Mark Taylor - Guitar - "Back Home Again" Another song re-visited. This was originally written in June of 2005. My son John had left home, out of state, and we had not seen him for quite awhile. Finally, he was able to come home for a visit. It was so great to see him again. After he left, this song came to me while thinking about the nice visit with him. John was Back Home Again. Originally in the key of E Major, I upped it to F# Major, and added more guitars to it. Thanks to all of you who listen and comment.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
"Back Home Again" Another song re-visited. This was originally written in June of 2005. My son John had left home, out of state, and we had not seen him for quite awhile. Finally, he was able to come home for a visit. It was so great to see him again. After he left, this song came to me while thinking about the nice visit with him. John was Back Home Again. Originally in the key of E Major, I upped it to F# Major, and added more guitars to it. Thanks to all of you who listen and comment.
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"Roll of the Dice" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back and "on a roll" with their new original called "Roll of the Dice" composed by Glenn Basham. Glenn Basham: Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar and Drums Mark Taylor: Lead Guitar Kevin Kapuscinski: Vocal Harmonies Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham Bits of film footage courtesy of Pixabay.com. Some images courtesy of Pixabay.com and Google. Thanks for stopping by!
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"Oh Deer!!" Here is another old acoustic song of mine redone. The original version was never posted for some reason. Two guitars going and a simple drum track. This song got it's name from my wife. I had no name for it originally, and I played it for her and asked what it made her think of. She said she could see deer in the forest running around, so the name Oh Deer came to me. As always, I thank all those that listen and comment.
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"Soft Gentle Breeze" Here is another of my past songs, a favorite, that I have redone. Written about 8 years ago, this was inspired by a friend named Tossa whose singing voice I really like, reminds me at times of a Soft Gentle Breeze, hence the song name. To the original I added two more guitars, a simple drum track, and a breeze sound effect, and also a solo during the middle part of the song. This song has two versions, the original was just one guitar. My friend Glenn Basham also did a version for me where he added lyrics. Links to both versions in the comment section. Thanks to all who listen and comment.
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"Kathleen's Music Box" This is a song I had written about 8 years ago for a friend of mine who was going through a difficult time. I thought it might cheer her up. Recently I had the idea to revisit some of my old acoustic songs and redo some of them and this one is a favorite so it made the list. I changed the key of the song to a higher register to get more of a music box feel to it, added a second guitar part and a simple drum track and this is the result. And I re-dedicate this to Kathleen. Thanks to all who listen.
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"Sur L'océan Couleur De Fer" Mark and Kristen do a cover song from the band Alcest. Alcest is a French post-black metal band from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, founded and led by Neige (Stéphane Paut).[1] It began in 2000 as a black metal solo project by Neige, soon a trio, but following the release of their first demo in 2001, band members Aegnor and Argoth left the band, leaving Neige as the sole member. This song, translated "On the iron-coloured ocean" was inspired by a poem by written by Paul-Jean Toulet. It's meaning has been described as the transition between worlds. The band member who wrote the song was inspired by sitting along the seashore, and this is the result of that. French and English lyrics are provided. We thank you for listening.
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California, United States
"The Field of Broken Dreams" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with another new original song. "The Field of Broken Dreams" was composed by Kevin Kapuscinski and was recorded by The Moon Shadows in 2021. Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals, Keyboard and Drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar and Bass Guitar Glenn Basham : Vocals Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham Some film footage courtesy of Pixabay Thanks for tuning in!
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"My Nature Day" Another acoustic song of mine that my friend Melani Cholie wrote and sings the lyrics to the song. Her sweet voice always adds so much to a song, and this is another fine example of that. My thanks to Melani and to all of you that listen and comment.
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"We Are Autumn Leaves" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with a new original song composed by Glenn Basham called "We Are Autumn Leaves". The inspiration for the song came to Glenn while travelling to Acadia in Maine in early October of 2021. In fact, the film footage in the video during Mark's guitar solo was taken by Glenn's cell phone filming through the windshield of the car while his wife Sue was driving through Maine on their way to Acadia. Glenn Basham : Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar and Drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham. Some bits of film footage courtesy of Pixabay. Thanks for stopping by!
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"The Happy Wanderer" This is my first ever original song using only my Hurdy Gurdy. Nothing fancy, just a little tune in the key of C Major. Two drone strings going on while the melody plays. Thanks to all who listen and comment.
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"Kiss The Mountain" Mark and Kristen cover the Finnish Band Auri once again, another from their second album Auri II--Those We Don't Speak Of. We hope you like our version and we thank all those that listen and comment.
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"Lucifer's Lament" A re-post for Halloween. An original song written by Kristen and Mark. Kristen came up with a piano track, just sitting down and playing what came to mind. I heard the track and knew the song had potential, so I added some guitar riffs to it and a little effect in the background, and this is the result. Our first original song together. Thanks for listening. And Happy Halloween!!
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"Lady Blue" Another Ryders On The Storm original, written by Kevin Kapuscinski and Mark Taylor. We thank all those that listen and comment.
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California, United States
"Home" "HOME" an original by Yvalain of the album "More Best of Yvalain & Friends" that can be listened on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. Played by Yvalain with Glenn Basham on vocals and Mark Taylor on guitar solo.Thank you for your support.
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"Misty Eyes" Here is the final offering from myself and Melani Cholie under our band name Fay of Slaughter off of our album Creatures of The Night which can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0my01nnSJQL6w8qvpIiNP0. We thank all those that listen and comment.
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California, United States
"Hot Rocks" Here is another from Ryders On The Storm, a song written by myself and Kevin Kapusckinski. Kevin wrote and sings the lyrics and adds keyboards, I do all the guitar and bass. We thank all that listen and comment.
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"Dancing Through Life With You" Zapple Pie presents "Dancing Through Life With You" an original composed by Yvalain, written by Glenn Basham with Mark Taylor on guitar, Glenn on vocals and Yvalain on bass, keyboards, programmed drums & percussion, audio and video production. Thank you for your support
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"Abstraction" The Great Experiment. Got the idea to try and run my Hurdy Gurdy through my guitar effects box while playing over a fairly simple backing track. The Gurdy is through a distortion effect. This is the result of that, a kind of Abstract sound coming out. Wasn't sure about this one but decided to post it anyway, maybe someone will like it or get a kick out of it. Anyway, thanks to all who listen and comment.
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California, United States
"Dave's Ditty" The story behind this one goes all the way back to the early 1980's. My friend Dave Decker, a guitar player also, he had a chord progression he was working on back then for a school project that I thought was really cool sounding. He was playing an open E chord, using just E and B notes, and doing a switch between an F# and G6. I had always liked that progression, and over the years it would pop into my head now and then, especially when I was fooling around with an E chord myself. I had always wanted to do somehting with that, and I finally did just that. I took Dave's progression, and added my own creations to come up with a song around Dave's chords. The song could be called half acoustic, half electric. Dave gave me permission to do so and I am posting the song here. My big thanks to Dave for being my inspiration for this, even though it took me so many years to do something with it!! Dave and I thank you for listening.
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"Hymn of Love" Another rocker from me and Melani Cholie.
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"My Sweet Lord" Zapple Pie covers this classic George Harrison song from the album All Things Must Pass. Hard to believe that album is 50 years old now. Our tribute here to George. We all thank you for listening.
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"Jars" Mark and Kristen do a cover song from the band Chevelle. This song is off of their fifth album called Sci-Fi Crimes. This song's subject matter reflects the quirky themes of Sci-Fi Crimes. The song is a "kind of play on words. It's saving the environment. It's a joke about saving the environment and it's about literally taking the earth, and putting it into jars to save it for later. It's very tongue in cheek." We thank all who listen and comment.
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"Mark's Music" This song got it's start from a guitar song I had laying around. I wanted to do something with it so I was sitting in my music room thinking about it and noticed my ukelele and mandolin just sitting there. So I got the idea to use them both on this song, along with a harmonica and my Hurdy gurdy. I also used an acoustic and electric guitar on it, as well as my bass. This is the result of adding all those to the fingerstyle song you can hear in the background. Nothing special here, just a simple song in the Key of C major. Still getting used to the Hurdy Gurdy and getting a good sound from it, but I think this sounds well enough. Had no name for it so just called it Mark's Music. Hope someone likes this. Thanks to all who listen and comment.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass/hurdy gurdy/ukelele/mandolin/harmonica
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"Song for Glenn" As I said in my video for my friend Yvalain, Sometimes in life certain people inspire you and just make you feel good inside. Glenn Basham is another one of my friends that fits this profile. Glenn was another of the first people to friend me here online and share his music with me and mine with him. He was also the first to take a song of mine and put lyrics to it and create an entirely new song out of it. He has done this many times now. Glenn and I have collaborated, the two of us for 51 songs, and that does not even count the ones we have both done together with other friends. Glenn is one of the nicest people I have ever come across, never a bad thing to say about anyone, and his talent as a musician is outstanding. So I had to dedicate a song to Glenn to say how much his friendship over the years has meant to me and hoping it continues for a long time to come. Thanks to all who listen and comment.
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"Make My Day" Fay of Slaughter is back with another rocker. We thank you for listening.
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California, United States
"Hit Me" Ryders on The Storm, second video version of this song. Another song from Ryders on the Storm, featuring myself, Kevin Kapuscinski and special guest Yvalain Debodinance. We thank you for listening.
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"Pearl Diving" Mark and Kristen cover a song from the band Auri. Auri is a Finnish band composed of vocalist and violinist Johanna Kurkela, keyboardist and backing vocalist Tuomas Holopainen, and guitarist, keyboardist and pipe player Troy Donockley. Holopainen and Donockley are also members of Finnish band Nightwish. This song is from their 2nd album called II – Those We Don't Speak Of. We thank you for listening.
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"Empty Places, Empty Spaces" Here is another song from myself and my friend Kevin under our band name Ryders on The Storm. This is a rather lengthy song, but interesting in that there are several key changes and the song itself sounds a bit odd, and the tempo is a waltz feel. I used a fast tremelo effect for the first time on some of the guitar and the result was very satisfying. Some of the solos really interact well with Kevin's keyboards too. Thanks to all who listen and comment on our latest.
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"How Cleavus Met Wanda" What happens when two groups, "Zapple Pie" and "The Moon Shadows", join forces to perform and record a song together? You end up with "Zappled Moon"! Here is Zappled Moon's recording of Kevin Kapuscinski's original song called "How Cleavus Met Wanda", which they recently recorded in 2021. Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals, Keyboard and Drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar Yvalain Debodinance : Bass Guitar Glenn Basham : Vocals Audio Production by Yvalain Debodinance Video Production by Glenn Basham Bits of film footage courtesy of Pixabay and Vimeo. com Thanks for stopping by!
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"My Friend Yvalain" an original song by Mark Taylor Sometimes in life certain people inspire you and just make you feel good inside. My Friend Yvalain Debodinance is one such person. A great musician and songwriter. He was one of my first musician friends here online and has always shown me great friendship and support. I have been able to do a lot of collaborations with him and others and I will always be grateful he had faith in me to ask me to join him on all the music we have done together and with others. His music has inspired me, and one song called "Reborn" that he wrote has a riff in it that I have always liked, it stands out to me. I used that riff as the basis for this song, along with variations of it and my own improv. I hope Yvalain and all that listen like what I have done. You can listen to Yvalain's song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6p9... Thanks to all who listen.
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"Nightshift in Paradies" An acoustic song of mine with added lyrics and vocals from my good friend Melani Cholie. We thank you for listening to us.
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"The Hell of Niflheim" I had been watching a show called The Last Kingdom, having to do with The Vikings and their mythology and history. I had a song laying around without a title to give to my friend Melani Cholie for our band Faye of Slaughter. I then got an idea in my head after watching a certain episode of the show having to do with the mystical world of Niflheim. Niflheim, Old Norse Niflheimr, in Norse mythology, the cold, dark, misty world of the dead, ruled by the goddess Hel. In some accounts it was the last of nine worlds, a place into which evil men passed after reaching the region of death (Hel). I then tried to write lyrics for the song along the theme of the episode I had watched, and this is the result. My very first song where I wrote the lyrics, and Melani sings them. We hope you all like it and thank you for listening.
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California, United States
"Bastard" Another rocker from me and Melani Cholie, a song based on a true story of an abusive relationship. Thanks for listening to us.
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California, United States
"Without You" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with another original song composed by Kevin Kapuscinski and recorded by The Moon Shadows in 2021. The song is called "Without You". This is a cleaner version of a previous mix of the song recorded by Ryders on The Storm. Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals, Keyboards, Bass Guitar and Drums Glenn Basham : Vocals, Electric Organ, Pan Flutes and Cello Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham Bits of film footage courtesy of Pixabay Thanks for stopping by!
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"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" Mark and Kristen cover Nightwish once again, this time a song off of their spectacular album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, released in 2015. This particular song is a superb celebration of Planet Earth and Evolution. I highly recommend this album to anyone, it is very much worth listening to, Nightwish at some of their best. As always, we thank you all for listening and commenting.
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California, United States
"Tender Feelings" A song written by my friend Yvalain Debodinance. Yvalain plays classical acoustic guitar, bass, synth (pan flute, organ), and percussions. Mark Taylor plays acoustic guitar and harmonica. Juha Hintikka plays recorder. A song of the album "Super Waves The Best Of Yvalain & Friends" that can be listened on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and more.
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California, United States
"Seaside Lullaby" Mark Taylor and Glenn Basham Once again my friend Glenn Basham took an instrumental of mine and added lyrics to it and made a video for the song, and this is the result. I had posted the original song not long ago, Glenn heard it, and presto, a new song. My thanks to Glenn and both of our thanks to all who listen and comment.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Pink" Melani Cholie and I did an album of 12 songs under the band name Fay of Slaughter. We still ... read morehave six songs to post here on fando and this is one of them. An uptempo rocker we hope you like. We have a youtube and spotify channel where you can hear all the songs. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Yq0hQ87jcaCIpcPsozpCg https://open.spotify.com/album/0my01nnSJQL6w8qvpIiNP0 We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Isolation" "Isolation" by Zapple Pie (Glenn Basham, Yvalain and Mark Taylor), a cover of John Lennon's song from his Plastic Ono Band album. Credits in the video. Thank you for watching our version. Got to wear my Lennon specs in this one too!! You may find our music on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
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City on the Edge of the Universe - The Moon Shadows Glenn Basham composed a song back in 1983 that had a "Doorsy vibe" called "City on the Edge of the Universe". He was inspired by the music of The Doors, so he decided to compose this song in the style of Jim Morrison and The Doors. Fast forward to 2021. Glenn Basham and the Moon Shadows decided to make their own new version of it as their tribute to Jim Morrison and the Doors. It has been 50 years since Jim has left us. We hope you enjoy this tribute. Glenn Basham : Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Guitar and Drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham Bits of film footage courtesy of Pixabay.
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California, United States
"With Trees" Here is a cover song from the band Korpiklaani. Korpiklaani (Finnish: The Backwoods Clan) is a folk metal band from Finland who was formerly known as Shamaani Duo and Shaman. While other folk metal bands began with metal before adding folk music, Korpiklaani started with folk music before turning metal. In this song, Kristen gets to show off her talents as a multi-instrumentalist playing the violin, recorder, and keyboard. Mark plays the guitar and bass. And as always, we thank you all for listening and commenting.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Gone" The Moon Shadows Another offering from The Moon Shadows. Written by Kevin Kapuscinski and sung by him and Glenn Basham who also added bass and made the video. I added some guitar and this is the result. Thanks for watching and listening.
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California, United States
"Without You" Ryders on the Storm Here is another song from me and my friend Kevin Kapuscinski under our band name Ryders on the Storm. Kevin wrote and sang the lyrics and I added some guitar. Thanks to all who listen and comment.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Test Test Enough" This one is a little different. A short song with very few lyrics. It's a cover from the band Chevelle, a band I really like. What drew me to this one was the use of delay on the guitar. It is like using a delay effect for the tempo of the song. I asked my friend Melanie Cholie to sing the lyrics, did not think it would work as an instrumental only. This song is off of Chevelle's latest album called Niratias. Hope all that listen like the song, and as always, thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"My Beautiful Daughter" Here is another original Acoustic Guitar song. This one was actually written back in August of 2003. I decided to re-visit the song and change the key and add more guitars to it. This one was inspired obviously by my Daughter Kristen. I have so many great memories of all we have done together, and the anticipation of all the things we have in our future. Thanks to all of you who listen.
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"The Predator" Ryders on The Storm This song started out very different, the song had vocals but it morphed into this final product after it was decided to make it an instrumental and let Mark go crazy with some guitar work. This is the result of that. We hope you like what we have done here. Kevin and I thank all that listen.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Incoming Storm" Another song that started out as a spider capo song with an open A Minor tuning. I then added another guitar and bass with a drum track, and for the first time on an original, added some Hurdy Gurdy. My thanks to George and Anwyn from AltarWind Music for the Hurdy Gurdy. Thanks to all of you who listen.
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California, United States
"Circus Of Illusion" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with an original song called "Circus Of Illusion" that Glenn Basham composed back in 1983. The Moon Shadows decided to record it in the spring of 2021. The circus theme is actually a metaphor for anything in life or in this world that seems appealing to the eye and to one's mind, but ends up deceiving someone and taking one onto a dangerous path into a nightmarish world. Concerning real circuses, Glenn actually likes those. We hope you enjoy our show! Glenn Basham : Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar and Keyboards Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham Film footage courtesy of Pixabay and Vimeo.com. Thanks for stopping by!
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Here is another original acoustic guitar song using a spider capo to get an E major tuning. The song is kind of a jumble of guitar sounds, a lot of open strings since only E major and A major 7th chords are used. I have two melodies kind of going against each other, the main parts of the song have a descending melody and an ascending one going with it. The song reminds me of taking a walk, hence the title. I hope you like my latest endeavor here, and as always, thanks for listening.
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"I Feel So UglyToday" Here is the latest from Ryders on The Storm. Me and Kevin came up with this song called I Feel So Ugly (Today). It deals with the problems some people have with excessive drinking and some of the consequences that to with it. We thank all who listen.
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"Made For Each Other" Another acoustic guitar song using a spider capo to get an open A6 tuning. This song is dedicated to my lovely wife Jane of 40 years, soon to be 41. Thanks for saying yes all those years ago. Thanks to all of you who listen.
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"Seaside Lullaby" Another original acoustic guitar song using a spider capo to get an open C major tuning, then adding layered guitar parts panned right and left. The pics were taken at Point Arena Lighthouse, one of my favorite places. Heading there soon to spend a few days. Ocean video taken from Pixabay. As always, thanks for listening.
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"Do Wah Pity Do" Another from Ryders on the Storm, me and Kevin Kapuscinski. This song deals with the money problems that we all seem to have at times, especially these last few years with all that has gone on. We hope you like our latest endeavor, and we thank you for listening.
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"Shameful Metaphors" Finally able to do another song with Kristen. This one is a cover from the band Chevelle off of their Album Sci-Fi Crimes. Kristen and I did a cover of this one some years ago, with just her flute and my guitar. This version is much better since we were able to add so much more to it. We thank you for listening.
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"Cemetary Serenade" Here is another song from Ryders on the Storm, myself and Kevin Kapuscinski. Kevin wrote these lyrics dealing with War. Cemetery Serenade focuses on how generational wars affect our children. In our case the character lost both his father and older brother in the same war leaving him with his mom alone to face the world. We hope you all like this one, and thank you for listening. The opening part of the song is When Johnny Comes Marching Home, and I played the tune on the Hurdy Gurdy.
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"Come Along For The Ride" Another song that started out as a solo spider capo song, I developed it further by adding some strummed chords, an acoustic bass line, and some melody over the main part. The song is another kind of Happy Uplifting one, save for the part where it goes from a major sound to a minor one. It kinda reminds me of a nice road trip, so I found some drone footage videos of cars and roadways to illustrate the song, also one video of a huge concert crowd dancing. Looks like they are dancing to my song. As always, thanks to all of you who listen.
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"Acoustic Amity" Here is another song that started out as a solo spider capo tune. I once again decided to layer more guitar onto it, and also a drum track this time. Added bass notes using my acoustic also for the first time. It is a happy sounding song, and reminds me of how music can bring people together, as the pics in my video will show. As always, I thank you all for listening.
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"Fairy Tales" Here is another from Ryders on the Storm. My friend Kevin Kapuscinski once again gave me one of his songs to add to, and this is the result. His song is about religion, about a certain belief, but not to question what God or Jesus is. We hope that this song will find an audience that can relate to the lyrics. I like the lyrics because I think it really exposes the hypocrisy of religion. We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"The Gist" Here is a cover song from the band Chevelle. Chevelle is an American rock band formed in Grayslake, Illinois, in 1995. The band was originally composed of two brothers Pete Loeffler (lead vocals and guitar) and Sam Loeffler (drums and percussion), along with Matt Scott (bass and backing vocals). Scott was replaced by Sam and Pete's brother, Joe Loeffler in 1996. When Joe left the band in 2005, Geno Lenardo subbed-in as the touring bassist until he was replaced by Pete and Sam's brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini. Bernardini later departed from the band in 2019. In 2021, Kemble Walters joined the band as a touring bassist. This is a band that my daughter Kristen turned me on to. Saw them live in concert a few years back and was floored by the guitar player's talent on stage. To be able to sing, play, and operate what looked to be a complicated floor pedal setup blew me away. This guy Pete Loeffler does some cool and fun to play guitar riffs, and this song here is a short one, but fun to play so I decided to do my own cover of it. It's an instrumental, and is off of their album 12 Bloody Spies, that features B sides and rarities. Hope someone likes this one, it is fun to just make some heavy guitar noise at times.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
My friend Kevin Kapuscinski from our group The Moon Shadows asked me to do a side project with him on a song dealing with the sensitive subject of suicide. I agreed and this is the result. Kevin wrote and sang all the lyrics and added some keyboard and a drum track. I added some guitar and bass. We decided to call our two man band Ryders on the Storm, a nod to The Doors. We hope you like our collaboration here.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Another Fine Day in Paradise" Once again me and my Moon Shadows buddies have a new song. Written and sung by Kevin Kapuscinski, this song also has Glenn Basham on vocals, production, and the video. I added some acoustic guitar, and for the first time, I play a Hurdy Gurdy solo at the end of the song. We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/hurdy gurdy
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California, United States
"Musical Aftermath" This was another solo acoustic guitar song at the start, then I decided to layer some more guitar onto it. Still thought it was missing something, and it hit me that I had not played my Ukelele in long time, so I got it out and put some Ukelele in the background. This is the result. This is in the key of E Minor, so there are a lot of open strings going on. This song sounds best in my opinion through headphones, so use them if you have them. The title kind of came from the mood of the song, reminded me a bit of the aftermath of a moody situation. Had no ideas for the video so I just added some pics of acoustic guitars, music notation, and some Ukeleles. As always, I thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Smiles Among the Ruins" This song started out as a solo Spider Capo song. I then kind of got the idea to see if I could add more guitar to it. The mood of the song I also thought sort of matched the state of the world we have been living in for the past few years, kind of like living among the ruins. The song also has some bits of happy sounding chords, and it made me think of smiling. So I also got the idea to have some of my friends who have made me smile through their friendship and musical collaborations be in the video I made. They are all The Smiles Among the Ruins. Thanks to all of them. Also, I did something in this one I've never done before, a few times in the song I have two melodies playing together, kind of off of each other. I hope this song finds an audience with my followers and friends. As always, I thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Find My Way" Paul McCartney's "Find My Way", a cover by Zapple Pie (Glenn Basham, Mark Taylor and Yvalain). Zapple Pie does not usually record covers but the 3 of us happened to be so happy with Sir Paul's latest album "McCartney III" that we decided to go for this song. The video, made in "rockdown", is a tribute to Paul's own music video for that song. No special effects, just us happy to play the song. Thanks for your support
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"No Permission" Here is another from myself and Melani Cholie from our band called Fay of Slaughter. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Waterfall" The Moon Shadows Here is a song that was composed by Glenn Basham back in 1976 called "Waterfall". Glenn has recorded and posted this song solo in the past, but recently he decided to have his group called The Moon Shadows record their version of it early this year in 2021. This is how it turned out. Glenn Basham : Vocals, 12 string guitar, bass guitar and drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals Audio and Video production by Glenn Basham Thanks for stopping by.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"The Kiss of Venus" Mark and Glenn Basham decided to do their rendition of another new song from Paul McCartney's new "McCartney III' album. They decided to do their rendition of Paul McCartney's song called "The Kiss of Venus". They asked Kristen if she would like to join them and play the harpsichord part and she agreed. Glenn decided not to sing the song in falsetto, but instead, the key of the song was changed to A major instead of being in E major. He also tried to imagine how it might have been done vocally if The Beatles had sung it, so he decided to add vocal harmonies to this rendition. A very enjoyable collaboration! Mark Taylor : Lead and Rhythm Guitar Glenn Basham : All Vocals, Bass Guitar, Percussion Kristen Moose Rider : Harpsichord Audio and Video Production : Glenn Basham Some film footage and images courtesy of Pixabay. Thanks for watching!
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Childhood Dreams" This song was written by me back in 2015 as an original acoustic guitar instrumental. My two friends Glenn Basham and Kevin Kapuscinski added lyrics and vocals to it and this is the result. The first offering of 2021 from The Moon Shadows. Thanks for listening. Here is the link to the original instrumental version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y6_h...
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"When Winter Comes" My friend Glenn Basham and I decided to do their rendition of Paul McCartney's new tune called "Winter Bird / When Winter Comes" as a tribute to Paul McCartney. Mark Taylor plays lead and rhythm guitar. Glenn Basham sings the vocal and plays bass guitar. If you want to hear Paul's version of this great tune, it can be found on his new album called "McCartney III".
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Noise" Mark and Kristen cover Nightwish again, this one from their latest album “Human. :II: Nature.”. The “noise” which Nightwish talks about in this song is a metaphor for constantly being plugged into the “matrix”. Or a simpler way of putting it is that this song is based on the concept of the modern human dependency on electronic media being a bad thing. And there is a special emphasis on social media, as the band portrays vesting in online personas as being a vain pursuit. So basically what we have here is a song in which the listener is under a constant flux of symbolisms pointing to the aforementioned ideas. And what is all boils down to is the notion that our reliance on computers, televisions and handheld devices has made us lose touch with mother nature. Indeed if we were to turn these appliances off for a decent amount of time we would come to realize “the Earth has a real voice”, as in it creates its own background noise which can get us through the day. As always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Christmas State of Mind" Zapple Pie Here is a new Christmas original recorded by Zapple Pie in November, 2020. The song is called "Christmas State of Mind". The music was composed by Yvalain Debodinance and the lyrics were created by Glenn Basham. Mark Taylor : acoustic guitar and harmonica Glenn Basham : vocals Yvalain Debodinance : bass guitar, guitar, keyboards and drums Special guest Juha Hintikka on the recorder Audio production by Yvalain Debodinance Video production by Glenn Basham The video contains film footage of Zapple Pie during various Christmas seasons in the recent past, as well as photos of them too, also taken from Christmases past. There are some new photo collages included that center around the theme of the song. As an added bonus, there are Christmas greetings from Zapple Pie's past included during the intro and during the outro of the video (not during the song itself). We hope you enjoy our Christmas offering. 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. May everyone enjoy the holidays the best we can in spite of the troubles around us. Merry Christmas! Thanks for watching!
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/harmonica
Video
California, United States
"Run Away From The Sun" Here is a cover song from Ville Valo, formerly from the band HIM. He recently released three solo songs from an album called Gothic Fennica Vol. 1. Here is a song from that release, and as always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Hands Up" Here is a rocker from me and Melani Cholie under our band name Fay of Slaughter. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Bass
Video
California, United States
"Question" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with a new original composed by Kevin Kapuscinski called "?" or some prefer to call it "Question". It was recorded by The Moon Shadows in early November 2020. Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals, Keyboards and Drums. Glenn Basham : Vocals, Mellotron and Bass Guitar. Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar. Audio and Video Production by Glenn Basham. Bits of film footage and some images are courtesy of Pixabay and Vimeo.com. Other photos and photo collages were created by Glenn Basham. Thank you for watching and listening. We appreciate your support.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Slow Love Slow" Mark and Kristen cover Nightwish once again, this time a song from their album Imaginaerum. And as always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Skyeboat Song" Something a bit different from Mark and Kristen this time, the theme from the TV Show Outlander. As always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"'Endlessness" Mark and Kristen cover NIghtwish once again, this time an epic song from their latest album Human :II: Nature. We thank you for listening to our latest effort.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Heartbreak Holiday" The Moon Shadows Here is another song by The Moon Shadows. My friends Glenn Basham and Kevin Kapuscinski let me add some guitar parts to their song and here is the result. We three thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
Zapple Pie's "The Cheshire and Mad Hatter" "The Cheshire and Mad Hatter" performed by Zapple Pie, an original composition by Glenn Basham, with Mark on lead guitar, Yvalain on guitars, bass, synths and programmed drums, Glenn on vocals Thank you all for your support
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
'Twilight's Butterfly" The Moon Shadows "Twilight's Butterfly" is a new original tune composed by Glenn Basham and recorded by The Moon Shadows. Lyrically, it has a rather strange fantasy/romantic theme. Glenn Basham : Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Pan Flutes, Marimba and Drums Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar throughout the song, and Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums during the ending instrumental section. Audio and Video production by Glenn Basham. Thanks for listening. Your support is appreciated.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
Video
California, United States
"Positive Thinking" This is a song from the group Acoustic Alchemy, It has always been a favorite of mine, the kind of song that always evokes emotions. Acoustic Alchemy is an English smooth jazz band formed in England in the early 1980s by Nick Webb and Simon James. Simon left after two unprofitable albums and was replaced by Greg Carmichael. This is when I thought the band was at it's best, with these two as the main guys. This song here is off of their album of the same name. Sadly, this was the last album that NIck Webb would participate in as he was suffering from pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life in 1998. So this song is especially emotional for me knowing that it was one of Nick's last creations with the group. I asked my friend Mark Fussell to join me in doing this cover and he thankfully agreed. He plays the lead on this plus a cello effect while I play the backing guitar. We both thank you very much for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Killing Loneliness" Mark and Kristen cover a song from the band HIM. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Unknown Soldier" Guess who we are covering again? Yes, another song from Breaking Benjamin, another big favorite. The song is off their album Phobia. And again, Kristen and I thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Twirl Girl" The Moon Shadows Here is a new original song composed by Kevin Kapuscinski and recorded by The Moon Shadows called "Twirl Girl". It has a cool rocky retro sixties vibe. This song features Kevin alone on vocals. We hope you enjoy the ride! Kevin Kapuscinski : All vocals and keyboard Glenn Basham : Drums and bass guitar Mark Taylor : Lead guitar and rhythm guitar Video and audio production by Glenn Basham
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Until The End" Mark and Kristen cover Breaking Benjamin once again, this time a rocker from their album Phobia. As always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Peek A Boo" The Moon Shadows The Moon Shadows are back with a song written by Kevin Kapuscinski and recorded by The Moon Shadows. The song is called "Peek A Boo" and is dedicated to the memories of Derby's Tavern in Riverside, New Jersey. Kevin Kapuscinski : Vocals and Keyboard Glenn Basham : Vocals, Cello, Pan Flutes and Drums Mark Taylor : Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar Video and Audio Production by Glenn Basham Welcome to Derby's. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
Video
California, United States
"Red Cold River" Mark and Kristen cover one of their favorite bands once again. Another song from Breaking Benjamin. This is the acoustic version of the song from their Album Aurora. Originally from the Album Ember, the song is a heavy one with some heavy vocals, not easy to do on the piano, so we opted for the acoustic version. As always, we thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Dear Agony" Mark and Kristen cover the band Breaking Benjamin once again, this time a song from their Album of the same name. As always, we thank you for listening to us.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
Video
California, United States
"Benighted" Mark and Kristen cover the band Opeth this time. The song Benighted is from their fourth studio Album that was released in October of 1999. We thank you for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
"Late at Night" Here is another offering from Fay of Slaughter, me and Melani Cholie. And this one is dedicated to Danijela Jovic. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar/bass
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California, United States
"Shine On, Shine On Little Star" Here is another song written by my two friends Glenn and Kevin, The Moonshadows. Interesting fact about this one, they started this one back in 1983 and it got shelved until now, they finally have a finished version. I added a guitar solo to it. Thanks for listening.
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Mark Taylor - Guitar
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California, United States
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