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Like As The Waves (v1) by Dadai & RSchletty


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Please see newer mix of this: http://www.macjams.com/song/19625

Here is the next offering in our series of sonnets by William Shakespeare adapted and set to music.
If you go to the Postludes Trio page you can also listen to Sonnets 8, 18, 116, and 138 put to music.

Instrumentals by Jack Miller
Vocals by Richard Schletty & Jack Miller
Musical Composition © 2006 Jack Miller

*Only loops used: drums

No pets or oracles were consulted while writing, recording or engineering this song. Thank you.
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Lyrics
Sonnet 60, William Shakespeare
Music by Jack Miller 2006

Em A
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
Em A
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Em A
Each changing place with that which goes before,
Em A
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

interlude

G
Nativity, once in the main of light,
A
Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd,
G
Crooked ellipses 'gainst his glory fight,
A
And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.

interlude

Em A
Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth
Em A
And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,
Em A
Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,
Em A
And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:

interlude

C G Em A
And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,
C G A Em
Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.

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Uploaded: Mar 24, 2006 - 07:10:42 AM
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2006 - 03:26:40 PM Last Played: May 28, 2019 - 10:40:08 PM
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Jack: iBook G3, Alesis X guitar, Applause AA14 guitar, Yamaha PSR 293 keyboard, SM57 mic, MobilePre M-Audio

Richard: Mbox, G4/500Mhz, two phantom-powered mics set up 13.825" apart for stereo vox recording (Audiotechnica 3035 and MXL 2001), William's lyrics taped to mic boom, Sony MDR-V2 headphones for monitoring of voice and office white noise.
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Comments
elfdaughter said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
*jaw drops*
Ummm....wow? One of my favourite sonnets...and now onw of my favourite songs. Glad no pets or oracles were consulted...lol!
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Postludes Trio said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
*jaw drops*
Well then, elfdaughter, we win on both counts and gives me a smile. Thanks for stopping by and checkin' out the song.

Jack
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said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
*jaw drops*
Thanks, elfdot

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Roxylee said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
What a Great Idea!
Putting Shakespeare to music! I love the harmony, too. Very cool,
indeed. :-)
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Postludes Trio said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
What a Great Idea!
Hey Roxy... thanks for stopping by and giving a listen. Yeah, I hope the ole Bard is smiling on our endeavors with his sonnets. Glad you like the harmonies--- they are all Richard's doing.
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drakonis said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
To Beach, or not to Beach...
Very nice... I like the Ventures surf-guitar in this. Good mix, however,
when the harmony/chorus comes in, it sounds like the voices are a little
louder and up-front than the single voice in the main parts, which was a
little distracting. Otherwise, very nice melody, wonderfully sung & played.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
To Beach, or not to Beach...
Yeah... Richard mentioned that the vocal levels still needed tweaking. So I am not surprised at your comment, drak. Maybe on the next try Richard will have to work some of his production skills on this.
Thanks for the comments....

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RickW said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Hey guys!
I'm not a fan of Shakespeare, but your treatment of his sonnet is well
done. Now, if all his stuff could be put to your music, then I would like
Shakespeare. :-)

God bless,

Rick

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snowdragon said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Very Byrdsy
and of course you know I'd like that :)

wouldn't have thought of the Ventures connection til Drak mentioned it
but it does fit.

Bit of CSNY influences in there too, I think.
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said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Very Byrdsy
OK! You caught me. In seventh grade (way, way back in the mid-sixties) for
about 2 months, the first band I was in... our first song we practiced was
Tambourine Man... I was the singer (pre-sax days). Like I said... we lasted
about two months. LOL. Great to hear from you (hmmm... Byrds... Crosby...
CS&N... a connection?... Crosby- a big influence here in dadai land).

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Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18774">For All The Many Things</a>
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said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Very Byrdsy
And yeah... I know how you like those minor chord songs..... : )

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Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18774">For All The Many Things</a>
...making melody with your heart
jpfeiff said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Cool concept....
..and much like a local play that is produced right now--"The Taming Of The Shrew" set in the '60's. I thought I might hear some medeival style fingerpicking or something, but I like the fact that it is set in a sort of post-San Francisco sound British early Fairport Convention context.
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Mystified said 4832 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
Groovy!
Ok. I really like this one!

You've reeled me in first with the surf-music groove going on there in
the background, and then your vocals! Perfect! Really nice harmonies
and your voices go together very well.

A Shakespeare sonnet, some shades, and some surf music--just
doesn't get much better than this!

great collaboration :)
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said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Groovy!
Hey Mysti... "A Shakespeare sonnet, some shades, and some surf music..." - I like that! We'll have to use it on our first commercial for the song : )

Nice to know this one reeled you in... thanks.

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Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18774">For All The Many Things</a>
...making melody with your heart
John Stebbe said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
I get it!
I get it -- this is a Beach Boys sound, because of the "Waves" in the
lyrics, right?

Great guitar work. Vocal harmonies are nicely done.

I think the lyricist also has great potential.
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said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
I get it!
Beach Boys... why not?! This song is already nearing a record for being in the "ear of the beholder." The Byrds, CSN, the Ventures, Donovan, It's A Beautiful Day.... and Led Zeppelin until I finally talked Richard out of doing a Robert Plant vocal riff (only kidding!). Don't know if that is good or bad or just is. Any way, it is nice to have a song where those names pop into people's minds.

Thanks...

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...making melody with your heart
said 4828 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
I get it!
The Doors!

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Ed Hannifin said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
It's A Beautiful Day!
As in: "White Bird"...

I surely hear the echoes of Byrds and some CSN, and I also hear some
Donovan in the rhythm section...

Lovely folk-rock garage-band looseness to this... Sounds like it was fun
to do...

Ed
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said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
It's A Beautiful Day!
Thanks, Ed. It was great to sing over Jack's cool sound track. Wish I could play
like that!

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said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
It's A Beautiful Day!
I'll trade my guitar playing any day for Rich's voice... enough said.
: )

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Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18774">For All The Many Things</a>
...making melody with your heart
said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
waves of time...
crashing against the pebbled shores of death...
on and on with each breath
immortalizing the bard in verse
in music his youth you disperse
under a willow tree, singing your song
forgetting that cruel hand of the setting sun


said 4828 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
waves of time...
Thanks for your poetic response, FF

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said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
interesting
Liked the vocals on this one. I liked the laid back smooth Schletty vocals,
also, Jack did a good job also. I hear some trumpets somewhere in there??
Nice little tune and just the right length too.
Was flowing like river of sorts.
How are ya liking that new electric guitar Jack?
said 4828 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
interesting
Well, the song isn't what the Urban Dictionary would classify as "katchoolik"
but I sure did get a buzz from singing this. It is a song for the ages (no, I
didn't say for the aged).

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mvh9591 said 4831 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
Nice work
The vocals are right on. The guitars are out front as well. The drums
are just a bit to far in the background. The bass well, I am listening on
a set of computer speakers that have no bass so I can't comment. The
message is pretty clear. Nice job otherwise.
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Leon said 4830 days ago (March 26th, 2006)
This music is flying and galloping...
I totally dig the opening of this song, the lush strings of a western or
folksy song. Rich's vocals are right on...straightforward and very
precise singing with a clear voice. Harmonies are very effective and
well-placed, too.

Again, the versatility in your style and singing is evident in this song,
Rich and Jack. Would love to hear more from both of you in this genre.

And as always, Rich's artwork is as brilliant and eye-catching as his
music!

Download for fav!
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said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
This music is flying and galloping...
Thanks, Leon. Glad you dig it.

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said 4829 days ago (March 26th, 2006)
Brilliant!
Now I've got to hear the other sonnets. I can't get over how well the
Master Wordsmith's verse lends itself to this folky/breezy treatment. Who
knew?

Be well!
said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
This is cool
I got visions of Bruce Dern, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Jack
Nicholson and Peter Fonda chilling out before freaking out, man. :)
Good work, guys.
said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
This is cool
Bill, I am afraid that your vision of those characterswill now be the definitive
image that will crop up in my mind when I listen to this song. Maybe if they
all come together to make a movie, this song could be in the soundtrack : )

Thanks...

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...making melody with your heart
said 4829 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
This is cool
My vision is this: Jim Morrison comes back from the netherworld to sing
this at Old Man River Cafe in St. Paul. Unfortunately, he has a bad cold
so he asks me to sing it for him, which I graciously do as Jack rides his
guitar on a temporary "surfs up" set in the corner of the room. Paul
Cotton on bass. Jack Heitzinger on keyboard. No drums -- no room in
the cafe. An iPod with drum loops patched into the head is out of the
question. This is a live gig. Morrison applauds when it's over and fades
away.

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Warren Smith said 4828 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
parallels
The earnest Em guitar opening sets a dynamic dramatic tone, and tying the surf guitar to the waves of time is brilliant - not only does it underscore the text, but it also pulls the Elizabethian-old poetry into present context, making it easy to relate to.

I love the way the second stanza comes in with the harmony - very nice!

Here is another parallel I get out of listening to this - old rockers making Shakespeare relevent for new listeners and using his words to produce a song that will chart on macjams.com, and perhaps live forever in the internet's hallowed halls ... is not unlike the sonnet's theme: that one's poetry in praise of a youth will hopefull lead to a triumph over death.

What I think I like best about this piece is its wholeness: it becomes something greater than its parts. The surf guitar is a metaphor; it doesn't make this into a piece of surf music. All of those allusions other commentators have pointed out - yes, they are there, but they have been annulled into a new kind of metal that is distinctly itself. Like Shakespeare appropriating a plot, you two have taken pieces of the past and forged it into something new and appealing.


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said 4828 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
parallels
Very cool commentary. We may have to dig further back into history for
inspiration...perhaps Pliny's Natural History? LOL. You did a good job with
bringing Old Roman World View onto a new stage. Same concept, really.
Thanks, Warren.

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