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Seeker
by gurdonark
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Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 2:36 AM
 
simonlittlefield
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:59 AM
I like this - it’s like a movie.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:02 PM
Thanks! I hoped to give a kind of soundtrack of a pursuit feel here.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:32 AM
Excellent slicing and dicing. The rhythm and melodies makes me think of a Pac Man wandering the maze trying to eat all the dots.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:45 AM
you’re spot on - this would be a great video game sound-track!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:06 PM
It’s intended to be the imaginary sequel to the imaginary game Seeker, in which the guided missile from http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... tries to bring world peace by dissolving into flowers when it finds its prey.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:24 PM
to turn guided missiles into flowers, all you need is an “ infinite improbability drive” :-)
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:34 PM
That’s great! love those books. talk about losses—douglass adams.

I found something, also—BattleZone on-line in a free-play version!

http://www.atari.com/arcade...
 
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permalink   spinmeister Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:33 PM
yes, Douglas Adams - sorely missed. My favorite author of all times.

And good find: the online Battlezone. Just between you and me: Back in the day, I missed a few classes over that game!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jun 21, 2010 @ 3:35 AM
I don’t remember missing any classes over Battlezone (it came out in 1980, when I was a senior in college), but I do remember many a Friday or Saturday night playing it. I also remember being a lot better at it then than I am now!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:05 PM
Cool! I love pac man. I had a different from similar-era factory: the old Atari arcade game Battlezone.
I imagined the song that would be playing when the seeker missile was hunting its prey. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

I’m a pretty non-combatant kind of guy, so I’m not sure I ever wanted the seeker to find the prey, but I like the sense of drama in the idea of the hunt.
Tenny
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 7:33 AM
hmmm strange, when I listened to this I couldn’t get the picture of 1, then 2, then 5, then 7, then 9, then 12 people all running around a neighborhood looking for a lost dog. Great soundtrack (and obviously I loved the accompanying story).
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:05 PM
Thanks, Tenny! If I had known about last night, perhaps I’d have added choruses of kelly, come home!
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 8:56 AM
First I saw the title to your track, and I thought how absolutey fitting for Spinningmerkaba — a track titled “Seeker.” And then I read your introduction to the track and it simply illustrates how the search is both ephemeral and pragmatic. As always your use of the samples is both idiosyncratic and masterful. And as always, a pleasure to listen to. Finally, I am happy to hear that Kelly was found safe and sound.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:07 PM
Thanks! I was delighted to have one back story for this song when i wrote it, and then last night a completely new story arise. The melody is not the story—the melody can find the story, even after the fact! :)
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 9:55 AM
Thanks for this mix Gurdonark!

I’m glad to know you found Kelly the greyhound! I am a seeker too—and your mix portrays well my wanderings around the house-casually doing everything and nothing at the same time. Usually what happens is I find one thing I lost looking for something else I can’t seem to find no matter how hard I try. Next time this happens I’ll put this track on to sooth the aggravation and remind myself—no worries—Kelly was found.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:09 PM
I completely relate to what you say about losing things I cannot find.
I wear bifocals but read better without glasses on. Both my ‘first string” and my “second string” glasses go missing sometimes. I will have to remember to put this song on!

I haven’t done your samples justice, here, of course, but this
kind of mix has a vidgame/vid soundtrack feel to it, and maybe someday one of those great video creators will help us find what it seeks to do.

Thanks for making all your great samples attribution! I love BY mixes!
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 12:48 PM
i’m unsure as to why, but for some reason, after reading your introduction and while listening to this mix, i got very emotional. perhaps because the ‘seeker’ in me was ignited…..thank you for your tremendous creativity with this mix, and all you do for ccM!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:11 PM
We went today to the SPCA to drop off a dog carrier we no longer need for them to use for other things. We stopped by the cages of the dogs up for adoption. This particular SPCA was “no kill”, so there was no sense of panic, but I saw each little seeker and thought of the title in a whole new way. Maybe Kelly and the SPCA dogs are telling me where to look to seek new meaning.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 7:36 PM
interesting, as we adopted a kitten yesterday from a woman that does animal rescue….and this morning helped a lost dog running through our neighborhood.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jun 21, 2010 @ 3:34 AM
hurray for a new kitty!
DeBenedictis
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permalink   Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 3:24 PM
I LOVE this, this is the kind of track that inspires me to write new words…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:12 PM
Thanks, Lisa—I’m glad to inspire.
You’ve been really writing songs lately. Hearing secret mixter mixes today has inspired me, too, as i’ve realized what my next EP will be about, and finished the first two tracks. If you don’t mind, I may ask you to do some non-verbal sung notes to use for synth patches.
 
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permalink   DeBenedictis Sun, Jun 20, 2010 @ 5:39 PM
of course :)