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I Need Words – David Crowder Band (guitar tab)

I’ve been playing / meditating on this song recently. I hate to sound passé… but what these older, mellower DC*B songs lack in energy and intensity, they make up for in honest, heart-wrenching vocals and pure acoustic accompaniment.

And also, no one out there has tabbed it correctly so I thought I’d take a stab at it. Ultimate-Guitar link here.

I Need Words
David Crowder Band
tabbed by jerry (remmeh@gmail.com)
Tuning: EAEEBe
Intro
e------------------------------0-------------------------------------------
B--------0--------0--------------0------------0--------0-------------------
E------0--------0------------------0--------0--------0---------------------
E----5--------7--------7/9-/7-------------5--------7--------7/9-/7--5/4-0--
A--4-------/6--------0------------------4-------/6--------0----------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------0----------------------------------------0--
B--------0--------0--------------0------------0--------0------------0------
E------0--------0------------------0--------0--------0----------------0----
E----5--------7--------7/9-/7-------------5--------7----------0h2/4--------
A--4-------/6--------0------------------4-------/6----------2--------------
E---------------------------------------------------------0----------------
Verse
e-----------------------------0------------------------------------0-------
B--------0--------0-------------0-------------0--------0--------0----0-----
E------0--------0-----------------0---------0--------0--------0--------0---
E----5--------7--------7/9-/7-------------5--------7--------7--------------
A--4-------/6--------0------------------4-------/6--------0----------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
I need words                         as wide as sky
I need language large as             this longing inside
I need a voice                       bigger than mine
I need a song to sing You            that I've yet to find
Chorus
e-------------0----------------0-----------------0-------------0h2--0------
B---------------0-----------0----0------------0----0------------------0----
E-----------------0-------0--------0--------0--------0-------0----------0--
E------0-0h2------------0-----------------5----------------2---------------
A----2----------------0-----------------4----------------2-----------------
E--4-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I need You                          oh I need You
e-------------0----------------0-----------------0------------------0------
B---------------0-----------0----0------------0----0-----------0------0----
E-----------------0-------0--------0--------0--------0-------0----------0--
E------0-0h2------------0-----------------5----------------2---------------
A----2----------------0-----------------4----------------2-----------------
E--4-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I need You                          oh I need You
Outro
e----------------0----
B------------0-----0--
E----------0---0------
E----0h2/4------------
A--0------------------
E---------------------
to be here now
e------------------------------0-------------------------------------------
B--------0--------0--------------0------------0--------0-------------------
E------0--------0------------------0--------0--------0---------------------
E----5--------7--------7/9-/7-------------5--------7--------7/9-/7--5/4-0--
A--4-------/6--------0------------------4-------/6--------0----------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
to be here now                       to hear me now
e------------------------------0----------------------------------------0--
B--------0--------0--------------0------------0--------0------------0------
E------0--------0------------------0--------0--------0----------------0----
E----5--------7--------7/9-/7-------------5--------7----------0h2/4--------
A--4-------/6--------0------------------4-------/6----------2--------------
E---------------------------------------------------------0----------------
to hear me now

 

Also… emacs rules for editing guitar tablature.

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Martin OMJM, or, proof that John Mayer is uber cool.

Everyone knows John Mayer’s really cool. Even John himself knows it. That’s why he twitters (tweets?) so much; his narcissistic side thinks people care about the day-to-day trivialities of his life. (You know how much I care? I won’t even link you to it.)

Maybe that’s why Martin has a John Mayer signature model… or the Martin OMJM, the technical term. The man has a GUITAR named after him. and not just any old guitar, a $3100 beauty.

I thought Sasha would’ve curbed my GAS for a while now, but seeing and hearing this baby seems to have brought it back in full swing… mmm…

omjm

It’s got the shallow neck profile, a 1-11/16″ nut… Englemann Spruce/Indian Rosewood… and it seems to be signed by the man himself!!

win-win-win-win. So that’s how he plays with the thumb on the low-E without making his fingers fall off.

anyone know where i can play one of these? they’re not at GC…

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Owl City, live in Boston.

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so i went to go see Owl City on Tuesday. and I know a bunch of my readership was in finals. so I thought of you when I recorded these.

And I found someone else at the concert apparently:

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Sasha 2.0. (Taylor 714ce unboxing)

so i got a new toy…

and since a picture is 1000 words, please excuse this excessively verbose blogpost.

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ooh, it’s in a big box…

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apparently it’s filled with packing peanuts. and apparently i’m very impatient.

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what’s the most efficient way to put massive amounts of packing peanuts back into an equally massive box?

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much better.

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oooh, shiny. well, not really. the case is pretty beat-up.

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oooh, my precious.

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this picture is kinda dark. but let’s just call it understated elegance.

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i don’t think i’ll ever get over how beautiful rosewood is. and so shiny.

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and the other side just for good measure.

more here (Picasa)

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Music rave: Owl City (if you like Postal Service…)

No, this is not a rave in the party/event sense replete with alcohol, seizure-inducing strobe lights, and illicit drug use. But if you like the Postal Service (which is apparently more mainstream than I thought)… I think you should give this guy a listen =)

Owl City – The Saltwater Room (last.fm; pandora)

time together is just never enough
when we’re apart what are you thinking of?
what will it take to make or break this hint of love?
tell me darling do you ever wish we’d fall in love?
all the time, all the time…


EDIT: It has come to my attention that I know at least TWO! people who are now addicted to this song. <3. Others you can check out:

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The sound (or sight) of music.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive course on the history of music going back all the way to… creation, you’ll be very disappointed. (Side note: I wonder what Eden sounded like. We all know what it looks like because we had Big Picture Bibles as kids… we see Eden as lush fields and green pastures, perfectly maintained orchards bearing every fruit, when animals were all vegetarians… but anyway.)

I’ve been using last.fm to record what music I listen to on my computer. I’ve been using it since March 2005, and have thus generated 188 weeks of data so far, of what I listened to and when I listened to it.

I recently found this tool called LastGraph, which pulls data from last.fm and visualizes it in graph format. The resulting plot is below… and it’s quite interesting. It makes me reminisce about the different seasons of my life and how they were reflected by the music I listened to. (click for big version)

Some interesting tidbits:

  • I’ve been to a few concerts in my life, Switchfoot (fall 2004), David Crowder Band (fall 2005), OK Go (spring 2007), Anberlin (fall 2008). Each of those concerts is followed by an explosion in listening to that particular artist. No surprises there.
  • The bands I’ve listened to consistently for the longest time are Coldplay and David Crowder Band. Their CDs are still in my car.
  • When a particular artist piques my interest, they’re all I listen to for about 4-6 months. Then I get tired of them and don’t listen to them again for a while. For instance… Mae, Coheed and Cambria, Death Cab for Cutie, The Format, Switchfoot, The Fray. Listened to them non-stop and then got really sick of them. Especially Coheed and Cambria, after realizing that the lead vocalist is a guy with a really high pitched voice.
  • After traumatic or otherwise sad events in my life, there’s an explosion in the amount of music I listen to. Usually including a lot of David Crowder. I wonder why that is… oh wait, God is awesome.
  • I listened to Imogen Heap for a long time because I thought she was actually a very talented musician. And then the series finale of the OC aired, followed by the infamous SNL skit. Sigh.

Anyway, I love visualizing massive volumes of data.

/end random tired Sunday thought.

okay time to study. for TWIGS.

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Your love is strong.

by Jon Foreman, lead vocalist of Switchfoot, on his solo EP Spring and Summer,

two things You told me:

that You are strong,
and You love me… yes, You love me…

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