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Re: This is my jam.
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2016, 07:38:15 PM »


When I was on a drug task force a couple of years ago we were waiting on the sheriff at his office and the cheesy lady's man of our group was caught telling the sheriff's young secretary that he "worked out" so that became his theme song whenever he entered the room
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    « Reply #101 on: July 29, 2016, 12:09:09 PM »
    There is this rap group, the hilltop hoods. They are three guys and they are known for rapping about anything from the importance of family, personal life challenges, or even silly topics like why we should bring back the long drawn out handshakes from the 90's. Normally they rap together, but their member pressure was asked to do this song by himself- even the chorus. His little boy Liam was diagnosed with leukaemia and during the long nights of sitting with him in the hospital, Daniel Smith (pressure) couldn't quiet his mind. So while his son went through his treatments, Daniel wrote and rewrote this song as a coping mechanism.

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     Pressure’s solo track depicts a conversation with his son Liam, who at the time was eight years old and diagnosed with leukaemia. Speaking on writing the song, Pressure stated:

    "Writing that song is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I wrote it and rewrote it and rewrote it throughout his therapy and he responded very well to the treatment so it became a song of hope and perseverance."

    The above exert, as well as lots more information about this track, can be found within The Hoods interview with News.com.au. Suffa stated that he “personally” felt this song was “the best thing [Pressure had] ever written”.

    Update: Liam, is cancer free and according to Pressure:

    "He’s good now, he’s doing normal kid s___, going to school. And there’s no sign of the cancer."

    Below are the lyrics and song video.

    [Verse 1: Pressure]
    The very day you were born, your light shone bold in the dark
    The doctor said you had a hole in your heart
    Just knew you were making room for a whole lot of heart
    And loved you from that day until your soul would depart
    You took your first breath upon my chest
    I built you a good nest before I left
    It wasn't that I never loved your mother
    But two happy homes are better than one that suffered
    Every regret in this life that I made
    Have been tempered by the strength in your eyes everyday
    I know you never said that you’d like me to stay
    Still I'm sorry I neglected you while I was away
    You were eight when we headed to casualty
    And no child should face their death or mortality
    You taught me patience, strength and morality
    And I'd burden this weight instead of you happily
    That night, you asked if you'd die from your sickness
    And why had it chosen your life out of millions
    You filled me with a pride I was missing
    Cause grown men cry they lack your type of resilience
    Only when it’s dark are the stars so bright
    For your fight you’re gonna harbour these scars for life
    But you a brave little soul, came in the cold
    Like a fighter hope you find that same flame when you’re old

    [Hook: Pressure]
    Fall asleep
    And lay with me
    We’ll search the night for shooting stars
    If they can’t take
    Away your pain
    I’ll take your hand, walk through the dark
    The dark
    Through the dark
    [Verse 2: Pressure]
    I wrote this while you slept in a hospital bed
    Know this, your breath at the cost of my breath
    I'd forego this life, let you honour my death
    If you could know what it’s like to live long and regret
    So you can fight, you can shove, you can bleed and hurt
    You can cry, you can love, learn your creed or worth
    Earn your stripes, act dumb, cut your teeth or worse
    Or take a wife to become your sky, sea and earth
    But if these are things that you never see
    With no god, just me, here to set you free
    And most others won’t understand the hell in which you’ve been in
    Till they’ve wrestled with a demon
    But take heart, to be brave we first need fear
    That same heart that’s seen pain yet persevered
    Will serve you, I know this world is, of course, unfair
    And hurt you, but these virtues are yours to bear
    I named you lionhearted the day you’re born
    They say the night is darkest before the dawn
    I'll take your hand upon this path, if you can light a spark
    Then we can find some calm in a raging storm
    Ain’t nothing left to scare you, see?
    So we can live, laugh and cherish every breath we breathe
    And no matter where you go know I’ll never leave
    Cause even when we’re gone we’re living in a memory, so live on

    [Hook: Pressure]
    Fall asleep
    And lay with me
    We’ll search the night for shooting stars
    If they can’t take
    Away your pain
    I’ll take your hand, walk through the dark
    Fall asleep
    And lay with me
    We’ll search the night for shooting stars
    If they can’t take
    Away your pain
    I’ll take your hand, walk through the dark
    The dark
    Through the dark

    [Verse 3: Pressure]
    And I'm sorry that I can't take your pain, or answer why
    We’ll lay awake through darker skies
    I say your name, you cast a light
    You’re a flame on a starless night
    And I didn’t know I was lost till you found me
    Didn’t know I was locked here without keys
    But we can walk across all these boundaries
    You and me, nothing here to stop you, you're now free
    So I wrote this to give you hope
    For every good thing in life you'll live to know
    They say cancers survivors are gifted though
    Let me know if that isn’t so

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    « Reply #102 on: July 29, 2016, 12:17:44 PM »
    Wow. I usually hate rap but I'll have to check that out. Got a bit misty eyed. Seen a bit of that at work lately. Two taken too soon
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    « Reply #103 on: July 29, 2016, 12:53:14 PM »
    Wow. I usually hate rap but I'll have to check that out. Got a bit misty eyed. Seen a bit of that at work lately. Two taken too soon

    Glad to hear you'll check it out! Besides, this isn't normal rap, it's backed up by an orchestra and choir  ;).

    The song gets me too. About a week ago we had a family friend lose their life to cancer. And, as someone who has worked on an oncology floor or two, it is a very heart wrenching disease to see in all of its forms.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #104 on: July 29, 2016, 11:25:00 PM »
    Well, rap still sucks as a genre.    :facepalm    I love the heartfelt poem that comprises the lyrics( ? ) but its much better read as a poem than suffered through as some sort of tortured version of the English language set to a musical score.
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    « Reply #105 on: July 29, 2016, 11:52:43 PM »
    Well, rap still sucks as a genre.    :facepalm    I love the heartfelt poem that comprises the lyrics( ? ) but its much better read as a poem than suffered through as some sort of tortured version of the English language set to a musical score.

    Aww  :(. You really dislike rhyming poetry set to a bass background (I.e. rap).

    Oh well, everyone has their own tastes. One thing is for certain, the hilltop hoods cannot be lumped in with the likes of Kanye, they are several grades above.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #106 on: July 30, 2016, 12:14:30 AM »
    Agreed.  On both counts. 
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    « Reply #107 on: July 30, 2016, 10:25:38 AM »
    When I was on a drug task force a couple of years ago we were waiting on the sheriff at his office and the cheesy lady's man of our group was caught telling the sheriff's young secretary that he "worked out" so that became his theme song whenever he entered the room
    Classic!
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    « Reply #108 on: August 04, 2016, 12:26:51 PM »
    Another Xavier Rudd - Soften the Blow


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    « Reply #109 on: August 06, 2016, 11:47:26 AM »
    One of their more silly/fun ones.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #110 on: August 09, 2016, 03:29:19 AM »
    This is about as close as I like to get to the hippie stuff posted in the last few posts.  ;)

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    « Reply #111 on: August 11, 2016, 02:44:23 PM »
    So I was taking a break from my rap and went to the folk indie stuff and somehow ended up at blue grass. Music is a journey I guess  :shrug.











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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #112 on: August 11, 2016, 07:46:18 PM »
    So I was taking a break from my rap and went to the folk indie stuff and somehow ended up at blue grass. Music is a journey I guess  :shrug.



    Ever try Gordon Lightfoot?   Excellent stuff.



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    « Reply #113 on: August 11, 2016, 07:51:26 PM »
    Ever try Gordon Lightfoot?   Excellent stuff.





    Can't say that I have, but I'll have to check him out  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #114 on: August 11, 2016, 10:00:45 PM »
     Just worth a mention if you enjoy folk.  I'm trying to make one of his shows this fall,  the guy is older than dirt but still touring, so I figure it's worth the trip.
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    « Reply #115 on: August 11, 2016, 11:40:51 PM »
    Oh, wow. I didn't expect "if you could read my mind" to be that lyrically sombre. A very good love song. I believe one heartfelt song deserves another. Or several.











    Tried to get a good span of genres here.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #116 on: August 12, 2016, 02:40:08 AM »
    OK.  I'm surprised.    :shocked     Didn't expect to see Silly Wizard in the mix.    :cool
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    « Reply #117 on: August 12, 2016, 07:10:48 AM »
    Ever try Gordon Lightfoot?   Excellent stuff.





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    « Reply #118 on: August 12, 2016, 10:43:55 AM »
    OK.  I'm surprised.    :shocked     Didn't expect to see Silly Wizard in the mix.    :cool

    Oh sure you did, remember, you picked on me for having Celtic music in my Uprising short story?  :neener
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #119 on: August 12, 2016, 07:41:05 PM »
    You beat me to 'em, Sarge. Two of my favorites of his.

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    « Reply #120 on: August 13, 2016, 01:05:35 AM »
    I noticed the chick in the "Sundown" video had an Airborne tat on her wrist
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    Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
    Speak the truth always even if it leads to thy death.
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    « Reply #121 on: August 13, 2016, 03:57:12 AM »
    Oh sure you did, remember, you picked on me for having Celtic music in my Uprising short story?  :neener
    I did?   :hmm   
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    « Reply #122 on: August 13, 2016, 06:57:06 AM »
    I noticed the chick in the "Sundown" video had an Airborne tat on her wrist

    That wasn't all I noticed about her...  :o

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    « Reply #123 on: August 13, 2016, 12:56:46 PM »
    Nice to know ol Gordon still has a following!  ;)



    Another classic.

    MTK20,   Thanks for sharing that stuff,  haven't made it past Rosemary and Garlic, but it's fun listening to something truly new to me.
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    « Reply #124 on: August 13, 2016, 01:16:21 PM »

    MTK20,   Thanks for sharing that stuff,  haven't made it past Rosemary and Garlic, but it's fun listening to something truly new to me.

    No worries! And hey, it wasn't rap!  :neener

    I'll try to post some more later, I can do just about anything except K pop or bro country. I will listen to Kanye before I even touch those last two mentioned.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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