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Old 28 May 2018, 03:35   #1
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Ivory Tower II (The Suburbs)

Hello friends,

After attending this Whisky A GoGo concert, I can now see that I'm not the only one who feels the way I feel about Alphaville. I wrote a song to express my gratitude to Marian Gold, Bernhard, and all those who ever contributed to the music of Alphaville. It had to be a song because I don't think it is possible to express these feelings in just words. I played the song for my friends at this Alphaville experience and they do feel the same way.

Moments ago, I played the song for Marian Gold and some of the band members. His response was something I will never forget. He told me he was overwhelmed and he gave me a big hug. I think he got the message of the song because it is totally genuine and from the heart.

The song started coming to my mind soon after the Whisky A GoGo event was announced. My brother helped me with the guitars and mixing. I call it Ivory Tower II (The Suburbs) because just as Ivory Tower was a message from Alphaville to the fans, this is a response message from the fans to Alphaville.

Now that the message has been delivered, I have posted it on YouTube. I'm sure many, if not most of you will be able to relate.

https://youtu.be/RXdSkb1Rqsk

Thank you for the surreal weekend and I sincerely appreciate the organizers of this weekend helping me to deliver this message.

Brad Oldham
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Old 28 May 2018, 21:21   #2
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Catchy song indeed, great work!


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Old 28 May 2018, 23:35   #3
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Great work Brad! The livestream also catch it up after the concert.



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Old 01 Jun 2018, 19:35   #4
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Great track......just love it!


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Old 04 Jun 2018, 06:09   #5
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Just fantastic! :D And the fact you got that response from the man himself...Congrats!


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Old 15 Jun 2018, 16:09   #6
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I like it. This is you?
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Old 15 Jun 2018, 16:13   #7
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I am quite impressed. Just for fun, pull back a click on the music and raise the drums one or 2. I think you have a winner.
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Old 16 Jun 2018, 05:35   #8
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Thanks guys for the encouragement. I know it could be more polished, but I'm really just an amateur who doesn't do this very often. I will try making the drums more prominent and see how it sounds. Thanks for the suggestion, @SyrDon. I hear some mixes of songs with quieter drums and some with louder. How does one decide? :)

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Old 16 Jun 2018, 17:12   #9
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Experiment. Watch how forever young came together. You have a good sound. I find when im doing 3d graphics I have the same issues. Sometimes it takes some tweaking. I wouldn't have said I'm impressed if I weren't. Follow your dream and never let anyone tell you that you aren't good enough. I'll work with you on the graphics side. We are all here because we love alphaville. This forum area is for dreamers like us.


"Please sir, we two have other plans
Please sir you would not understand,
What's going on - it's magical, can't you see?
That some of us do more than dream!
Every time I try to leave this place
Something inside says,

'Keep on keeping, on and on....'
'round here. ".

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