• Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
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Lyrics by the ever creative & productive @smajor 

Fast Jet
Stan Major feb 2018

There's a fat man on a pogo stick...
I think he's goin' down.

There's a fast jet leavin';
I ain't stickin' round.

The world I knew has come apart;
all I hear are pointless lies.

I'm hopin' that I don't regret
my new life under Aztec skies.

Gotta get a new identity;
I think I'll join the C.I.A.

The fat man on that pogo stick...
I think he's lost his way

A fast jet
to Mexico,
that's how I flew.
I see Mazatlan below.

Where is the landfall of that hurricane
they said is gonna come?

I'll app you when I get there
under the Aztec sun.

Cowboy on that pogo stick
is showing off his gun.

Darling let's go underground
until this wind has blown;

no telling where it's heading,
in which quarters it will roam.

A fast jet
to Mexico,
that's how I flew.
I see Mazatlan below.

When I left out of Birmingham
my guts you know were in a knot (I left my money on the table)
the T.S.A. grabbed my balls
I thought that I'd been caught in a rut (nothing to declare)
but still I got on board
without getting shot
Without getting shot
without getting

Drums played with real woodeen sticks on the electronic Roland V-drum (audio output recoreded, mono take). Comments, questions, suggestions welcome.
Clip coming up



Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 13:44:12
Great lyrics and a fantastic send up of them. I love how you present your vocals. Those drums sound great!

Love that ending!!!!!

Production wise....I'm hearing some clicks and such in mostly the left channel off and on.
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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 15:57:15
Hey @oorlab and @smajor !

Wow I looooove that funky groove! And that piano works perfect together with the guitar work..
I have to agree with @leon that the production seems to be clipping, that's really pity and disturbing (for
such a beautiful song), can you fix it?
Maybe its not clipping, but buffer overruns, maybe switching to a higher latency for rendering helps to
render it without the pops/clicks?
Stan, you're productive man!! And great to see you're succesfully collaborating with Dick and already
produced some tracks together. May I ask what the lyrics are about? (I'm a really bad interpreter ;-) )
Well done guys!!

Cheers!!
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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 18:06:52
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 18:13:44 by oorlab »
@Mar T.  & @Leonard Scaper  - thanks brothers for the quick feedback. Just replaced the mix with a hopefully plopless version. Thanks to soundcloud that let's me replace a file.
I found the first instance of plopping in audacity by zooming in. I attched a printscreen of the closeup with the mix (below) and mastered (up) version. So the pops were produced during the mastering stage... I suspect Izotope, and the fact that I have not fully mastered all its doings...

The lyrics deal with an urge to travel, to get a new perspective on life. Obviously one could think of Donald Trump, but in the end, aren't we all on that pogo-stick called life?


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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 18:10:40
Hi @oorlab and @smajor

that is funky, the piano is great  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::.......great collaboration once again, guys  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

and yes, i have to admit the lyrics made me think of Trump....
me, myself, and Pie


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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 18:28:47
Hi @Leonard Scaper, @Mar T., @oorlab, @Dutchbeat

Thanks for the comments. Glad ya'll enjoyed our song.

Mar T... I do think of the man on the pogo stick as being Donald Trump, but it's also about the general unsettled and fear full quality of our lives and a desire to escape this uncertainty. The theme is similar to Ukulele Moon.

Oorlab... I didn't mention this, but I love the ending. The suspense! Fits perfectly.

Later,
Stan
I'm a lyricist seeking music writers to work with.


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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 19:51:00
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 20:02:27 by LePlongeur »
You are so  very much not going to believe this.....
I listened the song for approx. three quarters and then stopped. I figured that something was wrong with the lead of my head phones.
I couldn’t find anything wrong with it, but decided to have lunch first.

And then when I came back to try again, I saw Leonard’s comments. So the next time I get suspicious of soldiering and that kind of stuff, I wait for @Leonard Scaper. Thank you Leonard!

So now i’m Going to gloriously enjoy the end. Because I really feel I deserve it.
Kind regards, Gus

Edit:
@oorlab @smajor

For sometime there have been three emancipating moments for the sound of drums.
1 Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - the Game of love
2 the Doors, the self titled 1st LP
3 Spooky tooth - I am the walrus, probably recorded the whole band through the drums mics

And here we have the 4th. You’ve put the drums way louder in the mix than I would have done. And I think I am going to try that too.
The whole song is awfully fresh. Great job guys.
Yes, the end......
Lovely!



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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 21:12:20
@LePlongeur  - that sure is an interesting _ helpful comment about the level of drums in the mix. I was thinking about even upping the drums against the vocals... but I won't after reading your feedback :-) / If i had more time for mixing, I´d try out several versions, put them on a cd and play that in the car, driving through the countryside... I once read that was Keith Richards fav way of checking mixes. But being without a car at the moment, I have to trust my home room sound... and your ears

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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 09:59:48
as I wrote over on SC
groovy stuff, I love that. I cannot put my finger on it but a bit of Neil Young in your singing...
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Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 20:06:04
Hi @oorlab , @smajor

I like that song! It grooves really well and agree with @Leonard Scaper the ending is cool.

Well done!

Best,

Fabian


Re: Fast Jet (new song lyrcis Stan Major, music - Oorlab)
Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 20:38:21
pretty cool @oorlab @smajor
fly away and find my peace of mind...
http://soundcloud.com/man-of-simple-pleasures



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