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the intro and ending, and some parts in between are actually guitars. It's a trick that I play around with when I'm goofing around. Plus, I totally effected them as well. I could of easily done it with synths. But this was more fun.

A bulk of the lyrics I actually wrote 15 to 20 years ago and finally had a song for them.

The song itself has been sitting around for a while. To much snow has been falling and seems I have spent every evening digging out. Well, I finally got a break from snow this weekend and was finally able to record the vocals.
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Still On Her Mind

the sun rises on the sleepy little town
she gets up slowly moving around
she gets ready to start the day
gets cleaned up putting things away
she can no longer delay
out the door and to the corner
to catch a bus to take her away

chorus:
the dream of the man
still on her mind
to take her away

staring out the window of the bus
draws a happy face in a layer of dust
she's daydreaming of the man far away
in the window she sees the reflection of her face
she dreams away
she studies the reflection of her face
always made up just in case

chorus:
she dream of the man
still on her mind
to take her away

lunch break from work she sees the man
this was not something according to plan
she sits there and wonders to herself
i could go over and kiss that man
she makes her move
the two of them walk away
now she wonders if it's only today

chorus:
she dream of the man
still on her mind
to take her away
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Uploaded: Jan 04, 2009 - 04:38:28 PM
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2009 - 04:38:28 PM Last Played: Jun 07, 2017 - 01:59:42 PM
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lavalamp said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Snow won't stop
Snow won't stop here either. Have to go back to work tomorrow. But, this tune kept me going. It's like a lost Vic Holman tune. VH nerds like me live for these moments.

LL
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Vic Holman said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thanks Dave
This morphed quite a bit, first it was almost ambient experimental, then it turned into a Pink Floyd thing, then a different take. I ended up scrubbing a lot and decided to rock it out.
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woofer3 said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
great track
Instantly enjoyable, love the vocals, in fact I love everything about it. Great mix, great solo as well.

John.
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Vic Holman said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thanks John
I originally had this at over seven minutes with additional tracks. Then i decided to cut a lot out.
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Skean said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Awesome
work w your git way too cool effects.. And as always I love Vic tunes.. TX for this new one, and have a great new one too... Cheers
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Vic Holman said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
yeah there where a lot of effects used to create the sounds at the beginning, middle and end. It really put a load on my CPU. Lots of filters and stuff on 3 tracks.

Thanks again Kenta
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Feter said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Still On Her Mind
Ye ...Hard drivin rockin song ...with all the magic ...the taste of
these guitars licks ...man ...just super super ...the bass so solid here
loved it ...thnx alot for the gem !!!!!
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Vic Holman said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
I wanted the bass to be a driving factor on this. Actually I laid that down first and improvised it before adding guitars
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LunaTrick said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Nice one Vic
Dig your psychedelic sound man!
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Vic Holman said 3211 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
psychedelic gives you room to experiment.

after listening to your new song, i think you know what I mean
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tokai said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
top tune
great production quality. Like the voice and that guitar sound, top draw stuff.
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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
usually....
... I'll tinker with the final mix a half hour at a time over a week. I think the ears get tired after that. So, I find taking it slow has helped me.

Thanks for the listen!
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lengold said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Listening to
this on new headphones - I can really hear how much has gone into it. Great song/musicianship/vocals and wonderful mix. Love the bass/drums.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks Len
Headphones make all the difference. I tend to mix for phones since it seems that's they way most people listen to music now. what type did you get? I use sennheiser hd 280 pro.
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lengold said 3210 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
AKG K701's
Really pleased with them.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
yo
cool song, as soon as that clean guitar hit and it came together first thing i thought of was pink floyd.. good stuff.
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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Floydian
at one point this song was going in a Pink Floyd direction. Then I gutted it and changed to a more rock direction.

Thanks for the listen!
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davisamerica said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
whot LL said ....
i am indeed a VH nerd and this rocks
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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
Dave knows best.
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five_extra_arms said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Layer Of Dust
Happy New Year Vic! What a terrific way to ring it in.

There's so much I love about this tune, not sure where to start. The beginning works so many times, I think I'll start there... Interesting how the bass line just kinda wanders in before it gets into it's groove. Very cool atmospheric fog. The hand claps are the best. Solid clapping performance. One of your best. I also am quite impressed with those choppy little guitar parts on either side of my headphones. This is a fine arrangement.

I can't forget to mention your vocals are great and your drums keep getting better and better. Unbelievable.

Bob
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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Hey Bob
Originally the clap (hand claps) was unintentional, but i thought it sounded okay and kept it.
I wanted the bass to be the main factor for most of it. So, I actually recorded that first.
There are those wild drums in parts especially during the solos that i wanted to go beyond keeping it simple. Just hearing them by themselves is really something.
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DarkPlanet said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
suspensful music
Great song, lovely vocals- somehow the energy builds and builds, then doesnt let up, much enjoyed
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Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Hi Tom
When I first was working on this it was more low key. I think all the snow here made me feel a bit more aggressive. so off on a different path it went.
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bud said 3209 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
Cool guitar effects in the open and close
This is a classic Vic rocker - in the groove with hot licks. Great mix - well done.
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bud said 3209 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
Cool guitar effects in the open and close
This is a classic Vic rocker - in the groove with hot licks. Great mix - well done.
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Vic Holman said 3208 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
Thanks Kevin
the effect list to create those parts was nutz. infinite delays, volume pedal, ring modulators, spectral gate, a bunch of filter, and on and on. but, it is really cool to see what can happen.
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tempie said 3209 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
Alright dude!
if this is the new aggressive 2009 Vic Holman i'm loving him. This rocks. Everything is so up in your face - drums, guitar, lyrics, bass, whole deal. Cool bass groove in the intro then the blondie funk rhythm guitar and man the vocals in the chorus just kick ass. I don't even know what those sounds are that precede the guitar solo but they're spot on perfect. Ten stars, over the top goodness. Direct to the ipod. Thanks!!
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Vic Holman said 3208 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
rock tunes
I do them once in a while, you might check out Body Electric, Girl On A Wing & Only want things.
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DWL said 3209 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
My headphones work.........
an awful lot going on in here Vic yet you've kept the clarity.

Production is top notch. Great sound on the guitars and a cracking chorus.

Another hit :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3208 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
Thanks Dick
lots going on.... I even cut stuff out and shortened this one. This song took several different directions before I wrapped it up.

Thanks again Dick.
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guygrooves said 3209 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
Cool ambiance Vic
There is a lot going on in this and it is very cool stuff. I wish I had time to stop by more often. You come up with some very cool sounds.
Peace
Guy
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Vic Holman said 3208 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
Thanks Guy
I like working on different and weird sounds. I thought it was about time I threw a experimental one in. mostly for the fun of it!
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michael2 said 3207 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
awesome
this is first off a great song (almost like one of those motown acts that got all psych in the late 60's). you could play it straight like a stones song and it would kill. that said; i love the effected approach you took. i love stuff like this. you got some really cool sounds;and you actually put them in a song instead of a meandering ambient jam (unlike me). great stuff dude. maybe the snow is good for you.
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Vic Holman said 3207 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
Thanks Michael
The effect stuff is something i dink around with once in a while. Those tracks are droning in A. Someday when I get motivate enough I'll build other notes to compile them together for something.

No.... snow bad!! 73"...... lucky for me it warmed up quite a bit for the last few days and has melted quite a bit of it.
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Bob Rodgers said 3206 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Excellent!
This is superb Vic and I really love this, sounds great through my speakers here and another wonderful production!
Lots of great sounds here, especially the bass and I love your vocals!

Enjoyed this, thanks!

Bob
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Vic Holman said 3206 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
hey, nice work with the collab with Feter
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Bob Rodgers said 3205 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
:-)
Thanks Vic!

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egobandit said 3206 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
YOu
can make a guitar do things . Beautiful things! Dont you just love when you have something from the past that works so well now. Great leading as always! Sorry for the delayed response been busy preparing for the inevidable
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Vic Holman said 3205 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Hey Tim
years ago i use to work out ways to make the guitar not sound like a guitar. I'll have to try to remember some of those and incorporate them.

kick ass new tune of yours!
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jiguma said 3205 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Ummmm.....
..... its a 25 degree beach day here I'm afraid :)

Another unmistakable Vic song.

I'm especially enjoying the guitar sounds here Vic - any hints? In fact all the instruments and vox are sounding terrific in this mix - gotta love Logic Studio!

Cheers,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3203 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
Thanks Neil
guitar sounds. well the intro, outro and some other places. i used a infinite delay and used a volume pedal to buils up a sound. that i did with my digitech GNX2 peadl board. then just added plug ins like ring modulator, spectral gate and a auto filter to the seperatley to the three tracks.

the clean guitars i set to a twin reverb amp modeling also through the digitech, i aslo added slide parts to the chorus.

usually i double track guitar parts one to each side and either change guitars or a pick up selection or EQ. pretty much everything goes in is what comes out.
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rsorensen said 3204 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
really cool
intro and outro sounds. wow man this one is so good. really like everything about it. your vocals are so aggressive in this and I love the bass and drums.
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Vic Holman said 3203 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
thanks Ridd
the intro & outro is something i goof around with, but this time i added some warped plug ins to send it somewhere else. that's my punkish style on the vocals
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Trillian said 3200 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Sometimes
people come into your life for a reason, but they just weren't meant to stay. You never forget them, and your life is changed forever for the better for the blessing of having known them, if only for a little while. A song comes up on the iPod while you're going about the business of your everyday life, and for a few moments, you allow yourself the luxury of happy memories.
dajama said 3200 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Man
Man, this is cool. The bass really works well, driving the track along at full tilt. And those drums are right on the money (i think the handclaps work well, too). Lovely guitar work; I really like that snappy playing over the bridge - very cool. Great lyrics, and excellent vocal delivery as ever. Lovely stuff. Nicely done, man. Peace.
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Moses said 3195 days ago (January 20th, 2009)
Vic
this is so cool. This tune has a very catchy energy and the mix is so full and spacious and delicious. Mmmm that guitar.
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