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the reason we are here


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renecalvo

 Genre: Art Rock

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A small stone was found in my shoe. I placed it on the stage and this is what it sang.
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Hits: 4296
Comments: 32
Fans: 5
Plays: 429
Downloads: 150
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Apr 25, 2006 - 07:03:25 PM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2006 - 04:30:09 PM Last Played: Mar 02, 2017 - 10:20:15 PM
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Hardware:
Homemade electric guitar, Perception 200 AKG mic, M-Audio midi controller, M-Audio firewire solo,
Software:
GB1
Comments
TobinMueller said 4171 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Stone music
Nice description. I really like the Troy-esque wry delivery and irony, the
sparse arrangement, the spaces you leave. Although I would have liked
posted lyrics. There is some times the bass or the snare seem to rush
just a hair, which interrupts the easy transparent nature of the groove;
just a few alignments, not many. I definitely enjoyed this. (Was the origin
of "rock" music from a similar stone in the shoe? Sure glad it wasn't
called "stone music," altho that would have had its own implications not
far off the mark either.)
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renecalvo said 4171 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Stone music
Thanks Tobin. I find that mandatory "description" field annoying. As for not posting lyrics: I am careful to include all the final consonants. I have really enjoyed listening to your work. I was a playwright off-off b'way for many years.
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Mcboy said 4170 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
right on...
lyrics are reporting like great art should........love your emotional
delivery....
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Macaudion said 4170 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Well, how timely was that...
I don't know why I'm so surprised at the extreme high quality of your
vox - Maybe it was when you forgot to turn that pitch thing off, and I
wondered how true that was- Hey, I'm just being honest, but you've
made a fool outta me and ya don't even know it...

This couldn't have been delivered w/ any less umph than what you
mustered up to present to us - The vocals; backing instrumentation;
love that 'tar work you did - excellente -

If I can, I try to listen once and then come back to listen again, when a
tune isn't so straight-foward and it's less mainstream and so far, each
time I've returned to listen to yours, I'm always pleasantly surprised at
how it has stood up - Don't know I'm being clear... Alot of times when
you play a tune, and then you go back later to listen to it, it can sound
just like it did when you first listened and you end up taking that same
first trip - That's no fun - But pieces like the last two of your postings,
they've been more like a study of sorts... - Certainly I'm no music
scholar, but the depth in presentation here seems to have no bottom
and w/o a ceiling it seems - And I believe that this was certainly not
the goal for this particular piece. However, you could choose to indulge
and go as far off into the mind as you'd care to know how to...

It's just a really nice thing to be able have access to this kinda stuff -
The quality of this is just 'there' - Truly - I think it's very cool - Thanks,
Rrrené - Dion
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Macaudion said 4170 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Excuse me...
I meant to say, Rrrené

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jiguma said 4169 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
got goosebumps
I like the clarity of your vox Rene, and in some ways, the absence of
written lyrics is good - it makes you listen more intensely "in the
moment". This is simple and powerful - got goosebumps - both
musically and lyrically, and like Tobin, the spaces are good. kevmikwa
pointed out to me that the "rushing" of quantised percussion against
vox is simply an indication of the natural "breathing" of the song, and I
now look out for it and adjust on my own songs. In this though, I don't
get the feeling that it needs adjustment. Thanks for the heads up here
Rene - a very good post! Sign that stone up, before Sony gets it!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
jiguma said 4169 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
got goosebumps
I like the clarity of your vox Rene, and in some ways, the absence of
written lyrics is good - it makes you listen more intensely "in the
moment". This is simple and powerful - got goosebumps - both
musically and lyrically, and like Tobin, the spaces are good. kevmikwa
pointed out to me that the "rushing" of quantised percussion against
vox is simply an indication of the natural "breathing" of the song, and I
now look out for it and adjust on my own songs. In this though, I don't
get the feeling that it needs adjustment. Thanks for the heads up here
Rene - a very good post! Sign that stone up, before Sony gets it!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
HorseBadorties said 4169 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Cool Guitaring
You're quite the guitarer.
said 4168 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Yes
Ha! The opening lines are adapted from an old TV series "It's About Time" (c. 1966). Cool way to find inspiration for an anti-war song.

Shades of The Doors, Moody Blues, Iron Butterfly and Pink Floyd.

Nice.
renecalvo said 4168 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Yes
If this were charades i would be pointing to my nose. thanks for the listen
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
renecalvo said 4168 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Yes
If you remember the show, it was a parable about colonialism.
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johannes krempl said 4168 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Pink Floyd reunited?
Great song. A bold title. A sound big as the world. A weird organ. A great
bass. And it even makes sense! I love it.
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renecalvo said 4168 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Pink Floyd reunited?
thank you
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perceptualvortex said 4166 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
Yeah
great message. Schletty nailed it with the Doors and Moody Blues feeling. Cool stuff, and damn fine vocal delivery. And killer wailing guitar back there.
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renecalvo said 4166 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
Yeah
Thank you!
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
msanthea said 4160 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Good Job
Hey Rene... I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing!
msanthea said 4160 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Good Job
Hey Rene... I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing!
msanthea said 4160 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Good Job
Hey Rene... I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing!
macgalver said 4156 days ago (May 10th, 2006)
RENE,
The reason we are here is about power and lies... : )
This tune reminds me of a james bond film on acid. I see the
silhouettes of long-legged women playing m-16s that look like
guitars. You have a strange ear and I appreciate that you lend it to me
every now and then. your fairly odd fan, kelli

ps-like the tasty (yes, i said tasty) guitar licks in the bridge--
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renecalvo said 4156 days ago (May 10th, 2006)
RENE,
james bond on acid. i like that. thanks kelli
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
datafunk said 4143 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
the reason I'm here
that was gorgeous. really like your ian curtis (joy division) kind of voice, really fit the soudscape of the melody. dude, I'm impressed too :-))
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renecalvo said 4143 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
the reason I'm here
hey man, thanks for the listen.
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
Godchaser said 4142 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
the reason we are here
Liked the tune very much,well written & fine production.Cool guitar
tones & banter,......................................but what about the 'Real
Reason We're Here'?
-Godchaser
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renecalvo said 4142 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
the reason we are here
There is none.
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
Godchaser said 4136 days ago (May 30th, 2006)
the reason we are here
I pray you like surprises!
-Godchaser
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said 4139 days ago (May 27th, 2006)
Rene the Reygun
You are so damn original Rene.
Always a joy to hear your werk.
Komrade K said 4136 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
Stoned!
This has got more than a hint of Joy Division behind it - it's the
brooding atmosphere, the stately tempo and something in the
drumming and guitar licks - I could imagine Peter Hook and Stephen
Morris bringing something to the party! Hope you're not insulted by
the comparison (you shouldn't be - JD were a mighty and capable of
startling originality).

Those guitar solos are cracking, absolutely bang on. The whole track
has a wonderful edge and rawness about which I'm really really lapping
up! Brillig!

KK

PS. If humanity has a fault it's that it doesn't listen to small stones
often enough.

KK
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renecalvo said 4135 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
Stoned!
hey komrade, thanks for checking in. I am not familiar with joy division but will check them out, this is not the first time such a comparison has been made. thanks again.
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
craft said 4090 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
like it
Like your voice. clean and strong. The lyrics are very good. The song is tight and catchy. Very good job...
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Joe Brady said 3838 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Yes, Yes indeed!
It's a cookbook!

I like this alot.
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said 3795 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
The lyrics!
Somehow missed this cool song! regards...TW

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wha? who? TW
said 3795 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
The lyrics!
Somehow missed this cool song! regards...TW

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wha? who? TW
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