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My brother Will wrote the lyrics - an ode to his wife Melinda. The vocals you hear are stripped off an over blown psychedelic shoe gazer tune I did last weekend. I decided the arrangement was just too much - so I downloaded the vocals and brought them with me to my job in California on my old iBook G3. The rest is all loops and effects created on the flight out and in my hotel room. I miss my instruments - but whatcha gonna do. Hope you like it.
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Lyrics
I'll print them when I get a chance.
Song Stats
Hits: 11257
Comments: 38
Fans: 15
Plays: 160
Downloads: 128

Uploaded: Oct 19, 2007 - 10:10:53 AM
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2007 - 08:32:56 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 11:00:49 AM
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Comments
said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Hawkwind
Very creative guys.... I like hove you have mix this one and special the voice part it remind me of Hawkwind and that too me is Excellent done.. Cheers my friend.

Kenta
bud said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Thanks Kenta
glad you stopped by. I'm not that familiar with Hawkwind - but I'll take it as a compliment.
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said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
If you have time
Check this <a href ="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkwind">Hawkwind<a/>
One of my faves start listen on them 1973 Okay! now it's maybe 20 year ago I heard them... he he... Cheers
Feter said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Melinda
Impressive singin and melody ,indeed its very
thoughtfull .welldone Bud !
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bud said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
I appreciate the support Feter
I never liked the sound of my voice and sang as little as possible. Lately I'm giving in and pushing more. In this case it started out buried behind a wall of guitars so it was easier for me to let go - then when I stripped it down - I decided to let the vocals be the centerpiece of this new arrangement. I had to trick myself to get here I guess.
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said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Excellent !
very nice work in the musics, the vocal is excellent in this song sir Bud, really good effects you used and fits with the atmosphere of the song ! Thanks for sharing
bud said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Thanks Yemen
nice of you to stop by and comment.
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echoroom said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Strange one
Weird one, bud - kinda 80's electro feel. I love the panning on the fx. I love the vox - very powerful and direct... reminds me of the Thompson Twins (remember them?)

steve
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bud said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Weird is right Steve -
I kinda backed my way into this one. Sure I remember the Thompson Twins and Yaz and The Psychedelic Furs and Tuxedomoon. I wasn't singing back then - but I did a lot of recording in that vein with Kevlar from Joan on vocals and guitar.
Thanks for dropping in - when I was singing this I was actually thinking "What would Steve do?"
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said 3408 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
WWSD?
I need to make a T-shirt with that on it... WWSD?

People would stop and ask, and I'd say 'it means "what would Steve do?" And they'd say 'who's Steve?' And I'd say, 'the legendary Echoroom'! And they'd look puzzled, and then David Bowie would open a trap door in the wall, stick his head out (a la Laugh In) and say 'get with it, people!'

And Bowie's wearing a WWSD shirt.
lengold said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Another
surprise - very unusual and creative arrangement, that works. Vocals are sounding great - you should trick yourself more often.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
I appreciate the cooment Len
Thanks for stopping by.
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said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Trippy!
Certainly your best vocal delivery to date Bud. I'm glad you're pushing yourself! Great tone, phrasing and effecting...

Very mystical. Doesn't sound like loops at all to me. Just freaky keyboard work...

Bravo!
bud said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Thnaks Michael - your a fine example
of pushing further with each tune.
BTW - your contribution to Vic's Tomorrow Know is stellar. Thanks Man!
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SmokeyVW said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
spacey
nice.

i like the non 12-tone tones in here (or least it sounds that way)

i like the interplay of the echoes against the flute-like keys thing

thanks
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bud said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Thanks Smokey
My tones go to 13!
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racerat said 3448 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
best
Hey Bud,
I think these are the coolest vocals I have heard from you yet. I think the "trick" you played on yourself worked out well. Keep pushing yourself! Very trance-like and hypnotic.

Philip



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bud said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Thanks Philip
I'm digging the way digital music lends itself to oblique strategies.
BTW - I saw Bruce last week. He says hi.
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Mcboy said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
effective
still retains the psychedelic mood with a modernistic rhythmic underpinning.......i get images of an ancient greek muse transported to the 21st century and singing....nice work...
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bud said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Thanks for the comment
I was hoping the connection to the past would be made. I thought this could work as some kind of modern gregorian thing - by accident of course.
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said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
whoehaa!
haunting intro. Nice, almost out of tune vocals. I like the awkward feeling it gives me. Kind of end 70s-80s. Enjoyed the track as a total, good echo fx, it helps the track.

jb
bud said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Nice of you to drop by JB
I know what you mean about the vocals - I walk the edge of pitch - not by choice.
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said 3448 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
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I like the end where you let the vocals finish the song. A strong singing arrangement on this. I agree with echo room brought me back to the 80's
bud said 3436 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Thanks Tim
sorry it took me while to get back - I always like hearing from you.
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said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Dreamy Quality
YES you have effectively recreated narrative music from a dream and I agree the vocals are excellent up front where they should be. I hear a little Jim Morrison "the goddess I adore" heh way cool in my book, cool song mang!
Vic Holman said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
really slick Bud
I'm glad your getting more confident to bring your vocals out. I really like how the smooth melody goes against the hard beat drive to this. Reminds of a bit of The Thompson Twins as well.

A real trip in the effects as well, headphone heaven
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willnlf said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Interesting departure
Exotic sound to match exotic lyrics. I think I miss your instruments, too, but some nice effects and good surprises. I like the variety of sounds between verses, the silence after "whisper," and the isolaton of the lyrics at the end. For this one there's maybe too big of a difference between what I heard in my head when I wrote the lyrics and what I hear in your arrangement, but it works better with each listen.
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guitapick said 3447 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
I like...
...the choice of driving rhythm as the base of a love song...very cool, bud...
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thoddi said 3443 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
creative
I can imagine you sitting on your hotel room with headphones on, while the city lights keeps trying to reach you through the window... And also on the flight.... That's cool:)

Putting the vocals from the other song onto this one is a creative idea to come up with...

It's a bit off from what I'd usually listen to, but I bet you had a good time during the flight and in your hotel room:)
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Dj French Toast said 3441 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
Bud You
have such an awesome way with sounds man ....cool song dude trippy !
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dynoMYSTIC said 3440 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
!
Wow, this is very fresh, neat stuff! Love the bed with the recurring staccato synth notes.
Also, interesting about your bio... I, too, jam with a couple of guys twice a week for no apparent reason other than... fun. We have 34 original songs but have no intention of selling them or quitting our day jobs.
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bud said 3436 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Many thanks to everyone
who took the time to stop by and comment. Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond individually - it got a bit hectic lately.
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five_extra_arms said 3430 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Electro Buzzing Echo Humping
I can't believe how an east coast boy like yourself can be so quickly effected by a quick trip to the hippie west coast. I hear the flowers in your mohawk.

I'm really blown away by this. Great song bud.
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bud said 3430 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
I went to Woodstock
and never left.
Thanks for the words of kindness.
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Heightened said 3425 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Melinda
Good one - liked it. Not one of my favorites of yours but still nice.
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bud said 3424 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
I understand
this is a strange one. Appreciate the honesty.
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said 3408 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Psychedelic Shoe Gazer?
I love that phrase... dunno what it means, but I love it.

Marvellous surprises here. I got visions of a dishevelled wino, standing on a sidewalk of a grey, colourless and soulless winter city and singing this while looking at a pretty girl in a hair salon, cheerfully cutting someone's hair and utterly oblivious of the wino on the other side of the glass.

As the wino sings, colour begins to fill out the outside world around him, but in a surreal, fluid way - like watercolours that are still wet. When the delicate bells finally come in, everything is moving and waving with the music - buildings, newspaper boxes, passersby, and it's all very beautiful but vaguely unsettling. Only the window of the salon doesn't change... and eventually, everything fades back to normal, and he's alone on the cold grey sidewalk, watching the pretty girl who doesn't know he's out there.

You've got a wonderfully rich singing voice, Bud - keep singing! It'll only get stronger and more confident with each song.

So what's a psychedelic shoe gazer?
bud said 3407 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
I still contend that there should be a
separate category or file here for best written comments. You'd be at the top of the fan picks for sure. Thanks for your thoughtful and intriguing interpretation. Seems a man like you should know a thing or two about psychedelic shoe gazing.

Shoegazer was a term given to certain English bands in the late 80's. To quote Wikipedia:

"The British music press (notably NME and Melody Maker) called this genre "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands often maintained a motionless performing style, standing on stage and staring at the floor while playing their instruments; hence, the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.[1] The shoegazing sound featured extensive use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars."

The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine were perhaps the best known recipients of this monicker - and two of my favorite bands.

Psychedelic is psychedelic - and in this instance somewhat redundant.
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
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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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