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The Trip of a Lifetime (Country Version)


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This is a song written by Peter E. Parisi also known as PEP. Pete was producer, director and auteur of World Wide Magazine a cable access show in St. Louis, MO that ran from the 1980's until the early 2000's. Unfortunately, Pete died several years ago, but his show lives on in our memories and video machines. That's PEP in the artwork section.

I wrote a number of songs for the show and also produced music for Pete and the show. This is a song he wrote and I recorded. It is one of about four versions of this song that he used as he made an Amtrack trip from St. Louis to his home in New Jersey across the river from the Big Apple.

I sang and played lead acoustic guitar on this track and the backing is from an old Yamaha keyboard. I took the song off of a cassette tape and ran it through GB 5.1.

I hope you like it. If you are interested you can find some World Wide Magazine clips on YouTube and there is a Facebook page dedicated to this great show.
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Lyrics
I'm gettin' ready to go down to the station
It's going to be a really big
We're goin' to see this whole darn nation
It's going to have a really good vacation.

It's the trip of a lifetime
It's the trip of a lifetime
It's going to be a really nice time,
'Cause it's the trip of a lifetime.

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Comments: 20
Fans: 8
Plays: 203
Downloads: 80
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Uploaded: Jun 19, 2010 - 10:08:41 PM
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2010 - 10:12:41 PM Last Played: Apr 11, 2019 - 09:05:36 PM
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Hardware:
Fender Acoustic Guitar, Yamaha PortaSound PSS-480 Keyboard, a Peavy mic.
Software:
GB 5.1
Comments
awigze said 3382 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
hey hey
cool back story and your involvement. It cleaned up good, huh?
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Monkaton said 3381 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Yeah
I thought it came out all right. I like the features on GB 5.1 that allows you to fine tune a completed track. I didn't have that feature in my previous edition. Or didn't know where it was.
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michaeljayklein said 3382 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
This was a trip!
You know, I have a soft spot for songs that make you feel upbeat and happy--a very affectionate and personable performance was the icing on the cake on this (ya done great!) The story behind this is fascinating and I'm sure your friend Peter is smiling from above. Thanks again Monk!
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Monkaton said 3381 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Geetar
I always liked the guitar part I played in this song during the chorus and heard something similar on a Hank Williams record the other day. I guess even a blind hog finds a truffle once in a while.
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alackbass said 3382 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
The Trip of a Lifetime (Country Version)
Great Randy Newman quality to this.
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Monkaton said 3381 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Giddy Up Randy
I'm a big fan of Randy Newman, but never thought of him in this song. I don't doubt he's in there somewhere. He's been a great influence.
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jdholliday said 3381 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
upbeat!
happy cool tune I concur with Andy very reminiscent of randy newman, great post! Thanks!
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Monkaton said 3380 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Thanks JD
Thanks for stopping by, listening and commenting.
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Feter said 3380 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
The Trip of a Lifetime
Hey my friend ..this is so cool ..I loved this
old timy feel ...sounds like the Band incarnation
I just love such kinda ditties ..kudos ..thnx
a lot for sharin !!!!
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Monkaton said 3380 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Feter the Fantastic!
As always thanks Feter for your kind comments.
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woofer3 said 3379 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
a fave-
I love this track - so much warmth from it.
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Monkaton said 3379 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Woofer Woofs
Thanks woofer. Always glad to hear from you.
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lengold said 3378 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
This is a
really catchy song that your friend wrote. Love your performance and I totally agree about the Randy Newman feel. Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len


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Monkaton said 3377 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Randy?
I'm still not sure why the Randy Newman reference, but he's in my bones so I guess it overwhelms my musical instincts.

Thanks Len for coming by and giving a listen.
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davisamerica said 3377 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Lovin Spoonful
....hahaha ...wow I love this. Downloaded
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Monkaton said 3377 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Makes the Medicine Go Down
Thanks for coming by, glad you liked it.
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alanfraser said 3377 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Cool story
Looks like the trip of a lifetime is still doing on. Sweet stuff.
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Monkaton said 3377 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Always
The trip is always going on. Thanks for coming by and commenting.
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Char said 3377 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Very good song.
You sound like you were as happy about the trip as you could possibly be. Nice one. :)
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Monkaton said 3377 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Happy as a Little Girl
I didn't go on the trip with Pete, he went by himself, but it was a great tv show.

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Name: Tim Kniest
Location: Jiffytown MO United States
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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