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It's come to that time of year in Japan, when people feel a need for hot food from a van. Round my way that means ishi yakimo or sweet potatoes cooked by hot stones. The bloke selling them advertises through the medium of a very loud song. This is my tribute to the git.
Computer probs solved, bought an iMac.
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Lyrics
Yakimo Ishi Yakimo.
500 yen seems quite a lot, I mean, that's more than two pound fifty for a stone-baked sweet potato. Let's sing its song.
Yakimo Ishi Yakimo.
Driving about in a van.
On top of his van is a megaphone. He's begging you to buy, oh so loud, his stone-baked sweet potatoes. Let's sing his song.
Yakimo Ishi Yakimo.
Song Stats
Hits: 3700
Comments: 30
Fans: 22
Plays: 213
Downloads: 115
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Nov 08, 2009 - 03:34:10 AM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013 - 06:57:08 PM Last Played: Apr 05, 2017 - 08:30:02 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, Fender strat, Yamaha midi keyboard, Ibanez bass, Shure 58
Software:
Cubase Studio4
Comments
awigze said 2842 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Ishi Yakimo
I might spend 500 yen for a tater... if the mood hit me just right and if this is what was coming out of his loudspeaker. Cool tune. having fun!
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johnwhitehead said 2842 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Tasty
You're well on your way to a album of songs about food and drink. I wanna suggest "Appetites" as a title. I like your original style and quirky vision. Keep 'em comin'!
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MarkHolbrook said 2842 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Outstanding!
I love the subject matter and this is excellent! Thanks!
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tempie said 2841 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
yakimo
i bet you do well in japan. you've got a japanese inner child. love the "driving about in a van" refrain. hilarious and uber cool at the same time. love the bridge with the tambourine and crunchy guitar that precedes it too. also dig the organ sounds. you're keeping me interested in MJ these days thanks for the DL dude.
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scofugate said 2841 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
I love the groove!
The food thing is contagious! Very good stuff!
Kudos!
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Char said 2841 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
I'll
bet his song doesn't sound as good as this. How much fun! Thanks.
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Moviz said 2841 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Sounds
a lot better than the Ice-Cream vans around these parts. Nice clean sound and 'warm' sounding instruments, .... like your voice, but I'm trying to think who you sound like with that accent. cheers M
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woofer3 said 2841 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
I like this track -
didn't think I was going to but I was wrong.
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lengold said 2841 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
I'll take
one of those - but must have loads of butter squelching through it. Don't s'pose they do that there?
Great song and arrangement - your vocal mix is always spot on.Enjoyed this catchy song.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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dave_b said 2841 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
sweet potatoes
Hey this is very catchy. Like the chugging guitar doing the eigths. Really interesting "reverse" sounding sample at the beginning, is one of several flavors you have mixed in. Nice phrasing and intonation on the vocal. Great job overall.
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tokai said 2840 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Ah so
Yakimo, i remember a little old man used to deliver to our village, you could here him coming from miles away. I thought you might have included a bit of the Yakimo song?
Cool tune.
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Sir Bass said 2839 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Yakimo
Well constructed song.
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Bob6stringer said 2839 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Good, short nonfiction.
This is a brilliant little river rock, smooth edges and all. Reminds me of the stories my mother (now 83) tells of the street vendors in the Bronx with their push-carts, yelling "yip-yip potatoes! at the tenement apartment dwellers, when she was a little kid. Thanks for a great slice of life.
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Calchas said 2836 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Another clever song concept!
How do you do it Ste? Well, no matter...as long as you KEEP doing it.

Very enjoyable, this. Engaging rhythm track. Nice vocal delivery. Cool tuneage indeed!

Be well friend!


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guitapick said 2836 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Hmmm...
...gettin' me hungry...

Cool inspiration coaxes out a cool tune. Like the changes in both rhythm and instrumentation.

Enjoyed....
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sschedra said 2835 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Ste
I love the way you bring us along on these adventures into another culture. Using your music to create an photo album in the mind. Thanks for the gift and for sharing it with us.
I love sweet potatoes,
Stephen
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Lennon714 said 2835 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
I'm jealous
because you can make a great, catchy tune out of the most random stuff. It's such a signature sound, too. The guitar sound is immediately identifiable and your beats are very ste. Love it.
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Jarvoid said 2835 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
I would
love to hear what you have to sing about mobile fish and chip vans...or even hamburger vans at throwing up..I mean throwing out time.Good one mate.
Jarvoid
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Relic67 said 2835 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
oh yeah!
those syncopated organ riffs are wicked.
and the lyrics of course.
we don't have sweet potato vans where I live, and it sounds delicious... so I would definitely shell out the yen.
great song!!!
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hackneybloke said 2829 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
dude
this is pure diamond eccentric innovation. the middle section is so individual.....i genuflect humbly. tell me though....have you got a thing going on with your voice?
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crissew said 2829 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
Sweet Pototo
I always wondered what the sweet potato's song sounded like, thanks for that! This is classic STE style. You have a signature style that is not mistakable for any others. Interesting mix of Japanese language and British pop sounds. I am hungry...
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SmokeyVW said 2815 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
sweet
actually this is upbeat and fun for me

thanks

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DarkPlanet said 2805 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Cool song
I like the blend of sounds/languages and vibes! very interesting and engaging changes
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guygrooves said 2750 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
You definately
have your own style and sound... and I'm diggin it.
Peace
Guy
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craft said 2749 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
cool
very nice song... Groovy
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2749 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
love the concept, love the execution
This is without a doubt the best song about a potato I've ever heard. Brilliant.
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Very sweet
potato of a song! I really liked this.....
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magnatone said 2688 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
sweet potatoes
i love your voice and your tunes always are so engaging. love this ste!
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alackbass said 2688 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Now that you mention it,
500 yen does seems quite a lot. I love how there's so much implied drama in this. Love the splash cymbal at the end. More wacky cool pop. You have an original style.
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Alannah said 2682 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
I am quite enjoying .....
... "historical pimp" tonight ... man I have missed LOTS and LOTS of good stuff .....
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