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Broken (Am I Truly Alive?) w/Spitlogic


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I had a "wow" moment when I heard Spitlogic's "Broken" piece. After hearing a few other mixes, I decided to go outside of my realm of comfort and challenge myself with putting something together using his amazing vocal work.

I hope my re-braking of his broken lyrics doesn't mess with the integrity of the original.
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kingbee said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
broken-fixed
hey! the 5 armed man is back
Very different take on the other collabs I've heard.
Touch of Yello to this.
Like it a lot
cheers
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Oh Yeah
Now there's a name I haven't heard in a million years. I can hear the touch you speak of with your broken lyric.


Oh, Yeah --- chicka chicka!

I'll have that tune stuck in my head for the rest of the night.

Thanks King


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Char said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Can not go wrong.
So far, I have enjoyed all renditions. There was a front runner for favorite. I'll have to compare yours and his. All of them are innovative and inspired. Thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Out Of Hand
I agree the other mixes are very innovative. I've certainly come to expect that at this great place.

Innovation.


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tempie said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
5X Arms on the turntable...
Man this is so throwback...this is straight up Rapper's Delight, summer, kids running through open fire hydrants in '79 Harlem.

2:15 - Dude you are out of hand...
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
2 Turntables and a microphone
Those weren't kids - those were small fire hydrant vandals covering their tracks.

Ahhh 1979 in Harlem..... The Summer of Love.... the Twin Cities.... the Big Easy..... Those were the days!

I usually try to get out of hand at the 2 minute mark, but I waited this time. Sometime the suspense kills me, sometimes it just mortally wounds me.

Thanks man.
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hooverfry said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
I am truly Alive
great track. enjoyed all sides of it. backing track synths and bass rocked. nice sounds, space and pace. thanks for sharing
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Alive
Thanks for listening.

The last time I took someone's vocal track and wrapped my music/noise around it, I got death threats and cease and desists from Rebsie and rschletty (kidding). It's time to go back and listen to the Minstrel Boy/Girl (Voice4Choice) entries.

I hope Spitlogic doesn't come after me too!

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Dj French Toast said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
I
Like your reworking of the vocal and the beat makes me smile :) Cool remix :)
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Reworking The Broken Lyric
I thought about just recording an egg shaker over Spit's vocals. Then I thought I could add some vibraslap here and there, then I got serious.

Glad to see you smiling Frenchy!
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lengold said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Another great
take on those great lyrics. Serious bass alert. Not so serious synth sounds. Really like this Bob - definitely a different take.
Cheers
Len

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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Serious Bass
You know Len, I took the edge off of the original bass line because it was so heavy. I'm glad I did, because I think it sounds better now, but I wonder what you would've said if you heard it....

You know something else? Everyone that ever replies to these offerings always have such different takes. I'll never confuse a MacJams artist with someone taking the easy route!

I love this place.

Thanks Len!

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egobandit said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Mr Bob
The under current in a collective electric synth world of spit logic visions! What I ment to say is excellent!
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Ego Bandito
I was gonna say that!

Thanks man!


Bob
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Go_Turtle_Go said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
i agree with kingbee
there is a quality to this song that i couldnt put my finger on, but it resembles the fun and tightness (production-wise) of Yello. Overal a very diverse use of instruments, the cutting up of the vocals made it very personal in my opinion. It has the trademark of the 5ea for sure. I liked the groovyness from the middle onwards the best. enjoyed my friend! Love, Marc and Lisanne
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Kingbee
They Can Double The Pace,
They Can Double The Pace.... When I heard your version I thought, "OK - What's the deal?!!" I heard Mike_D's first, then yours - there was such a vast space between the two styles I figured there was room for me.

See how people inspire from miles away?

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said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
@ 2:16
yer really killin me - what a disco-pop break to the rap. Poifect

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Poifect Killa
You betcha!

A stranglehold with just over 2 minutes of asphyxiation!!

What?

Oh, sorry -

I thought this was the Manchester United team blog....

Thanks for listening Har-rolled

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mike_d said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Razor sharp!
Nice track Bob! Love that bass line and all the twists this takes. I was really impressed with how you were able to slice the vocal track so cleanly. ( I was going to try doing that but I didn't think it would work, lol!)

Glad you took this on. I really enjoyed this one!
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Metal Mix
You inspired me with your version, then I heard Justbase and then I couldn't stop myself.

You guys blew me away with your inventiveness. I just want to be as cool as you!!

(I zoomed in all the way to trim those parts - there were a few places that I had problems with, but I just kept moving things around til I felt like they fit somehow.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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bud said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Great groove Bob
just enough goof to the weight - know what I mean? You're crazy man. Spit is Spit.
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Goof To The Weight
Guilty as charged, Bud.

I hope Spit realizes how much this community respects his craft.


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Vic Holman said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
all those little pretty things
cool one Bob. i like the variety of all those little pretty things throughout... Grandmaster synthy in adida's
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Pretty Little Thang
Thanks for noticing Vic....

I did have my Sambas on this week and they were out of the Cape Cod Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt chips, so I opted for their Butter Milk Ranch - not bad, but I think it obviously affected my choice of synths, as only you could tell.

Thanks man.

Vic Holman - My favorite drummer!


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Relic67 said 3121 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
synthesizers
First of all the rapping is awesome. Kudos to Spitlogic for that.
Love those phat synthesizer lines. Yes, I realize no-one has used the term "Phat" for about 20 years. but it is the only term that really does it justice. A lot of fun!


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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
It's Good To Be Phat!
After all these years!!

Thanks Relic - I think Spit's rap is masterful.


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Feter said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Broken
You Rock .....!
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Broken
Thanks Feter - you're next!

I have a song of yours on the examination table in my laboratory...
Muah hahahah haha hahah (Evil Scientist laugh)


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PrototypeEightyOne said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
yo
nice mixing and production on this. To be honest though dude, i didnt think the music fit the content. the lyrics are deep, but the music is this fun loving
immature almost dance music styled theme. i could have sworn i heard "la bamba" in there.
anyways the music is dope and produciton is hot, but i found the music
and lyrics contrast and contradict eachother. just my opinion though. cool stuff nontheless.
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Immature Dance Music
P81,

Trust me, I hear what you're saying. When I decided to take a stab at this, I was not taking the easy route. It might seem logical to create a score that marries the style of the lyric, but that's never been a thing that interested me. I rather try making mustard taste good on ice cream.

I confess I have a tendency to use those cheerful synth sounds in unlikely places. I just did a similar thing to my song about Hell. It's the dichotomy that makes it interesting for me.

I appreciate your criticism, because your points are valid. The music does not fit the content of the lyric. It was fun doing it and unless you voice your opinion, I'll never know whether it was good or not so good.

Thanks for listening and thanks for being honest.

That's why I love this place!

Bob
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Daugrin said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Lyric reborn
Professionally done work. Panning is funny, once I got used to it I think it fit well. The La Bamba rip was cute.

Daugrin
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five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Lyric Reborn
Thanks Daug.

I think REM ripped off the La Bamba riff in their song Stand. Now that it's been mentioned, that's all I hear!


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FogSlap said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Combo
Quite the combo. Spitlogic's verbage probably never expected this happy layering of syths over it. I bet it likes it. I do!


five_extra_arms said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Combo
Hey FogSlap - what a great looking logo!

I'll probably have to make a public apology to Spitlogic once he hears this.

Glad you like it man.


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drakonis said 3121 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Spit out my gum!
This is 5 times wackier than any other versions, but probably exactly what I should expect from you. Sort of a bittersweet taste to those synths, but after a little while it tastes strangely good, sort of like... mustard on ice cream. Such an artist you are...keep it up! I think a new genre should be named after you, post-new-wave, we could call it FEA_Wave.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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five_extra_arms said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
5 Times Wackier
Five Wave,

so, how should we wear our hair?

Thanks Drak - I'm not surprised that you didn't flinch when they asked, "Would you like some Poupon your ice cream sir?"

Oswald Magum
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lavalamp said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
I managed...
...to get online just for you guys. Spit's lines are great. Free flowing words.

Bob you are a Fresh Mix Master.

LL
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five_extra_arms said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Free Flowing
Hey Dave,

you can thank your fellow MacJammers who all logged off when you logged on. They cleared the way for your internet connection. Dontcha just love these fine people?

You could pass the mike with Spitlogic any day. My jaw still drops when I hear you rap at the end of Hand Colored Photograph. You rock dude, or should I say, "You're Phat!?"


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echoroom said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Horny
Always loved this little tune, and I think you've done an amazing job fitting the vocal to it. Spit's rapping is excellent as usual, and the mix of his rap and this little tune is quirky and unique... and cool!
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five_extra_arms said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Horny, Quirky, Unique.....
Sounds like a man who's been away from his wife for a few months!

Thanks Steve. I can hear you singing around this rap in another version.....

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magnatone said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Broken
WOWZA - when you have a "wow" moment, WOW things really happen! i've enjoyed all of these, but this might be my fave. very imaginative use of mitchell's vocals - great job!!
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five_extra_arms said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Mitchell's Voice
Yeah, I said wow when I heard him!

Thanks for listening to all the versions.
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davisamerica said 3120 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
no fair ...
i mean .. ummm .... well ya got all those extra arms ...... Damn good stuff Bob.
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five_extra_arms said 3118 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
no fair
I credit Spitlogic for this. What good are all those flailing arms without his killer vox?

Thanks man
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michael2 said 3118 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
yes
love this. out of your comfort zone? this is your forte' obviously. imma about to hit the double dutch bus B, this is awesome.
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five_extra_arms said 3118 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Double Dutch
I don't really know the 'rules' of hip hop and any of the etiquette that I might be ignoring in my ignorance. So with that said, I tried to make something cool as if those rules didn't matter (if there are any). Does that make any sense? Me neither.

Thanks Michael.
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yamenyamani said 3116 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
nice
jump.. jump ..jump ..jump
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smokey bacon jnr said 3089 days ago (July 3rd, 2009)
This is great!
You should do another collab with spitlogic, this is great. Reminded me of daisy age rap. Brilliant bassline. Love it.
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