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* Celtic Fest of the Dead - Sessions

Be Well

Blade of the Sidhe


Celtic Feast of the Dead

Color Me Pagan

The Color of Magick

Hold the Hammer

Planet to Remember

Starring at the Trees


Summer Solstice

Throw Your Arms (Around Me)

_Bonus Track: Soldier of Love

_Bonus Track: This is Massive

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Hold the Hammer

Author: Fritz [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: March 29th. 2001
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Hold the Hammer
(words and music by Fritz Jung)

Celtic wisdom for all to see
Shamanic journey for you and me
Witches gather upon the hill
Yes, it matters there's time here still

Sing another rhyme to me
Just another sign believe, We'll make it
Changing with the turn of the wheel
Working the skills to heal
True to ourselves, to no one else

Mother, Maiden, Crone, My power's grown
With my family, The Craft of the Wise

Hold the hammer close to the heart
Internal power, yes, you can start
Deep down in alpha in present time
Further to delta my love it shines

I'm a altar boy again !
All my energy I'll send, to the Goddess
Studying to be a priest,
Energy to be released
For the good of all,
come hear our call

Mother, Maiden, Crone, My power's grown
With my family, The Craft of the Wise

Celtic wisdom for all to see
Shamanic journey for you and me
Witches gather upon the hill
Yes, it matters there's time here still

copyright 1995 MTD
all rights reserved.

This month I am honored to offer a tune called Hold the Hammer... This tune is one of the two "slow tunes" from this project and arguably a throw away. Of course this is just my opinion, many disagree and do seem to love this one. Personally, I like the harmonic embellishments that start the verses and am quite happy with the middle eight. Doing those 4 part harmonies for the background "ahhhhhs" in the middle eight is easier said than done and usually they just don't quite work out, this time they did and do give this section the kick that it needed.

Lyrically it has a few bright spots but lacks the strength of the other "slow one" in which Wren penned the words. Look for that one (Blade of the Sidhe) later this year

Cats: The vocal trax were difficult to do because my kitties either hate my voice or believe that I am in pain when I sing. Doing accurate harmony vox requires concentration and this can be shattered the second a kittie jumps on your lap as a surprise. To this day, I can hear a hesitation in my voice on this track because of this. To actually DO the vocal tracks without their 'cryin', I had to lock them in the bedroom (which is not fun for any of us).

Ouch: The vocal intonation on this one is kind of weird and it's a little flat "pitch wise in some of the verses" but the chorus is strong and the concept is good.

Recorded: in June of 1995 at MiceTrax Digital Magick Recording studio in Boston, Mass. This tune was primarily acoustic guitar, drum machine (I can't play that slow that accurately), and bass. This tune offers many stereo tricks, including hard panning. This tune and others from this series were recorded on a Macintosh q840av. This was the first computer rig to be able to to do 16 bit digital recording (8 real time trax) right out of the box. To be able to cut and paste musical parts was a ton of fun.

In Your Service,

Fritz Jung
WebCrafter - Witchvox
March 31st., 2001

Guests/Musicians: All Vox & Sounds by Fritz Jung.
Photos: The picture above was taken around the at the time of this recording by a tourist in Boston.
Download/Listen to the mp3 File: holdthehammer.mp3

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