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PIO2011/stage 3


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davisamerica

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This is my version of Joe's Pass It On Challenge. I received files from SmokeyVW and pretty much followed his lead. Bill had some great piano and choir that I kept and sliced up a bit. I doubled Joe's vocals and put a small delay between them. I replaced some of the drums and basically stripped the track down to bare essentials. Joe's vocals were the "rock" in this piece to me and just tried to showcase them. Ran an additional vocal track with the choir through Audacity reversing twice for the intro vocals.Passed the track on to Mark Holbrook.

It must be said again that SmokeyVW's track was the bones for this one .... incredible track Bill.
This was way too much fun and many thanks to Joe for the original tune.

original tune by jgurner:
http://www.macjams.com/song/69357 Imaginary Numbers (PIO 2011)

VW's files:
http://www.macjams.com/song/69358 i(PIO2011 Stage2)

Forum Home to all artist versions:
http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=6;showtopic=240304

..... do lost space probes learn to dream? .... and if so, what do they dream about?
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Lyrics
Imaginary numbers

Lyrics ©2011 by Joseph Gurner

Powers that be tell us what is real and make believe

Hiding the truth beyond the sky

Planets align sending gravity waves through our bodies

Filling the fissures in our minds

Spending our days counting
Imaginary numbers
Watching the sun
Burn through the sky
Multiplication tables
Stretch on to the sunset
Finding the truth
While we hide

Philosophers tell us nothing is real or make believe

The truth still hides beneath the sky

Stars align sending cosmic rays across the cosmos

Merging our mind into our soul

Spending my days counting
Imaginary numbers
Watching the sun
Burn through the sky
Multiplication tables
Stretch on to the sunset
Finding the truth
While we hide

Everything is relative as we move into the future
Faster than thoughts move through our mind
Light waves shift through colors thought to be unreal
As everything is left behind

Spending my days counting
Imaginary numbers
Watching the sun
Burn through the sky
Multiplication tables
Stretch on to the sunset
Finding the truth
While we hide
Song Stats
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Comments: 69
Fans: 41
Plays: 136
Downloads: 72

Uploaded: Jul 29, 2011 - 04:09:58 PM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2015 - 09:52:02 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 09:07:01 PM
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Comments
Feter said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Make believe !
You did great on the sound effects Bro ...nicely balanced !
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
hello bro.
...thanks feter .... was easy to find a way thru here ...VW's track laid the ground work so well.
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Bowman said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
The effects
work beautifully with this song Jack.
They give it a nostalgic yet timeless inevitability.
Kudos to Joe for his terrific orig and to your for entering it and performing magic.
Cheers,
Charlie
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Charlie...
you should have been in on this...great fun. Joe is just a fantastic artist and friend ... many thanks for the listen and kind words sir.
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bud said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
A man after my own
heart of space. Great work Jack. You did a fine job stripping this to the core and enhancing it's beauty. What a great song Joseph sent us - right? So cool hearing the different versions. Very nice adds on the percussion - and I like the flange effect in there at around 3:00. What is that almost sitar sound?
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
sitar...
is just the guitar track twisted and pushed back .... Kevin your take just blew me away.... great experience... terrific band of artist on this challenge indeed.
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jgurner said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Awesome!
You really took the trippiness to the next level. Love the double reverse effects on the vocals and throughout. Especially on the opening line. That's just incredibly cool. Really nice when the drums come in too. Really makes a statement.

Glad you took part in this Jack. Love what you did!
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
my Mississippi Brother
...would not have missed this.... excellent challenge...terrific tune.
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PaulaMunk said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Very
ethereal treatment. There's a yearning that calls out into space. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
charlene
...machines may yearn one day...just imagine.
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
i really
tried not to screw this up.... thanks lady
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magnatone said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
PIO2011
i LOVE how these are turning out - great job jack!
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magnatone said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
i am
:)
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
....
just imagine ....
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dancedivine said 2161 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Dreamy....
Out of this world.... Floating around somewhere up in space. That's how I feel.... I dig the lyrics, too. Very cool, friend. :)
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Olivia!!
long time no see lady ... thanks so much and...when the heck do we get to hear something new from you???
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Skean said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Cool
Very well done brother, got to love this…Cheers
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
well
you don't HAVE to love this but I sure am glad you did. Thanks Kenta.
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VicDiesel said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Warming up....
The early stages of the PIO process kept close to the original, I see, but each time with a good twist to it. So that ambient intro was yours? I really liked that.
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davisamerica said 2161 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Victor...
I really just took Bill's ideas and enhanced them...I hope .... this was way too much fun ehh?? Your version is brilliant BTW.
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egobandit said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
doubling up
putting a nice twist to this tale, your approach tot he singing adds nice flavor!
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davisamerica said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
i absolutely
loved Joe's vocals...thanks Tim.
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ShadowofNine said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
stage 3
Channeling Gilmores vocal style, awesome song and performances...now on to stage 4...
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davisamerica said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
:-]
...thanks Shadow...check out the rest...too much fun.
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Jarvoid said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
It is amazing
the different treatment that this song receives and what affect it has on the song....this seems to slow the vox down and (unless you HAVE somehow slowed it down) and all the effects make it a whole new bag .....brillopads

CJ
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davisamerica said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
no slow
down...just mix...yeah...Joe's track was totally accessible. Thanks Chris. "brillopads" works.
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dave_b said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
PIO2011/stage 3
Cool intro, and the vocs sound great. I like the glitchy stuff at the end.
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davisamerica said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
loved the vox
from the start...thanks Dave.
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Vic Holman said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
stage 3
u r a god! even if space probes don't understand you
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davisamerica said 2160 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
God is relative ...
...impossible to understand but a necessary element ...maybe.... thanks vic.
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jdholliday said 2160 days ago (July 31st, 2011)
oooooh
just popping in and justr heard Bud's now yours jack, pretty freakin' awesome!
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
thanks JD
much appreciated!
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KCsGROOVE said 2159 days ago (July 31st, 2011)
cool song
rather psychedelic :-)
Really dig the mood here
Fine piece, guys!
KC
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Joe's
magical track was an amazing thing to work with...Thanks KC
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lavalamp said 2158 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
Ambient-Genre
I usually she away from that genre. This is not what I expected at all. I could have never heard this. So, genre does matter. It's dreamy, yes. Kind of a Pink Floyd Roger Waters/Syd Barret hybrid, I think lol.

I liked this. Glad I didn't miss it.

LL
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davisamerica said 2158 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
thanks Dave!
...btw got me to thinking...gonna try art rock ...
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alackbass said 2158 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
PIO2011/stage 3
I love the new beginning! What if Neil Young had sat in with Pink Floyd!
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
what if
indeed.. a very belated (sorry) thanks (my mom would have been so shamed ) ... Thanks Andrew.
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lengold said 2158 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
wonderful
collaboration - wonderful track.
Cheers
Len

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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
many
thanks Len!
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jibes said 2158 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
PIO2011/stage 3
Very impressive!! I like stuff like this except for the reverb on the vocal. I would have liked if it started that way and then became a dry vocal. Overall this is very nice!
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
great idea
on the verb transition on vocals.... darn why didn't i think of that?! Thanks for the listen and great comments.
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DWL said 2158 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Wish I'd had the time and ideas
to have joined in with this.

Very Floyd like vocals.

A really interesting project.

Nicely done chaps.

Cheers

Dick
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Thank You
Mr. Langford!
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Moviz said 2156 days ago (August 3rd, 2011)
I loved
Smokey's version and this just takes that version just that bit further, though it has that more 'spacy' sound and feel, enjoyed, cheers M
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davisamerica said 2153 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
VWs
version drove this track...thanks Mo ....
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Roxylee said 2155 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
I feel the space
ethereal, timeless.. dreamy...like looking at our Earth from outer space and seeing how small we really are.
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davisamerica said 2153 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
lady
you got it.... i knew you would ... thanks

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ste said 2154 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
interesting
take here. like how u treated the vox. bit syd. enjoyed!
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davisamerica said 2153 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
the vocals
were kinda important to this...in my ears anyway.... thanks ste.
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Dragonas said 2153 days ago (August 6th, 2011)
Floating...
in space.
Very cool treatment to a great track.
Love the spacey synth sounds and the lyrics are thoughtful.
Cheers!
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davisamerica said 2151 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
many thanks D
... Joe gave us a great track to play with.
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ToniRastelli said 2141 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Wow!
Magic atmosphere. Really!
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
lol
was a great challenge to be involved in ... if you follow the thread this takes a turn at the end. Thanks!
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TheReverendAG said 2138 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Production
That is some good production work right there. I like the reverse effect. It really set the stage for the trippiness that was to come.
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davisamerica said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
... checked out your latest...was very cool to see u posted. This challenge was kinda fun.
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tokai said 2134 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Floyd
Like this vibe. The reverb gives it a well balanced structure. The drums and vocals on this are really good.
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Doadars Uncle said 2132 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Truly
Yes, PF! I love this sound. Expansive.
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Outtaorbit said 2131 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
I never listened to this......
Sure it's great..... someday i may listen
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Hydrogen3 said 2130 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Nice!
well done by all! :)
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Doug Somers said 2125 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Dreaming Space Probes
Spaaaacious..... I love what you've done to alter the soundstage to enhance the philosophical topic and expand the 'headspace', not to mention the orchestral touches here and there. I'll bet Roger Waters would be supportive :)

Great contribution!

Doug
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scaustrita said 2123 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
A Treat to the Ear!
Reminiscent of Alan Parson.

:: Creative ::
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TobinMueller said 2119 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Dreamy
I dig the Moody Blues feel. Visions of Star Trek The Movie and V-ger. Dreaming about collecting all data, all the data of the universe?
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ic42 said 2115 days ago (September 13th, 2011)
do lost MJ songs dream?
Joe sent a beautiful seed into mj-space, and it seems to be taking on a great life of its own, as the denizens add their own colors as it passes by.

An irony is that Doug Somers was humble enough here that he did not mention his own earlier offering of this theme. However, I do not suffer his same humility, so I am compelled to mention his work here for comparison: http://www.macjams.com/song/56008

Wonderfully conveyed here, gentlemen.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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tmcfate said 2111 days ago (September 18th, 2011)
2001
comes to mind.
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J_Gretch said 2109 days ago (September 19th, 2011)
PIO2011/stage 3
I just stumbled across this and wow,,,really cool.

Don't know how I missed it during the challenge.
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stratcat said 2106 days ago (September 22nd, 2011)
Sounds
good, especially with headphones. Like all the little subtle touches/effects you layered in there. Very atmospheric feel. Nice job bro!
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awigze said 2025 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Radiochuck in space
dig it!
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davisamerica said 2025 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
well
yeah ..... thanks andy
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