[–] TheBuddha 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is the first time I've not had my 4th of July festival since like 2008. Normally, I'd have at least a couple hundred guests by now. Alas, that's just not going to happen this year. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to do something for Labor Day. We'll have to see how it goes and there's not a lot of time to prepare for that.

Anyhow, this week we have a song you've heard us do before. The difference is, last time it was just Biff and myself - and we only did the guitar parts. This time, we've done the 'complete treatment.'

You're gonna want a lot of volume for this one. Headphones might be adequate. Without further ado:
Ozzy - Bark At The Moon (EH #1; J B; TB #2 & P)

Rock on, goats. Rock on!

PS: For some bonus content, check the comments left throughout the song. It wasn't my greatest effort, but there's some annotations for you. They're the little icons below the sonograph.

[–] Redcobra 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well after being locked up in the chaz community detention Center for the last few weeks I was looking forward to this then I Couldn’t get a link on mobile?

I’ll try on a real computer later.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

are you serious?

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It doesn't work in Firefox.

Use a search engine and find "Vivaldi browser." You can also use Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Brave, etc.

[–] nigger_plz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Man alive, you guys are so skilled. Got some amazing chops.

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks! This one wasn't too difficult, once you get the tone right. It's great to have J here and Biff has improved dramatically over the couple of years that she's been playing.

[–] CheeBooga 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Veddy veddy grood.

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thanks! It needed to be in the archives. It's just too good a song to not have done it completely.

Alas, I'm off to sleep soon. I'll check in tomorrow - and see if you shared anything.

Also, this week we didn't have an original track. We did for three weeks in a row, but not this week.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hell yeah! Sounds awesome!

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thanks!

And, yeah... That one needs to be in the archives as the full song. It's just too good not to be in there.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Verle and I tried to play stranglehold the other night too

[–] CheeBooga 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nice. I enjoy playing Stranglehold.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

LoL I bet you play it way better!

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The other night I went to verles and we tried to play old man

[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Well, y'all got most of it, just not all at once. Can Verle play the harmonica? Since it's so slow tonight here's a little about the song:

Young wrote this about the caretaker of the ranch he bought in 1970. The song compares a young man's life to an old man's and shows that the old man was once like this young man. The caretaker of the that cattle ranch? His name was Louis Avila. The ranch was the Broken Arrow Ranch, purchased for $350,000 in 1970 (just think about those real estate prices compared to now!). In the film Heart of Gold, Young introduces the song as follows:

"About that time when I wrote "Heart of Gold", and I was touring, I had also—just, you know, being a rich hippie for the first time—I had purchased a ranch, and I still live there today. And there was a couple living on it that were the caretakers, an old gentleman named Louis Avila and his wife Clara. And there was this old blue Jeep there, and Louis took me for a ride in this blue Jeep. He gets me up there on the top side of the place, and there's this lake up there that fed all the pastures, and he says, "Well, tell me, how does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?" And I said, "Well, just lucky, Louis, just real lucky." And he said, "Well, that's the darnedest thing I ever heard." And I wrote this song for him."

James Taylor is credited with playing "guitar-banjo" on this song. Taylor, who along with Linda Ronstadt who contributed vocals, saw the banjo and started playing it. The instrument belonged to Young; it was a called a "guitar-banjo" because it was a banjo tuned like a guitar. There was some conflict over a hi-hat when Young recorded this song. When drummer Kenny Buttrey played it, Young told him not only to refrain from the hi-hat, but to only play with his left hand, which Buttrey thought was ridiculous. The drummer complied, however, literally sitting on his right hand to resist temptation. Buttrey later quipped: "He hires some of the best musicians in the world and has them play as stupid as they possibly can."

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Cool. Thanks for that!

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hello everyone. I am at Verles house! This past weekend I had a date with my x girlfriend and had a blast with her! When I got back home I made this riff up. I just wonder, is this opening riff of this from something else. It sounds so good to me. Do any of you guys recognize the opening riff from this , cause I don't know

[–] nigger_plz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's kinda like We Just Disagree by Dave Mason.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'll listen when I get home

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It is kind of similar to that, you're right, but it's different enough to be its own thing.

[–] CheeBooga 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Maybe it sounds a little like Led Zeppelin 'Over the hills and far away'?

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Does it? I don't hear that

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You're right, that is familiar. I don't know where - but it kinda reminds me of something approximating a TV theme show intro.

[–] Redcobra 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sounds nice

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks!!

[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's the start of a great holiday weekend and I hope everyone has a great time. Have fun but please be careful.

Let's celebrate this great country of ours in music. We'll even offer a cup of tea to any of our non-American friends and you don't have to pay any tax on it. Who wants to get us started?

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Also, I just noticed the intro... I've fixed it:


Once again, it's time for the FNGT!

If you don't know how this works, click this link. That link will take you to another site to give you some additional information and tell you about some of our off-site features. That's also the site where we will host the weekly guitar threads, should Voat go down.

If you do know what's going on, you probably don't need to click that - but you may want to, to make sure you know of the other features, such as the archive or a separate forum that's invite only.


I have no idea how that has escaped my notice this whole time.

[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't see the change.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There's a hot little blonde woman here from England and Scotland and Ireland somehow. She's taken a shine to me and after my attention here so I'm kind of distracted tonight

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

LOL Biff is already starting to nod. I'm probably gonna head out soon myself.

[–] CheeBooga 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I seen a chic at the lake today OMG. I couldn't take my eyes off her. Fuckin' smokin'. That ass -oh god I can't start thinking about it again.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This British chick is smoking hot too. Seriously. As I'm getting to know her I'm learning that she's crazy too! Just what I love! Crazy women! There's a sexy brunette here too now. It's a great time here tonight

[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well, we are celebrating conquering them, so it might be fitting to do that again. Good luck.

[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Verle has asked her to marry him at least a half a dozen times lol. Her ride is here but she doesn't want to go