This one is oddly downbeat for a Sho-tune. Reminds me of your by the numbers tune from 5-ish years ago

There are no heroes here, and "all of the walls between us all are gonna wear us down"

Potential mashup? Methinks yes
 Sep 13, 2019, 10:50 EDT
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
It's based mainly on jury duty & this painting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Card_Players#/media/File%3ALes_Joueurs_de_cartes%2C_par_Paul_Cézanne.jpg

The explanation of this painting that I got was that it's man in the modern world, taking a chance (they said that cards in classical paintings mean that) but there's no food which typically would be on the table to represent god and Jesus.) but we play the old game, except this time it's hopeless. Cezanne says "this is the modern world, good luck!"

X the #s is in part based on the holocaust so they are similar in style.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to shiloh wangsgard for “Looking up”:
so many things in our environment/surroundings we miss out on. Looks kind of like a torture device to me...
 Sep 14, 2019, 09:49 EDT


Who will testify/test you part I really enjoyed. Some cool chords in there.

Should add lyrics for following along a little easier when you have time :)
 Sep 13, 2019, 11:03 EDT
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Put your hand in boiling water,
3 days later if it heals;
Put your hand in boiling water,
3 days later if it heals
Then it means you are not guilty
In your trial of ordeals.

Come on, walk into the fire
Let the devil make his deals
Will you burn in your desire?
Will you see the seven seals?
Will it mean that you are guilty in your trial of ordeals?

Been raging on for 30,000 years
Must have cost your mother 30,000 tears...

If you see my crying daughter,
Tell her I know how she feels,
If you see my crying daughter,
Tell her I know how she feels
I was raised without a father, in a trial of ordeals

She's been saving it for 30,000 years- Buried deep beneath her 30,000 fears ...

If you see my darling child, let her know I'm coming home,
"If it takes 10,000 miles", tell her "Daddy's coming home, while we all must have our trials, no we should not stand alone!"

It's been raging on for 30,000 years,
Must have cost your mother 30,000 tears...

Who will test you, who will test you, who will testify? Tell me: who will test you, who will test you who will if not I? 

If I have to go back sometime, it don't matter how I die...

Who will test you, who will test you, who will testify? Tell me: who will test you, who will test you who will if not I? 

Woah, if I have to go home someday, no matter how I die.
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Gremlin gave feedback to Rex Yehudi (shoham) for “This Means War”:
1/4th of the tune? Epic! Ever finish this puppy?
 Sep 13, 2019, 11:17 EDT
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
This one is now at 80% as of the recording you heard.

You want on a (good) rampage, so for your sake, I am going to put everything on this thread:

(1) Might be something brewing... Hint, hint -- more than just a new microphone, wink, wink, nudge nudge... "Under the radar"

(2) After all is said and done, the Olympian tasks the Sisyphian trials, "Up & Down" will be what I am remembered for -- doubtless.

(3) More Easter Eggs in Paperclip song?

(4) Trial of Ordeals lyrics hopefully up sooner rather than later -- I thought I had them up, I guess not!

(5) Generally everything I have done over the last several years has been pretty much $4!+core recordings. In part because of laziness/depression about working so hard and in part because I feel like "Just get it out there, and when the time comes work on arrangements and MODEST production value"...

TL:DR Thanks and I hope we passed the audition + something awesome this way comes...

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Gremlin gave feedback to Rex Yehudi (shoham) for “Up & Down”:
Digging the simplicity of this one... I smell an album brewing! Honestly, get a nicer mic and just drop a little acoustic record:)
 Sep 13, 2019, 11:14 EDT


I like this one a lot, a very sombre reflective tone, almost Gremlin-ish LOL. I also like the John and Paul ref. Just like I made in Street Sweeper song. Great minds, clearly...
 Sep 13, 2019, 11:09 EDT


This is like Johnny Cash I've been everywhere man but after time traveling and gaining deeper knowledge of the time and space continuum. Enjoy it but maybe change the key so the vocals are less strained being such a low register?
 Sep 13, 2019, 10:58 EDT


Could see this one as a blues shuffle. Very smokey chord changes. Dapper indeed!

No Sleep til.... Emporium!
 Sep 13, 2019, 10:53 EDT


Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Gremlin for “This is it...”:
Nice love tune! Dodgers hat?! Vocals sound real strong on this track.

Am I sensing some Grimoire Guitarisms?
 Sep 11, 2019, 08:34 EDT
Gremlin 
Haha thanks. Been trying to write a proposal song. Feel like this one has been my best so far.

Haha yep. Been a dodgers fans since childhood after watching the pirates destroy my reds every season lol. Was disheartening after a while. Still have a soft spot for the big red machine...

Thanks, currently only way I have to record right now is by making a vid so I guess sound wise it isnt too bad considering zero effects or EQ.

Haha my influences always betray me...
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
did you really use it? the pirates? break YOUR heart!?
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Gremlin 
Well I mean, I am sure to some extent me playing around with the scales and things in the evenings has creeped in to my playing in general. :) Hah they did yes, ironic that I am now a pirate myself...
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Gremlin 
I didn't realize they have a whole series of those books for diff instruments as well as a few others for guitar. Ran into a bunch when I was killing time as a guitar center recently.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
I just got myself the chords book. I really think it's prett damn good -- especially the front page of each set, shows the entire fretboard with the 1-3-5 or 1-b3-5 etc for every position. Just fun to conduct mini-gremfests sometimes over the last few weeks with these. Plus, it incorporates the book I sent you, in terms of matching each permutation with the various scales/modes. For $20 I think it was worth it... I think the Reds have done better than the buccos over the last 30+, but... 1990 NLCS, much?
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