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Wellsir, for Warren Smith, this is what happened after Self-Portrait.

lotta notes possible for this one. Yes, true story, written almost 30 years ago.

But mostly, with this one, it was an excuse to do another one with Dadai (Jack Miller). I've played with hundreds of musicians over the years and I can honestly say I haven't had more fun making music than I have with Jack. And damn, I've never really met the man :)

If you're the type who reads the notes before playing the tune, jes sit back and relax. This one's sorta designed to sound like a buncha guys getting together and pickin' a tune. Nothing more. And nothing less.

Snow: lede & backing vocals, flat-pick electric-acoustic, bass
Dadai: bunch'o'backing vox, two steel string guitars, slide guitar, harmonica

Thanx to Zetes & sembleton for lending an ear and their post-production input.
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Lyrics
Micky
She'd almost turned 30, the first time we met
A friend of a friend introduced us
I called myself Khance, and she was Mirage
She said: "I'll make you tea"
I said: "Don't make a fuss"

I lived in a basement; she lived in a cloud
She told me that she wouldn't hurt me
Wish I had known before it was too late
But at the time she became all she could be

She seemed all together when her friends were a mess
She said: "Yes well I had my turn"
"Mom ended her life with a hair-cutting knife"
She wondered why she'd never learned

Her husband had taken a job in computers
But that's not why she called it quits
A change in the times, had caused her to think
There were others that she could perform with

When it became winter I bought her a coat
Designed by some fairy in Rome
She said: "That's the nicest thing anyone's done
"For me, you just wait til we get home"

In her satin nightclothes, the roommate slashed her wrists
And one-night stands, they get breakfast
A room covered in blood, aesthetical death
I guess that's why musicians don't last

Then I had to leave her alone for awhile,
I bought us some really good wine
We drank it, got loaded and then went to bed
Slipped into secluded recline

She came up to see me when I was in the woods
I showed her off to my old friends
But many of the things we northerners say
Were more than she could comprehend

I went back to Chicago and bought her a ring
I said: "Would you come be my bride?"
She said: "I'm so much older than you are my friend
"But I sure did enjoy the whole ride"

I doubt that I will ever see her again
There's been quite a few girls since her
But she was the only one, I'd ever asked
Why she said "no" I've never been sure.
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said 4443 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Excellent work!
Fine storytelling here. I like the lead vox a lot. Fits the tune like a glove.
Jack's background vocals add depth. The playing throughout by both of
you is wonderful. This one definitely gets on my "Best of Macjams" MP3!

Be well!

PS---Have either of you heard Frogmorton's recent: UNSEEN HAND?
(http://www.macjams.com/song/20642). I think it is an exceptionally
good piece and hasn't got nearly the support it should have.
snowdragon said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Excellent work!
wow, thanks maestro, high praise indeed.

and I will check out froggie's piece. Nod of the cap on a clever and unselfish
way to solicit song comment's :)

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When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
From the Land of 1,000 blue funks...
referring to me and not the song. I haven't been much in the mood to write or record of late. But I recorded and sent too many random noodling guitar parts (more than I care to mention) to Snow a few weeks ago (seems longer). Snow, you distilled my mish-mosh down to somethng useable... kudos friend. I love the feel of this song. No surprise there, eh?
IMHO, Snow is one of the best song writer/ story tellers here at MJ. I wish more were familiar with his music. To top it off, the flavor of much of his music will suit anyone who looks back to the sixties and seventies songs as two decades of the best.

Snow, your vox sounds as good as that of a young lad of 30 years ago. It is always a pleasure to sit down and jam with you. And if you want to start earning the big bucks for one nite gigs, then you got to move to CA. heheh...

Jack
said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
From the Land of 1,000 blue funks...
by the way, how in the world did you come up with that old photo of me that you spliced into the song art? A classic picture. By the looks on the faces, they're both thinking, "I can't believe I am still playing music in the same gin joint 3 nights a week..."

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Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/19625">Like As The Waves Remix</a>
...making melody with your heart
snowdragon said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
From the Land of 1,000 blue funks...
Yuh know bud, when we started this 30-sum years ago, I thought we'd be a
lot better at it by now.

But we're still havin' fun at it.

Thanks for the jam, D. You know I'll do it again anytime.

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Macaudion said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Do that again : -)
Ah hah! I lyked that - One silly grin for me please... - Kinda groovn' for
a country western title - No - It really matters not, it's workn' and it's
workn' well - Thanks guys - Very nice work on putting this together,
Snow - And apparently, you had enough of the goods to make this
work, Dadai - Good for all - Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
snowdragon said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Do that again : -)
aw, thanks Cyd. It's great when others get into the spirit of a piece and enjoy
themselves with it.

Yuh done my heart good pal :)

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Good story
Sounds good. Maybe bring out the vocals a small bit more. Sometimes it
gets a little covered. The mix is good however with the music.
Interesting story, good job.
snowdragon said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Good story
ty JS. And yep, you're right, the lede vox could come up a tad. My only excuse
is that Dadai gave me so much material to work with, I kinda lost sight of my
own vocals :)

ah hell, probably better not to have my throaty gargling up too loud anyways.

cheers
snow

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
thoddi said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Subterranean homesick blues
Well not quite, but I'd bet I heard Bob Dylan in here somewhere:)

Very cool song. This kind of folksy country stuff is fun to listen to when its performed with such energy and joy you two show here.

Your vocals is very well suited to this storytelling style and the whole shebang is just great. You must have had great fun in the process making this.

I need to have a copy of this.. hope you don't mind.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
snowdragon said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Subterranean homesick blues
Bob who?

lol, you got me thoddi. Yes, Dylan was of course a huge influence on this one.
Tangled Up In Blue, specifically.

At one time, I played this one much more like TUIB but speaking of
influences, it was a conversation with Zetes one day awhile back combined
with Ejh's posting of his older material that got me thinking of picking up the
tempo.

Glad you liked it and please do take all the copies you like :)

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4442 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
cut to the quick
Did they have computers 30 years ago? Yeah, minis and mainframes, I
guess. This song has it all... the hair-cutting knife, aesthetical death
and even the fairy in Rome! Very laid back and unpretentious. Doesn't
need to be any more special than what it is already. Fine collab, fellas.
snowdragon said 4441 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
cut to the quick
Yes, they did Schletts. At the time, I was working on a redundant DEC PDP 11,
which was an incredible jump up from the PDP 8 we had been working with,
especially because of the new one-button "bootstrap procedure" button.
Programming was done with a machine assembler language, ie nothing but
1's and 0's and millions of 'em.

TY

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
bronco said 4441 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Good Song
Really nice job guys. I really enjoyed it! You two compliment each other
well.
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snowdragon said 4441 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Good Song
Thanks Bronc. It's all Dadai. I just write this stuff.

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
said 4440 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Good Song
Thanks bronco.

Snow is the ultimate wingman (hockey, for those scratching their heads).
He'll do whatever is necessary for the team to win... and then delfect the
praise that comes his way. As you know, in this case, he is much more than
the wingman.

---
Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/19625">Like As The Waves Remix</a>
...making melody with your heart
Back Door Maan said 4440 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
Sounds better
than that convoluted mess you played for us couple of months back
lol.

we gotta get this Dadai guy up here for one of the Cove or Basement
jams man.
Check out my latest song called Say What You Mean
snowdragon said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Sounds better
right, let's work on keeping you out of her majesty's big hotel first lol

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Ed Hannifin said 4440 days ago (May 20th, 2006)
I don't know why, guys...
...but this one won't play for me. Other songs on the site are playing for
me, but this one won't. It goes to the faint QuickTime logo, and freezes.

I'll try again later...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
snowdragon said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
I don't know why, guys...
Sorry to hear that Ed. If you don't manage to get it to work, you know I'd be
happy to email you an mp3. Just holler :)
snow

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Warren Smith said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Another chapter
I'm guessing the problem wasn't you - it was your friends. They
probably talked too much hockey during her visit. ; )

It's always a challenge writing autobiographical material when trying to
make sense out of the narrative of our lives. Good job here. It's fun
peeking through your keyhole! As this is a follow-up to your earlier
"Self-Portrait" posting, and you seem to be on a pensive streak, can
another installment be far behind?

Love the "basement/cloud" juxtaposition. "Fairy in Rome" seems the
only line that's dated (not bad for 30 years!). What's poignant is the
moment you've selected to write about - one of those cruxes - where,
depending what choices are made, will forever alter the account. As
listeners, we don't know whether you are better off because of the
choice she made (even if we, like you, don't know the reasonings
behind her decision). All we glean is that things would have been - for
better or worse - significantly different. So ... perhaps that leaves us
wanting more?




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snowdragon said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Another chapter
Ty Warren. You seem to have more insight into my life than I do lol.

And, as i mentioned in an email, there is more to the story, much of which is
already posted here at MacJams.

Chronologcially, the next chapters are In Memory of Clement Wood, Parts I
and II and the story concludes with 6-4-3.

Wasted, Nightmares and Toronto Girls were also written during that period
but really have nothing to do with the story, unless, of course your incredible
mind makes some connection that was lurking in the depths of my psyche :)

thanks again pal
snow

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
Warren Smith said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Another chapter
Hah - I just wrote a comment that it would be nice if we could re-arrange the
order of our posts. (Of course, I could just download these songs and put them
in listening order.) The plot has thickened ... and it looks like I have a bit of
investigatory exertion ahead ....
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Jim Bouchard said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
quite the jam!
Lotsa stuff all jammed up in there... reminds me of a veritable, er
virtual Rolling Thunder Review show. Lots of stuff could be cut out of
this to tidy it up, but then it wouldn't be so much fun. Great tempo and
the drums sound great! And that's not the half of it! Good job!

And the ending is...
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snowdragon said 4437 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
quite the jam!
Thanks JB. Loved the way you summed that up. Too bad Dadai didn't leave
any room for you in there eh? Not to worry, I'm guessing the bunch of us will
hook up again before too long.

cheers
snow

---
When philosophy and reality collide, reality wins,
<a href="http://secondlife.com/ss/?u=523780b076305e8d810607813a3bec40">Snow Gretzky</a>
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
WRG said 4429 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
nice one
great tune. A little loose on the playing. Very nice man. Good lyrics.
Thanks!

William
Check out my latest song called She Calls My Name
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