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Floating Far above the Earth (Space Race2 MJ 2011)


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I have come late to this Challenge Earthlets....Bodang Girig and other greetings....and I can't keep this bufoonery up either........look I missed this 'cos I was revamping my back room and only really glancing at MJ now and again.....and now that the music is emerging I feel a little left out,having resolved to do something in a hurry to get into this I thought that there as no way I was going to get an electronic piece together in shoprt order so I looked at the guitars and it was not immediately obvious what they would bring ....then I had a flash of inspiration from Richard 13s artwork ....you know the astronaut on "Here and There" rang a bell and so this afternoon I came up with this pile of old toot........it is wrong...it has the wrong sort of instrument and the model is a 30's comic hall George Formby type of song it is original but in his style, so it is old fashioned space race ,all wrong......but I don't care......so there.Have fun......
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Floating Far Above the Earth



As I float around the earth

I get a sense of my true worth

I have to say ee by 'eck

Here I am an insignificant speck

Floating Far above the earth



They said to me now listen Ace

will you take partin a space race

from here to the moon and back again

Because we think you're a dead cert to win

Me, like a twit said count me in......



But now as I float around the earth I get

a sense of my true worth

I have to say ee by 'eck Here I am

an insignificant speck

Floating far above the earth



So they strapped me into a rocket powereded can

lit the blue touch paper and me journey began

I whizzed around the moon which I thought was cool

But floating now I feel such a fool

Cos like a real daft lad....I've run out of fuel


Now as I float around the earth I get

a sense of my true worth

I have to say ee by 'eck Here I am

stuck inside me little tin can

Floating far above the earth


Now I've got time on me hands so I can gaze

into the vastness that we all call space

Bloomin' eck I say it looks real big

so much so I think I 'll flip my lid If I have to stay

floating far above the earth


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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2011 - 02:11:39 PM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011 - 02:11:39 PM Last Played: Oct 20, 2015 - 02:02:20 PM
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Henke said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Well Chris
As Skean use to say, music is about having fun, and this was fun* alright, and totally within the rules of the challenge, as far as I can understand. This instrument playing and 30's style singing about hi tech stuff like floating in a space suit around the earth is quite THE oxymoron ;-)

* Well, not so fun for you perhaps, floating around up there all alone with nothing but space debris for company. But remember you came up with a unique song and the best song art in the challenge so far :-)

Thanks for participating and take care (up there),

Henke
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Well i was not
going to go toe to toe with all the super keyboard entries so I was inspired fortunately as I said and just gave it the old Jarvo treatment..glad you had a chuckle.......now get me down !!

Jarvo
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davajonah said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Hahaha!
Brilliant. George Formby meets John Cooper-Clarke in the asteroid belt. Just brilliant - love it! :-)
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davajonah said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
And
I love the artwork too. Nice one!
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Thanks for
dropping in ....Ilike your comparison GF Meets JC-C lol

Cheers

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richard13 said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
;-)
Don't blame it on me!
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Well I am
so there !

Chris
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ic42 said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
space blues
I believe the rule is that every "space blues" song must start with the line "as I float around the earth", so you are well within the letter of the law, here. This is absolutely a delight... great artwork, incredibly quickly assembled, hilariously fun lyrics (of course, it is Chris after all), and other than sounding like it was recorded at the back end of a space capsule (terribly authentic then) I cannot reb-uke you for that. After the challenge is over, I will have somebody use your little motorbike to fly up with some petrol for you... hold tight.
ttfn,
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Nice pun....
the recording is slightly deliberate..and partly neccesary..I wanted a 30's tone which on GF pressings is slightly "toppy" but also the uke banj is a bit of a pig to get a recording of because they can "boom" at the bass end of the recording and they sound awful......now about that rescue mission....it is 11/11 after all !!

CJ
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Moviz said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Oh Chris
You didn't half make me laugh with this smashing song and rendition...... I have a mental image of you floating round in a clockwork rocket LOLOL..... this was really one of the best posts.... certainly the most amusing, Cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Ah it was
meant to be all things retro...and if it was a Clockwork Space craft I would be glad ...I could just turn the key and come on down .....Cheers

Chris
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michael2 said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
ee by 'eck
i like how you used the "wrong" instrument. makes it that much more clever. the whole thing makes sense to me, and I think you could be an indie rock superstar with this track. great job.
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Hehehe...
nice comment ,possibly an indie uke red dwarf star ....more likely I think ...ta very much

chris
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michaeljayklein said 2109 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
George Formby in Outer Space
This is certainly the most unique offering in the space race challenge and of course, I love the style you chose for this Chris. It works really well and I'm glad it's "different". You are a natural entertainer and did a fine job here--I rather fancied you orbiting the moon sitting atop an impossibly small rocket ship playing perhaps for some recently landed astronauts. As the man said "It turned out nice again!" Thanks again Chris!
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Thanks michael....
I slung this load of old toot together and yet even I have yto say I am amazed and warmed by the response and I actually quite like it a bit meself....I think some times faster is more spontaneous and it works better for me...I am more of a cartoonist than a fine artist and me music seems to work similarly...Thanks for stopping in.

Chris
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Skean said 2109 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
Dude
This is brilliant, ha ha.. Lots of fun went in to this one.. Cheers
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Well as I said...or wrote
to Henke I was not going to try and keep up with all the superb keyboard posts so the only way to go was ...My way !

Cheers

Jarvo
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gadzooks said 2109 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
Floating Far above the Earth
Do you do those wonderful drawings??
This was a lot of fun to listen to ... insignificant speck ... we really are aren't we.
Energetic banjo-uke playin' with great lyrics and an original toe tappin' space tune!!!
SG
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Hi...yes guilty as
charged...not in the same league as your artwork I am afraid but they do serve as some sort of mild enterytainyment....Therewas a serious little point in the tune which you have nicely picked out and the rest was just a laff


Cheers thanks for stopping by

Chris
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PatriciaGirl said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
uku-licious
made me smile :)
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
uku-licious....I like that
and if it made you smile ...job done...Thanks

Chris
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2107 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Dig it.
How cool is this? No reason that space couldn't be produced from an old banjo or uke.
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
No your right...
but it would have to be old fashioned sort of space ....and probably in B&W ....which I suppose it is ...mostly ...Thanks for the kind words

Cheers

Jarvo
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RochaMalhada said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
blimey
I thought I left a comment yesterday

so, a little blue-grassy spaced out thing ya got here. For some reason it makes me think of Space Cowboys...

. - Harold
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Well Tommy Lee Jones'
character ebded up left out there didn't he ?! hmmm I want to watch that again now ....Amazon next stop !

Thanks Harold...this challenge is throwing up some really cool tunes and some real "out there" ones as well .....which is great.

Cheers

Jarvo

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richard13 said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Blimey
I thought I'd left a fave a couple of days ago ;-)
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Jarvoid said 2106 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
No problemo...
Cheers again

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musichead said 2104 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
I like ....
I like the concept of the song as well as the song itself. It works very well.. Great job!!
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Jarvoid said 2104 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
A bit of
daftness wrapping up a simple truth really....seriously fun with a bit of a poke.....


Thanks

Jarvo
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PaulaMunk said 2104 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Aw,
left out in the cold with nothing but a ukelele or banjo. I sure hope you had on your long underwear. And, that there was a rescue mission, because we need you here. Thanks.
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Jarvoid said 2103 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Actually it is
a bit bloomin' cold out here !!

Thanks for stopping in and having a listen

Chris
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TracyVosh said 2103 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Ohhhhhhh fun!
And you did this in a hurry? I'm glad you made it...this is a fun and funky entry, unlike all others. Lovin' the lyrics...this makes me smile!!
Jarvoid said 2103 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
If it makes you
smile then job done.....nowt like a uke to crack a grin....good fun this Challenge has been


See You

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bud said 2102 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Definitely not enough ukes in space
It's about time someone did something about that. It's actually a perfect choice - small and durable. Excellent.
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Jarvoid said 2102 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
You got that right
small and durable is right,in fact the uke I used has been doing sterling service since 1973 so its dured well !

Cheers

Jarvo
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PockBluesman said 2102 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
What the?
Only you could create a connection with the space race and George Formby. More annoyingly you make it work. Ay up Mother turned out nice again.
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Jarvoid said 2102 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Not so daft as i look
well I couldn't be ...if I was I would not be able to walk ...!!
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Doug Somers said 2100 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Bodang to You Too
Brilliant - George Formby would have loved this, though perhaps not as much as I did.

I'm also impressed by your artwork. Cheese Grommit?

Cheers,
Doug
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Jarvoid said 2096 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
Thanks Doug
appreciate the listen and the kind words.....Chese ...but only with crackers !

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neilh79 said 2098 days ago (November 19th, 2011)
Floating Far above the Earth
Ahhhhh I seee! George in a spaceship now there is a thought. This is a really good piece, right up my street, love it all stripped back just you and the banjo-uke, the vocal works a treat and I love the lyrics, nice one
Jarvoid said 2096 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
and the uke style
actually suits my frenetic out of control of playing kind of fing as well !!

nice one.

cheers

jarvo
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Macaudion said 2087 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
eh eh eh...
that was a fun listen, chris! it sounds as you are about as up on technology as i am, but i'm patting you on the back for that one. if i could know that i was gonna more of the same, i might delve more into the space race, but i don't think that this is gonna happen, as i'm too for out for that. lol!

good one! enjoyed the listen! thanks for the traveler too! Dion
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Jarvoid said 2085 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Glad it brought a grin...
job done then...thanks for letting me know...appreciate that...


CJ


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VicDiesel said 2086 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Ukes rule!
And a uke is the perfect instrument for a space epic. I think.
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Jarvoid said 2085 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Thanks for that
Vic....Ukes do rule ...but not neccesarily in my sticky mitts...


Cheers

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