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#607564 - 07/22/20 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video
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Thanks for the advice and suggestions folks. Many were, finally, incorporated in the mix and those that weren't were certainly test run.

There's a Cinema reference in the video that may appeal to folk who've seen the 1980 Rock Flick Get Crazy
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Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit)
Pygmy Beat Extended

Just a spoon full of honey makes the acid less sour
He’d lose the ego the light in his soul would devour
He felt the beginning as karma took power.

The Eclipsed Celebrity Death Club Czar
Wondered if he’d left the doors ajar
Wrote “…one hundred micrograms intra muscular”

Swami complained he’d broken the doors of perception
He looked outward focusing on introspection
Alice’s script was another Disney deception

The Eclipsed Celebrity Death Club Czar
Hadn’t noted the date on his calendar
Wrote “…one hundred micrograms intra muscular”

He insisted the point was counter point
And he ignored young Bess’s offer to anoint
He knew from the first this brave new world would disappoint

The Eclipsed Celebrity Death Club Czar
Wondered if he’d left the doors ajar
Wrote “…one hundred micrograms intra muscular”


Edited by rayc (07/25/20 01:50 AM)
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#607866 - 07/25/20 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Lyrics included for those who need them.
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#607869 - 07/25/20 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Sounds great, Ray, enjoyed the video also.

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#607889 - 07/25/20 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Well, rayc, the first movie that came to mind was The Sound OF Music with your opening lyric. Yes, thanks for the lyrics, too. It otherwise would have been one of those songs where you have to keep lifting the arm to go back over it. "What is he saying?" The whole production was quite captivating and well done.
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#607893 - 07/25/20 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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LOVE the amount of bite you get on your guitars!

Enjoyed this, again.

fj

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#608017 - 07/25/20 09:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds great, Ray, enjoyed the video also.

Thanks Dave.
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#608018 - 07/25/20 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Well, rayc, the first movie that came to mind was The Sound OF Music with your opening lyric. Yes, thanks for the lyrics, too. It otherwise would have been one of those songs where you have to keep lifting the arm to go back over it. "What is he saying?" The whole production was quite captivating and well done.

Yeah, that was a giggle reference...I'd actually forgotten about it as this song's been going for almost two months.
The Get Crazy reference relates to a conversation between Max Wolf of the Saturn Theatre and Auden.
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#608019 - 07/25/20 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
LOVE the amount of bite you get on your guitars!

Enjoyed this, again.

fj

Thanks FJ.
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#608065 - 07/26/20 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Hi Ray,

Somehow I think I heard this song before on this forum. Is this possible?
At least your style of the song and the singing makes it feels similair.
And I liked that song, so this one as well. Otherwise it would be inconsistent and that is not what I want to be while judging your songs ;-)
I liked that intriguing video very much. Saw a lot of newspaper clippings passing by in that surreal video. Combined with your way of singing (a little drawl) gives the song a tensed sphere. That I liked the most!

Nice day,
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#608358 - 07/28/20 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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"Swami complained he’d broken the doors of perception
He looked outward focusing on introspection
Alice’s script was another Disney deception "

That is superbly cool!

Man, do you ever have a signature sound with that distorted rhythm. Yeah, we've said it before but
they are our reference for that sound.

Eric's solos are are perfecto as is the vocal. EVERYTHING has it's own space in the mix
but also working well with the overall vibe. Nice.

Great vid to deliver it all with.

Enjoyed the watches!

J&B

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#608441 - 07/28/20 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Ray and Eric, I enjoyed the writing, playing, and singing on this one. The mix sounds good with just the correct amount of separation on the guitars. Just trippy enough without getting too over the top. I liked it a lot, Tom

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#608597 - 07/29/20 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Ray,

Somehow I think I heard this song before on this forum. Is this possible?
At least your style of the song and the singing makes it feels similair.
And I liked that song, so this one as well. Otherwise it would be inconsistent and that is not what I want to be while judging your songs ;-)
I liked that intriguing video very much. Saw a lot of newspaper clippings passing by in that surreal video. Combined with your way of singing (a little drawl) gives the song a tensed sphere. That I liked the most!

Nice day,
Hans

yes Hans, the working version, the mastered version and now the video...I'm trying some subliminal messaging - seems to be working on you!
"..a little drawl..." is the kindest thing said of my singing to date.
Thanks.
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#608598 - 07/29/20 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"Swami complained he’d broken the doors of perception
He looked outward focusing on introspection
Alice’s script was another Disney deception "
That is superbly cool!
Man, do you ever have a signature sound with that distorted rhythm. Yeah, we've said it before but
they are our reference for that sound.
Eric's solos are are perfecto as is the vocal. EVERYTHING has it's own space in the mix
but also working well with the overall vibe. Nice.
Great vid to deliver it all with.
Enjoyed the watches!
J&B

Thanks J&B,
positivity beams from you two.
Eric wasn't pleased with his recorded solos but, by the mastering stage, he'd decided they weren't half bad after all.
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#608599 - 07/29/20 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Ray and Eric, I enjoyed the writing, playing, and singing on this one. The mix sounds good with just the correct amount of separation on the guitars. Just trippy enough without getting too over the top. I liked it a lot, Tom

Thanks Tommy,
Originally the main guitars were hard panned but the M.E. recommended I pull them in before he did his thing.
He was right as you've just proven.
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#608607 - 07/29/20 10:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Hi Ray ...

Yep ... got the 1980s under control. The guitars are mutually complimentary and really fill it out. It's full without being "overloaded" ... not always easy to do. A really cool sound and production. Nice!

Best to you & yours. Be safe ...

Alan
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#608851 - 07/31/20 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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What a great sound Ray! This flows so well! LOVE the vocals! Great job as always putting the video for this together! You are a pro! Thanks, T
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#609059 - 08/01/20 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: rayc]
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Good work, especially enjoyed the lyrics (as always) and the live sound you get. Everything came together very well, your usual excellence.
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#609199 - 08/02/20 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Ray ...

Yep ... got the 1980s under control. The guitars are mutually complimentary and really fill it out. It's full without being "overloaded" ... not always easy to do. A really cool sound and production. Nice!

Best to you & yours. Be safe ...

Alan

Thank you sir.
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#609200 - 08/02/20 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
What a great sound Ray! This flows so well! LOVE the vocals! Great job as always putting the video for this together! You are a pro! Thanks, T

Thanks Torrey.
It was easy to write n play but the singing was torturous.
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#609201 - 08/02/20 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Instead of Fireworks (Huxley's Exit) the video [Re: TuneMonger]
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Good work, especially enjoyed the lyrics (as always) and the live sound you get. Everything came together very well, your usual excellence.

Thanks Tunemonger.
You're very kind.
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