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Re: Musican: Richard Dawson

Postby Tommy Alpha on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:37 am

simmo wrote:He's also a gifted comedian. His on-stage "banter" is much more than that; it's an integral part of the act. I've seen him have whole audiences in fits of laughter before just absolutely destroying them with his voice and playing. A master of pathos/bathos.


Really. At Cafe Oto the other day, I was pissing myself laughing with his tales of juvenile transvestism, then near tears when he belted out Poor Old Horse. That song made me feel like a child reading Steinbeck again. OOoofff.

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Mama Clortho on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Can't stop listening to him. The Magic Bridge is excellent. Just as good as Nothing Important.

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby honeyisfunny on Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:33 pm

He does a beautiful understated version of the folk standard "Geordie" sometimes and it's absolutely perfect, the very best version of the song. I don't think it's recorded or even on You Tube but I've seen him do it a couple of times. One time whilst wearing all of the clothes he'd brought on tour at the same time.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby cmay on Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:06 pm

Can anyone guess/figure out what tuning he's using on The Magic Bridge? I tried to fumble through Cumberland Rag last night, and for one it sounds as if he's tuned to a high A (around A=448ish maybe?), definitely Drop D and possibly dropped the B string down to A, but fuck if I can't figure it out. Any ideas?
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby offal on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:31 pm

I had never heard of Dawson until this thread, but every single clip posted in this thread so far has been slaying me. Can't wait to find the time to settle in with his records.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby MJongo on Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:34 pm

Never heard of him until last week, when I saw two different people posting about him on two different forums. Bought Nothing Important yesterday and am still loving it after at least 5 listens. NC.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby tarandfeathers on Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:12 am

cmay wrote:Can anyone guess/figure out what tuning he's using on The Magic Bridge? I tried to fumble through Cumberland Rag last night, and for one it sounds as if he's tuned to a high A (around A=448ish maybe?), definitely Drop D and possibly dropped the B string down to A, but fuck if I can't figure it out. Any ideas?


I believe it's mostly a straight open major or minor tuning, so if the lowest note was E it'd be EBEG#(or G for minor)BE or for D DADF#(or F)AD. However he plays a short scale parlour type guitar so at a guess the tuning is probably higher than standard but dropped a bit from whatever those guitars are normally tuned to, hence the crazy growl/wow.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby cmay on Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:25 am

I played around with it some more this weekend and I'm pretty sure it's the latter tuning. DADF#AD, tuned high to 448ish for the three songs off magic bridge I tried anyway.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby MJongo on Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:01 am

After spending a few days listening to it, I'm gonna say Nothing Important is the best album of the 21st century I've heard so far. WOW.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Tommy Alpha on Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:56 am

Session on Marc Riley this wed for any brits or VPN/ proxy using types.

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Mama Clortho on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:41 am

Yeeeeeeeeeeeees.

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Mission to Seafarers:
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The Tote: “Ritual Community Music”
71 Johnston St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
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First Draft
13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
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Whammy Bar
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Meow
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Chicks Hotel
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Mama Clortho on Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:31 pm

Last Friday I shat myself.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby cowboyhero on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:39 pm

I'm utterly obsessed. I find his guitar work refreshing like nothing else I've heard lately. Really great emotional breadth and depth in his music, excellent artistic vision.

He accepted my facebook friends request! Happiest moment of my life!

We have a few mutuals, as it turns out. Fucking crazy to me.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby eliya on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:21 pm

I heard bits of his stuff before and it was good but didn't blow me away. It was "in the folk tradition" and I had nothing against it, but didn't completely love it.

I'm listening to Nothing Important now and it's really incredible. Magnificent, unique guitar playing that is both weird and beautiful. Not Crap 0 Waffles.


EDIT: Is it really ~$30 to buy this record if you're in the US?

Second Edit: Just finished listening to Sings Songs and Plays Guitar and it is a terrible record. So glad he made the jump.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Major on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:41 pm

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby biscuitdough on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:38 pm

That overdriven acoustic, the dynamics of his playing... even if his voice and lyrics weren't solid, he would be an interesting guitarist to hear. Not crap.
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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby Mama Clortho on Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:22 pm

Only just learnt of and watched this beautiful little tour documentary. Was reminded that there isnt a more inspired musician walking the earth that i can think of.

Also, that fucking Shirley Collins cover...

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Re: Musician: Richard Dawson

Postby honeyisfunny on Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:18 am

The fuck voted crap?
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