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Upon Turning 60


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Verse 1:
Upon turning 60 our hero reflects on the way the years have piled up.
More recently coming faster and faster. He realizes he is 60.

Verse 2:

He repeats the same thoughts as he had in the first verse ... because, frankly, his mind is not as sharp as it used to be.

Verse 3:

Here our hero reflects upon the carefree days of his youth that are now just distant echos.

Verse 4:

DAMN ... IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND I'M 60!!!!!!!!!!
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Uploaded: Feb 18, 2009 - 09:06:55 PM
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2009 - 09:11:07 PM Last Played: Jan 03, 2019 - 03:14:11 AM
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magnatone said 3618 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Turning 60
So first of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great way to celebrate, upload a great tune. I don't know what it is precisely about your music that i particularly love, but i sure do. It's always so full of interesting sounds, it's often mechanical sounding, but in this fully alive and weirdly organic feeling way, which confounds me every time. I'm freqently bopping my head and tapping my toes when i listen to you, and this song is no exception. You're just creative in this very unique way that i've always thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for the great tune, and welcome to another decade!
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
thanks
These are some of the nicest comments on my music that I could have. When one works with loops like I do it is a challenge to come up with things that sound fresh. Those of you with the talent to play and come up with unique melodies can go just about where you want with a song. I have to try to add interest with the selection of sounds, with the arrangement, and the mix. That you think I reach some of my goals of making accessible and enjoyable tunes is gratifying to me.
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Vic Holman said 3618 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
60 is the new 50
or 40. we won't tell.

very cool arrangement and a mix that has so much depth, outstanding work and happy birthday!
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
60 is not 60 anymore
Ah ... the inverse square law of age. I'll take it. thanks
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Feter said 3618 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Upon Turning 60
Rock on my friend ...Happy Birthday ...this is cool groovey
moody rockin song ...many happy years to return !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Rock on indeed
I hope to keep on rockin with my music before I decide to give it up for the rockin' chair! Thanks Feter.
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sloparts said 3618 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Outstanding musically that's for sure Bill
welcome to the geriatric age my friend, glad you made it. Love the way you celebrated it too, this is a killer track. (no pun intended)

Not too long ago my daughter was trying to help us find an apartment, and she said they had some really nice places near where she lives for elderly folks.

I told her, "The day I can't lift my leg high enough to kick you in the butt, is when you can call me elderly, young lady". She just laughed and went on about helping the old fol;s find a place to live, don't ya know.

So Happy birthday to ya Bill

Ed
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
LOL
I'm gonna remember and use that line with my smart alec students. You do allow modifications of your work under the creative commons license, don't you? :)
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mvh9591 said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Wow____


Happy Birthday my man. Music is ageless and I actually thought you were 30 something.... Your music surely has no reflection on your age I must say sir.

I am grateful to know you and appreciate your music and opinion on mine. Thanks so much for being part of the MacJams community.

HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY announcer.

mvh : )
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
I am 30
Twice!

I am always amazed when I see some of the bands that I loved as a young man on television today. Boy did Robert Plant get old. Mick Jagger too. I'm glad I never got that old. :)
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peacepiano said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Hard to believe
Lots of vigorous rhythms here. Are you sure you are 60??

Have a happy birthday!

Bill
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
I'm sure of my age
My late mother told me the date of my birth and I am sure she never lied to me! :) I never said I DANCED to my music, I just put it together.
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SISTERS said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
HBHBHBHB
i especially liked the squiggles of sound panned left starting at 1:10 cool use of horns!
what a wonderful weaving of sonic strands!
this sure sounds like 52 to me. you sure?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLY BOY!
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announcer said 3618 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Squiggles indeed
Those represent what is left of my libido at this age! Thanks for the comment!


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TracyVosh said 3617 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Happy
Birthday wise and creative one. I really like this...nice surprise sounds thrown in. Very cool listen!!!
announcer said 3616 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks
so much for visit and the comment. I like to think I still have some surprises left in this old mind.
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Well , what can I say?
except you're learning my child LOL inasmuch as what you said above applies to us all.... it certainly does all gain momentum as well. Great celebratory piece my friend and congratulations on your 60th, regards M
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announcer said 3616 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
About learning
It is important to keep learning as one grows older so I always try to do that every day. The unfortunate thing is that lately I seem to be learning a lot about places in my body that I never knew could ache. :)
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ktb said 3616 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
dat bass
I can only hope I am making groovy tracks like this when I get there. Happy BD Bill, here's to another 60.

oh yeah, so diggin that bass
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Skean said 3616 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Cool
Great mixing and have a great 60's…Still young 60 is noting always the inside who counts…Cheers
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lengold said 3615 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Really annoyed
with myself that I am late with commenting. I would have loved to wish you Happy Birthday, mind you I just did.
This is a great track to celebrate with - definitely one of your best - immaculate production.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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Char said 3615 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Hey, ain't it great
to be kicking around at 60? Super funky beats and synths and wah, wahs. You didn't mention hair growing in strange places, like around your ears and inside your ears. I'm pretty sure it doesn't grow on the palms of your hands or on the bottoms of feet. Maybe, that happens at 70? Happy Birthday! Loved it.
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davisamerica said 3615 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
happy birthday ...
great music has no "age" requirements ... and you kind sir are a joyful youth kicking up musical gems ... very cool track
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thetiler said 3614 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
This sounds like no retirement :)
Hope at least you can be the manager of the factory :) So you can sit back away from all those presses and gizmo's and tell people what to do. You deserve it ! '

Cool beats infectious factory type melodies. However it works out we human beings can't escape toil and work. And in this well produced tune, it seems like that is the theme.

Thanks for sharing ! Happy Birthday, hope your having a happy one !



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Bowman said 3614 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Keep trucken.
Happy Birthday!
Loved your track.
Great instrumental - lots of fun.
Sounds like you got a lot of good miles left in you.
Keep trucken.
Charlie
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damiengh said 3596 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Right behind ya
Approaching those years too. Hope I have as much fun as you sound like your having here in this piece.

Appreciate the subtle humor in this piece, and the musical journey of look-backs on the road of musical ideas.

Onward, and forward we go, with more tunes to make, for our musical geritol elixor.
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richard13 said 3580 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Sorry I'm late to the party Bill
but a very happy belated birthday. As Karen said, I don't know what it is about your music I enjoy but I like just about everything you've done. This celebratory piece is especially good (I detect a little "Grind it In" at the beginning which, according to your verse layout, probably should have happened in verse 3 ;-)
Ah well, keep on rockin' Bill: you have lots of fans, young and old.
Cheers
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announcer said 3579 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
thanks
Workin on some stuff to post soon.
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