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Nothing in the Way


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A song to my daughter Stella as she fills out her college applications. This time next year she will be somewhere else. I started this a little while ago and set it aside. I just added some guitar leads and tweaked the drums - now it's time...

The picture is of Stella at Burning Man this summer.

Danelectro guitar, M Audio keyboard, DOD drums, Samson USB mic
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Lyrics
At once complete
And still becoming
Surely certain
Barely tested
Direct line
From heart to head
Nothing in the Way
Nothing in the way

Glowing beaming
Beauty blessed
Loved and loving
All embracing
Hungry restless
Tired happy
Nothing in the way
Nothing in the way

Here today
An ocean crossing
Sea of choices
Deeper deeper
Fine weather
For a voyage
Nothing in the way
Nothing in the way
Song Stats
Hits: 3352
Comments: 40
Fans: 22
Plays: 76
Downloads: 115

Uploaded: Dec 14, 2008 - 08:25:48 AM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2008 - 08:29:32 AM Last Played: Sep 21, 2016 - 07:47:06 PM
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magnatone said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Nothing In the Way
Thanks for the backstory on this - it's so happy/sad that she's preparing to leave home for college. With that in mind, hearing this song was especially meaningful and your repeat of "nothing in the way" very effective. Cool song all around - good luck with the empty nest!
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bud said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Nice of you to stop by Karen
The nest won't be completely empty - my son Dylan is 14. But I'll miss my girl - that's for sure.
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Feter said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Nothing in the Way
this is very soulful ..and really so deep ...wonderful dedication and honest
feelings ..wonderful lyrics as the vocal flow so good with .. the guitar
work just groovey ...ye ..a real gem !
Deepest bow !!!!!
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bud said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Thnaks Feter
This song wrote me I think.
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dajama said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Magnificent
It's a weird and wonderful feeling at the same time, watching the fledglings leaving the nest. Your lyrics are superb, really exploring and prying open that set of contradictory feelings and impulses. I like the percussion on this a lot, and love the vocal - very Ian Curtis. Great sound overall, and lovely guitar sound and playing on this. Very cool. Good luck to your daughter on her new adventure. She has a cool dad - that has to be a good start! Nicely done. Peace.
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bud said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Many Many Thanks
for your kind words. I'm always happy to get the Ian Curtis comparison when I hear myself as a Holiday Inn lounge crooner. Much appreciated. Stella's a great person - I'm very excited for her.
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racerat said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
nothing in the way
Kevin,
Cool tune. i like how open it is. Lots of space---hey! like nothing in the way! How apropos. Anyway, a sweet tribute to your little bird who is set to fly away. Hey if you trust her enough to send her to Burning Man, she must have a good head on her shoulders. Oh dude, I am so jealous, she has all those College BAND days ahead of her, how awesome!
Philip
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Well I didn't send her to Burning Man
we all went together - the Beck/Jones Experience summer vacation 2008. We had a great time - there's a little slide show on my launch page. I wish I could do college again. Like a fool I dropped out after one year. For some reason I was eager to enter the work force. Ha! Thanks for dropping by with your kind comments.
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Vic Holman said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
something in the way this moves
I sure like how this is layered. the single guitar line underlining it is pretty cool.

the tune itself conveys a sense of loss, which I assume that is what you intended after all. kid's sure grow up fast.

it seems like a long time to hear the solo Bud Band play.
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Thanks Vic - it has been a while since I
cooked one up solo. I wish I had your skills though - this sounds a bit muddy to me. I generally like mud - but I'd like this to be cleaner. Wanna remix?
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LunaTrick said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Wow Kevin
I really like your voice... sort of Luxuria, Swans, LPD ish! Sing more my friend.

Nice composition... I like the rhythm and your use of space. Best wishes to your daughter... what a great send off!
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Glad you stopped by Daniel
I appreciate the kind words - always struggling with the vocals. I pass a word on to Stella.
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Relic67 said 3234 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
like it
kind of an expansive, spacious feel.
sort of reminded me of one of hendrix's more meditative tunes... although the vocal part is a bit more modern sounding of course.
anyway, it's good! nice playing on the danelectro... I was just admiring some of their cool-looking twangers at the local guitar emporium... best of luck to your daughter.



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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Gota love a Danelectro
best crappy guitar out there - and nice action too. Hendrix? You gotta be kidding. Thanks.
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Youra said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
She's leaving home
I've been through this too, my daughter is 23 now. While not being able to write such a beautiful song to express my feelings. Loved the guitar parts and moved by the lyrics. Good luck to Stella !
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
She must be a wonderful young woman
at this point. Best to you both.
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tokai said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Stella
sounds like a bit of melancholy in your playing mate, shows you are a decent chap, i would be very proud if i were Stella to have a gifted old man. I did not even get a wave when i split. Once again a fine track, with your trade mark bass sounds sorted. Slightly reminiscent of Neil Young in places. Cheers.
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Nice of you to drop by Steve
thanks for the listen and kind words.
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paul f. page said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Wonderful...
...lyric, Bud. You have captured the wonder and the anguish. A very poignant number. "Nothing in the way..." is a very good place to be. Let her fly!!!
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
I have no choice Paul
nor would I want to get in the way - Stella's a fine person who's brought a lot of richness to my life. I'm very lucky, and grateful.
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lengold said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
You certainly had
some doubts about this for some reason. Three emails with no song present and then this.
I have no doubt that this is my definite favourite of yours. Agonising.
Love the melancholic feel (drums are superb) and performance.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
A strange thing happened -
I posted once and then took it down to tweak - but when I tried to re-post, twice it put up the old file and not the new.
Very glad you approve of this so strongly - and nice of you to say so.
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davisamerica said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
:-]
nice track Kevin ... Seasons Greetings my friend !
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bud said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Same to you. Download "love songs" as my little gift - Emma closes the album beautifully. macjams.com/artist/mjAlbumPods
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Ibstrat said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
This
song really affected me- my daughter is going to college next year too.Today is her 18th birthday.I am a weird mixture of excited,worried,sad and happy.Thanks for the great song!
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bud said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Yep - that's the emotional cocktail
Stella turned 18 on Thanksgiving this year. It's an interesting moment when you realize that the bulk of your work is done - now it's more about support and understanding. Where is she thinking of going? Stella is all over the map from Hampshire to Reed in Portland - and St. John's in Santa Fe.
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rsorensen said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
wow
what the hell! the drums in this are outstanding. love that bass sound too. killer tune man. love what you did with the layered vocals. and again, the drums! awesome
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bud said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Interesting about the drums
I wrote this initially with a very basic analog drum machine track in an eighties synth band style. The I added some lead guitar and the mix sounded wrong so I stripped the drums off and started over and decided to use DOD off beat and odd time loops which were in 7 and stuff and had to be tweaked to work on what is basically a 4/4 tune. The result allowed me to play with shifting accents and what sorta sonunds more live and reactive than usual. Glad you like it - it's definitle something I'll try again.
Layered vocals are all about low self esteem. lol.
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egobandit said 3231 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
I floated through this
such cohesion between the lyrics and music all the way to the last note as it fades out Excellent!
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Thanks Tim
Your girl will be here someday - before you know it.
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TERRAPLANE said 3230 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Textures
I really enjoy the guitar texture here BUD,,Awesome arrangement !! I heard it was another great year at Burning Man,,
where's Stella's goggles? My daughter is home for the Holidays ,,,maybe Stella will make it home next year.


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bud said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Burning Man was great
we were all there together mom, dad, sister, brother - first time. We all had our goggles on Saturday - it was intense.
Stella's not at college yet - not till the fall. Enjoy having you daughter home.
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guitapick said 3230 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
i hope...
...Stella appreciates what a cool dude her father really is...

...so moving, Kevin...we'll give all of us to the ones we love...as they sail away onto that never ending voyage
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Give all
That's right Bob - you can be sure of that. Thanks for stopping by.
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echoroom said 3221 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Prolific
Man Kev, i cant keep up with your output! The vocal here is pure Ian Curtis, but dreamier - this is a swirling swoon of a track, lovely but with razors at the edge.

Great backstory - you must be proud (and vice versa - what a cool dad)

steve
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Thanks Steve
Vocal kudos from you mean a lot to me.
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Joe Brady said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Listening (all choked up),
Great song Bud. Mine's just 14 now. You given the most important travel gift: love. May heaven smile on your efforts.
Joe
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bud said 3219 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Joe -
that's such a nice thing to say. Thanks.
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Heightened said 3215 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
This was totally
awesome. One of your best for sure. Your daughter has one cool dad!
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Dj French Toast said 3191 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
DUDE!
I swore I commented on this ......hmmmm well I think it really brings me to the sadness of letting your child drift into the great unknown and be her own person . Its a feeling I havent even come close to yet but im sure itll make stronger sense some day !
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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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