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My cephalopod, my love (open mic)


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DWL

 Genre: Acoustic

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This is about a squid who was dear to my heart (it's a long story). It's not a new song as I wrote it a couple of years ago but it is about friendship and love and overcoming prejudice and garlic mayo.

My wife doesn't like it. "Why don't you ever write a love song for me?"
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Hits: 3869
Comments: 25
Fans: 21
Plays: 128
Downloads: 106

Uploaded: Oct 05, 2008 - 06:25:04 AM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2008 - 06:25:04 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 07:53:53 PM
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Hardware:
K Yairi acoustic, 50p plastic kazoo
Software:
GB3
Comments
Feter said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
My cephalopod, my love
My friend I can sit and listen and listen to you
singing with a lot of coffee enjoying such thoughtful
and deep song ...a guitar and a deep voice ...kazoos
man its lotta fun ..thnx alot for sharin ...warm and nice !!!!
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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
I thought we needed some lightness!

And my squid thought so too....

Cheers

Dick
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five_extra_arms said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Who Doesn't Love Squid Songs?
The answer to your wife's question is simple - there just aren't enough songs about squid.

Great tune Dick. This is already giving back to the squid loving community what is long overdue.


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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
That's what I keep saying
I don't think my wife understands me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Dick
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saymme said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
wow....
You jst made my day ...

Deepest bows !
Lena
DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Ah Lena!
So pleased you enjoyed this rather silly song :)

Thanks for listening.

Cheers

Dick
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sir dennis crowther said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
ah so that's where that sick squid went...
Always liked this but is this a new version with added water?

While we're on recipes, here's one i like

Giant Squid Risotto

1 x Giant Squid, finely diced
1 x Bangladesh's annual rice harvest
25,000 x Uncle Ben's Giant Squid risotto mix
Salt and Peeper to taste (lots)

Method

1. Hire local swimming pool and turn heater up, monday.
2. add ingredients
3. Return thursday
4. drain and serve.

I must confess that I haven't actually tried this one yet. The council have closed my local pool and the Brockwell Lido won't let me use their facilities.

So when is your album ("Good music to fry fish to") going to be released?
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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Probably not the plaice to discuss this
but "A Farandole for Frying Fish" has been shelved (middle one in a fan oven) due to the Squid Liberation Front's threats to turn themselves inside out "en masse" on Oxford Street (I wouldn't have thought they had the guts to do it but never trust an angry cephalopod)

They closed our Lido too.

Cheers

Dick


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lengold said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
And you have
the audacity to ask ME 'what's in your head'.
Love the way you ran around the room playing the kazoo, that must have been interesting to watch.
Great fun Dick.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Kazoos always to that to me
I have no idea what's in my head at any one time. Sound familiar? :)

Cheers

Dick
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BigFinish said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
ah ... a boy and his squid
reminds me of younger days and better times. :-] Dick this is a hoot! and i might add appears your writers block has been banished nicely. Very cool Dick!
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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks mate
unfortunately this was resurrected from a year or so ago.....

I'm pleased you enjoyed it though. It's nice to know I'm not alone :)

Cheers

Dick
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Doadars Uncle said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Wow
I found it easy grappling this one!

Both warm, happy and true. It made me hungry.
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DWL said 3334 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Warm amd happy
that's the way to do it!

Thanks for listening

Cheers

Dick
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said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Let me try this again...
The burbly watery sound made a good background, and the Kazoo - a great add-in.

Best regards,

. - Harold
DWL said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Bubbles are good
make you feel very bubbly.

Thanks for listening:-)

Cheers

Dick
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Char said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Don't tell your love about this.
Perhaps, you have heard of fans throwing squid or an octopus on the ice prior to a Detroit Redwings hockey game.
On April 15, 1952 during the Redwings' Stanley Cup playoff run, the brothers, Pete and Jerry Cusimano, owners of a Detroit fish shop, threw an octopus onto the ice at the Olympia Stadium. The eight tentacles of the octopus were supposed to be symbolic of the eight wins needed to win the cup. The Red Wings won the series that year, and the squid or octopus has become the tradition ever since. The largest octopus ever to be thrown on the ice weighed fifty pounds! It was proudly displayed on the hood of the Zamboni while the ice was being cleaned in between periods. Oh, the inhumanity! Your song goes a small way towards righting a wrong. Glad you fished that out of your catalog. Thanks.
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DWL said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Thanks Char
Very interesting. Amazing story. What some people get up to eh?

I'm pleased you enjoyed the song.

Cheers

Dick
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said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Ha ha...
Fun stuff Mr. Langford! Haven't heard anything quite like this since the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden."

Very nice vocal delivery of ridiculous lyrics. I'd actually love to hear a balls-out rock version of this one as well.

Glad you're back Dick!

Be well!
DWL said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Hiya Mike
Not quite back as it's an old song but almost!

Thanks

Dick


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said 3332 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
???
You mean that you've been sitting on this one for some time?

Must have been uncomfortable! lol

Be well friend!
Vic Holman said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
more arms to hold you
about time someone gave due respect and understanding to squids. they are so misunderstood..... and they have no hair.

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DWL said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
And a beak to boot
and they change colour. Nice to know you understand Vic :-)

Cheers

Dick





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sloparts said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Love the Kazoo
Great track dick with a, how shall I say this, a "tongue in cheek" kind of feeling. Had me smiling just from reading the intro, and by the way, it may be a long story, but I think it's on a need to know basis. Trust me on this, I really DON'T need to know. ;-) lol

Never the less, this is as I would have expected, a very entertaining track. Thanks for sharing your "Passion" for you squid.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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DWL said 3333 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
Tongue so far in cheek
I was tickling my tonsils

Sometimes we meet someone/thing that we can't ignore. 'Nuff said :-)

It's not often the kazoo gets an outing so it's always nice to have a bit of a blow... oo-er missus

Thanks Ed

Cheers

Dick

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guitapick said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Sensitive and thought provoking...
...even for an ordinary biped, such as myself.

I can only imagine what an attractive, cultured, young squidette would think of this, Dick. Of course your wife doesn't like it! It's a definite threat to your relationship!

This song has inspired me to go back to a tune I was writing about plankton, some time ago...
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DWL said 3333 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
It's a pity
the squidette wasn't very cultured but what she could do with those tentacles..... (actually, what couldn't she do with those tentacles :-) )

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers

Dick

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paul f. page said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
My favorite...
...spots: "la-la-la-la-la" background; the bubbles; the echo effect at the end... Well, certainly as good as any novelty song around. Bob's comment (above) about this kind of song threatening a relationship --- probably true, but for reasons other than the squid! ... This was fun and I enjoyed listening. It is nice to hear this humorous side of you.
Peace.
Paul
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DWL said 3330 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Humorous?
This is a serious song Paul ;-)

It was actually thrown together in a couple of hours (warts and all) in response to a discussion on another forum.

Squid are mostly misunderstood and I wanted to put the record straight.

I'm pleased you enjoyed my excursion to the dark side :-)

Thanks

Dick

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timothy devine said 3334 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
crazy fun fun tune
fries on the side
perfect.
you got me in a great mood with this highly imaginative tune.
i am smiling ear to ear
and craving fried food
oreos will do
peace out
tim
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DWL said 3329 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Thanks Tim
I think I wanted to be Elvis Squideley really.

Pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick



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damiengh said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
squiddish
This tune deserves to octopy a space in Ringo's garden and of course, in the shade, while we all sing and dance about, joyous that Dick gave us another tune, as food for thought.
I'm thinking breaded calamari, shallow-fried in Olive Oil. Enjoyed munching on this one and chasing with a Guiness.




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DWL said 3326 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
I think you'll find
groundnut oil imparts a better flavour even it is less "healthy"

A cold Guiness would be excellent or a chilled Pinot Grigio works well.

Thanks for listening :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Fun song
great fun song and much better than anything Ringo could do. Love the singing ....and the bubbles LOL, cheers M
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DWL said 3326 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
Amazing what effects
these modern synths have got. Anybody would think it was bloke blowing bubbles through a straw ;-)

Thanks Maurice, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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Rebsie said 3333 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
Beautiful tune
I love your voice Dick. And your weird imagination. But you knew that already. :)

You even make a kazoo sound regal and dignified.

I hope you really are "coming back" ... I've missed you!
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bug67 said 3331 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
This is great!
Kazoos, squids, fries and bubbles. I don't get why the missus doesn't like it. I'm not one for marital suggestion but, maybe time for a trade in :P

P.S. Please don't listen to me. I know nothing!
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Ibstrat said 3330 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
One
of my teenage guitar students has a Fender Squire Strat.He sanded of the re in Squire and replaced it with a "d" so now it says Fender Squid! I have to let him listen to this.The best squid song I have ever heard.
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Enrique Gil said 3329 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
You need to expand on the...
cephalopod story...it is funny enough to know your wife does not like it. Great song, funny...very funny. This one is a download!
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bud said 3328 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Squidward is my favorite
Spongebob character and his buddy Patrick is swell too. Maybe you'll find time for a starfish song. This made me hungry.
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dirigent said 3314 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
My Cephalopod
Haha - what a cool intro!!! Great song, amazing playing and singing :-) Enjoyed it a lot!!!
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VicDiesel said 3310 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Frog in your throat?
Given that you write this sort of song, your wife should be very careful in wishing for a song dedicated to her.

Of course your good taste would prevail in that case. Right?


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hackneybloke said 2908 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
dude...what were you on?
why fries.....not chips?
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Sudra said 2884 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Brilliant
- really enjoyed this one. The bubbles and the kazoo are priceless. And I really like your voice too. Very laid back. Reminds me of Nick Lowe.
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