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Rings Of Smoke


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SmokeyVW

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album: Beginnings And Endings
track 1: 5:41 Rings Of Smoke
track 2: 4:44 Two More Animals
track 3: 5:25 I-IV-V-I
track 4: 5:49 Unstuck In Time
track 5: 4:00 Sacrament
track 6: 6:16 Control Rods
track 7: 3:24 Waiting For Harry
track 8: 7:01 Entropy (Box After Box)
track 9: 3:40 Best Day Of My Life
track 10: 7:27 Oblivion
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Album Description

Things we know are ending.

But things are just beginning.

Song Description

You should've been there.
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Lyrics
Rings Of Smoke

a smoke ring drifts across the water

the light of the day is fading away
the sky is dark blue and i'm here with you

a smoke ring drifts across the water
tendrils of smoke spinning around themselves

reflections on the water
spinning stories together

reflections of the day
seen through our eyes

the rings hold us forever
spinning our lives

the ring of smoke turns itself inside out

watch the rings

and as the day ends
we're settling back
here with our friends

(hey Don! do another one!)

it seems we're always asking
always asking why

time spins out like a ring
out to the sky

a smoke ring drifts across the water

tendrils of smoke spinning around themselves
reflections on the water
spinning stories together

the rings of smoke
they spin out
they spin... out

(c) 2007 Bill Grundmann
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Hits: 4201
Comments: 24
Fans: 6
Plays: 155
Downloads: 169

Uploaded: Jul 26, 2007 - 08:50:53 PM
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2013 - 08:00:28 PM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 12:15:17 AM
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Comments
announcer said 4343 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Grrrreat!
this is really nice with a good job of the poetry and perfect music! Nice posting!
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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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this pome demanded to be written and then recorded.

thank you

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said 4343 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Nice vibe
With great lyrics and soft music this is for me superb. Bravo
Great production as always.

Take care
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Kenta
SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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thanks Skean
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Roxylee said 4343 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Ahhh....Summer...
and musing memories that build with the music. Really nice reading, Bill.
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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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for the past 20 years every summer always included a party that some good friends of ours would throw - that song pic is from 1999 when i built and brought a huge smoke ring generator to the party - just for fun - it makes three foot smoke rings. that's where the literal interpretation of this song comes from.

thanks for listening!
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guitapick said 4342 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Nice tune, Bill...
...perfect artwork. Relaxing and introspective. Love the build at the end.

Q: Are the rings from that "Ring gun"? A friend of mine sent me one. Haven't tried it, yet.
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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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yup, they are from the VRG, see: http://bill.kats22.com/vger/index.html

but the VRG makes big rings, the hand-held guns make little 2 inch rings...

vortex rings are amazing things

thanks

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Vintage Music Festival said 4341 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Wonderful set piece
you must have been doing this sot of thing for a long time. Do you have any old tape experiments?
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ktb said 4341 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
i think
I recognize this from your website. One of your very many cool experiments. I can see you doing this while listening to this soundtrack. Really liked the distant vocal thing (just appears in one place?)
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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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yes this song is about the Vortex Ring Generator.

the "hey Don do another one" here is followed by a bass thump -- that's what the VRG sounds like you hit it to form a smoke ring. generally we aim the thing over the pool, so they drift over the water...

thanks

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said 4340 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Cool!
Greenwich Village in the 80's? Nice poetry reading over a pleasant and grooving jam.

Be well!
SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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well, no, but that's OK -

thanks Amagi
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Schello said 4339 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
;-)
Yeahh.. Great, i like your relax..SUBLIME, like always!




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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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thanks
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timothy devine said 4338 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
:)
Nice instrumentation and cool poetry

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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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thank you
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bud said 4338 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Thought for sure I commented last week
must have gotten distracted. I remember seeing this photo some time ago on your website. Great use of the image as analogy. The background is deceptively simple - yet emotionally cool and charged at the same time. I like the quality of your voice on this one - another example of what you might do with your own podcast. Hmmm.
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SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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so, after 20 years, my friends have called this party the last party.

so, i have put here a tune that is a mixture of summer fun, but also melancholy. i find the ending rather sad mostly (maybe that's only me).

rings of various kinds are alluded to here. circles of friends, closure, passing around the smoke, and the way that your inner thoughts can turn outwards when you're with friends... etc. etc.

we are, in a certain way, just rings of smoke ourselves... and we, like those rings, all will fly for a while, but eventually just "rope out" and vanish...

postcast... ?

thanks

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said 4329 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Lovely music Bill :-)
And I recognize the Vortex Generator from your home page. Beautiful graphic - must have been fun. :-) I like the poem very much.
SmokeyVW said 4328 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
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thanks Carole - it's wheels within wheels - within wheels... you know.
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Outtaorbit said 3920 days ago (September 21st, 2008)
really
nicely done
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davisamerica said 3707 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
caught the link!
one i missed ... thanks for the heads up VW
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SmokeyVW said 155 days ago (January 12th, 2019)
RIP my friend
i will always remember you. you inspired me to build all sorts of crazy gizmos, such as the VRG. it was a fun trip.
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