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i've been pretty much M.I.A. here for the past month. i recorded the bulk of this song a month ago and the next morning after recording i woke up to excruciating pain in my right arm and shoulder. a couple hours of cursing and swearing then off to urgent care. plenty of pills, that didn't cut it, very little sleep at nights and lots of x-rays. i haven't been able to play guitar and have been limiting my time on the computer……….sucks

i've been going to physical therapy and that has been helping, although it's a slow process. this is what leads to what the song is about. they use a ultra sound machine, i thought "ultra sound" would make for a cool song title, this machine generates sound waves that are undetectable to the human ear and penetrates deeply through the muscle tissue. it feels like threads of tiny bubbles going into your body, actually feels great.

the last couple days i was feeling better,enough to try and finish this song. mostly just vocals, drums and synth work. and the guitar solo….. i just barely got through that.

it will still be several weeks of being on the mend…… so hopefully i'll be back to doing windmill power chords on the guitar once again.

no art. the arm can't handle it today.
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Ultra Sound

you can feel the echoes wander 'round
dead space is buried away
buried away
all the echoes that play in your head
pulse of the beat in your dreams

put your ear to the wind
listen for the ultra sound
bring your hands to your head
listen for the ultra sound

you hear ringing in your ears
lingering over all those years
all those years
ultra tense strings will snap
ultra sound i want to amplify you

put your ear to the wind
listen for the ultra sound
bring your hands to your head
listen for the ultra sound

i saw your sound wave and what you tried to say
but there was the problem of trying to translate

ultra sound i know you're out there
you have gotten under my skin
under my skin
how far you fall to feel the sound
highs and the lows and everything
in between

put your ear to the wind
listen for the ultra sound
bring your hands to your head
listen for the ultra sound
listen for the ultra sound
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2012 - 08:56:37 PM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2012 - 08:56:37 PM Last Played: Sep 08, 2017 - 02:34:07 AM
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Hardware:
imac, presonus firebox mobile, fender deluxe straocaster & '85 fender contemporay strat, schecter bass, m-audio keyboard, korg monotron, audio technica cond mic.
Software:
logic 9, alchemy
Comments
davisamerica said 2037 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
per
fection ... downloaded
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks jack
as the saying goes.. no pain, no gain
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finkeldink said 2037 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Tone
Man both your guitar and bass have tone to die for here.

Great song! I think that I have a new favorite of yours.

Sorry to hear of your challenges. That must be brutal.

I am really glad you finished this song though. :D
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks michael
i have 2 bass tracks here. i thought the chorus wasn't heavy enough so i added a bass with over drive.

brutal, for sure. i've had pain in the past but this one topped the cake
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egobandit said 2037 days ago (February 25th, 2012)
Vic
Man all I can say is the world needs Vic , use allot of epsom salt and keep them fingers flexible I hope things turn around my friend, This sound tops and love every chord !
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks tim
the fingers are good at least....... one of the doctors said i have limited nerve response in my left hand, i'm not sure what thats about
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KCsGROOVE said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
ultra sound
Cool piece, Vic
Great guitarwork here..
What I read in your description, it sounds like a frozen shoulder... I have a long history of troubles with arms, neck and shoulders...
All the best!
KC

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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks kc
the first doctor thought it was tendinitis of the rotor cup. the other doctor and phy. therapist believes it's in the neck, a unbalanced disk.

thanks again
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lavalamp said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Sorry Vic
What's up with your arm anyway? Did they say what caused it?

At least it gave you a great idea for a song.

Hope you're on a good road to recovery.

LL
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks dave
i hasn't been a great month i guess.

well the first doctor thought it was tendinitis and maybe bursidis in the right shoulder. the phys therapist and a second doctor believes it's the neck. possibly a unstable disk causing a neck joint to clamp down a major nerve stem. therapy treatment and exercises are helping

it did give a good idea for the lyrics though
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DWL said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Great song, shit story
I hope all the therapy sorts you out soon.

When I broke my left hand playing sport I started to use the keyboard more so I expect a few synth tracks from you now!

Cheers

Dick

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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks dick
you could be right. working the keyboard is a bit more managable at this point in time
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alackbass said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Sorry about the arm Vic. Hope you're better soon. At least it all led to a great track. This one really rocks. I like the techno percussion in the verses and your synth work is excellent. As always, awesome guitars. The solo really shines.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks andrew
slowly getting better. i was finally able to finish this song off. the percussion, synth and solo were the last additions. i haven't been able to play the guitar for a month.... i was able to do a few passes on the solo before the arms nerves went into a fit.

thanks again
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Bob Rodgers said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Your
guitars always sound great Vic and this is a wonderful arrangement. Another fine rock song, I like the synths and percussion.
Sorry to hear about your arm, hope your on the mend soon to do them windmills!

Bob

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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks bob
it will be a while before i'm doing windmill power chords but i'll get there eventually :-)
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Daugrin said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Best wishes!
A speedy recovery and so on... maybe the break can be a good thing... try to make the best of the rehab. Great mix and everything going on seems to work on this outing.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Daug
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks daug
a break is always good. a good chance to actually think of new ideas and see what pans out in time
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Abraxas said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Art from adversity
I often battle pain that creeps into my everyday life
the pain is doubled
not only the physical
but the emotional
as it keeps you from those things
you love and desire

I try to mold that pain into something positive
as you have done here

Thanks and
be well
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks abraxas
overcoming obsticles can be most rewarding when you look back on what's accomplished

thanks again
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johnwhitehead said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Cool song and mix. I feel your pain...have some of my own these days.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks john
i appreciate the listen........ getting older seems to have it's drawbacks once in a while. oh well, what came ya do
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peacepiano said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Spotted
Heard you were MIA, but I spotted this awesome tune and knew it wasn't true. Lead guitar rocks on this one!!!
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks bill
i'm just glad to be able to get back to work on this tune, i appreciate the listen
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PeterB7858 said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Ultra good
Hope things are soon on the mend, Vic. Hasn't done your music any 'arm... Like this one a lot. The arrangement is spot on and your mix allows it to shine. Ultra good. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks peter
it's kind of interesting when a unfinished song sits for a while. i think i looked at it differently when i completed this one. i appreciate the listen
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Leon said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Genius..
You always amaze me with the crispness and clarity of your arrangement and how prolific you are and never seem to run out of new musical ideas. This song reverberates with creativity. I have much to learn from you.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks leon
thanks for the kind words......... i should mention that your new song is killer
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Les_Kloo said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
Ultravic
You still sound like VH, in spite of the physical opposition you're facing. Great work, wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (February 26th, 2012)
thanks les
i'm working on getting back in line, couple more weeks of phy. therapy and i should be good as new. thanks for the time for a listen
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Symphony101 said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Vic
so sorry to hear what you've been through, I hope it all gets better now.

I love the song, I love the mixture of guitar textures with synth, the style of the song is very much VH style I'm used to and I love. Very much enjoyed this.
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks yves
working on getting the arm & shoulder back in shape, still a ways to go, but getting a bit better

i appreciate the listen. i actually cut out some guitar parts to make more room for the synth.
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dave_b said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Sorry about the injury. Repetitive stress injuries are the bane of musicians & keyboard jockeys alike. If you're both (like you and me) you can easily end up with more then your share.
I had a touch of De Quervain's tenosynovitis and found some hand exercises on the internet to deal with it. I still do those exercises and the symptoms have not recurred. Cool song & best wishes for a continued recovery.
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks dave
true those computer mice can do a number on ya. i have exercises that i do throughout the day at work and that has helped loosening things up so far. they found some wicked pressure points today. some ouch moments but sure did help
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ShadowofNine said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Nice
Enjoyed this track, the beginning synth is so familiar... Oh yes I used it on my tribute to Vangelis track some time ago..Sorry you have been feeling off, hurts like that really suck, but time will heal it, so be patient. Cool tune Vic...
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks dave
thanks for the listen. i found this synth in alchemy, did a minor tweak, not much since it has a great sound
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ShadowofNine said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Meaning
What I mean is I used the same preset Arp, I think from Kontact or some such sampler ...
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TvRicky said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
What dose that had to do with his art!
His art is his why do we care that an instrument sounds familiar. Of course they do they're instruments. Leave off with your comments on what's familiar to you and dig the art. It's rather odd that you do this often. You say very little of his accomplishment and much about yours!

TvRicky
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gadzooks said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Good tune Vic. Very tasty parts. The synth suites the concept ... excellent guitar and bottom. Cool idea ... self experience creates the best tunes.
Hope you feel better.
Cheers
SG
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks stan
i appreciate your time for the listen. originally i started writing about the intense pain....... but it was turning a bit to morbid i thought
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TvRicky said 2035 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Excellent my friend. Music heals.
Thank you for this battle cry which gives us an example of how to deal with adversity. You my friend are truly an artist a messenger and example of courage. Such a profound musical performance born from the depths of your life. Thank you my friend!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks man
of course it would of been more enjoyable laying on a tropical beach sipping mai tai's and singing about that, but i think jimmy buffet has that covered
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magnatone said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
so sorry to hear about your arm/shoulder vic! must be especially frustrating because it sounds like it just came out of nowhere. i'm glad the PT is starting to help, however way-too-slowly. hang in there - you did a great job on this song, and you're right it's a cool title. terrific song sir - hope you feel better soon!
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks karen
today was actually a good feel day today......almost like a high. in the evening it's creeping back in so there is still a ways to go, but you deal with it i guess

thanks again fro the listen
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Narad said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Great Ultra Sound !!! Much enjoyed the listen ! :)
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks!
thanks for taking some time to give this a listen, i appreciate it
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Philip18 said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Ultra sound
Powerful backing drives this. Heartfelt lyrics. Love the different tones on the guitars. Good one, Vic!
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Vic Holman said 2034 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thanks philip
thanks for the listen. i appreciate it very much
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Doadars Uncle said 2032 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Niiiiice!
Love it! Ultra great!
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Vic Holman said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
thanks doug
thanks for the ultra listen
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Loob said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Love the guitar sound on this Vic.
Has a Bowie style to it. Very much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!
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Vic Holman said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
thanks fred
i appreciate your time for the listen..... i'll take bowie style anytime
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rok41 said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Sonically interesting, expertly played, well written song. Luscious mix to boot, very good Vic.
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Vic Holman said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
thanks chris
thanks for checking it out chris, i appreciate it
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egobandit said 2031 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
no art
Vic feel better Im happy you got this one off, under the skin I can only imagine gripping this song was got lost in it in some spots!
downloaded!
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Vic Holman said 2029 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
no art
i use up all my mouse clicking at work....... that's partial to my existing problem
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Ed Hannifin said 2029 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
Wow, Vic...
I'm sorry to hear about your arm situation. What does it turn out to be, this pain in the arm thing?

I like the 'simple fullness' you've got going on here. It's interesting hearing a little more synth in your usually guitar-centric mix...But, as regards guitar, I think you ended up with a very potent solo here...Love the way it ends...

I know I'm late getting to this, so here's hoping that you're feeling a bit better...
Vic Holman said 2029 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
thanks ed
at first a doctor thought it was tendinitis in the rotor cup. the physical therapist and a different doctor believe its a unbalanced disk in my neck, so a vertebrae is pressing down on a major nerve stem to the right arm and shoulder. the neck feels ok but the shoulder and arm still have problems. i've been staying off the computer for the most part at home. i have managed to start playing guitar again over this weekend, so thats a start in the right direction. it will just take some time i guess

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lholden said 2016 days ago (March 17th, 2012)
Ultra sound
Cool... the beginning caught me off guard. I like the lyrics and guitar sounds. Well done.
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J_Gretch said 2013 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Ultra Sound
Didn't know you were having problems,and it's good to hear that you are on the mend.
I always enjoy your music and this one is no exception...some of the best songs in history are about pain and adversity so it's good that you are working through it....Really enjoyed the listen.

ps...hope you can get back to creating artwork soon,,,you know I'm a big fan there as well...:)
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MikeRobinson said 1149 days ago (August 1st, 2014)
Another blast from the MJ past ...
... randomly selected by the front-page, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.   This has a very raw quality that, of course, isn’t raw at all.   I’m trying to decide which of my favorite 70’s bands this sounds most like.
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