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This song is a collaboration with my old friend Erwin Steenbergen, who came up with the song structure, laid down the keyboard tracks and did the drum programming. I invented the rest on top of that.

The lyrics are somewhat special. Moonman wonders through the landscapes of rock 'n' roll. He visits ten settings taken from famous songs. Should you succeed in identifying each of them, you are entitled to a free guitar solo ;-)

Have fun,
Denny
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Lyrics
Moonman keep your hands on the wheel
Moonman take a stroll across the hills
Wine, dine, bide your time
Moonman dig the quicksand of my thoughts

Come one and let it go
Let the Moonman take control

Moonman walk the road into the light
Moonman don't give in without a fight

Moonman's sitting in an English garden
Shows that he will walk but never run
Wise guys realize
It's no use to be waiting for the sun

Moonman walk the road into the light

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Uploaded: Dec 05, 2006 - 08:36:44 AM
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Youra said 4004 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Rock Jamboree
I can feel a strong influence of Gilmour in the guitar and... err... lot of things sounds familiar, but... no... I don't see. Hopefuly for you, I'm not going to win this contest. Nevertheless, a fantastic piece, great voice, great music. You made my day, boys.
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said 4004 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Eno, owt, eerht...
Sounds a lot like Pink Floyd to me. I'm not good at identifying classic rock envelopes or licks. I lose. Sure wish I could win a free solo from you in some other way. How about if I count to ten backwards? Eno, owt, eerht, ruof. evif, xis, neves, thgie, enin, net.
Denny Borsboom said 4004 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
It's in the lyrics!
I guess I wasn't clear enough, but the settings Moonman visits are identified through the lyrics, not the music (although the Floyd innfluences are correctly identified, so that gives you one bonuspoint). And, thanks for the kind words.
Best
Denny
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said 4003 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Oops
Oh! I misunderstood the game. Settings as in physical places/situations. Like this?

Moonman keep your hands on the wheel ... Doors: Roadhouse Blues
Moonman take a stroll across the hills ... Beatles: Fool on the Hill
etc...


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Denny Borsboom said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Right!
One point for Richard; The Doors is correct, The Beatles is wrong (Moonman isn't on the hill, but just across the hills ;-)

Denny
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blaky smith said 4004 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Great !
Very nice tune, magistral !
I agree with Youra and rschletty...
Great sounds, nice voice and powerful playing guitar. Bravo...
Thanks to share

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Macaudion said 4003 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Fav'd it cause you always deliver the goods...
But can't hear it now and I shall listen and comment in a day or so. Can't wait to hear what you're up to.

D
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Ed Hannifin said 4003 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Denny, this is great...
Yeah, this sounds like David Gilmour in both vocal and guitar stuff... Very Pink Floyd, with that guitar and vocal sound layered over the arpeggiating keyboards....

Well, "sitting in an English garden" is "I Am The Walrus"..."Waiting For The Sun" is more Doors.... Rich got those other ones, but I'm at a loss beyond that...

I thought that with this "puzzle" quality to the lyrics that this song might end up sounding contrived, but it ends up sounding just like a very good song... You've done a great job here....

Ed
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Erwin Steenbergen said 4003 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Moonman travels through history
Thank you very much indeed for the nice comments, people!
I myself even had trouble finding out what the heck Denny was thinking when he 'wrote' these lyrics. You'd all be surprised to find out what so-called 'rock' songs are...

Musically, the intro of the song reminds me of Sirius by Alan Parsons Project. At first I didn't even know why I did it this way, can you believe it?
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Denny Borsboom said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
The score is...
Ed outscores Richard by two to one; Richard only had The Doors' Roadhouse Blues right ('keep your hands on the wheel'). Moonman, however, is not *on* the hill, like the Beatles' fool, but *across the hills* (over yonder, I might add ;-) You're scoring two points for The Doors ('waiting for the sun') and The Beatles' I am the Walrus ('sitting in an English garden').

There are no less than seven songs left to identify, so both of you can still be beaten ;-)

And as for the lyrics; Erwin came up with the title (I think because one of the sounds he uses is called 'Moonman'), and I immediately thought of Moonman as a character, and thought he might personify something. Then I thought he might personify music itself. I concluded that, if he did personify music, then he's must have been to lots of places, as described in songs. So the lyrics tell of Moonman's Odyssey through musical landscapes. And as for the Floyd thing, let's just say we held our ear against the wall ;-).

Thanks again for the kind words, all of you!

Best
Denny
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Particulate Eden said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
very pleasing
I second Youra's and Rich's musical referings to Gilmour and Floyd. But even without this reference, the song stands strongly on its own. Very enchanting intro, with those synth-bells that keep playing their stubborn countre-rythm throughout the wole song. Maybe a detail, but a brilliant move to my ears. And so is the rest of the song: full of tiny little instrumental and production details that intertwine with each other seamlessly. Denny, I think you also did great on the vocals. I especially like the close harmony in the chorus.

Hmmm... now the puzzle. I'm no good in that kind of stuff. One guess about the 'walk the road': Iggy Pop? Naaaah, just a wild guess!

Prima werk, jongens

- Walter
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Denny Borsboom said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
The road
that Iggy finds isn't in the light, but in the dark, I'm afraid... Thanks a lot for the compliments, Walter. It's nice that you heard the minor production gimmicks (we had a lot of fun mixing and fiddling around with the control possibilities on effects in Logic Express). That you like the vocals means a lot to me. Thanks!
Best
Denny
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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
"Quicksand of my thoughts"
...appears in "Quicksand" by Seal...

And actually, "waiting for the sun" appears in BOTH the Doors' song, and as the next line in 'I Am The Walrus'.... double whammy!

Still workin' on it...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
"Don't give in without a fight"...
...appears in 'Hey You' by Pink Floyd.....

Ed

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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
A gentleman (such as myself)....
...will "walk but never run"...

appears in Sting's 'Englishman in New York'....

Ed



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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
"Across the hills" shows up in a lot of songs...
...so I'm guessing that you're going for 'Turn' by New Order, which was at least a single...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Nope. Wait.
If it's OVER YONDER across the hills, then it's 'Red House' by Jimi Hendrix....

Still trying my best to solve this thing in spare moments...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
"Wise guys realize"....
there's danger in going for a guitar solo prize... wait, that's not right....

Anyway, it's Wham...

Ed
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Alannah said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Kewl Tune ..
I "echo" the Pink Floyd references ..... David Bowie was "sinking" in the quicksand of his thoughts ... is that the same as "digging"? And didn't Jethro Tull drive into the light? Is that the same as walking into it ? HAHAHAHAHA ok I admit you got me bamboozled with this contest! I thought we were looking for ACTUAL places based on the lyrics ...
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drakonis said 4002 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Hmmm....
Well, I too feel the strong tidal pull of David Gilmour on guitar, but mostly a couple of lyrics ring a bell... "don't give in without a fight" is from Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album, and "Sitting in an English Garden" is from the Beatle's "I am the Walrus"... so do I get a single Gilmourian guitar wail? :-)

Nice song, crisp mixing there.. the last note of the first stanza, where you hit a note that makes a major instead of minor chord was a surprise, and took my brain a moment to shift with you there, but it was interesting.

ttfn,
Drakonis (now I can read the other comments below)
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Vic Holman said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Moonman...
...walks with no weight. Moonman can hear 100,000 miles away. Moonman looks to the sun from the dark side of the moon. Moonman smiles to those that keep his secret. thats my take anyway. great piece of music.
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Denny Borsboom said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
The Score
Ed is leading big time. Now identified are (I am crediting on the order of posting appearance):

'Hands on the wheel' - Roadhouse Blues, The Doors (Richard)
'Across the hills' - Redhouse, Jimi Hendrix (Ed)
'Wine, dine, bide your time' - unidentified
'Quicksand of my thoughts' - Quicksand, David Bowie (Alannah)
'The road in the light' - unidentified
'Don't give in...' - Hey You, Pink Floyd (Ed)
'English garden' - I am the walrus - The Beatles (Ed)
'Walk but never run' - Englishman in NY, Sting (Ed)
'Wise guys realize' - Young guns, Wham (Ed)
'Waiting for the sun' - The Doors Beatles (Ed gets a bonus point)

The score is:
Ed: 7
Richard: 2 (bonus point for counting backwards)
Alannah: 1
Drakonis: 1 (the Pity Prize, for being correct but just a little late)
Vic: 1 (the Poetry Prize)

Ed can't lose anymore, so he definitely gets a free solo on demand ;-).

However, it ain't over till it's over, and there's still two songs to identify... Notice that Moonman walks a *road* into the light. Another way of saying this would be that he actually finds the road there (and you will too, should you choose to look). And let's say that while wining and dining, Moonman wore a scarlet tunic.

Best
Denny



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drakonis said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Duh..
"Walk the road into the light"

There's a road we all know... she's buying a stairway (road) to heaven (light)?

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drakonis said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
over the hills and through the woods
to grandmother's house we go... Sounds a bit like Little Red Riding Hood to me?
ttfn,
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drakonis said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
This riddle really Sphynx!
OK, so I still cannot catch the last song in the lyrics (if I was indeed successful in "Planting" Stairway to Heaven on the "Page".) However, my tangential brain continues to connect dots to the moon and back on this cool puzzle, and I'll suggest an overarching "Journey" here... possibly as Moonman drives along the road with his hands on the wheel, from a young gun, watching the sun come up each day, he eventually goes "over the hill" until he reaches heaven... sounds like "Man's journey of a Lifetime" to me.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Ed Hannifin said 4002 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Assuming he's not dancing...
...the one that's popping into my head this afternoon is Peter Gabriel's 'Family Snapshot', from, I think, his third album... where that phrase 'into the light' pops up a lot...

Ed
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Macaudion said 4001 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
And you did it again...
The first thing that strikes me, is how beautiful the tonal qualities are that you get from that vox of yours! - And then, I'm struck by how complex and how strikingly beautiful this arrangment is! - Your guitar playing, if you wanted, you could make a great studio musician (I think that they are amongst the best!) And the lyrical content here... it left me a somewhat awstruck, how deep your well is...

Your music is a study...

This truly is a work of art!

Thanks for sharing, Denny - D
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Denny Borsboom said 4001 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Thanks
from the well for the compliments you tell. Means a lot, coming from you. My voice is somewhat problematic to record because I can't sing in tune very well, so it's easily the track that took most of time and redoing. It's good to hear that it was worth it.
I do have to credit Erwin with much of the complexity in arrangements, which he has a great talent for. He did a nice job in keeping the 5/4 rhythm under control, drumwise, and making it sound natural (many people don't even hear it's not a 4/4). Also, he made suggestions as to what several important guitar parts should do, where the solos should be and what they should sound like.
Anyway, thanks again for the nice words. Hope to hear some new tracks from you soon.
Bye
Denny
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Ed Hannifin said 4001 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Got it!
'Wine, dine, bide your time' is 'The Gnome', by Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett) from 'Piper At The Gate of Dawn'....scarlet tunic and all...

Ed

One left....
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Denny Borsboom said 4001 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Excellent work by Ed
in identifying 'Wine, dine, bide your time' as taken from The Gnome, Pink Floyd. Drakonis, however, did not correctly identify the road as being taken from Led Zeppelin's stairway to heaven. There is a road in that song, true, but it's not in the light. However, Drakonis' answer was, in a sense, *close*...
Bye
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Ed Hannifin said 4001 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Last guess for me....
Led Zeppelin...

'In The Light'. As in, "in the light you will find the road...."

Ed
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Denny Borsboom said 4001 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
The riddle has been solved!
Ed's last guess is correct; In the light, moonman finds the road, as taken from 'In the light' by Led Zeppelin (a must-hear, by the way, for those who don't know the song). This concludes the project. Ed wins by a landslide of nine correct identifications. Throw me a musical project anytime, Ed.
Best
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Ed Hannifin said 4000 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Awesome!
This IS going to happen, Denny...

Thanks for a fun puzzle... And a really great sounding song, too...

Ed
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Erwin Steenbergen said 4000 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Congrats!
Once you set your mind to something.... ;-)

Peculiar that Pink Floyd only appears once (lyrically that is), while The Doors get a bonus-feature.
Anyway, I am really looking forward to any collaboration you two might come up with.

Thanks again for your time and nice comments,
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MJG said 3997 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
If you don't hear Floyd
you shouldn't vote on music, this is really cool-MJG
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Boris the Bull said 3959 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
i came across this piece as part of the 2006 MacJams Retrospective collection and it's clear why this was chosen.

what a deceptively mellow piece. very calming and relaxing, while contemplative in concept, as well.

a stunning piece that captured me right from the start. great synth work, the vocals are fabulous, and the guitar is so sweet!

great job and i'm happy i found this gem! thank you!
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Denny Borsboom said 3950 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
I'm happy
that you like the song so much. Thanks for listening.
Bye
Denny
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ktb said 3813 days ago (June 14th, 2007)
full moon
Denny, kudo's on a great track. I originally commented on the PF similarity but then realized everyone already covered that :-). All i can add is really cool ambience and flow. Recreated the allure of a full moon on a nice summer night
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PsalmsProgressions said 2955 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
fantastic
love this, fresh. the parts are well composed and there always something around the corner to keep it interesting.. great job on the full production.
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