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Hunted Things (2nd try)

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I took down a previous version of this tune after some astute commenters pointed out some pretty ugly problems with the mix. I don't know why I found this one so hard to mix but I took another crack at it. Special thanks to studio savant Daugrin for providing me with several really good suggestions - although the fault for any remaining problems is all mine!

The song itself was inspired by some things I read about Chairman Mao's war on sparrows back in the 1950's (AKA the "Four Pests" campaign).
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word just got out where i’m from
it looks like you have just become
like other hunted things
so gather up your last ancestral wings

the helmsman doesn’t want you around
admit its kinda getting me down
this big jump’s a joke
hide away (for now) our last ancestral hopes

we’re just idealistic
however realistic we pretend to be
beat the pots and pans
never let you land
you’re history

left us to the locusts last night
expected unpredicted alright
fighting you for food
was nothing compared to what we’re about to go through.
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Uploaded: Oct 25, 2014 - 08:51:14 AM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014 - 08:51:14 AM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 01:28:49 AM
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alackbass said 1785 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Hunted Things (2nd try)
The tune was already great. But this is a much better mix.
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richard13 said 1785 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Ditto! Much mo' bettah.
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PeterB7858 said 1785 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Hunted Things (2nd try)
Liked it first time and glad to hear it again. From memory, there seems to be more clarity and space in the mix? Really good song. Quirky and catchy as all get out. Thanks, Peter.
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carbon said 1772 days ago (November 8th, 2014)
2nd try
great tune. you've written some smart and engaging lyrics here. really liking the horns and the shades of wilco throughout. enjoyed!
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egobandit said 1708 days ago (January 11th, 2015)
ancestral hopes
like the horns, how you use them to replace the bass, the mix sounds great, dont know much about Mao but it inspired a ool song
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tempie said 1677 days ago (February 11th, 2015)
Westerberging it
Man this is great. Like all your tunes. Love the trumpet. And the chorus has a great hook - almost modest mouse - and ELO, just for a second. Thanks for the DL.
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racerat said 1652 days ago (March 7th, 2015)
Hunted Things (2nd Try)
This mix sounds killer! I love the sparseness of it. You have a very Tom Petty-ish voice on this one. I LOVE the tuba, how cool and hipster is that! You have a really unique and cool voice. Like it. The trumpet solo is so perfect. Somehow even though the lack of bass is part of this songs charm, I somehow think if you brought it in at 2:38 for the last minute it could take this to a cool crescendo. Just a thought.
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say said 1590 days ago (May 9th, 2015)
You have such a good voice!!! Great to hear this, LOVE IT-the flow, the music your singing the lyrics... I would've loved to hear the first version- that's a charm of mj when you can hear different versions of the same song. when i was hear many years ago i always listened to both versions when there was two- several times i liked the first best! But this is great ! Thankyou
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