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This is a new song I'm working on, and I'd appreciate some feedback!
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Professor Wilcox likes to read about the workings of the brain,
about blood vessels and veins, about the computers and mainframes.
He finds it hard to sleep at night, he just wants to make it right.
Sometimes it's hard to settle down.
Every morning when he wakes up, he has a splash of gin,
hobbles out the door and has a pint ot Old King's Inn.
It's getting hard to be moral, though he's a scholar of Kant.
He tries not to quarrel.
He dreams of balls and debutantes.
In dusty hallways, in the trees, in cobwebs spun above his bed,
he sees a silhouette, of a graceful, coy coquette,
swirling, dancing, laughing in his face.
At the office, in the lecture hall at the university,
in some quiet corner of the research library,
the laughter is everywhere.
It mocks his thinning hair, it mocks his wrinkled skin,
and his fat and crinkled chin.
In dusty hallways, in the trees, in cobwebs spun above his bed,
he sees a silhouette, of a graceful, coy coquette,
swirling, dancing, laughing in his face.
When it's easy, it ain't so bad, it's never easy, when you're going mad.
His only solace is a photograph he keeps, oh yeah,
inside a box inside another box,he weeps, oh no.
Whatcha gonna do, professor?
When the grades are in, who'll assess your life?
When it's easy, it ain't so bad. It's never easy, when you're going mad.
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Uploaded: Mar 02, 2009 - 07:39:53 PM
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2009 - 05:28:48 PM Last Played: Oct 08, 2018 - 06:16:02 AM
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dajama said 3668 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
Cool
Nice stuff. Some nice, early Pink Floyd-like vibes here, and some nice guitar sounds, and a cool vocal delivery, with plenty of attitude. Nice one. Peace.
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garodaro said 3668 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. It is truly appreciated!
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WillyB said 3668 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
...
loose and fun...deceptively simple...A lot more going on than the overall feel would lead you to think..a creative & ORIGINAL sounding track
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mvh9591 said 3668 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
Nice___
Would be nice to be able to read the lyrics while it's playing. For "POP" the mix is a bit loose. Needs tightened up. You have a nice sound - Tune your guitar before recording - You may want to focus on the beat. My opinion.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )


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garodaro said 3667 days ago (March 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
I didn't notice the tuning issue. Thanks for pointing it out. I very much appreciate the feedback. It is very helpful!
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apb said 3665 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
Pop ..
.. with lots of character. Lots of great ideas, lots of parts to the arrangement..perhaps too many in one song.. performance and mix just needs some polishing... particularly to get the many different little sections to flow better together .. sounds a bit dis-jointed at times to me... perhaps some solid thumping piano chords hammering out the beats throughout, rather than the occassion stabbing rhythm used here.

Lyrics and vocal delivery is what carries it and kept me listening... reminds me of some mad mix of Space, The Jam, Lenny Kravitz, Supergrass...and the very start like Radioheads "the bends".

Enjoyed alot.
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garodaro said 3665 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
Good point
I think you might be onto something with keeping the piano throughout. I was going for a bit of a disjointed sound. I had in mind a song like "Uncle Albert" which has even more little different parts. But I think some unison would help. Thank you.
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hooverfry said 3653 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
glad
i stopped by. love your lyrics man, hello Ray Davies, its great. keep on it!
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bud said 3643 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
First - the bass is excellent
really pulls this one through and has a great sound. The mix is really nice here - the vibrato guitar works really well and I like the way you change up the vocal sound. I heard the remix first - and now I like this just as much. I'll be going back and forth for a while I think.
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Name: Gareth Wilson
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