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#131255 - 10/14/11 04:03 PM [User Showcase] CMON WALES!
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I wrote this in 1985 when I moved back to Wales, why should America have all the good road songs ?!?
It's another labour of love, this time 26 years worth!! and it finally ended in _FIDSBJF Blues Quartet w/fid and then via the "feel and tempo match" thingie in the styles select box bits were added and subtracted! The choir is me on my vsti Mellotron making a Male voice choir. I play piano and disto guitars and did actually get done for speeding on my last journey hence the sirens everything else is BIAB midi and vsti's especially Fruity Loops. Mastered in Cubase SX1 using the classic freebies and my Line 6 KB37 and gold plugin.

The cmon Wales bit refers to the Rugby World Cup match with France.... CMON WALES

M4 Boogaloo

Cymru AM Byth
Alyn
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#131256 - 10/14/11 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
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Hi alyn,

I liked the way the arrangement developed: progressively adding layers of sound and complexity worked for me. Also, I take my hat off to you and your lyric writing ability. I don't know how you managed to come up with so many workable words. Most times, I struggle to find 120 or so words that work.

I enjoyed the listen,
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#131257 - 10/15/11 02:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: Noel96]
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Thank you for the compliment, and I wish I could answer you about the "so many workable words" but when I re-read those words I still go *flip* that's good, myself. Well not *flip* actually
When younger I used to read a lot of novels and also reference books like thesauruses and rhyming dictionaries before I went to sleep each night. My wife used to say that I either had my head in a book or someone's mouth (I was a dentist). I used to write down the smart remarks of some patients and used them also. I also listened to cassette tapes of Cole Porter, Gershwin and other great composers on the 45 minute drive to work. Tom Lehrer also just sprung to mind.

In the late 1970's I heard Rutles and the song Another day where the chorus was "You're so pusillanimous, oh yeah, Nature's calling and I must go there" Finding out what pusillanimous meant started me reading reference books and then I had the privilege of bumping into/meeting the composer Neil Innes (also Bonzo dog doo dah band) and then Chas of Chas and Dave and they both gave me the insight to read a lot. ALtho Chas added that vast amounts of beer should be consumed also and so I drank with him for 2-3 years as he used my local also. Good times.

Sorry for going on but as you said in your post New Song: something in the "Easy Listening" genre
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You probably didn't want to know all this but once I started typing, I couldn't stop! Hope it's of some interest to you.




same here!! That was fascinating read by the way, it is always nice to know how other people write !

time to put on my dragon hat and get ready to watch the match!!!

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#131258 - 10/15/11 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
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Thanks for pointing me toward The Rutles, I missed them back then. Brilliant!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqkGFvVXfsE&feature=related
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#131259 - 10/15/11 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: CeeBee]
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Nice song very repetitive though, and the way each line ends on the same note kind of wore at me a bit. Still it had some very fun elements. The drums were way busy, and very appropriate for the song.
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#131260 - 10/16/11 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: Rob Helms]
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Quote:

Nice song very repetitive though, and the way each line ends on the same note kind of wore at me a bit. Still it had some very fun elements. The drums were way busy, and very appropriate for the song.



This started life as a poem and so I spoke/sung the words with the verses on one chord and I only allowed myself a tune in the chorus "Days in the country" etc. The repetitive nature of the music was intended to highlight the words and give an idea of the feeling of boredom, hammering down a 3 lane motorway (freeway) and trying to stay below the speed limit in my 1975 TR6 (I also notice that Wikipedia is wrong as my car, 1972, was 250 bhp.)

Thanks for the comments. Appreciate them.
And then Wales lost

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#131261 - 10/16/11 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
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Just one lousy point. I was pulling for 'em though.

Wales, wales......

or

Whales, Whales, great fish in the sea....LOL


My wife and I often get compliments on the Welsh "national anthem". Most people have never heard of it. With her on the flute we often trade 8's, sometimes in the Marsh of Rhuddlan (Morfa Rhuddlan) and back. So much great music came from Wales.
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#131262 - 10/18/11 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: John Conley]
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Alyn,

Very cool - enjoyed this one a lot.

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#131263 - 10/19/11 10:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: rsdean]
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Alyn,

I always enjoy the creative way you put your songs together. This one is a lot of fun! Keep it up.

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