Harmonica Fam - Original Song "Streets of Melbourne"

Do you know that Melbourne has spent the longest time in lockdown of all the cities in the world? I have written a song called Streets of Melbourne and play my C harmonica in in it. You can hear / watch my performance here:

All comments / criticism will be welcome.

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Hallo @EBtunes,
ich bin Astrid aus Deutschland und grüße dich.
Zunächst verursacht mir dein Song Gänsehaut. Bereits beim ersten Hören konnte ich deine Botschaft dahinter fühlen, obwohl ich nicht alles vom Text verstanden hatte. Jetzt war ich direkt auf Youtube und du hast den Text darunter geschrieben. So konnte ich ihn mir komplett übersetzen lassen. Danke dafür!
Du wirst es vielleicht nicht glauben, aber ich habe euren zähen Lockdown so weit wie hier möglich, verfolgt. Da es hier zum Teil auch sehr, sehr schwierig und keine Kontakte möglich waren, muss es für euch XXXmal schlimmer gewesen sein. Die Zukunfts- und Existenzängste, die Frage “Was ist morgen?”. Die zunehmende Traurigkeit bis hin zu Depressionen, die Sorge um Familie und Freunde, trotz Lockdown Verbote überschreiten zu müssen…
Das Alles höre ich aus deinem Song heraus, sowohl dem Text als auch deiner Begleitung von Gitarre und Harp. Ich höre auch deine Gefühle durch deine zitternde Stimme.
Ich bin wirklich sehr beeindruckt und sage dir nochmals herzlichen Dank, da dein Song auch meine Gefühle der letzten 1 1/2 Jahre stark widerspiegelt.
Mache bitte weiter und gib auf dich acht! Herzliche Grüße nach Melbourne von Astrid

Ich hoffe, dass mein Text gut übersetzt werden kann und du mich verstehst.

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Thank you Astrid, I am happy that you like my song about lockdown in Melbourne.
I live in NSW not in Victoria, where Melbourne is. However the situation is similar in Sydney and NSW. I am surviving the lockdown OK. I have plenty of time to practice harmonica and guitar:)

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WOW @EBTunes! This fricken rocks my friend! Very god on so many levels.

I love how the guitar picking is so fluid and beautiful but then your singing is so punk rock. It reminds me of the Pogues or something like that.

Great job fingerpicking and playing harmonica at the same time. Really cool how the harmonica instrumentals had some interesting harmonic developments that were different from what you played while singing. Love that! And the harmonica fit very nicely over the chords.

Just really well done, and I felt the emotion of what I think you intended to play. WELL DONE!!

Rock on,
Luke

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Thanks Luke for you encouraging comments:)

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Sounds great kind of like bob dylan or an old folk song from where I come from such a simple beat combined with your singing was very relaxing. Keep up the good work Boomer

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Thanks for the comment, I keep on playing harmonica and guitar. I am not sure where it is taking me but I am having fun.

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That’s what playing music is all about chilling and having fun happy holidays my harping fam.

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Very nice! Definitely reminiscent of The Pogues, it has a great feel to it.

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Thank you Dave:)

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Walking in Melbourne is a fantastic song. I love the lyrics, the guitar picking and the harmonica. Thanks for sharing that. I’m guessing lock down is over and hopefully you have gotten a chance to play Melbourne live.

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Hi Ublocker
I wrote that song during one weekend or so and within that short time span I recorded and uploaded it as I was quite happy with the recording.
However I have not played the song ever since.
As for playing live; I do not perform much so I have never played it live.
I should have a short performance next month in Wollongong (where I live), but I was not planning to play Streets of Melbourne on that occasion.
I wish somebody else, maybe from Melbourne would perform that song:)
Thanks for taking interest in the Streets of Melbourne.
Cheers
Evzen Burda
EBTunes

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Could somebody post their comments directly on Youtube where the song has been posted, for the whole world to see, Cheers:)

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K. I just made a comment on the vid itself, which was nice cuz it gave me a chance to hear it again. Bro you should DEFINITELY PLAY THIS SONG IN WOLLONGONG!!! People will LOVE IT! DO IT!!!

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Another cool tune, this time played on a Tremolo Harmonica (correct @EBTunes?)

The guitar intro is really nice too, but since this is a harmonica forum, thought I’d start it where the spotlight is on harmonica. :wink:

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Yes, it is played on an old Chinese Tremolo Harmonica in G, which has ‘jubilee’ written on it.

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