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Back to the Light (MJ Woodstock)


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Woodstock Project.

I grabbed an old flute I had. It's made of PVC pipe with holes drilled into it. It has been years since I played it, so please be kind!

Otherwise, I tried to give it a live sound, which is harder than it seems, for me anyhow.

I don't know if I tried to emulate anyone, except a general feeling of the era. Who knows?

Blow your minds!

Thanks and Peace,
Doug
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Lyrics
Sunshine upon my window
Rain on my face
Goin' out to see my baby
Found this place
Where dogs tear into houses
In their race
To steal my soul and take it
From this space

I beg that when you find me
In this place
Remember all those moments
Spent in grace
Against the cold and darkness
You can brace
And pull me back to sunlight
From this space
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Comments: 46
Fans: 17
Plays: 215
Downloads: 125
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Mar 29, 2008 - 05:22:31 PM
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2008 - 05:30:59 PM Last Played: Jan 12, 2019 - 12:51:02 AM
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dajama said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Love this
The guitar sounds good, and the flute has a pretty amazing sound for something made out of pipe - is that true? Those lyrics are great - amazing imagery and brilliant ideas. Nicely done. Peace.
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Doadars Uncle said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thanks Dave!
Yup, true. It's a flute made of pipe. It's played on the side, and blown accross the hole, just like a real instument. I picked it up at a local art fair about fifteen years ago.

Thanks for the comments!

Doug
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Feter said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Back to the Light
WAY cool Doug !!! ....thats a true vibe of woodstock !
the recorder realy gives the song that mood of the 60s
folkies .the mixin the feel of the fest allin here
Far out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thank you sir!
It was a lot of fun and not too serious. But I think I did manage a few good things, here. The audience was great! After the performance they were throwing roses up to us (me, myself and I) on the stage!

Thanks, Feter for the opportunity!
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Skean said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Lovely
You Rock man... The first part of that acoustic guitar made me think of zeppelin... Very good mixing to this amassing song... Bravo
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Thanks Kenta!
I really like Led Zepplin! Thanks for the comments.

Doug
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said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Nice Jam
You really captured the woodstock feel here, the flutepipe is very distinct sounding, nice going!
Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Thanks TW
The challenge of the day was getting anything good from the flute. Yet, to give the live feel, I kept a bit more mistakes than Usually get through.

Peace,
Doug
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sloparts said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Sound like something I would have done in 1966
3 years before Woodstock, in 1966. It also sound very true to the era and it does indeed sound like a live performance. An excellent track Doug.

Very cool and fits the theme perfectly. Thanks for sharing. Somehow I missed it the trying to go down the list and listen to all the songs that were done for Woodstock-MJ

Be well my friend

Ed
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Hey There Ed!
This is a great compliment, as I was 4 in 1966! Thanks for the listen, bud!

Doug
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SmokeyVW said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
so mellow
this is tremendous!

thanks

p.s. somehow you made me think of this:


I like beer, and I like cheese
I like the smell of a westerly breeze
But what I like more than all of these
Is to be on horseback

Hey and away we go
Through the grass, across the snow
Big brown beastie, big brown face
I'd rather be with you than flying through space.

I like thunder, and I like rain
And open fires, and roaring flames.
But if the thunder's in my brain,
I'd like to be on horseback

Some like the city, some the noise
Some make chaos, and others, toys.
But if I was to have the choice,
I'd rather be on horseback.

Some find it strange to be here,
On this small planet, and who knows where.
But when it's strange and full of fear,
It's nice to be on horseback.

Some are short, and others tall,
Some hit their heads against the wall.
But it doesn't really matter at all,
When you happen to be on horseback.

So if you you feel a little glum,
To Hergest Ridge you should come.
In summer, winter, rain or sun,
It's good to be on horseback.

You know, I'd rather be on horseback.

(Mike Oldfield of course)
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Howdy Bill!
Thanks for the listen. Yah, I can see a connection. But more important, I haven't heard Mike Oldfield in a long time! Gonna have to dig some albums out, now that I reattached my turntable to my stereo!

Peace,
Doug
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davisamerica said 4095 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
right then doug
man the flute and guitar work well ... then the break into the song is absolutely trippy cool.... nailed the feel doug .. pretty damn cool
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
DA!
Thanks Man!

Doug
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Heightened said 4095 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Pure Woodstock!
Love how music transports you anytime, anywhere! But this can only be done with superb compositions of which this is one!!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Heightened!
What a kind thing to say.

Thank you!

Doug
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musichead said 4095 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
what i do....
What Ive do to get a close live sound is,run the crowd sound through a real pa and used a sm58 mic to record . It worked well. I like the live sound. Great songs!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Hey There Steve!
I don't have a pa, but I might try playing it on my speakers. Who knows?

Thanks for the listen! I'm glad you enjoy them!

Doug
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said 4095 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
You grabbed it
Flute is so cool, Doug! The song fits the era so well, all the way! Really nice original 'old' song lol.

. - Harold
Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Harold!
Thanks for your approval! Welcome to the time warp!

Peace,
Doug
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Mcboy said 4095 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
r u kidding me
flute sounds great...great...and the acoustic git too....u have captured the vibemost excellently...!!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
McBoy!
Thanks for the visit! I guess when it comes together, it comes together.

It was a great project. I forgot to add some deeper feeling with the vocals, but ah, what of that?

Peace,
Doug
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bud said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
I can feel the wind in my hair
and the sun on my face - you did a great job cpturing the live vibe. Excellent lyrics and vox - and I can't believe how good that flute sounds. Great song.
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Bud
Glad you picked up the groove!
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saymme said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
CLAPPIN' !!!!!!!!!
Man is it good to hear You LIVE here at the Woodstock of Mj : ) : ) Real nice flute You got GREAT'IMPRO' please don't stop playin this is just GRANDIOUS . . !
BTTL ofcourse ( : : ) THIS IS SO GOOD We/I got the feelin' alright LOVE IT
Flowers to You . . safe drive back ;) & continue using that flute (!)
Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Lena!
Thanks for your kindness!

I always have appreciated your comments.

See you on the road!

Doug
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aclarke said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
if there was an award....
for authenticity you'd certainly be in the running. Music really fits the time perfectly. In the aftermath of Woodstock, the Hog Farm helped set up this homesteading community in Norton, VT called Earth People's Park. It was free land- you had to essentially stake your claim... every summer they'd hold a concert/ festival to raise money to pay the annual property taxes... I remember hearing music so much like this. Granted, I was just six or so but some things you just don't forget!

Cool song!
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Adam!
Glad for your visit!

Thanks for qualifying the mood of this tune! In the end, it's always a shot in the dark, for me.

Were you a farmer, too?
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aclarke said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Not a Hog Farmer
but we did live in the Park for over a year... my folks moved there in the dead of winter (and it's a brutal place) with five kids in tow (between ages 2 mos to 7 years). It started to get really weird with all kinds of transients, especially in the summer- that's about the time they decided to move back into the more mainstream society.
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jiguma said 4094 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Nailed the vibe Doug
Great to hear this - takes me right back ;)
Neil
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Howdy Neil!
Glad to give you a lift!

Doug
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8piscean8 said 4093 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Nice!
I really like how the song builds. It's very relaxed. What did you use for the crowd noises? I was born in 1980 but can still appreciate classic rock. Very well done Doug!
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Hey there Adam!
Glad you commented. I dub you an honorary flower child!

Peace,
Doug
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8piscean8 said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Respect
I'll take that title. We gotta respect our roots!
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egobandit said 4092 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
love it
takes you there I love the almost going to get going then not there yet. then the crowd builds in is the band together but live and playing. Enjoyed this alot.!!!
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
EB!
I'm glad you picked up the "scene." It was fun to orchestrate!

Doug
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lavalamp said 4092 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Like what you did
Mellow stuff. Cool guitar. Really like when it picks up. Reminds me of the times.

Good stuff!

LL
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
LL!
Mellow, yes! To bring tranquility to the masses...

I'm happy to have made a good impression with you!

Doug
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The Orbiting said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Oh Come ON!
That four bomb is just ridiculous. I hope that you accumulate enough votes that it becomes statistically anomalous and the filter eventually removes it.

I love the feel of this, Doug. It absolutely feels live (digging the 'thank you' at the end). The lyrics are really, really interesting, too and I think the flute adds somthing very different to the song. Very nice work!

-ledebutant
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Well hi-dee hi Lisa!
Yeah, it always seems kind of funny when people blatantly ruin the systems for personal gain.

I've kind of learned to look at the trends rather than the totals.

Glad you like the tune! And the "Thank You" was originally right after the last note. But then I thought. (Song ends... rest... lift head...) "Thank you." Funny that you noticed! The only thing I would have done differently is to put a bit more emotion into the vocals. It's always the better performance in the living room than back in the study - with the equipment.

Peace,
Doug
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Ibstrat said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
One
of the best Woodstock entries I have heard!Great vocals and guitar work.I want one of those flutes!
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Doadars Uncle said 4091 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Ok Mark...
So I'm a bit of a nerd. On top of the three layers of crow and festival sounds, I added an airplane passing and flies buzzing the mic.

Thanks for the generous comment! I really liked your montage of guitar work for your entry!

Doug
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said 4090 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Thanks
For the trip in time with your time machine of great sounding music.
brillant loved every chord that you played and your flute is something else
really sounded good. Love your voice. Lyrics excellent also.
Hail all Mj Woodstock Musicians. Hooray for a very happy day :)
Cheers Peace Dee.
Doadars Uncle said 4090 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Thanks Dee
Welcome climb on the Bus! Glad you enjoyed the ride!

Doug
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Macaudion said 4089 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Computer flute and guitars...
That made me laugh. Clever composition especially, the beginning. I totally got the vibe of hanging out and waiting for the good stuff! And it arrived to be as organic and as real as I imagine you to be. Well, I never quite imagined that you were organic, but I doubt that you care much about your eggs being free range. I could be wrong though. I have gotten the hit that you're fairly close to the earth in some ways, though.

Nice lyrics, laid back vocals, overall setup and vibe. Quite clever. I haven't been listening much to the Woodstock entries because I didn't think that I'd be able to connect in any way but, you just proved me wrong. Thanks for the connection, sir. Impressive illusion you've created. I like the whole thing, as you can prolly tell.

Peace.

D
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Doadars Uncle said 4089 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Hey Dion!
Glad to entertain!

As far as organic, I don't get into inorganic foods. I think that includes that plastic fruit my mom kept in a bowl on our dining room table when I was growing up. My wife, Marily, has gotten me interested in the flavor quality of organically grown foods. Although, if it were totally up to me, we would be eating a bit more chips and fried chicken! As I get older, I'm discovering that some of those good foods tend to bite back in certain ways!!!

You know it's always a pleasure to have you visit. I'm happy that you found some redeeming quality in the style I picked.

Thanks for seeing the show!

Peace back at you,
Doug
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