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The Mission Man track-2


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Gaylen75

 Genre: Electropop
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From the Album "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen

Jay contacted me about a month ago and asked if I would be interested in doing another song with him. If you don’t already know his music, let me tell you that it is more than it appears. Or what I mean is that he plays guitars too. Almost all of what I have heard has a clear melodic direction which I find rare in electronic music where it appears many artists rely heavily on samples and redundancy. Jay sent me a slice of songs to pick one to sing on and I decided to take it seriously. I sat back and listened to all of them from beginning to end and found it difficult to pick. All of the songs had something that made me want to write. I asked him if he would let me record an album. He agreed to let me go nuts. After sending me about thirty songs I had picked what I thought would make the point I was going for…

The point I was going for:
I decided that I wanted to take this rare opportunity (ten select songs from a talented artist) and truly commit to an idea. I wanted to do a “concept album” and picked a subject that I felt I still had enough to talk about. I dug deep and wrote about as many painful and true feeling that I could. I cleared the coffers with each part of the story. I mashed relationships together and squeezed the demons of shame neglect and inadequacy to present what I believe reflects why I deserve the relationship I have now.

Method:
I always take every song (mine or others) very seriously. I have some self imposed rules about how I write melodies and lyrics that will only make sense to a few but I thought it would be nice for posterity sake that I share with you why I didn’t follow my rules this time. Normally I sit down day one with the music and rip through lyrics melody and recording without moving once. Why would I do that? Besides being crazy, I feel like the end result of a pressure fueled session keeps me connected to the song after Im done. It makes the music part of my life in a way that tinkering and over thought out/ processed ideas seem to lack for me. This makes getting recordings done difficult lately as I don’t have blocks of time and I have become so accustom to this method that I cant get invested.
Anyway with this collection of music I was committed to getting the most connected experience that I could have. But the idea of ten songs done this way was impossible. I decided to change it up and retool my method. I burned a CD and took it with me to work. I drive for a living so I listened to the songs in a constant loop for up to ten hours a day for a week. I my objective was to familiarize myself with the music in the way that I might have been there with Jay when he wrote them. I avoided writing lyrics and got almost all the way through the week before I realized that I had written most of the songs in my head. Yeah some bad driving went down that week but it was the risk I was willing to impose.

So I had only suggested that I would like to do and album because my ladies had plans to be out of town and I had a weekend to record. As it was fast approaching I actually got nervous. I intended to complete ten songs and I still had to work during the day so I really only had about twenty hours to get what I wanted out of the experience. I hope that you can understand that as I don’t take anything seriously like music, it was important that this was smooth. Well, I started Friday night and one after the other the songs started getting done. I had in some ways over prepared. I new every melody that I wanted. I had every harmony in mind and almost all the lyrics memorized. (side note: I have forgotten most of the lyrics as that is how my brain works. Any thoughts on if that makes me odd?) Sunday morning the songs finished I felt like even though I had separated myself from a “method of formula” that I have used for my painting poetry carving writing and music that I had not fallen to far off the emotional coarse that makes this process so satisfying for me. The disconnect that I hate about prolonged projects seems to have been buried by the tight time frame.


The Song: “The Mission Man”

This one was hard for me because it had to happen and was outside my norm. But I tooled it to reflect my idea of what is effectively the most light hearted song on the album even if it is loaded with ideas and imagery that are dark. I believe that if you listen twice you will hate Jay and I for the next week as this is all consuming.

Living in Rewind-track1 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Mission Man-track2 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Ego Parade-track3 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Horrible Me-track4 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Five Thousand Times-track5 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Monster I am-track6 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
I Hate You-track7 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
A Warning-track8 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Lovers Genocide-track9 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Vampire Within-track10 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen




I hope that you enjoy what Jay and I have put together and look forward to some feedback.
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Lyrics
The Mission Man

shes doing her own thing
To the tolls of the mission man
but daddy likes what he sees
just dont let it get out of hand

inside outside
carnival ride
cant get it right
bubblegum suicide
it would take to long
to do tonight
catch the show
about a whore
on your way
out the door
cantaloupe now
get some rope
and let it make
love to your throat

dont snap your fingers at me
I know you want it
so stop popping and get it on

dont shake your finger at me
if your so damn hot
then drop and show me what you got
when I lose control
I gotta get it get it
youve gotta pitty my love
now baby let me in it

now pet your kitty for me
just make it purr
but baby do it urgently

Im sorry baby
but maybe I am a little bit crazy
but you make it easy
for me to be a jealous man
Song Stats
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Comments: 17
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Plays: 40
Downloads: 48
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2011 - 05:46:52 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011 - 11:48:05 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2017 - 11:33:10 AM
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Comments
Soundhound said 2061 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Cool ......nice feel..Man...
Solid lock on the groove, power mix with lots of POP......

Vocals are top shelf the mix is smokin, yep this really works for me
had me bouncing in my chair......

Very, Very well done.......
Check out my latest song called Melded Universe....
PrototypeEightyOne said 2060 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
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Thanks T,

I appreciate the listen and comment, i'm very happy that you were digging this vibe. Gaylen nailed this vibe.
Check out my latest song called The Dead can Dance
Gaylen75 said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Boom
Yeah this one has some bump. Thanks for coming in.
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Carrie71 said 2061 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
mission mania ...
Meow! ;-) This song makes me wanna dance! Love it. Very cool stuff Jay & G.
PrototypeEightyOne said 2060 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
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Thanks Carrie! Gaylen def made this song 10 times cooler than it was before anything was laid down ontop of it. It amazes me how he writes and sings. This track has coolness written all over it.
Check out my latest song called The Dead can Dance
TracyVosh said 2061 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
The Mission Man
Too cool! Love that bouncy effect that comes in at :54 (nice subtle touch). Your vocals roll off Jay's music so perfectly...you guys are like chocolate and peanut butter.
PrototypeEightyOne said 2060 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
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Hey Tracy! Im so glad youre enjoying our stuff! Gaylen works so well with the music that I hope this isnt our last collab effort!
Check out my latest song called The Dead can Dance
Gaylen75 said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Reeces
For sure. Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
PrototypeEightyOne said 2060 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Cool Vibe
You turned this seemingly weird instrumental concept into such a cool track. You have an unparralled talent for seeing the potential in music. Your delivery and style on this song is crazy good. Love the layers and overall vibe.
Check out my latest song called The Dead can Dance
Char said 2060 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
And
this one is hot stuff. Two down. Thanks, people.
Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
rabittwhole said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
2nd track
... so... still saying loudly ..."You guys are perfect together".
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RochaMalhada said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
going through
this album collection now...

Thanks for posting them all!

. - Harold
Check out my latest song called Ascent of a Tree (w Mike_D & FEEL)
Gaylen75 said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Thanks Guys
Yall made my day!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
Vic Holman said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
mission accomplished
one heck of a cool diverse tune. excellent!
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
magnatone said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
#2
what a combo you two are - this one grabs you and doesn't let go. (scary!)
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Gaylen75 said 2059 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Strangled
This was a hard one but it was fun to try. Thanks aagain K!
Check out my latest song called Dont Go Now
ktb said 2058 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
The Mission Man
you guys are scarin me how good this is
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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