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breaking in a new fender deluxe strat.

i watched a girl sailing her small sailboat around on a lake. the sea just sounds bigger..... for effect
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Sailing On Broken Mirrors

waterfalls and moon rings
they cross her mind in space and time
southern winds fill her sails
gliding on a sea of glass
where she drifts dependinging on the wind
where she will land no one really knows

she is sailing on broken mirrors
where the sun sets someplace near
sailing on broken mirrors

she hears water and sound waves
there pounding on a distant beach
blue skies blue sea endlessly
out on the horizon meets
where she sails she is giving in
neptunes reach will only reel her in

she is sailing on broken mirrors
where the sun sets someplace near
sailing on broken mirrors

tonight she sails to the stars
drifting on liquid skies
sirens of titan sings
beyond the point of no return
where she drifts depending on the wind
where she will land no one really knows

she is sailing on broken mirrors
where the sun sets someplace near
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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2011 - 07:48:29 PM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2011 - 07:48:29 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 02:13:01 AM
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Hardware:
fender deluxe strat, fender deluxe telecaster, schecter bass, m-audio keyboard, imac, presonus firestudio mobile, audio technica cond. mike
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logic pro 9
Comments
Dadai.2 said 2229 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Sailing....
Can't listen now, but I have a feeling a good one is in store.....
Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks Jack
it's all about sailing!
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mikkinylund said 2229 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Awesome vocals
I need to listen to this a few times, but my first impression is bringing me back to the 70's, in a good way that is. Impressive guitar performance aside of the vocals... Sounds really tight, love the low key vocals, this is very good!!!
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks Mikki
i had to go the lower note vocals in parts because i couldn't sing high enough in places. thanks for checking it out
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johnwhitehead said 2229 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Sailing
I like this a lot. Interesting lyrically and melodically. I hear a little Alejandro Escoveda in this. Glad I stopped by.
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks John
i'm not sure how the theme on the lyrics came to me. but once i started writing that flowed like water (bad pun) thanks for the time to listen
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particledots said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
i just
love it
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks Bryn
appreciated
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ted23 said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Great
Sweet guitar tone Vic. The new guitar is sounding fine. Cool song. I really like the vocal pauses and delivery.
Retro glory!
Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks Ed.
i know....like i need another guitar like a hole in the head...... i received a gift card to guitar center... this strat has noiseless pickups & 7 pickup selections (perfect for recording & playing of course)
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davisamerica said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
a little Jimi
...a lot Vic Holman. great track Vic.
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks jack
actually i have another song that has been sitting around for 4 months that is dead on jimi..... i just need to get vocals done for it.......i'm so lazy
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alackbass said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Sailing On Broken Mirrors
You really know how to layer guitar sounds. Great production and mix. I love the chorus.
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks andrew
thanks for checking it out, appreciated
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Skean said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Nice art
And the song is brilliant in many ways, love it, thanks DL… Cheers
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks kenta
thanks for sailing along with this song. thanks
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dave_b said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Sailing On Broken Mirrors
"Sailing On Broken Mirrors" is a good title, a cool way of describing how the light reflects off the water, but also might describe a person who has problems seeing things as they really are. Strong vocal, and I like how the melody lines up with the guitars which are sounding great. Congrats on the new Strat.
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks dave
thats what i like about writing lyrics in a metaphorically way. they can go in different perceptions. i appreciate the listen
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MarkHolbrook said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Ya...
The new guit simply sounds great!!! Outstanding Vic!
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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
thanks Mark
yup, another one for the arsenal. and it looks mighty purty with the gold hardware
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J_Gretch said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Sailing On Broken Mirrors
Well at first I was a little disappointed to not see Gort sailing the boat...but the artwork is still very cool.

Enjoyed the listen..has sort of a minor feel to it,and those clean strat tones sound great.

Congrats on your new Ax ! You should post some pics over in the forum or something.


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Vic Holman said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
now i did.....
.. think of putting gort into the boat, but it would surely sink!

i might take a picture of the new guitar and post it on my page in the next couple days
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PeterB7858 said 2228 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
I like!
Hi Vic. Like the artwork. And I like the vocal work. And I like the imagery the lyrics create. And I like the sound of the new Strat. You guessed it, I like this. Take care, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
thanks Peter
soooo, i take it you like it. :-)

i always appreciate the listen
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Symphony101 said 2228 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Beautiful song
Very nicely put together, great sounds too Vic. I love the guitar work and the nice touch with the synths.
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Vic Holman said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
thanks Yves
i added the synths to fill it out more seems to work. thanks for the listen Yves
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tf10music said 2228 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
i like
the flitting, flanged sounds that kind of drive me by throughout the track. Nice vocal aesthetic, and your guitar tone is reminiscent of a placid hendrix. nice work!
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Vic Holman said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
thanks Ben
true there is a little nod to hendrix, since this was a new fender strat guitar.it's almost required
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Dadai.2 said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
yep...
Not unexpectedly, your guitar work is really interesting... a woven tapestry of sorts - cool. Even more they set a great backdrop for you layered vocals - nice touch.

This sails along. I can feel the slow rise and fall of the ocean swells. And I love your art work too!

D
Vic Holman said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
thanks Jack
see sailing. i think the backing music gave me the sailing imagery which inspired the lyrics
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egobandit said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Vic
man there are parts in this song, that just fade into unreality then back in again The singing is very surreal, breaking new ground on this one! Tops!
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Vic Holman said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
thanks Tim
thanks for sailing by for a listen. i was pretty much forced into singing lower notes here because of the key and chords. i had to totally change what was going to be sung in the chorus because of that. i can't go higher then a high E. ha
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Jarvoid said 2227 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
The title is
a superb metaphor....I love playing on water ,small powered craft or kayaking so I resonated straight away with the image......the song does the title full justice as does the playing and performance.....just one advantage of a night shift...and come on ,there aren't many !!

Cheers

CJ

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Vic Holman said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
metaphors
a long time ago i did a art showing, the stuff was a bit on the surreal side. at one of the pieces, someone asked what does it mean? i replied what do you think it means. i really get into lyrics that can have a double meaning.. or maybe more. thanks for the listen
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apb said 2227 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Very polished
sound on the guitars and vocals. An engaging tune as well... at times I thought I heard "broken mists" and I wondered how the 2 syllable "mirrors" was going to fit the vocal melody. Top quality Vic- I liked the more restrained guitar playing side of you as well- fits the concept and imagery.
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Vic Holman said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
thanks alan
well ya know mirrors can get all misty after a hot shower as well. at one point i thought i heard glass instead of mirror. so i soloed the vocals it was mirror.......deceptive reflections me thinks :-)
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tokai said 2227 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Vic
Different shoes this morning. Still has it's roots in the golden era, but it has a different vocal style. A brilliant sound you have here though, like the guitar sound.
Sailing on broken mirrors is a cool line.
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Vic Holman said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
thanks steve
i wear sandals or go barefoot for now.

thanks for checking it out and quite a cool new one of yours as well
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PatriciaGirl said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
tonight she sails to the stars
I just love the lyrics in this piece. Great writing. I sat there having breakfast and had to stop to listen closely. I found myself humming along and then starting singing along. Your new guitar sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing. patty
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Vic Holman said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
thanks much
usually i dread writing lyrics, sometimes the music will sit for a week or two. funny thing is when i do start to write them it usually 20 minutes. go figure. i appreciate the listen
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davisamerica2 said 2226 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Strat sounds broken in.
Some really nice guitar work in this, Vic. Great song and vocals as well. T
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Vic Holman said 2224 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
thanks terry
thanks for the drop by and listen, i appreciate it!
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tempie said 2225 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
deluxe strat - fancy!!
man, what is wrong with this song? i mean, what's 'off'? i know everyone will read this and say 'what's wrong with craig' but there's this minor? little turn near the chorus that hurts me like a toothache and yet feels good at the same time. i'm hating/loving it. i would never be brave enough to do that in a song. i'd be afraid of angering the pop gods. strat sounds great - of course. phrasing in the verse, with the high/low, is fantastic, one of my favorite 'Vic' vocal treatments.
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Vic Holman said 2224 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
thanks craig
it's fancy all right. noiseless pickups & 7 pickup configurations.
it's a love/hate thing .......... uh, which tooth did i hurt? i don't know if my dental covers second parties
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RAVENS said 2225 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Coolness
Isn't it fascinating where we get our inspiration from at times? Great tune, love the melody and of course your voice shines! Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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Vic Holman said 2224 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
thanks dani
i was planning going to the lake but fowl weather settled in. so this was a attempt to make believe i was at a lake
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sammydix said 2225 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Sailing
what a cool write. really like your production as well as the tune itself. they go hand in hand. lyrics are the icing.
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Vic Holman said 2224 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
thanks sammy
i appreciate you giving this a spin, thanks again
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Sigmund said 2224 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Sailing
This sounds dreamier than some of your other stuff - kind of fitting for sailing I think. Of course I love the new strat sound, and well played too. I enjoyed this tune, Vic - nice work -
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks sig
thanks for the listen. i appreciate it
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speedonl said 2224 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Lovely
song, really like it a lot, nice riffs and good melodies, kudos to you!
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks much
thanks for your time to give this a listen, thanx again
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gadzooks said 2223 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Sailing On Broken Mirrors
Great lyrics ... goes well with your cool blue and complimentary orange graphic image. Good songwriting good playing and great vocal style. Enjoyed this . Oh ... and you've done a stellar job on the mix.
SG
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks
a lot of times it takes me a week or two to even come up with any lyrics. usually when i start writing it can all go down very fast.
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Llarion said 2223 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Cool structure...
And I love the sound you get out of your Strat; wish I could get mine sounding that good... especially in the solo section! I like how the melody intersects with the chordal rhythm and bass line, it punctuates well... Drum loop is EQed perhaps a tad edgy to my ear, but no biggie... Well done!
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks
the chord pattern was so strong it was practically impossible to go against it. i think the drums could be a bit more subtle after removing myself from the song for a week. thanks again for the listen
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Char said 2223 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Beautiful.
Great lyrics. You did a wonderful job on the artwork, the singing and the playing. there is a wistful quality about the whole thing. Thanks, Vic.
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks Char
maybe a half hour on the art, a little less time writing the lyrics. i think they support each other nicely as well
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lholden said 2223 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Sailing
A lovely, ambiant feeling... excellent work there:)
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thank you
i appreciate your time for a listen
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DWL said 2223 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Shades of
Hendrix in the guitar part.

Loved the lyrics and the left field approach to the melody and arrangement.

Very nicely done Vic.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
thanks Dick
yes a little nod to hendrix in the verse chording. i have another VERY hendrix song that has been sitting for a several months..... i just have to get up the balls to vocalizing it just right
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airportseven said 2222 days ago (July 21st, 2011)
OK - I'm jealous
not only do you have anew strat - it sounds great and you can really make it sing. Beautiful tone - a bit of Hendrix in the clean sound.
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ShadowofNine said 2220 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Sailing On Broken Mirrors
Lots to like about this baby, especially the guitar and vocal....Bravo Vic...
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jiguma said 2219 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
I think
it's officially broken in Vic :)
Cool song and a nice inspiration. A little Beatles-y and very Ray Davies-y.
Done good on this one Vic!
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lengold said 2218 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
This sounds
great - lovely song and moody music and vocal.
Cheers
Len

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that80sboy said 2216 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
sailing!
man that strat sure can sing.....bet it had a little help tho....emotion just drips off this one....i like it!
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Moviz said 2211 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
Liking
the picture as well as the music Vic...... something about the structure, timings and sounds of this song give it an Oriental feel....... as always great clarity and production, performance...... a really nice one this, regards M
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finkeldink said 2211 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
Love the
twangy goodness of strats and teles.

Awesome song man.

Interesting tone you're getting on your guitars here.

Cool!
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ste said 2207 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
wow
great strat sound. very crisp. i want one. enjoyed the song. good lyrics and vocal performance
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Bob6stringer said 2204 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Great image(ry)
I greatly respect the meter, melodic hooks, inspiration and lyrics. Nice performance, mix, it's all good. After all the left-brain damage of a workday, it's wonderful to dive into this "broken mirror" wavelet imagery ... and your artwork, too... the composition and art reflect each other's zen-like simplicity. Same goes for the "reflection" of the L&R delay on the lead solo break.
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Bob Rodgers said 2183 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
I
need to catch up faster with your posts, great song Vic, nice moody vibe, great vocals and I love the tone of your new guitar.

Bob
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