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This is my attempt at an 80's prom ballad that you might have seen in a John Hughes movie. This is supposed to be the one the girls with the big hair slow danced to. Think ABC, OMD, etc... (all those bands that I hated at the time, but have developed a respect for). This was all done on my trusty JX3P (except the drums).
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Lyrics
i just kind of made them up as I went along, so I'd be embarassed to actually write them out.
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Comments: 18
Fans: 4
Plays: 129
Downloads: 131
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007 - 11:03:14 PM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2007 - 11:03:14 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2015 - 08:27:25 PM
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Hardware:
zoom 8 track, mac mini intel, sm57 mic, roland JX3P
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Comments
TobinMueller said 3880 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Elegance
Excellent. A sense of delight, romance, and movement, more like a 1932 prom than a 1980, but all the better for it. Is the piano sound from you Roland? Perfect.
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TobinMueller said 3880 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Oops
Sorry about that, but I thought I was writing on Paul Page's latest piano post, Promenade. Dang. That's what I get for multi-tasking in multiple browsers. What I wanted to say about your (again) fine song:

Your recordings are so clean and streamlined, employing sonic symbolism and a sense of modern archetypes that catch currents for deeper than the surface clarity. I love them. You are also astoundingly prolific. Thank you for being a part of Macjams. Another wonderful post.
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michael2 said 3880 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
wow
that's sp nice of you to say. who wouldn't blush at the term "sonic symbolism" being used to describe their work? that's very kind of you. thanks so much for stopping by and having a listen.
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michael2 said 3880 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
hey tobin
thanks for stopping by. i'm so glad you like the song. yeah, the "piano" is from the Roland. I love that synth, and it's such an 80's machine. I used it for everything on this track. I thought about making an album all based on the JX3P, you can get such nice sounds from it.
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said 3879 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
You YOu
You are classic so smooth and flowing love all the elements in this. Your singing is outstanding in this. I would buy this album!
michael2 said 3879 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
you
are so kind. this was notherone of those "is this any good?" moments for me. thanks bandit.
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VicDiesel said 3879 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
Nice synth
That bass sounded extraordinary from the first note. The other sounds are also simple but work great. Hm. Maybe I should get some actual hardware in addition to all this software.

Nice song too.
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michael2 said 3879 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
if you are
going to get hardware, this is a great synth to have. it's got all of the charm of the 80's synths and you can get a lot of the 70's synth sounds too. plus they are pretty cheap (around $200), and have MIDI capabilities (old-skool and crude, but what the hey). my other fave synths are the roland SH101 (sick), and the Casio CZ series (really cheap, you can probably pick one up for $125). It's old-skool depeche mode digital, and sounds amazing.

enough of my synth op-ed, thanks for listening, and I'm glad you enjoyed.
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Vic Holman said 3878 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
swaying back and forth
reminds me of a lennon mind games era in away. also like how you tend to put the odd synth effects on most of your compositions that odder still, seem to make sense. i have really been enjoying your posts. keep it up, but don't burn out.
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michael2 said 3878 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
i never
thought about the Lennon thing, but I can see it now. how can you avoid unconsciously pillaging from the greatest? maybe I need to re-record this as an acoustic number, or on piano. good idea Vic.

the only way I'll burn out is if I have to stop doing music. I feed off the stuff.
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jfaaz said 3871 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
cool
Uplifting

Very nice voice
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michael2 said 3871 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
glad
you like. thanks so much for listening.
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stooey said 3870 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
I had to fave this
just becasue it is a ribute to the 80's.

I think it would fit well in the sequal to Pretty in Pink. She Can't Wear White!

Thanks for sharing
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leapfrogunicorns said 3870 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
thats what i need
vocals like yours! really, really nice. might have to ask you to sing one of mine one day. hehe.
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michael2 said 3870 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
awesome
let me know when; anytime. thanks for listening.
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lavalamp said 3842 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
Back in the day
Good song and it does remind me of a 80's prom ballad.
Well-done.
LL
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michael2 said 3841 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
thanks
sometimes the instrument your playing drives the car, and takes the song over. in this case, my roland JX3P wanted to get back to it's roots. thanks for listening.
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Heightened said 3636 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
I know what you mean.
I use to hate so many bands but now appreciate them to no end. As for the music itself, hauntingly beautiful. Your voice is so soothing and unique. Please don't ever stop singing!
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