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Honeysuckle Perfume


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Warren Smith

 Genre: Classical

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For several weeks this Spring when stepping out of my Warren Street apartment in Park Slope my nose was greeted by the sweet perfume of blooming honeysuckles. The smell sounded something like this : >
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Comments: 15
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Plays: 133
Downloads: 116
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Uploaded: Jun 30, 2007 - 04:32:15 PM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2007 - 04:32:15 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 02:01:18 AM
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said 3649 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
Sweet...
It's been a while since I have caught one of your walking songs (62!!). Refreshing to the ear. Simple, direct... pleasant. Thank you, Mr. Warren.
Warren Smith said 3649 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Simple song
Some ideas work better if they remain uncluttered - like this song. Thanks for listening and commenting, Jack.
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said 3649 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
my yard
is full of honeysuckle.. this tune as well as the smell you mention in wonderfully intoxicating

Warren Smith said 3649 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Honeysuckle high
Thanks for the kind comment. A yard full of honeysuckle sounds (and certainly must smell) like a wondrous thing.
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perceptualvortex said 3648 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Honeysuckle
Nice music, Warren. Where I grew up (in NY) there were the occasional giant patches of honeysuckle that smelled great. In fact, I seem to recall tasting the flowers. Thanks for the flashback :)
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Warren Smith said 3645 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Attack of the giant honeysuckle
I don't know if it's possible to make a sound as sweet as the smell of honeysuckle ... but that was the idea.

Where in New York was this giant patch of honeysuckle?
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perceptualvortex said 3645 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Giant patch
I grew up in Yorktown, NY, surrounded by woods. There was honeysuckle in the neighborhood, and in the woods, and yeah it smells great.

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Warren Smith said 3644 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Hudson Valley
I've got a niece living in Brewster ... and two nephews-in-law that grew up in Somers ... and I've driven both sides of the Hudson river valley ... but I don't think I ever passed through Yorktown. I'll have to do that next time I'm out meandering in the region.
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perceptualvortex said 3640 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Yorktown
It's a good town to grow up in, but I wouldn't want to visit there. Haha. Somers is pretty close to Yorktown, which is on the Northern tip of Westchester. I'm in NY right now, and it's a reminder of how hot and humid it gets in the summer, whew! I'm glad to live in the NW!

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Warren Smith said 3639 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
weather ... or not
By coincidence, I just read an e-mail from my brother in Portland (Oregon) ... and he said it's going to 104 degrees there today!

I also just sent you an e-mail.
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lengold said 3645 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
The first half
before the drums, reminds me of lovely days at the fairground. I can imagine this playing on a carousel with laughing children. I know it's a million miles from honeysuckle but it's what I get and I really enjoyed the ride. Thanks Warren.
Cheers
Len


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Warren Smith said 3644 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Fun place
A carousel with laughing children - if my music takes you there, that's welcome news to me. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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dajama said 3644 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
What a great piece of music to hear
in the morning. This is just what I needed. It has a great Springlike, energizing momentum, and a nice melody. I'm with pianoman1 - I hear something of the fairground here too. Minor mix note - in my headphones, the drums sound a little loud in the mix. Minor point, and it may be the effect your were going for. Nice work. Peace.
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Warren Smith said 3642 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Should they stay or should they go?
To keep those drums in ... or take them out ... that became the most difficult compositional question with this piece.

I've been experimenting with mixing percussion and "classical" instruments on a number of recent songs. This one started out that way, but after the opening, the drums just dropped out, as the melody swerved off on its own wayward path.

That felt rather unbalanced. So I tried taking them out. But then the music seemed a tad syrupy. So I put them back in. That restored a certain aggressiveness to the production - on both ends - which I liked better.

Are they too loud? Perhaps. That's street music for you : >

Thanks for taking the time to listen, evaluate and comment. It's appreciated.
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composerclark said 3353 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Fun
As others have said, this is an immediate mood-elevator, which is great! It's fun, but it also has a quirky quality that I like; all the stops and starts, I guess. I like the idea of combining different musical cultures, like the dance-feel drums and the classical instruments, and my personal thought is that the drums could have continued into the middle section as well, perhaps with a change of feel, or added percussion of some sort to create a contrast. Having the drums drop out periodically seems like a fine idea, but they dropped out for so long that I was wondering what was up with that.

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