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3/26/2009

Ruud Slingerland - Songwriter, Sssinger, Instrumentalist.
Newest band project: 'Dia del Mercado', 
Old scratchy 4-track recordings 'Rude S Works'
 
Pathetic Sad Beautiful Woman
Weighted Rating: [10 Votes, 4.72 Stars]
Views: 2,159
Featured Review
alexanderstrung [3/28/2009 7:32:49 PM EST]
Score: +34
The only thing more pointless than commenting "zzzzz" is seconding it. I mean that as diplomatically as possible but sheesh.
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Liner Notes
unklespaz [3/29/2009 1:05:58 AM EST]
Score: +0
ha ha mr. Strung
singmetofire [3/28/2009 11:34:08 AM EST]
Score: +0
Not a fan of this one.

Jammy pretty much said it all.
unklespaz [3/27/2009 5:10:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm glad you got my point. It seems like you and Poolhouse are excellent channelers, but still seem to refine things into finely crafted vessels
Ruud Slingerland (song submitter) [3/27/2009 4:35:17 AM EST]
Score: +0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_qThG8#@&%!
Does this link work? Otherwise type 'gimbri' at the youtube search space.
And thanks so much again unklespaz for your warm words. I see what you mean. Parenthood has eased down my nervous energy, I guess.
Thanks Richie, right on:). And Alexander, I like your analysis of this song. Much appreciated.And iNFINITE tHANXto the KING, you're such a great support. Good luck with your busy mastering days.
Ruud Slingerland (song submitter) [3/27/2009 3:12:27 AM EST]
Score: +0
What sounds like a fretless guitar to you, Sputnikov, is a gimbri. It's a primitiv Moroccan Berber instrument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_qThG8#@&%!&feature=related
unklespaz [3/27/2009 12:00:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
reminds me of a modern day John lennon if he had computer recording. Splendid, and lovely. I know the character and the soul behind this so I'm biased but this is so cool with the multi faceted orchestration. THe scales remind me a bit of some of the Afro pop styles of Ali farka Toure but you cant really pinpoint any influences. Beatiful shimmering tone poetry. Thank you as always. One of my favorites. It does't have any nervous energy of some of your early work. Totally relaxed reflective vibrations.
Richie Isaacs [3/26/2009 11:28:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
My Redfizz time is limited these days,Ruud is well worth coming in for my short allotment.
Word.
Sputnikov [3/26/2009 11:13:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
is that a fretless guitar i hear in there?
alexanderstrung [3/26/2009 1:49:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
Usually I'll just leave well enough alone but the gaudy rating over 9 votes (are they really "votes" though?) got me to log in and comment. The arrangement trumps the song itself, which is decent. Part of this is the lyrics, but ultimately the (literal) bells and whistles are what stand out about this track. Also, the structure is good. I'd say you stretched the #@&%! out of your dollar on this one.
King Tide [3/26/2009 9:58:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
FIVE MILKY WAYS OF STARS.
King Tide [3/26/2009 9:57:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
Talent!What more can one say.I wouldn't change a thing.This track is beautiful.It's tough and sensitive and funny and it grooves with melody and sazz to spare.tHANKYOU rUUD...dOWNLOADED.And by my typing you can see a bit loaded my self.Yay for the recession.No more building bigger bombs.
Ruud Slingerland (song submitter) [3/21/2009 4:38:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thank you all for the great comments on this song. It's kind of overwhelming all the positive support it got. As said in the liner notes it was an old up tempo punk pop tune that I've written around 1997 and played a lot of times with my old band Hairy Love Gum. Last year I recorded this more sensitive version. It felt like covering my old song. I didn't have to think about the composition, but could concentrate on the sounds and arrangements. Anyway, that was fun to do. Im really glad most of you like it that much.
Ruud Slingerland (song submitter) [3/20/2009 10:58:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for checking it out, qualcomm. I can sleep peacefully now tonight
rudeasspresents [3/20/2009 10:42:37 AM EST]
Score: +0
Never trust a goddamned robot. Humans don't make these mistakes.
Sputnikov [3/20/2009 10:38:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
this is how skynet took over the world.
qualcomm [3/20/2009 10:35:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
the king tide song looks like it somehow got #@&%!ed, too. i'unno.
qualcomm [3/20/2009 10:35:31 AM EST]
Score: +0
hm, my apologies... just looked at the song's vote breakdown, and it was more than enough to get a feature. i'll have to see if disney can track down this error. at the least, we'll feature it next week
qualcomm [3/20/2009 9:39:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
i agree this song is much better than a reject. but see, the robot grades on a curve, and until you #@&%!ing cowards man up and stop voting "s" for every goddamned song, we're going to see songs like this in the reject bin. thank you, and god bless redfizz.
NathanWayne [3/20/2009 7:46:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
Look, I mean, my song came up the same day and it was second stage and it wasn't nearly as good as this. Maybe the whole grade scale is flipped up-side-down.
NathanWayne [3/20/2009 7:43:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
I think QC can veto this when it comes through his desk as a reject
I guess to all of us Reject is the new "Feature"
unklespaz [3/19/2009 11:03:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm bringin rejects back.......
GoingtothePoolhouse [3/19/2009 10:11:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
holy cow, what a great song. awesome sounds. downloader. yeah, i think the robot needs a repair.
King Tide [3/19/2009 9:08:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
What that Tony guy said and more.....Reject ? If fizz continues to reject songs like this by nameless reject lonely masturbators.Then the next thing that will be rejected is Fizz it's self.

Rejects should not be allowed without a comment! I think this song and it's hard for me to say it.But I do believe this is your best yet.If I could hit feature twice I would.Double barrel feature from me.WOW.Instrumentation and mix balance perfect.Lyric sublime[as usual].
Tony [3/19/2009 9:02:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
What the #@&%!?Reject.Who in there right mind rejected this?Redfizz?I do not believe that this was honestly rejected.
Double barrel feature.Best thing on Fizz in ages and it gets rejected? W.T.F
And if it was rejected to piss people off and start a fight in order to wake up the fizz.Then it's not going to work with me.Oh no.And further more.What about......he trails of mumbling and dribbling into his coffee......
conquistador [3/19/2009 12:53:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
unklespaz [3/19/2009 11:22:12 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
rejects are always the best anyway, I guess you're a shortbusser for life now
NathanWayne [3/19/2009 10:48:32 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
like I said this is awesome. I am a huge fan.
paulmars [3/19/2009 10:37:08 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
A little sing song melody problem and the dreary lyrics don't do anything for me or the song(but at least it is a song).. but, nicely put together and I like the multi-instrument density. There is a distinctive personality to this, which is in itself, an achievement.
zissou [3/19/2009 9:30:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
great sounds, Ruud. I like the odd combination of instruments/elements in this. It's truly unique, as your work is generally, and highly enjoyable. This should have been featured.
arpmoog [3/19/2009 7:02:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
My stars, it's full of gods.
Ruud Slingerland (song submitter) [3/19/2009 5:08:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
Ouch, someone shot the robot!
King Tide [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I could hear Warren Ellis from The Dirty Three and Caves band playing a chain saw solo on this.Lovely.That banjo is perfect.Yeah how the #@&%! could you reject this.That is just malicious.Rejects should not be allowed without a comment! I think this song and it's hard for me to say it.But I do believe this is your best yet.If I could hit feature twice I would.Double barrel feature from me.WOW.Instrumentation and mix balance perfect.Lyric sublime[as usual].
That Guy from ELO [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
oh my. lord.

how the hell did someone reject this

I will download this as soon as i can.

Feature!
Shawnee [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
this is conquistador. of course i meant mick turner and not warren ellis in my last post. *cough* they are both amazing.
conquistador [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
incredible. one of the best songs ive ever heard on this site. everything works. the only thing i might change is the "play with myself" line.

king: i would love to hear warren ellis on this, he might be the number one influence on my own guitar playing (maybe tied with steve malkmus), and the dirty three are one of my favourite bands of all time.
arpmoog [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Well crafted and well played. This refreshing original sound doesn't sound like anything I ever heard before. Only a wanking griefer would dare brand this Reject.
Richie Isaacs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Maybe the catagories should be changed to;
Featured,Not Quite So Featured & The Kids Having A Smoke Behind The Bike Shed.
I like so it also gets the Effing vote from me.
jamsmith [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
zzzzzzzzzzzz
Babar Klunj [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
One of your best yet
Sputnikov [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
ha. "wanking griefer". i'll have to remember that one. hey, ruud, i hear your baseball team kicked the dominican republic's ass. i didn't even know the netherlands had a baseball team. anyway, this song is really quite splendid and i eagerly await the chance to add it to my collectiion.
NathanWayne [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
oh no monday. you can't remember anything directly after the first listen. thats tragic. maybe we should get you some ADHD meds.
I came backstage with a different username just to hear this one again
JonTree [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
The rhythm isn't together. A bit sloppy all around and though that may be an effect you're going for, it doesn't feel quite right.
fullerfox [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
A well-done song, good melodies, and I absolutely love the layered vocals. Is that all you, or do you have some help? Featured.
themondays [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
everything sound wise is ok, but after the tune is over, can't remember a thing about it.
Nitwit [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
very pretty. thank you...
aaron-life [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
wow, high musical art, splendid work indeed, so much in this and it all works.
CalebH [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
whoa dude. really good.

The only part that I questioned was around 1:40 or so, when the lower vocal part comes in- on second listen, it's not as much of a shock, but, still. The orchestra sounds good as ever, and the background vocals sound great to me, other than that one part.

Feature, beautiful stuff.
alexanderstrung [posted during evaluation]
Score: +10
I'm appalled by this picture, but then the song makes it okay. Then you whistle, then you talk about masturbation. This song is a true see-saw experience.

It see how hard it is evaluating songs on one listen. I forgive all you cock knockers.
A remake from an old 'punk pop' song of mine

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