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Here is a 2 minute pop song that I wrote. I did all of the drums in MIDI instead of using DOD. I think they turned out okay, really wanted them to sound live. There are plenty of synths and backup vox (cause they are so much fun to record). I don't know what this sounds like. it's about how I wish i could feel more innocent.
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Lyrics
some people got it right
some people got a funny way of growing old
it's like my father said before
a euphemism is just another way of playing coy

i'm foolish
but trying
i laugh at myself
i'm dreaming
while the world is scheming
and i laugh at myself

my babies got it right
she laughs and smiles at everyone
she sees on the street
like my father said to
just do your best
you'll probably live to see another day

i'm foolish
but trying
i laugh at myself
i'm dreaming
while the world is scheming
and i laugh at myself

don't freak out
you'll get there
and all your games
they only fool yourself
Song Stats
Hits: 3956
Comments: 30
Fans: 32
Plays: 178
Downloads: 143
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Aug 12, 2008 - 01:55:55 PM
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2008 - 01:55:55 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2017 - 11:30:35 PM
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Hardware:
intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard, kay acoustic guitar, ibanez bass, MXL USB mic
Software:
GB4, EVE softsynth
Comments
Ash Tree said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Awesome
Beatlesqueness. Inspiring.
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michael2 said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
cool
glad you like this one. thanks for listening.
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rsorensen said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
dude
genius. 60s pop revisited. bg vox sound very nice and I like the 'live' drums. I like to tap them out once in a while too when I have time, but they never sound this good. the synths are a real nice, subtle touch and everything sits really well in the mix. Top post!
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michael2 said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
thanks ridd
i have only recently been trying to program drums for rock/pop songs. you're right, it's pretty time consuming, but there is a lot of fun to be had tweaking out on them. thanks for listening.
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said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Awsome !!!!!
That's it !

Peace Dee.
said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
I also
Downloaded. :)
guitapick said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
Fine crafting...
...of song...love the harmonies...
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ktb said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
warm
and fuzzies all around. Great ideas.
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SmokeyVW said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
innocence
any song that contains a major scale run (at 1:39) is A-OK by me!

you sure caught that sense of innocence

thanks


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Lennon714 said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
I
Can't believe those are MIDI drums. It's depressing, really. Inspiring, also. I want to go home and see if I can improve my drums. But the song crafting here is top notch. I've got no criticisms, just accolades this time.
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Henke said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
This was really sweet!
And could easily have been found on one of those "odd" Beatles albums (White?!). Enjoyed this with a happy smile on my face...

Thanks,
Henke
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yrp said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
So
uplifting without being cynical.
And the instrumentation is very sweet, liked that flute very much.
There is no way for me to compress my musical ideas in so little time and only for this I would admire this song.
Congratulations, my good friend.

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Ed Hannifin said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
That tracks got so much going on...
...middle to late Beatleness, and some Big Star, and a smidge of Lindsey Buckingham... Pop to the max...

Ed
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Feter said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
I Laugh at Myself
loved this alot ...you do the drums the best realisitic ...
loved this light hearted song my friend thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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Jim Bouchard said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
top notch!
Of course. It's an interesting nasally way you've got to singing that isn't quite Dylan at all as the harmonies always smooth things out. The drums really do sound live and the mix is just about perfect. The kick is especially nice. I sort of wish there was a little electric guitar to give this a little more oomph. Maybe an instrumental bridge with a solo in it? I guess the bridge is the ending "verse:, which is something I like to do myself. It starts out with the piano sounding like an old Cat Stephens song, and the flute touches are pretty nice. All sort of comfortable references here to make it nice and familiar and yet not. There's some sort of odd crackles in the ending with the "oo" but maybe that's intentional.
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Vic Holman said 3391 days ago (August 12th, 2008)
harkens...
... to a amalgamation of quite a few of the late 60's pop bands.

cool to see you try out the midi drum approach. I found they take up less sonic space. I think they turned out really good here. Mix is really good as well. The choir of backing vocals is ideal and turned out great. You always have a great knack on how to harmonize the vocals.

excellent!
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Reinholt56 said 3391 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Hi Michael....
This is another one of your great songs.

All aspects of the tune, arrangement, sound and singing fit together so well.

Take care.

Paul
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buckhorn said 3391 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
All your tunes
are bound to be excellent. The thing that strikes me about this one is the super clean production. Droney but not dirty. Another hit from the hit factory.
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dirigent said 3391 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
I Laugh at myself
Wonderful track, love the artwork, too. The song has a special enchanting vibe, it's outstanding! Lovely, bravo!!
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cjdaley said 3390 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
I cry on myself
when I hear your music. I like the way the organs sound on this, it has an street organ/roundabout feel which I find really great.
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lavalamp said 3390 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Right on
Your vox is top-notch on this. Does have that 60's feel. On the other hand, you remind me of Kurt Cobain on this believe it or not.

You know I would love this.

My wife was listening to you yesterday. She wanted to check out other artist and she thought you were really good. (I recommended you as a good example of MJ)

Very nicely done. Loved it.

Dave
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Moviz said 3390 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
Love the nice
warmth that comes through in this little song. Great lyrics and performance, regards M
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jiguma said 3390 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Aren't midi drums the best?
Apart from a real drummer of course ;)

Lovely song Michael - short and sweet and beautifully written. Love the way you use harmony.

Top post!

Neil
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jiguma said 3390 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Michael
What happened to that ending?
Neil
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michael2 said 3389 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
i know
couple of people said something, it was an experiment with processing. i like it, but maybe it sticks out too much since i didn't have that much sonic weirdness in the song. originally there was a lot of noisey stuff in this song, but i ended up taking it all out (feedback, waves of distortion, white noise,...). so glad you dug the song.

midi drums are hard though, taking me awhile to get it down. i got lucky this time. just threw out another track I spent hours on yesterday. thanks for listening.
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guygrooves said 3388 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Very cool
addition to my Itunes. Very sweet little ditty..... and the drums sound live. I really dig this song.

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Dj French Toast said 3387 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Mike duce
Ive been rockin your songs on my ipod while laying asphalt in buckeye arizona . I like your music and this is no exception thanx for the music man .
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3387 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
charming
good pop song. Nice vocals.
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kristyjo said 3386 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
Great-
I love the laid back style and the lyrics are fine, too. I'm impressed with your MIDI drum chops.

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EZamor said 3385 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
I Laugh at Myself
ah, what am exquite example of beatle-based pop! i HAD to download this one, of course. :)

cheerz,
-=ez
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Dragonas said 3385 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Ah yes!
This is just what I needed to hear!
Thanks for such a catchy, pop-inspired song.
Grat use of backup vox and synth.
The message is what I really needed most!
(I live in Hollywood, where everyone takes themselves REALLY seriously, and sometimes it rubs off on me.)
:-)

Cheers,
John
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timothy devine said 3385 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
soft
soft sound
nice musical Ideas and arrangement
the background vocals are real right on
and the airy organ(reminiscent of Neil young and strawberry fields)
always that Beatle reference with u
great sound Mike
tm
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LunaTrick said 3381 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Michael squared
double the fun!
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egobandit said 3372 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
woah
Sorry about the delay I thought you went away. Another classic a pop song yes but surely a touch of sadness in your voice! excellent in everyway!
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Heightened said 3258 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
I laugh at my owner
he has to pick up my crap everyday. Lol.
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