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Times Square 2005 w/Willnlf


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bud

 Genre: Spoken Word-Poetry

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Yet another collab with brother Will. Will's poem from 2005 visit to NY accompanied by my attempt to create a jazzy coffee house atmosphere. All tracks live except for drum loops. One more Saturday afternoon session.
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Lyrics
where is the ghost of Huncke
and the ghosts of Jack and Neal
where is Allen and the great Howl
of the neon New York nighttime
where is Bill and the benny tubes and meth
in the deep tired pockets
of the imagination
scattered across the Texas plains
the back bays of Florida
along the straight hot
railroad tracks of Mexico
where are the lipsticked dark haired
beauties digging the wild sweat
of the sax man in the Broadway basement
bebop jazz of Bird Diz Miles
swingin’ on 52nd Street
the black and white AM of America
after the war when it was all
new and strange
and everything was happening at once

where but in the lost MTV’d
starbucked sadness of no zen
gapped and disneyed corporatum
not a paper in the gutter headlining
the death of the American soul
not a pasty of purity twirling
and smiling come on in
only the burlesque harlequin gloom
of sex and money
is all there is
is where
all the where is
is all is
is all
is
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Comments: 22
Fans: 5
Plays: 166
Downloads: 140

Uploaded: Feb 03, 2007 - 07:11:49 PM
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2007 - 07:45:23 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:18:42 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Ibanez Bass
Danelectro Guitar
Oxygen8 Keyboards
Samson C01U USB Mic
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
willnlf said 3824 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
Right on Bro
Great oral interp...really caught the rhythm and mood...thanks for putting the words up front...groovy vibe, bongo mix, with the solid rhytnm guitar...too much fun!
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bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Glad you like it
it's really fun working together on these and I find the less premeditation the the better. It's like opening a channel from NY to Cali and lettin it flow. Great poem to work with. Thanks.
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racerat said 3824 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
cool man dig
I love this loung-y stuff. The second stanza is my favorite. The first one feels a little name-droppy, but the second is ace, true and pure.
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bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Thanks Phil
Remember the lounge scene in the late mid to late eighties NYC. Carlo McCormick hosted a night in a cheesy tiki room on midtown that was always fun - can't remember the name tho.
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said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
rollin
Love the base line sounds like alot went into the music great composition. THe poetry here is out standing the end is my favorite is all is. perfect. REaly good I like the collab with our brother. You guys have a good thing going cant wait for the next one!
bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Thanks EB
I ran the bass through my boss pedals (octaver and chorus) for a little extra effect as well as using the upright profile on GB3. Will and I are havin a great time - glad you're diggin it.
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VicDiesel said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Do you suppose that in the 50s
they were yearning for the 20s? Is life always better in the past, or did people seeing Bird realize that they were living in a magical age?

Never mind: melancholy is my favourite emotion, and there is always something somewhere or someplace else to yearn for.

Nice work. Bit like beat poetry. Very cool overall. Or is that hip? Rad? Phat?
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bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Every age is magical
but magic is very hard to see. The refracted lens of time brings it into focus. Thanks for your cemments.
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guitapick said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
You go
This is part of my turf, I've watched the changes, and you've got it down.
The music works perfectly with the poem.
Very nicely done, Bud...
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bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Thanks for the comments
Will wrote a poem years ago called Ti Jean about Kerouac. It's one of my faves - I might give it a similar treatment.
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Ed Hannifin said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Well...sitting here in the mini-studio...
...about twelve miles from the Lowell of Ti Jean... an autographed copy of Ferlinghetti's 'Jack of Hearts' behind me... Piles of Zen, Kerouac, Watts in the next room...

This brings back with fierce sadness the days when I searched out everything I could read by these guys... Guys who ultimately didn't come up with any better answer than whatever they were fleeing, but at least had the wisdom to know, and say, "THIS...isn't it..."

A great brotherly collab....

Ed
bud said 3823 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Ed - you put it so well
about the unfound answers. I really have to send you the other poem - that's kinda the gist of it. Thanks for commenting.
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Vic Holman said 3821 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
beat poetry
i must be going blind. i didn't see this up til now. hope you guys didn't drink all the coffee. you're always pulling a different twist with each tune. your brother has a way with words. also got into that music bed. not sure was the guitar through a leslie simulator?
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bud said 3821 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Hey Vic - no problem - same happened
to me with your new tune. Sometimes it seems like the email notification doesn't work right.
Re guitar: I played it with the GB3 Clean Jazz setting after running it through the same old Boss chorus and octaver pedals I used on the bass, but juiced up more.
Will has beeen writing poetry for many years - he only recently started writing lyrics for our collabs. I think he's pretty damn good too.
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JOAN said 3817 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
kerouac on jack benny show
this reminds me of those recordings....have you heard them?
another great collaboration bud. dig that cat will
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bud said 3817 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
I know the Steve Allen
appearances - but never heard about any Jack Benny shows. Thanks for the notice and I'll pass the comp on to Will. He's in India at the moment - the Dharma Bum.
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JOAN said 3816 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
oops i did it again
i meant steve allen.....geesh

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SmokeyVW said 3814 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy

wow. now i really feel like i missed it. seedy or not.

Accept loss forever

i really like the vocal delivery - the timing and tone of voice really emphasize the mood.

Write in recollection and amazement for yrself

someone mentioned beat poetry. yeah - that's it exactly.

You're a Genius all the time
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bud said 3814 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Yo Smokey
Thanks for the praise - but the genius here is my brother Will for his inspirational poetry.
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SmokeyVW said 3814 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
pass this along to Will
there are some scribbled secrets in that post

thanks!
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alfalpha said 3809 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
21st Century 'beat' sound!
The entire Beat generation meets MC 900 Foot Jesus...what a great take on the 'old' & 'new'....terrific poetry & imaginative backing track!
I love it...now then...FAVED!
AA
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bud said 3808 days ago (February 19th, 2007)
Thanks for checkin in
glad you enjoyed it enough to say so and fave.
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