TRJ - November 2022 - It's nobody's Dirty Business + The Needle & The Damage Done

Hello, I think this sounds very very good and I enjoyed it :blush:

Soo relatable :woman_shrugging::slightly_smiling_face:

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Congratulations on your first AVOYP posting Tjeerd, that was excellent playing and singing. I didn’t notice any errors. Nicely done.

Very nicely played and sung Tjeerd
I appreciate how difficult learning a piece like this is as i am working on freigh train by elisabeth cotton at the moment and it is taking ages but I figure the rewards will more than outweigh the effort.

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Freight train is a such a lovely song! Just imagine that she played it left handed on a right handed guitar, i.e. the melody with the thumb and the bases with the fingers, which makes for the specific style. Another nice song, that lessens the learning curve is by Mississippi John Hurt : Hey Honey , right away. Real simple text too, and wildly ironic if sung by a man. Just Google Scott Ainslie’s version of it.

I really enjoyed the Tjeerd such great playing and singing :clap:t2:

Somehere around 1978, I lived in a students apartment, and a female medical student who also lived there was very much involved in supporting a heroin addict, who sometimes came by, also when things were not going all that well… Enough said, I was motivated to try and learn this particular song, which I revisited after 44 years.


Fantastic Tjeerd. One of the songs on my list to learn. Lovely rendition!!!

I didn’t know this particular song, and the topic is not one that you can say “oh, I enjoyed it!” But what I can say is that the feeling of it and that experience you mentioned has been effectively expressed through music! Hard years those for heroin addiction and… I wasn’t born yet, but through the nineties we had a massive related sensibilation campaign.

Anyway, Bravo on your playing!

Excellent. One of my favourite Neil Young songs and you did a great job. I hope to learn it some day

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Ohi…yes…I also had a friend at Uni who was involved with a heroin addicted boyfriend…but I’m not finding the appropriate emoji to express my feeling.

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Very nice Tjeerd, One of the songs I used to play but not in the same context although it was for a friend; great rendition!

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Hi Tjeerd,

Playing sounds sweet as nut.
Nice work on the vocal.


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Well done. Such a hard tune to play and sing with all the picking and little hammer ons.


Really well played Tjeerd, on point with that one, well done sir. :sunglasses:

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Very nice tjeerd

I used to play that in the 70s too. I don’t think i ever made it through without mistakes, so hats off

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Super playing their Tjeerd. Lovely picking/strum style. You really got the NY guitar vibe. Your vocal made the song your own. Well done.

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Very nice Tjeerd, you really caught the emotion of the song.

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That was a very nice performance. :+1:

Is the sound from that acoustasonic unplugged or amplified?

Hi @kamkor, thank you for the kind words. The Acoustasonic (its a Player) was amped through an Acoustic Amp (Schertler Jam 100). It was 3 meters behind me, so it was easier to match the voice volume with the amp. But it may be that even then, some of the acoustasonic own tones came through the iPhone, which was equipped with the Mikey iPhone Microphone. I selected the small body Parlour setting for this one.

Thank you @SILVIA, I feel touched by your words in that you could relate to the experience. And thank you for the kind words on the playing.