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Do For Love – or as we’ve come to know it, “Doofer” – was inspired by some friends who have a multi-cultural relationship, him from Australia and her from Austria. Got me thinking.

Relationships are hard enough at times, but when two countries and 2 cultures are involved, it can make it even more difficult. It occurred to me that people sometimes make some pretty big decisions based on their love for another person, and little else.

A lot of our friends have multi-cultural relationships, and in some the difference in cultures is quite significant – hats off to all of them!

This started out as a lovely, quiet chord sequence, picked gently over a nice cup of cammomile tea ....... sorry, the monster got it :)

Would love Alf (alfalpha) to do a piano track for this, and hopefully the complete version will be on the next CD.

Play it LOUD!

"Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas," - the heart has reasons that reason does not recognize.

Cheers,
Neil
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Do For Love
© 2008 Neil Porter

Have you ever been lonely?
Have you ever been out there on your own?
Have you ever been far away,
Far away from home?

Have you ever been thinking
“I like it here but it’s not the same as home”?
Have you ever been far away,
Far away from home?

How’d you come to be here
Did you get a sign from up above?
Did you jump or were you pushed?
The things we do for love

Funny all the things we do for love
Can’t imagine what we’re thinking of
Pack things up and walk away
Don’t think about the price you pay
Funny all the things we do for love

Have you ever been sorry?
Feel regret for something that you’ve done
Have you ever been far away,
Far away from home?

Can we ever be happy
We belong here just as much as home
Have you ever been far away
Far away from home?

How’d you come to be here
Did you get a sign from up above?
Did you jump or were you pushed?
The things we do for love

Funny all the things we do for love
Can’t imagine what we’re thinking of
Pack things up and walk away
Don’t think about the price you pay
Funny all the things we do for love
Song Stats
Hits: 5795
Comments: 89
Fans: 46
Plays: 369
Downloads: 162
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Feb 07, 2008 - 05:27:28 AM
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2008 - 11:01:07 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 07:01:20 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Precision Bass, Seagull S6 acoustic, Rode NT3 mic, Behringer UB802 mixer/preamp, iMac G4, Yamaha PSR300 (midi drums)
Software:
Logic Express
Ozone 3
Comments
Scott Carmichael said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
your a pro
Neil... I don't remember what you do for a living or retired or what.. but, it seems you would be a great producer... although the rhythm section is full & active, there is still plenty of space for organ or piano, vox ect... this may show up back on your door with vocals on it.. it has a light airy quality/feel, almost whimsical... appropriate for the subject matter... love will certainly pull the tide of our lives like the moon...

great job
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Firsties!
Thanks for your words Scott - one of the options I had on my list for a career when I left school was "recording engineer", but in those days, that was a bit of a black science, and involved little in the way of academic qualifications. It's still a little "black", but with the technology that's now available, it's much more possible to do a really great job if you put the time in. It seems I'm taking more and more time on each song these days - this took three months to complete. In the past i have knocked a song over in a week or even less ;)
I listened and listened to get ideas for harmonies, but none appeared. If you have an idea, feel free!
Cheers,
Neil
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Scott Carmichael said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
I didn't mean to
imply that this didn't feel finished... quite the opposite... your stuff always has a polish to it that makes it sit right to my ears... it's just fun enough to make you want to jump in
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aclarke said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Very smooth
Neil- this is a real cool song. I love the chord changes- not jarring at all... just, well... smoooth. Very lush and warm sounding and your appealing voice is perfect on this.

You get even better with each track!
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Cheers Adam,
The original idea for this was an almost madrigal feel with lute like guitar sounds, which probably accounts for the smooth feel. It's good to have a new song up - thanks for the listen and comment - appreciate it!
Neil
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Ed Hannifin said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
I almost didn't stop to listen...
...when I realized that, even though I was up at 6:00 AM, I had already been soundly beaten to 'firsties'...

I really like the rhythm on this, Neil, and the almost pop moments that turn up in the chord changes.

And a nice, unusual, musing going on in the lyric...

Very clear mix... You get more and more from less and less... just what's right, just what's needed...

Ed
jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Thirdsies ;)
Music on a sonic budget is where I'm heading Ed ;)

Thanks for the listen and the comment - I seem to be heading off on a slight tangent stylistically at the moment. The next one I'm working on is even further away from my normal stuff, but I'm really enjoying the challenge of singing in different styles. This one pushed me vocally more than anything else I've done, and it was good when it worked. I tried really hard on the mix, taking Jim B's advice to heart re compression - I guess we'll find out how successful I was when he has a listen.

Saw a travel show on Boston yesterday - looks interesting.

Cheers,
Neil
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dajama said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Terrific sound, Neil
and a lovely poppy sound here. I love the chord sequence, and the nice dynamic, rolling forward effect of the guitar. The bass sounds really nice, carrying everything along perfectly. The lyrical content struck a chord with me since my wife and I had a long-distance relationship before I moved here. It wasn't easy, but we never doubted it was right. Funny all the things we do for love, indeed. Another great track. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Cheers Dave
The chords sound really nice picked at half this speed - it was a close call which way I went with this, but I'm pretty pleased with the result. I guess as the world shrinks, more and more people have "multicultural" relationships - a very good thing from where I see it.
Appreciate your comments as always,
Neil
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blaky smith said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
The things
we do for love... What a great theme !
Nice job Neil, may be a piano track to complete, but this song sounds very finely like this and I like this harmony between your guitar playing style and the tone of your voice.
And as usual, a perfect production...
"Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas", it's so real, excellent French my friend !
Marc
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Merci Marc
Not sure where I got that quote from - it was just so appropriate.

My wife is the French speaker, I just dabble :)
Thanks for listening and leaving a comment - glad you enjoyed it.

Neil
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jiguma said 3330 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Hey MArc
I just became a committee member on our local Alliance Francaise :)
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lengold said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Great idea
for lyrics and a subject which is close my heart. I can't believe that my wife's original home is thousands of miles and a continent away. I am sure that she sometimes feels homesick.
I am getting a "Girl From Ipanema' vibe from it - which is a great thing in my opinion. Impressive musicianship as always and your production skills as mentioned above are awesome. (I am trying to get to grips with Ozone 3 - but reading the manual just sends me to sleep.)
Cheers
Len



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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Thanks Len
"Girl from Ipanema" vibe is the one I'm working on now - I'm calling it "Girl From Pambulema" at this stage :)

The whole "bi-cultural" thing seems to be a double edged sword in that the person who moves from their own country to live in their partner's country has a "second home", but they can sometimes not feel a part of either their new home or, if they are away for too long, thrie place of birth. We have German friends (who have lived in Australia for a very long time) who feel like Germans when they are here but like Australians when they are in Germany - must lead to an identity crisis :)

I digress ...... thanks for dropping by Len - always appreciate it.


Neil
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Roxylee said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
The more I listen to your song,
the more I appreciate the integration of the instruments, the timing, and the mixing. Just wonderful, Neil. :-) The chords changes are delightful, and the words made me think of all the things I've done for love. (like lying, sick, on the dirt floor of in a straw hut in the middle of Mexico, as I burned with a high fever, half delirious, no doctor, no transportation except the donkey, a dead goat hanging in a tree (very smelly), me wondering if I was going to die, all because he wanted me to go with him. I'm not sure if that was love or stupidity, but i digress... You write, sing, play, and mix like a pro, and this song proves it again. :-)
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Thanks Roxy
Sounds like a real "do fer love" kind of situation :) I hope it was worth the trouble.
Thanks a lot for the kind words - always appreciated.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
mighty fine
exciting groove from note one - what a cool rhythm, neil. you always serve up something different - i feel like we've never been fed the same song meal twice. i love the changes here, and how you seque from the minor to major mode so brilliantly. stellar vocals, big strong music mixed so beautifully. it's a winner in my book - anne
jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
That rhythm
Thanks for the listen and kind words Anne. I failed to give credit to my "drumming guru" - Mike Watkins (kevmikwa) - here. On more complex drum tracks like this I always try to send him a copy and ask the question "could a real drummer play this?". I do my final tweaking of the midi drums based on his answer. It's the next best thing to having him actually play on the track.

"Big strong music" ..... I like that :)
Cheers from Oz Big Sis,
Neil
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rsorensen said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
cool
great mix on this. i can hear everything so clearly. i'm getting a john mayer vibe. nice work.
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
John Mayer
I'd never thought of John Mayer before, and haven't listened to much of his stuff at all - it's interesting to hear that connection. I can hear what you mean - especially vocally.
Thanks for dropping in.
Neil
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lavalamp said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Wow Neil
The guitars are just great on this, bass including, Kind of a jazzy feel. Quite original. Thia has to be one of your best, Even the squeaking of the acoustic sounds good.
Great tune.
Dave
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Dave,
thanks for leaving a comment. I wasn't sure what genre to put this in - the jazzy influence made me want to go for "Alternative jazz rock" but alas, no such animal :) The next one will be even further in the jazz direction. I used to hate the "squeek" from the acoustic strings, but have grown quite fond of them recently.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Moviz said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
I like
The clarity of everything in this song. Thoughtful lyrics and great Latin style rhythm. The drums in particular sound really good and the chord progressions, but it's ALL good to coin a phrase, cheers M
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Thanks Maurice
for the visit and the listen. Glad it worked for you.
Neil
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guitapick said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Nice...
...juxt btwn the music and lyrics. I always enjoy your works, Neil...
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Cheers Bob!
Neil
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echoroom said 3338 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Just do it
The thing about this track is it's complex but simple - melodic and with great vocal melodies, structured but with a wide range throughout the track. The guitar sounds totally live... i agree with Scott, you've got a career in mixing.

Lyrically this almost feels train of thought - thoughts and feeling spilling out... its great.

Musically this feels like a poppy Radiohead - I'm in awe, again.

steve
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Just do it
Sounds like a good title there :)

You've got it Steve ... "complex but simple" is what I do I guess. The "live" sound on the guitar tracks is mainly due to the great on-board micing system on my Seagull S6. It's only the cheap end of the range, but seems to give so much control over the sound through mixing the 2 mics in the guitar. I used to use my Rode NT3 as well on acoustic tracks, but it seems now that I can get the sound right on the S6 without having to bother setting up the Rode.
I must be the only person on the planet who hasn't listened to Radiohead - must do that some day!
Cheers Steve, thanks for the comments.
Neil
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Feter said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Do For Love
You know this subject very much concern me .and it
stir alot here .great vocalin my friend ,the chord
sequence so cool and very geniune .just top notch
production my friend ..thnx for sharin my friend !
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Do For Love
Feter, I always appreciate your visits to my songs. I'm glad the words reached you.
Peace,
Neil
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Jim Bouchard said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Are you deef?
"Play it LOUD!" ~Why? It's just about the right volume already, so why should I play it loud? I know there was a time when it was fashionable for vinyl albums to have this printed on the album sleeve, perhaps this is a reference to the olden days when, in order to keep the needle from jumping out of the groove, mastering engineers would keep the volume down on loud rock music. Bands didn't have so much control over the mastering, as it was a sort of esoteric art of cutting the grooves in the vinyl and rather mysterious, so they would just have these instructions printed on the covers to compensate. You don't need to put that here, it's just the right volume, and most people if they play it loud would only overdrive their speakers. Are you saying that your music would sound better with distorted speakers? I don't think so, since this sounds just right at a moderate volume. With my in-ear headphones plugged into my MacBook, I have to have the computer's volume about halfway down in order not to hasten myself along on the road to going deaf.

All that said (and I'm really reaching to find some nit to pick), this is really well done, from start to finish. The drums are really incredible with that sort of odd time groove really well performed, and all the instruments are muscular and in the pocket. It's got the feel of a band of virtuoso musicians not shy about hitting the groove as hard as they can. I would have mellowed out the performance aspect of this maybe to go along with the romantic nature of the song, but that's just me. People seem to like what you do just fine, so you should probably just keep being you. The mix is really well done and the mastering level is just right. I don't feel like it's overly compressed, so maybe my job here is done. Throw a couple shrimp on the barbie and relax, my friend!
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jiguma said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Jim!
I think the answer to your question is "probably" :)

I'm glad the drums spoke to you. I spent a lot of time getting them just the way I wanted, and probably lost a few kilos in sweat from hours of "air drumming" along.

I have to say I've been living in some trepidation of late about getting the compression monster controlled, and I'm really pleased to hear that it sounds OK to you.

Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment Jim - I appreciate the "Compression 101" input you've given, and that you keep coming back for more.

Prawns, barbie, nice Chardonnay - no worries!

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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droop said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Fav'd it
yesterday cause I was in a hurry, and you know it sounds even better today. I love the chords but I'm gonna keep it simple......I love everything about this.
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Love your bio pic too ;)
Thanks for listening.
Neil
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said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Do For Love.


Don't we Just. All the things we do for love.
hi
thanks
Love my freind as you already know.
is a very powerful emotion and makes
people do stuff they would never do, if it was not for love. sometimes obssession occurs when the love is not recepicated.

You also captured this just right. A lovely sound. Nice Melodic Voice too.

Dee


jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Welcome to my worls Dee :)
Always good to see a new face on one of my songs Dee. Thanks for listening and leaving a comment. I really appreciate hearing what people think about my stuff.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
and i thought driving....
... across town was far.

A real workaholic piece. There are a lot of twists here. Not the standard verse and chorus type of thing. That is something that I totally enjoy.

And a few nods here and there to some influences I am hearing as well. The beginning has a touch of Yes, plus there is that spin on "while my guitar gently weeps" with the decending lines.

Everything sounds great from the guitars/bass to the midi drums, vocals etc. But it's the song itself and how it is crafted together that is the shining star here.

A really great piece Neil. I totally enjoyed the tune and the superb effort you put into it.
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
I remember
driving across Sydney to see a girl - 3am returns on my motorbike through desolate streets. That seemed too far too (it also seems a VERY long time ago!).
I'm glad you heard the "workaholic" nature of this piece. I've been sitting on it for nearly 3 months, and every couple of nights I'd drag it out and tweak something here or there until I realised that I could keep tweaking it - especially the drums - forever.

I never dreamed that anyone would hear Yes in my songs, but the influence is definitely there - I remember .... well, actually I don't remember, but I listened to a lot of Yes in my time ;)

I'm finding the V/Ch/V/Ch/Bridge/Instrumental/V/Ch/ending structure is suiting me less and less these days. It's fun trying different ways of organising a song.

Vic, I really appreciate your comments. Thanks!

Neil
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Joe Brady said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
Way to go Neil!
I think you really achieved a great sound here, Neil. There is a feeling of space ( a comfortable space) between the instruments. Each individual track (guitar, bass, vocal) is well recorded and sound expertly performed.
Signature Jiguma sound is evolving nicely.

Love turns my world, and no matter how disoriented or anxious, it's my only road out.

Cheers,

Joe
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Hey Joe
Space is good - glad you liked it. Now I can get on with my life ;)
Cheers,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 3337 days ago (February 7th, 2008)
This
Song grabbed me right away.Really interesting beat.Your chords don't always go to the expected place(which I love)Your writing in some ways reminds me of Lennon-very instinctive.The time changes don't seem thought out,it sounds like you just heard it that way.You have a very cool voice-fits the song perfectly.Great!
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Thanks for listening Mark
I just wrote a long reply and stuffed up the send - will start again.
I write instinctively because I have virtually no formal musical training at all. I had about 5 lessons on guitar when I was maybe 9 years old, and that's it. This explains the odd chords and things because my "proper" chord repertoire is pretty limited. Rhythmically I've always thought "outside the box", and never plan rhythm changes - I just allow them to happen. One thing I like about recording on my own is that I don't have to convince anyone else what the rhythm should be ;)
Thanks again for the listen and comments Mark!
Cheers,
Neil
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bud said 3337 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Really like the percussive structure of this piece
it all moves around the rhythm and you're very inventive with the chord changes.
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Cheers Bud
I really enjoy doing the drum tracks - getting to be my favourite part of the whole thing ;)
Neil
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Godchaser said 3337 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Wonderful piece.
Very cool groove going on here though not sure how to discribe it all.I do know I like it.Song crafting and production are excellent.Love the bass tone and bass lines,guitars and vocals are so right on,solid and sharp.Lyrics and overall songwriting and playing as usual are all top shelf.Much enjoyed Neil.

Blessings,
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Thanks for the kind words Daniel
Bass is such a difficult thing to record well - and mixing it is also quite a challenge. I find I have to rethink it each time I do a song. Glad the tone worked for you - appreciate the other words too.
Peace,
Neil
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J.A.Stewart said 3337 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Breezy
Warm and cool at the same time. Nice.

Terrific-sounding tune. The intro progression gave it a sort of Zombies feel, A keyboard part may make it even more so. But it moves on to a very nice Pop-py Bossa Nova groove after that.

I especially liked the acoustic guitar sound in the mix; I'm just beginning to work with acoustics again after abandoning them for decades and finding it a real challenge to get acceptable results.

I wouldn't worry too much about the compression *monster*... you have a pretty good set of engineering ears. So if it sounds right... it IS right. Like any other instrument, it's open to various interpretations. ;)

--- Joe
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Zombies :)
Joe, one of my favourite UK bands when I was young! The melody had two paths open, and the one I didn't use was much more in the "She's Not There" mould - good call!

Acoustic guitars are, for me at least, the basic building block for a song - getting a good sound isn't always easy, but as I said above, the Seagull makes it relatively so.

Jim and I have had an ongoing dialogue about compression, and I have learnt a lot from his attitude and practice as a result. I still like getting the sound dynamic, but am beginning to realise that it doesn't need to be ridiculously compressed to do that.

I really appreciate you having a listen and leaving a note.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Barretok said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Nice groove here
I like that acoustic guitar groove a lot. Great vocals!
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks Bernardo
Always good to see a new face commenting on a song.
Neil
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stevel said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Cool rhythms
Nice track Neil, a really nice funky rhythm on this one...really like the acoustic guitar textures too
Steve
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Cheers from Oz Steve
Liked your 3 way collab with Cat and Bryn. Would really like to do something with you again some time - it's been a long while. Glad you enjoyed the track.
Neil
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Mcboy said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
groovy baby
groovy......again your insight and observations on life make for some great songs.......life poet...thats what u are......groovy baby groovy.....

p.s. who is that on the surfboard?...hehhehhe
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
:)
Aja Coco learning to surf.

Thanks for the comment and listen Mr Boy - I came real close to asking if you'd like to play some guitar on this. Maybe another tune :)

Peace,
Neil
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SystematicFailure said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
like it
fresh, poppy goodness!
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Welcome to MJ SF
Great to see some new faces here. Glad you enjoyed it :)
Neil
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davisamerica said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
yep
this one is smooth cool neil... enjoyed it... alot!!
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks for calling to check it out Jack
Appreciate your listen and visit.
Neil
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thetiler said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Like
how it gets into the stereo effect after the beginning. Like how the guitars Jangles. Would like to hear a bit less percussion, a bit too much crashing for me but the guitar sounds very nice and nice singing!

Thanks for sharing.
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jiguma said 3336 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Bill
Glad you picked up the change to stereo in the "chorus" Bill - was thinking no-one noticed. I like hitting stuff, so you get more percs/kit for your buck. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.
Cheers,
Neil
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Leon said 3335 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
gentle waves
Neil, you really create a musical atmosphere that induces some pleasant emotions. This one has a jazzy beat yet your subdued voice emotes a mellow rock kind of vibe. This song sails like a boat rocking gently on soft waves.
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jiguma said 3335 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Thanks for Listening Leon
Pretty difficult for me to get away from "mellow" in the voice department :)
Good to see you back around the place.
Neil
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said 3335 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Heavy
love the bass on this, what an arrangement you have it man!!!! I think I have a new Jiguma favorite!
jiguma said 3333 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Bass
I had a ball doing the bass for this one - it needed something a little out of the ordinary to drive it.
Thanks for listening - I hope the next one is even more to your taste!
Cheers,
Neil
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said 3335 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Another
superb track Neil! Enjoyed this one very much.
jiguma said 3333 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
:)
Thanks Mike.
Neil
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VicDiesel said 3335 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
What we do indeed.
Hey, that's a great pop song, and it sounds fantastic. My compliments.
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jiguma said 3328 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Hey thanks Vic
I've been really enjoying your recorder tunes. Nice to have a song slip across to "pop" - or are you referring to my grandfather status? ;)
Neil
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saymme said 3334 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
( 8 isn't this
on a CD already : )? ! ?!!!!!!!!!!! The production is so FINE it sounds like it's 'outthere' already(!)wow ! I love Your Music Neil, like I've said before You got a special voice-one in a kind- I love the way both Your Music & Lyrics do unexpected turns 8 )like this song..it was abit 'unexpected'(?)to hear this because of the pro-techniq don't know how to say it in English just pray You get me right :) Beleive most People can relate to the message also I can relate LOVE FOR MUSIC I'd do anything to get to listen to all this great Music here, we're so fortunate - so many countries who're forbidden to make or even LISTEN to the Music they want to hear & even worse still, all the People in the World who haven't even got a CHANCE to even KNOW ABOUT IT . . maybe I'm alittle off topic here..One thing about getting older is the advantage of your history-trial&error experiences of Love for one thing. I wouldn't want to be a teenager today as it's so much tuffer than when we were young...too many who go through thoughts of suicide & even doing it . The thoughts aren't unusual & wasn't perhaps in our youth either . It's a huge step between the both -still too many never get the chance they deserve.
& I must say being a Christian beleiver for nearly 2 years has carried me & many with me 8 )
ThankYou for this wonderful song I'm sure You'll soon have another CD out : ) : ) : ) We need more Music from Australia up here & allover ! Lenaxx
rover101 said 3332 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Nice one
Really not much else to say
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timothy devine said 3332 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
wow
I can so relate to this song.
I moved away from my home with wife and family.
In my wifes home town i now reside
its home a little more each day
what a great tune
I love the guitar work on this
the dancing chords make it nice and lively.
Dave Mathews kind of does that with his guitar.
The funky syncopated rhythm in the opening just grabs my intereest right on to the end.
I should pic your brain on recording acoustic guitar
cause man you got it down pat.
thanks for sharing
tim




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perceptualvortex said 3331 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Super
This is great, Neil... I really especially like the rhythmic treatment, the way it rolls endlessly forward, like a plant that keeps growing bigger and bigger, and surprisingly never stops growing. I guess that's your MIDI drumming and the relentless guitar doing that... and are you adding extra beats here and there? Anyway, I love it, and the music reminds me of Adrien Belew. The vox are pure jiguma, like no one else and really good.
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jiguma said 3327 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Thanks for the kind comment Dave
In an odd twist, I found a set of really classy bongoes on the beach last weekend - perfect condition and really solidly made ("MountainRhythm"), so I suspect you'll get some proper drumming soon (once the police give them back - I have quite a conscience about this sort of thing - after 28 days).

Any comment with me and Adrian Belew in the same sentence is OK by me!
Cheers,
Neil
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stephendavis said 3329 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
wow...
incredible! i'm new here and i've already been wonderfully inspired. keep the groove going man.
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Cameron said 3329 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
great percussion
I really enjoyed listening to this piece last night, pointed to it in MJ chat.

I'll repeat what I wrote in chat -- your use of percussion is downright genius! You obviously DO have an affinity with drums.

Your vocals are also excellent; you have a distinctive style all your own.

No wonder this song has so many fans. It's a winner!

Sincerely,
Cameron
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magnatone said 3327 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
This is Great
Lovely melody, cool guitar, toe tappin' I really like your music! Thanks
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said 3327 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Good sound
There's so many details in this one.... Very good song.... And the sound are amazing.... I like the rhythm..... Great.....
dirigent said 3327 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Great
This song blows me away. So much has been said before, everything is true. Top-pro-track with mindblowing creativity - but everything goes so well together. One of the best I ever heard - really. Great, great, great!!
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apb said 3327 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Excellent Neil
.. really top notch. A song that really plays to and exploits your many honed performance and production skills- delivery was particularily excellent on the vocals. Deservedly well received- sorry I was late to get to this.

It would be me 'apb' that also hears the Radiohead element ..that Steve mentioned: I think it is a song called 'Kharma police'?? off "Ok, computer" .. and it's likely the rhythm of the picking (they don't do acoustic picking songs often).. and interesting unexpected changes that makes a kinda loose similarity to that 'pop' number.. that and that you've recorded an acoustic as well as they did (if not better) .. at a fraction of the cost as well :o)

A little piano perhaps is an interesting notion for
a little more flavour/variation .. I'd also suggest some higher harmonies occassionally beefing the lead (taste thing)- starting bridge/chorus... then perhaps
in the verses afterwards, may compliment.

Grand job.
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apb said 3327 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
nope .. scratch that ..

.. not "Kharma police" .. but "paranoid android" .. got the
album right... you should check it out, you might like it and
hear some resemblance yourself :o)
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magnatone said 3327 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
This is beautiful!
You've got chops in so many ways, they're hard to count. this is really excellent, thanks
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Dennis James said 3326 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Yes....
...I have, and are, sometimes....amazing production here Neil and your chords and stuff get more adventurous all the time.
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said 3319 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Infectious
Fantastic grooves, vocals, dynamics and the list goes...I would say my favorite from you so far, everything shines on this
Cheers for a great song!
said 3313 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Great song and also great to hear that another CD is coming .. The work here is amazing. As always, you impress me with your work sir. Just another GEM from you. Downloaded.

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
KevinElvisPoirier said 3297 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
cool song
great tune, i like the feel of the song and the rhythm through out the tune. you did a great job producing this one.
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Soundhound said 3276 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Very Nice Work
Light in feel but very strong in substance. like Scott said your a pro.


I..........LIKE IT.............
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ILoveVariousArtists said 3275 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
my cherry comment
Neil, i just love this track and i couldn't find a better place to make my first post. You are doing great work and your writing, playing, singing and production is just getting better and better. This one hits all the bases mate - congrats! Joe
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Boris the Bull said 3256 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Thoughts from the Bull...
Right off, this one is quirky and forced me to take notice. Your familiar and unique vocal delivery pulled me in instantly and kept me hooked.

i just love the skillfull twisting you do with the music. it's a challenge to simply imagine how you write a piece like this. i'm guessing it's a time consuming process!

lyrically, it's thoughtfully, yet maintains a formiddable pop sensibility. fantastic piece of music! well done, neil!
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Macaudion said 3233 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
My god, sir
you don't ever let up, not even in the least bit. Listening to all of these tune in a row (I started w/ "Walk away" and worked up from there), I'm hear a kaleidoscope of the places that your imagination can take a person, if they're willing, and able...

This one has me tearing up big time, as I reminisce about what I've done for love, and now, considering moving to Adelaide...

Totally diggin the drums on this Neil! Man have you come a LONG ways! (as we all have) Love the g'tar on this too.

But the words have really captured me on this one!

Man...

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