revoltington's 100 Most Recent Comments

The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 3 days ago
@becwil Thanks for that!
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 3 days ago
@artneuro Thanks so much for that Art!
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 3 days ago
@becwil Sweet fancy Moses! I'm mean, so many angles to cover, so little time. Heh heh!

You asked for it, now here it is!

Well I think all your statements form a nexus of where I'm at. I'm mostly self taught, I did take a few lessons from a session man who was the lead guitarist for Eddie Rabbit back in the late 70's and early 80's. He was a very learned jazz guy. I learned alternate picking technique from him. But, I only went to about seven lessons and quit. He kept asking me to join his pyramid scheme selling insurance, and I didn't want to hear about it. He was in some dire straits back then. I was like 22 at the time. If I didn't have the technology, I wouldn't be able to do whatever it is I do! Garageband allowed me to learn and create some of the ideas I had. Structurally, composition wise, my outlook is sort of based on Frank Zappa's ideas of: If you want to be a composer go ahead and be a composer because if you think design, you can execute design. So, I imagined what that would be and that's how I arrive at my stuff. I always do the drum tracks first in iDrum, or the virtual drummer in Logic or Garageband. But, I edit the drum track with the controls to get the sound I want. iDrum allows me to create the big fills and such. I let the drum track dictate to me how I'm going to approach the rest of the music.

I'm not involved in any commercial music making, I would hate having to do cover versions in a bar. I was in a couple of garage bands back in the early nineties. I was kicked out of one of them because I was too technical for them, and they didn't like it. I was in another with some good musicians, one was a fusion drummer like Billy Cobham, and the other was a drummer who was a good bass player who was sick of playing drums. He drummed with the force of John Bonham. We wrote material together for like a year. But the drummer's girlfriend convinced him to drop it and that was it. The other guy told me that I came up with music for musicians and that it was too hard to play to. I don't know how to read music and GB allows me to compose and experiment the way I want to without blowback and egos. So, since 2007 I started my journey creating what it is I do now. I try to synthesize what I can do with my favorite influences and try to make it blend the best that I can. That's the story and that's the honest truth. Heh, heh!

I'm very glad that someone like you who was in the music business for real, has some kind of appreciation for my stuff. My friends and my family don't get it or even like any of it! They need an outside source to tell them that it is good and why. But, hey everyone is entitled to their own taste so it doesn't faze me any.

My Sincere Thanks,

Todd Brodman (Revoltington)
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 3 days ago
@Xolv Much thanks X, appreciated fully! @Neumuzik very much appreciated! @artneuro thanks for the very kind remarks, your too kind!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 4 days ago
@Neumuzik much thanks for the kind words!
Tiny Umbrellas by Neumuzik 4 days ago
Lovely clear instrumentation. Nice work!
Beauty and the Beast by Xolv 4 days ago
5

Very fine cover. Well done X. I enjoyed this!
Monotribal Taboos by artneuro 4 days ago
Great blending of sounds. Great sound and atmosphere.
KEEP ON ROLLIN' by KCsGROOVE 4 days ago
Nice KC. Positive vibes in these dangerous times. Well done!
Ode to Those by ScottHorwath 11 days ago
5

Lovely playing that has this poignant like atmosphere about it! I conjure images of people trudging through the snow as light snowflakes fall and they are trying to get to the valley below.
Funky Girl by LaFayette 11 days ago
Very cool. I've started listening to Gino Vanelli's old stuff recently. This sounds like his speed and I could hear his vocals over this. Really nice arrangement too! Enjoyed!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 11 days ago
@LaFayette Much thanks for the download and Favoriting too. Much appreciated!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 11 days ago
@becwil Huh huh! Well I know who you are: Fine artist, graphic designer, owned a indie record label and living in Hawaii. That was kind of a joke about "knowing who I really was" to those who knew that I changed my persona several times here on iComps. I would be easily identified under a new moniker because several people on here could easily identify my sound and would say " Hey that sounds an awful lot like Todd Brodman." And then they would ask"Is this Todd?" Thanks for the kind words it's always nice to know that people appreciate this stuff!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 12 days ago
@Xolv Much, much thanks! Thanks for the download! @artneuro As always much gratitude for your kind remarks!
I Tried To Leave You Behind by artneuro 13 days ago
Cool stuff! Dig much from the first chord. Nice!
Harvest Moon by eagle 13 days ago
Remembering rushing to buy the CD when it came out. Probably his last solid album. Very nice cover and your vocal treatment works just fine.
The Dark Shimmering by Mungo 13 days ago
5

Cool fade in and intro. There is always an uneasy atmosphere in some of your pieces that in strangely attractive. Fine production.
Reading for fun an pleasure without pressure by Xolv 13 days ago
5

Very nice easy going melodies. The accordion style synth reminds me a little bit of the harmonica of Toots Theilemans if that makes any sense. Very nice music and well done!
The Daily Subterfuge by revoltington 19 days ago
@eagle thanks for listening and the kind words!
@artneuro much thanks, grateful!
The Grass is Greener [Reggae Rock] by pharmakeus 21 days ago
Post industrial quasi groovy reggae experimental art rock.
Wind Cries Mary by brewchugger 21 days ago
It's like Son Volt or something meets a bootlegger from the side of the stage to record this moment in time. Nicely done! Good arrangement!
WHEN I GET HOME by KCsGROOVE 21 days ago
Dig the nice snap of that snare drum. Very nice love song. Fine production!
A One Way Ticket to Finland, Please! by revoltington 21 days ago
@becwil thanks for taking a listen
@artneuro thanks for the kind words!
@KCsGROOVE much appreciative for the kind remarks!
Intractable Difficulty by artneuro 27 days ago
A little bit of a Tubes vibe happening here. Neat tune Art!
Rocketsled Deliverance by revoltington 1 month ago
@artneuro much, much thanks!!! @Mungo Much thanks to you Bill!!!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 1 month ago
@Mike_Lynn much thanks for your kind words sir!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 1 month ago
@KCsGROOVE much appreciated!!!!
The Pony Strut by pharmakeus 1 month ago
Got a kick out of this!
Orange Sky by Mungo 1 month ago
5

Foreboding! Great sound and effects! Great choice of sounds!
I Stand with Standing Rock by pharmakeus 1 month ago
Very cool tune and creative as well.
This Is Your Afterlife Now by artneuro 1 month ago
Engaging tune Art. For some reason the section at the middle reminds me of The Bewlay Bros. by Bowie, but then a cool guitar solo bridges us back to the main tune. Creative stuff!
homburg by eagle 1 month ago
Nice choice! One of my favorite PH tunes. Soulful job!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 1 month ago
@artneuro most appreciative for your kind remarks!
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 by thsantac 1 month ago
5

Beautifully rendered! Sweeping and big! An enlightening listen. Well done.
Keep Going by Mungo 1 month ago
Gives the feeling of a driving herd of some kind of wild animal at first. I like the percussion and its tone. Tribal and foreboding. Sounds cool. Nice mixing!
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) by becwil 1 month ago
Pro sound for sure. Well balanced and it is bit haunting but in a movie soundtrack kind of way!
Really nice integration of sounds, moods, textures!
SPRINGFEVER (acoustic) by KCsGROOVE 1 month ago
Missed this one. Nice mixing and recording. Nice guitar tones and textures. Cool!
I ain't got a clue by Xolv 2 months ago
Great fun! Got a real kick out of it! I think the Yardbirds did it too!
Plankton of Love [Demo mix] by artneuro 2 months ago
Creative stuff guys! Dig the drums and the cool new wave-like pop rock vibe going on!
60-s by KCsGROOVE 2 months ago
@KCsGROOVE First, great groovy picture, I'm guessing your at some kind of festival in the woods. Was it the Amougies Festival in Belgium? Zappa jammed with Floyd there. Heh Heh. Like the leads your cutting here. Nice!
something [cover] by eagle 2 months ago
5

Super cool cover! So well done! Enjoyed!
George, From Beyond The Grave by revoltington 2 months ago
@Xolv much thanks to you, I appreciate it! @becwil thanks so much, much appreciated @eagle nice to hear from you, thanks so much! @alanatomic ????? Thanks I think????
Sons of Donny by revoltington 2 months ago
@artneuro much thanks Art!
Eldorado by eagle 2 months ago
5

Really fine work men! Well done great stuff!
Dormir La Suciedad, Dormir (Sleep Dirt, Sleep) by revoltington 2 months ago
@ScottHorwath Much thanks, yeah I tried to record with a Samson Bullet mic, and it was tough keeping the Taylor Baby 3/4 size acoustic guitar a reasonable distance from the mic. The motifs were fingerpicked and the leads were with a fender jazz pick.
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 2 months ago
My first golden note ever! Wow!
Dormir La Suciedad, Dormir (Sleep Dirt, Sleep) by revoltington 2 months ago
@artneuro thanks so much! @KCsGROOVE thanks again, much appreciated!
Staccato Improvisation for Piano by wescurry45nion 2 months ago
5

Really glorious improv! Enjoyed !
YOU'RE ON MY MIND by KCsGROOVE 2 months ago
Love the funkiness and the tone of the guitars. Clean and tight. Fine work!
Flutterbye by ScottHorwath 2 months ago
5

Certainly captures the elegance and fluidity of a colorful butterfly. Superfine classical composition!
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 2 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much thanks! @ScottHorwath Thanks so much for favoriting! @artneuro thanks very much again and again!
Palm Monday EDM by Xolv 2 months ago
Nicely done. I got a kick out of the vocal sounds. Made me smile.
I Can See A Better Tomorrow by artneuro 2 months ago
Very fine work Art. I enjoyed the listen. I echo KC's sentiments. Cool changes too!
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 2 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks! Very appreciative!
The Rustbelt Never Sleeps by revoltington 2 months ago
@Mungo much thanks to you
@KCsGROOVE thanks to you KC
@LaFayette Much thanks!
Eminent Collapse of the House of Cards made of Tindersticks by revoltington 2 months ago
@artneuro much thanks and lets pray it happens, but then there is Pence-il Neck Geek to deal with!
Eminent Collapse of the House of Cards made of Tindersticks by revoltington 2 months ago
@Deebeesea much thanks dbc!
Commie Pinkos in the West Bank of my Dreams by revoltington 2 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks! @artneuro much, much thanks!
Off Yer Rocker by brewchugger 3 months ago
5

Very cool song. Fine work fellas. Enjoyed!
Water Lillies by Xolv 3 months ago
5

Really fine stuff Mr. X. Very fine choice of sounds.
BACK TO NATURE (#2) by KCsGROOVE 3 months ago
Sounding tight and clean. Lean and mean. Nice upbeat stuff with a great sentiment.
Mr T. and Climate by LaFayette 3 months ago
Very groovy and chill. Enjoyed!
Bloated Orange Herbivore by pharmakeus 3 months ago
This IS very creative I concur. Cool, cool stuff Chris! Nice job!
Orange Slush by revoltington 3 months ago
@Mungo much thanks Bill

@Xolv much, much thanks Mr. X, and yes I used octave effect.
Willie the Pimp ( Mach II /a Zappa cover ) by revoltington 3 months ago
@Mungo Much thanks again!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 3 months ago
Much thanks Bill, I very much value your comments! Nice to hear from you!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 4 months ago
@brewchugger and @artneuro much, much appreciated!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 4 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks appreciated!
@pharmakeus very appreciative of your kind comments!
Land Mass Without A Rudder by revoltington 4 months ago
@pharmakeus much thanks Chris!
@KCsGROOVE much thanks Cees!
Baron Von Zeppelin's Day Off by revoltington 5 months ago
@Neumuzik much thanks! @artneuro nice analysis! @brewchugger-This is basically what I do when I write an original piece: I compose drum tracks a measure at a time and then assemble a section of the song where I jam over it until I get something record it and then off to another section. Grab a few different measures of drum tracks and create another section and then come back to the opening section and cut and paste. Stuff is worked out then recorded: Keyboards first, then bass. Theres no lead guitar in this, this time. I thought it would make it too busy as I have a tendency to do. It's what I call spontaneous rolling composition with improv on top.
Wear The Fox Hat by AlHughson 5 months ago
Very cool jamming and rocking out! Very b@lls to the wall!
Yer Blues [take 2] by artneuro 5 months ago
This is a treat Art! Very cool! Enjoyed!
Les Morons by revoltington 5 months ago
@KCsGROOVE thanks for the kind words and best to you for the new year!
@artneuro much thanks and happy new year!
@AlHughson much thanks to you, very appreciative and happy new year to you also!
For Snake Oil Seas by revoltington 6 months ago
@dalerandle much thanks!
For Snake Oil Seas by revoltington 6 months ago
@brewchugger thanks for listening. @artneuro much thanks. @AlHughson much, much appreciated. @Xolv much, much grateful. @cacciamai thanks for listening.
Flight of the Trump-kyries by revoltington 6 months ago
@artneuro @Xolv much, much thanks to you both, appreciated!
CAN'T YOU JUST TELL ME by KCsGROOVE 6 months ago
So live in the studio sounding, really nice acoustic number. Sounds great!
Orange by Xolv 6 months ago
5

Fine layering of instruments and effects. Cool groove. Very cool indeed!
Maintain by brewchugger 6 months ago
Fine tune chuggs! Really well done!
Weird Scenes in the Pipeline by revoltington 7 months ago
@KCsGROOVE thanks so much, much appreciated! @Xolv thanks a bunch! @woofer3 thanks for stopping by!
Battle of the Rocks by revoltington 7 months ago
@brewchugger much, much thanks! Gotta check out what your 5/4 will sound like!
Battle of the Rocks by revoltington 7 months ago
@pharmakeus much, much thanks to you, and yes, your correct, I was putting the drama into it!
Battle of the Rocks by revoltington 7 months ago
@KCsGROOVE Much, much thanks!
Trump Squad! by revoltington 7 months ago
@brewchugger Much, much thanks for your comments past and current, Prof. Chuggs!
No one is like you by AlHughson 8 months ago
5

Subtle and lovely guitar theme in the beginning. Very nice. Majestic shifts of energy. Fine work all!
Charlie's Driving The Car by maestrodog 8 months ago
5

Bright, fun, alive and original. Well done! A joy to listen to listen.
(still) DRIFTIN' by KCsGROOVE 8 months ago
Nice mellow mood going on. Very cool and relaxed tune. Enjoyed!
Open My Eyes [Blind Monkey Mix] by pharmakeus 8 months ago
Crunchy, rockin and evil. Fine collab! Enjoyed!
Fixing the New Windows by Xolv 8 months ago
5

Lovely flowing tune. Great sound, a little tinge of Donald Fagen in there too. Fine job!
Tales of Pornographic Oceans by revoltington 8 months ago
@maestrodog much, much thanks. I don't think I'll ever be able to shed the Zappa influence!
@AlHughson much, much appreciated! Eternally grateful!
Tales of Pornographic Oceans by revoltington 8 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks to you!
Tales of Pornographic Oceans by revoltington 8 months ago
@pharmakeus much thanks for the kind words! @Xolv much much thanks to you! @telecaster29 thanks so much, nice to hear from you, hope all is well with you and yours!
Operation Weasel Orange-utan by revoltington 8 months ago
@DJShadowkat much thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it!
Operation Weasel Orange-utan by revoltington 8 months ago
@KCsGROOVE oh I forgot, I composed the drum parts first in iDrum, then jammed chords to them to get some structure. Bass was added last mostly.
Operation Weasel Orange-utan by revoltington 8 months ago
@GuitariusMaximus thanks for listening! @KCsGROOVE much grateful for your commentary!
@brewchugger also much grateful for your comment, keep at it and make a loop of an odd time and practice over it. @maestrodog never get tired of being compared to Zappa in anyway shape or form. Much, much gratitude to you!
Dream by maestrodog 8 months ago
5

Really first rate! Fine work. Best of luck with what is shaping up to be a great album!
The Reluctance of the Venusian Tide by revoltington 8 months ago
@KCsGROOVE Much, much thanks KC
Lit by the Overcast Glow by revoltington 8 months ago
Much thanks and appreciation ScottHorwath. Thanks for listening Xolv!
Pelagornis by ScottHorwath 9 months ago
5

Super fine lovely original from you! Serene and lush and green is the scene where you've been.
Voyage by LaFayette 9 months ago
Very nice composition! Very much has voyage-y feel with the rhythm guitars providing choppy waters.
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