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A song about October and it's change of season. Me, I prefer summer.
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October

orange is the moon as it rise
orange are the leaves summer leaves behind
and it gets dark way to soon
the long shadows from behind the trees
the skies are gray fog brings a haze

chorus:
so long summer here comes october
days are not as long as I remember
october

it gets so cold in this rain
when will I see the sun again
how I miss the warmth on my face
a hard wind blows calling names
voices rustle down the street

chorus:
so long summer here comes october
days are not as long as I remember
october

look around nature self-destructs
life is dying during this month
getting closer to the day of the dead
all the black ravens collecting in the tress
with there caws they're mocking me

chorus:
so long summer here comes october
days are not as long as I remember
so long summer here comes october
days are not as long as I remember
so long summer here comes october

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Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007 - 12:05:55 PM
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iMac, Epiphone DOT, Ibanez SA electric, Ibanez bass, Ibanez EW acoustic, m-audio keyboard, Digitech GNX2 pedal board, Shure 57 mike
Software:
Logic Pro 8
Comments
said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Octoberfest!
Love that time marches on feel of the drums and your voice has that cool fall tinge to it in this, great chorus Vic and as usual the guitars are top notch!
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Tom
I kept the drums super simple to march in to fall with.
But what's octoberfest without the seasonal microbrews!

Thanks again Tom

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Feter said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
October
Total classic .. I was watchina report about Sgt.peper
and when I heard this ,.it just fits there..
at that era and world of music ..just creative
with the sound mixin and singin ..this is typical
Vic Holman classics ..which so special ..KUDOS
my friend !!
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Feter
I agree that during that time music was very creative with the mind of breaking rules and experimenting. Someone has to carry the torch. I'm really glad that you approve!

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Peter Bauckham said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
There's always
a great hook in your songs Vic. Of course this has your distinctive sound and style - which I love. Nice mixing, awesome guitar work and excellent lyrics.

Great!

Peter
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Peter
the hook line came about just kicking back and dinking around on a acoustic. everything else fell into place after that.

I was stumped for lyrics for quite a few days. I was noticing the leaves on the bushes where already getting some color, the whole idea came about. I spent twenty minute on them. That sure doesn't happen everyday.

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DWL said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Epic stuff again Vic
Great sounds, good hook, good mix - can't ask for much more.

Except maybe a win on the lottery......

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Dick
Good to see you back.

Now if I ever won the lottery, I would pay people to do this stuff. Without health benefits of course.

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said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Time to put away the box fan :-)
All the black ravens collecting in the trees (I'm feeling Edgar Allen Poe - absurdly enough.) Love the feel the music has of a sort of relentless macabre march, and the lyrics have that "time running out" allusion. Summer - Sigh!, it was beautiful for the few months that it lasted. Cest la vie. Cool tune Vic! Dress warm, and Be well, Bud.
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hi Carole
I put the box fan in the closet just yesterday.

The ravens collecting in the trees is true. around this time of year there's a mass collection of them. over 200 easily. The neighbor has a huge pine tree that just fills up with them. When they all take off together the sound of all those flapping wings is deafening. And always brings to mind Hitchcocks "The Birds"

Thanks again Carole

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said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
REALLY SPEECHLESS
Mr. Vic, WOW ! This is one of the bests i've ever heard from you and @ MacJams ! The guitar sound as always AMAZING .. the backing solos are very very touchy and your vocal here is the best ! This is truly Wonderful, great and Huge work ! Indeed Vic's Classics ! This is EXCELLENT FROM ALL SIDES !
KUDOS and DEEPEST BOWS !

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Yeman
I'm happy that you liked this. There are quite a few little back in the mix guitars doing different things. It can take a few listens to catch them all. But thats the fun of it. Kind of like hide and seek.

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Axgrinder said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I'm fall-ing
Well, I guess it's officially fall now, since you had to go and write a song about it! ;-) Summers in the land of the north are pretty damn short. Great tune my friend, I enjoyed all facets very much! Packs a mean punch as well. exceptional production as per usual and I dug the staggering drums. Winter? Bring it on.

Ax
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
yes it's official
Alvin, you know how it's cooled off around here. No more jumping into Couer d'Alene Lake. At least we had a decent summer. Sure hate to see it go and it's a looong ways till we see it again.

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said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
An autumn anthem
...with a distinctly sinister edge to it. Brilliantly coloured trees marching like Pink Floyd hammers across the landscape as surfer dudes run in terror for the endless summer that - ooops, just ended!

You're on one hell of a hot streak, Vic. More's the better for us all. Here's t'ya, matey!
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Rik
Yeah it does have a bit of a sinister undertone. October can be downright creepy after dark. When i wrapped this up I kind of got the impression of a Pink Floyd as well mixed with clash. Must be the steady hard beat.

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echoroom said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hey vic
... Logic Pro 8, eh??? Well this sounds awesome... love the drums on this... nice n cruncy. Lots of spacey, and a great catchy chorus... another winner. Treat, ot trick!

steve
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hi Steve....
.... gimme candy!

True, the studio package. I've been wait for a long time and jumped on it the morning it came out. I've already noticed some bugs in the system. I'm sure there will be a fix on that soon. There already is a update on the Main Stage program (which is awesome).




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bud said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I used to have real problems with October
Couldn't figure out why I got so depressed - but I finally figured it was a combination of shortening days and being a college dropout. Round about October I realized I was working when I might have been Joe College.
Great production as usual - I especially like the hints of Halloween spookiness around the "days of the dead".

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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hey Bud
Sometimes I think I should live closer to the equator. The sort daylight hours and cold temps, plus the heat bills! Plus, I have the chestnut tree from hell to clean up. Those things smart when they drop. 8 months and counting

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gravel doesn't belong on the lawn. especially on mowing day.
Check out my latest song called Mean Streets
lengold said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
So Long Summer
Great lyrics, excellent song, lovely guitars and sounds. My favourite of yours that I've heard so far Vic. Really, really, really, really catchy song.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Len
a couple days ago I was about to shelve this song because I could not think of lyrics to fit that mood of. Yesterday, I was on the front porch then it all came to me. Scribbled them out in 20 minutes. That doesn't happen everyday.

Thanks again and am glad you appreciated this.

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said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Killa!!!
Another classic Vicar! The chorus nearly took my head off! The lead soloing is maginifico as per usual. Very psychedelic feel therein. Then that slow and freaky instrumental section is wicked beautiful. As we kiss September goodbye, this tune is good medicine. Many thanks!

Be well!
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hey Mike!
This took about 3 weeks to wrap up. I could only tackle it in small amounts of time. I was pretty tripped out how the little interlude came out. Found some cool synths in the new software and combined some trippy guitars with it.

I can't believe September is almost gone as well. Time needs to slow down...only on weekends and after work of course.

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gravel doesn't belong on the lawn. especially on mowing day.
Check out my latest song called Mean Streets
Moviz said 3683 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Good
full sounding song. I like the treatment you give it and all the movement. I never thought about what colours months are, but you're right October IS orange. Nice lyrics and vocal too, regards M
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Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I like orange
.. but, I'm not so crazy about raking it up.

Funny thing a lot of times people will discuss music in terms of color as well.

I tend to pan things around quite a bit in a mix. Even if it's just a little bit it helps when you have quite a bit of things competing for aural space.

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Check out my latest song called Mean Streets
said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
And to think...
November is just around the corner, haha! Nice track, Vic. I really do enjoy the changing seasons, but the shorter days do suck.
Vic Holman said 3682 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Hey Mike!
yeah, I'm already thinking of snow tires. I don't mind the change of seasons except the limited daylight and the below zero I can do without. But we don't get it as bad as you do.
Thanks Mike.

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dolby said 3682 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
I was....
...looking forward to winter after missing the last one - but now I aint too sure.

Vic, you are rapidly becoming my favourite MacJammer - there isn't anyone else on here who plays with such abandon. I say it every review but you go to extremes others can't even get near (that lead guitar) and you are fearless in your arrangements (those stomping drums) and you mix it all together so it sounds great (the whole thing).

Ah what the hell, it's all good:-)

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Vic Holman said 3681 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Thanks Phil
part of my problem is I don't know when to stop tinkering. I was also heavily influenced by music (so many years ago) that would stray off the beaten path. Must have fused some circuits in my head or it's a floydian thing!

Thanks again Phil

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Check out my latest song called Mean Streets
lavalamp said 3682 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
You know what I .......
You know what I think? Great job and good use of drums. Intro and the riff remind me of "L'America" by The Doors. But, that's not the only influence I hear.
I hear Floyd, Tha Clash, The Doors, and ..........................Tom Petty, I know who you are Vic.
Dave
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Vic Holman said 3681 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
can't slip...
...anything past you Dave.

I'm glad I'm not the only one hearing a Floyd meets the Clash on this. Must be the heavy beat and all the other fringy stuff. This one took 3 weeks to put together in little bits, here and there when time allowed. I'm glad I have it out of the way now.

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lavalamp said 3681 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Huh?
I didn't even see the Clash meets Floyd before I wrote my first comment. That's weird. Must have the same ears. There must be something to that.
Keep up your good labors and I look forward to hearing more.
Great song.
Dave
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Vic Holman said 3680 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
!
four ears are better then two. 5.1 surround ears would be even better

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Warren Smith said 3681 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Cycle of Seasons
It's a great moment when the right lyrical idea connects with a the perfect musical mood - which obviously has happened here.

In fact, this kind of success cries out for more. Perhaps you should tackle the entire calendar year and write another eleven songs - one for each month - to go with this one? Just a thought - but it could keep you busy for a whole year : >

Look out - November lies ahead!
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Vic Holman said 3680 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks Warren
At first I had the same idea of doing each month, then thought nah. But after a few days I thought maybe not a bad idea at all. A good idea to fall back on if I can't think of other lyrics.

Thanks for the listen!

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michael2 said 3681 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
what a chorus
those hand claps brought a smile to my face, and so did the Gilmour gtr solo. This is a really nice one Vic, probably one of my faves so far.
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Vic Holman said 3680 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks Michael
its probably the shortest chorus I've ever done. Thats something to clap about.

I was pretty happy about the solo it was take 2. happy, happy, joy, joy!

The lyrics came from my front window gazing. Who would think to write about their front yard.

Real glad you liked it.

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said 3680 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
beer and pretzels
october is a great time cidar leaves changing color the only thing I hated was being in a class in school and looking out a window knowing I had the rest of the year to go... wow that realy phycadelic middle just happened and i forgot what i was typing! Vic you rule!!!!
Vic Holman said 3680 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
seasonal microbrew beer yet
Orange is my favorite color. But it only lasts a couple weeks. And this area is littered with maple tress all over the place. I'm finally getting around to adding more synth work in. Usually its been a dab here and there.

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said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
october
excellent. combined with my tune, november, we have two months down... now who will write august and march?
Vic Holman said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Alright November is covered
I do remember that one. so yeah, 2 down, 10 to go. At first I thought it would be a bit funny to cover the months. But you know it might to be a cool idea.

I get dibs on August

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moorlandt said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
so good again...
Vic, I adore your style. What a great song again. Everything fits so well. And I especially love that marimba break at 2/3 and at the end of the song, besides so many other things of course. Production quality is top-notch. And not to forget your brilliant sultry voice which makes it 100% Vic Holman. So good.

-Walt
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Vic Holman said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Thanks Walter
I was thinking of this as beer drinking tune in the octoberfest fashion. Slam one down and order another.

Your compliments mean a lot. But sultry vocal? me?
No, my friend I think you have that hands down and I doubt anyone could argue with that.

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Rebsie said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Wowee.
Love the guitar work! There's a nice mixture of dark and grainy and bright and crisp sounds in there, and you keep bringing in new sonic surprises all the way through. The vocals are superb and so is the production. And the songwriting. Er ... pretty fantastic in very department actually.

Very impressed!
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Vic Holman said 3679 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Thanks Rebsie
I tend to give a variety of tones to the guitars. I figure if I start losing interest in the song nothing will get done. That goes for the structure as well. Fun to create a bit of a guessing game.

Thanks for the time to give this a listen. I really appreciate it.




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***itiswotitis*** said 3678 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
an epic
nice journey this is taking...time rolls on!..
enjoyed the determined way this go's foward....

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Vic Holman said 3678 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
time rolls on...
...into rocktober. Seems the song dictated just to stomp forward into fall leaving crunchy dead leaves in it's wake.

thanks for listening. I have really been enjoying your new song!

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peacepiano said 3678 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Rain
Driving beat reminds me of October rain. We do get some excellent tree color in October to make up a little for the cooler weather. The break in the middle is very well done. Top shelf song writing!

Thanks
Bill
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Vic Holman said 3677 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Thanks Bill
after a dry summer we are hitting a rainy season. I should see if this can match up to the car's windshield wipers.

in about 2 weeks the leaves will turn color completely, that means a lot of of lawn bags. talk about bagism!

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thoddi said 3676 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
marching
Wow, you have been putting out lots of songs lately.. I've been less active for some months, and wake up to find a stack of new Vic songs. You must be having a great time making so much music.. I envy that:)

This one has the tight production I recognize from the songs I've heard with you earlier. The cool guitars with the signature Vic Holman sound.

The marching phase is a clever idea to use as a groove for this song. It gives it a strong attitude, and appears convincing and with a fixed destination.
It would be fab to hear the drums done with real drummers, having them do those roll of drums like army bands or brass bands usually do. What power a line up of several marching drummers could bring to this...
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Vic Holman said 3675 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
hey Thor
I keep telling myself I'm going to cut back, but it seems I end up doing more.

A full marching band really would be cool to this. I kept thinking on how to expand the drums but nothing was working for me. But your idea would be great for this

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jiguma said 3675 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Incredible sound Vic
So full and clean. The various riffs playing off each other work really wel, especially the oddly timed one/s.
Another ace post from you.
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3674 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Neil
You're back! and what are you riding on in that picture?
This was my first on Logic 8. Really nice compressors.
I needed to throw in some odd counter pieces so it wasn't a straight stomping song.

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mikkinylund said 3667 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
I LOVE YOU!
This is so f-ing great! Peace/Mikki
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Vic Holman said 3664 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Thanks Mikki
Now it's officially october and it's all coming true.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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lavalamp said 3120 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Came back
Just randomly checking out my faves. Remembered this. L'America by the Doors- I remember that comment.

DL'ed this time. Love this. Probably heard this at work and forgot to come back.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3116 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
hey Dave
boy i haven't even listened to this in over year. I'm glad you did
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