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Minstrel Boy w/Rebsie (Girl Version)


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I personally like Rebsie's voice without the "help" of any instruments. So, my challenge was to prove it was better without my instruments.

I found it impossible to fit her vocals into anything I did, and believe you me, I tried hard. So I chopped her angelic voice to pieces and made her do things I doubt she'd approve of.

This was a freaky experiment by my own standards.

If anyone wants to take what I've done and modify it, I will gladly send you the file.
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vitta-vitta-vitta-vitta
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Uploaded: Jul 30, 2007 - 03:50:43 PM
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2008 - 01:10:18 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 07:42:30 PM
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The Infinites said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!
Love it, love it love it!!!!

You are the maddest cat on MacJams - and I can't get enough!!!!

Brilliant!

Jim
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The Infinites said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
I have been in your company once...
..and now I HAVE FIVE EXTRA ARMS - DL'd this, wrote a long email, mixed down a GB file to iTunes, changed to MP3, commented - all in about 2 minutes time??!! How the? Wha!?

Vitta vitta indeed!

Heh heh!


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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Who's The Maddest?!




vitta vitta vitta vitta vitta!

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The Infinites said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Maddest as in...
sooo creative and rich in ideas. Mad as in Einstein. Mad as in Devo. Mad as in vitta vitta vitta mad!!!!

Ha ha - this is wonderful therapy!
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lengold said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Bob
This is absolutely brilliant. Absolutely love it. Well done.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
No Regrets
Thanks Len,

Now I don't feel so bad about posting this tune. I actually spent more time trying to make this work than I did with Richard's version.

I just hope Rebsie appreciates it.

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bud said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
You been busy behind this thing
I can't stop grinning. This definitely wins the "Where's Rebsie?" award for creative license - though I'm not sure you should be driving.
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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
"Where's Rebsie?" Award
I thought you were driving!?! OOPS!


The challenge was rather open ended, so I tried to take advantage of that and do something a little less traditional.


I wanted to try to make a song without much of the song, but based on the song, in an extremely abstract way. You more than most anyone should appreciate the abstraction.

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said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
kick ass!
Good twist up, goes well with my view of Miami beach! Nice music Bob, your keys are gettin' hot lately, you buy a usb keyboard recently?
five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
White Hot Miami Beach Twist Up
Hot Keys Indeedy! Thanks TW!

I forgot to mention my M-Audio Oxygen 8 is ON FIRE! Plus, I've been scribblin' all over the MIDI track with the pencil tool. This song witnessed a ton of new tricks (for me) in GB3. I used a pitch shift for the first time ever. Right when you hear the 2 lead synths harmonize - a shift of 24 units (I don't think it was octaves) made an interesting sound. The drums were a series of Motown drums from Jam Pack 3.

Then that twisty, almost scratching sound, had at least 2 or 3 new treatments on it. All were 2 or 3 finger riffs piled up on top of each other and then "corrected" with the pencil tool within the MIDI tracks.

The best tool I used was Rebsie's amazing voice, which the entire song was conceived and built around, as instructed by the challengers at Voice4Choice. This song would've never happened if Rebsie didn't volunteer her voice for the likes of me.

Thanks for your generous gift, Rebsie, and thanks V4C for this intriguing challenge.

If anyone wants to see my GB file, I'll email it to ya! cjdaley sent me a gb file and it was so cool to see how he assembled his song.

I wish we'd share more GB files for educational purposes. For me, MacJams has opened the doors of possibilities. I'd like to hold the door for someone else, to return the favor.

Bob

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Vic Holman said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Now this is the one
it makes me want to put my shirt on backwards, wear green knee high socks (3 of them). Drink a V-8 with chili fries.

That's what the songs about, huh?

Veeery cool Bob!
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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Three Green Socks
Vic, you're such the rebel!

Everyone knows you only wear one green sock.....

V-8 with chili fries sounds inviting. Is that a local thing? Really sounds good to me.

Thanks man. I appreciate it.

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VicDiesel said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Wait, where did that minstrel go?
Hey, the rules were pretty loose, if there were rules at all, so what you're doing is quite allowed. You could even have left out the few recognizable lines in the second half of your track, and it would still have been great.

Great stuff.

Victor.
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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Recognizable Lines?
You actually heard recognizable lines?

Thanks Victor.


I've been looking forward to the day that someone as brave as yourself would tell me that my song with Rebsie would be better without her...


HUH?


I can't believe you actually said that. Now we're both in trouble.


Thanks a lot!

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ultraleft said 3793 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
demix
Ultraleft communicates his opinion you're the aphex twin of folktech
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five_extra_arms said 3793 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
demix
Ha! That's a good one Ultraleft!

The Aphex Twin of folktech!

I can hear that. Thanks for the comment. When are you gonna post your stuff?

I listened to your song virb.com. I'd like to hear more.

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said 3793 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
you da man
woah, now woah i say!
vitta vitta vitta vitta - HOW DID YOUR MIND GET THIS WAY???

it's radically wonderful!
anne
five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
And The Horse I Rode In On
vitta vitta vitta vitta

I never got into drugs, so I can't blame them.... Hmmmmm....

I'm assuming you're a big fan of radically twisted stuff in general? Just wait til the day I get a hold of your vocals!

Thanks Anne - you're the bomb!

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said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
talk is cheap
don't toy with us, bob!
PLEASE get ahold of our vocals.
8)
said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
insanity or genius?
or maybe guinness (draft)? don't know...
but i LOVE this!
this is just such a cool mix. wow!
five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Remember What Dali Said?
"The only difference between me and a madman is, I'm not mad!"


Glad you like the mix Faelin.



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ManateeChili said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
freaky experiment-
is an understatement. this doesn't even sound like anything i've ever heard before. i'm a bit dumbfounded. i like it, but now i'm stuck with vitta vitta vitta vitta in my head like every other poor soul who listened.
five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Vitta Vitta Vitta Vitta
Remember when Sammy Davis Jr. first sang Candy Man?

They said the same exact thing about him.


Which song would you rather have stuck in your head?



Thanks Manatee Patty

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Diviner said 3791 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Brilliant!!!!
I laughed my ass off, this is a brilliant track and totally unexpected. This one has made my day, the music is fantastic and has lodged in my brain, and well done for being brave enough to use a minimal amount of vocal. Great stuff!
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five_extra_arms said 3791 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Brilliant!!!!
Thanks Diviner.

I have to agree with you 100%.....

the music has lodged in my brain too.

For days now I have woken up singing "vitta vitta vitta vitta!"



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Peter Bauckham said 3786 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Wow
this is clever stuff - I wouldn't know where to start and what have you done to Rebsie?

Wierd and wonderful!

Peter
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five_extra_arms said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Weird And Wonderful
Poor Rebsie!

I think she's weird and wonderful too, now that you mentioned it Peter.

I hope she doesn't mind!


Thanks!




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Estella said 3783 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Woo hoo!
I love it. I want to dance and watch cartoons all at once. That groovy, happy distortion, woo.
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five_extra_arms said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Somebody Could Lose An Eye
You want to dance and watch cartoons all at once? That's how someone gets hurt!

You live a dangerous life, estellie!

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ledebutant said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Awesome!
What can one say but, "vitta, vitta, vitta, vitta"? It's a sentiment for all occasions.
five_extra_arms said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Sentiment For All Occasions
That's a good one!


Thanks for listening to my song, Ledebutant. I tried hard to make it stick in your head.


vitta, vitta, vitta, vitta


Do you have any spare vocal tracks of yours lying around somewhere?


I have some twisted ideas for another fair voice.




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ledebutant said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Sure
You can have the vocals from any of my songs as long as they end up as unrecognizable as this marvelous bit of vitta vitta. Drop me a note and let me know what you'd like me to send you.
five_extra_arms said 3778 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Do You Drink In The Daylight Hours?
Wow.





Thanks!





You're in trouble!







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K.I.S.KISMET said 3777 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Goes so well
with the caffeine buzz! Very enjoyable!
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five_extra_arms said 3769 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
ReCaffeinated
I try hard to put back what belongs where.

Did that make any sense at all?

Thanks K.I.S.

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Epileptic Gibbon said 3763 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
Well...
we've all tried to chop Rebsie to pieces and made her do things she wouldn't approve of. You make it sound like it's something new...

Nevertheless, I very much enjoyed this.
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five_extra_arms said 3763 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
Chop Chop Chop
vitta vitta vitta vitta...

Thanks for listening. This was a great experience for me and I was pretty thrilled to have such a great voice at my disposal.

I hope Rebsie hears it one day and is pleased with it.

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Rebsie said 3759 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Wow, I must've been really stoned that night
Sorry it's taken me so long to get here ... I've got ridiculously behind with my listening.

This is really cleverly done, enjoyable and original. I look forward to hearing Lisa put through your creative mangle.

Eppy, put that axe down please.
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five_extra_arms said 3757 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Rebsie Victimized
Thanks for listening, Rebsie.

I worried that you'd feel more like a victim than a collaborator.

I'm anxious to put Lisa through the ropes as well as Anne from SISTERS. I have a few things in the works, but some simmering is required.

Thanks again for letting me have my way with you, so to speak. Eppy's the one you need to worry about.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Here's...
... JOHNNY!

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five_extra_arms said 3755 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
YIPES!!

vitta vitta vitta vitta



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LunaTrick said 3336 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Big fan of Rebsie
So this was a treat! Thanks!
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