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Hope, Optimism, Memories, Pillow Talk.

Not much i can really say about this. I pretty much just plugged in and played. The song came about from playing a few chords that are the verse, that i was running through a rotary effect. I liked the sound of that so i ran upstairs (without carrying scissors) and started recording. I decided to make most of the guitars a little woobly.

All effects on the guitars where used in real time with the outboard effects. No synths used.
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Anything

1.
there is a time that is anywhere anyplace
there was a trace of distorted memories
off in a distance we stare at the past

we watched the stars flicker from red to blue
in our own space we believed in anything
we saw our ghosts as they replayed everything

Ch,
i said anytime anywhere
we would have been anything
we always believed in everything

2.
at night the blueish tint in our face
spread out across space and time we dreamed
there are the pictures of minor things

all the momentos are stored away
as years pass they may see the light of day
these are the little pieces from our past

Ch,
i said anytime anywhere
we would have been anything
we always believed in everything

3.
there are traces dissolving to the past
could have been anything if we grew our wings
would have been everything beyond our dreams

present future tense are yesterdays dreams
sometime I'll look forward to those lost days
could have been anything if we had believed

Ch,
i said anytime anywhere
we would have been anything
we always believed in everything
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Uploaded: Jun 08, 2007 - 07:17:04 PM
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ibanez sa electric, ibanez bass, ibanez ew acoustic, epiphone dot deluxe, m-audio keyboard (drums), shure 57 mike, various digitech pedal boards, bbe sonic stomp.
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Comments
said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
So Krieger!
Man you play like my favorite guiatrist Robbie Krieger of The Doorsin this!! gotta love it for that reason alone...yet it is a great song on top of that, some great music from you lately!
Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Hi Tom
It took me a bit to get the R.K. connection. finally got through tp my thick skull. the single note lines. arppegios and all. i think it really is the 7th chords used. They are perfect for that type of sound. who knew,

Thanks Tom!

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michael2 said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
nice
good song, and i like the guitars (i can see the Krieger comparison). Kind of like a Robyn Hitchcock song or maybe Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites. There is some awesome stuff going on in here.
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Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
i have spent some...
time through the years on just practicing strange sounds out of a guitar. No wonder why all the neighbors looked at me funny.

I was considering, before I got all antcy, seeing if you would of done vocals on this. Hopefully some other time.

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michael2 said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
oh yeah
any time. just let me know.
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Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
you're on
i will definately keep it in mind when i have something that i think that may work

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Morning Light said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
EXCELLENT:D) !!!!
THIS ROCKS!!!! SO FUN TO SING TO......COOL VOX AND LYRICS :D)*
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Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Thank You very much
something i hadn't done before was to double track the verses all the way through. I lucked out a bit that , that i could track them on time. the lyrics and laying done the vocals can by really fast. usually it takes me days to even think about what to write.

Thank for the listen, i appreciate it!

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said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Niiiiiiiiiiiiice!
Gotta love those wobbly guitars! Good lyrics. Clean screamin' lead riffs. Amazing tones on that solo. Vintage Vic!

I concur with the R. Kreiger comparison, but I picture him gone "all 80's" in a one-piece silver jump suit as he plays this!

Be well bro!
Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
don't have a silver suit
but i do wrap myself in aluminum foil to reduce radio interference.
Little woobly wobbly weeble guitars wobble but won't fall down. It's quite a few beers for the player to accomplish that.

Thanks Mike.

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said 3718 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Reminds me...
...wrapped myself in Saran-Wrap once but accidently locked myself out of the house. I won't do that again any time soon! Ha ha...

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dajama said 3722 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
What a great sound!
You have such a cool, distinctive vocal, and the guitar sounds (and playing) are terrific. Kind of explodes into existence at the beginning - almost a bit too dramatically! The solo is great - excellent sounds, and nice melodic touches. Kind of psychdelic feel to some of those chord changes. Some of those lyrics remind me of a few nights back in the day...Ahem. Anyhoo, very cool stuff...this is going to stay in my head for days. It will certainly go on my current playlist. Nice work. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3722 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Thanks David
I double tracked the verse vocals dry and i lucked out on getting the timing on those. I approached this with mostly single guitar lines. got kind of a spaciness to it and the vibrato effects do give it a bit of that psychedia sound. Was going after a different sound here.

I appreciate your listening to this!

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thoddi said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
the guitars...
The stringwork you do is quite impressive. Placed just at the right places, and with added tasty spice to the sound.

Good song:)
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Vic Holman said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Thanks Thor
I went the approach of mostly doing single line notes. nice and slow. plus some odd guitar sounds. oddly I found there still ended up a lot of guitar tracks.

Thanks again for the time out to listen.

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echoroom said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Hells teeth
... I'm running out of things to say. I just posted a song, pleased with the mix, then listened to this and it took the wind straight out of my sails!

Vic - if you ever release an album, there won't be a bad track on it. Agree with Tom - echoes of the Doors here... just makes me love it more.

Yet another corking track. You are so talented!!!

Steve
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Vic Holman said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Hells Teeth?
never heard that term before. But I like it! That could be something of a song title. This one came to me in a flight and fury. I think I was just hanging on and most of all just plain lucky that I can create anything at all.

Thanks Steve. Always appreciate you taking some time to listen

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SmokeyVW said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
traces into the past
i really like the mood on this one.

but the line "we saw our ghosts as they replayed everything" is rather off pitch. and "spread out across space and time we dreamed" is a close second. it almost sounds like you mixed two tracks one with and one without pitch correction?

but, still i like this.

thanks


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Vic Holman said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
good to have...
a second set of ears. i was probably to intent on hearing everything else. I was also thinking of rewriting the ghost line as well.

actually i don't use pitch correction. i never could notice any difference.

Thanks again Smokey. I'm really digging your new songs!

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said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Hey,
Great song lyrics! Enjoy the avatar while it lasts. Smokey says (to save my honor) "it will bring out the loonies on a Tues. afternoon." (Beatles?) I trust his judgement. Back to the me before I met "Quadra" (Hard Rock), and told him to take a hike!
Vic Holman said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Thanks Carole
What's honor? I lost mine with integrity years ago. I don't know why Tuesdays would be different then any other day. Well, that's the word on the street anyway.

Thanks again!

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Mokus said 3721 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
slick...
awesome guitar tones...this is another great tune, but I just want to say that before I hit play on your songs I always get a kick out of your cartoons...

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Vic Holman said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
And a salute
back to guys on your new cool song. I had all the guitar tracks done in a afternoon. surprised me how fast this actually came together. wish i had more days like that.

I don't spend much time on the cartoon art. But it's been fun to keep it going.

Thanks again for taking the time to listen!

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DWL said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Guitars are fantastic !
Wow, what a sound palette. I always wonder how you can outdo your last post and yet you manage it each time.

Not sure I understand all the lyrics but a very fine song.

It's very interesting as I hear more songs on here as recognisable styles emerge.

I never know what style you're going to do but I know it will be full of great sounds and you're prepared to push boundaries.

Keep it up brother :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thanks Dick
I never know where I'm going until I finish. I barely have an idea of what I'm doing next. Usually it starts with a riff or a few chords. At that point sounds fill my head. if I'm lucky they come out as I hear them. Spontanious mostly.

Thanks Dick for taking the time to give it a listen.

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Peter Bauckham said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Fabulous
wobbly guitar sounds, unexpected chord changes and excellent lead playing coupled with first-class production and performance make this an immediate fav.

Thanks for sharing

Peter
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Vic Holman said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thanks Peter
I used about every modulation effect except tremolo. gives kind of a odd intensity. with the single lines. chords were kept to a minimum. Funny thing is It still came out with quite a few guitar tracks going on.

Thanks again Peter. I really liked your new song.

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jiguma said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Great sound/s
Lennonesque - a very good thing - and some tinges from elsewhere that (again) I can't place. Like the wobbly bits and the vocals are up to your usual high standard - you have a distinctive voice which works really well. This is a really good song - everything falls together well and the production works brilliantly. Guitar parts are (as Thor pointed out) perfectly placed and timed.
Bloody excellent!
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thanks Neil
i can't place it either. Tom W. says he hears a Robbie Kreiger guitar. I'm thinking maybe theres a little of something from all the musical influences that we all grew up with. Of course I mostly listened to the odd stuff.

Thanks again Neil for taking the time to hear the woobly stuff

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bud said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Holy Moly Vic - seems like you just
took the top off your head and poured in some psychedelic goo and let it run through your fingertips. Where can I get some of that goo? This is a pretty "out there" track and I like that. Nice guitar work needless to say - but the lyrics and vox are pretty damn cool too. I like how you're experimenting with structure these days. Could LIOLI have bent your frame?
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Vic Holman said 3720 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
Thanks Bud
i wish i had a barrel of psychedelic goo. I only had the verse chords that had a rotary effect. then i though i'ld make most of the other guitars woobly as well. All the guitars tracks I had done in a few hours.

I'm thinking production over everything else. Or i hear it in my psychedelic goo (i dig that term) head first.

Thanks Bud. Whens the docu gonna air?

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bud said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
The doc will air
in late in July on VH1. Thanks for asking - I'll post a forum note when I have a date.

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lavalamp said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
You're a machine
Always look forward to hear your new ones and you never disappoint. Another great job. Love the guitar as usual.I write a song about "nothing", then you write "anything".....go figure.JK (I know there was no influence)
Man, you've got a good solid style and sound.
I WILL go back and check out some of your older stuff.
LL
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Vic Holman said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks L.L.
Originally i couldn't think of anything to write. kept thinking is there anything. that got me started. i originally was going to stay with all clean guitars but i got a wild hair for adding some distortion on the lead.

Thanks again for the time to listen.

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said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Painting With A Guitar
I love your guitar work! There are such varied colours and textures, so many things to discover and discern that the only parallel I can think of is a painting by a master.

But a song isn't just the guitars, good as they may be. Your writing has that certain, hard-to-define consistent strength that isn't defined by a particular sound but is there nonetheless.

Excellent work.
Vic Holman said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks Rik
I kept the arrangement a bit sparse so all the pieces would be a bit more pronounced. But it still took quite a few tracks. Theres also alot of sounds you can create on guitar. i was lucky to squeeze some of those in as well.

Thanks again Rik. Also, I'm looking forward to your remake of your goldy oldie!

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said 3713 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Golden Oldie
The music's all done... I'm just kicking my voice out of retirement (!!!) and working on the vocals... it sounds pretty different!


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said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Better and better
My last comment I said that was your best but i take that back this is the bestest.. Realy open spaces and feeling in this I can feel the spontanaity hope I spelled that right. I am glad you ran upstairs to record it absolutly greatness thats it I bow down in the temple of Vic!!!!!
Vic Holman said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
your avatar (right now)
is one, if not my favorite of your paintings.

I got lucky on the music of this one. i more or less went by instinct. with only the thought of getting as many modulation effects in. And got away without using the tremolo effect. I'll save that and do a all tremolo song some day.

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Ed Hannifin said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Plan Vic From Outer Space!
As brought to your local MacJams by Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi and Joe Meek!

Actually, I just bought a bunch of vintage McCartney, and he got these same sorts of transistorized-distortion tones, putting his guitars and bass straight into the mixing desk and overloading the heck out of 'em at times...

I think you are at that point where you owe it to your fan base to not only list the equipment used, but list the presets, especially on the digitech boards... Or have them published in Guitar magazine...

Inquiring minds want to know....

Ed
Vic Holman said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Plan 9-23
thats how I list my songs before i have a name for them. really.

Funny that you mention early McCartney. A new song i just started on is more in that vain. unless i twist it all up.

The chorded guitars i used a leslie rotory effect on both. a couple other guitars use vibrato, which is like a detune effect, that goes through the expression pedal that i can adjust the intensity or speed in real time. another goes through a sped up flanger. then theres some more with infinite repeat on the delays.

It made for a wobbly guitar world. But i would advise not to listen to it at sea in rolling waves.

Thanks Ed.

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said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
You are in a groove...
the guitar is really an audio paint brush in your hands, mate. I am really jealous... but in a good way. I think I may come hang out with you to learn some of the secrets you have that produce the guitar sounds you have. I want that!! Heheh...

Vic, glad you're here sharing your tunes. This one is right up there with your best.

Jack
Vic Holman said 3719 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks Jack
actually if I can do it anyone can. just twist those knobs silly. I just had the urge to go a bit extreme. I've yet to add my talking guitar sounds.

Thanks again. Really enjoyed your new song with Thor!

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guitapick said 3718 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Your songwriting skills...
...just shine here, Vic. Instrumentation and playing just make it that much greater. Fine production.

Kudos, man....
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Vic Holman said 3718 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Thanks Bob
generally I'll get bored if i do verse choruse verse thing. I need to mix it at times for my own sake. But this was fun to do a bit of guitar oddity.

Thanks for the time to listen!

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RacerX said 3718 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Pretty impressed
that you recorded this just off the cuff. cool. I always like lyrics where time is twisted around. Nice arsenal of guitars, you have a Ibanez contract?
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Vic Holman said 3718 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
and the mess i made
all the instruments pedals and chords were scattered all over. sometimes i like to write from different perspectives this was a bit of seeing into the future and looking back while all the while stuck in the middle of the present.

Endorsment would be nice, I have quite a few of their products:-)

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vbluesky said 3713 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
present n past
cool sound and a very good mix, how do you get your songs so loud? when I try it becomes distorted, you have a unique voice and your music style I like, its different than most-all others here, you have a good sound....
BlueSky

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Vic Holman said 3713 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Thanks Vincent
To get the volume up, add the limiter plug-in to the master track. it needs to be the last inserted plug-in. this will raise the level and will keep everything from going into the red the master track output. It doesn't take much to boost it. if you raise it to far it will sound harsh.

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Feter said 3711 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Anything
was it the ibanez which you started the lead with?
..man you realy know how to use this effect prety well
just grooovey !!!!!!

peace !!

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Vic Holman said 3711 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
actually all the guitars are going at the beginning. acoustics as well as the ibanez and my epiphone, that is a semi-hollowbody.

I've always experimented with effects, I have more then I really neeed.

Thanks for listening to someting a little trippy

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said 3560 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
Missing Here !
Oooppss !! .. Missing from this one two ..

I really remember when i first joined MacJams, i listened to this piece & Forever Yesterday the same time and now i can find that i haven't left comments on both ?? .. A real great song from you. The guitars are always master and i can see that maybe every 2 weeks there's new song from you .. which is sth great for the listeners but how can you do that ? with the lyrics, music composition and the mastering ?? I'm really impressed by your work .. indeed one of the best artist i've ever known ..

Thanks for sharing .. Loved it !
Vic Holman said 3560 days ago (November 17th, 2007)
Thanks Yeman
I think after years of just playing guitar, it's refreshing to create something. And apply what I know. The great thing is you start learning new things as well. Just let the imagination go!
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