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Septic Truck at Camp Elite Part One


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B flat 120 bpm. Opens with Lord Buckley's classic riff on "Marc Antony", you see in the not so distant past, we dug the classics. Chris Duarte still does, I once witnessed D recite the bulk of the original Shake's piece from memory in a bar south of Abilene, while jamming ferociously. Duarte is classic. Anyway, next a riff sampled from President B. Obama speech Feb 19, 2008.
Theme is repeated twice, then "The Bad Back Tango" featuring a horn arrangement. The next section is unlike anything you've ever heard before... a rap, lol. On the ride out, a recapitulation of the Obama theme with variation, and a fair use rendering of some of the "Genius of the Crowd" by Charles Bukowski.
I will attempt to finish the other half of this piece shortly, the polka wants to be too tense for tenderfeet...
This is a piece from a cycle called "The Improvers Of Man".
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Lyrics
"Hipsters, flipsters, and finger popping Daddys, knock me your lobes!" - Buckley after Shakes.
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Uploaded: Aug 24, 2011 - 11:52:53 PM
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2011 - 11:55:35 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 12:19:03 AM
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michael2 said 2072 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
wow
this is a wild piece of music. i don't even know how to describe this. almost like a Zappa piece. cool how the drums are so basic and plodding along in the background too. disturbing in a way, but I have a soft spot for that kind of thing.
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Daugrin said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hello M
Thanks for coming by. Funny about the percussion track, check back for part two and all will be revealed. Plodding? Do you perhaps mean dys-synchronous? There are several "warps" on this piece.

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sammydix said 2072 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Septic
keys are absolutely fantastic in this tune--more so than usual. did Wakeman stop by? weirdly accessible; thoroughly entertaining. did you do the tango at 2:30? what a touch. we're not worthy.... :]
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Daugrin said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hello Sam
Good to see you in the house my friend. My head refuses to get phat, I know me too well, but I appreciate your kind words of encouragement. If Wakeman showed up in his wheelchair, we might jam some, but we'd probably need a nap first... I fell off the chair laughing while mixing every time the tango started, very funny in-joke, but you understand.

Daug
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SmokeyVW said 2072 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
a puzzle
lots of srcs and refs here! Buk is cool. i like the arrangement

thanks
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Daugrin said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hello Chief
No ambiguity in what I do. That's Buk's style too, his piece was perfect, I never considered anything else, but using it as the pivot point for part 2, I just heard him reading in that transgression poet's voice. Do his words make you wanna drink too?

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dave_b said 2072 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Septic Truck at Camp Elite Part One
Has the surreal feel of a waking dream. Effected vocals are cool, I like the keyboard runs.
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Daugrin said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hello dave_b
Man, you are here every time something comes out! Thanks for your encouragement. The design was exactly as you suggest. That feel was essential to the plan. Part two is much more tense. I won't give it away. See you then!

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KCsGROOVE said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
great songwriting
very adventurous stuff!
takes me to all kinda places :-)
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Daugrin said 2071 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hello Again
Thanks for dropping in to listen. I appreciate your kindness. I am a big fan of your music as well. Adventurous? I try to do make what I hear.

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gadzooks said 2071 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Septic Truck at Camp Elite Part One
This is very creative stuff. Excellent keys. Good job of painting little sound pictures throughout the piece. Cool horn arrangement.Interesting radio bits...very surreal.
SG
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Daugrin said 2070 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Hello Stan
When artists like yourself stop into say good things I am encouraged. Thanks!

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bud said 2070 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Septic Truck at Camp Elite Part One
I appreciate the considerable musical skill and inventiveness that went into this project - though I'm not a particular fan of the Zappa school of composition that this reminds me of most. However - I find the second half to be didactic and at times condescending to the degree that though you bring a luminary like Bukowski to the table the effect falls flat for me. Still, the use of the radio was a clever conceit and well done.

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Daugrin said 2070 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Hello Kevin
Thanks for stopping by and listening. I appreciate the time you took in response. Your words of encouragement, while couched in begrudging language, are still welcome :)
I am unaware of a Zappa school. Which specific Zappa composition(s) did you recall as the precursor of "Septic Truck"?
The second half falls flat for you? Like "Hey Bulldog" fell flat for the upper classes in England, or "Hotel California" fell flat for US elites? Allow me to suggest: disagree with the analysis, note the poor execution or technique, but to complain because a sweet cake wasn't presented?
Perhaps the second course will save the day for you? What about a tense polka?

Daug

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bud said 2070 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Hi James
Sorry about sounding begrudging - but the camp elite concept is getting kind of tired - and that might have had something to do with my tone. However - I tried very hard to see past it and appreciate the song for what it is.
Since you asked - the two Zappa compositions that define a certain style of playing in his repertoire that I'm reminded of are Cletus Awreetus Awrightus and Eat That Question - both from Grand Wazoo. An accomplished record to be sure. As for Bulldog and Hotel California - both were indictments of the popular culture in song with original lyrics and music that supported the message. I was not complaining in my comment merely pointing out that your appropriation of Bukowski was ineffective for me. I also found the portrayal of the universal elite in the guise of the young man speaking with the sage trucker to be simplistic and one dimensional. I understand what you are doing wit this song - and I suggest that if you post transgressive work you should expect criticism. I've never been challenged to defend a comment before - but I'm happy to oblige.

Kevin
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Daugrin said 2069 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Kevin some more!
Here's some analysis: "Eat that Question" is in 5/4 and features woodwinds on the six bar introduction before setting into a 3 bar groove in A that repeats as the basis for solo passages. It has nothing to do with “Septic Truck” except the tempo is close.
"Cleetus" has a Bb chord in common with “Septic Truck”, the tune is a vehicle for a saxophone solo and features a “human horn” section which lampoons classical figures in overblown arrangements popular is Las Vegas shows and Hollywood revisionism of the New York jazz sound of the 50s. Nothing in common really...
It is more accurate to say you have successfully named two Zappa compositions, than established congruency between the structures.
The above is a fore shadow of my reflective comments on your analysis of what is happening in the tune, except, in the course manner you have suggested it is transgressive. But as this is art Sir, your comments are noted, and I have and will defend your right to your opinion.

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bud said 2069 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Thanks for defending my right to my opinion.
You're doing a great job.
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finkeldink said 2067 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Dude
The funny thing is that if I ever lost my profession I have thought that owning a septic truck would be awesome. No sh*t! No pun intended.

Crazy song man. So different from the last.

Such wackiness. Did I mention that I love wackiness?

Good stuff man.
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Daugrin said 2066 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Dude!
This is the shit 'aint it? Where do you hear wackiness? Never imagined an Elitist youth to say, "It just is."
Opps, you better not tell what's his name, he'll come back lol. Appreciate your big ears!

Daug
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bud said 2066 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Yes - I'm back
When praised in the least you respond by telling the commenter how great your shit is (shit being your word) and how astute they are - but when faced with criticism you attack the commenter and demand proof. Don't you find that unfair and biased? Or even elitist - since I'm obviously not welcome in your fan club.
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Daugrin said 2066 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Kevin some more...
Bud, I said it was the shit. And it is, a septic truck full. You disagree? What I do is not for tenderfeet. Artists stop by... I'm grateful to mapless travelers who stumble in and make silly comparisons and shopworn analysis as well... I get a chance to help.
Does what I do interest you, or perhaps, you have an agenda? I'll finish part two just for you Kevin.

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papag said 2067 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
A journey to the bowels
Wow this one sure is a "pick me up" tune! So many bits that weave in and out. Musta been fun to mix. I admire the sonic clarity you have achieved.

Thank you for letting me download :)
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Daugrin said 2066 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Thanks Papag
Appreciate you stoppin' by. Sonic enema... of course. You have great ears, and there is no substitute
for that... I laughed myself off the chair every time the tango started, made with loving care!

Daug
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awigze said 2062 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
wasnt he really saying
We are the one's our parents warned us about. Love the fluffiness of the song. And sorry that I cant get close enough to your big truck to open the valve on the hose on this one. Campy Inspiration on this one.


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scaustrita said 2060 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Septic
Great horn arrangement!

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hackneybloke said 2055 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
septic tank
this is so cool and innovative. clever stuff. the keyboard runs are excellent, a is the transition from first section into the next around 3.40. love the duologue with the kids voices and atmos going on behind. dude i would so like to hang out with you.

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