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#579828 - 02/07/20 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Doodles
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Hi Folks.
I have to account for the month of January, so posting a recent tune called Doodles. There are no secret meanings - just a musical absurd, a result of sleep deprivation smile All comments are welcomed. Thank you for listening.
Misha.

Doodles

Lyrics:

I got a box of magic chalk
I am gonna draw my world on a sidewalk
I am gonna draw a sky as wide as eyes can see
I am gonna draw sun that will shine so brightly
Guiding my birds that will fly high and free
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And if a sudden rain washes my art
leaving nothing but stains
I will take out my magical chalk
and I will draw it all over again
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I got a chunk of magic clay sitting in my pocket
I am gonna sculpt a missing handle to a secret door
Walking like a Riding Red Hood with her basket
Holding tightly glock for wolf - eternal foe
---
If a naughty kid breaks my art
leaving shuttered remains
I will use my magic clay
And will sculpt those handles again
----
I got a bunch of magic beans,
waiting for the planting
I got my shovels ready, my diesel tractor all filled up.
Sitting comfy on a couch
reading scrupulously Farmers Almanac.
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But if a pesky squirrel gets my beans
and munches them for lunch...
This squirrel will grow the size of the building
and these woods will get a new beast - Squirrellotozaurus


Tech stuff:
Band:
RealTracks in song: 3486:Bass, Electric, SkaClassicAB Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 888:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBronx Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3207:Pedal Steel, Background RockGrittyEddy Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2294:Sax, Alto, Rhythm SlowPop Ev16 065 (1TrackHornSection)
RealTracks in song: 3442:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycFunky Ev16 100
RealDrums [in Song:SkaSlow70sWesPerc^1-a:Sidestick , b:Hat, Snare

Midi arrangement: VArranger, synths of Halion. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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#579881 - 02/08/20 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 729
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
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Hi Misha,

Your late with your january contribution, but i will look it through the fingers, because you have made a very strong number with Doodles!
It's amazing where magic chalk could lead too!
The funky guitar is doing very well and your vocals are very clear and strong. I almost see you dugged deep in your Kayotica eyeball to get a sound as clear as possible. well, you succeeded!

I often wondered how you can write these kind of lyrics. What happens/ happened in your head?
There is one tiny issue I would like to mention: the sax. It works nice for some time, but then it -kind of- overruled the other instruments or distracts me a bit. but if no one else has this, keep it in.

Hans
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#579888 - 02/08/20 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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I really liked this one. Your lyrics are out of this world.

"But if a pesky squirrel gets my beans
and munches them for lunch...
This squirrel will grow the size of the building
and these woods will get a new beast - Squirrellotozaurus" is a great passage, loved it.

Magic caulk, clay, beans? No, magic music. Super in your pocket groove! Funky guitar and great vocal, this song has everything.
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#579892 - 02/08/20 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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BabuMusic Offline
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(Oh, I wish you could hear the laughter on my face as I type.) REALLY like this. Quite unusual, and I enjoy how you think.
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#579899 - 02/08/20 10:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Robertkc Offline
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Misha,

This is another fun trip through the Rusty Spoon world of wacky! I love the lyrics (channelling Roald Dahl?); with drawings,clay and beans showing how your optimism won`t be defeated.
Good and mostly very clear vocal ( at "sculpt those handles again" they get a little lost).
The reggae band with horns works for me.
Much more than just your January quota song!

Robert

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#579916 - 02/08/20 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3657
Loc: Sydney Australia
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Misha

Interesting, quirky and inventive, musically and lyrically.
Loved the vocal and asides.

Excellent work.

Peter

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#579931 - 02/08/20 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 08/10/12
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Loc: Florida
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Misha,

Cool BAND. Cool song.

Excellent lyric.

Like many of your songs, this sounds like a new-found missing Frank Zappa creation. "Creation" often is the best description of your...creations!! (much like Zappa)

You are a talented artist.

fj

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#579985 - 02/08/20 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 03/07/18
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Rustyspoon# Offline
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Hans,
thank you for listening and your fun comments! Yes, you are absolutely right. I will give more time to mix and will lower the sax in some places - I think I know which places you are talking about. Kayotica... I am not crazy to spend $200+ for a piece of foam. I got a it's Chinese cousin for a small fraction of that smile
---
Mario,
Thank you for tuning in and your support!
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Marty,
Thank you for your comments! I am glad it bought a smile!
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Robert,
Thank you for listening, your generous and kind comments & for pointing out the "lost" part! Will correct it.
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Peter, Thank you for excellent feedback!
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FJ,
Thank you for listening and your generous feedback!

Misha.

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#580004 - 02/08/20 11:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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rayc Offline
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"And if a sudden rain washes my art
leaving nothing but stains
I will take out my magical chalk
and I will draw it all over again"
Yep, this says it all.
I love hearing your ad libs and off mic stuff - essential elemnents of your musical universe (the one that keeps expanding).
Loved it.
NO nits.
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#580022 - 02/09/20 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
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Misha,
You are without a doubt one of the most creative and interesting artists I have ever met.

Loved everything about this, a most enjoyable listen.
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#580051 - 02/09/20 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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This reminds me of that song that doesn't sound like anything else I've heard.

I think it was about persistence in the face of adversity, both natural and man-made. It ended with total absurdity, like death.

Have you heard it? I just did.

I think it belongs on film or, even better, on stage.
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#580108 - 02/09/20 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Janice & Bud Offline
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The Zappa thing for sure. Had a friend who played bass with him so I
do have some familiarity with his catalog smile And this would fit!

"I got a chunk of magic clay sitting in my pocket
I am gonna sculpt a missing handle to a secret door
Walking like a Riding Red Hood with her basket
Holding tightly glock for wolf - eternal foe"

Man, that is so cool. Might be fun to go down that
rabbit hole...err, I mean through that door!

We absolutely love the groove, the band, the lyric and the vocal...everything is
hittin' the note.

Creativity abounds!

Now if we could just decide whether its quirky or ominous or quirkily ominous maybe...

J&B

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#580122 - 02/09/20 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 09/02/18
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Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Oh man, what can I say? Your lyrics are genius. I smiled throughout the song. You are a master of your craft.

The melody is so exotic and enchanting.

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#580196 - 02/10/20 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
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You have a magic gift of songwriting smile Very nice funky reggae tango with catchy chorus and colorful feel good lyrics. Production and vocals are excellent quality.

Janne

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#580198 - 02/10/20 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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beatmaster Offline
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This was a fun listen and pure enjoyment, as been mentioned in previous posts the lyrics are something else … Vocals spot on clear and prominent sound.

Thanks
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#580250 - 02/10/20 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha,

You should get less sleep more often—this is really well done. Very catchy chorus—and like that Alto sax playing throughout. Very original write as well; terrific idea well executed. Fun, engaging listen. Cool stuff!

All my best,

Deej

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#580286 - 02/10/20 03:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Jim Offline
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So cool...
Vividly written lyrics drawn from you unique creative imagination...

Every time I listen to one songs...
I am truly amazed at your uniqueness & your creativity...

Yet you simply described it as "just a musical absurd, a result of sleep deprivation"...
But I think something deeper is going on here...
That borders on poetic genius!

With or without music...
Your poetry stands on it own!
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#580432 - 02/11/20 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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I liked the lyrics/concept a lot and it was well executed musically. Good work!
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#580483 - 02/12/20 03:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha, this is really great.

Excellent lyrics, perfect melody and fantastic choice of accompanying band.

This stands out so well:
"I got a chunk of magic clay sitting in my pocket
I am gonna sculpt a missing handle to a secret door"

Really great, indeed.
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#580495 - 02/12/20 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Doodles [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Ray,
Thank you for listening and words of support!
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Dave,
you are kind! Thank you for your generous feedback!
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Tangmo,
Thank you for listening and your cool comments. "ended with total absurdity, like death" smile smile smile
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Ezekiel's Storm,
Thank you for giving this time. I am glad it provoked a smile!
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Janne,
Thank you for your kind comments!! I know, you also like reggae styles. Please vote in RT request for the genre. We need more!!! smile
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Beatmaster,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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Deej,
I believe dolphins have this way...Half a brain sleeps, second is awake, then they switch. Maybe next life? Thank you for your support!
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Jim,
Thank you for your support & kind words! I assure you it was not "deep thought" project, just having fun smile
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TuneMonger,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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VideoTrack,
Thank you for tuning in and your encouraging feedback!

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