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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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album: Big Wheel In The Sky
track 1: 3:26 I Dance My Way To You (Prelude)
track 2: 4:14 FortyTwoYearsAgo v2
track 3: 4:18 Grace
track 4: 3:38 I Never Thought
track 5: 2:55 No For Won Won
track 6: 5:57 We're Circling The Drain
track 7: 6:12 Dump
track 8: 4:52 I Don't Know
track 9: 4:48 Milling Molecules
track 10: 4:29 We Hardly Live Our Lives
track 11: 3:15 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
track 12: 2:22 Jabber
track 13: 3:32 Spiritus Felis
track 14: 7:52 SkyWind
track 15: 3:10 Teardrop
track 16: 7:00 Unwinding Time II
track 17: 5:13 Remodel
track 18: 5:36 I Dance My Way To You
track 19: 4:05 Celebrate Always
track 20: 4:07 It's Time To Roll
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Lyrics
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she looks at me with just a hint of regret
and orders a martini, dry

i wonder what this time i must've missed
i search my soul for a reason why

so she lights another cigarette
and looks me in the eye

she says i know you won't understand this
so don't even try


you know, i'd tell you what happened next
but i'm not really sure

i felt like the entire world
started spinning on a brand new axis

even gravity felt wrong

everything i thought i knew
was suddenly under review

i apparently was unable to form new memories
for quite some time


(c)2010 Bill Grundmann
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Hits: 2603
Comments: 34
Fans: 20
Plays: 51
Downloads: 70

Uploaded: Oct 02, 2010 - 08:40:53 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 08:52:18 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:12:36 PM
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Comments
rabittwhole said 2430 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
a martini dry
...double olives???
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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oh yeah

two!!
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2430 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
WAAAAY Cool!
Instant fave here! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jim
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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thank you

i wish i knew where these tunes come from. they just hit me and need to be expressed...
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Outtaorbit said 2430 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
This is very nice.....
Love the bass and the whole lush attitude of the tune... nicely done.
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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the bass started out as an apple loop - but it got modified quite a bit

don't know how to explain the rest of it - it was a strange olfactory hallucination of cigarette smoke that started it

thank you
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shavingronaldscar said 2430 days ago (October 2nd, 2010)
Shivers!
Those airy drum delays, and the reverb on the keys, just make me shiver! Sounding amazing on the headphones, great job man! Well done with the melody, really evocative. And nice chord change in the middle, with a well-balanced and tantalizing background vox performance.

...okay, definitely a favourite. So many delightful little changes, it makes for a brilliant progression. DAMNĀ FINEĀ TUNE!
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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i did the mixdown and effects on headphones for this one - guess it shows

the 3 on 4 seemed to work out nicely

i spent a ton of time on the melody - first on keys and then on singing it - (working on my singing lately)

thanks!
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Symphony101 said 2430 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Great tune
very cool, I like the lyrics too.
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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the melody was driven entirely by the lyrics

thank you
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RAVENS said 2429 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Coolness
Kind of reminds me of a Soho poetry reading session. Very noir & sleek, I'm diggin' it!

RAVEN ;-)
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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you know, i was in a poetry mindset when i wrote the words

i went for a deep rhyming scheme and got one verse written - and that was it - i was stuck

the following voice over was originally a note to self that i intended to turn into either a second verse or the chorus - but it never gelled - so i left it as is and just said it (well, after a few tries)

as poetry goes... the rhythm and syllable counts don't work out at all... but that's OK - it might lend to the mood of instability

getting that word pattern into a vocal melody took several hours to work out - hope it worked

thanks
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sloparts said 2429 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Nice laid back Jazz/Blues piece Bill
Subtle mix of Bass, keys and drums and so very cool vox effects.

The story tells it all without saying a word, how cool is that,

Fav & D/L

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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i didn't say (nor sing) a word - it all was beamed directly into your brain via a cool new app called... umm... i forgot... anyway :)

thanks for listening
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tonestones said 2429 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Cool, gentle breeze
Very nice.
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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thanks
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867-5309 said 2429 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Eye wander why
exotic feel - upon some really neat plateau -
your sounds produced from air pushed via lungs pleases so as is - a fragrant dump ~ monologue slices with joyous cherubims
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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love is a strange creature

thanks
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crissew said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
I was most mesmorized over
the sound of the drums, particularly the snare and high hats, very well done. Awesome reverb and I think delay on there. Cool effect. Voice effects are almost polar opposite from the effects on other instruments. Cool dichotomy. I enjoyed it. Cool jazz poetry piece!
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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i had fun with the multiple echoes on the drums - it was 3 against 4...

yeah, i treated the vocals as a separate entity. i guess cuz i'm trying to improve my singing, i set it apart sonically (maybe to show off?)

thank you
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particledots said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
even gravity felt wrong
things i love most about this tune -
the bass line and those airy backing vox (is that someone singing or is it a software singer? - either way sounds fabulous)
can only echo what the others have said on the overall greatness of the sound
cheers
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SmokeyVW said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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that bass line is a apple loop modified as necessary

the backup singers are synths - but, strangely enough, i considered tracking those myself - but got impatient - odd that you asked

thx
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magnatone said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
Dump
wow bill - you are just doing such COOL stuff lately - another excellent upload. how do you do it??
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SmokeyVW said 2425 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
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glad you liked this - it was a fun project

thanks
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Carrie71 said 2428 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
Cool
Very cool indeed. Good way to end my night.
SmokeyVW said 2425 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
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thank you

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TobinMueller said 2427 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Momento Olives
I dig the piano part, nice restraint and timing. Interesting how the whole thing gains reverb as it flows along. The vocals have kind of a roomy sung-in-a-bucket feel that put me off at first, but as you kind of rescinded into the background I got the fog you were rolling into. Nice conceptual mix. The oos/ahs were a great idea. I could see this in a film.
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SmokeyVW said 2425 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
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yeah, the reverb builds up as it goes along - i hadn't verbalized it to myself, but a "fog" is apropos...

thank you

don't get the Momento Olives ref - but that's OK

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TobinMueller said 2424 days ago (October 8th, 2010)
Momento Olives
Ok, way too obscure. Sorry. Like drinking a martini (first stanza) over and over and no remembering, like in the movie Momento, which is kind if genius. Plus, the phrase rhymed/sounded like pimento olives, so I thought I was being way clever. Way too clever, obviously...
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egobandit said 2427 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
don't even try
I like that line, what stands out besides your singing is the piano it has a drifting quality Good to hear your voice!
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SmokeyVW said 2425 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
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that line "don't even try" is such a nasty thing to say... no wonder the poor guy was thrown for a loop!

thanks
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bud said 2427 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
Wow Bill
I love it when you decide to sing - this is such a cool track. The backing tracks are really excellent - feels a bit like DJ Shadow in the piano / drum treatment. Good stuff.
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SmokeyVW said 2425 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
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i'm trying to improve my singing. it's a long, slow process. but so far i feel i'm making a little progress - got some good advice from the Daug

thanks for listening
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drakonis said 2422 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
wandering down new paths
I always enjoy where you take us. Part song, part jazz, part short story, one part gin, two parts vermouth... and to spin that line from Indiana Jones... "bad dates." :-)
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