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Our Love is a Fibonacci Number

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Hey y'all, tempie here. I haven't posted in a coon's age, because the past year I didn't really feel the need to write. But hey, now I'm feeling like writing. And I'm trying to let the sound grow a bit, become more mature. Even though at heart my music will always have the heart of a twelve year old listening to records with huge headphones tethered to a 1/4 in jack.

I don't know if I like the mix on this. I think the snare needs to come up. Or be bigger.

I got to use my new guitar on this one, and if you play you need to run down to the music store ASAP and pick up one of these, a Gretsch Jim Dandy. It's part of their roots collection, a 3/4 parlor guitar like your granddaddy ordered out of the Sears Roebuck in '38. It's so sweet. This kind of cheap quality guitar almost makes sweatshops morally acceptable. Joking! Kind of.

Lyrically, it's about love, and math, specifically the 'golden mean'. I really do love proportion. See how many references you can spot in the lyrics. It's a game!
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It don't matter what the signs say
We're the real thing
And the lady with the crystal ball and tarot cards
She don't know nothing
Wake up in the morning just as happy as a dog to wake up
Your eyes to your nose to your toes like the petals of a buttercup

All you need to do is smile and the sun seems brighter
All you need to do is laugh and the weight is lighter
You and me there's no denial make a logarithmic spiral
We're the golden mean, we're the real thing

It don't matter what the song says
We're the real thing
And the boys with the microscopes and lab coats
They don't know nothing
Take the thing we are together, by the two of us apart
And the product is divine
The arc of your hand to your mouth when you yawn
Implies intelligent design

How do I love you - Count the ways....
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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2015 - 07:23:22 PM
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alackbass said 993 days ago (February 3rd, 2015)
Our Love is a Fibonacci Number
Great chorus, one of the hallmarks of a great song!
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tempie said 992 days ago (February 4th, 2015)
A great chorus is also the curse of the verse writer. I always come up with the chorus first and then I have to figure out how to phrase a verse that works with it. This one took a lot of time and about six different versions before I hit on something I liked more than didn't. I still don't know - maybe I should have left the verse entirely acoustic. Might take some things out.
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magnatone said 993 days ago (February 3rd, 2015)
Our Love is a Fibonacci Number
oh man, this is sensational Craig! I'm going to have trouble getting this tune out of my head (good problem to have!) Also, so cool to hear the guitar backstory. Now on my second listen, looking for the lyrical references - which makes listening all the more enjoyable and interesting. Wonderful to hear something new from you - thanks for the D/L sir!
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tempie said 992 days ago (February 4th, 2015)
Every year my daughter participates in a 4-H public speaking contest, and last year one of the kids did a presentation on Fibonacci numbers. Our county for whatever reason has a lot of what I half jokingly call 'Menno-Catholics', really strict Catholics who home school and wear head coverings and ankle length skirts and are generally self sufficient, and the kid who did the presentation was one of these kids. The unspoken point was that if this number was so present in the design of so many natural things it bespoke God as author. Which is a fine argument I guess, but as an engineer I was more interested in the design aspect - and as a bullshit philosopher I was interested in the idea that when you reverse engineer anything it's really easy to mistake perceived design for intent. Anyway you like back story, so there you have it! There's more where that came from...
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PeterB7858 said 992 days ago (February 4th, 2015)
Our Love is a Fibonacci Number
Great to hear you back at MJ, Craig. I really like the verses and the way you have arranged them. To me, the buildup is not over-the-top. The full bore chorus is catchy and the lyrics are great. In relation to the drums, it almost sounds to me as if the snare is detached from the rest of the drum kit during the chorus? But I ain't no drummer... The old golden spiral of fifths, eh. :-) Thanks, Peter.
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tempie said 991 days ago (February 5th, 2015)
Yeah maybe the snare is too low in the mix. I'm going to revisit that for sure. Thanks for taking a listen!
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ted23 said 986 days ago (February 10th, 2015)
Great arrangement. Genuinely interesting.
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Vic Holman said 986 days ago (February 10th, 2015)
...dang cool!
you did some great layering here. the dynamics of choice on what to use through out is great as well... like how a verse starts out minimal then opens way up.
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Relic67 said 986 days ago (February 10th, 2015)
the golden meanies
I was in some serious tempie withdrawal so great to hear and d/l another one! speaking as someone who wants to go back and turn down the snare sound on most of my tunes, it sounds pretty darn good to me. I will go and google that guitar... sounds really nice.
I have seen a few articles by people trying to debunk the "fibonacci sequence ubiquitous in nature" idea, but you have restored my faith!

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tempie said 985 days ago (February 11th, 2015)
hate, hate, hate
man I don't like this song as is at all. I went back and remixed, then I redid the verses and changed the instrumentation all around, and re-recorded the 'how do I love you' vocals. And alackbass did some bass. now I like it. i guess it would be tacky to re-post it. but when have i ever cared about tacky?
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Relic67 said 985 days ago (February 11th, 2015)
for sure, re-post
I'd love to hear the second version..
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tmcfate said 865 days ago (June 11th, 2015)
that is what i am doing. The guitar tone is is very open and modern feeling. Just saying. Do you record through an amp? I think you are right about the snare. As far as meaning I think I will take away my own....Thanks for posting. I look forward to your work.
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egobandit said 706 days ago (November 17th, 2015)
logarithmic spiral
the real thing
stopped in for a Tempie listen never disappoints You always have a way with mixing all the parts together to make it seem so seamless, awesome!
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Lennon714 said 582 days ago (March 20th, 2016)
scopes and coats
The sounds is more mature, but it hasn't forgotten who it is. This is still a lot of fun, but I think it represents the growth you were aiming for. I love the guitar sound in the post-chorus. I do agree with you about the snare, though. Feels like it needs more oomph.
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