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the universe is expanding and acelerating away and shows no signs of slowing down. galaxies are colliding into each other. a black hole sits near the center of our own galaxy devouring away. the sun will expand consuming half the planets. sure would be a sight to see in time lapse photography.
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Black Hole / Last Light

everywhere every time everything
seems to have been misplaced
every name every place every face
seems to have faded from me

one black hole has eaten all away
every space every trace every day
here again I fade away (gone so soon)
in a black hole I fade (gone so soon)
in the quietest moment the world fades away (gone so soon)
here again I fade away

lost my face lost my name lost my place
grainy memories fade
broken dreams broken things broken trees
all falling around me

one black hole has eaten all away
every space every trace every day
here again I fade away (gone so soon)
in a black hole I fade (gone so soon)
in the quietest moment the world fades away (gone so soon)
here again I fade away

lost the light lost my sight
lost everything tonight
stars will shine stars will die
stars will fade away


bending light bending minds bending spines
twisting it all away
any words any thoughts any plans
never will be made

one black hole has eaten all away
every space every trace every day
here again I fade away (gone so soon)
in a black hole I fade (gone so soon)
in the quietest moment the world fades away (gone so soon)
here again I fade away

stars will shine stars will die
stars will fade away
lost the light lost my sight
lost everything tonight
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Uploaded: Jun 08, 2009 - 01:43:08 PM
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2009 - 01:43:08 PM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 10:51:00 AM
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Feter said 2994 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Black Hole / Last Light
Great great Rockin lament to the world ...a very powerful message ...
psycho and trippy as well ...incredible guitar work as usual ...its so fantastic
to just think your themes and ideas always so new and genuine ...scary
but so good ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
didn't mean to scare you. but all that stuff is billions of years away, thank goodness
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MarkHolbrook said 2994 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Rocks
with total Vic Holman style... I love the powerful beat Vic! Excellent!
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hey Mark
i was really up for something beat heavy. I kept piling it in. there's the bass, some muted guitars and of course the kick drum. I also added toms to beef it up as well.

Thanks again Mark
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Calchas said 2994 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Ya-HOOO!
New genre here: Stephen Hawking Rock.

Creepy-cool sounds in the background. Guitar? Synth? Whatever it is it's awesome.

Nice change-ups. Especially the quiet section before the excellent lead solo.

Well done my friend!

Take care!
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hey Mike
that sound in the background is a simulated theremin. they always had a sci fi sound to them. Michael 2 had sent me the presets to it and it sounds pretty darn close.

the short quite piece, I thought would be a nice contrast.
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Bob Rodgers said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
A
great drum beat here with some excellent guitar sounds and playing as always. I love the bass on this and it really drives the song along, a great groove.
I love the break before your wonderful guitar solo and this is really great stuff Vic.

Very much enjoyed and a superb song!

Bob
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
the drum was created on 3 tracks via keyboard. i actually played all 3 tracks all the way through without having to do any editing. thanks about the bass line most of it is simple and i was going for that driving thud.

Thanks again Bob
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lengold said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Love all the
twists and turns this takes reflecting the lyrics. Epic. Great playing and excellent production as always.
Cheers
Len

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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Len
I had the music to this done several weeks ago, but i just couldn't come up with lyrics, especially ones that fit. They finally hit me yesterday. I've been watching to many science channels on tv about this subject, that must of been the catalyst
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mikkinylund said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Whoohoo!
Sorry, I was busy working and did not have the time to post a comment earlier... Here it goes:

This has a lot of 80's (or even some early goth, before today's goth where goth)... 4AD, Psychadelic Furs, even The Killing Jokes comes to mind, but it's still done in a modern way, with creativity and tools of today. I like the monotony of the verse, the darkness surrounding the whole song. The acoustic break is brilliant. This is good song, a great performance, love the vocals and the guitar especially. It's VERY 80's gothic actually, not a genre often performed here, Love it!
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Mikki
goth, I hadn't even thought that until you mentioned it. I did think it does have some Psychedelic Furs sound to it, mostly Forever Now. Of course space is dark anyway, so it all fits.
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davisamerica said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
dude ...
you are the energizer bunny .. love this Vic
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
actually i have been pretty lazy. i did mange to get most of the music tracks down fast in a afternoon, then the song sat around for a few weeks.

i had to put my tongue on the posts of a nine battery to charge myself up to get it done. :-0
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guygrooves said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Loud guitars
and soaring solos with very cool lyrics. A Vic Holman classic!! Great song and production bro.
Peace
Guy
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Vic Holman said 2993 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Thanks Guy
loud guitars courtesy of a modeled full stack and yet the size of a small chip. If i remember, it was a Hiwatt sim.
the solos where first takes. I wasn't sure if the first solo would be in tune coming from a power dive on the whammy
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mowguy3 said 2992 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Black Hole/Last Light
Great concept for a song. Solo's and whatever that is lingering in the back ground is awesome. Vocals cut right through and you have a style there that is one of a kind. I guess you can tell I thought this a great track. I will shut up now. Thanks!
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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Thanks Russ
today i read that in a few billion years that Mercury's orbit will go astray and possibly collide with another planet, Venus or earth. i might have to do a song about that. :-)
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LunaTrick said 2992 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Signature Holman
Great song Vic... really like your voice on this one.. everything compliments... crunchy guitars, crisp drums. What a songwriter!
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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
the music comes and goes down pretty fast. I t just takes me forever to come up with an idea for lyrics. I finally got those on a Sunday and pretty much winged the vocals. I think I might be able to get them a bit better if i had taken another stab at it.
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DarkPlanet said 2992 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Cool Cool
This is a fun song despite the gloomy subject matter, its like a 50 scifi flick in a modern rock n roll...love that break and chorus but the verses are equally cool, nice changes and so many...one of your best IMHO, this sounds like it took awhile, amazing if it didnt.
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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Thanks Tom
when you have a simulated theremin going in the background, then it has to be about outer space in some way.

I had the music figured out, so putting that down was fast.
There was a 2 week gap in time for lyric ideas. That holds me up more and more these days.
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Ed Hannifin said 2992 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
What I'm picking up on this time...
...is that when you push yourself to drop your voice a little you actually have this unexpected Ray Davies kind of tonality that you can do... So even though this is a full out guitar orchestra thing, with that vocal quality and those nice bits of acoustic that you drop in, I find myself wondering about that great lost 'Sunny Afternoon/Waterloo Sunset' single...

So, what I hear you saying, Chicken Little, is that the sky is not so much falling as it is sucking us all into the void...

Ed
Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Hi Ed
Ray has been brought up with some folks. I'm starting to think maybe it's what key the song is and the chords used. I do have to wonder if i could pull off a really, really close impersonation.

I've been watching way to many science programs about the universe. What a massive living organism it is.
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Lennon714 said 2992 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Bad Ass!
It's 1985 and I'm dancing with Sick Boy and Renton in some seedy club in Edinburgh. Love the acoustic breakdown with the radio vocals. Great beat. Cool message. Another gem!
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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Thanks Eric
radio signals beamed into outer space. I was just itching to get to that vocal part to hear how it would sound in the end. everyone will have to meet at that seedy club at the edge of the universe on it's last day
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tempie said 2992 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
bending minds and spines
man that intro is KILLER! somebody mentioned Ray Davies and funny how I hadn't heard that before but it's all over this one. also i think this might contain the best vic solo i've heard - really together and aggressive and totally dig that slide back into the verse at the end. rhythm section is bruising also. great ride dude.
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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
and bending spoons
all mental metal. I was wondering if anyone thought I was going to bust out into "Eruption" at the beginning. Both solos where first takes. I wasn't sure if the strings would come up to pitch from the deep pre whammy dive.
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five_extra_arms said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Bright Future For Vic Holman
You always impress me with your music, but today you really surprised me with your creativity. Those theremin sounds are really perfect. It caused me to imagine a 1950's sci-fi movie with a lab-bor-ratory full of arcing, sparking electrodes, boiling beakers and a giant tesla device making hair stand on end. While that vision was playing in black and white in my head, I thought of Dave Stewart formerly of the Eurhythmics - I remembered that killer album he did with Tom Petty. Then I began to wonder.... I asked myself, "Is Vic the result of some wild science experiment gone horribly awry? The kind of experiment where some evil scientist swapped brains?"

I like the strummy guitar parts and during the faster "lost the light" I kept hearing an almost reggae guitar rhythm - like the Clash or somebody cool like that. Your drums are always the most remarkable thing to me.

Excellent production.

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Vic Holman said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Hey Bob
all that wild static electric comes from shuffling my feet across the carpet. regarding wild experiments, I never want to see a scalpel again.

Yeah there are some punkish elements here and there. the drums are across 3 tracks. I played all 3 straight through, the toms really are what makes em groove. I'll probably ruin this keyboard as well pounding on the keys for drums
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Trillian said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Watched a Carl Sagan documentary with JD
last night on the universe - and it's a lot bigger than even Douglas Adams let on. : ) In the big scheme of the entire universe, earth really is just a small speck of dust! Is it just me or can Carl Sagan's vocal cadence put one into a sort of trance (either that or I was just sleepy) It would be something to see! : ) When you're talking billions and billions of light years - well, guess we'd best make the best of the little time we get to be conscious of it all. : ) Love the music, Vicar!!! Especially the intro. : )
Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks CJ
a speck of dust in the cosmic wind. they say the expansion of the universe is speeding up. And keeps renewing itself. no wonder scientists are increasingly more interested in parallel universes.

a bullion and bullion thanks that's how sagen would say it
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bud said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Cool track Vic
coulda sworn I heard you say "lost my pick" lol. Excellent orchguitarstration. Love the theremin sounds too.
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
thanks Kevin
I have lost socks, but no picks for years. or broken strings for that matter. a cosmic thang in the works,
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guitapick said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
So into your music, Vic...
...and this is no exception. Burning solos...
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
your newest acoustic track IS killer. I wish I could half that good.
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mike_d said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
It seems
my evil twin also likes this one :) I listened to this before having to leave on another business trip and just wanted to stop back to say how much I enjoyed it.

Is that eerie sound a guitar track with FX, or synth? Just curious because I thought is was very cool having it in the background.
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Hi evil twin Mike
that eerie sound is a synth. Micheal 2 twiddled some knobs and sent me the presets for it for one of the synths in logic. He really nailed the sound of it.
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sloparts said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
The Nostradamus of MacJams
Predicting the future again.

Great track Vic. Love the different means you used to get the message across, including the vocal effects and the theremin sound in the background. Very cool my friend, thanks for posting this one.

Ed
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks Ed
with a theremin track you have to do something about space or sci fi. the vocal effect is pretty easy. Just a sliver of EQ in the mid range, no distortion needed.
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buckhorn said 2991 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
ginko baloba
Wish I couldn't relate to this song so well.....nice composition, dynamite sound as usual. quality always persists in your work.
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
can take on a few meanings
outer space or even.... dare I say inner space. I like double meanings even if it is just words.

thanks dude!
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said 2991 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
I love this place
great music out the arse, free of charge. Thanks for this one too, Vic

. - Harold
Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks Harold
somewhere along the line the admin forgot to add a 99¢ charge box.
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Ibstrat said 2991 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Ground control to Vic Holman
This is a great tune.That kind of surf-rock beat mixed with distorted guitars is really cool.I just read that the earth may collide with Venus in 3.5 billion years.We are all doomed.
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Vic Holman said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Thanks Marc
and to think, people get all worked up about a little ding on their car fender. :-)
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yrp said 2990 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
I really
like the bass and the fact that the guitars don´t smother its sound.And I havce a feeling taht your pla your drums on the keyboards like me.Am I right?
Another nice touch is accoustic section.You insert it so smoothly...very fine production and song.
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Carlos
my first thought was to have the bass dominate especially in the verse section, i thought it was a cool riff.

I've been doing the drums via keyboard for years. I have more control and for me it's faster then manipulating drum loops.
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ktb said 2990 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
shooting stars
some b52's flavored with a touch a psychedelia. Vic, there's a sound you have embedded in the chorus, a very high voice like synth/guitar thats absolutely the best. Some wild sounds. I especially liked the end...like the deep of space. Going straight into my planetarium playlist
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
high voices
that is the theremin synth played higher up. it actually runs through quite a bit of the song.

at the end i originally had the clanging guitars slowing down. But as an after thought it would sound more fitting to reprise the quite bridge piece.

Thanks dude!
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kassia said 2989 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
black hole
some very cool timing change-ups in this one! i love the wailing guitars and the driving bass. awesome!
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Shay
i put a steering wheel on the bass. But no brakes it drives wonderfully. :-)

thanks again for the listen!
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egobandit said 2989 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Vic
Are you hitting a zenith (not the TV) or are you really the ruler of the expanding universe. I love the ahhhs or ooohs you got going on in the back ground! alright I said it before this is your best but IM saying it again!
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Tim
my old zenith tv and other zenith electronics fell into a blackhole years ago.

the ooh/ahhs are a synth that worked out really well
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Sigmund said 2989 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Black Hole
As I listen to your music more and more your unique style is grabbing hold of me. I
wonder if David Bowie influenced you at some point - your music - this tune in
particular is very psychedellic rock sounding. I like your use of guitar layering to
create an interesting wall of sound that, in this case, along with the vocals, kind
of swirls around you and attacks from all sides.

Very cool, very interesting work - thanks for sharing this.

Sig
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Bowie has been a big influence
most of the time i (hopefully) try to set a song mix up so that when you hear several times you might pick up pieces that where not to obvious on the first listen.

thanks for the listen!
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Andy-bm said 2989 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
I just watched
this show on TV about black holes and I thought "there should be a song about this"! And now there is one, and a really good one at that. This is very well done. Nice mix and great job on the vocals. Very cool.

//Andy
Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Andy
there sure seems to be a big interest in blackholes. the science tv channels and now in the news. Pretty mind boggling on how they do what they do. i wonder if they will blow up at some point. I know i have to clean out my vacuum cleaner quite a bit. :-)
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magnatone said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Black Hole
Your guitar is just always so AWESOME! these are very cool lyrics, and your song comes together just beautifully - you're a master, vic!
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Vic Holman said 2989 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
the theory is to keep all the elements simple and let them work off of each other to see where it goes. a lot of times i have to throw out some good stuff just to keep the song in check. er, I think.
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blaky smith said 2988 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Quietest moment...
I am not in the first ones to greet this new creation and the prolific musician, but I shall not be the last one !
Another original tune Vic. All is nicely done, high quality of production, excellent vocals and playing, here with a cool message. Thanks for sharing your music treasures...
Marc
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Vic Holman said 2988 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Thanks Marc
It's a pleasure to know that we share the same moment in this universe :-)
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lavalamp said 2988 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
notification?
I have no idea how I missed this. Thank MJ though for the new feature "Check out my latest", or I would have missed this.

Now to the song, the middle break right at the mid point of this song is sensational. Outstanding guitar work as always. One of your finest offerings. As Calchas said, we are a bunch of loons. And we must be....

Dave
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Vic Holman said 2986 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hey Dave
with summer here it's hard to keep up everyday here. I know I miss a few days (and probably some tunes) in a row here while I'm out staring at the sun.

Thanks Dave.
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daibhre said 2984 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Fabulous
Just that.
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Vic Holman said 2981 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
thanks!
thank you very much for the listen, I appreciate it!
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Bob6stringer said 2982 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Spies in Space? Gimme a shot o' that antimatter.
Everybody's thinking Bowie but man, I gotta put this in a playlist with some Thomas Dolby and ... Mark Koch! With a neat space-spy touch. Nice acoustic tone in that midway break. And a fine lead to follow. Nice closure on the ending vox, sounds great. The mix works all day long.
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Vic Holman said 2981 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Thanks Bob
you'll get to ride shotgun with the magtanium laser blaster. some one has to clean up those nasty outer space inconveniences
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Relic67 said 2981 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Too bad...
that the galaxy will be destroyed that way. Oh well, earth will be destroyed before that by our exploding Red Giant sun.
Humans will probably be extinct by then anyway I guess...

In the meantime we can enjoy listening to awesome songs like this!!
Nice and melodic and rocking.
I particularly like the end... just perfect, ties everything together nicely. great post!
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Vic Holman said 2981 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
beam us up
to where I don't know. yeah, there are to many variables that won't keep us around for billions of years. well, we have the moment.
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rsorensen said 2980 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
woah
cool image! yours? Crazy song, vic. Getting a Dr. Who kinda feel from this! Love the theme, lyrics, and the whole drive of the music. REALLY like the effected vocals in the bridge. I'm pretty sure this might be my favorite post of yours this year.. yep, it is.
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Vic Holman said 2979 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Ridd
the image is a quickie I did in photoshop. the elements are just some 50's clip art i have on file.

like you mentioned on one of your songs everyone needs to have a end of the world. so this is another to add to my list.

the vocal effect is just dropping the EQ with just a really narrow sliver boosted. no distortion needed.
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