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Galaxy Band Episode 2


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Was that a dream?

I fell asleep
Face on the keyboard
Space bar on cheekbone
Repeating a moment
Doubling a rhythm
Opening a window
I began to rise
My dachshund Spanky beside me
Hovering above the Apple
Both of us
Or is this a dream?
Rising higher and higher
Into space
Into another galaxy
A mirror of our own
A reflection of this world
We land softly in Japan
A mirror of Japan
Spanky has no collar
I am in my underwear
Tadashi is at the keyboard
The mad funkmeister
Fingers flying
Smoke
Drums
Someone is with him
An alien
Glowing eyes, a smile
Spanky is frightened
I offer the dog ice cream
We watch Tadashi
And the alien closely.

Remind me to tell Mystified about this dream.

Keyboard/Tom Atwood*
Artwork/Tadashi Togawa

*near the end of this piece, a portion of the percussion is lifted from Tadashi’s Galaxy Band, Episode 1

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I guess maybe some further explanation is needed. I composed this piece, which is largely improvisation, after receiving an email from Tadashi as he was about to post "Galaxy Band, Episode 1." Here is an excerpt from that email from Tadashi:

The tune will be completed soon.
I will submit it.
The name of a song "Galaxy band. Episode 1"
And,
I propose project to you.
"Galaxy band. Episode 2"Will you compose?

"Galaxy band. Episode 1" is the first movement.
"Galaxy band. Episode 2" is the second movement.
And, You will submit it.
Next,You propose the third movement to someone.

The movement is expanded by the circle of the friend of music.
...Episode 3, Episode 4, and Episode 5...
The circle of music will extend greatly.

How about this project?
Please let me hear your opinion.

To the friend of the United States music.
I await your answer.
Yours very sincerely.

Tadashi Togawa
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Uploaded: Dec 07, 2005 - 10:47:08 PM
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perceptualvortex said 4938 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
This is mixing up realities
Your distinctive style
Clear, even as you borrow
Words from Tadashi

I liked it a lot,
But now I can only write
A couple haikus

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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
This is mixing up realities
Don't worry about the haikus, David. I have a strange feeling you will get your
chance. If you want it. Thanks for listening & waxing poetic.

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ledebutant said 4938 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Final Stages
This is what happens when an Atwood becomes a Project. You are
suffering from the late stages of Carolitis which can be brought on by
six weeks of complete immersion in holiday music.

The first symptom is "borrowing" the percussion of other artists. The
second is "borrowing," their habit of describing the "feel" or "vibe"
(advanced music terms, keep up, Atwood) of the instrumental. The
third is a sense that one must consult with or include Mystified in every
musical endeavor. She is but one woman, you cannot ride her like a
donkey or a funky chicken.

I wish there were another way, but the only cure is a six week patented
"disimmersion" process, whereby you create sophisticated
arrangements of all of my back catalog and write all new harmony
parts and then turn them over to me, gratis. It's the only way out, TAP.

Oh yeah, this is really good, by the way. I'm so jealous of your way with
JP4.
Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Final Stages
Mystified is my ticket out of Palookaville, Illinois. As for the "final stages," I
would welcome hospice at this point.

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Mystified said 4938 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
What gets me....
...is how QUICKLY you put this together, Tom.
D'oh!
Very Tadashi-esque! Yet undeniably "Atwood."
Niiiiice!

(You'll be a very tough act to follow)

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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
What gets me....
The eyes of Japan and Spanky are upon you.

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Ed Hannifin said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Galaxy pond.
Ancient pond.
Space alien jumps in.
Sound of Atwood.

Or, as Ryokan would have it:

What a pity.
The space alien has stolen my robe and my soul,
But he could not take this beautiful moon.
Wait. He has taken the moon, too.
Dang.

Are we supposed to comment on the music, too?

Ed





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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Galaxy pond.
Thanks, Ed. Are you supposed to comment on the song? I quote from the
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Tadashi Togawa said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Is the space alien hiding itself anywhere?
Tom
Terrific quick work.
This is a technology that only the space alien or the Samurai can do.

My pet dog "Chihuahua's cocoa" is surprised, too.
Did the space alien invade Tom?

However, it is safe because there is Mystified.
The teacher at my elementary school said.
"For the space alien, the cat is a natural enemy. "
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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Is the space alien hiding itself anywhere?
Thanks Tadashi. This was an interesting challenge for me. Not just the music,
but also the song description.

This line from you (above) made me laugh out loud:

"The teacher at my elementary school said.
'For the space alien, the cat is a natural enemy.' "

You are a funny guy.

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Doadars Uncle said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Percussive!
Love the scattered syncopations! Dimensional!
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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Percussive!
Thanks Doug. The piece is in 7/8. It got interesting adding Tadashi's drums,
which were recorded in Tadashi Time.

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eleveneyes said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Spanky Has No Collar
will be the name of my next Rock band.
the band after that will be called Tom's Not Wearing Pants.
regarding this tune -
...mmmm...dreamy!

the melody is structured yet very natural sounding. i like the chromatic
sounding thing at the end of melody.

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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Spanky Has No Collar
That is Spanky Has No Collar™ to you, Ray. However, if your people call my
dog, I'm sure something can be worked out.

Thanks for giving this a listen. I appreciate the kind words.

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drakonis said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Delightfully everywhere
This is a little more "down-to-earth" than some of Tadashi's amazingly
complex pieces, and therefore more approachable given my limited
brain... I enjoyed this a great deal, and am also intrigued by Tadashi-
san's idea of collaboratively building this world-encompassing circle of
music. I look forward to future "power-ups" to this jam-packed series
of episodes.
ttfn,
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Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
Delightfully everywhere
Thanks Eduard. Tadashi's idea is nothing new. It's more like a chain letter. He
told me if I didn't send a similar request to 5 other MacJammers, something
very unfortunate would happen. So, I decided not to take any chances.

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said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
TIMING!
The timing sounds off! The keyboard and percussion are not in sync?
Tom Atwood said 4938 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
TIMING!
It is an unusual time signature, biz. 7/8. Also syncopated. But not off. Thanks
for dropping by the coop!

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jiguma said 4937 days ago (December 8th, 2005)
"Tadashi time" lol!
Tom, This is a great response to Tadahsi's original. I love your
comment re "Tadashi time" - Tadashi has to be the alien (or at least
very closely related)! The idea of a musical chain letter is fantastic - MJ
just keeps getting better and better.
I really enjoyed this,
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Stun Nutz said 4929 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Meandering through orbits...
...like an asymmetric wind up toy... I am drawn like a magnet.
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Cori Ander said 4925 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Such a superb idea!
Really nice post! And really a nice idea from Tadashi!

Will be very interesting to hear the rest! Hmm... I am very late
commenting this tune ... and maybe there already is a third movement
somewhere here ...
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said 4921 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
I Hear a Little Troy in Here Too
But the tone is unmistakenly yours, Tom. Wouldn't mind hearing the
drums a little better earlier on, but they eventually came forward ... as I
am writing this and then rewriting this. LOL. Very enjoyable.
Char said 3741 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
All righty, then.
Got a taste of all the Galaxy Band posts and now,listening to the originals. A little bit of TT's first is here but more. Excellent. Thanks.
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sschedra said 3455 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Tom,
Just got turned onto this series by the latest forum. This is a really top notch piece and totally in the spirit of Tadashi's Episode 1. There is a driving, but much less pervasive percussion, jazz elements and yet the departure is so original and sweet that it is totally unique work.
Excellent!
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