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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
Unread postPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:57 am 
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Echoing the Great Big Sea mentions, so many great ones, I'll add Sea of No Cares. The acoustic version is just perfect.



Drove down from Port Moody to this concert in Seattle. The back story made it even better and it echoes in my head every time I'm on the water.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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Mentioned earlier, worth repeating, GBS Safe Upon The Shore. Imagine it playing in the mind when you're alone off Brooks Peninsula when the winds appear out of nowhere



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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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Whoa, dudes. Thanks! Couple of thoughts. 1. I'm having touble downloading Emotional Self-Rescue. 2. Every video I play is great, but they all want me to date Chinese women, which is freaking me out. 3. I had no idea anyone still listened to Slade, let alone would admit it in a public forum. 4. If someone invented an inflatable waterproof guitar, music would play a larger role in kayak outings. I suppose I can dream...


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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While snorkeling and kayaking in Belize I couldn't get this "ear worm" out of my head... "Octopus' Garden" by the Beatles. It's got a great tempo for a leisurely paddle (although you might not "want" to be "under" the sea in a kayak!)

Dang... my age is showing.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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If someone invented an inflatable waterproof guitar, music would play a larger role in kayak outings. I suppose I can dream...


I bought a backpackers guitar this year to try and drag along! The guy who sold it to me said you can take it out of its soft case and toss it inside the sleeping bag in a big dry bag? I'll let you know how that goes. I bought this one because it sounds great for the size. Here is a demo that also influenced my choice. :mrgreen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrV2MmmkVH8&feature=related

This guy does a bunch of videos and doesn't seemed concerned about the instrument getting wet... :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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I love these types of threads...I usually find at least one good song/band I've never heard before.

Here's a few I have in my collection to add:

Modest Mouse - Grey Ice Water


Modest Mouse - Float On


Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat

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Like those Modest Mouse songs -- my son listens to MM and I've picked up on a couple of their songs. Hadn't heard the ones you posted but they're quite good. Not kayak related but when I take the Skytrain into Vancouver I often listen to Truckers Atlas by MM -- 10 minutes of head-bopping, cool to people-watch music for long-distance skytrain commuting.

Back to paddling songs...


Take me to the River by Talking Heads:




A little change of pace...

Waters in Motion by Sonic Adventure Project:




A long-time instrumental favourite of mine (another chill song), The Whale by Electric Light Orchestra:




And for those times where the sun finally shows up after paddling in hours or days of rain, Mr Blue Sky by ELO -- always a fun song to sing on a sunny afternoon:


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Another one...

Seagull by Bad Company:


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Boat on the River by Styx:


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Gordon Lightfoot, Canary Yellow Canoe


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One Gordon Lightfoot video leads to another, and I came across this - note the video.

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My official song for tinkering on boats is "Building a boat" by Matt Mays &El Torpedo.
Most rock n roll from the Maritimes has a ring that goes with the ocean.

Thanks Rider! I love this!
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Dan_Millsip wrote:
And for those times where the sun finally shows up after paddling in hours or days of rain........


And here's a song for the day when the sun never shows up.
Think of an all day slog against current in a downpour.
The same downpour you tore your tent down in.
You got sick of watching the raindrop ballbearings roll around on the salty surface 8 hours ago.
You are soaking wet.
You have cadaver hands at at least another hour to go before you get to set up that wet tent.


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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I like Modest Mouse and quite a few of their songs have nautical themes. But I got to say I prefer the covers that Mark Kozelek did as Sun Kil Moon. Especially Grey Ice Water and Ocean Breathes Salty






Not kayak or ocean themed but Neverending Math Equation is beautiful.



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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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stevenf wrote:
I like Modest Mouse and quite a few of their songs have nautical themes. But I got to say I prefer the covers that Mark Kozelek did as Sun Kil Moon. Especially Grey Ice Water and Ocean Breathes Salty


Hey, now that's cool indeed...I can imagine hearing those versions when paddling solo in calm conditions, no one else around...nice. Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard those before!

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Well, there's my version of Kayak A___ole


And my friend Steve Wilson is working on an album of kayak songs. Here's one of them:



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Here's a lifter upper for those moments you wish you were elsewhere.

I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. I got the Jimmy Cliff version. Not a sea faring song but will lift those spirits. Especially if you can sing it while you're in one of those deep crap situations. :yikes:


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This was one of the first videos I made, quite a while ago. It features 3 songs by Lick the Tins. I think their energy really works well for paddling!



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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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Kayak tunes eh? You mean beyond the 'deedle, dee, deedle, dee' celtic stuff, and the not so groovy, really white sounding reggae that people normally use for kayak video soundtracks?
What's with that anyways? Just once I'd like to see somebody shredding rock gardens to 'Resolution', off Coltranes "A Love Supreme" Or a gnarly kayak surfing video set to Chics "Good Times".

Anyway, here is my pick for fun in the sun paddling bliss:


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This is the song that I always sing to myself while listening to the VHF weather forecast in the morning and deciding whether or not to head out on the water...The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?



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 Post subject: Re: Kayak Tunes
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Hi again folks,
I came across this today and thought I would add it to the list as a source for kayak tunes. I signed up for the service today in order to get access to some great music and to support what they do.

Swim Drink Fish Music - http://www.swimdrinkfishmusic.com

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The Swim Drink Fish Music Club is an online music and audio experience developed by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in collaboration with other Waterkeeper organizations across Canada and the United States.

The Swim Drink Fish Music Club brings together artists, activists, and citizens just like you who care about clean water. By celebrating the Club's exclusive and rare music, you are contributing to the fight for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water in your community.


Check out the video narrated by Gord Downie embedded on their site or directly on vimeo at http://vimeo.com/22300226.

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