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Hi Folks.
Not me again! Here is my new tune deposited to the PGmusic vault. Just having fun. It was an interesting project to work on phrasing. Unfortunately my accent stands in a way of lyric clarity. (That is why Hiogi fans sound like coyote pants) Working on it smile Critical comments are always (!) welcomed. Thank you for giving his time.

Playing Sitar


He  walked out when it was raining, he came back when the sun was shining high in the sky.
Memories fading, no tears left to cry,  but he can:
hear the mice running around, feeling the snowflakes fall to the ground, talking to the stray dogs, jumping in the wood clogs,
laughing at the funerals,  grieving at the weddings.
Flying on the rug. Catching shadows with bare hands dancing with  Hiogi fans playing sitar.


She came when the show was over and the whole town was drunk,
even bees could not find the clover,  only the atheist argued with monk.
She was deaf to the words flying like arrows, she put on her paper sombrero.
Walking on the tall hills made of Damascus steel. Laughing at the sunset crying at fiesta.
Flying on a rug. Catching shadows with bare hands dancing with Hiogi fans playing sitar.


They met when the bullets were flying,
Earth was rattling like drums.
While  everybody was hiding, they stood upon miserable slums.
Hearing the music of electric wires, swaying tongues of a hungry fire,
whispers of the embers, prayers of pretenders,
laughing at eternity, crying over spilled milk. Flying on the rug. They were playing sitar.



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3556:Bass, Electric, DancehallClassicAB Ev16 090
1155:Organ, B3, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
1154:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
3377:Mandolin, BackgroundSoloist OldTimeBonfireAndy Ev16 110
2622:Organ, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085
 2669:Pedal Steel, Background CountryRockBoogie Sw 110
RealDrums  Classic w Ribbon Crasher 
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Misha,
you teased me...I was waiting for a sitar to appear in the mix.
Once I was passed the lack of that I was pulled into the song and story.
Hiogi? I looked it up and it seems to have a variety of connections and meanings and I, initially, though it was fans of Hiogi then twigged that fans of fans is the plan.
I thought your pronunciations was great and I heard those two words as written.
The two vocal extremes at the end were fun...you do the craggy, deep voice really well.
That was fun and I learnt a thing or two in the process.
No nits, no picking - loved it.


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Misha

Another example of your incredible creativity.

Wonderful work - thoroughly engaging.

Excellent all round (could have done with a sitar solo..... smile )

Peter

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This is organized chaos and I love it.
Good fun.
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That's so much fun, Misha. Really outstanding in many ways. As far as I can hear, your diction is superb --maybe even too good for many genres. Right from the first downbeat I was enthralled by the reggae feel that sounded more Eastern, Then, by the time you sing "...wedding," I became entranced by all the cool stuff you add, especially with your voice. A really fun listen.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Ray,
Thank you for listening and your feedback! I am waiting for Sitar too smile I tried do keyboard play some sitar sections, but came out too weak. I will have to revisit R. Shankar. Hiogi fan- Japanese wooden fan. Was thinking of Kabuki motif.
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Peter,
Thank you for kind words! Yes, excellent idea on solo! Some sitar music I have heard deals with a "conversation" of one instrument to another (example: tabla-sitar-tabla), B3 is kind of dense, it might be tricky to inject something that will work, but I will give it a shot.

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Rob,
Thank you for listening and your positive feedback here and on SC.

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Marty,
Thank you for giving this time, your support and kind feedback!

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Misha,

This song has such drive and power.

Outstanding vocal and overall production.

Excellent!

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Hello Misha,

I had the same expectation as Ray wrote. I thought a sitar would steal the show, but as Rob described it, it was organised chaos, but beautifully performed!
I also looked up what Hiogi fans are. Now I know it is a very old Japanese fan meant for special occasions. It goed back to the 14th century, I read. So how on earth can you come up with this? I am pleasantly amazed!

The lyrics are very well written and constructed. Love it. But I had to read them several times to understand what bursted out of your mouth. And your way of singing is -for me- always very pleasant to listen to.

On my earphones the bass / drums were a little too loud, so that sitar was a bit covered.
But the exotic sphere was so nice to listen to.
Very well done!

Hans


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Misha,

You are an artist.

Simple as that.

"Catching shadows with bare hands dancing with Hiogi fans playing sitar."

Your lyrics are original, exotic, colorful!!

Your productions are filled with big splashes of color and subtle shading. Extraordinary.

The mix on this is excellent.

MUSIC. Beautiful. Marvelous.

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Unfortunately my accent stands in a way...


Quite the contraire my friend. You accent only adds highlight to the well produced tune(s), including this one. I thought it was going to be a chaotic mess at first only to find that that very chaos was the foundation to the tune. The lyrics (and accented vocals) fit the music perfectly. Nice one.


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Hi Misha,

You have so many good ideas... and this track/song showcases some of them.

Very well done, my talented friend!

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Bob,
Thank you for giving this time and your support!

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Hans,
Thank you for listening and your generous feedback! I thought of adding "Kabuki dance" in the line, but "Hiogi fans" was a better fit and inline with idea. Thank you for noting drums and bass! I am in the process of adding Sitar, possibly with a collaborator, so will pay attention to drums/bass when re-mixing.

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FJ,
that is way generous feedback. Thank you for your support!

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Will,
Thank you for giving this time and your kind comments!

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Cool tune.... Your accent adds an interesting flavor to the tune.... With as interesting and creative as the lyrics are.... coyote pants fits right in.

Good one.


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Misha,

This is a super production in all aspects! What a cool tune!

I love the diverse selection of instrumentation used! You've brought all together in cohesive package!

You are a talented contributor here and I appreciate your work! Thanks, Torrey




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What a nice flight on the rug around the world, different places in the story and horn of plenty in musical styles and chord progression.
Enjoyable reggae/ska rhythm, many nice effects
Good vocals with nice nuances and scatting
Good selection of instruments, everything works
Another excellent song from a multi-talented songwriter smile

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Wow Misha! Don't beat yourself on the accent issue, I have one myself, some days worst than others and I don't sweat it. This is a heck of example of ways to be creative using BIB sounds. Very interesting mix indeed. Worked perfectly!

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Hi Misha great song loved it you have great talent and very creative lots of nuggets in this thanks for sharing Eric


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As often as you like, Misha. Always a pleasure to listen to your songs. This is another wonderful flight of fancy.
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As Janice was navigating a pretended flight with her arms she said, "thank you for the magic carpet ride."

No need to parse out a few favorite lines as it's packed full of great ones. Simply stunning imagery.

We have no idea whether you use styles or roll your own but you invariably have a great band to showcase your add-in's and BiaB. And a great mix to go with it all.

Your accent has always added nothing but character to your vocals ... no coyote pants smile

Creative and entertaining to the max!

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Misha, you are a very clever musician. Mixing a sitar in a raga groove while holding a Japanese fan while expertly singing some very intriguing lyrics is brilliant.

Loved it


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