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Title: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: The Dentist on May 25, 2006, 08:55:38 PM
This song was never, NEVER practiced in Bill and Mabel's basement. I should know, because I recorded every practice session there on a boombox. Shades of older Danny songs, eh? "A Ghostly Story" was a one off in the geo dome studio of the most wonderful Chuck Picklesimer. Chuck had no clue about the genius of Danny, but that's a story for another thread. So, here's the story of "A Ghostly Story".

When we were in Chuck's studio the "Eye Band", of which four members were of my own group called "Trees, Walking", used to warm up, and this was after some delivered pizza and the soda pop I brought in a big damn cooler, with a song I wrote called "Hole In My Soul". In it's orginal form it's a really HARD ROCK song, and if any of you would like to hear it I can send it to you. But as a warm up it got all of our fingers working properly. :wink: So, with Kramer in the studio, and we "Eye Band" warming up he listened. Little did I know that eventually he would request the song. Danny, with his trusty notebook in hand, eventually showed Kramer the lyrics he wrote for "A Ghostly Story". Kramer was instantly enamored of the lyrics. And what's not to love? It's a dream Danny had and he woke up and penned it. It was Kramer stated, "Why don't we try the band playing that warm up music try to add it to Daniel's lyrics?" And BAM, that's what happened. "A Ghostly Story" was hit in ONE TAKE. ONE!! Kramer mixed it immediately and thus became the song. Now, how cool is that?

And I do want to proclaim that I am not crowing about this song. I was incredibly please that my original music was used on "Artistic Vice". And that's all the platitudes I need. :wink:


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: Disfranchise on June 01, 2006, 12:26:12 PM
you do seem to know alot, thanks for sharing! very interesting to read these things


Title: are these the lyrics of "A Ghostly Story", if not please correct them
Post by: mohammad_mustafa@att.net on January 25, 2008, 06:21:40 PM

While walking the streets late one night
I saw a ghost approaching me
he told me about the life he lived
and how he died a sorry death.

I recognized him as the most famous man
I had seen so much on television.

The man who stood for what is truly right
He built the worlds momentum.

He said...He told me
of that fateful day..when his life was taken from him.
How everything was in slow motion and he could see the bullet coming
and he knew he was going to die, but before he did
he quickly prayed and asked if he could stay
and now he's trapped in another dimension.

Seeking vengence on those who killed him,
and the number was 60 million.

He convinced me to take the job(?) for what they had done to him
and that he could not rest...unless and ....until I would appease him.
The words he spoke, stroked my heart where I could see
he was a righteous man.

He told me of the devil(?) who planned his execution
how he had exploited him and ruined his reputation....
I knew that I must and it was just I had to destroy the nation.
He lead me to a secret place, where there was a giant plane
in the corner was a giant bomb the size of of football feild

He read to me for hours a list of all the people I had to kill
he respected me and briefed me on the intent.

The first thing I knew it was christmas day
I flew over the country, that was my prayer, we laughed and joked about
how soon it would all be blown away, I pressed a button and all of  a sudden
I was a ghost too.
We were surrounded by angels and we looked down the portals to see what we
had watched.
Fallen, fallen is babylon the crate? Vengence is mine! Save the LORD(sobs,
distortion)


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: mohammad_mustafa@att.net on January 25, 2008, 06:30:13 PM
please provide me with the music file


Title: Re: are these the lyrics of "A Ghostly Story", if not please correct them
Post by: madnell on January 25, 2008, 07:30:48 PM

Fallen, fallen is babylon the crate? Vengence is mine! Save the LORD(sobs,
distortion)


hi,
i don't have the recording at hand at the moment, so it's just
a guess but..  it may be
'fallen is babylon the great.
vengence is mine, sayeth the lord.'


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: Henry Long on January 26, 2008, 01:28:45 PM
Yes, that's right.


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: mohammad_mustafa@att.net on January 28, 2008, 03:36:10 PM
Why do you want me out? I have a lot of filipino freinds. I am a peaceful seeking knowledge about a beautiful talented man.
Peace be upon you
MAM


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: Henry Long on January 28, 2008, 05:11:08 PM
I deleted the post prior to MAM's statement. I do not do so lightly, but after a complaint from a Yip!Jump Board member in good standing, I felt it was the right thing to do. Hopefully this will discourage any future posts of a prejudiced or hateful nature.


Title: Re: The story of "A Ghostly Story"
Post by: Gloria on January 28, 2008, 05:43:03 PM
im sowwy