Thursday, August 17, 2017

Don't Think It's Crazy demo 2012








Hey, I wrote this and did the best I could singing it, single track, then kinda lost it for various reasons. But I kept the title around in my lists as I continued updating. I'd love to get it figured out again. I know together we'd do it better!
We're about to find out if we've got ProTools. Our Audacity stuff's been a fun experiment- very helpful with the podcasts!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Rocket Man by Soul Rocket Ba-Doom



This was my favorite song when I was 13 :-D I was a kid on his own rocket trajectory, for sure. I don't quite know what about its melancholy melody I found so relatable, it just felt like it could be my story! I was recoverying from cyst outpatient surgery (on my bottom left eye lid! Yikes) when I heard it on the Oldies Lunch Set on K-98. I think I heard "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" the day before- I was out on a Thursday and a Friday- and I request some Elton John, as though he were kind of a new singer to me. The next week I requested more and found "Tiny Dancer"- I looked all over to get that song! I had it taped off the radio. Then I heard "Bennie and the Jets" and was floored!!!!!! Not long afterwards I caught a Westwood One Radio Network concert from the Hammersmith Odeon, 1973 December holidays. OH wow. I taped it off and listened to it so many nights. Especially before my operation, I felt like an outcast, so perhaps that's why a song like this left such an impression on me. It's beautiful, too, and is probably where my love of great repetitive outros was really born.

Rocket Man, Bernie says, came to him while driving home one night. He says he was as much inspired by Ray Bradbury as anything, and the title came from a song by an obscure Florida band, though I don't know how much that factored into Bernie's lyrics. Bernie, of course, is Taupin, the wordsmith behind most of Elton's greatest hits. They released "Rocket Man" about the same time as the Apollo 17 launch, in April 1972. They recorded it during the sessions for Honky Chateau, which was so haunted, Davey Johnstone (the guitarist) said hardly a day went by without someone getting tapped on the shoulder on the staircase...to say nothing of its weird cold spot in one bedroom. Granted, everyone but Elton was pretty stoned.

It went to #5 I think. It was Elton's biggest hit to date and is considered his breakthrough as a star.
("Your Song" went to #7 in 1970 but he didn't get another big follow-up hit for a while.)
If you hear it with only piano accompaniment, it's nearly too beautiful for this world. I recommend the 1976 version! That's where I copped my ending.
Here's the Cecil and Angela version.
Hope you enjoy.
Cecil


Saturday, August 5, 2017

As Days Crawl By- making your own rock ballads at home with Integr8d Soul




Here we go! We're using more layered guitar approaches in our home recordings now, plus piano riffs, and once we get The Marc Kane's vocals down on this, we'll assess, start over using our drummer/ drum program, and this just might be one epic I.S. ballad!
I wrote this the night of our anniversary of our engagement, at work- at least, the original first verse and chorus. I gave it a second verse, re-worked that into the first one, and began recording this summer. I've waited for so long to head towards this kind of sound, and once we have our Pro Tools iLok back, we're going to take it to another level...then the studio...and then man, I have a video idea or two, but I look forward to shoppin it around! I hope it really resonates. I never wrote love ballads, for years, but this one's got some modern edge to it and was deeply sincere and personal, so hey.

Thanks to all of you who supported us these past few years, and there's so much more to come! Good luck on all your dreams.

Love, C Lue aka Lue Lyron Be Chill Cease ill

As Days Crawl By words and music by Lyron

intro: G A G A E A E G A

1. E
The lies align around the liars
A E G A
Truth, often contradictory
E
What enters our imagination A E G A
The mystery of all mysteries
B A
Well I kicked open the door, oh/ And my life was headed west, so
B
We discovered from the get go
E
Never let go Ever let go

A E
Keep each day beside a new found friend
B
I long to see again


E A
And the days crawl by
E D E
as our eyes search for what we’ll call the Future
B A
as our souls’ always known as our bodies long to say
E A
Gotta get on through the harder way
Ye-hah, gotta get on through the harder way

E
Gonna get on through…
A
gotta get on through!
E
Gonna get on through
A G E
as days crawl by


A E G A




E
2. However long we’ve been together
A E G A
it makes so little difference to me
E
I’m still alive in how we started
A E G A
and dream of what we could be
B
For some the world’s a place for burnin’
A B
and the driven, ah the living, that we’re earning
E
Yet I’m yearning, yet I’m yearning,
A E
For the place in our hearts where we reside
B
Always on the other side

Chorus
E A
And the days crawl by
E D E
as our eyes search for what we’ll call the Future
B A
as our souls’ always known as our bodies long to say
E A
Gotta get on through the harder way
Ye-hah, gotta get on through the harder way

E
Gonna get on through…
A
gotta get on through!
E
Gonna get on through
A G E
as days crawl by
E
Gonna get on through…
A
gotta get on through!
E
Gonna get on through
A G E
as days crawl by A E G A E
Days crawl by...as the days...crawl by...days...crawl by...as the days crawl by (Days...)

2-7-17 & 6-15-17 All copyrights 2017 Cecil Disharoon, Integr8d Soul