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  • The Guittard Tapes I and II

    12 aug 2014, 06:17 av Guittard

    The Guittard Tapes Volume 1
    The Guittard Tapes Volume 2

    This group of songs collected dust for almost a decade. In 2012, I resurrected and mixed the songs from the misplaced 4-Track Tapes I had in storage boxes in Dallas, Texas since 2006 when I went into the Peace Corps in Bulgaria.
    The tunes were all recorded in Los Angeles, California during the period 1999-2003. At that time, I was working on songs for my California Daze album. The songs I include on the Guittard Tapes were never released until now. You will find some alternate takes or early versions for a few California Daze songs: Beach and Jazz Tune.

    Back then I was listening to the Byrds quite heavily and therefore many of the tunes are intentionally jangly with Rickenbacker sounds. I played the drums, bass, and even a sitar on the first track which was recorded 3 Weeks After 9-11. Other instruments I played were a 12 String Guild acoustic guitar, Fender Telecaster B-Bender, Dr. Groove Drum Machine, and various keyboards and percussion.
    Notice also that there is a song called Election 2000 which is about the Bush/Gore Election.

    Here is the track list:
    1. 3 Weeks After 03:36
    2. Aliens 03:57
    3. Ordinary Guy 03:44
    4. Getting There Is Not So Easy 03:15
    5. Jingle Jangle Instrumental 02:44
    6. Batman 02:12
    7. Jazz Tune 2000 Demo 02:30
    8. Beach Original 02:06
    9. Station 03:02
    10. Election 2000 02:00
    11. Jangly Instrumental 04:09
    12. Psychedelic Consciousness 03:13
    13. Walkie-Talkie Experiment 02:59
    14. Are You Up Instrumental 02:48
    15. More Jangle 02:21
    16. Tremolo Instrumental 01:20


    [youtube]http://youtu.be/B-1BgRcwEes[/youtube]
  • Just a few of my Protest songs

    7 maj 2011, 21:05 av Guittard

    Ballad Of Homeland Security

    You got nothing on me.
    Homeland Security.
    I’m actually cool guy.
    Let my wife in.

    You’re such a fearful entity.
    You’re stuck in the mud
    You’re thinking the terrorists are all around you.
    But they’re not there.

    So Homeland Security.
    Let my wife in.
    We’re not terrorists.
    You’re the only terrorist I know.

    You’re putting your voice in all the Walmarts.
    Telling us to be suspicious
    And turn everybody in.
    But I’d like to turn you in.
    Cause you’re nothing but a fear monger.

    Break

    So, let the cool people in.
    We’re better than you.
    We’re not gonna settle for your crap anymore.
    Just let us in.
    Let us see each other.

    Break

    You’re so full of rage.
    You were probably abused as a kid.
    And that’s why you tell everybody
    That there are terrorists all around you.

    You’re nothing but fear.
    The fear is gonna end.
    We’re not gonna take it anymore.

    Because you’re full of propaganda.
    We’re not gonna take it anymore.
    You’re not gonna be spreading your crap around,
    Infecting our minds anymore.

    You’re nothing but Dumb.
    So let my wife in.
    You know, it’s alright.
    Because you’ve done it before.

    So what’s the big problem?
    You gotta do some research?
    You haven’t done much
    Because it’s been six months.

    Words and Music By Jim Guittard 2011

    Listen To Your Voice


    Revolution is the way.
    You sit and do nothing every day.
    Rise up from your apathy.
    Trust in what you see.

    Do what you must.
    Throw off the dust.
    Take care for the day.
    Surely you see the way.

    Chorus

    Listen to your voice.
    This is your choice.
    Listen to your voice.
    This is your choice.

    You can handle the unknown.
    You’re not that alone.
    Fight the good fight.
    Resist the feelings of fright.

    Chorus

    Listen to your voice.
    This is your choice.
    Listen to your voice.
    This is your choice.

    Today is the day.
    Get up, don’t stay.
    Do you want change?
    This isn’t so strange.

    Revolution is the way.
    You sit and do nothing every day.
    Rise up from your apathy.
    Trust in what you see.

    Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2007

    Make Yourself A Vow


    Losing our freedoms.
    Patted down by demons.
    Liberty’s on trial.
    It might go out of style.

    Big Sis lied to us.
    She asks what’s the big fuss?
    A little radiation.
    It’s all good for the Nation.

    You better wake up now.
    Later you won’t know how.
    You better wake up now.
    Make yourself a vow.

    Alex Jones fights the good fight.
    And we are all in the right.
    We’re not terrorists.
    Big sis, take us off your watchlists.

    You look into what I’m sayin’.
    There’s no time for delayin’.
    Your rights are slowly going away.
    Get up, don’t stay.

    You better wake up now.
    Later you won’t know how.
    You better wake up now.
    Make yourself a vow.

    TSA, you’re wrong.
    I write this song.
    Step aside.
    Give us your pride.

    You better wake up now.
    Later you won’t know how.
    You better wake up now.
    Make yourself a vow.

    Words and Music By Jim Guittard 2010

    I've written many more. You’ve no excuse to sit around anymore! Get up and make some noise!

    For the others, go here: http://jimguittard.com/?p=1187
  • Wine, women and song!:)

    14 jan 2011, 10:08 av crownanchor

    Hi all...to whoever would like to be bored with all of this of course....I am NO writer...I only listen and appreciate good music:).
    I'd like to pick up on a topic which is very dear to my heart. The stupendous combo of drinking, making love to women and music...TRUE , UNWIMPY music of course. Ever since Adam met Eve, "musical notes added to poetry" (that is what music really is!!) has been part of Man. Today, many peeps....2 many I'd add....feel that the ART of music is only a background thing for the "more important" things in life. Of course, there is NOT only music in our lives, but there isn't only biased money, work and ambition either....there is love, music and fun things like drinking with friends and colleagues as well!!!
    THAT'S ALL FOR NOW FOLKS!:)
    The Pandoras