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Another analog recording from my days with Absolute Zero.

"Progressive Rock" is my default choice on this one. I don't know what else to call it.

Greg, the bass player, wrote the lyrics. It's a little ditty about our culture's obsession with televised media.

Sounds good with headphones, BTW.

(This was my first original artwork endeavor for my music. Appleworks is so cool).
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Lyrics
Cosmic Jell-O

I sit in front of the Television
Wondering if there's anything better
As time draws in the future
These wonders become my world
My mind like the heavens above
Out of time & out of place
throughout the empty spaces
An endless sea of radio waves (Repeat 3 x's)

Vicarious - My Predilection
Paralysis - My Sustenance
Vicarious - At my mind's discretion
Paralysis - Sweet soul I miss

But I have choices, a world of choices
They fit neatly in the palm of my hand
Strange noises, familiar voices
A collect call from TV Land
Cavities the size of poverty
covered by illusions of wealth
These contusions covered by illusion
Are precisely where my motivation melts

Block Reception, Cut Connection Stop Transmission, Change Direction

Vicarious - My Predilection
Paralysis - My Sustenance
Vicarious - My mind's infection
Paralysis - Sweet soul I miss

Everyone lives in their own little universe
Everyone fears the worst
Everyone has a place where they kill time
Would you like to see mine ?

I've got oodles of Jell-O chillin real mell-O
Taking the shape of my hands, my head
Outside the place where truth is felt
I feed my need to avoid myself
And I wonder if there's anything else
Something small that I might've missed
But I don't wonder for too long
The seat's plush, the show's kick

Chorus & Out

©1992 Relative Music: A. Annucci, G. Carson, B. Prince
Lyric: G. Carson
Song Stats
Hits: 3235
Comments: 41
Fans: 11
Plays: 202
Downloads: 40
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Feb 25, 2007 - 04:33:36 PM
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2007 - 09:02:39 AM Last Played: Aug 09, 2014 - 06:40:24 PM
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Akai Sampler
Roland synth
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Yamaha drum set ("Custom Club" Pro Series)
MusicMan Stingray bass (4 string)
'77 Maple neck Strat
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Comments
Ed Hannifin said 3828 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
If David Byrne had joined a funk band...
...instead of joining a punk/New Wave band that eventually morphed into something like funk... it might've sounded something like this...

Your bass player has my kudos for both coming up with this stream of words and for being able to keep pace with singing them...

I love the guitars on this... slightly different, left and right, but not losing the groove at any point...

Very neat...

Ed
guitapick said 3828 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Thanks, Ed...
...very flattering to be compared to Mr. Byrne.
To clarify, though: Greg (the bass player) does the spoken vocals. Scott is the lead guy here, as with all our songs.
Doesn't minimize Greg's input, though. His lyrics are right on it and the guy can play.

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Joe Brady said 3828 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
I have had the same revulsion
at my own addiction to television and the way it dictates the conversation of everyday life. Great performance, nice groove. You guys are very talented.
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guitapick said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
WERE very talented...
...thanks, Joe. Broke up a while back. The bass player and I will be reuniting, though...which I'm really looking forward to.
Thanks for the visit.

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said 3828 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
SMOKIN
Of course the red hot chili peppers come up but this is a sound all its own! greatness I need to check out more of your stuff, because this is too good
guitapick said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Our bass player and drummer...
...were complete "...Peppers" freaks. Bass player loved Flea. Still does. What's not to like?
I've only got one other electric tune on my list, so far. After a bit, I'll be putting up a very raw tune that we wrote about a tyrannical boss.
Thanks for the visit, dude.


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rtcooper said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
BOYS CAN PLAY
Back to Devo and "Remain In Light" days of Future, past.

Great Drive
Clean Performances Everywhere.

Volume is My Friend.

VBR,
Cooper

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guitapick said 3827 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
"Remain in Light"...
...some album, man. As great as they all were...that one was my favorite. Mr. Bellew.
I'm pretty partial to volume, myself...still got my eardrums intact, somehow, someway.

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said 3827 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
YEOWZER!
well this rocked my little bitty world. senSAtional! jeez, i love those drums - they make me go all jungly. ;) the singer has my total respect - that man can SING. cool set of lyrics, and the whole deal's just loaded to the gills with great sound. very very good tune! anne
guitapick said 3826 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Thanks, Anne
I really enjoyed playing with this band. Glad you like it, too...

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musichead said 3823 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
very nice!!!
BTW Welcome to macjams...Very nice tune....great playing, seems the mix is a bit in the background. But the music is just great!!!! I used the headphones...:)
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guitapick said 3822 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
Thanks for the listen and comment...
...interesting term: "mix is a bit in the background". I'm not very recording savvy, so I'm not quite sure what you mean.
I HAVE felt, though, (from the gitgo) that the separation of the two rhythm guitars was a bit "muddy". It's also analog converted to digital. The tape was starting to dgrade. Is that the idea?
Honestly curious, man. I'm very into to learning. Just got GB, a Firewire 410, and 1GB on my G4. Ready to roll with some new material. Anything to educate would be appreciated. :-)
Glad you like the tune. I shall venture into your realms, soon.

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guitapick said 3822 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
BTW...
...I hope Barfield works out for your Indians (saw the hat). I like that team. Except when they're playing my Yanks.

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musichead said 3822 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Baseball Fan
Yes Im a big baseball fan...but Im really a Cubs fan...Im 100 miles straight south of chicago.but I ahave just about every major league baseball hat made. haha
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guitapick said 3822 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Soriano...
...should still be a Yankee and ARod should be...uh...uh...playing shortstop somewhere else.
Actually...I'm not an ARod basher. I just was upset when we dealt your new OF.

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Rebsie said 3817 days ago (March 8th, 2007)

Whooo ... got to admire that bass player! The bass work is very slick, as is the guitar. Nice!
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guitapick said 3817 days ago (March 8th, 2007)
It's a fun tune...
...and Greg's definitely a kickin' bass player. I'll relay your words to him. He'll appreciate it.
Thanks for the visit, Rebsie. I like knowing where the name comes from, BTW.

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stratcat said 3812 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Funky boy!
Sweet sounds. I like the concept. Excellent bass. I see you use a '77 strat, is that with the oversized headstock?
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guitapick said 3811 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
I love to talk shop...
Yeah...Greg's got it goin' on the bass. Writes well, too.
That is, indeed, a '77 with the oversized headstock. It was also very overWEIGHT. Thang weighed almost as much as my Paul.
Much as I liked and used it all the time, I didn't hesitate to sell it when I found the '57 CS Reissue in my photo. DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Noiseless pickups were on it and the originals were in the case. Haven't wanted to change that.
Never really felt the '77 got the true Strat sound which we know and love. Just didn't have it in the mid and treble settings, for my taste.
You've got it goin' with that '83 American Standard. I love those guitars.
Thanks for the visit...

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damiengh said 3811 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
Interesting combinations
I really liked your mix of genres and the use of the drums. It kept me interested throughout. Got a bit of rappin, 70's lighthouse, Chicago.....
Good stuff here.
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guitapick said 3806 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
damien...
...we had a blast playing this tune.
Live...loud...
Appreciate your taking the time out to listen and comment
Later, amigo

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Tadashi Togawa said 3806 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Good sound space.
The accompaniment of the guitar is wonderful.
Funky.
The song is also good.
Of course, drums also good.
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guitapick said 3806 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Togawa-san...
...very happy you like this piece...
...I miss playing with this band...
Thank you for visiting and taking time to comment.

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Norman Goodman said 3805 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Defunkt
To me this has the same vibe as Defunkt ( primarily some of the sounds remind me of the album In America) Excellent bass and vocals. As for the guitar I was notably impressed by the innovative solo... nice phrasing, tension the note choices which were eloquently delivered. Chording and strumming are also perfect... and i mean perfect your playing is flawless at least to my ears ( I have listened to this several times now). Excellent song performed by a very talented group of people.
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guitapick said 3805 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Hmmmm....that IS an intelligent response...
1) When the band and I agreed to work together, the first thing they did was give me a copy of Defunkt's "In America" cd. Blew me away. Big influence. We also liked the Chili Peppers and Living Color...
2) The guys in this band really knew their instruments and we worked well together. Lots of writing.
3)When I first joined, I was primarily a lead/atmospheric electric player (along with the acoustic). But, with this band, I had to hold down the rhythm work, too. And: Defunkt? Tall order. They convinced me (bruised ego and all) to take lessons with this serious rhythm guitar session guy. Got me into SRV's rhythm work, Gatemouth Brown, and the guitarists who played with James Brown. I worked my tail off to get it down. It means a lot to me that you'd compliment the rhythm work.
Thanks, Norman. Cool. I love to talk shop.

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Magritte said 3805 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Devo meets Oingo Boingo?
Very fun track. It must have been a kick to see you guys play live! Something about the drums actually gives a visceral feeling of Jello wiggling...or have I just not gotten enough sleep?
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guitapick said 3805 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Our best shows...
...were either the 1st or last of a single set showcase gig or a full gig of just us. That way we had time to set up and test all our gear.

Thanks, Magritte. Interesting link between the drums and jello. I hadn't made that connection...but I'll definitely give it a listen with that in mind.



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ktb said 3793 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
diggin that jello
great funky fusion, with a touch of zappa. Simply awesome guitar/bass work. It rocks. Like the vocal work, esp the parts were lines were yelled in unison. Reminded me a lil of Living color, Spin doctors, but it was just more FUNKY. Who did the female vocal. Nice job on the cameo accents.
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guitapick said 3793 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
We were really into Living Color...
...and Defunkt, even more. Chili Peppers. Spin Doctors are a cool band, too.

Glad you liked this. I'd have liked to have had a tad more treble on the lead at the end...but it still works just fine with the piece, which I really like.

The female's name is Katy Evans. Played nice flute, too. She had actually left the group about a month prior to recording this...but was nice enough to come on back and do some tracks. I really like the quality of her voice...agree with you...really nice touch.

Thanks for dropping by. I'm going to be knockin' on your door, soon.

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Willywagga said 3784 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Funny that
I listened to this before I read the comments and the first thing I thought of was Adrian Bellew's guitar on "Remain in Light' one of my all time favourites. This has a beautiful stonking energy. What I like most is the sense of fun that comes across in the playing, that's one happy Strat. Really great stuff.
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guitapick said 3784 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Adrien Belew...
...on "Remain in Light" is absolutely off the charts. I l-o-v-e that album.

"Happy Strat"...cool description...

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ic42 said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
myriad lyrics
the song's words stream by as a blur, and one gets an impression of blended colors instead of discrete shapes of thought. it is much like the blur of media it represents. it is well performed. the reception is strong. the message is received. 0x0
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guitapick said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
cool....
...I love that description. Glad you caught this...media just keeps on comin' at ya', doesn't it...

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Moviz said 3715 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
I only
just caught up with this one and it really moves. Feels like I was there at the gig; great stuff, M

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guitapick said 3715 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
Thanks, M...
...wish we were gigging tonight. I really miss playing electric...esp. with these guys. It was a blast!

Bob


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Ibstrat said 3694 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Really like this
I actually like this better than most of the stuff on the new Red Hot Chili Peppers Album.Keep doing the funk it's great!
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guitapick said 3694 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thanks, Mark
Not to sound like an old fogey...but I liked the earlier Peppers stuff better...but who can argue with their success?

Not much electric, lately...but it just so happens that I almost finished the instrumental part to a tune on the Strat last night! It's about my bicycle. Very funky.


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ageofthedeathtree said 3581 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
i agree with both of you...
this is better than anything RHCP has put out in a LONG time, AND their best material was their earlier stuff. but we're not here to discuss them...we're here to talk about this song........and oh my god is it good! the vocals have a bit of a danny elfman (way back in his oingo boingo days) feel. i love it! great job guys...can't wait to hear what you come up with when reunited!

age
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said 3352 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Cosmic Jello
Your right ! It sounds brilliant with my headphones on too.
Love it

Peace Dee x
said 3352 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Oops forgot.
And Bob , your art work looks fantastic also, seriousely!
guitapick said 3351 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Well...
...do you know that you're the first person to comment on the artwork and I was so proud of it. My first "original" creation for a tune...

Thanks, Dee...you made my day...
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