Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#602784 - 06/19/20 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Geography Blues
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2500
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2500

Hi Folks.
Here is my latest tune about some "common" perceptions and stereotypes of different places of the world. A word of warning to those who suffer from acute political correctness syndrome... This is just a satire, which is not targeted to diminish any of the amazing and beautiful countries mentioned.  Thank you for listening!

Geography Blues


America-mighty dollar, Australia way to far,
 North pole is where Santa is chillin in icy spa
Italy-Pizza party, Germany-sausage fest,
 Russia is where bears laying their spotted eggs    
Paris is peculiar, probably full of bogs,
as people like  eating there  slippery warty frogs.




China- that's where stuff "Made In", Guinea breeding pigs,
Machu Picchu is a pokemon hero or a state in the northern east.
Egypt is where mummy, Spain always fights the bull,
Switzerland full of money, Tokyo way too cool.
Sweden delicious meatballs, UK is covered in fog,
Romania Draculicious, Canada  chopping  logs


Africa - diamond mining and wondering lion king,
If you want a roasted duck, you better fly to Peking
Mexico hot burrito, romantic mariachi bands,
Malaysia is big on rubber...probably makes rubber bands.
Cuba - fine rolled tobacco, Ireland playing it's harp,
Coffee grows  in sunny Tobago, Singapore hunting sharks.




Tech stuff:
1434:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkPoppy Ev16 110
2636:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBluesRock Ev 110
2913:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryTrainBeatBrent12-key Ev16 090
1154:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
2431:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGrasKevin Ev16 085
377:Guitar, Resonator, Background Trav Ev 088
RealDrums:CountryShuffle68^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Lyrics, vocals: me.
Recorded & Mixed in Cakewalk.

Top
#602788 - 06/19/20 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 7111
Loc: Scottish Highlands
furry Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 7111
Loc: Scottish Highlands
LOVE it Misha, unusual, but great fun song to listen to. It took me a couple of lines to get into the swing of it, but it's brilliant, just what we need these days. Thanks

Top
#602796 - 06/19/20 09:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 648
jptjptjpt Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 648
Very cool. Well written. Great vocals too. I really like the vocals during the breaks. They are very effective Nice.
_________________________
My latest video upload is a song called "Melody":

https://youtu.be/VWTesk12JyU

My music can be heard at: http://thecracks.bandcamp.com/

Top
#602801 - 06/20/20 01:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 06/19/20
Posts: 3
chromator Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/19/20
Posts: 3
Haha, such fun lyrics. What time signature is that?

Top
#602807 - 06/20/20 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3625
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3625
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hi Misha,

As always your music is so creative and unique!

Man, what you are doing with the vocal starting at 3:20 or so .... wild!

Loved this one.

One word summary: Brilliant!

Top
#602808 - 06/20/20 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2765
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2765
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
FUN.
Great arrangement, infectious melody and terrific vocal performance.
Classic Rustyspoonerisms.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#602836 - 06/20/20 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9012
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9012
Loc: Florida
Misha,

A clever trip around the world.

The Xabarovskiy Krai sound is becoming quite recognizable. Original, innovative, enjoyable.

Always worth several listens.

fj

Top
#602876 - 06/20/20 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5403
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5403
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Misha ...

I've done a lot of traveling in my years and fins everywhere I've been interesting in one way or another. And the perceptions will always remain, whether or not they're accurate.

I enjoyed your creative mash-up! Quite a few or them made me laugh or smile. Cool song in many ways! I enjoyed my listen very much!

Wishing you the best. Be safe ...

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#602888 - 06/20/20 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 948
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 948
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Misha,

You're quite busy with your funny and very nice songs! This one is no exception on the funny lyrics you write.
But, I must say they are not only funny, but in the first place, clever made. How you play with the words, amazing, man!

The song/melody is very nice. A cool swing and the instruments all sound so bright. Hat off!

Nice day,
Hans
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130

Top
#602899 - 06/20/20 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4011
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4011
Loc: Sydney Australia
Misha

Loved it - lyrics vocal arrangement -t the lot.

A great fun, engaging listen.

Peter

Top
#602914 - 06/20/20 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1210
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1210
Scatolocious. Surprises around every bar. I think you've displayed more geographic knowledge than a lot of people I know and have known...maybe even a teacher or two. The coolest of backings and multi-vocals. I had a great time listening.
_________________________
BIAB 2020 Audiophile. Windows 10 64bit. Songwriter, lyricist, composer(?) loving all styles. Some pre-BIAB music from Farfetched Tangmo Band's first CD. https://alonetone.com/tangmo/playlists/close-to-the-ground

Top
#603017 - 06/21/20 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2984
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2984
Misha,
A fun musical whirl around the world in your zany head. Great ad libs and growly vocal surprises... some educational ones too ( spotted bear eggs in Russia? Canadians who still know how to chop logs?).
I nominate this as lighten up music to be played at UN soirees.

Robert

Top
#603071 - 06/21/20 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2500
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2500
Graham,
Thank you for listening and kind words! It took me some time to get into the swing too smile
---
jptjptjpt,
Thank you for your support

---
chromator,
Thank you for listening. it is 4/4 but because of different "feels" and offbeat rhythm it seems like something else.

---
Dave,
Thank you for listening and your support! I was very tempted to ask you to play some parts, but decided to wait out for something more serious.

---
Ray,
Ha ha funny! Rustyspoonerism sounds like some kind of chronic illness smile Thank you for listening!

---
FJ,
Thank you for tuning in and your supportive comments!
---
Alan,
Thank you for listening and your feedback! True, there so many interesting places. Even our neighbor, Canada is sooo different.

---
Hans,
Thank you for warm comments! Actually this one came "easy" and fast so there was no painful struggles. You just got to awake the child inside of yourself...lyrics become simpler, but more fun to work with smile

---
Peter,
Thank you for kind words!

---
Tangmo,
Thank you for listening and fun comments. "Geographic knowledge" ha ha, that is a good one. I can totally picture gray haired teacher explaining the politics of Sweden in terms of meatballs smile

---
Robert,
Thank you for your kind feedback.
Actually black bears do make nests, not sure about grizzlies or the eggs part.

Misha.

Top
#603362 - 06/23/20 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5538
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5538
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool tune Misha. I got a chuckle from some of your references. Loved the chopping logs. Some serious lumberjacks here is BC and Alberta. Very creative an some very cool vocal effects. Well done

Top
#603411 - 06/23/20 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9935
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9935
Loc: GA USA
Your satire is certainly equal opportunity!

"I nominate this as lighten up music to be played at UN soirees."

Robert nailed it!

That hint of reggae really makes the rhythm distinctive...great use of RTs.

Cool vocals and fx indeed.

Your creativity sets a high bar with this one. We could sit for hours of google sessions
and never come close to this from a geographic and satirical perspective.

Mega fun!

J&B

Top
#603433 - 06/23/20 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
You put a big smile on my face Misha! So creative. I think I may have said this once before--if you're a native speaker of a language, you probably can't get past the normal constructs of how to string words together to arrive at something like this. The lyric-writer part of me is jealous of your creative linking of words and ideas. Besides that, the music itself is fun, well-done, and your personality is injected into it to make it even more enjoyable. Great contribution and I'm going to take some inspiration from your creativity.

Top
#603460 - 06/23/20 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 366
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 366
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi Misha
Love it. While the lyrics are clever and fun, what really made me smile were the 'scat' passages - one minute sounding a bit like a Russian folk song, the next more like Louis Armstrong. Fabulous.
Regards from 'Australia way too far',
Leon

Top
#603564 - 06/24/20 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2088
F.M.M. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2088
hi misha yes very creative interesting peace love it thanks for sharing eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top
#603917 - 06/26/20 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3170
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3170
Loc: Missouri
Witty and clever Misha! What a gift you have for this sort of thing! Great job putting this together! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#603953 - 06/27/20 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Geography Blues [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3132
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3132
Loc: York, England
Hi Misha,

Loved it!

Shades of Warren Zevon in there, I think.

Never know what to expect from you, but always seem to like it.

Cleverly done and extremely entertaining.

ROG.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows - New Intro Options!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2021 there are additional options for generating an intro!

Within Band-in-a-Box, choose Song Form | Generate Intro to see all the different options available:
-All Instruments
-Drums only
-Bass and Drums
-NEW! Bass only
-NEW! Bass then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Drums then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Piano Only
-NEW! Guitar Only
-NEW! Strings Only
-NEW! Custom - you pick!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Update Available!

We've updated our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to enhance Big Sur and M1 capabilities, improve the notation window, resolve AIFF rendering errors, as well as addressing a few other user-reported issues.

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac? Update for free today.

Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2021!

Already purchased PowerTracks Pro Audio 2021? Make sure you update it for free today!

Our development team has been listening to user feedback, and applied some updates to address user-reported program concerns.

Learn more...

Band-in-a-Box® Guitar Features!

Today* is Get Out Your Guitar Day!

Band-in-a-Box® has many features for guitarists, whether you're learning or on your way to being a pro, or you are a pro!

Are you using an UltraPAK+ or own the Songs & Lessons PAK? Lessons from our Master Solos Series can be accessed right in the Practice Window! (Alt Shift L)

Use the resizable Guitar Window to follow-along with the on-screen fretboard, which is customizable to displays alternate guitar tunings, notes are highlighted as the song plays, and includes many more useful features for to help you learn!

The Woodshedding feature is perfect to help you progress while learning a song along with Band-in-a-Box®! This feature speeds up the song every time the song loops to the beginning, and you can also choose to loop a highlighted section within the song to really focus on the you could use a little more practice with.

Most of our guitar RealTracks include RealCharts so that you can see the notation and tab, allowing you to see exactly what the pros are playing!

A Band-in-a-Box® 2021 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition includes over 1,400 guitar RealTracks contributed by more than 50 different REAL musicians!

There are so many things a guitarist can do with Band-in-a-Box® - what's your favorite guitar feature? Do you have a "go-to" RealTracks Guitarist Artist you use for most of your songs?

*February 11, 2021

Big Sur & M1 Compatibility Added to Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac today!

Here at PG Music, development never stops! If you're using the 2020 version of Band-in-a-Box® for Mac with your Big Sur or a Mac M1 computer, download the latest update which adds support for macOS Big Sur, and is compatible with Apple Silicon (M1) Macs!

This update will also resolve any color display issues within the program, resize the windows without unexpectedly closing the program, add notation enhancements, and resolve a few other user-reported issues!

Download & learn more about the updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac.

Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows for Free!

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows? Download the latest free update today!

With this latest update, notation display in Japanese has been enhanced, improvements have been applied to Bar and Song Settings, the MIDI volume change events will now be included in exported MIDI files, you can now import the lyrics with your MIDI files, export Utility Tracks notation as video, and we've resolved additional user-reported issues.

Make sure you download your latest Band-in-a-Box 2021 for Windows update today!

Tip: Head to Help | Check for Update... to put a checkmark beside "Automatically check for updates every..." and choose your day count to always stay up-to-date with your installation of Band-in-a-Box®!

Did You Win a Band-in-a-Box® 2021 UltraPAK?

It's that time again - we've announced our 2020 User Showcase Awards!

In 2020 there were 1,310 new & original compositions shared by 197 different artists to our User Showcase Forum! If you contributed, make sure you read the announcement to see if you're on the winners list!

Forum Stats
33943 Members
67 Forums
68298 Topics
585345 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Leonid, jborichewski, Gracekb, tdchapoy2, Laurence Gilbert

33942 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 220
dcuny 184
VideoTrack 155
Matt Finley 150
Al-David 136
Janice & Bud 135
Jim Fogle 133
MusicStudent 128
Simon - PG Music 92
eddie1261 88
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays