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Losing it



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How I've been feeling these days...

I lost 80gib of my work and music to Lacie a external hd - I've been spending the majority of my time reproducing my client's drawings. I've been very angry and on the verge of loosing it.

Sometimes, "they" call me "rhythm boy" - I hate that.

Neil, Homey and PV, you better not call me rhythm boy.

I'm in a rebellious kind of mood right now. I haven't been able to spend much time at Mjs so, I'm happy to post this tune and hangout here a bit. And, I'm excited to hear what I've been missing.

I sure hope that you guys can figure out a way to enjoy this tune... -- it's the way I've been feeling...

Thanks for hanging with me.

Cheers! Dion
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GB - I thought that I answered this question, didn' I...
jgurner said 4426 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
...How about calling you Rhythm Man. It could be your Super Hero identity. You could wear a cape and everything, which would be really cool. More people should wear capes.

I always love how you use brass as another piece of percussion. It just really punctuates everything so nicely. In this case it gives the whole piece a really aggressive feel. The whole thing almost reminds me of water coming to a boil. Just a few bubbles at first, then it slowly builds until, at the end, the whole thing is just bubbling and steaming.

That sucks about your hard drive. I lost one of my Lacie HDs last summer with almost all of my digital photos, writings and a ton of my GB files. I still have it sitting on a shelf in my studio in the hopes that some day, magically, it will work again. *sigh*
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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hello jg
Thanks for stopping by. Rhythm Man, ah... - Actually, secretly, a small part of me doesn't mind being called rhythm boy, I think that I just don't want to spend too much time around the people who happen to call me that now.

Brass as percussion... My next mission, (and this is true) is to figure out the secrets of melody. I don't know why it stumps me, it just does...

Thanks for your comments! Dion

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Mcboy said 4426 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
well ring
my bell......i can imagine telling everybody to call me if i got this tone...hehhehhhe....masterful use of those loops.....rhyhm ...ooops.....funky boy.....hehhehhe
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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
You make me laugh mistr mcB
I'll take "funky boy", any day!

Thanks for popping in.


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perceptualvortex said 4425 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Oh dude!
That really sucks about your hard drive! Have you tried a data recovery service? It can be expensive, but sometimes they can get the data off of the drive for you. Sorry to hear about that, my friend.

Anyway, nice to hear another tune from you, rhyth... um, Mr. Super fantastic. I really like this... like Joseph says, the brass-as-percussion is really cool. I like how you add up layers of groove until that full boil at the end.

And the syncopated beats and percussion sounds are really great. Like all of your songs, you seem to keep the listener in mind, always making it an interesting and groovy journey for us.

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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hey Buddy! Good see your words here. Yep, it does suck, and big time too! Geez, man...

It was funny, after I heard your Green tune, I was so envious, that you had JP 4, is it - JP World, and I thought, I want that... Knowing that I was kinda down about my loss, my partner just came home w/ it from the Apple Store one day last week and suprised me with it. Cool! I'm gonna have fun w/ it. Already am.

And yes, I do try to make it entertaining for the listner, since I'm kinda limited w/ musical talents and loops are hard to get a person to want to listen to - there's some awesome talent in the World JP - so I'm trying to take advantage of it in a way that folks might not be so turned off by the premanufactured thing. Hey, they can turn me off to, so, there...

Thanks for always taking the time to offer up thoughtful words about what I'm trying to do. You're always 'right on' - It means a lot! Dion

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jiguma said 4425 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
If I could figure out ...
... how to get this onto my phone, I'd do it in a flash, but I am a mobile-phone luddite. I hate them with a passion!
Sorry, where was I?
Great tune Macca - as all your work is, even if it doesn't lend itdelf readilly to intro/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/verse/chorus/ending kind of arrangements ;)
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jiguma said 4425 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Bad luck about the drive
I have an old iMac (the blue variety) which died on me maybe 3 years ago. I took it to the Apple shop nearby and it was pronounced DOA (unless I wanted to shell out more than a new iMac would cost). So, I put it in a cupboard until a few months ago when Jan decided she needed a computer for a class she was running. Being a cheapskate from way back, I decided to try the old iMac and was amazed to find it started up first time - that was nearly 7 weeks ago now, and its started up every time since.
I hope this gives you some good dreams (and maybe a little hope) regarding your HD Macca :)

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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hey Neil!
Good to hear from you! Yeah, you sound like me, about cell phones, I could easily do away with it. I like to loosing mine, and tend not to look for it right away.

Glad you're able to say nice things about this tune, especially - I was kinda stepping out on it, I felt. I didn't know what might be the response - so, it's nice to have positive feedback. Thanks! - and in a big way! Always a pleasure! Macca

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Ed Hannifin said 4425 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
I think there are lots of possibilities...
...with the whole superhero thing...

I mean, you're halfway there... You've got more secret identities than any other MacJammer...Pretty CLOSE to super-powers...

'Rhythm Boy' is obviously wrong, though... But I bet there are MacJammers who would help get it right...and maybe even design the costume...

'Beat Boy' is even worse... 'Rhythm Lad'? You've got to decide, of course, if you're the main character, i.e., Rhythm Man, or the supportive sidekick...

You know, I never really used my LaCie for much after I stopped trying to learn ProTools, and after a while it had a few days of not whirring up into place, so I let spin down for a while and then one day it felt like spinning up again... Once I finish paying off a certain Telecaster of my acquaintance I have it in my head to try a Glyph. In this part of the world they've got a great reputation for not failing and for great support...

My condolences on projects lost... This is a marvelous gift from The Rhythm Cave...

It really is great seeing your name pop up in the email, too, with a new tune...

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Ibstrat said 4424 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
This is really cool.It must have been fun putting this together.I really have no idea how something like this is done,but it must take a lot of work.
I love the surprise-type sounds in the background.Great job!
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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
You always render me, smiling...
Hey there, Sir! I'd swap out rhythm boy for any of your choices! Of course, I really like the idea of having supper powers, but, no one is gonna believe, and I'm sure to be tested one day.

I like the word, 'marvelous' associated w/ anything that I might do. I figured folks might have a hard time w/ this one, and wouldn't know what to do w/ it except, maybe consider it as a choice for a ringtone. I do enjoy listening to it though. But I don't however, like it when my phone BEEPS, me. That's it... I get one beep as an alert that someone might be trying to get a hold of me and oftentimes, I don't hear it, or, I can't locate from that one, almost pleasant, chime... Oh well...

I've got something for you this week so, beware... Thanks for stopping by, mister EJH! Dion (I'm using my real name because I'm rebelling, you see...)

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Macaudion said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
That was meant for EJH
Yours is next, mister Strat guy.

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Macaudion said 4423 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Hey Mark!
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you'd think that this is cool! Actually, this did take an aweful lot of work, and I did have fun putting it together. It was one that I never got tired of cycling back to add additional sounds. About 30 percent of it is penciled, and the rest of it is loops!

I don't know how to explain the hows of putting a song together. The sounds that you hear did resinate w/ how I was feeling, for sure. I know... odd feelings, but the most prevelant feeling was one of intense frustration w/ a bit of confusion about how what happended could have happend to me, and on my mac.

Thanks for taking the time to share your words about it. It means alot, coming from an accomplished musician such as yourself. I"m just faking it.


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Vic Holman said 4424 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
sorry to hear about the data loss
Know that one to well.

Really cool piece. I don't have a cel and probably never will.....But, this might be cool to put on the answering machine!
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lengold said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
love this Macca/Dion - has a great feel and groove to it and is very cleverly done. I can think of worse things to be called (and have been many times) - I think you should take it as a compliment. After all this does have a great rhythm to it.

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said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Cool percussion sounds
Ringtone genre? To be honest, I wouldn't be able to use this as a ringtone- I'd be too wrapped up in listening to this to answer the call! I really like this track, Dion- lots of nice beats and cool rhythms.

And the nickname "rhythm boy" isn't as bad as "radio boy", which is a nickname I got after doing a few stereo installations for my friends, haha!

After loosing my laptop hard drive, I know the pain you're going through with that! Hopefully some data recovery outfit can get the files back for ya. (if you've explored those options)
said 4424 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Welly welly well
Getting pissed off pays out good! very experimental in your approach like the sparse start. and by the end a full blown arrangement! enjoyed!!!
K.I.S.KISMET said 4423 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Way to redirect
negative energy into something so very, very positively goooood!
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alfalpha said 4423 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
I wouldn't DARE....
...call you 'rhythm boy'! So, how's about 'rhythm dude'? ;)

I'm really sorry to hear about your 80Gb loss- but I guess, through your mishap, we get to reap the benefits of having yet another great tune from you, which seems pretty unfair in the scheme of how 'the muse' works....sheesh, did ANY of that make ANY sense?!

OK, OK, before I make myself appear even more stupid than I already am, I just wanted to say how much I love this track. Unfortunately, my cell phone is too old for downloading tunes, so I'll just have to be archaic, & download it into my iPod (which I prefer to a cell phone any day!)

Many Thanks for another great piece Dion!

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VicDiesel said 4422 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
A good variation
On my iPhone "Marimba" ringtone. But yours has a more interesting groove. I'd love to have any 5 consecutive seconds of this as a ringtone.

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composerclark said 4419 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
More Excess!
How about 'Percussion Master'? Because that's what you are, sir!

This is really good. My only suggestion would be that it's pretty groovy and "under control" sounding for a piece whose title is "loosing it..." I REALLY like where it was heading; I guess I was just thinking it could have gone a lot more over the top to give the sense that the music was careening about wildly out of control by the end... just a thought! I'm a big fan of excess, used sparingly of course...
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spitlogic said 4418 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
When I hear this I feel confined, crammed, disorganized, and hot for some reason (It may just be the weather). A very frustrating jam. Seeing whats going on in your life I hope making this song alleviated some of your frustrations.
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iam0pen said 4412 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
A Large Intro
To me this sounds as a Fantastic big intro for something even more amazing...

You tickled me...and now I want more...but it did not come...

Is there a sequal or am I missing a point here.

Absolutely great and sparse intstrumentals...Love the 'chaotic' rythmic drive it has all the way...

Still I want more :):)

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Char said 3806 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
I don't know if I
can explain well enough..but here goes: your music is elegantly unique because of the percussion and mixture of sound. I see you as a scientist either designing a new element or discovering an element that was always there, even though no one else was aware of it. Either way, it is called "Macaudion." Atomic number=infinity. Thanks.
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hackneybloke said 3293 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
losing it
sensational creation. the space and depth is out of this world. them bros lucked out.
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