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uRBAN jUNGLE tHEME

A Baltimore evening, blue light district...
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Comments: 20
Fans: 4
Plays: 804
Downloads: 236
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Uploaded: Dec 28, 2005 - 06:00:54 PM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2005 - 06:07:05 AM Last Played: May 24, 2019 - 03:34:00 AM
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fretless 5 string bass
SU10 sampler
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Software:
GarageBand 2
SoundEdit 16
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Comments
Macaudion said 4954 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
What an odd tour
I'm laughing... And it's not at all funny, JMT - I just like what ya do I
guess... I take it that this is not the trendiest area of Baltimore... LOL!
Curious - Would I feel compelled to lock my doors while driving
through or is this something that I might not worry about or be the
least bit concerned with... And who lives there anyways...

Your tunes - They tend to slink you about while allowing you the
privilege of being able to check things out... At least for me I feel like
I'm slink'n along while listening. It's an interesting way to strut through
these vivid scenes that you graciously escort us through of which, they
always have a 'bite sized' view and from just far enough away to keep
from getting any of the unwanted scene residue on ya...

Nice chunky bass and nice synth and great percussive work too - Most
I'm laughing... And it's not at all funny, JMT - I just like what ya do I
guess... I take it that this is not the trendiest area of Baltimore... LOL!
Curious - Would I feel compelled to lock my doors while driving
through or is this something that I might not worry about or be the
least bit concerned with... And who lives there anyways...

Your tunes - They tend to slink you about while allowing you the
privilege of being able to check things out... At least for me I feel like
I'm slink'n along while listening. It's an interesting way to strut through
these vivid scenes that you graciously escort us through of which, they
always have a 'bite sized' view and from just far enough away to keep
from getting any of the unwanted scene residue on ya...

Nice chunky bass and nice synth and percussive work too - Most
definitely!!!

I tip my hat...

Dion






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jmt said 4954 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
What an odd tourruot ddo na tahW
Man... I came to check how this sounded online and you beat me to it! Thanks so much for the quick listen and the very kind words. I have a deep admiration for your work, so that means a lot!

The Baltimore PD put up these blue revolving lights, with 360° cameras in "high crime" areas... They also have construction flood lights... it's pretty unnerving, really. I can't imagine how it must feel to live with that light flashing in your window every night... Luckily, I guess, I only have to drive through. For some reason this tune makes me feel like I'm there.

The song image is a composite, as I don't feel up to taking photos with Big Brother watching...

Thanks again, Dion!
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ledebutant said 4954 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
Blue Lights!
I can't believe that! How much can the government really have to
disregard the people who live in those neighborhoods to use such
intrusive measures to control crime? They don't understand that people
have legs and that there's always another corner and that education
and opportunity are the best way to make crime less attractive?

I don't think anyone in charge of implementing those blue lights even
believes that it will stop crime, just that it will terrorize the community,
cause fear and make the people who live there feel somehow "less"
than other Baltimoreans. It's just a way of keeping people down.

I lived in Baltimore for a year and found it a very upsetting place,
mostly because of the disregard for the poor that existed there. I've
never been anywhere where there was such a split between the
population. You were rich or poor and what you born into determined
your fate, for the most part. I had to stop reading the paper because it
made me cry, the stories were so filled with pain and inhumanity.

Your music perfectly captured the low grade agitation that I always felt
living there, the anger I felt reading the paper or watching the news or
driving through neighborhoods where people were expected to live
among condemned houses, piles of rubble and scrubby vacant lots,
just blocks away from mansions.

The bass and percussion on this are especially cool and I really enjoy
the "neighborhood sounds" you included. They were a very nice touch.
jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Blue Lights!
Hey, thanks for listening and sharing!

Too bad you had a negative Baltimore experience, it's like that for some... I accept the blight for what it is, and try to better things by being good to people and hopefully, voting the right people in and out of office! There is a big divide socially and economically here, and of course, no easy answers... It's depressing to see the cyclical poverty, but I think there's hope because overall, people are kind in Baltimore...

Thanks again, much respect.


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ledebutant said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Blue Lights!
You know, I re-read my response and realized that I didn't convey AT ALL
that I liked Baltimore quite a bit and Baltimoreans even more. The disparity
was a massive shock to me and your story about the blue lights just pushed
my freakout button, but I'd move back to Baltimore in a heartbeat if it weren't
so insanely hot in the summer.

Actually, that year in Baltimore was one of the happiest of my life, albeit with
a side of disbelief and pain. It's a truly interesting place to live.
kristyjo said 4954 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
I liked it
Not much more to say. ( I mean I liked the song - not the urban jungle
environment you're depicting.)
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jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
I liked it
Thank you! I actually do like the urban thing... There's something kinda cool about interacting with so many different people from so many different backgrounds. All things come with problems, it's all in how ya sort it out!
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said 4954 days ago (December 28th, 2005)
Good Groove
Also like the conveyance of foreboding yet playfulness. I wasn't aware that
Baltimore had done this. I lived in Glen Burnie for 3 years when I worked
near BWI long ago.
Excellent production - especially full bass.
jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Good Groove
Thanks, Sir Nougat of Death! I'm glad you stopped in for a listen, as you know I've been diggin' your stuffs...

It started with a few red light cameras... then fixed cameras in some downtown areas... and now these flashing blue lights and remote videos... Anybody wonder about Big Brother? He's here in Baltimore!

Sorry to hear about Glen Burnie, really I am...


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Stun Nutz said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
sweet tune!
mysterious and intruiging... this is quite a soundscape here.
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jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
sweet tune!
Thanks! From you I'll take that compliment! Glad you stopped in for a listen.
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hacked_to_pieces said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Really
like the bass and the thick dense atmosphere you have created here. Yes this conjurs up visions of crack pipes and girlz with big ghetto booties sporting their hoochie mamma gear, ahh the memories.
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jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
Really
Thank you! I was hoping I could capture a mood of this city, or any city for that matter...

Yeah, I've got some musical visions of booty shakers in the works... All shapes and sizes...
Check out my latest song called mARINERS lULLABY
JMR said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
First time listener
Is that crowd noise I hear? I can hear this in an artsy independent film.
What inspired to do this one?
jmt said 4953 days ago (December 29th, 2005)
First time listener
Yes, that is "crowd" noise you hear... Thanks for the listen! See the above comments and responses in reference to my inspiration. Everything around me is potential... just today I was inspired by the squeeking brakes of a trash truck.

Check out my latest song called mARINERS lULLABY
atonalis said 4943 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
funny.....
i think i've seen this "urban jungle" of which you compose about....... he he..... another great JMT track..........
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jmt said 4881 days ago (March 11th, 2006)
funny.....
Yeah, I think you do... Thanks Shawn!
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Evangelistik918 said 4919 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
nice
this is real nice and chill, i dig it.
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Evangelistik918 said 4919 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
nice
this is real nice and chill, i dig it.
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jmt said 4881 days ago (March 11th, 2006)
nice
Thanks! It's chill in a shivery kinda way...
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