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Another HENRY LAWSON poem ( see previous tracks) put under the hammer!
Thanks to GARY THOMAS for the Didgeridoo download.
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HAWKERS poem by Henry Lawson
Music Franciscus Henri ( BMG MUSIC)

Dust, dust, dust and a dog-
Oh, the sheep-dog won’t be last
Where the long, long shadow of an old bay horse
With the shadow of his mate is cast.
A brick-brown woman, with her brick-brown kids,
And a man with his head half-mast,
The feed bags hung, and the bedding slung,
And the blackened bucket made fast
Where the tailboard clings to the tucker and things-
So the hawker’s van goes past.
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Uploaded: Sep 08, 2016 - 09:07:48 PM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2016 - 09:07:48 PM Last Played: Sep 26, 2017 - 10:52:58 PM
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PeterB7858 said 457 days ago (September 10th, 2016)
Interesting treatment of this one, Franc. I can appreciate what you have tried to do with Lawson's drudgery and resignation, and the arrangement works quite well in a way, but you have such a fine voice that I am not sure the effected vocal is the best way home. I also think it might work better if it faded out about 3.30 with that bass run disappearing into the distance. You are always worth listening to, though, and mine is just one response to the song. Others may see it quite differently Thanks.
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Franciscus_Henri said 457 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Thanks Peter
I always look forward to your comments. The voice I chose to distort so as to avoid any 'pioneering nostalgia' so often associated with LAWSON.
I see what you mean about the base but it was the only musical constant...fancifully it drives the wagon.
I am perhaps trying to find a new approach to my music apart from my commercial endeavours of the past. I always sort of had empathy with what Malcolm Mclaren said of the punk movement ..I paraphrase..."we weren't trying to change music we were trying to destroy it." That gives a lot of permission to experiment.
PeterB7858 said 457 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
We all need to experiment to see what might work. Keep at it. Re the bass run, I think we may be at cross purposes. I like it! It should stay. What I meant by "disappear" was that it should fade at that point (assuming the song was ending there), like the cart was moving off into the distance. Thanks for sharing your music with us.
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KCsGROOVE said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
mysterious piece
I love the mood here
very much enjoyed
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Franciscus_Henri said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Thanks KC
I'm Glad you jumped on board...I still remember the milkman and his cart coming up the street when I was a kid in Holland....Quite some time ago :)
Henke said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Interesting mix
With modern synth sounds, the "traditional" didgeridoo, the presumably historic setting and the slightly distorted voice. Not knowing what hawkers were at first I thought maybe it was an undertaker with his cart of palls(?) - as suggested by the picture perhaps. At first I thought too that it might have ended earlier, but actually it is rather befitting that it drags on much like the hawker and his van...

Thanks and take care,
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Franciscus_Henri said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Thanks Henke
You confirmed my fear about the parochial language..if your wondering what "tucker"is, it's colloquial for food.I'm glad you stuck with it to the end.
I tried to capture the tedium of the life style. cheers
Daugrin said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Hawkers Van
Nothing but entertaining my friend.
Wild sounds and drones... the production suits the material and vocals are in the vibe.
Thank you for sharing yer work with us. Follow the Muse where she demands!

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Franciscus_Henri said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
I read the poem,
I heard the didgeridoo and all I could do was follow...thanks for coming on the ride
jiguma said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
At first I was surprised by the vocal fx, and the bass run didn't gel for me, but as the song went on, I got used to them both, and ended up liking the way each added a different dimension to HL's words. I like the experimental feel of this, and encourage you to try more. I think it's perhaps a little too long, but that's just me. The didge sounds are really well integrated, and the percussion and keyboard bits at the end work really well to create a mood.
Clever track, and very enjoyable.
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Franciscus_Henri said 456 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Thanks Neil
glad I won you over...now can I sell you a car? cheers.
Dean-Resonator said 453 days ago (September 14th, 2016)
Great work Franc. Your music has really started veering down a different path lately. It is bold to step out of your comfort zone and see what happens.
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Philip18 said 428 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Atmospheric. Would be good performed with a movie of a hawker (if such vision exists). Just listening, maybe too many sounds to process? It's becoming an interesting collection of new approaches to Lawson!
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Outtaorbit said 390 days ago (November 16th, 2016)
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