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THE FINAL MIXED AND MASTERED VERSION OF THIS TRACK IS AVAILABLE ON MY DEBUT ALBUM, "SOMETHING".

http://www.simig.com/records/artists/peter/peter.htm

THIS VERSION IS CLOSE TO FINAL BUT NOT THE FINAL.

Okay, I know I've posted several versions of this already (Troy ;-) ) in the past, but now that I have my new preamp and much better vocal recording quality I had to do a new version. I rerecorded the vocals and while I was at it I did some other things too.

1. new and improved vocals
2. new intro
3. added fitch cello
4. various tweaks and adjustments to mix

Piano performed by Syncopatient
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Lyrics
I've been collecting toy soldiers and sea shells
the old things from the closet
I read through the moments
memories of memories I had
There's someone singing softly
my father, the t.v.
the stars on my ceiling
It's all so faded yellow
that sky was painted over long ago

I'm falling
falling
falling

A young boy
took a moment
and cast it behind him
He watched it from then on
a wish that eluded
the boy

I've been dreaming
of packing and leaving
the old things lost in boxes
I can almost feel that moment
memories of memories
There's someone singing softly
my father, the t.v.
the stars on my ceiling
It's all so faded yellow
the stars were painted over long ago
Song Stats
Hits: 8046
Comments: 80
Fans: 29
Plays: 838
Downloads: 136
Votes: 39
Uploaded: Jul 21, 2005 - 09:52:38 PM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2006 - 05:59:55 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 03:57:36 AM
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Hardware:
G5 w/2 gigs RAM, M-Audio Firewire 410, ART Tube PAC Preamp/Compressor, Audio Technica MB4000C condenser mic, Westbury electric guitar, Line 6 POD
Software:
GB2, JP4 instruments, Fitch Cello
Comments
compyellow said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Magnificent!
Some great production - especially on the vocals.
Exceptional. Reminds me again I need a condenser mic. I
like the vocal melody. Nice harmonies on the chorus. The
cello is a nice touch.
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Peter Greenstone said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Magnificent!
Thanks, Compyellow. It really is worth spending some money on decent
equipment. Still much cheaper and more stripped down than any pro studio by
far. But a few hundred buck toward a good mic and preamp/interface make a
huge difference.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
compyellow said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Magnificent!
Some great production - especially on the vocals.
Exceptional. Reminds me again I need a condenser mic. I
like the vocal melody. Nice harmonies on the chorus. The
cello is a nice touch.
Check out my latest song called Let Me In (Again)
perceptualvortex said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Really
amazing... like some of Peter Gabriel's songs, you're able to sound introspective in an interesting way that doesn't get the least bit pretentious. The rolling groove, the delay fx, the instrumentation, the melodies and your singing really combine to create powerful emotional resonance.
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Peter Greenstone said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Really
Thanks, PV. I try to be as honest in my music as possible, if that makes sense. I
really like Peter Gabriel's music too. Always appreciated his musical
inventiveness and it's effectiveness in communicating meaning rather than just
gimmicks.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
basil81 said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Dude,
This track is perfect, cristal clear, just right. CD ready at this point, most definitely. Your voice is just right for this song too. Everything here is so....shall I say cohesive, well put together, every sound is so well complemented that I'd be darned if this wasn't recorded professionally.

Well done!!!
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mandolinquent said 4326 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Still beautiful...
... and still a lovely song. That distilled moment of losing
childhood. For me the Fitch cello really changes it - adds a
sort of hairs-on-the-neck tingle, which all adds to the
sense of loss. That simple thing of the stars on the ceiling
image - which shows the delicious sense of care of
parents - and the idea that life can't quite move on from
that time. I'm going back to listen to earlier versions but
this is such a clear, purposeful production.

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Peter Greenstone said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Still beautiful...
Thanks, Mando. There is a nice imperfection to the Fitch cello that I think
really works here. Some of the notes are a little out of tune and it adds a kind
of vulnerability to it.

This song is actually inspired, in part, by a specific moment when I was a
child, maybe seven or eight years old. It was the first time I'd ever really
contemplated the difference between the now and the past and how what
seems so immediate and real can become a distant memory. Standing by the
garage, I decided to to try to capture the nowness of that mundane moment
and to watch it as it became the past, like some kind of a marker in time that
I would watch for as long as I could to see how it would change, to see if I
could hold on to it. To this day I remember that moment quite vividly. It's
still an open experiment.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
jiguma said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
2 in a row!
Peter, this is another beautiful song. I loved Somewhere
Over Greenland, and this is at the same level. But 2 in one
week - give all us other uploaders a break!
Is can't be just the mic and preamp that makes you sound
this good. This is really emotional stuff - so simple, so
beautifully written, sung, played and produced - I said it
before 9 9 9 9 (I have a rule about giving 10s . . . .) D/L
Fav etc etc etc etc
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Peter Greenstone said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
2 in a row!
Thanks, jiguma. I can understand the personal rule about giving 10's. I'm
thrilled with the 9's.
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Cori Ander said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Beautiful
Such a beutiful thing!

In your music you have catched a mood which so well
paints the feeling of "reading" old things and
remembering things passed and gone.

I associate to a feeling that even people still alive, sort of
pass away. My father is alive today (old and quite well),
but my young father ... the one I had when a kid ... that
one will never come back! We will never do the things we
did...

And own kids ... holding a t-shirt which the happy little
one year old "doddy" used to have, gives me strong
feelings ... he is now quite big ... but that t-shirt tells me
"it was really true" ... it actually really happened, all we
said ... and did, all we did right ... and wrong. It was for
real. But it will never come back. Only memory remain.

You have catched the mood in your beautiful song! Thank
you!
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Cori Ander said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
PS
PS You just got another fan on your (already impressing) fan list DS
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Tom Atwood said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Beautiful
Very well said, Johannes. I was moved by your comments as I listened to this
fine song...
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Peter Greenstone said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Beautiful
Thanks, Cori Ander. I'm glad I was so successful in connecting with others'
personal experiences and feelings. Nostalgic memories can sometimes be their
own ruin. That's what the "Memories of memories" line is about; memories one
has held so tightly that sometimes all one can remember is the remembering.
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Mystified said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
I just love this song...
And this remix is heavenly.
Marvelous.

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Joanna said 4326 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Wonderful, Peter
When I was a child, I was walking up our tree-lined road,
having just gone swimming in the lake. I remember
thinking that that moment in time would never happen
again, and that I wanted to be able to capture it somehow.
I wondered if it was possible to purposefully trap a
memory, so I stared at the trees and the dappled sunlight,
listened to the squishing of the flipflops on my feet and
tried to imprint it in my mind. Imagine my astonishment,
when the experiment worked, for I can still transport
myself to that moment without a moment's hesitation.

That's what this song feels like to me. Like you captured a
moment and can dangle it at will in your consciousness.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Peter Greenstone said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Wonderful, Peter
Thank you, Joanna, for the praise and for the story. It's quite similar to what I
did with my childhood moment. It's nice to know you had that experience too.
There have been many memories in my life that I've tried to hold on to but that
moment, like yours, was unique, specially and deliberately captured with the
intent of keeping it and all of it's "here and now" intact forever. It wasn't about
an event. It was about just being.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
Joanna said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Wonderful, Peter
Yes, exactly! Not about an event at all. That was the experiment. We all know
we can remember events, but ordinary moments feel so elusive. I, too, am
happy to know that you also did the same experiment and had the same
result. That memory is singular, ordinary, and extraordinary, all at the same
time. How wonderful that you decided to echo yours in a song.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Tom Atwood said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
I have loved this song
since I heard the first version. Very touching, without
being what mando calls 'twee,' in the least. This is such a
lovely arrangement. The rich strings are what really struck
me. I would like more info - how many fitch cellos? How
did you treat them, if at all? It sounds wonderful. This may
be your best song, in my opinion. At least for me.


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Peter Greenstone said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
I have loved this song
Thanks, Tom. I used one Fitch Cello track and composed the part for what I
thought two cellos could play. Even though the Fitch seems to have only one
sample for velocity I used the velocity settings to at least get louder and softer
notes. I also softened the attack and release on the Fitch settings just a little
from the default 0% setting.

This was the first time I'd used the Fitch Cello in anything and I was pleasantly
surprised that I was able to get it to sound as good as it came out. I even like
how some of the notes seem slightly off pitch. Still, I'd love to get a more
complete solo cello set... or a real cello.
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Jim Bouchard said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Finally where it ought to be
I think you've got it now. This is really vastly superior to your other mixes. I was really into this song from the start, but this is much more satisfying. Your recent spate of remixes has got me out shopping for a tube compressor.
The sentiment in the song and the musical setting for it is a perfect match, that wistfulness is perfectly captured in the delicate balance of this mix. Incredible!
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Peter Greenstone said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Finally where it ought to be
Thanks, Jim. One thing that's really nice about having an analogue compressor,
aside from it's particular sound qualities, is that in evening things out on the
front end you can use the full digital space when it goes in the track, not having
to back it way down to leave room for the big peaks.
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TobinMueller said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Wide as sky, soft as quilts, unending as memory
Beautiful, lush, sweeping like the breadth of sky, soft as
quilts, unending like memories. Your halting phrases
juxtaposed to the long synth lines makes a perfect audio
concept for a song about reluctance to box up one's life.
Excellent track.
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Peter Greenstone said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Wide as sky, soft as quilts, unending as memory
Thanks, Tobin. You've touched on another aspect of what the song is about
other than the captured moment. Just a couple years ago my parents sold the
house my brothers and I grew up in. I'd sort of been dreading the day that
would happen for a long time and it finally came. My bedroom was still much
the same as it had been when I was a kid; old toys and clothes and school
papers still in the closets and drawers packed with all sorts of things from my
early childhood through my late teens. I even still had some glow-in-the-
dark stars on my ceiling. I came home and finally found myself in the
position of having to choose what to pack up and save and what to let go. It
was almost surreal.

In the end though, it felt good to be past that part and no longer have it to
fear losing. I knew a new family with little kids was moving in and I
comforted myself in thinking of what that place would become and mean to
them over the years to come.
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stevel said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Lush
This is a really nice track. The vocals are particularly good,
slightly reminiscent of Bowie (circa Station to Station).
Nice full sound mix with the production...full but not over
cluttered. Well done!
Steve
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Cameron said 4325 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
impressive!
Your music has so many wonderful layers; it has
sophisticated and "complex" aspects, yet gives the
impression of simplicity. THAT is an elusive balance for us
all to strive for!

When I listen to something this good, my "critical powers"
fly right out the window, and just sit back to enjoy the
music.

I am particularly impressed with the way you build the
intensity throughout the song, ending with the strings
more prominently in the mix (perfect!).

The chord structure is extremely pleasing and everything
that you've done with the mix and the combination of
sounds here is absolutely first-rate.

Okay....now I think I've blown a fuse waxing so eloquent!

You deserve every success.
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Peter Greenstone said 4323 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
impressive!
Thanks again, Cameron. Wax on.
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BoiAfrica said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
reminds me...
...reminds me of the summer I fell drastically in love with
REM, loved and adored everything Michael Stipes. But not
to compare, but I believe what makes this song stick for
me is the emotion in your voice, thats what singing is,
making people buy your emotion and you totally do it, so
gosh darn amazing, love it, downloaded etc, praise and
accolades, i truly enjoyed this, and the image for the cover
art is so genius.
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thetiler said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
a joy. . .
to hear your very professional voice. You need a pro agent,
cause you have the skills in that realm.

Good stuff without question.



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Ed Hannifin said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Well, Peter....
...now you're messin' with perfection...

The last version of this song that I downloaded may be my
favorite from among all the many MacJams songs that I
love...it has been the song that has grown on me the
most...

And I still love something in the vocal from that last
version. Technically, this vocal is bigger and fuller...but I
love something about that last one, too...I guess I have to
keep them both...

I completely get the comparisons to Bowie (and I love
Bowie, but sometimes Bowie, in his songs, is an observer,
but a cool or even cold, detached observer, and your
songs, this included, have a depth of heart that Bowie
doesn't usually get to...) and I get the comparisons to
Gabriel and Stipe. You're your own man, you've got your
own sound, but you have strengths that put you in that
good company...

I continue to love this melody, and the harmonic elements
you've added enrich it nicely...

The comments from Cori Ander and others are very
moving and show how deep this song goes...

For me, this reminds me of things like Basho's haiku, and
also of that bit of Proust where the character bites into the
tea-soaked madeleine and is transported in to a world of
memory...The moment that snaps us into awareness, the
moment that shows us life...the life that's always there
waiting for us to wake up to it...

This is good, Peter, very good, and right now it's my
favorite. Big thanks.

Ed
Peter Greenstone said 4323 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
Well, Peter....
Thanks, Ed. It pleases me greatly that you and others find thought provoking
qualities in this song and are inspired to write such interesting comments. It's
actually taking me a long time to catch up with all the comments.
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Peter Greenstone said 4323 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
oh...
I've never read any Proust before but was somehow vaguely familiar with that
scene you mentioned. So I went and looked it up. Yes, the senses, especially
smell, can trigger a memory very strongly. There have been times that I've
smelled something that instantly took me back a place or moment with
incredible clarity, even the most mundane of moments can get captured like
that. Anyway, the book sounds quite interesting. I'll have to read it sometime.
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illuminati said 4324 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
a beautiful song, one of the finest I've heardon mj
I particularly love when the music mix fills up a bit on the
second go around. It seemed a bit spare at the beginning.
Gave me chills in a few spots. Not too many songs do. For
my purposes, it usually means a song, or at least a
moment of a song, transcends the mundane we call music
and hits a height, a peak, an almost religious experience
(non-denominational, of course). You provide some of
those moments here. Thank you.
Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
a beautiful song, one of the finest I've heardon mj
Thanks, illuminati. I know I've been successfull with my music when I get
comments like these.
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jgurner said 4323 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
It's amazing...
...how a single song can stir so many emotions and
memories in so many people. This song has been my
favorite since I first heard the earlier version. The sound,
the lyrics, the mood are, to me, about as good as you can
get with the crude tools we have to record and relate
those things that float inside our minds.

A year ago I moved back home after living here and there
for 20 years, right next to the house where I grew up and
where my mom still lives. Your story about saying
goodbye to the house where you grew up made me think
about all of the things I felt about returning to the place
where I grew up. The house is still there, much the same
(my bedroom is my mother's sewing room now), the trees,
the gardens, the creek, many of the amazing and
wonderful places from my youth are still there (though
they seem much smaller.) For a long time I still tried to
look at this place like the child and teen who grew up
here.

You talked about choosing what to keep and what to let
go, the objects, the memories. More and more I find
myself getting rid of the physical things from my past and
just being happy with the memories they evoked. The
important things, it turns out, will find a way to stay with
you.

Hmmm, this must be introspection Sunday. :)

BTW, the stars on the ceiling also brought back vivd
memories of a package of glow-in-the dark stars I got
from a box of cereal as a kid. I stuck them to the
headboard of my bed. My mom wasn't really happy, but to
this day she has never taken them off.

Thanks for giving us all this song, Peter.
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Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
It's amazing...
Thanks, jgurner, for the comments and for sharing your own experience. I'm
reall enjoying reading these. I know what you mean about those childhood
places seeming smaller now.
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alley-oop said 4323 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
Thoughts
Peter, this tune has joined a handful of songs for me that I
could listen too everyday. 'Life by the drop' by Stevie Ray
Vaughn, 'Tupelo honey' by Van Morrison, Across the
Universe by that guy John Lennon. I got some more in that
list, but you get the idea.
I've read through the comments and something about
ejh's struck something me about the emotion in your
voice in the last version. I too, sense is a different level
here. More reserved perhaps, I think we at macjams love
it when we hear a m'jammer lay out emotion. I have an
editor where I work that insists that emotional expression
by the singer gets in the way of the words. I've come to be
really be facinated by that idea. In this tune, it's the words
that bring it all home. And in this version, they are the
mostly plainly expressed of all versions. It reminds me of
how Frank Sinatra can sing about anything and keeps so
cool when he sings. It's an interesting concept.

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Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Thoughts
Thanks, Tom. That's an interesting thought regarding the emotion in the voice.
I guess it's like in acting; you can overdo it sometimes, and often times a more
subtle approach is more effective. In this case I was trying to get something
very close to the original performance, a better performance but without
overdoing it. So, I guess I played it on the safer side resulting in a slightly more
restrained delivery. I wasn't really thinking about it at the time. I hope I didn't
lose too much from the original in that regard. So long as people are enjoying
the song and are connecting with it then I'm not too worried.

I'm so honored that this song of mine can be listed along with those other songs
you mentioned being able to listen to daily. That means a lot to me.
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EdensEve said 4323 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Great metaphor from literal event
This is fantastic. I love that this came from a literal event (I
read your reply to TobinMueller's comment) and yet becomes
a sweeping metaphor so perfectly sung. This is completely
different music than Jackson Browne, but has that sort of
power and metaphorical meaningfulness. You are a true
artist, not just writing, but in sculpting sound.
Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Great metaphor from literal event
Thanks, EdensEve. Jackson Browne... a musician's musician. Thank you.
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Mcboy said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
a young david bowie
thats what your voice sounds like......kool.......this story is so
universal, it touches just about anyone, and u did a great job
bringing it out,,,,,,,,,great work!!!
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bnaro said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
a young david bowie
holy christ your vocals sound like a mixture of bowie and the singer from
Carolines Spine. Nice stuff.

---
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Macaudion said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
You have arrived...
You have it down now... this is the place where the highest bar rest's it's presence...
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Macaudion said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
P.S.
It can be kind of creepy for anyone to say things like what I'm about to out loud for fear of hurting someone in the process. However, it just happens to be true that these last two postings of yours Peter, they resonate w/ me in a ways that only few other pieces here, or anywhere have. And I have to say, that it's mostly due to the high level of artistry and craft that these songs of yours have reached to...No malicious intent meant here since, I fall into the "other"category as well.

Cydniko
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Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
P.S.
Thank you, Cyd. It means a lot to me that this song has touched you. That's
what it's all about. I write these songs from my own perspective and hope that
others will find their own connection. From the comments I've gotten on this
song it appears that I have been successful in communicating something that
can best be understood in the language of one's own experience.
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ka-klick said 4322 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
I'm Squishing your planet!
Damn man, I recall thinking the original version was good,
but more promise than package. This is now amazingly
polished. Love the new vocal take on it - great job.
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Rebsie said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
Lovely
This sounds sensational through headphones. The audio
quality is stunning and the instrumentation really lush.

I'm fascinated by your story about the moment in
childhood that partly inspired this song ... how one
moment that was very ordinary and fleeting became
significant and permanent just because you allowed
yourself to be aware of it. That's a lovely and thought-
provoking image.
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said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
STOP IT!
Alright that's enough! No more of this song please! This is getting ridiculous! Post it once and that is it! Maybe twice! Bu fourteen times1 I'm going to puke up that saskwatch stew i had this morning! Do us all a favor please!
said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
PLEASE STOP THIS!
It is a nice song but enough is enough!
said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
PLEASE STOP THIS!
Already enough Jasper! Lets stop!
said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
PLEASE STOP THIS!
Come on now cat! Damn!
Peter Greenstone said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
PLEASE STOP THIS!
Dude, this is version 3, not 14. Version 1 was posted nearly two months before
you even joined MJ. I didn't realize there was something wrong with putting
work into my music and posting a new version when I've made significant
improvements. I know you have a wacky sense of humor, so maybe I should just
take it with a grain of salt. Anyway, I have no plans to work the song any
further. Rest assured it's done.
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said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
PLEASE STOP THIS!
Dude your right I'm just razzin ya anyways! It was a great song! Hey
man I've got to rip on somebody and you just happened to pop up! No
harm done I will still expect a christmas gift from ya right!? I want Pink man
panties this year with slathering cream and a pet mouse!
kat said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
OH MA GAWD I DONT BELIEVE IT!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS DUDE?
I MEAN COME ON MAN- I HAD SOME EXCELLENT STARS ON MY CEILING BEFORE I MOVED TEN TIMES AND THE GLUE RAN OUT, BUT I MEAN REALLY- YOU SHOULD MAYBE POST THIS ONCE.. or wait maybe once and a HALF!
;-)
said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
OH MA GAWD I DONT BELIEVE IT!
I'm just hopin he sends me a christmas gift this year so I don't want to piss
him off too much! What did you ask for from Mr' Greenstone this year?
kat said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
well first I need his LAP!
OK now I want Turkey Joystick Defibulator, a tin-foil reflux castranator suit, strawberry-rubarb rubber stockings, a robot named Jibbles and a walk-in closet that transforms into a SPACESHIP!!!!
said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
well first I need a dose of the CLAP!
Damn! I asked him for almost the same things! I also wanted the fury
eggbert crockpot with twindle sticks and carburator extendors! Did you get
the swift kick in the crotch last year?
kat said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
yes siree bob!
I sure DID get that swifter in the crotcheroni!
Thanks for asking me Lad!
It was a wonderful feeling and no doubt closed the circle of crotch abuse throughout my 27!!!
Eh, luckily I was wearing that purple steel thong! Never leave home without them, ya know what I'm sayin'??
said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
DAMN SCHNIZZLE!
HAHAHAHAH! I'm gettin carried away here! Hhahahah!
said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
DAMN SCHNIZZLE!
Phooey...post as many redos of this song as you darn well please. It's a great song and it is interesting for us to contrast with and without the preamp and new equipment.

That said, how would you rate that preamp? I'm about to buy a setup a lot like yours, and don't know whether to trust the on board preamps or to invest in something separate.

Your voice reminds me a little of Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket and that's a mighty big compliment in my world!
Peter Greenstone said 4321 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
DAMN SCHNIZZLE!
Thanks, loconzly. Well, I have two new preamps. The M-Audio Firewire 410
interface has a preamp that is really clean and sounds very good to me. Then I
also got the ART Tube PAC preamp/compresser which, when I use, I can bypass
the preamp in the M-Audio interface. The tube preamp seems to give it a
warmer and richer sound but it does add a little line noise that is easily gated or
compressed out. I still have to figure out the best way to use it with the
compresser. So I'd say I'm very happy with both devices so far. I don't have
much experience with anything else so I can't really compare and give them a
rating per se. All I know is that it's a major improvement from the hack I was
doing by using my Line 6 Guitar POD as a preamp before.
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said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
I remember...
listening to this song when you first posted it. I went back to the original and I couldn't believe I
hadn't left a comment because I so much liked it. Probably intended to come back and do it and
never did. Well, your redo gives me another
chance on the new and improved v.

First, the drums are a perfect choice... time marching on. The ethereal nature of the
musicscape with the subtle weaving guitar part
perfectly set the mood of a nostalgic look back at
childhood gone. I can't say enough about your
vocal performance, so restrained, so powerful.
You get a lot of praise here at macjams... and
deservedly so. This is one of the best I have
heard. Man, you are good. Get that CD out
there!
Jack
said 4320 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
I remember...
I forgot to mention the lyrics. Great writing. Just one exmple of
your economy of words to communicate: "memories of
memories". Great line.

Jack

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Making melody with your heart...
Peter Greenstone said 4318 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
I remember...
Thanks, Jack. Before I can put out a CD I need to learn how best to get alll my
tracks at the right consistent volumes. The iTunes auto-adjustment totally
makes them even more out of whack.
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Anonymous said 4319 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
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Suzanne said 4318 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
floating among the stars
there is a moment in a movie about beethoven where he's just been beaten by his father and runs down to a small lake where he floats, ears just beneath the surface, listening to the night through muffled water, and looks up to the stars. the camera pans back, seeing the naked child floating in the reflecting water. it pans back farther and makes it appear that he is floating among the stars. that is what this song captures, such a moment.
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Peter Greenstone said 4318 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
floating among the stars
Thanks, Suzanne. That sounds like a beutiful scene. I'm flattered that my music
brought that same feeling as you described.
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Willywagga said 4317 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
Perfect
I love this song, gentle nostalgia, echoing childhoods
innocence, reminds me a little of David Bowie and maybe The
Blue Nile in sentiment, Love it.
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said 4312 days ago (August 4th, 2005)
shooting star
awesome vocals...great voice... always very articulate with your thoughts and feelings...very professionally done...the cello is great too...(so you made several versions of this...are you a perfectionist? raw, unpolished songs also have their unique qualities and should be appreciated)...hey, it's never too late to wish upon a shooting star
jfaylor said 4290 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Nice song!
I love the arrangement... this song has such a great feel to it!

Good Job!
paulhenrys said 4246 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Thanks again
I've been downloading more of your stuff. Not much to comment on.
Good good good.
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sometimesthree said 4102 days ago (March 2nd, 2006)
WOW
Absoutely beautiful song. Good Luck with the CD.
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Scott Carmichael said 3626 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
That's it
I'm going to get your CD... your right up there with any of my favorites... I love music that you need to take time with
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Peter Greenstone said 3626 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks, Scott. I really appreciate that coming from a talent like you. It's also always nice to have an older song get a fresh comment.

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The universe is only as big as the space between us.
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said 3260 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
You Rock!
One of your bests so far, amazing work. I bow deeply here, enjoyed the whole track.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
crissew said 2654 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Really well done
Kind of a Bowie vibe to this one. Really nicely done from top to bottom. Love the vox and the backer is very intricate and delicate with oodles of space. Well done!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2628 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Wow
nice arrangement! It's such a great tune! I love it!
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