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  • Spyboy - Radio Nowhere

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    (For fans of: Counting Crows, Wallflowers, Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Sonny Landreth, and Elvis Costello.)

    Another flood descends on New Orleans, but a Mardi Gras spyboy arrives to save the day. In a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, "The Spy Boy is first in the front: he is the baddest of all the Indians...he is ahead looking for trouble. Only a chosen few can be Spy Boy." (in the words of a famous parade leader)

    This song is a little about Hurricane Katrina, and the Great Flood of 1927, and it imagines the Spyboy as someone who arrives to help shield the city from the worst of the rising waters. Be sure to stick around for the crazy synth break in the middle, and the slow-building lyrical explosion that follows.

    Here are a few other geeky details about the song/video:

    - Main guitar: my 1987 Fender Strat Plus
    - Keys: Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73
    - Mic: Bock 195
    - Pre/Comp: Empirical Labs EL9 Mike-e
    - Acoustic: Guild (with Venetian Cutaway)
    - Monitors: DynAudio BM5A
    - DAW: Logic Pro 9
    - Key Plugs: Universal Audio Neve 1083, Slate Audio VCC and VTM, Kush Audio UBK-1
    - Cameras: Panasonic Lumix Gf6, iPhone 5
    - Apps: Instagram, Hipstamatic, Photoshop
    - FCPX plugins: a4d/Alex4d Light Rays
    - Shoot Locations: Holt, CA; Stockton, CA; Isleton, CA; Rio Vista, CA; Walnut Grove, CA; my basement
    - Cards: one aged Loteria deck
    - Backup face: iPad 3


    LYRICS
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    black horn blowin in the summer heat
    they're trimmin' the lamps down on Frenchman street
    some chariot is swingin' low tonight

    polish your shoes / cut off your hair
    don't you take too long sayin' your prayers
    praise the lord / thank the devil for the second sight

    oh but here come the spyboy / takin' his time
    ain't no hurry to the end of the line
    seven black horses in mother of pearl
    turn the corner to the end of the world

    out in the fields, in the sugarcane
    there's too many good people prayin' for rain
    so all you sinners help me drink this dry
    levee is broke / i don't know where
    but the old man is rolling through congo square
    he come for you and then he's comin' for mine

    oh but here come the spyboy / takin' his time
    ain't no hurry to the end of the line
    seven black horses in mother of pearl
    turn the corner to the end of the world

    oh but here come the spyboy / takin' his time
    ain't no hurry to the end of the line
    seven black horses in mother of pearl
    turn the corner to the uh. One Two, I said

    oh but here come the spyboy / takin' his time
    callin' Cuba Libre with Bacardi & Lime
    here come the spyboy / breakin' it down
    just grab what you can carry better get out of town / all right

    here come the spyboy / whaddya know?
    he's comin for his people and he's lettin em go
    here he come now coming over the hill
    shotgun rider in yo mama's devillle

    city of darkness / town of the damned
    radio say we goin down with all hands
    riverboat gambler / you better believe
    dealin off the bottom / got your card up his sleeve

    here come the water / yes it's thicker than blood
    all the way from Memphis I been riding the flood

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