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Cerebral Core Test


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album: Wombat
track 1: 1:08 lasreversal
track 2: 3:40 Dervish
track 3: 3:56 anyone lived
track 4: 1:12 Bells
track 5: 2:33 Kitty Cat
track 6: 5:44 Three In January
track 7: 5:18 Shattered Glass
track 8: 8:45 Perhaps She's Channeling
track 9: 6:27 History
track 10: 4:13 The Stars Nearly Blind Us
track 11: 1:27 Sam
track 12: 2:53 Runnin Through My Mind
track 13: 3:04 Hey Midi
track 14: 4:34 Cerebral Core Test
track 15: 1:08 lasreversal
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Song Description

What is our identity? Over a fairly short time every atom in our bodies is replaced. Yet we feel we are the same person. But of course, we know we are not really the same person, since every day we become a slightly new person, a little bit at a time. What does that mean for a life-long couple? Are they now who they were before?

The cerebral cortex probably provides us with the ability to perceive what another person is thinking, and the added knowledge that they are probably thinking the same thing about us. And that they know that we know they know. It's a strange recursive loop. How can anyone ever truly know they love someone? That they are loved? How, ultimately, can they even know their own thoughts?


UPDATE: this has been remixed for the MJRF 2009: http://macjams.com/song/49996
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Lyrics
Cerebral Core Test

every time i think i know you -- you have changed
every way i think i know that i am the same
every way you think you know me -- i have changed
every time you think you know that you are the same

so you think you know i know you know i know what you're thinkin'
but it's only a mirage, an illusion
and you dream a dream, i dream it too you know, that we're dreamin'
it's just your cerebral cortex in recursion

every atom in our bodies has a certain place
every atom in our bodies will be replaced
...
so you think you know i know you know i know what you're thinkin'
but it's only a mirage, an illusion

every body on our planet has a certain place
every body on our planet will be replaced
...
every time i think i know you -- you have changed
every way i think i know that i am the same
every way you think you know me -- i have changed
every time you think you know that you are the same
....
so you think you know i know you know i know what you're thinkin'
but it's only a mirage, an illusion
and you dream a dream, i dream it too you know, that we're dreamin'
it's just your cerebral cortex in recursion
(do it again)
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Uploaded: Jun 14, 2006 - 06:25:17 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011 - 10:17:04 AM Last Played: Jul 14, 2017 - 11:16:43 PM
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SmokeyVW said 4101 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
?
any comments?
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Alannah said 4089 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
I think ...
the use of the "male" to "female" vocal FX is great ... I would NOT have known that there was no woman singing in this song had I not read the forum ! Now I'm off to listen to the other one. My dumb old PC with its dumb old PC software doesn't have the male/female or female/male FX built in ... I do however have an alvin and the chipmunk choice (go figure) .... good song tho! I liked it!
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SmokeyVW said 4089 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
I think ...
in GB2 the vocal transformer is pretty flexible. you can get Alvin if you want. you
can also get some outrageous stuff.

one warning: i found that if you listen to the transformed voice dry, it'll sound
pretty choppy. but in the context of other musically related stuff (chords, etc.)
the harmonics seem to magically hide the choppiness.

glad you liked my song! any suggestions for improvements? thanks!

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B^)
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charliechen said 4089 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
cerebratory
Also came to hear this track because of the forum thread about the vocal fx used. Pretty cool. It does sound fairly realistic.

I like the easy going vibe of your song: the beat, the instrumentation, all very relaxed and grooving nicely.

Lyrically, you certainly are having fun.

I would have liked more variation in the melody and music. More of a build toward the end, perhaps. Maybe added layers of harmony to add dimension and texture.

Fun listen. I'm glad I came by.
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SmokeyVW said 4089 days ago (July 14th, 2006)
cerebratory
thanks for the good suggestions. i actually did try to build it up as it went, with
a modulation. and by fading up more backup voices near the end, but i guess
my mix was too subtle for it to work. i need to fix that. (i think it works better
on headphones as is, but that's no excuse!)

i like the idea of adding more harmony to achieve a build up. i'll work on that
too. i was toying with that a bit, but didn't carry it any further.

thanks for listening!

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B^)
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SmokeyVW said 3853 days ago (March 6th, 2007)
forum thread
the forum thread is:

http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=23;showtopic=59112


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The Chiefs said 3852 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
Yeah..
Really good. Nice with the two vocals. Good soundbed. Nice work!!
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SmokeyVW said 3852 days ago (March 7th, 2007)
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thanks for commenting - i'm very happy to hear you liked this!
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Pete_NB said 3459 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Deep man!
Fun lyrics to ponder and a pleasant sound to ponder them against. My fave part is the trumpet break towards the end, done just right.

Blows me away that there was no female actually singing on this. GB is too cool!
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Doadars Uncle said 3459 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Roxy-like
Interesting theme. Renewing/refreshing. Great symbolism/analogies.

Yet it carries a certain innocence.
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screamalexz said 3459 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
...
sounds like confused thoughts i've had many times. good lyrics makes you think. a mellow song pretty cool.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3458 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Brilliant.
I caught this fab tune on the forum thread about first songs posted at Macjams and I sure am glad. I love this - the lyrics and melody the arrangement - brilliant. I kid thee not.
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stooey said 3458 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thanks Smokey!
As I listened to this it sounded familiar. But I didn't leave a comment and I usually try to. Perhaps I did hear this before, perhaps I didn't. In any case, now I have, and I'm glad I did!

I liked it!
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lavalamp said 3444 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Mellow
Mellow vibe. Like the background vocals, whoever that may be.

Good work.

Dave
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bud said 3156 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Wow Bill
you came out of the box really strong. Surprised I never gave this a listen. Really good song - lyrics - performance - arrangement. On to the remix.
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PaulaMunk said 2239 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
Nice
little ditty, Bill. Thanks.
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magnatone said 2239 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
Cerebral
didn't realize you started your illustrious MJ career with this totally cool song bill. you are just so magically creative - this is great, and thank you for being the swell person you are!
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