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I'm reposting this song with what I believe to be a major improvement in the drum levels. I simply increased the output level of the bass amp effect I used and it sounds 5 times better to my ears. Thanks for the help with this guys. I trust your input.

Katy was moving into her new house when I first met her.
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Lyrics
YOU'RE MOVING

4 /8,7
I REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU/ MOVE-
2
YOUR FURNITURE AROUND
4 /8,7
YOU CARRY IT FROM ROOM TO/ ROOM
2 /0
YOU GENTLY SET IT DOWN/
2 /0
YOU GENTLY SET IT DOWN/
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6
I WATCH YOU TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF-
2 /0
THE BAR WHERE THEY WERE/ HUNG
6
YOU PILE THEM IN THE CLOSET
0/ /2 /(4) /(2) /0
YOU'LL /HANG THEM /WHEN /YOU'RE/ DONE
0/ /2 /0
YOU'LL HANG THEM WHEN YOU'RE/ DONE
0/ /2 /0
YOU'LL HANG THEM WHEN YOU'RE/ DONE
0/ /2 /0
YOU'LL HANG THEM WHEN YOU'RE/ DONE
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7
7,10,5
(CHORUS)
7-10-5
-YOU'RE- MOV-ING
(REPEAT?)
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4 /8,7
EACH - TIME YOU PASS /BESIDE ME,
2
MY HEAD AND HANDS ARE FULL-
4 /8 /7
FULL OF THOUGHTS AND BOXES, /A BOX OF/ THOUGHTS
2
YOUR FRIENDS, THEY SMOKE A BOWL
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6
AND WHEN YOU CRAWLED ACROSS YOUR BED
2 /0 /2 /0
A SINGLE THOUGHT/ ENTERED /MY /HEAD
6
LIKE A PRINCESS ON A PEA
/2 /4 /0-2 /0
I /HOPED YOU/ DIDN'T /NO-TICE/ ME.
/2 /4 /0-2 /0
I /HOPE YOU/ DIDN'T /NO-TICE/ ME.


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7,10,5
(CHORUS)
7-10-5
-YOU'RE- MOV-ING
(REPEAT)

I don't use notes, so here are my numbers. Top String on the bass - each number represents the fret. Play along for added effect.
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Hits: 3771
Comments: 39
Fans: 9
Plays: 200
Downloads: 106

Uploaded: Jan 31, 2007 - 03:46:49 PM
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2007 - 12:04:49 PM Last Played: Feb 27, 2017 - 01:29:31 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Hondo II Electric bass (black and scratchy), Oxygen 8, Shure mic, red chair
Software:
GB3
Comments
echoroom said 3973 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Wow..
.. big difference Bob, sounds much better. The bass drum is, I'd say, a tad loud on my speakers, but overall this is a big improvement.

Top work!

Steve
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five_extra_arms said 3973 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Learning Process
Thanks Steve.

You guys are gonna be proud one day when you turn me into a distinguished guy that mixes songs properly.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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craft said 3973 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
good job
Like the voice, the lyrics and the rhythm of this song... Well done
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five_extra_arms said 3973 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Thanks Craft
you impressed me with your style on Sonhador. Hip Hop is not a genre I am too interested in, but your approach was very interesting and I enjoyed it and downloaded it.

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said 3973 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
very cool
love the whole feel of this song. I need to play this when Im moving my furniture around. I would perfer a bat hit.Good song
five_extra_arms said 3972 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Need Help Moving?
Now that I know we're practically neighbors, let me know if you need help moving. It could turn into a really ugly recording session that gets us banned from MacJams.

Thanks for the comments.

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said 3973 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Great polish..
..on this song. Bass and drums sound really good in headphones and the vocals are very easily understood but don't stand out too much. Good job. Jam on!
five_extra_arms said 3972 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Mixing Advice
Thanks for your help. I'm much happier with the drum sounds and I think I'm just on the cusp of beginning to figure out what all those sliders do. That doesn't mean I'm anywhere near working them properly.

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Tetsujin said 3973 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Drums still a bit unbalanced...
The floor tom is just too loud & thin for most of the song, then when the kick comes in it's actually too deep. The tom being panned off-centre doesn't help, either.
Have you thought about adding the kick under the tom for the parts where there is currently no kick. I don't mean following the tom part exactly, just on the 1, or the 1 & 3 maybe. That would let you leave the tom as it is EQ-wise, as the kick would provide a centre. The kick would still need some low-end rolling out of it.
Then turn down both kick & tom a fair way - everything else is probably fine.

A dinky little trick for testing mixes is to
a) wait til tomorrow, rather than when you've been mixing on headphones all day &
b) put it through the smallest, tinniest speakers you can get your hands on & listen to it REALLY quietly. You'll be amazed at what it will tell you, that playing it loud won't.
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five_extra_arms said 3972 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Way Over My Head
wow. I hear what you're saying.... I just don't understand how to get there. If you lived near me, I'd have one great sounding mix in spite of the vocals!

Thanks for this amazing advice. I think I'm capable of listening through the poor speakers and giving myself some cool off time before posting the songs. Excellent advice.

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five_extra_arms said 3972 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Jiggly Arms
So is my music just so show stopping that nobody noticed the jiggly arm animation I slaved over for an hour?

I don't see anyone except bug67 with an animated icon. By the way bug67, you rock. I drive a new 1978 Bus.
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perceptualvortex said 3966 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Jigglyarms
Yes, nice little animation. Interesting how only the star that you're looking at seems to be moving... but then, they all are. Wow dude, I feel like one of those friends who smoked a bowl. Anyway... I've been trying to think of what this reminds me, without luck. Maybe it's just little bits here and there of B-52's, Pink Floyd, Devo and Madonna, but without Madonna. The words are clever and vaguely sour, and I like them a lot.

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five_extra_arms said 3966 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Perceptual Vortex is a stoner
Hey man.... all the stars move.... dude.

Why does everyone compare me to Madonna?

Thanks for the comments. Now put the pipe down and write another song that is mathematically impossible.

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said 3943 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Cool
Just the song to listen to when your at home with blood coming out your nose from a sinus infection. I almost forgot my pounding headache.
I like this - it reminds me of the Residents, the Modern Lovers and the Flying Lizards.
five_extra_arms said 3942 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
WITH OR WITHOUT BLOOD
Hey Mungo,

I'm sorry to hear about your nose, but I am so glad that helped rid your headache. 4 out of 5 doctors surveyed recommended Five Extra Arms for headache relief.

Thanks

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ManateeChili said 3924 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
witty and unusual
i like your voice -especially the back-up harmonies - and i think the lyrics are really well thought out. i like your number system. who needs to know how to read music when you can write a good song like this?

the distant deep bass/synth sound is really subtle and contrasts nicely with the poppy drums. i also heard the red chair!

you're a witty guy. i just listened to sieben and that was funny too. i'm going to listen to more.

great song.
five_extra_arms said 3923 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Manatee Chili
Thanks for the comments - Funny, I just had Manatee Chili last night with a tasty side of Armadillo Pate on Garlic toast. Tonight we're having Florida Panther Chops with a Cognac Peppercorn Sauce, some Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Asparagus and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

You heard the red chair? You're the first! Thanks for listening harder than anyone on Macjams!

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bud said 3917 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
This is really cool - my kinda song
Odd no one mentioned Eno here - this could be on Here Come The Warm Jets - no problem. Excellent all the way around. I tend to like whatever idiosynchrisies come with the territory here at MacJams - that's part of the pleasure - so I have no crits. Excellent vocals and lyrics. Top notch!
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five_extra_arms said 3898 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
What kinda dog?
Hey Bud thanks for the comments. I have some Brian Eno on vinyl back in my studio. I don't think I know that album, but I'll check it out and see for myself.

What kind of dog do you have?

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apb said 3915 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
...
. quite a Gary Numan kinda thing you got going here Bob..
and I like that alot ... mix is fine .. I'd change that snare sound but that's just me probably. Above all catchy and groovy. Kudos.
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five_extra_arms said 3915 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Replicant
It's hard to deny my roots. Numan is obviously one of them. Thanks for the compliment!

The drums... wanna here the story about the drums? I tried a technique called "googlesearchformidifiles". I learned that if you open a midi file in Quicktime Pro and EXPORT it as a standard midi file (yes, there is a difference in midi and standard midi?) you can drop the new midi file into GB and it will create individual tracks of all the instruments played in that horrible midi file.

I used Nirvana's "No Apologies" (how appropriate) for this test. I Deleted all of the instrument tracks, except for the drums. Picking a drum sound was harder than I thought it would be and modifying the sound was even hard. At best, the math was there, so I had a rhythm to start out with for this monumental song of mine. With a few rearrangements, I had the drummer of my dreams - (Perceptualvortex was unavailable that day) and I was on my way to superstardom with one of Macjams Biggest Hits....

Thansk!


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Shimky said 3906 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
This is great
It sounds like Ramones slowed-down and taken into the electronic era! Weird and wonderful! :O)
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five_extra_arms said 3906 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
Weird and wonderful
Thanks Shimky,

I think you're weird and wonderful too!

I appreciate your time to comment!



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Estella said 3901 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
I love the lyrics...
the first two verses are really funny. I think the grungy guitars could come up and the drums down, now that people have mentioned it. Your voice is fantastic.

can't wait to hear the rest...


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five_extra_arms said 3901 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
grungy guitars and loud drums
Thanks for listening and commenting estellie. One of these days I'll get my levels in sync. Hopefully, your grand children will love it when I do!

Don't keep us waiting for your next song.

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michael2 said 3897 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
i thought
for sure that I had commented on this song before. i really love this very much. very Eno, who is like a god to me
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five_extra_arms said 3897 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
God Like
Never been compared to a God before..... so did you like it?

Thanks man!

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michael2 said 3897 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
love it
yes, this was actually one of the first gems i discovered on macjams (1st version obviously); made me decide to join up actually. i really like the production, i found it charming immediately.
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five_extra_arms said 3896 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
WOW!
I get credit for you? Man!

You're like a $50 bill on the sidewalk!

I feel like I practically discovered you! Oh yeah, you already had a career in music.

Thanks for making my day. That was a high compliment.

Did I already add you to my favorites? <wink> Now post a picture of your little Sophie! She's what, a month old now?

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michael2 said 3896 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
whooa
my career consisted of a handful of records no one has ever heard of, and years spent in a van smoking cigarettes and getting scurvy with a bunch of smelly freaks who were ill qualified for real jobs :)
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five_extra_arms said 3896 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
You're Just One Of Us
except I never had a handful of records no one has ever heard of. I might've given you guys a lift once, now that you mention the crew of misfits.

Stay cool man.

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michael2 said 3896 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
oh my
my baby just threw up about 4 gallons of milk, all over daddy. i've never felt less inspired to write a song.
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lavalamp said 3891 days ago (April 24th, 2007)
Like your style
Maybe we have the same vibe. Really liked this one. Like what you did to the vox. Love your music notation.
LL
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five_extra_arms said 3874 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Same Vibe
I hear it man, that's why I think you've got to be one of the greatest songwriters of all times, based on that simple observation.

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Johnny Mustard Seed said 3874 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
You're Moving
I just listened to your song You're Moving and what a wonderfully written song. I can't help but feel a little hate filled by it though.

I remember my wife, Deanna Sue moving out of our once reasonably happy home 11 years ago. It was 1992 and we had a particularly horrible chardonnay fueled fight, when she announced she was moving out for good and no amount of sobbing was going to stop her.

Your song may have made her realize the gravity of her actions, the finality of it all and yes the shear pain in the backside that moving brings. Alas the song had yet to be penned by you.

Who are you, five extra arms? I'll tell you who you are, Mr. Day Late and a Dollar Short............Dork.
five_extra_arms said 3874 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Yet Another Chardonnay Fueled Fight
You should be blaming the French for making Chardonnay, not me. Besides, where were you when I was trying to move the refrigerator upstairs?


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Magritte said 3840 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
I HATE moving
This song made me laugh. I agree with Bud, definitely some Brian Eno in here (for some reaon The Fat Lady of Limbourg came to mind). I don't know what to say about the drums since I know exactly squat about them, but I do think the synthiness of them works well with the rest of the mix.
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five_extra_arms said 3839 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Fat Lady
Thanks for the comments Magritte. I'll have to find the track to compare for myself. Nice banner, by the way. I still haven't seen it pop up yet, but I'm watching for it!

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kingbee said 3071 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
removals
I just came across this gem cos it was on the front page player.
You've taken what could be possibly a bland subject..and turned it into something dark and mysterious.
The furniture is all moving about and a poltergeist Charlie Manson has gone and moved it again.
mad and great stuff as always
cheers
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