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Referendum Art-Music-PE song (v. 2)


John Stebbe

 Genre: Funk

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(This is my second version. Similar to the first, but a few piano licks are improved, a wrong note in the vocal is fixed, and the tag line is changed, at the school board's request. See my first try at http://www.macjams.com/song/66062)

I teach elementary music. A school board member asked me to record a ditty to be placed on our "Vote Yes On The Referendum" web site. Like many schools, we have a funding problem, and we may have to do away with elementary art, music, and PE. Unless our referendum passes on May 3, however. If so, I will have my job for awhile longer, Lord willing.

Piano controller is my trusty Yamaha P-120. Mic is Zoom H2. Piano sounds are Synthogy Ivory Bright Concert Grand (Steinway). Drum sounds are various loops. All running thru GB '09. 2009 iMac.
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Uploaded: Jan 25, 2011 - 07:44:30 PM
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011 - 07:44:30 PM Last Played: Mar 11, 2019 - 12:20:32 AM
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alackbass said 3193 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Referendum Art
Great tune! Put the fun in funky. Good luck with the referendum. Let's hope good sense prevails!
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Calchas said 3193 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Always a pleasure John!
You have a nice touch my friend!

Enjoyed your vocal as well as your playing. Good mix too!

Be well!
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lholden said 3192 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
nice message
i like it... cool, groovy feeling. You have a nice voice and the piano sounds good. Well done.
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richard13 said 3192 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Art, Music and PE
sounds like a modern Trivium. Neverendum is a little cheesy but in the fight against the beancounters and the jocks (usually) you do what you gotta do, right? The refrain is catchy though: it'll be in my head for a while. Good luck.
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jibes said 3189 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Great Job!
Gee though, if they don't get rid of Art n' such, they won't have as much time to Brainwash em' with all the Green and Global warming crap.
I'm on your side bro!!
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Carrie71 said 3187 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Referendum Art Music PE
Cool tune and what a great message. I hope it passes! Great job!
VicDiesel said 3186 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
This would be a fun tune if the subject matter wasn't so depressing. I hope your referendum passes!
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jodyrush said 3174 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Wow John...
Very nice vocals. Great way to get the message out there. I hope it helped with your cause.
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bronco said 3160 days ago (February 27th, 2011)
Damn good!
Agree with the sentiments and the playing is way hip for a "ditty". Heard Mac Rebbenack and Steely Dan in the piano. Those are my two favorite on the piano by the way.
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John Stebbe said 3095 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
It passed
The referendum passed tonight. Thanks, Lord.
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Name: John Stebbe
Location: Indianapolis Indiana USA
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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