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Stay Classy Gigolo Joe

By CosmicCairns on February 18, 2020 5:30 am

So the opening couple of lines of this one just popped into my head recently.  It seemed like a really silly novelty sort of thing so I kind of dismissed it at first.  But then I found myself continuing to sing it so I thought, all right, let's see if I can make a song out of this.  It kind of seemed like the type of track that had the potential to be a totally embarrassing train-wreck if I wasn't careful.  I have lots of old cassette recordings of silly songs from my younger days that seemed really funny at the time, but became kind of cringe-inducing to listen to later.  I think the key is you can't be "too cool" for the song.  You can't be too ironically detached or feel like you're above it.  The only thing to do is jump right in and try to really sell it.  So I did my best to do justice to this silly idea I had and I think it ended up coming out pretty cool.  Hope you enjoy it.

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February 24, 2020 12:14 am

Totally getting a Grateful Dead vibe from this.  Love when the super bubbly synth bridge kicks in toward the end!

February 24, 2020 1:33 am
Reilly Farrell wrote:

Totally getting a Grateful Dead vibe from this.  Love when the super bubbly synth bridge kicks in toward the end!

  Thanks!  That synth bridge was definitely fun to do.

February 24, 2020 2:07 am

Fun track smile. I really like the piano on this one.

February 24, 2020 2:42 am

Oh yeah, that was indeed pretty cool (and catchy!!)

February 24, 2020 6:25 am

I'm such a terrible friend because this is the first comment I'm leaving for the year!

And it's perfect because this song is about me, right?  HA!

this is hilariously catchy, I'm going to be singing this in the elevator and I'm going to get looks, I just know it.  The self-harmony is really good

February 24, 2020 8:28 am

Yeah i definitly enjoyed it:)
Hope you feel never to cool to bring stuff like this...
Fun thing is i had similar feels about my entry this week...
Its really catchy... i started whisteling along:)
And nice solo by the way...

February 24, 2020 2:16 pm

There are lessons in this song for all of us. Fun track and instant classic.  I'm sure I'll have it in my head all day and promise to tell a few people at work to stay classy.

February 24, 2020 8:20 pm
djippy wrote:

Fun track smile. I really like the piano on this one.

  Thanks!  I'm not super awesome at piano, but I felt from the beginning this track just needed it, so I went for it.



Gab Manette wrote:

Oh yeah, that was indeed pretty cool (and catchy!!)

  Thanks!  I wasn't sure when I started it how it was going to turn out, so glad to hear it's ok.



orangedrink wrote:

I'm such a terrible friend because this is the first comment I'm leaving for the year!

And it's perfect because this song is about me, right?  HA!

this is hilariously catchy, I'm going to be singing this in the elevator and I'm going to get looks, I just know it.  The self-harmony is really good

  Oh hey!  Good to see you around here.  smile  Yeah, the song's totally about you, don't you know?  And yeah it was the damn catchiness of it that made me decide to work it up.  Couldn't stop singing it myself.



theGuen wrote:

Yeah i definitly enjoyed it:)
Hope you feel never to cool to bring stuff like this...
Fun thing is i had similar feels about my entry this week...
Its really catchy... i started whisteling along:)
And nice solo by the way...

  Thank you.  I think worrying to much about looking cool is probably detrimental to making good music.  Better to take some risks sometimes, even if you end up falling flat on your face.



NWSPR wrote:

There are lessons in this song for all of us. Fun track and instant classic.  I'm sure I'll have it in my head all day and promise to tell a few people at work to stay classy.

  Glad to hear it.  I think telling co-workers to stay classy sounds hilarious.

February 25, 2020 5:10 am

Hahah how have I missed your tunes this year? This is wild. Really well done, down to the floaty quirky guitar solo.

February 25, 2020 3:49 pm

February 25, 2020 9:05 pm
ngineer wrote:

Hahah how have I missed your tunes this year? This is wild. Really well done, down to the floaty quirky guitar solo.

  Thanks!  I personally try to check out a good chunk of each week's offerings, but there's so much stuff and so little time that it's hard to get to all of it.  I'm sure there's some really awesome stuff I'm missing every week.



kaedo sevaada wrote:

Ha ha.  Nice.

February 25, 2020 11:53 pm

Ahh this singing is so goood. You have a really nice timbre to your voice, some of those high notes in the harmony are sick. I like the philosophy of doubling down on your ideas too, that's a good one. Really nice!

February 27, 2020 2:47 am
hieme wrote:

Ahh this singing is so goood. You have a really nice timbre to your voice, some of those high notes in the harmony are sick. I like the philosophy of doubling down on your ideas too, that's a good one. Really nice!

  Thanks!  I started singing out of necessity since I wanted to have songs with vocals and I'm doing everything myself.  I've come to like my singing voice okay.  I still can't stand listening to a recording of myself talking though.  smile

February 28, 2020 12:03 pm

This is great! I like the harmonies too... somehow reminds me of Syd Barret´s solo stuff. So positively in your face-styled, nothing pretentious about this. Love it smile

February 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:

This is great! I like the harmonies too... somehow reminds me of Syd Barret´s solo stuff. So positively in your face-styled, nothing pretentious about this. Love it smile

Thanks!  Some of Syd Barrett's solo stuff is fantastic, so I will gladly take the comparison.  smile

February 29, 2020 3:37 pm

Classy. You're quite right about the music and it makes sense. Someone somewhere will like it.

March 1, 2020 3:38 am
Devieus wrote:

Classy. You're quite right about the music and it makes sense. Someone somewhere will like it.


I ended up liking it more than I thought I would when I started it.  I suppose that's something.  smile

March 1, 2020 10:52 am

great song, man. Fantastic singing in here. I fully agree with the Syd Barret`s solo comparison.

March 2, 2020 10:49 am

Super catchy well done.

March 2, 2020 7:23 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

great song, man. Fantastic singing in here. I fully agree with the Syd Barret`s solo comparison.

  Thanks!  It was a fun one to sing for sure!



Ryan wrote:

Super catchy well done.

  Thanks!  Appreciate that.

March 3, 2020 6:21 am

As long as its fun, it will never be cringe. Sick track

March 3, 2020 12:31 pm
Nyarlos wrote:

As long as its fun, it will never be cringe. Sick track

Thanks!  I'm feeling pretty optimistic that I won't cringe at this one later on.  smile

March 5, 2020 3:22 pm

Super catchy vocals and a fun track overall with the instrumentation. 

March 5, 2020 8:25 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Super catchy vocals and a fun track overall with the instrumentation. 

Thanks!  Glad to hear the fun vibe is coming through. 

March 8, 2020 9:10 am

Missing track from the White Album? Beautiful!

March 8, 2020 7:04 pm
Podling wrote:

Missing track from the White Album? Beautiful!

  I could see this slotting into the White Album somewhere for sure. 

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