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@ttg105
Joined 33324 US

Technicolor Gramophone

Serving up surrealadelic fun for several years now. Looking forward to hearing new stuff from my friends!

Songs (74):

[avatar] Stormery by @ttg105 #nylon #minimalism #alternate_tuning 3
[avatar] Rhino Desert Race by @ttg105 #bass #weird #reggae-ish 2
[avatar] Skylight by @ttg105 #fingerpicking #baritone_ukulele #melodica 4
[avatar] Discombobulated by @ttg105 #eclectic 2
[avatar] The Workings of the World by @ttg105 #acoustic 3
[avatar] Girl, Groovy by @ttg105 #bass #noisy #indie_pop 5
[avatar] Waterfall of Days by @ttg105 #dadgad 7
[avatar] Poetry by Pilkington by @ttg105 #orchestral #nylon #alternate_tuning 4
[avatar] Echo & Shadow by @ttg105 #psychedelic #dreamy 4
[avatar] Pancake on the Syrup by @ttg105 #bass 3
[avatar] [avatar] So You Know My Heart is Pure by @rayboneor + @ttg105 #bass #hurdy_gurdy #melodica #spotlessyouth 5
[avatar] Two Quotes from Rebecca West by @ttg105 #bass #hurdy_gurdy #melodica 6
[avatar] [avatar] The Main Theme From "Croc-O-Gator! - The Musical" (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by @fuzzy + @ttg105 #feel-good-musical-hit-of-the-year #experimental #noise #bass-guitar-terror 9
[avatar] The Root Toot Toot of the Juju Root by @ttg105 #punk 5
[avatar] The Rambling Finger by @ttg105 #nylon #alternate_tuning 4
[avatar] Don't Call Me Jeremiah by @ttg105 #chaos_guitar #garage_rock 5
[avatar] Mascara Coconut by @ttg105 #acoustic 7
[avatar] Armageddon Pie in the Sky by @ttg105 #wah_wah_bass #eclectic 5
[avatar] To Solve a Mystery (TV People & TV Problems) by @ttg105 #minimalism #baritone_ukulele 4
[avatar] Timpani Nightmare by @ttg105 #instrumental 4
[avatar] Population Control by Dinosaur by @ttg105 #dadgad #nylon #pilkington 5
[avatar] Which Ones We Are by @ttg105 #synthy #organ 7
[avatar] I Knew Not My Neighbor by @ttg105 #eclectic #electric 4
[avatar] Paintbox by @ttg105 #psychedelic #call_to_visual_artists 5
[avatar] The Hostile Hostel by @ttg105 #fingerpicking #baritone_ukulele 5
[avatar] The Unlucky Activity Man by @ttg105 #eclectic 3
[avatar] As the Wheel Turns by @ttg105 #hurdy_gurdy #electric_guitar 4
[avatar] God's Nostril by @ttg105 #weird 3
[avatar] Cat on My Shoulder, Dog at My Knee by @ttg105 #funk 3
[avatar] Macrame by @ttg105 #tranquil #nylon #alternate_tuning 4
[avatar] Photo Scoop Falls on its Face as Kisser Belongs to a "Baby" by @ttg105 #kiss #the_babys #bass 4
[avatar] Adventures in Music by @ttg105 #psychedelic #baritone_uke 7
[avatar] Grievances by @ttg105 #animals #monster_bass #surreal 3
[avatar] Black & White Brain by @ttg105 #almost_ambient #orchestral 3
[avatar] Bald Paul by @ttg105 #nylon #surrealadelica #melodica 2
[avatar] The Unforeseen by @ttg105 #bass #smooth #reggae-ish 5
[avatar] Band in Van by @ttg105 #indie_pop 5
[avatar] Tall Man, Small Man by @ttg105 #nylon #surrealadelica 2
[avatar] Purty by @ttg105 #experimental #weird 3
[avatar] The Rolling Bones by @ttg105 4
[avatar] Silblurple by @ttg105 #desert_blues #electric 2
[avatar] Scenes from the Serengeti by @ttg105 #acoustic 3
[avatar] Pop-a-Rock by @ttg105 #synthpop 3
[avatar] Pigamy by @ttg105 #motorik #phaseshifter #bass 5
[avatar] Summertime, Summertime by @ttg105 #gdad #4-string #melodica 2
[avatar] A Demanding Creature by @ttg105 #gothy #electronica 4
[avatar] These 1970s by @ttg105 #4-string-guitar 6
[avatar] He Ate the 80s by @ttg105 #pop #jazzy 4
[avatar] Kelp by @ttg105 #bass #eclectic #horns 2
[avatar] The Second Month of the Pilots' Strike by @ttg105 #acoustic #fingerpicking #absurdism 4
[avatar] The House of Nonsense by @ttg105 #bass #eclectic 4
[avatar] Flowers and Faces by @ttg105 #psychedelic #acoustic #melodica 4
[avatar] The Chorus Undersaurus by @ttg105 #bass #weird #horns 5
[avatar] Ghost Notes by @ttg105 #serene #nylon #alternate_tuning 6
[avatar] Sister Limejuice by @ttg105 #eclectic #garagerock 4
[avatar] In a Paper Bag by @ttg105 #bass #eclectic #krautrock 3
[avatar] Another Monkey Marriage by @ttg105 #synth #new_wave #pilkington #drawbar 4
[avatar] Pumpernickel Fiasco by @ttg105 #acoustic #nylon #solo #fingerstyle 4
[avatar] Posting Postcards by @ttg105 #rock #funky #loud 8
[avatar] What'd You Do That For? by @ttg105 #absurdism #bass #eclectic #horns 2
[avatar] Song for the Underachievers by @ttg105 #funk #pop 5
[avatar] Sheriff Pennyfeather by @ttg105 #acoustic #dadgad #nylon #solo 5
[avatar] This is the Dance by @ttg105 #eclectic #weird #dance 4
[avatar] A Good Day for the Animals by @ttg105 #nylon #ethereal #dreamfolk 5
[avatar] Subway Shoes by @ttg105 #bass #eclectic #short 3
[avatar] Bad Architect by @ttg105 #gdad #minimalism 6
[avatar] Kite & Confidence by @ttg105 #surrealadelica #bass #funky #eclectic 3
[avatar] The Monkey's Lament by @ttg105 #dadgad #nylon #melodica 6
[avatar] Grout by @ttg105 #weird #square #synth 5
[avatar] The Beanstalk's Question by @ttg105 #nylon #acoustic-electric #psychedelic #spacey 8
[avatar] Vive Le ... by @ttg105 #loud #guitar #electric 6
[avatar] Three on the Fourth by @ttg105 #melodica #psychedelic #acoustic_guitar 8
[avatar] The Knick Knack Knockdown by @ttg105 #funky #eclectic 6
[avatar] Gramophony Rising by @ttg105 #eclectic #weird 8

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@fuzzy

Hey, do you mind if I recycle the guitar track you sent me as an Ambient piece??

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@atitlan

Thanks for commenting on 'Stars of a Different Sky' the 'guitar' was the AAS strum synthesizer through a guitar amp/fx plugin. I sometime use guitar samples but most things that sound guitarish on my tracks are usually Strum.

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@sbs2018

Thank you so much for your exciting music and your insightful comments on mine.

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your hamlet dream is interesting because i have wanted to stage a production in which the actor playing hamlet does not know his lines outside of his monologues. i see hamlet as a real person surrounded by actors who force him to play the hero in a revenge tragedy and he resents it terribly. so in all his scenes with these fictional characters, he has to improvise his lines., the play would be rehearsed with all the actors except the one playing hamlet, and that actor could be a different one for every performance

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@aneil

Thx for your comment and input wow you doing mighty fine looks like you headed for 90/90

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@jamkar

Thankee much!

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Let it be known that I'm all-in on the idea of a hurdy-gurdy band, but how would that work?

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if my nonsense lyrics are any good it is in large part due to your inspiration. in those first lines (which triggered the song before i knew what it was going to be about) i was emulating your rhyming skills.

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the kids are part of andreas music for remember me. they made good hell railers

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@sbs2018

Yeah, the dating rule book was a bit risqué - lol! Got the idea from a novel I was reading. Had a blast with this one! Thanks for the listen/comment…

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@fuzzy

Ok, it's posted!! 😄
That guitar was perfect!! 😀

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@fuzzy

Sent you an email! 😀

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the donna summer influence was on the title...sunset people. not on the music or anything else. i would never use the phrase alpha male, let alone write a song with such a genderphobic title. so donna summers title showed me away to address the alpha syndrome without restricting it to the guys.

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Thank you so much for your comment! It is embarrassing that I am just finding your page now! I’m loving the list of titles and will start checking some out!

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@sheslin

Thanks for the lovely comment on Your Ship Sailed, My Ship Sunk. @kahlo2013 writes such wonderful lyrics - the ones that speak to me, like this one did, literally write themselves. I am in standard tuning (although I am a big fan of alt tunings) but I tune my guitar down one whole step. The chord that might have caught your ear is a C chord up 2 steps - 054030. I love sliding up to that from C. Thanks again!!

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Ta for the comment on "From one to whatever" - it's not a fretless; it's a Jaydee "Roadie" active bass that I've had for thirty years, DI'd out of a Phil Jones Bass Briefcase Ultimate bass amp with a lot of compression and Waves's "Mondo Mod" chorus dropped on it. I love the sound...

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@fuzzy

Thanks, as always, for the Comment, and congrats on the win!
Yeah, it is pretty funny; as soon as I heard them say "sperm stealing" I thought "Yowza, that's song fodder right there!"

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Thanks for commenting on my song "Living Talisman"

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@sbs2018

Thanks for your comment on "Bow Tie" - one of my wackier songs but oh so fun. Like "where did this come from" - lol!

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i was hanging out with chuck when the rickie lee jones song came out and used to tease him about it. the funy thing about her was that she just showed up with a demo and had little performing experience. then she got signed almost immediately and had to go out on tour completely unprepared. in those days, waits wasnt around to much,as he was so busy with his career, but at night we used to shoot the shit under his window as he worked on the songs for one from the heart in his apartment above. ill always remember los ageles 1979 for the sound of that piano drifing out the window. if waits had any permanent influence on me, it is in the sound of that piano, which i tend to search for whenever i writing a straight piano ballad. the only time you could be sure to catch waits was in the mornings for breakfast at dukes before he went off to his meetings and recording sessions. he usually had a dozen or so buddies congregated there, and the waitress doted on him. it was when i returned to LA for a visit in 1989 when i was dodging some gangsters from boston that chuck was heolding court att he greel pastry shop. one of my funniest experiences there was when i was accosted by a youngsinger who bosted that he was as talented as michael jackkson, sam cook, jackson brown, and nina simone all wrapped up in one ultra commercial pacjage, since i was in the booth with chuck and wearing a suit, he must have thought i was a record executive.

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@fuzzy

Thanx for he comment!!
Well I'll tell ya, my chord organ was bought at a second-hand store for eight bucks.
Anyway, there is one drone track in the middle and then a track on each side. I duplicated them a few times and progressively pitch-shifted each set down an octave, so there are multiple iterations of each track in multiple octaves spread across the stereo field.
That might be why it sounds so different from a "normal" chord organ! 😀

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@aneil

Thx for your interaction. I appreciate your input

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maybe learning music as an adult is part of why your music is more unique and adventurous than that of people who learned it as a teen or young adult and teenage music still dominates their aesthetics. i started when i was 8 years old and am still dominated by teenage music. even frank zappa could not escape its dominion. i am lucky in that my teenage music included coltrane, miles, sun ra, cecil taylor, sonny terry, john lee hooker and others besides the top 40 songs that i also loved. nut in a lot of music i hear only variants of beatlemania and kiss. anyway, thank you for your contributions to the lexicon of popular music. your work has definitely expanded my concepts of what a song can be.

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Ha ha, "demented Frank Sinatra"! 🤣 Love your comment for my Cowbell Swing. Thanks!

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Thanks for your comments on Got a Drouth. My wife is Scottish and it's a word she uses quite a lot!

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I don't believe you slipped through the net again, all these different names! Right now i have lots of catching up to do!

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@sbs2018

I didn’t recognize the title so I searched for it on YouTube and as soon as it started playing, I totally recognized it! Too funny!

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@fuzzy

Yeah, I was wondering how you could strangle yourself with your own hands. I'm not sure that's even possible. 😀

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Thanks for your comments on my Don't Go Tiptoeing lyrics. They were great fun to write

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@sbs2018

Thank you for appreciating “Gin in the Afternoon” - so fun to do!

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thanks for the comment on underneath the moon. i read it as a late 50s teenage love ballad, and started it off by making a few changes to the opening melody of elvis' version of o solo mio, its now or never. then going off in a less plageuristic vein, but still following the old fashioned templete.

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Thanks for the comment on my tune: Illumination. I think it turned out rather well and it was fun to come up with some Hippy-dippy type lyrics!

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@andrea

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on The Call of the Void!

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old film rolls well i did have a slug of whiskey before singing this on the edge of my bed in the dark ..thank you for listening, and all your encourging and entertaining comments through the years.

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@jamkar

Thanks too for your comments and idea on my Popeye tune. It was truly a pleasure!

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@jamkar

Thank you once again for your knowledgeable feedback on “These Days” Scott. In retrospect, the tambourine does seem out of place. Forging on!

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@jamkar

Thank you once again for your knowledgeable feedback on These Day Scott. In retrospect, the tambourine does seem out of place. Forging on!

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@mahtowin

I never imagined my vocals could sound chic and stylish! Thanks for that compliment I enjoyed very much 😊

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thank you for your comments on my back up brain. i have never listened to beck, rather, it has been your lyrical inventiveness that has inspired some of my recent image liberations. in my youth, my writing was surreal and i have settled into more logical patterns . even the anus in my brain is a logical characteristic of one who uses the commonly trite expression, brain farts. your wordplay continually surprises me. another big influence on me was john cage's ecperiments with the elimination of grammer, liberating words from common connections and allowing their definitions to change as they fell across the paths of other words in accidental conjunctions.

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@fuzzy

I thought you'd like that one.
I remember that book as being deeply weird.
Actually, it might be time for a re-read!

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@fuzzy

Of course it's a real chord organ!!! Got it for seven Canadian dollars at Value Village!!

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Hey Scott, its great to hear your stuff!

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Thank you for listening to my songs "Find Your Light" and "Before The Rain", I am so happy to be back on this musical swing set with you!!

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I have found you! I can't seem to grasp things just yet, but know I was hoping to find you and listen to you again, I hope you know I would have said "hello" if I could. I am so excited to hear some of your creations!!

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HI. Thanks for checking out Blindside.

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:)

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Here's the update, Scott : https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1636 Thanks for your cool comment earlier on.

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lou reed boasted that it was roll and roll even if he was just reciting his lyrics in a bookstore.

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@sbs2018

Thank you for your comment on "Summer Rock" - much appreciated!

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@jorh

Thanks for your comments on ‘I want us to die in silence’ - ashamed to say I haven’t hear the song but will now take a listen!

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:) Thanks!

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Hi. Thanks for the comment on Alone. I've been exploring the ukulele for awhile now. I'm certain my guitars are getting jealous, and rightly so. They deserve some attention.

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@andrea

Thanks for your kind comments on It Wasn't Me. Hearing sorry is a rarity 😞

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@fuzzy

Thanx for the Comment!
I actually did not manipulate the bass guitar at all, aside from reversing the two background trax. Just straight-up bass noises.

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:) thank you Scott. Have yourself a great 50/90!

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@fuzzy

You got a cool LP for your avatar, while I just got some type of cube... 😬

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@fuzzy

TG!!!
I sure hope you post some of your great tunes this summer!

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Hey man, hope to hear some more songs from you this summer!