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Drifting Today (with Roxylee) V2


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I've Faved (Hearted) this song because the comments express what I already knew... Roxylee took my chopped liver and made it into a gourmet meal. ;-)

V2: On my last version, Char commented, "Could work with a female harmony, too..." Enter Roxylee. This version sounds so much better with Roxylee. Thank you Char.

Also some remixing in light of suggestions and just fiddling with the dials...

V1: Description:
My musical musings from autumn 2008. This was the last song I uploaded before exiting for a brief time. It was here at MacJams for just a short interval. I've done some remixing, hopefully for the better. I like this one.

A guitar/vocal with an easy-feel melody... a song of release for me, dropping the heavy load, as it were. I'm glad to put this song up again. Hope you enjoy it.

Jack
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Lyrics
Another day, another song to sing

Cynics cry out for my ear

Beauty is lost in the argument

As charity dies without tears

--My head is spinning from it all

--I grab the door, avoid the fall



Refrain:

I'm riding a cloud

I'm chasing a rainbow

Skipping a wave

Floating a dream

I'm climbing the sky

Trailing a moonbeam

Drifting today in a dream



I ask myself "Why do I stay?"

Just cut a check and leave

The crowd cries out to know the answer

Loyal agents offer reprieve.



Refrain 



©2008 Jack Miller/Dadai
Song Stats
Hits: 2961
Comments: 41
Fans: 22
Plays: 830
Downloads: 103

Uploaded: Apr 01, 2009 - 10:29:00 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 09:06:23 PM Last Played: Jul 26, 2017 - 05:54:28 AM
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Hardware:
Roxylee's voice... and Zoom H2 recorder, Washburn D-10S guitar, MacBook 2.4
Software:
GarageBand 4, ChannelStrip, Audacity
Comments
Feter said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Drifting Today
WO ....what a true classic here ...loved the rollin wheel
of the strums ...Jack your vocal always a classic ...but
who can resisit the magic of Roxy 's voice ..this is so
heartfelt and thoughtful as all of your songs ..so special
coming from a true special people to me ...thank you for
the gem ...!

God Bless !!!!
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Dadai.2 said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
who can resist....

the magic of Roxy's voice?.... not me ;-) If it's a gem, then Roxylee gives the song its luster and shine.

Thanks my friend,

Jack
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Char said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
A man actually listened
to a woman who was not his wife. Yes! Thanks.
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Dadai.2 said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
LOL....

Char, even a stopped clock, or man, is right twice a day...

thanks,
Jack
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sloparts said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
I went back and checked
the V1 post Jack and this one not only has the benefit of Roxie's harmony, it's a cleaner brighter mix too. And yes, Feter is right, who can resist Roxie's singing. You two sound wonderful together. I ove the way your voices blend and weave around each other. An excellent job on a beautiful song,Kudos to you both !

Ed
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Well thank you Ed...

for listening so carefully. Roxy did do a good job of weaving and blending with my voice. Amazing vocal control on her part. You're right, I did go back and adjust EQ/compression levels a bit in order to brighten the mix. I'm glad you noticed. Mucho thanks....

Jack
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magnatone said 3038 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Enter Roxylee
what a terrific addition - beautiful work you two!
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
to paraphrase Coca-Cola....

Songs go better with Roxylee...

thanks maggie-K.

Jack
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futzpucker said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Another success from the magic combination
You two do sound like you were meant to sing together. I know this combination of voices. It has worked very well in the past and it works again here. Jack's songs seem to be the perfect vehicle for the addition of Roxy's wonderful, sweet, heartfelt voice.

Congratulations to both of you.
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Thanks Patrick...

You offer up some nice, generous words here. The vocal combination did seem to work particularly well in this song I thought. Char certainly had a good suggestion.

cheers,
Jack
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Moviz said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
So pleased
that I stopped by the forum to get to this. A lovely easy listen with great lyrics and a very pleasant melody well sung, love it. I didn't hear the original, but I can see that Roxie's backing added nicely to pack this out. Really nice listen, cheers M
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Moviz...

I'm pleased you stopped by also. I like that phrase "to pack this out." Yes she does indeed do that for this song. Good to know you liked the tune.

thanks,
Jack
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blindsidedpoets said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Drifting Today
Yup... Fantastic... Impressive, I love it all.
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
merci beaucoup!
Thanks a lot. We both appreciate your enthusiastic comment.

cheers,
Jack
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MarkHolbrook said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
The two of you
sound simply wonderful together. Roxy definitely added that wonderful dimension that only a crystal clear female voice can add. Excellent. Thanks for this.
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Dadai.2 said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
smiles....

as I read your comments. Thanks so much Mark... very appreciative.

Jack
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drakonis said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Ahhhh....
Got my Roxylee fix. Jack, very nice piece of music & lyrics... well played and sung, and yes, Roxylee really knows how to listen to where the harmony would go, and sing exactly what needs to be sung to balance and add perfection. Great pairing. The mix still sounds slightly dark (missing a little high end?) and low-volume, but relative levels are great.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Dadai.2 said 3036 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
thanks drak...
being a Roxylee fan I figured you'd like this one. I thought dragons like "dark" mixes? ;-) Take care and again, thanks for listening and commenting.

Jack
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Roxylee said 3038 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Thank you, everyone
What a wonderful gift MacJams folks are to me! I get to sing with all these great musicians and read comments like the above. It's like going to work at a job I love, and the pay is fantastic. Working with Jack is always a dream, too. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 3031 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Roxylee...
I just wanted to respond to your post... even more your wonderful vocal contribution to this song.

Thank you. So glad for your talent and your addition to this little tune.

Jack
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Richard_Schletty said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Drifting

Two Drifters now? This is getting to be endemic at MacJams! C'mon, people, let's focus.

Nicely done, you two.

I have a 45 rpm record in my vinyl collection called Drifting, by Doc Bagby.
Dadai.2 said 3031 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
two drifters... ?

... no, many more than two. You're one of the drifters; there are many more. ;-)

Thanks Rich.

D
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awigze said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Jack and Roxanne
Indeed - very nice collab... sounds very natural. Always good to have friends about...
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Dadai.2 said 3006 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
We thank you..

good to know you enjoy this collab.

Jack
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egobandit said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Chasin rainbows
Enjoyed this with my daughter while she ate her O's pasta, Roylee adds a nice touch. Always a good one thanks!
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Dadai.2 said 3006 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Chasing rainbows and...
O's pasta. Can't beat that combination. Tanks for the listen and comment... and best to you and your daughter.

Jack
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Calchas said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Yup...
No one harmonizes quite like Roxy!

More classic acoustic folk jack. You do this genre SOOOO well bro.

Really like the lyrics and second the motion!

Be well friends!
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Dadai.2 said 3006 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
No one harmonizes quite like Roxy...

That's why I ask her to come onboard. Acoustic folk... seems that is all I have been doing of late... maybe all I have time for. So it's good to know you think it's working for me... ;-)

cheers,
Jack
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MotherofMeursault said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Lovely, heartfelt
And earnest. Surprisingly enough, these qualities are never a liability in your songs (they surely would be in almost anyone else's). Very pure, and much enjoyed.
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Dadai.2 said 3006 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Mammie....
Tanks... much appreciated by me.

D
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Outtaorbit said 3037 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
How can you miss...
you two are wonderful
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Dadai.2 said 2999 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
can't miss....
with Roxylee... thanks Otbit...

Jack
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guitapick said 3036 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
~
Love it when you 2 get together...nice tune and performances...
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jiguma said 3036 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Roxy
does add a lot to this Jack - good decision.
:)
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Vic Holman said 3036 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
drifting in the right direction
how come i never come up with good suggestions?

Nothing like a woman's touch.

Roxylee's additional vocal is a nice touch to this.
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Joe Brady said 3036 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
nice tune to begin with, but
I gotta say Roxy does add a nice touch to the song. Great job.
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bud said 3035 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Great remake
excellent addition of Roxy's fine vocals. Sounds great.
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davisamerica said 3034 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
you gotta love the lady ...
Jack .... really nice tune and revised .... very cool you guys!
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VicDiesel said 3032 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Nice singing
but my speakers (which are fairly expensive) don't like your guitar.I would some mid frequencies (1k and 500Hz are good places to start) and add just a touch of high.
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RickW said 3028 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Thanks again
Thank you Roxy for letting me know about this song. Your voice sounds as lovely as ever. Jack ain't too bad either...haha.

Hi Jack!
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mowguy3 said 3028 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Big difference
with a very nice addition. Much better in "my opinion". The song itself stands on it's own. Add in the fine vocals you two provided and wow, nice stuff. Great job, thanks for the post and D.L.
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