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Thanks to the good people at Vintage Music Festival for organizing the Analogapalooza event. By participating in it, I was able to reunite with my old band mate from 1999. The comments that were left convinced him that we should continue writing songs.

Now, here's our first tune recorded digitally as Telephone Booth.

Telephone Booth is Giancarlo Rendina and Bob Dorsey.

Thanks for any comments.
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Lyrics
LIKE SPRAY PAINT
ON A FREIGHT TRAIN
LIKE TICKETS IN A GUTTER
THIS IS HOW I SAY IT
THIS IS HOW I SAY IT

I'LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
IF THE DISTANCE IS FAR
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND

I'LL WEAR MY IMPEDIMENT
SO I CAN SPEAK MY SENTIMENT
JUST ABOUT RIGHT
COMES UP EXACTLY WRONG
JUST ABOUT RIGHT
COMES UP EXACTLY WRONG

I'LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
IF THE DISTANCE IS FAR
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND

IF THERE'S JUST ONE WAY TO DO IT
I'LL DO IT
PIRATES SCHOONER ON
FIBER OPTIC SEAS
I'M SURE THE PLASTIC WILL HOLD
I'M SURE THE PLASTIC WILL HOLD

I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
I'LL BE YOUR ELECTRO FRIEND
Song Stats
Hits: 4756
Comments: 38
Fans: 13
Plays: 189
Downloads: 134

Uploaded: Sep 05, 2007 - 04:06:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2007 - 08:40:43 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:37:44 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Strat, Oxygen 8, Shure Mic
Software:
GB3
Comments
Diviner said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
I like it alot
It reminds me of Muse, american style or Eels. Its a lovely tune with great percussions, synths-like guitar sounds and the lyrics are very nice. Good track for the regrouping of Telephone Booth.
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michael2 said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
sweeet
i always love your stuff and this is no exception. sounds different than your other stuff, but in a really good way. you guys compliment each other perfectly. great song.
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cjdaley said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
I first
I first understood the firstline as "like splattered brain on a freight train" and i thought "wow", but I was wrong, I think. This version of the song has a somewhat different feel from the first, cleaner and richer in a sense, but on the other hand a little more emotional.
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said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
I havent been on MJ for awhile...
So this is a nice surprise, good going guys live the infectious sounds and great lyrics reminiscent of a Jim Jaramusch soundtrack, great singing too look forward to...I have a lot of catching up to do.
said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
one more thing...
Just wanted to say Giancarlo's voice reminds me of the singer from The Format, great song this is.

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wha? who? TW
bud said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Sure glad you guys decided
to give it another go - this sounds great. Looks like there was birth at the VMF after all. So far I didn't hear about any bad trips - I certainly dug it.
Your synths are wonderfully perverse as usual - and I really like the basic beat - ditto Giancarlo's vox and guitar. Cool.
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Vic Holman said 3756 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
a "behind the music" episode
...the band reunites and makes the biggest comeback of the year!

really cool electro synth sounds
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lengold said 3756 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Ladies
and Gentlemen, Telephone Booth have entered the building.
Really good track Bob and Giancarlo.
Cheers
Len


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said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Nice sound. . .
I like your sound-- The vocals remind me of a mix between Bono and The Killers--

Nice work!
echoroom said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Wonderous
I'm glad you printed the lyrics, 'cause they're inspiring - really really great! Great vocals - the guy has a fantastic voice, and this is just sounds like it should be in a movie, nominated for best song in the oscars, but miss out to something more safe.

I'll be yr electro-friend any day!

steve
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said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
COOL!
Nice work Bob. Wow...it's so good you guys are going to be writing and playing together again. This tune has a great feel to it. Really LOVE the singing throughout.

Be well!


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said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
hey
you ever listen to Wilco or the Shins for some reason this song has that attitude. More deep electro in a way friend. great to get together it must have been tons of fun! Hey I used to won a shure mic , well Im not shure great song excellent into the old Ipod thanks!!!!!!!
said 3755 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Wilco
Wilco's latest album is a classic IMO

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wha? who? TW
said 3754 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Oh yeah
I cant put it down its timeless sky blue sky as great as all the greats
buckhorn said 3755 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Good one Guys
I listened a few times and It got better with each listen. Real nice tone and style to the vocal. Well writen and well produced. Keep 'em coming!
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lavalamp said 3755 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Dude!
This may be the best I've heard so far. Great singing, reminds me of the Pixies, who I love.
Great beat and all around sound. Especially loved that twangy acoustic guitar in the background, that really adds to the texture.
I give it a 9.88, you have been rated, my electro friend.
Dave
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Axgrinder said 3755 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Now where did this come from?
I must admit I was rather surprised by this (very pleasantly, mind you!) This is good and I think it is awesome (or is that awesome and I think it is good?) that you and your old band mate hooked up and started writing again! I wish I had a R-E-A-L drummer. Anyhow, I can't wait to hear some more of your stuff! Nice work fellers. Keep on keepin on,

Alvin
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Peter Bauckham said 3754 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Great
that you've got together again and recorded this little gem. Excellent voice, guitars and well, everything really! Liked it a lot.

Peter
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guitapick said 3752 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
Awesome...
...you've reunited with a friend. Congratulations...

"...electro friend..." coins it quite well...

...Really like it and looking forward to more from you two...

BTW: my auto email function (for my faves) has been out for a couple of months. So I'm coming in late on stuff...
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Estella said 3750 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
yes!
I'll always love the original. But you don't know how happy it makes me to hear you guys got together to do this! I was secretly hoping this would happen!

That said, I hope this project continues.

UNCANNY - I took a picture of my dad's band that looks just like this - well, except that my dad wears a cowboy hat and plays the accordion. But that yellow wall and garage door - I swear I was there!
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five_extra_arms said 3750 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Yee Haw!
Thanks estellie. I too will always love the original version of this song, but this one took on a new life when we revisited it and became something unique. I'm not too sure if this is the final version or not.

I'm waiting patiently for Giancarlo to send me our second song so that I can further mutate the song in ways I wished I could've done back when we were writing together.

I hope this project continues too and I'm so glad you have supported our efforts.

It is truly uncanny that your dad's band opened for us that night in Texas. What a show. He's one mean accordion player and I wish we could've hung out together, but all those groupie chicks that were dangling from him made me nervous.
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five_extra_arms said 3750 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Thank you everyone
for listening and commenting. You know how much I appreciate every single word.

We have another tune on the plate and I'm very excited about sharing it. Just in case you're wondering, it's been really cool hooking up with an old bandmate and emailing files back and forth. I thought I'd want to sit in the same room and mess with basslines and effects, but with this trial song, I've enjoyed having the time to think about what I'm doing before I try to blow Giancarlo's mind with my best effort.

I sure love to hear him sing!

Thanks again for all the comments. You guys and gals are a priceless commodity.

Bob
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bud said 3750 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Thought for sure I faved this the first time
I like it even more tonight. DL'd.
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perceptualvortex said 3746 days ago (September 15th, 2007)
Great stuff
Really good song. Cool that you guys are back for more in the digital realm.
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Pigeonfilter said 3739 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Catchy
Real cool track. Very catchy

Great mix, especially like that acoustic guitar sound.

Impressive.
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DWL said 3734 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Excellent
I loved this song. Great groove and nicely esoteric lyrics.

Cheers

Dick
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thoddi said 3732 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
80's style
I like that guitar, and how it is played. The synth adds to the feel of where the song belongs in genre, and it delivers the hook line. The drum pattern is about to go on my nerves... a bit too repetitive;)

Cool vocals. You have a great voice for this genre. I can't really hear any bass in here... Would be good to have one though...

This song has potential. It has a catchy refrain...As it is recorded here, I would think of it as a sketch or a first take... Maybe a bridge could add a little flavour...
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five_extra_arms said 3719 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Nerves
Repetitive drums? I've got 'em!!

I can't argue with you about the drums. You've inspired me to rethink them, replay them and reinvent 500 million years of drum history. I'll probably do it over the weekend.

Seriously, this is extremely helpful.

Thanks for your ears and your thoughts.

Your electrofriend,

Bob
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said 3727 days ago (October 5th, 2007)
hey now!!
what a cool sound, bob.
"i'll wear my impediment" - tasty.
the bordering-on drone vocal is OUT there - and i like it that way.
the retro beat makes this quirkily excellent.
bravo, boys!
anne
five_extra_arms said 3719 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
I'll Wear My Impediment
Thanks Anne.

It's good to be your electrofriend.

Bob
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Heightened said 3650 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Electro Friend
- you guys are awesome!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3573 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Love it
Great little pulsing riff in the background. The voice really compliments it, sounds really fragile over the delicate electro elements. He sounds like the guy from The Killers a bit. Well done.
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MIRx said 3571 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
I have to agree with the guy
who said a bass would add to this, nonetheless gorgeous tune. Glad you and your bandmate decided to go on writing songs :)
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five_extra_arms said 3512 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Where's The Bass?
It's funny that we didn't put a bass in it originally. We've been working on a few new songs lately and I added the bass to this one and now I'm working on some variation in the drums. I plan on posting the revised song soon.

Thanks for your helpful comment.
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Diviner said 3512 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Really enjoyed this track
Just happen to listen to it by accident when visiting your home page and the player played this track. It stopped me and I listened. Really cool track, love all the elements.
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five_extra_arms said 3511 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Accidental Listen
Most people accidentally listened to my music! Your bad luck is my good fortune!

Thanks Keith!
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Diviner said 3511 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Must have liked the track
Just realised I was the first to comment. I liked it then and I still like now. Cool track, it has staying power. Nice one Bob :-)
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Daugrin said 3135 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Electro Booth
Song form and lots of smart little touches make this a pleasant diversion. The comtrast between the two guitar sounds is always interesting. I like the synth work as well. The lyric is curious, I like it....

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