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Dip Down Godammit


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Jim Bouchard

 Genre: Ambient

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I heard this women speaking in Studs Terkel's "Voices of The Depression" and just fell in love with the way she spoke. This samples that and I added a couple tracks of acoustic guitar, Tibetan bells and violins and distorted drums. There's a fair pit of Pulse Modulator on the drums and bells. Maybe some of these words are relevant today.
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Hits: 3123
Comments: 19
Fans: 16
Plays: 101
Downloads: 90
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 19, 2009 - 10:44:21 AM
Last Updated: May 13, 2011 - 03:00:48 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 05:25:27 AM
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JONK said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Bravo
Wonderful track...No Indeed those words will never be irrelevant....They seem to be a very unspoken,yet common truth...Irrelevant ? No..It just seems, not felt by some,or perhaps they are just to walled in to know how to get it out..Thanks for a pleasnt Sunday moring..JONK
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Andy-bm said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Dip Down, Goddammit ! ! ! ! !
great track. Perfect use for that wacky tremolo effect! I love this.
Jim Bouchard said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
two Ds
You're probably right, I was wondering if it should be 2 Ds or not.
Thanks!
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btransue said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
When?
Just curious where and when you heard this originally, although it's a timeless notion, always relevant. I like this...Clear eyes. Thanks James.
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Jim Bouchard said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Thanks!
I heard this on This American Life. I subscribe to the podcast and listened to this one a number of times. It was in an episode that posted shortly after Studs passed away. The whole thing is much longer but I felt satisfied with these samples as it captured the general sense, I thought.
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mowguy3 said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Well Then!
Captured and well done. Loved it. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 3776 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
wonderful track
I love This American Life ... this version could have so been used there Jim ... excellent
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Feter said 3775 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Dip Down Godammit
Her voice is ...reachable ...nice sound bed you created ...I really
enjoyed every second of this 2:39 minutes ...well done ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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ktb said 3775 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
the bed
of music that backs an auduio clip can either propel the message or kill it. This sends it out broad, far and wide. You feel more empowered each time you listen. Cool what you did with the refrain.
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Relic67 said 3775 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
great
there is a lot of music in how that woman speaks. lot of truth too. your music really complemented it well.
thanks for posting it.
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SISTERS said 3775 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
ahhhh
beautiful job of surrounding the speaker wth sonic support - excellent and thoughtful job.
anne
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magnatone said 3775 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Dip Down
jim - what a cool idea! i love how you wove these words together with the guitar, bells, drums. i only wish this was a lot longer - it feels like you're just getting started on a very cool idea!
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Jim Bouchard said 3775 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Thanks!
I was thinking for a long time about this one, because the whole story piece is a lot longer, and I could have just kept going, I got out the mandolin thinking I would just extend this with a mandolin riff and add more bits of the speaking part but then I didn't want to get too literal. I was trying to distill out a certain feeling. And then I had a busy day and decided to just finish it up like this. I try not to over-do things these days...
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jiguma said 3773 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Jim
You've been doing this style of post for a while now, combining spoken word with your restrained playing and musical ideas. I like the changes you make to the spoken words and the way the music lends a sense of almost visual space. Taken a step further, it would be interesting to see what some young videohead could do with this.

Raving, sorry - this is fascinating stuff Jim.

Neil
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snowdragon said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Jim
I really got a lot out of this, seriously.

My drummer and I have been working on some similar-yet-totally-different themes and approaches and it was extremely cool to hear you do this.

snow
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I.G.M. said 3733 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Great tune,
a tasty composition.
Guitar sound is fantastic!!
The software instruments make a curious atmosphere...

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Estella said 3703 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Great!
I LOVE her voice, too, and what she's saying. It's what I've been thinking about a lot in the past 4 years. And it reminds me of my friend, who has a similar voice, with whom I talk about this subject, too.

Thanks for this.
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Jim Bouchard said 3703 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Thanks!
People have been checking out my older posts lately and I wonder why that is exactly, but I'm glad you stopped by. I haven't been real prolific lately but I do post something every couple of weeks.
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Corporal Beef said 2781 days ago (January 8th, 2012)
Dip Down
Poignant! Your music really sets the tone. I very much enjoyed this. Thanks for posting.
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