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    I may have mentioned now and then I've been working on some recording with my friend, the estimable, immensely talented Patti Rothberg. We've worked on this five-song EP at a pretty leisurely pace, partly because of geography - she's up in New York. We did some recording during a visit, with overdubs added then and later, and also with overdubs on tracks sent via the interweb. We finally finished the recording a couple of months ago, and the tracks were mixed and mastered by an experienced and expert here. We're currently waiting for the packaging and production, which should be done within a couple of weeks. Saying that may jinx it, but I'm optimistic.

    Some of these songs are well-worn warhorses in the mandolin catalogue, which is Patti's doing - she's not as well-versed in mandolin versatility as I. But since she was providing the main impetus, that's the path the project took. We're planning to expand our horizons on the next venture. We're not reinventing the wheel here, but we're not staying within expectations either. We're doing the songs in our distinctive style, such as it is. I hope people like it. We've enjoyed the process.

    Since today is Patti's birthday - yeah, yeah, May the Fourth be with her - I thought it would be a good time to offer you good people a sneak preview.

    Here's a sample:

    Eh, something isn't working. Maybe .wav files don't fly here. Hold on, converting. Check back.

    Aha. The wav file is too big. But the converted mp3 isn't, yet it still isn't uploading. Yeesh. Well, I'm gonna see what I can do. Never had any problem before, or not this bad. I'll circle back.
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    Here are some pics of the cover art to keep you entertained whilst I sort this out.

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    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    Somebody sure likes them some Rod Stewart.
    "The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations, and often lose themselves in error and darkness!"
    --Leslie Daniel, "The Brain That Wouldn't Die."

    Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1...SV2qtug/videos

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    Yes, she does. (Oh, I wish we had an eyeroll emoji!) Two of those are obvious choices, and I love the other - and there's mandolin on the original - but ... yeah. Hoping for no Rod on the next collection. Though I still wouldn't mind too much. His first four solo albums are landmarks in folk-rock. Before he went, well, whatever you want to call it.

    As I said, mostly pretty standard fare for a guitar-mandolin duo. We're hoping to push the limits a bit more on the follow-up. Though I am going to insist on one or two what-you'd-expect, like "Ripple." Probably not "Friend Of The Devil," though. A bit too predictable. But you never know. We both have a deep, abiding affection for corniness.
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    Host your mp3 elsewhere, play it here by using the bbcode tags (without spaces in the brackets) like this:

    [ mp3 ]url-for-mp3-file-location[ /mp3 ]
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    Thanks, Mark. I don't really have anywhere else. Though I do still have my myspace page but that hasn't been user-friendly for me for years. Facebook doesn't permit uploading audio files. Creating some sort of video, even rudimentary, is an option. This sure is an example of computer dysfunction - one dead one, two sick ones. Meh.
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    Yeah, this is going to work out all right. I don't have enough photos, so they're going to repeat. Just made my first pass, and it's bloody awful, but at least I see how it's done. I'll revisit this after the Kentucky Derby.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    Alrighty then. Let's see if this works. And whether the effort was worth it.



    I only had so many photos to work with, so sorry for the repeats, but I tried to find a rhythm and thematic thread. And really, it's just something put together so the music can be heard.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

    Furthering Mandolin Consciousness

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    Finders Keepers, my duo with the astoundingly talented and versatile Patti Rothberg. Our EP should be released any day now, we hope ...

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    Alrighty then. Let's see if my spiffy new-to-me computer will succeed where the previous contraptions came up short.

    Well, it worked - by a roundabout route. Even though the original audio file, converted from .wav to .mp3, still wouldn't upload, I'd used it to create a youtube video. When I downloaded that, and converted it to an mp3 file, that file did upload just fine. So kids - don't give up, don't ever give up. Remember - success is success; whatever works, works; and you don't need to understand why it works, as long as it does.

    So now everyone can enjoy the toon without having to suffer through seeing my mug. And another upshot of this is I took the time to create a youtube channel for us, and hopefully there will be other, better things to come there.
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    Finders Keepers, my duo with the astoundingly talented and versatile Patti Rothberg. Our EP should be released any day now, we hope ...

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    “ Alrighty then. Let's see if this works. And whether the effort was worth it. ” - Journeybear

    It was well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing it with us. Listening to it added some joy to my day - a nice version of a song that was part of the soundtrack of my youth. Also, thanks for setting up the U-Tube channel!

    “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” - The good Dr. Seuss

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