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Hero


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867-5309

 Genre: Art Rock

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This is a Joint venture . . . collaboration.
Jonte (Ben) Tychman - lead vocals - percussion,
myself - keys - piano - backing vocals,
ezra gold - gark studio,
lyrics - Jonte Tychman - myself,
Videoscope Productions - Stephan Sigurdson, Jim McPherson
insert photos - Peter Markus
cover illustration - Jim Hinman
insert layout - Jim Hinman and myself.
arrangements - myself and ben jonte tychman
Depose' S.A.C.D. France
Arthur Gilbert
4181 King Street, Ste. #27
Toluca Lake, Burbank, CA, USA
91505
(818)846-5378

(28-minute video soon available - being transferred into digital form)

At 7 in the morning on the 17th of April 1860, Tom Sayers stood in a field
in Farnborough and, with soon a broken arm as a handicap, before a crowd of twelve thousand, rendered his name immortal. Already a hero to all who knew him, simply for the kind of man he was, Tom Sayers that day, risked his life to uphold
a special honour: the honour of his country.

Past his prime, at 34, and just over 5’8” and 150 pounds, Sayers had agreed to
match the 26 year-old 6’2” 190 pound American heavyweight John Heenan,
in the first ever international championship bout. It would mean, to England,
a chance to win back her glory; with the not-so-faded memory scars of the Revolutionary War still lingering in the minds of many. Yet it meant to Sayers, stoic bricklayer turned champion, little more than the best means by which to support his children and keep them from suffering the hardships of the times in which they lived.


Tom Sayers was unquestionably the greatest English hero of the Victorian Age.
Over 100,000 people lined the cobblestone streets at his funeral. Over 10,000 of those
People followed his body four miles, in November’s cold, to his final resting place in
Highgate Cemetery. It was and remains to this day, the largest recorded funeral ever to be witnessed of the passing of a sportsman.

Tom Sayers, though gone since 1865, is a great inspiration and merits status as the feature of our musical project, as well as receiving a perminant place in the name of our group, Benjamin, Scott, & Sayers.

Scott Horwath and Benjamin Tychman met early in 1996, just several months prior to their first album being produced, after many rehearsals. Ironically it was Scott who when
younger, played his brother’s drum set and wished to become a drummer, while Ben in his youth, wished to be a classical pianist. Destiny granted neither of them their initial musical aspirations, but instead, in a strange twist, would see each, fulfill the first ‘musical wish’ of the other.

These two musicians, though both first based out of the twin cities area, never actually met during the 1970’s or 80’s though both were constantly busy trodding along similar pathways working and traveling with different groups and ensembles.
Scott sought a fill-in percussionist and spotted Ben’s ad. Ben in turn was seeking just one musician at the time – a keyboardist – to form what he thought would become an ideal
musical match for a duo. The result is partially what you hear on this selection
And the World Majestic C.D., a new kind of format they call mural rock.


Duration - 5:24

can be downloaded

color-tray-card 6-page C.D.'s in stock

Tom Sayers Historic Youtube Link Discussion :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i47DGwPbcY

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Lyrics

Bricklayer Tom you are the hero –
though you are gone you are the one for all.
Bricklayer Tom you are the hero –
though you are gone you are the one.

Tom, though gone, no one was better suited than he –
to carry on his country’s glory.
How he stood – firm at the scratch in battle –
naught but arms – hardly enough to daddle.
E’er the name, bricklayer tom, heard spoken anon –
all shall rise take to therefore; his story.
Sad to say – love was a amiss for his son –
Wife ran off – so never again – still he won –
All he fought – and in a way no chap ever did –
Brighton’s shore shines on for him.

The sun shone bright – on an early april morning.
The men toed the mark in a deadly silence unknown.
Are you ready to fight ? –
Now - shake hands and begin the fight of all times.

England, Tom, is watching you
please come through now for all who need you
and your children too who care and love you
you’re their only one – oh tom – oh tom
It’s what we’re counting on – oh tom – oh tom
It’s what we’re counting on for England !

Victorian England she loves you – for all you’ve done,
The mother of our land thinks you’re a son.

The sun shone bright on an early april morning,
You toed the mark in that deadly silence unknown.
You were ready – then – you shook hands and began
The fight of all time.

Sixteen down and now with the best man – come from abroad
Tom squared up and gave it a final try.
Thirty-four – far from his prime – what a mystery.
Yet Sayers that day – hence is a name in history.
For all he was – his country must say – in no modest way,
Farewell to thee – bricklayer tom – thou art a hero.
For all he was – his country must say – in no modest way,
Farewell to thee – bricklayer tom – thou are the hero.

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Uploaded: May 20, 2010 - 01:48:52 AM
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2010 - 10:30:57 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 05:33:36 AM
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Hardware:
kurzweil K-2000
mixing board
Yamaha KX-88 MIDI Controller
drums
mics
Software:
Mastertracks 5.0
Comments
DWL said 2560 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
I like this!
I like this
It tells a great story and interestingly Tom was born in Brighton (where I live)

Fantastic work.

Is this part of a larger project as it sounds like it.

Interesting subject for a song.

Cheers

Dick
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867-5309 said 2560 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
yowzah
It's good to read from you ! and I will soon hear also . . .
More historic data from the C.D. regarding Tom Sayers was
posted here.
I know girl from Brighton - Lisa Ingham. . .
if you ever should happen to bump into her - - -
well you'll be happy you did - give her a big hello -hey

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magnatone said 2556 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Hero
really enjoying your work scott - very interesting back story, and wonderful music as usual!
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867-5309 said 2435 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
four
thanks for liking the "hero" - there is another one - I am
doing soon ~ called 'nine eleven' - from this same project series . . . scott
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billykirsch said 2555 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
@2:24
Woa! That's a classic progression. From where, I don't remember, but is so great you arranged to make it fit into the song.

Great back story about Tom Sayers. Didn't know him.

Also funny story about you guys playing the instruments the other dreamed for when children.

At times the drums get a little out of sync. Strangely, that makes the song sound even charming.

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867-5309 said 2555 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Title Taken
Yes if I dare borrow the well-admired M.J.'s Sir Doofy for a spell
and use him here as an adjective - my song here teetered
between it and comedy - ben's (jonte's) gene krupa style was a tad awry on drums here - it must have been sweltering at Gark studio that day.
And Ben, the drummer, forked forth an arm and a leg for the long comical video attached to this thing - with multiple
filming angles and the whole bit - I'm playing mostly original stuff here on keys - taking the short opening part - you are right ! - from the way late robert schumann - it is my rendition of his 'Novelette'.
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Char said 2554 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
I never
heard anything like this. Sounds like a stage performance. Cool. :)
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867-5309 said 2477 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
cute
and yah = a cute new picture too !
nice - we played at a car wash in minneapolis
and they made us quit early -
- drums too loud for the aluminum walls - true story
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chestnut said 2554 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Bricklayer Tom
What an original production! Well done on setting the story like this.
Ken
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867-5309 said 2554 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
owner
thanks for stopping by - on yours - I was reminded of Tull's
"Wondering Aloud" from Aqualung - of course in your
owned-by-your-own elevated style. A nice pleasant
rendition of that 1930's tune!
...............................................
Check out my earlier bag of pianistic goods called "called".

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Outtaorbit said 2552 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
This is what I love about MJ.....
I had to look all this up... wonderful music and great story... thanks
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867-5309 said 2551 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
yowzah
good medicine 4 me -
thanks so much for stopping by
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JasperBriceMagnus said 2532 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Scott
I like the story line here as well as this interesting format of mural music.
Volume two should be equally as great!
867-5309 said 2477 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
once again jazzy,
get out of there and take a plane . . . back here
yall here are good for my ego . . .
thanks to you and John Bennett (StorehousePro)
we even found this site in the 1st place . . .

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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