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Shiru mono wa iwazu, iu mono wa shirazu


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This version of this song was posted here for feedback and advice.

The definitive, professionally-mastered version was released on my first EP, 'Japanese Idioms', which can be streamed in its entirety, or purchased as a digital download, at: www.dantimmermans.com

Please come over, have a listen, and purchase a copy if you like what you hear.
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Lyrics
Walk into any given bar on any given night and you'll find that the drinking's mixed with uninformed politics and pride - so here comes what you've heard followed by what he's read, and she knows something about it so she'll just talk until she remembers it - tune into any talkback show or flick through any newspaper and there'll be facts fixed and fed through the narratives of idiots and fools - learn to hold your tongue and hold your tongue to learn - because with everyone talking so little gets really heard - what's left of what's been said when it's ruined by what's been heard - if we're just waiting for something to react against, what is it all worth? when the three hardest words have got nothing to do with love, the three hardest words are 'I don't know' - why is it so hard to say that you've got nothing to say? why is it so hard to say, 'I don't know but I'm willing to listen'?
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Comments: 7
Fans: 10
Plays: 47
Downloads: 116

Uploaded: Apr 15, 2010 - 04:54:26 PM
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2010 - 08:51:43 PM Last Played: Apr 10, 2017 - 11:09:15 PM
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Hardware:
Maton acoustic, Fender Telecaster, Tanglewood banjitar, e-bow, tambourine, egg shaker, mattress, aging Macbook, M-Audio Fast-Track
Software:
Garageband, Battery 3
Comments
fasteddie said 2598 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Great vocals
Man your vocals really shine on this one. Really great man.

Cool laid back song.
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davisamerica said 2598 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
wow
stand up tune all the way around .... good stuff and a damn "intelligent" tune as well.... much enjoyed.... and downloaded.
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racerat said 2596 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
guilty as charged
Has my wife been talking to you? Someone spilled the beans, I've been outed.

Seriously, great tune Dan, the guitar tone is so huge and lush. What kind of pick-up or system, mics do you use? Sounds much like a Sunrise pickup, a very signature sound. Like how the guitar is way up front and the drums are so far back, obviously intentional and very well conceived for the track. The super-sustained lead at about 4:00 is crazy-tasty. Well done.
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dantimmermans said 2596 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
sustain
that's just some ebow fun at the end - I wouldn't know how to sustain notes that long otherwise!
as for the acoustics, well there's four of them all the way through the track, each slightly differently EQed, but all recorded with the the inbuilt pickup on my Maton. I've been looking at getting a condenser mike but really, I'm quite happy with the sound. thanks for having a listen, Phil.
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Reinholt56 said 2594 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Hi Dan........
I'm just downloading this song. Your lyrics are very meaningful to me. One of my practises is harmlessness in word, thought and deed. Words are expulsions of breath, i.e. waste oxygen flung out with intent, especially cutting words that hurt the recipient.

Silence is better than harmful speech.

I'm off to listen to this track some more now.

Take care.

Paul

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speedonl said 2581 days ago (May 3rd, 2010)
That voice
of yours is so great, man. Only discovered you on MJ today... This is great!
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dantimmermans said 2580 days ago (May 3rd, 2010)
wow, thanks
I'm gla dyou dig the stuff. have a listen to some of the other tracks and let me know if anything else clicks.
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Name: Dan Timmermans
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I grew up on Dire Straits, Def Leppard, Phil Collins, Paul Simon, and Eric Clapton. Then I discovered heavy metal. [long pause] Did the post-rock thing for a while, thinking my 'tortured' soul could could only express itself in chaotic guitar crescen... [see more]

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