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@dragondreams
Joined Upper Trendleby Down UK

Dragondreams

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I sing with my fingers and dance with my heart.

YouTube page here:
https://www.youtube.com/@therealdragondreams

Okay, I admit it. I'm a bass player with Asperger's Syndrome.

Personal pronouns: he, him, his - but I prefer Paul or @dragondreams if you're talking or writing about me. 😄

I have a concept album approach in mind for 2022, arising from an initial conversation with @esc4p3, then further expanded in a podcast chat with @coolparadiso.
"From Here To Naïveté" will (hopefully) be a suite of tunes, aiming to chronicle an imaginary journey down a musical path... Let's see what really happens once the red light goes on though! 😂

Songs (81):

[avatar] In praise of older tech by @dragondreams #instrumental #old_school #soundfonts #last_one_i_promise 12
[avatar] Into the distance by @dragondreams #instrumental #improvisation #simple 2
[avatar] [avatar] THE REMIX EXPERIENCE: RUNWAY MODEL (HOLLA AT ME) by @cts + @dragondreams #throwback #plankspankin #orsonwells #mpls_sound 5
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Kaiju Exquisite Corpse by @plainwhitetoast + 16 others 6
[avatar] Curtain call by @dragondreams #cinematic #instrumental #soundscape #faux_ambient 5
[avatar] From my attic by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental 4
[avatar] Passing Pluto (Alien Embassy - part 10 - season finale just for Fuzzy) by @dragondreams #cinematic #instrumental #fipple #tenor_recorder 3
[avatar] Leaving orbit (Alien Embassy - part 9 by @dragondreams #instrumental #partwork #fipple #concept_album 4
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FUNK JELLYFISH by @cts + 2 others #instrumental #jam #thejellyfactory #existentialgroove 11
[avatar] The tears of the Sumo by @dragondreams #instrumental #improvisation #exotic_scale #electric_guitar 5
[avatar] Replacement panic by @dragondreams #bass #instrumental #atmosphere #synths 5
[avatar] [avatar] To A Nunnery, Go! by @billwhite51 + @dragondreams #hamlet #emotional #nunnery-scene 10
[avatar] Hito Ni Shinsetsu Ni by @dragondreams #instrumental #ambient #meditation #reiki 2
[avatar] Zero G (Alien Embassy - part 8) by @dragondreams #faux_ambient #instrumental #fipple #improvisation 4
[avatar] Time for bed by @dragondreams #ambient #meditative 8
[avatar] For a moment by @dragondreams #oops #instrumental #experimental #fipple 6
[avatar] Anorganic by @dragondreams #duduk #improvisation #personal 6
[avatar] Against my better judgement by @dragondreams #alto_recorder #slow #six-string_bass #soprano_recorder 6
[avatar] Boarding the derelict by @dragondreams #cinematic #soundtrack #scifi #atmosphere 5
[avatar] [avatar] Guitar Trumpet Trombone Bass Rock - a drive-by collab... by @dragondreams + @esc4p3 5
[avatar] Unstable table (Alien Embassy - part 7) by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental #partwork #improvisation 3
[avatar] Supercluster by @dragondreams #processed_guitars #instrumental #experimental #synths 6
[avatar] Losing track of time (Alien Embassy - part 6) by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental #partwork #polyrhythmic 3
[avatar] Preparing the guests for dinner (Alien Embassy - part 5) by @dragondreams #ambientish #instrumental #partwork 4
[avatar] [avatar] The Congress Of Angels by @fuzzy + @dragondreams #ambient #fipple #relaxing #headphones 8
[avatar] Greeted by the ambassador (Alien Embassy - part 4) by @dragondreams #odd #instrumental #partwork #fun 3
[avatar] The cry of spilled milk by @dragondreams #instrumental #acoustic_guitar #fipple #electric_guitar 5
[avatar] Inside the embassy (Alien Embassy - part 3) by @dragondreams #instrumental #ambient #synth #soundscape 4
[avatar] At the gates (Alien Embassy - part 2) by @dragondreams #electronic #instrumental #snippet 4
[avatar] Fly Dian by @dragondreams #instrumental #fipple #alto_recorder #improvisation 8
[avatar] [avatar] Days Like That by @soundcanvasuk + @dragondreams #collab #sample_wars #royalty_free #whim 6
[avatar] If you insist (Alien Embassy - part 1) by @dragondreams #bass #instrumental #acoustic_guitar #fipple 6
[avatar] Pause for thought... by @dragondreams #acoustic_bass_guitar #instrumental #piano #strings 6
[avatar] Serendipity Doors by @dragondreams #instrumental #piano #improvisation 3
[avatar] As the tears dry by @dragondreams #instrumental #trailer #improvisation #synth 3
[avatar] The Dream Turkey made me do it! by @dragondreams #mercifully_short #public_humiliation #private_joke #please_do_not_ask 6
[avatar] It takes a certain mindset by @dragondreams #experimental #fipple #improvised #alto_recorder 7
[avatar] My time will come by @dragondreams #instrumental #fipple #tenor_recorder #bass-led 5
[avatar] Of time and stars by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental #improvisation #atmospheric 7
[avatar] But what if...? by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental 4
[avatar] Say what you see by @dragondreams #instrumental #piano #synth #bass-led 7
[avatar] As if from instinct by @dragondreams #instrumental #fipple #tenor_recorder #improvisation 5
[avatar] It's only a game by @dragondreams #unfinished #instrumental #experimental #concept 6
[avatar] Pyjama Jam by @dragondreams #bass #instrumental #guitar 3
[avatar] And so it goes... by @dragondreams #mercifully_short #irritating #instrumental #synths 12
[avatar] The Erznork Principle by @dragondreams #trailer #instrumental #soundtrack #synths 6
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Die Alte / The Crone ❤️ by @mahtowin + 2 others #ambient #experimental #spokenword #magick 7
[avatar] [avatar] Aaron (That moment just before​.​.​.​) by @billwhite51 + @dragondreams #cinematic #experimental #soundtrack #improvisation 15
[avatar] That moment just before... by @dragondreams #cinematic #instrumental #experimental #soundtrack 6
[avatar] Will I ever be? (Sky Child part 7) by @dragondreams #instrumental #concept #six-string-bass #spitfire_epic_choir 4
[avatar] When the Mara whispers sweet nothings... by @dragondreams #instrumental #folklore #magick #short 9
[avatar] Don't open that one! by @dragondreams #instrumental #fun #percussion 4
[avatar] When the Siren beckons by @dragondreams #instrumental #ambient #one_take #improvisation 6
[avatar] A glitch in my matrix by @dragondreams #hypnotic #instrumental #experimental #duduk 8
[avatar] Faux folk by @dragondreams #acoustic_guitar #fipple #very_short 5
[avatar] Mind map by @dragondreams #fly_you_fools #bass #save_yourselves #wooden_ruler 6
[avatar] Journey's end (album track 11) by @dragondreams #instrumental #ambient #partwork #streamofconsciousness 10
[avatar] [avatar] Through the Eyes of an Artist /It Feels Like by @mandolinda + @dragondreams 5
[avatar] In my defence... by @dragondreams #very_short #idea #snippet #fipple 8
[avatar] At the edge (album track 10) by @dragondreams #chair_yoga #instrumental #ambient #partwork 6
[avatar] The snurgling of the flabbozongies by @dragondreams #experimental #fipple #one_take #tenor_recorder 7
[avatar] Plethora by @dragondreams 9
[avatar] Slappin' fish for John by @dragondreams #funk #bass #instrumental #drums 19
[avatar] [avatar] Can't washout to Hesse it! by @dragondreams + @esc4p3 #bass #instrumental #drums #guitar 13
[avatar] [avatar] Totally Not A Warthog by @fuzzy + @dragondreams #spoken-word #true-story #surreal #weirdo 22
[avatar] In my dreams by @dragondreams #instrumental #fipple #one_take #tenor_recorder 10
[avatar] It feels like... by @dragondreams #instrumental #needs_collab 7
[avatar] It's time (album track 9) by @dragondreams #bass #instrumental #partwork #fipple 7
[avatar] I choose day by @dragondreams #instrumental #fipple #one_take #tenor_recorder 8
[avatar] [avatar] Midnight Has Begun by @silvermediapro + @dragondreams #instrumental #hip_hop 9
[avatar] Where midnight ends by @dragondreams #onetake #tenorrecorder #meditative #hip_hop 18
[avatar] Expect the unexpected by @dragondreams #instrumental #experimental #fipple 6
[avatar] Awakening (album track 8) by @dragondreams #bass #instrumental #concept 8
[avatar] The seed starts to grow (album track 7) by @dragondreams #instrumental #concept #partwork #streamofconsciousness 8
[avatar] Almost there (album track 6) by @dragondreams #instrumental #concept #partwork #streamofconsciousness 10
[avatar] Onward to dawn (album track 5) by @dragondreams #instrumental #ukulele #concept 8
[avatar] Waiting for the download by @dragondreams #zoomh1n #fingerpicked #onetake #improvised 13
[avatar] Brightly coloured machine tools (album track 4) by @dragondreams #odd #instrumental #concept 16
[avatar] Please hold me... (album track 3) by @dragondreams #one_take #tenor_recorder #improvised #instrumental 14
[avatar] Why have we stopped? (album track 2) by @dragondreams #duduk #acousticguitar #instrumental #concept 17
[avatar] And so it begins (album track 1) by @dragondreams #instrumental #concept #partwork #streamofconsciousness 30

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...and thank you for the comments on Lights Out. BTW after our recorder heroine's session on bamboo whistles or bansuri, I'm debating whether to order some or wait till the end of the month and buy in India (to supplement my 30y.o. Calcutta Ideal bamboo whistle in D)

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Would be a pleasure to me, Paul! :-)

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Paul, today I wanna thank you for all your wonderful and uplifting comments on my tracks. And also for the great collab! 🙏😊

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So glad you liked You're Alive. It was such a fun collab that started with Carl's great music that just begged for some sassy lyrics, and cts really brought it all together with his inspired vocals and prowess in the production department! Thanks for listening and commenting.

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Thanks for checking in.. I keep writing tracks with you in mind.. when I find one specifically for you will link.. I'll look forward to using October to listening to 5090 (not how I intended it). BTW signing up for the online course MHFA... !! There's a whole load more of my offerings about to be posted here in a bit. Had my tooth out. Yay!!

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Glad you liked my tribute to the Wild Whistle. They are honestly one of the best bargains in terms of quality for the price. I have a "D" and an "A" and love them both. "C" next?

You can hear an excellent whistle player try out all of the models if you visit McNeela Music's web page.

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@fuzzy

Not sure if you're an Iain M. Banks fan, but he has a bunch of self-aware starships in his books. And the ship in the Julian May "Many Colored Land" series is a biological entity.

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@fuzzy

Just saw your post on mahtowin's board.
Good to find another Zen fan here.
It's usually nice and quiet in my head without that pesky monkey mind butting in all the time!

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Thanks for your feedback to my Zen spirit tune. I am thinking about to make a project out of the idea in FAWM 23. To offer a kind of rest for all stressed musicians here.

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@fuzzy

🤘👽🤘

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Thank you sooooooo much! I’ve probably looked like 30 times since February lol I’m an idiot

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@fuzzy

Ah, like me, a member of the International Order of Pedants!!

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Hey Paul, thanks for your comments on "I Die In Silence (I'm Dangerous)"! So, you don't think I should add some banjo? :)

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@nadine

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed "Deep Heart", too! Your comment mean a lot to me, cause you're deeper into that sounddesign thing than I ever will.

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@nadine

Thanks for listening and commenting! I'm happy to hear the "Quarterlife Blues" helped you to wake up 😀

Reading Kates comment about duduk, you should check "Deep Heart". It's online now.

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I will be sure to share! Thanks again! The duduk is one of my favorite instruments. Very curious to hear your opinion, as I am not a woodwind musician.

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Kudos and much respect your way, as getting a duduk to sound good is very very hard to do in my experience! I tried the Apricot Wood plug-in, but it still didn't vibe. Yours sounded lovely and authentically Armenian. I eventually reached out to a duduk player to send me what I needed. This was a few years ago, and now Nadine is remixing it for me. Thanks, Paul!

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@fuzzy

I am an influence for you?!?
Sir, I am deeply honoured!

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@fuzzy

Good, glad you liked it.
As soon as I heard your track I knew exactly what to do!

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@fuzzy

Thanks! 😀

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@mahtowin

Thank you, Paul. I think I am gonna try it. It sounds too good!

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the Comment!
I'm thinking that your tune Fly Dian would make an awesome Ambient track. May I plug it in to the Fuzzy Sound Labs Ambientizer? I'd just download what you've posted and work with that. Yay or nay??
Congrats on the win, by the way!

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@mahtowin

Thanks a lot for this link! Do you know if I can use it with GarageBand? The description sound perfect to me. I always look for something like that ... and then in Gaelic! Wow!

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First 4 album tracks ✅ looking forward to carrying on the journey tomorrow..... :)

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Great to meet you yesterday, Paul! Hope you and Liz had a safe drive back, and thank you again for the cool guitar pick! Still can't believe you've already hit 50. I'll try and catch up with a few over the next couple of days... :)

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I saved a variety of seeds one year from pumpkin, squash, and the rest I put into my compost heap. Next year, the compost heap arose. Like a giant and it spread everywhere, up 20’ tall trees, over the neighbourhood fences, covered over a dog house. Turned out to be the seeds of a Hallowe’en gourd that took over. The bees loved it, so many flowers. I put every last gourd into the compost that went to the city landfill, not my own compost.

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@mahtowin

Thanks, I‘m gonna search for this movie. 😊

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@mahtowin

Thank you so much for your comment!
I don‘t know the movie you mentioned but one of my favorites under water movies is „Abyss“ - a wonderfull Si-Fi-Movie.
Recording this tune made me really calm and I hope this comes through the music.

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"I hope that helps" - not in the slightest, but thanks for trying :P

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Thank you for the kind words, Paul. And thank you for allowing Andrea to use your track to make something awesome!

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@mahtowin

I am so happy you like it!
Thanks for your music! <3

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@mahtowin

Thanks :-) I got it

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@dragondreams Thank you for listening to the songs! And thanks for the comments! I love the FAWM interactions- it's great to get feedback and observations.

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@mahtowin

Oh, thanks! WeTransfer is so easy to use - I am sure you will be successful :-)

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@mahtowin

I am not sure, if I can manage this :-) but I will try.

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@mahtowin

I am glad that you open for such collaborative :-) can you send me the track per weTransfer? My email is on my profile.
And also thanks for listening and commenting on No words :-)

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Thank you for your kind comments, Sir Paul! Looking forward to the trip to The Milky Way! There's no stopping you now that you are retired! Look at that list!!! Will be listening to more Wednesday! Sooner if life slows down a bit :)

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@jamkar

Thank you Paul for commenting on my Popeye sketch. The vst instrument on the intro was a stacked track of B3 + accordion vst. I used Keyscapes Harmochord vst during the vocals.
:-)

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@katmtl

Hello! Thank you so much for listening to my song! You're so kind! <3

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thank you for the positive thoughts and good advice. sorry you had to go through it

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@cts

Ahem…new master of a throwback classic coming in a few weeks. Followed by us getting together for a reunion of souls. You down?

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Simon!

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@srcoops

Thank you very much for your nice comment on Morning Song. I have had the privilege of sitting with her at the breakfast table for 65 years.

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Thank you for your kind comments on "Milky Way." And of course you can :)

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Thank you for your kind comment

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Aww, thanks for your kind comments, Sir Paul! Sure, sounds like a good plan 😀

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@sapient

Thanks, Paul! That Dingwall is an absolute delight to play teamed up with a Dark glass ADAM pedal. Basically a bass amp in pedal form. I'm not sure you'd ever want to pair it with a Fender for a big, warm round sound, but it helps me get the kind of sound I've always wanted. Which is when the bass kinda goes *clank*. If that makes sense... 😁

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@fuzzy

If I remember correctly, Da Da Da was the first 45 I ever bought. Still have it. If Rocktober comes back I'd love to do a cover.

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@fuzzy

A new Collab!!
I hope you like it!!! 😀

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@aniya_ph

Hi! Thank you for listening to Rain Lily! I appreciate your kind comment :))

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I have a 10 second snippet to send to you for the Kaju EC - best way to send MP3 to you?

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@fuzzy

Well stop making such great music and I will stop leaving such kind Comments! 😄

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Seeing that you're into flute playing and in parts use Kontakt libraries for it, have you ever tried https://audiomodeling.com/swam-flutes/? I've lately played around with their stuff and found it amazing, especially the flutes and saxophones. (They give you a free 30-days trial for their whole package if you ask.) Their demos mostly feature breath/bite MIDI controllers, but I found that just using the mod wheel also gives impressive results. First convincing replays of George Michael's "Careless Whispers", Celine Dion's "My Love Will Go On", and Bryan Adam's "I'm Ready" (Unplugged) I could produce in the box.

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@nadine

Thank you, I'm happy you enjoyed! Your concept album is growing super fast. How many tracks did you plan?!

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@elamis

I know the album you're talking about. Paul Horn? I loved that album too

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thank you again! i completed my remix & tagged you as a collaborator 🙏 https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/667

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the mp3 will work just fine! i'm gonna thoroughly mangle the sample anyways, so it need not be lossless 😉

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i think we are on to something with this visualisation - we need a thread! i almost always see images of songs

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@jamkar

Thank you Paul! Rock on good friend.

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Thank you for your kind words on "Hope He's the One." Haha I'll never tell! 😂 I don't know! We shall see what the future holds. Just enjoying it for what it is for now lol

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Hi Paul, thanks for your kind comment on Jack-in-the-box, I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I see you are a fellow Aspie (though I prefer 'Spectrumite') and bass is also where I live! Electric bass was my first 'proper' instrument after recorder, It is quite hard round here getting into a band wielding a recorder 😂 I've really been enjoying your music and have subscribed to your Youtube channel, I would love to buy your prog concept album if you release it. Also as you are into prog check out my bandmate Neil from Wheels ( a band that would let me play tenor recorder!) His prog band are called Lapis Lazuli, you can find them on Youtube if you type their name followed by 'wrong meeting' or 'Reich'. I think you will enjoy them 😊happy fawming!

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Making me feel like a complete slacker over here. 😀

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@fuzzy

Believe me, I'm gonna keep my ears open!

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@fuzzy

Gosh, so many songs already!!
You are a music-making master!

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As someone who owns way too many instruments, all I can tell you is: 1) Resistance is futile. 2) The Internet is the downfall of multi-instrumentalists. 3) Khaens are not that expensive and can be easily found on Etsy.

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IKEA promises to release me within a week. I don't believe it.

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Good man! After falling with love from Damage in Komplete 13, I got Damage 2 last year in one of Heavyocity's offers, and then picked up the Damage Drum Kit when it was launched recently, too. Also very good.

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I worry about me sometimes, too! LOL

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I followed the flames to find you. Hello friend.

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It's a long road and I am certain I will see nothing near 50, but one or two could happen. Good to see you around.

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Hi
we'll see if anything gets done over her

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@gm7

Thx DD I just staring playing piano during covid...such a different instrument to write music on. Lots of C#m and Fm in this song. They sound so different on the piano vs the guitar.

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Hi Paul!

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@beacon

I think I might need to get my recorders ready for this year!

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@wacha

It's great to be back and see you are here too!

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LMFAO!! 🤣🤣🤣

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Hahaha!!! Get your bananus ready! lol

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Hey there Double D! Looking forward to hearing some fish slappin' goodness from you this summer!

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@fuzzy

Yeah!!
Let's do this thing!!

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Hic sunt dracones :) Welcome back!

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Awwww, and there's no draggin' with you, Dragon! Your fingers dig deep and fly high! Can't wait to hear your mastery this year!

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@nadine

Howdy, let's see what you cook!

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Enjoy 50/90 Oh and i have my recorders on stand by!