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Thoughts of a Time Traveler (MIDI: drums only)
By nichts 
Weighted Rating: [5 Votes, 3.56 Stars]
Views: 3,018
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Featured Review
MiddleAgeMusic [3/6/2012 5:25:10 PM EST]
Score: +18
A roadie is a mythical creature that manifests itself only to musicians with mythical amounts of money.
Liner Notes
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/7/2012 11:00:06 AM EST]
Score: +18
That is an awesome song! I'd feature me if I could write something that good!
Pynner [3/7/2012 8:14:12 AM EST]
Score: +0
I've Seen All Good People by Yes is the best prog-rock song I've ever heard. Make something with that kind of power and you've got yourself a feature!
Richie Isaacs [3/6/2012 4:00:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
sigh...that would be nice (nicer than a song hijacking? almost!)
Babar Klunj [3/6/2012 3:57:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
Next you will want an instrument tech or something like that.
Richie Isaacs [3/6/2012 3:53:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
I remember roadies! I had one once until he (youngest brother in law) got it into his head that people are supposed to get paid for jobs and quit.
Babar Klunj [3/6/2012 3:44:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
What's a roadie?
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/6/2012 3:27:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
A kit like this is evidence that he can afford roadies. I would imagine that, even if he only uses some things rarely, he would miss them if the were gone. I've had that experience--not with drums, of course, but w/keys.
Babar Klunj [3/6/2012 3:24:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm wondering if actually hits everything. When I saw him with UK and Zappa back in the 70's his kit (if that would be the right term) though somewhat elaborate was nothing like this.
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/6/2012 3:21:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
That's it! I wonder if he ever gets lost in there.
Babar Klunj [3/6/2012 3:12:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
You mean this???
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/6/2012 2:23:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
In May, they'll be just an hour away from me...well, an hour + "way-too-much-money-for-me-and-my-boys-to-go" away. Oh, well. Jobson says he does video of all his shows. That'll be cheaper, and the sound quality will probably be clearer. I wonder if Bozzio is using that space ship he calls a drum set.
Babar Klunj [3/6/2012 1:17:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
Bozzio. Bruford has retired.
balcerebon [3/6/2012 7:37:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
Is UK reuniting with Bruford or Bozzio?
Pynner [3/5/2012 11:52:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
Still this song? Musta' been as slow weekend. zzz
arpmoog [3/4/2012 8:54:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
unklespaz [3/4/2012 10:41:05 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
unklespaz [3/4/2012 10:40:53 AM EST]
Score: +0
I'd say the keys synth sound remind me of the Trees or La Villa Strangiato but that's it as far as comparisons to Rush. I think the sound is pretty good actually. I think it's a genre that's probably never received a lot of credit but I don't see a reason to 1 star this. Good vocal range and not too "indulgent" per say.
KeavesSharpy [3/4/2012 12:43:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
@pynner: you've basically stated exactly what i've been saying for years. Stars need to be given to songs that deserve it, above and beyond personal opinions of a song. If you have the time to look in the forums, you'll see some of us are trying to remedy the situation. Not sure if it isn't too late, though
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/3/2012 11:37:29 AM EST]
Score: +10
I guess I've had it all wrong here: I didn't know we were supposed to give stars only based on personal taste. Silly me--I've been asking myself, "How successful was this artist in what he was attempting to do?" Hmmm...I think I'll keep doing that.
Richie Isaacs [3/3/2012 9:26:40 AM EST]
Score: +0
If they DID come in they would read Rob's top comment and see this:
''But here are no midi files for the synths. I played them live to the drum program and recorded audio only....etc"
Babar Klunj [3/3/2012 8:29:46 AM EST]
Score: +10
What if someone important stumbles on this site???? WTF? Like some A&R clown from EMI or BMG?
Pynner [3/3/2012 5:07:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1 star
I had to double check what song I clicked on. I was like, "Wait, I thought I clicked on 'feature' ". I cannot believe this made it through.

In my opinion, I don't click feature unless it's like radio-ready. This is embarrassing guys. What if someone important stumbles on this site? This is going to be their first impression!

If this site was only MIDI tunes, then I would be like, "rock on dude. Those vocals almost sound real. I mean it sucks, but this is a MIDI only site, so we're all used to that!"

But you know how to arrange and compose. I say print out these MIDI files as sheet music and hire some musicians to come in and play them. That I might feature. Get a singer too.
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/2/2012 11:06:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
It's not you. I forgot I don't have it there any more. You can e-mail me at: That's the e-mail I USED to have posted. Sorry 'bout that!
KeavesSharpy [3/2/2012 8:35:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
ok #@&%!. i have no idea how to find an email address on a myspace page!
KeavesSharpy [3/2/2012 8:32:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
same here, but ironically, the keys remind me of his playing. go figure.
stand by for email!
Babar Klunj [3/2/2012 4:54:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
I have to agree on Rush...great players...Geddy's voice grates on me.
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/2/2012 12:37:48 AM EST]
Score: +13
Hey Keaves. Interesting comments, and I'm tryly flattered that you'd like to remix this. I'd be glad to send you the files. But here are no midi files for the synths. I played them live to the drum program and recorded audio only, then added the bass. As a keyboardist, I'm kind of sick of the idea that all keyboard things are midi. I think midi is very cool--I've used midi for many things, but not here. Ironically, I'm neither a Rush nor Triumph fan. I find Rush very impressive in some ways, but I just can't take Geddy Lee's voice. Anyway, go to my band page and email me. Thanks for the imput.
KeavesSharpy [3/1/2012 9:42:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
on second thought, i'm gonna need .mid of all the synths too.
KeavesSharpy [3/1/2012 9:41:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
kinda reminds me of Rush. until you started singing. now i'm hearing Triumph. without rock guitars. Actually don't hate this. Shut up buyer! I'm just imagining it well produced! Get out of my head!

You should let me remix this. I need raw tracks as .wav and .mid for the drums. I'll make you happy i promise.
nofollowing [3/1/2012 7:40:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Way to go Rob, great vibe. Brings me back Kid.

MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [3/1/2012 5:12:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for piping in, folks. As always, I appreciate reading what you have to say. And, yes, PR is alive and well, and it appears that I'm not the only person in the 21st century that likes it. Yes still exists (though without Jon Anderson, that seems odd). UK is reuniting for a tour, and there are bands like Spock's Beard that are going strong. My stuff probably does sound more like it fits in '76, but that's okay. I like the "prog" from that era.
Babar Klunj [3/1/2012 2:08:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
Prog has been making a comeback the last 10 years or so, with many festivals, new labels and bands.
gouldbj [posted during evaluation]
Score: +3
Well crafted tune with several movements. good pacing and musicianship. I definitely time traveled to Prog rock era circa 1976. this could have been on the radio then.
nofollowing [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Love the Floyd/Yes overtones, some Moody Blues too. Nice job Kid.
Jehovahs Witness Protection Program [posted during evaluation]
Score: -3
Wave that Prog banner proudly, my brother man. Feature I say.
Babar Klunj [posted during evaluation]
Score: +3
Love the changes. Needs some lead guitar in there.
Richie Isaacs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +3
Would love to hear as played by a full band, clichéd to say this I know but I wanted to use that little thingy over the é :o)
singmetobuyer [posted during evaluation]
Score: +3
get with the times big feller
this sounds like something Carl Sagan would have on cosmos 40 years ago
it may have been cutting edge but I bet that not even Vangelis is getting tail today
is there a greek redfizz ? This would be a smash single over there
ministerofrenvy [posted during evaluation]
Score: -7
I think you're singing too close to the mic. I hear a bunch of popping and muddiness in the vocal, so back off a little bit. The melody and chord progression is pretty interesting, but I'm not into the arrangement -- especially the synthesizers. The bridge is great from a songwriting perspective. It seems like you're doing this whole thing on the keyboard, and I think that's a really bad idea if you want people to comment positively on the overall sound of things.
balcerebon [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
it sounds like yes on their union tour. . . actually it's really good, but i have to agree it is dated. well written, and the arrangement is perfectly agreeable. but yeah, it definitely reminds me of the golden age of prog rock.
To replace this frantic pace with history
Slipping into days of simple ease
Traffic jams and TV scams erased
With a slower pace it is replaced

I awake some centuries behind the times
No alarm, a gentle morning breeze
There's no running water in this place
No prepackaged food to feed my face

Where, indeed, is the coffee maker?
How can I check my e-mail?
How do I turn the piano down?

Wake me from the dream
Bring me to my home
Busy, it may seem
Still, I know what to expect here
In my place and time

Looking on the bit of time we've come into
How can we be anybody else?
Shall I read an e-book from the past
When the world was spinning much too fast

Now I wait for the coffee maker
Microwaves can be so slow
How do I turn the picture up?

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