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Off key vocals, heavily distorted bass guitars and really bad drums. Another typical song sketch.

One of these days I want to make the time to sing in tune and maybe even practice before I hit the record button, but until that day, you're stuck with this signature sound of mine.

My beloved wife, who often blows my mind on the hour, did something rather spectacular the other day. I asked, "What cloud did you fall from?" Instant lyric idea. I wrote it down on my note pad and then came up with some more lyrics while I was at a stop light. Monday night I had a melody that I thought I'd try out. Tonight I have the house to myself so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I really need more vocal parts, but for me, it's the instant gratification I'm seeking, so I don't have the patience to make it happen tonight. Like any of my song sketches, this GB file is available for anyone who wants it. Preferably a singer or a musician and not another chimney sweep.

Thanks for listening.
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Lyrics
I'M WONDERING WHICH CLOUD YOU FELL FROM
AND HOW'D YOU LAND ON ME?
I HOPE YOU DIDN'T HURT YOUR WING
I'LL TAKE YOU HOME
I'LL COMFORT THEE

TWISTING FALLING TO THE FLOOR
SOMEHOW PUSHED OUT FROM HEAVEN'S DOOR
TO THE EARTH
A QUICK DESCENT
WITH ONE WING BROKEN
ONE WING BENT



(The concept was based on the idea of an angel falling from heaven accidentally and no one up in heaven noticed her disappearance. I caught her and tried to keep her for myself, hoping they wouldn't come searching for her because she makes the best salsa in the world)

Song Stats
Hits: 3448
Comments: 42
Fans: 19
Plays: 105
Downloads: 117

Uploaded: May 16, 2008 - 08:48:06 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2008 - 03:27:33 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 10:02:16 AM
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Hardware:
black and scratchy Hondo 2 bass guitar, RAT pedal, a red pick for Lavalamp (cut from a credit card), Samson mic, Ampeg bass amp, Tapco usb link (as if any of this matters) - I'm just having a good time - please don't take me seriously.
Software:
GB4
Comments
Feter said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Cloud You Fell From
Hard drivin rockin ..loved the buzzez fuzzin guitars
good rockin there wish to hear louder drums ...Rock on !!
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Cloudy
Thanks Feter. I really dig your song with Roxy. Killer harmonies.
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magnatone said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Cloud You Fell From
wow Five - this is really really cool. Is that photo for real? download!
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Real Cloud
I look for hearts everywhere. You should see my rock collection. Heart Shaped Rocks are fun too.

Thanks for listening magna!
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egobandit said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
keep sketching
NEver mind all that polished crap this is where its at!!!!!!!!!!
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
Sketches
I'm glad to honor your request. No polish from this kid!
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Vic Holman said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
a cloud burst
of inspiration.

I like the groove from black & scratchy. I'm still amazed how you can get electric guitar sound. must be some high fretting huh?

some good spicey salsa of a song
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 16th, 2008)
I Love My Black and Scratchy!
Thanks Vic. I'm really having fun just stripping things back to a simple bass line and some big rat infested bass leads. I play the bottom string on the bass rather high on the neck as you guessed. I mic the bass amp and barely put any effect on the tracks (2 tracks - one left, and one... uh, right). The rat pedal makes a rich enough sound to my ears. Tom Wounded's 2 guitar track playing has obviously influenced me.

Now I want to try to play the drums like Vic Holman, the most under rated drummer at MacJams!
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echoroom said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Spicy
Man, you are such a romantic, aren't you - that's so sweet. The bass riff is really catchy, and the vox are fine man (love the harmonies) - need a bit more eq and reverb mainly.

Never was a woman so loved!
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Spicy Woman
Romantic? Guilty as charged. The way I see it is simple, if I stop chasing my amazing wife, someone else will.

What else would a guy do on his music night?

I like this dark bass riff that developed. This song could've ended up too cheesy and poppy if the bass didn't sound so dark. How 'bout that sizzling lead of mine, huh? LOL!

Thanks Steve. I'm still trying to figure out the EQ levels on my vox. I didn't want to use too much reverb and in the end, I didn't use enough.
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thoddi said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
not out of tune
You have a very cool voice if you'd ask me. Reminds me of the singer in the band Cake. Laid back and cool.
And those guitars are way cool man. For a sketch this sounds pretty tasty to me. Cool lyrics:)
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five_extra_arms said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Cake For Everyone
I hear the very first words of each verse just slightly off key. I sang the vocals at my studio (office) and decided to send it to my laptop at home before posting it. When I got home I noticed it and I didn't feel like driving back to the office when I was already comfy in the house ALONE for the first time in weeks! I worked on the rest of the mix and posted it any way.

I guess that's what you get from a laid back cool guy like me!

Thanks for the kind words. I dig Cake.
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lengold said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
I'm with thoddi
I think your vocal sounds good too. Great idea for a song and the idea worked.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Not Going To Argue
with you and thoddi!

Thanks len. I appreciate your comments always.
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said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Neat... Fine...
.. very fine... really great!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
five_extra_arms said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
You're Neat!
Thanks Yeman!
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cjdaley said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
fuzzy wings
it's different from your other songs,I feel, a bit less uptempo, but tenser, more dramatic. The bass line had a good pulse of its own. Beautiful fuzz sound for the rest. I like the bridge and your german sherpherd ghost backing vox trick works again.
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five_extra_arms said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
German Shepherd Ghost Backing Vox
You are the most perceptive person I have ever known! You do not miss a thing, do you? Man, you should be a detective or something, or, maybe a writer?

Glad you like the buzz.


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Go_Turtle_Go said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
hello my friend
Love the story you wrote above. I hope my Cherokee will inspire me in our kitchen one day. Dutch kitchen that is! It is so good to hear your voice on top of some layers of distorted tears and mellow bass. I digged the bass-line a lot...go figure;-p
Marc
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five_extra_arms said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Kitchen Magician
Hey Marc,

I had your love story in the back of my mind when I posted this one. It's a similar story for both of us from our similar perspectives.

I'm just as happy as I can be for you. There aren't enough Dutch/Cherokee love scenes these days. I'm glad to see you have plans for one in the kitchen. I hope something's always cookin' in the kitchen!
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Peter Bauckham said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
I'll take
the bad drums, off key vocals and heavily distorted bass guitars any day.

All sounds rather good to me.

Great tune!

Peter
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five_extra_arms said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
We Deliver
Ahhh, another satisfied customer!

Glad you like it Peter. It's all I have on the menu!
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Diviner said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Very cool track
I think its the imperfections that make it great, it gives it a live feel which does always sound better then polished pop. Rock is not my genre however I could listen to this time and again because above comment. Esp like the description about the angel falling out of heaven and you keeping her esp since she makes the best salsa in the world, lol, very funny. Well done Bob, its great as it is.
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five_extra_arms said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Salsa
Keith, it's no lie. My wife makes the best everything, salsa is just one of my faves. Her guacamole is legendary.

I'm hoping all this talk about her hasn't alerted the hungry folks in Heaven. They might come looking for her!
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said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Good heavens!
Love that gritty guitar riffage Bob.

Great retro sound....like some of the mid-60's Garage-Punk featured on Rhino Records' old "Nuggets" Box Set. I LOVE it!

Great photo too!

Be well friend!
five_extra_arms said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Nuggets
I'm glad you like my guitar sound. When I used to play live, I never got tired of that RAT sound. It's just the right effect on any instrument.
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lavalamp said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Where am I ?
Could it be exams? Where have I been? Heaven's Doorr, maybe.
Guitars are stupedious. (I made that up)

What's been getting in your rockin' cool self?

Okie dokie,

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Mr Stupedious
CBGB Demo reminded me of my musical roots and it's refreshing to me. Let's see how long this lasts before I get all electronic on you again.
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chipan said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Imagine...
A band with no guitarists and
Only two bass players...

Hey, in your last song I told you I like your non-mushiness and now you go and get all angelic. But the music still rocks so I guess I'll forgive it. Seriously this has a great sound including the slightly off-key vocals.

I like your philosophy about continuing to pursue her after you already got her. We can all learn from that.

chip


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five_extra_arms said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Mushy
I loved that comment you made on my last song. I try hard to avoid typical poetic choices. I figured the falling on top of me idea would meet that rule... I guess I over did it!

Never stop chasing! You have to teach your kids how to be romantic otherwise they'll grow up weird and won't want to take care of you and mom when you guys finally get too old to romp around crazy in love.


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screamalexz said 3440 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
,,,
nice poetic lyrics. sounds good.
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bud said 3439 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Nice sketch of a tune Bob
better than a sketch really - but I see how you'd like to hear this go further if you had the time. Maybe Vic and I will gang up on it if it's ok with you.


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five_extra_arms said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Gang Up
Thanks guys.

I can't wait to hear you mess this all up.
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said 3439 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
I Like it-
Got a catchy melody and lyrics! If you'd like me to take a shot at drums and you don't mind waiting a couple of weeks look me up.
rsorensen said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
grrr
i like those lyrics and the concept. intense song, man. the guitars sound especially good n fuzzy. like how they drop out near the end too. well done.
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Warren Smith said 3438 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
A song takes wing
Cool start.

Isn't it great when you get the place to yourself for "music night"? It's probably a good thing it doesn't happen more often ... or nothing else would ever get done : >

Obviously, this needs more lyrics. I've got a few ideas I tried to pass along to you, strictly as some possibilities, but your e-mail button says it's disabled. Let me know if you want them.
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racerat said 3437 days ago (May 20th, 2008)
bent
I'm all for immediacy. This is very cool, dark, moody, kinda Cramps-like in a way. And I always love the RAT... I am wondering what you use for a mic? Your vox are always quite muffled with very little high end punch. I think you might be able to do an EQ fix, but think the mic is probably the culprit.

(feel free to cut past & print to show your wife for proof that you DO really need to buy that mic you've been waiting for...;-))

P


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MIRx said 3433 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
Don't you ever dare
practising and reharsing before pressing the record button, or I swear you'll no longer have an Italian fan club! LOL
Cool lyrics idea, and I love this raw rock feel ;)
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guitapick said 3416 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
cool...
...concept...good basic rock 'n roll...

A fine love song...
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said 3392 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Cloud You Fell From.
Driving rocking beat -The singings not bad either, I liked it.
Thanks.
Char said 3359 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
I guess rockers
can love and appreciate their wives. I applaud your intent. This is "what love has to do with it." Thank you.
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debmac said 3031 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
not many words, but...
what love is felt...

it sounds like you are in awe of your wife daily... that's the way love should be...Congrats on your song and on your love!!
I bet she's glad she fell for you!
Thanks for sharing your gift of music ...

Deb


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