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A Fez Fer Yer Head/ Mr. Fab Sax



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The Orlando Pulse Club event got me angry. Maybe you not so much? Depends if you are a true believer or not? Well, no one here posted anything?
The idea that NO ONE does anything around here when a terrorist goes into a Club filled with people having a good time and expresses a 12th century religious belief with cruel finality will not be allowed to stand. Let's agree to do something!
Released in 1975 at the top of the disco wave Fagen and Becker crafted a rye look at dance culture suggesting safe sex was next to Godliness? We have a parody of the "The Fez" because it fits so well with what is happening in the world we all live in together, delicious humor in the, at least, triple entendre. So the original humor still works, the second and third layers hold up nicely too, you will find a fourth and fifth dimension has been added to the original.
Andy, thank you for helping me get this one up and running so quickly!
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(Put a Fez on yer head, and everything will be safe.)
Don't make us do it without the Fez on, Oh no!
That's what I am, please understand
I want to be your Holy Man.
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Uploaded: Jul 24, 2016 - 09:56:34 PM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 - 10:25:36 PM Last Played: Jun 13, 2019 - 07:57:32 AM
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Mystery Horn
Fender Fretless Jazz Bass "The Immoral"
'74 Ash Fender Telecaster "Woody" with Peacock Drive straight to converter
Synth solo was crafted in Logic
"Reflection" drums are from Addictive Drums
"Inside drums" were from Logic
D-6 and acoustic and electric pianos were from Logic
hackneybloke said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
great track. well done.....andy too.
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Daugrin said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Hello Julian
Thanks for checking in...

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Moviz said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Thanks Daug
for standing up......you do things so well and with a lot of thought...... this is one of them, regards M.
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Daugrin said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Hello Mo
Appreciate you stopping by and commenting.
Stay strong my friend.

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sammydix said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Fez is easily one of my top 10 SD songs. I had to hear a Daug take on it and you and Andy didn't disappoint.
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Daugrin said 1065 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Hello Sammy
Ya got a top 10 SD list? I recall spending about a year figuring out how to play all the parts to "Your Gold Teeth" (On Countdown), I would love to hear ya take on that one... your turn!


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sammydix said 1063 days ago (July 26th, 2016)
If I
were to even attempt singing an S.Dan tune, it would be FM. It's just that nobody can top Fagen.
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abzwork said 1064 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Yeah Mr. D...real tasty throwback with levels and dimensions upon dimensions as I expect from you...sax is exceptional too...as for the madness pertained..thats not religion...just madness being enacted..
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Daugrin said 1064 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
Hello Erin
Glad you dropped in and left a comment. Thanks for your support on the thing.

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awigze said 1062 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
Orlando pissed me off to. Glad you got me off my dead ass at least to record something with you... like the treatment you did with the sax. Fez on brother.
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Daugrin said 1062 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
Hello old friend!
Fez on indeed, the work you did speaks for itself... the Muse favors our work together...
The sax was processed discreetly in two channels on the second master I sent to the box. The posted version was processed with tools that warped content in a time driven envelope. That portion of the sax track provides the ambience on the posted version. I am pleased you enjoyed the final.
Thank you for helping me get this one out fast.

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tonestones said 1062 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
This is very cool. I hear Fagen in some of your chord change choices. Very tasteful. I always loved his style. I still have a hard time expressing the sadness I feel over the Orlando Pulse Club. Thanks for the creative response.
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Daugrin said 1062 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
Hello Steve
Glad you enjoyed the ride and commented.
I am still angry about the people loosing their lives. I haven't progressed to the sadness stage yet, and I might not!
Anyway, cos ya brought it up a little, the bookends I created to frame the tune feature the arabic scale. The "sparkles", "flashes", and where artistically relevant, the basic changes were re-harmonized with that sound in mind. Hear Andy relating to the synth solo? It's all arabic, he has great ears.
DF is all about whole tone dissonance. The guy didn't create the stuff but his work features the intriguing applications.
DF's first influence in orchestration... Henry Mancini? So he claims... strange world hu?

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Dadai.2 said 1058 days ago (July 31st, 2016)
Steely Reprise...
This is exotic music cat nip - unavoidably appealing. Glad I stepped into the room to hear you guys deliver this Fez remembrance...
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Daugrin said 1058 days ago (July 31st, 2016)
Hello Jack
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Outtaorbit said 1057 days ago (August 1st, 2016)
Makes me want to dance....what music is supposed to be Very steely....so to speak
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Daugrin said 1056 days ago (August 2nd, 2016)
Dance Awhile Pat
Have yourself a good time my friend.
See you next time!


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Franciscus_Henri said 1056 days ago (August 2nd, 2016)
At this moment I'm not wearing my Fez
But I do have one....A very full sound, a great track.
As for The Orlando Pulse Club, It broke my heart.. from the other side of the world, its hard to fully comprehend what is unravelling in the US.. I did post "Childrens Song" some years ago as a reflection ...
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Daugrin said 1056 days ago (August 3rd, 2016)
Hello Franciscus
All my listeners know the Fez I am ultimately referring to... you keep the Mystic Fez on yer head on at all times. It does not come off.
Lots of layers of meaning on this one, and so few words, it's all in context.

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PeterB7858 said 1055 days ago (August 3rd, 2016)
A Fez Fer Yer Head
Religion is/has been used as an excuse for all manner of atrocities round the world ever since somebody, probably back was far the first cave dwellers, realised group worship of a mythical being can be used as leverage for power and advantage and control. Very sad about what happened in Orlando. And San Bernardino. And Colorado Springs. And Roseburg. And Chattanooga. And... As an outsider looking in, US gun culture, and its apparent penchant for pointing them at others, seems pure madness. I can't fathom it. Fine music, though. You orchestrate and Andy cooks. Thanks.
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Daugrin said 1055 days ago (August 3rd, 2016)
Hello Peter
Thank you for commenting. Always enjoy the exchange with you. Control over others by use of BIG lies! Say it isn't so. Folks can't be that foolish, can they? You don't say! Fez on?
The US gun culture is fairly simple. Once we overthrew the King of England we determined to remain armed against tyranny, and maybe against home invaders and criminals too.
Would the situation be better if only the clergy were armed? No US Army or Navy, no police or FBI packing guns and so on? If National Socialists really hate guns- perhaps they should disarm the govt? Maybe not so great and idea? People could then just come in the White House door and steal the china. Only the elected should have that perk? The guns are protecting fancy dish ware...lol. Keep that Fez on my friend.

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Warren Smith said 1050 days ago (August 9th, 2016)
Royal scamming
In trying to stay true to the original dictates of subscription I have maintained a personal policy of not commenting on covers. This, however, is not really a cover .. not even a re-interpretation .. so much as an artistic statement that redrafts the original straightforward piece (okay, maybe there was a double entendre in there) into something multi-dimensional. Just adding the trenchant "Don't make us do it without ..." alone changes the connotation. Layers of meaning way beyond the scope of the original. Nice job, both intellectually, emotionally and musically.

Andy's Arabian sax is great!

It's hard to say which horrific event will prompt an artistic response when, these days, there are so many to choose from. My opinion: more guns are not the answer.
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Daugrin said 1049 days ago (August 9th, 2016)
Alright Warren you opened the can
Thanks for the kudos. I did this one because I was angry at the Evil. I got to make fun of SD, the evil guys, the morally incompetents, disco culture, and the vacant who DID NOTHING; all regular targets of opportunity.

Here's my opinion, there are rules for covers and they are okay, the old MJs is dead.

Why? Evil people created sock and meat puppet armies, and hiding behind anonymity, corrupted the original vision of the MJ. Now MJs has been eclipsed by other online services and we must adapt or perish.

I ask you reconsider, release yourself from your moral obligation to abide by the original convention. The old MJ is dead. The people that killed the original MJ are well known and have been called out.

Sir, you are not responsible for the moral failure of others, you are responsible for only your own actions.

Covers are an essential tool for the novice to learn our craft. Most people are foolish enough to imagine their latest creation is indeed their own. You know what I am saying here is true.

Giving a person a high five for a well placed cover should not be a difficult adventure in morality. As long as legality is not an issue. There are ways to proceed.

I hope you will reconsider your association to the decadent mores of this communities evil past. It never was the thing it was suppose to be, and a few sick people ensured it was a play thing for their particular adventures in mental illness.

Good cover rules? Got to be specific improvement(s) over the original design, must parody the original in a broad manner, must educate, provide healing, or be therapeutic to the target audience.

These rules will make our covers acceptable to BIG brother's legal armies. There is not enough money here for them to go after anyway.

Theses are not my rules, they are Brian Wilson's, check out his covers. They are Hendrix's rules. They are Coltrane's rules. Sonny Bono and the US Congress changed the rules, but study the enforcement issues Sir.

Covers are our tribal tradition, and is broadly done in the digital age. It sells gear. It will be permitted under the current conventions, until it is not, based on financials, not some MJer's personal vision of what we should do or not do. This was never a democracy.

The cover artist must accept conventions, or the legals can get into anything. Example: the recent litigation over "Happy Birthday".

Four chords and a whistle? Now a days you don't even need four chords, all ya really need is a whistle ;)

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