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Cuppa Joe w/willnlf


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bud

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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Another collab from BudWill Industries. More Alt Country than Alt Rock. Will's lyrics have been hangin' around for a while waitin' for me to channel John Prine, or Steve Earle, or X, or The Blasters. Well this was the weekend. I just got back from Phoenix and still had some desert dust on my boots - so grab yer partner and kick it.
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Lyrics
God stopped by the other day
to see how we were doin'
he closed his eyes and shook his head
at all the wrack and ruin
so I made a pot of coffee
I took his coat and hat
we sat at the kitchen table
had a little chat

He said

Being everywhere all the time
isn't very easy
the universe is awfully big
drives me kinda crazy
but I like this little planet
this one that you call earth
I like your funny stories
like the one about the virgin birth

but it gets so damn confusing
you call me by so many names
you get so high and mighty
you make outrageous claims
each group pretends to know me
my motives and my aims
you get all hot bothered
play your tragic games

He took a sip of coffee
sat back in his chair
I saw the questions on his face
the pain and worry there

Then he said

I got this business started
three billion years ago
then I kinda let it happen
to see where it would go
I had a few ideas
I sorta had a plan
but in the end I though I'd
leave it up to man

Right now I'm disappointed
by the misery I see
I think you've made some progress
but your less than you can be
and it's clear your biggest problem
is how you think of me

to make the world a better place
all you have to do
is fill your heart with peace and love
like my heart's filled for you

take your love and share it
with everyone you see
take your love and live it
that's how you honor me

He thanked me for the coffee
he headed for the door
I had a million questions
I wanted to hear more
but just as I began to speak
I realized he was gone
and all my million questions
were answered by this song
Song Stats
Hits: 3864
Comments: 36
Fans: 15
Plays: 196
Downloads: 146

Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007 - 07:03:56 PM
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2007 - 07:50:24 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 08:28:28 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Ibanez bass
Danelectro guitar
Samson USB mic
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
ledebutant said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Funny
Funny and deep all at the same time.

"It's clear your biggest problem is how you think of me," is just a classic line.

I started your song playing and went back to browsing at Guitar Center. I'd also had eMusic open and was going to listen to some stuff there and I got confused because your song grabbed my attention and I thought, "who are these guys?" and clicked on the eMusic tab to find out...

But it was YOU!

You guys are the real deal I really love this one. It reminds me a bit of M.Ward's Chinese Translation, which if you haven't heard, I think you guys would love.

bud said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Thanks for giving us a listen and for
your supportive comments. Will and I are having a great time with this collab thing - glad at it caught your ear.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
willnlf said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Thanks
...for checking out our songs. I write the lyrics on the west coast and Bud writes the music on the east. Macjams does the rest.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
racerat said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
God and Coffee
I always wanted to know how he takes it,...black or with sugar, cream? If he's a half-caf soy latte man, we are all f*cked.

Sweepingly poinant, light, flippant, fun and bouncy, all at once. The drums seem to drag the beat somewhere in the loop during the change, which is a little distracting, but it also adds a roadhouse, less than perfect charm.

philip
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willnlf said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Still
learning how to use this. Takes it black with a finger of I.W. Harper (had to bring his own). Like Bud, it's one song at a time.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
bud said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by Philip -
I like to think of "less than perfect charm" as my specialty. It comes right after "honest effort" and "well intentioned". Your right about the drag though. Oh well - like I heard it said - "Jack, as fas I can see mistakes are only horses in disguise - ain't no need to ride em ever - 'cause we could not ride them different if we tried" - Guy Clark.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
Vic Holman said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Balls...
...i missed out being first this time! nice twist of style here. dug those guitars. the rythm loose and free and the lead headin' into town to face the highplains drifter.

Will did a nice twist with the "talk to god" conversation.

2 questions: Was god wearing spurs and chaps and did he use sweet 'n low in his coffee?
those are just more eternal questions that always on my mind. Fun piece guys!
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bud said 3769 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
I'm diggin all the euphamismss here tonoght -
Loose and free rhythm - less tha perfect charm - damn this one warm and fuzzy place. Glad you liked it Vic. Personally - I've never seen God - but I imagine he's wearin a white three piece like Travolta in Saturday Night Fever - or Barry White - for that matter - but not like Andy Gibb.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
Ed Hannifin said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
By coincidence...
I'm working on a couple of things concerning God...

Love the rockabilly guitars with the different electric sounds left and right... The vocal suits the sound down to the ground... What with Elvis and Johnny Cash being gone and all... I like the brushes on the snare...

Lovely wry humor to this one... Lyrically well done...

I like the vocal sound you're getting, recording-wise...

You kinda manage to get retro and contemporary, all in one go...

Ed

I want a tambourine in there somewhere. Am I crazy?

Bet someone could do some cool harmonica on this, too...

But these are just random, floating ideas... This is pretty darn tight just as is....
bud said 3769 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Hey Ed - it sounds like you and God
have got a thing happenin'. Thanks for the supportive comments. Harmonica and tambourine sound like a great idea. Will plays a mean harmonica - but he's not hooked up to record yet. Now here's the impetus. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
willnlf said 3769 days ago (April 28th, 2007)
Yes,
the Blasters and the return of Robert Gordon. This is a Jolly Chefs era number. Another great reading of my lyrics. Really dig the guitars and drums. By the way: takes it black with a finger of I.W. Harper, wears a pork pie hat.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
VicDiesel said 3769 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Why can't we all get along, and make music like this?
Cool song, and I like the message.

Now hold on while a make a caffeine offering at the shrine of my favourite deity...

Victor.
Check out my latest song called Flute Bag
bud said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
How about green tea for Krishna?
thanks for dropping by.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
said 3769 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Very creative!
Engaging and fun lyrics with fantastic music to boot, the painting you paint is complete, coherent and most of all enjoyable
bud said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Thanks TW -
I really enjoyed your latest work as well. Glad you dropped in.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
SmokeyVW said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
nice mix of humor and seriousness
the lyrics are great!

i really like the upbeat feeling.

yeah, i could imagine a tambourine in there too.

thanks!
Check out my latest song called Glyph
willnlf said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Thanks
...for the lyrics compliment. Bud does a great job of making my words work. I had John Prine in mind when I wrote this one, but Bud took it to another level with the rockabilly sound.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
bud said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Thanks Smokey -
This one took high octane. Excuse me while I find my green tambourine.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
Joe Brady said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Great writing
I liked the country feel; disarming, you need to do that when talking about God. If you ever need a harmonica Give me a holler.
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bud said 3768 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Thanks Joe -
You wanna take a pass at this one? Feel free and I'll do a remix. Maybe add that tambourine too.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
said 3768 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Bud!
Yuor brother is a great writer good guitar. good song.
jgurner said 3767 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Preach it!
Love the lyrics. Enjoyed it all around.
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craft said 3767 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
crazy
very funny song. Well done and performed... I like it.. Makes me wanna dance...
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dajama said 3767 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Excellent
This is great. The lyrics are funny and smart, and the music matches perfectly. Left me smiling, and nodding my head. Very cool. Nice work.
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guitapick said 3767 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Great...
...great, great, great!

Starts out a really smokin' truck drivin' man guitar. Moves into some serious lyrics.

Great! Kudos, guy. Love that guitar. Serious production.
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
bud said 3767 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks guys -
For all the positive support. These tunes with my brother a real kick for me. I don't really plan out the tracks to the lyrics - I just get started and let the music go - and then pick a set of lyrics that seem right. The result forces me into different phrasing and expression than I might have come to otherwise.
Glad it seems to have worked this time.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
jiguma said 3766 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Love this stuff!
Great lyrics and a really good performance - especially vox and guitars. My personal preference would be to have a different bass sound and for it to be played more traditionally (ie on the beat, 4 to the bar, with the odd grace note for interest) - I guess I listen to bass a lot and grew up playing this stuff for a few years, and the bass line just seems to take away the roll in this (it's also a bit on the soft side - maybe that's the problem?). The rockabilly tone on the guitar sounds great.
If you decide to do a remix, I'd love to have a crack at the bass ;)
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
bud said 3766 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Great idea!
Send me your email and I'll send you a Cuppa minus bass mp3. I'd love to hear what you come up with. Joe Brady is taking a crack at Harmonica. Should be real interesting to put two new track in at once. I Ching!
Check out my latest song called pjinky
willnlf said 3766 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Thanks
...to everyone for the great response to the lyrics. My part's easy. Bud does all the hard work, but it's cool being part of the team. Can't wait to here the new bass and the harp.
Check out my latest song called Dream Song
lavalamp said 3766 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Love the "Live Sound"
Really enjoyed this one. Sounds like The Pixies going country. Outstanding lyrics. Look forward to hearing more from you. We're you going for a live sound?
LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
bud said 3766 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by -
I wasn't necessarily going for a live sound. My time is tight so I tend to work fast - hence loose. I did the music in a few hours one night and the vocals the next morning. I double tracked the vocals and slipped one slightly out of time to get a different room feel.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
moorlandt said 3766 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
desert dust
This sounds so professional, with that little edge of charming sloppyness (and i mean this in the best way) to make the song really alive. These lyrics tell a story, and that's how it should be. A very fine brother-to-brother collab. And i can lively feel that desert dust in your boots:-) Much enjoyed.

- Walter
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JOAN said 3755 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
!!!
totally awesome!!
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Frogmorton said 3746 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Care & Feeding
Nice that you gave God a cuppa coffee. Nice that you wrote a little ditty 'bout it. Awesome that it's such a groovy little tune. It was sad at the end when he left... Keep askin' those questions though. I'm a-gonna.

Also, I like the sound of a danelectro, them things is cool! I second Mr. Jiguma re: bringin' up the bass in the mix. Whether you get a track from him or not, this thing needs that little bit of added oomph, papa.


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bud said 3746 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by -
like some coffee?
Will did a great job on the lyrics. I got my Danelectro for $125 at my local muisc store on consignment - I love it.
There's a remix of this tune with Jiguma's bass and Joe Brady's harmonica. I'd appreciate your feedback. Ed thought the bass was too low - but it sounds good here - what's your opinion?

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Damroze said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2009)
surf/cow punk
meets Kurt Vonnegut . Cool.


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