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Promises We Made (Demo)


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The 3rd of my Micro BR recordings. This one hasn't been through GB or any other DAW, this is as it comes straight out of the little 4 track recorder. I'm finding the Micro BR very handy for when inspiration calls. This is the first song I've recorded with my new LP guitar.
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Lyrics
That old bass guitar
Hanging on my wall
Doesn't get played these days
No music at all

You're playing in a different band
You got another tune
You're singing other people's songs
While I'm listening to "Smog Moon"

Do you recall how we used to make these sounds?
How we understood each other?
How you wanted me around?

Do you recall the music that we made?
Those songs that held us together and
The promises we made?

I never hoped for eternity
The songs were were everything
To hear the velvet in your voice
When you got up to sing

Sitting here with a cheap guitar
I'm writing you this song
'cause even when you're far away
I need you to get along

Do you recall how we used to make these sounds?
How we understood each other?
How you wanted me around?

Do you recall the music that we made?
Those songs that held us together and
The promises we made?


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Comments: 26
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Plays: 163
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Uploaded: Jun 20, 2009 - 06:48:35 AM
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2009 - 01:25:17 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 09:43:37 AM
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Hardware:
Boss Micro BR, Fender PB, Les Paul Sunburst
Software:
Boss Micro BR
Comments
mowguy3 said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Sweet
a four track recording. This has a fine sound as is, guitar is perfect with the tone and where it fits in the mix. Vox are comeing from way down inside. I will be looking forward to the lyrics. Great track!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
4 tracks....
.. indeed it seems 4 tracks is plenty!
Thanks for stopping by.
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Relic67 said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Cool
You should post a picture of that guitar!
I really like the slightly JM&C sounding lead guitar part on the chorus, and the way it blends with the rhythm guitar.
It really makes the chorus stand out and keeps you waiting for it during the verse. great ending too, the song is overall well structured.
Some neat drum programming too... I like the cymbals over the guitar solo.
Well done!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Drums...
... you know the thing that has taken me by surprise with this little Boss Micro BR is the quality of the built in drum patterns. They've really inspired my playing. Even if I wasn't using it to record it'd make a damn fine drum machine.
Thanks for your kind comments
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Feter said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Promises We Made
HEY..,this rock so good ...very much N Young ..great great rockin sound ..
solid bass ...I would lessin the drums and boost your vocal ...very nice
rockin sound ...kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Neil Young...
thanks for the big name check! I still don't know where you get the time to listen to all the tunes! I'm sure glad you do though!
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Andy-bm said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
4 Tracks
Hey, who's counting? This is a really cool song. Well played and well recorded. Thanks for sharing this. I dig it. I think we all have our own version of "that old bass guitar".

//Andy
PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Old bass guitar....
... yeah we all have our "old bass guitar". Seems so many of my songs are about it!
Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.
Check out my latest song called Her Point of View
Soulman4270 said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Bob Dylan
Is that you Bobby????
Great song....great arrangements.....and you sound Like Bob Dylan....

God Bless
Soulman
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Dylan...
... very kind comparison of which I'm very unworthy! Thanks for listening though!
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ElPeruano said 2926 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
great song
really great tune/lyrics. well done good sir! I'm glad I checked this out.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Thanks...
... kind words. I'll be sure to check your tunes too.

Cheers
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MarkHolbrook said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Wow
This is so nice and clean! I've considered a little recorder for those inspiration moments but sometimes I play something that I can't ever play again... call it a moment of enhanced ability!? Whatever... I talked to a few guys about moving stuff from a mini recorder into logic and most said I'd have sync problems... Still this is so clean and nice... makes me want one for fathers day!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
File transfers..
... Boss provide a little app (Windows or OS X) which allows you to convert the individual tracks into .wav or .aiff files for import to GB or Logic (or DAW of your choice). I've not had any sync issues at all, though I'm hardly stretching their abilities. I've even worked out a way of transferring the Micro BR's drum patterns on a byt song basis (this was thought not to be possible.)
A sound investment and a cracking bit of kit.
Glad you like the results
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kristyjo said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Nice clean recording
And a really great sounding song. Isn't it great how new 'toys' that work well can be such a source of inspiration!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Papa's got a brand new toy...
.. you're right KristyJo. Sometimes new kit is an inspiration though just as often I have found it a hindrance. Glad you enjoyed the song. Thanks for stopping by.
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Moonwolf_Project said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Magnificent
Great on all levels, might suggest starting the vox at less intensity, you seem to be straining a bit when the builds come. And if you want a more commercial product, maybe develop the chorus a bit.
Lovely
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Magnificent?
... praise indeed. Thanks for your support. I may get time to develop this and if I do I shall certainly take your comments to the mixing desk.
Cheers
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Vic Holman said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
four on the floor
sounds great with just 4 tracks. doesn't need anymore then that!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Less is more...
... you know, Vic, when I look at some of my GB and Logic compositions, most of them could be achieved with 4 tracks plus rhythm track. I think we get distracted by track after track of potential and sometimes coming back to basics is a breath of fresh air.
Many thanks for your comment
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sloparts said 2925 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
For a 4 track, this is excellent
This is really great track and an excellent song Paddy. I could see where it would benefit from a remix GB or the DAW of your choice, but I'll tell you right now it doesn't need a lot of changes.

I think the vox could come up a bit, and the rhythm guitar drop back a little, but other than that it's fantastic. you might want to keep in mind, I am going deaf, so you might want to get a second opinion about what I just said.

Great song, with a really good vocal performance Paddy, thanks for sharing this one.

Ed
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Excellent?
... man it's all hyperbole today! You're right, this stands as a pretty decent mix in all its 4 track glory. If I get time I will pop it into Logic or GB and tidy the rough edges. I'll be sure not to do too much though for fear of damaging the immediacy of the song.
Thanks for stopping by.
Check out my latest song called Her Point of View
tempie said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
old bass guitar
man it must have been tough to find a taxidermist to mount that guitar...

i like the drum machine - lends a cool bedroom feel to the tune. also like the concept/lyrics. you are becoming a master of nostalgia. also like the clipped notes here and there in the solo...
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Ah Craig...
... I figured you'd dig the nostalgia. Seems my past is also my future these days. Damn I must have a lot of demons to exorcise! Those clipped notes are down to a technique I refer to as "poor playing"!
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lengold said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Another very
fine song and very naturally talented performance.
Cheers
Len

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Another fine mess?
... Len you make it sound like I'm banging these out all over the place!
Thanks for your very excellent comments!
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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