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What Will Be... (Vic Holman & Jack Miller)


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Retro? A throw-back tune for the oldies and maybe, the newbies. Two and a half, almost, years ago Vic Holman sent me a music track (sans his slide guitar) and said, This sounds like something down your alley..... or some such words. I listened and emailed him back that I was on it and would follow through... Well, here I am, almost two and a half years later - finally, thankfully.

In the interim between 2009 and now, Vic had lost the band file for his original music demo (haven't we all done that?). So, this post is that original demo with his recently added slide guitar and my vocals.

So many of Vic's songs evoke the guitar of George Harrison. Well, in this tune, I do think, that applies. When I received the music file from Vic, I sang to myself... what will be, and titled it such, as the working demo. All Things Must Pass came to mind. So here we are (in MacJam years), a short time later. Vic, has graciously given me the go-ahead to post this on my song page.

A special note... this is the first song post, in over a year and a half, that I have been engaged, musically, in something new from my end. Wow... thanks, Vic.

We hope you enjoy a shade of our inspiration.

Music: Vic Holman
Vocals/Lyrics: Jack Miller
Song Art: Vic Holman
Final mix: Jack Miller
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Lyrics
Time will tell and tell us well
Light and darkness is the key
Life or death, heaven-hell
What will be, what will be

Everything tries to take you down
Grab your head, spin you all around.

What will be...........

Friend or foe, now who can say
You’re doing well and they’ll agree
Fall out of line and make their day
What will be, oh, what will be

What was up, well, now is down
Inside out, in your ghost town

What will be.....

Tell me now, what should I do?
Won't you show me the way?
The ground I'm on is sinking sand
And there's no more notes to play...

Listen now as wisdom calls
Taste the fruit to know the tree
What seems large is only small, and
What will be, oh. what will be...

Take these words as your command
A light to shine, to understand

What will be....................

© Jack Miller 2012
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Hits: 2723
Comments: 63
Fans: 36
Plays: 139
Downloads: 55

Uploaded: Mar 13, 2012 - 10:25:27 PM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2017 - 01:28:54 PM Last Played: Apr 17, 2017 - 08:13:52 PM
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Comments
TvRicky said 1868 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
"Listen now as wisdom calls "Taste the fruit to know the tree"
Cool and time honored groove. Beatle melody shines here my friends. Sweet playing by all. Vox are supremely tasty and fluidly natural. Guitar slings and the drums fit exquisitely. Means to me the mixmaster here is a meticulous soul. Love the performance all around!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Dadai.2 said 1868 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
TVRicky...
Your comments and insights are a joyful experience. Thanks. Vic Holman slings the guitar like no other here at MJ. My vocals were a lucky stab. My mixing just fell together...

cheers......
D
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Dadai.2 said 1868 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
Thanks, Vic...
... Really!
D
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finkeldink said 1868 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
latter-day classic rockers
Cool song.
Excellent collab!
Yep... the George Harrison vibe is truely there.

Good stuff!
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Dadai.2 said 1868 days ago (March 13th, 2012)
smiles all around...
thanks for dropping in on our throw-back tune. It's the vibe we grew up on...

cheers.
D
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gadzooks said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
What Will Be...
This is real nice ... Traveling Wilburys feel.Great vocals and love the mix, very clear and Vics slide is sweet. and excellent collab!
Enjoyed this easy going tune with my morning coffee.
Cheers
SG
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
TW's.....
We couldn't ask for a better comparison. With coffe or wine.... Thanks, Stan.

D
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davisamerica said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
terrific track guys
... a bit Beatles jam with Jery Garcia to me but more than that a solid rocker by two of the best here. D/L'd the final.... thanks!
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Hey there, Jack...
Always great to have you listen and chime in Thanks for your really too gracious comments. Kudos to Vic, he set this up with his great music track.

cheers...
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snowdragon said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
I immediately thought
travelling wilburys
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
well, Craig...
who's arguing?
Thanks, from the GoodWillys remnant.

cheers...
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Ibstrat said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
I
love George Harrison, this sounds so good. Great stuff!
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Thanks, Mark...
Yeah, George left the scene much too early. I appreciate you dropping in for a bit of music and for the nice comments.
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awigze said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
can relate
sinking sand.... dig the reference. love the slide work and overall great feel and writing.
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
sinking sand...
the common human experience?

Thanks, Andy, for stopping in. Nothing like Vic and his slide guitar.

D
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PeterB7858 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
A keeper
Yep, lovely George vibe going on here. A definite keeper, not a throw-back :-) Nice slide work, Vic. And your lyrics capture the simple elegance of some of George's writing, Jack. Fine post. Take care, Peter.
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Thanks, Peter.
The vibe of George.... doesn't bet much better. Knowing this is a keeper for you is enough for me. Thanks.
D
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lavalamp said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Total Vic sound
Jack, digging the vocals one this one. I'm always reminded of George and Tom Petty when I hear Vic.

This one is more Harrisonian lol

Very enjoyable listen-

LL
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Total Vic sound...
Indeed! He is the Harrisonian of MJ. Glad to know you like the vocals.
Thanks from the both of us.
D
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egobandit said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
what will be
Im glad this got posted some very excellent arrangement and singing, of course Vic really is george
great great song!
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Dadai.2 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
vic is george...
vic is george... vic is george... number 9, number 9...

Thanks, Tim. I'm, too, glad this got posted.
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Vic Holman said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
i wonder.......
......... if this holds the record for the longest duration on a collab on MJ.lol

2 things: 1. i'm glad that you kept a hold of the music file (i'll bet the file will show up when i'm not looking for it)

2. i knew you would nail the vocals on this piece from the very start. and nailed it you did
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Dadai.2 said 1866 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
must be a record...
... but what does that say about me? ;-)

I'm glad you recorded this and sent it to me.

You make it easy to collab. Kudos, my friend.

D
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Roxylee said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
Wisdom
I'm musing on these lyrics. Man is fickle, God is sovereign, and time will tell... the feel is retro, yet present. I like the George style guitar, Vic. Ahhh... it's good to hear you recording again, Jack.
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Dadai.2 said 1866 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
Lyrics musing...
You seem to know my presuppositional leanings. ;-) Thanks for the short and accurate topic description. It was good to do a song again. Don't know if, or what is next. What will be?
Best to you, RL.

D
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Philip18 said 1867 days ago (March 14th, 2012)
What will be
Good rolling along song. Sweet harmonies. Nice guitars. Much enjoyed!
Dadai.2 said 1866 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
rolling along song...
I like that. Thanks for taking time to listen and for commenting. We glad you liked this.


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dimm witness said 1866 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
topnotch ;)
great melody and arrangement, nice slide!! I love the vocals and the lyrics are world class. fits right along side harrison's catalog!
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Dadai.2 said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
thank you sir...
we here at harrison retro and happy to read your comments. Most gracious of you. Really...

D
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MotherofMeursault said 1866 days ago (March 15th, 2012)
Sunny songs with measured lyrics
make for conflicting emotions in the listener!

But, of course, that's where the richer veins are found...

Thank you, gentlemen, for this fine song.

Love,

MoM
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Dadai.2 said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
MoM...
You shouldn't have... but I'm glad you did. Thanks and best to you.

D
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Jarvoid said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
Great stuff...and I
get the George Harrison reference....to me the best Beatle,certainly musically ,but that is probably a contentious point of view.Your bvouice really suits this song as well,it has a slightly retro feel to it ..the sopng not your voice! which all hangs together nicely...D/L

Cheers

Jarv
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Dadai.2 said 1864 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Chris...
Thanks much for listening and sharing your reaction to the song. It was fun to make. And I won't argue with your assessment of George being the best Beatle! Cheers,
D
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Jarvoid said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
voice...your voice....
not your bvouice...as I seem to have typed .....doh!
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dave_b said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
What Will Be..
I like the hook. I hear George, and also full on Willburys in this track. Great mellow groove, some really nice changes.
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Dadai.2 said 1864 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
What Will Be...
I like the idea that this song should remind you of the Willburys. What a great collab group they were! Thanks, Dave, for listening and chiming in.

D
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sschedra said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
Wow!
Not only shades of Harrison, but Harry Nilsson too! The missing song from "The Point". Great job!
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Dadai.2 said 1864 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Well...
Harrison and Nilsson... wow right back at you. You're too generous, Stephen. Glad you liked our little collab retro song.
D
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alackbass said 1865 days ago (March 16th, 2012)
What Will Be
Yeah guys! I totally dig the strong Harrison vibe! Such a pleasant track and so well done!
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Dadai.2 said 1863 days ago (March 18th, 2012)
what will be...
Thanks, Andrew. We're glad you liked our little excursion into Harrison viberville.

cheers
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hackneybloke said 1865 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
what will be
yes....nice retro beatles vibe.
i enjoyed the easy summery vocals.
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Dadai.2 said 1860 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Julian....
thanks for dropping in on our little retro beatles tune. Best to you, my friend.

D
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lholden said 1864 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
What will be
Love the slide guitar, repetitive chorus and overall retro feel. Very enjoyable listen! Thanks for sharing.
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Dadai.2 said 1860 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
sliding along....
Thanks, Laura, for taking time to listen to our tune. Glad you enjoyed it.

cheers...
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michaeljayklein said 1862 days ago (March 19th, 2012)
Que sera...
Outstanding....!!
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Dadai.2 said 1860 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
Sera?
I couldn't help think of Doris Day and her song from the Hitchcock movie with Jimmie Stewart. I don't know too much, myself. But your comments are most appreciated and brought back a memory of a great flick.
Thanks, Michael.
D
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J_Gretch said 1861 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
What Will Be...
Love the acoustic underpinning,nobody layers guitar tracks better than Vic.

Very nice colab...enjoyed it much.
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Dadai.2 said 1860 days ago (March 21st, 2012)
In the words of Carly...
Nobody does it better... than Vic with those guitars! Thanks for chiming in.

D
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Sigmund said 1861 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
What Will Be...
This is just nice! Very pleasant melodies and performances, and that late Beatles/George Harrison vibe is undeniable. Nice collab, muchly enjoyed!
Sig
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Dadai.2 said 1855 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
What Will Be...
Thanks, Sig. The song was a pleasant outing for Vic and me. Sliding into the Harrison/Beatles vibe was a bonus. Glad you enjoyed our tune!
D
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magnatone said 1861 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
What Will Be
Dynamic DUO!!! awesome work guys - i really love this in a big BIG way!
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Dadai.2 said 1855 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
in a BIG way...
Hey, Karen. Well, your comment says it all. Thanks for listening. I'm gratified you liked our song.

Jack
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jiguma said 1851 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Catching Up
Nice one Jack and Vic - and special congratulations to you Jack on re-breaking the ice. I hear George H in Vic's style a lot (a very good thing). Welcome back Jack!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Dadai.2 said 1851 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
Nice to be back...
Hey Neil... when I came back to Vic's demo, I knew I had to see it through. It brought me back into that process of making a song. A good thing. Hopefully, a few more are inside somewhere. With a little help from my friends, I'm sure they'll come forth. Thanks a lot for stopping, really appreciative. And yes, Vic rules the George H. guitar thing, doesn't he?!

D
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DWL said 1850 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
I thought I'd commented on this
but it was worth coming back for 2nd listen

Very 60s feel.

Nicely done chaps :)

Cheers

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Dadai.2 said 1845 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
sixties it is...
Dick, thanks for stopping in and feeling the retro....

D
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Alannah said 1850 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
a nice pleasing sound .....
... brings back retro memories of days gone by ..... and teenage times in cut off jeans trying to figure out what to do with the summer's day ..... :)
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Warren Smith said 1846 days ago (April 4th, 2012)
On the road again
Nice work. Vic's slide guitar is stellar.

Who knows why some of this stuff sits around half-completed and we just can't seem to finish it off … and then one day the pieces all start fitting together? Hopefully, this represents the start of a round of new material from you.
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Dadai.2 said 1744 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Thanks, Warren...
Hopefully the start of a new round. If so, then, what will be will be... 'cause I have not clue.

Thanks for chiming in...
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Feter said 1814 days ago (May 6th, 2012)
What Will Be
Vic is a REAL musician and guitarist when he hit that note he really means it and its on the right spot , definitely I expect something cool but how I d guess how Jack's voice or the tune will be with Vic's special sound and tune ...one word ..impressed .. this is really the theme of a time and taste that I like and enjoy .. kudos to you both !
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Dadai.2 said 1717 days ago (August 11th, 2012)
Vic is Real...
He's the top guitarist here MJ. An honor to collab with him.

Thanks, mate...
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Calchas said 1697 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
2 1/2 yrs later?!?!?
You must have a LIFE or something Jack. Ha ha...

Anyway, I think this song is a thing of beauty.

Take care friend!
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Dadai.2 said 1697 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
Would love to...
... have had you on board. It's reminiscent of our Goddwillys' songs.

Best to you!
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