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Outside the Dupont Circle metro station in Washington, D.C., there are always groups of earnest, sweatshirt-wearing youngsters accosting passers-by and trying to talk to them about the environment, or something.
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Uploaded: Mar 11, 2010 - 10:57:55 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2010 - 10:57:55 PM Last Played: Apr 09, 2019 - 10:00:12 AM
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fasteddie said 3452 days ago (March 11th, 2010)
My favorite
one of yours so far.

Where to start:
The chord progression is very good.
The chorus is cool as heck.
The transitions are really great and kick the song into gear (especially at 3:07).
Of course your vocals are always great.

I like this song a lot because it is upbeat and there is a little more agression in your guitar playing (the picking and strumming). I also like the acompanying parts as well; the piano and drums are upbeat and rock out a bit.

Your mix sounds very good in my monitors.

Cool song!

The only gripe I have is that the drum part in the very beginning sounds out of place a bit, but it is probably just me. Others probably wouldn't even notice. Also, you have to consider that I really don't know what I'm doing so take my critique with a grain of salt.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3452 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
Love that guitar work at the start. The verse melody puts me in mind of Gary Louris, especially with the little piano motifs behind it. The chorus is excellent, lovely harmonies. Like Eddie, I'd say this is my favourite of your songs. The lyrics made me laugh.
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TobinMueller said 3452 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
The World Will End Soon...!
Apathy and beer. Nice theme. But maybe you're just a survivor who now intuitively thinks few things you thought would've happened by now just aren't gonna happen, both good and bad, at least in the near term. Maybe its not apathy but a realistic sense that there is something pleasant about the daily grind, about a smaller world, about draining the tap dry. Knowing, of course, beer will always flow, even if oil and goodwill run dry. I like how you never apologize, which makes the song stronger.

I thought the groove was cool, nice fills and flourishes, strong singing, very strong writing, the authenticity. I thought there were several spots when the instruments weren't tight enough, when hits didn't line up, and maybe you shd consider playing certain sections again so the backup acoustic is tighter with the lead, and tighten a few drum lead ins and fills so they don't seem to lose the precise drive/rhythm. Made it seem more like a rehearsal than a final recording. But I truly enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing another really good song.
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Godchaser said 3451 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
Tapped In!
Great tune Michael.Solid and strong in all departments.Those little bursts of piano that accent your guitar playing really give the piece that special spice that separates it from the common and expected.Lovely tune and a nice showcase of your many gifts.Thanks for sharing.
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Jim Bouchard said 3451 days ago (March 12th, 2010)
There's something in the guitar intro that reminds me of Ani Difranco, probably the percussive energy. Very well put together, but I felt like the energy got a bit drained out of this by the end. I am going to take a different position from Tobin's in that I think this is almost a bit too worked out, that it could be rawer and less polished, and that would keep that energy going. It's when things don't precisely fit together that I feel like the real art happens. It's like raku pottery where the flaw is what creates the value in the piece.
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hackneybloke said 3451 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
til the tap runs dry
i'm reporting you to greenpeace - you is a bad guy. a musical masterpiece - an environmental disaster.
the tap run dry line is very paul simon (in a good way of course).
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johnwhitehead said 3450 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
Runs Dry
Great folk-rock feel/groove to this. Very cool guitar parts. The smug and cynical narrator of this song really got under my skin. Had to listen
twice and ask myself what the song was saying.
Very deft and provocative piece of writing. Excellent tune.
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Mike_Lynn said 3450 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Nice Track Indeed
Another very interesting track. Really like the plot. The overall melody line amd production went very well. The chorus part is really tasty. Thanks for sharing. / Mike
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Yordbear said 3448 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
...oh oh Holy Moly!
Excellently pumped up - slick and cool! Really glad for the hard graft you've put into a great 1st class production! Its paid off and im loving this!...20 listens already!..Im a new fan! Well Done..

Calchas said 3448 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Hot damn!
LOVE that acoustic guitar! This is a great tune. Excellent arrangement. Pro production. Man, you nailed it this time! THOROUGHLY enjoyed!

Be well friend!
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Daugrin said 3448 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Warning a Plenty
So much good stuff here I can't stare at the revisionism.
Well produced and executed, thanks for this tune, people are
looking for a way off the cliff, this way is as good as any...
Great job, what's next?

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spitlogic said 3448 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Nice one
Pretty funny stuff. I really enjoyed the music backing here. I think the lyrics are very practical (especially the portion around 2:15).

Good work.
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ic42 said 3448 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
very intriguing anti-protest song, really love the music twisty turny bits, and great emotive singing, as always. There were some sections that sounded rhythmically "bumpy", like too-many beats per measure, but that could have been intentional, my simple mind can only count to 3 or 4, anything more complicated than that and I get lost :-)
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kassia said 3427 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
drinking yourself into a stupor so you don't have to care? love the instrumental work on this - guitar is awesome, and that little organ stuff in the back is very cool. i agree with some of the other listeners that maybe this could be tightened up a bit, but the looseness really adds to the sort of indifferent feel of the lyrics and attitude of the song. provocative and rockin. doesn't get much better than that.
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MarkHolbrook said 3367 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
I found this
quite by accident... I was testing my MJ random song player and this came up... Sorry I missed this man... This is excellent!
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