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Lonely Toys (with Musichead)


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Steve (Musichead) Anderson posted a beginning piece of music for open collaborations .. to which I have added some lyrics, vocals and guitar.

After Steve's opening verse I added these lines:

I always thought I'd have you to stay with
(Boys must have their toys)
I always thought I'd have you to lay with
(Boys must have their toys)
I always thought I'd have you to play with
(Boys must have their toys)

I stare out the window at the lonely street
I've got nowhere to go nobody to meet
You wine and dine with morally bankrupt friends
I never got to collect my dividends

You are my lonely toy
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Uploaded: Nov 14, 2014 - 11:36:56 AM
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014 - 11:36:56 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 09:42:37 AM
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PeterB7858 said 859 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Lonely Toys (with Musichead)
Steve's seed-song was already quirky and you have artfully added the Warren effect to it... :-) I can see why you were drawn to it. Creative, as ever. Thanks, Peter.
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Warren Smith said 858 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
Embellishment
Thanks, Peter. Something about it sucked me in! Hopefully I have artfully embellished the original piece.
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Vic Holman said 859 days ago (November 14th, 2014)
Lonely Toys
now why do i think i'm listening to the B-52's. :-)
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Warren Smith said 858 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
Bombarment
Maybe because you bombarded yourself with the B-52s in your youth? I never owned a B-52s album or lived with somebody that did .. so my absorption of their music came via the radio. But they caught my ear.
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bud said 858 days ago (November 15th, 2014)
Suitably twisted
and nicely put together. I could only imagine what Five Extra Arms might bring to this party.
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Warren Smith said 858 days ago (November 16th, 2014)
How many arms does it take?
That answer is easy: two more than the three I needed to embellish Musichead's original : )
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Moviz said 856 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
This is
such an unusual song with unusual harmonies too, so you did well to work with it. Sounds as though it could be the theme for some arty film or documentary where the toys come to life at night, cheers M
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Warren Smith said 848 days ago (November 25th, 2014)
Harmony
I was going to try to harmonize with Steve during the opening salvo, but I thought that might be excessive. How well our voices match, I don't know. I just went with it. Thanks for giving it a listen.
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Daugrin said 855 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Toys on the Loose
Nicely done, the humor in your work is always refreshing. Surf guitar is spot on here.

Daug
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Warren Smith said 848 days ago (November 25th, 2014)
Guitars on the loose
I never think of it as a surf-sounding guitar (although I suppose that is what it is). When it comes to selecting guitar tonalities .. I just mess around with tweaking until something sounds "right" to my ear. Then the second and/or a third guitar gets tweaked a little further along similar lines to add subtle contrasts. Sometimes it even works.
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VicDiesel said 850 days ago (November 24th, 2014)
Toys
Interesting sound. Both guitars and vocals are doing something unison-ish that is not quite in sync. Especially the early vocals. It took me two listens to appreciate it.
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Warren Smith said 847 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Synced-in
Thanks for listening more than once. These days it's not just my music that occasionally gets out of sync.
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ste said 848 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
enjoyed
it. the bass with guitar riff is a great hook.
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Warren Smith said 847 days ago (November 26th, 2014)
Hooked
Steve's bass riff (which powers this song) hooked me in! Thanks for the visit.
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paul f. page said 844 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Unusual mix...
I like the inventive/creative way you have imagined this both vocally and instrumentally. When I hear something new, I always sit up to listen...as I did with this piece. You do some funky things with the vocals. Don't know how, but it works as an angst-ridden performance...I think that's what you were going for and you've succeeded. Thanks for giving me something unique to listen to this morning.
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Warren Smith said 843 days ago (December 1st, 2014)
Approachable
Ha-ha Paul .. the inventive/creative approach I took was letting one idea lead to another. The odd thing was .. I pretty much worked backwards from the end of Steve's original post to the beginning .. and then filled in more layers here and there. I'm not much of a singer, but I have been trying to push that aspect of my music more and more. Sometimes it works; sometimes it's awful : )
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