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I haven't been posting much lately, but a few weeks ago I decided I wanted to do something for my nine-year anniversary here at MJ, so this is it. It borrows a little bit here and there from other stuff I've done over the years - chord changes, the piano part, the guitar sound I've used over and over and over, etc. Think of it as an homage to the past nine years.

My vocals are a little iffy. I've been sick for the past month and have allergies that just won't go away, but I managed to get through it without too many coughing fits.

It's been a great run here at MJ for the past nine years. There have been ups and down, both here and in real life, but I've always just plowed through thanks, in no small part, to many of the folks I've gotten to know over the years.

Hopefully, I'll keep making music for many more years and , hopefully, MJ will still be here and all you guys will be to hear it.
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Anniversaries

©2013 Joseph Gurner


Time moves
Like snowflakes falling
Falling down

Fade into the night
Like an anniversary

I can’t see the sounds
They pass in waves
From old to young

Reaching through the night
Suspended in my dreams

Reality
Like raindrops fall
And fade away

Wash away the night
Like an anniversary

I can’t feel the words
They pass right through me
Leave me cold

Reaching through a dream
Fly into the light

Echoes dance
Like shadows forming
On a wall

Growing in my mind
Like an anniversary

I can’t hear the world
As it spins below me
Through the void

Grasping at the stars
Fading from my dreams
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Plays: 77
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Uploaded: May 20, 2013 - 10:54:26 AM
Last Updated: May 20, 2013 - 10:54:26 AM Last Played: Aug 08, 2017 - 02:48:33 PM
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iMac, Les Paul, M-Audio Oxygen keyboard, Yamaha 5-string bass, MXL 990 mic
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Comments
DWL said 1586 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Hypnotic
groove and the wash of sound works really well.

Very downbeat vocals although they work very well with the ambiance of the song.

Cheers

Dick


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Moviz said 1586 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Re-cycling
is the 'in' thing now Joe, Ha ha; I do it all the time. Voice sounds great anyway and the lyrics are excellent...... something dreamlike about the performance and the vocal against this backing...... enjoyed, regards M
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Loob said 1586 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Downtempo chillin
Haunting. Happy 9th!
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alackbass said 1586 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Anniversary
Cool track Joe! Congrats on 9 years. Keep making music and posting it right here. I plan to be around to listen.
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PeterB7858 said 1586 days ago (May 20th, 2013)
Anniversary
Lovely, downtempo vibe, Joe. The lyrics are simple but very evocative. The sound just washes over you, as Dick said. Keep producing music and we will keep listening. Take care, Peter.
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Leon said 1584 days ago (May 22nd, 2013)
cool vibe here...
met you here shortly after you joined... that was 9 years ago? been that long? Wow.. we've all come a long way, and we're still here making music. you always surprise me with something new in your sound with every song you make.
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that80sboy said 1581 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
i hear ya
aren't some days just "plow thru" days?...music helps me plow thru too...thanks for the post
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MarkHolbrook said 1581 days ago (May 25th, 2013)
9 years!?
Where does the time go? Is it really like the Langoliers? LOL

Cool piece... Really cool in face. Very nicely done!
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Franciscus_Henri said 1580 days ago (May 26th, 2013)
number nine number nine
loved it.the vocal quality creates a great anbience
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paul f. page said 1579 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Capturing a mood/feeling...
You've done that so well with the laid-back accompaniment and the subdued nature of the performance overall. I think your vocal is just fine for these lyrics and the feeling of the song, but I wish it were a bit louder in the mix. (Actually, the whole mix seems a little "distant," but maybe that also works to the number's advantage considering the lyrical message.
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Ed Hannifin said 1579 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
Just a hint...
...of Eno meets Joy Division, kinda... Conveys a mood very well...Your voice suits that mood, I think...

Need subtle background use of the uber-distorted guitar sound, and then having the cleaner guitar for the solo bit...
CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1578 days ago (May 28th, 2013)
anniversay
interesting deep soundscape.
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thetiler said 1577 days ago (May 29th, 2013)
Cool beats and music
congrats on your anniversary !

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