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A while ago I wrote something in one of the forums where I made up the song name "Jellyfish In A Stolen Hovercraft" as a random example to make some point about something. Well, with encouragement from Mystified I decided to make a song for the name.

It was just a fun afternoon project using some sound effects, loops and live flute and vocals.

Yes, that is me singing with voice modulation.
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Lyrics
Some occasional swearing and lots of jellyfish skat.
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Comments: 48
Fans: 10
Plays: 848
Downloads: 247
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Jul 27, 2005 - 07:57:12 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2006 - 05:33:28 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 12:37:12 AM
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Comments
perceptualvortex said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
Man
can that jellyfish sing! This is a lot of fun, and that art is very cool. Nice panning going on too. Reminds me of a story, I think it was "Big Jelly" by Bruce Sterling, where entrepreneurs found a way to make giant, flying jellyfish.
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Peter Greenstone said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Man
Thanks, PV. I'm not familiar with that story. I'll have to check it out.
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wurlygig said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
Do you know how fast you were going?
Very cool
A treat with headphones

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Peter Greenstone said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Do you know how fast you were going?
Thanks, wurlygig. Yeah, headphones are the way to go. I wish I could mix this
in surround.
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said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
Jazz scat meets jellyfish....
random music sound panorama.

Quite a rush.... taking a breath. Fun.

Jack
breezer said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
a fun song!
:-)
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Mystified said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
Hilarious!!
Where is the jellyfish dude? Sign him on for some GREAT
scat-singing!

Peter....THANK YOU for this! When you posted that song
title in the (song art?) forum thread, I just had to hear
what it might be. Was hoping that someone of your wit
and musical creativity would take me up on it...and I'm
delighted you did!

Every bit as good as I imagined it would be! :)

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Peter Greenstone said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Hilarious!!
Thanks, Mysti. Glad you liked it. Now I have to make a song for "Ten Pallets Of
Chinese Hot-Pants For My Sweetheart", another hypothetical song title I came up
with somewhere else in the forums.
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Mystified said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
More.....
Yes, yes, Peter.
You'd better get to writing that one, too! :)

Thanks again. Heheheheee
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Stun Nutz said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
I love this kind of stuff!
Fun and quirky and inventive, too... this reminds me
of something you'd see on Spongebob Squarepants...
but that sound is from the Jetsons, of course... so
maybe a jellyfish tied up Spongebob and stole his
hovecraft and... I think I watch too much TV.
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Peter Greenstone said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
I love this kind of stuff!
Thanks, Mr Nutz. I do love the Spongebob.
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Einarus said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Couldn't help but laugh
Very cool.
Lovely little scatting jellyfish.
Great Production!
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jiguma said 4351 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Insane!
This is far out Peter, even on this I can hear the value of
the new gear. Great production, everything is so , , , alive
and active! It's one thing to have a good song, but to nail
the production as well is icing on the cake.
Another brilliant track.
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Peter Greenstone said 4350 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Insane!
Thanks, jiguma. My mom didn't like it.
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cbuchner1 said 4350 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Traffic violation

We hereby issue a ticket for speeding in a stolen hovercraft on the wrong side of the freeway at 96 miles per hour with open containers in the vehicle. Police have audiotaped the chase, denial is futile. "Click here to play" to access recording.


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Ed Hannifin said 4350 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
And some subtle quoting....
...From SGF? Am I mistaken?...This is one UNinhibited
jellyfish, definitely NOT jammin' up ANY groove inside...

Y'know, Peter, I never really 'got' the George Jetson influence
on your music, but now I'm going back for a re-listen...

Fun.

Ed
Peter Greenstone said 4350 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
And some subtle quoting....
Quoting? SGF (SlimGirlFat)? It's just me with some voice modulation skatting.

Eep oop orp op op!!
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said 4350 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
:)
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Rebsie said 4350 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Jellyfish vibe
Oooh ... well, this is different! Nice bit of experimental
soundscape ... original and with plenty going on. I like it!
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isalix said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Surrounding
Excellent use of stereo, quite reminiscent of "on the run"
by Pink Floyd in that sense.

The odd rythms of speech with the swing cymbals
produce an authentic Jazzy effect.
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Peter Greenstone said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Surrounding
Thanks, isalix. That's an interesting comparison.
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thoddi said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Great movie track
I could imagine this to be a suitable track to any sci fi movie. Funny and very clever done!

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Peter Greenstone said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Great movie track
Thanks, thoddi. Damn, now I have to make a movie for the song that I made for
the title. hehe
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aclarke said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Meet George Jellyfish
PG- You are one seriously messed up dude. Naturally I
mean that in the most positive, artistic way!

Laughing my butt off over this one!
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Peter Greenstone said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Meet George Jellyfish
Thanks, AC. I like being a messed up dude. hehe
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bronco said 4349 days ago (July 29th, 2005)
Jetson's Jazz
Peter, Too wild man I thourghly enjoyed it. And I thought
my new song was weird!
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zxcvbnm said 4349 days ago (July 30th, 2005)
cool
i really love it and it just worked so well
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drakonis said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
drawing a smile...
from this dragon (and his kids)! This was very well done
Peter! Great overall concept (from Mysti's drawing board
to your light table), masterfully crafted into a non-stop-
smirky-joyride! This evokes vivid imagery while listening.
I thought you did wonderfully with the fun skat-singing,
great instruments and effects, nice mixing, and humorous
and detailed song art to boot! 8s across for coming up
with such a catchy creation from an offhand forum
remark! Kudos & Calamari!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Peter Greenstone said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
drawing a smile...
Thanks, drakonis. I'm glad you and your kids enjoyed this. There's a slightly
better mix here.
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Las Bragas said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Manic and yet...cool
Other than there perhaps being too much siren sample - I
dig this. Sums up the whirl of emotions of a busy city
uptown at night. Flashing lights, the roar of cars, the love
the anger...
Peter Greenstone said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Manic and yet...cool
Thanks, Las Bragas. I appreciate your taking the time to comment. But from
how you and one or two other people have described the music I think
perhaps you are misinterpreting what is supposed to be going on. It's not
supposed to be a soundscape of a busy city. It's supposed to be about
jellyfish stealing a hovercraft and being persued by the police, hence the siren
sound that always follows the hovercraft sound zipping around and the angry
hovecraft owner yelling obscenities. It's basically a chase scene contrasted
with the cool indifference of the thieving jellyfish.

I'd hoped that that basic story would be evident from the title and the sounds.
I'm not offended that you and perhaps one or two others may not have gotten
it. I just want to clarify. Yeah, if it were just supposed to be a city
soundscape then the use of the siren would be excessive for sure.
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dented said 4345 days ago (August 2nd, 2005)
Haha
Man, I out my headphones on for this one, and damn, that's some serious panning. I dug this - the whole jazz drum beat in the backround. This shows how much fun this program can be, and how you should never take the art of music too serious.
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said 4343 days ago (August 4th, 2005)
eclectic
awesome fusion of various sound effects and vocals...it's like the jetsons goes to seaworld...very jazzy...this should have been a feature song in the movie "shark tales"
alanfraser said 4340 days ago (August 7th, 2005)
Funny and Musically Cool
Singing, flying jellyfish - I'm rolling!
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ThroughRivers said 4325 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
great
really good sounding track keep it up
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StevoMac said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too Much Fun!
Love the use of the Jetsons' car sound, and the wacky scat
singing. Very atmospheric and funny, and sounds great on
headphones!
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Peter Greenstone said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too Much Fun!
Thanks, Stevo, four times even. It's nice to get a comment from you as you were
one of the first MacJammers I listened to and fav'ed when I joined last December
and I don't think I've seen you around since back then. I love the Special
Relativity song.
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StevoMac said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too Much Fun!
Love the use of the Jetsons' car sound, and the wacky scat
singing. Very atmospheric and funny, and sounds great on
headphones!
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StevoMac said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too Much Fun!
Love the use of the Jetsons' car sound, and the wacky scat
singing. Very atmospheric and funny, and sounds great on
headphones!
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StevoMac said 4322 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too Much Fun!
Love the use of the Jetsons' car sound, and the wacky scat
singing. Very atmospheric and funny, and sounds great on
headphones!
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Cantor said 4256 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
brilliant!
i LOVE this track! the cacophony is the right mix. the sound effects, the
panning... it's ALL great!
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ktkblok007 said 4254 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
jazzy
cool sound effects.........this rocks and it rolls with a life and a feel of
its own......
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Ukulele Moe said 4253 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Nice!
This is a great little aural collage -- silly, inventive, and just a little bit
nuts. It makes me think of something that might have been playing on a
random radio in a Firesign Theater piece.

Nice work.
nyakki said 4253 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
Laughed my tenticals off
This was one of the funnest songs I've heard.

Very nicely done. Great piece.

Can you tell me the type of jellyfish those were? They sounded like
Medusas but I'm not too sure.

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craft said 4001 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
jazzy piece
it just worked so well. Very good imagination. funny stuff you have here...
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Scott Carmichael said 3657 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
sheesh Peter
I'm guessing your the kind of guy who could do whatever you wanted... but you might consider doingsoundtrax for the cartoon channel

great stuff
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awigze said 2158 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Jellyfish
jazz punk!
or si that jazz emo?
dig the live flute and then there is something even more appealing to it, but then I am feeling weird already so cant explain it... ; )

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PaulaMunk said 2158 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
I thoroughly
enjoyed this. Would the jellyfish ever go on tour? Thanks for the fun.
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