JUST listened to 'The Aftermath'..Wow Dale!!! It gave me goose
bumps!!! Very VERY haunting. (nice voice too by the way!) You're
very talented to have written that...the words cut right through
you when you hear them! I see you just put that together in a
few days huh? Thats truly a gift! I think when terrible things
happen like you are going through, you're absolutely right...it
stirs more emotions up and if you have the 'gift'/ability to express
what you feel in words/song it is amazing how much THAT touches
have to tell you while listening to that...it made my heart race
some...it captures the sentiment of what so many of us are feeling
and puts it RIGHT in your face...it truly affects you emotionally
when listening to it. Sort of brings it all back....that first
day...the shock, the stories of certain heroic acts, the intense
desire to try to understand it and seek revenge.
think you'll be getting alot of response from 'the Aftermath.'
Whoever listens to it will definitely be affected by it. It is
NOT a good feeling...but a feeling we need to remember and hold
in our hearts...I think to help us to NEVER take life for granted
for sharing your song and your feelings about this tragedy. I really
appreciate it, music makes me feel better. I'm right outside of
NYC, and it's really hard for me to even imagine the depth of the
tragedy just a little while from my home. I hope you are doing alright.
for the song. You are very clever with the computer. We were all
numb from the tragedy of last week, but there was certainly evidence
of courage and the goodness of humankind which is very heartening.
I couldn't listen to the whole thing....it hurt too much. I . .
. on a certain level i liked what i was hearing, but i couldn't
listen to it, Dale. Please don't take that personally....or take
it as a compliment.
master master.... thank you for sharing this with us.. Your reaction
and emotions came through loud and clear.... (pissed off yet sensitive)....
cool--yet disturbing. No, I liked it a lot. Cool harmonies going
lyrics. Good, positive thing to do too.
I just listened to The Aftermath. Pretty dark and creepy. I like
it! The last paragraph contains the best lyrics/lines...sets a tone
for 'here it comes you bastards.' I'll be playin' it for some of
the fellas I work with.
cool there, friend. A little on the creepy side, too. But then,
what did I expect from the event/the artist? It was really evocative,
and you should take that as a compliment. Really! I really did enjoy
the tune. xox
was the shit!! Congrats... Long live FREEDOM!!
you genious, I just listened to 'The Aftermath' and I still have
goose bumps. Sounds like a scary Moody Blues and that's a compliment.
THAT SONG IS DEEP IF ONLY I COULD BE AS BRAVE TO WRITE ONE MYSELF!
MAY SING YOUR SOMETIMES THANKS IT HEALS!
moving. Thanks for being a voice for us all.
Dale, that tune you wrote for the Sept.11 incident is awesome. The
mood you created and the lyrics you used just all made sense. I
really enjoyed listening to it more than once.
COOL song! I'm loving it, I downloaded it and am listening right
now. Sad as it is... reality hits and we will never forget. This
song will stay on my hardrive for a very long time Dale.
poignant, Dale - it really summed up the raw emotions we all felt,
and that will continue to smolder. Thanks for sharing it with us.
OHHHH Hell Yeah! That is a outstanding
piece. Good job man.
cool Dale. The world has changed for sure...hopefully one day the
world will be a better place...thanks for the reminder... regards
I was more expecting some slow ballad. Since I happen to find most
slow ballads boring and unintersting, I was pleasantly surprised
to hear this. I though it was VERY interesting and very well done
(despite the raw production). Great job. I'm glad I clicked.
The Aftermath is really a musical gem.
The xylophone/vibes stuff adds nice texture to the peaceful part
of the song. I did not notice it until just now. Great stuff. I
love how it gets ugly during the middle, the distorted voice and
everything. There was alot of other stuff in the mix that was hard
to tell what it was. I hear birds chirping at the beggining, thats
freakin awesome. The bass fits in really nicely too. I would have
liked to hear the electric up more because its sounded really cool
too. The synth voices or your voice in the background also adds
nice depth making it sound dramatic. This should be the anthem to
the nation, and its fitting that today is July 4th, I think Dale
should blast this stuff in front of city hall in L.A. today. Or
submit it to the networks to play on Sept 11 this year as a tribute
to those lost.
stuff. I enjoyed the tune. I still get emotional when I think of
9-11 and the Pink Floyd vibe I got from the song made it a great
listen about such a tragedy. It would be great to hear some other
stuff you have done! Take Care...
matter that it's not guitar-oriented. I liked it. It has to do with
a mood and a theme, and that day is going to live on forever. As
a medic, I lost a lot of brothers and sisters that day.
tribute Dale. You certainly captured the mood of a year ago. With
tomorrow being the aniversary, I think we're all reflecting back.
checked out Aftermath.. and i was very impressed! that is a really
great song and i found it very engaging and interesting!
dale, powerful song especially with the honest delivery of the words,
and the use of expletives was perfectly justified, they were running
thru my head, too! you did great with an extremely difficult theme.
is a haunting song! how in the world you make modulations work so
well is beyond me, it was so inspiring that i started to hum to
it and so deep i had to stop ! great mix of tones, it was full even
with few instruments used, a good choice of sounds, especially the
music is @#%$ deeper than the Grand Canyon. I wish I knew as much
about music as he knows. I have no clue how to even begin writing
something like the Aftermath.
listened to your 'Aftermath' song. It was interesting, to say the
least. I was pleased to hear something of such an artistic nature.
I guess I was kind of expecting the typical strummy dummy guitar
music that so many people try to emulate on their sites. It kind
of reminds me of something in the neighborhood of Ween or some of
Mike Patton's work. Sort of.
an awesome musician like yourself could bring out so many complex
emotions in one track. F#%$in' great job.
Aftermath is awesome, very profound, very honest and I liked
the chord progression that gives it a very fitting background, very
moody. You took me right back there with that song and made a funny
feeling in my guts. It is a good thing not to forget what happened
that day. To me, that's what music is all about. I read the comments
and believe you have touched people with that one.
Yo man, i'm Scottish but on that day we were all from New York city.
amazing track. i couldn't have done what you did there dude you
must have been in a preety dark ultra zone. i hope someone gave
you a hug after that recording. peace out man.
Aftermath...it really packed a punch. The chord progression
you used was awesome...there was such BEAUTY in all the dissonance,
and I absolutely loved it. It hit me on an emotional level, and
though I am a teenager who probably doesn't understand these things
as well as most people, it stirred up an anger for those goddamn
terrorists that I don't think I'd ever felt two years ago, and I'm
THANKFUL for that. You have a gift, and thanks for sharing it!
cool... Excellent lyrics. Really admire how you have worked through
this topic. I am intrigued by the way you have blended the music
with the vox/lyrics. I should really blaa blaa blaa for awhile but
to honest I think this is excellent and I am impressed. The lyric
is excellent, more poetry then song but quite brilliant. Sign me
a side...... This is very interesting. I liek the melody of it.
WIsh there was more to this song. But it just wouldn't fit right.
It has something as everyone can see as evident. This would be a
nice hidden track on an album....Enjoy!
is very sonic youth, lee renaldo style. the chord structure is great.
I'd kind of like to hear it turn into a real song with singing but
that's obviously not what you wanted to do and that's ok. I like
this song overall.
not really sure. kinda poetic, but I didn't like the rhyme schemes
(too many simple monosyllabic words in the rhyme)...the music is
not bad, the progressions are nice and dark, and the mood is a mix
of scary and anxious. It has potential to be good, but is walking
a fine line between cool and corny.
has my attention..1st minute and the guy is still talkin..minute
2 and I realize this is different..very different.
911 intro.The shift to distorted vocals was neat.Not much like anything
i've heard.Very deep and dramtic made me think.
excellent lyrics and excellent way to convey the madness and emotions.
it could not have been written and composed any better. excellently
recorded. the message is very clear and creatively written. backing
vocals strong in getting the point across. good chord structure.
do not have much appreciation for spoken word. I would rather hear
someone sing. I didn't find the lyrics so great or powerful that
it made up of the lack in musical value. I thought the music itself
(igonoring the talking voice) created an intersting mood. It sounds
a little like something they would play on a quirky WB show while
the main character did somthing strange and sneaky with their friends.
Have you considered composing soundtracks?
I don't like the talking part. It's nice to have that as a poem,
but this is creepy. Is this even a song? I cant really hear a chord
structure... or backing vocals, oh there they are... but it sounds
like a synth. This is original, but I don't like it.
Beginning seems very original (and also later). "Sisters, brothers,
ecc." reminds me of The Doors. Great production, with great use
of effects. -- ALL this from MY UNIQUE point of view (for my tastes).
Statement. So much for lightweight pop. This ditty is simply not
afraid to reel off a political diatribe that is as refreshing as
anything from Public Aenemy of The New Prophets. Just whiter, I
guess. While I particularly dig the Mr. Smith/Matrix-inspired vox,
the backing vocals could be punched up in the mix. The mood, while
grim and dark is lyrically appropriate as is the basic chord structure.
Is it missing a big hook? A solid b-section, bridge or infectuous
chorus. I think not...