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Pictures in Heat (with Rebsie)


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mandolinquent

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Rebsie and I have collaborated on several songs already but this is the first written especially for her - and with her.
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Lyrics
There's a party going on somewhere,
But I'm not invited x2

Suzi sits at home and reads a magazine
With baby Brooklyn on her knee
His daddy's gone the rent is due
Her top-up's empty and her heart is too

(And she's sings)

There's a party going on somewhere,
But I'm not invited x2

Suzi looks at the picture of a young heiress
The one whose video was on the net
This time she wears a Prada dress
And her smile says that she could not care less

(And she sings)

There's a party going on somewhere,
But I'm not invited x2

Song Stats
Hits: 9365
Comments: 40
Fans: 12
Plays: 1552
Downloads: 247
Votes: 25
Uploaded: Jun 13, 2005 - 02:59:35 PM
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2005 - 02:49:54 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 12:37:39 AM
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Hardware:
Rebsie: Celtic harp, keystation
William: Yamaha guitar, cheap electric guitar
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Comments
eltopo said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Another top collab
I love the way each element strolls through the stereo.

The production is really crisp and distinct.

Rebsie's on top form again and I love that celtic harp.

More, you two! More! Encore! More!
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mandolinquent said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Another top collab
Eltopo! More harp! More harp! you're right... More eltopo songs too!
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SlimGirlFat said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Awww
Guys, you are sounding so polished.
Rebsie, you have such a fabulous voice..great Lyrics.
Nice harmonies Mando.
beautiful guitar and harp playing...

Wonderful!

D/L
Slimmie
mandolinquent said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Awww
If I thought when I joined MJ and listened to the standard of what people like
you do, that anyone would ever call what I did "polished" here I would have
laughed my socks off. So big thanks.
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trebbia said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Nice tune...
I like the chorus with the "There´s a party going on
somewhere, but I´m not invited"... great tune....
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country john said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
cool . . .
what a top track ! . .

great melancholy lyrics . . . with the usual twist : )

perfect singing by both of you . . .

lovely harp playing rebs . . .

and great copper pipework on the guitar billy !

an all round marvel

nice one

cj
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mandolinquent said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
cool . . .
Bless the plumber for leaving a bit of copper pipe behind when he fixed our
boiler. Shame about the bill, though.
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stevel said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Sweet n' sour!
Lovely track...quite poignant in its examination of the way
people covet the lifestyles of celebrities. Rebsie's voice
really creates a nice sense of character on this one. You
can really feel the world weariness in the lyrics. Well done
guys!
S
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Joanna said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Fantastic!
What a wonderfully, moody piece! Wistful, longing vocals,
etherial melodies, and covetous lyrics -- what an amazing
duo you two are. Utterly mesmerizing!
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Mystified said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Way to go!
Great song...
You two really make for an excellent duo, and it was cool
to see this modern-folk collab.
Well-crafted lyrics, fab performances.
What more can I say!?
Thank you! :)


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bronco said 4571 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Ready For Prime Time
Great job you two. Mando you have learned how to get a
good tone out of that guitar. Nice slide! Rebsie you sing
with such feeling that you make the lyrics very believable.
Well Written and sung song.
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said 4570 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
Very Nice
Kind of a Belle and Sebastian vibe going on here.
Very well done all around.
Who needs parties you're not invited to?
mandolinquent said 4568 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Very Nice
Yeah... but with Rebsie hitting those low notes, I'm not sure which one of us
is Belle. Thanks Mungo.
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Jim Bouchard said 4570 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
loverly!
Very nice song. The harp is a brilliant touch.

As far as ways to improve it go, I guess I was hoping for it to pick up steam a little bit because it stayed pretty solidly in the delicate realm, and it's got a great sing-song-y chorus that sort of demands a little more of a groove. It would make the fact that she could not care less be a little more in your face. Maybe all it needs is some cowbell.

Still it is a great song, and I don't mean to quibble too much. I could be way off-base. It wouldn't be the first time for me! Just a thought, that's all...


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mandolinquent said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
loverly!
Thanks so much Jim... you always listen closely. Much appreciated.

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said 4570 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
That refrain....
how haunting. It keeps going on and on in my mind. A great
hook. And even more a great piece of song writing.
Reb, such a restrained and subtle vocal performance. Kudos.

Congrats to you both. I really enjoyed this.

Jack
ledebutant said 4570 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
So moving
A friend was telling me the other day about a time when Hemmingway was challenged to tell a story in six words and he came up with "Baby Shoes For Sale: Never used." Your song has such simple lyrics, but there are volumes of implied backstory.

I've been singing the chorus around the house so much that my four year old has started doing it, too.

Love this song to death!
mandolinquent said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
So moving
ledebutant... coming from the writer of "After All", that's a bit compliment for
me....
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Swanny said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Nice Song !
So funny, I have always felt like the uninvited one.
Great tune ! thanks for sharin Mando !
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caroline said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
what can i add?
that hasn't already been said here? i enjoyed this from the first rough cut that i heard and continue to enjoy my download - thank you both for sharing your talent x
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ledebutant said 4569 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
I forgot Rebsie!
I forgot to mention that I thought Rebsie's vocal was one of the most moving parts of this song. It almost sounds as if she were crying right before recording. Just a beautiful, understated vocal that pulled out every implication in the lyrics.

(I hope it's not bad form to comment more than once).
Rebsie said 4568 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
I forgot Rebsie!
Not bad form at all, ledebutant, much appreciated! I do try to empathise
with a song before I record it, so it's good to know I got it right. I try to
avoid crying though ... it wrecks my voice! I wasn't sure what people
would make of the understated vocal on this, so I'm delighted to have
some positive feedback. Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
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blamm said 4568 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
enjoyed it!
great production and excellent lyrics...paints a great mental picture. My only critique (which is minor) is that the vocals seem a bit behind the music during the chorus bits...more at times than others. But overall, it definitely doesn't dampen my enjoyment of the tune. Great collab, folks!
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Tom Atwood said 4567 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
One of your finest
collaborations. I especially like the Rebsie/Mando vocals,
the harmonies are distinctive. You guys are rapidly
becoming a real duo, like Sonny & Cher, Steve & Edie,
Mitch & Mickey (A Mighty Wind). I have to remind myself
that you are not together, in the same room. Just the
same island.


Very nice. 9-8-9-8
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mandolinquent said 4567 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
One of your finest
Hahah... Tom. You're a lovely man. I'm Cher, I think. The one with the low
voice.

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Tom Atwood said 4567 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
One of your finest
Just checked the graph on this one after seeing its score. It has been horribly
disfigured. Don't quite get it, but then, that's an old, well covered story, right?
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alley-oop said 4567 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
The vibe
started by the rhythm guitar and slide sets a laid-back bed for the sad/lonely song. The sparse instrumentation is perfect here. An interesting mix of intruments. I really like the sound! The main Rebsie vocal gives me a sadly resigned feel. Everything fits nicely.
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mandolinquent said 4567 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
The vibe
Well it's not like I decided to play some slide guitar after hearing some
track called "Bleed" or anything...
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snowdragon said 4566 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
what everybody else said
Not much for me to add, cept I enjoyed it.
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snowdragon said 4566 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
what everybody else said
Not much for me to add, cept I enjoyed it.
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thetiler said 4566 days ago (June 18th, 2005)
like that slide effect on the guitar
nice production
like the adding pieces of music through out the whole tune.
Again that slide is very catchy

Thanks for sharing

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TennesseeVic said 4565 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Melancholy song
Very nice.

But seriously, who ever decided that that girl was pretty?
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repitx said 4557 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Very good...
Great song...
ginz111 said 4543 days ago (July 11th, 2005)
I was never invited either.
Nice piece. Great vocals and production. Really clean polished track. Good work.
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irocc said 4543 days ago (July 11th, 2005)
beautiful
very nice dynamics. sounds like a classic
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JOAN said 4542 days ago (July 12th, 2005)
so glad you weren't invited
to THAT party and decided to hang out here instead. great,great job. just sorry it took me so long to get here. blasted dial up.
wj
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jesushairdo said 4536 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
good storytelling
i love the songs that can really tell the stories behind the
melodies, and this one really does it to me.
love the sound of celtic harp, too!
very good collaboration. keep it coming!
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BoiAfrica said 4532 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
that swish feeling...
so I'm not going to compare Rebsie's vocals to anyone
because she has a phrasing all her own, suffice to say I
wanna hear it every second of the day, i love love the
refrain, it captures the entire feel of the song. the backup
adds such a full feeling, and I must agree you all are
sounding very polished

I'd totally invite you both to my party, any day o' the week.
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urbnite said 4447 days ago (October 16th, 2005)
how did i miss this?
it's great!
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VillageIdiot said 3026 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
You know what?
I'm quite proud of being part of this one in a former life... it's not that bad.
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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