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I left TGOD last fall 2007.... we did release one disc and there are still a few tunes that never made it here to MJ so I'll be posting the rest soon.... for now enjoy this tune.... airy and punchy pop shoegazer rock....

Matt Schaefer - Drums
Jim Wells - Bass
Tim O'Saben - Guitar
Ian Baird - Guitar/Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar

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If enough people have problems understanding these I'll post the lyrics.... but currently it's late and I'm tired
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Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008 - 11:24:18 PM
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Feter said 3927 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Five Dollar Hat
This rock my friends ...tight tight band ...
just great and powerful work ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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regulus said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
It is
a real good tune, a great produced piece, a radio worthy song. Hope you guy can make it. Will check out your next post.
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12parsecs said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
i told you... ian is everywhere.

oh yes, cool tune too. reminds me of a band i was once in too. ironically the band name is similar to this song name. coincidence? i think so!
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theglareofday said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
just down right creepy lol.... yes I am everywhere....whcih proves nothing other than that I bore way too easily.... thanks for staying tuned bro.... peace and future....Ian
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Dragonas said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
The solo did it for me
I was kind of feeling it, but then that dreamy guitar solo kicked in and I really got it.
cool stuff guys.
May I ask why you left the band?

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theglareofday said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
I felt like we did as much we were going to do.... and it came down to we wanted to do different things.... however.... what became the great motivator to me leaving the band was I sat down about a week before quitting to watch the Oingo Boingo Farewell Show Live DVD which was recorded in 1996....

I sat there with my mouth hanging open....dumbfounded.... I was already a fan but missed out on seeing them live.... I was floored by just the first song "Insanity" alone.... right there during that first tune I thought to myself that if a band can't deliver on that level...and be that daring to venture into very different sounds and styles then what's the point?? .... seriously.... Oingo Boingo

In short I was bringing in ideas that were deemed as a little to "weird" for the other guys.... and I was writing about subject matter that made them look at me as if I had lost my marbles.... They wanted to stay in the direction that we went on the first album and I wanted to change it up a bit more.... freak it out a bit.... so basically it just became obvious that the marriage did not work.... with that said we are all still cool with one another and it ended as well as it could have so.... no harm.... and hey we at least have one solid record to leave on iTunes for people to still find..... thanks for listening.... peace and future....Ian
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EZamor said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Five Dollar Hat
great recording. i appreciate the fact that this sounds edgier than the typical "alt-rock" radio fare.

and yes, that farewell show is one of the best performances i've seen on dvd. danny elfman is a genius, and the band had such amazing chemistry. that's definitely one show i regret missing.

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lavalamp said 3927 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
GREAT tune my friend. You guys could really rock, and hope you still can.

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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3924 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
yeah, well...
It always makes me a little sad to hear your songs Ian.

It's so obvious that you put so much of your heart and soul into all of your work - you have great talent, work ethic, and most importantly great musical spirit.

It would be beautiful to see you really "make it" in this industry but unfortunately I think there is less and less space for people with your kind of versatility and vision.

You really deserve it.

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theglareofday said 3924 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
kinda speechless here... thanks... means a lot to me.... seriously.... you rock amigo.... peace and future
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Henke said 3923 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
Oh, another rock song...

Not the genre I choose 24/7 but once in awhile it really feels good. And this time it did! So thanks for posting here at MJ!

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