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I posted a previous rendition of Traveling Blind back in 2005.
Wanted to come up with a version that could be performed acoustically, well one thing led to another and this is how it turned out.

This was done all in GarageBand. This isn't really a "mixed" version,I just tweaked while tracking, editing and arranging.
I'll usually create/track in GB and mix in Logic but no time for that right now. But check it out and let me know what ya think. Hope you enjoy!
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Lyrics
TRAVELING BLIND
©2010 Ray Kainz

Wait until tomorrow
while today’s dreams play
Shapes and shades of promise
shadows fade away
Light erodes emotion
pain distorts the game
Inner fire drowns love out
excuses for the tame

Yesterday’s exposed now
scars caused by the rain
Numbness overwhelming
nightmares grow again
Reach into the future
conceal the boldest flaws
Protect me from uncertainty
Illuminate Love’s Law

Animate fate with desire
classify love, love by degrees
Examine each imperfection
You can’t feel you can’t hear You can’t see
the blur becoming reality
your conscience so hard to find
you loose it all the time
If you know you need me
why don’t you --

Open your eyes
Tomorrow’s traveling blind
Open your eyes
Tomorrow’s traveling blind
With the past catching up from behind
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Hits: 3724
Comments: 63
Fans: 44
Plays: 273
Downloads: 110
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Feb 06, 2010 - 11:04:48 AM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2010 - 07:55:20 AM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 04:50:38 PM
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Hardware:
Wechter acoustic guitar
Rode NT-1 mic for guitar and vox
Washburn bass
Mackie 24x8 mixer
MOTU 2408
Software:
GB
Comments
billykirsch said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Jumping in
I left everything I was doing for a first comment. Hope nobody takes it before ;-)
Love this song. This is better than radio. I can feel something in the instrumentation and the voice. Doesn't feel sterilized at all: full of life.
Production, instrumentation, singing: perfect to my ears. But the most important thing to me is the soul of the artist that permeates the song.
Glad to know you, Ray.
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billykirsch said 2810 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Oops
Forgot the fave! Fixed.
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
wow
thanks a bunch for stopping by Billy!
really appreciate your time and comments.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
tomorrow's traveling blind
simply perfect in every way! love your no nonsense mind as much as i love your silly side:) sounds ultra pro though and through!
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
vision without action is daydream
you don't know how much your comments mean to me.
Thank for stopping by!
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scaustrita said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Hey Ray
This is my first time hearing your music.
The track is full and lush.
The vocals are outstanding.
You think you find all the hot artist at MJ then one you never heard of blows you away!!!
GB then Logic? Me too

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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Santana rules!
GB into Logic is the way to go.
I find I can work really quickly in GB during the creative process and then tweak till the cows come home in Logic.
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moorlandt said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
another gem
Top quality as per usual. At moments, I hear Joe Jackson. Perhaps the voice. But holy cow, what a production in GB. I'd love to see that source file:-) Splendido work, Ray.
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
gem
I could put the source file out on my iDisk for ya I suppose.
20 tracks - 7 vox, 5 strings, 4 drums/percussion, bass, guitar, piano and glockenspiel.
One of my secret weapons for cleaning up a quick mix is strapping a multi-band compressor across the master outputs, I'll use the "Analog" setting and tweak from there. Does wonders... most of the time.
Thanks for listening Walter!
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moorlandt said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Ray
that would surely make me a big pleasure. Man, this sounds fab...
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hackneybloke said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
travelling blind
ray this sounds fucking fab. love it at 1.06. huge sound filling every part of my head. 2.07 fab again. hints of elvis costello's voice (which i love) great bridge. 'why don't you' at 3.00 is way cool distraction. i'm listening to it again right now. and i'm going to read the lyrics while i listen. yes. your lyrics are fucking excellent too....and you wrap your voice round them with perfect ease. i'm going to print off your artwork, blow it up and post it on my bedroom wall....then get some mirrors and.....only joking ray - fucking amazing track mate.
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eleveneyes said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
ha!
dude... you make me laugh out loud which very few can do.
Thanks for your time and thoughts - very encouraging.
Too bad you live so far away, I'd like to buy you a pint or two sometime.
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bud said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
My first thought was that his had
big time production behind it. What you got from GB is amazing. Excellent song and really nice arrangement - not quite solo acoustic coffee house ready - but sure sounds good. lol. Best intentions right?
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eleveneyes said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
coffee anyone?
Started off as something for the coffee house, ended up a little bigger but that's how it goes sometimes.
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craft said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
radio ready
very good song.. Love the arrangement and the sadness of this piece...
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
radio ready?
wow, thanks!
it is sad... but necessary.
Thanks for your time.
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Mcboy said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
nice one
ray....been awhile since i've heard an eleveneyes song.....still have that pro quality sound in your mix....thought provoking lyrics wrapped around some feally fine orchestration.....most excellent!!
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
thanks
it has been a while, i've been crazy busy. anyway really appreciate you stopping by!
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FEEL said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
I like
Great mix... sounds good to me. Vocals carry a lot of emotion. The strings are well thought out and very fitting. Enjoyed!
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
feeling it
wasn't gonna have strings initially but I was farting around with a string patch and as fate would have it stubbled upon an ostinato that was based on a guitar line that I used in the very very first iteration of this song (this one is the 4th, 2nd posted to MJ) and it seems to fit so well i had to use it. Had to play with the melody and string parts a little but it became a different beast and completely changed the way I approached it vocally.
Thanks for checking it out!
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scofugate said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Great Production
Wonderful vocals and arrangement man!! Nice backing orchestral to enhance the vocals and guitar.Outstanding Job..Then and Now .
Kudos!!!
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Thanks Scott!
appreciate your time and comments!
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ic42 said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
rich and fluid
Enjoy the feeling of this, excellent clear orchestration & mix, lovely dark-tinged chords with airy vox... and a lot of emotion.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Thanks Ed!
...and Happy Birthday!
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Calchas said 2812 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Nice
singer-songwriter fare. Lovely piano and bass work. Really like the lyrics to this. Fine poetry!

Be well friend!
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Thanks Mike!
Juggernaut kicks ass, just finished listening to it.... again!
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futzpucker said 2811 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Just spectacular
Well, I'd say this is close to perfection. You have ridiculous skill, Ray. Thanks for bringing it to us here, and thanks for letting us put it on our iPods. This one's going on mine, for sure. I respect and admire your writing, your playing, your arranging, your singing... You have it all.
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
All is fine
Thanks so much Patrick for your time and comment, really appreciate it!
Love Just As It Is - thanks again!

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FrankAxtell said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
pretty
tune...nice melody and enjoyed your vocals, lyrics etc..
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
hey
Thanks for listening Frank!
Rock Onward
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richard13 said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Excellent
in all respects. Thanks.
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
your welcome
and I appreciate it in all respects!
Thanks for stopping by Richard
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Very...
... well done. Smooth performance... I like it!
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eleveneyes said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Thanks Yeman
appreciate you checking this out!
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damiengh said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
talent
I always look forward to your music, because you care about the details and the quality of your music is consistent.
Nice melody and counter-lines, contrasting sections.....awesome skills.


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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Thanks
Thanks Damien! Really appreciate your time, thoughts and support!
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magnatone said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Traveling Blind
Good Grief - damien just sent me an email with a heads up about this song, and i'm so GLAD he did. i think this is the first i've heard of your music, but i'll be working at catching up on what i've missed after this gem. i LOVE this - you've got it all in here Ray, and i look forward to hearing much more from you. GREAT SONG!
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Doug Somers said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Sounds pro to me
All aspects of this work so well together. Huge musical talent behind this piece: singing, arranging, production, lyrics, the works! Really enjoyed this song Ray. Terrific!

Cheers,
Doug
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ktb said 2811 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Traveling Blind
Ray, instantly accessible and yet completely unique. Thomas Dolby comes to mind. Like Futz said, you do have huge skillz. The mix and production is jaw dropping cool.
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lengold said 2810 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Not around
very often - but always make a massive impact.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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guitapick said 2810 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
So fine...
...thanks for a great tune...and thanks, damien, for the tip.
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VicDiesel said 2810 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
Glorious sound
It all sounds very good. No further tweaking needed, as far as I'm concerned. Good song too.
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davisamerica said 2810 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
many thanks
to damien for pointing me this direction... wow!
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ste said 2809 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
love
the tone on the acoustic guitar. well thought out strings. great vox. nice job
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eleveneyes said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Damien
Just wanted to give a shout out to Damien for pointing everyone here.
Thanks bro - really appreciate the support Damien!
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davisamerica said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
thanks damien
for pointing me here ... wow Ray what a great track... really nice
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guygrooves said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
I mentioned in
my description of my latest that this festival was a great way for all of us to meet the old guard and visa versa. Very pleased to meet you. This is an extraordinary song and to be "mixed" on the fly??? good god man I wish my stuff sounded this good production wise. I'm a fan.
Peace
Guy
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awigze said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Thanks
for the reminder that we have to grow and excel. Wow... I am humbled.
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His_Boy_Sherman said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Lick The Spoon
Man, I think I speak for the entire band when I say this is a pretty spectacular production. Other than panning and some volume control, I don't spend any time "mixing", but I will immediately (if not sooner) investigate the multiband compressor on the master track. Thanks for the great tip. If our next song sounds like one of yours, you'll know who to blame.

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Gaylen75 said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
great production
Very cool sound almost like a modern smashingpumkins. I will definitly be listening.
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Bowman said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Beautifully
put together - has a classic vibe to it. Well done.


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Dadai.2 said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
I like this Ray...
Acoustic treatment really works well. I dig your vocals, per ususal. I do like your poetic lyrics; nice writing.

cheers
jiguma said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Top post Ray
Pro sound and a really nice mix - the first one today that hasn't challenged my 'phones. Love the variations and the confidence in the writing and performance.
Excellent MJRF submission - Thanks for taking part!
Beautiful production!
Neil
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ConnieO said 2809 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
Excellento
Ray, REALLY enjoyed this song! Fantastic orchestration and voice. Shades of Tears For Fears.
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month_of_sundays said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Back for a second visit
excellent post - what impresses me this time is the nuance and expression of your vocals. Really great.
-bud
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egobandit said 2808 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
outstanding
Love the vocals in this love everything in this,Tops!
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Sigmund said 2807 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
Traveling Blind
I am immediately reminded of Smashing Pumpkins - my wife says Duran Duran. I really like the melancholy feel to this - it's kind of like the perfect music to listen to on a rainy day. thank you for sharing this - Sig
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Ibstrat said 2798 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
I
have no idea how you did something like this but it's amazing.
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richardhowardjones said 2741 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
Love the backing
I felt the melody needed expansion and as you can so obviously really hammer out your vocals, I'm sure it'd be no prob. This has a wonderfully FULL sound. Nice lyrics, too. Good mixing.
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Bob6stringer said 2733 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Rich, deep and a helluva update.
I urge everyone to listen to both, if you missed or don't remember that earlier and LOUDER outing. It's amazing to contrast the two approaches, but it reminds is what we should all know: with good lyrics and musical structure, genre is insignificant; a good song is portable. The gift-wrappign -- production -- is done by a pro. Right?
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michaeljayklein said 2694 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
You are killing me....
....beautiful work here and I'm betting all your songs are equally as excellent. Thanks for sharing this Ray.
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alackbass said 2692 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Powerful
Powerful song and arrangement. Great bridge. The orchestration adds so much.
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Social_Ice said 2682 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Traveling Blind in Tears...
Superb vocals here transporting this piece to unseen territory....very reminiscent of Curt Smith (Tears for Fears)...very nice.
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