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Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
on: March 27, 2021, 19:08:41
« Last Edit: March 27, 2021, 19:15:58 by LePlongeur »
Prompt Writing goes on and on with recurring moments of surprise and fun.
I like that a lot.

The guitar part is a nod of respect to The T. Bones. And an ode to 'No matter what shape your stomach is in'.

Here's the link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-973930366/unicycle-2021-32410

Here's the text:

Unicycle

Thank you for taking this photo
Against a cloudy Dutch sky
She mastered this trick real early
When I can only try

So I think that she’s a Dutch girl
Serene, but no helmet on
the helmet protects the head and
The rest of the body is gone

That the clouds predict hail and storm
Doesn’t seem to worry Tess
She has so much spring in her step
Frankly she couldn’t care less

Bridge
Diet soda half the calories
Better living dangerously
Very close to the IJsselmeer
It’s the lure of raw beauty

Chorus
A bicycle - bi - has two wheels
Unicycle’s on a diet
But before you burst out laughing
I suggest you try it

Distichon
Look at nature - the unicorns
Did you see one with two horns?

W23mrt2021

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@Cool Hand
@Mo
@LePlongeur
@DonMar
@Rachel_D
@Michael
@Bill from November Sound

Hope you like it!!!
Kind regards, Gus




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Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 21:05:22
@LePlongeur I enjoyed listening to your track.
It made me happy and laugh. I like the phrasing in the lyrics and the melody.
Is it a coincidence that there is another song called "Unicycle" just posted or was there a theme forming?
You can't go back. You can't stand still. If the thunder don't get you. The lightning will.


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Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 07:30:58
There is no ‘deep’ or hidden meaning @GaryHynes
In the Kitchen’s cellar, ideas are happening that need to be brought to the attention of the other Kitcheners.
For some time, the Prompt writing thread went unnoticed. I don’t believe in Big is Beautiful, but on the other hand: if more people want to join? If you want to join, please do.

So more to the point.
The Unicycle posted here is identical to the first one in the Songwriting Ingredients section.
And yes, there’s a theme involved. Prompt writing is led by a temporary host.
The temporary host proposes a prompt. That can be a photo, an idea, a piece of a poem, headlines in the paper, pretty much anything. The form is completely up to the host.

And the people involved in the prompt writing are going to react to the prompt. And after 14 (or thereabouts) days, the temp host will invite an new temp host.

And I like it that you like my unicycle.
First I thought of
Eenwieler x NL
Unicycle x UK
Monocycle x France
Monozykloa x Bask
Einrad x D
Ichirinsha x Japan
Odnokolishnyy velosyped x Russia (velosypede a Dutch word believed to have been brought by Czaar Peter)
Beic in olwyn x Wels (I had to look that one up)

The idea was OK but at some point I lost the spontaneity so I came up with the one you’ve been listening to.
And thank you that you listened!
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 00:35:03
Nice work @LePlongeur  !

I like guitar hook! It really drives the idea home in my opinion ... and is a memorable melody throughout the tune.

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Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer & Engineer for November Sound

Not currently posting music here but we're easy to find if you care to listen. November Sound will happily listen, follow, like, subscribe and repost for people who do the same. We get a lot of spam so let us know you're from the kitchen!


Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 19:31:40
@LePlongeur,

Lovely intro for this song and that guitar sound is fantastic.  There's also a super guitar motif that runs through this recording that is smply delightful!  It carries us along on a musical wave of optimism.

Paul


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Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 20:12:52
I really like your style @LePlongeur ! Doesn't matter rather lyrics but a closer look at your words  is still always worthwhile for me. :D


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Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 12:31:38
Thank you @Mo
Our listening to each other’s music means a lot to me.
And thank you for your very nice words too.

Kind regards, Gus


Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 01:23:27
I love what you do, Gus!
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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https://soundcloud.com/vincentgleason


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Re: Unicycle (part of the prompt writing)
Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 07:55:10
You probably remember that your music and Zedd’s music lured me into the kitchen, so your opinion means a lot to me. A whole lot.
Thank you for your kind comment and your time.
Kind regards, Gus



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