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ste

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)
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The early morning earthquake when you can't be bothered getting somewhere safe.
My computer is on its last legs, I can only keep it on for under 20 mins. each take was a first take and it's pretty rough, but wanted to stick something up. I've ripped off Strauss...
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Lyrics
It's six o'clock in the morning, I'm in bed and the walls begin to shudder. Keeping one eye open, if it stops I'll go back to sleep. People say say the best place to cower is the toilet but risking certain death for an hours snooze seems worth it. Earthquake, it's an earthquake, a friggin eathquake.

When I first arrived here - shaking rooms would get my heart beating. Now all it gets is lazy wariness. Suppose you get used to anything. This old house won't stand a chance in hell if the big one hits today. So dying in bed rather than trapped in a bog is a pretty good price to pay.

The lamp's a-swinging, the telly's rocking, the door's a banging and I'm still sleeping it's an earthquake.
Song Stats
Hits: 2971
Comments: 32
Fans: 31
Plays: 259
Downloads: 97
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 16, 2009 - 10:14:59 AM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013 - 06:57:20 PM Last Played: Apr 27, 2017 - 11:45:21 AM
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Hardware:
Fender strat, ibanez bass, midi keyboard, shure mic, crap laptop.
Software:
cubase studio 4
Comments
magnatone said 2779 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
ste!!!
where have you been? so great to see something new from you! sounds like you need a new computer fast! very well put together song - i'm tappin' my toes and smiling all the way through - even though it's about an earthquake - maybe i should really be worried? love your voice as always!
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crissew said 2779 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Very interesting
Adding your unique style makes any topic sound cool and hip. Even an earthquake, lol. Well done. Enjoyed it.
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Feter said 2779 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
earthquake
Good vibes here ...loved your singing ...
cool arrangement not much with your side stick
that was too high to the whole ...this rock ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Char said 2778 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
Sounds terrifying.
Yet, you are going with the flow. Got a lot of intestinal fortitude. Fun song about a scary subject. Thanks.
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awigze said 2778 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
earthquake
Good groove - good storytelling - the mood seems to fit- kind of a friggin earthquake? bring it on- I am going to live .... napping. ha! like it!
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dave_b said 2778 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
earthquake
What stands out about this song is that the lyrics work as a narrative as well as a song. Sounds like you could be in a bar telling a story! There is a dry wit here that is very compelling. The light quirky pop music is an ironic contrast to the subject matter of the song
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Moviz said 2778 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Can feel
the urgency in this at times and the on the scene commentary, brings it all to reality, but with a wry smile on our faces at your lyrics and delivery.... excellent, regards M
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lavalamp said 2777 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
sick computer
Like your quirky, surrealist style. Kind of an old Pink Floyd thing going on from time to time. Thanks for the link in the chat.

Dig this one.

Dave
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ic42 said 2777 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Omoshiroi!
very cool that you got a feeling of an earthquake with the booming drum and half-step chord changes... and dang it is catchy too! Cheers, from another guy living on the other jiggly side of the Ring of Fire... Southern California :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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abfkingsport said 2777 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
abfkingsport
Man I always love your stuff. I love the obscure things you write about. Very cool, always a fan. Thanks for the DL. Oh, btw I have been in many quakes living in Los Angeles for 25 years. From little bitty ones to a 7.0 in the valley. Diggen the song.
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tempie said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
seismic fun (i know, i couldn't resist)
ah man love that little chorus with that "toy heavy metal" lead. also the big timpanis. you're a clever dude and you make some of the most fun music on MJ, these days when everyone is so godawful earnest this type of tune keep me moving. thanks for the DL.
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tokai said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Hey
that is strange, just yesterday i was thinking about my first Japanese earth quake.
Unique song, the accent in your voice works rather well. Sounds like it is time to get a new computer.
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sschedra said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Well . . .
When you think of it, where are you going to run, so I can really see the logic in this. If the big one hits, its pretty much a coin toss no matter where you are. Cute song.
Stephen
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Jarvoid said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Well, where can you go?
What can you do ? I am solid with you on this one..I mean I understand the freaking computer problem 'cos I have so many of those that I keep a cricket bat under the desk to threaten it with, so good job on the fast takes...and you're right ...if you are going to get swallowed up into the ground or creamed by a wery fast moving once tall building then you might as well be comfy...worthy of Ian Drury and the Blockheads this one ,laid back and laconic...nice one.

Jarvo
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Sir Bass said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
cool
I like the guitar nice playing
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tonestones said 2774 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Earthquakes and toilets
Funny you should mention the relationship between earthquakes and toilets. I live in the San Francisco bay area. We had a big earthquake here in 1989. A buddy of mine sat down on his older toilet after the quake and the thing shattered into a million pieces. Water everywhere.
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Relic67 said 2774 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
a frigging earthquake
great song, funny lyrics.
lazy wariness LOL.
hope your computer woes are resolved soon.... looking forward to more ste.
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stratcat said 2774 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Catchy
little tune and hook. Reminds me of some 80's techno. Cool. Nice job.
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blaky smith said 2773 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Computer
very cool piece, I like your singing and your style, with your guitar playing, very well done...
Hope your computer is going better, or maybe a new...?
Marc
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MarkHolbrook said 2773 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Get yerself
a new puter dude! You are far too talented to be wasting time during reboots! Heh heh... But in some ways it sure put a crimp on your recording style but forced you to make each take count right?

Cool tune!
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Outtaorbit said 2773 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
A friggin earthquake...hahahahaa
Man I love what you do everyday...nicely fun...
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ramonaji said 2772 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
I'm a fan, you know?
a true fan!!! Thanks for adding to my collection!
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DarkPlanet said 2772 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Reading your Bio...
...and listening to this, not sure if it is my imagination but i am sure it isn't; this is Japanese sounding to me (which is great, by the way), agree?
besides that is a thoroughly enjoyable song, short and sweet, downloaded!
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woofer3 said 2772 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
very enjoyable track
especially when you are working under such difficulties.......Good song as well. A fave.
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Bowman said 2772 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
2012
You've made a funny song from a scary subject ste. Can't wait to hear what you'll come up with in 2012.
Cheers,
Charlie
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guitapick said 2772 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Esp cool....
....that your computer's putting this out on it's last legs...first takes...love it
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sonnyjim said 2771 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Keep your 'puter
I like this enforced 20 minute limit; it enhances the Syd-ness of your songs.
By all means, get a new one for your general peace of mind, but this one's not bad at all......

Nice and loose, fun, lots to like. I need to check out your other chunes. But this one's tops!!

SJ
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Doadars Uncle said 2771 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Cool!
Nice jam! Great lyrics! I've never experienced an earthquake. Hang in there!
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Doug Somers said 2767 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
If 20 minutes gets you this quality
then what could you do in 10? :o)

Brilliant - just the right amount to carry off your theme and no more, all with a light touch.

I'll go for the extra sleep any time.

Cheers,
Doug
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Calchas said 2767 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Yowza!
Hey Ste, this is really cool. Even as rough as it is it works!

I like the quirky arrangement, but your vocal delivery is my favorite part of this one.

Bravo!

Be well friend!
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lengold said 2764 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Sorry I'm so
late to this - been away.
Always enjoy your quirky and unique songs. Love the lyrics. Wouldn't have known you did this in a rush.
Cheers
Len

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Bob6stringer said 2752 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Great bones for a "1st take" or any take.
Great first take, second even. All the raw materials's here. You could massage it -- double tracks, mess with EW and multiband compression, etc., etc., but it's really got great "bones" and comes through very well.

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