Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Green


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
While you are in the canoe, drifting past the beautiful green island, think of this.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Song Stats
Hits: 4075
Comments: 66
Fans: 28
Plays: 655
Downloads: 186
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jul 28, 2007 - 11:12:43 PM
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2007 - 11:12:43 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 11:31:40 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Mac G4
Software:
Soundtrack
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 3788 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Heh, heh...
Firsties.... How unusual that I happen to even be AWAKE at this hour...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
perceptualvortex said 3788 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Yes
It's already tomorrow there!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/31157">One On One</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Ed Hannifin said 3788 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Right. So...
...if you wanna know what's gonna be happening tomorrow...

I am!

Ed

And yes, I'm listening to this track, for about the third time... I'll be back...
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
dajama said 3788 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
This is awesome
(a word I think is much overused, but which applies in this case!) The sound is great, and the imagery is fantastic. Nice moving rhythm, with lovely exotic touches, and great swathes of sound. The keyboards sound great, and the vocal touches are great. I love the sense of movement and wide-eyed exuberance about it. Very nice work. Downloaded and fav'd. Thanks for sharing. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
perceptualvortex said 3788 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
dajama
Wow, thanks, I'm glad you liked this.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
said 3788 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Sounds excellent
What a beutiful morning be up with the lark, and find this tune.
Thanks for this beauty.

Take care
---
Kenta
perceptualvortex said 3788 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Kenta
You're welcome, and thank you very much for listening, I'm glad you like this.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Reinholt56 said 3788 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
A great tune to start my day....
This was a pleasant surprise to hear.

It's so happy and so 'bring it on' I'm almost ready to Ebay-up a canoe and outboard, motor on down the Don (Sheffield's main river, we have 5) and head for a curry lunch in Calcutta.

I love this sort of mixed and melded tune. The Rhodes sound made it move for me in some strange way. Rolling came to mind.

Take care.

Paul.
Check out my latest song called It Aint Gonna Happen
perceptualvortex said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Reinholt
Thank you, I'm glad this was a great way to start your day. I appreciate your checking this out!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
ledebutant said 3788 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Fascinating
This is very different for you, yet very evocative of some things you've done in the past like Nataraja. I enjoy the chilled out, green-island vibe of this song and think it's cool to hear you doing something less high-octane than what I've come to expect. I feel the influence of your vacation in this, David. I really love it.
perceptualvortex said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Thank you, Lisa
Vacation was definitely an influence; I think it slowed some parts of my brain from lightspeed to a casual stroll. I've been trying to mix something with these ethnic flavors for a while, but this is the first of those mixes that I consider successful. I'm glad you love it, thank you Lisa.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
ktb said 3788 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
break out the paddles
I canoe a lot. A hold over from my 'scouting' days. It's as relaxing and meditative as anything I've ever done. Not to mention a great workout.
Its the very first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the songs artwork. D/L'd and primed for my next outing. Thanks.

Cool electric piano sound there, is that you banging away?
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
perceptualvortex said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
KTB
I completely agree about canoing; on our recent vacation to the Adirondacks, my wife and I took the canoe on the lake two or three times a day for some really beautiful and peaceful times. She snapped that photo while we were out there. (As an aside, we found 4 beaver lodges, and saw about 8 of the big rodents, which was really cool!) The electric piano, and all of the instruments, are loops, mostly from the zero-g world pack. Thank for listening, KTB, I'm glad you enjoyed this.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Hectorious said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Killer tune
I love all the musical colors in this one.
Check out my latest song called Late Night Bus Ride (Sample)
perceptualvortex said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Hectorious
Thanks, man!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Feter said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Green
joyable and rethymic song ..welldone !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
perceptualvortex said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Mcblues
Thank you, Feter!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Ed Hannifin said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
How often do I start a comment....
...with the phrase, "this reminds me...."?

Lots, I think.

THIS reminds me of back in the Seventies and Eighties when I first started getting tastes of various "world musics"... there would be this sense of catchiness and infectiousness to the music, but it would also be filled with odd little moments when the expected change didn't happen or the accent fell on an unexpected beat... or an unexpected instrument popped in or out...

And I like that. I REALLY like this. Even though it's 'loopier' than your usual... it's so 'live' and 'lively' at once... And it does have new takes on the signature perceptualvortex polyrhythms...

So new...so different... and still feels like you...

I have... this vision... of a guy juggling... on a unicycle... in a canoe...

(It WOULD be a great soundtrack to a juggling video... You know it would...)

Anyway, that's enough out of me...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
perceptualvortex said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Ed
I'm honored that you should call firsties on my new tune, thanx! I like your recollection of world musics... I can relate to your description. Most of what I listen to these days could be called dance or electronic music with a very 'world' angle, so I'm kind of in the frame of mind.

I'm glad you really like this, thank you! I have dozens of songs that are going nowhere, so it was great to have this one finally come together the way I wanted it to.

Juggling in a canoe... I would only do it with props that I don't mind losing in the lake :) ...actually, I think I would also end up in the lake. If it ever happens, I'll show you the video proof.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
floating down the river
Nice aura music mang, keep bringing the light!
perceptualvortex said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Tom
Thanks for checking this out, Tom!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
A trip
like the back ground almost vocal like I dont know flute (synth) what ever. Very captivating. Cool blend of sounds the thump of the bass is a nice grounding glue! Enjoyed much!!!!!
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
ego
Thanks, man, I'm glad you liked this. I did try to blend the vocals with the flute in places... I like that effect. I'm glad you found this captivating.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
jiguma said 3787 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Juggling in a canoe perhaps?
Very cool post David - usually the percussion overwhelms (in a very good way) in your songs, but in this you've allowed more melodic things to happen (while keeping the rhythms as tight as ever). This is really great chill music - juggling in a canoe in the Arctic perhaps :)
Good stuff!!
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Neil
I deliberately tried something new with the percussion... I was getting a little tired of assembling drumset tracks and wanted something more like a percussion ensemble. The Polynesian beats were good for that; I found interesting ways of layering them. Anyway, thank you! I'm glad this new approach worked for you.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
said 3787 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Cool groove...
...natural feel... great textures... and... and... PV does a 180 with this one...

Thanks!
Alimar
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Alimar
It might have actually been a 720. Thanks, Alimar!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
alfalpha said 3787 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
There is something bugging me about this...
....only in a good way! Heh!
What I mean is, there's this lovely 'calm' in this piece & it certainly evokes images of 'Green', but in a way that combines your inimitable style, David, incorporating a 'now' sound, but also, somehow reminding me of Martin Denny, with his rendition of 'Quiet Village'...

Nuff said- I've fallen for this! Faved & downloaded!
Many Thanks & Cheers,
Alf
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Alf
Alfalpha, I'm very glad you enjoyed this; thank you for checking it out and sharing your impressions, I appreciate it. Now I'm going to go look up Martin Denny :)

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Tadashi Togawa said 3787 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Oh....
Green fairy.

Uniting of race and rhythm.

Check out my latest song called Mexican taste
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Green Fairy
Thank you for listening, Tadashi!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
davajonah said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Very cool.
Nice tight rhythms - exotic Middle-Eastern flavour. I like this very much. I've taken a DL, thanks!
Check out my latest song called Lost and Found
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
davajonah
I'm glad to hear you've taken a copy. I'm happy you like my tune, thank you.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Morning Life
much enjoyable music, such a happy tone, really nice to hear it in the morning (i'm talking about 5-6 AM) !!
Really wonderful tone and i feel the life in it.
Thanks for sharing this piece here with us ..
Also i want to mention : i think this is more Latin than Ethnic-International, if i'm right !!
But great job you do

Regardz
==============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Yeman
Yes, I think this makes for good music to wake up to. I know what you mean about it being Latin sounding... the percussion has a bit of that feel to it. The samples I used were mostly from Polynesia and India, so I went with the "Ethnic-International" label... but as usual, I'm never really sure how to categorize my mixes! I'm very glad you enjoyed this, Yeman, thanks for checking it out.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
MissChaos said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
oh yeah
The greener side of PV. You never stop amazing. I especially love this one.
Check out my latest song called Transmission
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
MC
You are super-kind, thank you Miss Chaos! I'm glad you stopped by.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Macaudion said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
D D D David!...
Welcome back!

And this time, you have confirmed that yes, music can be good to my tummy - For some reason, that's where this one danced a tastey vibe!

Certainly chilln', aren't we... Might this be the result of the the big PV, get-a-way in upper Planet York...

Me and a canoe... - I don't swim so well, so I tend to stay away from thoughts of things that can take me down and under before I can renew my religeous status... -

But if I hadda...

Certainly, it's working on dry land -

Amazing - although it's definetly chilled, it still sounds like an almost well caged huge wild winged, PV thing - Almost...

You seem to always find new and groovn' ways to travel. Diggn' it!!!, my friend - Thanks for sharing the ride - Very well charted...

Macca



Check out my latest song called Picture country living
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Maqqa
Thanks man, sorry I've been so absent. It's strange and mysterious how life can sometimes interfere with MacJams. Getting a comment from Macca is as good a welcome back as any, thanks!!

Yeah, I think the getaway had some influence over my aesthetics. And anyway I've always hoped to mix a song like this--a loose grooving, Asian vibe--but seem to keep failing at it. This is the first one that seemed to come together the way I like it. It probably helps that I took a big break from trying to mix anything!

I'll tellya, there was never any danger of falling out of that canoe. Of course, we know better than to stand up in one, haha. I assure you, if you'd been there you would have been out there paddling around after, say, day two. And depending on which religion you choose, you could be able to renew your status right there between "oh, shit!" and *splash!* But of course that wouldn't happen.

Or would it...?

No. It wouldn't.

I'm glad you enjoyed the ride, man, always great to hear from you.



---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Macaudion said 3783 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Fav'd
Sorry, man! Don't know why that didn't happen the first time around. But I'm glad that I revisted.

Thanks for the nice response, too!

Peace!

---
I just love music!
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
Parichayaka said 3786 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Excellent!
Outstanding blend of musical and rhythm ideas. Dulcimer with Rhodes and wooden flute - never thought of that! Upbeat, fresh, happy - reminds me of Loop Guru - great energy and colors. Downloaded and Fav'd, how could anyone resist?!
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
perceptualvortex said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Parichayaka
Thanks, man I really appreciate that!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Mcboy said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
i don't know
this track makes me feel like dancing round a fire........just before roasting a wild pig......and after drinking some wild leaf tea....hehhehhe....damn man ....your making me trip out......hehhehhe....fun track......enjoyed it ......
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
perceptualvortex said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Mcboy
I hope you followed through with those awesome hedonistic impulses, haha. Thanks for listening, Mcboy!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
lengold said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Great rhythm
that fits so well and clearly with the very catchy melodies. This is beautifully produced and arranged. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
perceptualvortex said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Len
Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed this.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
kristyjo said 3785 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Very crunchy!
I enjoy the layering of timbres and textures here. A couple of the female vocal & flute lines don't exactly 'match-up' to my western ears, but otherwise, I really like your choices of percussion instruments and instruments.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
perceptualvortex said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Kristine
Thanks for listening to this, Kristy! I'm glad you liked the weird instrumentation I wound up using. I'm curious if you are thinking those vocal and flute lines don't match up as in harmonically dissonant, or just didn't like the combination.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
kristyjo said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
I should have made myself more clear ...
I LOVE the choice of voices and flutes. They just were harmonically different than I was expecting, and then ...never... resolved. Again, it's my own 'what I've come to expect of this thing we call music' . coming to the fore.
Check out my latest song called Sussex Carol
perceptualvortex said 3783 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Kristyjo
I think I see what you mean, and it's helpful to have those sorts of details pointed out to me. Thanks for coming back to clarify!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
echoroom said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Duelling
Really nice work, PV. this has a really nice chilled out feel ( i love the crushed piano sound), but at the same time the percusiion keeps it rattling along ... a good mix of textures that make you feel dashed but relaxed. Sounds like you had a great trip!

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
perceptualvortex said 3783 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
echoroom
I'm glad you like this mix of textures. Feeling dashed but relaxed... wow, that just about sums me up right now, haha! Thanks, echoroom!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Leon said 3784 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Entrancing
...from the very first note that uncurled to the last sliver of sound... exotic, magical and hypnotic! definite download.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
perceptualvortex said 3783 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Leon
Thank you, Leon!

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
guitapick said 3784 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
The artwork and description..
...couldn't have been more perfect...

...you paint extremely well....spending time with this tune is a joy...

...major compliments. I'll be up in Vermont this weekend, paddling around a beautiful lake. Will have this with me on my iPod. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
perceptualvortex said 3783 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
guitapick
Thanks for your super-kind words, man. I'm honored that this will make it on your trip! Have a great time in Vermont--I sure wish I could go back to that area this weekend :) I appreciate you coming by to listen, thanks.

---
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33968">Green</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
caroline said 3782 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
green it may be but...
i am getting pink ... i am getting fluffy!! ty for sharing - nice tune xoxoxo
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
Shimky said 3782 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
APOCALYPTICA
The Mayans are coming! Great track. Very good percussion. Super groove. I love the calls in the background. 10s x 4.
Check out my latest song called "The Sound Of The Crowd" Loop
Stun Nutz said 3782 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
ahhhhhhhhhh
That's one damn juicy slice of jungle-funk! A change of style and pace for you a little, eh? I like it. No harsh criticism this time. You got me too relaxed.
Check out my latest song called stagnation
bjack said 3781 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
Nice Track...
I don't know about drifting in a canoe, but I could be cruising down the highway with this one. Smooth jazz.
Check out my latest song called All of Me
Drew Kopr said 3772 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Kickin'
Kickin' fo shizzle, green style!!!
Check out my latest song called IfIWereHigh
Diviner said 3697 days ago (October 27th, 2007)
Very pleasant
Meanders nicely like a beautiful river. Cool sounds and well made.
Check out my latest song called Away ft Lokka
saymme said 3523 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
: )
GREAT hearing this again...dl & faved !! Are You still juggling with fire ? won't You please share those videos with us again..?(!) Love the rythm & tempo in this, could lissen for hours to this kind of music , very peaceful & smooth ! THX My pleasure : )
lena
perceptualvortex said 3522 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Helena
I'm so glad you enjoy this, thanks for the kind words! You can see me juggling fire on my youtube channel (or try here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZautLHJlWHk )
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
saymme said 3522 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
tx...
can't You put the video in the forums again? tx for back-comment much appreciated !http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=1;showtopic=123037

kassia said 3482 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
wow!
fabulous percussion in this piece! great groovy canoe ride - kind of a journey around the world with this one! this is a very cool piece of music, great job. I really enjoyed this. Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Greensleeves
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: David Thomas
Location: Seattle WA USA
send a note
See also: Progulation #1 (Ed Hannifin) Swing Axe (ktb) In The Garden (PV Mix) (ledebutant) Park With Me (bethrobin) FIRE (ThroughRivers) Splasher V2 (Drew Kopr) Shufflerbones (ziti) Awareness (aclarke) spine (Stun Nutz) SlimGirlThat (... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 103