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Silence of the Silver Age


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Vic Holman

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I've heard of the golden age, the bronze age, the iron age and the industrial age...... but not the silver age. must be a deep dark secret.... so, i ramble
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Silence of the Silver Age


silence of the silver age
silence of the silver age
secrets of the longing
and the fear and loathing
from those of the golden age
buried are the lifelines
seeking silver linings
where the words are stowed away
when you hate it
when you loved it
when you made it
when you need it
when you show it
when you tell it
when you hear it
and you think you know

silence of the silver age
best laid plans are always made
silence of the golden age
and the tears that you had laid

silence of the silver age
silence of the silver age
where no one has nothing to say
silence of the silver age
avoiding all the dangers
from eyes and daggers
and of those that point at your face
when you great it
when you eat it
when you hide it
when you feel it
when you heal it
when you think it
when you spend it
then there is nothing to show

silence of the silver age
best laid plans are always made
silence of the golden age
and the tears that you had laid

silence of the silver age
silence of the silver age
down to a long lost story
silence of the silver age
buried are the lifelines
from the silver linings
where the secrets are laid to waste
when you hate it
when you need it
when you think it
when you say it
when you lost it
when you know it
then there is nothing to show

silence of the silver age
best laid plans are always made
silence of the golden age
and the tears that you had laid
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Hits: 2198
Comments: 57
Fans: 34
Plays: 73
Downloads: 44

Uploaded: May 20, 2012 - 08:36:32 PM
Last Updated: May 20, 2012 - 08:36:32 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 11:16:10 AM
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Hardware:
imac, presonus firestudio, epiphone dot, fender strat, schecter bass, m-audio keyboard, audio techniac cond. mic and a slide
Software:
logic 9, alchemy
Comments
Gaylen75 said 1803 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
cool
This is cool. You have a Peter Gabriel sound that I envy.
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks gaylen
i've been a fan of p.g. for many, many years. maybe it's finally showing. i'll take that compliment any day :-)
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alackbass said 1803 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
Where do you even get these ideas? So ambitious and so well done. Sounds like a real challenging track to construct. Layer upon layer. The mix must have involved a lot of work. This is an exceptionally impressive track.
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks andrew
not so tough really. i would work it out on guitar, then practice, at that point i can start hearing how other things might come into play. by the time i record i have a pretty good idea of where i'm going. the hard part was having to work slowly due to tennis elbow. but it may having given me some time to think on what i was doing for the edits
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lyzak said 1803 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
on the pod for the walk
This song resonates in many of my musical pleasure points. The vocals tweak something that I like that's David Bowie- Kinks-ish - complimented by your unique style. It's like a music production lesson for me. Guitar bass trips go nice places. It's an arroyo walking song.
Thanks!


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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks much
bowie and kinks do tend to pop up now and then. and that's all good by me since there was a lot to learn from their music. thanks for your time, i appreciate it
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Narad said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
Such creativity and musical skills ! Hats off ! :)
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks harald
i think i'm just trying to keep up with great musicians like yourself. thanks for giving this a listen
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TvRicky said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Art Rock so very interesting!
Vic your musical mind is rather unique and man is this mix kicking that analogue feel I think you like! And I'm digging it for real. This is such a atmospheric feel and even though it feels 68 it is in the present uniquely laid Slick. I am impressed with this Composition my friend and truly inspired to learn ore about Art Rock!..Yeah!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thank you sir
when garageband first came out, my goal was to create songs that i wanted to hear. nowadays i won't listen to my recent stuff for several months, maybe longer. i think it's the creating process that gets me off these days and moving on to the next project of course
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egobandit said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
silver
if you didnt put the lyrics it sounds like your saying violence of the silver age, love the slide guitar part, and your using
Alchemy great synth
Like how your vocals hit on with each beat when you sing the "when the "parts
Excellent again!
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks tim
doh! violence of the silver age would been so much better. i had 2 different solos that were more intense, neither i liked so i went with something way simple. going up beyond the fretboard had me holding my hoping to hit the right notes
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Skean said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
Great stuff as always from you, thx for the download…Cheers
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks kenta
i always appreciate your listens and support over the years :-)
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snowdragon said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Actually
there's a silver age in comic books — Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-men, etc.

Loved the tune Vic. Add me to the throng that thinks you've really got something going with the Bowie-esque vocals.
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
that i didn't know
oddly enough when i was starting to figure out the chorus there originally was a line of "who would be the hero of the silver age"

thanks again, i appreciate your time for the listen
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Loob said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Bowiesque
Spooky mood. Great guitars! Great production!
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks fred
ha, all the time i thought someone would mention p. floyd....... bowiesque is all good by me!
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johnwhitehead said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Silver
I dig this. Cool vocal and really interesting melody. Sounds like what the Doors would've sounded like if they'd survived into the eighties,
and been produced by Steve Lillywhite. Love the twangy tremelo guitar & the slide solo.

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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks john
thanks for checking out it, i appreciate it very much
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Bob Rodgers said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
A
very inventive piece of music with some nice changes in the arrangement and a great production. I really love them guitars and excellent vocals.
This is a great song Vic, very much enjoyed.

Bob

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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks bob
something a little bit different, this was a fun piece to develop and see how it would end up, took a while though
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Symphony101 said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
I wish I could
show my appreciation as much as TvRicky did on the song page :-) Seriously, this deserves several hearts indeed. I really love your musical style Vic, great sounds
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks yves
i appreciate it. plus, i'm starting to work out ideas on you tune
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lavalamp said 1803 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Gaylen got it
Peter Gabriel is right on. Now that I think of it, you are a hybrid of Tom Petty, Bowie, ELO, Gabriel and Harry Georgeson.

Great one indeed Vic.

LL
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks dave
yeah, i'm a mut of different breeds, just depends who's on top at a givin time :-)

btw i've been slapback jamming......
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Char said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Monster hit.
I wonder how your head doesn't explode from all these ideas you have. Wow. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks char
yes i have to be careful not to let my head explode...... they'll expect me to clean up the mess

thanks again char, i appreciate your time for the listen
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neilh79 said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
Really good song Vic, awesome vibe really well performed, nice one
Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks neil
i appreciate you checking this one out, thanks again
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Feter said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
Silver Age
Great work ..why your dot sounds awesome mine was so muddy ? enjoyed much thanks for sharing !
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Vic Holman said 1802 days ago (May 21st, 2012)
thanks feter
long time no see. good to see you back

i guess i must of gotten a good one. it has a nice tight sound. the most notable part, using the dot, is the slide solo
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jgurner said 1802 days ago (May 22nd, 2012)
Cool concept
Personally though, I want to know more about the cubic zirconia age...

I love the raw, etherial sound on this. In some spots almost like a dream being punctuated by flashes of reality. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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Vic Holman said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
thanks joseph
i think you will have to consult the home shopping network about the cubic zirconia age. but you must act fast these ages will not last long
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gadzooks said 1801 days ago (May 22nd, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
This is a good mix ... an excellent composition ... lots of pieces intertwining ... my favorite are the guitars ... that slide is haunting. Alchemy produces some trippy sounds panned around my head. A well produced piece ... very creative!
Cheers
SG
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Vic Holman said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
thanks stan
i did two other leads that were more intense, just didn't seem right so i tried the slide approach here in the first take it seemed just right to me for the overall fell
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magnatone said 1801 days ago (May 22nd, 2012)
Silence
you know Vic, it's always just such a pleasure to hit "play" on a song of yours. i know i'm going to have a great listening experience and have just that much more respect for your musicianship. this song is chalk full of great ideas - lyrically, thematically, auditorially. and on top of all THAT ..... i love that you live practically in my backyard! (we just took our first trip of the season over the north cascades hwy on the bike last weekend - 12 feet of snow on either side of the road up at the summit(s) in beautiful, bright sunshine. we live in nirvana!)
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Vic Holman said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
thanks karen
it's a big back yard 288 miles of it ha ha!
it's been quite a few years now since i have gone over the pass in early spring. but you sure are right some of the scenery is jaw dropping. i appreciate the listen karen
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paul f. page said 1801 days ago (May 22nd, 2012)
A lot going on...
...I listened twice and am headed for No. 3. What a very intriguing piece. All those tempo/meter changes are so clever and so pointed. Great guitar solos, too, esp. that lead around 2:35 with all the bent strings. That is so cool. The whole concept of this number is so absolutely unique to me. Wonderful production. (I wish I understood the poem.)
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Vic Holman said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
thanks paul
thanks for checking it out. i guess you could call the lyrics abstract. in some cases i like to leave 'em open to interpretation.......... or mere rambling :-)
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dave_b said 1801 days ago (May 23rd, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
You probably didn't intend it this way but for me the lyric is a metaphor for how middle-aged people are being tossed on the scrap heap too soon. Musically ambitious and you pull it off with style. Another great sounding mix.
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Vic Holman said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
thanks dave
that is a real good way to look at it. i wanted some "open to interpretation" but i think you summed it up very well
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ShadowofNine said 1801 days ago (May 23rd, 2012)
Silence of the Silver Age
Has a Brit sound to it, meaning Prog/Rock feel, really like the track, great ideas and lyrics, a winner...
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Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
thanks dave
i appreciate you checking it out , thanks again
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mystrag said 1800 days ago (May 24th, 2012)
Silver, but Golden
I can hear some gloomy poignancy in this piece that somehow resonate with me very much. You take it up another notch from your already very high standard. Congraturations on this masterful piece. Ah, and sliding guitars FTW!
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Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
thanks jay
even gloomy has a silver lining somewhere :-)

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Philip18 said 1800 days ago (May 24th, 2012)
Intriguing
Beatle-ish for mine, with the big orchestration, echoey guitars, changes in melody. Love the gritty slide guitar. Fascinating work, Vic.
Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
thanks philip
thanks for the listen, i really appreciate it very much
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Jarvoid said 1799 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Yup...definitely
a PG thing going on here.......ands I do not mean PG Tips (a brand of tea in UK)either.....some of his lyrical ideas have come from so far out of left field that they actually started in the right field !!

To me the lyrics and song are evocative of the "Age of the Silver Screen" which started as silent movies so therefore it all makes sense to me ........ 80)

CJ
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Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
left field.....
..... i usually do come from left field :-)
the lyrics i left open so a few intipretations could come out of it. there is a older song i did about a actress from the silent silver screen days as well
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abzwork said 1798 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Silence Of....
Very artsy...big stage production, well structured, like how the guitarwork builds,and you return to the vocals in "Rondo"variation..nice Flava n Color..Big Smile Anthem style here..:):):)peace
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Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
thanks erin
i appreciate your time for giving this a listen, thanks again
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sammydix said 1796 days ago (May 27th, 2012)
Silence
i can also hear a bit of Bowie in this, like a lost "Heroes" track. got that same ethereal quality.
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Vic Holman said 1795 days ago (May 28th, 2012)
thanks sammy
thanks for checking this tune out. much apprreciated
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PeterB7858 said 1795 days ago (May 29th, 2012)
Quality post
Intriguing lyric lines. It is always good to hear interesting story lines. Trippy, art rock vibe enhanced, as always, by your inventive guitar work, Vic. Like the slide. Quality post. Regards, Peter.
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Relic67 said 1789 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
nice
I like the bassy synth sound and the killer slide solo.
vocals and guitars are great as always.
good tune!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 1786 days ago (June 7th, 2012)
Mr. Holman!
You've always been one of my top favorite MJers and hearing your sounds again brought back a lot of memories.

This song is one of those that I wish I wrote... I really never thought of the "Silver Age" myself but after hearing this, I'm as curious as you are about it. I can only imagine the fun underlying the writing and recording of this tune.

I don't know what to say... this is amazing on so many levels. I need to go back and listen to what I've missed from your songs over the past year!
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