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100 Days


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jiguma

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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One of the reasons that I haven't been around much at MJ lately is that I've been playing with some other guys in a kind of "rock and blues and dancin' shoes" band on the weekends. I'm playing mainly guitar and singing on occasion - everyone sings, so there's lots of variety.

As a result of playing in this context, I've been writing a few more simple, rocky numbers. "100 Days" is one of them - short and sweet at 3:14, and using "normal" chords.

This is meant to be a fun song, so ........... have fun :) Dancing around the room is optional, but please remember that you may have 'phones on!

I've enabled voting in the spirit of the post about votes and such a few weeks ago.

Nice to be back.

Neil
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Lyrics
100 Days
© 2008 Neil Porter

I’ve got a voice just right
For the silent movies
I’ve got a face that’s perfect for
My very own radio show
I’ve been trying to deal with
Some internal weather
I’ve been trying to figure
Someplace to go

Why’d I wanna go and try and do that for?
Spent a lifetime working
I’m not going back for more
I just don’t know what crossed my mind
I let the partially sighted lead the totally blind
I did 100 days
I’m not going back for more

Why’d I wanna go and try and do that for?
Spent a lifetime working
I’m not going back for more
I just don’t know what crossed my mind
I let the partially sighted lead the totally blind
I did 100 days
I’m not going back for more

Sitting round waiting
For the phone to ring
My eyes tear up
When I’m watching that TV news
It’s not easy dealing with
Internal weather
I’ve been trying to figure out
How to read the clues

Why’d I wanna go and try and do that for?
Spent a lifetime working
I’m not going back for more
I just don’t know what crossed my mind
I let the partially sighted lead the totally blind
I did 100 days
I’m not going back for more
Song Stats
Hits: 4250
Comments: 32
Fans: 28
Plays: 229
Downloads: 145
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Nov 21, 2008 - 07:19:46 PM
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2008 - 07:48:58 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 07:02:01 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Fender Telecaster
Fender Precision Bass
Rode NT3 mic,
Behringer UB820 mixer/preamp
iMac dual core 2.8Ghz
Software:
Logic Pro 8
Pencil Tool for midi drums
Comments
egobandit said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
im goin
back for more, you bass master you, you must have muscle in those fingers excellent!!!!!!!!!
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jiguma said 3040 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Fingers
Thanks for the listen and comment Tim - the other thing I have in my left index finger is a pain from getting zapped trying to change a power fuse in my amp while it was plugged in. Who said you get wiser as you get older :)

You are doing some really interesting stuff lately.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
This song
rocks! I could hear the Dead or the Band playing this.Good old fun rock n roll.You have deep influences.As usual that bass is killing me!
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Feter said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
100 Days
YEAH ...Neil the rocker ...man best ever to hear of !!!
just wonderfull ...what a solid bass ..and that tele ..
dont I love it ...thnx alot for the rockin time ...!!!!
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futzpucker said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Welcome home, Neil
"I let the partially sighted lead the totally blind". I love that line. Actually the entire lyric content is great.

I also like the lighthearted pop feeling of the song, and the autobiographical touch - I think the story here is a bright take on a dark story, but that's just speculation on my part. Also standing out for me is the voicing of the rhythm guitar and the bass line.

I believe I really enjoy everything about this song. Nice going, Neil. Great to hear you're out playing, having a good time.
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dajama said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Excellent
Lively and brilliantly performed, this has a real toe-tapping quality. True to your prediction, the phones did hinder my dancing a tad, but I did shuffle around in my seat a lot! Love the bass, solid percussion (Is that a tambourine?) and clever lyrics ("internal weather" - love it!) Very cool. Wish I could see the band! Nicely done. Peace.
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thetiler said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
When I first heard your
tune here I immediately thought Creedance Clearwater, but it is your style all along and more to spare and it a good way.

Thanks for sharing, lots of dancin fun!
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Vic Holman said 3044 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Good Ole Rock 'n Roll
sure is a bouncy little number.

seems a little of the Coop has rubbed off on you Neil. Or maybe it's your new band...... well someone's rubbing someone the right way! lol

I really enjoyed those spurts from the tele, great bends.
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slumbering said 3044 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Definitely fun...
...but like your other songs, there seems to more to it.

I especially love the first verse. :D

Yes, something i want to dance to! It's wonderful both musically and lyrically.

I rate it fabulosa. I don't feel qualified to technical ratings, so i don't. But i at least want to tell you that much.
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michael2 said 3044 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
nice
what a chorus, damn those harmonies are sooooo cute and good. i really like this tune, could definitely hear the Dead doing this one, but those harmonies are out of their league. this is going to be stuck in my head for weeks.
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thoddi said 3044 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
seasons
That internal weather will probably change with the seasons... No need to try figure it out... Somethings never change;)

You play your guitar with confidence. Very cool melody/song with a catchy groove made for making my feet move to the rhythm.

I dig it:)
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lavalamp said 3044 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Rockin' Neil
Nice poppy, rock tune. In the vein of Dylan/ The Band when they rock it out. Very well written song.

Were you going for that sound on the bass? (very 60's)

Very nice tune, Neil. You really brought it.

Dave
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sloparts said 3043 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Great little number here Neil
Love the simple Rock sound. Make me wanna get up and dance, or at the very least, sing along with it.

Great production on this one too my friend. Totally cool lyrics, "I'm not going back for more" I hear ya man, I hear ya.

Be well and be cool my friend.

Ed
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Outtaorbit said 3043 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
yes
nicely done
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kristyjo said 3043 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
Hi Neil
If the reason you haven't been here much is because you're playing your songs out there live - so much the better! I like the lyrics, I like your understated delivery, I like the instrumentals. I like it!
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Re-al said 3043 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Great song!
Rockpile! Hooked in all the way thru - great guitar / bass. Nice changes; smart lyrics well delivered.

Outro is spot on. Really liked this.
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lengold said 3043 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Great rockin'
song Neil - knockout lyrics. Superb playing and production.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3042 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
What a great song
I could have done with the vocals up a little but it's a minor nit.

Excellent lyrics and performance.

Cheers

Dick
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timothy devine said 3042 days ago (November 23rd, 2008)
Neil excellent
a great rocker
just freekin rockin
nice bass stuff/ you really are a strong sound bass player/ impressive
this tune just drives on from the get go
sometimes i think when you use 'normal' chords, there is great movement to the song
George Harrison was great for this
a real good listen Neil
thanks for sharing
peace
tm



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said 3041 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Shades of Coop
It is a fun song, for sure. I can't resist the feeling there may even be a tad of RT influence as well (bits of the prose & esp. the 'twangy' guitar).... As someone said above, nice change-ups too

. - Harold
Ed Hannifin said 3041 days ago (November 24th, 2008)
Middlesies!
I'm really enjoying the continued evolution of the less-doubled Neil Porter sound...And REALLY enjoying the emergence of Neil the Lead Guitarist...

And did we mention the better and better drum programming and the good-as-it's-always-been bass playing?

Wonder what this song's about, though... Just can't fathom it... It's subtle...

Heh, heh...

Ed


Skean said 3041 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
I thought I comment huh!
Okay what a heck... It's always nice to come back for more as I always have liked your music as mixing skills.. BTW nice to hear you've been out and jamming... Did I say thanks for the DL'd.

Take care
---
Kenta
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MarkHolbrook said 3040 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Love songs like this!
Driving driving working working keeps you moving the whole way!

Excellent and sweet lyrics too Neil!!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Dadai.2 said 3040 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Rock...
and roll, roll, roll! Let the good times roll again.

Jack
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Doadars Uncle said 3040 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Too fun!
Good time Neil! Great classic dancin'/drivin' song! Good for smiles!

Doug
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dolby said 3040 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Oh, I dunno...
...normal chords are for sissy's :-)

More A-flat-major-minor-diminished-sevenths in Rock!

Neat track though -
Phil
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bud said 3039 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Great hearing this Neil -
and fantastic that you're playing out. Started doing the same myself. Love this tune 0 reminds me a bit of Nick Lowe and Rockpile. Excellent vocals and of course the bass rocks.
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stacey said 3036 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
I love that first lyric!
I've got a voice just right for the silent movies. That's great!

Jeez man, you can play some geeter! So, I gather you are playing all the instruments? That's fantastic!

And yes, I got all tangled up in my 'phone chord. Thanks!

Very nice! Thanks for the new download!
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jiguma said 3036 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I simply haven't been able to get around to thank people individually for leaving a comment and listening to 100 Days. Suffice to say that I always appreciate it when people take the time to listen to my songs - if they also leave a comment, I'm even more thrilled.

Its been through taking on board what other MJers have said about my songs that I've been able to make progress in my writing, recording, singing and playing. That's why I appreciate your visits every time.

Thank You!!!!!

Neil
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peacepiano said 3035 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Rocker
Love to hear this one live. Rolls right along, like a rock song should.

Thanks
Bill
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Scott Carmichael said 3033 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
the whole package
I CALL LAST... I love the casual way you turn a strong phrase... and your opening line sets the stage perfectly.. and draws the listener in immediately.. everything else is what we've come to expect from our friend down under... you've set a high bar for yourself... so I'd suggest that you learn to limbo....

happy for you... you're gigging live

time to shut up
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Macaudion said 3032 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Two for two...
...that's what you are, Neil! In the first two days that I've had the good pleasure of experiencing your being, you have made my heart smile wide. This little ditty didn't need any sort of directions to have someone know how to respond to it. Everything is on auto response. It's fun and seemingly light, but there's a certain sense of sophistication that comes through in what you do and I end up feeling smarter for having been exposed to it.

Great listen! Can't wait to hear what else I've missed from you.

Cheers, Mr Sir! Dion
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SJB said 2976 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
great
A great rocker Neil full of your trade mark musicianship and lyrics. Your bass playing finally got me to take the plunge and get a bass - I've had enough of midi bass lines farting away in the background (slight problem in that I now need to learn to play it)!
Cheers
Steve
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My old bio page looked pretty out of date, so it’s time for a new one: For the full story, see my interview in the MacJammer Blog "The Jiguma Is Up" by Tobin Mueller. I started to learn guitar when I was about 10 – but didn’t last lon... [see more]

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