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Pie

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Well here it is... Kaleidoscope. A little slice of Power Pop (with a cynical edge). I would like to thank all those who had a crack at the spoken part of the song (SlimGirlFat, Emily Rohm, Mystified and CJHoose) and to the people finally chosen. (Drum roll please...) Ledubutant and because his take mad me laugh so much - Troy. In fact Ledebutant's version gave me the idea for the intro spoken part. Thanks.

Musical Noises & Vocals: Pie
Juliet: Ledebutant
Rocky: Troy
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Lyrics
Kaleidoscope
Words & Musical Noise: Pie

"say you love me and I'll still sleep with you"

kaleidoscope of color breaking down the light
and casts it's hue upon the wall
caught in a slo-mo trance
emotion dances and raises a quizical brow

sittin' 'round dodging coffins waiting for their time to come
with luck, perhaps they'll leave together, hand in hand
cups of tea and custard creams, watch the pigeaons fly
park bench sofa, channel hopping, watch the world go by


can you tell me, is this love that i'm feeling?
can you tell me?
or a psychological need to imprint ourselves upon the most available compatible?

"oh romeo, romeo - wherefore art thou romeo?
deny thy father and refuse thy name
or if thou wilt not be - be but sworn my love
and I'll no longer be..."

"shut up!"

BREAKDOWN

can you tell me, is this love that i'm feeling?
can you tell me?
or a psychological need to imprint ourselves upon the most available compatible?

fast cars and margaritas, she opens up on sight of bling
he takes his prize and plays the game of lo-fi dreams and duplicity
ladies nights and business trips, laying claim to time for space
their secret lives, their rendezvous - their ignorance is bliss.

can you tell me, is this love that i'm feeling?
can you tell me?
is this love that i'm feeling? is this love that i'm seeing?
is this love, is this love, is this love?
am i seeing love? (is this what you call love?)
am i hearing love? (is this your dream call love?)
should i believe in this feeling you call love?
Song Stats
Hits: 12167
Comments: 71
Fans: 36
Plays: 1361
Downloads: 470
Votes: 44
Uploaded: Aug 14, 2005 - 10:57:01 AM
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2005 - 06:06:40 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 12:50:27 AM
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Hardware:
15" Powerbook 1.25Ghz, M-Box, Shure Beta 58a, Charvel 750XL, Fender Telecoustic.
Software:
ProTools LE, Amplitube, SampleTank & T-Racks
Comments
Mystified said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Romeo, Romeo....
...is nowhere to be seen!
But this song is absolutely IT.

Fab, Pie!

Fav'd and d/l!
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J.A.Stewart said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Pie In The Sky
Wonderful! You really got it going on, Pie. Excellent
musicianship and production, great harmonies and
sensibilities.

Your thematic quirkiness is a constant source of amusement
to me.

And in answer to your musical question: "is this love?..."

If you don't KNOW... probably not. ;-)
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ziti said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
wow pie
i type as i listen...this sounds really great....drum sounds
are outstanding...

wow...very very cool...great guitar solo!!!!...cynical power
pop is the perfect description, too....

GREAT WORK PIE!!! the last chord is so hysterical....

ok...it's thru...you are a monster pie!...don't know how ya
do much better than this!!!

congratulations!!!

z
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ledebutant said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Hey, wait a minute!
Did you just tell me to shut up?

Pie, I'm so happy that I got to help with such a great song.
I told you before, but I really think you have such
wonderfully realized, brilliantly produced music.

This one's absolutely no exception, great singing, great
lyrics (she opens up on sight of bling!) fabulous
production, amazing guitar work, a sense of humor and
TROY!

Thanks so much for letting me play, too. Make more
songs immediately, please!


Pie said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Hey, wait a minute!
Thanks for the "just say you love me..." line. Serendipity.
And thanks to everyone else who contributed.

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
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Scott Carmichael said 1454 days ago (August 27th, 2013)
if I was on facebook...
I would like this comment.... did you just tell me to shut up???
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thoddi said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Hit
Great - great - great!

Wonderful harmonies, backing vocals, increadible guitars, drums, bass and production. Way to go.

This is a hit. You've made it with this one, thats for sure!

Cool with the spoken parts.
Hey, just tell her you love her;)

Now, go make that album!

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SlimGirlFat said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Such
Talent.. I like the mix on thyis, I like your vocals very
much, great harmonies on the chorus and excellent
lyrics.
The added parts from ledebutant are wonderful and troys
are hysterical.. I love the whole quirky humour you show
in your music, alongside your guitar playing and overall
production skills.
Damn...

another fine song Pie,


Slimmie

said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Polished
Uber-clean and playful power-pop. Truly, a professional
grade number.

Honored to be involved, my love. Let me know when I can
help again.
said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Best Pop Rock song...
on macjams. Like I said, you got some real talent. This
song is just an incredible music rock extravaganza
listening feast. Like Chuck Berry said.... move over
Queen... well, he sort of said somethng like that : )

I'll keep coming back for many slices of this Pie.
D/L'd, fav, and four of a kind (all 10's).

Jack
Pie said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Best Pop Rock song...
*speechless*


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these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
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Emily Rohm said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Very cool.
Great song. I love a pop song with some humor in it. The
spoken section is cute. I really like your voice especially!
It's very easy going and fun to listen to.
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illuminati said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
What a trip!
Fun song and guffaw inspiring interludes. Ledeb and Troy
are great!
aclarke said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
Always
worth the wait when you bring something new to the table. I
can't do the music thing nearly as well as you so I'm not in
any position to criticize your craft.... even if I could find
something to bit*h about.
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chikoppi said 4389 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
5:15 traffic relief
Its unfortunate that slutty teeny bop dance and overly-
smarmy psuedo punk has conquered the pop charts. This
is a terrific pop song! There's nothing not to like. There is
an enjoyable blend of ecclecticism and convention. The
composition really drives the piece. The vocals have a
terrific style. The production is silky smooth. Its fun. Its
tight. This should be slipped into radio drive time!
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ez3kiel25 said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Rawks!
funny, funny lyrics
"%u2026or a psychological need to imprint ourselves upon the
most available compatible?"
brilliant, great idea on the intro%u2026
Einarus said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Oh, wow
This totally kicks a**!
This is soo radio-ready!
Fav'ed and DL'ed!
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Kevensor said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Bravissimo!!
DL/10s!

Loved it!
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obbster said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Catchy Melody
I love this. the vocal harmonies are fantastic. seriously
fantastic.

9-9-9-9
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TobinMueller said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Timeless questions
Inventive pop. Great vocals, nice pacing, the humor is what
is especially appealing. The tongue-in-cheek but maybe not
style is perfect, great concept. Impeccable production. Fun
storytelling. Very entertaining. A wonderful companion to
your exceptional Mother track.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Pie said 4389 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Timeless questions
Cheers my good man. Mother is about to get the 'redux' treatment :-) to go
with this piece. All praise from yourself and everyone else here is great
motivation to crack on with more new material. Especially since I was
becoming disillusioned with this music lark. Thanks :-)

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
_nderscore said 4388 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
kickk
asss.
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chimptone57 said 4388 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
Great!
Thank GOD we live in a world where Shakespeare and power pop can coexists! I never thought I would here Shakespeare in a pop song. Loved it, great tune, good lyrics and a snappy beat to boot!!!!

Super, darling, super!

Thanks

Paul

F.G.O.S.


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fairy beth said 4388 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
youre the coolest
Pie, another hit. Fantatsic lyrics, great vocals, etc etc....you
knows i love it.
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Pie said 4388 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
youre the coolest
tidy, like :-)

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
said 4388 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
Cheers
Excellent production mate! Its inspirational to see a soft production on a 15" powerbook sound pro!
jug88 said 4387 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
Power Pop meets Metal
KEWL TUNE! I like the shoobee doo chorus in the
background. The spoken words are a nice touch and I got a
chuckle at the end with the Romeo insertion. The guitar was
just heavy enough I think. I like the irish accent or scottish
accent I was picking up - gives it a unique flare. Just when
you think its going to go POP it slides back to some heavy
guitar - that was nice and it flows with today's big bands too
like supersonic, green day, etc... The lyrics are good and I
thought you said BING so I had to go read the lyrics (haha). I
think this song should be on a CD somewhere! Great job
and goodluck in the future!!!
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Pie said 4387 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
Power Pop meets Metal
No Scottish or Irish accents 'round these parts, sir.

:-)

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
alley-oop said 4387 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Great tune all the way around
Your work is great. Hot guitar. You always have a wicked
twist of humor in your tunes. Although you have cute
voice, I probably would have rather heard Ledebutant's a
voice a little more.
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Pie said 4387 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Great tune all the way around
you can find plenty more of Ledebutant's voice at her profile page.
appologies for singing on my own material.

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
ledebutant said 4386 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Great tune all the way around
I'm lucky Pie even let me breathe a single word on this track, but alley if you'd
like more of me, we have ledebutant t-shirts and visors for sale in the foyer.
:)
alley-oop said 4383 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Great tune all the way around
Thanks lady, I'll take a t-shirt
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alley-oop said 4383 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Great tune all the way around
Hey Mr Pie. I'm sorry. I'm just joking around. You are very talented and write
great songs. I'm a big fan of your music. Your voice is more than cute, it's
REAL cute, Ha, that me just joking around again. You have a great voice. It's
fits your song very well.
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SpasmodicMan said 4387 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
And you serve BEER, too, I bet!
If all Pop were this good, radio wouldn't be torture (the bad
kind). If all Shakespeare were this good, summer theatre
festivals wouldn't be torture (even if they served beer, which
they DON'T!) If all Pie were this good, I would be fat! This is
better than 3.14159265358979323846 plus 6.85...
Remember, Pi never repeats, you are gonna have to top
yourself with the next release.
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ziti said 4386 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
pie---
i think the download number to be the most significant. i
measure my tune that way...at this writting you have
almost 50 downloads...that is a very good indication of
how great this tune is!

Hooray for YOU!!!!
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nisper said 4385 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Not sure if it's love...
...but I'm building a PIE shrine as soon as I finish typing this!
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Lewad said 4385 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Shooby do wah
You can't go wrong with a shooby do wah!

Be cool
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Cameron said 4385 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
rich and multi-layered
There's an amazing variety of sounds on this song, many
layers for the ears to sift through and enjoy.

The concept and production (AND performances!) are top-
notch on this tune; it's extremely well put-together,
everything fits like a glove.

The lyrics are abstract in a poetic sort of way; not instantly
understood; thought-provoking....one has to dig a bit
deeper to get the meaning, which I like.

The changes of pace in rhythms and sound textures
throughout offer a lot of interest on this tune, and the
inclusion of spoken dialogue by ledeb and Troy adds a
special dimension.

This is indeed one of the best "power-pop" songs on
MacJams and I applaud you for creating such a well-done
piece of music.
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AndieJohanny said 4385 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
I love it!
I love it! It's so entertaining and the lyrics are really nice too! You've added really creative dialogue too. That mixes it up real well, I enjoyed listening. The singing is great too, a good voice for the song. I salute you for a fantastic few minutes of good music.
thetiler said 4385 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Like that rockin
Thanks for sharing. Lots of very neat guitar licks, plus those
harmonies are real cool. Wow, like how you put in a theatre
feel too.

Good going
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blamm said 4385 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Can't get enough.
I was immediately struck by how great this song was, but I decided not to comment until I'd listened to it a few times. Now I've worn the track out and I still think it's amazing. Your performance, production, and general pop sensabilities just blow me away, sir. Wish I could play the guitar like that...maybe I could actually finish a song on occassion :) Thanks for posting this. I just can't help but give you 10's, which I think I've done once before...ever.
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FEEL said 4383 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Brand New
I thought this was a bit a rock n roll tune to me. Very nice
voice, dig the guitar and everything else too. Great
job...now I've got some new stuff to down load.
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drakonis said 4383 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Wow!
Top-notch guitar playing, wonderfully biting lyric-writing,
great singing, perfect songwriting, awesome arranging and
mixing... dunno, sounds like a chart-topper to me!
Ledebutant's silky voice was the PERFECT choice to juxtapose
against your raspy diatribe. And Troy's stage-left
appearance at the end was icing on the "don't take it too
seriously" cake. This is great, Pie! DLed/faved!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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EdensEve said 4381 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Closet romantic
Even though the cynical exterior of the words you use, I think
you are a romantic. It is what every girl is hoping when she
hears this. Just so you know.
Pie said 4380 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
Closet romantic
i came out of the closet... but i went back in.
it's safer in here.

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Maximo said 4377 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Good...
Good job!
chakeres said 4376 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Nice
I'm not much on Pop, but Power Pop I can take. Well done
and it's as good as it gets. Really enjoyed it and look
forward to more.-JAC
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Stun Nutz said 4374 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
This was...
...expertly produced and catchy! ...and it has way
more spunk than Whitesnake's "Is This Love?", but I
actually don't mind that song either... I admit it!
Those soundclips are a nice added touch... especially
the ones with Ledebutant...
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Pie said 4374 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
This was...
I love Whitesnake's '1987' :-)

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Sista Mac said 4362 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
Downloaded!
Great song! Very Interesting and extremely creative and unique. This will make a nice addition to my library,
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The 3 Divas said 4358 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
I'm
amazed at your song here. Such amusing lyrics and you
really have a fantastic singing voice.
It shows that you take a lot of care and time over your
music. The production is more or less perfect. Your Guitar
plaing is amazing. A very talented person indeed.
Its an outstanding composition all round. I like the vocal
additions by the other two macjammers.

a Most enjoyable song.

The 3 Divas

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Osric said 4351 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
fudge sundaes with cherry topping
Ok so the title has nothing to do with anything but i can never come up with a title. The songs was great, very entertaining! Congrats


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Pie said 4351 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
fudge sundaes with cherry topping
waddaya mean the title has nothing to do with the song? it all there in the
lyrics, man.

:-)



---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
I. Spike said 4340 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
...craftsmanship...
Great tune! Your craftsmanship is refreshing and freaking great! Vocals,
guitars, drums - all quite lovely!

Are you hip to an artist named Owsley? Not that you sound like him, I
just think you would dig his music.
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aivan said 4304 days ago (November 7th, 2005)
Great powerpop
Production is great! very good song, great guitars... it's the first song I hear from you, so... I'll keep on listening... :)
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savage4hire said 4267 days ago (December 14th, 2005)
Hahahha
Genious song! Had me smirking all the way through, great performance people.
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Isak Sherwood said 4224 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Can you tell me
Is this the future of pop? I wish.
Scott Carmichael said 4173 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
Get out
I love it
... you really have your craft down
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jpfeiff said 4161 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
Great production
Too bad you put that last little snippet at the end...I didn't mind a little humor during the song, but didn't want to brought back to that comical modr after jammin out on the slammin guitar and drums. Nice pop hooks with enough edge to keep it appealing for me.

Jim
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Scott Carmichael said 4147 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
The 1st time I commented
The 1st time I commented on this I was pretty new here, and didn't
know how unusual this post is, after being here awhile I just have to
say more... guitars are excellent, mix is a 10... top shelf, and I love
when a true rock tune has a great melody... very compelling stuff
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Alannah said 4122 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
How to breath new life ....
Into a song that may have been sitting on the shelf for a few months .... revive the forum post ! Glad I got to hear this ... I missed it the first time around and likely never would have found it ..... consider this one officially dusted off ... it was a fun listen .... my personal favourite part is the male voice saying "shut up" in the middle of the song! It cracked me up ... I was not expecting that.
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springclock said 4080 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
power
pop rock in fine form....good lyrics and the spoken parts are great....solid
mix and tight production....dig the fretwork as well....you sounded like
you had a lot of fun while recording this....nice work

peace....Ian
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Kori Arashi said 4049 days ago (July 21st, 2006)
Omoshiroi Uta!
Nice work! I enjoy the variety and the lyrics are well written and original. I
don't know how you create something like this on a Powerbook but to
know that it's possible inspires me to continue on and maybe one day be
somewhat decent like you. Nice work! :D
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j2morrow said 3972 days ago (October 5th, 2006)
Serious rock & roll
What a great sound. Love the dichotomy of the Shakespeare quote and
the modern sensibility of your lyrics. "Shut up" indeed. Great stuff.
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Pie said 3969 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
thanks
thanks for taking time out to listen to this old one

:-)


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timothy devine said 3790 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Best artist award goes to....
Pie
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racerat said 3723 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
tight
power pop at it's best. In awe. You have production chops I completely aspire to. Thanks for this.
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iPhoenex said 3638 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
top
notch
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futzpucker said 3555 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Great song, great performance
I am listening to this as the opening song on the first MacJams podcast. It turns out I represent hit number 3800 on this song. As great as it is, that number doesn't surprise me.

This is spectacular. You are a dangerous man, Mr. Pie. Brilliant choice by Tobin to make this song the first offered on MJ podcasts. You do the place proud.
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Pie said 3554 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
A blast from the past!
Thanks for the feedback. You may be interested to know I am some way to completeing a new 2007/8 version of this track.
Thanks for dropping by.

Pie


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Bob6stringer said 3237 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
A song with ever-changing colors
Now that I've heard all three versions (to date!) of this tune, I'm saturated in lots of colors and a song that has many changing shapes. And they're all good. This one's a little more, what? Melodic? Retro-poppy? Oasis-ey? Cant put my finger on it but.

Your vox tracks are absolutely lethal at all turns of this ever-changing kaeidoscope. Nice "Bowser-Shakespeare" job!

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