Author Topic: 'Cabin on the Fjord' - Greeny original for Songcrafters 10th Anniversary  (Read 187 times)

Greeny

Cabin on the Fjord_TIM GREEN
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10thAnniversary (banner image missing)


A multi-tribute to the Norway Met I attended, the MBR, Jemima's Kite and Songcrafters  :)

And this perfect moment that I still have as my phone lock screen:



Keeping it simple for this one: a deliberate exercise in 4-track, 3 chord honesty. I wanted something that could be strummed around a campfire.

My first song post was September 1st 2008. That was 4-tracks too.

Two layers of Tanglewood ASM acoustic (recorded through the MBR mic with live backing vocals / harmonies), some Garageband Alchemy synth as a rhythmic wash, and lead vocals.  

All recorded and mixed on the MBR of course.

Thank you to Pedro, 64 Guitars, the Admin team, my Jemima's Kite brothers, and all the wonderful people I've collaborated with and listened to over the years. This place really changed and affected my life.

The lyrics aren't arty but they are sincere...


CABIN ON THE FJORD

My Tascam multi-track gave up the ghost
The circuitry was fried
The thing was toast

It was the start of a journey
A new fucking era dipped in gold

And the music was like medicine
In that cabin on the fjord
And the band were like my brothers
All for one and one for all

And well be back there, well be back there
When summer comes
With the vodka and the music
And a pocketful of songs

Praise this little silver brick of dreams
I want it buried with me
6,000 songs fished from the stream

And it led me to that moment
6am with Geirs guitar

And the music was like medicine
In that cabin on the fjord
And the band were like my brothers
All for one and one for all

And well be back there, well be back there
When summer comes
With the vodka and the music
And a pocketful of songs


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Mach

This is excellence in songwriting and performance. The intro with those great harmonies really sets the mood. Your lyrics and melody just draws me in and keeps my interest. That Alchemy synth as a rhythmic wash really blends well with the acoustic on the left then how it fades sounds so good. Very good work Tim! Love it.

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Oldrottenhead

when i saw the opening line
"My Tascam multi-track gave up the ghost" i thought how the hell can Tim make a lyric like that work? Well my concerns where misplaced, this is a belter brother, one i can relate to, though my opening line would have been "my fostex multi-tracker..........................".

Brilliant.
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Bloody brilliant stuff.

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Hook

Fine song, so well produced for just 4 tracks. Excellent tribute.
Rock on!

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Because the Hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

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Ronniejm

Who would have thought when we first switched on our MBR's all those years ago, without the the first clue how to work them, that we would be listening to self penned songs as fantastic as this today.

Very well done Greeny, you've captured the feeling on this one.

Cheers
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Bloody brilliant stuff.

Paul

This is brilliant Tim. A great tribute... but to me you have demonstrated the power of a simple song. I think its hits harder than many songs, with more intricate arrangements. Super stuff indeed - a keeper.

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cuthbert

One stunner after another, Mr. Green...

Wonderful tribute to the good old site and all who sail her. I love the strumminess (you got some great tone from the mic), your vocal delivery, and the live backing vocals on your guitar tracks - adds an extra live element to the song. The Alchemy synth patch sounds perfect with acoustic guitars, too - nice 'n' zingy!

Yes, the little silver brick of dreams has served you and all of us well.
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Groundy

Pure Magic as always Tim...
You are a song machine.
Really well done.


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If I had known i was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd of had another Beer last night...

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Redler

I'm blown away with this... Listened to this yesterday via phone, but now with good speakers this sounds even better. Stunning job on each way...

Nice entry to the anniversary fest. Norway METs has been so significant thing for the site. Brilliant tribute!
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