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Released: Jan 1, 2006 | 9:58 AM
Category: Alternative
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Only loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 4.12 MB

Plays: 2035
Downloads: 19
Weekly Plays: 6
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
This song was previously featured as an exclusive track on MUGshots... now the time has come for its full official release. My first of the New Year, and my 100th on the site (I've hit triple figures at last!)...

I wrote this song years and years ago as a kind of response to songs like "imagine" and "let it be" and all those other songs that get played to death on the radio after old pop stars die... I wanted to choose my own "Radio Death Song" (which is what I originally titled this). The aim was to get that same kind of miserable insipid pop death sound.

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GreginAlaska Artist

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I almost rated the concept low...cause that's morbid dude! then I remembered how much I like morbid. smiley

Excellent as always

You know everytime I think of Lennons "Imagine" I can't help but ad these lines "Imagine if I had been wearing body armor and carrying an AK"

But seriously, if that guy who killed him had aimed 5 feet to the right, he would be a hero. smiley
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ponkey Moderator

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Hey don't knock Yoko - I'm a big fan of hers. Now if the guy had just done something to stop her thinking she could sing that would've been fine...
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danman4961 Artist

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Yes, the Ponkey MUGshot. I remember hearing this. great song.
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anDroidfrisBee Artist

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The best kind of parody is the kind that actually makes a successful example of the thing it's parodying. Which this does. Great song, but sad! I promise to play it a lot the day you die.
-anDroid-
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11 years ago
ponkey Moderator

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thank you, android. And if you could have them play it on the radio and at my funeral too... which reminds me, j0j0 did a very cool funeral song last summer, which I just discovered before Xmas. Very different sound to this but a similar theme.
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11 years ago
GreginAlaska Artist

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Yoko sings? I thought she was murdering cats. smiley
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11 years ago
jolofsson Artist

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I sense Lennon....I sense a touch of Blur....I sense a perfect mixture.....and that´s YOU Ponkey.....very well done...I also remember this one from the MUGshot...I loved it then and I love it even more now.....GREAT !!

smiley

/Johan
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11 years ago
PiranhaLake Artist

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I'm thinkin' this song might go to #1 (before you die).
Sounds real good.

-Dave
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11 years ago
KDMan Artist

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I, too, remember enjoying this from the MUGshot. This is a real standout, and with your record, that's saying a lot. I expect (and hope) you to make 4 and 5 digits before this song becomes necessary. KD
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11 years ago
longshot Artist

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I too will be blasting this song over and over upon your end...And I will make sure its on the radio. I can't wait till you are as famous to the rest of the world as you are to me...brilliant!!!
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DigitalGreyOrchestra Artist

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This is my first time hearing this ponky and what a treat to get introduced to this track one the first day of 06. Great work.
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jkane Artist

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I can just see us all now gathered around a tiled mosaic path in a Nottingham park - lighting candles and singing this song in chorus. Hopefully, your demise will be as a result of old age, my friend.
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MCP Artist

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Loved it when I heard it on the MUGshot. Things haven't changed.

Happy New Year, ponk.
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11 years ago
ponkey Moderator

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Wow, I think the only thing more flattering than all the lovely comments you have left for me on this song is the fact that so many of you had heard it before on the MUGshot. It's nice to be loved!

(Oh, by the way, jkane, I hope my demise is not as a result of old age - the thought of dying in my sleep actually terrifies me. I hope that I die diving into the path of an out of control lorry, in order to shove a pram-pushing mother out of its way. At a ripe old age, though, obviously.)
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woodguy32 Artist

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Firts Congrats On 100 Songs.. big big goal.. Lot of MUSIC

WOW ..Ponk..what a masterwork.. an Epic..this is an amazing work..

wow..thanks

happy 2006.. may your year be a happy and Creative one

wood06
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11 years ago
elder Artist

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Happy New Year
well done
well composed
the guitar has lots of feeling and depth
Exactly what you set out to do. But with real Ponkey panache
elder
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11 years ago
alanatomic Artist

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What a great idea. Talk about being prepaired ( do you sell insurance too). Nothng like a little dark humor to cheer me up. Ace's on this one
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11 years ago
ponkey Moderator

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Thank you so much, elder, I was worried about the guitar on this one. In fact I would have finished recording it over a year ago (which is when I started it) except that I wanted to get one of my talented friends to play the solo. In the end I decided to do it myself anyway and after several thousand takes managed to more or less nail it.

alanatomic - what kind of insurance are you looking for? smiley
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JohnDeeFair Artist

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Oh dear. For a brief second I thought it was a Saturday Night Live parody of a Robbie Williams song. And I mean that as a compliment -- brilliant pop culture commentary and great production. I too promise to put it on single song repeat when you should pass on... And I'll listen to it again more than once long before then. Had to download. JDF
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11 years ago
IanRobinson Listener

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ToP job...Enjoyed this,Love that piano, Great vocals....
keep up the good work smiley
Ian R
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akeome kotoyoro
radio de kiita tokiha iikyoku to
omottaga, kashi no imi wo sitte bikkuri!
omoshiroi......
yappari uta ni ha kashi mo juuyou desu ne.
kotoshi mo ponkey go go!!
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11 years ago
Didier Artist

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Excellent. This is a little drama and that's what I love. Love your lyrics. Ipoded for sure.....
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11 years ago
j0j0 Artist

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well done ponkey- hey if we die together they could play both of our songs!
I like this one a lot- reminds me more of
REM than Lennon but that's not too shabby
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11 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Multimedia headstones should come into vogue...an embedded iPod with your life's work...pictures, songs, videos. Build in a little A.I. so you can converse with it. It would be nice.

Good tune, Ponk. The piano work is "Great Gig in the Sky"-ish. May it be at least sixty years and a knighthood before this is played on the radio smiley
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lilichi Moderator

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No te mueras nunca, Ponkey!!!!
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Yeah, i like baboons idea. heh. But don't die on us too soon.
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