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#453909 - 01/26/18 06:27 PM [User Showcase] The Morning Calm
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Greetings Forum Friends

I've been very concerned lately about the rising tensions between the US and North Korea. So what would any self-respecting songwriter do... I wrote a song about how I feel.

In the mid 1990's I was serving in the US Air Force and forward based in South Korea as tensions rose. We knew that any day we could be going to war and any night artillery could rain down on us from the north. We were proud to be peacekeepers deterring war. We were even more pleased to head home after our deployment.

In this song, I project my experiences into the current situation. It is a servicemember's prayer for restraint, calm, and peace.

Just a few more notes to help with understanding the lyrics. Korea is called "The Land of the Morning Calm" The lines about fire, wind, earth, sea are symbols on the Flag of South Korea as it the symbol of balance an harmony.

I'll post the song technical elements in a few days with the SoundCloud link for PGM radio.

I hope you listen, enjoy, and understand our latest song, "The Morning Calm"


https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13684769

DCSpaceDog


Edited by SpaceDog (01/26/18 07:49 PM)

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#453919 - 01/26/18 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Loved the marching snare drum sound to start off the song. You have a nice voice and I liked the song and message overall too. Nice work!
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#453925 - 01/26/18 07:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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"A Peacekeeper's prayer for calm and restraint in the face of rising tensions"
What a significant message you've created.

Well put together.

PS: the word 'Morning' might be incorrectly spelled in the Subject Title. You can probably edit that OK.
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#453942 - 01/26/18 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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I listened, and enjoyed. Thanks for your additional notes - it's always nice to get some background on a song.
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#453989 - 01/27/18 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Hi SD!

I gave the US Army 23 years but never got to Korea. My job in the Army had a very small population - 95 of us world-wide, all ranks only five positions in Korea. Let's hope a little reservation and common sense creep into the situation.

Anyway, loved the song! The semi-marching quality you used certainly brought back a few memories. Loved the line "forget about whose button is bigger". That was really good! Very nicely done. The marching drums going to fade at the end was a real nice touch! Good tracks and vocal. Best to you.

Alan
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#454114 - 01/27/18 07:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Steve

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I was planning on makin the snare drum patterns myself, then I found some great samples online.

VT

I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for noting my typo too.

David

Thanks for listening and commenting. I felt the lyrics may be to cryptic without some explanation

Alan

Thanks. I figured some of our veterans might appreciate this one. Maybe not for everyone. Glad you liked it.

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#454162 - 01/28/18 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Loved the intro. Very cool lyric. Excellent vocal. Super message in the lyric

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#454168 - 01/28/18 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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"It is a servicemember's prayer for restraint, calm, and peace."

We can only hope so.

And at the very least we should "speak softly while carrying the big stick."

Well done...it should be heard by many.

Thanks for sharing!

J&B

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#454313 - 01/28/18 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Moring Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Scott

Thanks. The song idea has been rattling around for a while. I guess it needed a real world catalyst to bring it together.

J&B

I'm glad you liked it. I hope it gets some attention. I agree the message is important. I almost felt obligated to write it.

SD

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#454337 - 01/29/18 02:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Morning Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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SpaceDog,

I really enjoyed this song. Love the lyrics and your vocal delivery. Production was great as well. Very cool rhythm throughout the song.

Bob
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#454348 - 01/29/18 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Morning Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Wow - this was really touching. The vocal delivery and lyricism is what pushed it over the edge for me. The groove is extremely unique, and a big standout as well. It's a wonderful message, and the stripped down nature of this tune helps it hit harder than it would other.

You should be very proud of this one - thanks for sharing with us smile
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#454756 - 01/30/18 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Morning Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Bob

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.


Deryk

Thanks for your kind comment. I'm pleased I wrote this song and quite content with how it turned out. However, I'm more humbled than proud. Between my modest skills and PGMs miraculous software, we done good. Thanks.

Here's the Soundcloud link for PGM radio.

https://soundcloud.com/dcspacedog/the-morning-calm


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#454776 - 01/30/18 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Morning Calm [Re: SpaceDog]
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Thanks for writing this one SpaceDog and for feeling the way you do.

Cheers.
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