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#233517 - 01/07/14 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Thank God For Google
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A little tune about all the "Mr. KnowItAlls" out there. (With a tip of the hat to Mr. Prine). grin





http://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/thank-god-for-google




Thank God For Google

©2014 Robert Randall Burke/BMI


When I flunked out of High School
They told me I was just a fool
I could fill a book with all the things I didn't know
Never got a decent job
Always just a workin' slob
And everybody told me I was slow.


Thank God for Google
It's tripled my I.Q.
Thank God for Google
Now I'm smarter than you
Now I am an expert
On things I never knew
Google told me so I know it's true.


Aztec anthropology
Throw in some Greek mythology
I can now expound on subjects most arcane
All of ancient history
Is just a piece of cake for me
Now everyone just marvels at my brain.






Title: Thank God For Google
File:Thank God For Google.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 115, Length (m:s)=2:34
No intro. 70 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 70. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BLUGRAS.STY (Bluegrass Quartet Ev16 (85-175))

RealTracks in style: ~~592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~589:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in style: ~~598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)
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#233523 - 01/07/14 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi,Bob !:))

Lol......It is with Google
like it seems to be with BIAB,
One gets smarter just by pressin´
some buttons ? (LOL) !!

For, real ! I liked your tune,
your playing, your lyrics and your vocals
very much !:))

Thanks Bob !

Cheers
Dani

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#233524 - 01/07/14 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Glad to weigh in early on this! Yeah, man, ain't a little learning a dangerous thing! Google and Wiki has certainly upped the "expert" quotient. Great choice of RTs and mix, great vocal, fun and clever lyrics -- it's ALL there. That's a nice clean crispy acoustic arrangement also. (And FWIW these observations come from a guy who hauled a bass fiddle around 30 years staring at the backside of bluegrass bands)


Edited by Janice & Bud (01/07/14 10:50 AM)

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#233539 - 01/07/14 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,
Well done. It put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.
SD

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#233542 - 01/07/14 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, Fun song. Very well written and sung. Good mix. I enjoyed it. tom

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#233550 - 01/07/14 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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This is fantastic!

I don’t know how you came up with these lyrics but they are super.
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#233578 - 01/07/14 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Very cool song. Can totally relate. Who needs doctors, vets, psychiatrists now the we have google lol..

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#233581 - 01/07/14 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Love it! Very well mixed and performed. Lyrics are outstanding, thanks for sharing!
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#233677 - 01/08/14 05:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Thanks for listening and the kind remarks. This was just a bit of fun for a diversion. (Also, it's too darned cold to fish right now). grin



Regards,


Bob

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#233685 - 01/08/14 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Cool tune.... I BING it now mostly....

creative use of lyrics.... enjoyed the words quite a bit.
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#233714 - 01/08/14 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob,

I join the above said.
Fun listening.

Guenter
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#233716 - 01/08/14 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,
Great song and how true!

How different would Sam Cooke's career have been if HE had GOOGLE he might then have known more about History and Biology LOL What a wonderful world it may have been!!

Alyn
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#233732 - 01/08/14 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob,

What a FUN song! I really like it.

Now all you need to do is take your laptop, check into a Holiday Inn Express, crank up Google, and write your next song! smile

Glad to see you back!

Steve


Edited by Steve Young (01/08/14 09:02 PM)
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#233741 - 01/08/14 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Really made me smile, nice to hear such an upbeat song. Nice one.
Cheers Steve
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#233751 - 01/08/14 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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hey Bob...

This was more fun than we're entitled to...we're still smiling! Very creative and the perfect Bluegrass backing. Wow...you raised the bar for some of us. Really nice! Best to you...

Al & Di
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#233793 - 01/08/14 08:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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This is a great song that speaks to everybody. Clever lyrics, an absolute blast. Original idea and well executed.

Way to go!



Edited by olemon (01/09/14 09:56 AM)
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#233839 - 01/09/14 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

That is just brilliant!!!!

You're trademark creativity is at full sail with this song. I love the quirkiness of the subject matter and the way you've put these lyrics together. My favourite rhyme is 'history / cake for me' - being able to come up with something like that is what I call TALENT!

I thoroughly enjoyed "Thank God For Google".

All the best,
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#233846 - 01/09/14 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Thanks for listening and the kind remarks. Having fun with BIAB – can't wait to get my hands on v.2014!


Regards,


Bob

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#233905 - 01/09/14 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob - you are a funny man... and a songwritin' machine - a good combo..
speaking of good combos - that was a nice one - the PG BG Boys...

Good song, vocal, production, mix....

floyd

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#233915 - 01/09/14 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thank God For Google [Re: 90 dB]
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Thanks FJ - I'm funny-looking too. grin

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