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Such is Life


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I loved my yellow bug but it went bye bye to beetle heaven. I was lucky I didn't go with it. This was a long time ago when I played in a band and like so many times drank while I gigged and then drove home after ... not good. It was a scary time and I wrote this song about it and painted the picture. My friend Larry Jensen on bass and Neil Raynsford on drums.
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Hits: 3174
Comments: 34
Fans: 34
Plays: 144
Downloads: 50
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Uploaded: Jan 21, 2012 - 05:20:14 PM
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2012 - 05:40:11 PM Last Played: Sep 13, 2017 - 12:33:43 PM
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alackbass said 2098 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Such is Life
Oh man! Can I relate! Cool idea setting such a serious subject to an up island feel. I love that kind of contrast. As always I love your tasty guitar playing. The mix and production are stellar as is typical of your posts. Thanks for the download!
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Philip18 said 2098 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Such is Life
It is frightening to look back at the driving behaviour of earlier days. Everyone who worked in bands at that time has a story to tell - and what a refreshingly lively way you put this together. Great everything - but those guitar lines are a special delight. Thanks for the download, Stan.
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richard13 said 2098 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
I don't know which is better
your music or your painting, not that it matters a bit: they are both tasty. You are a talented dude. Thanks, I took a copy too ;-)
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Sigmund said 2098 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Such is Life
Nice tune Stan - I enjoyed listening. I can relate to the over abuse of alcohol in those early band days. I also wrote songs about it - crazy - glad we're both still here to talk about it - others may not have been so fortunate -
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2098 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Such is Life
killer tune, the structure and performance is excellent, i even hear a hint of latter day lennon here.....
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johnwhitehead said 2098 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Such
Love the soul/reggae/Latin groove. Great musicianship here...as always with your stuff. Hooky melody and tuneful, soulful singing. Love the chorus...got me singing along, Stan. Dig that sunny, crisp, infecteous lead guitar. Gonna listen again.
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Jarvoid said 2097 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Nice reggae evocation
scary times indeed...but what does not kill us should make us stronger....smooth recording and top quality playing...

Jarvo
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musichead said 2097 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
nice!!!
Very nice theme and idea. I love the singing. Sounds real nice!!! thanks for the post!
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Narad said 2097 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Such is Life
Very nice trip ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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davisamerica2 said 2097 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Glad you survived!
Great tune, and great that you're here to share it with us. More, sir? T
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KCsGROOVE said 2096 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
oh yeah
infectious groove, Stan!
Fine playing, vibe and vocals!
And I dig the artwork as well! :-)
Good one
KC

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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2096 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
such is life
nicely arranged little bit of tunage. nice feel and sentiment. enjoyed the solo not overplayed. would be great to hear a fully re-recorded version with high production. cheers graham
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PeterB7858 said 2096 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Magical powers
Bugs had magical powers that allowed drivers to get home, even when they probably shouldn't have. I remember such an episode in a friend of mine's blue bug. Quality song as always, Stan, and I really like the contribution that Larry and Neil make to the song. Thanks, Peter.
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neilh79 said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Such is Life
Everytime you play your verstility amazes me, great stuff
dave_b said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Such is Life
Breezy feel is an ironic contrast to serious subject. Strong vocals, tight playing and clean production.
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RochaMalhada said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Almost a touch of
reggae feel to this, very cool. Clean guitar work, nice bright sounds.

. - Harold
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Nice lilting
music for not taking the bad things too seriously. I knew a young man that drove his bug off a road into a ravine. The bug was squashed but the guy got out without a scratch. Thanks.
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ShadowofNine said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Such is Life
Cool song even if the event was not, you played and sung it with levity...Enjoyed
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craft said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Such is Life
Tasty song.
Great guitar paying..
Faved.
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davisamerica said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
man
i loved my VW .... dove it through the mountains with just the hand brake... dumb..dumb..dumb... what i didn't do was turn the experience into such a cool tune as u have,, really enjoyed and ... nice painting.
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Moviz said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Got a great
Reggae feel to this.... lovely and bright and full of light and your voice songs great here.... nice vibrato.... lovely pro song and performance...... and I remember doing the same thing i.e. gigging and driving home after drinking; though I must say drinking while performing seemed to keep me on the sober side (that's my excuse), but at that time it was accepted more or less. Anyway I digress.... love the song and the painting, as always, cheers M
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FEEL said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Nice
Enjoying the production of the song. Vocals sound great with the complimenting music bed. Kudos to all.
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abzwork said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Such is Life..
Such a cheerful arrangement, guitar is recorded so clean n sparkle-ly....takes me to the Carribean, a most excellent ride ant time of year, especially right now!...:):):)peace
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TvRicky said 2093 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Bad Band My Man!
I am smiling my friend. This is so original and a feel like the sounds of late 60's groove. I am feeling great already and this is so appropriate to commence my day with. Your playing is truly fantastic and grooved. This group is absolutely cool. This is you singing..Dam my man I am blown! Exciting times ahead you are probably the most versatile artist on MacJams.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Doug Somers said 2093 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Hey Stan
You're relentless in the creation and offering of great tunes. Serious topics carried in a lightweight and almost celebratory feel. Top flight work here right across all categories.

Some say a lot of good music comes from down East. Songs like this only make that rumour all the stronger!

Peace,
Doug
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gcjjones said 2093 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Such is Life
That's the way it is, everything you've done has brought you to this point...such is life....nice production and feel
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gcjjones said 2093 days ago (January 26th, 2012)
Such is Life
That's the way it is, everything you've done has brought you to this point...such is life....nice production and feel
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jibes said 2092 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Yellow bug
is a great subject to sing about! I like the song and sound of it! Excellent!
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DWL said 2091 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Familiar yet fresh
A really cool vibe to this. Lovely understated vocals and subtle instrumentation.

A very pleasant listen indeed.

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 2091 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
such is
very mellow and laid back great almost reggae feel you guys sound real good I can picture myself drinking a margarita by the beach listening to this sorry about your beetle
great painting btw
downloaded and thanks!
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lavalamp said 2091 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Feel good tune
What a well-crafted and delivered song. Vocals are very nice. Could be up a tiny more in the mix. Could be my crappy speakers though.

Very nice treat.

LL
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spitlogic said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hmm
I like the sounds. I think the vocals could use a little cleaning up (or maybe just place a little more in front). I am enjoying the flow with the music. Great work on the organization too.
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Soundhound said 2082 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Love the hole feel.....
Makes me want to feel some sand between my toes in " NOT " the
snow is knee deep, so will work just fine for now....
Great tune and because of that yes the vocal, should get a little more
play up front the value of the lyric in this case is top shelf.....


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hackneybloke said 2064 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
such is life
stan.....the spread on this is amazing. what are you recording with? this is such a cool vibe you cook up; reggae and 'stand by me'. your guitar work is incredible; everything spot on, every note phrased in just the right way. assured virtuosity.
the vocal is honestly and expertly delivered....you sound like you're singing in your head....and we're privy to your musical musing. listening to you is very very easy....because you deliver everything with such confidence and art. great track.
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Name: Stan Gadziola
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