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Prior to my original Power Mac G5 crashing and burning back in 2011, I had the privilege of collaborating with a number of fine musicians here at MJ.

Written as a sequel (B-Side?) to my TUNNEL VISION, this tune features me on acoustic guitar and vocals, along with our own Alex Macauley (Relic67) on violin, and former Macjammer Daniel Staniforth on cello. (Good on you brother, wherever you may be...)

The original recording also featured me on synth throughout, as well as some cheesy and altogether unnecessary and distracting scat vocals during the superb violin/cello duet. These have been eliminated! What remains is an acoustic trio approach which I hope will be found satisfactory.

To further enhance this stripped down version it has been completely remixed and remastered.

Be well friends!
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BACK IN THE TUNNEL

I.
The Sun it shines,
like it always do;
a darkened cloud
blocks it from my view.
Can't see it;
---back in the tunnel again.

Right is wrong.
Wrong is right.
My principles have all taken flight.
Oh no!
I'm back in the tunnel again!

1st Bridge:
What is that writing on the wall?
Is that my signature?
Was it I who place this call?

Sorry honey,
if I upset you.
Feeling trigger-happy
and a little blue.
Same 'ol song n' dance,
---back in the tunnel again!

II.
Light is dark.
Dark is light.
I'll be sleeping by myself tonight.
Blindsided,
---back in the tunnel again!

Crossed the border to Myopia;
on the way to Paranoia...
I've earned a ticket to ride,
back to the tunnel again.

2nd Bridge:
Won't you tell me what to do, my love?
I yearn for light,
and to be with you...

Lying fallow...
There's no help for it.
I've sowed,
now it's time to reap a bit.

It's no picnic, here in the tunnel again.
So very lonely, here in the tunnel again.
I'm so damn blue, here in the tunnel again...
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Comments: 21
Fans: 14
Plays: 37
Downloads: 3
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Uploaded: May 12, 2017 - 09:18:44 AM
Last Updated: May 12, 2017 - 09:18:44 AM Last Played: Jul 17, 2017 - 11:09:03 PM
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Keywords:
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Hardware:
Dean Acoustic Guitar
Dean Playmate Electric Guitar
Snowball Blue Mic
Software:
Logic Express 7 (Original recording)
Logic Pro X (Remix/Remaster)
Comments
VicDiesel said 133 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
Trio
This is great stuff. The two bowed strings go very well together with the rest of the song. I wouldn't have panned them quite as far out, though.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Thanks Vic...
RE the panning...I wanted to give Alec and Daniel room to breathe. I may have overdone it a tad though. Or perhaps it's because I grew up in southern Arizona... Wide open spaces and all that?

Be well friend!
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Vic Holman said 133 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
Back In The Tunnel
i think this strip back version works out nicely. cool variety of stringed instruments that makes this shine.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Two Vics in a row...
what are the odds of that?

Anyway, I too like the stripped down version better. Sometimes less really is more. (Who knew?)

Thanks for the kind words bro.

Be well!
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Narad said 132 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Back In The Tunnel
Very beautiful stuff ! All works so well together ! I'll try to reach Daniel to signal your newest upload…
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Hey Narad!
I didn't know you are acquainted with Daniel. I hope you can reach him.

Glad you enjoyed this one my friend!

Be well!
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echoroom said 132 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Hey Michael
I've been away from here for ages, so it's a real treat to hear a track from you. The recording here is awesome, very full and clear. This works wonderfully stripped back. Your vocal carries the track, and the guitar and cello whip up a turbulence that's reflected in the lyrics. Wonderful.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Hi'ya Steve!
I was away for six years. When I got back at one point I checked your page to see if you'd been posting. I was disappointed! So imagine my relief when you put up an excellent tune a few days ago. It's good to be back, ain't it?

Glad you like this one my friend!

Be well!
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sammydix said 132 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
well
this was WELL worth the revisit. Some parts can give you chills.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Thanks Sam!
This is one of my oldies that I'm quite actually quite fond of, so it's nice to be able give it an upgrade and a new lease on life.

Be well bro!
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TommyBlueBoy said 132 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Michael
Great stuff. Are you a fan of Nick Drake?
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
There are at least three
well known artists that I, at one time or another, have been compared to that I have never actually listened to. The good Mr. Drake is one of them. There just isn't the time (much less the funds) to listen to everyone. But I recognize it an accept it for the compliment it is intended to be. (Makes me want to work that much harder!)

Many thanks sir!
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FEEL said 132 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Lovely
Really like the compliment of the strings and acoustic guitar. Your vocals emote well. Thoroughly enjoyed.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Thanks John...
Always good to hear from you man. Glad you're active once again. Looking forward to more fine tuneage from you!

Be well friend!
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Dean-Resonator said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Back In The Tunnel
I was also thinking of Nick Drake comparisons when I listened to this track. That is high praise in my book. Lovely clear production has captured a beautiful song. Well done.
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Thank you Dean...
Logic Pro X can clean things up nicely! Glad you like this upgrade!

Be well friend!
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Daugrin said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Tunnel of Sour Grapes?
The music on here is terrific. All the components are fab, hats off! The mix is effective and supports the material.
Perhaps some modern harmonies?

Daug
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Calchas said 131 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
If by SG...
you mean self-pity then GOOD CALL Daug!

I like the idea of harmonies. I'm just not good at them.

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Be well friend!
Check out my latest song called Good Man Down
bronco said 129 days ago (May 16th, 2017)
Good One
I actually like this one a little better than your A side although both were nice. The violin and cello serve to make your vocal and acoustic guitar more powerful and demanding of attention. Thus highlighting your very good lyrics. Really like this one Michael.
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Calchas said 126 days ago (May 19th, 2017)
Hey Tom!
This was written about a year after Tunnel Vision, so not literally a B-side. I too like this one better than the first. It was fun to be able to do an ensemble piece like this. I was very fortunate to get Alec and Daniel to play on this piece. (Although neither one knew the other was going to play on it!)

Thanks for clocking in bro!

Be well!
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Relic67 said 66 days ago (July 17th, 2017)
Wow
I have been away from macjams for quite a while so it is nice to come back and hear this. A great song, thanks for thinking of me to play on it. One more thing... go out and listen to some Nick Drake!!! The song "day is done" is probably what people were thinking of re comparisons. Listen to the "Pink Moon" album if nothing else... peace bro!
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