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'Veturinn'


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bud

 Genre: Heavy Metal

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Part parody, part tribute, a complete hoot for me. A Nordic Metal song with lyrics copped from a romantic poem by Bjarni Thorarensen I found on a website called Nordic Prosody. I hope no metal fans are offended by my naive efforts with the form.
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Lyrics
Who rides with such fury
A fiery charger
Through the high heavens
A horse snow-colored?
The mighty steed
From his mane tosses
Frozen flakes
That flutter earthward.
Glowing glitters

His gray armor
On his shoulder there hangs
A shield ice-covered
On his head he wears
The helm of terror
The fearful Aegis
Frosty helmet
He comes from the hoary
Haunts of midnight

The strong are strengthened
When his step approaches
The soft Earth grows firm
In his fierce embraces
The tears she wept
Are turned to diamonds
And her mourning garb
To a mantle of ermine.

’tis not truly said

That when Summer approaches
Winter flees
To the frozen Northland
He broods in the heavens
While humble spring
Leads summer in
Through sunlit meadows

’tis in his hands
The earth turns daily
In his powerful grasp
The poles are twirling
And he leaves
E’en a little moment
Naught of earth
That’s near to heaven.

’tis therefore we see
While summer lingers
The mountains still wear
The Winter’s livery
’tis therefore we see
That summer melts not
Heaven's hoar-frost
From the head of age.
Song Stats
Hits: 3380
Comments: 33
Fans: 9
Plays: 214
Downloads: 136

Uploaded: Feb 22, 2007 - 10:17:13 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2007 - 10:17:13 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:32:50 AM
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iMac G5
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Comments
Vic Holman said 3742 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
come from the land of ice and snow
i don't know how it is i catch your stuff first. lucky i quess. thunder driven beat lightening guitar, snow blind synths, smooth seal skin vocals, ice synth solo. those where some wicked guitar lines! nice! king of the castle.
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bud said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
gee thanks Vic
I feel like opening my shirt, and singin about lemon sQueezin (broke lower case Q) it's amazing how often Q pops up. Never thought I'd miss it that much - but I do.
PS - I didn't "play" a lick of this tune - it's the monkey's with typewriters project - all loops.
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alfalpha said 3742 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
hee hee!
You should enter this on Eurovision!
Great Stuff Bud!
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bud said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
eurovision
forgot all about it - thanks for the tip - maybe i can get a foreign fan base.
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3742 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
Cool track!
This was all loops? Even the solo guitar! Your giving us players a bad name! Hahaha! Cool singing!
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bud said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
wish i could play this stufff
guess i gotta go back to bein 14 and practicing my scales every day
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bud said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
been a lot of talk in NY about
nordic death metal - thought I'd have some fun. Thanks for commenting.
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said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Good form...
This rocks. true to form, in my book :)

. - Harold
bud said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
appreciate the comment
thanks for stopping by Harold.
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JOAN said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
cool
awaken all worshippers of the midnight sun bud budsen has risen!!
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bud said 3741 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
ha ha ha
Joan you wench - fetch me some grog!
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SmokeyVW said 3742 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Thor
God Of Thunder

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:-)

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bud said 3741 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Smokey
you may rise - for you are among friends - come - drink with me. Joan - a flagon for our visitor.
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SmokeyVW said 3741 days ago (February 24th, 2007)
.
the flagon with the dragon?
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said 3741 days ago (February 23rd, 2007)
Bud :)!!!!!!!!
Flip dap dididap doe doe right on THis is the best of Bud Over the edge spilling into the unknown your absolute best As many thumbs up and yeah to ya
said 3741 days ago (February 24th, 2007)
VAN HALEN IS BACK!
I hear some Van Halen in this one....And I love it.
Thanks Bud, this one is 2 good.

Best Regards
---
Kenta
echoroom said 3740 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
By the hammer of Thor ...
... this is a mighty track! I get the parody lyrically, but musically this is great (although, okay, the solos are pretty out there). Really like the electro bass - it makes a good counterpoint to all the electric rock!

Where do you find the time, Bud ... you're output (quality and quantity) is admirable?!

Steve
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guitapick said 3740 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
I'm a metal fan...
...and this ain't naive, bud.
It rocks. That you on the guitar? Nice stuff.
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racerat said 3739 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
rawk gawd
BUD!
God of Thunda! Eddie Van Hamster licks and all! It does indeed rawk. My only comment would be the bass synth is a little wimpy for a ball grabbin monster such as this. Love the James Bond big horns at the end. Gives the whole thing a tone of cataclysm and grandiosity. Well done.
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bud said 3739 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
I went away for the weekend
and came back to your comments. Thanks guys for dropping by. As I said earlier - this is a 100% GB jampacks creation. Nuthin but loops. I considered replacing the bass with my own playing, but went with it as is. No way I can play guitar like this, but I loved being virtual Edddie for a while.
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said 3739 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Rockin'
First, outstanding job with the loops. I thought this sounds great. For the parody side of this, I don't think you could have picked a better-suited poem.
bud said 3739 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
As I was doing it - the parody
began to fall away and I got into the performence. But you're right about the poem - I really lucked out when I found it.
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said 3739 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Yeah! Rock on!
Although this is metallic the vocalizings reminfd me of Country Joe MacDonald! Really great stuff BUD! Well played with good production. Love those smokin lead riffs!

Be well!


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bud said 3737 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Thanks Mike
Country Joe is one of the few acts I really remember seeing at Woodstock - a nice compliment. BTW - I didn't "play" anything on this one. All loop exxperiment.
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rtcooper said 3739 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
TURN IT UP
He's Back!

Wild Guitar
Hopped Drummer
Attitude


"Not missing not a damn thing."

vbr,
rtc

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bud said 3737 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Glad you appreciate the return
to noise. I was starting to mellow out. Thanks for commenting.
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pengui said 3739 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Kicks
From the land of ice and snow. Has a great drive to the song. Makes me want to boogie.
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bud said 3737 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Just tryin to get the Led out
thanks forr droppin by.
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gisli said 3736 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
Veturinn er gur:)
Hey Icelandic, Veturinn = The winter, nice!

Did you knew what "veturinn" means?

Here is the text in Icelandic:

Hver rur svo geyst
gullinbrvu
hvan of hifin
hesti snjlitum,
hnlega hristanda
hrmgan makka,
eldi hreyfanda
undan stlskflum?

Glir gunnsnrpum
grsteind brynja,
hangir sskjldur
hal xlum.
Vindur stendur svalur
af veifan sklmar,
norljsa brskur
bylgjar hjlmi.

Hann er riinn fr
heimum minttar,
aflbrunni alheims
og tta munaar.
Mun ei Vor una
n Vellyst ar aldri
Segulheimum
Segulfjllum.

Elli hann ei kennir
eldri s heimi
og jafngamall gui.
Lifa mun hann llum
lengur verldum
og yfir lk eirra la.

Afl vex v flga
er hann a nlgast.
Harnar Fjrgyn hans
famlgum,
hverfist demant
dreyri hennar
en grnl skikkju
grnar og hjanar!

Ei hinn tursterki
afli beitir
magnltil grnlit vi
moldarbrnin.
Mjklega svfir
svo megi ei finna
eymdir au
ellidaua.

Kemur svo allur
og kreistir sterka
jru jrnarma
og jru kyssir.
Verur hn ungu
af eim viskiptum,
velur svo ljsmur
sem Vor nefnist.

Sagt er fyri Vori
Vetur fli!
Hvergi hann flr
en frist ofar!
Vor skrur undir,
Vetrar er yfir
bringa brei
um blloft gnfandi.

Aldrei inn frgi
fjarlgist svo
a hann heims
hjlss sleppi
endum tveim
ea yfirgefi
jarar neitt
a nst er himni.

Sst v
sumri miju
fjalls skrauthnfum
skarti vetrar.
v vill ei heldur
ina vori
himinhrm
hfi ldunga.


Bjarni Thorarensen
1786-1841

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bud said 3735 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
Don't think I can sing it in Icelandic
but if you want to - I'll send you an mp3. Thanks for stopping by - I checked out your site and like what I've heard. Nice meeting a new MJ'er.
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Dharma Logos said 3664 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Screw the professionals.
These days all the interesting music is made by amaturs. Man I think you just invented a musical genre: Disco Power Metal! This is some catchy song! And I give mad props to anyone who even tries to write about Vikings.
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bud said 3664 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Thanks for the kind words
Disco power metal - I like it.

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Heightened said 3420 days ago (January 11th, 2008)
Brilliant!
If the Metal heads don't like this then their heads are full of metal.
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
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