Hi guys,

Today a new video clip to share with you, a FaceBook Live Stream from 22/5/20. This is the second clip in this series of clips, featuring three songs, in this film I am playing my 14 fret, B Series NRP, in black rust finish, tuned to Open C.

The first song in this short set is “Wishin` I Was Out Of It”, I wrote this song many years ago, it was originally played and recorded in D, and was the title track for “The Other Garden`s” third EP released in 2002. It was re-recorded for the first StumbleCol album “Smutbots Room” back in 2010, and now lives on as an acoustic slide track in Open C.

Song two is “Live Until I Die”, first written for “The Mighty StumbleCol” album, released in 2013. This song is about knowing that your lifestyle has damaged your health, but accepting that this was the cost and that we all die anyway, so make the most of it.

Song three is “The Miracle Of Santa Maria”, this is a song about “Operation Pedstal” a relief convoy in WWII, which was sent to break the siege of the island of Malta in 1942. This was pretty much a suicide mission, but Malta was deemed of such great importance to the war effort, that the convoy was sent anyway. Many ships and crews were lost, but some ships made it through, including the giant US oil tanker Ohio. The Ohio limped in the port on the day of the festival of Santa Maria, and it became known as the miracle of Santa Maria.

If you enjoyed this post please like and share it for me, and watch out for more Live Streams featuring my National Guitars.

Many Thanks,

Stumble On,

Col

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This is the first in a set of spring live stream videos recorded on Face Book, featuring my small, but beautiful National Reso-Phonic guitar collection. Each video will be three original songs and feature a different guitar or a differnt tuning, in each clip.

From left to right T14-Resolectric Revolver-B Series NRP-Reso-Rocket

This video features my latest aquisition a National Reso-Rocket, tuned to Open F and fitted with a national Slimline Pickup, although this video is acoustic, with no amp or vocal PA.

Reso-Rocket by NRP

The first song in the video is “Take me as I am”, I wrote this song for my Indie band “The Other Garden”, for the EP Step Out Step In, back in 1999. It was re-recorded in 2011 for the second StumbleCol album “Soul Mash”. Here reimagined for slide and the open tuning. The Harmoinca in all of this film is a Hohner Pro Harp in Bb.

Reso-Rocket with National SlimeLine Pickup

The second song of the three is a brand new song, it might need another verse, not quiet finished, it is called “Burning Hot” and is about the evil that humans do to each other and inequality in the world.

Reso-Rocket by NRP in California

Song three is “Voodoo Rhythm”, written for, and released on the first StumbleCol album Smutbots Room, back in in 2010. Originally played in the key of C.

StumbleCol FB live stream 21-4-20

If you enjoyed this post please like and share it for me, and watch out for more Live Streams featuring my National Guitars.

Many Thanks,

Stumble On,

Col

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