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Make Me Smile!


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jiguma

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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It feels like it’s been a while ………..!

The melody just fell into the basic chord sequence, and then the 4 chord cycle which makes up the instrumental showed up to provide a bit of interest – an unusual instrumental I know, but it works for me. There are three saz tracks and a didgeridoo in addition to the guitars – a representation of harmonious blending of cultures, which we could certainly do with more of these days. Just let yourself go with the saz breaks - shut the eyes and think good thoughts :) The saz is a 6 stringed lute-like middle eastern instrument, strung as 3 pairs of strings). More on saz here.

Lyrically, it’s just a number of things which have been on my mind lately – just family and friends, and changes they/we are going through.

Loud works best – but take care of your ears!
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Lyrics
Make Me Smile!
© 2/2006 Neil Porter

We’ve been getting in the zone again
You’ve been laughing
It’s enough to make me smile
Guess I’m feeling in control again
Hope this lasts for quite a while

I hear Jessie’s on her own again
If I was young and single
That would make me smile
What is wrong with younger men these days?
They should be queuing for a mile

Where I see it from,
We’ve got a little time
We’ve done all we can
And things have worked out fine
When I reconsider
All the dreams we had
My conclusion is
Things haven’t turned out bad

Michael’s walking to the exit sign
Well respected in
The things that pass us by
He’ll go through there that one final time
His decision, don’t ask why

Little Aja, she’s on my mind again
Her first photo
It’s enough to make me cry
Things will never be the same again
Anticipation . . . . . deepest sigh!

Where I see it from
We’ve got a little time
We’ve done all we can
And things have worked out fine
When I reconsider
All the dreams we had
My conclusion is
Things haven’t turned out bad

We’ve been getting in the zone again
You’ve been laughing
It’s enough to make me smile
Guess I’m feeling in control again
Hope this lasts for quite a while

Little Aja, she’s on my mind again
Her first photo
It’s enough to make me cry
Things will never be the same again
Anticipation . . . . . deepest sigh!

Where I see it from,
We’ve got a little time
We’ve done all we can
And things have worked out fine
When I reconsider
All the dreams we had
My conclusion is
Things haven’t turned out bad
Song Stats
Hits: 7030
Comments: 52
Fans: 10
Plays: 1027
Downloads: 191
Votes: 16
Uploaded: Feb 20, 2006 - 07:01:48 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2006 - 06:00:33 PM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 09:24:25 PM
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Software:
Logic Express
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 4295 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
When I was a young songwriter...
...my partners Phyllis and Nan and I had a rule of thumb, which was,
"What is most specific is most universal"...

You're proving that here, Neil. Very personal and specific observations
and reflections drawn from your life, and they work and add life to the
song even where I can't guess what they mean...

I think I usually comment on your music, but on this one I want to say
that I really enjoy the lyrics.

That being said, this manages to capture JigumaSound while seeming
a little bit less layered than is sometimes the case. I really enjoy the
instrumental breaks... they sound very 1966-1967 Beatles 'n Byrds to
me, and this is not a bad thing at all in my personal cosmos...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
When I was a young songwriter...
Thanks Ed, The lyrics are generally about changes - our relationship, the
impending birth of our granddaughter, and changes in friends' lives.
As far as less layering goes, there's just one guitar track for most of the song
- I added a phased guitar in the instrumental sections only - plus bass and
percussion. No double tracking (guitars or vox), and not too many effects.
This started out as a "man guitar and microphone" number, but I felt it had
more in it. I was really happy with the instrumental - in "the old days" I could
have put that section on repeat and listened for hours :)
Always appreciate your comments and observations.
Cheers,
Neil

---
My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Moses said 4295 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
i enjoyed it
I think I would've rather there been more of a lead vocal, at least in a
few parts, to help carry the song along. But I liked the track. It had a
nice groove to it. Thanks for posting!
Check out my latest song called Madness
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
i enjoyed it
Thanks for stopping to listen Moses. I'm not sure I've seen you on my songs
before - I have a tendency to do harmonies where sometimes a single vox
would do - it's just part of my style I guess - originally because of my lack of
confidence in my voice. I agree that I could have backed it down to one vox
in parts - maybe in the remix. Groove is what I do best.
Thanks, Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Moses said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
i enjoyed it
yeah this is the first i've listened to your stuff, don't get me wrong the
harmonies sound very good! i just think that the contrast between harmonies
and an occasional lead vocal would give it a fresher sound and lead the song
along, and about vocal confidence, from what I could tell your voice sounds
pretty good, you just gotta go for it! i don't think i have the best voice for
singing, and when i was just beginning it was completely horrid, but it was
because i wasn't confident, if you just go for it and record a bunch of times
and keep your favorite, splice here and there, it'll be great!!

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--Arf woof--
Check out my latest song called Madness
screamalexz said 4295 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
folky
i like this, but i'd like to hear the vocals a little more in front of the song. i think the vocals would sound better maybe half a step higher, but that's just me. nice lyrics. good folky song/
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
folky
Thanks Chance - historically, my vocals have been getting more and more up
front. This one is probably as upfront as I've been, and maybe the next one
more so. Half a notch it is :)
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
kepler said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
fun sound with an unspoken depth
Hi. New and checking out the scene. Must say I had a good time
listening to this song. The music is really easy-going and fun, and the
lyrics are straight-up and honest. Kind of a zen reflection -- here is
what is going on and it's just what happens -- seeing it, but not
attaching or focusing on it. Thanks for sharing! Kepler
Check out my latest song called Lake Love - A Summer Song
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
fun sound with an unspoken depth
Welcome to MacJams Kepler! I was really interested in your comment - I
hadn't really thought about the lyrics much on this track - they kind of just
happened. Thanks for taking time to listen and leave a comment - look
forward to your posts.
Cheers,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Made me smile
Neil, your lyrics are natural and unforced. Your harmonies are lovely. Your
guitar playing precise. Percussion understated and supportive and
ah....there's that signiture bass! This one is a minor marvel. An instant
fave. Well done mate.
said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Made me smile
PS---

Forgot to mention: I LOVED the panning instrumental solo and the use of the
digereedoo [spelling?]. Groovy.
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Made me smile
Thanks Mike - I nearly always just use "didge" - much easier! I think my use
of didge might have been inspired from one of your first posts (was it yours?).
I just love the saz sound, and hope to buy one someday. Thanks for such a
positive comment - as usual, I see glitches once I've uploaded, but generally
I'm happy with how this worked out. Glad you commented on the bass - I
was after a standup sound, which seems to have worked out OK - nearly all
played on the bottom strings for that extra rumble.
Peace,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
moorlandt said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
very natural
and a very honnest song with great lyrics. I like it a lot.
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
very natural
Hi Moorlandt - welcome to MacJams!! Thanks for your kind words and for
taking the time to listen. Must be cold in Belgium right now!
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Peter Greenstone said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
dig it
Cool tune, man. Very unique. I like how it comes together in layers.
Really fills out nicely. Such a playful melody. I like you singing on this,
low with a great texture and steady. I like how it drifts from tribal to jazz.
Very colorful. I'd like to hear it mixed a little better though; the live
recorded parts sound very compressed compared to the hand drums and
some other instruments so it sounds a little uncohesive tonally. If you
could get all the parts to sound more like they are in the same room I
think it would hold together better. But that's just a nit about the mix/
recording. Overall, it sounds great. This is a fun tune with a lot of
character and soul.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
dig it
Thanks Peter - very interested in your comments about the production. I'm
afraid my production is often a bit hit and miss as I mix by sense of smell a
lot of the time - maybe I need to do some reading :) I'll go back and
experiment with compression to see if I can make it sound any better.
Learning more about production has been on my "to do" list for a while now!
Really appreciate your comments,
Neil

---
My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Macaudion said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
This tune makes me happy Neil, but for a number of reasons... Well,
you have gone to the next level for for one I can hear. But it's gotta feel
good that went there on your own... But time will give to us, what we
need...

I love the deep rolling bass in this. I like the sparseness of
instrumentation; just enough of everything. Where the hell did you find
a didgeridoo??? This is quite an exotic chill my friend. I love that each
of your latest tunes, how they become my favorite, and almost
instantly. This one is crazy good, Neil and I wouldn't want to try to
improve upon it in any way. Well, certainly, it's always fun to work on
good music and this is GOOD MUSIC! -

Thank you sir. And thanks for your kind and thoughtful support lately.
Gotta go play catch up. - Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
Hey Dion - love getting your comments - EVERY time! I felt really bad that I
set this up with you and then went solo, just couldn't resist! Have some new
ideas which I'll send you first next time!
The didge was a loop I found amongst my collection (you have to remember
where I come from here!) - much more interesting for me were the saz loops
(3 of 'em) which I found on my iMac and on the web after much searching.
Glad you noticed the bass - I was really happy with it, grumbling away at the
bottom of the street there. Always like a really low bassline.
Really pleased you liked this,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Macaudion said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
This tune makes me happy Neil, but for a number of reasons... Well,
you have gone to the next level for for one I can hear. But it's gotta feel
good that went there on your own... But time will give to us, what we
need...

I love the deep rolling bass in this. I like the sparseness of
instrumentation; just enough of everything. Where the hell did you find
a didgeridoo??? This is quite an exotic chill my friend. I love that each
of your latest tunes, how they become my favorite, and almost
instantly. This one is crazy good, Neil and I wouldn't want to try to
improve upon it in any way. Well, certainly, it's always fun to work on
good music and this is GOOD MUSIC! -

Thank you sir. And thanks for your kind and thoughtful support lately.
Gotta go play catch up. - Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
Macaudion said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
This tune makes me happy Neil, but for a number of reasons... Well,
you have gone to the next level for for one I can hear. But it's gotta feel
good that went there on your own... But time will give to us, what we
need...

I love the deep rolling bass in this. I like the sparseness of
instrumentation; just enough of everything. Where the hell did you find
a didgeridoo??? This is quite an exotic chill my friend. I love that each
of your latest tunes, how they become my favorite, and almost
instantly. This one is crazy good, Neil and I wouldn't want to try to
improve upon it in any way. Well, certainly, it's always fun to work on
good music and this is GOOD MUSIC! -

Thank you sir. And thanks for your kind and thoughtful support lately.
Gotta go play catch up. - Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
Macaudion said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
sorry Neil, guess i'm outta practice.
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
jiguma said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
You are the king of chill
Who's going to complain about repeats of a comment like that!!!???

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Tadashi Togawa said 4294 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
The hand drum is impressive.
Your rhythm is always unique.
Moreover, the harmony of the start is also unique.
The atmosphere of Asia is specially wonderful.

Check out my latest song called Mexican taste
jiguma said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
The hand drum is impressive.
Thanks Tadashi,
I love percussion, but I get caught up in layers (again!). "Aja" was a double reference to "Asia" (the obvious) and Aja (our soon to be born granddaughter). Glad you liked it,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Cori Ander said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Love your family and friends tunes
I love your family and friends tunes. Ejh said some really wise words
again.

Your songs have such richness. To me the addition of "world
instruments" is not necessary at all. Even think I would have prefered
traditional JigumaStyle. During the 60:es I loved Byrds, Beatles, incense
and meditation. Today am allergic to all of that, (including zitar-like
sounds. But that is just a personal thing.

To conclude; I feel that what is of lasting value here is your song. The
core basic. It is a very good song!


Check out my latest song called O store Gud
jiguma said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Love your family and friends tunes
Thanks for the comments Curry. Being allergic to birds could be handy these days :)
The world instruments' addition is a long story - I'd been working on a colab (up soon) which has taken a while to arrange (mainly because I'm moving to a new ISP soon), and decided I wanted to do a quick tune - I hadn't posted one for a month, which is a long time for me. Anyway, I'd suggested to Cydniko that we could work together on Make Me Smile, but my urge to post got the better of me and I decided to "go solo". But how to fill the long instrumental section I'd left for Dion? That's when I went back to my Turkish experience and grabbed some saz loops and samples - the didge is something I've always wanted to do. I quite like the "integration of cultures" model at this point in world affairs! I might post a "western" version of this without the long instrumental sometime.
Cheers,
Neil

---
My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Cori Ander said 4292 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Love your family and friends tunes
I just noticed I made hasty writing about The Byrds. They really made great
music ... the Dylan covers! And many of The Beatles-things are forever ...

I meant everything around it; the "new-ageic romanticism" ... and zitar!

PS but I am with you it is better to leave the birds alone these days :)


Check out my latest song called O store Gud
thoddi said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
cool solo part
The part where you make the phased guitar enter and move from left to right in a bit of a chaotic soundbed sounds like something straight from sgt. pepper. And how you take it back to normal again is very well done. Your harmonies on this is right on, and I really like that you've made it less layered than usual:) You have what it takes Neil, so I'd like to hear you do this "simplicity" more:)
Check out my latest song called The King has left
jiguma said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
cool solo part
Thanks for the listen Thor. Point taken about the layering - although you wouldn't think that if you knew how many layers of percussion were in this! I'm finding that I have the confidence now to keep things simpler, and plan to do so more often - especially with vocals. My next one (almost completed with kevmikwar on drums) has more solo vox and more light and shade than in my previous songs - it's coming along nicely. I'll have to have another listen to the instrumental after your comment!
Cheers,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
perceptualvortex said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Real relaxin'
Great job Neil, this really fills a room with colorful mellowness. I like that groove, and the percussion fits nicely. Your singing sounds great, but my favorite part was the instrumental soundscapes just after the halfway point, and at the end. Reminds me of some Adrien Belew... and as Ed said, "Beatles 'n Byrds". I enjoyed.
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
jiguma said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Real relaxin'
Thanks David. Can't beat Beatles and Byrds really - the more I listen to it, the
more I like the saz bits you're referring to. There's something so exotic about
it. Interesting part is that the "lead" saz sample just fitted straight in -
length, pitch and bpm were all perfect. I must check out Adrien Belew.
Cheers, Neil


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Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
perceptualvortex said 4292 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Real relaxin'
My favorite Adrien Belew album is "Op Zop Too Wah", which is pretty amazing, especially considering that he sings and plays all of the instruments. I bet you would enjoy it.

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
jiguma said 4292 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Real relaxin'
Just litened to "incompetenceindifference" and was impressed - will
look for more. Thanks for the tip!

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Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
ledebutant said 4293 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Sleepy Smile
I'm sleep-deprived and this lovely, mellow song is making me float off
even more, so my comment will be short, but I couldn't go off without
letting you know that, though I have no idea how you do it, each new
song seems like a personal best. You just grow and grow. I truly love
this one and will add to it my pile of Neil Porters.

Sorry not to be more articulate, but I've got my eyes propped open with
didgeridoos at the moment. Lovely, lovely song, it would have been a
crime had I not said so as soon as possible :-)


jiguma said 4293 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Sleepy Smile
Wow, thanks Lisa. I'm learning a lot as I go along I guess, and getting better
equipment bit by bit certainly helps too - the Rode NT3 had the biggest
impact I think. Logic Express has also opened up a huge range of
possibilities. Really appreciate your comment.
Cheers, Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
stevel said 4292 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Nice and mellow
The song and performance are as enjoyable as ever...keep it up!
Steve
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
jiguma said 4292 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Nice and mellow
Cheers Steve!
Neil

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Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
renecalvo said 4292 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
I liked this
I like how the layering builds up then breaks out and gets
trancendental, then you pull back for the lyrics to remerge. as for the
content, shit man... how did we ever get so old?
Check out my latest song called Mumbo Jumbo
jiguma said 4291 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
I liked this
Thanks Rene,
Not sure how you got this old - I just woke up one morning and looked in the mirror!
Neil :)

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Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
said 4292 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
I says more saz
Hey Neil,
I liked this tune, you always have interesting lyrics and music.
Like the when the vox double. Nice tune,man.

Cheers
J.K
jiguma said 4291 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
I says more saz
Thanks for the visit Johnny - haven't seen you around for a while. Just love the saz sound - middle eastern music is fascinating - from the unusual scales to the sonetimes individual sense of rhythm to the instruments.
Tschues,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
FEEL said 4291 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Very nice tune.
Curry told me I should check you out and I was quit surprised. I really
enjoyed this song. The bongo's, where did you get them. I like the way
you spread them wide. The guitar is right on. And the bass and
mandolin were nice addition later in the song and took me to each level
in the progression. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

Regards,
John
Check out my latest song called Crazy Clown Dreamer w/sammydix
jiguma said 4291 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Very nice tune.
Thanks John (and thanks Curry!). Nearly all the percussion tracks I use are from various JamPacks - not sure which one exactly - they come as stereo loops, so I can't take responsibility. I suspect the mandolin you hear is the saz (a 6 stringed lute-like middle eastern instrument, strung as 3 pairs of strings). More on saz here http://www.rainbowcrystal.com/music/music7.html
Glad you enjoyed the track,
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Nolan said 4291 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
Cruisey
Nice Neil. Man, you remind me of Tim Finn. I truly love the natural,
raw sound of your recordings. Interesting use of instruments - were
you compelled by Cronulla? Where did you find the didge? Great
lyrics. Mate, I like it. Well done.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
jiguma said 4291 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Cruisey
Thanks Nolan, Timm Finn eh, doesn't get much more awesome a comment
than that! The didge was just in my loop collection - in one of the JamPacks I
suspect. No Cronulla connection here - just some day to day personal stuff
really - all from the point of view of some "wisdom" gained through age.
Thanks for the listen and the comment.
Neil

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My latest songs are: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/17192"> Undertow </a> & <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/18184"> Make Me Smile</a>
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
bronco said 4287 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Great Sound
First of all I loved the drawing, it made me smile! The unusual vibe of
this song is very cool. The first part kind of reminds me of Steve Stills
and Manassas as far as the acoustic guitar tune and the percussion.
Then the solo goes into that mid-east thing! I love the way that Fender
bass is growling in the background also. Another good one Neil!
Check out my latest song called Satisfied Mind
jiguma said 4286 days ago (February 28th, 2006)
Great Sound
Thanks Tom,
Steven Stills/Manassas - yet another old favourite. The growling bass worked out just like I'd hoped. Good to get your comment,
Neil


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flattstanley said 4285 days ago (March 2nd, 2006)
it's a good thing
I like it. Nice guitar, nice lyrics. I really like where it departs with the
digeridoo and what not. That's my favorite part of the song.

-flattstanley
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thetiler said 4253 days ago (April 2nd, 2006)
nice jig sound
Like how the words flow with the music. Very unique east indian type lead
like the aborigine sounds as well, plus other musical intrigue's.

Thanks for sharing
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said 4237 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
Thanks for the link to this Neil!
I loved it and of course wanted more didj but then again I am biased!

What a pocket on that bass, saz and didj is yummy. I would love to jam
live with a saz someday.

Thanks for another eye opener.

VicDiesel said 2748 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Lotsa strings!
Three sazzes? That's a lot of strings.

Your song has a cool vibe. I especially like the place where the bass comes in.
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lyzak said 2379 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Whew! this song's 'in the zone'
Fine energy this tune has! Saz breaks here do transport me to a nice place. Lots to hear here. Needs lots of listens. Am excited to download. Thanks!
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