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album: Vision Quest
track 1: 3:20 Vision Quest
track 2: 4:49 Falling
track 3: 7:28 Nothing
track 4: 1:11 Snow Squall
track 5: 4:22 We Lost Touch
track 6: 1:36 Time For Peace
track 7: 8:04 Oblate Oblivion
track 8: 8:23 Little Orb
track 9: 12:54 Tripping
track 10: 6:35 Soaring The Thermals
track 11: 4:10 People (Running Through My Mind)
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Vision Quest
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Vision Quest

i have been sent out into the wilderness
my father did not really explain why
and my mother cried as i walked away

after two endless nights alone,
hungry and exhausted
a rabbit hopped into the trail before me
its single eye looked deep into my soul
and sent a dream into my mind

~~~

years later, once i had mastered my craft
i suddenly remembered that dream

i wonder
how can i sleep at night without really knowing why
i do the things i do

i wonder
if ancient people thought about these things gathered about their fire at night
long before they had words to express these ideas

i wonder
if we actually have the words today to
properly express these things

i wonder
why
i wonder

i wonder
how can anyone lay claim to knowledge
of the meaning of life

i wonder
if i could ever go so far into my own beliefs
as to demand that others see things my way

i wonder

(c) 2008 Bill Grundmann

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Comments: 21
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Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008 - 04:36:57 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 09:02:03 AM Last Played: Dec 10, 2018 - 01:19:29 PM
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Joe Brady said 3977 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Smokin"!
That's what I'm talking about! Well, if I was as eloquent as you, that's what I'd talk about.

Sweet.

Joe
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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mostly i don't know what i'm talking about - it's all an illusion

thanks
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lengold said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
That is
simply beautiful.
Cheers
Len


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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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less is more?

thanks!
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echoroom said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Born to wonder....
... but never find the answers.

Great work, Bill - you have a really unique, insightful view on this place!
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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it's all a long strange trip.

thank you Steve
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dajama said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Very nicely done
Your voice works very well on the spoken work, and the ideas (and the depths of the ideas!) expressed here are truly insightful and thought-provoking. Love the background instrumentation - sets the stage, adds a nice touch of drama or mysticism, but does not intrude or overwhelm the voice at the center of the piece. This is a fine piece, my friend. Nicely done. Peace.
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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this is one of the few songs i've done with a definite goal in mind. i needed an intro song for album number 12. i had worked out a playlist that seemed to tell a story, but it needed a unifying statement. this is that song.

there were other recent tunes left over after i gathered the tunes for album 12. i put most of those in album 11 (Omega). in a sense they're opposites of each other.

thanks
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guitapick said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
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Well said...

Cool album setup...
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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thank you Bob
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DWL said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Impressive work Bill
Musically and lyrically this is excellent.

A true Vision Quest

Cheers

Dick

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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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my wife has a CD by R. Carlos Nakai - that inspired the flute and echo here

thanks
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michael2 said 3977 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
very nice
reminds me of Carlos Castaneda for some reason; i like the sounds you have put behind the spoken word. very nice.
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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a different Carlos, and about Peru, rather than North American Indian, but i can see the link. there is likely a common heritage.

i mentioned here a number of Inuit notions around the traditional Vision Quest rite. lots of interesting meaning of life concepts in their traditions - perhaps we should all pay more attention to them.

thanks


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said 3974 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Vision Quest.

This is really good.Everything fits just perfectly, the background music and your Voice. Very thought provoking.


SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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thank you very much - i spent a bit of time trying to make it right. i had a rather stuffy nose when i recorded this, and it's funny (to me anyway) that you can hear it if you listen for it...


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bud said 3971 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Beautiful piece Bill
your voice and ideas flow straight to the brain with clarity and distinction - and the backing track is perfect. Years ago my brother had an LP that was supposed to hypnotize the listener and it sounded something like this.
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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i think you mentioned that LP before; i'm intrigued, can you find out the name? maybe i can find a recording of it somewhere.

this song is supposed to be the glue for this album. i guess it stands on its own pretty well too.

thanks


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thetiler said 3960 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
The pic is fantastic
I think that it is a real pic into the solar system, Amazing.

Nice word content and really fits in superbly to the music.

Thanks for sharing and taking the time out to upload!
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SmokeyVW said 3956 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
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this is a NASA picture that has an urban myth behind it. it was circulated as the "Eye of God" - although it's actually the Helix Nebula. you can find some more info here:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030510.html

there is also another picture referred to as the "Eye of God" - the Hourglass Nebula:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap960118.html

what attracted me to this picture for this song and album was the "eye" aspect of it. a mix of the "I" and God - and the sky - as well as "vision". it all fit nicely with the ideas and mood of the song.

thanks
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MotherofMeursault said 3692 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
I wonder, too
If you don't have the words to express a feeling, then you don't have the feeling....?

Nice song; very soothing. But I was really convinced at 1:20.



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