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MEDIOCRATES


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Daugrin

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This is a track off BBQ. "Mediocrates" plays before "Wake Up Call".
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Lyrics
The truth is straight ahead.
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Hits: 2669
Comments: 36
Fans: 13
Plays: 106
Downloads: 64

Uploaded: Jan 10, 2011 - 12:45:22 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2011 - 12:45:22 PM Last Played: Dec 30, 2016 - 07:03:31 AM
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Comments
awigze said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
/dialectic
indeed - where does it lead? Gravity is weird if ya really think about it.
this is good.... dig it. Welcome back!
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hello Andy
Thanks for stopping in, maybe I should have written down the complete lyric...

Daug
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davisamerica said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
2011
the Beach Boys after they bathed at Baxters ..... or something else which is also past me but damn interesting ... there I said it.
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hello Jack
Great to have you stop off and listen, I appreciate your support.

Daug
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tokai said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Frank Zappa on acid
it would never have happened i know. Lots to exercise the ears. I wish this was the kind of stuff that was played on the radio 24/7. Box,outside, thinking.
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hello Steve
Thanks for dropping by to listen. I appreciate the kind words...

Daug
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Evil_Genius said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Daugity
The future comes from behind us
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Evil One!
You have no shame! Appearing here, and listening to this tune, when I find
you in the distant past, I will end your reign of foolishness...

Daug
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Evil_Genius said 2357 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Tarry not
Oh woofish one. Are you the one we should fear? Your pal.
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Daugrin said 2357 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Evil Genius!
You return here and taunt me!

Daug
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Evil_Genius said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Daugity daug
nyah nyah....
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dave_b said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
MEDIOCRATES
I was a philosophy major, we studied this guy in college :) Zappaesque quirky coolness.
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hello Dave!
Always a pleasure to read your comments, you dug the pre-Socratics? Andy missed that one... Thanks for your consistent support Dave.

Daug
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mrattue said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Straight ahead
Going straight is impossible!

Nice production, impressive, though don't take my word for it. i know nothing!

Cheers

Marc
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Welcome Marc
Look around the Daug house, lots of impossible things here... the "fabric" of space prevents a straight
line, we are interested, here, in where truth is found... always straight ahead! Checkin out yer tunes...

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
Outtaorbit said 2357 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
nicely done.
touch of late 70's early 80"s Jazzy but more rock fusion... I dig it... git is grand.....
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Daugrin said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Pat in the house!
Thanks for the listen, appreciate your kind words.

Daug
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composerclark said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Art Rock
This is very cool, a fusion of styles resulting in its own unique style. Very creative, and much enjoyed. Well done!
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Daugrin said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Clark!
Fusion indeed, thanks for dropping by... Enjoying that classical blast at your house...

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
Vic Holman said 2356 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
straight ahead in a a round about way
boy Daug this is friggin' unique, that is one thing that i dig about your posts..... you never know what's coming next. excellent and imaginative composition
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Daugrin said 2356 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Hello Vic
Glad to see you in the house. Sorry, no consistency here. Just having a little fun. Thanks for the consistent encouragement...

Daug
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papag said 2356 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Bendable
Diggin the textures throughout...shades of so many styles, some real Art of Noise.

Thanks for the dl :)
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Daugrin said 2356 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Gumby!
Hello Papag, yer getting to be a regular here! Thanks for your support. You are welcome to download at your own risk...

Daug
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H3nry said 2356 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Daug-matic
NOT! Once again, my ears have been recalibrated. Not sure what happened, but it was fun!
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Daugrin said 2356 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
What's That?
A return visit, ah, this could mark a trend. Something new is always in the works, the next one is really an unusual tool... I hope you will check back.

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
richard13 said 2355 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Man, this is really mediocratic
or is he a friend of yours? For something wacky and you, just having fun, this is really well done. I can't believe it's just a pencil: how do you draw in the speech?
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Daugrin said 2354 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Hello Richard
Your first question doesn't make any sense, at least to me... Maybe you want some insight?
There is a lot of word play here. The ideas are built into the things. Lines have multiple layers of meaning. This goes back, for me anyway, to Steven Foster's vision of what "American" song writing should be about... Something Foster did which is uniquely American, at least in my experience, is place the words of "his opponents" in the mouth of reasonable character(s) and allow them to have their "best speech" ever. It was next, in his method, to set on the ideas in question and "re-value" them...
Of course it is wacky, fun and serious at the same time, that's life, check out Foster...
I can't recall any keys I did not play. All the guitars are live first take, hear the mistakes? About 1/2 of the basses were done live, the glorious root movement during the guitar solo was penciled in for certain... all the vocals were done last year. I worked on BBQ for about three months straight. Then I no longer "heard" the thing. I have about 70 minutes in the can. Andy has heard most of the sketches, he didn't really complain about any of it...
As far as your last question. I did all the pencil and all the vocals. These were intended as sketches for folks with "gifted voices" to accomplish. I work lightning fast. This causes a problem with the, more often than not, glacial speed of collab... recall, I have to finish before I forget how the thing goes... if I no "longer" hear something- it's done, that's what happened on BBQ.

Daug
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richard13 said 2353 days ago (January 14th, 2011)

There's a bit of wordplay in my comment Daug, but no disrespect was intended.
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sammydix said 2353 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Discordance
Harmonious discordance couldn't sound better together.
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Daugrin said 2353 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Hey Dix!
Things that don't go together do, you just have to "let" it happen. Proof in the sauce here.
I appreciate the hip comment. Thanks for your support, I am still digging your tunes...

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
RochaMalhada said 2353 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
nutz
someone said Frank Z - did you jam w/ him before?

Crazy plethora of tasty bits that all hold together, somehow. That guitar stuff in the near middle is sick, man


Now I'll have to go find some Firesign Theater


. - Harold
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Daugrin said 2353 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Harold I dig the Theater!
Like Spike Jones, the Theater blazed a wide trail... Thanks for stopping in.

Daug
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lengold said 2351 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
I'll have
an ice-cream sandwich please.
Brilliant.
Cheers
Len

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Daugrin said 2351 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Hello Len!
Great you can make a choice. Thanks for stopping...

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
hackneybloke said 2350 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
mediocrates
it almost sounds like you have three different tracks going on at the same time....but it all gels together in a perfect coherent piece. i think that's all down to the expert mix with everything having its own space and time. the lead guitars are fantastic. i'd have put some kind of effect on the vox because at times you sound like a religious evangelist (or was that intended?). i totally adore the high electronic sounds at 4.00 and the ice-cream/popsicle make up your mind stuff....and then that three part vocal harmony that morphs into the acoustic guitar and vocal outro. the echo vocal shout (roll/road?) could be re-done but i'm nit-picking. this is a fantastic trip that justifies every second of the the six and a half minutes. a really cool and interesting track. deep bows of admiration.
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Daugrin said 2350 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Hey Julian
No bows needed, I appreciate your comments. I just make what I am given to make, I deeply appreciate you taking the time to comment. Listeners that "get" the whole are why I post the things...
By the way, you are an Evangelist too... someone needs to send us their money, lol.

Daug
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