You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#245200 - 03/24/14 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Bob Dylan Parody
Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
jphillips Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
I thought I would be fun to write and shoot a Bob Dylan parody, so the result is this tune:
Bob Dylan Parody - Something They'd Never Seen

You can see the original video here
Original Dylan video

Lyrics:

Something They'd Never Seen -- © 2014 John C. Phillips

Marmalade monkey near the widow shade
Ballerina with a hand grenade
Riding the sky on a silver bus
But they could not know what they'd chosen
'Cause their thoughts were decomposing
Like old talk in a gum machine
But they would walk toward something they'd never seen

The King and Queen and a couple of jesters
Wearing cotton capes and polyesters
Judged the crowd with their afterthoughts
But exactly what were they thinking
Mussolini or more like Lincoln
An old flintlock and a new prom queen
But they would walk toward something they'd never seen

But if you wear glasses sight is delayed
And you cannot tell you been betrayed
By the puppet master in the TV box
Argyle socks
Someone change the locks

The rusty wrench keeps on bleeding
It's a garden but it sure ain't Eden
Rosemary's got no thyme at the wishing well
'Cause wishes they are always frowning
Try to swim but nearly drowning
Dog paddle rock so serene
But they still walk toward something they'd never seen

But if you wear glasses sight is delayed
And you cannot tell you been betrayed
By the TV anchor in the cable box
Celery stalks
Living in Fort Knox

Soulful sister can't be like them
She'll live at 33 RPM
'Cause vinyl makes her feel that certain way
All the notes that she been hearing
Resonate and reappearing
In blue Woodstock and the in between
But they still walk toward something they never seen

Tracks are:
Me on vocal and harmonica
Midi Bass
Midi B3
RealTracks in song: 795:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernCountrySync Ev 100 (A:strum)
RealTracks in song: 1831:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopModernGrooveBrightA-B Ev16 075
RealDrums in Song: Nashville2Beat^08-a:Snare , b:Snare, Ride

Recording and Mixing in Sonar
Mastered in Sound Forge

I hope you enjoy it.

John

Top
#245205 - 03/24/14 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
SpaceDog Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
John,
I sure needed that one. Really funny and well done. Thanks.
SD

Top
#245240 - 03/24/14 08:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi John,

fun, fun, fun.
Thanks for sharing.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#245243 - 03/24/14 09:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4889
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4889
Loc: New York
Now that was a trip! Loved it!

Bob

Top
#245271 - 03/25/14 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2686
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2686
Loc: South Africa
Hey John.
Loved that! Well done. I still don't understand what the hell Dylan is trying to say. Well sung and well produced. Good job on the video!!

Top
#245276 - 03/25/14 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7790
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7790
Good job.... those lyrics made just as much sense as some of Zimmies lyrics did....

The style was dead on to Dylan.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#245310 - 03/25/14 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10741
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10741
Loc: GA USA
Now that was fun! I've been a major league Dylan fan since I first heard him in the early sixties. I spent a lot of time back then trying to posit meaning on some of his lyrics.....so look out....I may be able to interpret yours. I gotta forward this to some friends. Very cool.
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#245311 - 03/25/14 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 101
Sonny Ray Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 101
Great lyrics; great video; thanks so much for the ride.
_________________________
Keep on Rockin'
Sonny Ray

Top
#245334 - 03/25/14 07:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
jphillips Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
SpaceDog: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks

Guenter: Thanks for listening. I always enjoy your very inventive tunes.

Bob: Glad you enjoyed the tune. I think your songs sometimes have a nice Dylan-like quality.

Joanne: Someday we'll figure out the lyrics. The whole project, from writing to shooting was fun. Glad you enjoyed it.

Herb: I was hoping to get close to his '65 style. Good to hear you think it matched pretty well. Thanks for listening.

Bud: I was first introduced to Dylan in '62 - when I was 10 - and my mother bought his first album. She bought all of them through '66 and I picked up after that. Thanks for listening.

Sonny Ray: I enjoyed making it. Glad you liked it.

John

Top
#245413 - 03/26/14 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8892
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Don Gaynor Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 8892
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
John, very well done throughout. I loved it!

I seriously suggest you submit it to Seattle DJ Bob Rivers or Joe Bryant. Bob produces parody compilations called "Twisted Tunes" and Don Jr's CCR parodies are on every album.

I can give Bob's email address, if you're interested. Perhaps Joe would be the better bet.

PM me if you want Bob and/or Jo's personal emails.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, 'tis said!
_________________________
Donny

SoundClick: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1209254&content=music
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/donald-gaynor
BIAB 2021 w/current updates.

Top
#245507 - 03/27/14 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9497
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9497
Loc: Florida
John,

Very clever. Spectacular lyric! Good production and a fun video.

Quite enjoyable.

floyd

Top
#245710 - 03/29/14 01:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
For some reason I could only see the video, I could not hear the sound. Will try again later.
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#245711 - 03/29/14 01:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Got to hear the audio, nicely don; thanks for sharing!
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#245789 - 03/29/14 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
jphillips Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
Don: Thanks for listening and thanks for the suggestion about the parody compilations. I will think about that.

Floyd: I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write and shoot.

PgFantastic: Glad you got to hear/see the whole package. I appreciate your comment.

John

Top
#245801 - 03/29/14 08:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17381
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17381
Loc: Australia
John,

Very clever!

If, as Charles Caleb Colton says, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", then Bob Dylan should be highly flattered.

Great stuff!
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#246002 - 03/31/14 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
jphillips Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
Noel:
I'm glad you liked it. It was fun to do.
I always enjoy the tunes you post here.

John

Top
#246079 - 03/31/14 06:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
Like those lyrics. They almost make sense somehow. And the midi bass seems perfect for this one. Good fun. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#246121 - 04/01/14 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 340
molsenhouse Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 340
LOL – that was great! :-)
Nice lyrics, nice video – well done!
_________________________
MacUser!

Top
#246286 - 04/02/14 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bob Dylan Parody [Re: jphillips]
Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
jphillips Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 360
RichMac: I appreciate you listening. Glad you enjoyed it.

molsenhouse: Thanks. I hope you had fun watching/ listening.

John

Top


PG Music News
Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:

"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."

"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"

"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."

"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"

"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."

"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."

"Great tool for the songwriter!"

"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."

"Powerful, easy to use, inexpensive and they even split the modest payments up if you want. No complaints. Lots of satisfaction."

"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"

"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"

"It's simply a necessity - buy it now - the staff and support do a great job as well!"

"A great tool for us songwriters!"

"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"

"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"

continued...

Do you have something to say about Band-in-a-Box®? Post your own thoughts for Windows or Mac version today!

Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

Forum Stats
34885 Members
66 Forums
70873 Topics
613784 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
qcfoetus, Phantomio, Baccalaureate, Alex Di Carvalho, Ane Atsuko

34884 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 192
Simon - PG Music 148
Jim Fogle 142
Matt Finley 136
swingbabymix 134
Pipeline 131
David Snyder 129
MarioD 123
rayc 122
Torrey Bliss 117
Today's Birthdays
George Leering, Jeeep, knutschke