DOUG VOICE

Musician , singer songwriter , entertainer

And the War Goes On

         In 1963 when I was about 11... I started to hear and read about a musician named Bob Dylan. His music was playing on the radio and other bands were recording his songs. At that time people sang about the wars going on in the world and Bob Dylan wrote songs about that too. I had a harmonica and acoustic guitar and tried to sing and play at the same time with a home made neck brace [harmonica holder]  that I made with a coat hanger. My mother bought the guitar from Loblaws with trading stamps saved up from groceries.
                Anyways a few years ago I wrote a song called "And the War goes on" about the frustrations and endlessness of war. I wrote it on guitar and it comes from that experience as well as what I have observed over the years. It's  track 16 on an album called "Singer Songwriter" and is about 4 minutes and 20 seconds long.


And the War goes on
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LYRICS   to ...............  AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON

MOTHERS    DIE    AND   BABIES   CRY
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON   
A   COUNTRY’S    FATE    WHEN   BROTHERS   HATE
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
AMPUTEES    AND    REFUGEES    
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
WHEN  WILL IT  END  THE  DEVIL’S  DEN
AND THE  WAR  GOES ON
SOMETHINGS  GOT  TO  CHANGE.   
WORLD  WAR  ONE  THE  GATLING  GUN
AND  THE  WAR  GOES ON
WORLD  WAR  TWO   THEY GASSED  MANY  JEWS
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
THE   ATOM    BOMB  AND  VIETNAM
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
NINE  A  ELEVEN  DEAD MEN AT  27
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
SOMETHINGS  GOT  TO  CHANGE
CORRUPT  MAGISTRATES , TRYING  TO GET  THRU HEAVENS GATES
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
THEY CAN’T  GET  IN  ,  TOO  MUCH  SIN ,
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
POOR  PEOPLE  SHOUT, WERE  THROWING  FOOD  OUT
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
HOMELESS IN THE STREETS, BEGGING AT   PEOPLES  FEET
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
SOMETHINGS  GOT  TO   CHANGE  ……..
IRAQ ,   IRAN , PAKISTAN
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
TERRORIST  PLOTS,     ARABIAN  YACHTS
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
POVERTY  AND  AIDS , REBELS  AND RENEGADES
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
WORLD  WAR  THREE AND  STILL NO  BODY  FREE
AND  THE  WAR  GOES  ON
SOMETHINGS  GOT  TO  CHANGE
MAYBE IT’S  YOU  AND  ME ….…..


From  the  Album  “Singer  Songwriter”
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copyright 2009    lyrics  and  music  Doug  Voice

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SONGS     WITHOUT   BRIDGES           

3 famous songs that have NO  bridge  are

"Stand By Me"   by     Ben  E. King.

 "Knocking On Heavens Door"    by      Bob Dylan

"Today I Started Loving You Again"     Merle Haggard

"Bridge  Over  Troubled Water"     "Scarborough  Fair" 

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"Wooly  Bully"

" Tutti  Fruitti " 

How  I  wrote  the  lyrics   to  "Heart  of Rock "

I got  a  Christmas card from a friend and It had a painting on It by Dante Gabriel Rossetti called "Beata Beatrix". I wrote the lyrics while looking at the painting on the card .I then wrote the music to the lyrics and called it " Heart of Rock "

         

Quote  from John Keats

.."heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter". John Keats from "Ode to a Grecian Urn"............when I get down and think, "what's the use of writing any other song", maybe  I should  keep this in mind ??

My  Home Studio   ' Audio  Lab

 Jan 2007...  I bought my 1st Mac G4 computer and Pro Tools digi .001. This was my 1st real studio. I decided to stop recording in other peoples studios as it was getting too expensive so I put my money into my own equipment and continued to learn how to use Pro  Tools. I took a recording engineer course in 1997 and got a 95% at Sunshine Studios on Selkirk in Winnipeg. I have been in the studio recoding as a musician many times so I had a good idea of how things worked. So in jan 2011 it will have been 4 years! and I've done 4 albums.

JAN 3/12. MY MAC G4 HARD DRIVE CRASHED !!!   SO I DECIDED TO UPGRADE AND NOW  I HAVE DIGI 003  WITH PRO TOOLS 8.4  and windows 7.

 

 

 

notes on studio production - ADDING  BACKGROUNDS VOCALS ??

MOST OF THE MUSIC I'VE HEARD BY GORDON LIGHTFOOT  HAS NO BACKGROUND  VOCALS  WHERE AS MANY ALBUMS HAVE MULTI TRACKS OF BACKGROUND SINGERS.  A LOT OF ELVIS MATERIAL HAS BACKGROUND VOCALS  SO  HOW  MUCH  SHOULD ONE PUT  ON  A  RECORDING ???

I  THINK "YESTERDAY " BY PAUL  AND THE BEATLES , AS   WELL  AS

"IMAGINE" BY JOHN LENNON IS JUST ONE VOCAL TRACK ?

'STAND TALL' BY BURTON CUMMINGS , ONE VOCAL  TRACK 

STUFF  BY FRANK  SINATRA , ONE  VOCAL TRACK

LOTS OF TUNES BY JERRY  LEE  LEWIS HAVE ONLY HIS VOCAL

THERE'S SONGS  BY "GREEN DAY " and "OASIS" that have no background vocals 

WHEN I STARTED GOING SOLO AND DOING ALL THE  SINGING  BY MYSELF , I PICKED SONGS WITH LITTLE OR NO BACKGROUND VOCALS SO  IF  I WAS WORKING WITH OTHER  MUSICIANS WHO COULDN'T  SING IT DIDN'T  MATTER . ALSO  IT  MEANT  LESS  SINGING / HARMONIES TO  PRACTISE .... ...DON'T  GET  ME  WRONG   I  LOVE  HARMONY   JUST  AS  MUCH  AS  THE  NEXT  GUY .....I'VE  SPENT  HOURS   AND  HOURS  IN  MY  STUDIO  ADDING BACKGROUND  VOCAL  TRACKS  ON  MY  ORIGINAL  SONGS...   

 

GLENN  GOULD  QUOTE  ON ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO 

"FOR ME THE LACK OF AN AUDIENCE- THE TOTAL ANONYMITY OF THE STUDIO-PROVIDES THE GREATEST INCENTIVE TO SATISFY MY OWN DEMANDS UPON MYSELF WITHOUT CONSIDERATION FOR, OR QUALIFICATION BY , THE INTELLECTUAL APPETITE, OR LACK OF IT , ON THE PART OF THE AUDIENCE...MY OWN VIEW IS PARADOXICALLY, THAT BY PURSUING THE MOST NARCISSISTIC RELATION TO ARTISTIC SATISFACTION ONE CAN BEST FULFILL THE FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATION OF THE ARTIST OF GIVING PLEASURE TO OTHERS.7"

7FROM A 1961 LETTER TO MRS. H.L .AUSTIN. FROM THE BOOK "THE EMOTION MACHINE" BY MARVIN MINSKY PG. 64

 

ENGLISH TAKEN AT  SCHOOL

GREAT  EXPECTATIONS

LES  MISERABLES

WAITING  FOR  GODOT

20 CENTURY   POETRY AND POETICS   UNIVERSITY  OF  WINNIPEG

 

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