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This song was inspired by my daughter who came home from school (1st grade I think) with something her teacher had her students chant every time they complained about homework:

Mumble, Grumble,
This is no fun,
you don't have to like it,
but its got to be done!

I spent quite a bit of time on the music. The original guitar part was done by a buddy of mine when I lived near Austin, TX. I forget his name, but he deserves credit.

I got lazy and just repeated the frirst verse of lyrics. I always meant to add a proper second verse, but never did.
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Uploaded: Aug 15, 2009 - 02:48:08 AM
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Feter said 3625 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Mumble Grumble
Is this a fender strat ? awesome how you made it
sounds like ...great structure ..as always loved
the vocal work ...loved the moog like sound ...
very prog ...kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tonestones said 3614 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Sorry it took so long for me to respond. It isn't a strat. There are two guitars here: the beginning guitar part (before the solos) is a Les Paul. The second (used for the solos) was a solid body ovation. I miss that guitar. It belonged to my sister. She let me borrow it for a few years so recorded with it quite a bit. I like the tone of hit.

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Wummimann said 3625 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
i can imagine that it was very difficult to find a melody to this guitar riff. great playing, great harmonies and chord changes - i like your stuff!
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tonestones said 3614 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
melody over the guitar riff
Actually the melody came to me the first time I heard the guitar riff. I gave up and grunted most of it, but it is really fun to sing. I'm not a young man anymore, but I love to yell out a good, energetic tune.
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Reggie_Pole said 3624 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Mumble grumble
Another top composition, fantastic arrangement, with challenging interweaving of parts, and head spinning rhythms. Very impressive. Great mix of instrument sounds. Love the synth work against the heavy backdrop. I hate saying "wow" ... but wow anyway.
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Bob6stringer said 3624 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
WILDLY inventive.
This listening synchs with a real problem I'm tackling at the moment: trying to come up with lyrics for a song for my precocious daughter, not yet 5, who insists I do a song for her - and it can't be instrumental. and HERE we have lyrics that are universal. And delivered with humor. Is this some Trick of the Tail? (Which reminds me to add that I love the tight-packed integration between Hackett-esue guitar and Banks-ish keys.) Very - no - WILDLY inventive piece of music. NOT derivative, just worthy of being in the same playlist.
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Scott Carmichael said 3614 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Wakeman plays for the mothers of invention
I hope everyone listened all the way through this... what an incredible journey... great composition work here Steve... I really became more of a folky over time... I became more and more interested in turning a phrase... I often wish I'd explored this side of my tastes more

superb work... deep bow
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Daugrin said 3611 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Aces and Trumps
This has all the cards. Nothing to nit at all. Thanks for posting. The synth lines are gorgeous. This is FM ready, maybe proggy FM but still very strong writing and playing.

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MarkHolbrook said 3558 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
My kid said "no" a lot... I need to write a "no" song! Nicely done!
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tonestones said 3558 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Kids are great inspiration
My family both inspires me to write and keeps me away from the studio. My wife is my greatest inspiration. However, should would rather I spend more time with her and less with a guitar in my hands.

"No" works pretty well. It resonates with every parent.
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TobinMueller said 3473 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
King Crimson goes to school
What did your daughter think of the tune? Way cool that you did this, inspired by her classroom chant. The vocal mix is kind of sonically masked in similar EQs coming from the instrumentation, or maybe by the effects you use; I would have pushed them higher in the mix, tho, struggling as I did to understand them.

Really nice inventiveness, sense of pushing against claustrophobia. Nice drumming. You have a real knack for creating extremely real drumming using MIDI gear, and how you reflect the drumming in your bass playing. This could be my fav I've heard from you so far.
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