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Wondering Why (loose change w/ziti, futz, jiguma, & pv)


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I sent a rough song sketch to Fran "ziti" Dagostino in 2007. In return he bleeds a couple of fingers on this tune. Fran in his element. And what a gift it was to collab with all these musicians... Enjoy, I did. A remix of the original:

Original MJ song info from 2007: A late night blues collaboration with Neil Porter (bass & mixing), Fran Dagostino (guitar), Patrick Feehan (organ), and David Thomas (drums via loops). Vocals by Jack. Copyright Jack Miller 2007
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Lyrics
Wondering why I'm here smoking my cigar
Wondering why I'm not there with you.

It's a quarter-to-two, and
I guess I've drunk my cup of blues.
And I'm wondering why I'm not there with you.

Wondering why I'm here smoking my cigar
Wondering why I'm not there with you.

It's a quarter-to-three, and
I know where I want to be.
And I wondering why I'm not there with you.

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Wondering why I'm here smoking my cigar
Wondering why I'm not there with you.

It's a quarter-to-four, and
I know I should be walking out that door.
And I'm wondering why I'm not there with you.
Yes I'm wondering why I'm not there with you.

(c) Jack Miller 2007
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Uploaded: Apr 01, 2011 - 01:13:40 AM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:57:05 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 12:28:14 AM
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Comments
futzpucker said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Big time enjoyment
This was approximately *way* too much fun to play on.

Thanks for the invitation, Jack. I had a blast...
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Roxylee said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
You guys
should play out in a club together somewhere. I like the boppy rhythm in this, and the playing is superb. Jack, it's touching that even when you're trying to have fun when Barb's away, your song is about missing her. Does she let you smoke those things in the house. ? heehee
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magnatone said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Wondering Why
ooh, i haven't heard this before, what a TREAT!!! OMG - (second listen) - OMG! more please! somebody tell patrick to come out of MJ retirement!
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RichardSchletty said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
I wonder as I wander
Maybe MacJams should be renamed reposters.com.

Good re-ups, Jack.

We should start a virtual cigar club. We could share our bewonderment. Get my drift? No fumes to bother the womenfolk. Epuff.com
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Feter said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Wondering Why
WOW ..I dig this so much ...good vox Bro ..what a band what a band ..this is crazy cool ...Z is at his best ..the driving Rhythm session rock so good Pat Neil and David ..Kudos to you all !!!
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dave_b said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Wondering Why
This is the real deal. Cool images in the lyric "cup of blues", tasty licks by the all-star band.
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ic42 said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
what would happen...
if we got the greats, Fran, Jack, David, and Patrick in a "virtual room"... well gentlemen, start your engines, because this has V.Room! The tempo of this is just fast enough to keep me on the edge of my seat. Excellent excellent work here, such a sweet sailing bit of guitar/B3/drummage... but it is always so hard to get that Fran guy off stage at the end :-) Big smirx!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alackbass said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Wondering Why
Outstanding shuffle! The vocal floats effortlessly over the amazing groove provided by a band of talented all-stars! Take a bow gents!
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neilh79 said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Wondering Why
Excellent work, really great musically the guitar whines away Claptonlike, loved it well done to all
RAVENS said 2367 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
Awesome
Wow what a fabulous track. So this has been pending since 2007, or is it a remix/revamp of sorts? Either way, it's terrific. Wonderful work guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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jdholliday said 2366 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
Hey guys
not much time to pop in to macjams lately, working crazy hours, but saw this and had to listen, and wow, glad I did, just the kind of stuff I love to hear! Awesome!
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Vic Holman said 2366 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
Wondering Why
steamy and smokey!
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Dadai.2 said 2366 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
cheers....

... mate.

D
PeterB7858 said 2365 days ago (April 3rd, 2011)
This would get any place cookin'
Classic, authentic blues groove. This would get any place cookin'. Patrick's organ work is fantastic and Fran is blitzing. Great work from all the boys. Take care, Peter.
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Sigmund said 2360 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Wondering Why
Cool song - this has a sort of high gloss sound to it. Sounds like it could have been recorded live. Absolutely top notch ensemble and a great collab. Nice guitar solo too. I enjoyed this - thanks!
Sig
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albertruss said 1708 days ago (January 19th, 2013)
wondering why
a neat ride on some cool blues trails, i can see billy idol sing this with the stray cats backing him up.very nice..thanks...
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ktb said 1697 days ago (January 30th, 2013)
wondering why
That hand on your shoulder is freaky :-) Nice jam with some damn fine players. Gotta love it
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Dadai.2 said 1697 days ago (January 30th, 2013)
What hand?!...
;-)

Thanks, ktb...
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