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FEEL

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My wife and I are reef junkies. This may be a fishes point of view.
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Aquarium

The lights the sound swimming around shimmering colors abound

Corals to see they open up wide reaching for staples they need


And I see a reflection somethings drawing me

So I flee the deception track my path to security


The rocks are not far they beckon me there and shelter my despair

I tuck away when others come near the bigger the fish I fear


When I’m eased I’m impressive shades of hue you'll see

there I graze the enclave reaching further my domain

Aquarium


Reality is only as far for fish as fisheyes can see

Where does it start the light breaks the day and night will take over the sea.


Aquarium aquarium it's my sea


When I’m eased I’m impressive shades of hue you'll see

there I brave the enclave reaching further my domain

Aquarium

© John Luper 04-22-2014
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Comments: 59
Fans: 34
Plays: 118
Downloads: 38

Uploaded: Apr 22, 2014 - 04:54:07 PM
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2014 - 04:54:07 PM Last Played: Apr 22, 2017 - 05:20:43 PM
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rok41 said 1159 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Aquarium
Nice, rich and quality mix strikes me right away. Lyrical content creates intrigue and the chord structure is inventive. Finally, the guitar playing is exceptional, John...I'm a big fan.
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FEEL said 1159 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Saved the bass for last
Since I'm not working a regular job right now I can find plenty of time to invent. Started out with a Pink Floyd/Fuel idea, drums and a rhythm track which ended up with a Sound Garden change. I wrote and sang the guitar parts and deliberated farming it out. I was a bit reluctant and kept thinking of asking you for a bass part. 'cause I knew it would take it to the next level. I played the bass part after all the tracks were laid down. It was pretty sloppy so I converted the audio file to midi, cleaned it up and added a AU bass instrument. It's probably my least favorite part. I was being selfish with the guitar tracks. Means a lot to have you here and you should know by now I'm one of your biggest fans.
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alackbass said 1159 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Aquarium
That Strat shimmers like sunlight on a tropical lagoon. Great track. Love the changes. Sweet harmonies. Your lead work always impresses. Pro mix!
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Yeah, I was a bit surprised
It started out in Garage Band where I used one of the clean electric guitar settings. I was looking for something with a bit of delay and ended up going back to the univibe. Really happy with the results, In fact I pondered cutting out the breaks and bouncing the song with only the drums, clean rhythm guitar and vocals, it sounded pretty solid that way. That may be the reason the mix came out like it did. I appreciate you coming by and listening and your encouragement.
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A1K3M1 said 1159 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Fisheye view....
Creative, original and thought provoking lyrics. A glimpse into the world/viewpoint of the fish. Great lyrics and harmonies. Slick & slinky lead guitar licks, very emotive. Great work, thanks for sharing with us.
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
I'm glad you caught that
I wonder if that's how it looks to fish under water. I'm glad you like this and thanks a lot for the fav and listen.
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michaeljayklein said 1159 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Great work John...
...I have a reef tank myself so could easily get into this song. I like the contrast between the chorus and verse, like a fresh breeze (or current!) blowing in; all well performed and written and solid as can be. I have a feeling my watchman goby and pistol shrimp will enjoy hearing this as well! Thanks for sharing it!
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
After the pistol shrimp went missing
along with a manderin and wrasse, the wife and I decided to trade in the tube anemone. Poor goby, we had a difficult time finding a replacement. Well that's a topic for another song. I appreciate you dropping by to listen, means a lot.
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Doug Somers said 1158 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Aquarium
This is one of those complete soup to nuts productions that is kind of awesome to hear - how can one person pack this much skill and talent across all of these instruments? And mix too? Sheesh.

Anyway, apart from my whinging this is a great song John - your solo is perfect, but then the whole thing just works and goes down like a cool beer on a hot day.

Appreciate the dload too!
Doug
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Thank you Doug
For the kind words. Glad you like this, great to see you hear.
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sammydix said 1158 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
this just
jumped out of my monitors. great sound to this one. catchy melody and those guitar leads were awesome, loved that. demands loud playment.
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Thanks For checking the song out
Play on my friend.
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PeterB7858 said 1158 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Aquarium
Sounding great, John. Dynamic but still on the warm side. I really like the contrast between your vocals and the guitar tones. Some fine six-stringing, my friend. Really strong harmonies, too. The arrangement is so solid. Glad you are putting some spare time to good use. Thanks, Peter.
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FEEL said 1158 days ago (April 23rd, 2014)
Peter
Spare time that I could be doing home renovations, but these ideas come and go and fortunately I have the option to put those chores on hold. I'm glad you liked this and really happy you dropped by.
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stratcat said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Cool
I've always liked aquariums, like your vocal harmonies, licks. Nice job bro!
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FEEL said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Bill
Great to see you here. Coming from an accomplished guitar player like you means a lot. Thanks for the listen.
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Bob Rodgers said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
A
great recording John, so clear and I can hear all the instruments well.
I really like your vocals and harmonies and your guitar playing is superb, great solos.
A quality song and very much enjoyed.

Bob

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FEEL said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Bob
Thanks for the visit, fav and comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed.
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DWL said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Nice work John
Smooth as silk.

Love the guitar work work. Nice to hear someone extend themselves! Sometimes I get the feel that we're almost apologetic about guitar solos.

Too cool!

Cheers

Dick

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FEEL said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
I know what you mean
I use to find myself walking all over someone else's performance when there were opportunities to jam. I guess it is shell shock. Leads are fun until I hear some of the musicians here, drives me to practice the parts over and over again to get them right instead of sloppy in the mix. I guess what intrigues me more when recording is layering guitar rhythm parts. Thanks for the listen and kind words.
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Cori Ander said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Taking the risk
to repeat myself but i just looove listening to your guitar when you play it.

Sometimes it is said that the fish doesn't know it is living in water because that is all it knows. Maybe there's a parallell with us when we try to find God and at the same time don't know that "it is within Him we live, move and exist" (dont know the English wording but it is found in Acts 17:28).
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Nice comparison Curry
I was thinking somewhat along the same path, you took it to another level. Thanks for the kind words my friend. I'm always glad to see you here.
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davisamerica2 said 1157 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Aquarium
Really liking these vocals! Great harmony! Some really nice guitar work here too. Excellent, John.
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Terry
I appreciate you listening, means a lot to read your encouragement especially from someone with your talent.
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Vic Holman said 1156 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
nuthin' fishy
i so like!
great guitar tones really shows how well and diverse a strat can sound like. excellent vocal work too. the full bass sound is great. also like the variances on the solos.
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
I agree
I guess that's why it sits on a stand next to the amp. I try and keep it dusted every chance I get. I played the bass on my old Fury, wasn't to happy with the results so I bounced it to midi, cleaned it up and use one of Logic's instruments. I'm glad you checked this out, I was hoping it would get the thumbs up.
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groovehounds said 1156 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Aquarium
First I have to give you a thumbs up on your mix ... great guitars ... the lead tone is excellent! Well played!
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
A lot easier
Than recording a band. I like listening to your posts and hearing those fantastic results you're getting. Thanks for returning the favor and for your kind comments.
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Sigmund said 1156 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Aquarium
You're really churning out some nice stuff, John. This is a great song - well written, with a catchy hook and some great vox and harms. Your lead playing is impressive - each of the three sections has its own flavor, and I'm hearing some pretty cool runs in there. As always, I love all your tones - very nice work my friend - really dug this!
Sig
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Sig
I have to say a lot of stuff lately has been mediocre but I've used the options that macjams has offered and farmed tracks out to some fantastic musicians like you. That's what earned some nice results. I decided to do this one on my own to kind of meter my progress even though at times I pondered asking for some help. I appreciate you, my friend, for taking the time through these years listening to my stuff, commenting and helping me out.
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Garni said 1156 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Aquarium
Nice vocals. Great music too.

G-)
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Thank you Gerald
Glad to so you hear! Thanks for the listen and comment.
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grah3am said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Reeftastic
Unless you've swum in one, you have no idea about the amazing colours and fishy critters that you see on a coral reef. Well worthy of a song of praise, and this is a good one.
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Graham
I surf from time to time but never have snorkeled. Maybe one of these days. The tank we have has some nice soft corals, they are neon when the blue lights come on at night. I could only imagine them in the wild. Thanks for dropping by and listening.
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grah3am said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Come to Andros
Incredible reefs, just seconds from the land. You can snorkel about in almost complete safety (watch for fire coral and enormous sharks) and snap away with your underwater camera for hours.
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FEEL said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
I don't know
about the sharks though
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grah3am said 1147 days ago (May 4th, 2014)
They're all nice sharks
Probably.
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MarkHolbrook said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Dang... I thought
I'd been here in this song already! Sorry about that John! Nicely done as usual!
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Mark
I was beginning to wonder when you were going to get here. Thanks a lot for the listen and fav my friend.
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egobandit said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
The bigger the fish
Man the lead in this is full of emotional tension it just spills great song to me its more of a metaphor for life maybe the earth is one big aquarium
great song!
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FEEL said 1156 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Kind of what I was thinking
But it's also a hobby. As far as the middle lead, it took several takes, I was looping that part and playing it over and over again until I got what I wanted, so definitely some tension there. Thanks for the fav and listen.
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1155 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
The first ting I noticed when a friend and I reunited in LA....
A fish tank appeared and Jazz was playing when my best friend picked me up on Sunset Blvd and we went to his House..This is A Slick and memorable piece for me...Felt, Feel...1977

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FEEL said 1155 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thank you TV
I'm glad this brought you some good memories. Appreciate the listen.
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Philip18 said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Acquarium
Strong vocal, interesting lyrics and fine guitar playing - excellent work, John
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FEEL said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Thank you Philip
I'm glad you liked this, it did take some time to do and I appreciate the time you took to listen and comment.
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bud said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
great track
mix and licks really good. love snorkeling - been way too long since the last time though.
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FEEL said 1154 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Kevin
I appreciate the time you took to listen and comment, I'm always grateful for all the comments and favs I've received. Macjams and the group you created on FB are the only avenues I have found at this time to get some feedback on my music.
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magnatone said 1153 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Aquarium
i just love your harmonies john - another fabulous upload, and thanks for making it available!
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FEEL said 1153 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Karen
So happy to see you hear. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Always means a lot coming from a fabulous musician like you.
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stevel said 1153 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Age of Aquarius!
Lovely melodic track....really enjoyed all the guitar playing!
Cheers
Steve
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FEEL said 1151 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Thanks for the visit Steve
I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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LisaHawbaker said 1153 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
creative
lyrics, I love the harmonies! I always struggle with what to write about:)
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FEEL said 1151 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Lisa
I appreciate you stopping to listening and the compliment on the vocals. means a lot coming from a vocally talented person as yourself. I'm not all that fond of my voice but It's what I have to get my ideas accross. I know what you mean when searching for something to write about, I'm usually feeding off a guitar progression, I'll figure out a vocal melody, grab a thesaurus then decide on a subject to write about. When uninspired lyrically, I'll write about anything that comes to mind.
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paralax said 1151 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
wavy
very clean recording. great vocals and harmonies.well balanced. has a grooving rythem section. great leads as well one of your best mixes.(not that have ever had a bad one.lol)
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FEEL said 1151 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Hi Terry
I listened to some older posts and they sound pretty rough. I think the years recording has improved me some, at least I like to think so. Thanks for the listen and comment my friend.
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somoya said 1150 days ago (May 1st, 2014)
very
nice sounding song, i really liked the guitar..so cool!
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FEEL said 1149 days ago (May 1st, 2014)
Thanks for dropping by
and for the listen and comments.
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paul f. page said 1145 days ago (May 6th, 2014)
Chord progressions...
...were the first things I liked about this smooth track. There is just such a comfortable feeling about this music. ... The breakout into harmony is such a delightful surprise in the places where it happens. And your guitar solos are skillfully-played, too. Maybe just a bit ambitious for the scene you are describing, but, wow, can you play! ... The whole mix could come up in volume, to my ears...But, hey. I am losing my hearing these days. ... This is such a pleasant track to listen to.
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FEEL said 1145 days ago (May 6th, 2014)
Paul
I appreciate your observations. I should have asked for another set of ears before posting. I didn't realize the levels were low, I have been trying to keep them down lately due to the volume wars. Apologies for the extended leads, I do get carried away sometimes.
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