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@tjeff
Joined New York, NY 10026 US

Jeff Gordon

I'm Jeff (he/him) and have been FAWMing since 2017 (joined in 2016 but ended up not participating!). I found 50/90 in 2018. Looking forward to another one!

My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our move earlier this year to Harlem! New York City suits us well and we are glad to be resuming life as New Yorkers after 25 years!! I particularly love bicycling around town, and observing the hustle and bustle of the city!

I've developed osteoarthritis in my left hand due to a sports injury years ago, and I started this 50/90 with the intention to give the guitar a rest due to hand pain when playing. Well, that only lasted a couple weeks lol, as I've broken out the guitar, pain be damned!! She was calling my name, so I'm starting to play again. I hate that there are some chord shapes that I just can't make, but I'm happy, happy to be strumming again!

Click on the Spotify link above to check out tunes from my first album, as well as a single from an upcoming album with John (coolparadiso) as the group Fifteen Hours.

Gear list: Martin 000-10e guitar, Korg D1 piano, Cubase DAW on a Dell gaming laptop (primary VSTs: Halion Sonic 3, Groove Agent 5), Kanstul French Besson Bb trumpet, Royer R-10 ribbon mic, AT2010 condenser mic.


Songs:

[avatar] Like a Broken Bicycle by @tjeff #acoustic #skirmish #songskirmish #bike 9
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I Never Loved the Whiskey by @tjeff + 2 others #americana #collab #alt_country 9
[avatar] Who You Really Are by @tjeff #guy_with_piano #songskirmish #ss081321l #ballad 5
[avatar] Monday by @tjeff #acoustic #harmonies #songskirmish #ss09xx21x 4
[avatar] We Ain't Got All Day by @tjeff #acoustic #americana #country #harmonies 6
[avatar] Disappearing Act by @tjeff #guy_with_piano #songskirmish #superskirmish #feast 5
[avatar] Opposites Attract by @tjeff #acoustic #ss081222d #harmonies #songskirmish 5
[avatar] No One is Breathing by @tjeff #political #guy_with_piano #songskirmish #ss081222l 10
[avatar] You Were My Girl by @tjeff #acoustic #americana #country #harmonies 7
[avatar] Does the Road Choose You by @tjeff #guy_with_piano #songskirmish #ballad #lifesanincredidlejourney 5
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Stethoscope by @tjeff + 2 others #collab #opera #musical 10
[avatar] Which Way to Go by @tjeff #aaba #acoustic #americana #harmonies 6
[avatar] Dance Around the Truth by @tjeff #rock #skirmish #s080722a #songskirmish 8
[avatar] [avatar] Beneath the Full Moon by @tjeff + @cindyrella #acoustic #country #collab #love_song 7
[avatar] Third Floor Apartment by @tjeff #acoustic #americana #love_song #harmonies 10
[avatar] California Zephyr by @tjeff #acoustic_guitar #americana #train #challenge 8
[avatar] Have a Heart by @tjeff #skirmish #guy_with_piano #songskirmish #ballad 11
[avatar] [avatar] Goodbye, July by @tjeff + @mctown #acoustic_guitar #americana #country #collab 7
[avatar] Another World by @tjeff #acoustic_guitar #harmonies #acoustic_rock #homelessness 5
[avatar] If Looks Could Kill by @tjeff #skirmish #songskirmish #iflookscouldkill #s072422 13
[avatar] [avatar] You Are My Home by @tjeff + @pearlmanhattan #randomcollaborations #piano #harmonies #trumpet 12
[avatar] Under the Weather by @tjeff 11
[avatar] Carnival of Souls by @tjeff #cinematic #instrumental #movietitlechallenge #soundtrack 10
[avatar] The Unicycle Club by @tjeff #small-group #jazz #funk #instrumental 11
[avatar] A Summer Fanfare by @tjeff #cinematic #instrumental #skirmish #summer 15
[avatar] The Downpour by @tjeff #instrumental #ambient #experimental 11
[avatar] A Stroll Through Town by @tjeff #instrumental #piano #improv 7

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Thanks very much for your wonderfully positive and kind comment on Bubbles :)

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On the inside is in drop C, since I tune my guitar down a whole step! Well done. It is hard to guess tunings. Thanks so much for your lovely feedback!!

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Hi, Jeff, Loved the reference to Peaky Blinders in your comment about Inconvenient Lovers. Yes, I can see why you'd say that. Georgie and Gwyn's duet is right out of that period, yet sounds contemporary, as well. Quite a trick. Thanks for listening.

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@candle

Hey Jeff, thanks for the great comment on Slow Dance. The two guitar parts were played live-to-tape thanks to the Mobius VST Looper. I looped the initial riff & then "noodled" on top of it. I control the Mobius via my MIDI Foot Controller & added the distorted tone to the original guitar tone with my DigiTech Grunge Pedal to create the lead lines. So yes, in a round-about way, I was using pedals to allow me to play this different guitar parts. Hope that answers your question.

See You In The Shadows…

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Thank you so much Jeff for every beautiful comment you so kindly posted on my submissions. I appreciate your support.

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Great Jeff!

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Hi. I wondered if you have time, if you'd like my Beneath the Full Moon?

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Thanks, Jeff, for taking on the Rhubarb Riddle!

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Hi Jeff, I've sent you my email. If you don't see it please kindly check your spam folder as some messages occasionally land there. Thank you.
Nadia

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@oswlek

Thanks for giving "Tea" a whirl and for leaving the kind comment, Jeff. I'll check out yours once the site lets me!

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thank you for your comments on 'Reverse'! Nice to e-meet you :)

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jeff by all means have a go at out of the window

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thanks for the feedback on 'At Midnight' - i wasnt going to share it, because i think the piano is so 'stale' but im glad i did now :) And any comparison to MCC means th world to me as she is my favourite songwriter of all time!

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Thanks for your kind words on Summer Rain! 😄

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@nadine

You're welcome! And thanks for your comment on my random collaboration. I'm happy you enjoyed 😉

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@jeff9

Thanks much for the kind comments on "Second Time Round"!

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Thanks Jeff.

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@mctown

dropped you email..

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@mctown

Btw....Kate suggested I give you a look see....

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Hey new random collab partner - nice to meet you! I'm listed as lyrics on this go round, so I'll get some lyrics together tomorrow and send them to your gmail, if that's okay? Looking forward to working with you!

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Thanks for the comments on Running with Wolves - amazing what a few words of a title can provoke in your mind!

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Jeff, Thanks for your compliments on Baby, What About Me. I think Georgie did a great job , and the Reba reference is spot on. I will enjoy listening to your music. Guitars are great, but piano may be my fave.

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Hey Jeff!! It would be cool to have a song with your trumpet!! I've never worked with that instrument before. Do you want to do something jazzy? Let me know!

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Jeff i am on the move tomorrow, when i am away will try and write a couple of lyrics for your perusual on one of our favoured topics!

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i thought that bit at the end of the first verse was from les miz, but maybe it was 200 motels.

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Hi Jeff, sorry to read about your left hand but glad you can play the piano and other instruments. Looking forward to hearing your new songs. Always happy to collaborate.