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bud

 Genre: Electropop

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The full title of this piece is "With Friends Like Joe McCarthy Who Needs Enemies?"

This started as a whomping drum extravaganza using my newly acquired Drums on Demand. This afternoon I decided to see what it sounded like without the drums. Here it is.

Many thanks to the following folks at the freesound project.

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Lyrics
Will you be my friend?
Song Stats
Hits: 3195
Comments: 51
Fans: 17
Plays: 198
Downloads: 159

Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007 - 05:13:31 PM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2007 - 05:35:11 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:58:24 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Software:
GB3
Comments
said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Hey!
I knew a Brain McCarthy in NYC I think HE became a cop. HE was a friend. MAn this is like a whole side of Bud I never heard. So ya got D on D sounds like a whole new road all you need is some gas sunglasses a beer or three and your drivin. Dont forget to pick up some friends along the way
bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Yeah - DOD is sweet -
I actually really liked the drums I had behind this - but I decided to strip them off and use them for a rock tune with real instruments. This is - as I'm sure you can tell - a loop fest.
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racerat said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
D/L!
Dude! I downloaded this before it was even half way through! Dark and nasty, I can hear them listening in to my conversations right now! A great departure. You inspire me as usual with your eclecticism!
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bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
D/L
I'm flattered - thanks. I always find it interesting to see what happens when you strip off the glue and let the rest just hang. It's the beauty of digital - never could have done that with my old four track. Got lucky this time.
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Peter Bauckham said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Back
for a second listen. Great use of loops - really well done. Love that false ending. Rather weird and compleling at the same time. Clever stuff!

Peter
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bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks Peter -
weird and compelling is a nice compliment.
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michael2 said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
nice one Bud
see you've been doing some geo-tag spelunking. this sounds different for you, but not really unexpected (which is one way of saying I expect a lot from you). what drums did you end up using for this? cool sounds. let me know know what you think of DOD.
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bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Originally the track was built on
DOD Hard Off Beat drum samples that were really intense - tight and terse. I absolutely love the way they sound - and there's a good range of breaks and fills in the set. My only beef is that not all sets have single hits. Anyway - I built the tune basically as you hear it with some Analog TR808 Apple loops added for texture. When I stripped the big bashers off - I added a little more TR808 and twiddled the mix a bit and the result is what you hear now.
Sometimes I'll build a song with loops and then take it apart and replace everything with real instruments - changing the bass etc. as I go along. The loops help me sketch in the structure.
Thanks or your nice comment BTW - just trying to keep up with the pace around here.
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SmokeyVW said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
telephone samples
i love telephone samples!

nice ominosity here

thanks
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bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I love the word ominosity -
and The Freesound Project. Thanks for turning me on to it.
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Vic Holman said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
One more reason to let the...
answering machine to take the calls.
Really cool piece. So much cool vibes going on over a cool groove. The vocal effects are slick.
When I think about it you are one of the few that can song gendre all over the place and make it work.


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bud said 3560 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Genre tripping -
One of the benefits of ADD. Thanks Vic.
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Moviz said 3560 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Don't Know
Brian McCarthy that I can remember, but this sounds very urgent, furtive and secretive. Great bass that carries most of this. A very interesting and enjoyable listen... it could have carried on longer for me, Cheers M
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bud said 3559 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Glad you stopped by -
and happy you enjoyed the tune. I'm on a quest to keep my tunes in the three minute range.
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mudmen said 3559 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
hhhhzhahahhhazd
scary. fun
bud said 3558 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Howdy Mr. Mud
Nice hearing from you.
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ktb said 3559 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
very cool
Just luvin this. Very sexy groove and great use use of the audio clips. Couldn't say what it would have sounded like with the big drums but this is just very fine sounding. You seem to stretch out alot as an artist.
Bravo
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bud said 3559 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Thanks KarmaTB
I find the possibilities GB offers kind of limitless and as a result I just sit down and go - rarely do I have a plan going in. When I do it often gets subverted - like this one.
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lengold said 3559 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Like Maurice
above - we don't know too much about Joe McCarthy in the UK, will have to google it.
Great track - love the effects. I thought you must be using the tempo changes in GB4 but then saw it's GB3 - how did you speed/slow the vocals?
Just realised he was the one that condemned lots of actors as communist in the 50's.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3558 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
Well actually -
the vocals are pretty much the way I found them at the Freesound Project. The warped "friend" track dropped right in - just did a little pushing and pulling - but the warp was in the original recording. Genius - right.
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said 3559 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
I'm Walking Past
...a music store somewhere in a big city, early afternoon with sheets of rain polishing everything. I've had a couple of brats at the deli a few blocks down, feeling pretty good with nowhere to go, and just happened to hear this arresting piece of music coming from inside the store. "Wow" I think, "who's that?"

I head inside. It's darker, and the floor creaks as I wander between the racks of old vinyl, cassettes and countless forgotten CDs to where the speakers are playing this hypnotic music. The proprietor is an android, with a late-70s 8-track cassette stuck in his right cranial music port.

"Didn't know you could still get 8-track interfaces," I said pleasantly.

The android nodds slightly - they can't smile, so this is the accepted gesture. "Can't. I built this myself."

"Is that what's playing on the speakers?"

The android shakes his head, and directs a laser pointer to another interface unit on a cluttered desk. "Direct download from MacJams Planet, somewhere in the Terran System. Circa 2007, Terran calander I believe - the vintage files."

I whistled. MacJams Planet... of course. "Who is it?"

"MacJammer Bud, if the data reads correctly."

"Really?" MacJammer Bud had been a prolific and legendary artist of the ara... but this sounded like nothing I'd ever heard before. "Thanks for the heads-up." Tapping my own cranial interface, I formed the mental command sequence MJ_PLANET_DOWNLOAD: MJBUD: WITH FRIENDS LIKE, and grinned. This tune really was freakin' awesome. It was too bad that I'd been built 300 years after Bud's era, but hey...

At least my generation of android could smile.
bud said 3558 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
It's obvious -
we need a new genre here at MJ - "Short Fiction Comments". What can I say? Thanks Ric - you're too much.

BTW - check out racerat's new tune - I think you'll relate.
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said 3557 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
RaceRat
Will do, as soon as I'm home. Currently at a hotel in Jersey, on a PC with no speakers. (!!)
Macaudion said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Diggable...
Cool and grooven as hell!

Right on, mister Bud!

Dion


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bud said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Thanks Dion
Nice hearing from you.
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***itiswotitis*** said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
awesome
...very nice the way u use the voice samples...really enjoyed that...sounds like u had fun..with that....workss really well..

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bud said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
This was fun
glad you enjoyed it - and thanks for dropping by.
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peacepiano said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Hi Bud
Nice mix. I hope you don't consider me be like Joe McCarthy.

Thanks
Bill
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bud said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
No my friend -
never.
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peacepiano said 3557 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Thanks
I feel much better now LOL
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The Infinites said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Well - ain't we livin' in the future!
How can something be retro and futuristic at the same time? I think you just bent space and time! Absolutely brilliant piece of work - sounds awsome with headphones.

Need to invest in DOD.

Cheers, Kev.

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bud said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Thanks for the comments Jim
the funny thing is - there's nothing from DOD left in this tune. Still - they are great drums - and will be featured on my next tune I'm sure.
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The Infinites said 3558 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
I did read your intro..
..but was so into the tune I forgot! Still, the word on the street is DOD is well worth it....

Bleedin' Altheimers.....!

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gail60 said 3557 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Really cool
I like what you did here. Awesome beat, keeping me interested and I enjoyed the unusual sound bites you added. Very creative as always. Thanks for sharing!
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bud said 3556 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Thanks for checking in and commenting
always appreciated,
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said 3557 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
I can't imagine
how the Drums on Demand fit into this originally, but what 's here is friggin' great! Extremely nice job with the samples too. No doubt this will be in my iPod.
bud said 3556 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
It was sort of a whomping techno track
with the DoD and bass - the rest was more background.
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guitapick said 3557 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Bend my ear?
No...let's try "Bend my mind"...

Artwork's perfect...

I loved this...
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bud said 3556 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Thanks Bob -
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RacerX said 3557 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
cool
slppery groove!
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bud said 3556 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
It's a slippery slope
thanks.
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Schello said 3555 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
;-)
Hello "old" my friend..

The new number is 10 Bud
Spectacular...Divino =)


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bud said 3554 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Many thanks friend
I always like hearing from you Schello.
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Diviner said 3553 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Hey Bud, I'll be your friend
This is a mad track. The music is well put together and the way you use the samples are brilliant. Your great talent once again shines through. I enjoyed this one, thank you.
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bud said 3553 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Diviner
you can never have too many friends.
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willnlf said 3553 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Definitely
the creepy black and whiteness of Cold War paranoia. I like it. A little Kafka going on here. Have you seen The Lives of Others?
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bud said 3553 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Haven't seen it -
guess I should. Nice of you to stop by.
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Heightened said 3549 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Be my friend
Awsome! Top 10 of my download list!

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bud said 3548 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Thanks friend
Glad you stopped by - I liked what I heard at your place.
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amandamason@mac. said 3510 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Good Title LOL!
This sounds amazing! Did it take you long to mix it.
Will you be my friend? :-)
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lostsongs said 3509 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
I mixed it twice -
once with the drums - and then again without - but it went pretty quickly. I could be more patient at times - but time is limited. Thanks for stopping by. Yes - I'll be your friend.
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
Location: Brooklyn NY USA
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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