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thoddi

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Watch my feet while I do the James Brown boogie.
Wanted to do a funky something...
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Lyrics
What a waste
Thor Oliversen©2006

Well, if you see me in a crowd
you'll see me jump up and down
not trying to blend in

Should I should I be afraid
or loose that stupid fear
loose that stupid fear

I ain't as bold as I should be
but I get there day by day
- day by day

One step at the time
awareness of my days
I feel alive

So afraid
and so in vain
oh, what a waste
oh, what a waste

Now, give me strength
to carry on
give me strength
- I'm good

what a waste
oh, what a waste

So afraid
and so in vain
oh, what a waste
oh, what a waste

what a waste...

So afraid
and so in vain
oh, what a waste
oh, what a waste
Song Stats
Hits: 4230
Comments: 30
Fans: 6
Plays: 414
Downloads: 212
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2006 - 03:19:07 PM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2006 - 02:56:04 PM Last Played: Jul 23, 2016 - 09:06:00 PM
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Hardware:
Gretsch electromatic hollow body, m-audio ozone, tokai bass guitar, studio projects B1 mic, behringer ultragain mic200 preamp, and a couple of beer...
Software:
GarageBand 02
Comments
said 4215 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
It wasn't the beer!
Coincidence, or fate? that brought me here to enjoy this song. :-|

Your vocals line up well with the tune, good production & performance with a traditional guitar bit, good boogie, Thor. Thanks for performing and posting it for us to enjoy.
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
It wasn't the beer!
Hey Harold, thanks for taking the time to listen and commenting. Appreciated:)
I don't know about it being fate or coinsidence... either way you chose to come;)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
said 4215 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Did I hear...
"Get down!?!" All right. James "thoddi'" Brown vocals mixed in with some smooth thoddi singing. Get IG.Studio to add some sax to this baby, 'cause it deserves it. There is clearly at least one blue-eyed soul brother up there in the frozen regions of Norway. I dig this a lot and only wish I could add something to it 'cause it is such a funky groove and you deliver such a classic soul guitar and vocal performance.
Kudos
said 4215 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Did I hear...
... and I forgot to add that you again have written some cool lyrics.

"I ain't as bold as I should be
but I get there day by day
- day by day"

good stuff. You have consistently been putting it all together.

---
Dadai / latest song: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18774">For All The Many Things</a>
...making melody with your heart
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Did I hear...
What a nice review to read Jack. i'm glad you can dig this. I guess I needed a little soul and warmth to keep me going these cold days we're having here now.

I agree that a sax would do good in this. Listening to it after one nights sleep I find stuff I would like to alter in this one. I'm a bit to eager to get stuff uploaded here.... I think the drums at some places have a bit to much going on... Oh well it was fun playing and recording. It's not meant to be a recording for an album;)

And thanks for mentioning the lyrics:)
Always a pleasure to read your reviews.

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
ledebutant said 4215 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Get Down!
Your music is just so much fun, Thor.

I'm good!
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Get Down!
I make it that way to get such fun comments from nice people like you Lisa:)
Thanks for stopping by:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
SlimGirlFat said 4215 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
WOOT
Loving this funky groove, I have the utmost respect for your talents as not
only a songwriter but vocalist..
stunning track Thoddi :)

great production, arrangement and mix.
top marks

Slimmie
(thoddi groupie)
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
WOOT
yuuuhuuuuu

I have finally made it! It's official, I'm a rock star, 'cause I have now what it takes - a groupie:)))) And what a groupie . Nudge, Nudge ... Know what I mean? Know what I mean? Nudge, nudge! Know what I mean? Say no more!

I can dig this!

Slimmie, you absolutely made my day:) Thank you.
And I also appreciate your nice encouraging comments, of course:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Macaudion said 4214 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Haha Totally in the pocket...
Most excellent! Break it down Thoddi... Ouwa! i feel good!!! But I also
feel abit cheated... Again, I'm reminded that I only got half a funk gene.
Thanks to the nice guy that you are and your funkn' music, it was easy
to get through it this time... Thanks Thoddi - That was certainly a gruv
thang - I thoroughly enjoyed that. Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Haha Totally in the pocket...
Glad you enjoyed it Dion!
Thanks for taking time to commenting and having a listen:)

Now, get up, get up, stay on the scene, like a ...you know what - machine;)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
said 4214 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
Excellent!
This really put some spring in my step! Nice guitar licks. Great lyrics sung
quite well. Impressive!

Be well!
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Excellent!
Thanks for mentioning the lyrics and singing. I'm not quite confident with me singing.. So thanks for encouraging words!

Keep that spring bouncing in your step

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Nolan said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Awesome
Man, I love your stuff. You are one funky bastard!
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Awesome
He he, thanks mate, you're quite loveable yourself:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
alley-oop said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Funk man
Great groove..Are you sure you're not from Chicago or Detroit?
Check out my latest song called rain
thoddi said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Funk man
Hey, man, thanks for spending some time with me:)

well... I've been to Chicago, at least at O'Hare... It's a fun story actually. My boss and I should reach a new plane to Wisconsin from there. When we got to the check in, they told us we where booked on the flight that went the day before. .. So what do you do...What we did was rent an old cadillac and drove to our destination in Wisconsin. That was one cool ride:)

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
selters said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
very good and funkychunky!
I almost didnt recognize you vocals here, you sound different in a very cool way! Your playing sounds very impressive as always! A good tune, and nice production!
Check out my latest song called The Callous Way You Act
thoddi said 4213 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
very good and funkychunky!
Thanks Magnus, always nice to see you been listening to my tunes:)



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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
FEEL said 4214 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
Nice!
Nice mix... I'm digging the guitar and the vocal harmonies. This song has a fine progressive construction. Love the choice of chords and the quick and unexpected changes which leave an imprint in my mind and an expression to the composition. Nice job! Yes I used Nice four times now and that's something you can count on. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
John

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thoddi said 4213 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
Nice!
Nice is nice:)

Thanks for noticing and mentioning the construction of the song. That's what I feel is my main challenge, making my tunes. Usually I start of with a riff or an idea of a chord progression that sounds good. Then the trouble or the challenging bit starts, coming up with a plan to make it into a complete composition.

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
futzpucker said 4213 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
What a groove
I am really enjoying your groove, Thor. You pulled this off beautifully. I
especially like the guitar playing and the creative use of your vocals.

I think the "couple of beers" helped you loose the fear and gain the funk. I
hope you bring us some more of this every once in a while.


Check out my latest song called Just As It Is
thoddi said 4213 days ago (March 15th, 2006)
What a groove
Glad you could dig the groove:) The rule of "less is more" is something I find hard to keep in focus when I get them rhythms going. It's that urge to constantly put something on that beat...
Thanks for your positive words:)

---
Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
jiguma said 4212 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
sheer talent!
Thor, I've noticed your music getting better and better, and this gives
me no reason to think that things might have changed!! Excellent vox,
guitar and bass, and perfect drums for the song. This could be a
standout track from any number of CDs by people much more widely
lauded than yourself. EXCELLENT mix! I'm quite sure the beers have
nothing to do with it - sheer talent!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
thoddi said 4211 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
sheer talent!
I've paid attention to your comments on how you think my music is improving lately. I'm glad to hear this from you Neil:)

And of course the process of recording and getting feedback here at macjams plays a vital part in that...

Thank you mate, your comments is very welcome...and a spooky thing right now is that your icon is watching me as I write this, 'cause you turned up as a mystery macjammer...

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Imagination is more important then knowledge!
- Albert Einstein.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
James_ Medd said 4209 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Funk me sideways!
Brilliant track. That guitar riff really gets the funk going on this track.
Love it when the drums first kick in and that bass line is pretty tasty too.
The vocals really chill me out at the same time as being geared up by the
guitar, everything works.
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thetiler said 4180 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
This is one of my favs of yours
Really funky fun thoddi, the bass especially. In other the low end reallhy
gives this tune backbone. But the singing is cool as well as well as the
rest of this very danceable tunage.

Way to go!


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said 4178 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Wow!
Most excellent and funky! The mix was sweet. Love the vocals-smooth
and right on the money. Great tune-thanks for sharing it!
macgalver said 4104 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
appreciate the words in this one
more than you know! How long was I afraid too? In such vain? What a
waste? Here's to motivating beyond our fears---
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timothy devine said 3927 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Gretsch...lv Gretsch
I learned on a Gretsch...it wasn't mine but I've grown to really love the sound as well as the feel. I came here for a shot of thoddi and ...man I found what i was looking for.
Man you can play..your recordings are so clean and up front. Everything is easy to hear and well placed in the mix...they are insperation!
Thanks for sharing it all. Love taking it in one_tune_at_a_time.
and then I get to take it home...
downed and podded
T
Lv MJ
p.s

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Name: Thor Oliversen
Location: Stavanger Norway
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