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The Ballad of David and Mitch original fan song lyrics

I am beyond flattered
My brain is so scattered
And its barely after dawn
There’s an intense tug of war
What’s all this fighting for
But am I just a pawn

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Driving south from Jersey to Alexandria concert I dictated the song to my wife. Lacking paper and pen, she just texted me back what I said.

Tired of the battle
Hearded like cattle
Just to get in the front row
But you know I came
When you called my name
Am I just a fan or a braugh

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Outside the Birchmere I finished the lyrics and worked out the melody/chords. There were 3-4 musical versions before settling on the final chords and notes.

Duchovny or Pileggi
Where does my allegiance lie
Pileggi or Duchovny
Weren’t they both in the FBI

Mitch took a selfie with me Mr wearing a cape and tights
Dressed as superman I must have looked such a fright
David must have realized that it wasn’t my fault
When he said at wizard world, shut up walt

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TEAM EFFORT. Laurice took care of hair and make up as I worked out the music. Maja was cue card/ human teleprompter. Charnette filmed. Dita and Karen (Blonde Girl) were my back up singers.

So it’s time for a choice
I’m giving it voice
Duchovniacs or Mitch’s Bitches
The choice is hard
I need help from the bard
I’ve not yet put on britches

But Mitch makes me complete
When he answers my tweet
My allegiance is so torn

I love both of you
Capable of loving two
Making me choose is really not fair
It’s the end of my song
I’m not wearing a thong
The truth is out there

 

 

MORE MUSIC FROM WALT FRASIER

Starting February 1, 2017, I will be releasing a new song every day for the next year with me singing and playing piano, guitar, or uke. Rock,  folk, oldies, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, and even Opera. This is mostly for me to stop being lazy and learn some new music, but I hope you enjoy as well. Follow me hear or on twitter @waltfrasier for the latest additions. Playlist here may show unlisted videos before completely made public on their release date.

 

 

 

 

 

Flu nor Virus Can’t Stop Duchovny, Whistle While You Work Birchmere Alexandria VA 2/26/2017

 

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Three big highlights tonight.

  1. OPENING ACT ROCKED – K. Marie Kim is a genius sound engineer that makes David sound amazing every night. Turns out she sings and plays piano and really knows how to make musical toys (special effects) work better than most. (See post below)
  2. COLIN CAN REALLY WHISTLE – The band played a scaled down LATELY IT’s ALWAYS DECEMBER with Keenan carrying tune Acoustic Guitar,  Pat laying down what Pat does (beyond words), and Colin shaking his egg (rhythm toy – percussion). But then busted out a solo whistling what he often plays on the keys. It was so perfect. The guys also had more back up harmonizing vocals – or perhaps we just heard a cooler blend with less instrumentation. IF ANYONE HAS VIDEO PLEASE SHARE
  3. DAVID WAS SICK (read below)

This girl rocks @kmariekim @davidduchovny up next @Duchovniacs

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We cannot say for certain what it was but David was not feeling well tonight. A fever was reported by DD himself and there were other signs of issues, but we will skip any talk of bodily fluids.

That being said I noticed something…

Those that follow closely will remember David being sick in Luxembourg last May. He powered through but was noticeably feeling awful.

You may have also read my blog from Friday (Saturday AM) about how impressed I was with David in Jersey.

At first tonight, when they said David was not feeling well, I thought – I wonder if David just is not used to powering through that hard (Friday’s performance) and needed time to recover.

When you are not used to that much singing at that intensity, it can take a couple days to recover. Even Opera singers only do two show each week.

I personally had zero voice Saturday just from screaming and dancing. It took everything I had to sing Man of La Mancha ending for Mitch Pileggi via twitter conversation. But when I went to sing another song with Duchovniacs, I virtually passed out on stage.

Tonight was another sign of David’s maturity as a singer. Despite vocal issues, he never once suffered regarding pitch. His voice was gruff but that works for this bluesy folk rock music.   David is the consummate story teller.

What I did notice is something that happens to a seasoned live performer. While it hurts and you feel like you are falling way short of your best, you are so hyper focus to over compensate for illness/fatigue, your over all performance is actually better than other times.

Perhaps that big money note lacks, but the rest of the performance is that much more connected.

Lyrical pretty singers/songs suffer greater from illness. But the story teller just sounds like he/she had too many smokes, which is not terrible for this style. The result is – as David put it – sounding more like Joe Cocker (or Janice Joplin for the ladies).

But beyond one or two moments where David paused for some tea, the over all performance was great. He danced a little less but the performance was perhaps even more filled with soul and meaning from the lyrics. As we learning musical theater, act through the song, don’t sing it.

Just 10 month ago David did not succeed as well under similar circumstances. We still loved the shows but some notes were flat. They might be flat in good health.

Here is what I told a number of new fan friends…

  1. David is a crazy awesome writer.
  2. His Celeb status gave him access to some off the charts amazing musicians that carried him the past 2 years musically.
  3. He is now coming into his own as a singer/musician. He is clearly working on his instrument, and now has enough live performance experience to know how to process the instrument under distress.

Almost anyone can sing pretty for a few moments. But it takes training to learn how to keep a voice healthy even when the body is not. It takes time to build up that endurance.

The voice is a muscle that needs developing.

For all his struggles tonight, I heard some decent notes in David’s upper register I don’t think were there just 8-10 months ago.

The audience still got a great performance. Better than many/most from before the past two weeks. I would still put tonight in top three of this past two weeks.

If nothing else, I am not sure David could have done “Lately It’s Always December” like that a week ago. That is a tough song and he was more exposed than ever. I am so craving acoustic tour / online videos / tracks…

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Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

More for those that question what David does in his concerts form the perspective of the drummer – although I would call Sebastian a percussionist. Great Musician!

In May, associate digital editor Sebastian Modak headed overseas to drum his way through Europe as part of David Duchovny’s band. Eleven cities, eight countries, and many, many miles in an overcrowded tour bus later, here are some of his most valuable takeaways, including the joy of finding perfect churros in Madrid—and how to stay sane when you’re spending every waking minute with your colleagues.

Touring Europe with David Duchovny

Touring Europe with David Duchovny

Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

DD SINGALONG: UNSAID UNDONE Lyrics, Chords, Videos

AKA “The angry song” says David Duchovny at a few concerts. Look for UNSAID UNDONE to be heard during Season 11 X-Files covered by LA local punk band.

DUCHOVNIACS REVIEW of HELL OR HIGHWATER CLICK HERE
FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

Copyright ThinkSay Music, LLC 2015
Executive Producers: David Duchovny and Brad Davidson
Produced By Colin Lee
Recorded by Pat Dicenso at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA
Album Mixed by Matt Boynton and Mastered by Joe Lambert

Unsaid Undone

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

em                     G
Powerlessness, my only of power
am           D                   em     (/D  E)
Hopelessness, my only hope
em                G
I see the girl up in the tower
am         D                              em
But my hands can’t grasp the rope
am         D                              em
No, my hands can’t grasp the rope

C              D       G                em
Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
C                         D                           em
You can call me names, but I won’t come
C              D       G                em
Unsaid, unsung, Unsaid, undone
C                         D                  em
I’ll just eat my words and move on

em                     G
Mediocrities for hourly fees
am           D                   em     (/D  E)
Cuttin’ down forests to save the trees
em                     G
Trafficking sin on idiot wind
am           D                   em     (/D  E)
Ripped us apart by degrees
am           D                   em
Ripped us apart at the seams

C              D       G                em
Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
C                         D                           em
You can call me names, but I won’t come
C              D       G                em
Unsaid, unsung, Unsaid, undone
C                         D                  em
I’ll just eat my words and move on

em                     G
On a map of the world he stands alone
am           D                   em
With his dreams and his demons hic sunt dracones
em                     G
Call him a monster you can call him a sinner
am           D                   em
Shake hands with the devil that dude’s a winner
am           D                   em
Set a place for the devil cause he’s staying for dinner

C              D       G                em
Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
C                         D                           em
You can call me names, but I won’t come
C              D       G                em
Unsaid, unsung, Unsaid, undone
C                         D                  em
Just eat my words and move on
C                         D                  em
Yeah, just eat my words and move on
C                         D                  em
Just eat my words and move on

THE THINGS Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

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FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

The Things

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

The things you said were not untrue
The things you wore were ok too
The things you kept, the things you threw, away
The things you thought I never knew will stay

The love I showed was partly cold, ah
The things I said were mostly true
The things you did were partly known
The dreams I have will go untold, yeah

They say with fate deals
Time heals all wounds
Well tell that to my heart that bleeds
Cause if the hand of fate and time were truly be by my side
I could look at you today without сryin’

The thing I was to you was gone
The thing were to me was blue
The thing I wanted to unfold and turn
Like paper tigers into gold or burn

They say with fate deals
Time heals all wounds
Well tell that to my heart that bleeds
Cause if the hand of fate and time were truly be by my side
I could look at you today without dyin’

David Duchovny performing “The Things” at his concert at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA on 9-13-15.

DD SINGALONG: STARS Lyrics, Chords, Video

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FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

STARS

David Duchovny

David Duchovny LIVE on Stage

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

INTRO – G

I’ve been told that some stars in the sky
Shine a light from stars that have died long ago
That explains when I look in your eyes
I see the light from a love that died long ago

When the fire is dead
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
The ghost you left in my bed
Stars you showed on my empty sky
Still shine, in my head

I will ask of the stars in the sky
If it’s true that they’re no longer alive anymore
If they still keep on shining their light
So that I might find my way home tonight

When the fire is dead
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
The ghost you left in my bed
Stars you showed on my empty sky
Still shine, in my head

So I will ask of the light in your eyes
The ghost of a love that died long ago
Can they still keep on shining, shining your light
So that I might find my way home
One more night tonight

CHORDS

STARS loosely follows the classic pattern of Pachelbel Canon in D, also made popular in Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love. The bass line gently descends the major scale until resolving the end of a line with a simple V – I into the next line.

Bass line for the verse looks like this G F# E D C B A D

The Chords slight change between the first and second time of the patter in the verse. Over the F# we get a simple D chord the first time. The second time we get the stronger B7 that drives more to the em chord.

KEY of G

INTRO – G  D/F# (in the bass)  em G

G                                    D/F#               em             G
I’ve been told that some stars in the sky
C               G/B                 am             D
Shine a light from stars that have died long ago
G                 B7/F#                  em          G/D
That explains when I look in your eyes
C               G/B                 am          D
I see the light from a love that died long ago

F                        C
When the fire is dead
B7                                 em
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
F                                     C
The ghost you left in my bed
B7                                       em
Stars you showed on my empty sky
C                 B7
Still shine, in my head

G                                    D/F#               em             G
I will ask of the stars in the sky
C               G/B                 am             D
If it’s true that they’re no longer alive anymore
G                 B7/F#                  em          G/D
If they still keep on shining their light
C               G/B                 am             D
So that I might find my way home tonightF                        C
When the fire is dead
B7                                 em
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
F                                     C
The ghost you left in my bed
B7                                       em
Stars you showed on my empty sky
C                 B7
Still shine, in my head

BREAK – Guitar Solo
G D/F# em G C G/B am D

G                                    D/F#               em             G
So I will ask of the light in your eyes
C               G/B                 am             D
The ghost of a love that died long ago
G                 B7/F#                  em          G/D
Can they still keep on shining, shining your light
C          G/B            am             D
So that I might find my way home
em
One more night tonight

 

LOVE this music video edited by A. C. Ross

 

NYCC Screening: X-Files Episode 10-01 Duchovniacs Recap/Review SPOILER ALERT

X-FILES BIGGER BADDER & UNCUT 2016 by Walt Frasier October 15, 2015

First off – OUR NYCC Escapades!

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WHAT EVER YOU DO – DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE…

So I am guessing I am one of about 5000 that have seen the premier episode that will be seen on FOX in January 2016. Maybe more as I have heard rumors that the truth is out there online somewhere.

If you have NOT seen episode CLOSE THIS WINDOW NOW!!!

Overall, I cannot dismiss the fact I was giddy with happy tears the entire 90 minutes of watching new episode and listening to panel with Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi. Perhaps I was out of control emotionally due to extreme exhaustion after waiting in lines for 8 hours to get a front row seat only to get a 4th row seat… I digress. Except for a brief awkward moment when Deadpool asked a question about Supernatural (Mitch fans, right?) it was pure ecstasy!

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!

So this entire episode felt like one big hug, saying we thank you and miss you too. Scully, Mulder, Skinner and even… well you know, right… they all had a specific entrance. Every major character had a welcome back moment, and each moment had thunderous applause. We ate it up like candy.

VINI VIDI VICI! This episode took no prisoners!!!

There is a noticeable style shift. At times this episode seemed like a 45-minute teaser trailer. The episode flies by at break neck speed. The old dark imagery – mainly due to hiding low budget effects – has been replaced by “let’s show everything.”

BIGGEST SPOILER WARNING YET – PLEASE TURN AWAY…

NOW!!!

SERIOUSLY!!!

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!

While discussing the episode over burgers and milkshakes I joked with my crew – Chris Carter basically took all of our critism of the 2008 movie and said – in a fit of rage  –

“FINE, you want to see aliens? (SMACK IN FACE) HERE is a mothra ducking alien!!!”

“You want to see UFOS? (SMACK IN FACE)  HERE is a Gosh Darn UFO!”

“You want action? Let’s blow it all up!!!” (GAUNTLET THROWN)

(Insert maniacal hysterical insane laughter here- Chris Carter as Dr. Evil LOL)

My guess is 18-35 year old demographic will love the big action fast paced feel. Fans of the old show’s tone my think Chris Carter has been replaced by George Lucas or Michael Bay at the helm.

And to quickly address the elephant in the room, I love the new direction of Mulder/Scully. We don’t know if they were ever married at this time. Not even sure we should take David Duchovny’s use of the term at face value.

When we last saw Mulder and Scully they were together.

Since then it appears Mulder’s inability to deal with the world outside the FBI has lead to a dark place. Scully left him. Now he is even more depressed. What is clear?

They are currently apart.

There is a lot of resentment from both sides.

They both still love each other.

Chances are working together on 4 monster of the week episodes will have tons of tension.

But this is far different from the old days when so many were consumed by “Are they together? Are they apart? Where would they be if not for that damn bee?” So many lost way too much sleep on such questions.

Going forward I think Chris Carter is more successful when he collaborates. That’s why we get Glen Morgan, James Wong and Darin Morgan in the next 4 episodes.

I am haunted by the final moments of the episode. I fear we will have to wait till mid March to see the outcome of the long ominous gaze by… well, you will just have to watch in January. Those that have seen it know exactly what I am talking about.

I have an alternate review planned for January 25 that will go into far more detail…

See everyone in DC 10/26!!!

 

 

X-Files News and Duchovniacs present NYCC Comedy Party Friday October 9

Friday 10/9 6pm NYCC Comedy Party co-hosted by X-Files News, Duchovniacs, LMAO Improv and Broadway Comedy Club

Seating is limited (100 guests) so please register early to guarantee your spot. First come seating, all seating is cabaret style (table/chairs) There is a one beverage minimum per guest, however there are numerous happy hour specials

5:30 Doors and Bar open (Cocktail Service)
6-6:30 Welcome plus Trivia with X-Files News and Duchovniacs
6:30 Improv by LMAO: Hosted By Walt Frasier with Laurice Fattal, Patrick Reidy, Andrew Del Vecchio, and Nathan Armstrong
7:20-8pm Panel Discussion

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Presented by
X-Files News
Duchovniacs
Broadway Comedy Club NYC

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For those that missed it: THE X-FILES | Official Trailer | FOX BROADCASTING

Published on Sep 29, 2015

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Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

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STAY TUNED – We are announcing a very cool NYCC event in New York next week and minute now… Co-producing with X-Files News (XFN Productions)… VERY COOL!!!