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AndrewKuker
10-23-2013, 09:50 AM
Corey and Mike became close friends over the last year. I know he's hurting.

Corey's album may be too dark for some. For me, the depth of emotion will be more evidence to this musical instruments freedom. This album was made for the art with no commercial consideration allowed.

Mike lived right near Soul Sound studios where Corey is recording. So after spending time with his family yesterday I dropped by the studio. Kelli had just recorded some Cello work from Chris Chorney.

I'll share this one piece, not mixed, rather raw, but the sound was the feeling I couldn't fit into words. Words are always a compromise, music conveys pure emotion.

Soundcloud sample (https://soundcloud.com/kitakis/papillon-rough-mix)

RyanMFT
10-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Thank you for posting that Andrew, it is beautiful.

It captures the emotion I feel right now so well.

bborzell
10-23-2013, 09:57 AM
When words don't work...

hawaii 50
10-23-2013, 10:09 AM
that was Corey?

wow nice Andrew...
I know Mike was a big Corey fan...and he helped open doors for Corey like you have..


his CD will have a different meaning to me now when I listen to his songs...

alanjang
10-23-2013, 10:11 AM
*heavy sigh*

caukulele
10-23-2013, 10:20 AM
So VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!......thank you so much for sharing this Andrew.....

Kdogg
10-23-2013, 10:23 AM
That was beautiful just the way it is,thank you for sharing Andrew. And Corey for recording.

Olarte
10-23-2013, 10:49 AM
Beautiful.... Thank you for sharing.

Tigeralum2001
10-23-2013, 11:03 AM
Maybe "dark" is relative when you live in paradise. I thought it was a great tune and "mellow" or "contemplative." It was great!

MGM, you are missed. Once again, my condolences to all of his family and friends.

Steedy
10-23-2013, 11:23 AM
Wow, that's pretty music and certainly suits the mood right now. I really enjoy Corey's playing, cause he's got such a nice touch on the ukulele. Thanks for sharing that, Andrew.

mm stan
10-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Aloha Andrew,
Mahalo plenty for posting....Corey's playing is very distinctive and he certainly has his own style...Just Amazing brah... oh yes Corey learned so much from mike and is a mentor and
friend he will never forget all his life the friendship, memories and lessons, whether uke related or life lessons ....as we all will too...

itsme
10-23-2013, 11:34 AM
Beautiful. The cello and uke work well together. :)

Hippie Dribble
10-23-2013, 11:44 AM
man that is just stunning Andrew. any word on a release date?

Dan Uke
10-23-2013, 11:46 AM
Thank you for sharing. I love that there is only a cello in the background vs. a full orchestra or band.

Like Len said, this CD will have more meaning...

wickedwahine11
10-23-2013, 11:57 AM
That is just beautiful. The ukulele and cello are my two favorite instruments, and they sound lovely together. I really look forward to buying it when it becomes available (hopefully for download). Mahalo for sharing.

teruterubouzu
10-23-2013, 12:45 PM
That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

hmgberg
10-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Beautiful. Thanks for posting, Andrew.

Bao
10-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Beautiful music.

chrimess
10-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Very sad the piece may be, but I hear sounds of hope and the celebration of a remarkable life.

Newportlocal
10-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Sounded very heartfelt.

cantsing
10-23-2013, 03:25 PM
Perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

Nikita
10-23-2013, 04:52 PM
Cellos just tear at my heart...with the ukulele soaring above it. Wow...

ohmless
10-23-2013, 05:15 PM
really smooth and introspective for me. thanks for sharing

Roselynne
10-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Many thanks for this, Andrew. It is beautiful.

we tigers
10-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Thanks for sharing this. It's really beautiful. Love the combination of the ukulele with the cello.

xyz
10-23-2013, 10:33 PM
Magnificent ! Mahalo Andrew ! Can't wait to hear Corey's CD...

by the way, is this the futre CD cover ? This is stunning art ! I'd love to have a poster like that at home ! :)

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telebob
10-24-2013, 01:57 AM
wow! that is very nice... not dark at all, just contemplative and tender. it is very emotive! thanks for sharing... mahalo!

Jon Moody
10-24-2013, 02:30 AM
That is beautiful.

Wicked
10-24-2013, 03:57 AM
I have confessed before that I do not generally listen to ukulele-centric recordings... but I will have to make an exception for this.

Helms
10-24-2013, 12:24 PM
Although I never knew MGM or had anything to do with him, while listening to this piece, I still feel like there's something missing, something gone from the community.
My heart goes out to his family and friends

Bob Bledsoe
10-24-2013, 05:11 PM
What a beautiful piece. Very fitting for the mood of the community right now... I just heard about Mike. He had such a happy spirit. Having only seen him in videos and spoken a couple times over the phone, I could tell he was a great guy. He helped me pick out my Pono - which makes it a little more special.

AndrewKuker
10-24-2013, 10:17 PM
came out promotional and felt disrespectful. thank you all though

teruterubouzu
10-24-2013, 10:25 PM
I really like the art work you chose.

(Rest edited per request.) :)

wayfarer75
10-25-2013, 03:38 AM
Corey's playing is beautiful, and the addition of the cello is a wonderful counterpoint. Even though I never met Mike, I feel like I knew him. I had a clarinet/saxophone tutor who died of lung cancer when I was a teenager, and that was very hard. He was a great mentor to me. I'm sure that Corey must be feeling much the same as I did.

I've been looking forward to Corey's album for a while; I know I'm not alone. :)

Aaron@Randees
10-25-2013, 04:08 AM
Beautiful. I wouldn't touch that song, editing wise. Looking forward to Corey's album.

RIP MGM.

molokinirum
10-25-2013, 04:41 AM
*heavy sigh*

Ditto......:(

greenie44
10-25-2013, 07:03 AM
Wow. This is really beautiful.

Uke Republic
10-25-2013, 07:19 AM
Beautiful playing

Canoe Lady
10-25-2013, 07:36 AM
A beautiful piece played with such feeling. Brought tears to my eyes.

didgeridoo2
10-25-2013, 07:51 AM
Wonderful. Heartfelt.