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Appreciation Day


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SmokeyVW

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album: When We Have Shuffled Off
track 1: 3:49 Too Much Sunshine
track 2: 3:28 Bored Sys Admin
track 3: 3:50 Ponderous
track 4: 5:48 It's Curtains
track 5: 3:10 Wet Dog
track 6: 7:42 Long Journey
track 7: 4:37 Well Then, Goodbye (Oh James)
track 8: 5:38 Dermographia/Run
track 9: 5:27 A Moment
track 10: 6:59 Appreciation Day
track 11: 4:09 Broken
track 12: 4:24 Gettin' On
track 13: 4:30 God Be With Ye
track 14: 8:00 Settle
track 15: 5:16 Mettle Butterfly
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spring is a great time to appreciate life
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Hits: 2699
Comments: 15
Fans: 12
Plays: 140
Downloads: 102

Uploaded: May 04, 2009 - 02:00:19 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 12:36:29 PM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 06:28:03 AM
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Char said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Very
engaging, Smokey. Everything sounds great. Very singable. Thanks for a neat song.
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sloparts said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
I listened to both
and I can't hear the hiss that was in the first version. This is a different kind of song Bill, but it seems to have an endearing quality to it that makes it hard not to like. Love the change of pace and instrumentation that happens about 1:24 into it.

All in all I'd say we can all "Appreciate" your efforts on this one my friend. Sounds very good, with a nice clean mix now. That and the fact that it's just such a pleasant piece of music.

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
In this part of the world,
...this is my favorite week of the year... All the buds pop off, the leaves come out, the flowering trees blossom, and the violets return to my lawn...

I really like how the introduction of unorthodox tones, textures and instruments, especially the mandolin bits, frames the more 'normal' synth sounds and gets them sounding fresh...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 3120 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
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"leafing out" is my wife's, and my, favorite time of the year too.

i sort of threw several things into this stew... glad you liked it

thank you
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DeputyDoofy said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
I appreciate this! :)
I feel like some weight has been lifted and I get to appreciate much more music now. I envision one of those live-action scenes in Sesame Street, showing flowers blooming to this tune. Does a Sesame Street reference give me away as a new father? lol
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SmokeyVW said 3120 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
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happy retirement! i suppose Sesame Street refs tend to be a give away, although i still catch myself thinking stuff like "Today is brought to you by the letter E and the number 7"

thanks!
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Vic Holman said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
who would of figured
....... using a slide on a mandolin. sounds very cool!

very springtime feel in the composition
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ktb said 3121 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
52523
you'll probably tell me you did this ina couple of hours, but to me it sounds like it took some time, care and patience. Great use of sounds, tons of melodic seasoning. Very springlike. Made me feel young again.
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SmokeyVW said 3120 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
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no, this project took quite a while to do. i worked on it in between several other songs. the oldest file in that folder is from April 11: it contains only the slide mandolin recordings and a click track.

i tend to have a few songs in various stages of completeness at any given time.

glad you liked the "seasoning" :-)

thanks
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lengold said 3120 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Lovely sounds
and beautifully melodic. Great dynamics.
Cheers
Len

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blindsidedpoets said 3120 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Appreciation Day
Cool tune indeed, the intro reminds me of that movie Kill Bill for some reason.
Well done as always!
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Calchas said 3118 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Better!
The opening drove my Cockatiel NUTS!

Very unique sounds...Lovely melody. Spring is wonderful and so is this Bill!

Be well friend!
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egobandit said 3118 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Well
I didnt listen to the other version, but whats some hiss between songs huh? Love the middle reminds me of the beach boys in their smiley smile phase. To me anything that even comes close to smiley smile deserves a big bow and clap of the hand. Now what is the sound of one hand clapping? excellent!!!!!
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SmokeyVW said 3115 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
some info
some of this song was based upon slide mandolin tuned "slack key"

the opening theme has two sequences of 4 notes: one goes downward, the other upward. Those two notes are what you hear the strings on a mandolin playing, one note comes from what's on the usual portion of string from the slide down to the bridge. But the other note is what you hear from the slide up to the nut.


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MarkHolbrook said 2950 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Bizarre
swinging synths... Interesting start. Your music is so different and cool... sigh... I'm just an old rocker that knows little more than guitar, bass, drums and lousy vocals... I hope I have enough years left to learn some of this stuff!
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