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#327875 - 12/27/15 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Buy My News - a Snitch Story
Registered: 12/22/07
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It started once upon a time in the east as a BIAB thang, and after quite a bit of real stuff addings and moddings, pffffff, she's off in to the youtu blue:


[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/31e-Iw868nE[/video]

What went on before it all turned into a song was a fascination with the functioning of snitches, stoolies, informants in our societies: Whatever you call or even think of them; they play an important role in resolving crime and the law can't do without them it seems. We need more Snowdons BTW too ...

My actual trigger and inspiration for this song was Hill Street Blues actually, starring Peter Jurasik as the main snitch, and later on in his career he got even more famous as some Ambassador of a Weird Planet (Babylon 5 TV series). The video is illustrated by the fantastic cartoon animators from the communistic era in Russia, a children TV series called NU PAGADI, where the big bad wolf likes one special rabbit a lot instead of some pigs. Thanks guys, may you ever get as famous as Walt Disney !

Buy My News © Artspurg 2001-1988 SABAM

I grew up for trouble
Crime behind the door
Dimes were counting double
Boy I sure was poor
I love being hated
Never toe the line
When the con-man's baited
G-man pays me fine

Ch: I'm the stoolie, signed yours truly
Eagerly I spy, do you wonder why
I'm the pigeon, bad religion,
To crime I'll light a fuse,
come and buy my news

Saw it on the telly
G-men cleaned up vice
Champagne in my belly
I just got my slice
Park my wheels on the corner
Jaywalking 's all right
I am the informer
The law is on my side

--- May the Force be with you all, -F

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#328005 - 12/28/15 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4910
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Online   content
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4910
Loc: Davis, CA
Really cool music!! Great musical changes, interesting lyrics, and great vocals. Everything works great! Happy New Year! Greg

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#328047 - 12/28/15 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
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fiddler2007 Offline
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Thnx, BTW had some questions about this one; There are no RT's etc involved here, only started a sketch in BIAB of the arrangement. Played this song written in the 80-ies, and only occasionally just with an acoustic guitar, and later with a bluegrass band. It never ended on CD's or LP's as others did alas. So much later i found it again and tried a sort of reggae version which seemed working, via a sketch done in BIAB. In this recording only the drummy and bassy stuff is samplefied MIDI stuff, and almost all programmed manually in Cubase, plus some added samples to enhance it all. Youtube need video so there you go. Saw, mandolin, guitar & all that is RealStuff, not BIAB, sorry. - F

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#328213 - 12/29/15 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
SRP Offline
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Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
I like how you take a video and put your own soundtrack to it and sync it all together. Great job!
Sonny

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#328215 - 12/29/15 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
Registered: 04/07/13
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Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
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Loc: South Carolina
Lot's to like here. Good job and very entertaining.
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#328224 - 12/29/15 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
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Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Skyline Offline
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Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Truly original soundscape and lyrics. Very imaginative and very enjoyable to listen to!

John
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#328728 - 01/01/16 02:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Buy My News - a Snitch Story [Re: fiddler2007]
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Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Loc: Cremona-Italy


Cool rhythm on this tune.
good vocal.

Super video.

Sergio
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