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White Light


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jibes

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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An off the cuff tune (1 of 10) that is basically the same as the original. When I say 'off the cuff' I mean I make a recording of what ever pops into my head. That particular off the cuff session was done with guitar and drums on cassette tape. This all new finished recording was done with Guitar, Bass, drums and a few other things added. Not all of the 10 were recorded but remain in the raw state.

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Lyrics
There is a white light
at the end
I see it coming by
and I am making my plans

There is a white old light
way down at the end
and I see it now, so clear
I see it now, so clear

Well I want to go down there
I'm being drawn in
yes a white light
Has me in its spin

Well it's a light
of a trillion years
at least
well maybe more

I am being drawn in
drawn in
I'm going to answer the call

Now don't you listen to anyone
who say's it's not so

Now don't you listen to anyone
who say's it's not so


My mother told me
when I was young
She said son, hang on

Oh my mother told me
when I was young
She said son, hang on

Because there's a light
yes there's a light
at the end of the line.

Now don't you listen to anyone
who say's it's not so

Yes don't you listen to anyone
who say's it's not so
Song Stats
Hits: 3422
Comments: 36
Fans: 19
Plays: 199
Downloads: 91
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Dec 11, 2009 - 01:22:33 PM
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2009 - 09:12:29 PM Last Played: Feb 06, 2018 - 12:49:15 PM
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Comments
buckhorn said 3286 days ago (December 12th, 2009)
Very nice
Twangy folk rock sound to this. Great theme to this tune, and a super cool vocal delivery. Enjoyed.
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jibes said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Thanks
Yes indeed, thanks Mr Buckhorn. I do appreciate you comment!
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Feter said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
White Light
Groovy guitar and bass line ...classy arrangement
good jivin' ..loved the guitar tone ..was it a
gretsch ? what kind of guitar is that ? just
cool ..wish the harp is bit higher volume ...
rock on ...good job ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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jibes said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Not a Gretch
I wish I had one though. It's just a strat played through a very small crate amp. If I remember it was mainly just one line of Guitar but I overdubbed another for the very high harmonic part during the chorus.
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johnwhitehead said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
White
Great groove and rootsy band feel. I like yer singing, too. I dig the lyrics. I hear a little Bruce Cockburn in this. One of my faves, so that's a compliment.
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jibes said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I know
who you mean. Bruce Cockburn is one of my big influences. Thanks for the compliment.
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segiperkasa said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
cool folk rock...
cool song ... catchy bass and guitar work ...
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Moviz said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Love the mix
and the sounds of guitar riffs and everything on this... such a good rich sound well played..... and the lyrics are so good and so well sung... just love your style.... love it. Excellent in every way, regards M
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Char said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
You've
got a bit of Buddy, a bit of Elvis and a bit of Jerry Lee going on. A lot of fun. Had to sing along. Tune was infectious. Thanks.
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jibes said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Thanks
to you all for the great comments!
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Dadai.2 said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Hey jibes...
I like this a lot. Easy and loose... very inviting song. I dig the guitar playing and your comfortable vocal. Cool tune.

Jack
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Martin_Leroy said 3284 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
DOWNLOAD THIS!!
Hey this is great! Vocals like Rick Ocasek and song structure and guitars remnicent of the pretenders. Very good production. Great vibe. A definite download!!
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SmokeyVW said 3283 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
hang on
yeah - that's it all right - hang on - it gets better every day

this is a great upbeat tune

thanks
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jiguma said 3283 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Excellent post!
Guitars and vocals sounding great - lovely production! I'm really enjoying the guitar/bass stuff you have going on especially. Vocals also really solid, and yes, there is a Rick Ocasek sound to your voice. Just love the punchy sound on bass and guitar!!! - clearly, Pointless Picks have something going for them :)
Excelent post.
Neil
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michael2 said 3283 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
great
tune, great sound. looking forward to hearing more.
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Parichayaka said 3283 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
Free feel-good song.
Does it get any better?:) Fresh, catchy guitar riff, chilled vocals - puts me in a good space. Drums are nice in the background the way they are but I'd like to hear more of the harmonica. But enough of my pointless picking (there's a pun there!) Welcome to MacJams!
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crissew said 3283 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
Excellent tune
Love the guitar and bass riff going here. Def. a Dire Straits vibe going here. Catchy groove going on this bad boy. Favd and dl. Excellent first post.
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dave_b said 3283 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
White Light
Vocs remind of Lou Reed a little, maybe Tom Petty. Love that guitar riff! Great job overall
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drakonis said 3283 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
laid back enigmatic rock
I like it a lot, and I do indeed hear a bit of Ocasek/Dire Straits in the sparse vocal delivery style, definitely a good thing... the backing music was very cool at first, but was just a teensy bit to repetitive, I wanted a bigger break for the chorus. But overall, I hear great playing, great singing, and excellent recording! Welcome to Macjams, I look forward to more of this nice stuff!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Moses said 3282 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
White Light
This one's got a nice hook, and full sound. I think the tail end would be better without the harmonies. Good stuff
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jibes said 3282 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
!!
Wow! I am so thankful for all your great comments I just wish I had the time to listen to all your songs and comment on each. This is a great site! I will be posting more songs very soon.
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Monkaton said 3282 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Lou Reed
The vocal reminds me of Lou Reed in the old days. Also well recorded and well played. Good song.
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magnatone said 3282 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
White Light
what perfecto guitar sounds in here. love your vocals singing these first rate lyrics. i think this is the first i've heard of your music, and i will go check out more now - ya got me, i'm a fan!
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billykirsch said 3281 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Jibes
I would like to hear this on the radio some day. Love the riff and sound of the guitar. Your voice style and melody are just right on. The mix sounds loud and clear. Everything fits perfectly.
Waiting for the next one! ;-)
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jibes said 3281 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
I am most grateful for
all the wonderful comments.
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mvh9591 said 3281 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Nice....
I Like this... Nice vibe and mix.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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maxruehl said 3281 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Very
well done, "off the cuff" or not.:) I see a lot of people mentioning other artists you remind them of, but I'm surprised I'm the first to mention Mark Knopfler--you make me think a bit of him vocally.:) Great job.:)
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hackneybloke said 3281 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
white light
i listen whilst writing. great intro. the vocals could come in with more presence. i'm thinking of Dire Straits and the Pretenders (don't know how you feel about that...especially about Dire Straits!). 1.38 nice subtle left-turn. yes....nice break...especially with the new drum beat. yes...definitely needs more on the vocals - it's a really good instrumental backing and you're hiding behind it vocally. Get out there and shout those lyrics out man! (but that's just me of course :-))
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3281 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
upbeat?
I'm interested that a few folks have described this song as upbeat. This is a great tune: and the music has a positive energy. But I'm not sure if the white light is good news or not, in the end, although it's an inevitability I guess. But in any case this is really nicely arranged and performed: I'm a fan of the vocal delivery in particular. Great restraint in the instrumentation.
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fasteddie said 3281 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Cool
layed back feel on this song. I like the tone your getting out of your guitar. It would be a good one for a roadtrip. Nice job!
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preciousyetvicious said 3281 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Me like!
It is very Dire Straits, but it also reminds me of Tom Petty in its laid back way of the groove. Catchy guitar riff, tight work!
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JsLoMusic said 3280 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
DIY
Reminds me of bands from the Boston scene in the late 70s.,, A sound I grew up with and really like. Can't wait to hear more.
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jibes said 3280 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
I am overwhelmed
by all the feedback on White Light! I am truly grateful. My other songs are different but some are from the same session and I hope you like them too. Thanks so much.
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racerat said 3260 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
Jaunty
and rambling. Another song about the end of the line. Great tone on tis one, too. I like the spontaneity of this. Cool harmonies. Cooler harmonica.

Thx,
P
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Warren Smith said 3249 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Spin cycle
Nice guitar work and mellow laid-back singing. Not bad at all for something done "off the cuff."

The only line that trips me up is "the light of a trillion years." I recognize it's meant to be hyperbole. But I was just reading in the New York Times about the Hubble Telescope photographing the light from the most distant galaxies put at 14.7 billion years ago, which pretty much defines the limit : )

But why quibble over numbers when you're caught in the spin cycle of white light?

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michaeljayklein said 3107 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Big and digging in deep
This was superb---man you do excellent stuff and that's the dope!
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