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April 01, 2024  -  User Showcase Song - Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Those living across "the pond" in Europe I'm guessing are very familiar with the English country house, Bletchley Park. For those less familiar with Station X, it was the principal center for Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. Its main objective was to break enemy codes and decipher their communications; which through much hard work they accomplished. At its peak in 1945, nearly 10,000 personnel worked there, about three quarters of these were women. These people had a variety of backgrounds including math, linguistics, chess champions and crossword puzzle enthusiasts; many had formidable lateral thinking skills. The famous mathematician, computer scientist and crypto-analyst Alan Turing was one of many brilliant minds that worked there. I wonder how many musicians were among their ranks; after all, we think laterally smile

What I would give if time, circumstance, skill and geography gave me the opportunity to work alongside those at Bletchley Park. I would love to have worked on the automatic decryption machinery developed there. As Tom Brokaw coined it, they truly were the greatest generation.

WWII should teach us many lessons, yet authoritarianism is on the rise around the world; how quickly we forget. And many young people I speak to have little interest in "ho-hum ancient history" despite the fact that if we had lost the war, and their parents, grandparents or they themselves were born with a defect or had "undesirable" family backgrounds that they wouldn’t be here today.

This song is a tribute to the men AND women who did their part to help win victory at Bletchley Park. I hope you find this song enjoyable and the theme reflective.

90 BPM

RealTracks in style: 680:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockBritSoulful Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3765:Vibes, Rhythm PopBallad Ev 085
RealDrums in style:RockBritDrivingEv16^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Korg Keyboard: Synths, Piano
Roland Drumpad: Ride Cymbal
Fender Bass

Posted on April 1, 2024 11:26 AM

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