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psexnyc

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I sat down to GarageBand to find a drum track to use for this love song I've been working on, when I came across a drum track that immediately inspired a whole new song creation. Unable to get to my love song, I had to work on this one to get it completely out of my mind. So here it is in digital form.

I wish I knew more about song mastering in GarageBand so I can achieve that "polished" sound that so many of my favorite MJers are able to get...but I kinda like how this tune came out. Check it out.
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Lyrics
Hey!!
by psexnyc
2007

It's time to let your hair down
Take your troubles put them down
We're about to get down
Grab your partner boogie down

People
Let's come together
Let's drop our differences
Like we know better
Come and feel my funky groove
Let it make your body move
Shake your head from side to side
Make your spirit come alive
Pull you partner close
Say it's you I love the most
And if you ain't got nobody
Just love yourself and party.

(Adlib Break)

Chorus Repeat

This is such a blast
Gotta move it fast
Move your wiggle to the middle
And shake your ______

People fell this groove
Let it make your bootie move
Take all of your frustrations
Turn it to elation
Let your problems go
You don't need them here mo more
Just go with this flow cuz
You ain't got nothing to lose tonight
Just that negativity that don't make you feel so right
And all that pressure and things
You've been carrying round in your head
You've got to dance and dance and dance
Until it's dead.
Song Stats
Hits: 3545
Comments: 45
Fans: 10
Plays: 220
Downloads: 121
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007 - 11:02:03 AM
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2007 - 11:02:03 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2017 - 08:57:37 AM
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Comments
lengold said 3555 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
I can't
believe how great this sounds in my headphones, a really great mix. The guitar break at the end is awesome. Just listening for the second time it really does have a fantastic party feel. I am very, very impressed by this. Downloaded, thanks.
Cheers
Len


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psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Thanks Lengold
I played thru my iPod today and you are right!! It does sound good thru the headphones. I also played it thru my computer's surround sound speakers and didn't like it at all. I'm gonna burn a CD and play it in somebody's car to see how it sounds.


Thanks for listening and downloading!!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
said 3555 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Funking great
Funk you for this. Pal

Cheers
--
Kenta
psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Yo Kenta
Funkin A bro!!

Gotta keep the Funkin Funk alive!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
dajama said 3555 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Joyful sound
and a nice use of percussion. I can see how this drum sound appealed to you. Of course, the real pleasure of this is what you've done with it. Good lyrics, terrific groove, and a nice, nice guitar break! Also I love the panning on the guitar - very cool. This is a great track. If I could nitpick on the recording a bit, the lead vocal seems to "spike" here and there (at least to my ears - it may be in my head!), and the fadeout seems a little abrupt to me. As I say, just minor things - nothing that detracts from the fact that this is a great song. Very nice work. Glad I stopped by. Peace.
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psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Thanks for The Comments
I was just auditioning some drum loops for this love song and came across a collection of drum loops. One of them immediately conjured up a bass guitar line in my head that I could not get rid of. So I grabbed my acoustic and tuned the E string way down (cuz I don't have a bass) and thumped out a bassline and everything else sort of fell into place.

I hear ya about the lead vocal spike. I thought I had tweaked that peak point down a bit. Looks like I might have to go back in and do some more surgery to it.

And the ending...For the life of me, I could not come up with a solid ending. The groove is just so continuous! That beat just keeps me jamming along with it no matter if I'm playing a bass line, some funky guitar rhythms or a balls out distorted guitar solo. It just keeps on going. It was going to be well over 9 minutes long, so I just faded it out.

Anyway, thanks for commenting and listening!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
dajama said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
I hear you
I've had tracks that just didn't want to stop! And I think the fadeout works well with this song. I guess I'd just fade it out more slowly. Maybe add some new element just as it starts to disappear (like a heart-ripping guitar solo!) just to tantalize the ear. Either way, great track. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Aha!!!
Great Idea!!

I'll mess with it a little more!! Thanks a bunch!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
announcer said 3555 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Hey!
What a great song. I probably would have let the guitar solo sit right in the center of the mix instead of panning back and forth, but that is a minor point. Good mix overall and great party feel to this. Is that you on ALL the vocals?
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psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Hey Announcer!
I thought about leaving the guitar solo in the center, but I got to thinking that this song is just sooo crazy with its unexpected moments that the guitar solo should also do something unanticipated. So I played with that panning thing a little bit.

The vocals...I managed to get my son to contribute a "hey". He's 15 so he's got that deep puberty voice. So his "hey" is the deep sounding one. Other than that, all those voices are me.

Thanks for listening and commenting and feel free to check out some of my other tunes! I'm a sucker for feedback!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
said 3555 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Nice track!
This really has an impromptu jam, "we're havin' a great time" feel to it. I enjoyed reading how a drum track inspired you to write this- it's interesting how one single thing like that can be such an inspiration for a song. The mix sounds good and clean and the guitar sounds great!
psexnyc said 3555 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Thanks MD
I truly appreciate your comments...especially since you are one of my MJ heros. Those metal masterpieces you put out and collaborate on...Awesome. I'm actually an old school metal head of the Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Ozzy, Dio ilk. I got a couple of heavy metal tunes in the oven right now. They'll be ready sooner or later....I'm just stuck on my acoustic right now and trying to record every acoustic born tune I got before I give in completely to the electric guitars. I've only 6 more acoustic songs left...so...

Thanks for listening and commenting! And if you liked the guitar work on this song, check out my tune called "Father To Son"...see if you like that one!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
I love this
Its great when you let the thought and creation just flow and out comes the music. Excellent let boogie down!
psexnyc said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Sho Nuff You Right!!
I keep listening to this track and cracking up. Putting this song together was a blast. It was like collaborating with myself and we had a great time!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
Feter said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Hey!!
Wo ..man I love this beat with the bass .enjoyin
the singin .just groovey funk ..KUDOS !!
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psexnyc said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Thanks!!
Thanks Feter!!

Glad to get you Groovin!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Funk you very much bro!
Big fun this!

The mix is just awesome in my headphones. Really cool vocals. Got me movin back and forth in my swivel chair man.

I have to resist the urge to clap though (...my wife is studying right now!).

Nice tuneage man.

Be well!

Lethe (Song Of Er): http://www.macjams.com/song/37172
psexnyc said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Thanks!!
Glad you enjoyed it. Play it again when your wife is thru studying!! I'm willing to bet it will get the both of you dancing!!

I checked out Lethe....Wow!! I wanna do a song like that too!!

Thanks for listening!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
Joe Brady said 3554 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Man!
You aren't just funkin' around! Very cool groove, know any bass players? This could kick some serious, well, you know....It' s a pleasure, you've got great vocal presence and some attitude with the guitar.
Take Care,
Joe
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psexnyc said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Hey Joe!!
Unfortunately, I don't any players period. I'm in NYC and I am all by myself on this. It's because I don't participate in a band that I turned to GarageBand. My full-time job dominates my time so getting to jell with a band is out. I used to play rhythm guitar and do back up vocals, but this is way more fun. This software has made me into a one-man-band.

I gotta do one of those collaborations around here sooner or later!!

Thanks for listening and thanks for the comments!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
Ibstrat said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I was smiling
all the way thru that.Great vocals.Sly Stone!Ever heard "Down in Hollywood" by Ry Cooder? Same seriously funky groove.Keep it up!
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psexnyc said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Wow!! Sly Stone!!
I'm gonna fire up my iTunes and see if I can find that Ry Cooder tune. And I do have another funk groove in the oven right now!! Gotta get some cayenne pepper to spice it up though. Check back here over the next few weeks! I'll try to get it posted before Santa makes his toy giveaways!!


Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
Godchaser said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
When inspiration...
strikes.Wow, this is such a fun,funky tune.Nice tastey vocal and guitar work you got going on here.A wonderful festive vibe that sticks to the brain.I'll be falling asleep tonight with this in my head.Well done.

Blessings,
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psexnyc said 3554 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Godchaser,
if you fall asleep with this tune in your head tonight, you are going to find yourself waking up in a groovin funk for no apparent reason. You ever heard of RLS? "Restless Leg Syndrome"? Well you are going to come down with RBS - "Restless Booty Syndrome" and you can't ask your doctor about that one. They don't have a cure for it yet!!


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guitapick said 3553 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
HEY!!!!
This is one grind 'n groove tune, Mr. NYC...(or should I call you "PSex" for short)?

Into this for sure...
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psexnyc said 3553 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Psex is Cool!!
That's what most folks call me anyway its short for my actual name - Phil Sexton.
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davisamerica said 3552 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Hey
am glad you got sidetracked on original intent here cos this song is killer..don't worry bout "polish" on this one...it's there man!
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davisamerica said 3552 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
and here's
where i get stupid for posting comment before song is entirely done...the guitar rocks! and sounds great thru my computer sound system...right then....
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psexnyc said 3552 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Davis!!
Glad you liked my tune!! I'm going to try and finish the original song this week. I still have to audition drum loops. Who knows if I will hear something else that strikes my fancy!!

Glad it sounds good thru your speakers. I still got to hear what this tune sounds like on a full blown system yet.
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Bob Rodgers said 3551 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Wow!
this is a great track and sounds real good through my speakers! I just love it, great vocal and the guitar solo is superb!!
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psexnyc said 3551 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Thanks For Listening!!
and thanks for commenting too!
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said 3551 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
way cool!!!
fun tune!
infectious grooves.
nice!
ktb said 3550 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
hey funky
what a fun funky track. i can see once this started to take root you'd have to postpone everything until you cleared it. work it out. the big arena sound on the gits sounds fab.
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MissChaos said 3547 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Funk you, too!
Great mix on this!! It's got funk fo' sho'!
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Doadars Uncle said 3543 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Yeah!
Funk Rock!

This one lives! I love the mix!

Doug
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pablatone said 3540 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
brother P!
I need to get by here more regularly.
That is awesome great fun your funkiness. Big sound, big groove, and it sounds like you're havin fun doin it!
Happy holidays my friend, keep it up.
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psexnyc said 3532 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Thanks Pabla
Glad you dropped by!! Hey, don't we have the same b-day?? June 22? We need to collab!!
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JOAN said 3532 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
!!!
this is a damned crazy cool classic funk jewel.... love it.... nice freakin job!!!
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said 3521 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Sly Stone...
like song... very cool. Very fun. And very well done!

D
ziti said 3521 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
I LOVE THIS TRACK
really really love it....

if you ever need guitar parts let me know!!!

deeeep bows
z
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psexnyc said 3320 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Hey Ziti!!
I am going to take you up on that guitar offer sooner or later! Just give me a little time to get my family responsibilities and my musical passions in proper balance so I can record at will again!!
Check out my latest song called A Matter Of Trust
Pete_NB said 3324 days ago (July 17th, 2008)
Loose Funk
Love how laid back the funk is on this. It's groovin'!

Only recommendation I would make would be to roll off the treble on the guitar at the opening. It's a touch harsh on the ears.

Love the hoopin and hollerin' between the verses, it's 100% joyful.

Way to lay it down.
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psexnyc said 3320 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Thanks Pete!!
To trim off some treble on the guitar track would probably require me to find another one of those EQ settings in Garage Band 3, or maybe I should apply that 10-band graphic equalizer setting I saw in one of those presets. I am at work right now, so I am using my "photographic" memory of GB to figure a way to try out your suggestion. What do you think?
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Pete_NB said 3320 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
EQ
Not really sure how to go about it in GB3 as I am still on GB2. Not to mention I have the sound engineering skills of a deaf goldfish.

I'd play around with the general EQ setting for the guitar track right off the main track info window.
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psexnyc said 3320 days ago (July 21st, 2008)
Deaf GoldFish!!
Ha! I have heard your tunes and you rock bro!! One thing about goldfish though.....They can't close their eyes so they are always alert in all ways!!

Keep On Swimming!
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