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@tuneslayer
Joined Shoreline WA US

Tuneslayer

Been reading music almost as long as I've been reading English. Grew up playing the recorder, took up the banjo in adulthood and progressed into filk (science fiction folk) music. Won the song writing contest 2 1/2 times at Conflikt (a Seattle-area filk convention); that and $6 will get you a latte at Starbucks.

I especially like taking familiar words or phrases and looking at them from a different angle. Example: using the phrase "Freedom isn't free" in the context of a breakup song instead of a political mantra.

Lately I've been working my way through a neurological disorder that is keeping me from playing my banjo. Whether or not that's a good thing probably depends on your opinion of the banjo. The silver lining here is, I've been using Band-In-A-Box 2022 for Mac, with Logic Pro X as my DAW, as the most fascinating, versatile, wonderful and insanely complicated musical instrument ever in the history of the world.

Why Tuneslayer? Legendary weapons often had names. Sigurd had Glam. Arthur had Excalibur. Bilbo had Orcrist. I figured that if a banjo had such a legendary name, it would have to be Tuneslayer, So Tuneslayer is the banjo, and Creede Lambard is the human behind it..

Pronouns: he/him. Alignment: chaotic silly. Call sign: WA7KPK

Songs:

[avatar] The House On Hangman Hill by @tuneslayer #halloween #creepy_piano #electronic #instrumental 1
[avatar] [avatar] Bonnie And Clyde by @tuneslayer + @greengrassgirl #collaboration #americana #band_in_a_box #bluegrass 4
[avatar] Amanda by @tuneslayer #instrumental #band_in_a_box 2
[avatar] The Highway Doesn't Run Through Here No More by @tuneslayer #acoustic #skirmish #americana #story 7
[avatar] [avatar] Rain Talking by @tuneslayer + @coolparadiso #random_collaboration 7
[avatar] Sloth On by @tuneslayer #slothcore #instrumental #band_in_a_box 1
[avatar] Going Back To Derry by @tuneslayer #instrumental #band_in_a_box 2
[avatar] [avatar] Invasive Alien Species 1787 by @janeg + @tuneslayer #collaboration #band_in_a_box #think_about_it #cats 4
[avatar] [avatar] You Can’t Hide Nothing From The Man by @tuneslayer + @geoff61 #collaboration #americana #band_in_a_box #gospel 4
[avatar] Quito by @tuneslayer #pan_pipe #slothcore #instrumental #band_in_a_box 3
[avatar] September Sunrise by @tuneslayer #gypsy_jazz #instrumental #band_in_a_box 4
[avatar] [avatar] Buddha In My Bathroom by @tuneslayer + @nancycunning 5
[avatar] Uptown Friday Night by @tuneslayer #instrumental #americana #band_in_a_box #collaborations_welcome 7
[avatar] The Minute Rag by @tuneslayer #americana #band_in_a_box #ragtime #iloveshortsongs 6
[avatar] Sailing to Porto Alegre by @tuneslayer #lyrics_welcome #bossa_nova #instrumental #band_in_a_box 5
[avatar] The Aurora Rag by @tuneslayer #instrumental #americana #band_in_a_box #ragtime 5
[avatar] Joplinesque by @tuneslayer #instrumental #americana #band_in_a_box #ragtime 5
[avatar] [avatar] No, Not Today by @tuneslayer + @nancycunning #collaboration #acoustic #breakup 7
[avatar] [avatar] All Of The Above by @tuneslayer + @colgoo #lyrics_only #random_collaboration 9
[avatar] The Camel by @tuneslayer #firstfruits #deadlyricistssociety 7

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Hi again, @tuneslayer. I just heard back from my other collaborator on Bonnie & Clyde and he said:
As far as a blue-grass version - I'd love to hear that! You can have as many version as you want IMHO. :) We're all in this just for fun anyway!

So, please, go ahead! Thanks for waiting.

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Tnx for your comment on "Where's Andy Devine?". Those synths are just regular VST's. I think Dexed is free. It's an emulation of a DX7. The others are free or cheap else I wouldn't have 'em. ;)

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Hi, @tuneslayer. Thanks for your interest in Bonnie and Clyde. I need to hear back from another musician first before I can give you a definitive Yes. I have emailed him and private-messaged him and will get back to you just as soon as I hear from him. Again, thanks!

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@janeg

Take your time; I will be busy with FKO and then German filkers are staying with us for 8 days. But I can add you as collaborator so you can post an mp3.

FKO has been virtual for the past three years. The hotel won’t honour the deposit beyond this month. Also, three ConCom members are moving away in September, leaving none in or near Toronto. Tom, Sue and I left ConCom about five years ago and we are all too old to resume.

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@janeg

Any interest in creating music for my new cat song? Phil is busy practicing for his FKO concert on Friday.

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My pleasure - you've been making some really cool stuff! Email away

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I will do lyrics for you for this round if you let me know where to send them!

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Hey, Creede - The post script to the poison ivy song went something like this:

I keep thinking, thinking, thinking, why were you born this way?
You keep picking, picking, picking to ruin my bouquet
I keep thinking, thinking, thinking
Why can't I let you lay?
Instead I'm picking your poison ivy to stick in my own bouquet.

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Hey, Creede - thanks so much for jumping in to the water with No, Not Today. Always a pleasure doing business with you. I woke up this morning with an idea for a post script section for our Picking Poison Ivy song.

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@colgoo

Glad you liked my take on your lyrics!

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@crisp1

You just taught me a new word!

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@colgoo

Sorry I missed your message earlier….it’s been a busy week, but hoping to get some new music up this weekend…maybe even today.