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Hi Guys

After a brief conversation with Simon on Sunday he tasked me to write a song about paramotoring (has there ever been a song about it before?) for the dvd.

This morning myself and my fellow band member wrote, rehearsed and recorded a rough demo which I'm pleased to say got a big thumbs up from Simon.

BUT, although I have some fancy digital recording kit I'm pretty hopeless at using it so we need urgently to find a proper studio with an engineer that will hopefully donate their services for a day or maybe even half a day.

Some of you chaps might have some connections somewhere, I've spent the last 2 years just writing and rehearsing so am a little bit out of the scene.

I go on holiday for a week on the 13th and this has to be done before then, probably the weekend of 11th and 12th would be handy!

Please help out and make enquiries if you can.

If Simon allows me I'll post the lyrics or maybe even the rough demo up here! :D

Cheers

Malc

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Ok, i'll let them hear the rough demo but appreciate that this wasn't even written at 9am this morning so its a bit ropey with several mistakes click the link below and your music player should start playing automatically

http://www.malcolmshipp.co.uk/flyinhighfirstdemo.mp3

Here are the lyrics, a few of which have been changed since the recording as they flow better!

FLYIN HIGH

While playing in my garden, I’d look up to the sky

Watching all the little birds, I wished that I could fly

Each night I’d lie awake and I would listen to the breeze

Dreaming I was in the air I’d fly above the trees

I’m flyin high, I’m flyin high

With my wings upon my back I am taking to the sky

I’m flying high, as high as I can be

I fly above the neighbourhood

And they don’t know it’s me

As the years they passed me by, those dreams were just as real

I looked up to the mountain tops, and wondered how I’d feel

Floating on the thermals, flying like a bird of prey

Then somebody showed me that there really was a way

I’m flyin high, I’m flyin high

Got my engine on my back and I’m taking to the sky

I’m flying high, as high as I can be

I fly above the neighbourhood

And they don’t know it’s me

So pretty soon my dream came true and I could be up there

Hauled my wing above my head and ran into the air

I flew above the traffic jams, the rivers and the boats

And on a windy summers day I flew Land’s End to John O Groats

I’m flyin high, I’m flyin high

Got my engine on my back and I’m taking to the sky

I’m flying high, as high as I can be

I fly above the neighbourhood

And they don’t know it’s me

I’m flyin high, I’m flyin high

Got my engine on my back and I’m taking to the sky

I’m flying high, as high as I can be

I fly above the neighbourhood

And they don’t know it’s me

© Shipp/Levan 1st October 2008

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Thanks :oops:

Wait til you hear it with mandolin, bass, harmonica on tight harmonies, you'll have to pay to hear that though! :lol:

In the meantime, as I'm now an official sponsor, here's a quick plug!

www.myspace.com/thesodburys :D

Malcs, I may have something sorted, I dont know if you remember a guy called Andy selway, he is otherwise known as gadget450 on the quad forums, I think you met him once at one of the hampshire meets, well he is head of engineering at brunel university in uxbridge, I have just got off the phone to him and they have a fully equiped recording studio at the university, he is going to enquire tommorow and let me know if its posible you can get in there.

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Thanks chaps, yes Dave I think I remember Andy.

London is fine with me providing it is on a day I can take off easily and before 13th October!

A good engineer is really important as they'll be able to translate my bullshit into something technical! :D

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After 35 hours of recording, re-recording, re-recording again and wasting ten cds through trying different mixes we now have something resembling a finished song although me bing a perfectionist I'm still not totally happy with my vocals.

See what you guys think http://www.myspace.com/thesodburys and be sure to take a look at the blog which contains a bit about Tip To Tip and the lyrics too!

If you think its missing anything or is generally crap then please do tell!

Cheers

Malc

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