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I just came back from court (had to testify against the guy who assaulted me last month). what a friggin nightmare. his lawyer grilled me on whether I had ever been arrested (yeah, back in the 80's) and what color shirt the guy was wearing (i don't know, he hit me from behind). she tried to make it out like i wasn't a credible witness, but then found out I run a statewide HIV program and said she didn't have any more questions. I still felt bad for the guy (obviously crazy), but she pissed me off so much I wanted her to lose in a big way.

Anyways, I digress. I came home and started recording to get my head straight and came up with this little tune. It's an indie/alternative pop song and the key of A is all wrong for me. I was inspired enough to do the music, and nothing is striking me for vocals. very simple and straightforward, but not happening for me.

anyone care to take a shot at it? i recorded it in GB4.
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Uploaded: May 12, 2008 - 04:13:39 PM
Last Updated: May 12, 2008 - 04:13:39 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:35:59 PM
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intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard, ibanez bass, ibanez artcore guitar, line 6 toneport
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GB4, ambience reverb, line 6 gearbox, bs-0 sound font player, TAL bass synth,
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rsorensen said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
cool
i like happy/sad songs like this. i'll give it a shot.
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michael2 said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
cool
can't wait to hear what you come up with. i started something and it may be headed too much in a built to spill/pavement direction. now get to work :)
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rsorensen said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
hmm
a built to spill/pavement direction. sounds tasty.
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Peter Bauckham said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
It has all the
makings of a really good song - I keep hearing cascading acoustic guitars for some reason! Really catchy tune - can you let me have the chords?

Peter

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michael2 said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
thanks Peter
the chords are just A, but on the chorus it does A,E F# and D. the guitar parts were just improvised, so not sure if they are inadvertently playing some weird passing chords. thanks for the interest.
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lavalamp said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
It's really
open for vocals. Like the little tune you put down. Inspiring.

Dave
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michael2 said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
thanks for listening
lavalamp. appreciate it.
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yrp said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
I wish I could
try...
Congratulations, Michael.
itīs great as it is and it no doubt will become excellent when the vocals were added.
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michael2 said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
thanks carlos
appreciate the listen. loved your new one (a bunch). you are under appreciated as of yet. one day you will be HUUUge.
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ledebutant said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Dibs
I'm on it.
ledebutant said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Okay..
Okay, not dibs, but I'm on it.
Feter said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
I'm Uneasy
I hear ye ...alot of thougths and images ..glad
you did click and record ..its so fine to read
and hear a diary ...thnx alot for sharin it !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
This is gonna produce some great stuff....
....I can feel it. Can't wait, but guess I'll have to. Loaded with inspiration. Hats off Michael. Terry
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Vic Holman said 3445 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
like how this goes
looks like ya got some players. cool.

neat guitar lines and melody. flows nicely.


a pisser on the court deal. This method of victimizing the victims has really gone to extremes.
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spitlogic said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Therapy
Music is the best way to let out frustrations.
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said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Here come the warm jets
Nice one Michael
said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Speaking of Eno
Check out sonicmagpie's new one on icomp (we cant post it here)...a version of The River from Eno/Cale's Wrong Way Up album

b
echoroom said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
You? Lost for inspiration?
Some mistake surely! Great poppy little track... would you share the original GB file???

steve
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lengold said 3445 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Great soundbed
Michael - I am sure that we will hear many versions of this.
Cheers
Len


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magnatone said 3444 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
I'm Uneasy
I had to come here to listen to the original song that rsorenson added to. This is great just as it is frankly, but the addition is also great. I hope your nightmare with the assault starts to abate a abit (abate abit?) with the court date out of the way. I love how you're able to use your awesome musical talent to deal with it all - you rock!
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davisamerica said 3443 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
right then michael
actually heard rsorensen version before catching up to you .... this is a "hunny" of a tune .. sorry about the fun time in legalville .. u should pull some traffic on collabs on this ... it really is good michael
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bud said 3443 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Really like the sound of the drums
they sound like they're being played live in the room. Guess they could be actually. Great feel and lots of generous openings for the next person to come along. I like the Pavement idea - considering you were hit with a chunk of sidewalk.
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michael2 said 3443 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
thanks kevin
the drums were probably the part that i spent the most time on. not the actual programming (it's just 2 midi loops, no fills); but experimenting with compression, EQ and reverb to try and get a good "live in the practice room'" sort of sound. i picked the loops because they sound like my old drummer Scott plays (kind of like aural comfort food).

just did the vox for this, but i need to let them sit for a night; just to make sure I don't hate them.
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said 3443 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
I'm Uneasy
WOW!!!
Mike it sounds absolutely fantastic. I love it. Was this another one that you created when you came back from court because I have that one too.
I am sure I download all your music I could never do this one justice.
thanks
Peace Dee xx
said 3443 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Spot on.
Don't change a thing. The key of A gives it real whimsey.
It's quite solid. It makes me feel like i am back in SF again.
A
stevel said 3443 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
Warm and Cool
I like this track a lot...I can imagine attempting to sing over this one
Got a really cool groove to it!
Steve
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Mystified said 3442 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
Ok...yeah....
You convinced me...
What a great track, michael.

I'll be posting up my version soon.
Thanks for the invitation :)
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Reinholt56 said 3442 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
Sorry Michael......
I'm late to this party. I downloaded the piece when you first uploaded it, as I do with all your pieces, but I didn't get around to commenting until now.

I love the piece stand-alone and I can hear definite lead lines that could fit. I'm going to play around with this over the next few weeks and see what comes out. If anything does credit to your music I'll let you know, otherwise I'll keep quiet.

I have listened a few times and the same lead line keeps coming to me so it's just a matter of playing the keys to mix it in. Ha!!

Take care.

Paul
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Elevator_Funk said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Cool
This is good how it is. It could be the soundtrack on a Wes Anderson film.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Mick you are far oot.
Far oot man. Prima Michael.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3440 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Uh yeah...
like I forgot Michael any chance of the B.P.M. on this wee gem - I just listened to your vocal take on this and it's triffic, toodle pip old bean.
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Alannah said 3440 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
OH ... read a couple of comments ....
.. while listening and thought ... OH how KEWL would a RSorenson / Ledebutant vocal COLLAB BE on this !!!!! YES .. I hope they read this ... or maybe M2 tells them that I said this ... or ... or ... or ..... but then again .. while listening I could also hear some RAWKIN guitar riffs coming in here and there ... but I don't play guitar ... so .... hopefully one of our guitar rock officionados ... mught just take the cue ...... OK while listening I read a few more and now know that RSorenson did something with it ... but I still think Ledeb should throw in !!!!
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Heightened said 3435 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Wow, this is really nice
And if rsorensen does something to it - COOL!
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gregd said 3434 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Definitely soundtrack material . . .
as it stands now. It will undoubtedly be turned into an army of pop tunes. I like the sounds you make as you blow off steam---and those you make when you're not, as well!
-g
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bobnisbet said 3434 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Bummer turned bad
Sorry to hear what inspired this tune... I'm actually thinking of using it as background music to a slide show of Democratic candidates up for election in Oregon for the fall election!

Cheers,
Bob
Char said 3097 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
A fabulous
effort. I've heard how it was added to and frankly, without your music, those great songs wouldn't exist. You are generous to provide the tunes for others. Thanks.
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Livingstone said 3051 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
can I write some lyrics for this?
I have a chorus already laid out vocally... Key of A has NEVER been something I`ve tried, so , Im up for a challenge
Cori Ander said 2695 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
very
nice music in deed ..
long since you posted .. guess you have recovered and almost forgot about it all ..
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