. An improv to test it out. Recorded on the handheld R08. read more
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Another 12 string improv. Capo 3rd fret, capo 5th fret except for top string and notched out for the b strings to attain an open C tuning, of sorts. read more
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(RPM2013) Inside the Box:solo improvisations on cigarbox guitar

13 tracks by kavin.

I was going to blow off the RPM Challenge this year, then someone gave me a cgb and ruined those plans.

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cigar box guitar
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Neutrino's Tale-MrMudd&MrGold (RPMX)

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Jim Goodin and Kavin. free jamming over the internet, NYC to FWTX. Fiddle,cigarbox guitars, "prepared" 10 string guitar, koto, snare, looping devices, whatever we could get our hands on!

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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino's Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino's Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino's Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino’s Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino’s Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino’s Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino’s Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Jim Goodin and my MrGold & MrMudd project, album for the RPM Challenge, Neutrino’s Tale. Recorded free jam entirely over the internet using ninjam, Brooklyn to Fort Worth.
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Psychedelacoustic Vol. 9 (2013)

14 tracks by kavin.

My annual end-of-year-best-of release. Colabs, improvs, covers and live stuff. Enjoy.

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Bob Dylan tune, but this is the George Harrison version.
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cigar box guitar
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Acoustic live looping improv, through the DL4..DADGBD tuning with a banjo capo 3rd fret under the neck.
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A short acoustic improv in DGDGBD capo (III) across strings 2-6.
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My first completed 2013 RPM track. Thanks to Kavin for turning a simple acoustic song into what you hear today. ONE LAST DANCE I never got to tell you what's been on my mind It might be just as well now that we're running out of time…read more
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12 string improv standard tuning, capo II
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A blessing of rain. improv on fretless junk strat
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What with all the great Zep covers posted by Tworegs and Chris Vaisvil, here's mine, I enlisted the vocal of the man himself, thanks Reg! Also note my new fretless strat as second guitar here.
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Fingerstyle improv
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The old Steel Guitar Rag. A two-channel experiment on the new Seagull. Left is bridge pickup, right is LR Baggs soundhole pickup.
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The Link Wray tune.
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MrMudd&MrGold is a duo project with my friend from Brooklyn, Jim Goodin. Inspired by our common interest for acoustic improv and love for the music of Townes VanZandt and Steve Earle. Improv with Jim on violin
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The original by Breaking Light is here: http://alonetone.com/breakinglight/tracks/ssum092113editwvideo I loved it and just wanted to add some minor synth/vocal touches and make it even spacier. Thanks Kavin!
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Kavin.'s Splinters

21 tracks by kavin.

Assorted acoustic pieces that have been released over the past several years for the RPM Challenge, ImprovFriday/Sound-In, etc. that now have an album of their own to call home. 6&12 string guitar, mandolin, koto and cigarbox guitar, some live looping as well.

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third tune for RPM chalenge. DGDGBD
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cigar box guitar
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Acoustic live looping improv, through the DL4..DADGBD tuning with a banjo capo 3rd fret under the neck.
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A short acoustic improv in DGDGBD capo (III) across strings 2-6.
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Reso improv, warts and all. Some pitch shifting and delay employed here and there.
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A mando improv for Pete Cosey, who left this week. For the improvFriday "blues" theme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Cosey
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Acoustic improv. Top 3 pairs of strings tuned a 4th apart on 11 string guitar. And a touch of synth.
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A mando improv for Doc Watson, who left this week. For the improvFriday event "blues" theme. http://www.docsguitar.com/
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A quickie improv on the Taylor. DGDGBD capo II
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Just a live looping experiment with the cbg.
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electronicoustic shorty.
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Dedicated to the great Jack Rose, who left last December.
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An improvisation on the resonator, played lap style. Tuning CGCEBE
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Mando improv with some looping at the end.
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Thought I'd try an improv with two capos to get an open C tuning.
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resonator improv
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An improv in a found tuning. E and A strings tuned WAY down so they're slapping the neck: A(low) E(low) C# E A C# Super full moon tonight! (View More for video)
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http://improvfriday.ning.com/ recorded for the Japan benefit happening this weekend (right now) over at improvFriday. Stop by and help or just give a listen. My father brought a koto back from Japan after WWII, I thought this might be a good time…
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12 string improv experiment with stereo mic setup and dual capos to get a Csus open tuning.
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Fooling around with a friend's mandolin. tech: Epiphone mando, direct in, 2 tracks, Logic spaces small hall setting.
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Surrogate Band-Pink Floyd on alonetone

23 tracks by various alonetone artists

Yes, I'm a big PF fan. Here's some of my favorite covers on alonetone.

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Pink Floyd - Echoes (Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour) Overhead the albatross Hangs motionless upon the air And deep beneath the rolling waves In labyrinths of coral caves An echo of a distant time Comes willowing across the sand And…read more
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cover of the pink floyd song dr alfredo de pietra on guitars and myself on vocal duties. a slighty different mix from the two versions at songcrafters.
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apologies to pink floyd back when I could access usenet still I made a newsgroup for amateur musicians and there was a nice group of 20-30 people who contributed and listened to each other's work. There was a woman named Emma who did a killer…read more
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Off the Pink Floyd Saucerful of secrets album , did this one for Songcrafters
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Syd was one of a kind. Recorded live with backing vocal added.
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Great song written by Pink Floyd.
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Pink Floyd
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Really wanted to try and learn what i would consider one of the best lead guitar solos of all time, recorded this in early 2010 and it's my effort at learning the solo. Hope you enjoy it.
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Pink Floyd cover from A Momentary Lapse of Reason album. Minus all the cool leads and saxophone and organ. Just grit. Just CM doing a cover in his own style. Just is.
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May be one day i finish this...
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Pink Floyd song, updated. I hope you enjoy this one.
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A Pink Floyd's classic.
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I love Pink Floyd...
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learning this gear
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This one's for Johnny, who encouraged me to record this country-ish version, it's one-take, warts and all.
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Recorded in 2005. Joe Silence - vocals and all instruments; tracked by Joe Silence at Spit Recorders. Mixed by Joe Griffin of Toxic Bag Productions. The guitar solo is not actually a guitar.
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I ruin Pink Floyd with vocal and piano in 12 of 19 equal tuning no less.
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Very simple version of this Pink Floyd classic. Lots of mistakes and some notes out of tune. Anyway, I hope you like and/or enjoy.
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Trying, and failing, to get through the last Pink Floyd song that means something to me. Sorry. ;(
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This is about the free spirit soaring high above the seas, forests, cities and times. ~There is no dark side in the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all dark~
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A bit of 'Cymbaline', one of the most wonderfull songs by Pink Floyd. I hope you like and/or enjoy.
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This is a cover of Richard Wright's original "night of a thousand furry toys" that i made a couple of years ago. all work, voices, instruments and recording by myself :0) original lyrics and music: Richard Wright
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more march into covers to explore :)
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stuff I play LIVE!

9 tracks by kavin.

Just a sampling, for promotional purposes, of tunes I play in my live sets.

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The first song (with vocals) I've recorded for RPM month, for the Love Light Shine project. A depressing tale of redneck angst.
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A sample tune from my 2006 cd "Texas Tonefreak" . Commercially available in all the usual places.
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An RPM demo for the Love Light Shine project. Daughter Brit turned 13 on 9/9/09, this song is for her.
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Ok RPM10, I'm done!
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For the RPMC album "Sabbatical"
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Another sample from Texas Tonefreak. Commercially available in the usual places. I play this much slower now, which is how it should be played. read more
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MrMudd&MrGold-Thrash and Lightwaves (Ninjams)

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Kavin. (Texas) and Jim Goodin (New York) jamming across the miles through the intertubes

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Another in the ninjam series. Kavin., Jim Goodin and Ray Istorico, remix from tracks 4/20/14 session, remixed by Ray.
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Another one in our ninjam series. Myself, Jim Goodin, Ray Istorico and an unknown drummer named Stick. Mix By Jim.
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Jim Goodin and I from our 2nd ninjam session.
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A "ninjam" over the internet with Kavin. and Jim Goodin
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Ninjam series, from 4/20/14 session. Kavin., Jim Goodin and Ray Istorico
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A Texas-NYC ninjam, my first! This is kind of a remix/mashup of the better bits. Kavin: fretless strat Jim: violin If you'd like to hear more from this session, Jim posted this one: http://alonetone.com/jimgoodinmusic/tracks/dust-feat-kavin…
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A "ninjam" over the internet with Kavin, Jim Goodin and Ray Istorico.
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A remix of part of our Ninjam from 3/16/14.
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MrMudd&MrGold (2013)

7 tracks by kavin.

MrMudd&MrGold is a duo project with my friend from Brooklyn, Jim Goodin. Inspired by our common interest for acoustic improv and love for the music of Townes VanZandt and Steve Earle.

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MrMudd&MrGold is a duo project with my friend from Brooklyn, Jim Goodin. Inspired by our common interest for acoustic improv and love for the music of Townes VanZandt and Steve Earle. This is an improv composition by Jim, who plays 12 string…
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