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7/6/2007

Jim Pearson -  
Miss September 1983
Genre: Alternative
Weighted Rating: [4 Votes, 3.64 Stars]
Views: 1,706
Featured Review
aaronlife [7/6/2007 6:44:15 PM EST]
Score: +30
Rated 4 stars
meditate and do yoga and spend time in nature and hang out in public places (not porn places) where there are lots of hot, preferably naked or semi naked, or at least scantily clad women, even if you are happily married, it tends to increase the level of certain chemicals in the body related to mood and living the present; that and some good food should hold you until you start really seeing benefits from your meditative/spiritual practice...

that's one thought anyway. nice song jim.
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Liner Notes
aaronlife [7/8/2007 10:03:18 AM EST]
Score: +0
ha, i was including y'all... i figure for people to "remember middle age" they oughta be above 60 at least... human lifespan is around 120 if we hit it... lots of people in 40s, 50s, just starting to settle down and have kids. 'middle age' seems to be getting older all the time...
ScottT [7/7/2007 5:09:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
what you mean "the rest of us" junior?
aaronlife [7/7/2007 4:16:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
you remember middle age wayne? thought you were a youngun like the rest of us?
DonnieDarko [7/7/2007 1:44:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Dig the overall vibe...countermelodies???!!!... Got one in their. The offbeat pattern of the piano doesn't balance the offbeat vocal accents. Put their counterline more on the beat for a stronger rhythmic pulse
Some of the vocal lines rhythm feels a little awkard...but it would probably grow on me
Like the words alot
wayne monges [7/7/2007 10:37:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
ah, middle age...I remember it well!
unklesam [7/7/2007 8:09:09 AM EST]
Score: +0
I think it's great advice myself. Young beauty, or volunteer work or .. playing with kids, or a band, can be great therapy. Who wants to feel hollow? You're a sweetheart Aaron
aaronlife [7/7/2007 7:49:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, wayne, i had read this quickly as a question...

"I don't know about you, but as I grow older, I can't help feeling eroded... ...I think this is common, especially around a"middle-age" when you tend to take stock and wonder about the remaining years of your life and what you should do to make them more fulfilling (is this too much?)."
wayne monges [7/7/2007 3:01:43 AM EST]
Score: +0
well that's getting a little personal Aaron. I don't think Jim came to this site for the#@&%!utic advice. You seem to be assuming that the speaker in the song and he are one and the same. Hey, you know what would be another good piece of advice for somebody who might be hung up on a centerfold from the old days: write a song about it! Oh, wait. He already did.
unklesam [7/6/2007 5:23:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
wordg is always right, strike my remarks from the records, I was just going off 1st impressions. It is a sweet sentiment, but a strange creative bend. I hate those "older" feelings myself.
sedrite [7/6/2007 4:33:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
I probably wouldn't have used the word 'ideology', but I guess that's one way of putting it.

Many paths to the same goal I suppose. I do think your music is really cool, Jim.
JimPearson (song submitter) [7/6/2007 4:10:01 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks again for these comments... I don't know about you, but as I grow older, I can't help feeling eroded... For the fellow in this song, life just doesn't live up to his (boyhood) expectations. So he's searching for some ideology he thinks seems to recal. I think this is common, especially around a"middle-age" when you tend to take stock and wonder about the remaining years of your life and what you should do to make them more fulfilling (is this too much?).
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [7/6/2007 4:00:43 PM EST]
Score: +10
Rated 4 stars
I want a girl with staples across her belly. The kind of girl you can keep in your pocket. The vocals seem of the dramatic sort to me. But they are delivered with total commitment and are 100% successful. Basically, the lyrics though well done are the low point. I like the tune. the performance, and the recording. Only the vocals go a little sibilant on the t's. I had no problem listening to this many times before commenting.
sedrite [7/6/2007 3:49:02 PM EST]
Score: +10
I think the song sounds pretty good.

The aging guy waxing nostalgic over the porn mags he used to stroke to is just gross to me.
wordgirl62 [7/6/2007 3:44:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I think you wrote a good song here, on a subject not tackled very often, and without over-sentimentalizing it...The speaker's aknowledgement that "that girl" was probably "someone's mom" by now was cool. How he collects "adult" magazines now because of this early infatuation w/ the images of this one naked woman...One wonders if he had to go all triple x, hardcore porn to get the same charge he used to get from a simple Playboy centerfold girl....Well written song.
itchybrother [7/6/2007 3:34:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
it's all too "The Wonder Years" for me.
unklesam [7/6/2007 3:12:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
I guess your a nostalgic romantic. Cool. Something about falling in love with a playbunny is just wrong though. It almost takes on those Dhamer vibes, IMHO. Maybe I'm wrong, I like your music but the stalker of a girl in a magazine from all those years ago, is creepy. Either that or the anticipation of your consumation of your love with a magazine is equally strange.
wordgirl62 [7/6/2007 10:24:09 AM EST]
Score: +0
HAHAHAHA! ("she looked at me with tenderness"(????)

Very well-written from a "boy's innocent perspective."
JimPearson (song submitter) [7/6/2007 5:14:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
A mixed bag of comments. I hoped for a feature, as I was interested in people's opinions on the subject matter. In my head the girl is fictitious, but I am of that age where first encounters with porn was innocent and random. And I kind of yearn for that sensibility again. Thanks for the research. There are actually quite a few Playboy Miss September 1983's - a global phenomenon. A friend of mine was quick to send me a different pic of Miss Sept whilst quoting back some of the lyrics "she looked at me with tenderness"(????). Anyway this song is written from a boy's innocent perspective.
Commander Yo [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice tune Jim. There should be a draw button on the battles.
aaronlife [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
she's around 47 now, Barbara J. Edwards, i did a bit of research... she was also playmate of the year in 1984...

http://cgi.ebay.com/BARBARA-EDWARDS-PLAYBOY-1984_W0QQitemZ230145607590QQihZ013QQcategoryZ151095QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

oh, and the tune was a nice one!!
wayne monges [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Well by my calculations, that would make her early forties now. I'll bet she's still "smoking hot" as my brother-in-law would say. Look her up!
wordgirl62 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Was the Sept., 1983 date just made up? To fit with the words you were writing?
Just wondering. This was an interesting Kinks-ish ditty about that first awakining with lust mixed with innocence of youth...Pretty well-written song.
sedrite [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I hate this one. A precious bummer.
Greyfield [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Having heard this once, I don't feel compelled to ever hear it again. I feel the same way about Ashley Judd movies, so you're in good company. But you were still better than the competition. Your song is clever and well done, but I really can feel the one-listen-only appeal of it. Sorry.
itchybrother [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I didn't love it but it was sure better than Uncle Bud.
This song is a nostalgic look at porn. In the days before the internet, a young man's first experience with the intimacies of the opposite sex was often a chance encounter with a soft porn mag. Perhaps an older brother, maybe your dad had one hidden, sometimes a discarded mag would be found in the unlikliest of places. These fleeting encounters would leave a lasting impression...

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