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Sally


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bud

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)

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This song sat in a folder for a year or so. I had a few hours free yesterday and decided to give it a go. Short and sweet. My first pop tune with strings. Only the drums are loops.
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Lyrics
Sally sang a song about a mountain
rising from the sea
blue, blue skies and sandy, sandy beaches
a soft and gentle breeze
blowin through the graceful arcing palm trees
a picture perfect scene
Sally’s never been out of the city
she doesn’t watch TV

she’s got a really great imagination
the kind of girl who read a lot when she was young
her records all are scratched and out of their jackets
they skip and make her laugh when the phone rings
watch her run

Sally sang a song about a river
flowing aimlessly
past the towns and through the wild woodlands
winding to the sea
riverboats pull barges from the coal mines
silent and serene
Sally’s lost in Twain’s Americana
her favorite place to be





Song Stats
Hits: 3500
Comments: 46
Fans: 21
Plays: 207
Downloads: 146

Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007 - 08:49:55 AM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2007 - 11:42:26 AM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 02:39:21 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Martin D18
Ibanez Road Star II Bass
Oxygen8 Keyboard
Samson USB mic
Software:
GB3
Comments
Feter said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Sally
Excellent tune and vision ..you song writin
is impessive ..I would like to hear your voice
more into front .the strings arrangment is pretty
I like how the song go over all ..welldone my friend !
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bud said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Feter
You're so good a t leaving comments - I really appreciate it. You're right about the vocals being a little low - I guess I wasn't very confident about the strength of the lyrics - so I kept them a little buried. By the same token - I listened to the radio a little this week and got really turned off by the super up front vocals that you hear there.
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The Infinites said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Marvellous!
Strings are great, as is guitar.

Nice vision-filled tune - I can see the lines as pictures.

You have a real 'country' voice, I like a lot, easy on the ear, but not bland, great character.

Would have liked it to be longer - the fade came as a surpize, but that's a compliment as I wanted more!

DL'd!

Jim
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bud said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Jim -
Seems we both got the string bug - from what I heard in your latest tune. Appreciate the comments - I purposely worked to keep this song at 3 minutes. My new goal is to keep songs shorter and to the point. It's not a pop song credo - it's just a way of injecting some discipline into my process. And besides - we all have limited amounts of time we can spend here listening.
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lengold said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Lovely
sweet song - beautifully restrained playing and the strings work very well. Vocals are sounding very CSNY.
Lovely.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Good comments Len -
This was an exercise in restraint. I tried to play as little as possible on each track and work with as few tracks as possible and to get a full sound. Started with basic drums and rhythm guitar. Added one track of vocals and when I played the bass - I consciously left openings for the next voice (not knowing what that was gonna be). I ended up with Cello for the melody and then augmented with pizzicato strings for accent and orchestral strings for backing.
CSNY are a very nice compliment BTW. Thanks.

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SmokeyVW said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
skip and make her laugh
nice imagery

the mood of the music fits the lyrics very well.

thanks
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bud said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Smokey
the idea was to make something a little light and frothy.
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racerat said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
pizzicato
Hey Bud,
Nice little pop tune. I love pop songs. Very smooth and warm. I agree with the CSNY comment. I also agree with you about the vocals. I actually like them farther back. I do the same thing with mine much of the time. I find most popular music, and actually much of what is here on MJ has the vocals featured too prominently. I quess I hesitate to want to hear my voice too loud as well. It being what it is...ouch.I think it focuses ones attention more on the music, which in the case of this song is wonderful. The strings are ace. I love the pizzicato pluckings, they add a nice "snappiness" if that's a word. Cool.
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I was hoping you'd drop by Philip
thought you might appreciate a little pop ditty. Glad you agree on the vocal level issue - it's just way out of control on most radio fare.
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Peter Bauckham said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Great
tune - love the arrangement. The strings work really well. Really catchy. This one will be working its way on to a CD for the car. Thanks for finishing, and sharing, it.

All the best
Peter
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Peter -
I dig your recent tune as well.
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Vic Holman said 3733 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
60's AM hit
Really has a kind of thing that i would remember hearing in the late 60's. Mixed in with Lulu, the buckinghams, tommy roe, etc. And topped off with a appearance on the ed sullivan show. Of course with a mock groovy sixties background set.
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I recently watched "To Sir With Love"
maybe it crept into my subconscious. Do I get to wear a Nehru jacket and granny glasses?
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echoroom said 3733 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Light little tune..
..that really reminds me of the Auteurs lighter moments. The vocal is very restrained, and gives the track a slightly disconnected feel that I really like. Nice chord sequence on this - i must nick it.

steve
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davisamerica said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
wow
loved this song. know we all want the tech. thing as refined as possible but i love the whole feel of this song....fact is i need to vote. great lyrics...as said before i can "see this" song!
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davisamerica said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
so ok
can't vote on this gem...sending a 10 with respect anyway!
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I'm basically a lo-tech guy
but I'm always open to advice and comments. Thanks for stopping by.
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Peter Bauckham said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
They're brilliant...
everyone should listen to The Auteurs!
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Must listen to the Auteurs
Thanks for the ref. The chords are free: D - C#m - F#m - A - have your way with them.
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Must listen to the Auteurs
Thanks for the ref. The chords are free: D - C#m - F#m - A - have your way with them.
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
See below -
I couldn't seem to get it together this morning.
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bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Every time
I answer echoroom it makes it a new post. ???
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said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Good stuff Bud...
It's nice to leave one's comfort zone and try new things huh? Your use of strings herein is judicious and effective. Nice lyrics and chord progression. It has a really classic folk-rock sound, or should I say folk-pop? Nice use of drum loops as well.

Be well!
bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Mike
Pirate John got me using the acoustic - and then this tune just took on it's own life. This is the first song where I used the Drums on Demand Vol. 1 Basics I just bought.
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said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
The Great Days Of Pop Music
...my childhood, spent listening to the top 40 on my little AM radio when it really meant something. Well, maybe not... but there were these short, crisp and sweet tunes that became touches of colour in the very fabric of the summer, and this reminds me of those days. I'd leave that thing on for hours, patiently waiting for the DJ to play a particular tune... I can still smell the grass, the breeze, hear the song.

I love the simple and surreal, dreamy sound of this - I would have waited quite a while for the DJ to get around to this one. Your voice is relaxed and strong, and easily deserves to be given more of the spotlight, though.
bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I'm honored to be added to your AM playlist
I too remember songs like Hang On Sloopy, Mrs. Jones You've Got A Lovely Daughter, I think We're Alone Now, Ferry 'Cross the Mersey, and many more fresh pop tunes that came from my transistor back in the day. Thanks for mentioning it.
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said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Bud!
Ok Whos Sally And when did she run to the phone when her records were skipping. So nice the way you put this together. Its a task I cant achieve I try to make something coherent and beautifull but it always turns out twisted and off beat. The simplicity in this song makes it complex does that make sense. Great job on this one you got me rambling Thanks agian Bud for sharing!!!
bud said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I'm trying a new deal -
three minute songs. Once I get that worked out I'll move down to two minute songs. The Ramones did just fine with 1:25. As a result things get pretty minimal and focused. It's a gift to my fellow jammers - less time listening to my stuff.
I love it when you ramble.
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Axgrinder said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Terrific, Bud!
Please forgive my tardiness bro. You have a real Neil young flavor going on here. Kind of a make you smile, feel good and don't worry sort of tune! No, I don't make a whole lot of sense, probably because I haven't got any ;-P Nice work all around. A very nice and relaxing listen that I enjoyed very much!

Thanks,

Ax
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bud said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Glad you stopped by
for a listen. Your comments make sense to me.
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Dj French Toast said 3732 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I really
liked the strings in this tune man . Ive been thinking alot lately about what I really enjoy listening to . And ive been taking second listens to music I dont like and genres with stigmas attached to them like polka and big band and classical french and mexican etc... . And from all the music ive been just listening to with an open mind and fluid ear.... music with strings always grab my soul and drag me in .....no matter what the song is about or how it sounds the violin or chello or double bass or viola suck me right in ....not that this song needs my arm pulled to listen to it by any means but I found my being quickly pulled from my body to float with your words and moved by your composition . Indeed a wonderful jam and awesome story as well . I can defenetly relate to jacket less records scattered all over ......its late im goin to bed
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bud said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Hey there Benny
Nice to hear about your sound safaris - always good to get out. The cello really does it for me too - it's similar to the saxophone in that it falls within the general vocal range - it has a recognizable voice. I appreciate your comments.
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Monkaton said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
How about a remix?
The song is good. Maybe a slower version would help to emphasize the lyrics.

Also I would suggest a remix. Bring the vocals up, let your Lou Reed shine.

Good musical ideas that could be fleshed out a bit more, especially the ending.
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bud said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Good ears -
this started as a little Coney Island Baby era Lou tune and took a left turn somewhere. I'll consider a remix. This was thrown together extremely quickly. One of those "window of opportunity" compositions. Thanks for dropping by.
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said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
yeah
such a relieve after my own intense track. beautiful and light. d/l'ed and in the chill-out folder. awesome track sir!

love,

Jb
bud said 3730 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks JB
I'm honored to be in your chill out folder.
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EZamor said 3731 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
cool strings
what a nice song! for whatever reason, the strings really caught my attention. a simple but very effective arrangement. gotta download this one. :)

cheerz,
-=ez
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bud said 3730 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Glad you dropped by -
This was my first string arrangement and it was really fun. It opens up a whole different way of thinking about musical lines. Until I started in with the cello I didn't hear the ascending line in the chorus.
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Macaudion said 3728 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Lots of sweet goodness goin on here
I love the feel of this!


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bud said 3727 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Glad you liked it
it's my sugar shot.
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guitapick said 3727 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Nice tune...
...the lyrics paint a beautiful theme...Twain's America...

...I love the understated strings and that D18 sounds great...
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Schello said 3725 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
;-)
I like the melody...classicPOP so hard for to build...
I believe , that at Steve (Echoroom) like it!
Spectacular Mr. Bud..as alwayes!


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lavalamp said 3721 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
Sorry I missed it
Very complete song as far as production and structure. Kind of layered. Strong lyrics.
Did anyone comment that the singing sounds a little quiet?
Oh, now I see Feter did, sorry.
Good song.
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bud said 3721 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
Thanks for checking end
I appreciate your comments - yeah the vocals are a little low I agree. I'm having fun with the 3 minute pop format - stay tuned for more.
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Bob6stringer said 2513 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Sounds great after 4+ years, too!
Looks like I missed this one a loonnng time ago, but I really like, as well as the mix. The vocals (to the 1st comment by Feter) are audible, but still part of the band (where I like 'em). The lyrics paint a very warm illustration of someone I'd like to know more about.

I'm so glad we've got fun stuff going on at MJ like the 2011 "cover challenge" and Bob "five extra arms" Dorsey's cover of this tune that led me here!
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