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Title: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 08, 2019, 01:35:12 pm
Hey there :) I hope all of you had a nice first week of the year!

I was busy with some stuff for university lately (though I'm lucky that it has to do with music ;D), but finally  I had some time for recording today. The song I ended up with was a spontaneous decision though^^
hilts' cover of 'I and Love and You' by the Avett Brothers
(https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=44175.msg390324#msg390324)
brought this song back to my attention - thank you hilts :)




(recorded with my new phone)

My TODO-List regarding this song:
- memorize lyrics
- work out picking patterns / further embellishments

Recommended original (live) version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cTJV3HK-Xs

Lyrics:
Love writes a letter and sends it to Hate
"My vacation's ending, I'm coming home late
The weather was fine and the ocean was great
And I can't wait to see you again"

Hate reads the letter and throws it away
"No one here cares if you go or you stay
I barely even noticed that you were away
I'll see you or I won't, whatever"

Love sings a song as she sails through the sky
The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes
And everyone knows it whenever she flies
And also when she comes down

Hate keeps his head up and walks through these streets
Every stranger and drifter he greets
And shakes hands with every loner he meets
With a serious look on his face

Love arrives safely with suitcase in tow
Carrying with her the good things we know
A reason to live and a reason to grow
To trust and to hold and to care

Hate sits alone on the hood of his car
Without much regard to the moon or the stars
Lazily killing the last of a jar
Of the strongest stuff you can drink

Love takes a taxi, a young man drives
As soon he sees her hope fills his eyes
But tears follow after at the end of the ride
Because he might never see her again
Patience, patience, patience

Hate gets home lucky to still be alive
He screams over the sidewalk and into the drive
The clock in the kitchen says 2:55
And the clock in the kitchen is slow

Love has been waiting patient and kind
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign
That the one that she cares for who's out of his mind
Will make it back safe to her arms

Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door
Weary head hung down, eyes to the floor
He says, "Love, I'm sorry, " and she says, "What for?
I'm yours and that's it, whatever
I should not have been gone for so long
I'm yours and that's it, forever
Your mine and that's it, forever

Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: hilts17 on January 08, 2019, 02:06:09 pm
Man, I love the Avett Brothers!

Max, I love your performance here. It's just a really lovely version. Really nice gentle sound with the strumming and your voice (as always) is the perfect compliment. Super job my friend!
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: MrBumble on January 08, 2019, 02:42:38 pm
What a splendid performance, simple, effective and affecting.

I think you do justice to the song and your voice is exactly right.

Thank you for posting and good vibes!
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: DavidP on January 08, 2019, 04:01:15 pm
Lovely performance, Max.  Sung and played with such feeling.

So glad you chose to take the time available to record and share, as always a treat.
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 08, 2019, 05:53:01 pm
hilt, MrB & David:
Thanks so much guys :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: Balamuthiah on January 08, 2019, 06:38:26 pm
Wonderful cover Max! Your voice and guitar playing is surely a treat! (Always) nothing much I could say but keep posting :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 08, 2019, 09:52:31 pm
Thank you for your kind words Bala :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: PilgrimPod on January 10, 2019, 01:55:01 pm
Hey Max, thanks for sharing this really lovely cover with the rest of us. I found that to be a very emotive performance, akin to a medieval minstrel reciting some tale at court. I'm sure you get what I mean. ;D

Vocal sounded on point as always and the accompaniment of guitar meshed perfectly for a very nice and engrossing performance. :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: CT on January 10, 2019, 03:50:23 pm
Sweet!
(https://media.giphy.com/media/nfAr2HJFP5CIo/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 11, 2019, 11:04:15 am
@PilgrimPod: Yeah I get what you mean and the song also reminds me of something like that :D Thank you very much :)

@CT: Clint, lord of the gifs - they always crack me up  ;D
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: pkboo3 on January 12, 2019, 12:42:42 am
Max this was very nice. And thanks for introducing me to the Avett Brothers. Not familiar with them. Love your taste in music. I was also watching your use of the Chord Shapes and how well and at ease you can play them. I’m just now trying to learn them. Recently practiced the D and Dm chord shapes and on to the next ones. Anyway, good job.


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Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: phx1973 on January 12, 2019, 01:57:17 am
I love it, as always. As bummed as I was to hear you say you were going to be done with the Dylan covers for a bit, this is just as pleasurable. Well done!


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Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 12, 2019, 09:36:47 am
@Pam: Thank you very much :)
Here's a session of the Avett Brothers you might like (Laundry Room & Salvation Song):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCozYHhlme8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftt5KH6TnhE

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Recently practiced the D and Dm chord shapes and on to the next ones.
I like these shapes really much :) All the best for the practice sessions to come!

@Tosh: Haha, thanks! I'm glad you enjoy the songs I choose :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: diademgrove on January 12, 2019, 09:50:03 am
A sad song very well played and sung. I haven't heard of the Avett Brothers but will go and have a listen.

Keith
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 14, 2019, 08:51:58 pm
Thanks for listening & commenting Keith, I appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: oldhead49 on January 15, 2019, 01:37:19 am
Max, I've said it before - I just really dig your style of playing/singing and the feeling you put into your performances.  And it all just seems so natural.  A splendid performance!
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 17, 2019, 08:27:33 am
Thanks always for your nice words, Dave :) Really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: LBro on January 17, 2019, 08:34:08 am
Nice Max,
You sort of look awake on this so I am guessing it is about 11 there. You pick if it is PM or AM... lol

Really liked this and your vocals. Keep it up and you will make it somewhere along the line. Good comforting sort of song to me that I got into...

Rock it,
LB
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 17, 2019, 08:41:00 am
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You sort of look awake on this so I am guessing it is about 11 there. You pick if it is PM or AM... lol
Haha  ;D ;D AM it is... indeed ^^

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Really liked this and your vocals. Keep it up and you will make it somewhere along the line. Good comforting sort of song to me that I got into...
Thank you very much & I'm glad you like it :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: embishop on January 20, 2019, 05:56:22 pm
I don’t know the song, sounds like a simple little folk song. The quality of your vocals, though, your expressiveness, the dynamics, rubato, they all transform this song. Lovely, Max, lovely.
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: schlaffenwagen on January 20, 2019, 08:10:31 pm
Hi Max,
Good job overall :) Really liked it.
Cheers,
Roman
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 22, 2019, 12:34:52 pm
@Mari & Roman:
Thank you very much  :) :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: b1rdland on January 22, 2019, 09:49:19 pm
Beautiful. How do you keep doing this Max? You choose a song and nail it, over and over again. Another fantastic performance, I'm in awe.
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 24, 2019, 10:38:50 am
Thank you very much birdland, you're too kind :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: tobyjenner on January 24, 2019, 11:25:31 pm
I hated every minute of this  ;) You're playing and picking is sweet and on point and your voice is so controlled and has a wonderful tone. Its everything I wanna do and everything I can't. Hat off to you Max.  8)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 25, 2019, 09:26:19 am
:D Thanks so much for your kind words Toby!

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Its everything I wanna do and everything I can't
...yet ;)
You already seem to have found a comfortable key (lookin' at The Reaper!) to sing, getting more control of the vocals is a matter of time (I started singing along 4 years ago) and listening to yourself closely :)


PS:Just found The Irish Pub Song cover, it's great :)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: tobyjenner on January 26, 2019, 08:26:18 am
Max

Thanks for that, it gives me confidence for the future. This is buried on my Soundcloud page but its my vocal debut a few years back. After weeks of saying I'd just play the rhythm, Roman finally beat me down and got me to sing.

https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/schlaffenwagen-the-french-connecton-aka-ascension-day

Still very proud of how it turned out in the end. It gave me a good reason to hang in there.

Cheers

Toby
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: Cagn on Rocks on January 26, 2019, 10:12:49 am
Hey Max,

What a beautiful performance. I really loved it, it gave me much emotion while drinking my morning coffee. So many lyrics in it, I guess it will take you some times to memorise it all perfectly, I think when you have it done the performance will get even better as you're are even more, into the song, into the story you're telling. Well at least it's working a bit like that for me  ;D

Thank you for this
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: close2u on January 26, 2019, 11:34:58 am
Max, what a compelling and beautiful performance. When music tells a story with feeling and emotion it takes you to a different place. And your music achieves this.
Truly wonderful.
If you can, if you have the opportunity, take this out to perform in public. Find an open mic or something. You don't need the lyrics memorised - people at those things do use lyric sheets on paper and even tablet devices.
:)
Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: redrhodie on January 26, 2019, 01:40:11 pm
Great cover, Max. Really pretty. I like it when you play the guitar a little louder in places. I think that emphasizes your emotions.

I'll be impressed if you remember all the lyrics. It's pretty epic. Haha.

You have a nice gentle style and voice. Lovely song.

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Title: Re: Cover // Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers
Post by: max_mue on January 28, 2019, 09:30:57 am
I was occupied with some other stuff, but it's not that bad to memorize the lyrics since it's kind of a story instead of random rambling  ;D

@Cagn: Thank you! :)
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Well at least it's working a bit like that for me  ;D
Same for me ^^

@Richard: Thanks so much for your kind words :)
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If you can, if you have the opportunity, take this out to perform in public.
There's an open mic at an Irish pub in a city nearby, so I can't blame a lack of opportunities ;D
I definitely want to go on stage this year, but I'm not sure in which way. I'll probably meet up with a friend of mine to play some music in a few weeks, after that I'm making a decision how I want to enter the stage again  ;D

@redrhodie: Thank you and thanks for the feedback!:)