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reaped opportune produced by vicdiesel with vic holman, loob, symphony101 and vicdiesel


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reaped opportune by dimm witness

produced by vic diesel

vic holman -- lead guitars
loob -- drums
symphony 101 -- 2nd bass
vic diesel -- bass piano and synths

this was a ditty I wrote in like 5 minutes just over a month ago, recorded in iphone and uploaded as I went out the door to work. completely spontaneous and unpolished. I thought it would be fun to get some awesome musicians to overlay parts on it, and turn it over to vic diesel to see if a sow's ear could be turned into a silk purse ; ) it had to have live drums since it wasn't played to a click track; I've always seen loob's "need drums look me up" sig line so I did and he said ok. he managed the rhythm magnificently. I knew vic holman was an awesome guitar player so I asked him for a lead part. he said yes and somehow came up with an astonishing la woman sound over the rude acoustic - even though my guitar was out of tune and off key (like a=433 or something!). symphony101, yves, added bass and horns and I made myself a rough mix and handed all the tracks (in a major disorganized fashion!) to vic diesel, encouraging him to work his magic brutally as he is wont to do, and giving him final cut privilege as well. somehow or another in the span of a couple of days he came up with this final version of my sow's ear song, and made it the silk purse you can hear today ; ) only problem remains my awful singing (don't lie and say I sing good, I have real life friends who are honest with me lol) -- other than that I am very very happy with this resulting masterpiece ; ) perhaps next time I'll get gaylen to sing instead of me lol ; ) apologies to perry farrell for unconsciously lifting kimberly austin, I had never heard that song in my life. anyway following blurbs are from participants, they are all great guys to work with and I am proud to have them as friends here on macjams!

vicdiesel: Eddie presented me with a vocal/guitar track that was recorded on an iPhone, and that had drums mixed into it. And if I felt like mixing/producing that. Well..... With the help of some fancy plugins I got some life into that track, and mixed it with Vic Holman's excellent electric guitars. I redid the bass and synth part, added a piano, and mixed a little of the original bass back into the track, suitably mutilated. I hope the total mix has an exciting, somewhat raw sound. This was fun to work on! Secret weapons used on this track: PSP NobleQ and PSP VintageWarmer.

vic holman: heck, i don't know....... i just played

freddy aka loob: Wow! Great job guys! Vic's additions are SWELL! All of a sudden I don't hear the intonation thing Ed! Huge difference! Very cool! You rock Eddie! :-)

yves aka symphony101: It's my second collab with Eddie, one of the most easy-going, and nicest guys around. It's a spontaneous, heartfelt performance, I loved it and it was great pleasure working on it. Eddie knew exactly what he needed as my input so working on the song was very easy. Then I found out that, added to Eddie, I was collabing with Vic Holman and VicDiesel. 2 other great reasons to totally enjoy this. Freddy is my virtual band mate, and it has been very cool to join him on this project. Once again, great work Eddie on this song and thank you for making me join this very nice team.
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Lyrics
a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby
a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby yeah

hope goin down and awoken down in place fallen play
parkin walkin where it started in sway to day

yeah a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby
a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby yeah

see how the sun goes see how the sun goes down in place
up comes the moon comes up comes the moon comes up it's face

a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby
a reaped opportune it in place uh yeah baby
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Hits: 3175
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Fans: 33
Plays: 118
Downloads: 56
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Apr 27, 2012 - 04:38:25 AM
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012 - 04:38:25 AM Last Played: May 11, 2017 - 09:59:43 AM
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gadzooks said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
reaped opportune
This is awesome! I love the instrumentation ... your acoustic comes across raw and real against the perfectly tuned accompaniment instruments and hey ... don't lie and say you're good ... what about Bob Dylan? Your vocals are great in this. Love that synth bit and and can you turn down a bit I can't hear my TV!!! Vic ... great guitar! Really enjoyed this very original tune.
Cheers
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dimm witness said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
thanks
that's my little daughter at the end (yes she calls me Eddie instead of daddy, always has?!) I was trying to overlay vocals clear across the house and hampered her tweenager viewing pleasure (she is only 8 why does she watch those shows!!) anyway this was fun to make and it was even funner to turn it over to the experts to see what they could do with it ; ) makes me proud
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Skweryl said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
YOUDAMANDIMM!
ROCKIN TALKING HEADS DIMM TUNE !!! REALLY GREAT!!!! BY ALLL!!!!!!
(JUST SENT YOU THE DROPBOX INVITE!!!)
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
you know
I'm there who needs faces anyway!! I have a face for radio and a voice for print. thanks SKWERYL
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alackbass said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
reaped opportune
Prehaps one of the coolest collabs to hit MJ since I've been around! Just so well done and a ton of fun! Tipping my cap to the entire crew!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
on this
I have to agree. given my original raw material which was a scribble it came off masterful thanks to the guys ;) thanks on behalf of all of us!
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Narad said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
yeah baby
Very cool stuff ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
me
to!! ;) thanks!
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Philip18 said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
reaped opportune
Extraordinary achievement! It's come together amazingly well - the musicianship shines through. Congratulations to all involved!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
thanks
on behalf of all of us fun stuff! : D
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Loob said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Eddie, you never mentioned to me that Yves was in on this!
What a nice surprise to find out my partner joined in on this! An added bonus! I was lown away when I listened to the final from Vic! What a total transformation from what I was hearing early on! Amazing guys! Eddie thanks for asking me in on this. Don't be to hard on yourself man! The tune is very entertaining! Keep it up! Always a pleasure!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I strive
to entertain if nothing else! so if that happened for you this worked. your drums are AWESOME!! hope we can do something again! yes it was cracked out of its cocoon magnificently : )
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Loob said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I call you Eddie instead of Daddy too!
LOL
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
lol
; ) it was nice of vicdiesel to throw that in as a favor to me!
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J_Gretch said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
reaped opportune
Feels like I'm cruising down a country road with the windows down and the music cranking.This has a feel good quality about it.Congrats to all involved....Great tune.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
it's
porno for pyros meets the doors!! I love LA woman so much and for me this turned out reminescent for sure ; ) city roads country roads -- prolly back in 71 you could drive down LA freeways they're parking lots now! thanks : )
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sammydix said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
reaped
fantastic! you grabbed the right batch of MJ'rs. this should be listed under DW's greatests hits.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
cool!
and absolutely true I zapped off the invites without thinking and intuition paid off. serendipity! love it when stuff like this happens!
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VicDiesel said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
finally finished
I felt bad about stalling you so much. "Eddie, the tracks are not aligned". "Eddie, which tracks should I use?" "Eddie, do you have a separate vocal?" Until I finally had time and energy for a evening & night session.

But I'm pleased with the result. Feel a bit bad though about cutting so much of Yves' contributions.

Oh, I realized later that I forgot to tune the synth down to 433. Let's say the out-of-tune effect contributes to the feel of the tune....

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Loob said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I was thinking it was intonation rather than tuning.
Just one of the chords was out, which screamed worn frets. No?
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Loob said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
It's a funny thing....
Cuz after the other parts were put in I couldn't hear it, like before. It jumped out at me big time when it was just me and Eddie, but in the final it kinda went away this thing I was telling Eddie about. Cool!
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Symphony101 said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Awesome Vic !
Please don't feel bad Vic, only the result counts, I probably wouldn't be as happy hearing THIS version as I would be hearing my additions entirely. It's a delight to hear what you added and honestly, it's great learning for me, specially regarding the ways to arrange the track ! I loved it, Vic.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I figured
you caught that but like we say in bakersfield close enough for oildale! once the parts were there you ripped dude. me and yves will do something when his backlog draws down poor dude is swamped!! as for the rough tracks you ended up with like I said pretend the band members all were predisposed and you had to work with what you got. you did so with aplomb i appreciate the effort endlessly. this will be fun to listen to in 20 years!! state of the art vintage 2012 collab. : D you made it work.
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Les_Kloo said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Who needs TV
when this monster rocker is playing? Totally infectious. Congrats to you and your crack team! Top collab. Great mixing job by Mr. Diesel. I also enjoyed reading the liner notes, too. Vic H ... hahaha.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I
never watch tv and it's clear across the house but with this crankin yeah must've made it tough to catch the tweenage shenanigans on disney channel lol. I finally put on headphones but even then the noise complaints came in lol so you know it's loud! I am a rock guy at heart I just don't know how to play it I got guys who do : ) I agree crackin job by vicdiesel and love vic holman's blurb ; ) he's even modest like robbie
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mystrag said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
uh yeah
The song gives you very relaxed feeling, and I can see that you guys are all having some serious fun. Solid musicianship all around. Congrats to all who involved!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
yeah
you can tell it was easy to feel despite some odd changes it's fairly straightforward like rock should be : ) and fun is what counts. on behalf of everyone thanks :D
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nealgardner said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Nice!
Fun track! This just made my morning.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
thanks : D
and that's what it's all about a prelude to a fun summer and a celebration for me at 8 years on macjams. I am finally getting up the courage to ask y'all to collab and it's a pleasure to have the yeahs!!
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snowdragon said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
I'm thinking
If Kate Pierson and Captain Beefheart had a child, this might be it.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
lol
beefheart and zappa came from the desert just over the mountains here we all crazy in kern county ; ) I caught some of that thanks!
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KCsGROOVE said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
opportunity
Very cool production, guys!
Man that synth took me back in time and so does the whole song :-)
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
bring
back 1971 it got kinda ponderous as the decade progressed. I love prog don't get me wrong just more of a kinda garage/psych guy. this worked and I'm proud of everyones' effort.
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lavalamp said 1888 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
wow, you got these dudes together
I remember this song. The "baby" bit has a cool hook.

You vox reminds me of somebody, but I can't put my finger on it right now.

Great job boys.

LL
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
baby baby
I remember when I was a little kid I'd here the am radio blurting out those "baby"s and I thought they were singing to me!! lol the voice is a hoarse of a horse of course I am mr ed : D
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davisamerica said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
too effin
cool folks ...downloaded
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
yup
awesome I am floating on a cloud. for once one of my songs didn't get the flavor chewed out of it by me. wouldn't it be great just to record a song a day just voice and guitar like this and send it off for others to fix and have it come back six weeks later transformed!! I could do it the rest of my life
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VicDiesel said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
song a day
and me fix it? dream on, bro, dream on.....
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Symphony101 said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Daddy we can't hear the TV !
:-)

Awesome stuff Eddie, oh my VicDiesel's additions are terrific, got a music arrangement lesson today.

Fantastically done Eddie, Freddy, Vic and Vic :-)


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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
and you
your enthusiasm is as always infectious I know you got a lot on your plate we all do. this was a tough challenge I really appreciate the effort dude we all do! we will rock out again as a window appears ok? : )
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abzwork said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Reaped Opportune...
Flowing, like liquid sunshine...all-star cast
bringing Maja-Flava to the table..tight mix makes it feel live...yeah, Big Smile City is where this sits...:):):)peace
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
outstanding
professionals turned my amateur tripe into gold : ) vicdiesel is an alchemist and having real musicians along for the ride rules! thanks!
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egobandit said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
oh yeah baby
aint nothin that cant be done musically at MJ's and this just proves it, A big bow to all involved!
I got my copy!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
it must
sound funny to hear dimm witness with real drums and guitar and mixed properly I can only imagine!! : ) thanks my buddy : )
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Char said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Nothing
like reaping opportunities. This is a monster hit. I like everything but mostly the fact that you guys channeled the energy of a split atom. Enjoyed the explosion. Thanks.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
are you
waxing physics-al on us char? that's a surprise!! thanks on behalf of all of us : )
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Vic Holman said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
alls well.....
...... that ends well.
i was pretty amazed to hear the final production. freddie, yves & victor worked some great magic on this piece. a lot of energy going on.

i would have to say that victor did a amazing job on pulling all this together!
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
you
are awesome man thanks for busting out on the track : ) yup magical
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
: )
your guitar made the song bro - so awesome : ) an honor to have you along on the ride
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PeterB7858 said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
Monster rocker
Monster rocker from a mega band. Has a kind of punk "in your face" edge at times but the musical prowess of the two vic's, freddy and yves lifts it to a higher place. Congrats on bringing everyone together on this, Eddie. Awesome. Regards, Peter.
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
to capture
the initial spark is precious then expand from that the others made it mega thanks on behalf of all : )
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PatriciaGirl said 1887 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
yeah!
Smiling every note of the way =)
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
so
grateful to everyone thanks! music is supposed to be fun ; )
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apb said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
You guys...
brilliant! I can't hear my TV either :o)
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dimm witness said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
lol
me neither : ) thanks!
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ShadowofNine said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
reaped opportune
I like the silliness of this tune, made me smile and chuckle uh yeah baby...
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dimm witness said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
thanks : D
yup just a little ditty done up nice by friends : ) thanks on behalf of all!
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Jarvoid said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
Here is what I wrote
as a comment to the original post;

"this has got legs
and could walk or even run on ....Loob got the Iggy Pop reference spot on.....I can hear this with a full band backing.....knock yourself out.....it;ll be good.....gyood....bye now


Jarv"

I'm not often right,but when I am it puts a big grin on me old grizzly fizzog,just like this version does.....knock yourselves out fellahs,brillopads......

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VicDiesel said 1886 days ago (April 29th, 2012)
You were right indeed
Thanks mostly to VicH for that wonderful carpet of guitars.
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RochaMalhada said 1887 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
really

it is a contagious overall sound - grabs you right away and you can't let go...

great team, and the mix/production is awesome Victor. Party song for the ages.

. - Harold
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dimm witness said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
contagion : )
it's spreading! thanks from everyone : D
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racerat said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
opportune
off...the...hook.
RR
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dimm witness said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
thanks : )
my bro : )
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particledots said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
reaslly nice
really well done
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dimm witness said 1886 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
: )
thanks bro : )
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smokey bacon jnr said 1883 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
Love the roughness
in the production. It's very hard to sound this spontaneous. Great live vibe to it, with lots of energy. Great stuff.
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dimm witness said 1882 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
me too :)
I like hearing life in a song a lot more than technical proficiency. and both together are awesome and rare :D thanks friend
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tmcfate said 1882 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
great
exciting mix. a bit of the British through back feel. nice loose arrangement.
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dimm witness said 1882 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
awesome
yup you got it!! :) thanks from all. they made this work
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Doadars Uncle said 1881 days ago (May 3rd, 2012)
Good times!
Nice, all! I like the stylings!
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