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FOLLOW THE BLACK LINE (w Alfalpha)


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I discovered the joys of lap swimming (rather than dancing) a few years ago, and found it to be a meditative way of getting physical exercise - I have been known to recommend it to friends and colleagues who were getting a little over-stressed.

Alf Solti (Alfalpha) plays the piano (and quite well too I think). The drums and percs are midi - some loops, some played in on my trusty Yamaha and then adjusted with the mighty midi pencil. Thanks also to Alf and Mike Watkins for advice on the mix.

Loud is definitely best on this one - oh, and don't leave your seat until the performance is completely over!
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Lyrics
Follow The Black Line
© 2007 Neil Porter

I admire your persistence
I’m confused by modern times
Seems there’s no place for resistance
Take a break and follow the black line
Take a break and follow the black line

When I see your situation
Though you say you’re doing fine
I can feel your indignation
Better off to follow the black line
Better off to follow the black line

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Looking for a different point of view
Floating free the rhythm right
I empty out my mind
Dreaming in that silent world of blue

You might feel dissatisfaction
Have another glass of wine
You’re surprised at my reaction
Let it go and follow the black line
Let it go and follow the black line

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Looking for a different point of view
Floating free the rhythm right
I empty out my mind
Dreaming in that silent world of blue

I take a line of least resistance
Keep my distance at all times
Don’t give in to your insistence
Get a life and follow the black line
Get a life and follow the black line

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Looking for a different point of view
Floating free the rhythm right
I empty out my mind
Dreaming in that silent world of blue

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Dreaming in that silent world of blue

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Dreaming in that silent world of blue

When it gets too hot out there
I follow the black line
Dreaming in that silent world of blue etc
Song Stats
Hits: 5233
Comments: 56
Fans: 28
Plays: 574
Downloads: 62
Votes: 9
Uploaded: May 18, 2007 - 05:00:00 PM
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2007 - 03:44:33 PM Last Played: Jul 03, 2014 - 02:08:24 AM
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Hardware:
Alf: KeyControl 49 Korg keyboard
Neil:
Seagull S6 acoustic guitar
Fender Telecaster
Fender Precision Bass
Yamaha PSR300 midi keyboard (for the drums)
Cheap yellow tambourine
Rode NT3 mic
Behringer UB802 mixer/pre-amp
Software:
Alf: GB3
Neil: Logic Express
Comments
Doadars Uncle said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
For me it's yoga!
Good advice! It's nice to have a meditation.

This tune has a real light energy. A great escape!

Peace,
Doug
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jiguma said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Ommmmmmmmm
Thanks for visiting Doug. I think it's good for everyone to have some form of "meditation" - it can of course be all sorts of things (when I was working it was the 2 to three hour drives - each way! - I used to do to get to 1 hour meetings), but swimming laps is my current med of choice. A kilometre in the pool a few times a week is the best de-stressor I know of (for me that is). You know you're onto something special when you get evangelical about it ;)
Peace,
Neil

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thoddi said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
cool ending
You spooked me there with the ending, hehe:)
Another great tune from you my friend. Not only is the production great, but a confident songwriter has arrived for sure. You have found the place where the magic lies, and you use it wisely in your music.
There is a certain aussy wibe to the things you do, and you can be proud of the tunes you put out for us to listen to Neil. 'Cause this is music!
Bravo!
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jiguma said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Thanks Thor!
Glad you liked the tune - your comment about the "Aussie vibe" was interesting to read as I'd just made a similar comment about your latest having a "Scandi R & B" vibe ;)
Cheers,
Neil


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rtcooper said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
THE BIG STAGE
Fabulous Mix. Ton of Energy.
Everyone should have Live Piano available, no? Beautiful.
Kit is full-on and has a great sound.

My exercise is mostly limited to liquids, as well.

very best,
Coop
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jiguma said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Glad you enjoyed - now for The Waiting
Thanks for dropping by Coop - always appreciated. Alf's piano playing is a thing of wonder to me - he can even read black dots! The downside is the amount of de-quantising we need to do to get it back to what he originally played after GB's auto quantise has got at it. Midi drumming is something I love to do - this time it worked (often it doesn't).
Good to hear you're exercising too Coop ;)
Cheers,
Neil

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Peter Bauckham said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Great stuff!
Yet another excellent song. Love the arrangement and mix. The piano really adds - sounding very good indeed(even through my computer speakers). As a non-swimmer I'll have to take your word as to its 'meditative' effects! I can recommend Squash for de-stressing however... Thanks for sharing - Peter
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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Cheers Peter
Yes, Alf's piano made a big difference on this one - especially after I got the levels right. Piano is such a hard instrument to mix with my "wall of sound" guitars". I particularly like the jazzy piano bits after the solo - augmented 9ths I think Alf said ;)
Every time I try squash I feel like I'm heading for a heart attack, although I have to admit I haven't done so for some years.
Thanks for the listen and comment Peter.
Neil

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SmokeyVW said 2622 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
deep
you create a very nice place in these words - the idea of physical exercise leading to mental release is such a human thing. i also like seemingly contradictory notions of regaining control by letting it go. very cool!

i like that straining ropes(?) sound effect in there too. it really works.

not to mention the most excellent production values here!

thanks

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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Straining ropes?
Cheers Smokey - glad you enjoyed the lyrics and the tune. I'm confused about the "straining ropes" sfx though - any hint about where you hear them?
You're welcome,
Neil

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SmokeyVW said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
fx
the effect i percieve as straining ropes appears at 2:09 and again at 2:27. they might very well be bongos or similar - but i prefer to think of creaking/straining - perhaps of ropes - or wooden beams under stress... which i feel fits perfectly.

(it's probably just me...)
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SmokeyVW said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
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maybe a better explanation is that the sound i hear starts and end the bridge - so i took that as a "frame" of something about stress...
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jiguma said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
OK ..
... I'm with you nw Smokey :)
Thanks,
Neil

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thetiler said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
nice
Like that electrical shimmering guitar and the folk-pop stylistic singing which is a nice Jig trademark.
Nice life of music here! Plus, ya swimming is great especially if you have a bad back and can't jog.

Good Idea, our community pool just opened I think I'll go for a swim soon.

Thanks for the tip!
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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Thanks for the visit Bill
I've got a few "thetiler" songs awaiting my attention in my email alert lit - will try to get to them soon :)
Swimming is a great way to exercise for sure, and yes, I took it up partly because of back problems. These seem to have gone away since I stopped my very sedentary job though, so I've also started gym sessions this week. We've only got the one body and we really need to look after it.
Glad you enjoyed the tune Bill.
Cheers,
Neil

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Joe Brady said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Too Hot?
I just opened my pool and last night the mercury dropped to one degree above freezing! Great song writing Neil! The piano is sweet, as is your percussion track. The refrain has me musically hooked, humming it to myself after two listens. That rest at the ending is like surprising somebody as you pop out the water after a deep dive. The Jiguma collection in my library is growing fast (also love the clock on your main page; calling my cousins in Townsville at an appropriate time was never easy).
Good song, sound advice ;-)
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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
1 degree ...
.... maybe you'd better wait a week or two before taking the plunge Joe! I like your description of the reprise - just what I was hoping for. Glad you enjoyed it.
Cheers,
Neil

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said 2621 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Neil...
you are in your zone, dude. This song is pushing all the right buttons. The music is outstanding. Piano is fresh and cool. Guitar playing drives the song... great playing. But your lyrics are exceptional in my view. You capture, it seems, just what you set out to do with the metaphor of the black line and its connection to your swimming and "down-stressing" and regaining perspective in this upside down world we live in. Everything jives. I'm really impressed.

I think what I need is to retire like you so I can put some real time into this songwriting/recording-late-in-life gig... yeah, that's the ticket. Kudos!
jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Glad you enjoyed it Jack
Retirement (I'm still on "long service leave") gives time for lots of things - I'm sure you could spend some more time on your boat too. It's strange though, even though I have far more time, I'm actually producing less music than I was when I was working full time - I'm just taking a lot more time with it than before.
Thanks for leaving your kind comment,
Neil

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Vic Holman said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
black line fever
Hey Neil,
Cool tune. Really dug that wild bridge and reprised ending. Just a thought, the doubled vocals sounded really great. I'm just wondering what would it sound like with doubled vocals on the verse with a additional vocal in the chorus with a stereo spread on that chorus?


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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Had considered that Vic
Thanks for the listen Vic - I had thought about adding an extra voice in the chorus (mostly fitting in above the other two) but decided against it without actually trying it out. I'll be remixing this when I look at mastering tracks for my CD , so will at the very least try your suggestion out then.
Always appreciate your comments - even better when they include good ideas :)
Cheers,
Neil

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stevel said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Beatific
Nice song Neil, the usual lovely acoustic sound...nice to hear a piano in there giving a slightly jazzy flavour. Good percussion too...a well balanced mix
Cheers
Steve
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jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
I've said it before Steve ....
.... Ozone rocks! Glad you enjoyed the song.
Neil

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Estella said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Neil
Hard to believe that all those drums are midi! The drum/piano/guitar break is really great! Music and lyrics are wonderful and magnetic.
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Talknrok said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Very Cool
I love the percusson, Makes you want a drink with a little umbrella and a hammock in the breeze. Very nice piece.
Peter Greenstone said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
another great one
I really like this. Reminds me that I should take up lap swimming, too.

The key changes you make, shifting from tension to liberation, are done so well, really controlling the mood in just the right ways, supporting the lyrics. I also love the percussion work you did on this in that passage after the second chorus. All around great work, Neil. You just keep getting better and better at honing your craft.
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jiguma said 2620 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Cheers Peter
Thanks for having a listen to my little tune. It's interesting that you hear the music controlling the mood in support of the lyrics as the music suggested the lyrics when I was writing. I rarely have a story or idea for the lyrics in mind when I start a song, and often the lyrics appear from nowhere in response to the chords. I really enjoy cutting loose with drums and percussion - I've always wanted to play drums but never had the coordination to pull it off.
Thanks again for the visit Peter - how's te new CD coming along?
Neil

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moorlandt said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
can't keep pace...
Another great one, mister Porter! You must have become the most productive artist here on MJ. Heeeelp, i can't keep pace... commenting. How the hell do you do that? And moreover: always delivering the same high level of quality... Gosh!
That cheap yellow tanbourine sounded fabulous in contrast to the blue water :-) No kidding, this is just another great jiguma song. And the end was veeery surprising. Splendid work, Neil!

- Walter
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jiguma said 2618 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Productivity ;)
Thanks for visiting Walter - I had a very dry patch with my songwriting in December to February this year, which is why I posted a few "remixes" and not much else. Fortunately, the muse seems to have returned and I have a stack of new stuff (5 at last count) in various stages of completion. Trying to get the CD ready and a couple of collabs has meant I'm pretty flat-out with music at the moment, but I'm having a ball. I bought the tambourine for Jan at Christmas, but she hardly gets a chance to get near it - such a great, simple instrument. The end was fun, wasn't it :)
Cheers,
Neil

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said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Great tune Neil!
The piano is an especially effective support instrument in this. It really fills out that good ol' Jiguma sound!

Making music is often a great de-stressor for me. But nothing compares to sitting inwardly and outwardly still and slowly chanting the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic. We each must find what works best for us.

ARRRGGGGHHHH! The ending caught me off guard...you rascal you!

Be well!
Sunbeam said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
hej
jtte bra song pappa coriander
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jiguma said 2620 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Tack själv Sunbeam
Tack själv för besöka Sunbeam. Jag hoppa det vi höra en ny sång från du snart.

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guitapick said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
What an awesome break...
...in the middle, there, Neil.

Lyrics are great. It's all good, dude. Top to bottom. Congrats on another wonderful tune.

Bob
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Ed Hannifin said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
MacJams' foremost exponent...
...of the 'cheap yellow tambourine'...

Your recent mixes are really 'even', really smooth... and your voice continues to be out front more, with any doubling seeming a few dB back in the mix...

It's nice to hear piano in there in a jiguma song...

My only nit is what seems a bit of brittleness at the very beginning in the acoustic guitar... Might just be my ears or taste, but it seems a tone that fits into the whole mix very well, adding some nice high end things, but on its own it seems a little...well, 'brittle' is the word that comes to mind...

Got me with that ending...

I really like the lyric and subject... a good thing to write about... I'm envious that you get to swim... Sounds like a most excellent way to let the thinking mind go...

Ed
jiguma said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Greetings Mr Ed!
Thanks for the nit suggestion Ed - I hadn't noticed until you pointed it out. I mixed the song without giving much thought to the changing role of the acoustic on the final run through. Originally I had the Seagull double tracked for the intro verses, but the second (fuller) track seems to have become lost in the mix somehow. I'll look at it for the next mix for sure. I agree about Alf's piano - it's a style I would never have picked for my songs, but his way of adding a minimal piano track - ie not playing all the way through - and just enough "jazz" stylings seems to add a lot. I certainly hope to use Alf's piano skills more widely in the future.
Always look forward to your comments Ed.
Cheers,
Neil

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perceptualvortex said 2621 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Cool
I knew it was a favorite about 2 seconds in, and it keeps getting better. Alf's keys make great accents for an already very full but harmonious and engaging mix. Excellent work!
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kevmikwa said 2620 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Rare
Neil came to me with this tune wondering if I might have a go with the drums. The problem was, the file he sent me already had most of the drum and percussion parts you're hearing here. I didn't really see how I was going to be able to improve on what he already had, and I think anyone listening now will agree with me. A rare occasion indeed - Neil asks me to drum on a song of his and I (effectively) say "no".

I understand this performance was "tapped" on a keyboard controller as opposed to Neil's normal pencil tool. Regardless of how it got in there, it's straight PERFECT for the song. Great feel, sits right in the pocket so nice, great variations and fills, nice dynamic lifts, tasteful application of splash cymbals. Like many others, I'm a fan of the almost tribal break (and the actively panning sound effects used toward the end of it). I also did not get the conga part in my initial cut, a great addition (that's not overplayed). There were a couple of spots where an instrument (like the ride) was played multiple times with the same velocity which can tend to sound MIDI-ish, but it's really such a minor pick it's almost not worth bringing up.

I've rambled so much about the drums/percussion, there's barely room for the rest of the song. Suffice it to say that it's yet another jiguma classic, hooky/catchy with a chorus that comes back to you later on in the day. Production is top-notch (as it has been quite a bit, especially since heading into the Ozone).

Alf's keys (also missing on my original copy) are so very tasty and go a long way to jazz up the mood. Love the solo, too ... had been looking to hear more freestyle since the mini-solo in Blue Pool. You two are a potent combo, I know I'm not alone in hoping you'll continue working together for years to come.

kevmikwa
Cori Ander said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
ocean waves
Instead of repeating what I have said before on your music I want to comment on what strikes and surprizes me (in a good way), and that is the instumental part in the middle!!! It is great when it goes slightly chaotic, and and then when it comes back to order again .. though I catch myself longing for more of it .. I am imagining what it would be if it would get more crazy, and for a longer while, and even with vocals in there .. that is maybe too far here in this song, maybe I am sketching out another song right now, but I wanted to share where my fantasies went. Maybe I can humbly request a next song from you in that fashion? .. maybe one about getting swirling lost among ocean waves? or whatever..
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lavalamp said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Sorry I missed this one
Very mature, artistic lyrics. You didn't get carried any with the music. Sometimes, people worry too much about the instrument part of the song and forget about the soul.
Musically, I really loved the break.
Great production, well-balanced.
You're great!
LL
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dajama said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Outstanding
I grew up near the sea in Ireland, where swimming was always a test of your ability to endure horrendous cold and ignore the nuclear waste being pumped out of the Sellafield nuclear waste reprocessing plant across the water. And yet, it always made me feel more alive somehow, as if the water washed away the world. Now I live in Minnesota, far from the ocean, but smack dab in the middle of 14,000 lakes. The water is cleaner, and warmer, and swimming still cleanses the soul. No black line, but the effect is the same.

This has a great sound - the acoustic guitar tone is beautiful, and your vocal meshes perfectly. The percussion works well, and the piano is a perfect addition. The middle eight (break) just before the piano part is very cool. The sound of your songs is getting better all the time - you are becoming quite the producer! Nice work. Peace.
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Mcboy said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
kool track
the sign of a songmiester is the ability to write /sing about anything......and you do......nice summer song.....thanks!
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Mcboy said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
that seagull
sounds nice in the mix....perfect acoustic rhythm giitar........and i love the workmanship......kool
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jiguma said 2618 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Welcome back!
Thanks for the comment/s Mcboy - always appreciated.
Peace,
Neil

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mvh9591 said 2619 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Very Nice____
Nicely played, mixed,etc... I love everything about this song. Pro production all the way Neil. Oh yeah, the last chord just about had me jumping out of my chair. (scared the bejesus out of me) (lol)

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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ktb said 2618 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
love it
Just a great track. The chorus is huge. Makes you just swim in the mix.
I am (again) in awe of Mr. Alf's keyboard work. Stellar
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said 2618 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
lower
The Mirror.... Oh wait Tommorrow it will sound different! Great song!!!!!
said 2618 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Laps...
Been enjoying this myself since we added the pool late last summer. Nothin like the silence in the water....

Great job on the keys, Alf. Neil, I really like the chord progression on this, sweet song. Would even make an excellent listen down by the beach, with the ocean roll playing in the background (even if there was no black line:)

. - Harold
jiguma said 2617 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Cheers Harold
Unfortunately I have to head to the local community pool - but in such a small community, it's kind of like having your own pool. I agree with you about Alf's keys for sure.
Cheers,
Neil

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bud said 2618 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Great tune Neil-
Seems I'm late to the party. LIOLI has sapped my time lately.
Your acoustic sounds really good here - and Alf's piano is a nice addition to the mix. The tension in the bridge is really cool - nice percussion there too.Excellent lyrics and vocals to boot.
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selters said 2618 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Great melody!
I like the melody on the verses, I find them very catchy, and also a bit hypnothic. And when the chorus kicks in its even better. After that another verse that sounds even richer then the first verse. The guitars are wonderful, so is the other instruments. I havent been here for a while, and it sounds to me that your vocals have gotten stranger lately (I have always liked them though). This is such a wonderful tune, it goes well with the overall theme for the tune! Thank you for this great song, and for making me jump in my chair in the ending :)!
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timothy devine said 2617 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Niel
I particularly wanted to comment here cause I%u2019m a believer in the lap swimming as a sort of therapy. Besides releasing a great amount of endorphins the swimming is great for your health and as you have noted the mind.
I have done some of my best thinking in the pool with my body working overtime.
It has helped me thru some very tough times.

The black line is the best thing to cool off the heat out there, meditation in the blue.

This song is great and I never even gave it a thought to write a song about how wonderful the swimming is, very good idea.

Your sound is becoming a Macjams signature for me. It is one of your earlier tunes that I downloaded early in my Mjs life called Guantanamo vaca%u2026 that I still love when it shuffles up on the old ipod.

I will take some time to listen to more of you library asap. Your voice brings to mind( if I didn%u2019t already tell you this) of Michael Franks%u2026I think it has something to do with the whispering style. Are you familiar with Michael franks?

I use to sing some covers when I was in a band way back when.

Enough about me%u2026this production and performance is great%u2026keep it coming.
Peace


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jiguma said 2617 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Michael F
Thanks for the comment (and the listen) Tim - I've probably heard Michael Franks, but can't say I remember anything about him - I'll do some chasing.

As winter is fast approaching here, and the pool is closed, I've started gym sessions a couple of times a week to keep the body fit - did an "ICE" program (basically an hour of intensive indoor cycling) yesterday, but don't think I'll be getting a song out of that - unless it's about pain, nausea and regret ;)

Appreciate your visit. If you want some suggestions from my back catalogue, I'd definitely have a listen to "The Big Dry" and maybe "Coastal Daze" which are two of my favourites. The earlier stuff suffers a little in the production department, although I'm quite pleased with the songs themselves.

Cheers,
Neil

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Feter said 2617 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
the rhythm right
just loved the steady free rhythem
indeed the piano touches so awesome
very cool song my friends and well done !!!

peace !!


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said 2609 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
crammed
this song is SOOOOO full of excellent music, it threatens to burst apart the seams. what i don't get is how with so much happening instrumentally, your somewhat quiet voice still comes thru it all - now that's a mighty fine mix! the piano is to DIE for - alf - i bow low to your prowess - and goes so well with the beautiful bass. great percussion! SILENT WORLD OF BLUE is a marvelous image - one i really like. wonderful job, neil - you're a very gifted writer, and seem to have a knack for sniffing out talented friends. hugely good tune! anne
FEEL said 2603 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Listened to this on the laptop speakers
It sounds really good... you know you have a good mix when the listener is hearing a full recording well mixed on some puny speakers. Great composition as well, it definitely has that Jiguma sound we all expect. The piano sounds very sweet... like it's right there in the room with you. Great collaboration.
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said 2603 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
: ) : )
What a(nother)Great great song with You Neil . .. Thank You I must laugh at the Hardware description of the Tamburine ;) LOL ! U 2 are really GREAT // AMAZING /// Together . .. . WOW -a wowow song...those LYRICS You are a born Poet or BORN A POET Jiguma ,thats for sure So fortunate so hear Your Music here at this great place . I totally agree with Thoddi -Have not read the rest of the comments but see You got hell of alot of FAV-FANS here ! Happy For U : ) tx Lena
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