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The Head Of The Kev


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Shimky

 Genre: Experimental

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A little ditty about the shape and look of my friend's cranium!
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Hits: 3490
Comments: 20
Fans: 3
Plays: 237
Downloads: 159
Votes: 21
Uploaded: May 25, 2005 - 09:06:51 AM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2007 - 04:26:37 AM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 01:51:23 PM
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Hardware:
12" PowerBook
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
kevster25 said 5200 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
kind of fresh
its a little odd, but kind of refreshing!
I. Spike said 5200 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Oh that little voice...
Are you really talking about a cranium lad?!?! It seems to
me we're talking about a roundish item of a different
nature, eh?
I loved the little voice - like the ghost that haunts my
blender.
I would lose the few horn lines around the top of the tune.
They did not mix well with the rest of the chewy
goodness.
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Shimky said 5200 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Oh that little voice...
Nice one, Liverpool!

Can't chat much - too much beer ...

His (Kev's) head really does look exactly like a bollock!!

Thanks for the input. G'night!
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Joanna said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Love the voices at the end
I'd like to hear even more vocal work, like that at the end
-- they add a touch of originality that I found delightful!
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Rebsie said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Welcome to MacJams
Creative use of the loops, nicely crafted. You have a
good sense of what works with what. The voices do
add some originality, as Joanna says. I'll certainly
come back and listen to your next one.
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SlimGirlFat said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Nice
use of loops. good arrangement.
weird vocals but they fit in very well.
some nice effects on there... hysterical ending
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SlimGirlFat
said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Smitten
Interesting, fun, creative mixing. You are smitten by
GarageBand. I can tell. It does that to a person.
drakonis said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Brits export whimsy
This is very funny. For the rest of us "smitten with GB", we
begin to instantly recognize the overused loops... I waited
past the beginning where I said "yup, I know that one..."
etc... and definitely agree with others here that you have
done a great job of integrating the well-worn loops into a
fun fabric to add your lyrics of silliness to. Anyway, sorry
to hear about your friend, although I guess after a lifetime
of jokes about it, I imagine his head has hardened against
such insults? Maybe he is compensating for increased
cranial capacity. Dunno. :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Shimky said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Brits export whimsy
Actually, I think he's enjoying the fame!!!

I'm planning my next piece to be a more serious attempt. I need to learn how
to create my own loops. Help?!
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Mystified said 5199 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
whimsy is right....LOL
Creative use of voicing in this!
Yes, the loops are familiar and well, very familiar, but
you've done a good job of mixing them and the addition
of the vox is original and creative. :)


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spruce said 5195 days ago (May 30th, 2005)
The dogs bollocks
A good laugh and really well put together too - keep 'em
comin'!
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stevel said 5195 days ago (May 30th, 2005)
talking head!
Yes - its nice to hear those old favourite loops dancing
about again! Have to say that you have put the GB loops
together creatively with a nice sense of melody and
dynamics... the vocals are very amusing too! Hope your
friend doesn't get too offended
S
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said 5174 days ago (June 19th, 2005)
Different Sounds
Almost has an ethnic feel. I like the energetic feel of this,
very good mixing/editing, very good first post.
I kind of almost wish you repeated the intro its my favorite
part of the song but the other parts are good in their own
right
ledebutant said 5173 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Mummy, I'm scared...
...of all the pretty shiny teeth Shimky has in his profile picture. He said I was yummy and I'm scared he might try to bite me.

All joking aside, I did really enjoy this song. Poor, poor Kev, although I suppose people have been famous for worse. You do a wondeful job integrating all the loops and voices into a really nice piece of music.

You mentioned earlier that you needed tips on how to make your own loops. One of the most useful tools I've found is the looping tool (which is the button with a circle made of arrows near the Stop, Play, Rewind, etc). I don't know if it's really called the looping tool, but in my universe, it is.

If you press the looping button, a bar opens at the top of the tracks and it displays a yellow area that can be made smaller and larger depending on how you drag it. If I'm trying to make a new loop, I will usually make the yellow bar the same length as the Apple loop and then shorten the area a bit at a time until I hear something I like. Then I use the Split command to cut the Apple loop into the proper sized piece and then delete the remainder. The new loop can then be treated just like any other loop and dragged out over any area of the song you like.

If you have GB2, you can even save the new loops you've created.

And by the way, I'm definitely not shaving off all my hair, now. Not after hearing what you had to say about Kev's head.
ledebutant said 5173 days ago (June 21st, 2005)
Next time...
...I promise to proofread. Apparently, I felt that the letter "r" was somewhat unnecessary at times.
DucK said 5167 days ago (June 27th, 2005)
Great Song
Actually the first one to make it on my favourites list...
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haribo said 4568 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
The irish intro...
wow :) hip hip
love the vocals in it :)
the ambient flow around sounds nice :) and the recurring of irish :)

and ! i couldn't quite understand the scat.. but it sounded like cunt ! in a very refreshingly inspiring way :)
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***itiswotitis*** said 4562 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
hehehe
cheeky tune (goes with your smile!)...kevs head must be an inspiration indeed...
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said 4534 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
very creative piece.
it goes so many directions, but yet it moves with fuidity. intersting concept, well executed
alexweiler said 4527 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
A weird mix
I can hear your different musical influences (btw Kate Bush was my first LP-love back in the 80ies). Your genres-mix works very well. Maybe my only crtitics is, that I wouldn't have sort it under "Techno" and the Guitar-Loop you used ... an explanation could be, that I did use it for one of my early creations. I enjoyed it.
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