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So So Sleepy


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Acoustic

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a campfire song for those who had a hard adjusting to setting their clocks ahead last week.

a while back, i posted a song with a demo bonus track. it lasted barely a minute. this is the full version.
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Lyrics
So So Sleepy

had this dream I would never awake
sleep comes down hard
give me time, I try to rise
give me more time please

ch:
try to wake me
I'm so so sleepy
try to shake me
I'm so so sleepy

the whole day i live in a haze
dreamed i was awake
it's to dark, I'm to old
I'm too far asleep

ch:
try to wake me
I'm so so sleepy
try to shake me
I'm so so sleepy

sun comes up to early for me
please drop the shades
I'm unwired, I'm to tired
I need more time please

ch:
try to wake me
I'm so so sleepy
try to shake me
I'm so so sleepy

the hands of time are reaching nine
I don't care
feed the rest, I'm a mess
what more can I say

ch:
try to wake me
I'm so so sleepy
try to shake me
I'm so so sleepy
Song Stats
Hits: 3880
Comments: 83
Fans: 31
Plays: 142
Downloads: 129

Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008 - 07:46:25 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2008 - 07:46:25 PM Last Played: Dec 22, 2014 - 06:48:16 AM
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Hardware:
iMac, Ibanez EW acoustic, ovation celebrity super shallow acoustic, m-audio keyboard, condenser mike
Software:
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Comments
aclarke said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Another one of those days
I feel like I'm going to wear out the favorite button. I'm so glad is the whole song and not just the tease! :)

Vic, this is a terrific song... your guitar playing is always outstanding but your voice is completely right for this song. I have this exercise I try in my head while listening to a song... called- how would I sing this song... this one is all Vic Holman... I can't hear anyone else doing this justice.

Great song... I've snagged my free copy!
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Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
thanks Adam
no teasing on this one. I realized that I had not done just a acoustic piece in all the time I've been here. Once I did the demo, the thing kept gnawing at me to finish it. Now I can sleep better.
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aclarke said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
oh yeah...
you have the best song art!
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Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
art
i create the art in freehand, unfortunately adobe bought it out and want to push illustrator instead, even though freehand has been the better graphic program
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Feter said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
So So Sleepy
this is very much trippy my friend ...
your singin on this one just great .the acoutsic
set of Vic Holman here just as top as the fire
electric settin ...I loved it and its like a
mando feel at the end ..man you Rock ,KUDOS !!
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Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
thanks Feter
yes this is the unplugged part of the set. the simulated mando part is two guitars playing harmony lines.
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bud said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Beauty Vic
The chorus reminds me a bit of Roy Orbison - I could see you going there one day. Very stately playing and arranging - sweet.
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Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Thanks Bud
I could never get the high falsetto of Roy (maybe if i stand on a chair)

the acoustics i played with capos at the fifth fret. then i had to figure the transpositions for bass and the 3 synth tracks. definately had my work cut out for me.
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said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
ZZZZZZZZZZZ.........
love the acoustic guitar and the strings backing this are just perfect. (Is that the Ovation on the guitar solo?) Sounds real nice. Your lyrics are always interesting... this is no exception.
A dreamy dream of a song, Vic... great finish.
Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Jack, Wake Up!
the house is on fire!!

Yes, it's the ovation for the lead parts. I needed the different sound to cut through the mix. since it is a super shallow bowl, I backed up the solos with the ibanez playing a octave down for support.

I did 3 string tracks, an ensemble, violas and cellos in order to fill it out more.
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said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
I remember that track-
You turned this into a nice tune! Man, I can relate to the lyrics- every day I'm in a haze.

The mix sounds excellent!
Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Hey Mike
.... and I've seen that huge coffee mug of your's!

it's a little tricky mixing guitars with 3 string synth tracks but I'm pretty how it came out. plus, I'm glad that I hadn't forgotten the chords by the time I came back to finishing thisszzzz..
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Nick_Flash said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
nice one
This has progressed into a nice song. I like the backing synths. Your voice sounds good here also. Reminds me my eyes are getting heavy and I need to go sleep.
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Vic Holman said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
i guess.....
I'll have to do a fast rocker next time to wake everyone up.

it does make for a good lullaby though.
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Ibstrat said 3327 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
This sounds
fantastic.If I had 1/10 the recording knowledge that you do I would be happy.Your voice sounds incredible here.I saw some people butchering Beatles songs on American Idol tonite-this makes me feel better.Excellent guitar work!
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks Mark!
well, it goes to show if I can learn something of the recording process then anyone can. I started out knowing not a thing when i first got garageband, and i have a ton of badly recorded songs to prove it. It just takes a lot of trail and error and time. for me it did at least. But the whole process is just as exciting as when i first started playing guitar back in my teens.
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lengold said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
The whole day I live in a haze
Yeah, me too.
Really like this beautifully written song Vic. The instrumentation, vocals and production do it the justice it deserves too.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks Len
I'm not one of types that can jump out of bed and my day cannot really kick in until I've downed a couple cups of coffee in the morning. I wish nap time was mandatory at work in the afternoon.
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
So sleepy
I just woke up and what a great woke up find this post from one of my fave artist vic this is for me a Wonderfully song the best wake up I ever had... I remember that demo bonus track you did and now you have taken it to another dimension... Very nice done I really dig it.
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Hey Kenta!
It took me a while to get around to finish this. I think I was "To To Lazy". I can now sleep more peacefully knowing that it is finally done.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
don't need to set the clocks ahead
I don't need to set the clocks ahead for this to happen to me .. Thank you for being a mouthpiece of us who would need 26 hours days :-)

Nice melody, great vocals with lots of personality, good production.

Johannes
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks Johannas
26 hours. I only get around 6 and 1/2 hours of sleep and still find the day goes by in a hazy blur. I think a lot of people can identify, judging by how fast the coffee goes at work.
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DWL said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Really nice Vic
Lovely use of the strings and the acoustic works so well on this.

A hit without a doubt.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks Dick
I did 3 tracks of synth strings ( violins, violas and cellos) to fill it out. The guitars alone would have left the song to trebly without them.

It just makes me sleepy just thinking about the mixing for this.

Thanks again Dick
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that80sboy said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
simple....
...but beautiful!....thanks for the post vic!
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks 80's Boy
i thought it would be a nice contrast to what i normally do.

thanks for taking a listen!
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Mcboy said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
kool
song my man...u r one unique kat......few can claim a sound.....and u have yours...and i dig it......k..time to nap......hehhehe
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Vic Holman said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks Mcboy
almost laid back enough to be a lullaby for nappy time. I definately learned something about mixing acoustics and strings from this.
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SJB said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
I'm awake now
A lovely vocal melody with an accompaniment that fits perfectly. Strings and bass make a great cushion for the acoustic guitar to sit on. Really fantastic production and playing (the tremolo plectrum picking near the end was a surprising treat for the ears!).
Thanks for posting.
All the best to you.
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks for the listen
I played the guitars with a capo at the fifth fret. so it became a neccessity to add the various string tracks and bass to fill it out. I found out quickly that acoustics and orchestra strings are not the easiest to mix.

Thanks again! appreciated
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MarkHolbrook said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Amazing sound on the guitars
Very rich and clear. Nice mix. Everything fits together well!
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
I put down 6 acoustic tracks. Doubling the hybrid picking and strummed parts and panned opposite. it gives a better stereo image. then the other two were for the solo parts. I've found that helps to give it a big sound.

Thanks again for the listen.
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davisamerica said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
indeed
a bit of the travelling wilburys ... but not ... just you vic ... how the heck do you keep the bar so high ... really enjoyed this
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
about that bar...
heck, I'm trying to reach it the same as everyone else. hopefully when we all reach it, we can all sit down and have a beer together.
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magnatone said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
So Sleepy
Wow - what a perfect song. I can get Bud's Roy Orbison reference earlier - I also go a little bit to George Harrison, though you're singing circles around him. As has been already stated, the production here is just amazing. You SO know what you're doing - thanks for the wonderful post!
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
If only i could sing like roy
I have gotten the George reference before, usually it's when i throw slide guitar work in. Then again I did learn to play guitar way back when to Georges Beatle guitar work. So I guess it rubbed off some.
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michael2 said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
really nice
one vic, everything sounds so good. glad that you fleshed this one out as it's too good to just be an outro. i'm falling asleep at my desk right now, so this is perfect for my state of mind. like how you do the descending thing with a little twist in the solo. just beautiful man. i can't believe how much you pack into one song without it sounding like an overproduced mess; always impressive.
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
thanks Michael
It haunted me in my dreams by not finishing it off.

I thought it was a way to show my working in process style, of course the vocals always come last.

Now that's at rest, I'm not so sleepy now.
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Z293 said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Sweet
You really carry this song along without a lot of instrumentation. That can be a tough thing to do but you seemed to have little trouble in the process.
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Mr. Z!
Sometime constraining myself is the hardest thing to do. I even cut some extra stuff out. But I wanted to do this some justice!
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Peter Bauckham said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Great
song Vic - Love the arrangement - the strings really add. Another fav!

Peter
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Peter
Really glad you liked it. I've always have been hesitant to put something like this out. Not sure why.

Biggest problem for me was that I played the guitar with a capo and then had to figure out the keyboard parts to match.

Thanks again Peter.
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said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Good one, great vocals
Im glad you decided to elaborate on this fine song, its well crafted and finely tuned and I like that you kept it restrained. Neat guitar work as usual!
Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Hey Tom
I thought it would be good to go ahead and see this to completion. I figured I should have a unplugged tune so everyone could light candles. fire code or not.
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said 3326 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Really lovely.

song and you play your guitar so sweet too, Cheers nice lyrics also
this did not put me to sleep, just the opposite. Woke me up more for a listen. liked the way you sang the song lazily too so cool.
And at this time of the morning in the Uk I should be asleep but cannot.
Peace Dee.
Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thank You Very Much!
Normally I'm not this mellow. But it was worth giving it a shot. After I had the guitar part figured out it hit me where to go with the lyrics. I actually recorded the vocals after i woke up on a Saturday. Method singer i guess.
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buckhorn said 3326 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
You're putting out
Consistently quality stuff. I dug this as the bonus tune. Cool to hear a little different production for you with more acoustic plus strings and such, beautiful overall sound. Sparse or fleshed out it's a great tune. Regards
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Matthew
With the demo and then to this final piece, it kinda shows how i progress through a song when i build them. But I always add the vocals after everything else is done though.
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Ed Hannifin said 3326 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Yeah, I've been waiting for this...
I really enjoy the stereo spread of the acoustic guitars, and I like the melody...

I also really like the acoustic lead breaks...

The song itself is really strong, and the vocal is great as well..

Ed
Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks Ed
I wasn't going to leave you hanging with this one.

I was just "To To Lazy" to get to it sooner. I learned some things in mixing when adding strings to acoustics. It did take some work to separate them out. Valuable lesson learned.
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lavalamp said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
We change our clocks..
at the end of this month, but I took vacation the Monday after that weekend, so I'm good.

By the way great song Vic. Like hearing this side of you. Loved the guitar break.

Bud mentioned Orbison..........I see that.

Have a Great Easter
LL
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Hey Dave, Thanks!
yeah I have a softer side. Roy's falsetto I'll never to be able to reach. But he did put strings in quite a few of his tunes. maybe that's part of it.

Over here they moved the time change up a few weeks from what it use to be. I'll get use to it, someday.

And have a happy Easter yourself, Dave
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dajama said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Beautiful guitar
sound on this. It just rings out in the phones. And add to that your vocal - what a great song. You sing this with great style and feeling, and those string sounds work perfectly, complementing without overwhelming the sound and the song. Beautiful. Glad you decided to do the full-blown version of this. Nicely done. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3325 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Thanks David
It was quite a balancing act to get the string tracks right. beyond the fade ins and outs. When converting to a mp3 file, the sample rate would either boost them or drop them to much. I had 7 or 8 bounced down files before I got to this one. For a simple sounding tune, this took some effort. Whew!

Thanks again David, appreciate to giving it a listen!
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egobandit said 3324 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Im so tired
Madeline kahn sang it so nice in blazing saddles but this is better. I dont know why this sounds so familar to me. Is this a previous post. Enjoyed this alot. This is exactly where Im at so tired I cant do nothing.. tonight Im giving my all to listen to some great tunage on MJs glad I caught this!
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Vic Holman said 3324 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
I remember that
scene, now that you metioned it. been some time since i've seen it.

yes a while back i added a bonus track to a song that was a start/demo. this is the finished version.... finally.

good to see ya back!
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said 3324 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
i absolutely...
love this one!
plus i can relate, the time change messed me up for a week!
this is one nice and hypnotic track.
Vic Holman said 3323 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
the one good thing
.. is we get more day light in the eve.

right off the bat, when i started on this, it had sleepy written all over it.a good way to say bye to winter.
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guitapick said 3323 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
Man...
...such fine songwriting and delivery...
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Vic Holman said 3323 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Bob
In a lot of ways I have to give Ed (EJH) credit, for some time he has been wanting to hear a acoustic tune from me. So, that was the starting point and finally had something that could work.

Thanks for the listen
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Norman Goodman said 3323 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
Beautiful production
What an awesome arrangement and recording......enjoyed this very very much.
Melody is very strong and acoustic playing is perfect....the strings sealed the deal.
Excellent!
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Vic Holman said 3323 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Norman!
I was holding my breathe the whole time i would record the hybrid picking parts, string buz can drive ya nuts.

Getting the 3 string tracks and acoustic tracks mixed took some time. To close in the frequency range. The best thing is I learned something new.
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Heightened said 3321 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
An excellent piece -
so sleep in peace.
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Vic Holman said 3320 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
ha ha
oh I sleep just fine. it's the waking up part. I should learn to go to bed earlier.
Thanks for the listen!
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saymme said 3321 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
You
..your voice..reminds me of the Beatles...I'm not kiddin.
Awesome . Flowers to You -You could be at MJWoodstock w this ! tx lena
Vic Holman said 3319 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Thank You Very Much
the Beatles did 2 songs I'm Only Sleeping and I'm so Tired. maybe this can fill in as the trilogy ;)

I appreciate the listen!
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jiguma said 3319 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Top post Vic!
Lovely ballad - my niece has to write a piece on a "modern ballad" for a school assignment - I'll send her a copy of this (the alternative was going to be Lennon's "Imagine").

Lovely vocal and subtle use of the strings - I find that they are a bugger to mix. Really like the bass line you've chosen, again, subtle and perfect for the context. Like the "mando" at the end. Guitars as good as ever.

Beautiful Ozone-fuelled production too.

Really enjoyable post.
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3319 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
hopefully your niece finds it interesting, the would be awesome.

true, 3 tracks of strings and acoustics ride the same range. lots of minor tweeking after 8 mp3 bounces. i found they want to jump up or down a bit in volume due to conversion.

And no Ozone, you'll find you won't need it in Logic 8.
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jiguma said 3319 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Ozone in Logic 8
Vic, that's the best news I've heard in some time - about not needing Ozone I mean. I was getting concerned that I'd have to upgrade Ozone at yet another expense when I'll already be spending a whack on the iMac and Logic Studio.

Thanks,
Neil
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Vic Holman said 3318 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
now the bad news
you get a whole lot of options and controls to work with. I pretty much have my master plug - ins set-up. I found the waveburner multi processors work the best.
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rsorensen said 3318 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
sleepy
as usual a damn great mix. very sonically pleasing all around. I absolutely LOVE the melody of the chorus too. well done! faved!
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Vic Holman said 3316 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
thanks very much
well, I'm well rested now.

Sometimes the songs that seem to be an easy mix can tend to be the toughest. I'm glad this one is put to bed.

I really appreciate you taking the time to give it a listen.
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said 3316 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Sweeeeeeet!
I was quite content with the demo, but I'm glad you opted to take this to the next level. Beautiful melody. Nice clean guitar. Excellent production throughout. But what I like the best is the way your vox rests---nay, FLOATS---upon the sound bed. Bravo!

Be well!
Vic Holman said 3316 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thanks Mike
sweet dreams that it's off my back. it was nagging at me to take it to completion. I'm glad the vocals came across as kinda floaty. seems to fit.
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Doug Somers said 3314 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
As a chronic sleeper-inner (?) I can certainly relate
Beautful song here Vic, evokes the rest you describe. Well put together in all respects.

Keep well............zzzzzzzzzzz
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Vic Holman said 3303 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
and wouldn't ya know it
the birds are out early now a days making to much a racket in the mornings
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Dj French Toast said 3305 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
I love
your voice so much man . This is such a great song man . Simple and beautiful .
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Vic Holman said 3275 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
Thanks Bennie
truth is I wish I could sound like anyone else.lol.

thanks for the listen, man
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said 3290 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Sleepy...
I've been waiting for that acoustic tune from you. Great playing, great singing, pro. composing. It's really great, I loved that deep bass sound and the ending left me speechless.... Thanks for sharing this gem here!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Vic Holman said 3275 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
Thanks Yeman
I figured it was about time to throw in a acoustic song. I'm real glad you liked it!
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said 3276 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Wake up Sleepy Head : )
The sun is peekin' in on your windowsill. : )
Vic Holman said 3275 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
yaaaaawn
no, i don't want to go to work today. ;-)
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said 3262 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
So so sleepy
Wow !! You are sooo talented. With a great voice as well. I love your singing. I love ths as well.
I will listen to some of your earlier ones soon. I like listening to first uploads too. :)

Peace Dee
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