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Humble Hat


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Calchas

 Genre: Rock

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Back in 2011 I sent a simple acoustic guitar track to fellow Macjammer Scott Fugate in the hopes he would contribute some live drums. As always, Scot delivered the goods, and then some!

However, soon after I got the drum tracks downloaded my old Mac crashed and burned. As most of you now know, six years passed before I got a new Mac and was up and running again. In the meantime, I had all but forgotten this little tune.

Recently, I was able to briefly revive my old Mac---just long enough to recover what files I could---before it went down again. Among the files recovered was the above mentioned acoustic guitar track, along with Scott's drum tracks. (HOORAY!)

I really wasn't quite sure what to do with it; so I've been working on it a little here/a little there. Finally, the “Humble Hat” concept presented itself to me. After that things moved along much more rapidly.

So here it is. The lost Calchas/Scott Fugate collab; being the timeless tale of an “ass” turned “angel” due to the gracious intervention of a Higher Power.

Please forgive my lame-O attempt at Rastafarian vocalizing. One does what one can...MON!

;-)

Be well friends!
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Lyrics
HUMBLE HAT

I.
Him shoutin' “Dis is dis!” an “Dat is dat!”
Him wield da word like was de baseball bat.
Him verbal arsenal alway up to stat.
If you engaging him, he lay you flat.

All dat he care about are bein' da right.
Him everyday be spoilin'
for da fight.
Him push against da truth wit all his might.
Him inner darkness keep him so uptight!

Bridge:
Den come da light of grace;
shine from da inner space...

Him hear da holy dove!
Him heart discover LOVE!

II.
Him now a different man dat plain to see.
Him discover da humanity.
Him love da fellow, try to do de right:
replace da argument wit clear insight.

No longer care only 'bout bein' da right.
He face da demon, put dat ting to flight!

Him sit an smilin' like de Cheshire Cat...

Now he be wear de mo' humble hat!

These day he wearin' de mo' humble hat!

Yeah!
Song Stats
Hits: 344
Comments: 24
Fans: 18
Plays: 52
Downloads: 4
Votes: 0
Uploaded: May 19, 2017 - 09:12:44 AM
Last Updated: May 19, 2017 - 09:12:44 AM Last Played: Jun 20, 2017 - 04:15:03 AM
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Hardware:
Dean Acoustic Guitar
Epiphone Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Dean Electric Guitar
Cort Electric Bass
Snowball Blue Mic
Software:
Logic pro X
Comments
Daugrin said 37 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
Das it das is dat maan...
As always, this is an inspiration listen.
So the thing is funny, yer rasta rude boy take failed, but as parody probably works great...
That guy Scott can drum up a storm! Yer playing on this one is tops. This is a very clean and crisp recording. A bubbling B-3 might have helped give some an authentic JuJu vibe?

Daug
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Calchas said 37 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
"rasta rude boy"
I tried singing this but to no avail. Finally I opted for de spoken word approach. The tune is intended to be rather tongue-in-cheek. "Parody" could be the correct designation, as long as its not misunderstood as in any way disrespectful.

I actually did consider adding some B-3, but I already had two acoustic, and three electric guitars, and the bass... so the sonic space was getting kinda crowded. Sometimes you just gotta walk away...

Hey, I appreciate the listen and the commentary!

Be well friend!
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DWL said 36 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
Interesting
Another trip down an alternative route.

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 35 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
I like to
get out of my comfort zone now and then...

Be well bro!
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Loob said 36 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
Dis is co maaan
Ma diggin
Calchas said 35 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
goood maan...
me glad you be diggin de toon!

Be well!
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VicDiesel said 36 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
Rastafarian
Oh is that what it was? I thought you were German.

Hey, this is a seriously good rock song. Starting with the drums of course, but I love the guitar work too.
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Calchas said 35 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
German!?!?!
Ach du lieber!

Thanks for the props on the guitar work...

Be well friend!
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Vic Holman said 36 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
hats off to ya.
can't say i remember this one. so it's fresh to the ears. does have a unique sound to it. neat approach on the vocal and some cool guit riffs
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Calchas said 34 days ago (May 22nd, 2017)
This one
was never completed and so never got posted back in the day (2011). It really is a new track. I just added a second acoustic guitar as well as three electric guitars and the bass to the original acoustic guitar & drums track.

So that's why you don't remember this one Vic! :-)

Anyhoo, thanks for clocking in bro!

Be well!
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Outtaorbit said 36 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
Oh my...
This is toasty well done
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Calchas said 34 days ago (May 22nd, 2017)
T'anks mon!
It's a bit of a departure for me, but I had fun experimenting with this.

Glad you like it!

Be well friend!
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paul f. page said 35 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
Hopeful...
Your lyrics take a while to understand, but the effort is worth it because the message speaks of transformed thinking. We could use a lot of that these days. ... I'm not really qualified to address the style of performance, but the message comes through with honesty and clarity.
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Calchas said 33 days ago (May 22nd, 2017)
Hi Paul...
Been a long time. Good to see your icon again! :-)

"Transformed thinking"... Yes, it is a great need these days. It starts with the individual, doesn't it? That's what this is about. Good call friend!

Be well!
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mr_mordenus said 30 days ago (May 26th, 2017)
Back For Yet Another Listen
... like something I'd hear from another era, probably playing on the edge of a distant radio station around three in the morning as I'm driving my crappy car on an empty highway on some humid summer night. A deserted highway. A half-empty pizza box on the passenger seat. And I'm trying to tune in on that song, but it's hard to get clear... and man, I'm lovin' that guitar. Who are these guys? I hope the DJ tells me who they are... (bite of pizza)... vaguely familiar, but not.

The guitars and drums are seasoned and served just right. There's a relaxed, loping vibe that really speaks to the heart of the song, and it seems to grow better with each listen. Back in the day, this would be a 'find out the artist and head to the record store tomorrow' radio discovery. If the DJ told me who is was!

As for the vocals... I'm not sure. I don't hear a parody aspect here; it's an honest, slightly bemused story of an enlightenment that came upon one who seemed an unlikely candidate. The Rastafarian angle does put this in a specific time and place - wherever that may be - with an intriguing flavor, but I'm not entirely comfortable with it. I would draw a parallel with me singing a serious song with a distinct regional accent when I'm not connected with that region in any way. It's just a little thing and it's just me, so ignore it at your leisure. I'll raise a margarita to a superb song from a superb musician.

And I don't even have to wait for the DJ to tell me who did it!
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Calchas said 30 days ago (May 26th, 2017)
Rik
I really enjoyed your detailed commentary. RE the vocal: I'm not totally comfortable with it either. I tried singing the original lyrics but couldn't do it. (Not even close...) Then converted them to Rasta style and tried singing them again. Even worse. That left me with one of two options. Either speak the words or post it as an instrumental. I opted for the former because it made for a more interesting track IMHO.

Glad you like it mon!

Be well friend!

PS: You've taught me a new word: "loping." THX :-)
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groovsh8ker said 28 days ago (May 27th, 2017)
Humble Hat
Those vocals sound like the guy from Amon Duul2. Very intriguing song.
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Calchas said 28 days ago (May 28th, 2017)
Hi!
Hey mon... the only Amon Duul I'm familiar with was a character on the 90s sci-fi TV series FIREFLY... But I'll take this as a compliment anyway! :-)

Be well friend!
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sammydix said 28 days ago (May 27th, 2017)
Some very
catchy riffs in this one. It was like several songs in one. More for your money. Might have a little heavy limiting or compression going on though. After the opening guitars, the volume of everything dropped--usually meaning something somewhere was hitting too hard and causing everything to duck down...unless that was intentional. My bad if so.
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Calchas said 28 days ago (May 28th, 2017)
Sam
No one else has mentioned this problem, and I've listened on both my computer AND on a burned CD on my big stereo. I don't detect a drop. But it may be that my ears just ain't what they used to be bro... :-(

Glad you like it.

Be well friend!
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sammydix said 27 days ago (May 28th, 2017)
Nothing
at all wrong with your ears. It was me. I allowed my visiting nephew to play some games while I was away and he enabled "audio enhancements" on my PC. That crap turns on a system wide compressor that makes games and movies louder, but is AWFUL for listening to music. When I listened to your song, I didn't know it was "ON," and didn't figure it out until every song I heard kept going up and down in volume. Little nephew signs in under his own account from this point! Sorry about that.
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Calchas said 27 days ago (May 29th, 2017)
No prob!
and color me relieved! I highly respect your judgment so your initial comment really threw me for a loop! :-(

But it's all good. (KIDS!!!)

:-)
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PeterB7858 said 23 days ago (June 1st, 2017)
Humble Hat
Hi Mike. I've been away travelling in Europe so I've been MIA. Great to hear this lost and found project make it to the MJ silver screen. Cool vibe and the guitars all work in well. Always great to hear Scott on the skins, too. Crazzy mon. Tanks.
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Calchas said 23 days ago (June 2nd, 2017)
Thanks Peter!
Welcome back. A fun one to play for me... As for Scott, I hope he comes back to us someday. Sure enjoy his drum skills!

Be well friend!
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