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== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
* On September 4th, 2023, the Joe Hawley solo demo for The Bidding was uploaded on various streaming platforms as a single, under Joe Hawley's name and using the cover from [[Admittedly Incomplete Demos]]. It was however taken down 2 days later and confirmed to not have been an official upload.<ref>[https://i.imgur.com/aILSpss.png Archive of tweet posted September 6th, 2023.]</ref>
* On September 4th, 2023, the Joe Hawley solo demo for The Bidding was uploaded on various streaming platforms as a single, under Joe Hawley's name and using the cover from [[Admittedly Incomplete Demos]]. It was, however, taken down 2 days later and confirmed to not have been an official upload.<ref>[https://i.imgur.com/aILSpss.png Archive of tweet posted September 6th, 2023.]</ref>
* [[Ross Federman]] is the rapid-fire auctioneer voice in the instrumental bit just before the last verse.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8czrxmthf1U "Ross is the auctioneer" YouTube Video.]</ref>
* [[Ross Federman]] is the rapid-fire auctioneer voice in the instrumental bit just before the last verse.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8czrxmthf1U "Ross is the auctioneer" YouTube Video.]</ref>
* The Bidding was popular on Garageband.com, a site for posting original music in the early 2000s. It would be the track of the day on two separate occasions (June 23rd and August 22nd 2005) as well as the "Most Rocking" track, "Best Bass", and "Best Lyrics" on the week of June 23rd 2005.<ref>[https://tallyhall.livejournal.com/20017.html Tally Hall LiveJournal post about The Bidding's success on Garageband.]</ref>
* The Bidding was popular on Garageband.com, a site for posting original music in the early 2000s. It would be the track of the day on two separate occasions (June 23rd and August 22nd 2005) as well as the "Most Rocking" track, "Best Bass", and "Best Lyrics" on the week of June 23rd 2005.<ref>[https://tallyhall.livejournal.com/20017.html Tally Hall LiveJournal post about The Bidding's success on Garageband.]</ref>

Latest revision as of 15:12, 2 April 2024

The Bidding
MMMM08.jpg
Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on The Pingry EP, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Sung by Joe Hawley, Rob Cantor, Zubin Sedghi
Genre Rock
Language English
Links: Youtube
Spotify
Bandcamp
Demo (Youtube)
Joe Hawley Solo Demo (Youtube)

The Bidding is a song by Joe Hawley, sung in the point-of-view of 3 people competing to be bid on for a date.

History

The Bidding was first released on Broadjam as a solo demo by Joe Hawley in early 2005. [1] It was then released on The Pingry EP, recorded at a studio in the University of Michigan. The introduction hums to The Bidding were originally meant for Spring And A Storm, as shown on an early demo for Spring And A Storm before it had most of its lyrics. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum 2008 has a entirely different recording than M.M.M.M 2005, having different intro harmonies.

The recording on M.M.M.M. 2008 has a much slower tempo, being about 10 seconds slower than 2005's. The keys and bell sound during Rob Cantor's verse are also much louder in the mix.

Trivia

  • On September 4th, 2023, the Joe Hawley solo demo for The Bidding was uploaded on various streaming platforms as a single, under Joe Hawley's name and using the cover from Admittedly Incomplete Demos. It was, however, taken down 2 days later and confirmed to not have been an official upload.[2]
  • Ross Federman is the rapid-fire auctioneer voice in the instrumental bit just before the last verse.[3]
  • The Bidding was popular on Garageband.com, a site for posting original music in the early 2000s. It would be the track of the day on two separate occasions (June 23rd and August 22nd 2005) as well as the "Most Rocking" track, "Best Bass", and "Best Lyrics" on the week of June 23rd 2005.[4]
  • More recently, The Bidding has gotten popular on the social media site TikTok, with millions of videos featuring the song (albeit sped up).
  • A rough mix of the track uses a different vocal take for one line.


Lyrics

I've been sleeping in a cardboard box
Spending every dollar at the liquor shop
And even though I know I haven't got a lot
I'll try to give you love until the day you drop

I've been training like a Pavlov dog
Let my independence out to take a hike
All you got to do is activate my bell
And I'll fetch you anything you like

Going once!  Going twice!
Every man here has a price!
Over where?  Over there!
Sold!  To not a single lady in here

I've been in like a thousand times
Dated every woman in the atmosphere
I've been to every continent
Broken all the hearts in every hemisphere
And if I'm not the type of guy you like to circumvent
Just remember not to love me when I disappear

I graduated at the top
I like to take advantage of the bourgeoisie
So if you have a fantasy of being a queen
Maybe you should blow a couple bucks on me

Going once!  Going twice!
Won't these gentlemen suffice?
Any here?  Any there?
Any motions anywhere?
Going twice!  Going thrice!
Guess this means we'll go four times a lady

I promise I'll be all you'll need, ever need
You'll never have to shop around (don't shop around)
And I'll give you all you'll ever need, ever need
Don't worry I will never let you down, let you down
Don't worry I will never let you down

So many ladies are wanting for mates
And the prospects are good but the date's never great
Over here!  Over there!  Over where?  Anywhere!
They're too busy with winning the bidding to care
And he's
Sold

2004 Demo Lyrics

I’ve been sleeping in a cardboard box
Spending every dollar at the liquor shop
And even though I know I haven’t got a lot
I’ll try to give you love until the day you drop

I’ve been training like a household dog
Working with the babies and the safety bike
All you’ve gotta do is activate my cell
And then I’m gonna fetch you anything you like

Going once! Going twice!
Every man here has a price!
Over where? Over there!
Sold to not a single woman in here!

I’ve been in like a thousand times
Dated every lady in the atmosphere
I’ve been to every continent
Broken all the hearts in every hemisphere
And if I’m not the type of guy you like to circumvent
Just remember not to love me when I disa-

I graduated at the top
I like to take advantage of the bourgeoisie
So if you have a fantasy of being queen
Maybe you should blow a couple bucks on me

Going once! Going twice!
Won’t these gentlemen suffice?
Any here? Any there?
Any motions anywhere?
Going twice! Going thrice!
Guess this means we’ll go four times a lady

I promise I’ll be all you need, ever need
You’ll never have to shop around (don’t shop around)
And I’ll give you all you ever need, ever need
Don’t worry I will never let you down, let you down
Don’t worry, I will never let you down

Tabs/Chords

Unavailable, if you have made tabs or chords of the song please add them!

Personnel

Music & Lyrics: Joe Hawley

Studio Version

Vocals: Rob Cantor, Joe Hawley, Zubin Sedghi
Choir Vocals: Jason Ceo, Greg Jaffe, Bora Karaca, Donald Milton III, Michael Steelman, Victor Szabo, Brett Trzcinski, Tim Wagner, Jon Zande
Additional Vocals: Ross Federman
Electric & Acoustic Guitars: Rob Cantor, Joe Hawley
"Rock" Guitar: Chris Shaw (2008 Version only)
Piano & Keys: Andrew Horowitz
Drum Kit & Percussion: Ross Federman
Bass: Zubin Sedghi
Trumpet: David Tenerelli
Tuba: Matt Lyon

Pingry EP Version

Vocals: Rob Cantor, Joe Hawley, Zubin Sedghi
Electric & Acoustic Guitar: Rob Cantor, Joe Hawley
Piano & Keys: Andrew Horowitz
Drum Kit & Percussion: Ross Federman
Bass: Zubin Sedghi
Trumpet: David Tenerelli
Tuba: Brian Kaufman

Solo Demo Version

Vocals: Joe Hawley
Electric Guitar: Joe Hawley
Drum Kit: Joe Hawley

References

The Pingry EP
PingryEP.jpg The Bidding · Taken For A Ride (acoustic) · Be Born (acoustic) · The Whole World And You (acoustic) · All Of My Friends (acoustic) · Good Day (Mitch Albom excerpt) · Yearbook (demo) · Just a Friend (live) · Cell Phone Call (hidden track)
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
MMMM08.jpg Good Day · Greener · Welcome To Tally Hall · Taken For A Ride · The Bidding · Be Born · Banana Man · Just Apathy · Spring And A Storm · Two Wuv · Haiku · The Whole World And You · 13 · Ruler of Everything · Hidden In The Sand (hidden track) · Mucka Blucka* (bonus track) · Dream* (bonus track) · Just a Friend** (bonus track) · Good Day (Simlish)** (pre-gap bonus track)

* indicates tracks only available with a digital download code or with the 2021 CD and tape rerelease
** indicates tracks only available on the 2021 CD rerelease