"Bob Farley here with explanations and shout-outs.

"For the past few years, I've been most interested in making acoustic-based music. It's calming, yet energizing, easy to understand, but intricate in its layers. Almost every string instrument on RAGGEDY is wood-based acoustic, recorded into a USB microphone straight into Apple's Garageband 10.1.2. However, I haven't forsaken electronics totally, not with the fantastic range of midis and loops available on GB. Plenty of drum and percussion loops can be heard and a couple of keyboard (played on the computer interface). Mixing and mastering were done on the computer, and I added some Voxengo apps to the GB collection that helped with the learning curve.

"The bass guitar I used was one left at the house by good friend and praise and worship bandmate John Orr. The hefty Ibanez acoustic bass provided the right kind of feel, texture, sound, and overall kind of a grungy backbeat that a lead guitar player such as myself needs when playing the bass guitar.

"With every step through this process of making music, I move closer to the sound that Lynn and I seek in our duo, one we hope sees wide acceptance. Through all the more than six months that I spent recording, mixing, re-recording, re-mixing and mixing and mastering and critiquing and changing (and starting the process anew in some cases), Lynn provided moral and creative support, keeping me focused and believing.

"And so, here we are, many steps left to take, but happy with the path taken so far. I hope you enjoy."

Bob, 22 May 2016....
Raggedy
A CD of 12 new songs from Raggedy Edge's Bob Farley
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Listen to songs from the player at the left, or click the song titles below to go to each one's webpage. There you can play the song, sing along with the lyrics, and read about instrumentation, motivation, and inspiration.
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Home to Waikiki (Sci-fi Blues): A man with a faulty sixth sense...dreams fill his nights and soon take over his days. And something bigger, more sinister is threatening him and his world.
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Play the Game (Indie Post Modern Folk Rap): Why are we together? Why would we ever part?
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Space in Time (Alternative Acoustic Rock): Claw hammer, hybrid pick and finger picking, in the key of A.
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Always Come Home (Modern Folk Praise): A praise and worship collaboration with Curtis Alley. The older we get, the easier it becomes to make good decisions. Theoretically.
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I Got To Be With You (Post Modern Heartbreak and Handkerchiefs Acoustic Folk): A triple entendre song, but totally meant with the best of intentions.
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Senses (Slow Dancing, Pragmatic Indie Folk): Is it possible to be too careful in affairs of the heart? And how to know?
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Stories from the Night (Modern Folk Standard Easy Listening): Ever wake up from a dream in the middle of the night and think you'll certainly be able to remember it in the morning, but then you can't? Me, too. My solution? Write a song.
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Spidered Web (Acoustic Soul Jazz Instrumental): A continental-inspired instrumental.
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Anything But Possible (Post Modern Country Jazz): When I was a kid, life had a lot of limitations that led to unlimited destinations.
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Guilty Pleasure (Modern Folk Heartbreak and Handkerchiefs): Thinking about giving up, but wondering if there are enough reasons to do so.
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Silly Things (Post Modern Electronica Folk Rock): Sometimes you have to quit worrying about appearances and just do what you think you have to do, silly or not.
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Happy Place (Modern Electronica Folk Rock): The old "you become what you think you are" reworded and set to a zippy tune to go out on.