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LioLi 09 - Man I love these challenges!

I've been busier this year than ever before (read below) so I'm deprived of my time at MacJams. I download songs as I'm alerted, but rarely have time to comment. I have been very lucky these last couple of weeks to be involved with Eric (Lennon714) and Craig (Tempie). Two amazing artists who share a common desire to control the world and sing songs about girls. We have 2 or more side projects amongst ourselves. If you're paying attention, you know what's going on.

Anyway, this tune is 100% factual and not even slightly exaggerated like I normally do to enhance the story. I had a very busy summer and the kids and I thought we'd do an art project with our list, but mine became a song - Thanks LioLi! Thanks MacJams!
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Lyrics
I had some blood drawn from my arm
I bought a house, but I didn't buy the farm
I had a CT Scan
I didn't get a tan
I taught a Bible class
I Saw a doctor 'bout a mass

I met the FBI
He was looking for another guy
I got another scar
Swam at the Don Caesar
I bought a new iMac
I got stitches in my back

What Did You Do This Summer?
WHAT DID YOU DO?
What Did You Do This Summer?
WHAT DID YOU DO?


I broke a window crank
Drew a Sherman Tank
I mourned a man that died
And watched his wife as she cried
I even fired a chick
And she called me “dick”
I was born to win
So I took it on the chin

What Did You Do This Summer?
WHAT DID YOU DO?
What Did You Do This Summer?
WHAT DID YOU DO?

I SPENT A MONTH TRYIN’ TO LEARN HOW TO SING
THEN I REALIZED
IT’S NOT MY THING....
Song Stats
Hits: 3465
Comments: 68
Fans: 37
Plays: 118
Downloads: 101

Uploaded: Aug 22, 2009 - 09:09:09 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2009 - 09:09:09 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 01:06:07 AM
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Hardware:
Hondo II Electric Bass (Black and Scratchy), red white and blue credit card pick, Oxygen 8 Keyboard, new iMac, Samson R11 mic, Sony MDR-7506 Headphones (I love to list these things!)
Software:
GB09
Comments
artneuro said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Eventful!
At least you know you're alive when it hurts, right? :)

Down in the Southern hemisphere, it's been a mighty warm winter. Time to get dressed for an early Spring.

Interesting musical arrangement on this track. Nice work.
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Eventful
Oh yeah, it was an eventful summer, but at least I didn't get sun burned!
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Feter said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
What Did You Do This Summer?
Man ....its the right place for extra arms ...
great vocal you delivered here ...kudos ...thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Vocal Delivery Truck
I couldn't get the sound I like for the vocals - this is the first time I "sang" on the new iMac and I plugged a mic directly into the mic jack on the back of the mac. Has a tinny sound that I don't like.

Add it to the list of things I did this summer!
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Feter said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
cant wait !!
for your comin collabs with Eric and Craig ...!
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
CLABS
Oh yeah,

wait til you hear what we're doing - these guys are rockstars!
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ic42 said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
it is off hook
it is always off a hook with music of five extra arms. it is unconventional. it must be listened to. such captivating sound.

it is sad to see your summer filled with the chinese curse "may you live in interesting times." it is hoped that soon you may have some uninteresting times, and enjoy them. 0x0

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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Off The Hook
Thanks icey

Unconventional. If I was Chinese, I'd wrap the cooking in the fortune, rather than a fortune tucked inside.

I hope to have some uninteresting times soon!

Thanks man!
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said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
not my thing
brother, what DID you do? - see the kiddo's there, I think I know what you did.

Cool song, but we miss ya!

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Kids
We did a lot of cool things this summer. Katy and the kids and I are too blame for such busy times, but we're all the better for it.

I miss this place, but I'll be back - things have to slow down sooner or later!
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DarkPlanet said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Hey Uncle bob
Hey dude, love the new song. the various riffs go together so nicely. Man have I been hankering for some new new 5EA/5XA music!

The song is 96% factual because of: "I SPENT A MONTH TRYIN’ TO LEARN HOW TO SING
THEN I REALIZED
IT’S NOT MY THING...." who?? wha??

I guess "summer events" is a big topic lately on MJ (I submitted my version weeks ago and am still awaiting approval)

Glad to hear the new one!

Tom

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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Learn How To Sing
Can't wait to hear your new song Tom - you're one of my favorite singers!


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echoroom said 2863 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Great idea for a song
,,, but as i cant even remember what i had for breakfast yesterday, i cant reply! Really catchy keyboard hook in this, and a great tune - wish you'd put some drums on though! Er, what happened about the mass - are you okay??
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Massive
Speaking of favorite singers...

Hey Mr Nairobi- the mass was "not abnormal" as my doctor tried to explain. I asked, "So is it normal to have a lump here at the base of my spine?" and he said, "no".

CT Scan checked out ok, but I had some kind of dye injected into me. I didn't remember if it was iodine or some kind of radioactive stuff, so I left that lyric out.
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cjdaley said 2863 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
born to win
at least, you'be been lucky to do things that rhyme together.

Unmistakably yours but has a slightly more reflective side than the usual upbeat 5X approach.
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Do Things That Rhyme
That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!

Me and Dr Seuss live similar lives, in a box, with a fox, wearing socks....
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PentaRay said 2863 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
good songwriting
I love it when everything in a song comes together: the music, the story, originality in the lyrics, changes in the music... And they all do in this particular song (... wish I could express this in english better than I do now).
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
In English
I wish I could express better in english too, but this is what I came up with!

Thanks for listening!

Bob
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lavalamp said 2863 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
I understand...
...you have a new tune up?

I just hung around this summer.

Dig the words bro

LL
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Summer At Dave's
Next summer I'm bringing my bass over to your house!
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Henke said 2863 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Are you Rupert Hine?
It sure sounds like him. I like it! Not quite my idea of a fun summer perhaps (I'd prefer a Mac Pro ;-) but then again it kind of "summerizes" a whole life. Very well made musically, even well sung! Thanks for the download!

/Henke
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Rupert Hine
That's the second time you've made that comparison! I guess I better go buy a cd or something. The guy probably need all the sales he can get.
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mr_mordenus said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Well..............
Iz often said to write what you know, and this is as good as that gets. Hell of a summer serves up a hell of a tune, the supressed frantic tone of the synth loops and the growling relentless guitars perfectly frame that cocky yet casual, complex edgy sneer in the voice. Iz that you or iz it the tune?

Guys with 5 extra arms lead such interesting lives.

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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
It Iz What It Iz
Thanks Mister,

glad you like the synths. I was really nuts about them myself. I love these challenges because you already have the inspiration to explore and that gives my loads of options.

Ahhhh, such an interesting and option loaded life of synth sounds I live!
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Diviner said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Great track Bob
and keeping it real with the lyrics which are exciting and frightful. Lots happened this summer. You have make a cool track here with some great sounds. Nice one Bob.
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Real
I try to keep it real for my peeps.

Thanks Keith!
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sschedra said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Bob
Words totally fit the music. Very creative. I thought this challenge brought out some really talented folks who took this thing in so many different directions. Nice job.
Stephen
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Different Directions
Yeah fer sure. MacJams is the only place I know where a single concept can be exhaustively explored with no two similar results. That alone is worth the price of admittance!

Thanks for listening.

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RadioChuck said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
lol......
Mr. Dorsey you rawk!!! ...ummm.... I had ice cream.
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Ice Cream, You Scream
Screaming like teen aged girls at a Beatles concert.

Thanks for tuning in, RadioChuck.
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The Infinites said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Great intro!

You forgot to add that you wrote a clever wee song that just hits the spot. " Realized it's not your thing" - ha ha ha !!!! You don't need lessons. You are Bob Dorsey, an' that's good enough.

Jim
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
It's Not My Thing
I figured it was a good lyric to include after my 2 songs dedicated to the singing lessons themselves. I laughed at myself with the dramatic dropping of the instruments at that point.

Who needs lessons when you have friends like you?

Thanks pal. You always support my "efforts".
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sloparts said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
This is like a musical version
of what we used to have to do every year when we went back to school in the Fall. Except this is way more interesting than most of the "Whqt I did this Summer" reports I've heard.

A very interesting take on the loops Bob, and well done, indeed.


Ed
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Back To School
At the beginning of summer, I told my kids we were going to keep a list of all the things we did, anticipating the day they say, "We didn't do ANYTHING this summer". We'll I kept my list and added every little thing I did to it. I think the list became too long for anything useful, so I'm glad I was able to pick the best things off it to use in this song.

I had a guy from the FBI come to my office one morning. He wanted info on a former employee..... Actually the dude applied to the FBI and used me as a reference. I figure if big brother is going to be watching me, it might as well be by someone I know!


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His_Boy_Sherman said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
someone
goes from Bob's Playhouse of Horrors to the FBI? Talk about a career shift. I'm in a band with a spy. Maybe he can help your ex-employee out.
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richard13 said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Truth is always stranger (or at least more interesting) than fiction
I wrote lyrics as well, and sung them, but singing is definitely not my thing either so nobody gets to hear. Your singing is FAR better than mine. Anyway, excellent take on this challenge. Thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Strange But True
Isn't that the truth!

Long live the truth!
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Lennon714 said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Summer Summer Summer Summer time
Will Smith has nothing on you. Literally. He hasn't placed a single thing on you. Bienvenidos a Valrico. Summer in Florida sounds like a dream. This is a very honest tune. I love it. There's an absence of robots and ray guns, which would normally be a turn-of. But there's still a good amount of humor. Just a pleasant and surprising change of pace. Well done!
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five_extra_arms said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
The Absense Of Robots And Ray Guns
Somehow Will Smith still fits into this scenario.

I've had some heavy hitting influences lately and I'm just trying to keep up!


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maxruehl said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Heh!
Very cool take on the loop, Bob. I got a little Stan Ridgeway feel from the vocals. Nice job.:)
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five_extra_arms said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Wall Of Booboo
Occasionally I get a Stan Ridgeway comparison. I stood outside a club in Koln once while he played. Maybe that's where it connects?

Either that or my love for pushing my face into (or out of) a bowl of baked beans.

I think you know what I'm saying.

Thanks Max!
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tempie said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
the future is now
dude, musically this obviously looks back to late 70's early 80's electronica however its not derivative at all it actually sounds very much like what i hope the future sounds like. but, conceptually, its about the past. irony!

lyrically well, not to get sappy about my virtual friends but this is exactly what makes you so interesting and such a damn fine human being, the fact that you are tuned in to all the details but you don't miss the big picture. super cool tune, i'd say one of your best tunes ever.
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five_extra_arms said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
The future was an hour ago
This whole time shifting thing has me a little disoriented. Sounds like a LOST episode. Are you in Heroin Marys?

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Your sappiness is what makes you so Tempie. What more could a guy want from a virtual friend?


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ramonaji said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
fun tune!
I enjoyed!
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five_extra_arms said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Fun Tune
Thanks for listening.

Hope you had a great summer.
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awigze said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
What did you do?
Reading your lyrics reminded me of this: “The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike” (Matt. 5:45) Seems like a day in the life and appreciate ya taking us a long. Thanks!
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SmokeyVW said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
nice
that nasty sounding synth is great

the singing works for me!

thanks
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DWL said 2862 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Not as much as you by the sound of it
Splendid work Bob.

Slightly disturbing vocals but it all falls into place nicely.

Cheers

Dick
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Skean said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Yep
I wish I had some extra arms, then maybe I could do cool tunes as you, BUT then I can't sing, great take, loved it, thanks
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threefootfall said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Great Sound
I really like the sound of this. Very nice.
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His_Boy_Sherman said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
This
sounds like a music song.
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Vic Holman said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
your summer
Bob, great tune.
the vocals are aces. excellent lyrics as they sum up your time spent.

tame summer for me. of course i'm waiting all summer for you to finish that song
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Slashh! said 2861 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Since real life is stranger than fiction...
...I guess you're sayin' that you had a pretty uneventful summer uh? Nice work here.
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blaky smith said 2861 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
This summer
Nice tune Bob and glad to hear you, I like that you have made here.
For my part, this summer I met another macjammer coming from the other side of the planet...
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Daugrin said 2860 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Summer Accomplishments
This is so right, thanks for sharing.

Daug
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michael2 said 2860 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
yeah
don't know how I missed this one. outstanding lyrics; you always have a witty way with turning a phrase. this is genius, love the breakdown where you're talking about learning to sing. another hit for my collection.
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Heroin_Marys said 2860 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Love the
"I was born to win" line. Has all the bawdy attitude of Kid Rock without the heaps and heaps of horrific music.
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lengold said 2860 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
It seems to
be only just starting here - but will be over in a flash! Nearly Christmas.
Fantastic lyrics and tune Bob, wondered where you were.
Cheers
Len

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buckhorn said 2859 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Glad
You didn't buy the farm. Seems like our lives continue to follow similar paths. (when you get up in years stuff starts to break down) Had to get my imac repaired, couldn't afford a new one.
...I was hoping for more in the singing lessons series, oh well.
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racerat said 2856 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
bagged
the singing lessons? well, take what you can, and leave the rest. Busy summer! Tweekie little knob turner this one!

P
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Alannah said 2856 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
it was ........
... groovee ... very groovee ...... summer sigh (almost gone now) .... I drank beer ...... good stuff !
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ste said 2856 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
great
prob the best of the competition. love this tune, the content, production and the performance. nice work
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MIRx said 2855 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Well, I really had an alternative summer
this year, parenting two kids for the first time in my life! Not joking.
Concept of this reminds me of something I've heard a lot of time ago, by a guy called Colin Newman, former Wire. But your vocal style is very different and personal, so the result is quite original anyway. And I hear some good control of your voice, in spite of what you say about taking singing lessons :)
Cheers brother :)
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Bowman said 2849 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Funny, catchy and really good.
And you know what? This singing thing just be YOUR thing Bob.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Estella said 2849 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Nice to hear from you in song...
Same boat. I barely have time to myself, and when I do, I sleep. Still singing, just not recording anything yet.

I REALLY like the song. I really like how making simple lists can turn into real art when you appreciate the light and dark. Well done!
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guitapick said 2838 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
...
"I even fired a chick
And she called me “dick”
I was born to win
So I took it on the chin"

Awesome lyrics
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garodaro said 2817 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Great synth sounds
Those synths are awesome, and the lyrics are quirky and funny. Reminds me a bit of bit of They Might Be Giants. Cool!!
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mybravedesign said 2817 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
...
this track could be a they might be giants b-side....
well played sir.... well played...
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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