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Loon and the Hula Moon


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rtcooper

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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This version, modified, incorporates the changes put forward in the Highly Valuabe Crit Comments on the previous, but inevitably lost, Song Page.

Pastorale.

Written at time of the Harvest Moon, One of Autumn's Great Gifts. Inspired by thoughts about an indominable friend and Poet, Ms. Jane Kerrigan O'Keefe. Clearly, to know her is to know that she would have the Hula Moon as Her parasol.

A bit more Up in outlook than CHANGED SINCE THEN.

Again, this is the "Mule" for a Collab in progress. May not sound this way, ultimately, but this is how it started.

Very Best Regards,
The Loon
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Lyrics
THE LOON AND THE HULA MOON

The Fog comes tumblin’
Up the Coastline’s edge, And
Inside my head,
Ideas are tumblin’
And Rumblin’
Too.

The Thunder stopped,
The Rain will, Soon,
While Waves beat the Rock,
Where stands the Loon
Lookin’ So long and hard
At the Sea.

Don’t know What it is
He wants
More and More
As he keeps lookin’ Harder
To See
What he doesn’t
See.

Sun goes fallin’
In the Clouds,
Then’ll come the Dark,
But, It ain’t Loud.
‘Cept for the lightening in my Brain,
Blindin’
Me.

North wind Comes
Blastin’ and Dancin’
Blowin’ the Rain
‘Gainst my Face
But it don’t replace
The numbness ‘round my Heart
Where the Love for You
Used to be.

Just when It Is
I
Can’t
See


There, coming
Right towards Me

An Old Friend.
She waves.
Calls my name,
Like a Tune.

The Rain it stopped
The Wind’s gone Low,
She’s Striding Along.
She’ll be Here, Soon
On the Waves ‘hind her
I see
She’s Brought the

Hula Moon.
Yeah,
The Hula Moon
She’s brought the Hula Moon.

Of All Things!
(And tell your money, Be Shy)
Her Wan Smile
Is a Lullaby
To the This and the That,
That They Say to Prove that
They’re Better than You.

RIGHT HERE.
Big as
ALL and ALL.
The Hula Moon is Her
Parasol.

She’s bringing Gifts and
Nobody
Even ever
Asked her to.

The Loon raises his Wings above His head,
He’s seeing what he saw,
And All the Saying’s been Said

He
Steps into Flight
Swoops into the Night

And over the Tree tops

He’s Swooping,

Toward His
Hula
Moon

Yeah,
He’s Swooping towards
The Hula Moon.


Copyright 2006
Stillwater llc
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Comments: 28
Fans: 10
Plays: 228
Downloads: 138

Uploaded: Nov 04, 2006 - 08:39:49 AM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2006 - 07:14:24 AM Last Played: Apr 23, 2019 - 07:52:37 PM
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Hardware:
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Comments
said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Even better...
...if that's at all possible! I'm sad about the loss of the old comments...but I like the pay-off! Besides...this should generate a huge batch of them! What can I say but I love everything about this piece---from the Dylan-esque vocal delivery to the Brian Jone-ish lead soloing. A sonic marvel!

Be well!
said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Even better...
...if that's at all possible! I'm sad about the loss of the old comments...but I like the pay-off! Besides...this should generate a huge batch of them! What can I say but I love everything about this piece---from the Dylan-esque vocal delivery to the Brian Jone-ish lead soloing. A sonic marvel!

Be well!
said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
OOOOOPS!
That should read: "Brian Jones-ish."
rtcooper said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
DUPLICATES - IT'S A GOOD PHOTO, THO
Your Crit Comments and Response have been, truly, OUTTA Here, Brother.



You Guys put The Picture into Focus. This is Some Accomplishment, and one of Insight, Skill, and GENEROUSITY. I am Knocked Out Loaded by it and Very Grateful to You Guys. You're Very Cool in doing so.



With My Appreciation of the Help,



Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Yep!
I like this remix better as well! Nice one Mr. Cooper!!
rtcooper said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
HEY, CHICAGO
Sorry to lose the Original Page, as You were Right In There.



Thanks to the Help, I Like this Song, again. Can hear the Beat. There, actually Is a Kit back there. Not Perfect, by Some, but it Comes Together, Now.



So Many Thanks to You.

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
thetiler said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
wow -
sounds better than Dylan ! Or at least as good.

Terrific word Hula Moon, very well put and quite lyrical and the melody really fits niftly This place is amazing at macjams. Your Dylan sound is incredibly accurate and seems so melodic, with a real special feeling using those words that are so catchy
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rtcooper said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
THE MASTER
The MASTER of the Travis Style Guitar, you are an Honored Voice on this Page.



Still trying to get the Strumming right, but I get to use Lyrics (which, of course, Why I strum, in the First Place).



Thank You for Your Kind Comments.



With My Best Regards to You

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Yeah
A hard Dylan baying under a lunar ecliptic. It's good stuff. Makes me want to get out more often.
rtcooper said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
OK
Thank you, Richard. Bundle up.



With Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
ziti said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
oooh
that is better...sounds much more like a band performance...excellent my friend Coop!!!

I look forward to meeting up with you some fine day.


warmest wishes
z
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rtcooper said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
PRO LEVEL
Pro Level Crit from you on the Original Page. True "A-Game" Call, Brother.



Pulling the Vx Levels back, as oppossed to pinning everything else to it, Operned the entire Sound Scape. This made room for the BALANCE that was missing. GOOD One, MR. Z T. Real Good.



I ain't Never going to be the MixMaster Dog, but I try to make things work OK. The CRIT COMMENTS from the Original Page made it happen much better.



THAT is So Big to Me, Brother. BIG.



With Very Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Vic Holman said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
oh yeah beat that strat!
better mix. the guitars are more stronger in the mix. some great leads i'm drooling over. after i listened to your earlier version i kept thinking there is something that was familiar. a bit of donovans atlantis in the verse section, which had a magical simple chord progression, but of course this is 100's times better, with no disrepect to donovan of course, big thumbs up!
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rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
All About the Vx Levels
Thank You for Hanging Tough and for coming back.



While it Sounds that way, No Gain was added to the Mx! It is that the Gain for the Vx Tracks got pulled back 6dB, as Mr. Z T suggested. Just that, opened the Sound Stage, so you can hear the Guitars and the Kit as if they had be repositioned. I Know that there is only so much room in the envelope and you have to spread it around, but, sometimes, I sure forget. It's the single biggest thing I (now) know about mixing.



Thank You, Brother.



With Very Best Regards,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
AquilA said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Inspired by a Poet...
...and quite poetic in it's own right. Lovely lyrics. Sparse yet powerful mix with oh so pretty guitars. I'm starting to really admire your vocal delivery. It's becoming part of that signature RT Cooper sound to me and that's not a bad thing. I like how you kicked up the reverb when the Hula Moon verse hits home and the punchy solo. Can't quite put my finger on it, perhaps it's just the sum total of elements, but there's something that really touches my soul about this tune and I think that's quite an accomplishment. What is good music, really, other than that? Some of the chord changes, and the vocal melody on top of it, by design or simple serendipity, sound somewhat like Brain Damage/Eclipse from Dark Side of the Moon. You've got this great vortex of musical history going here and your still making it all your own. Nice. Naturally, I'm a little disappointed that I can't download it but I guess I can wait for the CD.
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rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
PERSONAL REPLY
A Personal Reply was issued to this penetrating consideration of the song and the nature of involvement with artisticly based communications.



And with great appreciation for the contemplation and reflections, as it were, expressed.



Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
rover101 said 4705 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
how come so stiff?
some lovely moments, but you usually sound looser, more assured. Just my 2cents. cheers, shaky
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rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
WALKING AND CHEWING GUM
Say, Brother



Well, you know that One Note anchor on the Four string in the Rhy Gtr part, I kept looking at the Guitar while I was singing 'cause I'd have to start over each time I missed one of those notes, even if it was, like, three minutes In.



While the Loon and the narrator (the same) are pretty damn happy here when she arrives with the Hula Moon, I, (the guitar player) was getting More Nervous as the song went on!



Some Set of Ears on You to Pick That up, Eh?



Amazing, Brother!



Very Best Regards to You,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
MR. JR "Mississippi" Gurner
Hey, Brother



I See You Seeing, up There!



Thank You, Man. Say, I have a piece to send to you for review. Still rough - having trouble making the Lyric come down and get the grip that they need. But, might well like to have some of the DIXIE MASON BAND magic goin' On, Brother!



Very Best to You

Coop
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
How'd ya get that "twangy" thang?
Love the sound on this guitar, Insert that lead and it gives a chill - Nice fit.

You are perfecting that Vocal style, man, it sounds good, top it with your finesse at scribing the prose to complete the package.

Great song!

. - Harold
rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
TWANGY THINGS
The "Twang" thang is, I'm afraid, a blown (blowing slowly) 12AX7 and may no longer be available when replaced. But, You use what you Got, Eh?



Like that Voice that you, rather kindly, refer to as a Style (I'm looking for someone Else to do the singing - All the Time!).



Thank You HR



Very Best to You

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
thoddi said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
love that guitar
There sure is some Dylan influences floating around in here:)
Your guitar soloing is very good. Great sound.
And I dig your voice!
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rtcooper said 4704 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
STUNNED
Heard Let Me Be Your Man today.



Your Kind Comments provide encouragemant and cheer, which are greatly appreciated and valued.



With Best Regards to You,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Scorpjammer said 4702 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
Terrific Song, RT
Awesome performance and production. Sounds like you expanded the vox panning or echo effect as the song drew closer to the end. If so, cool choice. Way to keep me glued to your song.

Great work with the tasty guitar chops. You have a really full sound.

A keeper

E:)
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rtcooper said 4700 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
HUMBLED
MR. Scorp Jams,



Thank You for your Crits, Help, and Encouragement.



I GUESS You can Mix, 'cause that's Just what happens there, the Vx pan to the sides and make room for the other "Voices" in the development of the last third!

BINGO, MAN!



With My Best Regards to You,

Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
jiguma said 4701 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Chills!
Coop - thanks for the headsup! Love the strat solo, love the harmonies on the Hula Moon bit - more of that please!!! The overall song got the chills going more and more up my spine the more I listened. Z's suggestion seriously worked well on this one. Man you are improving in your production!! Drums are really on, and your lyrics and vocals are working beautifully - easily your best yet imho!!
Thanks again,
Neil
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rtcooper said 4700 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
MASTER
As my Gold Standard in Lyric Work and TOTALLY Buttoned-Up Production Values, Neil, I am so Very Pleased to have your Comment.



I will say, This One bordered on WORK, in Post (though theCrits offered on the original Song page Really brought it Together, at last. Those Crits - just Tres, Brother.)

Next Up: Me and the Solo KaZoo! Single, Dynamic Mic!



With Appreciation and Best Regards,

Cooper

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Char said 2521 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
You had
something great, already. Just listened to your new, improved version. Thanks.
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