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Political. I have been taking forever on this song, so I am just posting it to get it out of my system...
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Lyrics
The ironic fact of life is
there's no heaven to survive in
you're gonna have to do with what you find right here

And you better should remember
since the eleventh of september
there's little sympathy for towers in the sky

We live in interesting times

The Chinese, they have this saying
so perhaps we should be praying
for it sure as hell have been fascinating years

When you lose a life you take one
(paradoxic situation)
To order freedom by the threat of guns

We live in interesting times

Now there's change you can believe in
if you're sufficiently naive
and you don't know about power's compromising force

Say goodbye to Texas Cowboy
it appears we have a new joy
or would you care to judge
the most powerful man on earth
by the color of his skin? no?

I say we live in interesting times
Song Stats
Hits: 3016
Comments: 40
Fans: 20
Plays: 228
Downloads: 56

Uploaded: Aug 26, 2011 - 07:01:48 PM
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2011 - 03:32:59 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2017 - 02:28:12 PM
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Comments
michaeljayklein said 2222 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Good job!
The percussion and cool tones along with your beat like vocal give his quite an arresting and interesting flavor...thanks for posting this!
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Thanks Michael,
I spent ages on the percussion. I find it hard to get a "real" feel using digital computation only... I am not completely satisfied but getting better slowly.
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Jockamo said 2222 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Love the theme
Love the lyrics, and the groove...Very nice job...
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
The lyrics
are almost outdated... I had to hurry up posting this!
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Feter said 2222 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
More interesting times
great blues track ...so this is not a live lead guitar ? I liked the percussion pattern you used here very authentic ...good job ..thanks for sharing !!
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Ooops
I think I forgot to list the traditional hardware: fender acoustic, fender strat electric, and squier bass guitar... No digital computation except the drum track and the synth.
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gadzooks said 2222 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
More interesting times
Really enjoyed the bluesy vibe. Good clear vocals and subtle harmonies along with that very bluesy lead guitar tone make for a groovin' feel to this tune. Nicely composed.
SG
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Thanks for the compliment...
...on the vocals, a lot of work went into that!
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J_Gretch said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
More interesting times
Glad you decided to post...this is a good song.The progression really fits the lyrics.

Love that clean Fender tone.
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Clean Fender tones...
Harder to get on tape than a fuzz! Thanks for the kind words.
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alackbass said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
More interesting times
Very cool song with a unique sound! Great production! Those guitar fills are a tasty treat and the tone is so cool! Outstanding production and mix!
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Production
is something that doesn't come naturally to me and this one took forever (in fact I am still not entirely satisfied with it). So I am really, really happy that you like the sound.
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mrattue said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Nice
Sound. Production great.

The effect is ironic, and rather resigned in a sophisticated, intelligent way, to me.

Liked the song.

Cheers for the post.

marc
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Thanks!
Happy you liked it!
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Soundhound said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
The truth....
Is refreshing all the time.....
And this tune is very, very good really nice guitar work
and vocals with a solid Mix.......

Blues for today....Yep.......Hit the nail on the head with this 1.....

Well done.....
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Thanks
for the compliment, soulhound!
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jiguma said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Out of kilter start
works really well. Love the Robert Cray style guitar. Like the words a lot - I've done the odd ode to the Texas Cowboy myself. Nice production, vocals and percs, but the lead guitar is my favourite part.
Good to see you back around MJ Danny.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Denny Borsboom said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
that means a lot to me.
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jibes said 2221 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
More interesting times
Very nice!!! Took a long time but what a payoff! Great song Denny!!!!!
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Denny Borsboom said 2220 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Tx!
So happy you like the song!
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Vic Holman said 2220 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
interesting times
awesome track. excellent production & playing!
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Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Glad
you liked it; thanks.
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Sigmund said 2220 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
interesting times
This is a cool smooth Blues track with some great lead playing - much enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Thanks
that is a big compliment... Tx for listening in.
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Char said 2220 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
It seems that
what happens in the US of A affects everyone all over the world. Good lyric. But better than that is your music and delivery. Thanks.
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Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
The USA
is the world's causal center of gravity as far as politics is concerned. We couldn't *not* care, even if we would like to...

Thanks for the comment & for listening in!
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Elevator_Funk said 2220 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
...
Dig that bass groove, sounds like it would be fun to jam to. good production. Dug the guitar solo too, reserved and tasteful.
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Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
I kept the bass
pretty much as minimal as possible. the tome make up the other half. Glad you like it.
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neilh79 said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
More interesting times
Wow, what an excellent blues, love the guitar licks well done
Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Thanks
for listening Neil.
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dave_b said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
More interesting times
The percussion adds a lot, works with bass really well. Laid back, tasteful guitar work, keys are in the right place. Nice vocal and some interesting lyrics.
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Denny Borsboom said 2219 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
The keys...
O the keys. Not my cup of tea. A 100 hours of wiggling before the keys behave as pleases. So glad you appreciate them.
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papag said 2218 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Check your clock
Time passes so quickly that it takes forever. I like your lyrics. Reminds me of JJ Cale a bit. Guitar tracks are killer too.

Thank you for letting me download :)
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Denny Borsboom said 2218 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Quite the comparison,
I'll just take that as a huge compliment. Thanks for listening in.
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VicDiesel said 2218 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Interesting
times, and very tasty guitar work.
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ShadowofNine said 2214 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
More interesting times
Fabulous track...Bravo
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Erwin Steenbergen said 2204 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
Revisited?
Very nice rendition. Intro reminds me of Robbie Robertson's hit song. Guitar sounds just the way I like it. Beautiful tone. You should consider selling your finger as a plug-in...
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Ed Hannifin said 2200 days ago (September 17th, 2011)
Nice off kilter rhythm...
Just enough sway for my taste... Nice tasteful touches, including the shaker...

I really love the guitar tones you're using here, Denny...

The song itself has a touch of that Mose Allison preachment over blues thing, and I like it a lot...
Philip18 said 2178 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Interesting times
Classic strat sound to the lead lines - I love it! Sits in the groove very nicely. Your voice is expressive. So, for one who's a long way away in Australia, how are things going - has "power's compromising force" taken over? Whatever the answer, I like the song!
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Moviz said 2069 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Just love
this 'sound' you've got..... top vocals and great guitar... love that tone. It's a good song too with excellent lyrics.... percussion sounds fine to me. Sorry I'm so late here, regards M
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