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The Thin Man Dreams (version 1)


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jiguma

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Last night I found out that a long time friend had passed away. Rob was a gentle man, a talented guitarist. We played together when I was just starting out in the early seventies.

The news made me think about those endless Sydney summer afternoons spent at his house in Oatley - a Sydney riverside suburb - playing music, drinking beer (and lots of tea!) and just hanging very loose.
This song is for Rob, who deserved a much better deal from life than he received.
It's rough!
Written last night and recorded today - all first takes. Just wanted it up there.
REMIX COMING SOON
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Lyrics
The Thin Man Dreams
© 2005 Neil Porter

Heading down the Oatley stairs
The thin man waits, enjoys a cup of tea
Hanging out in rattan chairs
Musicians smoking, talking aimlessly

Mid summer sun has left the small
Verandah as the band begins to play
The thin man takes his Gibson
And it shimmers in the middle of the day

A gentle man
He stayed serene
A subtle hand
The thin man in a dream

The thin man closes happy eyes
He smiles and lets the rhythm have its way
He weaves a tingling tapestry
Floats unsuspected notes above the fray

Session over, vibe is up
The thin man’s smile engraved upon his face
As he prepares another cup a happy thin man
Glides about the place

A gentle man
He stayed serene
A subtle hand
The thin man in a dream

Heading up the Oatley stairs
The thin man waves, enjoys a cup of tea
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Comments: 7
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Plays: 171
Downloads: 163
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Uploaded: Jul 18, 2005 - 10:40:42 AM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2007 - 11:39:51 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 05:13:50 AM
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Hardware:
Seagull S6 guitar
Fender Precision bass
Shure DM something mic
Behringer preamp
G4 iMac
Software:
GB
Comments
Einarus said 4300 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Sorry for your loss
Great lyrics and a lovely song.
The cut-off in the end bothered me a little bit, but that's
nothing that can't be easily fixed.
Good job!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
jiguma said 4300 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Sorry for your loss
Thanks Einarus. Hadn't meant the ending to be so abrupt - maybe it was a subconscious metaphor, I'm not sure. I plan to fix this one up a bit, and do it properly (starting with guitar 3 in the left channel!!).
Neil
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
jiguma said 4298 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Sorry for your loss
Big remix uploaded - have a listen, I think it's a big improvement
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
Cori Ander said 4298 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Worthy
Warm, cool and considerate. A really worthy song for a lost
friend.

Musically I like it a lot, and I hope he is able to hear this in
heaven.
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
jiguma said 4298 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Worthy
Thanks Cori - suspect he'll prefer the new version (up tomorrow).
Cheers,
Neil
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
EdensEve said 4298 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Waving back
I wonderful dream. Reminded me of Bob Dylan at his
happiest. I love gentle men.
jiguma said 4298 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Waving back
Thanks for the kind words, and for stopping to listen. The remix is now
up and, I think, a much better piece of music.
Cheers,
Neil
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
Artist Info
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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My old bio page looked pretty out of date, so it’s time for a new one: For the full story, see my interview in the MacJammer Blog "The Jiguma Is Up" by Tobin Mueller. I started to learn guitar when I was about 10 – but didn’t last lon... [see more]

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