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We're Circling The Drain


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SmokeyVW

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album: Big Wheel In The Sky
track 1: 3:26 I Dance My Way To You (Prelude)
track 2: 4:14 FortyTwoYearsAgo v2
track 3: 4:18 Grace
track 4: 3:38 I Never Thought
track 5: 2:55 No For Won Won
track 6: 5:57 We're Circling The Drain
track 7: 6:12 Dump
track 8: 4:52 I Don't Know
track 9: 4:48 Milling Molecules
track 10: 4:29 We Hardly Live Our Lives
track 11: 3:15 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
track 12: 2:22 Jabber
track 13: 3:32 Spiritus Felis
track 14: 7:52 SkyWind
track 15: 3:10 Teardrop
track 16: 7:00 Unwinding Time II
track 17: 5:13 Remodel
track 18: 5:36 I Dance My Way To You
track 19: 4:05 Celebrate Always
track 20: 4:07 It's Time To Roll
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Lyrics
We're Circling The Drain

we gave it up to the shaman and the trader
exchanged for the illusion of happiness and safety
for the unbounded freedom we once all held in our primitive hands
the endless words tumble out everywhere
yet we have-no-voice

and now we dare not risk our comfort
regardless of how insane the shaman and the trader have become
they say everything's going to be-all-right
their empty words endlessly repeated and we believe them
for we have-no-choice

(c)2011 Bill Grundmann
Song Stats
Hits: 3168
Comments: 27
Fans: 24
Plays: 73
Downloads: 69

Uploaded: Jan 26, 2011 - 10:33:45 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 08:50:38 AM Last Played: May 16, 2017 - 08:19:47 PM
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Comments
sloparts said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Evocative
and thought provoking, Bill.

An effective use of sound and words to convey a little bit of truth into the conversation. We have a voice after all, it just can't be heard over the din coming from the Shaman and the Trader.

Excellent track Bill, thanks for making me think this morning.

Ed
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
This just rules.
I'm officially going on record as saying this is completely awesome.
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lholden said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Very cool
First off, I love the artwork! It is so fitting and the song was really interesting to listen to. I felt like I was getting a cool, dizzy sensation. I love it when the piano comes it. Thanks for sharing.
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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that's my kitchen sink - the light level was low so all the shots were blurry, this one had a bubble in it, and a nice little "tornado" vortex

thanks
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davisamerica said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
VW .....
you kick it on all levels ....amazing track. and another one for the "smokey file"...downloaded and thanks! I am blown away.
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davisamerica said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
a serious
WOW...not to be too aggressive about this but my download copy has completed turn #2 and each listen just gets better. Bill I stand in awe of your production and arrangement skills. Some of the best here. Seriously good stuff.
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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thanks - don't wear it out, or you'll need to download it again! ;-)
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tonestones said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Circling the Drain
Cool piece. Love the rhythm. That bass is subsonic. Helps to have decent headphones.
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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did i overdo the subsonic bass? i often double the bass so it can be heard even on lo-fi speakers, but this time i pushed the double down an octave rather than up - it gets pretty growly down there

thanks
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magnatone said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Circling the Drain
this is incredible bill!
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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i wonder if anyone noticed the part in 7/4 time?

thanks
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PeterB7858 said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Atmospheric
Hi Bill. Atmospheric sound scape in which the piano really shines. Fantastic way to get a message out. Great production. Downloaded for some serious listening. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
man this is cool - the opening groove is so
intense. Way to come back Bill. Your freestyle piano is really excellent - as in very excellent. Great poetry too - in fact the whole piece is damn remarkable. I'll check the links with more time.
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J.A.Stewart said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Unsettling
Amazing, unsettling musical atmosphere you've created here, Bill, befitting our situation. Haunting and disturbing. The rambling piano-tinkling serves almost as an oasis in this march to oblivion.

Nice work. ;)


--- Joe
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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this is what happens if you take George Carlin's philosophy too close to the heart

thanks
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richard13 said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
You have a voice Bill
and we few, at least, are hearing you. The piano is delightful and tweaks an elusive remembrance of similarity. The second half is quite oriental in feeling; is that resignation, acceptance? The strings imply a plodding march but the melody is lovely, and haunting. Nice work.
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Outtaorbit said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
I'm not so sure I blame the Shaman's
Do blame the traders...... nicely done
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egobandit said 2486 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
You hit the nail on the head
thanks for the very inspiring download!
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Char said 2485 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Leave it to
SmokeyVW to make something that defies description. Effective reading. Thanks.
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Jarvoid said 2485 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Down the plug'ole we go...
only you could make this a pretty peaceful protest song ....and make it work right ! !


Good one


chris
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Moviz said 2485 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
The things
you do with sounds are always so interesting and meaningful as well as musically descriptive..... great poem/ lyrics too Thanks, regards M
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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i love the sound of the Erhu. i used it here for some of the string backup as well as for the lead instrument in the last half. it can sound so desperate and plaintive...

thank you
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jdholliday said 2484 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Bill
one of the most unique cool pieces of art I've heard here, amazing production, well done sir!
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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i ended up split each drum into its own track and EQ'd + panned them separately - i was surprised how much that changed it

thanks
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Daugrin said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Unknown BBQ Track
I made an hour long piece called BBQ last year. This could be part of it... which is kinda weird ya know.
I've posted a couple of snips from it, your piece has motivated me to put more of it out.
Chief, we can dialogue as we reach the event horizon.

Daug
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SmokeyVW said 2483 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
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please do post some BBQ - i'm intrigued

& thanks
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gadzooks said 2035 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
We're Circling The Drain
Very cool piece ... is that a cello? Love the strings and that sub bass ... well done ... very jazzy when the piano comes in. I glad I stumbled onto this ...this was before my time here on MJ's.Such a well composed piece. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Cheers
SG
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