Two For Diogenes

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OK, D, I posted the correct version of “I’m Waiting for the Program to Install” and I did some vocals this afternoon for a faux 60s protest song that will now be known as “We Could Really Use a Man Like Herbert Marcuse Again.” Do listen. I am to amuse. :D

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Man, Tom, you are like an indie-rock hit making machine. Two more winners. History was never my strong subject, so I may have to look a little further into Mr Marcuase to see what that song’s all about.

I like the whistling part.

I think the only part you forgot in “I’m Waiting for the Program to Install” was a couple of reboots, one ambigous error message, and perhaps a blue screen between you and movie-stardom :)

Agreed… I had to Wiki Herbert Marcuse I’m embarassed to admit… :D

Tom Spademan - renaissance man who woulda been rich if only he’d been born twenty years earlier! You know what they say… Timing is EVERYTHING!

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Hmm…never heard of Marcuse…One Dimensional Man was sort of children’s lit for me…still a good if flawed read…not that kind of optimism about humanity’s future anymore…at least you get the reference to “Those Were the Days” from All in the Family? :)

HotDog, I think the video will have to include all that stuff. :D

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Hmm…never heard of Marcuse…One Dimensional Man was sort of children’s lit for me…


Well I did do a LOT of reading as a young ‘un but mostly sci-fi and tech stuff. I grew up in a full-time electronics repair business and a part-time farming business. (Well, the farming wasn’t really a business per se’… unless you call EATING a business!) :D Wouldn’t trade it for nothin’ though. Funny how people in different regions and socio-economic strata are exposed to different information during their younger, formative years.

Music is universal though… a good tune is always a good tune! Keep rockin’ Tom.

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Tom, I just checked them all. Lots of good songwriting going on here, IMO. Being a noisy SOB I especially took a liking to I’ll Go Anywhere :)
BUT - how can a Beatles freak like yourself publicly admit that you prefer your songs without bridges? Huh?
I’m a sucker for good bridges, partially because I find them DANG hard to write, but that’s just me ???
I won’t comment on the sound as you say you see these recordings as sketches to be played by a real band someday, but there are some cool guitars in there :)

Who’s the scallywag who said I was a Beatles freak! :D

Nah, I’m just in an anti-bridge phase. I’ll come out of it.

Hey, D., I think I would have liked growing up in an electronics business. That would have been very cool. And I bet we’ve read a lot of the same fiction. Lots of sf.

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I listened to “Far beyond” this morning, great singing!and very cool sound. Got to leave for work now, I’ll be back to listen to more.
Obie

Hey Tom,

I didn’t realize that you had some many songs finished & publiched. I’m going to check them out as time allows, but I loved “I’m waiting…”!

Soul toker, I have hundreds and hundreds. Writing songs isn’t hard. Writing good ones, unfortunately, is. :D

Ya want I should send you a CD or 2?

Sure - please send me a CD. I sent you one of mine, so we’ll be even :)