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Over and Done (v2)


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ka-klick

 Genre: Political

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Description
This is an update/remix of Over and Done. I've traded out the single drum loop for a set of DoD loops that fit the song a bit more directly. I've also extensively worked on the mix to get rid of an overall overcompressed sound I felt it had.

== Original Description ==
Some thoughts about the "Patriot" Act and what it means in relation to the "War on Terror". Sampled speech is from arguments in the Supreme Court over the Jose Padilla case. Many thanks to Alimar, Penguinsocks, Tktran, Gudkarma, Vanish and the rest of the jammers that have been on the iChat chatroom (macjams) lately for feedback and putting up w/ revs in progress.They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security Ben Franklin
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Lyrics
Chorus:
What if it's all over and done?
What if they've already won?
We've traded away our liberty
For a little phanthom security

Enemy said "I want to destroy you."
Looking around seems like he got his wish.
I'm only saying maybe we've been baited
and reeled in, just like a stupid fish.

Chorus

Patriot Act ain't very patriotic.
'less a police state's what we want to become.
What will be next? Maybe an amendment...
Better move while we can, as long as the nation's numb

Chorus

Bridge:
Haven't we already changed our lives?
Song Stats
Hits: 5195
Comments: 22
Fans: 5
Plays: 278
Downloads: 182
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005 - 03:53:52 PM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2006 - 07:05:46 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:34:15 AM
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Hardware:
Originally tracked with:
17" iMac G4 800, Fender Telecaster, Home made bass, Cheap Condenser Mic, Mackie 1202, Behringer Composer compressor, iMic.
Remixed on a dual 2.3Ghz G5
Software:
GaragBand and Drums on Demand.
Comments
said 4355 days ago (September 18th, 2005)
GOBBLE!
I would tighten up the guitar track a little! Ad a littl more distortion too!
ka-klick said 4355 days ago (September 18th, 2005)
GOBBLE!
Hmm. OK, thanks for taking the time to comment, I was going for that sort of
jangly (fairly) clean somewhat loose rhythm guitar sound in particular on this
one - I don't feel like it's more "sloppy" than I intended anyway. If you have more
specific comments let me know.

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jgurner said 4355 days ago (September 18th, 2005)
Smooth sound
Love the message, couldn't agree more.

Overall this has a nice smooth sound. It's got a "relaxed" feel
to it. I like the dropped in sound clips. It works really well.

This really reminds me of a band from the late 80s/early 90s
called The Dangtrippers. They put out one album, but it was
awesome. (In fact, they were from Iowa as well.)


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ka-klick said 4355 days ago (September 18th, 2005)
Smooth sound
Thanks JG. I'll have to try and check them out. - Been able to find one track on a
blog online - Thanks for the comparison - I like what I hear (and can
understand the ref).

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
caroline said 4354 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
the protest song is alive and well!
how like those fish are we??? four seconds and we've forgotten what they already did to us!! thank you for reminding me - x

what was that again?
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ka-klick said 4354 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
the protest song is alive and well!
Glad you enjoyed it (even i you don't remember it). :-)

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.<br />
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
urbnite said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
protest!
why is it that this website is pretty much the only place i ever
find music that talks about what's going on in the world?

what happened to dylan? are you him?
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
protest!
LOL - I hope I sing a little better than that :-) Appreciate the ref though, if I had
a career I'd be worried, 'cause it's always bad juju to be called the next Dylan.
Unless of course you're Bruce. We do seem to have a nice little collection of good
political stuff here though, funny how money dilutes outrage...

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Mcboy said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
your vocals
came out quite nicely.....the jangly guitar worked fine....it fits
the rhythm nicely......lead was right on....true no nonsense
rock sound....alway enjoy a good political commentary with
solid music for propulsion.....the best kind of
commentary!.....
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
your vocals
Thanks MB! Appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear maybe I'm not (too) nuts. btw
- if you happen to look back here, I have an Idea... about a collab..

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
aclarke said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Good stuff!
I really like the simple solo and guitar work... words cut right
to the bone. Cool guitar sound and vocal just right for the
song. Point well made!
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Good stuff!
Thanks! Glad the communication is happening. That's what the arts are all
about.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
elfdaughter said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Brilliant!
I LOVE this!!
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Brilliant!
Thanks ED. Welcome to MacJams.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
perceptualvortex said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Very nice
Haven't heard the first version in a while, but this one is cool. I agree with your message, and like it whenever someone can call attention to these important issues with a catchy tune. Let's hope real liberty comes back in fashion if the pendulum ever swings back. There's a lot of effective sound bites in here.
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Very nice
Thanks PV. I think (hope) the pendulum may be just about as far out as it can
get - but I've been wrong about that before. I think maybe Katrina (more to the
point the aftermath) and the languishing occupation in Iraq, coupled with those
sharp pains in the pocketbook at every gas stop may be starting to take their
toll. We'll see in '06. Let's hope they don't pull out something else shiny to make
everyone forget.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
drakonis said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
intriguing
I like the melody, and like the sentiment in the lyrics.
Singing sounded a little rough, but in some ways suited the
song that way.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
intriguing
It's all about what serves the song, yeah, that's the ticket :)
Seriously, thanks Drac.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
jiguma said 4353 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
liked this song!
I really like the looseness in this, especially the drumming,
which sounds very live - DoD must be a good little thing
to have. Liked the Beatlesque/Move/Small Faces chorus.
The world certainly seems to be heading somewhere
unpleasant - writing songs about it is something we can
do to maybe make a difference. I liked this song!
Neil
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ka-klick said 4353 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
liked this song!
Thanks Neil - I enjoyed "Danger Signs" quite a bit as well, anyway, even if it
doesn't make a dent, at least it makes me feel better to get it out. It feels like a
fairly healthy way to get the frustrations out. Hope the "free world" can get it
together before we can't be called that any more.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
FEEL said 4352 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
good tune...
Nice lyrics. Good job. You have ovos.
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chakeres said 4350 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
USSA
Nice little number. I agree with you on this so called Patriot Act. They
talk democracy and then do everything to take away freedoms and
privacy. Nice touch at the end. From the production side, I would
work the EQ a bit, on my system everything sounds a little muted so I
would brigthen it up.-JAC
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