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What the new King Kong might have sounded like if it weren't such a terrible movie

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This was my alternative entry for the LIOLI#4 Challenge which was based on a house piano loop and a field recording of an historical steam locomotive. Those are the only elements I used in this piece - though the piano loop was midi and therefore able to trigger other voices. I'm going away till the 14th - so please excuse me if I don't respond to your comment.
BTW - part of my trip includes train travel between Venice and Florence.
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said 3697 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
like a train wreck... just kiddin hey have fun on your trip!!
bud said 3686 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Hey Tim
We just got back - the trip was great. Thanks for stopping by.

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Vic Holman said 3696 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
have a nice trip abroad
if that train over there sounds like this, i would reconsider riding on it.

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bud said 3686 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Thanks Vic
The train we rode was quiet and cushy.

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Ed Hannifin said 3696 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
One of my favorite train trips ever...
...was a trip I took from Florence to Milan to Aosta...

By the time we got into the mountains we were in a beautiful, ancient and did I mention FREEZING COLD rail car that opened directly from each compartment to the outside platform, with all polished wood and a general vibe of being from around the first World War...and did I mention it was FREEZING COLD... as we chugged into the Italian alps...

Very neat soundscape, Bud. I love the sound of trains to start with...

guitapick said 3695 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
...I think this would be great for the scene where he rips up the subway after "exiting" the show...

Haven't seen this latest remake. Too many agreed with your assessment.

Friend of mine recently listened to the soundtrack of the original King Kong. It was the first soundtrack made specifically for a movie. Said you knew when things were happening...like when the big anaconda starts creeping up on and squeezing the big hairy fella.

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dajama said 3694 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
is right! This is, frankly, not a little scary. Hope your actual train ride is a little less of a sensory overload. Have a good trip, dude. Peace.
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SmokeyVW said 3692 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
hold on tight!
this is like that time travelling locomotive at the end of Back To The Future III.


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mikkinylund said 3692 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Best Title
This got to have to be the best title of any MACJAM songs!? Very brave tune, and BTW, who doesn't love trains!?
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said 3691 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
At least the flick inspired this
so it wasn't a total loss. I remember watching the new King Kong and thinking... "what the hell IS this?"

Why can't simple things be left simple? Maybe it's having a freight train of money to burn... I still haven't forgiven George Lucas for sullying one of the most magical movies in history (most-oft repeated question on first day of school, Sept '77: "How many times did'ja see it?") with the recent trio of horrible Star Wars flicks. No magic, no charm, and the 'hero' is a villian who slaughters a roomful of children. Go home, George. I'm not kidding.

Er... sorry about the rant, Bud. (Clears throat) I've been wondering when your 'other' train piece was going to surface. There's a real sense of 'giant angry ape tearing hell out of city'. Is there any influence of 'angry fan of classic movie tearing hell out of awful remake'?
said 3690 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Steve Reich

You heard his " Different Trains " ? You might enjoy it .
I like how you built this and the mood .

bud said 3685 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Thanks for your comments -
I am familiar with Reich's piece - but before him what was considered the first recorded piece of musique concrete was √Čtude Aux Chemins de Fer by Pierre Schaeffer (1948) which was made from recordings of trains. I heard this recording on NPR one day after having made this piece. Interesting that SmokeyVW found the train recording to be part of the LIOLI challenge - he was not aware of Schaeffer's work either.

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michael2 said 3688 days ago (July 12th, 2007)
musique concrete; never knew you had so much john Cage in you. how did i miss this, i guess i've been rather busy in the real world lately. like this a lot.
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bud said 3682 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Thanks for dropping in
the real world takes up a lot of time - it's in direct competition with the cyber world.

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gregd said 3682 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
. . .

that was just fun, bud.
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bud said 3682 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
I like fun
thanks for listening.

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Heightened said 3547 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
What the new....
Great soundscape. Although I do take umbrage calling King Kong a bad movie- just because my cousin couldn't stop monkeying around on the set doesn't mean it doesn't have it's good points.
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