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Telecommunications_Act_of_1996


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 Genre: Alternative Rock

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Online collaboration, a semi-final mix. I was telling Rego that the bass and drums were represented well in this mix but I thought it needed more mid-range. Specifically I don't hear the electric guitar in the mix like I would like to. Any comments on final mix/mastrer


I did the drums and editing on this one.
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Lyrics
Something's very wrong
They aired another factory song
But if you walk down the block
Around Friday night
You'll hear some local kids playing
And they're sounding tight
They're the best thing that's happened in years
But they're never gonna reach your ears
You see the FCC cut the harness free
To airspace ownership per company

I used to watch MTV
Back when it represented me
But when money and sex
And music politics
Take away future hits
From great songwriters dismissed
Art and talent hit the pavement
Sorry, that's entertainment
So get in on the fix
And get in on the cliques
By reading up on the tricks
Of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Jenny was just 5 years old
When Cobain and Corgan took control
Of the youth and the truth
And the beauty of pain
And rock and roll music was back again
Jenny turned 18 this fall
And there was nothing going down at all
Since the rock and roll stations
Went on permanent vacations
Music idol creation's
Done by corporations

Every station back home
Has been replaced by a clone
Named either "Edge" or "Zone"
As if it was homegrown
Now kids don't usually shrug
But this time they've been drugged
By orchestrated prescription
To prevent their conniption
When they finally know
It's someone else's show
Just a quick little fix
From the Telecommunications Act of 1996

And I want my heroes back
As the newsfeed writers-turned-biters
Watch their ratings stack
They say "I just can't afford to fail-
I'll try to save myself
Once I've finished eating up my tail"
So let the cars derail
We'll rip the tracks up for sale
And send our fans to jail
While they provide us with bail
How come you're looking so pale?
I said the checks in the mail
How come you're looking so pale?
I swear the checks in the mail

I used to watch MTV
Back when it represented me
But when money and sex
And music politics
Take away future hits
From great songwriters dismissed
Art and talent hit the pavement
"Sorry, that's entertainment"
So get in on the fix
And get in on the cliques
By reading up on the tricks
Of the lethal lie
We won't stand by
'Cause now we know
Not to take the blow
The FCC inflicts
With the Telecommunications Act of 1996


Rego Sen 2010
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2010 - 05:49:13 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010 - 02:13:32 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 03:01:04 PM
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five_extra_arms said 2607 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
Wake Up MacJams!
This is a really cool song! I can't believe I'm the first to comment.

Great driving drums, thumpin' bass and killer vocals. I love the lyrics and the way you've sung them alongside that pounding beat. You're right about wanting to hear more of the guitar in the mix. The synth sounds are cool but they get loud in spots too.

Very impressive stuff guys.



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richard13 said 2457 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
A pretty good rocker
but the lyrics are FABulous. Too bad about the Act.
Check out my latest song called one last night with you
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