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Recorded as part of the ongoing struggle to learn Logic Express... I feel like I am making some progress, happily as I was about to give up. Lyrical content may not make too much sense as the original tune was about 10 minutes long and had to be mercilessly edited, verses removed etc!
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Lyrics
downtown sunday morning
there's a ragtag marching band
i have no idea what's their thing
reels of yellow tape, mark off last night's scrapes
they've still got their own parade
but i'm on the other side, you know
heading for the
junkshop
get my pieces into place
you never know what you might find
i'm always
crowding up my space
scuse me while i load up my mind
way back home where I used to live,
was a great big walk-in closet in my old room
me and the mad gardener & ablue baboon
watched the world refract through warped green glass
but that's all in the past, you know
so now I'm heading for the
junkshop
get my pieces into place
you never know what you might find
i'm always
crowding up my space
scuse me while i load up my mind
let's see the brightest
the loudest, the crookedest,
scariest
trashiest, freakiest
fiercest, the merriest,
rudest and crudest,
the heaviest, holiest,
darkest, the saddest,
the craziest shit you got.
in your junkshop
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Uploaded: Dec 10, 2011 - 09:06:07 PM
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2011 - 09:06:07 PM Last Played: Apr 16, 2017 - 03:29:50 PM
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magnatone said 2051 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Junk Shop
ooh - am i really going to be first?? i feel for you about logic express - i'm learning it too, and although it's getting easier, i still feel like i understand about 1% of it. actually i find the lyrical content to be quite compelling, as i do this entire song. if it started out at 10 minutes long, you did a really superb job of cutting it while still leaving it intact, if you know what i mean. this is really good work, and i want to get this comment posted before somebody beats me to it! happy holidays - thanks for all the great music from you in 2011!
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Relic67 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Thanks
Many thanks and happy holidays to you as well.
I am "getting" LE a little bit more each time I use it... I eventually caved in and had a look at the instructions, which helped a lot LOL!
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alackbass said 2051 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Junk Shop
Outstanding! Shades of early Joe Jackson and XTC. Melodic with a nice punky edge. Love the wah guitar solo sections. Great track!
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Relic67 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Thanks!
Glad you liked, those two artists you mentioned were big favourites of mine back in my high school days.
A long time ago, but still definitely part of the junkshop that is my head!
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Abraxas said 2051 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
What We Leave Behind
Some eyes
see only those remains
cast off by others
while others
see beauty
The objects are the same
only the eyes differ

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Relic67 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Thanks
Hey, thanks for the poem / commentary! A very nice addition to the page.
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scofugate said 2051 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Awesome!!
Great song and sound Alec!!
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Relic67 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
thanks
Many thanks Scott!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
stick wit LE
Alec, first, its a great song with a lively Jason Faulkner bounce. The acoustic guitar is particularly well placed in the mix. I've been using LE for a few years no so feel free to drop me a line any time. I sure am no expert but i think i get some decent results out if it.
Guitar solo is fantastic, and I'm living that organ in there. Your vox as always are top notch. Instant D/L
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Relic67 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Thanks
thanks very much Paddy, glad you liked. You do indeed get great sounds from Logic, so thanks for the inspiration and encouraging words.
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falcef said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Junk Shop
A song beautyful a voice awesome mixed sound. Bye from Italy
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Relic67 said 2047 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
thanks
thanks falcef!
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Philip18 said 2051 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Junk shop
You had me from the opening riff! I hear Traveling Wilburys in the style. Love the lively, bouncy melody and all the solos. Especially like the lyrics. IMpressive work!
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Relic67 said 2047 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
junky wilbury
thanks philip18! How did Jeff Lynne get in there anyway?
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neilh79 said 2050 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Junk Shop
This is awesome Alec, takes me to the 90's in style, fully enjoyed cant fault it
Relic67 said 2047 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
thanks
many thanks Neil!
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Vic Holman said 2048 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
junky shop
excellent tune dude.

xtc meets petty, cool

i really am getting into the arrangement, it is really well thought out and everything is perfectly set up and tidy
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Relic67 said 2047 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
thanks
that means a lot coming from a very accomplished arranger, thanks!
the process was pretty messy but I'm glad it came together OK in the end.
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tempie said 2047 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
green glass
man there are some great little melodies in here. The solo with the 'ok' is SO good man. Especially with the wah rhythm under it. The last two measures induced much jealousy. love the pipe organ bridges too. Ever read truman capote's Other Voices Other Rooms? This for whatever reason reminds me of that book. I like this more every listen. Thanks for the DL!
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Relic67 said 2047 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
thnx
Funnily enough I have never read anything by Mr Capote (saw the movie though!)
But I will make sure to check it out...
Always good to see you here and glad you liked!
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PeterB7858 said 2045 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Good all round
Nice opening riff precedes your trademark vocals. Like the sound you are getting out of the acoustic guitar and the organ sits nicely in the mix. Tasty guitar solo and I like the lyrical outro. Good all round. Thanks '67. Happy Christmas. Regards, Peter.
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Relic67 said 2039 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
thanks
thanks, and a merry xmas to you and yours as well!
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TheReverendAG said 2041 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Fun City
Quality guitar work right there. I would have gladly listened to another 7 minutes of that. Lyrics are cool even without the context of the missing verses. The break at 2:55 was favorite part.

All around, fun to listen to.
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Relic67 said 2039 days ago (December 22nd, 2011)
thanks
really glad you liked it!

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stevel said 2021 days ago (January 10th, 2012)
Cool powerpop
Great track...kind of Flaming Lips circa Clouds taste Metallic meets Todd Rundgren circa Something Anything. I like it!
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Relic67 said 2020 days ago (January 10th, 2012)
wow
those comparisons make me feel good! thanks!
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egobandit said 2013 days ago (January 17th, 2012)
load up your mind
I love the low keys in the background this is like ween meets genesis, I sometimes give up on logic I couldnt even edit in it dont know how you cut this song up, Crazy lyrics but still it follow the story Excellent song!
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sammydix said 2010 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
JS
GREAT chorus in this song. very cool chords and love when that quirky organ pops up. lead break's a high light as well.
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TobinMueller said 1993 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Attic mind
I really dig the feel of this. It has such a down home feel, really captures the nostalgic sense of memories. The use of organ really adds a nice detail. When you release the EP, you can have your 10 minute version as the flip side! I think you did a greg job cutting it down to a radio play length.
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