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#771028 07/13/23 08:47 AM
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Cellular Zombies


I am so far out of my comfort zone on this one that if I were playing baseball I would be behind the left field fence!

My allergies and asthma have let up so I quickly put down the vocal track. The other tracks have been really for about a month. I know that my vocal isn't that great but it was the best that I could do.

BiaB style - CC_Avril - Heavy Metal, Alt. Rock
I deleted all but the guitar and drum tracks.

Guitar - Arturia B3 - preset Old 70's sole - note I played the held chords while BiaB played the balance of the track.
Drums - Steven Slates' SSD-5 drums - preset DeLuxe Vintage Funk
I am playing the bass, rhythm, and lead guitars and each one through a different Amplitube preset.

As always all comments are welcomed.

Verse
They are walking in our town like they're the only ones around
Their heads are always down like they're looking at the ground
Throughout our country they do roam
Heads down staring at their phone

Verse
They think it's really neat, they just sent 50 tweets
They walk into stop signs, some right into the street
Glassy eyed and walking blind
I'm not sure they have a mind

Chorus
They are Cellular Zombies
Addicted to their phones
Cellular Zombies
Even in groups they are alone

Verse
The pictures that they take are always free
Good thing because of the number of sellfies
Pictures of all the food they ate
Enough to make me regurgitate


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Mario,

LOL! This is AWESOME! It sounds like Bob Dylan meets Vincent Price.

Excellent - love the song and mix. Great vocal!

Bob

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Hahaha!
Love that. Wish I'd wrote it.
"Pictures of all the food they ate".

Vic

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What a message man, how true.
This once again reminded me of how addicted we Americans are to tobacco, legal drugs, illegal drugs, coffee, food, misinformation, sugary drinks, etc.

Phones are just the latest "substance" on the list. It's a miracle we function as a nation as well as we do.

Great vocals, lyrics, guitar work and drum track.


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

LOL! This is AWESOME! It sounds like Bob Dylan meets Vincent Price.

Excellent - love the song and mix. Great vocal!

Bob


Thanx Bob. I never thought of Vincent Price but you are right.


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Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Hahaha!
Love that. Wish I'd wrote it.
"Pictures of all the food they ate".

Vic


Thanx Vic.
We went out for supper tonight and sure enough some kids were photographing their food!


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
What a message man, how true.
This once again reminded me of how addicted we Americans are to tobacco, legal drugs, illegal drugs, coffee, food, misinformation, sugary drinks, etc.

Phones are just the latest "substance" on the list. It's a miracle we function as a nation as well as we do.

Great vocals, lyrics, guitar work and drum track.


Thanx Steve. Everything in that song I have witnessed. Well except the regurgitation part, I didn't see or do that!


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

LOL! This is AWESOME! It sounds like Bob Dylan meets Vincent Price.

Excellent - love the song and mix. Great vocal!

Bob



Yep - Bob summed it up perfectly!

Hi Mario ...

This is just so damn good!!! And it expresses my sentiments exactly. When we visit our daughter and son-in-law, they hardly realize we are there much of the time. One day last year she was headed about 40 miles out of time for whatever reason. When she was just 10 miles from her destination, she turned around and headed back home - she'd forgotten her cell phone. I should say her $1,300.00 cell phone. Duh!!??

You put a huge smile on my face with this one. I checked my $210.00 phone before I wrote the comment on your song. I averaged making 17 calls per month and receiving an average of 26 per month. For most people I know, that's one afternoon!

Your vocal sits very nicely where you put it. You said you did your best. Well, your best was very nicely performed - no complaints here. It's just fine!

You picked a surprising but very appropriate style for it. Nice choices on the style and added instruments/tracks.

Cool song - great listen!

Alan


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Oh, yeah, I knew what this was gonna be about, and you found the perfect pic. I'm sorry. That's all I got. Was busy on my phone. What did ya say? Maybe just send me a text.

Yeah, you're out in left field beyond the wall in this one, but you still seem quite comfortable, Mario. Always enjoy your creative ways.


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Mario,

HA! A clever idea and a clever write.
You should bring this back around on Halloween...

Well done!

fj

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Ain't it the truth! Ain't it the truth!

This is great. I think you sound a bit like Ray Davies here.

Superb musicianship!

(I empathize with your allergy afflictions.)

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

LOL! This is AWESOME! It sounds like Bob Dylan meets Vincent Price.

Excellent - love the song and mix. Great vocal!

Bob



Yep - Bob summed it up perfectly!

Hi Mario ...

This is just so damn good!!! And it expresses my sentiments exactly. When we visit our daughter and son-in-law, they hardly realize we are there much of the time. One day last year she was headed about 40 miles out of time for whatever reason. When she was just 10 miles from her destination, she turned around and headed back home - she'd forgotten her cell phone. I should say her $1,300.00 cell phone. Duh!!??

You put a huge smile on my face with this one. I checked my $210.00 phone before I wrote the comment on your song. I averaged making 17 calls per month and receiving an average of 26 per month. For most people I know, that's one afternoon!

Your vocal sits very nicely where you put it. You said you did your best. Well, your best was very nicely performed - no complaints here. It's just fine!

You picked a surprising but very appropriate style for it. Nice choices on the style and added instruments/tracks.

Cool song - great listen!

Alan


Alan, thanx so much for this wonderful review.

I have three kids that are cellular zombies!

I get about three cell phone calls a month. The only time it is on is when I leave the house. My land line does all of my calls.


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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Oh, yeah, I knew what this was gonna be about, and you found the perfect pic. I'm sorry. That's all I got. Was busy on my phone. What did ya say? Maybe just send me a text.

Yeah, you're out in left field beyond the wall in this one, but you still seem quite comfortable, Mario. Always enjoy your creative ways.


I just sent you a text telling you to stop looking at your phone grin

Thanx for those kind words but I was not comfortable doing this one. I'm just glad people are liking it.


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Mario,

HA! A clever idea and a clever write.
You should bring this back around on Halloween...

Well done!

fj


Thanx so much Floyd.

I think I will do something more scary for Halloween, maybe with the Vincent Price type of vocal.


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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Ain't it the truth! Ain't it the truth!

This is great. I think you sound a bit like Ray Davies here.

Superb musicianship!

(I empathize with your allergy afflictions.)


Thanx so much Ezekiel.


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"They are Cellular Zombies
Addicted to their phones
Cellular Zombies
Even in groups they are alone"

Great!

"The pictures that they take are always free
Good thing because of the number of sellfies
Pictures of all the food they ate
Enough to make me regurgitate"

Hilarious!

Glad you climbed over the left field fence.
This was a LOT of fun and well done all the way around!

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Thanx so much J&B for that wonderful review.


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Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Mario,
That was fun (and so true!) Kidos are totally hooked on phones. Excellent title and idea. Vocals are a little buried in the mix, otherwise great effort. Thank you for sharing!
Misha.

P.S. Soon they will implant "phones" in retina, so it will get tough to spot zombies... On the other hand, they will need certain gestures to communicate with device... next song idea: Twiching Zombies.

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Mario,
That was fun (and so true!) Kidos are totally hooked on phones. Excellent title and idea. Vocals are a little buried in the mix, otherwise great effort. Thank you for sharing!
Misha.

P.S. Soon they will implant "phones" in retina, so it will get tough to spot zombies... On the other hand, they will need certain gestures to communicate with device... next song idea: Twiching Zombies.


Thanx so much Misha.

Yes recording and mixing vocals in one area that I do need to improve. The problem is I don't sing very much.


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Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Cool clever lyric Mario. Loved the delivery and backtrack. I agree would be a cool halloween track. Well done


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