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Amanda


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ShadowofNine

 Genre: Electropop

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This piece is dedicated to Amanda Todd the young 15 year old girl who took her own life after years of being bullied and harassed on social media. When I first heard the story I was saddened and disturbed. Then I saw a video she posted on you tube tears came quickly as shock set in. I was going to do a sad poignant tune, instead in keeping with her age I did a more contemporary track in a Pop vane....The track is in celebration of her short troubled life...

When someone cry's out for help, are you there ? It's our responsibility to be there.

© ShadowofNine
2012
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Uploaded: Nov 03, 2012 - 10:25:27 PM
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2012 - 10:28:16 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2015 - 02:12:56 AM
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michaeljayklein said 1570 days ago (November 3rd, 2012)
A tragic story...
and leaves one both sad and angry--there is no need for it to come to this. I'm all for closing down FaceBook and the rest of them if that's what needs to be done. You know Dave, having had a more than crappy life during my teenage years and listening to this as if I were that age again, you really captured it, and without needing to make it mournful (although that ending shook me up). It rather struck me as a teenager picking herself back up and being knocked down again, which I think is the theme here, and then of course lacking the strength to do it again. I think this is a highly effective composition in conveying what emotions were intended and you did it brilliantly utilizing a "pop" sound, which makes it even more effective. Thanks for the fine work--and hey, good to see (and hear!) you again Dave! Take care now, Michael (PS: I'm moving to Alabama in a few months--no more subarctic temps for me!)
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PeterB7858 said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Amanda
Sad story, Shadowman. One that is repeated all round the world, unfortunately. Your "pop" approach is thoughtful and sensitive to the emotion of the story. Congratulations. Regards, Peter.
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Narad said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Amanda
There are so many cries in the world...and your music is an additionnel cry which is masterfully done and maybe heard in this way .
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alackbass said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Amanda
"When someone cry's out for help, are you there ? It's our responsibility to be there." No truer words!

Great one Dave!

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SylviaD said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Bullying
Bullying and harassment has to be stopped! But how? That is the question. This piece hits hard! I can hear the hard hits of repeatedly being bullied in the hard hitting drums. And I can hear her tearful pleas for help in the quiet piano passages, going unheard. You captured the tragedy of this story in sounds! Amazing.
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ShadowofNine said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
This is Amandas you tube Vid.
http://youtu.be/ej7afkypUsc

paste it into your browser.
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Alannah said 1570 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
Hey Dave ....
... have you seen this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aw6DR24YkU&feature=related to me this was sadder than the flash card one .... cover of "outside looking in" that she did ... she was trying to tell people something earlier too ....
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Vic Holman said 1569 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
amanda
truly tragic situation. sadly it happens way to much.
inspiring tribute dave
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1569 days ago (November 5th, 2012)
amanda
sad story. Its a sick cruel world. aside from that this is a well produced tune. cheers graham
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Moviz said 1568 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
This sad
bullying phenomenon is all down to parents; if kids were brought up with the right sensibilities and sensitivity, no amount of so called 'pier pressure' would win them over, they would just 'know' what's right and wrong. I too was Bullied by cowards, but it only needed me to almost break one guys jaw as I smacked him so hard it brought tears to his eyes in front of his friends, then it all stopped.... I was lucky of course.
A really good piece here Dave and you did right to do it in this vain, regards M
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rok41 said 1568 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Amanda
Tragic story, unfortunately a very common story in today's society. Terrific composition, dynamically poignant. Excellent!
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finkeldink said 1568 days ago (November 6th, 2012)
Excellent
Great tribute.

Sounds killer.
Nice melding of parts.

Sad story as well. Thanks for posting.
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egobandit said 1546 days ago (November 28th, 2012)
I hate hear
about incidents like this having a son that age, the song itself sounds up beat with a tinge of sadness the dub step sounds in this really set it apart
great composition and mix!
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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