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Emma's Dream w/davisamerica and alannah - Halloween Spooktacular

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This is the first of two tracks for the Halloween Jam Spooktacular by Jack Hemby (davisamerica) and Joseph Gurner (jgurner) and featuring guest vocals by Alannah.

From Jack:

Joe's backing track worked with some ambient tracks I had put together so we did some slice and dice and it did fit well. Joe let me replace his drums and bring out the sticks.

The vocals were done in one pass with intentions of re doing them later with an expansion of the lyrics. That never happened. When Alannah sent her lyrics and vocals the story was told as best it could be.

I didn't intend to write another "emma" track but who does? I suspect when those tracks happen one should be cautious in claiming credit. That makes you responsible.

The vocals and lyrics paint a very "open" story and it is what it is. I've no idea whose dream this is but need to keep an open mind. Things change. I know this is a track about the beginning of a dark journey. I now know there is a Cassandra involved ..... but unsure in what capacity. Hunter or prey? Alannah .... many thanks and .... do you know what's going on here?

From Joe:

This one turned out so cool and showed me just how fortunate I was to be teamed up with someone like Jack. He created this out of a pile of sonic mud I sent him - lots and lots of guitar tracks piled on top of one another. He took all the pieces and, like sussing out a puzzle, rearranged them into something actually worth listening to. Then added in his own touches, came up with the wonderfully creep lyrics and vocals and brought Alannah onto the scene.

I had originally hoped to meet Jack this past summer at the Texas Jam, but, unfortunately, I had to back out. But getting to work with him on this project was a treat and makes me look forward even more to the next Texas gathering.

Lyrics and vocals - Jack
Backing Vocals - Alannah
Guitars and bass - Joe
Drums and everything else - Jack
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Lyrics ©2010 by Jack Hemby


i open
my eyes
and you are here
by my side
belongs to
 us my love


they'll not find us here
we are save
oh how they tried
to protect you
 from my love
they have
this time

you taste of fear
as i hold you near
and listen
to what you say
don't sigh
you can say it
words tonite
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Uploaded: Oct 30, 2010 - 12:58:46 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 06:32:09 PM Last Played: May 15, 2019 - 04:38:44 PM
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Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
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alackbass said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Emma's Dream
Great 60's era America rock vibe. Must be the minor key and tremolo guitar. Jack and Alannah's voices together made me think of the duet Patty Smith sang on Blue Oyster Cults Agents of Future album. Great mix and production.
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sloparts said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
and scary at the same time.

Great work building the puzzle Jack. And Joe's Bass and guitar work holds it all together. Then, you add in alannah's mystical vocals and you a recipe for scary.

Very cool


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drakonis said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
The wheels of fate crush the weak
and leave us behind as victims of karmic hit-and-run. Love the weirdness and ambiguity of this, has a Pink Floyd meets Animals meets Beatles vibe. Splendidly managed you trois!
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jbazemore said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Listened to it in headphones and actually thought there was a fly buzzing around my head in the beginning.
Six-Nail-Coffin said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Shades of
Nick Cave and the Bad seeds! Maybe even the birthday party! This is extremely well done.
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Spooktacular2010 said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
who is this
emma?? ... I should meet her.
Spooktacular2010 said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
just read the "hardware" ...you are my kind of folks!
MarkHolbrook said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Certainly can't sleep with these sounds banging in my head... Wow... Excellent.
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magnatone said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Emma's Dream
LOL - ok first of all, love your "hardware" description - LOL!!! what a great collab and meeting of some of MJ's finest minds! very cool new emma! too bad the in-person meeting didn't work last time, but hopefully there will be another opportunity in the not-too-distant future. in the meantime, keep collabing with him - and congratulations! PS - LOVE Alannah on here!
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dantimmermans said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Love the intro
It's fantastic how this lurching, downright evil, slowburner emerges from the haze of the intro. 3:40 gave me a chill up my spine.
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damiengh said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
mood setter
Spookified. Loved your use of special effects and how they were woven through the grundgy, ghostly, and melted guitar sounds.
Reminds me in bits of a David Lynch soundtrack.
Alannah plays her role deliciously as Jack gives up his dead soul for us.
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RAVENS said 3124 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
In such a good way...The calmness of the vocals is what gives it the eerie feeling.

This was very creepy, belongs in the next SAW movie. Great stuff ya'll!

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Symphony101 said 3124 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Cool !
Nicely done guys, great track.
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Gaylen75 said 3123 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
This is seriously a great song. I would have shit to have writen this. Very cool.
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Carrie71 said 3123 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Spooky vocals
Very cool vocals all around. Sweet treat for the ears.
Halloween-2009-Challenge said 3123 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Well, close but no Cigar
While she is crazy, she's not exactly a Witch, so you guessed it, you get to sit for a Spell.

I think there must be a special wing for davisamerica in Bellevue, one large enough to fit these many personalities.

But at least this time the Vampire is a Gentleman and oh so melodically gifted. A lovely way to go, don't you think ?

Little Queenie
ShadowofNine said 3123 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Creepy Cool..
Emma what a chick, glad she was not my first date...Very cool folks CREEPY Good...
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HeadCrushingMachine said 3123 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
This was a really spooky tune.

Very much enjoyed, even though I had extra lights on and my feet up off the floor.
bud said 3123 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Whoa - I'm glad I waited till
daylight to listen to this. Very cool collab.
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Alannah said 3122 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
I can still here this one .....
playing over and over in my head .... Emma haunts in all her many splendid forms .....
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richard13 said 3122 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
A real treat guys and gal. Just a tad bizarre but wonderful music.
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lengold said 3119 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
This is
fantastic - downloaded, thanks.

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davisamerica said 3119 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
well thank you very much Len
really appreciate the stop by...Joe and alannah def. rocked this. Thanks
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