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its a pop song dammit!
ILoveVariousJoe - Guitars, Vocals
ILoveVariousJeremy - Great Thumpin Bass Guitar
ILoveVariousDaleks - Weird Noises and Scary Sounds
and Drums On Demand
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Lyrics
Before bakelite, single slices white
What is going through my head right now? Left right, what second sight?
I was so devout but I had major doubt
I had fingers in my mouth, oh wow, I got saved in time, It was razor fine

I had form, I made out, I had far too many things
Where are they now?
I got bright got my first taste of bakelite

No more plasticine, some amazing machines
Whose are those fingers in my mouth , oh wow
I was phasing out, too much craze aloud
I had form, I ate out, I took far too many things
Where are they now? I got tight
Got my first taste of bakelite


Now I got wash and wear, polyester hair
What is going through my head right now?
Is it writer's cough? I can't shake it off

My bad form, fade out, thought i made so many friends
Where are they now?
Got bored, and I hit restart
Couldn't tell my friends and enemies apart
But I got back right
Got my first bite of bakelite
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Hits: 3860
Comments: 72
Fans: 27
Plays: 133
Downloads: 105
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Apr 12, 2008 - 07:00:34 PM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2008 - 11:08:13 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 06:31:31 PM
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bud said 3511 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Wow - I'm first on the scene
and this is a great song. I love it when a few clicks brings a complete surprise from someone I've yet to discover. Gotta see what else you've got - seems you just joined this party - welcome. I really like the weight and humor and invention. Reminds me a little of Nick Lowe and Kevin Ayers - two faves. Nice meeting you.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
First off the rank
Nick Lowe is one of the great producers and songwriters and i think i'd be a little short of breath at that altitude! Thanks Bud and great meeting you too
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Pete_NB said 3511 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Wow!
This is rock solid stuff. Good groove, reminds me of something I can't quite put my finger on but oh so very original.

The lyrics are written by a poet.

I can dig it.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
It had to come from somewhere
but i'm not sure not sure where! Glad you liked it. Hope to have some more up soon
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Vic Holman said 3511 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
crazy good
very catchy and energetic with some slick as teflon riffs. cool sense of humor throughout as well.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
damm... Teflon was next!
I'm a big fan of tongue in cheek - it helps keep it all in perspective. Especially at mix #74, day 63 ha. Thanks for the comments Pete
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jiguma said 3511 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
At last Joe!
First, a big official welcome to MJ - really pleased you decided to join up!

You know how much I love this song - an absolute stunner of a tune done just right.

Good to see some of the more discerning MJers have been here already!

Neil
B)
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
Hey I had to reply to you first seeing how you put me up to this - but BIG thanks. And I'm hopin we can do some work together this year and already i've come across a heap of people it would be great to work with as well. Great site and some seriously interesting music being made here. DIY is cool!
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Feter said 3511 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Bakelite
Man this is Incredible ....great rockin song ...
your vocal work ...the guitar work (whats that guitar?)
man a true classic ..thnx alot for sharin such gem !

and welcome to MJ !!!!!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Silvertones
Thanks Peter Im havin fun here so far - the guitar is an old early 60's Silvertone semi which i bought recently - it screams real nice when i hit it and the fretboard plays like an acoustic so its been fun to write on. One of the main inspirations for the song was actually getting this guitar because it reminded me of the old acoustic i had when i was a kid - all those centuries back!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
apologies...Feter !
too long starin at the screen. Take care
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floppysurprise said 3511 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
.
the guitar melody sticks in your head. cool song
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
big thanks from downunder
glad you enjoyed!
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blaky smith said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Cool
Catchy, good rhythm, nice vocals and instrumentation, I like this tune. You enter here with a nice first post. Thanks, welcome on MJ et bonjour de la France !
Marc
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Merci beaucoups
Glad to hear from so many people enjoying and making music all around this crazy world and thank you for the welcome
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Macaudion said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Like a great short movie
Now that was a cool as hell, train wreck! What of a sensible mind that wouldn't be able to relate to the craze of "bakelite" action...

What a writer. Great execution, from head to toe.

Curious, how this came about.

Every note went towards making this happen but, it was those last bit of twangy things that pushed down hard on my body tingle button and it made me laugh out loud. My friend asked me what was so funny and I didn't have the words for it. I just went, oh... nothing, just a good dose of bakelite...

Thoroughly, good! Thanks for joining to hang w/ us! And, welcome to MJs, Joe! Dion





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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
maybe a telemovie...
I'm having a great time hearing all the things people are getting out of this track so I am glad you got buzzed by the bakelite monster. I did forget to credit the Daleks for inspiring the sound effects and i must confess, a lot of the lyric lines were taken directly off TV which i had on in the background as I was writing. My partner was channel surfing and a contestant on a quiz show is saying "What is going through my head right now?" That kind of thing and it all fell into place.
I did clean up the train wreck a bit - the original ending was a very funny drum sample mashup but maybe on the next one!
Thanks Dion and glad to be here.
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screamalexz said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
...
lyrics seem pretty good. production sounds fine. part of it reminds me of bats coming out of a cave that was pretty cool. the vocals almost have a country feel but with the instrumentation it turns into a nice rock tune.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
the bats are definitely out on this one
and it was much more countryish until i changed the drum track to the on-beat instead. Then everything started to go weird the way i like it ha. Glad you enjoyed it mate
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echoroom said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
POP!
Sorta song that makes you wanna jump round the house- truely bouncy. The lyric and the guitar give it an XTC, quirky kinda feel. Great mix, really nice licks and a tune thats surgically implanted in my head.

Welcome!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
hey thanks
that was exactly the effect i was hopin the song would have - XTC have always been a huge inspiration and i love those quirky hooks that you cant get out of your brain. This is pop as the man once said.
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Peter Bauckham said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Catchy tune
coupled with great lyrics, tight playing and high production values make this a winner. Love all the extra little 'noises' too!

I look forward to your future posts.

Peter
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Not sure about the production values
- I'm happy that people are hearing the song ok but i find it hard to be objective and mix at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking! The little noises come from too much Sci-Fi (especially the Doctor)and the lyrics are about growing up and going wrong. Something we can all relate to here i think. Thanks for the comments mate
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Skean said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Nice first post
Kinda like this sort of Rock.
The mixing is top in my ears.
Thanks for sharing and welcome to MJ's.

Peace
---
Kenta
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
mixing is top?
thanks for the kind words - did you mean the mix is too toppy? Or you like it? I do make my mixes more bright as a rule - i do 99% in the headphones (my monitors are not great) so a lot of the time it sounds a bit more trebly and sharp and could use some cutting down
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Skean said 3506 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
I love it
That's the thing I meant... Cheers
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ktb said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
wow
what a great song. Shades of xtc. Phenomenal mix. Welcome to MJ
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Thanks for the comment
and yep anything i've learned from listening to XTC is a big plus in my book. Ta
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3510 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Thanks for the comment
and yep anything i've learned from listening to XTC is a big plus in my book. Ta
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aclarke said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Thanks to Neil
For not letting me miss this. What is it with all you Aussies with all the catchy tunes and great production? Then you toss in some witty lyrics and cool bg vocals while making it all sound effortless.

Love the song and really looking forward to hearing your future offerings!
~Adam
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Hey Adam big thanks
Not sure about effortless - lots of animals were harmed in the making of that song - especially my dog who i caught staring out the window, growling, paws over his ears during one long night's drawn out vocal session.
I'm looking forward to getting more involved here.And also to working my way through the mountain of songs everyone has uploaded - lots of great stuff.
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guitapick said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
cool tune...
...I used to sell bakelite...the well heeled folks turned their noses up to anything that wasn't from the good ol' days of toxic poison death for the makers...
Very imaginative playing and the production's very good. Agree with bud: Nick Lowe/Kevin Ayers are definite songwriting influences...but you've made your own style...welcome to MJ...
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
I was a child of the 50s/60s
bakelite, shellac and all that plasticy stuff was just fascinatin. And look where it got me ha. Thanks so much for listenin in and lettin me know.
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saymme said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Hhahaha : )
Real fun lyrics !! & Music ! : ) tx
ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
you have to laugh -
even if sometimes you just laugh at yourself :) It's all for a good time and thank you for havin fun with it.
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saymme said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
back for dl & 2lissen !
...Yes so true I laugh at myself ALOT!(woulda been very bitter otherwise hehehhe)thats a good thing in Life -Humour & seriousness I always say are 2 sides of the same coin : ) many people take themselves much too seriuosly unfortunately . Great hearing this & internet isn't an easy place always either PEACE LOVE & MUSIC : )
jgurner said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Welcome to MJ!
From the sound of this tune, it looks like we're going to have a lot of good stuff to look forward to. A truly great song.

And I'm always glad to see another "Joe" join up.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Joe 2 Joe
thanks for the comment and i hope to get some more stuff up soon if i can get a break from listening to all the great tunes and music on here. One link leads to another - its just like getting...bakelited!
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Ed Hannifin said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Some may hear...
...Nick Lowe or Kevin Ayers... and I hear this weird outtake from the secret psychedelic album put out by Clarence White, Skip Spence and maybe John Cale...

Clarence on lead vocals...

Very enjoyable. I'm playing along on Telecaster while listening... Honestly, I don't exactly know what it's about, but it FEELS great.

Gotta love those boingy sounds at the end. Making boingy sounds with guitars and effects is one of life's great joys.

Welcome to MacJams, too, while I'm at it. Any friend of Neal's...

(And look at who's already fav'ing your song... Not such bad company, either...)


Ed
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
hmmmmm serious names
being bandied about here - have you been going through my record collection?? ha! I would have gladly swapped an arm or a leg (preferably from one of the other band members) to have been anywhere near Clarence or at a Moby Grape gig - or to hear John Cale write and rehearse "I Keep A Close Watch" - sighhhh! I love my influences and I've had a ball making music and I have to thank Neil for prodding and pushing me onto the stage here. Now try and get me off... !
Great meeting you and all these fascinating people on here - it's a wonderful weird world indeed
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dajama said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Great stuff
Very cool song, and excellent performance. I love the lyrics - some excellent lines in there. The guitars are spot on, and the vocals are very nice. You have a warm voice that I feel I could listen to for a long time. Love the interesting sounds that kick in around the 2:00 mark. Very cool. Neil pointed me in this direction, and I'm happy he did. A man of discerning taste, he is for sure. Nicely done. Welcome to MacJams! Peace.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
I think i am in great company here
and i'm flattered at the things people are saying. It's great to see people from all different styles and schools mixing it up and i'm hoping to being part of that. I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to sample everybody's work at once but i just got Find Yourself and loved it. Nice meeting you - joe
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thoddi said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
cool
What a great tune. Very pop'ish.
You have a cool sound in them guitars there. Kinda retro sounding.

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You have a new fan:)
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Retro Joe
thanks for those comments Yeman - so much great music and lots of great people here to meet. Thanks to Neil for bringing me into the fold
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said 3510 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
"killer song"...
was what Neil said... He is always talking down his competition! LOL...

Welcome Joe. You really got a fine tune here... very fine, I must say. I can only add another voice in the chorus of "amens" to what has been said already. Nice to have another seasoned rocker here at MJ.

I'm looking forward to more, and maybe even a reunion collab between you and that renegade bass player, Neil.
;)

Jack
ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Seasoned is good...
well-done and pickled to follow! Been sampling stuff (songs that is) at random and I was just listening to (and enjoying) Half Over Now. Great hook there.
And yes hoping to do some work again with Neil soon - we're almost neighbours, give or take a few miles of coastline.
Nice to meet you Jack and thanks for the comments - Joe
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alfalpha said 3510 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
dammit!
...and a fine pop song it is!

Sorry about the delay Joe, I've just returned from staying with Neil & Jan this weekend, where I had the opportunity to listen to your first submission to this site!

"Is it writer's cough, I can't shake it off"- LOL! bloody brilliant! The chorus is catchy, and the 'extra FX' work a treat...

Anyway, I look forward to hearing more of your work...

...and welcome to MacJams!

Cheers!

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ILoveVariousArtists said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Hey Alf
Neil has spoken heaps of praise to me about you and i am so glad you liked the track. It's wonderful being here and apart from getting totally overwhelmed with fantastic music I'm finding a lot of the stuff very inspiring. Great meeting you and take care - joe
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said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Rock and roll!
Classic sound man! Nice songwriting and singing. Really good mix.

More please!

Be well!
ILoveVariousArtists said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
big thanks
enjoying being in here making music with all you crazy people :) !
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Sudra said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Nothing to add but....
Great. Just great. Love it.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
big thanks
glad you enjoyed
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egobandit said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
very cool
Ya know you sound like someone but maybe everyone excellent song!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
open house
Hope it sounds like everyone I (and YOU) have ever loved. Many thanks
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Cori Ander said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Wow
This was good from the start, but sometimes, like when it freaks out a bit more on the instrumental part, it is just awesome. I dig it! Very nice!

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ILoveVariousArtists said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Encouraging
hey thanks and yes we love the freaky bits - had to fight hard to keep those to a minimum but maybe a little more at the ending next mix? I'm a big fan of mixing organic and electronic.
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Joe Brady said 3509 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Well now, this is nice...........
Great guitar sound and fantastic vocal along with awesome poetry. Welcome to the party. Can't wait to hear more.

Cheers,

Joe
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
mixed up...
hey - my reply to your post on "Over It" should have gone here. There is no drum track on THAT song(but one day...) Anyway, thank you for the comments and when my brain starts working properly again i'll be posting some more. Ta
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lavalamp said 3508 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Greatness
Glad I got to hear this. Sounds complete and raw at the same time.

Truly great stuff.

Great sound, modern day Byrds. Dylanesque lyrics.

Brilliant.

LL
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3506 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thanks so much
And if we are even 1% as good as those greats we'll be happy.
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Ibstrat said 3507 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
XTC
is also the first thing I thought of when I heard this- one of my favorite bands.Excellent production and I love your guitar playing!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3506 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Channelling XTC?
Definite big influence. Big thanks and enjoying YOUR pickin and playing too
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Youra said 3507 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Welcome
Great to hear new talented artist. Great song, and, yes, your voice recalls me a bit of Kevin Ayers. Well done, mate.
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3505 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Kevin might not thank you...
but i do :)

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deebs said 3506 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Hey welcome
finally a good song.
I've been looking a while tonight. This fan list has strange sounding songs on top.
arg.
this is real good.
thanks
ILoveVariousArtists said 3505 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
hey thank you
glad you enjoyed it - there are a lot of great songs and people on here but it sure is a big collection to try and get through! Have fun
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chipan said 3505 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
cool lyrics
I'm always impressed by people who can write lyrics well. Although I don't understand the meaning sometimes, the words work well together and sound cool. The music is excellent too. Great song. Thanks for sharing and welcome!

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ILoveVariousArtists said 3499 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
I'm not sure i understand them either!
but they were fun to write. Thanks you and glad you enjoyed.
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slumbering said 3500 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
Rousing!
Really cool song! :)
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3499 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
thanks you!
:)
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said 3498 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Welcome!
Very nice song. The intro sounds great and then when it turn into the rocking guitars. Very great start here my friend... Top Notch post and welcome to MacJams!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
ILoveVariousArtists said 3497 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
hey yeman
thank you for the great welcome. I love songs that have little flaws or some kind of distinctive aspect - like a weird intro! Or ending, or weird noises. Anything that makes it stand out from being just another song. So i am glad you liked the way it starts. And im glad to be a part of the community here with so many fine musos and artists like yourself too.

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