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album: Beyond One's Control
track 1: 3:57 How And Why
track 2: 2:40 That's Progress
track 3: 6:56 Unwinding Time
track 4: 8:21 Quant
track 5: 3:37 Five on Seven
track 6: 2:46 New Amsterdam
track 7: 4:12 Vicki Kierkegaard
track 8: 6:56 Remember Petr Dumfrey
track 9: 9:01 Another DDT
track 10: 2:19 In The Mess
track 11: 5:21 Tempus
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Just a song about bees.

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Lyrics
Another DDT

(the) birds and the bees
are hangin' in the trees
it's easy to dream
they will always be there

(the) bald eagle was thrown
(but) he didn't fade away
we've done it before
(we could) do it again
~~~~~
soaring on
like the eagle song
to observe a disturbing trend

moving on
(the) honeybees move on
they may never return again
~~~~~
protecting our home
from termites everyday
(but) who is keeping the score
who do we defend?

(there's a) change in the breeze
that just the eagle sees
it's easy to dream
and forget to care
~~~~~
soaring on
like the eagle song
to observe a disturbing trend

silent dawn
all the bees are gone
^ they may never be back again
~~~~~
(the) birds and the bees
are hangin' in the trees
it's easy to dream
they will always be there

(there's a) change in the breeze
that just the eagle sees
it's easy to dream
and forget to care

don't let there be another DDT
don't let there be another DDT DDT
don't let there be another DDT
don't let there be another - don't let there be another

(c) 2007 Billy Bob Grundmann
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Hits: 4561
Comments: 30
Fans: 12
Plays: 190
Downloads: 156

Uploaded: Jun 15, 2007 - 09:25:53 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 06:24:06 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 12:37:14 AM
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timothy devine said 4513 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
hey man
do you ever sleep?
cool tune
you are always doing something different.
I love the chorus or is it the bridge, where it slows down to a crawl. Then, when the original riff kicks back in the thing just cooks. Nice use of change in rhythms.

Great playing at the end where the tune builds up and boils over. Great great job.
oh yea great lyric.
tim
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u da man with the sound fx
stinging ending

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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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i don't know if it's the chorus or the bridge either! the song is patterned as A-B-A-B-A-C... i guess you meant B? that would be apropos.

thanks
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said 4513 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Aaauggh!!!
There are so many levels of meaning that could be construed or mis-construed here. Help me out here! (in semi-real-time e-mail) Love the music!!! My mind (and heart) are buzzing (or) reeling from the thought provoking lyrics - or maybe, "itiswotitis" - just as simple as a rude awakening to the truth :-( Or, simply of what is happening in our world today - did you get the 411 on the dire circumstances of honey bees?, - due to cell phone towers and internet chaos!!!) Still, I know you, on a deeper level... nothing is ever simple - and great lyrics always have their "hooks" (or barbs ), so to speak. Beautiful song SmokeyVW - dibs! acknowledged.
said 4513 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
P.S.ssssst.
I'm totally out of bug spray. (no joke)
SmokeyVW said 4504 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
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oops, and thanks for commenting!
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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the chant at the end occurred to me while showering on a Saturday morning.
i was thinking about the suspected problem of vanishing honeybees.

somehow i was reminded of the bald eagle that was almost wiped out by DDT years ago.

the song also needed to be a cross of a classic rock rhythm that morphs into a more recent dance rhthym - to reinforce the old eagle and new honeybee relationship.

that was the initial spark for this song. six days later, the song was done.

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echoroom said 4513 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
quirky rock/pop
This is a cool little tune vaguely like They Might be Giants (although actually, it just sounds like you). Love the tempo change, which slow everything down. Lyrically, I love this - we always write about humans, but what a great perspective - what we've done to other animals.

Really original, quirky track bill - fun, but kinda serious!

Steve
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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i like quirky - cause it leads to songs that are unlike any others.

something may or may not be actually happening to honeybees - just trying to spread the word!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_Collapse_Disorder

thanks
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peacepiano said 4512 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Catchy
Cool tune Smokey

Did you know that they are expanding DDT use in Africa? Its a strange world.

Thanks for sharing.
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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i had read that DDT is still in use today - it's a tradeoff between poisoning the food chain vs. fighting disease (i guess malaria) - a delicate balance...

thanks for listening
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craft said 4512 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
cool tune
well done and performed... I like it a lot
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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i had fun working on this project

thanks for commenting

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said 4511 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Nice one
Great idea.... like what you have come up with here.
Nice song with great message and feelings to it.... Excellent.
SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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the chant was originally something like

"Can't you see? There's gonna be - another DDT - we gotta save the honeybee"

but the pattern was awkward...

it eventually evolved into a phrase that is less victim-oriented and more activist:

"Don't let there be another DDT".

the message in the song ended up being a lot stronger than my actual concern over honeybees - but maybe that's how activism gets rolling?

thanks
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said 4511 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Allright!
This is so impressive to me the way its sung and the changes in the rythm! You have such a strange sound in your voice. Gripping and enclosing almost stuck inside a box with a radio feel. VW meets ween!!
SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
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i usually wait a while before replying to comments - but this can't wait.

i couldn't find a quiet place in the house. the windows were open, fans roaring, the lawn sprinklers spraying, the plumbing was <whatever that sound is>, and the wasking machine and dryer were running. aghhhh!

so i recorded the vocals while sitting in my car with the windows up. it got damn hot in there by the end of the third take...

that is all
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Vic Holman said 4511 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
dropping like flys
Great tune. The tempo changes are excellent. really added drama.

I see what Steve says about they might be giants. has that and a bit of devo at the end. But totally your sound.

Some kick ass keyboard work there my friend!
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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as usual, this is a hybrid of modified loops, real keyboard playing, and pencil tooling... as is the organ and sweeping synth keys here.

i wasn't really going for a particular style here - this is just how it turned out...

thanks for listening!
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Dj French Toast said 4511 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
indeed brutha
yeah were screwin the planet up big time ...........hugh......yeah we sux .....humans dont plat well with others ; (
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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it just keeps happening over and over...

i had lots of trouble with the lyrics. i had a fairly arcane rhyming scheme in mind and i think it was inhibiting me. i eventually threw away several verses that just weren't working. (Audubon was in there for a while.)

and thanks - you inspired me to try a rap tune "That's Progress" - it's not really rap tho - just my own take on it!!!

thanks for listening
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bud said 4510 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
Great tune Smoke
I was fliping through my 80's seven inches this weekend and easily could have found this between Devo and Essential Logic. The sped up Yaz break is totally cool as is are the slow turns. Very Eno backing Vox through the ending. Ultimately though this is all Smoke and no mirrors.
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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do you mean like Yazoo's Situation? i had totally forgotten about that song, and their vocalist that sang in as low a register as possible...

i tried to sing this as low as i could - it was initially in E, but it was killing me, so i upped it to G.

thanks
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lavalamp said 4507 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
Good stuff
Do not take this badly, kind of a Dr. Demento(Is that how it's spelled) song, which I enjoy. And don't worry about DDT.
LL
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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LOL - you mean like "When I Was A Dinosuar" or "Shaving Cream"?

i bet it's that line about termites that made you say that. i'm not taking this bady at all - LOL.

it's not DDT that concerns me here - it's some other unknown agent similar to DDT that i wonder about...

thanks!
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GeorgeLikesMusic said 4507 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
I like!
this is really cool!! Works well in the Pop genre but its new, fresh, and interesting. Cool effect on the guitar (is that a phaser or a flanger?) Cool song!
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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glad you liked it

it's a phaser with a pretty high setting on the feedback...

thanks for commenting
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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
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i don't know if it's the chorus or the bridge either! the song is patterned as A-B-A-B-A-C... i guess you meant B? that would be apropos.

thanks

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SmokeyVW said 4505 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
what the
how did this get here? it's supposed to be a reply to Tim!
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Char said 4032 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
Well, BBG.
I wasn't around here and missed all the buzz. So much to like and pay attention to. I don't want to wax philosophic, but we humans have come a long way from being at the risk of plagues to creating toxins and upsetting nature's checks and balances. We are the plague that caused many extinctions. You are one of a kind. Thanks.
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MacFerret said 2341 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
B-ravo
I'm worried about bees. A while back I posted a comment on my facebook page to this effect. Usually when the old wisteria on the corner of my house is in bloom, the air is alive with a humming that I find restful but which freaks the kids out! This year...silence. Not a single bee. Something is wrong, friends, but how widespread this is, I have no idea. I fear knee-jerk reaction to ban neonicoteinoids, because those bastards at Monsanto will just sell farmers something else that might be worst. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Thanks SVW for a really good song and of course drawing our attention to this.
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