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#245993 - 03/31/14 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Have You Seen a Naked Plumber?
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Hi everybody -

I got a plumbing problem. There's been this strange blue stuff oozing up and down from my sink. In fact, the plumber was just getting to work when I started recording this. I heard a peculiar sound but didn't think anything of it. I thought I heard it again midway through recording and I know it wasn't my imagination at the end.

The strange thing is, I live right on the ocean but it's way too cold for skinny dipping. So, I'm still trying to figure out why the plumber's clothes are all in the sink.

Hat. Shoes. Belt. Everything. All perfectly neat and clean. Maybe he's from Finland and did go in for a quick dip. If you the idea is preposterous, then please check out this video, graciously furnished by Dani

http://www.visitfinland.com/article/a-refreshing-dip-icy-waters/

I'm sure that when he gets back he'll be happy to learn that I dedicated this song to him.

BAD BLUE OOZE https://soundcloud.com/aleckrand/bad-blue-ooze

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Edited by aleck rand (04/01/14 06:13 PM)
Edit Reason: ice dipping in Finland

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#245995 - 03/31/14 09:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,

Cool stuff. An enjoyable listen. Very good mix on this. Blub, blub, blub...

Nice playing. (Was hoping that you'd give that bass guy a chance to take lead somewhere...).

Well done.

floyd
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#246012 - 03/31/14 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

very entertaining. Great playing and a good mix.
Really enjoyed it.

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#246060 - 03/31/14 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Dean,
very entertaining. Great playing and a good mix.
Really enjoyed it.
Guenter
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dean,
Cool stuff. An enjoyable listen. Very good mix on this. Blub, blub, blub...
Nice playing. (Was hoping that you'd give that bass guy a chance to take lead somewhere...).
Well done.
floyd
Thanks fellas. Glad you liked it.

Dean

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#246063 - 03/31/14 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi,buddy !:))

Pretty impressive playing allthrough !
Your reference to the Finnish plumber ?
I take it you ment this ? :

http://www.visitfinland.com/article/a-refreshing-dip-icy-waters/

Cheers
amigo
Daniel

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#246064 - 03/31/14 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Really enjoyed this one. Especially the glug sounds and the more rhythmic parts. Cheers.
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#246115 - 04/01/14 12:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean...

Wow...totally loved this! A mix somewhere between Fusion and Nu-Jazz. Super playing and what an arrangement! I could listen to this everyday for a long time...think I might! great stuff, my friend!

Al & Di
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#246141 - 04/01/14 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Another cooool one! Wonderful playing and a fun creative arrangement. My dog ran outa the room with that very first flush sound...think she thought it was thunder smile However, after the blubs and when the guitar playing started she returned and lay down by the speaker. A border collie of refined tastes. This song was fun.
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#246189 - 04/01/14 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

Somehow I just knew you'd come in to cover me. I added that link to the main post.

And, of course, I'm glad you liked the tune, which may not sound like the blues but it is (with every possible weird chord substitution know to man - maybe more!)

Dean

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#246210 - 04/01/14 10:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Nice work. I always enjoy listening to your stuff. Great musicianship and excellent production! Liked the plumber story too! Take care. Greg

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#246372 - 04/03/14 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice and Bud,

Wow - they say that dogs hear things that we humans can't. And we know how smart they are. That dog figured out before I did that something weird is going on at my place.

I'm glad you liked the tune, which is just a blues but twisted so out of shape with chord substitutions that it may be unrecognizable as such.

Dean

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#246629 - 04/05/14 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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hi dean nice chops very enjoyable thanks eric

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#247143 - 04/13/14 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Plumbing may not be your forte, but the guitar sure is!

I remain in awe of your musical talent.
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#247176 - 04/13/14 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,

Are you sure your middle isn't "Cool"? Cause this song sure is! As always, great musicianship, and a very cool groove to this one.

Steve
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#247307 - 04/14/14 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

Now THAT was a very eye-catching title for a post.

I've never ever heard "glub, glub, glub" used quite so creatively. What a truly inspired introduction. I'm still laughing smile

There's no doubt about it, when it comes to guitar that leans towards the jazzy end of the musical spectrum, you're unparalleled on this forum. To my ears, your playing streams like honey flowing out of honeycomb - luscious, golden and sweet. Forget the blues, this is golds all the way!

I love these cross-over rhythms that are a mix of 8-beat and 16-beat. Your song has used this interplay perfectly! What I'm hearing sounds like it's simultaneously 4 beats at around 105'ish bpm and 4 beats at around 210'ish bpm. This combination also gives a cut common time feel. Very, very cool.

All the best,
Noel

P.S. I got hypothermia just looking at the video. Brrrrr!
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#247325 - 04/14/14 10:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Very Cool Song. Excellent playing. Very neat feel to the song
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#247493 - 04/16/14 09:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al and Di,

Thank you. What a supreme and wonderful compliment.

Yeh, it's amazing how far you can stretch the blues. It must be a testament to the sheer durability of the form. If you interpret the changes as widely as possible, I think the blues contains every one of the iconic harmonic transitions known to man: 2-5's both major and minor, 1-4's, you name it. You can even throw in a couple of blub-blubs and get away with it!

Dean

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#247504 - 04/16/14 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: Noel96]
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"Now THAT was a very eye-catching title for a post.

I've never ever heard "glub, glub, glub" used quite so creatively."

+1

Wow Dean. As a matter of personal taste, I honestly don't care much for what many characterize as blues (with a very few exceptions) but I really enjoyed this fun little ditty of yours ripping it up.

Seriously cool.

Josie

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#247529 - 04/17/14 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Really unique sound on the guitar. It almost sounds like midi guitar at times. Very well done.

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#247587 - 04/18/14 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Have You Seen a Naked Plumber? [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean, As always very well produced and some great playing. i gotta go check my kitchen sink. Tom

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