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Reviews for "The Pilgrim"

The Pilgrim
by spinningmerkaba
Recommends (18)
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:20 PM

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Ivan Chew
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permalink   Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 2:37 AM
Seconds into the track and I’m hooked. My attention span for audio-books type of tracks is usually terrible. But this one was different, somehow. The mood, the mesmerising cadence from the very smooth blend of voice and backing track…
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 7:28 AM
Thanks Ivan. I think Gurdonark’s track gives the words a ‘staring out the window’ feel, exactly what I was looking for.

Also, I found it a nice coincidence that that Gurdonark’s track was titled Charles the Cat. Charlie is the name of the cat my daughter’s gave me for father’s day.

It’s good to know it captured your attention. Thanks again.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 3:31 AM
Epic, and totally engrossing for the five minutes it holds you. I forgot who I was a for a short while, buried in the narrator’s life.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
Thanks Admiral. I forgot who I was for a while too ;-)
SackJo22
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permalink   Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 8:31 AM
“She makes poetry out of history.” What a great line!

Mesmerizing and compelling soundscape and “story.” I was going to comment on various elements of the track, but no need — the sound of the station, Gurdonark’s track, your voice, etc. — you put it all together very well. Bravo!
Darkroom
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permalink   Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 9:50 AM
Excellent all around.
Snowflake
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permalink   Wed, Nov 17, 2010 @ 12:57 PM
what an elegant, poetic collaboration of spinningmerkaba and gurdonark. this is extra special for me, too, because i dropped jason off at the train station, on his way to see our beautiful B, and picked them up the next morning after their adventure. this creation captures my silent observance of the experience.

beautiful piece. oh, the paintings music paints!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Nov 21, 2010 @ 3:16 PM
Thanks snowflake! Now it’s your turn to write a train influenced spoken word. Tag!—your mix!
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sun, Nov 21, 2010 @ 5:21 PM
great idea! i’ll add it to my creative list i keep here by my Kurweil ;)
Donnie Drost
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permalink   Sat, Nov 20, 2010 @ 1:19 AM
A reverent voice and beautiful lyrics combined with well-dosed music leads to a great remix.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Nov 21, 2010 @ 3:12 PM
Thanks for your kind words donniedrost.
texasradiofish
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permalink   Sat, Nov 20, 2010 @ 3:16 AM
“People get ready. There’s a train a comin’”
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Nov 21, 2010 @ 3:07 PM
Nighttime in the switchin’ yard…
gurdonark
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permalink   Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 4:35 AM
The spoken word piece is great—all the train imagery metaphors work, and your delivery is really well done.
Thanks for letting my song serve as the background for this one.