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Matthew Borczon
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  • Erie, PA
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a free download of acoustic cookie tin music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Sep 26, 2014. 2 Replies

built from Hunger

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Matthew Borczon commented on Clock The Wolf ™'s video

Rumble Down

"Clock the music is awesome as all  ways  and the video it scorching good. I love the transitions. Very tasty all the way around"
Matthew Borczon commented on Uncle John's video

Look Down The Road by Skip James

"cool way to get motivated on a lazy Sat. Really sweet song!!"
Matthew Borczon commented on SlowHound's video


"lovely guitar and the playing is great. Lots of feeling coming through on this one. Is it improvised? Really sweet work"
Matthew Borczon commented on Timbre Land Whiskey Band's video


"I love this song so much and you all do it with style. Really sweet sounding."
Matthew Borczon commented on James O Lunsford's video

Mr Ruben T

"I love the way you sing. Also it helps that you write the way you do. Wonderful on all fronts my friend. Very much enjoyed"
Bad Finger (Eric) commented on Matthew Borczon's video

why does the woodpecker fly

"Excellent!  I miss lots of great videos here on CBN, but I'll have to keep an eye out for your stuff.  :)"
Matthew Borczon commented on Bad Finger (Eric)'s blog post The answer to life, the universe and everything.
"man those are beautiful guitars. You are an artist of the highest order. I love that you chart your own path about design and material. they really are wonderful. Bet they play great as well."
Matthew Borczon replied to Uncle John's discussion Why do I make videos? Why do I get comments? Why does some of the best stuff get few comments?
"I agree totally, especially about how cool your videos are. The lyrics and chords are a great way to share the song in addition to the video. Also, it is worth noting that there are reasons to post video that does not require a ton of views and…"

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At 1:18pm on January 6, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks ! Glad you Like it ! Greeetssszz

At 7:55pm on December 31, 2014, Andries D. EKER said…

Crows and Kisses lovely song, stepping in a divered zone there Matthew ! Sillouette great beat lyrics sound verry therapeutic, seeing you is a soldier must bee a great way to releaf frustrations and stress of war!  i know it works for me sometimes! Greeetssszz Happy New Year ! have a great one!   A.D.

At 1:09pm on December 30, 2014, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Nice Comments there Matthew, I know now why the Woodpecker fly's,

but i did not get the hanging tree thing is there a video mixup or what, i got maria Carry or some one and a bunch of dansing kids for christmas?? Must bee a Mistake ,Thanks anyway take care have a great start of the New Year !! Greeeetssszz

At 6:19am on November 5, 2014, Everett Rouse said…

Sounds great..Just trying to get better at building these things.

At 1:39pm on October 30, 2014, Everett Rouse said…

Thanks for your comment on the burlap banjo/guitar..This is my second one..002.JPG

At 10:43am on October 26, 2014, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks There Matthew, UJ introduced me to some of your audiowork on a 4 track blog

 great songwriting i like the storyside of the songs take you back to a different place food for thought, there in a fact modern protestsongs whit a billy feel to it, great playing to! thanks for the nice comments! Greeetssszz A.D.

At 3:21pm on October 9, 2014, BeetleJuice! said…

Awesome I am glad it showed! I know one day some how we will be able to meet ....It will great to show up at one of those PA cbg festivals one day!..and I know what it must be like for you right now my dad was in the Marine corp for 22 years and he use to get deployed for 6 and 9 months at a time when I was young, I know what was like....the best part was when he would come back and bring trinkets...once he brought me and my brother a spent tank shell...watching him walk thru the front door with that thing was a real eye opener... I had never seen such a thing before!  and the c rations ....we use to take them to school!....anyways glad you liked the cd , ....the covers really are so much better than buying anything or using those white sheeves I use to use...they are really easy to make, and fun too!  

At 4:54pm on October 6, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you a friend of mine is an avid trapper and he has an animal skin drying for me to try. It'll be the first that I haven't purchased from a catalog. We'll see how that goes.

At 4:52pm on October 6, 2014, Jim Morris said…

Yeah Matt, I used a hairdryer on high setting before I got a heat gun. It worked fine. I got a heat gun mainly because Harbor Freight had them on sale for less than $10 and I use it also for softening up glue when I'm taking something apart. One video showed a guy using a plumbing torch! I don't care for open flames in the shop so I didn't try that. The only problem I had with the cigar box is that I shrunk the plastic too tight and the sides began pulling inward.

At 9:16pm on October 4, 2014, Jim Morris said…

I used to get the econo calfskins from Elderly for about $10 but now I spring for the next grade up. They're around $20 but don't seem to be quite as affected by temp and humidity changes. Still, for a first try, the econo ones are pretty good so long as they stay indoors! But hey, soda bottles are free and way more in line with these kinds of builds.



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