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More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:22:18 AM »
This came out of my head the other night and I sat down and recorded it to make it happy. Sometimes a tune won't leave you alone until you do something with it. It's a rough cut for sure, but you can get the idea. I'm a fan of folk music, especially the traditional story song type of thing. Listen and imagine an old timer sitting at an evening campfire while he tells the tale of a Paul Bunyan or John Henry type of hero. I hope the link works for you.

http://wentworthsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The%20Ballad%20of%20TonyV.mp3

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[Edit] I had meant to post the lyrics as well and somehow forgot. Here they are now.

The Ballad of TonyV

There was a Titan of a man from somewhere down South,
With a hero on his shirt and an eloquent mouth,
Standing up to the #MMOKiller for me and for you.

They said the sun was going down on Paragon City.
He said, "Hell no!", in a voice low and gritty,
"We are heroes. This is what we do."

"I know you're all discouraged, you've been punched in the gut,
Maybe shed a few tears, but I'll tell you what,
We're gonna do something the gaming world won't soon forget."

"We're gonna beat this trial. We can save the day.
Go load your inspiration tray.
You better believe this fight ain't over yet."

===

So, the heroes they rallied, they were thousands strong,
With petitions, and letters, and masks, and songs,
Holding torches for weeks in Atlas Park 33.

The news spread real fast of the grand, noble plan,
Of saving that city, of making a stand
For their right to continue. This wasn't about games or XP.

And some folks stepped forward to try and do right.
Made offers, negotiated all nice and polite.
But the #MMOKiller didn't listen, didn't try, didn't care.

So, the heroes regrouped, popped a rez and a buff,
They would keep up the fight til their foe had enough.
"This city is ours!", you could hear all the people declare.

===

Now, the hero rides off to the sunset they say,
But we'll sent the #MMOKiller that way
And if we don't see them again it'll be too soon.

'Cause battle Incarnates, the Rikti, and Cole.
We'll battle them all from Rhode Island to Seoul.
Yeah, we'll keep up the fight til they're singing a different tune.

Paragon won't ever come to an end.
It'll live on forever in you and me, friend.
'Cause I'll be a hero til I'm lying dead in my grave.

There are Titans out there, so don't be surprised
When a problem comes up and somebody replies
in that voice low and gritty, "I aim to misbehave..."
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 09:28:34 PM by Mr. Wentworth »

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 08:03:31 AM »
This is beautiful!

Thank you Mr. Wentworth!
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 12:28:24 PM by Globetrotter »
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 11:27:22 AM »
You play beautifully!

And I love this.
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
This is great!

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:52:22 PM »
Got it on my music player now.  Great song.
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 01:16:08 PM »
Added to my Filk collection...
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 01:21:57 PM »
Oh, now that is BRILLIANT! ;D

I wonder how long before one of our supremely talented videographers put some images to this wonderful song? :)

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 01:49:35 PM »
great !  :D
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 03:50:00 PM »
Brilliant! I love it!
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 03:59:03 PM »
That is awesome!

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 07:31:18 PM »
Oh, now that is BRILLIANT! ;D

I wonder how long before one of our supremely talented videographers put some images to this wonderful song? :)

I'm hoping to make a better quality recording at some point. If someone does want to use it in a video, please let me know and I'll get to that sooner rather than later to get you a better copy. My good recording equipment is a couple of hours away.

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 08:52:19 PM »
This is by far one of the most awesome things I've ever heard.  You absolutely rock!  Er... folk!  It's definitely on my music player too (my Galaxy Nexus), and I've listened to it many, many times.

*punches it up again...

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 09:03:41 PM »
*adds to phones song list*

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 09:47:27 PM »
...this is awesome. XD
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2012, 09:47:32 PM »
Love it!

And now I need to add "do something worthy of being immortalized in song" to my list of long term goals.  :)
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012, 04:46:50 AM »
/em clap - Love it!  Can I get something that I could give to a local country station DJ who happens to be a friend?  Not sure he will play it but I won't know until I ask.
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 04:53:27 AM »
If Gundom Style got on the Radio no reason we can get something Broadcast!
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 05:20:06 AM »
I'll see if i can make a better recording this week. I'm glad everyone is enjoying it. :)

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 05:27:38 AM »
Love it!

And now I need to add "do something worthy of being immortalized in song" to my list of long term goals.  :)

That makes two of us... hmmmm.

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 11:56:44 AM »
Bravo! So well done!

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 05:25:56 PM »
That makes two of us... hmmmm.

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Hey now, you've been immortalized out the wazoo!  :P  I still say that more than anything else, I'm the mascot here.  (Except unlike a real mascot, I don't do push-ups or get in fights with other mascots...)

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 05:32:26 PM »
Very well done - well written, sung and played.   :)
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 05:53:54 PM »
I still say that more than anything else, I'm the mascot here.  (Except unlike a real mascot, I don't do push-ups or get in fights with other mascots...)
But he can be convinced to try jumping on a trampoline and dunking a basketball.
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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 06:26:09 PM »
DJ Steel like's this

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Re: More music - The Ballad of TonyV
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 06:35:21 PM »
unlike a real mascot, I don't do push-ups or get in fights with other mascots...)

I now propose Tony climb into an exo-suit to fight the THE MMO KILLER.  8)

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 06:42:56 PM »
That makes two of us... hmmmm.

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The beauty of the classic folk hero song is that there is plenty of room for dozens more verses. That's how the legend grows and becomes bigger than life.

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2012, 06:59:26 PM »
Hey now, you've been immortalized out the wazoo!  :P  I still say that more than anything else, I'm the mascot here.  (Except unlike a real mascot, I don't do push-ups or get in fights with other mascots...)

Which is why you're in "One Last Day". (I tried to have you doing the speech-on-a-box thing, but the box kept vanishing, so I went with you handing out flyers instead.)

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