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master yoyo steve brown: soundtracks

Professional yoyo demonstrator Steve Brown used snippets of a number of my tracks over the last coupe months to soundtrack some amazing yoyo moves. These make me happy…

12/24/13
"Performing isn't about the hardest tricks you can do, it's about the biggest. Here's one I've always enjoyed filling stage space with." – Steve

YoYo used is the Catalyst by YoYoFactory.
Song is "Grey Skies Undertow" by Westy Reflector.

12/26/13
"An old favorite bit of silliness." -Steve

Song is "One City" by Westy Reflector.
YoYo used is the Catalyst by YoYoFactory.

12/22/13
"I wanted to do a punt and then punt it back after the first turn, but it turns out that is really difficult." – Jacob

Yoyo used is the Protostar by YoYoFactory.
Song is "She Still Echoes Like A Summer" by Westy Reflector.

12/20/13
"This trick can go south on you really, really easily." – Steve

Yoyo used is the Severe Supernova by YoYoFactory.
Song is "66/55" by Westy Reflector.

11/23/13
"Nothing better than a really hard to get-to thumb drop, eh?" – Steve

Yoyo used is the Avant Garde by YoYoFactory.
Song is "One City" by Westy Reflector.

11/24/13
"Just a little responsive fun." – Steve

Yoyo used is the Die-Nasty by YoYoFactory.
Song is "Ursula" by Westy Reflector.

11/24/13
"It's always good, from time to time, to re-think how your shit works." – Steve

Yoyo used is the Avant Garde by YoYoFactory.
Song is "Soma" by Westy Reflector.

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Steve Brown is a professional yoyo demonstrator, National YoYo Master, and winner of the Trick Innovator of the Year and Donald F. Duncan Industry Excellence Awards. He is the founder of 365yoyotricks.com, co-founder of the Triple Crown of YoYo, YoYoNews.com, Shinbone Creative, and owner of the Steve Brown Gallery.

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transient lines

15 november 2013

prologue: in recollection and amazement
grey sky undertow
riding waves
one city
night sky dead letter office
ursula
fire in the arcade (the reflectors)
soma
dreamy solace of rivers and bridges

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ursula

In February 2002, I met two of my long-time FM DJ heroes, Vin Scelsa and Pete Fornatale, though a producer with whom I was working, Bill Kollar. Pete hosted the radio program “Mixed Bag” and Vin hosted “Idiot’s Delight,” first on WNEW and then on WFUV in New York City. Vin told Pete that he wanted to put together a show where he would play a song about a woman’s name for every letter in the alphabet, but that he was “stuck on the U.” Pete told Bill, who suggested a) the name should be Ursula and b) that I should write the track.

I wrote a little tribute to Usrsula Andress from “Dr. No,” conjuring myself as a former-kid-with-a-crush discovering her action figure at auction. Bill loved the demo, but Vin’s show never materialized and I never recorded the track for real. As fate then turned, things got real quiet for me on all fronts right after that, friendships vaporized into the ether and the demo sat in a hard drive on a shelf in my studio for 11 years.

After Pete Fornatale passed away last year, I decided to lay this down once and for all. This is dedicated to him, and to Vin and Bill, who are still around doing what they do, all of us forever connected by these sound waves.

ursula, i can’t be in love with you
even though you’re famous now, even though I knew you once, just as

ursula, you were such a lucky girl
got paid to collect shells, you were never gonna fail

but you’re just a reflection
of everything
we used to be

you’re a figurine, a die-cast figurine
who made the men blue and all the women green
and now you’re up for bid as a figurine

ursula, you were not from my time
but you were more than a tight bikini, in the middle of a spy movie starring

ursula, i can’t love you anymore
even though you stole that scene, even though you’re a pin-up queen

[ch]
[solo]

ursula, i’ve grown away from you
that was another me, you’re not a woman to call my own

you’re just a reflection
of everything
we used to be

you’re a figurine, a die-cast figurine
you made the men blue and all the women green
and you’re covered in cinema sheen

you’re a figurine
‘cause all the men are blue
and cinema’s so sheen
so now you’re up for bid as a figurine
you’re up for bid