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This tune was born of anger and frustration.

Ever had a boss who you really could not stand? I mean: really and truly detested?

Pity poor Tony, our drummer. He was working a day job. Large corporation. Important to him.

There was a really nice, kind, beautiful woman working there, too...couple of desks away. He fell in love and, eventually, they married.

Awwww...sweet story...right? Well, the problem was that their boss treated HER like complete garbage. Daily. In public. Didn’t like women. So, every day, Tony had to see the love of his life being gleefully tortured by this Bozo.

What to do?

Well...Tony stormed into rehearsal one night. Never seen him so angry.Told us what was happening and started banging on the drums (very hard). We just did our damnedest to exorcize those demons from him. Did it for ourselves, too. Gotta git them critters outta there.

Then he wrote the lyrics. And put the sampler to work.

This is what we came up with.

Headphones bring out the best, here...if you’ve got ‘em handy.
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Lyrics
Resolution
Lyrics by Anthony Annucci
Music by Absolute Zero

Beady, pig-eyed, ignorant, petty power tripping
Always wanting more, always playing favorites
Burning with viscous verbal acid
Wanting to scream "You make me sick!"

Shredding and strip mining mind and emotion
Drying the channels, cracking and splitting
Glassy eyes sinking deep in their sockets
And I have to watch, I have to watch

I promise like a force of nature
I will change your situation

My darkest side hears screams and pleas for mercy
Kicking, cracking ribs, blood bubbles to the lips
A wreck of twisted flesh and shattered glass and
I am laughing. I am laughing.

I promise like a force of nature
I will change your situation.

They have no right or conscience
But that doesn't make a difference.
We will have a conference
And there will be a resolution
Song Stats
Hits: 5358
Comments: 96
Fans: 30
Plays: 545
Downloads: 50
Votes: 18
Uploaded: Apr 03, 2007 - 01:04:09 PM
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2007 - 08:57:32 AM Last Played: May 15, 2017 - 06:26:05 PM
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Comments
said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Beck'n to call Robin's
'Sighs'....

"Where's that confounded bridge?..."

Rage, in the flavour of some Tower of Trower Pow'a, in the arena and legacy of our 'psychedelic' thang, don't forget to call Jeff for the jam.....

Excellent flavor.

. - Harold
guitapick said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Eloquent stated, Rocha...
...regarding very rough subject matter...

...I see we speak the same language, sir!

Of course I love Beck (and the other monsters)...but I've been a Robin Trower fan since "Shine on Brightly". And onward. Huge influence
.
Somebody bombed the freakin' bridge. Reduced it to rubble...
;-)

Glad you got into this.


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said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
In support of...
wives and women that have to put up with world class jerks for employers... might need some kinda special ops for this situation. He can always call on the MacJams Night Corps. "We dispose while we compose" is their motto.

...and in support of this cool song... one quirky, edgy soundfest. Kudos!
guitapick said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
MacJams Night Corps. "We dispose while we compose"
Sign me up!

Great...

:-) :-) :-)

Just too funny, Dadai.

Thanks for the visit...

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bud said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Great guitar work -
cathartic - for sure. Cool production. Is that Tony singing?
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guitapick said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Thanks, bud...
...I'll have to soundproof some room in my house for recording feedback on GB. Otherwise you'll be hearing it in the dead of winter with all your windows closed and sealed...

Tony was a pretty good singer...but that's Scott, all the way. He really got into it.

That IS the rest of us, though, saying "You make me sick". (Please...hold the applause...)



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said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Extra points for the subject matter :)
I love hate the boss songs, even though I have a fantastic boss, I too have been sickened by a couple of prior bosses! cool sounds overall the guitar reminds me of the intensly original band Primus, then you totally flip it with the jazz guitar, nice.
guitapick said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
We were definitely into Primus
"Intensely original" describes them perfectly.

Glad you like your boss. Now.

Glad you like the piece, too. I'll come by and visit, soon.

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Ed Hannifin said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Weeelllll....
I think that this song shouldn't be under Alternative Rock at all, 'cause Alternative Rock has a particular sound, and this song is obviously an exorcism and should be under Religious or Spiritual, or Demons (Casting Out Of)... MacJams HAS these categories, so WHY AREN'T PEOPLE USING THEM?!?!?...

But anyway, I'm prepared to forgive that, because I downloaded this ten times into my iPod and I'm going to use it to fall asleep to, so I'll have nice dreams, and also for studying...

And... and also... um... I liked the version of this that was on That Seventies Show better... And the live version with the cowbell and the bass solo...

I think this is beautiful and very sensitive....

Ed

It's ALL that confounded bridge...
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guitapick said 3882 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Ed...
I'm glad that this song touched you so deeply.

guitapick..."Foot of the Bed"..."Time's Passing"...

Yes, Ed...time to turn out the lights and let the lizard man tuck you in...

Sweet dreams...

:-)



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Tadashi Togawa said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Unique office.
And, a unique music scale.
Nice selection.
The harmony of the effect sound is also wonderful.

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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
"Unique office", indeed...
...Superman's "S" is backwards!
;-)
Thanks, Tadashi (if I may?).
Really enjoyed your latest. Perfect...

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lavalamp said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
lava likes
Love the original sound. Lyrics fit the music perfectly. The production? What can I say ...brillant.
LL
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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Glad you liked...
...great to to have new faces show up in my place...
...I'll be journeying to your far reaches, soon.
Thanks, LL.

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TobinMueller said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Morning conferences drive everyone crazy
Cool. Love the idea, the passion, the details. Very theatrical, and I really appreciated that. Musically, it didn't flow in a way that drove, but stopped and started like a man standing in the middle of his office cubicle stunned by his own anger/frustration and being unable to decide which desk to overturn first, and then not. Nice storytelling. It sounded much better in headphones, but lacked clarity in my studio speakers, maybe becuz there was too much reverb for my ears making it slightly mushy in the mids. Cool Jimi style almost jazz vocal stylings. Very cool lead guitar licks, as well, inventive, angry in a unique way, slightly crazed, memorable. And I dug the use of panning. In the end, it seemed kind of jumbled to me, tho; and slightly too over-the-top. And then i listened again and gave it straight 10s. Just too cool for people not to notice. Great track. (I thought you were singing "and there will be a revolution"! The reverb gives you a slight lisp.)
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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Hey, Tobin...
Couldn't agree with you more about the reverb. Ledeb sent me to my corner (kidding) about it on my last tune. Wish I could do something about it, here. Definitely needs a sharper edge. Any suggestions?

I approached the leads like a trip to the dentist without the novacaine. My boss, at the time, was not the nicest chap, either.

Thanks for the generous vote, comment, etal. And I love your interp of the "pacing" of the tune. Very funny and it sounds like you've been there, too...

BTW: that's Scott on the vocals.

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drakonis said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
GROWLLLlllll.....
This raises the scales on the back of my neck... very appropriately and well-performed angsty-but-controlled percussive "pound of flesh". The story and music definitely trigger my instinctive wing-extending-protection-mechanism. Didn't have a soul-sucking boss mistreat a coworker, just me, but I can relate just the same. So glad that we can move on, out from under those situations in a civilized manner, turning the other cheek, and taking it out on somebody elses (drum) skin. Shows a great deal of maturity and restraint.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Great thing about music...
...retreat into your fantasy world, wreck a few buildings (if necessary), then come back out...refreshed and ready for a new day. Most of the time, that is.
True, though. Some people would be a lot more direct than writing a tune.
Tony's a good guy.
Thanks for dropping in, drakonis.

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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
BTW...
A well placed dragon behind that boss's desk, bright and early, might have made a bit of a difference at the time, you know...


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drakonis said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
BTW...
a well-placed dragon indeed. You never heard it from me, but I have been known, on rare occasions, to have perpetrated some rather ingenious and untraceable vengeance on deserving humans who do things like that... thus a peek at why "drakonis". I hung up my dragon-super-suit long ago and am retired from that thankless work... some really great stories though, we'll have a drink sometime and laugh.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
"we'll have a drink sometime and laugh"
I'd like that.

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mbehar said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
wow

I love the tritoney opening guitar riff
and then all the feel changes ...super creative writing!
lyrics and concept and music all working in harmony.
nice strat work too man...good chops
regards
mb
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guitapick said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Strats rock...
...thanks for the kind words. We put ourselves into our music.
Real glad you gave a listen and liked this. I'm definitely into your stuff...

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BranDaMan said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Awesome
I am glad I stumbled onto this song. It's well crafted and screams character. great, simply just great
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guitapick said 3880 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
I'm glad you "stumbled" in, too...
...gave me a chance to check YOUR stuff out. And...:
"I'll be back..."
Real happy you like this, BranDaMan...it was a blast doin' it. Nice to know it's reaching new ears.

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Vic Holman said 3881 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
office conditions...
tend to be a never ending resource of inspiration or controversy plus stupidity. liked the changes and moods. something what "faith no more" would pull off. fun listen!
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guitapick said 3880 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
"Fun Listen"...
...is right. I'm getting a real kick out of some of the comments. ejh and Dadai had me rollin'! It's a very serious tune...but it cracks me up, too.
Thanks for "landing on my strip", Vic...great avatar.

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DWL said 3880 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Brilliant stuff
What a great piece of work. Wonderfully inventive. Reminds me of King Crimson with Adrian Belew.

Lyrics are perfect and the arrangement and playing top quality. Nice changes in texture and the guitar work is superb,

A really good listen.

Thanks.

Cheers

Dick
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guitapick said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
Always been a fan of King Crimson
Went to one of their concerts. The Pier in Manhattan. Fripp/Belew/Bruford/Levin. The "Discipline" tour.

I thought I'd be "ready" for it. Still blew me completely away. All of them are such great, great players. And the songs were just awesome. Everyone was standing. I just had to sit down after awhile, close my eyes, and sail off into the Crimson sunset.

An astounding event.

To favorably compare us is some compliment, in my world. Thanks so much. I'll tell the rest of the guys.

And thanks for taking the time...

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mvh9591 said 3880 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Very Nice ----
Bob, Love your voice and guitar playing here. Sounds great. Nice changes,etc... Fav for sure

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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guitapick said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
Appreciate the drop by...
...and your music, too. This is such a great place. Kudos to the originators.

BTW: That's Scott Elliott on vox. I don't know that I could do what he does. Actually: at this stage...? Naaah....I just pluck them strangs and let out a few peeps.

Glad ya liked it...

:-)

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guitapick said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
BTW
Everytime I listen to this, the rhythm tracks by the bass and drums just knock me out. I love their work. Kudos, Greg and Tony.

And, of course, Mr. Elliott...your vocals are sterling...
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FEEL said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
Great guitar licks
This has a Gentle Giant feel to it. Loved it! Very creative and progressive. Over all great mix and I love the breaks. Thanks for sharing
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guitapick said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
Gentle Giant...
...everyone's coming up with the greatest bands.

Thank our lucky stars that they're gentle. Otherwise they'd be downright lethal.

Thanks, tex. Enjoy the weekend (and after).

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said 3879 days ago (April 6th, 2007)
changes
the changes are killer. Wow this is excellent great singing! everything screams to the top with a bullet!!!!!
guitapick said 3874 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Thanks, Mr. Bandit...
...now; just how do you go about stealing them egos and then: what do you do with them?
;-)

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Brian Weiland said 3878 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Yes!
I was pretty sure, given your photo of you rockin' out with that sexy maple strat, that "Foot of the Bed" was not all you ever did with that guitar!

Very hot playing! Killer solo, excellent tone and cool changes on the bridge sections, but the weird chromatic licks just blew my mind! Reminded me of that way out lick Jimmy Page played on that "Radioactive" song he did with Paul Rogers when I was in high school.

Very solid, well-produced, pro-quality sound. The band sounds great, too.

I'll be listening to anything you post!

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guitapick said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
I love that "sexy maple neck Strat" (apt desc)...
...in my avatar so much that I sold the '77 maple neck which I used with this band. Couldn't have gotten it, otherwise. Only thing I can't do with the new one is the "aerial tricks". Got a MusicMan Silhouette for that, though. So I'm ok.

Glad you like this, Brian. And I owe you a word of thanks. Look for the "fireguy" near your mailbox, soon.

Bob

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said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
points
Catastrophic failure is a sudden and total failure which not only cannot be recovered from (the system which experiences is destroyed beyond any reasonable possibility of repair), but also frequently causes injury, death, or significant damage to other, often unrelated systems.
guitapick said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
You couldn't possibly...
...have done a better job of getting this boy's attention.
Kudos...
Must run, now. I shall pay you a visit soon.
Thanks for taking the time...

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said 3779 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
thanks...
i left a more contextually relevant comment below.

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apb said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
great tune
... overall I get shades of "Living Colour" here and there ...and Tom Morello (Rage against the machine) ...in some of the strange scales ..great performances all round. The solo has been commented on ..and the touch too much reverb, fine for the very end .. very
cool there.

Have you seen "Wedding Crashers"? Stick some eye(4 an eye)-drops in his coffee .. that'll get rid of him for a bit .. hmmm, someone would have to cover for him ... that sucks .. glad to hear you working that frustration in a positive way.

I'd like a bit more 'oomph' crunchy distorted guitars
at points thus, that seemed strangely absent.

Doesn't change the fact I really enjoyed this. Thanks
for sharing.
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guitapick said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
"Living Color" was a favorite...
...even moreso was "Defunkt".

Love Mr. Page. Very interested in checking out "Wedding Crashers". Sounds interesting.

"The Crunch".

Interesting you'd bring that up. I love to talk shop. I remember stuff from decades ago that I wish I'd done differently.

This tune (along with the other electric ones I've posted so far) was one of four in a demo tape we made. We felt it was important to give a true rep of what could be expected in a performance situation. Except for a few touches (eg: female vocals), we stuck with that when we made the recordings.
Now: why would I not have played, live, with that serious crunch?
For all the pedals I had and the Boogie I was playing through (Mark IIB), I just couldn't get that crunch sound to cut through in performance situations. Too wide. I hadn't yet gotten the mod on the amp that works so well, now. To get the tone I wanted required multiple, quick footpedal switches which were a serious pain in the ass in performance situations. And I hadn't bought the Marshall JMP-1/Roland RSP-550 midi combo at that point either (talk about CRUNCH, on demand, at your feet...).
So...I kept it at a minimum. Pretty raw, admittedly. But effective for the tune, IMHO.
And the sun was in my eyes and I had a hole in my mitt.
;-)
I'm very glad you liked this, APB. Really enjoyed my listen to your stuff, yesterday. Shall continue.

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S.G.U. said 3877 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Great stuff
here buddy Rock On!!!
guitapick said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Thank you very much...
...Mr. Sonic Groove Utility. Great name and the avatar's killer. Your creation?

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ziti said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
dont piss off the drummer
or in this case...maybe ya should....this is way cool. Challenging and fun and really pissed off sounding....then the sweet part...then wam..heheheh

the recording sounds very cool, nicely tiptoeing on the edge of sonic meltdown...wow

impressed a s hell by the whole deal, my brother

deepest bows to you and the boys

z
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guitapick said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
"Kicking, cracking ribs, blood bubbles to the lips"...
...inDEED...!

Drummers and bass players: hulking, insensitive, neanderthal brutes; wielding their "thump-clubs" and bludgeoning whatever gets in their way to a bloody pulp.

Thank our lucky stars for guitarists like you and me, z. Adding a sense of stability, sensitivity, and (shall we say) Elizabethan gentility to an otherwise chaotic world of violence and pandemonium...

Thanks, z.

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Willywagga said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
great fun
zingy zappa beefheart lysergically lyrical, great reprise. flawless.
Extremely perfect.
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guitapick said 3875 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Thanks, willy...
...Capt. Beefheart...great guit work, there...

And: yeah...it was a blast doing this tune...

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Magritte said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
I've said it before...
but I'll say it again. You guys are totally Oingo Boingo resurrected. And I mean like the old-school messed-up Oingo Boingo, not the prettified later Boingo.
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guitapick said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
THAT....
...is a major league compliment. They really kicked @ss at the beginning...

Thanks. Ava and I love your latest, too.

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Norman Goodman said 3876 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Defunkt
I know I have made the comparison before and the influence is very obvious. I also like many others hear Adrian Belew.... but as much as there is a similarity you are so very different. I for one thought this tune grooved and has drive. The guitar playing is exceptional and once again I am very impressed with your imagination and skill. It is also important to comment on the exceptional singing, drumming and bass playing. Love the solo at the end..... kind of a nightmare version of Crosstown Traffic. This is excellent!!!!!!
I am not worthy.......
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guitapick said 3875 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Flattery will get you everywhere...
...and so will your mentioning the rest of the band, Norm.
We may have had our problems...but when it came time to make music, all ego was put aside and we got down to it....
So glad you said that. I loved playing with these guys.
As to your "worthiness": I could type out the links to any of your tunes to illustrate it, big time. When you "speak"...I listen...



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ktb said 3875 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
I'm with Norman
this is very cool...chilled beyond Adrian Belew. You guys must have been incredible live. Are you singing? omg, what a flavor..from afor mentioned to George Michael chops and back. That is RANGE. The music is simply intense. Love the guitar...shades of Vernon Reid
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guitapick said 3874 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
When I was looking for...
...a "dive bomber" guitar, I seriously considered Mr. Reid's Charvel. He was so hot. But I ended up getting my MusicMan Silhouette because it was more versatile and, with the Floyd Rose, could stand with any other metal guit out there.

Thanks, ktb.


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Hectorious said 3875 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Killer
Primus touch my New S.G.U. Brother:0}
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Hectorious said 3875 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
P.S.
I was in a band Called Resolution back in the 90's.
If your curious to what we sounded like back then I posted some of the band song on my MacJam page:0}

Later buddy till the next song we work together on..

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guitapick said 3874 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Now THAT...
...was a serious band, Hectorius...
You sound great. Everything's in the pocket and movin'...and the guitarist's got it goin' with rhythm and leads. Thanks for the tip. Where'd you guys play? We broke up mid 90s, too.
Big bonus for me joining up here: electric guitar. Hadn't even condsidered it. I've been playing mostly acoustic since Ava came along. Easier to "organize" rehearsals with my 1 man band, thang. But NOW!! From the comfort of my own home...
Give me a bit to work my chops back and I'll be happily plucking away with you, brotha....

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Scott Carmichael said 3874 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
Brutha Bub
If you could here my accent... you'd notice I sound like "George Harison" when i said it... i loved it when they he refered to Dylan that way...

I digress... If music is the language of the heart... you have quite a huge vocabulary... you are showing such an emotional range.. all done with such deft precision and artistic heart... I love the disonent guitar lick, reflecting the"something is not right here"...

I love my maple neck too!!
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guitapick said 3874 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
I used to think that maple necks...
...were like playing on a bowling alley.

I absolutely love them now...looked in your profile and wondered what you've got? No mention.

I never saw Steve Howe. Can see how that would inspire you to learn. Loved Yes.

Thanks for your kind words, friend...

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said 3873 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
that's telling him
feel better, tony? ;)

love the explosiveness you're giving us. singer is doing one HELLUVA job!
sounds like a Conference of Carnage is scheduled for the Bad Boss - my money's on tony.

enjoyed your passionate creation here - anne


guitapick said 3873 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
Thanks, Anne...
...please see my response to ziti, further up, regarding drummers (Tony) and bass players...

;-)

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said 3869 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Great tune Bob!
This is so very cool! haven't had a boss like that for many years, but I remember what it felt like! The guitar playing in this is refreshingly different. The vocals are superb. And I love the change-ups. This is the first piece I've heard by you and your bros and I am awed. I'd say "use it Tony" but I see he already has, and that right well!

Take care all!
guitapick said 3869 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Thanks, Michael...
...I'll pass the praise (yes: "please pass the praise") on to the rest of the band. I'm very glad you stopped by. And very happy to have found your musical haven, too.


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said 3868 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Earlier...
...I was trying to remember what the spirit of this tune reminded me of. I've got it: on an early live Grateful Dead album ol' Pig-Pen sang:

"Big boss man...can't you hear me when I call? You ain't so big! You just tall that's all!!!"

Go get em Tony!

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7732 said 3869 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
This is awesome!
Man, this is some serious Guitar skills...much props...vocals sound great as well! Kind of got that Nirvana feel to it...Great job!
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guitapick said 3868 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
It's such a compliment...
...to have my "partners in crime" come by and take the time out to say something positive about my posts.
I work hard at and love to play my guitar and write music. This band really allowed all of us to put it together. I often don't feel solely responsible for what comes out. So much give and take between people and that which can't be truly described...
Thanks, man. Looking forward to checking out your stuff...
BobbyP

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thetiler said 3863 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
wow
what a story. Sounds like there is a Jimi Henddrix trying to get out :^)Thanks for such a wonderful example of making the story count! Plus lots of Hendrix stuff he would smile to. But there is this added business frustration that he died too soon to experience. Maybe that is a good thing.

Thanks for sharing.

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guitapick said 3862 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Thanks for the visit...
...esp over to the electric side...
I have so many influences. Acoustic and electric. Classical to heavy metal. Great players/composers.
My all time favorite on the electric though (head and shoulders above the rest) was Jimi Hendrix. Had posters in my room. Worked on feedback techniques. His rhythm work was incredible.
Good man, thetiler...and I agree: the ever expanding corporatization of our world would have been a major drag for Jimi. I was totally grief stricken when he died. Heard it on the radio. Pulled my little red VW to the side of the road and started crying.

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timothy devine said 3855 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
very happening
great guitar licks. Great playing and wonderful song writting. oh yea the singing and lyrics ...cool too.
I love it when you go back to the guitat riffs. Thi song just jumps out with great guitar styling. Man I liked this, downloaded it and faved...all 10s
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guitapick said 3854 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks, Tim...
...it's been a while since I worked with these guys and I always thought we had a good thing going. Will be doing some stuff with the bass player in the not so distant future, too...soon as I get some of my acoustic stuff recorded.

Appreciate the visit.

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MissChaos said 3855 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Tragically Brilliant
Angst --ooooh, yeah! Yummy changing, morphing, angsty to sexy vibe.

So? What ended up happening after all this? Did they both quit and get revenge?
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guitapick said 3854 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Been awhile..
...since I talked to Tony. They did end up marrying (we did NOT play this tune at the wedding )

;-)

She got transferred. Not only to another dept., but both went to another location (same company). Different state. In more than one way.
And they lived happily ever after....

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Tony is a perfect example of an outrageously talented, imaginative, and demented artist who puts on a suit every day. I really loved working with him and the other guys.

Thanks for the visit, mc.



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Macaudion said 3837 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Well now...
Eh eh eh ehhhh...

Certainly not what I expected, but that was pretty damn good! Macca
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guitapick said 3837 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Yes...
...this piece often takes people by surprise. The juxtaposition between the plodding, ripping, tearing bass/drums/vocal lines and the soft, sensitive, endearing guitar strumming can be a bit confusing.

;-)

Glad you were able to overcome that, though...thanks.

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craft said 3832 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
great track
the singing is great so as the rage of the song... Well played...
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guitapick said 3832 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Thanks, craft...
...yeah; Scott's got a voice, alright. Very happy you liked. Will visit your "home", soon...thanks for the visit.

Bob

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Monkaton said 3826 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Funky Crimson
This reminds me a little of a funky King Crimson kind of song with an Adrian Belew vocal. To me that is a very good thing.

I especially like the guitar leads and chorus guitar in the middle. The clunky percussion during the first lead were very appropriate.

Great job.
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guitapick said 3816 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Thanks, man...
...I'm glad you dropped by...I shall visit your abode in the future.

And I agree: K Crimson + Belew = excellence. Very flattered that you'd make that comparison. Perfect fit, they were...

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paddler said 3816 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
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All the performances on this track are outstanding - I agree with monkaton,something here reminds me of a frank zappa track particularly in the middle section with the vocals,and guitar solo,while the atonal parts frippish.But it is neither of those people and its great when people take a melting pot of styles and run either further with them or take them off in a completely new direction and create something that has never been done before with such meticulous effort.Productionwise sounds like a new CD I just bought except I dont buy them anymore,often.EXCELLENT!!
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guitapick said 3811 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Thanks, paddler...
...not exactly "mellow"...is it? I miss playing my electric. Glad you liked this.

Bob

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benjhannah said 3802 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Weird......But I Like
A bit like Primus meets Wham!- I nice bit of randomness which I like pretty much all the time- Spacey!!
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stratcat said 3801 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
Very
cool. Has a King Crimson feel to it ala. Adrien Belew. Great pic also. Sweet tone on the the '77 strat. Can hear some Jeff Beck influence on the leads ala Guitar Shop. Okay I'll stop using the phrase ala now. Keep up the excellent work.
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guitapick said 3798 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Well...
...you're the first one to compliment the artwork. Thanks! I put some work into that and really think it's funny.

You know I loved Belew. And, yeah...this was the kind of stuff that the '77 was built for (IMHO).

Thanks, cat. Travelling over to your site for the new one right now...

alalalalalalalalalalala

;-)

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paul f. page said 3798 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
I am...
...blown away by this song! I just listened to Butterflies and Dragons and then (again) to Then The Rain... Where did you come up with Resolution???!!! This is so hard-edged. Just an astounding recording in every way from interesting concept to wonderful writing to inventive orchestration and some great playing throughout. Your vocals also blow me away. What a talent: you apparently thrive well in state-of-the-art rock 'n' roll as well as ambient classical guitar as well as sweet lyrics about Butterflies and Dragons and dreams to savor for a lifetime. That's some broad brush you've got there, Bob. This one's 10s for me. Just a beautifully written and performed number.
Peace.
Paul
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guitapick said 3790 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Thanks Paul...
I am listening to "Voluntary 25" as I type...

...it's a bit different than this tune...isn't it?

Electric guitar provides that very broad brush which, over the years, I've been able to get pretty comfy with. Almost as much so as with my acoustic.

Or, as my wife would put it: "You're just out of your mind, Bob".

Playing with these guys was a very creative endeavor. Glad you liked it, Paul.

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said 3779 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
interesting story
great tune. way to channel that energy.
guitapick said 3778 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
As a gentleman...
...of the "Catastrophic Failure" ilk, I'm sure you can relate...

There are definitely things you can do on the electric that won't quite "fly" on an acoustic....

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aegri_somnia said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
nice
I really liked this song. I couldn't help but be reminded of "The Talking Heads" when listening to this. I love the talking heads, so take it as a compliment lol.
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guitapick said 3571 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Talking Heads...
...were great. I take that as a big compliment...

...thanks...
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said 3434 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Resolution
I have my headphones in sounds Awsome.
My daugher used to come home from work crying every night same story. Harrassment is not a nice thing at all.
some people feel to scared to say anything. Its a good job he took out the boss this way.
some people might have gone and give that so and so a good walloping.
And he would have deserved it. That poor Girl I feel sorry for too.

Well done guitapic really enjoyed the music. Cool lyrics as well.
Peace Dee.
Bob6stringer said 3349 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Lighters up!
Punk prog jazz - damn near Zappa-esque in composition. Lighters up for the chameleons Absolute Zero! Very well done.
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sloparts said 2716 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Unbelievable intensity in this one Bob
But man will this ever exorcise the Demons. Love that intensity, and then all of a sudden there a calm. Ya know, kinda like the calm before the storm. Awesome piece my friend, I'll bet Tony felt a lot better after he took part in this exorcise.

But then it's back to work on Monday, and the same old sh-t starts all over again.

There will be a resolution ! I love it.

Another one I found because of your website post by the way.

Ed

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guitapick said 2716 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
This piece...
...rocked the house, live, Ed...glad you caught it.

And thanks for the compliment on the artwork. I had fun with that. Notice that his "S" is backwards? I'd changed his direction of flight...
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strangedream said 2658 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
The most awesome
lyrics I have read on here in awhile...very cool, very Pink Floyd, very nice arrangement, good vocals. Love it. Thanks for posting.
davisamerica said 2658 days ago (August 9th, 2010)
corporate climates suck
but this tune is killer.
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