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“Make the Noise You Came to Make”: Lyrics from “The Lucky One”

I’m writing lyrics and music every day for the record I’m cutting in September, “The Lucky One.” These lyrics are for my song “Make The Noise You Came to Make,” and maybe later I’ll post the rough demo with music. In the meantime, enjoy these. Check out my Kickstarter project when you get a chance.

“Make The Noise You Came to Make,” words and music by Richard Hunter/Turtle Hill Productions, ASCAP. Copyright 2016 R. Hunter, all rights reserved

If your voice is cracked and gritty
Sing a song that’s more than pretty

At 6 AM the sky is cool and grey
It looks to be an ordinary day
To my eye everything is just the same
But I doubt that there’s a thing that hasn’t changed

Compared to earth and sky and sun
You and I are always young
we get the time we came to take
Let’s make the noise we came to make
Yeah make the noise we came to make

Now the ordinary takes a turn to glamor
You throw a look that fills my head with drama
I’ll have a smoke and feel my motor running
I’ll drive all through the night to see what’s comin

Compared to earth and sky and sun
You and I are always young
we get the time we came to take
Let’s make the noise we came to make
Yeah make the noise we came to make

I think I’ll have another day
to sweat and strain and dream and play
Maybe even one more night
To laugh and love and scheme and fight
And if I die before I wake
I know my life was not a fake

Compared to earth and sky and sun
You and I are always young
we get the time we came to take
Let’s make the noise we came to make
Yeah make the noise we came to make

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Harmonica Master Boris Plotnikov is Teaching in Denver on June 15!

We saw a post recently on harp-L about Boris Plotnikov teaching a harmonica master class in Denver on June 15. Boris originally hails from Yekaterinburg, Russia, and it’s pretty rare that he sets foot in the USA, so this is a great opportunity for anyone willing to go to Denver to get some hands-on instruction from this master of modern harmonica.

We’ve highlighted Boris in our blog on several occasions. Boris seems to be able to play just about anything convincingly–his skills and his conception are wide-screen and technicolor. He’s one of the most in demand harmonica players and teachers in Russia. He’s won prizes at two international contests: the World Harmonica Festival 2013 (Trossingen, Germany), and the MasterJam Fest 2013 (Odessa, Ukraine). A cursory listen to his videos shows just how much ground he covers with his work.

June 15 is the day before Boris plays a gig with Mikhail Bashakov in Denver, so catch that too if you’re still in the neighborhood. The harmonica master class is taking place at Art Gallery 975, Lincoln Street, Denver, CO. Start time is 7 PM, and it’ll end around 9 PM. The main topic is “How to play faster”, but Boris says he’s ready to discuss any other questions on demand. (You can email him at ploboris@gmail.com if you have some specific questions to discuss.) The donation is $25, cash only.

You need to go to this thing if you live within 100 miles of Denver. while you’re thinking it over, here’s Boris playing with Mikhail Bashakov. Dig.

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“The Lucky One” video is up on Kickstarter!

I’ve just loaded up a video on Kickstarter that talks about “The Lucky One,” complete with a demonstration of several of the sounds I’m planning to use on the record! If you want to hear what kind of voodoo is going to be in the mix on this record, drop by Kickstarter and take a listen!

Thanks for your support on this project!

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