to dream

June 20, 2007 2:53 PM

late night meeting with a street musician, near saint anne, in Montpellier. Lots of things to say, many songs in his bag, mostly sharing the same chords (!?). Nice feeling.

posted by nicolin (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

An impressive songwriter (hundreds he was carrying with him), he wasn't an excellent guitar player but managed to provide an acompaniment for each one. And he was from vesoul.
posted by nicolin at 2:56 PM on June 20, 2007

I love your "man on the street" recordings. They are so cool because the bring me to where ever you are. thanks!
posted by snsranch at 4:28 PM on June 20, 2007

I have to max out the volume on my laptop just to hear it.

But it's really cool.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:32 PM on June 20, 2007

Grows on you. I enjoy'd your French. Perhaps I will move to back to Montreal?
posted by humannaire at 6:53 PM on June 20, 2007

awesome...sounds like he knows what he's doing with his guitar, or is that you?
posted by es_de_bah at 8:15 PM on June 20, 2007

It is really nice. And whatever you recorded it with, it's perfect, the guitar sounds very good and the voice is perfectly separated. Thx for posting this, nicolin I really enjoyed it.
posted by micayetoca at 6:21 AM on June 21, 2007

What do you use for your field recordings, nicolin? It's a pretty clean recording for walking around with something in your pocket.
posted by cortex at 2:20 PM on June 21, 2007

it's only a minidisc : sharp md-mt190. What's great is that it includes a microphone input and Rec level.
It sounds real nice but it applies some sort of compression to the recording. I think the latest Sony can record directly to disc without that kind of compression. Unfortunately, I just bought a clarinet on Ebay. Minidiscs I can't afford anymore.
The microphone itself is just a lapel microphone, really cheap. I think that's this one.
posted by nicolin at 2:53 PM on June 21, 2007

Go figure! Simple stuff used well is the way to go. I suppose I should just upgrade from the garage-sale giveaway microcassette.
posted by cortex at 2:56 PM on June 21, 2007

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