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My Favorite Lucy


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bud

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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When worlds collide.
I've been laid up sick the last few days and this is the result. It's an idea that's been stuck in my head for a long time.
I'll probably go to MJ jail - if not hell - for this.
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Comments: 55
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Uploaded: Mar 30, 2007 - 05:44:07 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2007 - 05:44:07 PM Last Played: Nov 04, 2017 - 12:56:10 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Ibanez bass
Danelectro guitar
Oxygen8 keyboard
iBook w/Vicki speech text
Software:
GarageBand
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said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Edelweiss
my friend.... bless our homeland forever. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

. - Harold
bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Thanks Harold -
I appreciate the warm wishes. Auf wiedersehen.
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SmokeyVW said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
inspired
is it really possible to sing all the lyrics, as is, with that melody? it sure seems that way... given your juxtapositionings... this is brilliant!

perfect for the end of the week... i can feel my sanity sliding away...

so did you run a high fever? that would explain it. get well soon.

& thanks
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Bill - no fever - but no voice
I did sing it and it actually fits the melody. But it was so nasal I decided to let Vicki take over. I like playing the tune on my bass and a while back I just started singing Lucy in the Sky and it worked. Now it's all I hear. Thanks for your comment.
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guitapick said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
I'd have never thought of this...
...and it's brilliant. Perfect juxtaposition. If you're looking for someone to tell you that this is a bit "over the edge"...you've come to the wrong place, bud.
There's nothing like a plunge over the edge to refresh the senses. And, if you're feeling a bit "squemish" about it...there's always a parachute handy, in case you need one.
Very cool piece, Bud. For some reason (can't imagine why), I can imagine an occasional drone from a sitar in there...maybe betwixt verses. I've been jamming with an excellent player, lately...but he's on the road so much. It's hard to get him on here.
You go, bud...
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
I like the sitar idea -
There is a drone in parts but it's a bit buried. I used to have a sitar voice for the keyboard that I can't find lately. Thanks for dropping by.
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JOAN said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
weeping
beauty makes me weep.. Coool BUD!!
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Cry not for me Joan and Tina
Hidey!
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willnlf said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Pretty soon...
...a carnival on the edge of town. That's what I see lurking at the edges of this little ditty. Keyboards get it done. Keep it up, Bud. Ti Jean would admire the output.
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Thanks brother -
and all without chewing benzedrine inhalers.
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Vic Holman said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
very celophane flower power
beat-(le) poetry. i ain't surprised that you would attempt this. Vicki's good but Fred has the goatee. i've wondered about using a speech text voice, how did you record that? ten snaps of the fingers!


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bud said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Beat-le poetry - very good Vic
I like that. I recorded Miss Vicki headphones out of my G5 to to GB on my iBook using the little iMic adapter. You have to set the output low to get close to line level. I also found that you have to add a lot of commas to the text in order to get some meter out of Vicki, and I set her speed a little slow. I wonder if it isn't a little too slow, but I kind of like the feeling like she's drugged or something. After that it was about an hour of cutting and pasting, slipping and sliding and then finding the right efx. I doubled her with one track "Live Performance" and the other track "Epic Diva".
This piece started as a Reggae experiment (I was headed for Augustus Pablo)- and I spent a long time building the drum track to a bass loop. There are about 6 rhythm tracks - mostly for different efx/delay times. I was working in bed on my laptop which is old and pitiful so I had to keep bouncing everything down to go any further. Just like in the 4 track days. When I scrapped the loop and started playing bass, no way I could lay an effective dub line down - I no longer smoke pot - so I defaulted into a kind of waltz swing which became My Favorite Things. The rest is just a few more overdubs (guitar, piano, electric piano, key sax), and then Miss Vicki. My wife pointed out that she has a knd of Astrud Gilberta vibe.
Fun in bed.
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michael2 said 3890 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
truly sick
that is truly inspired. i've had to listen like 4 times in a row so far. great work.
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paddler said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Way out
This is one of the most unusual tracks Ive heard in ages - Vicky sounds completely out of her head on acid.Ahahahaha.Thanks Bud - an intriguing creation!
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five_extra_arms said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Just Turn Yourself In
You may be institutionalized, but at least this kind of crime will not happen again.

DL'ed and favorited
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said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
the sound of blusic
So hows Vicki You know I listened 2 times then realized Vickie was realy Lucy, Now its Free form confusion and little bits of jelly and jammin! Totaly took me by surprise Excellent all around Bud!
rtcooper said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
PERFECT!
Heaven is more likely.

-rtc
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Dixie Mason Band said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
FEVER PITCH
Twisted, Sister, Twisted.

Concept alone is a Walk Away winner.
Great Track.
Great Vision.

Blown Away. Cool Jazz explosion. "Three Penny" stuff. Avant.

High Regards,
Dixie
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Thanks for the support guys
I really appreciate the comments and acceptance of this piece. First I figured MY Favorite Things is about as close to public domain as any song gets given it's treatment in the jazz world, and then lifting the lyrics from Lucy makes this more of an appropriation than a cover. Of course Judge Judy would have none of it - but I don't recall hearing any of her music lately.
PS - by the time I was done - I'd fallen in love with Vicki. Next: Vicki Reads the Phonebook.
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rtcooper said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
WHAT'S SOON?
Sign me Up for that one, too.

-rtc

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spitlogic said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Slick
That sexy voice goes so well with this attractive song. Its songs like this that make me miss my previous residence in jackson (MS). The poetry/jazz live cant be beat.
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bud said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
That Vicki -
she's a sex machine - literally. Thanks for droppin by.
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five_extra_arms said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
French Kisses
There are parts where Vicky actually sounds French.

I bet she does a mean Phonebook reading!

Naughty girl.... oh wait, this is just a computer voice.... uh... nevermind...

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bud said 3890 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
I don't want to take this down a bad road
but it occurred to me that you could have Vicki say whatever you want, which could be kind of provocative I suppose. And not to be sexist - the same could be done with Fred. Actually a dialog between Fred and Vicki could be really amusing - maybe a cover of I've Got You Babe.
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gregd said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
!!!
coltrane
beatles
kid606
?!?

it's either criminal or whacky enough to earn a get out of jail free card.

You're definitely exploring new territory with the last few songs. Maybe you should get sick more often. It's working out quite nicely.
-g
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bud said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Thanks Greg -
I'll call you when it's time to put up bail.
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said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Ha!
I actually carried a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card in my wallet for years (had it laminated and everything). I used it one time when I got stopped for speeding. Strangely, the officer was not amused!!! Go figure...

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said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
I've always liked Vicki...
...I think Leonard Cohen even used her once on one of his more recent albums! The girl gets around.

This is indeed "very strange." But "no one I think is in [your] tree (I mean it must be high or low.)"

All in all, the best version of "Vicki On The Floor With Diaphrams" I've ever heard!

Be well!
said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
PS:
I'm glad you're feeling better my friend.

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"We are put upon this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love." (William Blake)
bud said 3889 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Thanks - I am feeling better
and I love the Strawberry Fields quote.
I interviewed the cop on the Son of Sam collar recently and he gave me a NYPD PBA card to carry - but I don't think I'd ever have the guts to use it.
Nce of you to stop by.
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said 3889 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
If you go to jail
I'll have to finish and post my version of "I am the Walrus" in protest.
I enjoyed this muchly.

bud said 3888 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
I'll put myself under house arrest
I gotta hear your version of I am the Walrus.
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said 3888 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
tantilizing tune...
original take on this. Very infectious music and vocal...
I'm glad I happened along. Kudos.
bud said 3888 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
I'm glad you stopped by -
I look for ward to stopping over your place for a listen. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Ed Hannifin said 3888 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
This so completely consumes my mind...
...with inner grins and laughter, that I don't really know what to say about this...

I mostly want to let you know that I've listened twice and I'm grinning wholeheartedly...

Pretty darn neat...

Ed
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bud said 3888 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
I love picturing you grinning
with inner laughter. My favorite comment. You got straight to the heart of it. Thanks.
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said 3887 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Very Cool
But Bill Shatner did it first!!!

;-)

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bud said 3887 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Damn!
There are no final frontiers. Thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 3886 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Priceline Commercials
Bud,

please don't start doing commercials for Priceline. We need you here. You're the TJ Hooker of Mac Jams.

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stooey said 3887 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Is my imagination playing tricks on me,
or did I hear a part that sounds like they were also inxpired by the sound of Music?
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stooey said 3887 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
I guess
I should have paid more attention to the picture before I posted.

Nevermind.

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bud said 3887 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
The title's a hint too -
glad you stopped by.
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Scott Carmichael said 3885 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
this is too cool...
Hope your feeling better... this made me smile...

I had to finally leave Vicki... she took everything so literally
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bud said 3885 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Thanks Scott
Vicki doesn't mince words.
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renecalvo said 3885 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
discovery
Man i think vicki could be the gilberto astrud for the 21st century. Beautifully done.
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bud said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Interesting
my wife made the same observation. But she's truly a one note gal. I wonder what it would be like to pitch shift her into singing melody? Thanks for stopping by
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dreadmon said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Brilliant!
The more we let go, the more we rock, or so it seems. This is awesome, Bud - I have to say, in a good way, it makes the brain work, my eyes darting even under closed (KA-lide-a-Scope) eyes. It's a musical fever dream - accessible as smooth jazz can be, while slicing open a window to the surreal in comparing not only the textures (computer voice against organic) but the essence of each tune (one line spoken, not sung - melody inferred - one line played melodically, no lyrics).

This track did what so few do these days - it tickled my brain. Thanks for posting this!
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bud said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Thanks for commenting
Your observations are right on. It's actually possible to sing LitSwD to the melody on MFT - and it fits. This whole started when I kept getting the lyrics of the two songs mixed up while playing MFT on the bass. But the spoken computer voice makes your brain do the connecting and it becomes something of a listening puzzle.
Glad you enjoyed it.

BTW - any thoughts on Classical Reggae? Dub Bach? It's another puzzle I've been pondering. This song actually started as a Reggae experiment with the drum track - but morphed into MFT.
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dreadmon said 3882 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
In fact -
I finally figured out a piece that could translate well to a smallish band setting in dub - how about Beethoven's 9th? With its straight-ahead melody, it lends itself well to a skank - what do you think? It would be much more obvious to go with the 5th symphony, but Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band already took a stab at funkifying that tune back in the 70's.



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apb said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
oh oh .. busted .. da police is here ;o)
.. we do like a good tune with Vicki on top .. oo er
missus .. I had loads of fun with "Good news" for my xmas post .. btw, with OSX if you go into Applications->Utilities and open a "Terminal" and type the following at the prompt:

say -v Vicki -o demo.aif "insert your lyrics here"

you can skip all that mucking about with cables and
levels and get a nice .aif file (the -o means where to put the output) recording of any system voice (the -v option). It should appear on your desktop, ready for dragging into GB etc.

Deranged and Vicki do Sonny and Cher might .. just ..
work .. ;o)

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bud said 3885 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Thanks fro the advice -
I figured there had to be a way to create an aif. direct but didn't know where to look. Glad you stopped by.
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Magritte said 3880 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
I won't be the arresting officer.
This is too...arresting! Clever and sneaky song (and the art really made me laugh; the Captain would surely not approve!). You and Vicki work wonderfully together.
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bud said 3880 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Glad you stopped by
I seem to have avoided the authorities. The captain included.
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Heightened said 3616 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Don't think you could possibly go to
jail on this one - more likely Parkplace.
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said 3465 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Excellent stuff
have you got vicki's number? is she available for session work??
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